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by NSPD
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 582

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

jackhackett wrote:Dumont


I’ve never even heard of Dumont but a quick image search yielded this:

http://www.dcaptain.com/radios.htm

Think we have a winner!
by NSPD
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 582

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

That looks very RCA-ish.
by NSPD
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 simply won't passive scan
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: XTL2500 simply won't passive scan

Make sure also you have CAI Data Registration turned off on your conventional systems. Otherwise it may try to send data out and appears to be trying to affiliate.
by NSPD
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 580

Re: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios

I would like to have this too. Pyramid makes a harness for the Kenwood NX-5000 mobiles allowing you to connect 3 mobiles to one VRS. Shame they don’t have it for the XTL.
by NSPD
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2014 F-150 Install - Console Options
Replies: 0
Views: 194

2014 F-150 Install - Console Options

Looking at upfitting a 2014 Ford F-150 XLT Supercrew with the front bucket seats, factory center console (between seats only), and column shifter. I would like to not reinvent the wheel here and I am hoping someone on here may have some experience with this year model of F-150. I wanted to do a RAM ...
by NSPD
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a TOUGH radio
Replies: 15
Views: 769

Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

How about a $20 DN HT1000?

Double-edged sword here though. Most durable radios are bricks, which could also be a heavy projectile in this case.
by NSPD
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 536

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

Are we talking about true dual radio or HRR?
by NSPD
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber battery to MX/KVL battery adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Saber battery to MX/KVL battery adapter

Mine does not have a part number on it. Not sure if they were an SP product or what.
by NSPD
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000 BN Audio Settings
Replies: 0
Views: 218

APX6000 BN Audio Settings

We have just deployed about 900 APX6000 BN radios with XP speaker mics. Currently on a 4.1 system (all talkgroups digital) but soon transitioning to P25. I have been getting user complaints about choppy audio, audio fading in and out to the extremes, missed traffic, etc. We are using the default aud...
by NSPD
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles

The Midian boards like to die after several years and make the radios start throwing EEPROM CS and HW errors all over the place That’s a bummer.. not many options for secure on low band other than maybe the X9000 and they bring their own set of problems, and no other options for portables that I ha...
by NSPD
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles

FatBoy wrote:We did something similar to huhundreds of low band ht750s that went overseas around 2007-2009 time frame. We loaded an option board to the HT750 and wrote the board (keyloaded) it with Midians software. Pretty sure it was AES, not sure what flavor. FB


So how did it work?
by NSPD
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Really OLD Motorola pager
Replies: 32
Views: 2670

Re: Really OLD Motorola pager

Yeah the post may be old but a NEW MEMBER did a search and found it because he had an old vibrator he was letting us all know about. And I bet postee wasn't around when cow thief pulled his crap which means he wouldn't have a clue about cow thief. So why dump on him ? My feeling is welcome to the b...
by NSPD
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Really OLD Motorola pager
Replies: 32
Views: 2670

Re: Really OLD Motorola pager

Bat Bob wrote:If anyone still needs a vibrator I found one for 25.00 on the link below. Mine was a 6 volt positive ground so I had a bit difficult time finding one until I located these guys.

http://www.vintagecarradio.com/accessor ... adios.html


16 Years Later :o
by NSPD
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles

So I am seeing that Midian makes an AES-128 board for the Professional Series mobiles and portables. Does anyone have an experience with these things that can give me some feedback before I decide to head down this road? Or.. even better has anyone pulled any out of used radios that wants to part wi...
by NSPD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Consumer bluetooth headsets for APX
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Consumer bluetooth headsets for APX

So I have been using a Gonovate G10 with my APX's for discreet listening in the office and for non-mission critical things.. works pretty well but the audio quality leaves a lot to be desired. I am looking at some of the around the neck Bluetooth headsets geared toward music. Has anyone found any of...
by NSPD
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series

I have a couple of the /\/\ XTS Bluetooth adapters... they worked pretty well with my GoNovate G10 when I was using them. Love the APX built-in Bluetooth though.
by NSPD
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1000 Pre and De emphasis
Replies: 1
Views: 242

HT1000 Pre and De emphasis

So I have a DN model VHF HT1000 I am trying to put back in service for a friend. My receive audio sounds really tinny like there is no pre-emphasis or de-emphasis turned on. I can't find a menu for it either. It's been so long since I have messed with one of these I can't remember if it was even an ...
by NSPD
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR 5550 UHF Question
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

GPS is basically for automatic vehicle location for dispatch purposes.. It's not APRS.

