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by madfrenchie
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: PM1500 Dual Radio Setup
Replies: 1
Views: 217

PM1500 Dual Radio Setup

After talking with some radio guys and seeing some small hints it was possible in the CPS, I had a question about setting up a PM1500 with two bricks. It was brought to my attention that it may be possible to have two bricks, for example, one VHF, and one UHF, both connected to a single Control Head...
by madfrenchie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

If have a way to burn 28C256 eproms and have frequencies that you can use this system on I can help you on a codeplug. Just PM me Thank you for the offer. I actually tried looking for a way to burn the eproms and failed.. I sold a few of the cards on e-bay and still have a few of them left. I'm par...
by madfrenchie
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

If have a way to burn 28C256 eproms and have frequencies that you can use this system on I can help you on a codeplug. Just PM me Thank you for the offer. I actually tried looking for a way to burn the eproms and failed.. I sold a few of the cards on e-bay and still have a few of them left. I'm par...
by madfrenchie
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

it's amazing what time does.... that system you have was ~ $100,000.00 when it was new.... good luck learning.... but I'll tell you that the current day technology is so much different today... no more discreet components/signals and custom PROMs, etc... 20% hardware/80% software.....and all IP the...
by madfrenchie
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 remote head kit question- theoretical length limit
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: MCS2000 remote head kit question- theoretical length limit

From my experience with working on the MCS2000 this should be possible. I have extended the cable to lengths of about 50 feet, never as far as 85. A few things you want to keep in mind is like you mentioned, make sure you have good solid wiring, and SOLDER EVERYTHING neatly. A poor solder joint can ...
by madfrenchie
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

As far as changing frequencies, you would require a new PROM to be built, and Motorola cannot provide that anymore. You are stuck with what you have in that regard. I heard a rumor that Genesis can still burn these PROMs, but at a cost that would be prohibitive. Not to mention, keep in mind that th...
by madfrenchie
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

That's interesting that it is in failsoft... Having not worked on a 6809 in nearly 8 years, I can't remember what else to check... If I recall correctly, there is another member here that has maintained them and advised that replacing all of the batteries and electrolytic capacitors was a wise thin...
by madfrenchie
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

Make sure the buttons on the controller marked "Disable" are not pushed in, and make sure the keys are set to "RUN" and not "SERVICE". Yeah I verified the buttons are all out, and they keys are also all in the Run position. I will check a few things out tonight after w...
by madfrenchie
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

The constant signal you are hearing is called "Failsoft", and is what happens when a base station loses connection to the central controller. It tells all the radios listening to it to switch to a conventional type of operation and use that repeater as if it were just conventional. Everyo...
by madfrenchie
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

The constant signal you are hearing is called "Failsoft", and is what happens when a base station loses connection to the central controller. It tells all the radios listening to it to switch to a conventional type of operation and use that repeater as if it were just conventional. Everyo...
by madfrenchie
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

Well, we are here to answer any questions you may have, so fire away! :) Haha... ok you asked for it.. After learning about the difficulties I gave up and didn't connect all the repeaters to the controller. But I did notice when I turn on a repeater (One that is not plugged into the controller) It ...
by madfrenchie
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

Grab yourself an eBay Quantar and configure it for 6809 operation in your band of choice. I've seen and purchased $200 800 MHz examples. I still say where are you going to get a license to operate this... Sure is an expensive way to learn... Though that really is the pot calling the kettle black on...
by madfrenchie
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

Boy don't I look like a fool.. Well apparently they had a VHF Paging system installed and the MSR2000 was the transmitter for it. Both TX and RX are on the same frequency, with what looks like a small relay on the Antenna. http://i68.tinypic.com/k009wg.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/6p5hjd.jpg
by madfrenchie
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

Are you positive the fifth repeater is a MSR2000, or a Micor? I was never aware of the MSR2000 ever being offered in anything except for VHF/UHF. Here is a picture of it. http://i63.tinypic.com/v66r81.jpg Okay, you have my piqued my curiosity. What's the model number on the tag, and can you pull th...
by madfrenchie
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

