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by wa6ylb
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

1. The VHF radio model number M20KSS9PW1AN is what you want. Only one model for the entire VHF band. For UHF, you will want the Range 1 M20QSS9PW1AN. This is a 438 - 470 version radio. Stay away from the 450-512 model M20SSS9PW1AN. 2.You will want the XTL series mobile program, that is greater than ...
by wa6ylb
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AstroTac Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 1042

Re: AstroTac Configuration

"The reason for this is that the comparator needs some means of knowing that the analog link is still up. Otherwise a failure of the analog side of the house (but not the digital side) would never be known." *This is function is refered to as "Analog Idle Link Check" (located on ...
by wa6ylb
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Astro tac to ATAC receiver
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Astro tac to ATAC receiver

The cable is a cross over V.24 cable. When I get to work, I'll post the pinouts.
by wa6ylb
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Control Head Sync
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: APX Control Head Sync

The 01-90 error is telling you that the trunk unit isn't talking to the control head. Typically, the remote trunk portion doesn't have power on it. The control head does.
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by wa6ylb
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: AstroTAC 9600
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: AstroTAC 9600

I am running R03.19.01 in my ATAC3K now. It was R03.18.06 for a long time. Send me a PM.
by wa6ylb
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: DIU3000 Firmware question
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: DIU3000 Firmware question

No flashing inside the DIU like a Quantar etc. You replace both eproms in the DIU with new firmware in the chips. The chips are cloneable in a standard eprom programmer. Since the processor is 16 bit, there is a lower 8 bits -(lower or LO) memory chip and a higher 8 bits (HI as marked) memory chip. ...
by wa6ylb
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: AstroTAC 9600
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: AstroTAC 9600

OK - Here is the skinny. The AstroTac9600 can be converted to an AstroTac3000, to do conventional analog*, mixed mode or just digital if you do a couple of things. 1. Add the 4 wire analog interface cables - the cable with one end orange and the other end white - this interfaces 4 wire audio to the ...
by wa6ylb
Mon May 08, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: DIU3000 Firmware question
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: DIU3000 Firmware question

It appears you already have the latest firmware. See the 6.29 in the name (DIUSR04.00-6.29 ) of the unit? BTW, to update DIU firmware, you pull the chips and either update them both, or plug in two new chips that has been updated.
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by wa6ylb
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar firmware upgrade entry not in phonebook
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Quantar firmware upgrade entry not in phonebook

You need to add the SIP connection to your windows modem list. The proceedure is documented in the 20 MB quantar programming manual. This error is talking about there not being a modem connection (remote phone number) to call the quantar via modem. Once you get the SIP or 10 base 2 connection to the...
by wa6ylb
Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: a Quantar question
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Re: a Quantar question

It appears that you need to convert your firmware to standard conventional firmware. Please send me a Private message.
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by wa6ylb
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: CEB - DIU Interconnection
Replies: 1
Views: 475

Re: CEB - DIU Interconnection

The audio paths from a DIU3000 to any device are made with 4 wire connections - a pair for transmit audio, a pair for receive audio. If your console can talk with a ACIM data path, then that needs to be connected to get the DIU to be commanded via ACIM. Else, if your console doesn't have ACIM, then ...
by wa6ylb
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interstate Workaholic battery RAD1840 Date Code
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Interstate Workaholic battery RAD1840 Date Code

Its what is on our 2 way portable batterys.
by wa6ylb
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interstate Workaholic battery RAD1840 Date Code
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Interstate Workaholic battery RAD1840 Date Code

the AR portion is the supplier code. Not decoded. The next letter is the month, in this case, June. The next letter is the day of the month, 15th. The last is the year, in this case 2010. <From Date Codes.pdf - interstate battery> DATE CODE – Interstate products The date code format described below ...
by wa6ylb
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Zetron Model 15 paging encoder
Replies: 12
Views: 2784

