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XPR 5550 UHF Question

Postby dano3131 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:29 pm

Hey guys what do I really have? and can it do 25khz? not just 12.5

Model M28QNN9KA1AN

Tanapa # PMUE3645AA

Firmware id 0C78E1B906C54D3A8F264CE5C4F0B9DF
Firmware ver R02.07.01.0000

codeplup 11.00.17

Goal would be to do DMR UHF 450-470 AND be able to do GMRS /Ham at 25khz I have a code plug that had a bunch of ham in it but I couldn't read and right back with out killing ALL the 25khz channels

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Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

Postby KG4INW » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:51 pm

It is 403-470 MHz (Indicated by the "Q" in the model number) and will do 25 kHz but only if you use CPS that has the wideband EID enabled (free if you have an MOL account and jump through some hoops).

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Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

Postby dano3131 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:03 pm

Ok this helps a lot I need the 25khz But I don't have the account but I may have a friend that dose? there was a c/p in I read modified but couldn't send back because of the EIN accessorie issue?

Thank you for the info its a big help.

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Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

Postby dano3131 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:20 am

Can anyone tell me please? This has a limited button face I hooked up a GPS ant and I can go into the menu and see my location and some other stuff.
But How can I send out my location or receive someone elceses?

Thanks.

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Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

Postby NSPD » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:31 pm

GPS is basically for automatic vehicle location for dispatch purposes.. It's not APRS.

In a properly set up system a dispatcher behind a computer can see where all their units are.
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Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

Postby dano3131 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:47 pm

I was looking for some way that it triggers every so often or ? I accidentally found in radio menu my location but wanted to figure out if others could see me if I didn't hit an emergency
Thanks?

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Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

Postby KG4INW » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:04 pm

As far as I know, you have to use third party software and some infrastructure in order to fully utilize the GPS/AVL functionality (on digital channels only). Usually, the software tells the radios how often to send location data. Here is simply one example: http://tablet.media/products/eztrackertrbo/

Otherwise, as you've found, you can enable GPS and view your coordinates/bearing/speed, etc. but that's about it.

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Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

Postby motorola_otaku » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:08 am

In the ham world APRS location via DMR GPS is supported on the Brandmeister network, but not on DMR-MARC.
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