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Motorola MTX8000 Question

Hello,

I just bought a new MTX that I want to have programmed.

It is the MTX 8000.

When it came to me the radio and battery were completely dead. I have charged them for approx 30 minutes and it says SELF TEST then the next screen is DEAN A/C 1

Can someone tell me what this means and if the radio is still good or dead?

Thanks,
Jeff

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    eradiostore May 11, 2010

    Note: New batteries would need to be charged the full duration before using the radio. Depending on your charger this can be 1 hour to 12 hours. Most MTX8000 radios come with a NiMH or Li-Ion battery, which requires a fast rate charger. So a full charge would occur in less than 3 hours.



    I will speak with our head-tech and get back to you about the messages you are receiving. My educated guess is the self test is normal, and the next screen is what is programmed into Channel 1. It is possible this radio is already programmed with the name Dean A/C 1 as the alias name on the channel. I will get back with you on Monday to confirm. In the meantime, if you take the radio to be programmed, the Motorola dealer will be able to tell you what you are seeing.

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Jkorman, Yes, I was correct. What you are experiencing is normal. Dean A/C 1 is the name of your channel. This radio has previously been programmed.

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