Yes, and unfortunately without a codeplug chip from Motorola (about $2500 last I checked a couple years ago, not sure they're still available) or access to the R34 software, which I've not been able to actually lay hands on despite almost 10 years of trying! Ok, well now I don't like you anymore.. ...
by madfrenchie
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

The buttons on the RIB and TIB cards should all be 'out' for the first 5 channels. The 6 & 7 buttons don't really matter since the system is only 5-channel. Also, any button labeled 'disable' should out as well. If the batteries in the cards are flat, you'll likely have lost all the programmabl...
by madfrenchie
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

motorola_otaku wrote:Are you positive the fifth repeater is a MSR2000, or a Micor?

I was never aware of the MSR2000 ever being offered in anything except for VHF/UHF.


Here is a picture of it.
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by madfrenchie
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Re: Motorola Trunking Help

Thank you very much for your reply, at least now I know what CSC, RSC, and TSC, etc... means. Right now I have it all set up in my basement with a dummy load on the TX side... therefore if you are more then 10 feet away from the system you get zero signal, so I'm not worried about the FCC. Again, I'...
by madfrenchie
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola Trunking Help
Replies: 37
Views: 2191

Motorola Trunking Help

Hello, To start off with I've had a 800 MHZ Motorola Trunking System donated to me by a local business. The system is quite old but I would like to use it as a learning tool. I'm looking for someone to either point me in the direction of documentation / how to's or help walk me though how the system...
by madfrenchie
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Re: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!

kb4mdz wrote:madfrenchie -

I think I have copies of the manuals, if you would like me to pdf them & send them. Give me a couple days to look.


I would appreciate a copy of the manuals. Thank you very much!!
by madfrenchie
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Re: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!

I can answer #3 - these links are used in lieu of phones lines so tone remotes can connect to the wireline card on a repeater. If set for 4W full duplex, dispatch consoles can hear inbound traffic even as they transmit. They are on a separate freq pair from the repeater, and do not participate as a...
by madfrenchie
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Re: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!

I've opened them all up, and all the units are the same.. they all TX on 458.3125 and RX on 453.3125 Each of these units were installed in different buildings in town, Police Department, Fire Department, Public Works, and so on. Those items were collected, but the one at the Repeater site somehow d...
by madfrenchie
Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Re: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!

No, you cannot simply swap the crystals. That model is based on the HT90/HT440 series portable. Manuals for them are as common as chicken teeth these days, but you may be able to find an HT90/440 manual someplace. That said, these things were generally sold as pairs that talked directly to each oth...
by madfrenchie
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Re: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!

More than likely these are wide band radios and can no longer be used on most public safety frequencies. I say this because crystal controlled radios were made many moons ago and are probably not able to be narrow banded. With the vast availability of newer radios that are narrow banded, you would ...
by madfrenchie
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Handie Talkie Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 1697

Motorola Handie Talkie Help!

Hello, Many years ago our local fire department used Remote RF Links to connect a Tone Remote handset to our repeater site. The units we used were called Motorola Handie Talkie, they operated on the UHF band and had different TX and PX frequencies, They are 1 watt transmitters and use crystals. I ha...
by madfrenchie
Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interfaceing an MCS2000 Model III with an ITA2000A
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Interfaceing an MCS2000 Model III with an ITA2000A

Hello, I have an ITA2000A which I am trying to interface with a Motorola MCS2000 radio. From what I have read from other forum posts the MCS2000 is capable of doing channel steering when programmed correctly. In the users manual that came with the ITA2000A it shows directions on how to connect the u...
by madfrenchie
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Upgraded PM1500 to Digital
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: Upgraded PM1500 to Digital

escomm wrote:It goes through APB but there is a form you can fill out from MOL. IIRC it's $400 per radio or thereabouts.