Re: Zetron Model 15 paging encoder

CHeck your email.
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by wa6ylb
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Quantro repeater ID
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Quantro repeater ID

I suspect its very much like the Quantar. When its time to ID, the quantar will start the ID w/no tx PL/DPL tone, -only - if the channel is not busy, for say 10-15 seconds. If the station is busy with the ID time comes, it will hold off and wait until the channel is not busy. I can see where the rpt...
by wa6ylb
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Q667 ADP Encryption software DSP Based
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: Q667 ADP Encryption software DSP Based

Yes. You can use the software encryption in your radio, without bricking it. You have to select the software ADP. You don't have to have a hardware board in your radio to use Software ADP. Navigate to: " Radio Configuration " then Secure , then Secure Configuration . Check box the " S...
by wa6ylb
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Astro-Tac "Rcvr Fail" light
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Astro-Tac "Rcvr Fail" light

Does anybody have an idea of why the only light on the front of my receiver that's lit is the "Astro-Tac Rcvr Fail"? Is it a power supply issue? I haven't got the manual I ordered for it yet. Just wondering if anybody else has experienced this. Thanks If the unit was used with a external ...
by wa6ylb
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Trak 9100 Reference and Pwr Supply Fans
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Trak 9100 Reference and Pwr Supply Fans

What was the life span of these fans? We also have Trak 9100's out there, but haven't had any fan issues, yet.
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by wa6ylb
Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 UHF will not turn on
Replies: 12
Views: 2272

Re: CDM1550 UHF will not turn on

If the radio was programmed to use ignition sense, there still may be an issue with the ignition sense line. Inside the radio, the ignition sense line goes through a very small 470 ohm resistor. This resistor acts like a fuse, and if blown, and you radio is looking for ignition sense, the radio wont...
by wa6ylb
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: XTL mobiles and multi PL selection with the 05 head
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: XTL mobiles and multi PL selection with the 05 head

The XTL series, to my finding, has always worked as you described - if you check MPL, your forced to select a MPL something to make the channel work. There is the "preset" PL selection which might work in your case too. The alternative method you described, where you could define a PL tone...
by wa6ylb
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ADP on XTS5000
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: ADP on XTS5000

There is much more detail in the CPS help menu on ADP but yes, with software-based encryption you are fixed at eight keys, no more, no less. The display of the actual key data in the Multikey list is masked ("********"), but (as in step 4) you still must enter these keys before use as eve...
by wa6ylb
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Flashable Quantar boards - when did this happen?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Flashable Quantar boards - when did this happen?

MattSR wrote:EPIC II I believe.


Approximate delivery date of the EPIC II?
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by wa6ylb
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Flashable Quantar boards - when did this happen?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Flashable Quantar boards - when did this happen?

Had to be very early on, no? There are EPIC 1s floating around with DIMMs and DRAM that will take flash upgrades, as you probably well know I know there were retro kits for these boards. As far as I can tell, the TTN series didn't come with flashable parts. Its when the part number for the board ch...
by wa6ylb
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Flashable Quantar boards - when did this happen?
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Flashable Quantar boards - when did this happen?

I know there was a time when Quantars came with non-flashable memory. The board part numbers changed from the typical TTN to the CLN series part number with this change over. What was the approximately date this changeover occured?
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by wa6ylb
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 fails to transmit
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: MSF5000 fails to transmit

I have a digital capable 70cm UHF MSF5000 that suddenly failed to transmit. There are not any error codes displayed. he receiver seems to work properly. It will not TX from received signal, front panel TX switch, or the front panel mic jack. It seems to try to TX for a split second, then reverts ba...
by wa6ylb
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Astro Tac 9600
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Astro Tac 9600

What is the RVN number for the RSS that talks to the Astro Tac 9600? Its not the same as the Astro Tac 3000 - I've tried this already.
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by wa6ylb
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: diu, astrotac3000, quantar v.24 external clock
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: diu, astrotac3000, quantar v.24 external clock

I am trying to connect the diu to the astrtac3000 via PTP microwave, and from the comparator to the site located quantar via microwave. I belive i should set all the components to extrnal clock. can anyone provide some input from previous experience? Thanks. The rule of thumb is, that if your trans...
by wa6ylb
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: RNC Removal.
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: RNC Removal.

