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XTS2500 and 5000

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TFC301

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Hi there,
Will the xts2500 and 5000 radios work on a 700mhz phase II trunking system? I keep hearing that the xts2500 radios we have will no longer work when we switch to phase II. Some say they will work. Is there a way to make them work, like a reflash or something??
 

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Neither will. You need an APX series radio.
 

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To expand, a Motorola APX series radio, Thales Liberty or Harris Unity will work if optioned properly.

If its a Motorola X2 TDMA system, you will need the APX radio as its a Motorola specific system.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply.

Not too sure about the system, it the LWIN system.
In the database it shows...
System Type: Project 25 Phase I (FDMA)

We haven't switched yet. It's still a good while until we switch.

When we switch to Phase II, will FDMA change to TDMA?
 

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Phase 2 is TDMA. However, if they are smart (and if its a Motorola system) they will use the DDM mode. DDM basically knows that if a Phase 1 radio affiates to the system, it will drop the TDMA talkgroup into FDMA mode. This allows older radios to use the system without having to swap out all the radios. Of course the backdraw to this is that you lose some system channel capacity (remeber TDMA allows two or more conversations per frequency) but your not replacing many expensive radios.

I was able to play with this at IWCE and its a neat little feature. If memory serves the new PG County system in Maryland is to be setup this way.
 
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