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Thorny41587

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I currently have a CP200 programed to PS freq. that I listen to. My county will be going digital within the next year. Do they still make the XTS1500? And if so is it going to be the cheapest digital capable radio Motorola has? Also, can I have it programed for a TRS system?
 

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It is still made and yes it can be programed to do a Digital Trunking System by the Sytem Adminstration of that system.

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No, a Motorola Based Trunking radio need a system key to program a system into a radio. You can not add a system without a system key for that system. Only system administrators and radio shops who program radios on that system have that system key legally.

If you want program yourself, your best bet is a scanner. You can program that easier and scan more then 10 talkgroups which is all the motorola would do on a Trunking system.

I don't own a digital scanner but others may recommend one if you want to got that route.

Good Luck,

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X1536 said:
I currently have a CP200 programed to PS freq. that I listen to. My county will be going digital within the next year. Do they still make the XTS1500? And if so is it going to be the cheapest digital capable radio Motorola has? Also, can I have it programed for a TRS system?
Yeah, buy a digital scanner like the PRO-2096/96, BCD996T, BCD396T, etc. It will save you alot of trouble in the long run.
 

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So with all of the above said, I would have to think that since five people in Michigan, one former State employee, a four other's he had programmed Trunked Radio's for are either in jail or getting ready to head that way, you probably would not only be violating Motorola Licensing laws, but also homeland security. Get a scanner!
 

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From my experiences here in Michigan, My pro-96 receives better than an FD issued XTS5000 on the APCO-25 9600 baud system. Even if you find a way to get an XTS1500 programmed, you couldn't TX with it and have spent big $$$$ on what is basically an equivalent of a "scanner" that you could have gotten for $400.00 +/- $$$.

Just my opinion as others have said.

Rob
 

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X1536 said:
Do they still make the XTS1500? ?
Yes it is available in VHF, UHF, and 800

X1536 said:
And if so is it going to be the cheapest digital capable radio Motorola has?
Probably, it's sub $1500.00 to most agencies and I doubt it will go any lower

X1536 said:
Also, can I have it programed for a TRS system?
Have to ask the System Admin. that question. Anything can be programmed with his blessing.
 

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Here are my 2 cents , first if you don't belong to a public safety agency why do u need a radio programmed ? 2nd and most importantly are you willing to risk your " new " radio to become a paperweight all so that you can listen ?
 

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OK you guys talked me into getting a digital scanner instead of an E-bay Motorola Saber. My city just went to a 6 channel Motorola UHF digital trunking system. Now I need a base freq.& offset, how does one obtain this info? Is there a way to calculate this info?
 

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bigray246 said:
OK you guys talked me into getting a digital scanner instead of an E-bay Motorola Saber. My city just went to a 6 channel Motorola UHF digital trunking system. Now I need a base freq.& offset, how does one obtain this info? Is there a way to calculate this info?
Please don't thread hijack. Thanks.

If the data is not in the database please search the Motorola trunking forum. It's a pretty common question. You can also look in the Wiki.
 
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