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Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

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fchrist16
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Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

Postby fchrist16 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:10 pm

Guys,

I'm looking at a XTL5000 on eBay, but first I have a few questions...

1) Can I take an A7/A9 head from a Spectra and program it up instead of an O5? I am in need of the DTMF pad on the radio and I've found mixed reports about taking an A7/A9 head and doing this.

2) This is a dual head setup, so can I have the above listed A7/A9 head and an O5 head on the same radio?

3) A friend of mine who has access to the depot tool put in the flashcode in a new codeplug to test it out and the CPS kicked the codeplug back. The flashcode is 500008-000480-5* and the last digit -5 isn't taking, wants to convert it to -0. Does anyone have the depot tool who can verify that this is indeed a valid codeplug? Using akardam's flashcode decoder both -0 and -5 show the same decode as shown below.

*Q806/G806 IMBE / APCO-25 Digital Operation
H14/G114 Digital ID Display
H38/G51 Smartzone Operation
Q173/G173 Smartzone OmniLink Operation
Q361/G361 Digital APCO-25 IMBE Trunking (9600kb Control)

Regards,

-Frank C.

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Re: Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

Postby Bigfella237 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:04 pm

fchrist16 wrote: ~ wants to convert it to -0 ~


That's probably because the checksum digit is zero

Try akardam's checksum calculator: http://www.akardam.net/moto/tools/flash ... o=checksum

fchrist16
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Re: Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

Postby fchrist16 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:42 pm

That's what I used to figure out that -5 and -0 is the same.

Regards,

-Frank C.

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Re: Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

Postby sjxts3000 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:29 pm

fchrist16 wrote:That's what I used to figure out that -5 and -0 is the same.

Regards,

-Frank C.

You said you used the "flashcode decoder"....not the checksum calculator. Different tool.

fchrist16
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Re: Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

Postby fchrist16 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:48 pm

Hmm, makes me wonder if the poster didn't type it in right or something...

Regards,

-Frank C.

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Re: Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

Postby Bigfella237 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:57 am

Which "poster" didn't type what in right?

The flashcode DECODER does just that, it doesn't care what checksum digit you enter.

Whereas as the checksum CALCULATOR... well, it's pretty self-explanatory really, and actually unnecessary because as you've discovered, that other program (which shall remain unnamed) calculates it for you.

fchrist16
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Re: Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

Postby fchrist16 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:16 am

The poster of the listing I'm looking at. Thanks for the help on the flashcode issue...Now the A7/A9 heads... :)

Regards,

-Frank C.

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Re: Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

Postby spectragod » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:12 pm

fchrist16 wrote:The poster of the listing I'm looking at. Thanks for the help on the flashcode issue...Now the A7/A9 heads... :)

Regards,

-Frank C.


Astro Spectra heads will work, not regular Spectra heads, you will also need a TIB with dual DB25's on it.
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Lance: What?
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fchrist16
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Re: Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

Postby fchrist16 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:40 pm

Thank you spectra god!

Regards,

-Frank C.


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