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XTS2500 Question

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I am looking at purchasing a couple XTS2500 portables off ebay but want to be sure they can be programmed for use on this system:

Canton/Stark County Trunking System, Canton, Ohio - Scanner Frequencies

Below is a flashcode form a radio that I currently use on the system (1) and the flashcode of the radios on ebay (2)

Decoding Flashcode: 500008-000410-5
Platform: XTS2500

Q806: ASTRO IMBE Digital Operation
H14: Enhanced Digital ID Display
H38: SmartZone Systems Operation
Q173: SmartZone Omnilink MultiZone Operation
Q575: 3600 Baud Trunking (Analog/Digital Voice)

Decoding Flashcode: 500018-10148C-3
Platform: XTS2500

Q806: ASTRO IMBE Digital Operation
H14: Enhanced Digital ID Display
Q883: 3600/9600 Interoperability/Mixed Mode Signalling
H38: SmartZone Systems Operation
G857: FDNY Emergency Rx/Tx Tone Set
Q947: APCO Packet Data Interface
Q173: SmartZone Omnilink MultiZone Operation
Q361: ASTRO 25 9600 Baud Trunking

Can the ebay radios be programmed for this system or will they require a possibly costly flashcode upgrade?
 

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Furthur Explanation:

I am not trying to pirate-program a radio for this system. I work for a private ambulance company. We were given (3) radios to use on this system by the county sheriff about ten years ago. They came from a post-911 federal grant for interoperability of all ambulances in the county. We use these for mutual aid with the Canton City Fire Department. We have recently added additional ambulances to our fleet but the supply of these radios from the county sheriff is gone. I have been given the blessing of the system administrator to purchase more radios at our own cost and he will allow them to be added to the system. After getting a quote from the local Motorola dealer on new radios, my boss has asked me to explore less expensive options which is why I am going the ebay route.
 

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Decoding Flashcode: 500018-10148C-3
Platform: XTS2500
This flash should work fine for your application. In fact this radio also includes P25 trunking so it's got some 'future-proofing' if the system upgrades from Smartzone to P25.
 

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Thanks, I was worried because the ebay radio included every option my radio did with the exception of Q575: 3600 Baud Trunking (Analog/Digital Voice). So I assume that option is covered by one of the others?
 
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Volfirefighter i was not saying you was going to pirate them just a lot of people do try to do this every day and get into trouble sorry if i can out on a wrong way.
 

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When I reread my original post, I realized I should add an explanation as to why I was asking such questions. I could have gone to the local Motorola dealer, who we will probably get to do the programming, for advice but they are closed for the weekend and may be hesitant to help since I am going around purchasing through them.
 

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I would verify serial numbers also for the ebay models. A friend ordered 3 this way for a system and when he got them all three had the same serial number in the radio, needless to say the system administrator would not allow them on the system.
 
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XTS-2500 and EBAY

a friend i know got a few of them off Ebay and all 3 where Analog ONLY radios the Flash code was wrong so he had to get them flashed for Digital use.
 
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