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Stupid ASTRO Affiliation question

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Stupid ASTRO Affiliation question

Postby d119 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:44 pm

It's been a hell of a long time since I've dealt with this stuff.

Does an XTS2500 equipped with SmartNet (not SmartZone) operation support affiliation on PTT, or is it locked at automatic?

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Re: Stupid ASTRO Affiliation question

Postby Number 6 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:48 pm

It's locked on automatic.

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Re: Stupid ASTRO Affiliation question

Postby d119 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:25 am

Thanks Six. That's what I figured, but having not spent much time with this in years, I just wanted to make sure. Appreciate the response.

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Re: Stupid ASTRO Affiliation question

Postby Number 6 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:02 pm

If you want to be able to set the radio to affiliate only on PTT, you need an MTS2000 or an XTS3000. They are the perfect radio for directly receiving or scanning TGs on analog Smartnet / Smartzone systems.

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Re: Stupid ASTRO Affiliation question

Postby Richard Collier » Sun May 14, 2017 9:31 am

Is that also the case with a XTS5000?

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Re: Stupid ASTRO Affiliation question

Postby d119 » Sun May 14, 2017 10:14 am

XTS 5000 cannot monitor a system "normally" without affiliating. Be extremely careful, the system managers of most systems are very aware of clones/hacked ID's, and can shut your radio off.

You must use the "hidden modes" method documented elsewhere. (No, I don't know how to do it) to properly scan trunked systems with an Astro25 radio (XTS 2500/5000) without affiliating. If you power the radio up and the TX led flashes, you're affiliating, and visible to the system managers.

If/when the systems you are monitoring go P25 trunking, you can buy a BK Radio KNG-P800 or KNG2-P800 and monitor those systems without needing a system key, they will truly "receive only" on P25 trunking systems.


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