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Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 11/20/10)

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Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 11/20/10)

Postby Mfire39 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:32 pm

I’ve compiled some information on the Astro25 product line. It’s basically a brief time line of the CPS and corresponding firmware releases over the years through each major revision. I basically just listed the major revisions, and the enhancements that became available with each new release.

This is still a work in progress, and any new or updated info I gather on any revision will be added accordingly.

-Marc




Astro25 Portable CPS / Firmware revision history


R02.00.00

- Securenet Treble Control
- 9600 (Type ASTRO 25) Trunking for UHF and VHF bands
- Trunking Telephone Interconnect operation for Type II Trunking
Personalities
- Private Call and Call Alert operation for Type II Trunking
Personalities
- Dynamic Regrouping operation for Type II Trunking Personalities
- The user can now configure the XTS 2500 (Models II and III) via
the Customer Programming Software to support the following:
- Max Trunking Personalities = 50
- Max Conventional Personalities = 255
- Max Trunking Systems = 20
- Max Modes = 256
- XTS5000 Max Modes = 512


R03.00.00 (May 2003)

- MDC1200 Signaling for the XTS5000

- The Customer Programming Software (CPS) now supports programming the
XTS 5000 UHF R1 20mW - 2 Watt (low power) and SSE 5000 portable subscribers
with the same CPS used for XTS 5000 and XTS 2500 subscriber programming.

- FLASHport keys that could previously only be connected to the parallel port
of the PC can now be connected via a USB interface.


R04.00.00 (November 2003)

- MDC1200 Signaling for the XTS2500
- Conventional Voting Scan
- Conventional Data Scan
- Imbalanced Coverage Indicator
- Digital Community Repeater
- Mixed Mode Signaling for XTS 2500
- Tx Inhibit for XTS 2500
- Channel Announcement feature, allows voice/audio files to be assigned to
the radio’s channels/modes. This feature is available to digital XTS 5000 radios only.
- Remote Programming (NRP)
- Trunked Integrated Voice and Data is introduced
- Trunked OTAR is introduced
- Advanced Digital Privacy (ADP) is introduced
- MT1500 Portable Radio introduced
- XTS1500 Portable Radio introduced
- Change in functionality of Rekey Request for Trunked OTAR
- CPS now supports the Advanced System Key
- CPS now allows 12.5 kHz offset frequencies
- CPS now supports USB adaptor for FLASHkeys
- Fireground RF Modem introduced

R05.00.00 (December 2004)

- Radio to Radio data is now supported. Requires option Q947 (APCO Packet
Data).
- Multi-system scan is now supported.
- Over-the-Air Channel Reprogramming (OTACR) and Over-the-Air Channel
Steering (OTACS) are now supported. Requires option Q353 (OTACR)
and Q354(OTACS).
- Motorola Data Communications (MDC) Emergency Call and Emergency Alarm
are now supported.
- Motorola Data Communications (MDC) Repeater Access (RAC) and Singletone
RAC are now supported. Requires option H101 (Repeater Access).
- Several Motorola Data Communications (MDC) signaling features are now
supported. These include Status, Status Request, Message, Call Alert
Encode, Select Call Encode, Request To Talk (RTT), and Emergency Remote
Monitor.
- Conventional Encrypted Data is now supported. Requires option Q947
(APCO Packet Data) and UCM based encryption.
- Up to 48 talkgroups are now supported per personality for all ASTRO 25
radios.
- The CPS now supports incremental installs
- PDA Applications are now supported
- Introduction of the XTS2500 Model 1.5
- Additional 3600 CC Trunking features have been added
- Additional APCO P25 Conventional features have been added
- APCO 25 Emergency Alarm Receive Indicator Supported
- Conventional talkgroup “0000” now supported
- Emergency via Silent Audio now supported
- Support for inhibit on Status Symbols added
- Analog flat audio now supported


R06.00.00 (June 2005)

- 3600 SecureNet
- Radio Location (GPS) is introduced
- Vote Scan Tx Steering
- Conventional Tactical Public Safety (TPS)
- Evacuation Tone
- Hear Clear
- Operator Selectable PL codes (MPL)
- Over-the-air-channel-reassignment (OTACR) improvements
- Over-the-air-channel-steering (OTACS) improvements
- Channel Announcement feature added to the XTS2500
- For SSE5000 radios - Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) & OTAR
- Up to 850 channels for the XTS5000 radios
- Up to 512 channels for XTS2500 radios (model II and III)
- Up to 96 channels for XTS2500 radios (model I)
- Up to 48 channels for XTS1500 radios

