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hi guys passed my haydam test and just recieved my call sign yesterday. i have a question i paid a member of the rescue squard for a radius mobile and want to know a few things about it.I wanted to change the programing on it and what do i need to buy. The spearker i bought is a motorola and has a short white plug on it and will it work on this radio. any help would be fine.
 

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hi guys passed my haydam test and just recieved my call sign yesterday. i have a question i paid a member of the rescue squard for a radius mobile and want to know a few things about it.I wanted to change the programing on it and what do i need to buy. The spearker i bought is a motorola and has a short white plug on it and will it work on this radio. any help would be fine.

OK, I'll bite. What is a "haydam" test?

On the Radius mobile radio you picked up, just what model and band is it? Hope you know that by January 1st of 2013, most radios in the VHF and UHF band have to be operating narrow band. Did you make sure this radio you acquired can operate narrow band?

Programming changes will require a RIB (radio interface box) to translate the computer voltages to a voltage that the radio uses for programming. You will also need a programming cable to go between the RIB and the radio. Don't forget the serial port cable that goes between the computer and the RIB. Then lastly, you will need the correct software for the radio model you have. There is no one program that does all the radios. Oh, by the way, the software needs to run on a slow computer running pure DOS. None of this DOS in a Windows thing. You need to boot the computer into the DOS and not run it from inside a Windows system.

As for the speaker being used on the Radius mobile, there is an accessory plug on the back of the radio where an external speaker should be connected to. I think that most of the Radius mobiles used an internal speaker, but had the ability to use an external one if needed. You will just have to make the connection to this rear accessory connector.

This is not for the uneducated in the programming of Motorola radios. It is too easy to fat finger the frequency and end up on a channel you don't belong on.
 
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