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    Just thought I would post some info incase anyone has wondered about this.. The APX series can be configured as a basic H35 Conventional only radio, with no Trunking in the codeplug. Although an APX set up in this manor has been rarely seen, it is possible. This configuration is denoted by Flashcode digit 7 having a value of 0, prior to any other options being present. So as an example, xxxxx0-xxxxxx-x, this would leave you with only Conventional features and tabs in the codeplug.

    This differs from all previous Flashport radio series over the years which would have a value of 1 in position 7 for H35 Conventional only operation. So an example of a nicely equipped Conventional only APX7000 UHF1/VHF would be 1A4232-211202-8. Just thought I would share this, as I'm sure some people have wondered about this, seeing as though only H38 Smartzone APX's seem to be out there..

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    Funny you posted this, just yesterday had a UHF APX mobile slide across my bench (brand new) with 004040-800000-7 flashcode - conventional analog only with G507 12.5 kHz mandate (ugh), GA00341 UHF R1 mid power primary band, QA01479 Legacy SW SysKey enable.

    Why they bought these I don't know. Should have bought a MotoTRBO mobile - just going to be put in a command post trailer with a little bit of analog public safety, analog interop, and they want ham stuff in it too but it only does 12.5 kHz. No wideband. Should sound real nice through a Regency repeater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kf4lhp View Post
    QA01479 Legacy SW SysKey enable
    At least Motorola thought about keeping whackers on systems instead of paging out fire departments with QCII.

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    I don't know if anyone is interested but I found a manual for the FLASHport upgrade procedure somewhere on the internet.




    94c35_b_ax_ug_flashport.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by snig64 View Post
    At least Motorola thought about keeping whackers on systems instead of paging out fire departments with QCII.
    I'm new to the forum and I was just wondering what a "whacker" is.

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    There's a thorough definition on Urban Dictionary here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=whacker

    But this is a couple of the choice ones:

    • (Someone who gets excited) Hearing their own voice on the radio
    • (Someone) Having more stuff on their workbelt then Batman


    But there's plenty more on the link, although I would add a few of my own as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveG2012 View Post
    I'm new to the forum and I was just wondering what a "whacker" is.
    Go visit www.hamsexy.com and read all of the posts in the archive, tagged with ARES, RACES, SKYWARN, and the term whacker itself. It'll all begin to make sense really fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfire39 View Post
    Just thought I would post some info incase anyone has wondered about this.. The APX series can be configured as a basic H35 Conventional only radio, with no Trunking in the codeplug. Although an APX set up in this manor has been rarely seen, it is possible. This configuration is denoted by Flashcode digit 7 having a value of 0, prior to any other options being present. So as an example, xxxxx0-xxxxxx-x, this would leave you with only Conventional features and tabs in the codeplug.

    This differs from all previous Flashport radio series over the years which would have a value of 1 in position 7 for H35 Conventional only operation. So an example of a nicely equipped Conventional only APX7000 UHF1/VHF would be 1A4232-211202-8. Just thought I would share this, as I'm sure some people have wondered about this, seeing as though only H38 Smartzone APX's seem to be out there..

    -Marc
    The above flashcode digit information is incorrect. An Astro Saber with first digit zero is FM only. One with first digit 1 is P25. One with first digit 5 is a combination of 1 (P25) and 4, with the 4 indicating enhanced digital display.

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    @ Tom, actually D4 B2 is the analog only Astro specific indication. While a flash beginning with 1 or 5 is usual, there are 459001-0C1800-4 and similar type Astro radios working fine as P25 conventional.
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    Hello Tom.. When I stated conventional only flashcode, it indicates no trunking features.. Analog only is different, meaning it would not have astro digital in the flashcode, and have the analog only flashcode bit enabled. So what I posted was correct, maybe just interpreted wrong..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kf4lhp View Post
    Funny you posted this, just yesterday had a UHF APX mobile slide across my bench (brand new) with 004040-800000-7 flashcode - conventional analog only with G507 12.5 kHz mandate (ugh), GA00341 UHF R1 mid power primary band, QA01479 Legacy SW SysKey enable.

    Why they bought these I don't know. Should have bought a MotoTRBO mobile - just going to be put in a command post trailer with a little bit of analog public safety, analog interop, and they want ham stuff in it too but it only does 12.5 kHz. No wideband. Should sound real nice through a Regency repeater.
    Does it allow you to select 25kHz on the amateur frequencies? Seems to me I read a notice in the CPS that certain frequencies in it have been exempted from the narrow-band mandate.

    Would you mind checking this out and reporting back?

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    At least in CPS R09.00.01 it doesn't. Trying frequencies between 440-450 MHz, the 4 kHz and 5 kHz TX Deviation options are red and cause an Invalid Field error. Only 2.5 kHz is selectable.

    Funny thing is they also bought some V/7/8 APX7500 mobiles in the same order - the UHF's are 2013 manufacture per the serial and have G507, the V/7/8 are 2012 per serial and don't. The UHF are kinda odd anyhow in that the tag with the serial and flash which also tells you what port is what shows the antenna connector as "800" not UHF. WTF MexiMoto?