R07.00.00 (January 2006)

- Immersible XTS2500 (XTS2500i)
- Model 1 with Display for the XTS1500 and MT1500
- Support for 800MHz Rebanding
- B Model Platform (8 Meg on PR, MT, XTS1500 & XTS2500)
- DVRS, VRS with Scan
- GPS Location over ASTRO 25 Trunking Systems
- Configuration of Multiple Conversation mode
- FCC-Compliant FPP on the XTS2500 and XTS5000
- UCM Hardware Encryption for the XTS2500 portable
- ASTRO 25 LE System support
- Hearclear feature updated
- Advanced System Key interface
- Audio delay in Analog mode reduced
- RF AGC improved
- Support for “Non-adjacent Site Search” added

R08.00.00 (May 2006)

- Quik Call II Encode/Decode
- DTMF Encode/Decode
- In-Call Alert Operation for ASTRO, MDC, QCII, DTMF and trunking
- Failsoft Connect Tone
- MDC Emergency Alarm Indication
- Smart Rugged Battery for the XTS 2500 and XTS 1500 radios
- Rotary Switch Lock for Channels
- Scan Lists has been increased to a maximum of 64

R09.00.00 (February 2007)

- POP25 - OTAP (Programming Over Project 25)
- TMS (Text Messaging Service)
- DVRS Phase II
- 3600 Analog Trunking PTT-ID Display
- XTS 4000 supported
- Astro preamble multiplier introduced
- In-Call user alert now operates in Scan
- Last revision to support Q52 only FPP without the need for Q53

R10.00.00 (July 2007)

- 900 MHz band for XTS 1500 and XTS 2500 radios
- Menu Inactivity Time Out
- Enhanced FPP - maximum number of channels has been increased
- GPS Microphone is now supported by XTS2250I / XTS2500 radios
- Priority Monitor Scan and Priority Scan Alert in XTS 1500 and PR 1500
- Tactical Rekey for XTS 2500 and XTS 5000 radios
- Power Up on Last Selected Mode
- One Touch Signaling improved
- Ignore Rx Clear Packet Data
- Scan Alert Tone
- Preamble Multiplier
- Updates for 700 MHz frequency range as per FCC mandate. (R10.01.00)
- Enhancements for Advanced System Key
- Fewer self quieting frequencies in 700/800MHz

R11.00.00 (January 2008)

- POP25 option for XTS1500
- Intra-WACN Roaming support
- Remote Monitor for XTS/MT1500
- 200 Scan lists expansion
- Configurable Minimum and Maximum Volume levels
- One Touch on XTS2500
- Radio remembers last channel per zone
- POP25 Batch Programmer
- Flashport via USB updated
- Issue update in (Firmware R11.00.01) for Fail errors 01/82 & 01/90
- Professional Series slimline (HNN9013) battery certified for use on XTS2500/1500, PR/MT1500

R12.00.00 (May 2008)

- Windows VISTA with Service Pack 1 is now a supported operating system
- XTS 2500 support of Fireground Accountability software
- XTS 1500 support of ADP software encryption
- Enhanced Background Noise Suppression
- 3 field-programmable Mode (Pre-set) Select soft buttons
- Zone and Channel Up/Down buttons via soft buttons
- Encrypted POP25 via ASTRO Conventional
- POP25 feature is NOT supported with VISTA operating system
- Non-acknowledged ASTRO 25 IV&D data broadcast
- Advanced Conventional Key
- Additional channel support for XTS 5000/2500/1500 and MT 1500 radios
- Up to 1000 modes for XTS5000 (model 2&3)
- Up to 870 modes for XTS2500 (model 2&3)
- Up to 96 modes for XTS1500
- Up to 96 modes for MT1500
- Up to 32 modes for PR1500
- Strong Signal Roaming (R12.01.00)
- Infinite UKEK Retention (R12.01.00)
- Text Messaging on Conventional IV&D System (R12.01.00)
- Conventional Transmit 800 Mhz frequencies expanded to 824.98750 (R12.01.00)
- Tactical Selective Radio Inhibit

