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Babson Park Online

Due to my extended downtime (thanks COVID-19) I have finally got around to putting the Babson Park repeater on the air. This machine will nicely complement the existing W4VCO Polk county focused system in west central Florida. We now have 100% DMR coverage of Polk county.

Hytera PD36X Programming Cable

Make your own Hytera PC69 cable.

What you will need: Prolific USB To RS232 Module, and a Micro USB Cable.

Pin Out

Red Wire > +5V
Black Wire > GND (Ground)
Green D+ > RXD (Receive Data)
White D- > TXD (Transmit Data)

Tampa Bay DMR Repeater Now Online for Testing

As of July 1 there is a new wide area DMR repeater online testing on 443.425 MHz +5 please note this is a temporary frequency and could change at anytime. The repeater is located at 400ft in downtown Tampa. I will update the repeater page here and also over on the should the freq change. Please programing it into your radios and give me a shout over on the WCF Local 2 talk group.

MOTOTRBO Entitlement ID’s (EID)

Motorola MOTOTRBO Software Licensing

Part numbers listed below are for the North American (AA) market only.


Description Part Number Notes
Subscriber Analog to Digital Upgrade Option HKVN4223 CP and CM Series
Subscriber Analog to Digital Upgrade Option  HKLN4429 XPR6000 Series (Units purchased analog type II)
Subscriber Connect Plus Option HKLN4457  
Subscriber Connect Plus Man Down Option HKVN4072  
MOTOTRBO Bluetooth Data and Discoverable Mode HKVN4249   
MOTOTRBO Data Services via Bluetooth HKVN4249  XPR 5000 and 7000 Series
MOTOTRBO Enhanced Privacy
HKVN4084 XPR 2000 and 3000 Series
MOTOTRBO Transmit Interrupt Encode HKVN4085 XPR 2000 and 3000 Series 
MOTOTRBO Digital Telephone Interconnect HKVN4271 XPR 2000 and 3000 Series
MOTOTRBO IP Site Connect Option HKVN4154  XPR 2000 and 3000 Series 
MOTOTRBO LCP Upgrade from IP Site Connect HKVN4155 XPR 2000 and 3000 Series
MOTOTRBO Subscriber System Bundle Cap+ & LCP HKVN4086  XPR 2000 and 3000 Series 
MOTOTRBO Built In Man Down HKVN4179
MOTOTRBO CSA Conventional Man Down HKVN4179 XPR 7550 IS Only
Subscriber Text to Speech for CH ZONE PB TM JT HKVN4281 XPR 5000 and 7000 Series
Subscriber Multi Button PTT with CH Steering HKVN4280 XPR 7000 Series Only 
MOTOTRBO Indoor Location HKVN4432
MOTOTRBO Enhanced Noise Cancellation (SINC+) HKVN4373
MOTOTRBO Receive Audio Leveling HKVN4492
Capacity Max FULL Subscriber License HKVN4323
Fleet Management License Key HKVN4036 
Bluetooth 2.0 / 4.0 LE License HKVN4412


SLR and XPR Repeaters

Description Part Number Notes
Capacity Plus Option HKLN4427 
Linked Capacity Plus New System Deployment HKVN4099
Dynamic Mixed Mode Option HKLN4456
Enhanced Scheduled GPS Option HKVN4048
Digital Telephone Interconnect Option
LCP Upgrade from Capacity Plus HKVN4089
Restricted Access to System HKVN4177
Data Network Application Interface HKVN4205
Voice Network Application Interface HKVN4206
Digital Voting Operation HKVN4242
Extended Range Direct Mode Operation HKVN4488
Digital Local Audio HKVN4366
Capacity Max HKLN4324

SLR8000 / MTR3000 Repeaters

Description Part Number Notes
MTR3000 Capacity Plus Option HKLN4439
MTR3000 Dynamic Mixed Mode Option HKVN4044
MTR3000 Enhanced GPS Option HKVN4055
MTR3000 Digital Telephone Interconnect Option HKVN4066
MTR3000 Linked Capacity Plus Option HKVN4110
MTR3000 Linked Capacity Plus Upgrade from Cap+ HKVN4112
MTR3000 Repeater Restricted Access to System
MTR3000 Data Network Application Interface HKVN4208
MTR3000 Digital Voting Operation HKVN4243

CPS / RDAC Applications

Description Part Number Notes
Multi RDAC System Support License HKLN4442
MOTOTRBO Radio Management (RM) License   HKVN4101 Free EID
Battery Fleet Management License HKVN4036
Remote IP Repeater Programming License  HKVN4047 Included with CPS 16.0 or Later

Intro to DMR Presentation

I first presented this at the Tampa Amateur Radio Club on 9-17-18.

Into to DMR Presentation

St. Pete DMR Network Resorted

The network has now been restored at the St. Pete site. Since the frequency change a few months ago it the repeater has been disconnected from the MotoDMR c-bridge.

Repeater Info


Drew Park NXDN Repeater Online for Testing

Repeater went live 6/16/17 for testing. See repeater info here.

MOTOTRBO Out of Band

Please Note: This is a software CPS codeplug mod. Once this mod is performed, you must use the backup file created for any future editing out of band. any attempt to read the radio via the CPS will automatically restore default values instead of  “incorrect”, out of band frequency entries, and the process will have to be repeated again.

1. Download and install HxD, an excellent free HEX editor: Download Link
2. Launch MOTOTRBO CPS, and read the radio and save the file. Note the band limits (in my example (450.000 – 512.000 MHz) and leave the CPS window open.
3. Launch HxD, Click “Open RAM” and click on “mototrbocps.exe
4. Next, press control+R (or edit > replace)
5. Enter your current band limit (e.g. 450.0000) on the first field .
6. Enter your new, desired band limit (e.g. 420.0000) below.
7. Keep “datatype” at text-string, check the “unicode string” and “all” boxes, and click “Replace All”.
8. Click on “Save” (in the HxD utility).
9. Return to your open CPS program, change a few fields and make sure the changes took affect at the “device information” page (note the new split – 420 – 512 MHz!)
10. Pay attention! the next step is to edit your channels / frequencies AND SAVE THE FILE under a
new, different name. This saved file will now ALWAYS have the modified band split and should be
used from now on instead of reading the codeplug from the radio !

Any attempt to read the radio will result in the deletion of all “out of band” frequencies in the radio. It
will not be bricked, just the information would be lost. Use the saved file to restore the radio if this

SLR5700 Dates

5/11/15 Available To Order

5/29/15 First Ship Date

Warranty Motorola Solutions – 2 Years


Error Code List

#595- IP address conflict.

#1027- Out of region radio.

#1057- The firmware version in the radio is newer than that which the CPS can support. You need to update your version of CPS.

#1068- ?