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XTS-5000 TG/AG DISABLED not working properly, still transmits

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jthorpe

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First of all let me say I'm a legit programmer for a legit agency and have legit gear and software... so the forum police don't come out.

Here is what's going on. I have several XTS-5000's that I want to program per personality NOT to transmit on whatever system it's on, for those particular TG's in the personality. Tactical emergency is off, scan list is set to talkback and I get no errors when programming the radio. Flash is 584828. However, when I program the radio back, and even though TG/AG disabled is checked and active in the codeplug, the radio still transmits on those TG's. The zone is pointing to the proper personality.

Some radios do this without issue and some don't work at all. Another radio with the same flash works fine, with the same codeplug. My guess is the firmware? Any thoughts?
 

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Do you mean you can still hit the PTT or you see it transmitting? Even if it’s TG/AG disabled the radio will still affiliate.
That is correct. It's a crap shoot. With the exact same codeplug, some radios will honor it and some will continue to transmit even though it's set for TG/AG disabled. Host and DSP is 17.01.00
 
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Some radios do this without issue and some don't work at all. Another radio with the same flash works fine, with the same codeplug. My guess is the firmware? Any thoughts?
If the FLASH is identical, then looking at the firmware in each radio is the next logical step. I no longer have the release notes for ASTRO 25 firmware, but I remember that it took MSI a few years to finally add "Listen Only Talkgroup" (i.e. TG/AG Disabled) to the APX series. That was in 2012 with FW R8 I believe, so it stands to reason that it was also added to ASTRO 25 firmware at some point.
 
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