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#1 WRFV510

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:37 PM

dont see anything on here about it. about to buy one. im getting the csp and wide band key



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 07:59 AM

Works great. I use the digital side for ham radio and then can switch up to GMRS analog. Programing is a bit confusing so make sure to look around youtube to learn how to program channels into the radio. (Its a long process but if you miss a step the "Channel" wont even show up in the radio) I seem to be able to hit repeaters about 15-20 miles away with it. The only downside I have found is the programing process which as I said is a bit confusing.



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Posted 30 May 2020 - 10:09 AM

The "e" series is great. There's a ton of audio enhancements & profiles that will keep you busy trying to figure out which ones sound best. The good news is that for Analog GMRS, all that doesn't matter much if you use AGC (Automatic Gain Control).

 

There is a member here who uses an XPR5500 with a remote hand held control head/palm mic. It's a high end radio, but it delivers high end results. Don't forget to load the "Voice Announcement" files into the radio and then set up the voice profiles. There was an issue with the older XPR5500 non-"e" models, where you could not fit in all the factory default voice files, but once you deleted a few hundred un-necessary channel and zone files, it would load up fine.

 

Programming is difficult until you get the hang of it, but the good news is that Analog programming for GMRS is a much easier path to success. The wideband entitlement is a little bit of an adventure the first time through, but once you understand that you're loading the EID, then registering/verifying the EID key with Motorola's server before you can actually activate the feature, it goes a little easier.



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Posted 31 May 2020 - 07:39 PM

Like Radioguy said, 

 

I have programmed several 7550e talkies for DMR and FRS/GMRS, and these have like 1000 options and toggles in advanced mode on the CPS... the 5550e has a few extra options too... and these "e" series are arguably the best mobile/portable radios money can buy today. The receivers on these "e" series are, in simple terms, out of this world good... 

 

G.



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Posted 01 June 2020 - 12:57 AM

good to hear. I thought i had this set up for instant messaging when someone replies. 



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Posted 18 July 2020 - 03:14 PM

Like Radioguy said, 

 

I have programmed several 7550e talkies for DMR and FRS/GMRS, and these have like 1000 options and toggles in advanced mode on the CPS... the 5550e has a few extra options too... and these "e" series are arguably the best mobile/portable radios money can buy today. The receivers on these "e" series are, in simple terms, out of this world good... 

 

G.

How much does the 7550e's run? I haven't been able to find a price, I even tried looking for it on Motorola's website.



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Posted 18 July 2020 - 03:29 PM

They’re all over Ebay. $350 and up.

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#8 WRFV510

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Posted 18 July 2020 - 06:26 PM

i bought mine new from https://northgeorgia...unications.com/ a authorized Motorola dealer for $695.  you have to by through a authorized dealer for the warranty. 


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Posted 19 July 2020 - 08:07 PM

I need to take the time to list my 7550 on eBay. Although it is the original (non-e) model it works very well. I have two batteries, two chargers, a custom leather case and a speaker/mic for it. I also have the programming cable and CPS for the radio on CD.

 

Actually, I have quite a collection of other dual-band DMR/Analog HTs I need to sell!



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Posted 23 October 2020 - 05:03 AM

Still thinking about selling the 7550? What model is it? and what EIDs do you have on it?

 

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 09:32 PM

The only feature I ever added to it was the 25MHz entitlement key so I could program wide-band for both ham and GMRS. Tomorrow I'll take some pictures since I'll need them for FleaBay anyway should I decide to list it. Considering the accessories to go with it, I'm thinking about $375 for the complete package with free shipping.
 
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True story that's kind of funny. I went to Hamvention the last time it was held at the Hara Arena. I made mistake number 1 by choosing to fly instead of driving my own car. I had to pay a cab to travel from the airport to my hotel, where apparently someone there had a brain fart and screwed up my reservation. Two hours later I finally got to my room and rested up before walking about a half-mile to eat dinner. I had brought along my trusty 7550, but managed to forget to pack my charger!

 

In the morning I had to take the city bus to the Arena. Fortunately for me, a fellow ham had a brand new Impress charger and the speaker mic on his table. That solved the matter of putting more juice in the battery at least. After exploring the whole fleamarket and the inside exhibits, I walked across the road to wait at the bus stop to return to my hotel. Even with my frantic hand waving, the darn bus driver barely slowed down enough to make a right turn. He just blew past me!  :o

 

I had to call a cab to make it back to the hotel and the cab driver must have taken the longest way possible (at least twice the actual distance) and ran up the meter to $28 and I only had $17 in cash on me. He got really upset but when I opened the door to exit he asked "Where are you going?" I replied with a smile and told him I was going to the office and call the cops to come and settle things. He just put his cab in gear and left... quickly!  :lol:



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Posted 27 October 2020 - 12:56 PM

n4gix, I ended up getting another XPR7550e...  thanks for the offer.

 

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Posted 04 November 2020 - 07:34 PM

No worries. I actually wound up buying a XPR5550 the other day from an eBay auction. At $300 I think it was a good buy...

 

...although for the life of me I haven't a clue what I'll wind up doing with it! I may wind up using in here in my office and move the current CS800 into the kitchen. That means another antenna and feedline of course.  :rolleyes:



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Posted 05 November 2020 - 12:16 AM

Hey, congrats!! 5550 is a phenomenal radio. 

 

I have mine right in front of my mouse and keyboard, with the RMN5127C mic... works great.

 

Oh, no worries, its just another feedline... you can manage, right? heh.

 

 

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