Hello to all, Does anyone have experience removing the RNC? If so, what steps need to be taken? We have an 800MHZ Trunking Simulcast Smartnet System. Any and all help will be immensely appreciated. Is this the RNC3000 your talking about? If so, then you will want to tell the DIU3000 that you won't ...
by wa6ylb
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF HT1250 - 1.3KHz off frequency - fault?
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: VHF HT1250 - 1.3KHz off frequency - fault?

As with anything that has a reference osc, you have to put them back on freq after several years. They tend to stop drifting as much after 10 years or so. Very common. Set it back on and enjoy. If it was say more than 5 Khz off, then be warry. Usually if there is a major issue, such as 5-10 Khz off ...
by wa6ylb
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 Mic off Brick?
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: XTL5000 Mic off Brick?

Anyone have any comments on plugging the mic directly into the 110W brick? Will it function the same as if it was plugged into the remote head directly?? A quick bench tests leads me to believe this will work.... Due to where I am mounting the control head it would make more sense to run the mic of...
by wa6ylb
Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Flashing an Astro Tac 3000
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Flashing an Astro Tac 3000

I am looking for someone who has actually flashed an Astro Tac 3000. Please send me a PM.
Thank you.
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by wa6ylb
Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Firmware Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1808

Re: Quantar Firmware Questions

thanks for the info. i have found a quantar with 20.10.xxx firmware in them. i am debating weather to go ahead with one of these or try to find one with newer firmware. kt Note: if you are seeing a small sticker on the 80 pin simm, this isn't the actual firmware version. Its the boot loader code. I...
by wa6ylb
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar EPIC II Control card dip shunt values
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Quantar EPIC II Control card dip shunt values

Very good. So the only shunt cut , is the second one from the triangle symbol. The rest are in.
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by wa6ylb
Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Help Identifying Auto "SOS" from Mob/Port
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Help Identifying Auto "SOS" from Mob/Port

Colleagues, Following our near death experience with VHF narrow-banding and the associated reprogramming of our fleet we seem to have enabled a feature in one or more of our "subscriber" mobiles or portables that we don't desire. Can any of you identify the manufacturer and/or model of ra...
by wa6ylb
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Mixed mode?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Mixed mode?

Yeah, the only Moto radio that ever did user-selectable analog or P25 on the same channel was the fabled Clean Cab Astro Spectra. If you're running secure, however, you can program a mode for mixed mode receive and analog transmit, and the secure type will be forced to Astro in which case you can s...
by wa6ylb
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Adding ADP Software/Multikey
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: Adding ADP Software/Multikey

How do-able is it to add Multi-key & ADP Software encryption to a couple XTS2500s, and what would that run me - ballpark? Thanks! The actual cost for the flash upgrade is $75 per radio, plus local tax. From asking the question I can only assume you've never done this kind of thing before. If yo...
by wa6ylb
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: quantar narrowband
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: quantar narrowband

The RSS says you need this even if you have the UHSO installed and or have the external 5 MHz osc connected. I suspect it’s a pop up banner to remind us that that the frequency accuracy is more critical than it was when the radio was setup for wide band. In the narrow band world, being off frequency...
by wa6ylb
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar EPIC II Control card dip shunt values
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Quantar EPIC II Control card dip shunt values

In the process of converting a EPIC II card to another service, I ran into the need of the S701 dip shut values for different kings of EPIC II cards. The following list below is what I could gleen from the large two binder detailed service manuals. The dip switch shunt is a one time programmed switc...
by wa6ylb
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Amp drop
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Amp drop

