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XTS 3000 Firmware Question

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Im considering buying a pair of UHF XTS 3K model 2 portables with this firmware :

Firmware: 7.13.00
DSP: N08.02.08
1MB
R split ( 450-520 )

I am not familiar with the firmware versions on the 3K. I have a feeling
it's post rebanding but I'm not sure. I want to use them for conventional monitoring
purposes. Can someone tell me if it's safe to purchase them from a rebanding
standpoint? If not, what is a good firmware I should be looking out for?

Manny
 
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Im considering buying a pair of UHF XTS 3K model 2 portables with this firmware :

Firmware: 7.13.00
DSP: N08.02.08
1MB
R split ( 450-520 )

I am not familiar with the firmware versions on the 3K. I have a feeling
it's post rebanding but I'm not sure. I want to use them for conventional monitoring
purposes. Can someone tell me if it's safe to purchase them from a rebanding
standpoint? If not, what is a good firmware I should be looking out for?

Manny
Rebanding applies to 800mhz, not UHF. That firmware is pretty recent for the XTS3000 so I would feel safe with it.

R-Split radios are 403-470. 450-520 radios are S-Split.
 

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Rebanding applies to 800mhz, not UHF. That firmware is pretty recent for the XTS3000 so I would feel safe with it.

R-Split radios are 403-470. 450-520 radios are S-Split.
Good lord you're right! What was I thinking? With all the Moto stuff I own you would think I'd remember that .... This is what happens when you type while you're still half asleep! Anyway, I'm not familiar with this line so asking about the firmware version is really what I need to know. Don't want anything too old. 3ks are going for peanuts these days. Just want to make sure I make an informed purchase. Thanks for the response. I think I'll go have a gallon of coffee now....:roll:

Manny
 
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XTS 3000

I have seen sellers advertise 800 MHz radios as UHF and then bury the actual frequency in the description.
 

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I got link with a ton of malware. I know its not on my end.. But I was able to find the Ebay ad those are a bunch of Ex DCPD radios that are flooding the market as of late.
 

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I bought one of the ex-MPDC XTS5000's that was on there. Came with a MACE board with DES-XL and DES-OFB. Much better radio for the money IMO.
 

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UPDATE:

Stay away from this seller. I put in an offer to buy 2 of them.
He accepted my offer. Just as I was getting ready to pay, I get another notification stating
that the seller cancelled my order because "item is out of stock and item is damaged."
However, his ad still says he has more than 10 available and no mention of anything being damaged.
This may be a blessing in disguise. I may either go with another seller or just go with an MTS 5K.

Manny
 

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Sorry, I meant XTS 5K

Manny
Your call, but speaking from extensive experience I think you would be much happier with the XTS5000. Newer radio, more channels, faster boot times, better display, the list goes on.

They also play nice with USB serial converters which I have never been able to get the XTS3000's to do. I have dumped or sidelined to the collection everything that can't program with USB either with a factory cable or a quality (FTDI Chip) USB to Serial conversion cable. Dragging around an old laptop with a serial port is just out of the question these days.
 
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