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by DPL
Mon May 06, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: I think I was lied to ??
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: I think I was lied to ??

In either case, it's still in a distant future considering the size if the system and subscriber base. MARCS-IP is being used for day-to-day operations in many counties even though the system has not been built statewide. They are not planning an all-at-once migration. http://www.radioreference.com...
by DPL
Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 and FPP
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: XTS5000 and FPP

FPP is kind of a pain to set up, and requires some things to be just right. First, if you look at your first zone (the FPP zone), you'll notice that there are exactly 16 channels and that each personality is assigned to exactly one channel. The personalities are also assigned in order (channel 1 = p...
by DPL
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Excessive squelch tail HT750 VHF/Lowband
Replies: 7
Views: 1908

Re: Excessive squelch tail HT750 VHF/Lowband

Try changing the mute/unmute rule on the Conventional Personality --> Options screen. Change the dropdown box "Unmute / Mute Rule" to "And Unmuting / Or Muting." Right now it's probably set for standard muting. Standard muting means that the radio waits for the PL decoder to indi...
by DPL
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Issue with CutRate Li-Ion "shorty" Saber 1900mAh battery
Replies: 27
Views: 3356

Re: Issue with CutRate Li-Ion "shorty" Saber 1900mAh battery

But there's a problem...when I drop this battery into my Motorola NTN8831A charger (with the narrow adapter), I get a flashing red "UNchargeable" indicator. I even tried it with a WPLN4114AR impres intelligent charger and also get a flashing red indicator there as well. Something I'm miss...
by DPL
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Handie Talkies FRS Channel 3
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Handie Talkies FRS Channel 3

Here is how to post pictures on the forum: viewtopic.php?p=450188#p450188
by DPL
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 - loud warbling tone on TX carrier??
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: MTS2000 - loud warbling tone on TX carrier??

If it goes away when you use the speaker mic, it might be RF getting into the audio. Relevant threads: http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=60949&start=0 http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=38043 I never tried the fix on my radio so I can't confirm/deny that it works, but ...
by DPL
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 "BONK" on keyup
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: MCS2000 "BONK" on keyup

Does the radio show anything on the display when it bonks? My first thought is the VCO is momentarily going out of lock. I believe it will show FAIL001 or something similar on the screen when it does this, but I'm not sure because I don't have much experience with the MCS2000. I would ask if you're ...
by DPL
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 "Q" split vs "T" split for ham use?
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: XPR6550 "Q" split vs "T" split for ham use?

My understanding is that the "T" radios will work in analog mode, but probably won't work in digital mode. I can't say this 100% for sure, but my friend purchased a couple of "T" XPR4550 mobiles, and while they worked fine in analog mode, they would not speak TRBO in the ham band.
by DPL
Tue May 22, 2012 5:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How to bypass the MOTOTRBO password
Replies: 5
Views: 7327

Re: How to bypass the MOTOTRBO password

There is another way to get the password that is probably easier than doing the WinHex method described in that link. The short version of the story is that the radio and computer use TCP/IP over the USB connection to communicate. The password is sent to the computer in plain text with periods in be...
by DPL
Thu May 03, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MOTOTRBO Direct/Talk-Around
Replies: 9
Views: 870

Re: MOTOTRBO Direct/Talk-Around

I don't know the protocol details, but I do know that the timeslot selection is irrelevant for simplex/talkaround. If I have radio A parked on timeslot 1, and radio B on timeslot 2, they both talk to each other in simplex mode as long as color code and talkgroup are correct.
by DPL
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Astro25 CPS V17.01 now on MOL
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

Re: Astro25 CPS V17.01 now on MOL

I programmed my R15 firmware XTS2500 last night with the new CPS. Read/write times were normal, and it didn't get bricked. A sigh of relief was breathed.
by DPL
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: L3208 / MC3000 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: L3208 / MC3000 questions

Jim,
That's great information, thanks. I'm in the process of giving the manual for the junction box a good and thorough read.
by DPL
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: L3208 / MC3000 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: L3208 / MC3000 questions