Thank you I will try and contact Motorola to get the form.

I'm assuming I have to send the radio in to get the upgrade done.. its not as simple as them sending me a software upgrade?
by madfrenchie
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Upgraded PM1500 to Digital
Replies: 6
Views: 1463

Re: Upgraded PM1500 to Digital

I hate to revive an old post.. but what is the cost / steps to getting a PM1500 upgraded to Digital?

Thank You
by madfrenchie
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: PM1500 basic service manual
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: PM1500 basic service manual

Does anyone have a PDF copy of the PM1500 Service Manual, or Install Manual. Thank You. There are 2 service manuals that Motorola came out with in PDF format. Basic service manual # 6871241Lo1-B 13,284 KB in size. Detailed service manual # 6871241L01-A 19,662 KB in size. If you have an MOL account,...
by madfrenchie
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: PM1500 basic service manual
Replies: 2
Views: 852

PM1500 basic service manual

Does anyone have a PDF copy of the PM1500 Service Manual, or Install Manual.

Thank You.
by madfrenchie
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500I Can't Program Multiple QCII Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: XTS2500I Can't Program Multiple QCII Systems

The Pager Geek wrote:Your radio has been FPP crippled...

Only 1 system can be used with FPP. It is a CPS restriction.

tpg


Ahh.. ok.

So if i take a zone that is not set up for FPP, I should be able to use a second system then? or am i stuck with one system radio wide because I have one zone with FPP?
by madfrenchie
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500I Can't Program Multiple QCII Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 330

XTS2500I Can't Program Multiple QCII Systems

Hello, I am using Astro 25 Portable CPS Version R14.00.00 I have a XTS2500I Radio H46KDH9PW7BN with a 407CGH**** Serial This is a VHF Radio. I currently set up 3 Quick Call systems with different AB Codes in each one. They are all 3 listed in the Qucik-CallII menu in the CPS. When i edit a Conventio...
by madfrenchie
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Usage Training Material
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Radio Usage Training Material

Hello, This is probably a strange request for this board, but i figured this was the best category to ask. We have been having a lot of problems at our Fire Department with the usage of our two way radio system, and a very bad understand of how our repeater works by members. What I am looking for is...
by madfrenchie
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeaters
Replies: 18
Views: 468

Re: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeater

One stop shop for all your needs. haha... for YEARS we were calling our dispatch center by the name of the paper mill, well the mill recently got bought out, so we have a new name for our dispatch center, it gets confusing on the radio sometimes, people mistakenly calling it the old name, getting no...
by madfrenchie
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:12 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeaters
Replies: 18
Views: 468

Re: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeater

Bill_G wrote:I've seen that before. We have a local private ambulance company that also dispatches towing and taxis. You do what you gotta do.



Just as long as they don't dispatch a tow truck to an ambulance call. hahah...
by madfrenchie
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeaters
Replies: 18
Views: 468

Re: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeater

That's good to hear. Thanks. Sometimes I am too conservative with my assumptions making the coverage too small. This adds weight that something is impairing your system. Once that has been determined, and corrected, you should enjoy much better coverage over the whole county without investing in an...
by madfrenchie
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeaters
Replies: 18
Views: 468

Re: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeater

I can adjust the center of the map further south after you give us more information about the system. That repeater location should be great for your area. I had to add impairments and reduce confidence quite a bit until the plot showed fair to poor coverage in the Long Lake area as you described. ...
by madfrenchie
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeaters
Replies: 18
Views: 468

Re: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeater

Very interesting, I'm going to review what you said deeper tomorrow morning, but if you look at your maps, you see where Long Lake is. Our station 2 is at long Lake, and we cover all around the lake plus an extra 10 to 15 mile distance past that
by madfrenchie
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeaters
Replies: 18
Views: 468

