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What do the software model numbers mean.

I don't really know how to phrase this question. I have always had Kenwood and Icom radios and they are so easy. But I just bought an XPR4550 and it will ship tomorrow. So am starting to look for software. It seems it is kinda difficult to get my hands on. Getting through the labyrinth of Motorola. Paying endless fees with the possibility of turning the radio into a brick.

It seems as though the MotoTRBO CPS after 12.0 will work. But it seems like the newest version is somewhere around 14. Then I look at information released from Motorola and there is all sorts of software. MotoTRBO CPS. RDAC, Tuner, Air Tracer, MNIS, MCDD, DDMS, and MotoTRBO system planner. HELP! Then it seems as though Motorola separates their software by regions. I don't know what all the different region abbreviations mean.  I am assuming I'll need NA for North America. I did see some MotoTRBO CPS 13.5 software on this site for LACR and a 12.1 that is a European version but is listed as AA. I don't even know what AA would be? And the 12.1 version doesn't have the XPR4550 listed as a supported radio. Why can't Motorola just be easy like Kenwood and Icom?

What is all this stuff? All I really need at this point is a conventional analog radio that will do MDC1200. 
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I'm also new to the Motorola world… just got a xpr6550. I'm also looking for programming software for it. The current version on the radio is cp ver 13.01.03.  and the radio model number is AAH55QDH9LA1AN… so correct me if I'm wrong because I'm not sure ….I need AA or NA mototrbo cps and the version needs to be 13 or better??

Any help would be appreciated
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(crickets chirping) I have only had my radio a couple days and I am already cursing it. LOL I should have gotten a Kenwood. Hahaha. It promises to have a lot of good features. I am a Dep. Fire Chief as well as a ham radio operator. So my XPR4550 will play a duel role. I see that there are a ton of really cool features that are not available with other brands. But until I get my hands on a copy of the software I will not really know what this radio is capable of.  One thing that I think will be nice is that with my Kenwoods, there are features that if you don't program a button for you just don't program up. Like MDC select call, radio stun, etc… If you don't program a button there is no need to program the radio for it. The Motorola you can program those features and then use the menu button to access that feature without having to program a button specifically for it. That will expand the capabilities of the radio.

One thing I am kinda excited to see how it works, is the GPS. According to Motorola feature list the 4550 has an integrated GPS. It will be interesting to see what I can do with that.

As far as the region you need here's what I have been able to find on regions. I don't know whether this is accurate or not.

LA = Latin America
FD = Federal
MD = EMEA MDC (Europe, Middle East, Africa)
AA = North America
AZ = Asia
JP = Japan
As far as the software version. I would say that you finding software version 13 or better would probably be a good bet. I think I have read somewhere that software is backwards compatible, but not necessarily forward compatible. So if you got version 12 you may or may not be able to read it or write to it.
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   good day.to access these software you must be vip member#please read  How can I become a VIP? - HamFiles

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R.G TWO-WAY RADIO Electronic & consultant
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Done!  :thumbs:  ;)
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here it is my friend and remember you can access you latest software from the vip lounge ok .here it is # Mototrbo CPS 12.0 Build 642 Programming Software - HamFiles

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R.G TWO-WAY RADIO Electronic & consultant
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The numbers correspond to features of the radio such as model, variation, output power and band. Most motorola service manuals have a chart in the front pages and that chart can be found online for pretty much every radio.


-Moto radio tech
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