Programming a Motorola CDM1550
w/Professional CPS software
Note: This document is not designed to be the be-all-end-all of how-to's on programming a motorola CDM1550 with the Professional CPS software. It is designed to be a quick check list to make sure at least the basics are met for programming a typical customer layout in a trunking system (with maybe a conventional Talk Around thrown into the mix).
1. ____ Delete pre-sets (all that it will let you delete)
Delete unneeded conventional channels, if needed.
Especially Passport channel. If you don't use Passport, delete it.
Delete all but one Personality Assignments to zone
This ensures all added zones are in correct order.
2. ____ Figure out number of systems your layout will have.
____ Add this number of channels to "LS Trunking" section:
LS Trunking Site
____ Add this number of personalities to "Personality Assignment to Zone" section.
Open each Personality you just created and under the Zone tabs settings:
Type the system name in the Alias field. For example, if screen 2 of 6 (which corresponds with LS Trunking site 2) matches the "Dallas" system, type Dallas here. Do this for each system.
Check the appropriate "Zone Type" (e.g. LS Trunking or Conventional)
Note: The best way to set the layout up is to have your trunking systems put in consecutively, with any conventional (Talk Arounds) added at the end. The desired results should be that LS Trunking site 1, LS Trunking Personality 1, and Personality Assignment to Zone 1 all correspond to each other
LS Trunking site 2, LS Trunking Personality 2, and Personality Assignment to Zone 2 should all correspond to each other. Etc. etc.
3. ____ Under "LS Trunking section" - open each channel property settings and configure:
System settings tab:
Data Deviation Rate: 12.5 set to "high" / 20 - 25 Khz set to "medium"
Repeater settings tab:
Put in all repeater information, remember to set Chan. BW appropriately
Put a check mark in front of each repeater channel, type in repeater freqs.
Remember, Motorola software requires manual setting of the bandwidth split (usually 5 Mhz)
Default settings tab:
Leave all setting at default under most situations.
4. ____ Under "Personality section"
Site Personality settings tab:
Set "System Site" number. Example: If you have 6 trunking systems, you would set Personality 1 of 6 to 1, 2 of 6 to 2, 3 of 6 to 3, 4 of 6 to 4, etc.
Set the "Home Repeater" on each system appropriately.
All other settings can stay at default unless you need one changed
Group IDs settings tab:
Under "Alias," highlight the "--------" settings and delete it. Put in the name of each system. For example. If screen 2 of 6 (which corresponds with LS Trunking site 2) matches the "Dallas" system, type Dallas here. Do this for each system. Note: this name will probably match the Personality alias created in step 2.
Put in customer ID for Rx Low ID, Rx High ID, and Tx ID
Scan Settings tab:
Set each Personality to have Scan List 1 (unless you plan to have more than one scan list)
5. ____ Under Scan List settings:
General, TX Configuration, and Advanced settings tab:
Most things are configured by preference, and default is fine for a lot of settings here
List tab settings:
Set each Personality setting to appropriate system. For example, using our 6 trunking/1 conventional example, with all channels in the scan list, here is what the List tab of "Scan list - 1" will look like:
Alias Personality Group 1 LS-Trk1, AG LS Trunking-1 All Group 2 LS-Trk2, AG LS Trunking-2 All Group 3 LS-Trk3, AG LS Trunking-3 All Group 4 LS-Trk4, AG LS Trunking-4 All Group 5 LS-Trk5, AG LS Trunking-5 All Group 6 LS-Trk6, AG LS Trunking-6 All Group 7 T/A Conventional-1 Group-1 8 Unassigned Group-1
6. ____ Personality Assignment to Zone settings:
Zone settings tab:
Under the "LS Personality" setting, set each one to reflect the personality it corresponds to. For example, in a layout with 6 trunking systems and 1 conventional system, personality 1of 7, would be set to 1; personality 2 of 7 would be set to 2; personality 3 of 7 would be set to 3, etc. etc. (This is an important step, so don't skip it). Note: If the systems are trunking systems, you can't change this field to the appropriate value unless this personality is set to "trunking," which should have been done in Step 2.
Channel settings tab:
Set the Personality to match the corresponding systems set up in step 2 & 3.
For example: Zone 1 Personality will be set to LS Trunking-1, Group 1; Zone 2 Personality will be set to LS-Trunking-2, Group 1; Zone 3 Personality will be set to LS-Trunking-3, Group 1 (if they are trunking). Note: When you set the Personality tag, it automatically sets the Alias with the tag created in Step 4.
The screens will look similar to this:
Personality Assignment to Zone -1 of 7 Zone Channels Alias Personality Group 1 N. Dallas LS Trunking-1 1
Personality Assignment to Zone -2 of 7 Zone Channels Alias Personality Group 1 S. Dallas LS Trunking-2 1
Personality Assignment to Zone -3 of 7 Zone Channels Alias Personality Group 1 Ft. Worth LS Trunking-3 1
Note: On some Motorola radios that use Professional CPS software, if you have only conventional channels, it will appear that you cannot add channels because the button to do so is grayed out at the bottom of this screen. Hold your mouse over this screen and right click. On the pop-up menu, select "Add at end." Add as many conventional channels as you need to at this point and configure them similar to above. You can have every single setting correct, but if you don't add the channel to the Personality Assignment to Zone, you will get a continuous tone when you key up on these channels.
7. ____ Remember to set the buttons up appropriately.
Set the CPS password in "Radio Configuration" under the "Password" tab