OK, found the manuals on MOL, so ignore that part of the question.
by DPL
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: L3208 / MC3000 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

L3208 / MC3000 questions

Hello all. I have recently found myself with a couple of L3208A junction boxes, and a few MC3000s and RCH3000s to go with them. I'd like to try to set something up for personal use at home, but this is pretty new territory for me. I've done a bit of research here on the board, and I understand that ...
by DPL
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "Checking Interest"or"Considering" on Buy/Trade/Sell Forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 2374

Re: "Checking Interest"or"Considering" on Buy/Trade/Sell For

I support the "clear intent" policy (FS, FT, or WTB). I think that requiring prices is a good idea, too. I could go either way on the pictures part. I have purchased several things on here without seeing pictures. I guess I tend to trust people here more than on greedBay.
by DPL
Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DES Saber and Astro
Replies: 9
Views: 1046

Re: DES Saber and Astro

Check out http://www.akardam.net/moto/docs/mirror ... odules.pdf
This is a great list of secure modules created by a member here. There are several astro saber modules that do des. I have an ntn1153 in one of mine.
by DPL
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?

4F1E and 1C5E both refer to two different famous (infamous?) flashcodes found in Astro Sabers and XTS3000s. If you search the board for those strings, you should find sufficient explanation of their origins. When you look at your flashcode, you will likely see one of those two strings in the flash c...
by DPL
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2012 - Who is in? The official 2012 thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5500

Re: DAYTON 2012 - Who is in? The official 2012 thread

I'm there.

Poop geyser really ruined Saturday last year. Not sure I want to know what's in store for 2012.
by DPL
Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 10 years ago today . . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 1230

Re: 10 years ago today . . . .

In the interest of nostalgia, the earliest capture of the batboard on the Internet Archive seems to be from April 5th, 2001 . Unfortunately it seems that the messages themselves weren't captured, so we only get to look at the index. Here is a capture from September 25th, 2001 , at which point the bo...
by DPL
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: modify 800mhz motorola
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: modify 800mhz motorola

Some guy on radioreference was working on something like what you're talking about with an 800 Maxtrac and an Arduino board. See http://forums.radioreference.com/motorola-forum/214105-maxtrac-arduino-brain-transplant.html. I haven't actually read the whole thread, but I think he actually got it work...
by DPL
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DTMF tones on XTS5000
Replies: 16
Views: 1578

Re: DTMF tones on XTS5000

I know I'm a few days late to the party but I just saw this thread. My XTS2500 was doing the exact same thing that Gary's XTS5000 is doing, and I'm almost positive that DTMF Mic Enable is what you want to turn off (as bezking said). If I remember correctly, Hot Keypad means that you can transmit DTM...
by DPL
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOTOTRBO CPS
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: MOTOTRBO CPS

I'm pretty new at working with TRBO software, too, so this might not be the best answer. I couldn't figure out how to move them wherever I wanted, so I just stuck numbers at the beginning of the name (01 Home, 02 out of town, etc.), which was fine for me since I'm used to having that feature on othe...
by DPL
Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra FL 01/90
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: Spectra FL 01/90

Check, double check, and triple check the connections on the control head and the radio. That code means that the control head can't talk to the radio, so make certain that the control cable is plugged in at both ends (unplug and reconnect it to be sure), and also make sure that the radio drawer has...
by DPL
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 PTT button broken
Replies: 14
Views: 2642

Re: XTS2500 PTT button broken

Thanks for the tip. For the benefit of anyone else who experiences this problem, the FSB that com501 referenced above is FSB10278B. The document has very detailed instructions (including pictures) for replacing the PTT button. Like com501 said, the FSB indicates that you could get a 25 pack of repla...
by DPL
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 PTT button broken
Replies: 14
Views: 2642

Re: XTS2500 PTT button broken

I have the same issue with mine, except it is broken all the way through now. I couldn't figure out how to get the button out to replace it. Has anyone done this before?
by DPL
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 2x GM300 programmed as a repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: 2x GM300 programmed as a repeater

You can program them both the same. The repeater's TX frequency goes in the TX frequency field for each radio, and likewise for the RX frequency. Obviously only one radio will be the transmitter and one the receiver, but programming them the same means you don't have to remember which one is which w...
by DPL
Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar knob question
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Visar knob question

It's been a really long time, but I'm pretty sure I tried this before and it didn't work.
by DPL
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2011 - Whos in?
Replies: 68
Views: 6018

Re: DAYTON 2011 - Whos in?

