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by Jongage
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Location of DIstribution Center
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Location of DIstribution Center

Was curious on the location of the battery distribution center for public service batteries. I have to order about 150 for the XTS series and we are driving back from a deployment to florida and we might have to go back. If they come from Texas or anyplace close to the 10 freeway I might pick them u...
by Jongage
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: MT1500 Electrical Requirements?? Voltage and AMP Draw
Replies: 2
Views: 285

MT1500 Electrical Requirements?? Voltage and AMP Draw

Looking to make a battery emlinator from an old battery. I believe that the radio runs on 7.5v however I do not know the amp draw??

Can someone confirm 7.5v and know the amp draw?

Thanks

Rob
by Jongage
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Ford F250 INSTALL
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: Ford F250 INSTALL

Diesel or Gas. How is the RF interference?

I had a 6.0 diesel and the injector noise with standard ham radio's ICOM Yeasu were increasingly loud
by Jongage
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra capabable of ADP Encryption?
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Astro Spectra capabable of ADP Encryption?

Newby Question.

I have research this with different results.

Is the Astro Spectra capabable of ADP encryption? And if so what firmware version does it need to have??

Also the CPS version??

Thanks

JG
by Jongage
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2012 Ford F250 Install
Replies: 12
Views: 3256

Re: 2012 Ford F250 Install

Well we can log that into the Murphys Law style of antenna theory. If it works F*^! it it works.
by Jongage
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Type of Antenna Connection on JEDI Series
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Type of Antenna Connection on JEDI Series

I want to attach an external antenna onto my MTS2000 so I can have some decent reception while working in the garage.

What is the type of connection that the antenna uses.......N, F,etc....


Thanks
Rob
by Jongage
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: 486 Not recognizing hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Re: 486 Not recognizing hard drive

thank you for everyones help. I have it working, it wont boot from the HD now, but i can access it via boot disk.
by Jongage
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: 486 Not recognizing hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Re: 486 Not recognizing hard drive

thanks for the support. How do I tell if the BIOS is recognizing the hard drive?
by Jongage
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: 486 Not recognizing hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

486 Not recognizing hard drive

Hello

My beloved 486 DX2 is not working. Currently it does not recognize a hard drive to boot from, however it does identify the drive if booted from a disk. I have replaced the bios battery, however my computer knowledge is limited. Would reformatting the drive work??


Rob
by Jongage
Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1550 password locked, need codeplug
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: CDM1550 password locked, need codeplug

Yea our radio shop pulled this trick with us by locking the radio. What we did was to create a password with another radio codeplug. Saved it to the hard drive, opened it with hex edit and did a search for the password we just created. When we learned were the password was saved within the codeplug ...
by Jongage
Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Vehicle Charger PIN OUT Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Saber Vehicle Charger PIN OUT Questions

otay, Just hook up the speaker to the DB25 right??

-JonGage
by Jongage
Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Vehicle Charger PIN OUT Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Saber Vehicle Charger PIN OUT Questions

Hello all, I have a question about the PIN OUTS for the Saber Vehicle Charger Units. I have the lists from the model specific area, however I just want to confirm that: I put 12V to 11 and 24? Also what is PIN 5 for?? Also PIN 1???? do I place that one to Ground???? JonGage Below is a cut and paste ...
by Jongage
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: "Ring Down" using Spectra and Sabers
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: "Ring Down" using Spectra and Sabers

I have a copy of the Spectra Lab software. As I go through the RSS I am able to change the setting the "Encode" and "Decode"
Can you make one both encode and decode?
by Jongage
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: "Ring Down" using Spectra and Sabers
Replies: 3
Views: 566

"Ring Down" using Spectra and Sabers

I am new to the MDC, Qucik Call II, DTMF stuff so please any help is appriciated. I am looking to (if possible) be able to "ring down" a motorola spectra/saber from another spectra. I recall while working at an old ambulance company, our spectra's used to blink "CALL" with an aud...
by Jongage
Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mystery Saber Model
Replies: 0
Views: 312

Mystery Saber Model

I am having trouble figuring out what model saber radio I have.

Model Number: H99QX+061H

I have looked up the model breakdown on this site and cannot find it.

Thanks

-Jon Gage
by Jongage
Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mystery Saber Model
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Mystery Saber Model

I am having trouble figuring out what model saber radio I have.

Model Number: H99QX+061H

I have looked up the model breakdown on this site and cannot find it.

Thanks

-Jon Gage
by Jongage
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Latest Software Version CDM-1550LS
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Latest Software Version CDM-1550LS

Hola,

I am trying to program several new CDM1550LS mobiles for our department. We have the software however it does not read the new radios. Possibly because of the new radios have a new version of the CPS.

