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Portland, OR Metro Area Motorola MaxTrac programming

Discussion in 'MURS / FRS / GMRS' started by archjeb, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. archjeb

    archjeb Member

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    Hello,



    I got a couple of Motorola Maxtrac's and want to program them for GMRS use - potentially building a repeater.

    Do you have any recommendations in the Portland, Oregon Metro area of someone (shop or personal hobbyist) that programs them and has the RIB & software to program them?

    Thanks,

    -J
     

  2. archjeb

    archjeb Member

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    Well, I went ahead and bit the bullet and bought a programming cable off of Amazon (
    Programming Cable for Motorola Maxtrac GP88 GM300) for $21.36.

    It worked just fine for my Maxtrac and Maxtrac 100 radios.

    Somethings to keep in mind if you're interested in programming this yourself:

    1. you need DOS. I used the ultimate boot cd
    Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

    2. then just used the Motorola RSS software off a floppy disk.

    3. You need a REAL serial port (DB9 RS232) for this to work.

    Other than that, it was a piece of cake to change the freqs to 2 GMRS channels, set the PL codes and change the transmitter TX power (I lowered it).

    -J
     
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    Contact K7KSN
     
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  5. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator
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    I have the software and cables for the GM300 and a few other radios....
     

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