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Incorrect information on RR once again

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Mars

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Mr. know-it-all RKG posts:

RKG said:
http://forums.radioreference.com/motorola-forum/235639-motorola-mcs2000-type-iii.html#post1720432

In order to program a trunking MCS2000, you will need either (a) to have the radio programmed by the system operator for your system or (b) a copy of the System Key file for that system installed on your computer. Generally, system operators do not give out copies of the System Key file.
Should I really be surprised to see this incorrect information coming from RR and wannabe-admin RKG? This is the type of answer which discourages hobbyists from getting into Moto products. I hope RKG feels real good about himself, after playing the role of Motorola henchman.

Here's the correct answer:

- The System Key can be generated on your own, by using the instructions found on Batlabs.com: http://www.batlabs.com/syskey.html

- The Motorola System Key Generator, released in 1989, is all over the Internet. Search for skeygen.zip or skeygen.exe. It's on even the most lamest of file-sharing websites. It runs on MS-DOS.

Should the original poster (on RR) come across this thread, please be responsible and program your radio so it does not affiliate or transmit, on a trunked system. Instructions are here: http://www.p25.ca/threads/118-No-affiliate-trunked-scan
 

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- The System Key can be generated on your own, by using the instructions found on Batlabs.com: http://www.batlabs.com/syskey.html

Has anyone ever successfuly used the instructions found on Batabs.com? I followed the instructions to a T several years ago, and compared the hex of that file to the hex of a file created with skeygen. The two were radically different.
 

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The batlabs instructions do work. In the batlabs instructions you are editing just the sid whereas in SKG you are actually creating a new file with current datestamps etc.

PS: I am not a number I am a free man.

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