R13.00.00 (July 2009)

- External Accessory Support
- Random Holdoff Timer support
- Secure/Clear Mode is now available on Buttons for XTS 1500 Model 1.5

R14.00.00 (March 2010)

- Encrypted & Integrated Data
- Dynamic System Resilience
- System Wide Key select for ASTRO 25 System
- XTS2000 and ATS3000 introduced
- XTS/XTL reception of System-Wide Call now supported
- Account for battery self-discharge in battery status display

R15.00.00 (November 2010)

- Windows 7 is supported in R15.00.00 CPS and higher
- P25 Radio Authentication
- P25 Remote Monitor
- PASS Device Filter for XTS radios (Future feature)
- Console Based Emergency Clear (Future feature)


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Astro25 Mobile CPS / Firmware revision history


R02.00.00

- Securenet Treble Control
- 9600 (Type ASTRO 25) Trunking for UHF and VHF bands
- Trunking Telephone Interconnect operation for Type II Trunking
Personalities
- Private Call and Call Alert operation for Type II Trunking
Personalities
- Dynamic Regrouping operation for Type II Trunking Personalities


R03.00.00 (May 2003)

- The Customer Programming Software (CPS) now supports programming
XTL5000 mobile subscribers in the UHF R1 and VHF frequency bands
with the same CPS used for ASTRO Spectra Plus programming.

- 3600 (Type II) operation for Other Band Trunking (OBT - UHF and VHF
bands) is now supported.

- Motorola Data Communications Over-the-Air-Rekeying (MDC OTAR) is now
supported.

- Conventional Telephone Interconnect is now supported.

- FLASHport keys that could previously only be connected to the parallel port
of the PC can now be connected via a USB interface.


R04.00.00 (November 2003)

- Conventional Voting Scan
- Conventional Data Scan
- Imbalanced Coverage Indicator
- Digital Community Repeater
- Remote Programming (NRP)
- Trunked Integrated Voice and Data is introduced
- Trunked OTAR is introduced
- Advanced Digital Privacy (ADP) is introduced
- Change in functionality of Rekey Request for Trunked OTAR
- CPS now supports the Advanced System Key
- CPS now allows 12.5 kHz offset frequencies
- CPS now supports USB adaptor for FLASHkeys


R05.00.00 (December 2004)

- Introduction of the XTL5000 VHF High Power mobile
- Introduction of the XTL5000 UHF High Power mobile (R05.01.00)
- Multi System Radio is now supported for XTL 5000 with Hand Held Control
Head. Requires option G474 (Dual Radio)
- Radio to Radio data is now supported. Requires option Q947 (APCO Packet
Data).
- Multi-system scan is now supported.
- Over-the-Air Channel Reprogramming (OTACR) and Over-the-Air Channel
Steering (OTACS) are now supported. Requires option Q353 (OTACR)
and Q354(OTACS).
- Motorola Data Communications (MDC) Emergency Call and Emergency Alarm
are now supported
- Motorola Data Communications (MDC) Repeater Access (RAC) and Singletone
RAC are now supported. Requires option H101 (Repeater Access)
- Several Motorola Data Communications (MDC) signaling features are now
supported. These include Status, Status Request, Message, Call Alert
Encode, Select Call Encode, Request to Talk (RTT), and Emergency Remote
Monitor.
- Conventional Encrypted Data is now supported. Requires option Q947
(APCO Packet Data) and UCM based encryption.
- Up to 48 talkgroups are now supported per personality for all ASTRO 25
radios.
- The CPS now supports incremental installs
- Additional 3600 CC Trunking features have been added
- Additional APCO P25 Conventional features have been added
- APCO 25 Emergency Alarm Receive Indicator Supported
- Emergency via Silent Audio now supported
- The XTL now offers the capability of a Fireground RF Modem on the 700MHz/380MHz bands


R06.00.00 (June 2005)

