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MTX8000 Control Channel Programming

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MTX8000 Control Channel Programming

Postby leitung » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:12 pm

So I am trying to program in a wide area type ii trunking system into an MTX8000, now my issue is, the radio wont allow me any more than 4 control channels into the radio.

I read the programming manual, and it says that in the trunked system there is an option for "coverage type" but I don't get that ability for some reason in the RSS. I believe that is what I would need to change in order to add control channels to the system.

Any advice on what I am doing wrong, I have the current RSS running on a DOS computer with the system key enabled.

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Re: MTX8000 Control Channel Programming

Postby d119 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:46 am

MTX8000 is a Privacy Plus / SmartNET radio. It will not allow more than 4 control channels. You need a SmartZone radio for that. Or better yet, how about a scanner for what you are doing... :roll:

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Re: MTX8000 Control Channel Programming

Postby motorola_otaku » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:01 pm

Not to mention that MTX8000s aren't rebanding-capable, so they're useless on almost every remaining 4.1 system still on the air in the US.

OP: toss that turd and get a MTS2000 from Ebay, they're going for like $30 or less.
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