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XTL2500 no softkeys/first start up/programming HELP PLS

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Sergio44

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Hi All.
Please help with ours XTL2500.
It is installed on board of **** and haven't ever be used.
When I switched it on, I can see only ZONE and SEC soft keys on the display.
Z1 and CHAN 1 also displayed.
I cant change anything except "erase key".
When I'm trying to change the zone - nothing happens.

When I'm going to the Front Panel Programming Mode, all I can do is change the CH ID #.
Appreciate your advises.
 

mikewazowski

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Looks like you've got an unprogrammed radio. It needs to be programmed with CPS.

You'll also eventually figure out those radios don't have front panel programming.
 

Sergio44

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Thanks a lot mike)
I suspect something like this)))
Let me be so brash to ask you if you have spare art number, picture or at least name of cable connection i need to program it?
thanks for your help
 

Forts

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Programming cable for an XTL series radio is HKN6184C. You will also need the Astro25 CPS software to program the radio (please don't ask for it here, that won't go over well).

It sounds like you need to do some reading and learn a little more about these radios. It's not like a scanner where you punch in some numbers and away you go....
 

Sergio44

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Thanks a lot Forts.
All I need is this radio receive and transmit on the fixed VHF channels. No any advanced functions required at all. I understand that I have to dig deeper a bit, but quantity of information is so big and the quality of it is so poor... So, I have no choice rather than ask for help of professionals such as you and Mike. Otherwise I'll spent 12 hours of my shift a front of the computer with the XTL behind it)))
Sorry for my English and thanks again for your help. I'll order cable and soft and will see what I can do with it during my next trip on board next month!
Best regards to moderators from Ukrainian on board on ship in Brazilian waters)
 
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