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Motorola Spectra mobile programmer needed

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Motorola Spectra mobile programmer needed

Postby Aordun » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:56 am

First time posting here. I use a Motorola Spectra for a railroad scanner feed which I broadcast from my house. I've lost touch with the gentleman in Florida who originally programmed the radio for me. I'm looking to remove a couple channels from the radio, but lack the proper computer to do so for the radio which was manufactured in 1995. I'm just outside of Baltimore, MD, and willing to ship the radio UPS if someone can help please.

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Re: Motorola Spectra mobile programmer needed

Postby motorola_otaku » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:29 am

Regular Pentium-class PCs can run the last versions of Spectra RSS just fine as long as you can boot into DOS natively and have a hardware serial port. I use a Toughbook CF-18 with no issues.

I'd strongly recommend programming the entire 99-channel AAR standard plan into the radio (it supports 128 channels so no issues there) and just adding and removing channels from the scan list as needed. Unless you know something I don't I'm not aware of any splinter channel or NXDN usage in Baltimore/Washington, except maybe for NS police (and they're encrypted anyway.)
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Re: Motorola Spectra mobile programmer needed

Postby Aordun » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:22 am

To further elaborate, the radio has all the AAR channels in it so it would just be a matter of locking a few channels. I don't have a computer with a serial port. The one quote I received from a local Motorola dealer was $115 an hour for service, and they couldn't tell me how long it would take to program it. Knowing that I only need channels locked out does that make it simpler vs programming the radio like I initially told the dealer?

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Re: Motorola Spectra mobile programmer needed

Postby FireCpt809 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:26 pm

Sounds like a scan list issue. Is the scan user selectable


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