How to Program the Motorola CP200 Radio [Advanced Guide]

Motorola CP200 Programming Advanced Programming

How to program the Motorola CP200 two way radio.

Hi this is Matt from Two Way Direct and today we’re gonna go over a few basic programming features within the CPS for the CP200 radios so first thing we’re going to focuson is a very popular feature known as scan so what we’re gonna do with this isfirst we want to go through all of our channels under conventionalpersonalities and make sure that we activate the scan onthose channels so as you can see were clicked onpersonality 1 and then on the right hand side here we wanna go over to the second box downhere which is labeled scan list and we’re gonna go ahead and selectlist 1.

What we’re gonna do after that is just go through each channel go ahead and select that list one make sure your kHz spacings always at 12 1/2 as well.

So go ahead and go through however many channels you wish to scan for this video andargument sake will say we’re just going to do the four channels here so we’re gonna go ahead and select that, and then from within here you can see there are a few different choices but for basic scan we will just leavethose blank for now.

So as you can see, channels 1 2, 3 and 4 all have list 1 selected.

Now we’re gonna wanna go down here to you scan itself and there’s that list 1 that we selected so now we have to go ahead and add those frequencies into the list, so the radio knows to search for those.

So we’re gonna go ahead and select all thosepersonalities that we just added.

As you can see we have personalities 1, 2, 3 and 4 and those were available and we move them over to the list So now those are in the scan list and then if you wish to be able to talkback without changing the channel selector on the top of the radio youwould go ahead and click this and let’s say I was on channel one here and I was picking up some one on Channel 4.

If I had this talkback selected I can simply push my pushed talk button and answer them backimmediately.

Otherwise if we deselect this I’m gonna have to change my channelselector knob from 1 all the way down to four to answer them if I’m picking some radio traffic up there so a lot of people do opt for selectingthis feature here and then this right here I wouldrecommend just leaving this as is now we’re gonna want to do is goup to the buttons here and we need a way toactivate that scan so you can set it on any of these 2option buttons short or long press a lot of people optfor the long press here so they don’taccidentally hit scan.

So from within here we’regonna go ahead and select the scan features so just have to scrollthrough here and locate it so let’s see And here we go here.

A little tough to findsometimes cause there’s so much information in here but as you can see it’s gonna be labeledtoggle system scan on and off.

So you’re gonna wanna go ahead and set that here and now we know if I do a short press on my option button number one it’s going to activate thatscan.

And we just double check everything everything’s in the list there and we have them selected on each of those four channels if we take a look at Channel five youcan see it’s not selected there So that’s setting up scan with the talkback enabled there Another basic feature here on theradios if you’re looking at personality one here if we have two people maybe that don’tneed a great coverage they’re close together we can select the powerlevel to go down to low-power which is gonna be a default of I believe one watt of power and that’sgonna save that’s gonna save lot a batterylife because it’s gonna go from 4 watts down to 1 watt of power and below that you’ll see there’s a box for Vox and this would need to be checked ifyou’re using a voice activated headset with the CP200 radio you would need to check this so the radio will auto-detect that accessory when you plug it into the side of the audio jack One other thing to touch on here as thesquelch types as you can see under the receive and transmit and there’sprobably about 30 different names for these motorola calls these TPL and DPL but other companies will call them sub-audio tones or privacy line tones, but they all have all the same set up here so you always just wanna write these down if you’re cloning a CP200 over to a vertex radio, you’re gonna want to make sure that you get these numbers and just fill them in accordingly on the correct spread sheet.

So for now that’s a nice basic program information on system scan, changing the power levelto low-power as well as activating the vox feature.

That’s all from Two Way Direct for now and we’ll be back soon with anothervideo.

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