My power supply has a constant 23 AMPS 13V the 1550 has a internal switch for actavating lights, horns ect. this is rated at 1 amp, how do I drop the amps so not to fry something? Thanks for your help Typically these outputs are meant to drive external devices, such as a relay coil or small indicat...
by wa6ylb
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar V.24 Card Switch Settings
Replies: 3
Views: 685

Re: Quantar V.24 Card Switch Settings

Does anyone have descriptions of what the two sets of dip-switches (S101 and S102) do on the V.24 daughtercard? The card that I have has switch 1 of both switches in the "ON" position and switches 2,3 and 4 in the "OFF" position. It would be nice to know the function of these sw...
by wa6ylb
Thu May 31, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Analog Passthru on DIU 3000
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Analog Passthru on DIU 3000

I'm trying use a Quantar and DIU 3000 to interface to an ROIP controller. In the past I have just passed analog audio (via wireline) to and from the controller, but I recently acquired the DIU and would like to get audio to the controller with either an analog or P25 input. I've added the V.24 daug...
by wa6ylb
Mon May 07, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MCC5500
Replies: 14
Views: 2429

Re: MCC5500

Can anyone give some reviews on the MCC5500 Performance,Ease of use , features Rough price Any info would be helpful I cant find much on the Motorola site This is typically an item that gets a sales team involved. I have installed two of these consoles. They allow for connections to mobiles (via SB...
by wa6ylb
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Issue with an XTS5000...
Replies: 17
Views: 1646

Re: Issue with an XTS5000...

K8TEK wrote:Your radio was inhibited.


The XTL mobiles I have seen that have had this happen flash the screen on and then off very rapidly. Of course, someone who doesn't know its suppose to do this would think the radio "failed". On this portable - does it show anything, even for 1/10 of a second?
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by wa6ylb
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Firmware Refreshes?
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

Re: Firmware Refreshes?

Hello, I have several HT750 and 1250 radios I would like to update the firmware on. I have never done this before. Do I need anything other than the appropriate programming cable to do this? This is not something M charges for is it?......I see the firmware listed on my MOL account for download, ju...
by wa6ylb
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: V.24 Daughter Card
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: V.24 Daughter Card

K8TEK wrote:Does anybody know what the second port on the V.24 Daughter Card is used for? I looked in the service manual and I cannot find any reference to it.

In an Astro Tac 3000 comparator, its the second voice channel.
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by wa6ylb
Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: DIU Quantar Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Re: DIU Quantar Question

Ok, great info, but you lostme here. I will check to see if the CLN1185A is attached to the wireline board? Where do the two RJ45's come out of, on the front panel? Right now there is the telephone and handset jacks, is there supposed to be 4? If the CLN1185A is installed/not installed will the V.2...
by wa6ylb
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: DIU Quantar Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Re: DIU Quantar Question

Thank you gents. Two questions. 1) Is the V.24 connectors on the front of the quantar separate from the speaker and mic jacks on the SCM? 2) Is there another way to interface into the quantar if it doesn't have a V.24 card. Thanks, Rob 1. The wireline board needs to have a CLN1185A Daughter board a...
by wa6ylb
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Conventional System Key
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Conventional System Key

Advanced Conventional Key (ACK) is a different but similar beast to ASK. You only need one if you're worried about someone stealing a copy of your conventional CP, or if you want to use the features hoser mentioned, as well as conventional Over the Air Programming. I'd love to know what the process...
by wa6ylb
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Another XTL500 Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Another XTL500 Problem

com501 wrote:Quarter turn past shear?


Lets see... How many foot pounds is that???
by wa6ylb
Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Astro Tac Rx'r and GPW8000
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Astro Tac Rx'r and GPW8000

I dont believe it is availible. Motorola cancelled it along with everything that went with it, Quantar, DIU3000's, Astrotac 3000 etc . I also heard they were delaying this (Dec 31st), but asking again after the cancelled date (sept 30), I got the same message: Cancelled.

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