- Introduction of the O5 control head for the XTL5000 mobile radio
- Introduction of the XTL2500 mobile radio
- Introduction of the XTL1500 mobile radio
- 3600 SecureNet
- Radio Location
- Vote Scan Tx Steering
- Tactical Public Safety (TPS)
- Evacuation Tone
- Hear Clear
- Operator Selectable PL codes (MPL)
- Over-the-air-channel-reassignment (OTACR) improvements
- Over-the-air-channel-steering (OTACS) improvements
- Emergency Power-up via foot switch feature introduced


R07.00.00 (January 2006)

- Support for 800 MHz rebanding
- DVRS, VRS with Scan
- Configuration of Multiple Conversation mode
- ASTRO 25 LE System support
- Support for Digital vehicular repeater features in XTL5000
- Hear Clear feature updated
- Support for 850 modes on XTL5000
- Support for 512 modes on XTL2500
- 50 Trunking personalities in XTL2500
- USB programming support for mobiles
- O5 control head can now be programmed & flashed via USB
- Advanced System Key interface
- HPD 1000 High Performance Data Modem
- Audio delay in analog mode reduced


R08.00.00 (May 2006)

- Introduction of the PM1500 mobile radio
- Introduction of the O3 hand held control head
- Quik Call II Encode/Decode
- DTMF Encode/Decode
- In-Call Alert Operation for ASTRO, MDC, QCII, DTMF and trunking
- Failsoft Connect Tone
- MDC Emergency Alarm Indication
- Scan Lists has been increased to a maximum of 64
- Minimum Audio Volume has been added for all Mobile radios
- “Channel” can now be programmed in any of the keypad mic buttons or in the
Control Head button for the XTL 1500 radio
- “Phone Encode” and “Emergency with Voice” have been added to the XTL 1500 radios
- 50 Trunking personalities and 20 Trunking systems in XTL 2500
- 47 Trunking personalities and 20 Trunking systems in XTL 1500


R09.00.00 (February 2007)

- POP25 - OTAP (Programming Over Project 25)
- TMS (Text Messaging Service)
- DVRS Phase II
- 3600 Analog Trunking PTT-ID Display
- Multiple Control Heads
- PM1500 radios can now configure “Emergency Alarm Indicator” feature
- “MPL” is now available for W4 and W5 control head buttons
- “CHAN” is now available on the Keypad Mic screen for the XTL5000 radios
- Synthesizer reference divider support added to the XTL product family
- Scan automatically disabled when DVRS is activated
- Astro preamble multiplier introduced


R10.00.00 (July 2007)

- 900 MHz band for XTL1500 & XTL2500 radios
- Menu Inactivity Time Out
- Priority Monitor Scan and Priority Scan Alert in XTL 1500 and PM 1500
- Tactical Rekey for XTL 2500 and XTL 5000 radios
- Disable High Pass Filter
- Priority Channel Marking for XTL 1500 and PM 1500 radios
- Power Up on Last Selected Mode
- One Touch Signaling
- Ignore Rx Clear Packet Data
- Scan Alert Tone
- Preamble Multiplier
- Updates for 700 MHz frequency range as per FCC mandate. (R10.01.00)
- Squelch control per-personality in the XTL series
- GPS supported on the XTL mobile


R11.00.00 (January 2008)

- POP25 option for XTL1500
- Intra-WACN Roaming support
- Remote Monitor for XTL1500
- 200 Scan lists expansion
- Configurable Minimum and Maximum Volume levels
- DTMF Mic
- Radio remembers last channel per zone
- POP25 Batch Programmer
- Auto Power Off
- Power Off Time Delay
- Issue update in (Firmware R11.00.01) for Fail errors 01/82 & 01/90


R12.00.00 (May 2008)

- Windows VISTA with Service Pack 1 is now a supported operating system
- New replacement Vocon board for the Astro Spectra Plus
- Support for the Federal Signal siren/PA model SS2000-SM
- Mobile high deviation transmit
- Silent emergency support for the XTL1500
- Enhanced Background Noise Suppression
- 3 field-programmable Mode Select soft buttons
- Zone and Channel Up/Down buttons via soft buttons
- Encrypted POP25 via ASTRO Conventional
- POP25 feature is NOT supported with VISTA operating system
- Non-acknowledged ASTRO 25 IV&D data broadcast
- Advanced Conventional Key
- Up to 1000 modes for XTL5000
- Up to 870 modes for XTL2500
- Up to 512 modes for XTL1500
- Up to 512 modes for PM1500
- Strong Signal Roaming (R12.01.00)
- Infinite UKEK Retention (R12.01.00)
- Text Messaging on Conventional IV&D System (R12.01.00)
- Conventional Transmit 800MHz frequencies expanded to 824.98750 (R12.01.00)

