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XTL/XTS5000 XTL2500 Not receiving or transmitting.


May 12, 2020
Okay sounds good, I remember my first Motorolas with zero experience, they were HT1000's on DOS, Moved up to MT2000s on DOS, MTS2000, HT1250s, XTS CPS all on windows. Remember to tick the box on each personality Receive Only personality. Anytime you hit the mic button the radio will bonk back at you

I cant stress this enough - Right click anywhere in the program you want to learn more and it will open the help files. There is a plethora of information you will learn from those help files to understand how everything programming related works. Make sure you click see more info to read the entire help file document. Ive learned more from the help files than any forums or persons combined
Ok thanks I didn't know it had that feature, I was able to program the radio just fine. I didn't find the CPS to hard, I was able to breeze through programming,