Re: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeater

Good morning Frenchie. This is my bread and butter. As has already been discussed, to do this right, you need both a voting system, and a simulcast controller to do what you want because the primary repeater covers the entire area. Without strong technical support, it would be impossible to get it ...
by madfrenchie
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeaters
Replies: 18
Views: 468

Re: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeater

If the chief wants to spend the money, you need to forget doing "ghetto" linking to try and make it work. There are two technologies that you need to consider: Voting - this involves having multiple receivers and selecting the best to be repeated Simulcast - having two or more transmitter...
by madfrenchie
Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeaters
Replies: 18
Views: 468

Re: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeater

Since the repeater can be heard at both locations why not install a remote receiver at the lake and link it back to the repeater? You wouldn't have to sync anything if you did that. You would still need an additional receiver and a transmitter, of course. We use UHF links in my area that cover up t...
by madfrenchie
Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeaters
Replies: 18
Views: 468

Large Coverage Area, Thinking of installing two repeaters

Good Afternoon everyone. Our local fire department is having issues with our single repeater providing coverage throughout our fire coverage area. Ill try to draw you a mental picture of what we currently have. We have two fire stations, One in Town(Station 1), and one at the Lake(Station 2 about 20...
by madfrenchie
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: GM950+ duplex repeater programming
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Re: GM950+ duplex repeater programming

Hi All, I need some help programming my GM950+. I've programmed in the simplex channels without a problem, I'm just not sure how to program in the duplex repeater channels for the UHF CB range in australia. http://www.uhfcb.com.au/40-Channel-UHF-Infomation.php has all the frequencies. I'm just not ...
by madfrenchie
Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola XTS 2500I Model III With Horrible Audio on TX
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Motorola XTS 2500I Model III With Horrible Audio on TX

Is your transmit emphasis box checked? If not it should be. Also I have to second what Marc said on the complete alignment, especially if the radio is a 123ABC1234 unit. Jim Hey, thanx guys for the response, The problem is i don't have access to the equipment needed to perform an alignment. The rad...
by madfrenchie
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola XTS 2500I Model III With Horrible Audio on TX
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Motorola XTS 2500I Model III With Horrible Audio on TX

Hello, I recently purchased a Motorola XTS 2500I Model III and have been having some issues with the transmitter audio quality. The quality of the audio transmitted is what i am having problems with. My voice ends up sounding very low in level with ALOT of bass, of course the louder i place the volu...
by madfrenchie
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS2000 Out Of Band
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: MCS2000 Out Of Band

Ahh yeah... forgot about that ;)


thanx alot for the answer!!!
by madfrenchie
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS2000 Out Of Band
Replies: 2
Views: 348

MCS2000 Out Of Band

Hello, I have a VHF MCS2000 Model III with remote head, It is set up to do 136 to 174 I was wondering if it was possible at all to program it on 122.800 I have seen on other posts how to edit the cps with a hex editor to program radios out of band, but before I attempt to do something that that, I'd...
by madfrenchie
Wed May 20, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: EX600-XLS basic questions
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: EX600-XLS basic questions

From my own experience USB Cables are JUNK!!! I had one for my EX600 I'm currently running firmware 05.14.00 and this is my second one (Fried the first one whiten 2 weeks of having it by trying to program it with a USB Cable. That's when i turned around and purchased a Ribless 9pin and haven't had A...
by madfrenchie
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: portable charger conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: portable charger conversion

I have a pr400 portable charger, i am wanting to put in a car to charge from 12 volts, can i just plug it straight into 12 volts or do i need to keep the transformer in the link? Check the output voltage of the transformer, If it states 12V out then yes you can connect directly to 12 volts without ...
by madfrenchie
Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HELP!!! I think i briked by EX600 XLS
Replies: 11
Views: 1029

Re: HELP!!! I think i briked by EX600 XLS

Thanks guys. I guess my next step would be to send the radio into /\/\otorola to get fixed and then while waiting for it to come back I can order a better cable. Would a ribless serial cable be better? Or should I just go out and spend $300 bucks on a RIB and cable

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