New Model #1333

Motorola HT1250

Added by Matthew Poertner over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:Rejected Start date:12/28/2013
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Tom Hayward % Done:


Target version:-
Chirp Version:0.3.0 Equipment Loan Offered:No


Motorola's CPS software is extremely confusing. I would love to see CHIRP support for these older radios. Can it be done? I'll gladly loan out a radio.


Updated by Tom Hayward over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Blocked
  • Assignee set to Tom Hayward

I've tried reading data from my HT1250. The codeplug was encrypted. Motorola seems to think that codeplugs are a protected work to which they hold the copyright. Circumventing this encryption (if possible) without permission from Motorola would invite some unwanted attention from Motorola lawyers.

Some details on the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions:

I don't think my radio configuration qualifies as a protected work of Motorola, but I've heard they do. Moreover, I'm not sure if it's possible to crack their encryption.

Related: Since discovering this encryption, I have chosen to purchase a few Kenwood commercial rigs over their Motorola counterparts.

Updated by Jens Jensen over 7 years ago

I would also suggest steering clear of anything Moto around chirp, as it is very, very likely to invite wrath of Moto along with army of IP lawyers.
Repeater Builder folks have a FAQ around RSS subject - worth a read, and I consider that community knowledgeable on this subject:

Updated by Matthew Poertner over 7 years ago

Ok, thanks for explaining that. Tom, I agree, I would never buy a motorola because of the "Motorola TAX" but someone gave me these HT1250's. Thanks again! Matt

Updated by Tom Hayward over 7 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to New Model
  • Status changed from Blocked to Rejected
  • Equipment Loan Offered set to No

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