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by n1gtl
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX4000 Knobs?
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: APX4000 Knobs?

Originally the APX4000 was a single knob radio for volume/channel. You'd push it down to change it's function momentarily. I'm sure you know this. That design sucked! So they offered it in a two knob configuration as an option. I am not on the ordering end of things but my guess is they never remove...
by n1gtl
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Voice Files
Replies: 11
Views: 1766

Re: APX Voice Files

When you do it over and over (for a living), it goes quick. The slowest part is the from text to speech site, which can take forever. I find that creating the files around 11 at night, things move along pretty quick. The Gold Wave goes fast. The VA conversion utility goes fast. The code plug import ...
by n1gtl
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Voice Files
Replies: 11
Views: 1766

Re: APX Voice Files

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Das9WsZMAmQ While free, Audacity tends to have a higher learning curve for those not familiar with audio editing. True. Someone recommended GoldWave to me because of batch processing. I tried that and it worked great! I already made the video before trying GoldWave.
by n1gtl
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR330 and 6350 sample codeplugs?
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: XPR330 and 6350 sample codeplugs?

If you have MOL access, download the newest firmware upgrades, install the packages and select RECOVERY MODE. That will basically factory default the radios, wiping out the password.
by n1gtl
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Motorola CP/CM Series Subscribers
Topic: Error 1214 on Trbo 15.5
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Error 1214 on Trbo 15.5

escomm wrote:My first inclination is buggy software rushed to production without proper testing ?


No way?!?! :lol:

I find the auto RAS on new radios extremely annoying, especially when the radio doesn't even have digital enabled!
by n1gtl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1250 PL Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: CDM1250 PL Problem

True, I guess I need to learn to read slower.

What does pin 14 do? It is labeled "hook switch".

I've always made "crossover" cables with no logic between. Pins 2, 3, 7, 8 and 11. Program pin 8 for PL & CSQ/talkgroup detect and it's always worked.
by n1gtl
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1250 PL Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: CDM1250 PL Problem

Under RADIO CONFIGURATION look at the BASIC tab. Look for the Hook (HUB) defeats PL check box. Make sure it is unchecked.
by n1gtl
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 repeaters with IP switch
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: SLR5700 repeaters with IP switch

A rf technican said he does this all the time and it works quite well. It can be done. As was mentioned, you'll need two more frequency pairs. You'll need to get the infrastructure in place and take RSSI readings. You'll need to adjust power output of the repeaters and balance the roaming RSSI sett...
by n1gtl
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL1500 FL 01-90
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: XTL1500 FL 01-90

A Motorola shop MAY be able to fix that. There is a head sync tool (software) available on MOL. I have used it with varied success.
by n1gtl
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1250 Channel Programming
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: CDM1250 Channel Programming

leaper54 wrote:I do not have the CD, and no HELP is available from the program itself. I am using CPS Ver. R06.12.05 This is a 4 channel CDM1250.


4 channel CDM1250??? You sure it's not a CDM750???

You need to assign the buttons to function as channel selectors.
by n1gtl
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: looking to replace my spectra with trbo/dmr
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: looking to replace my spectra with trbo/dmr

XPR5550e, remount mount head kit, cable sold separately depending on needed length and enhanced mic with DTMF. Exactly what I have in my car.
by n1gtl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 5550 REAR programming ?
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: XPR 5550 REAR programming ?

I'm not sure what your asking. You don't need to set the rear connector to anything to program the radio from the rear connector. It works by default.
by n1gtl
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550e Write Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: XPR5550e Write Issue

You need to delete the RAS key that comes by default in new radios. Open CPS and go to the VIEW menu up top and choose EXPERT. Under SECURITY you will see a RAS menu appear under the privacy options. Delete the default RAS key and program your radio. The RAS menu only appears if your in EXPERT mode....
by n1gtl
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550e w/ HHCH banks?
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: XPR5550e w/ HHCH banks?

