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Quantar programming question

emanuel32804

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Hi guys,
I'm looking at a UHF quantar repeater here (model T5365A), and I'm wondering what programming software is used and if it's possible to purchase a copy of it from somewhere. To be clear, this is not a "I want a free/cracked cps" request. Anybody have any ideas? Should I maybe just stay away from this repeater all together? I've seen these programmed via a windows XP computer with some kind of software with a GUI, so I don't think it's the DOS RSS.

Thanks,
E
 

MTS2000des

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To clarify, Quantar Radio Service Software, despite the name "RSS" is Windows XP/2000/7/10 based. As advised, Motorola Solutions is where it is obtained from legally. I service my Quantars using a GETAC B300 Windows 10 laptop (i5 3470 IIRC).
 

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There is a guy on Ebay that occasionally sells many versions of Motorola programming software and he claims to be legit. Most of his software is around $30 to $40 and I've seen Quantar listed in the past.

Hi guys,
I'm looking at a UHF quantar repeater here (model T5365A), and I'm wondering what programming software is used and if it's possible to purchase a copy of it from somewhere. To be clear, this is not a "I want a free/cracked cps" request. Anybody have any ideas? Should I maybe just stay away from this repeater all together? I've seen these programmed via a windows XP computer with some kind of software with a GUI, so I don't think it's the DOS RSS.

Thanks,
E
 

emanuel32804

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Thanks @mikewazowski I'll research more on that. @prcguy you wouldn't happen to know the name of that seller would you?

I'll check on MS, but I figured they wouldn't still sell the software for something older like this. Thanks all
 

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I don't see them advertising this week and don't recall their name but the Ebay ad usually has a picture of a CD with Motorola stuff written on it.

Thanks @mikewazowski I'll research more on that. @prcguy you wouldn't happen to know the name of that seller would you?

I'll check on MS, but I figured they wouldn't still sell the software for something older like this. Thanks all
 

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To clarify, Quantar Radio Service Software, despite the name "RSS" is Windows XP/2000/7/10 based. As advised, Motorola Solutions is where it is obtained from legally. I service my Quantars using a GETAC B300 Windows 10 laptop (i5 3470 IIRC).
mts2000, Is your laptop a 32bit? I tried to run rss 14.xx on a windows 7 laptop 64 bit and it wont run.
I have a new toughbook with windows 10 64 bit but I have not tried it yet.
 

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I use a Windows 8.1 32 bit tablet to run RSS R14.11.00. I have not tried to run it on 64 bit Windows 10 computers. Thanks for saving me the trouble of trying.
 

emanuel32804

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Alright thanks folks, just placed an order from ebay. Seller claims these are genuine, still in factory shrink wrap, so hopefully I'll be fine.
 

emanuel32804

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@WX5812 @prcguy @vagrant

I thought I'd let y'all know I was able to run it on Win 10 64 bit just fine. It fails at first, and you select compatibility mode, which essentially runs it as a 32 bit program. No issues yet!
 
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