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by ExKa|iBuR
Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MPL Feature
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Off the top of my head...

Spectra
Astro Spectra
XTL5000
MCS2000
MTS2000
XTS5000 (I think)
MCX1000

Not sure about any others.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mocom 70 Repeater information needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2060

Unfortunatly, I have the 403-430 MHz model, so that pretty much precludes me from using it as a duplex radio :(

That website does have a boat load of pretty good stuff though.

Again, thanks for all the input thus far :)

-Mike
by ExKa|iBuR
Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DCS vs PL?
Replies: 9
Views: 841

DCS vs PL?

Hi all; I'm curious to get your thoughts on this. As I've posted in another thread, I'm toying with the idea of getting some kind of repeater on the air, even if just one of those "I want to see if I can do it" kinda projects. Anyway, I was wondering what your suggestion would be in terms of coded s...
by ExKa|iBuR
Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mocom 70 Repeater information needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2060

Well, I've done some looking and yes, I agree I wouldnt use the 70 for duplex...from what I read online it has superior TX audio, so I think I'd just use it for that. I've got a UHF Mitrek that I'm hoping to use as the UHF transmitter. It came with a PAC/RT that's only x-tal'd up for RX -I guess it ...
by ExKa|iBuR
Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: xts3000 ALERT TONE
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Well, if you're looking for a solid tone, you could always program a side button to be Singletone. I've used this in the past to use as a "call button", so the other person(s) can keep their radio on and they hear a beep come across when I'm trying to call them. This is, of course, assuming you are ...
by ExKa|iBuR
Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: xts3000 ALERT TONE
Replies: 4
Views: 511

The only real "alert tone" that I can think of would be the Evacuation Tone. To activate this, you have to enable it in the RSS/CPS. On the radio, to transmit it, push in the PTT button, then hold in the Orange emergency button. I know this works on conventional, but I have no idea about Trunking. -...
by ExKa|iBuR
Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 to MTS2000 - Learned some more things...
Replies: 8
Views: 1395

Yeah, I was just going to ask. If you called up and ordered a controller wiht a whored out FC, but a legit one...I wonder if they'd even question you.

-Mike
by ExKa|iBuR
Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Install Pics from 2004 Explorer and 2003 CVPI
Replies: 16
Views: 4437

echelon0911 wrote:Great job on both vehicles.


Like he said :)

I LOVE the ball mount! Makes me wanna get something lowband just so I can :P

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Jamming
Replies: 16
Views: 1649

I'm not sure about those Winegard antennas, but a source of a LOT of noise are those old "Shotgun" TV antennas...they look like an overgrown baseball bat. I had one, but ditched it, because whenever it was pointed in the direction of my ham antennas, the noise floor would be insane.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3000 v XTS5000
Replies: 14
Views: 1561

There are some aftermarket ribless cables for the Jedi series that work quite well, but Motorola never sold one that was OEM.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Singletone on XTS3000?
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Yup, just what I thought.

When you have a conventional personality programmed with the same TX and RX frequency (Simplex), singletone works. But, when you have it programmed with a Direct frequency, singletone only works when not on direct.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Singletone on XTS3000?
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Yeah, I have only had it setup on a repeater pair. When transmitting with the tone, it would only on the repeater in. If I placed the radio in direct, the tone would not transmit. If you think about it, singletone was developed for repeater access, so hence the above situation. PJ; I'm curious if m...
by ExKa|iBuR
Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Jamming
Replies: 16
Views: 1649

We tracked a guy down here a while ago who was messing around on a local ham repeater (as well as on the police repeater and such)...basically we listened and found a pattern...in the AM, he was really weak to the west and strong to the east, and in the PM it was different. His signal always had alt...
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Singletone on XTS3000?
Replies: 11
Views: 936

I believe the singletone was only intended to open repeaters that required it on the astro series. Last time I looked, there is no decode option to the radio. Singletone will not work on simplex channels (you can program it, but the radio will not send it). So I guess that alert tone I have on a si...
by ExKa|iBuR
Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nicad and NIMH guru's...Some ideas on radio battery charging
Replies: 16
Views: 1082

Generally speaking, when I charge my batteries, I let the thing start to beep first, once it's beeped two or 3 times, turn the radio off, and back on, then wait for it to start beeping again. Then I'll throw it into a standard rapid charger, wait for the light to show green, which as explained befor...
by ExKa|iBuR
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming MTS2000
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Just open up the radio and remove the small metal "popple" and you won't have a PTT button to push.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Better radio to buy
Replies: 16
Views: 1124

