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by wd9cms
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e

Looks good!!! I am sure its easier to look at the display info on the HHCH ...
by wd9cms
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Chevy Silverado Install
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Chevy Silverado Install

Very Cool!!! Thanks for the pictures....I was wondering how you had five antennas spaced on the roof.
by wd9cms
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Chevy Silverado Install
Replies: 8
Views: 825

Re: Chevy Silverado Install

Looks great...any pictures of antennas?

Thanks,
by wd9cms
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e

Thanks for the antenna info! How do you like the HHCH on the XPR? Are you using the speaker in the HHCH with the radio or do or have an external speaker as well?
by wd9cms
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e

Looks great, I like the O2 control head on the APX6500. What is the antenna setup on the truck?

Thanks,

Bill
by wd9cms
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8500 Antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 2301

Re: APX8500 Antenna

I like the PacTel antenna works great on all three bands. If you do not like the larger diameter base take a look at the Comtelco A55136TB ,TBS antenna it has a narrower base with a loading coil and works well on all three bands as well. This is a link to its data sheet: https://store.comtelcoantenn...
by wd9cms
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2002 Chevy Blazer dual CDM install
Replies: 8
Views: 1535

Re: 2002 Chevy Blazer dual CDM install

Looks great ... nice clean install!

Bill
by wd9cms
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000
Replies: 32
Views: 3958

Re: APX8000

The link is correct and its back up....
by wd9cms
Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000
Replies: 32
Views: 3958

APX8000

Here is the Motorola link to the APX8000 and its specifications:

http://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/ ... -8000.html
by wd9cms
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP300 for low-profile repeater transmitter/receiver?
Replies: 6
Views: 1925

Re: GP300 for low-profile repeater transmitter/receiver?

This should help:

http://www.w8ak.com/portrptr/index.html

W8AK has made a repeater out of GP300's and describes how he did it.
by wd9cms
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 800mhz Diversity Antenna Setup ?
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: 800mhz Diversity Antenna Setup ?

You can also get a coupler that is specifically made to combine two antennas like the Comtelco CC850 with the following specifications: http://comtelcoantennas.com/PDF/CC150-CC2400.PDF I am sure you can make something work but this is designed to keep a 50 ohm match on all ports. It does come with a...
by wd9cms
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: apx 6500
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: apx 6500

I am not a expert and I could be wrong but looking at this picture http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorola-XTL-APX-6500-7-800-MP-Mhz-2-/291189340525?pt=US_Radio_Comm_Antennas&hash=item43cc3cb96d&nma=true&si=9JtlHAozqr4I%252FTchwFDdfQ57AwA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l...
by wd9cms
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: apx 6500
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: apx 6500

The ones on ebay both looked like they were water damaged, hope whoever purchased them did not pay that much for them!!!
by wd9cms
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX Transportable Base Station
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: APX Transportable Base Station

Sorry about the link...I should have tested it....
by wd9cms
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX Transportable Base Station
Replies: 3
Views: 758

APX Transportable Base Station

This is a link to the APX Transportable Base Station: http://www.motorolasolutions.com/US-EN/Business+Product+and+Services/Project+25+(P25)+Systems/ASTRO+25+Site+Equipment/APX_Transportable_Base_Station which looks interesting. It looks like since there is no APX convertacom they have just put a APX...
by wd9cms
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: O9 l/s control and ign switching
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: O9 l/s control and ign switching

Thanks for the replies..that would be great. It would be nice to be able to have a high power VHF/UHF APX7500 and a APX65000 800 all on one control head having a tri-band radio.

Bill
by wd9cms
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: O9 l/s control and ign switching
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: O9 l/s control and ign switching

What do you guys mean by dual radio support? Will this mean you can control two APX7500's with one control head?

Thanks,

Bill
by wd9cms
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2011 4Runner APX7500 Dual Band
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Re: 2011 4Runner APX7500 Dual Band

docred,

Very nice installation....If your a Ham and want to try P25 on UHF if your up north I have a repeater on 444.775 + NAC293 here in Los Alamos.

Bill
by wd9cms
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7500 audio to MW810?
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: APX7500 audio to MW810?

I have them on all of my radios and use them with a portable digital recorder. I have the radios programmed to provide both TX & RX audio during an incident. It is interesting to listen to the radio traffic post incident. The thing that I find interesting is how many times information needs to b...
by wd9cms
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7500 audio to MW810?
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: APX7500 audio to MW810?