R13.00.00 (July 2009)

- Broadcast Data for HPD 1000
- External Accessory support
- Random Holdoff Timer support

R14.00.00 (March 2010)

- Encrypted & Integrated Data
- Dynamic System Resilience
- Hot Auxiliary Microphone (Accessory Mic) for XTL radios
- System Wide Key select for ASTRO 25 Systems
- International control head support on XTL2500

R15.00.00 (November 2010)

- Windows 7 is supported in R15.00.00 CPS and higher
- P25 Radio Authentication
- P25 Remote Monitor
- Console Based Emergency Clear (Future feature)
- Multi System Roaming for HPD 1000 radios
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Due to memory limitations, 4Meg radios can not accommodate the size of R10 and beyond Host firmware. Here is a small chart just incase anyone is wondering what the latest 4Meg host is, or how it has progressed beyond R09. As time goes on, the 4Meg release will continue to be upgraded with applicable defect repairs, but no new features will be added.

-8Meg & 4Meg Host R09.00.05 DSP R09.00.02 / UCM R05.05.02

-8Meg Host R10.00.00 DSP R10.00.00 / UCM R05.05.02
-4Meg Host R09.00.05 DSP R09.00.02

-8Meg Host R10.00.01 DSP R10.00.00 / UCM R05.05.02
-4Meg Host R09.00.06 DSP R09.00.02

-8Meg Host R11.00.00 DSP R11.00.00 / UCM R05.05.03
-4Meg Host R09.00.06 DSP R09.00.02

-8Meg Host R11.00.01 DSP R11.00.00 / UCM R05.05.03
-4Meg Host R09.00.06 DSP R09.00.02

-8Meg Host R11.00.03 DSP R11.00.03 / UCM R05.05.03
-4Meg Host R09.00.08 DSP R11.00.03

-8Meg Host R12.00.00 DSP R12.00.00 / UCM R05.05.03
-4Meg Host R09.00.08 DSP R11.00.03

-8Meg Host R12.00.10 DSP R12.00.00 / UCM R05.05.03
-4Meg Host R09.00.10 DSP R12.00.00

-8Meg Host R12.00.11 DSP R12.00.01 / UCM R05.05.03
-4Meg Host R09.00.11 DSP R12.00.01

-8Meg Host R12.00.13 DSP R12.00.04 / UCM R05.05.03
-4Meg Host R09.00.13 DSP R12.00.04

-8Meg Host R12.00.17 DSP R12.00.05 / UCM R05.06.00
-4Meg Host R09.00.17 DSP R12.00.05

-8Meg Host R12.00.18 DSP R12.00.07 / UCM R05.06.00
-4Meg Host R09.00.18 DSP R12.00.07

-8Meg Host R14.00.00 DSP R14.00.00 / UCM R05.07.10
-4Meg Host R09.00.19 DSP R14.00.00

-8Meg Host R14.00.01 DSP R14.00.00 / UCM R05.07.10
-4Meg Host R09.00.20 DSP R14.00.00

-8Meg Host R14.00.03 DSP R14.00.00 / UCM R05.07.10
-4Meg Host R09.00.23 DSP R14.00.00

-8Meg Host R15.00.00 DSP R15.00.00 / UCM R05.07.10
-4Meg Host R09.00.24 DSP R15.00.00

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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history

Postby Rayjk110 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:57 pm

Nice list, Marc!

It's nice to see what has been added along the line on the Astro25 platform.

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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history

Postby wavetar » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:24 pm

Outstanding. One omission I see is MDC functionality was introduced in 4.00.00

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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history

Postby Mfire39 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:52 pm

Added some updates to R04.00.00 & R05.00.00



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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history

Postby WB5ITT » Mon May 11, 2009 11:10 am

Rayjk110 wrote:Nice list, Marc!

It's nice to see what has been added along the line on the Astro25 platform.


