How To Activate Motorola MOTOTRBO IMPRES Fleet Battery Management Software

This has come up a few times, so I thought I’d write a blog post on how to activate the EID (licence key) on Motorola IMPRES Battery Management Software (you can buy it here).

Online (EID) Activation of IMPRES Battery Management Software

1) Go to Features and then select Online Activation…

2) 2. Click on Next.

3) Enter the provided Entitlement ID (EID) and click on Next to proceed.

Offline (EID) Activation of IMPRES Battery Management Software

1) Go to Features and then select Offline Activation

2) Click on Get Host ID to save the Host ID file and then contact Motorola Solutions Customer Support Team with the Host ID to order the License file. Once you have the License file, click on Next.

3) Click on Browse to locate the provided License file (*.bin) and click on Next to proceed.

Once the registration is successful, click on Close to finish the registration.

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Using The Motorola DM4000 & DM4000E Series Rear Accessory Port

Motorola DM4000 DM4000e Rear

The Motorola DM4000 and the newer Motorola DM4000E radios have a rear 26-pin accessory connector. This can be used for a number of different purposes including programming and controling external equipment.

Motorola Solutions has asked us to place this note on this page: Motorola terms and conditions apply with regard to responsibilities and warranties for what is connected through this connector kit.

This article applies to the following radios:

  • DM4000: DM4400, DM4401, DM4600 and DM4601
  • DM4000E: DM4400e, DM4401e, DM4600e and DM4601e
  • DM3000: DM3400, DM3401, DM3600 and DM3601
  • XPR5000: XPR5350 and XPR5550
  • XPR5000e: XPR5350e and XPR5550e

Motorola DM4000 DM4000e Rear

Pin Numbering

Motorola DM4000 DM4000e Rear Accessory Connector Pin Numbers

One thing that worth noting is that the accessory connector on the back of the DM4000 and DM400e is upside down, with regard to the pin numbers.

Pin Out

Pin Number Description USB^ DB25P*
3 VCC (5v) 1
2 DATA – 2
1 DATA + 3
4 GND 4
11 EXT MIC 17
16 GND 16
10 SPEAKER + 1

^ USB refers to USB cables PMKN4010 and PMKN4016 (special order item)
* DB25P refers to PMKN4016 only

Rear Connector Options

In order to use this rear accessory connector, you will need the following connector kits:

Order Code Description
PMLN5072 Complete rear accessory connector kit including the black connector, crimp pins and a cable tie. Water-resistant boot not included.
RKN4136 Ignition sense cable kit. Also requires the PMLN5072 above.


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Motorola CLP Accessories UK Price Reduction

Motorola Solutions has announced that, as of today 1st August 2020, the following items will reduce in price.

  • IXPN4028B – CLP Single Charger – New Price £59+VAT, Old Price £68.00
  • IXPN4029B – CLP Multi Charger – New Price £175+VAT, Old Price £224.00

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Programming The Motorola DM1400

Motorola DM1400 is a current radio from Motorola Solution. We’ve created this guide. This guide does not tell you how to program your radio. There’s a help guide in the mentioned software. This guide tells you what you will need to program these radios.

Radiotronics UK sells everything you need to program the Motorola DM1400 radio on our website. You will need the following items:

  • Motorola DM1400 Programming Cable
  • Motorola MOTOTRBO Software (Version depends on radio version – see below)

You will need BOTH of these ^ items.

Radios that are covered by this guide:

  • Motorola DM1400
  • Motorola DM1600
  • Motorola DM2400
  • Motorola DM2600

Motorola DM1400 Programming Cable

There is only one programming cable available for the Motorola DM1400. No other cable will work. In fact, if you try and use any other cable you risk shorting out your radio. Don’t do that. Stick to this cable only.

Motorola DM1400 Cable


Motorola DM1400 Programming Software

Getting the right programming software for the Motorola DM1400 can be tricky. Use the guide below to make the right choice:

Model Firmware/Codeplug Version CPS Version
R01.01.30.0 CP11.00.46 (or below) 1.0 Subversion 16.x (Build 828)
R01.01.40.0 CP12.00.38 (and above) 2.0 Subversion 2.18.95

Software Support Unavailable

It should be noted. Unfortunately, we cannot offer technical support for self-programming two way radios. If you choose to program your own radio, we urge that you allow plenty of time to self-learn about your radio and the programming process – it’s not always straightforward.

Two Way Radio Facebook Group

Radiotronics helps manage a support group on Facebook for business radio users. Join here:

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Motorola Analogue Two Way Radio Antenna Guide

Motorola Analog Two Way Radio Antenna

Almost all analogue Motorola two way radios use the same antenna connectors. But it can be a tricky task working out which antenna you need. To make things easier, we’ve put together this guide to Motorola analogue two way radio antennas.