Hi Pj, If you have an O5 head on the APX7500 I would use the surveillance cable part number HKN6187A. It replaces the standard control head power and speaker cable. It has an additional cable that ends in a molded piece that has two 1/8" audio jacks. One is for a tape recorder and the other is ...
by wd9cms
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000R VHF and UHF Cross-Band - boards?
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: XTS5000R VHF and UHF Cross-Band - boards?

Glad they worked for you....

Bill
by wd9cms
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PCB to 2 CDM750's on different freqs
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: PCB to 2 CDM750's on different freqs

This is another possibility. Since you have to reprogram all of the field radios and the CDM750 have multi-channel and scan capability, you can program the new frequency in channel 1 and the old frequency in channel 2. Then you can set the radio up in talk-back scan mode, the radio will receive sign...
by wd9cms
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PCB to 2 CDM750's on different freqs
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: PCB to 2 CDM750's on different freqs

What software are you running ? Can you run two different copies of the software on the same computer with two radios on separate serial ports. As others have indicated you may run into problems with frequency separation issues.

Bill
by wd9cms
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX as a vehicular repeater?
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: APX as a vehicular repeater?

Went to the Pyramid site and the have cables for interfacing their crossband repeaters to the APX series radios. This is a link for there application note for mid powered APX radios http://www.pyramidcomm.com/pdf/an_pdf/AN293.PDF
by wd9cms
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX as a vehicular repeater?
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: APX as a vehicular repeater?

I agree with Jim, you are better off with two separate radios with a controller if you want to do crossband repeat. The APX series dual band radios will not transmit and receive at the same time, they are not full duplex radios. The best you can do with existing firmware is maybe add an external cro...
by wd9cms
Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000R VHF and UHF Cross-Band - boards?
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: XTS5000R VHF and UHF Cross-Band - boards?

I use one of these http://www.efjohnsontechnologies.com/products/encryption/repeater with XTS5000 radios for both inband (with duplexer) and crossband repeat for tactical repeaters all the time. This combination has been setup on the ground and airborne with no problem. They work well enough to prov...
by wd9cms
Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Commercial Triplexer
Replies: 38
Views: 5759

Re: Commercial Triplexer

Have not dealt with rfwiz or this company http://www.radio-ware.com/ but they seem to carry Austin Antenna products. I cannot remember but one of the big Ham Radio stores HRO, AES, etc also carry Austin Antenna products.

Bill
by wd9cms
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Commercial Triplexer
Replies: 38
Views: 5759

Re: Commercial Triplexer

Austin Antenna also makes a commercial triplexer Model 204230. Take a look at rfwiz who carries Austin http://www.rfwiz.com/AustinAntenna/Aust ... nfoDat.htm .
by wd9cms
Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 External Audio Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: APX7000 External Audio Problem

I will take a look and give it a try....Thanks!!!
by wd9cms
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Question about XTVA XTS 3000/5000
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Question about XTVA XTS 3000/5000

Hi Gary, The XTVA with full display mic will have a blank display if the radio is a XTS3000 Model I or XTS5000 Model I. Other than the display everything else works, Mode, Volume, and 3 side buttons, but no keypad. I use a XTS5000 Model I with channel announcement and it works great. I think if you ...
by wd9cms
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2007 Toyota F.J. Cruiser Install
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Re: 2007 Toyota F.J. Cruiser Install

Hi,

I do not have an FJ but I ran across this blog which look like it has a lot of good info.

http://www.myfjcruiser.org/category/ham-radio/

I hope this help with some ideas....
by wd9cms
Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 External Audio Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: APX7000 External Audio Problem

It is brand new out of the box...and none of the audio accessories have recevie audio on this radio but work on another just fine....
by wd9cms
Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 External Audio Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 891

APX7000 External Audio Problem

I have an APX7000 that I am having problems with external audio. I have a HMN4104A remote speaker mic that when attached to the APX7000 is fully functional except there is no receive audio. I can adjust the volume and the display on the radio indicates that the volume is changing but no audio at all...
by wd9cms
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 will not keyload
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: MCS2000 will not keyload

David,

You should be able to solder it and it should work fine......

