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Spectra question

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nhfirefighter

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So I had the opportunity to add an Astro Digital Spectra to my fleet at a good price however I have been programing my curernt one with 5.0 CPS. This new one was programmed by a newer version. My question is can I load a codeplug from another radio that was built with the 5.0 CPS or do I need to shell out more money to Motorola to upgrade my CPS? I haven't bothered upgrading my CPS since it did what I needed it to do for my current radio.
 

Luis_R

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New CPS. In order to load a codeplug into the radio the cps still needs to read that radio. Since it was written with newer software you won't be able to load the archive. Not backwards compatable.
 
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