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XTS 2500 digital vs analog TG's

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Mar 25, 2005
does it take an advanced system key to program a "digital" system and/or digital TG's into an XTS 2500? and if so, if a digital system and TG's are programmed, can you then use CPS and a "regular" system key to program/change the analog side/system of the unit?



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Feb 29, 2004
It does not take an advanced (hardware) system key to program digital talk groups into an XTS-2500. However, please keep in mind that you should have the proper authorization in order to use a normal (software) system key when programming a radio.

Once a radio is programmed with an advanced (hardware) system key, an advanced (hardware) system key MUST be present for ANY future programming, and this cannot be undone, except at the depot.
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