Does anyone know what the latest version of the CPS is for the CDM-1550LS

thanks

-Rob
by Jongage
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Sounds of the Portable's
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Sounds of the Portable's

Hello all,

I am putting together a powerpoint presentation on how to use a portable radio for my fire instructor class.

I would like to include sounds to reference to...i.e. low battery, chirp when turned on.

Does anyone have sound files with these sounds??


thanks

-jon
by Jongage
Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: JOTTO Desk into 2001 Explorer
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

JOTTO Desk into 2001 Explorer

Here is my issue, I have a 2001 explorer that I would like to install the Jotto Desk Radio Console into. However, the Jotto desk only fits a 2002 and up explorer because of the center console design. Question: Does anyone have any experience with the Jotto desk consoles for the explorer's.? Can a 20...
by Jongage
Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Ambulance Radio Install
Replies: 11
Views: 4684

Re: Ambulance Radio Install

Yes I am looking for a dual head 800 trunking radio. It will me using the motorola II trunking system. WE have a series of conventional 80 channels that we use to communicate with the individual hospitals, also we communicate with the "County Fire Department" that uses the trunking system....
by Jongage
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Ambulance Radio Install
Replies: 11
Views: 4684

Ambulance Radio Install

ok I have been assigned to make the remmendation for a new set of radio's for the ambulances in our department. In the past department i worked for we hade dual head spectras (one in front on back) for hospital ringdowns. Is there a current production radio that allows for dual head operations??? We...
by Jongage
Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: **POP** Sound with spectra
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: **POP** Sound with spectra

Thank You everyone for your help. THIS BOARD IS GREAT!!! Will be doing the reasearch to replace the caps ASAP!


-Jon
by Jongage
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Re: Motorola Spectra Mobile RSS Question???
Replies: 13
Views: 2992

Re: Motorola Spectra Mobile RSS Question???

I have had several problems programming the spectras using the 6.00 RSS. I filally resolved the issue by reinstalling the RSS from the original disks (not just copying the files right over) I am not sure if this helps, if you need and more information send me a PM.. =)

-Jon Gage
by Jongage
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: **POP** Sound with spectra
Replies: 8
Views: 861

**POP** Sound with spectra

I have a 800mhz spectra works great except for a "POP" that occurs at the end of a transmission and after each button is pressed. I have tried different speakers, power supplies and ground, however it is still occuring. I have read alot about the caps going bad. Is there a CAP on the audio...
by Jongage
Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: RSS for MT1500 different than XTS????
Replies: 1
Views: 318

RSS for MT1500 different than XTS????

We are currently in the process of purchasing new radios for my department. We are looking at the MT1500, and I was wondering if the software for the XTS series is the same for the XT1500??

We wanted to play around with the setting before we give it to the city radio shop.


-Jongage
by Jongage
Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Saber open squelch on all channels
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Saber open squelch on all channels

no i havent, do you know were they are within the RSS???
by Jongage
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Saber open squelch on all channels
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Saber open squelch on all channels

I have a saber that until i made a few channel changes was working fine. After reprogramming it, almost all the channels are open carrier. Receives radio traffic fine when someone transmitts, but goes right back into just fuzzz. The channels that I changed work fine, all the others that i didnt chan...
by Jongage
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectras Won't Read
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Spectras Won't Read

I was having the same problem. I tracked mine down to the comm port that was disabled within the stock settings in my IBM laptop. The BIOS in my computer did not allow any changes, it was all accomplished a software utility from IBM that was really hard to track down because the computer is 13 years...
by Jongage
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra A5 to Rotary head swap
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Spectra A5 to Rotary head swap

Is it possible to swap control heads from an A5 to a rotary model????????
by Jongage
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: TWO Spectra's with FL 01/82
Replies: 5
Views: 540

TWO Spectra's with FL 01/82

My adventure's with the spectra radio series is frustrating!!! I finally got my computer to read the radio's, however when I go to program to codeplug I get a FL 01/82 bad codeplug. This has happened to two different radio's, using the same laptop. I hope I havent created bricks because that would t...
by Jongage
Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra Modes
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Spectra Modes

Ok I am trying to program stuff into a spectra, and it only has 4 modes active out of 128. Is there a way to activate all of the 128 without going through the F8 mode utility and adding them one by one???? Or how can i put stuff into zones???
by Jongage
Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra Fail 01/82
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Spectra Fail 01/82

Ok after the saga of getting the laptop to read the radio. I attempted to program the codeplug. Everything went ok, the RSS completed the process however the radio has the fail code of a bad codeplug....aggggggggggggggggggg. I have read the ways to fit this in the model specific forum....had anyone ...
by Jongage
Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra/Pentium Laptop Programing
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Spectra/Pentium Laptop Programing

I PM you the link for it. Its off the IBM web site however I dont know what the url is..

