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by KA0SQO
Tue May 24, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help on programing Kenwood TK3107
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

To clear up the Kenwood cables not having a RIB of sorts YES they do have a level converter inside the little DB-9 box. No its not a true RIB in the Motorola sense but it is a radio interface box if you will. As for the specifics in your programming failure Im not sure what the issue is. Does the Tx...
by KA0SQO
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Hams
Replies: 69
Views: 3199

Well thats the biggest issue with hamfests anymore, no real "ham" stuff just appliances and useless junk that no one wants to even admit to owning. Don't know how many minnesota locals here remember the very first Fall Hamfest that took place at Richfield Highschool but that was a REAL hamfest. Lots...
by KA0SQO
Thu Dec 25, 2003 12:58 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Hams
Replies: 69
Views: 3199

I got hackled a few years ago with my old dual head Maratrac to the point of the cops actually dragging me out of my truck and going through it with a fine tooth comb thinking they were stolen because "only cops can have these" At the time I didnt have a chance to show him that I worked for the loca...
by KA0SQO
Sat Dec 20, 2003 10:22 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Hams
Replies: 69
Views: 3199

Dont worry about the right freq, those old shoeboxes will pick it out just fine and even might have a bonus with a product mix down the line, show me a moto that can do that!

Rules? what rules? Common sense


What if the whole world farted at once..?


KAØSQO
by KA0SQO
Fri Dec 19, 2003 8:04 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Hams
Replies: 69
Views: 3199

To really spot out a hardcore hams on Freeways and sort, look for those Big HF antenna, my gosh,, they can be in a geo metro, and have those big antenna, to the point, why not put a repeater antenna :P Dont give 'em any ideas, pretty soon we will be reading about the cop wanna-be with a station mas...
by KA0SQO
Tue Dec 16, 2003 6:39 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Hams
Replies: 69
Views: 3199

Oh boy Im not sure I want to know where this is going! Seriously Im not fat at 6'0 and 180 nor am I a hairy porcupine whos quills are erect antennas from outdated HTs all running from recycled NiCds that were raped from some poor laptop battery. I work in the commercial 2-way radio sector during the...
by KA0SQO
Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Hams
Replies: 69
Views: 3199

We have them around here as well, they are the same ones you see at the hamfests carrying some big rockbound HT with a rubber duck secured by a myrad of coax adapters to the top and wearing one of those jackets printed with some sort of law enforcement logo or security. These are the same guys who c...
by KA0SQO
Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT: Out-of-band for Kenwood TK-780
Replies: 2
Views: 230

VCO is dumping, tweak the trimmer caps for the Tx and Rx steering voltages, you should be doing this with a service book.

The 780 is similar to the 880 in terms of voltages, one more multiplier and RF stages are the only diffrences.

KAØSQO
by KA0SQO
Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Startup cost for your own trunking system?
Replies: 25
Views: 1525

A buddy of mine and i discussed the posibility of a Ham Trunked system.. i believe it can be MADE to be legal, but would require some workarounds. For example, on a Type II system, not all the repeaters ID with the station callsign, and would the control channel's continuous transmitting of data be...
by KA0SQO
Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Removal from case erases Securenet key on Saber??
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Its going to lead you to trouble with your saber, been there done that. I believe the saber is designed to loose the key when the housing is removed for security reasons just like trying to read the key will cause it to dump. I remember reading this in my training books but I doubt if I could find t...
by KA0SQO
Wed Nov 26, 2003 2:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Lowband and stereo amps
Replies: 21
Views: 1181

Silence would be golden

Actually the idea of pumping 110 watts RF into one of those obnoxious boom-boxes doesnt sound like a bad idea... I see little reason to have all that bass shaking parts off the car while sitting at a stoplight, I see an even smaller reason to have 500+ watts of that subsonic noise shaking the fishbo...
by KA0SQO
Sat Jul 19, 2003 4:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dumb Maxtrac question with a useful function
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Repeater police fear me

Most lids and repeater cop wannabies tend to ignore or fear me because they know I don't give in to anything nor do I pull any punches. If it falls inside the rules set forth by the FCC than anything goes as far as repeater use is concerned. If I deserve to be blasted over a repeater in whatever sub...
by KA0SQO
Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dumb Maxtrac question with a useful function
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Dumb Maxtrac question with a useful function

Call me crazy or whatever you want but I would like to set up my maxtracs to do the triple beep at the start of a transmission when using a repeater pair, similar to the hadnshake confirmation used in trunking. My reason is simple, I sit on alot of mics and even with the TOT set to 30 seconds I mana...
by KA0SQO
Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel & voice inversion. I had to see it to believe it
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Nextel's forgotten others

I have to agree with the many who post against Nextel and the "gun in your face" tactics of getting spectrum. Who did Nextel dust in the Minneapolis metro area? How about a concrete company, the Mobix system that lived in the IDS, Metrowide-800 system and many 450LTR customers. For me its a love and...
by KA0SQO
Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MDT 9100-386 help?
Replies: 1
Views: 123

MDT 9100-386 help?

Anyone help me with a 9100-386 MDT? I would like to use it as a stand alone computer running with a PCMCIA drive but how does one get into the OS to force-feed it the PCMCIA files so it boots outside of its flash RAM? Also looking for a manual for the blasted thing. Would be neat to use a 9100-386 i...
by KA0SQO
Sat Oct 12, 2002 11:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old High Power Micor HELP?
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Old High Power Micor HELP?

Would anyone know what the Eimac/Varian number would be to the conduction cooled tubes used in the VHF Micor amps? All I can find is a partial moto part number on the tube and no standard number like 4CX whatever. Also looking for a manual for this animal, its the 2 tube variant range-3 and I would ...
by KA0SQO
Sat Oct 12, 2002 11:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Converta-Com Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Gotta say THANKS to everyone who replied!

KAØSQO :D
by KA0SQO
Sun Oct 06, 2002 2:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Converta-Com Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Saber Converta-Com Wiring

HELP guys! I can't find anything on the wiring of the NTN-5487A converta-com connectors. It uses a DB25 female and 4 pin Molex male on the bottom rear. I did find the "power" pin after careful examination of a picture on the internet however when I do power it up with my Saber the Mic display reads ...
by KA0SQO
Sun Oct 06, 2002 1:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Secure beep
Replies: 4
Views: 454

You can turn on the "unsecure" warning beep for all channels in the radiowide menu. As for MDC Im not sure if its mode slaved or systemwide, guess you can experiment with this one.

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