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XPR 6550 contact capacity

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Good morning, long time lurker, first time question. Is there a way to be able to have more than 16 contacts visible on the digital network? My company has 23 radios on the system but only the first 16 show when you want to do a private call with one of the radios. Thank you for your input.
 

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I believe that the XPR6550 has capacity for over 1000 contacts.

Most likely scenario is that your company started out with 16 units or so, then added on another batch of radios to bring the total up to 23. The person who did the programming did not allow for/anticipate additional add-ons beyond the 16 units.

Either that, or there was a determination that only 16 units needed to make/receive private calls from the contact list, and it was purposely limited.

I would lean towards the first scenario, as it's typical.
 

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Good morning, long time lurker, first time question. Is there a way to be able to have more than 16 contacts visible on the digital network? My company has 23 radios on the system but only the first 16 show when you want to do a private call with one of the radios. Thank you for your input.
Are you talking about the contact list or the 16 slots of the channel knob selector...
 
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