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ki6qfi

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I recently converted my vhf xts 3000 from a M2 to M3 about a week ago, a friend and myself have been working on the internal stuff for the past week, it has all brand new hardware with keypad and everything however the keypad will not work, I know that the s-record or something like that has to be adjusted which he can do but when he went to adjust the model # the keypad still wouldn't work, the cps saw it as a model 3, he says theres something else that needs to be adjusted but he doesnt know where it is, is it in the s-record or in the codeplug itself? I dont know enough about these monster radios, if I'm asking the wrong question please let me know, I don't want to accidentally cause any issues, we just need a little help.
 

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Take a look under the conventional personalities section under TX options. There is a box to enable the "hot keypad". Put a check mark there and see if that works.
 

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Did you check the box that states "hot keypad"? Also what are you trying to do? The xts3k is not capable of front panel programming. If you want that feature you need either an xts2500, xts5000, or an APX with the correct flash in it.
 

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You cannot just adjust the model number in an s-record and expect it to be a Model 3. There's too many other things that need to be tweaked and not all of them have been mapped out yet.

You'll have to jam in a Model 3 s-record for it to work properly.
 
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