In a properly set up system a dispatcher behind a computer can see where all their units are.
by NSPD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Custom MVA files
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Custom MVA files

I suggest rolling your own since what everyone else has is likely customized for their needs. It is a pain in the :o but it can be done. Start by using http://www.fromtexttospeech.com to create MP3 files, then download and use Goldwave (free) to convert to the proper WAV format that the CPS will rec...
by NSPD
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Si500 Video Speaker Mic
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Si500 Video Speaker Mic

Anybody deployed any Si500 VSM's yet?

Just wondering what the general impression is and if they are locked to Motorola's cloud storage.
by NSPD
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion

Don't forget the specific tools needed for the assembly/disassembly, the chassis is the same, but you will need all the plastic parts. I have the tools, I can do the changeover and align your radio on my 3920. I might take you up on that offer. I have found 2 different part numbers for the chassis,...
by NSPD
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: R20.50.09 FIRMWARE W SERIES WARNING
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: R20.50.09 FIRMWARE W SERIES WARNING

I just had a W4 upgraded to 20.50.09... It was working fine before I converted it to an O5.
by NSPD
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 with Sierra Module Firmware Update
Replies: 2
Views: 402

XTS5000 with Sierra Module Firmware Update

So I bought a VHF XTS5000 on eBay that arrived with a Harris Sierra module installed (no type 1 algorithms loaded). The radio works great but apparently was manufactured in 2005 and never programmed or used. It has R05.00.00 firmware and DSP and the Sierra module has R04.xx.xx firmware. With such ol...
by NSPD
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash

So.... I can use the flex that was connecting the brick to the W-Series TIB then? Just connect it to the back of the W4 head?

Edit: Nevermind, I see I can't. Off to the For Sale/Wanted forum!
by NSPD
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash

motorola_otaku wrote:Head bridge is the same, the flex is not. Think about how the head mates to an Astro Spectra and you'll understand why.


Excellent.. I will try and find the appropriate flex then.

Thanks for the info!
by NSPD
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash
Replies: 4
Views: 306

XTL5000 W4 remote to dash

I know this is the opposite of what most people do... but I have a remote mount XTL5000 with a W-series TIB that I removed from a Futurecom repeater package. I also have a W4 remote head. I would like to convert this mobile to a dash mount. Is there anything additional I need to make this work after...
by NSPD
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX/XPR RSM comparison
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: APX/XPR RSM comparison

I have an XP mic on demo... Love it.
by NSPD
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone

The mic paired to the APX works well... The audio quality isn't the best I don't think but it does work well. The mic has a dual drop-in charger and removable battery which was my major complaint with the freelinc mics. I have two XTS freelinc mics with dead batteries that have to be soldered in to ...
by NSPD
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone

I like it... But.. Its not a replacement for a VRS. Definitely not for public safety use. For the public works guys that need to go less than 150 feet or so from their truck, it would work okay and could be a replacement for a portable. I was able to attach it to the APX with the mic clip on the das...
by NSPD
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Replies: 9
Views: 798

Re: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone

That was it... I feel stupid it was something that simple but it never dawned on me that the wireless mic would act like it was off-HUB. Works great!

Thanks!
by NSPD
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Replies: 9
Views: 798

APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone

I have one of these PMMN4097C Bluetooth Long Range Wireless Gareway Microphones to demo along with one of the PMMN4095A Bluetooth Microphones. As soon as I connect the wireless mic, the APX6500 stops scanning and I only receive traffic on the selected channel. I realize that this may be by design, b...
by NSPD
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX RSSI Display
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: APX RSSI Display

N4DES wrote:If the radio is programmed for SmartNet (not SmartZone) the bars in the display won't show.


This appears to have been it... coverage type was set to Disabled.