-jon
by Jongage
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra/Pentium Laptop Programing
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Spectra/Pentium Laptop Programing

I think I found the problem. IBM laptops are build with an IR port on the back, with the serial port not enabled. I found a utility using a google search that allowed me to configure the IRQ settings/disable IR port/enable Serial. Whewwwwww. Still having trouble accessing the radio however. But now ...
by Jongage
Wed May 30, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New style RIB with RJ-45 jack and RS-232 question
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: New style RIB with RJ-45 jack and RS-232 question

I have one of those Ebay specials that have both the RJ45 and get this a RJ-25 on both sides. The original morotola box has a RJ-25 on one side and a RJ-15 on the other. Screwed me up completely!!!!!!!!!! The person who created it I guess decided to build it like that to get around the copyright. Ma...
by Jongage
Wed May 30, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra/Pentium Laptop Programing
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Spectra/Pentium Laptop Programing

COM1 is selected in the settings within the RSS. I believe it is version 4.4.4 i am at work right now and cannot verify until morning. I was also wonding if the setting on the COM port need to be changed, as far as the BAUD rate, stop, etc......
by Jongage
Tue May 29, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra/Pentium Laptop Programing
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Spectra/Pentium Laptop Programing

OK, I have an original IBM pentium laptop, spectra lab software, running and booting directly into DOS 6.22, with both a RIB-LESS cable from rfguyes.com and cables/RIB BOX. My problem is I cannot get the computer to read the radio. It receive "Serial fault, power failure" or something simi...
by Jongage
Thu May 24, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra DTMF Tone Decoding
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Spectra DTMF Tone Decoding

Ok, my department used DTMF tones to ring down the stations. How can I program my spectra to "ringdown" when it receives the tones. I have worked in systems before that the control head blinks "call" when rang down. The code is 2200. I am using the lab software. -Jongage :o
by Jongage
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Power Cord for High Power VHF Spectra
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Power Cord for High Power VHF Spectra

I am looking for a place that I can purchase a power cable for a high power VHF spectra. Is there an aftermarker supplier other than the "Great Motorola??"
:o
-Rob
by Jongage
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Pentium Laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Pentium Laptop

Ok I have a regualr old pentium laptop that I am attepmting to use for radio programming. I want to install a dual boot option of DOS 6.2 and windows 2000 professional. However i am having trouble. I understand that you need to partition it first??? The hard drive is two gigs, Ideally I would like o...
by Jongage
Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Bank Charger in Fire Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 2045

i do agree that issuing each firefighter an individual radio would be the best option however currently we dont have that option. With an anual budget of 8K, and no tax income, we completely donation dependant. We received about 12 radios as a donation and are trying to make the best of what we have...
by Jongage
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Bank Charger in Fire Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 2045

Well I would just be using the bank charger hooked directly up to the batteries . If it just received 12 V would that damage it????
by Jongage
Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Bank Charger in Fire Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 2045

Bank Charger in Fire Engine

I am attempting to install a bank charger in an engine in our department. I charges about six P1220 radios at the same time. The vehicle is equipped with an auto charger and will be plugged into a shore line while in the station. The charger gets its power from a AC to DC converter with an ouput of ...
by Jongage
Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Remote Mount Head
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Spectra Remote Mount Head

I have a spectra remote mount kit, however the housing that the radio face plugs into has the mounting tabs ground off. I was looking for the part number so that I can try and find a replacement. Does anyone know the motorola part number??? Or if parts are still available either through motoola or a...
by Jongage
Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VIP II Connector
Replies: 0
Views: 174

VIP II Connector

I have had a hard time locating a VIP II Connector shell. Is it still in production or is there a place were I can locate it??


-JonGage :o
by Jongage
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Mt 1500 Program Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Mt 1500 Program Cable

Ok our department has us trying out a new radio to see if we like it. We have a copy of the RSS for the radio but dont have a programing cable.

The radio is a MT 1500. Is the programming cable for this radio the same as other radios or is unique???

Thank
Jon Gage :roll:
by Jongage
Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Power Cables
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Spectra Power Cables

Hello I am having trouble locating thge power cables for both the low and high power spectra. Is there a place that I can order the plugs without going through motorola? :o


-JonGage
by Jongage
Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra board swap...???
Replies: 6
Views: 647

wow slamming the moral and ethical values of people of this board, A new low thanks geroge.....
by Jongage
Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Quick Call Motorola Spectra
Replies: 2
Views: 400

What are MDC calls??????
by Jongage
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Quick Call Motorola Spectra
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Quick Call Motorola Spectra

Hello I am new to the program area with motorola's. I volunteer with a local fire department and we are dispatched via pager with those classic beeeee, boooooooooooooo tones. What are those tones called? I have worked in systems were the spectra will beep and "alert", the display will blink "call" H...

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