How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)

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ccsd157
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How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)

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I purchased an XTS5000 online and it came with a 123abc serial number. I understand the radio maintains its original serial code somewhere on its onboard memory. Can anyone tell me how to extract that info?
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Re: How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)

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Whatever shows in CPS (or in Service Mode) is what you get, I've been all through an s-record and there's no mention of previous or original serial numbers anywhere?

Although I guess it's not impossible for some kind of history to be stored elsewhere?

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With the right equipment, you will be able to see what flash has been in it before and if boards were in different band radios.....
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Re: How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)

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ccsd157 wrote:I purchased an XTS5000 online and it came with a 123abc serial number. I understand the radio maintains its original serial code somewhere on its onboard memory. Can anyone tell me how to extract that info?
These radios with 123ABC never had a serial #. They are ALT radios that were given 5 years of abuse in a few days to see how durable they were. They were supposed to be destroyed, but weren't. When radios are sold, & leave the factory, they are assigned a real serial #. Until then, they all sit at the factory with the 123ABC #. GARY
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Re: How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)

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N4KVE wrote:
ccsd157 wrote:I purchased an XTS5000 online and it came with a 123abc serial number. I understand the radio maintains its original serial code somewhere on its onboard memory. Can anyone tell me how to extract that info?
These radios with 123ABC never had a serial #. They are ALT radios that were given 5 years of abuse in a few days to see how durable they were. They were supposed to be destroyed, but weren't. When radios are sold, & leave the factory, they are assigned a real serial #. Until then, they all sit at the factory with the 123ABC #. GARY
with the tool floating around it flashes radio with 123ABC1234 so that whole alt story does not always stick.
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Re: How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)

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If such a tool existed, wouldn't someone put a legit sounding ser # in the radio to increase it's value? Why put in an ALT radio ser #?
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N4KVE wrote:If such a tool existed, wouldn't someone put a legit sounding ser # in the radio to increase it's value? Why put in an ALT radio ser #?
Gary, with the number of morons on Fraudbay selling stolen/hacked radios and the leaked tool, many don't even bother or are too stupid to think about a serial number. I have seen many come across my bench that did not come from overseas and were not ALT radios, insides were spotless, not the garbage that comes from Hong Kong that escaped the crusher.
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Re: How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)

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Another reason I like buying radios from you. The thought "I wonder where that radio came from" never enters my mind. GARY
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