Waiting anxiously on one for the mobiles and the Quantar repeaters (I have all Astro Spectras on UHF.....but other areas of our fleet now have XTL5000s)
I could use some upgrades probably on mobiles and repeaters....(especially the Quantar that is my HAM rptr and the blasted IDer WONT run while a user in analog is keyed...ARG!)

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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 5/28/09)

Postby Mfire39 » Thu May 28, 2009 4:45 pm

Ok, the mobiles are finally done and posted.. Both lists are still a work in progress, so I'll try and keep everything as updated as I can.


Enjoy!



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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 5/28/09)

Postby sethcwilliams » Thu May 28, 2009 5:58 pm

Quick note to add. I just did an uplift (host, DSP, and UCM) to versions 11.00.03 and 5.xx.xx respectively on my XTS5K M2s and it provided a max 1000 modes.

POP25 via ASTRO conventional in R12!?!?!? I'll have to have a chat with the Big M guys that support us. I asked for the R12 file, since I had to do flash upgrade refreshes on all these radios anyway, might as well do it with the latest revision. The sales guy (the guy who filters me out from their engineers) said that their backshop stated that "it wasn't worth their effort or mine", and just go with R11. What?!?!? Some of you guys own or operate businesses, what do you think your customers would do if you told them support wasn't worth your effort? POP25 over conventional channels is definately worth my effort!!
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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 5/28/09)

Postby Mfire39 » Thu May 28, 2009 6:12 pm

sethcwilliams wrote:Quick note to add. I just did an uplift (host, DSP, and UCM) to versions 11.00.03 and 5.xx.xx respectively on my XTS5K M2s and it provided a max 1000 modes.


I'm willing to bet that you used R12 CPS to load that R11.00.03 firmware cvn.. The .mdf files in the CPS batch is what actually controls the max chan cap.. So if you did a firmware bump with R12 CPS, even though you used an R11 firmware cvn, the process still updated the codeplug to R12, hence the 1000 chans it shows. Or I could be totally off on my assumption..


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If your radio has old firmware, programming it with the latest CPS will not add any new features unless you have the latest firmware to match..

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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 5/28/09)

Postby sethcwilliams » Thu May 28, 2009 6:26 pm

Mfire39 wrote:
sethcwilliams wrote:Quick note to add. I just did an uplift (host, DSP, and UCM) to versions 11.00.03 and 5.xx.xx respectively on my XTS5K M2s and it provided a max 1000 modes.


I'm willing to bet that you used R12 CPS to load that R11.00.03 firmware cvn.. The .mdf files in the CPS batch is what actually controls the max chan cap.. So if you did a firmware bump with R12 CPS, even though you used an R11 firmware cvn, the process still updated the codeplug to R12, hence the 1000 chans it shows. Or I could be totally off on my assumption..


-Marc


Nope, you're 100% percent correct. That's good info, thank you much!
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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 7/23/09)

Postby Mfire39 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:13 pm

I updated the portable and mobile to include the surprising small additions that the long awaited R13.00.00 brings with it..


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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 7/23/09)

Postby mancow » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:40 pm

Isn't ver. 11 firmware was the stuff that had the potential to brick for no reason???

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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 7/23/09)

Postby Hightower » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:10 pm

mancow wrote:Isn't ver. 11 firmware was the stuff that had the potential to brick for no reason???


Yep, R11.00.00 is a time bomb just waiting to brick your radio. They quickly released R11.00.01 that solved this problem.

I personally know of 3 people with R11.00.00 that bricked their radios :o

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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 3/25/10)

Postby Mfire39 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:21 pm

Updated a few things, and added R14.00.00 which came out this month..


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If your radio has old firmware, programming it with the latest CPS will not add any new features unless you have the latest firmware to match..

CPS = Customer Programming Software, Not CPS Software.

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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 11/20

Postby Mfire39 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:31 pm

Updated to include R15.00.00. I also added some UCM revision info towards the end of the list..


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If your radio has old firmware, programming it with the latest CPS will not add any new features unless you have the latest firmware to match..

CPS = Customer Programming Software, Not CPS Software.

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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 11/20

Postby ScannerDan » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:31 am

So what is the most recent version of the ASTRO 25 CPS in use now??
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Re: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 11/20

Postby MTS2000des » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:04 am

Astro 25 CPS current version is 16.00
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