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Motorola CP200D Programming

Posted by Steve Cayton on Apr 13, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Motorola CP200D Programming

We are asked many questions centered around Motorola CP200D Programming. The following questions should be answered in this article:

  • How to find my Motorola CP200 frequencies?
  • How to program a CP200 radio?
  • How to reprogram a Motorola Radius cp200?
  • How to program a CP200D radio?

First, there is no visual way to identify the frequencies programmed into an existing CP200 without using some type of external equipment to read the radio. A CP200D can be read using programming cables and software or with equipment such as a "Frequency Counter". Below are a few options when considering the programming a Motorola CP200D.


1. Contact an approved Motorola Dealer

Let the dealer read and program your CP200D radios. This will save you the up front expense of the hardware and the time required to learn the basics of radio programming. This solution is best for those that will not likely make changes to the radio programming regularly and want to avoid the time required to learn how to use the software.

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If you decided to purchase a CP200D from, we include basic radio programming with your new radio purchase. You can send us an existing radio to read and program your new radios to match.


2. Do it Yourself

You can purchase the required cables to connect your CP200D radio to a windows computer. This will require a basic understanding of two way radio frequencies to program the radio correctly.

Motorola CP200d Programming:

  • The latest MotoTrbo Programming software.
  • PMKN4128A - CP200d Programming Cable (or compatible USB Micro Cable)

Legacy CP200 Programming:

If you are matching a new CP200D to a legacy CP200 (Analog Only Radio) you will need a different software and cable to read this radio type.

  • Motorola CP200 "CPS" Software.
  • We offer an aftermarket USB CP200 Programming Cable that can be used in place of the OEM kit listed above.


3. Get Programming Training

Amerizon Wireless offers aCP200D Remote Programming Training Service that helps our customers learn how to program radios in house. This service is a one on one training service with our trained technician who will walk you though the setup of the software and cables then cover the features of the software and help you read and write your radios. Our customers have found this service to be extremely helpful and they use this to reduce the downtime typically seen when sending in a radio or taking the radio to a local Motorola Dealer.


4. Read Only - Freq Counter

A Frequency Counter can be used with your radio to display the transmit frequency being used on that channel. This device listens for a TX signal and displays the frequency number on a screen. Frequency counters are good for testing purposes and will only tell you the transmit frequency of your radio. If your radio channel is setup for simplex operation (radio to radio) then you will need to know both the RX and TX frequencies. If your radio is setup to work with a repeater system then you only have half of the puzzle. Frequency Counters can range from $500 - $15,000 depending on the frequency range and feature sets. Frequency counters vary depending on the features offered and may not provide you with all of the required information such as privacy codes so we only recommend a frequency counter when you have no other options. Even then you will need to provide the information pulled to someone with a computer and cable to program a new radio.


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