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XTS 5000 and just starting CPS

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firedawg3021

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I have a XTS5000 and I have the CPS downloaded.

Where do I go from here to start trunk scanning?

I have the 800 frequencies and talkgroups IDs, but don't understand the next step! Anything to help me I appreciate it
 

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If you don't have experience with CPS, your best step might be to sell the radio before you make a critical mistake. Use the money to buy a real scanner. I have been programming ham and commercial conventional radios for years, and I still dread even opening the CPS on radios from the last several years.
 

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Sell it and buy a scanner. You have no idea what your doing and could easily mess something up in the programming / get your radio bricked.
 

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Besides the difficulty of dealing with the Motorola software, in order to program the radio to properly follow a trunked system, you'll need a copy of the System Key before the CPS will allow you to access the system. Unless a family member happens to be the System Administrator, that's not likely to happen.
 
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