Yep, it depends on what you want. The XTS5000 has yet to be hacked, but to my knowledge, the 3500 can. As the other guy said, the 3500 doesn't officially support trunking, but I know a few people who have the Nick radios that does trunking just fine. The 3500 is also cheaper. If you want a radio for...
by ExKa|iBuR
Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCX1000 Software out of Band MODS
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Hi there; Well first of all, what split do you have? These things don't really like to play that much out of band. I had a 403-430MHz model that didn't appreciate going above 434 all that much. But, it's quite simple to make it go out of band, at least as far as programming is concerned. http://www....
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Ice and Metal Antennas?
Replies: 3
Views: 541

This is something I thought about awhile ago...all I did was just take my snow brush and whack the antenna a couple of times when the snow builds up. Seemed to work good for me.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Announcment Groups?
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Oh okay, so the system just sends something out saying "Hey, listen up", and whatever you have programmed in as the ATG is what it listens on.

Got'cha.

Thanks for clearing it up :)

-Mike
by ExKa|iBuR
Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Announcment Groups?
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Okie, sorry to-rehash an old thread, but I was curious about an announcement tg... Does the Announcement Talkgroup need to be programmed to a specific channel, just the same as a regular talkgroup, or does the radio switch to it automatically? In other words, which of the following two scenarios are...
by ExKa|iBuR
Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Jedi mic is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 709

A display version for the Jedi?

Now *that* would be freeking cool!

Nobody has a pic I spose, eh?

-Ex
by ExKa|iBuR
Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moto desk mic to computer sound card....
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Well if you're really serious about this and want to make it "realistic" to talking on a radio... Get a Motorola desk mic. Rip out the guts. Then get a PC microphone, take the guts from that and put it in the Motorola desk mic. Then, get yourself an old keyboard (USB), rip it apart...whatever key yo...
by ExKa|iBuR
Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mocom 70 Repeater information needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2060

That'd be perfect, thanks! What I'm specifically looking for is the pinout of the connector on the front of the radio, as well as how to tune/align the thing. I also need to order a pair of crystals (VHF)...my local source has since gone out of business, so if anyone could suggest a decent place, th...
by ExKa|iBuR
Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mocom 70 Repeater information needed
Replies: 14
Views: 2060

Mocom 70 Repeater information needed

Hi all; I'm working on converting a Mocom 70 mobile to use in a repeater setup. I remember reading somewhere that you can convert the radio to work as a duplex radio, only requiring an external controller and duplexer...but I've been unable to find any information in this regard. Failing that, I'd l...
by ExKa|iBuR
Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Transit/Limo handset-type mic
Replies: 10
Views: 681

I'm not sure if it helps any, but I picked one of these exact toys up from a hamfest a year or so ago. I think I paid 10 dollars for it...so they are certainly out there. One other feature they have which I really like...there's a reed switch in the earpiece of the unit, so when you "hang up" the mi...
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Complete List of all North American Jedi's
Replies: 17
Views: 1189

It's been a while, but...

You need to go into Conventional MDF Capabilities, the in there, hit F2 "MDC Signalling Capabilities" and in there you can enable things like Status, Message, RTT, Radio Inhibit, Emergency, RAC, Call Alert, etc...

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Complete List of all North American Jedi's
Replies: 17
Views: 1189

Re: ..

the XTS is the COSMO line and shares not a damn thing with Jedi except the side accessory port/programming cable and maybe the antenna. Ah, my apologies. The local radio shop calls an XTS a Jedi radio, but I guess he was just misinformed. I've heard the XTS series called what I thought was somethin...
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Complete List of all North American Jedi's
Replies: 17
Views: 1189

Hi Adam; Well, on my MTX2000's, I can do PTT-ID, Emergency and Status/Messages. As for hacking the radio with MTSX Lab, well, I can only assume this would work, as it works just fine on every other MTSX (except the MTS, of course), but you'd have to give it a try. Just backup the radio's brains with...
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Complete List of all North American Jedi's
Replies: 17
Views: 1189

Yeah. It's late :)

My MTX2000 does both conventional and trunking (Type I and II). It does 250 modes out of the box (no hacking required), as well as MDC.

-Mike
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Complete List of all North American Jedi's
Replies: 17
Views: 1189

Well, when I first got one, nobody I asked seemed to know just what it was, telling me that it wasn't a North American radio, but the sticker does infact say "Motorola Canada Ltd", so..

M
by ExKa|iBuR
Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Complete List of all North American Jedi's
Replies: 17
Views: 1189

The MTX-LS is just an LTR version of the Jedi, they were very much used in North America.

You forgot the MTX2000 radio as being part of the Jedi family. It's a UHF trunking portable.

As well, the XTS series are "technically" Jedis as well.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Sun Dec 26, 2004 7:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Minitor V
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Let's hope not, eh?

You've got to wonder just what was wrong with the Minitor, or even the Minitor II.