Jay wrote:How about TRBO?

http://www.trbo.info/public/hamvention2010info.html

That link is from last year but I think it's a permanent repeater. I don't have a radio myself, sadly.

If anyone is passing through Columbus, there is a P25 repeater: 443.650 $293/179.9 W8DIG. Doesn't cover in Dayton, though.
by DPL
Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF Astro Saber Question
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: VHF Astro Saber Question

Splinter channel refers to the spacing between frequencies. The new standard for VHF is 7.5 kHz; the old was 15 kHz. Narrow band vs. wide band refers to the transmit deviation. Wideband is 5 kHz deviation and narrowband is 2.5 kHz deviation. The two subjects are different but it's confusing because ...
by DPL
Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How to contact "Batlabs.com" via email
Replies: 17
Views: 3092

Re: How to contact "Batlabs.com" via email

I vote for a wiki, and commit to using some my limited free time to migrate pages from the old site, and perhaps some of the bigger-deal forum threads, to the wiki.
by DPL
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Audio Settings
Replies: 24
Views: 1238

Re: XTS5000 Audio Settings

If this is on conventional analog, make sure that the setting for TX Emphasis is enabled. I think this is on the personality screen, but I don't have CPS in front of me to check. If this is disabled, it will cause the audio to sound muffled. If you are not using conventional analog, disregard the ab...
by DPL
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What handheld for 396 - 403MHz?
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: What handheld for 396 - 403MHz?

I have never tried taking a 403-470 HT1000 out of band, but I have used 450-512 ones down to at least 442, so if this holds for the 403-470 radios you should be able to take one down to at least 395. This is speculation, of course, but if you have HT1000s already it might be worth a try.
by DPL
Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: BatLabs Site issues
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: BatLabs Site issues

Other people have mentioned this before, but you can do a google search of just this site by typing site:batboard.batlabs.com followed by your search terms. Works way better than the built in search.

I thought the knowledge base thing was kind of weird, but a wiki sounds like the perfect idea.
by DPL
Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II on a Trunking System?
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: QC-II on a Trunking System?

Though it seems that the OP's question has been answered already, it is worth noting that QCII *is* used on trunking systems for fire station alerting in some cases. In these cases the tones are generated by some device tied to the transmitting radio (e.g., a console), and decoded by a separate box ...
by DPL
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dayton 2010 Whos IN? (can we make this a sticky?)
Replies: 78
Views: 6680

Re: Dayton 2010 Whos IN? (can we make this a sticky?)

I'll be there with a TK-5210 P25 Portable. Can you advise what I need to set the programming up as? In addition to the crossband thing the OP talked about, you want 151.880 in P25 mode (digital CSQ). There are some UHF FRS frequencies listed in previous Dayton threads but in my experience nobody ev...
by DPL
Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 VS XTS2500
Replies: 19
Views: 3870

Re: XTS5000 VS XTS2500

The power level thing annoys me, too. Also, the commander mic (the one with the channel knob and volume/side buttons) does not work at all with the 2500 (that is, it doesn't even work as a regular speaker mic--no audio/ptt at all). There used to be no public safety mic option for the 2500--they have...
by DPL
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 10308

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

I couldnt get this to work on my AS. Is there a minimum firmware version or flash option you must have for this? Another question I have is if you are monitoring a P25 Phase I 9600 12 site simulcast system using this method, will you hear all the talkgroups on the system? Or are talkgroups simulcas...
by DPL
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 flashcode
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: MTS2000 flashcode