You can program multiple zones (banks) into a radio with a hand-held control head. Make sure you allow access to zone changes via the menu or assign buttons for changing zones.
by n1gtl
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Programming questions
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: APX Programming questions

Thank You!!!
by n1gtl
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Programming questions
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: APX Programming questions

MS0 is MS0-MS12 is like quick access buttons for accessing different channels. Like presets on a am/fm car radio Thanks for this info but I have a follow up question on this function. In MotoTRBO this is like the OT-1 thru OT-4 button options. I looked in the help file and it explains WHAT the butt...
by n1gtl
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button

There should be a STRICT procedure in place for emergency button use, especially for police. I've seen cases where someone hits the button and the dispatch says "Unit XXX, you hit your emergency button. Are you set?" Not exactly a great SOP if someone has a gun pointed at the officer. I co...
by n1gtl
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 side connector issue
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: XPR7550 side connector issue

I've seen this. People tend to over tighten the connectors, causing those dimples. Try cleaning the contacts on the radio and the cable with a pencil eraser and do not over tighten the connector when programming.
by n1gtl
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button

I'm not sure what you mean by "how much benefit" you would get. What mobile do you have? It should be capable of sending an acknowledgement to the subscriber sending the emergency. The mobile will need to be a display radio so you can see which unit sent the emergency. Most radios I progra...
by n1gtl
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550e mobile
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: XPR5550e mobile

To make sure I am reading this right, you are saying that the XPR3000 series portables work but the XPR5550e does not? Assuming a stand alone conventional digital system (Not IPSC, CP, LCP as Jeff mentioned), did you check the antenna and feed line to make sure your SWR isn't through the roof? You n...
by n1gtl
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550s without heads - can they be used for a repeater?
Replies: 8
Views: 730

Re: CDM1550s without heads - can they be used for a repeater?

You can program a CDM from the rear 16 pin connector. I'm curious how you're going to turn it on with no power button. Sure, the ignition pin MAY work. I program two piece APX radios all the time without connecting the control head, I just don't know if what you want to do will work. Please follow u...
by n1gtl
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Roaming Talkgroups & Timeslots
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Roaming Talkgroups & Timeslots

Correct...you do not need to put the Talk Group in the repeaters in the channel pool. When it roams to that repeater, it will take the Talk Group of the channel you selected. Keep the number of repeaters in the roam list as low as you can. I made the mistake of putting about 30 repeaters that cover ...
by n1gtl
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Roaming Talkgroups & Timeslots
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Roaming Talkgroups & Timeslots

When you say "contact id", I assume you are referring to the Talk Group ID? Not your user id? Right? If so, you need to program each channel with a Talk Group ID. Say channel one is North America, you'd program that with Talk Group 3. The radio will them roam to repeaters in your channel p...
by n1gtl
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: ...XPR8380 power issue
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: ...XPR8380 power issue

If all else fails, as a last ditch effort, you can open the repeater and swap the two radios and HOPE that the problem is in the transmitting radio and not in the logic connecting the two. I've successfully done this three times. The repeater is really just two mobiles. When the PA blew in the trans...
by n1gtl
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7350 CPS Can't Read
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: XPR7350 CPS Can't Read

There is a separate download on MOL that has USB drivers. May or may not help.
by n1gtl
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: ...XPR8380 power issue
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: ...XPR8380 power issue

Since 8300 series pre-dated Cap Plus, I assume you have the newest firmware to even have that feature? If not, make sure firmware is the newest. Are you using an antenna relay? Under general settings, there is an antenna relay delay time that will delay the TX from kicking on to give relays time to ...
by n1gtl
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: High power XPR4550 maxed out at ~20 watts
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: High power XPR4550 maxed out at ~20 watts

I assume you're using it in analog? Digital output reads lower because it switches on and off rapidly and analog meters can't accurately keep up.
by n1gtl
Mon May 15, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2227

Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

I downloaded 16.00 without RM and it works fine. I updated an APX8000 firmware. Seems to work for me. Win7 Professional.
by n1gtl
Wed May 10, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2227

Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

jmfirefighter20 wrote:It was there the other day.....went to download it today, and it was gone. I really didn't want to download that 2.7 GB package, but I did......


Ver 16.00.00 WITHOUT Radio Management is now posted... downloading now.
by n1gtl
Tue May 09, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 2227

Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

jmfirefighter20 wrote:I just looked R16 without radio management is on there.


I don't see it. Just release notes.
by n1gtl
Fri May 05, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Low RX audio on XPR7550's compared to XPR6550's
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Low RX audio on XPR7550's compared to XPR6550's

Part Number: HKVN4492A
Description: MOTOTRBO RADIO RX AUDIO LEVELING


EID for Rx Audio Leveling for the 3500 and 7550 series radios. $3.50 list.
by n1gtl
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR-4550 Audio Cable...
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: XPR-4550 Audio Cable...

fchrist16 wrote:... RX/TX line use both 9 and 10...
-Frank C.