Just like Motorola to take an excellent product and really F it up.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Sun Dec 26, 2004 5:35 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3000 issues
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Alert Tones are enabled, Alert Tone Volume Offset set to 0, and "Mute Tones Operation" is set to disabled.

It's rather weird...heh

-Mike
by ExKa|iBuR
Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Something to ponder about this hobby **READ**
Replies: 63
Views: 7880

Well, just my 2 cents, but... If you're in the business of programming radios for anybody but yourself and you aren't a licensed user, you're asking for trouble. If you program radios to access ANY system, conventional or trunked, that the person isn't authorized on, you deserve every bit of heat yo...
by ExKa|iBuR
Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3000 issues
Replies: 3
Views: 570

XTS3000 issues

Hey all, I've got a question that's been bugging me for awhile. I've got a VHF XTS3000 that has an annoying problem. The radio works perfectly, except for the key tones. In the CPS, I've got it set to beep when you push a key, such as the light or other such things. However, NOTHING I do can get the...
by ExKa|iBuR
Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: A testament to toughness.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Geeze Bryan, that's pretty damn impressive. I had an MTX2000 UHF... well, I still have it... that survived a fall something like 450 feet off the roof of a building onto a gravel parking lot. The only thing that happened was the battery went flying (into Lake Ontario I might add :evil: ), and the an...
by ExKa|iBuR
Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Sensar battery
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Hi;

The Sensar pager takes a 1.2V, 70mAh button cell seen here:

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That said, a 303 is 1.55 volts, so I doubt the slight over voltage is really going to cause a problem.

-Mike
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Desperatly need codeplug AZH25SDH9DU6AN
Replies: 2
Views: 369

I smell deletion.
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS 3000
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Todd; From a system administrator's perspective, what would be the difference between programming a radio for Smartnet on just one site of a SmartZone system.... or programming a radio for SmartZone, but only programming in the control channel(s) used at one particular site. I realize this doesn't h...
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GPS Shutdown during national emergency
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

I'm trying to harass him to scan the thing they got from Nextel so I can post it on here...we'll see how that goes. But regardless, I couldn't imagine them shutting down GPS. So many things (falsely) rely on it, even though they really shouldn't..GPS was never intended to be a primary means of navig...
by ExKa|iBuR
Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GPS Shutdown during national emergency
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

I talked to an engineer friend of mine that works for Telus Mobility up here in Canada (the same idea as your Nextel), he tells me that they got a bulliten about this from Nextel in the US. It says that the proposal that's being considered by the government would infact, stop transmitting accurate p...
by ExKa|iBuR
Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: GTX Power Out Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Well, there's 2 things I'd check.

1) Is the final blown?

2) Try tweaking the TX Power output settings in the RSS.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000: Latest Firmware Now Supports Live ASTRO Dialing!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1516

Analog FM DTMF is a future option? Great, so I spend mega-bucks on a very high tier radio and still can't do something I was able to do with a POS SP50 10 years ago...

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 800mHz HT1000?
Replies: 22
Views: 1421

Yeah, I pretty much figured it was something like that :) Thanks for clearing it up.

And, about the sticker business, thanks for the good chuckle...hehe, it's been a bad day.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 800mHz HT1000?
Replies: 22
Views: 1421

I know this is a stupid question and I should know the answer. But I'll ask anyway. The HT1000 and the Visar radios both use the same RSS. The Visar was available in a Type II trunking version, so this means that the HT1000/Visar RSS "knows" what trunking is all about. Would it be possible to make a...
by ExKa|iBuR
Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:13 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3500 in H38 smartzone trunk?
Replies: 11
Views: 1168

Re: 3500

allplowedout wrote:Digital ID tx'd on keyup followed by analog modulation for voice transmissions. Quite fascinating if you've neer seen it, or know about the "fireground communications option"


Sorry to ask the obvious, but wouldn't that just be MDC? MDC is digital, with analog voice.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Stolen Radio
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Well, NCIC is good, but problem is, regular people can't search on it.

If I buy a radio on ebay or a hamfest, there's no way I can tell if it's clean or not, besides going to the police station...and if it turns out that it is stolen, I'm SOL for the radio. Not really that useful.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX 8000 B3 to B7
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Be warned you can't use lab with an MTS because of the toolproofing "feature".

No, you can't use a front display with a C4 codeplug...it's an entirely different controller. No software can make it work.

-M
by ExKa|iBuR
Sat Dec 11, 2004 11:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX 8000 B3 to B7
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Yes, you're right...I forgot to mention that (it's been awhile).

For some reason, you cannot simply "enable" C/R in Lab. You must have a codeplug that does C/R from the factory. But, if you have the software to enable it, you've also got the software to force in another codeplug.

M

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