Wow, definitely something I did not know. Thanks for the information.
by DPL
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HELP! Will this radio work on our system? Arkansas AWIN
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: HELP! Will this radio work on our system? Arkansas AWIN

No, it won't work. It doesn't do P25 trunking. Most XTS3000s/Astro Sabers won't do P25 trunking.
by DPL
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 flashcode
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: MTS2000 flashcode

For radios like that, you're probably going to have to get Motorola to do it if you need the flash code changed. The easiest way to figure out what the radio is capable of is to use an online flash decoder like http://www.akardam.net/moto/tools/decode3.pl. If you are just trying to use the radios in...
by DPL
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 800mhz Stubby Antenna Performance
Replies: 16
Views: 1732

Re: 800mhz Stubby Antenna Performance

Motorola engineers conducted extensive tests of various portable antenna types for each of the frequency bands. They documented their results in a paper which was published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. If anyone is interested in reading this, it is in Volume 40, number 4 (Novem...
by DPL
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Astro Spectra

You will need to replace the VCO board, the preselector board, and probably the PA. These parts are interchangeable with the analog Spectras, so you should be able to get them cheaply. The vocons, as far as I know, are not band-dependent. So, if the firmware in the Q-split radio's vocon supports wha...
by DPL
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Commander II mike (RMN5089B) works on MT/MTS2000?
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: Commander II mike (RMN5089B) works on MT/MTS2000?

I looked at the relevant pages in the 2500 & 5000 detailed service manuals (4-23 & 3-34) and the pinouts look the same to me. Not saying for sure that they are, but they look like it. Knowing Motorola, if I had to take a wild guess I'd say that the radio is programmed not to work with the co...
by DPL
Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 with 128 modes
Replies: 7
Views: 432

XTL5000 with 128 modes

Maybe this is obvious, but I couldn't find anything via search. I have an XTL5000 with an O5 head that is limited to 128 modes. M20URS9PW1AN 500008-000480-0 HOST/DSP R09.00.00 I have never played with one that had an Odyssey head--is this expected for this radio? Obviously it isn't for the other XTL...
by DPL
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: MDC 1200 VS. Enhanced Digital ID Display??? PLS HELP
Replies: 16
Views: 889

Re: MDC 1200 VS. Enhanced Digital ID Display??? PLS HELP

That's very interesting to know about the 1500/2500. Good thing to keep in mind when shopping. Also adds more benefit to a firmware lift. To add to the Astro Saber/XTS3000 discussion, I know someone with a UHF Astro Saber with 7/8 firmware and a 1xxxxx-xxxxxx-x flash, and we have been unsuccessful i...
by DPL
Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Q361 and Q574
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Q361 and Q574

This seems to have been asked before, but I can't find an answer. Does anyone know what the difference between Q361 (ASTRO 25 9600 baud trunking) and Q574 (9600 baud trunking) is? I saw an XTS2500 recently that had both of those options and I was just curious about the difference.
by DPL
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi Missing Pixels FSB *extended* DIY Working Fix Inside
Replies: 51
Views: 24249

Re: Jedi Missing Pixels FSB *extended*

I got my shipping label, but the operator forgot to send me the repair form (I did ask for it). Rather than have to call them back on the phone, does anybody have a copy they can shoot me? Is it on MOL somewhere perhaps?

shadowbronze@gmail.com if anybody has it.

Thanks!
by DPL
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Favorite form factor?
Replies: 21
Views: 1196

Re: Favorite form factor?

XTS2500 for me. The Jedis were my favorite until I got one of these, though.

The 3000s/5000s are too bulky for me.


Although, if I need a radio to tuck in my pocket or my backpack, I take my Saber or Astro Saber. And they win hands down in the looks category, too.
by DPL
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber error tone
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Saber error tone

I believe that they are medium pitch; since I have so little experience with sabers I'm not 100% certain. The battery pack is good (works on other radios). I tried moving the low battery threshold in the alignment section all the way around with no change in behavior.

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