What do you mean RX/TX? Audio? Or for reading and writing to the repeater? Or do you mean PTT?
by n1gtl
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR-4550 Audio Cable...
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: XPR-4550 Audio Cable...

I've never seen what you're asking for. If you want a USB cable to a TRBO 26 pin connector that does all that, it is easy enough to make. Cut the B end off of a USB cable and wire as follows: pin 1 - green wire pin 2 - white wire pin 3 - red wire pin 4 - black wire pin 25 is ignition sense pins 9 an...
by n1gtl
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR8000 mic?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: SLR8000 mic?

It will work in analog, not digital.
by n1gtl
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Texting help on the XPR7550E
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Texting help on the XPR7550E

You're getting into some big $$$. NeoTerra used to make ZapMail as a texting server that could run on a stand alone PC but that's discontinued. Now they have a newer, browser based one. http://www.neoterra.ca is their site. Also check http://www.dapage.net. I've chatted with Jeff from that company o...
by n1gtl
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Texting help on the XPR7550E
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Texting help on the XPR7550E

So you want to use a control station, like an XPR5550? or to a portable (XPR7550)? Plug either into the USB port and send a text message to subscribers in the field?

In either case, you'll need third party software. I've used NeoTerra and MNIS to accomplish it.
by n1gtl
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Import MDC List
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Import MDC List

Yes, cut and paste works great when you are copying from one codeplug to another in the same session of CPS. The OP was seeking to import them from a spreadsheet. I tried and could not cut and paste from Excel to CPS. As I mentioned, the APX CPS allows for importing and exporting of a lot using XML ...
by n1gtl
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Import MDC List
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Import MDC List

I just did a little testing and cannot find a way to go from a spreadsheet to the CPS. You can definitely cut and paste between MotoTRBO radios.
by n1gtl
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Import MDC List
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Import MDC List

Just realized this was in the Mototrbo section. I don't have one for that.
by n1gtl
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Import MDC List
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Import MDC List

If this is for an APX radio, send me the spreadsheet. I have a program that will convert it to an XML file that will import it as a Unified Call List.
by n1gtl
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR8000 Repeater
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: SLR8000 Repeater

Simple test. Put the antenna directly to the TX connection. If it shuts down, it's the antenna or feedline. If it doesn't shut down, the duplexer may not be tuned correctly. Put a dummy load on the duplexers antenna connection. Put your watt meter between the TX side of the duplexer and the TX side ...
by n1gtl
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Simplex repeater feature released
Replies: 36
Views: 2167

Re: Simplex repeater feature released

I called /\/\ and put the question to their tech support. The guy was going to forward to engineering. That's what the reply e-mail read.
by n1gtl
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Simplex repeater feature released
Replies: 36
Views: 2167

Re: Simplex repeater feature released

This list was provided to me for using an antenna relay system:

SCRTPG,M4X0.7X35,STARPAN STL ZINC

30009310002 CABLE, ANT RELAY DC

3084921Y21 RF CABLE,PA(N) TO ANTENNA RELAY(N)

40009272001 COAXIAL RELAY, 14V
by n1gtl
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: ASTRO Products Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: Feature Request for TRBO on the APX Line
Replies: 19
Views: 2203

Re: Feature Request for TRBO on the APX Line

A good reason for putting DMR/TRBO into APX radios is for public safety to have interop with schools. Around here, all the school systems are going with TRBO systems, most using IPSC between schools. TRBO is "digital". P25 is "digital". If towns don't ask the right questions, the...
by n1gtl
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 Audio Click/Pop
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: XPR7550 Audio Click/Pop

Not that is is a guarantee but a lot of firmware updates with the XPR radios deal with audio routing issues. R02.70.xx was expected in November then in January. Now is expected in mid-Feb. I am waiting for a WiFi bug to be dealt with but firmware usually deals with more than one issue. There is a ne...
by n1gtl
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Simplex repeater feature released
Replies: 36
Views: 2167

Re: Simplex repeater feature released

Is 2.7 out? I just checked MOL and do not see it.
by n1gtl
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 6550 USB cable schematics
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: XPR 6550 USB cable schematics

From page 3-4 of the detailed service manual: USB: Pin 1 - VCC (5V) to PIN 3 on radio connector Pin 2 - DATA - to PIN 5 on radio connector PIN 3 - DATA + to PIN 4 on radio connector Pin 4 - GROUND to PIN 1 on radio connector Looking at the connector cable (NOT the radio), pin 1 is the upper most lef...

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