Thanks!
by NSPD
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX RSSI Display
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: APX RSSI Display

Just confirming... are your P25 systems conventional or trunked? There's a "Conventional RSSI Display" setting under the "Features" section of each conventional personality. I could be wrong, but I don't think the RSSI display is valid for trunked systems. You have the signal st...
by NSPD
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX RSSI Display
Replies: 7
Views: 793

APX RSSI Display

Where or what exactly determines if the trunked RSSI is displayed on the screen of an APX portable or mobile? I have an APX6000 programmed with multiple systems (legit subscriber, both 4.1 and P25 systems). The main system is a 4.1 and I get no RSSI display on the screen. It shows on the P25 systems...
by NSPD
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Best dual band (single or pair of radios) option with remote head for $300-350
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Best dual band (single or pair of radios) option with remote head for $300-350

One other option... Find some of those mic clip mounts made for the sides of consoles on sort of an "L-Bracket", remove the stereo or trim around it temporarily and install the brackets between the dash and where the stereo slides back in, then slide the stereo in. No visible holes in the ...
by NSPD
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Keyloading with T3011 and KVL3000+
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Keyloading with T3011 and KVL3000+

Can you elaborate more on the proper settings for Astro25? I am currently using PID key management with 7 DES keys.
by NSPD
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Keyloading with T3011 and KVL3000+
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Keyloading with T3011 and KVL3000+

I have a mix of Astro25 and APX portables and mobiles that I am currently keyloading DES-XL and DES-OFB with a T3011DX. I now have a need to also be able to load additional AES keys with a KVL3000+ from someone else. Is there a way to set up the radios so that I can do this? Thus far I have only eve...
by NSPD
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Label Source
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: APX Label Source

Thanks for the suggestions... I will do some research on these!
by NSPD
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Label Source
Replies: 5
Views: 797

APX Label Source

My agency is getting ready to deploy about 900 APX6000 Model 2.5 radios in the next few months. We have discussed getting some labels made to fit the recessed space below the directional keys that has our agency logo and contact information to identify our radios and give people a number to call if ...
by NSPD
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola P500 portable ????
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: Motorola P500 portable ????

Someone on the board here was nice enough to give it to me since they knew I collected /\/\ gear but I have never used it and I don't know if it works. The battery is toast as are the rest of the Genesis radios in my collection. Mine does not have a DTMF pad and just has a channel knob with 6 positi...
by NSPD
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola P500 portable ????
Replies: 15
Views: 1280

Re: Motorola P500 portable ????

I have a Radius P500 in my collection... H25RFD51A3AN... 6 channels. It's an 800mhz P200 as far as I can tell with a Jedi-style antenna connector.
by NSPD
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS UCM Firmware
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: XTS UCM Firmware

I will find out when i finish programming, all I have is a T3011DX. FWIW I can keyload my APX's with the T3011DX so I wouldn't think it would be an issue.
by NSPD
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS UCM Firmware
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: XTS UCM Firmware

Thanks for the info... I figured it was something weird like that.
by NSPD
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Off Network Choices
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Off Network Choices

I don't know about never get better but you will definitely never get more. Fantom Dynamics has been working on a phone case multiband radio for a long time now, but their newest rendition leaves a lot to be desired IMHO. I can't see anyone actually using it. Why not just go with regular radios? Pic...
by NSPD
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS UCM Firmware
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: XTS UCM Firmware

Also just to rule it out... I don't see any indications of a Sierra Module in the service menu or CPS... That was my first concern.
by NSPD
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS UCM Firmware
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: XTS UCM Firmware

p47r4ck wrote:Latest was 05.07.15 for UCM's.

Any chance you have one of the mystical XTS/XTL MACE's? I remember on P25.ca they claimed that such a beast existed.


Your guess is as good as mine.. It only has DES-XL and DES-OFB. Host/DSP is 11 so it's older.
by NSPD
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS UCM Firmware
Replies: 8
Views: 828

XTS UCM Firmware

What is the latest Astro25 UCM Firmware? I was thinking it was R05.07.xx

But....

I just picked up one of these ex-DC Police XTS5000's on ebay and it has DES-XL/OFB. The UCM Firmware is showing to be R07.11.10 both in test mode and in CPS.
by NSPD
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000 loose control top
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: APX7000 loose control top

I really appreciate your input and that is good information for the future...

I think this radio is going back where it came from. I don't have the tools to deal with the issue without damaging the radio.

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