Bill
by wd9cms
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 will not keyload
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: MCS2000 will not keyload

David, The MCS2000 encryption module required a separate mounting kit. If you look at the module it has a bubble switch on it that needs to be depressed and is the anti tamper switch. If it's not depressed it will lose key as soon as you load it. The mounting kit made sure that the switch was depres...
by wd9cms
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Headset for XTL series radios
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Headset for XTL series radios

Mark,

If you have remote head O5 XTL5000's order the cable in this post and you can just plug in headphones which will also mute the external speaker. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=90515


Bill
by wd9cms
Fri May 20, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Strange Motorola Power Connector
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: Strange Motorola Power Connector

I am not sure but this might work.. http://cgi.ebay.com/2PIN-FEMALE-METAL-MICROPHONE-MIC-CONNECTOR-PLUG-C-2-/400184600498?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d2cdc67b2#ht_500wt_689 . Do you have any more of the battery housings, I have been looking for one for a long time? I hope this helps... Bill
by wd9cms
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: My last installations in my vw Fox pic
Replies: 1
Views: 1692

Re: My last installations in my vw Fox pic

Nice clean installation for three radios. What does the mounting bracket look like and how is attached to the dash?

Thanks,

Bill
by wd9cms
Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantro dual receiver question
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Quantro dual receiver question

Hi, I understand that the Quantro and Quantar repeaters can have a second receiver added. What I would like to try to do is add a second range 2 440-470 receiver to an existing range 1 403-433 Quantro repeater. What I would like is signals from either receiver to be repeated. The questions I have ar...
by wd9cms
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2010 Suburban Install Ideas?
Replies: 9
Views: 2232

Re: 2010 Suburban Install Ideas?

I really like the look of this jottodesk console that inserts into the existing console. Please take a look at this install on elightbars.org.....

http://www.elightbars.org/phpBB3/viewto ... =39&t=8591

Bill
by wd9cms
Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ECHOLINK for Motorola Droid
Replies: 0
Views: 470

ECHOLINK for Motorola Droid

I just downloaded ECHOLINK for the Motorola Droid and it works great. If your a ham and have a Driod give it a try it free in the apps store....

Bill
by wd9cms
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Micom FLN3177 Vocoder
Replies: 0
Views: 394

Motorola Micom FLN3177 Vocoder

I have a Motorola FLN3177 Micom Vocoder that I have interfaced to my Micom 2ES and it is working. The question I have is that it appears to be in encrypted mode with the ENC led on, how do you take it out of encrypted mode? I have the four page manual but it is useless. Does anyone have a vocoder th...
by wd9cms
Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Using a radio to open bay door at fire dept
Replies: 21
Views: 1907

Re: Using a radio to open bay door at fire dept

If you still would like to use DTMF Intuitive Circuits has three very well made decoders for remote control http://www.icircuits.com/store/prod_dtmf_main.html I hope this helps.

Bill
by wd9cms
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL5000 RSSI
Replies: 0
Views: 468

XTL5000 RSSI

Does anyone know of a good place to tap RSSI from a XTL5000 VHF/UHF midpower receiver???

Thanks,

Bill
by wd9cms
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PAC-RT interface MCS2000 Trunking Radio
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: PAC-RT interface MCS2000 Trunking Radio

Hi, The best thing to get is manuals for both the MCS2000 and the PAC-RT. Take a look at http://www.batlabs.com/pacrt.html to get an idea of what you are up against. The GM300 interface is a good place to start. If you have not acquired a PAC-RT the SVR200 from Pyramid Communications is a great mobi...
by wd9cms
Tue May 25, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interface XTL5000 with Recording System
Replies: 9
Views: 2630

Re: Interface XTL5000 with Recording System

You need the remote O5 control head for the surveillance cable to work. It plugs into the rear of the control head. The XTL5000 O5 has all of the audio processing in the control head not the radio so all the signals both transmit and receive are analog at the control head. As I indicated in the prev...
by wd9cms
Mon May 24, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interface XTL5000 with Recording System
Replies: 9
Views: 2630

Re: Interface XTL5000 with Recording System

See:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=90515

As long as you have an XTL5000 O5 remote control head you can use this cable with the record out jack programed for both TX and RX audio and feed this output to your recorder. Hope this helps...Good luck with your project .....

Bill
by wd9cms
Sun May 23, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: XTL 5000 O5 with VRS 750 need power when truck if off
Replies: 11
Views: 3089

Re: XTL 5000 O5 with VRS 750 need power when truck if off

I have used these dual battery control systems before and they work very well. The best is they will not leave you stranded on some mountain road without being able to start your truck. The worst you can do is kill the auxiliary battery with your crossband repeater if you do not recharge the battery...
by wd9cms
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Getting XTL5000 O3 and VRS750 to work???
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Getting XTL5000 O3 and VRS750 to work???

Dan,

That would be great....I do not have a O5 head to try, both of the XTL5000's that I have are O3's.

Thanks,

Bill

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