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    Question Help Programing Motorola HT1550 PC Software Quick Call 2

    hello i want to use the quick call 2 in my motorola ht1550. My county uses only one freq. Mutual aid freq. I want to be able to program two to four towns with there tones. I know quick call 2 will allow me to program a-b/c-d. My question is what are the steps in the cps software to get this to work 100%.

    I just basically want it to act like my motorola minintor 4. Also the ht1550 has voice record as well so i was hoping it would record like my minintor 4. can anyone shed some light on this. also there is a way to transmit the tone as well i have heard. please anyone that knows this software and radio.

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    i heard the ht1250 is almost the same but no on board record.


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    Why dont you call your local Motorolla rep?
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    because they make forums for a reason but thanks for the help. great help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idle0095 View Post
    because they make forums for a reason but thanks for the help. great help.
    No doubt, but this is not a radio buff website. Most of the people here are firefighters-they pick up a radio and expect it to work. As long as it woeks we could care less WHY it works.

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    i understand that but ive seen post here on this forum about a ht1250 and people were explaing info on the software to program it. thats why i decided to ask.

    thanks

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    It will be alot simpler to contact the Motorola Dealer.

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    not really sure who to contact i bought this radio on ebay and motorola might try and charge me for help.

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    Yes. You will have to pay to have it programmed. But answers to questions might be free.

    Google for info.

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    I handle comms for my FD.

    first question is.. had you FD authorized you to have a personal radio in the first place?
    If the answer is no.. go no further.. you wasted your money.


    If authorized... call the Motorola rep. Each radio has to be programmed with frequencies and PLs for that frequency. You will pay for the programming and a service call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    I handle comms for my FD.

    first question is.. had you FD authorized you to have a personal radio in the first place?
    If the answer is no.. go no further.. you wasted your money.


    If authorized... call the Motorola rep. Each radio has to be programmed with frequencies and PLs for that frequency. You will pay for the programming and a service call.
    This is what I was wondering as well.
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    Try Yahoo groups, radio-programming group. The folks on there can be very helpful.Batwing Labs http://www.batlabs.com/ is also full of info. The first thing is you must have access to the software (moto.calls it CPS)& programming cables for your specific radio.The software is copyrighted, expensive & mother "M" has been known to play hardball with pirates.It is important that you read the radio & save the original "codeplug"to a safe place before making any changes so you can go back. Also be cautioned that if at anytime when you are loading the programming to the radio ("writing") a cable unplugs,computer turns off, or the radio looses power you have just "bricked or door stopped" your radio. That will require a trip to the dreaded Motorola $$ervice Depot located in Mexico.
    I have done what your trying on other Motorola radios.Basically you have you have to enable "signaling" on each channel. Set up the type of tones & how the radio is to respond when it hears those tones. If you decide to go ahead be very careful you don't cause any interference while playing.The use of a proper dummy load in place of the antenna will prevent the radio from transmitting more than a few feet.

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    Call your local Motorola Service Shop - Generally the flat rate fees are in the $75 dollar range. This usually includes a complete service alignment, programming, and other minuscule services being taken care of.

    If you bought the radio off Ebay, you should really consider having this done, no matter how good it "looks". You're going to be royally screwed if this radio is off frequency, the IF is off, etc and you're in a fire needing to transmit a mayday.

    My next question, is where did you get the software? You're complaining about the potential for programming charges, yet you have the few-hundred-dollar-software and programming hardware?

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    Throw that pile of **** away and get a Bendix, Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    No doubt, but this is not a radio buff website. Most of the people here are firefighters-they pick up a radio and expect it to work. As long as it woeks we could care less WHY it works.

    Call Motorolla.
    No self respecting firefighter could possibly know anything about radios or electronics.

    Just because you might have to call Motorola for every little thing, does not mean that all of us do.

    Unless you have something constructive to say; Don't.


    As was previously mentioned, Mother Moto likes to keep a close eye on software pirates, yet despite their best efforts, almost all Motorola software is available online, and cables on Ebay. Wikipedia has some good info on signalling systems including Quick Call II. The A-B and C-D represent 2 sets of tone combinations. It is usually preferable to have a "tone only" or "page" channel. After setting your dept tones, you need to set this channel up with the correct frequencies and set the receive squealch type to something like QCII. Most of the time, Moto software is documented fairly well. See if you can find anything good in the help files with the CPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaladinKnight View Post
    Yes. You will have to pay to have it programmed. But answers to questions might be free.

    Google for info.
    I've dealt a bit with Motorola and I usually have found the questions are free! Usually the answers cost money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB1OEV View Post
    No self respecting firefighter could possibly know anything about radios or electronics.

    Just because you might have to call Motorola for every little thing, does not mean that all of us do.

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    I hope you just Screwed up using the Quote feature on that one....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KB1OEV View Post
    No self respecting firefighter could possibly know anything about radios or electronics.

    Just because you might have to call Motorola for every little thing, does not mean that all of us do.

    Unless you have something constructive to say; Don't.


    As was previously mentioned, Mother Moto likes to keep a close eye on software pirates, yet despite their best efforts, almost all Motorola software is available online, and cables on Ebay. Wikipedia has some good info on signalling systems including Quick Call II. The A-B and C-D represent 2 sets of tone combinations. It is usually preferable to have a "tone only" or "page" channel. After setting your dept tones, you need to set this channel up with the correct frequencies and set the receive squealch type to something like QCII. Most of the time, Moto software is documented fairly well. See if you can find anything good in the help files with the CPS.
    I dont call Motorolla for anything...we dont use that junk. Being as I gave LEGAL advice of calling Motorolla, unlike you, I would say I contributed more to the thread than you did.

    But thanks for promoting software pirating and illegal programming of radios, you are a real ***ett to the forums and the firefighting community.
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