Motorola Analog Two-way Radio Antennasjpg

Compatible Radios

  • CP100d
  • CP200, CP200.XLS
  • CP200d, CP300d
  • CP185
  • DP1400
  • CP040, CP150, CP160, CP180
  • P140, P145, P160, P165, P180, P185
  • CT450, CT450-LS, EP350
  • EX500, EX560-XLS, EX600
  • GP344, GP366, GP388
  • HT570, HT1250, HT1250-LS, HT1250-LS+, HT1550-XLS
  • MTX8250, MTX8250-LS, MTX850, MTX850-LS, MTX9250, MTX950
  • GP140, GP340, GP360, GP380, GP640, GP680
  • PRO5150, PRO5150 Elite, PRO7150, PRO7150 Elite
Part Code Band Range Shape Length Notes
Long Antennas
HAD9338 VHF 136-162 MHz Helical 15.5cm (6.1″)
NAD6502 146-174 MHz 15.5cm (6.1″)
PMAD4014 136-155 MHz Conal 14cm (5.5″)
PMAD4023 150-161 MHz 14cm (5.5″)
PMAD4015 155-174 MHz 14cm (5.5″)
NAE6483 UHF 403-520 MHz Helical 17cm (6.5″) Replaced by PMAE4016
PMAE4016 403-520 MHz 17cm (6.5″)
Short Antennas
HAD9742 VHF 146-162 MHz Helical 9cm (3.5″)
HAD9743 162-174 MHz 9cm (3.5″)
PMAD4012 136-155 MHz Conal 9cm (3.5″)
PMAD4025 150-161 MHz 9cm (3.5″)
PMAD4013 155-174 MHz 9cm (3.5″)
NAE6522 UHF 438-470 MHz Helical 8cm (3.1″) Replaced by PMAE4003
PMAE4002 403-433 MHz Conal 9cm (3.5″)
PMAE4003 430-470 MHz 9cm (3.5″)
PMAE4006 465-495 MHz 9cm (3.5″)

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Upgrading from Icom IC-F110/IC-F210 to IC-F5012/IC-F6012

If you hae the Icom IC-F100 series (Consisting of IC-F110S VHF / IC-F210S UHF, IC-F110 VHF / F210 UHF (display version)), you might have heard they’re both cancelled by Icom. That’s technically true. But there is some good news.

Update (2020): Icom has announced that the radios mentioned above are all due to be cancelled in favour of their new IC-F5400/IC-F6400 series.

Spare Parts Available

There are a number of spare parts available for the IC-F100 series radios. Sparte parts include:

Direct Replacement Radios

Icom was forward thinking here and have directly replaced these radios with a new model that has exactly the same form factor. The only difference is the antenna connetor.

Old Model Replacement Model
IC-F110S IC-F5012
IC-F110 IC-F5022
IC-F210S IC-F6012
IC-F210 IC-F6022

Of course the new radios will need programming to work work with your old radios. Programming requires the same programming cable for all radios. But the software is different.

Programming Software

The programming cable for all the following radios is: Icom OPC-1122U

Radio Model Software Required

Want To Go Digital

If you want to move to digital, then the replacement are IC-F5122D (VHF) and IC-F6122D respectively. These radios both work in analogue and digtial mode. So if you’re looking to move to digital in future, but want to stay on analogue for now, IC-F5122D (VHF) and IC-F6122D  are worth considering.

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Motorola Launches MOTOTRBO CP100d

Motorola CP100d

Building on the success of the Motorola MOTOTRBO CP200d and with the form factor of the CP185, the all new Motorola CP100d is a cost-effective digital portable two-way radio packed with features.

Motorola CP100d
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Note: Motorola CP100d is for the North American market. For the EMEA model, see the Motorola DP540.


Update: LKP Version Confirmed

Motorola CP100d (LKP)

Update: Price Confirmed!

Motorola Solutions has confirmed the price as $329 for the NKP version and $399 for the LKP version.

Motorola CP100d Pricing

Motorola CP100d Accessories

We have a comprehensive list of accessories for the Motorola CP100d on our main U.S. website.

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Programming The Motorola GP300/P110/GP350/GP280/GP88/GM300/GM350 Two Way Radios

Motorola’s Radius GP and GM series radios are now cancelled. But there were so many of these radios sold that there are still many around and still in use today! That’s why we’ve put together this guide to programming the Motorola Radius GP300 series two way radios.

NOTE: This guide does not tell you how to program the Radius GP300 and GM300 series radios. It outlines what you need to program them. If you would like to learn how to program these radios, we will link to a few guides at the bottom of this page. You might want to join this dedicated group on Facebook.

Portable radios covered by this guide:

  • GP300
  • P110
  • GP350
  • GP280
  • GP88

Mobile (vehicle) radios covered by this guide:

  • GM300
  • GM350

Programming Cables

It probably goes without saying that the portable radios and the mobile radios in the Radius GM/GP series have different programming cables. The portable radio is programmed via the back of the radio. Whereas the mobile (vehicle) are programmed using a cable that plugs into the front of the radio*.

* There is a method of programming the GM300 and GM350 radios from a connector on the back. We do not cover that method in this guide as there is not enough information about it.

Prerequisite: USB to Serial Cable

No matter what radio or cable you will need to use, if you do not have a COM port directly on your PC or laptop, you will need a USB to Serial cable. It is important that you buy an FTDI chipset USB to serial cable.

Buy from Radiotronics UK:

Portable Radio Programming Cable

Radios covered: GP300, P110, GP350, GP280 & GP88

The portable radios in this series are programmed using a cable that connects to the back of the radio. Because the programming kit replaces the battery, you will also need a 9v supply. Unfortunately, the original cable is long since discontinued by Motorola. But there are some aftermarket replacement cables.

Note: The GP300 and GP350 have a different battery profile and therefore require different cables.

Motorola GP300 Radius Programming Cable

You can buy these cables from our friends at RadioArena here:

Mobile (Vehicle) Programming Cable

Radios covered: GM300 & GM350

If you have either the GM300 or GM350, you will be able to find a cable at Radio Arena here.

Programming Software

Batlabs has, by far, the most comprehensive list of programming software versions for these series radios. You can see the home page (or their mirror site at Angelfire).

You can download the Radius GP300 software from Radiotronics UK free of charge. However, it must be noted that we can’t give you any help programming.

The software only runs on MS DOS, not Windows.

Further Help

Please do not contact Radiotronics UK about programming this radio. Instead, you can find help in the following places:

The software only runs on MS DOS, not Windows. Here are some solutions online including a solution by G1IGVa solution by KK6JYT and a solution using DosBox.





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