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by kato56
Wed May 25, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 A4 VHF continuous rotary codeplug
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: MT2000 A4 VHF continuous rotary codeplug

I too was able to modify an old vhf mt2k top display. Hardest part was removing the 16 pos switch stop for continuous rotary . . . Thanks Frank
by kato56
Mon May 09, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Hex editing CM300 down to 144 MHz
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Hex editing CM300 down to 144 MHz

Did you solve this???? Its been a long time, but I seem to remember that once you edit the codeplug and get your frequencies inputted, do not read the radio again, but rather save the codeplug and edit it as required, and rewrite it back into the radio. The trick is to keep track of your file by dat...
by kato56
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S

This is a breakdown of the costs that my club has invested in our IFR: IFR 1600S Initial purchase $1,825.741 from RDR Electronics as a surplus unit Unit failed after 2 years of use. Purchased a shipping container: Pelican Protector 1690 $350.81 1699 lid organizer $45.49 Total 431.96 Estimated Repair...
by kato56
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S

fineshot1:

I sent you a PM with the info you asked for....

Duane
by kato56
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S

I ended purchasing a Pelican Hard Case and shipped my IFR-1600S to Aeroflex who repaired and calibrated it. Was not cheap, but it's now working great.
by kato56
Fri May 08, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar Dual Battery Desktop Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Visar Dual Battery Desktop Charger

Duh . . . Lesson learned, read the small print. ..... I got out my magnifier and yes, I read the label and I see the note about both chemistrys . . .
Thank You very much for the help....
by kato56
Thu May 07, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar Dual Battery Desktop Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Visar Dual Battery Desktop Charger

The label on the bottom indicates a P/N BC6LMVIR01, KIT: NTN8076A 8118MLO05
I have Ni-MH NTN7396B slim battery that I don't want to burn up since it is NOS to me.

Thanks
by kato56
Wed May 06, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar Dual Battery Desktop Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Visar Dual Battery Desktop Charger

OK seems weird that I have Moto OEM Ni-MH Visar batteries and need to find a after market charger.
by kato56
Tue May 05, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar Dual Battery Desktop Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Visar Dual Battery Desktop Charger

I have a newer style Visar desktop dual battery charger P/N BC6LMVIR01. I'm trying to find out if this charger is for Ni-Cad only or will it safely charge my NOS Ni-MH ???

Thanks
by kato56
Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar Charger
Replies: 4
Views: 833

Re: Visar Charger

Will the newer dual charger P/N BC6LMVIR01 charge Ni-MH batts ???
by kato56
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 setup
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: MTR2000 setup

I've installed a UHF 100 watt MTR 2k for our ham club using an RLC external controller. . . no complaints. However, vhf was a different story in that I was unaware that because I had a high split vhf model, the PA would not accept a frequency on 144.00 mhz, so if you are planning on using it on ham ...
by kato56
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi Programming Guidance - 255 channels
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Jedi Programming Guidance - 255 channels

I have a Mt2000 model 1 that is setup for 255 channels. I removed the channel stop and need to know if the channels are on 1 zone or ????
So far, I see the first 16, but that is it.

Thanks
by kato56
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Help with CW ID programming a Zetron ZR-340
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Help with CW ID programming a Zetron ZR-340

Thanks for replying. I will continue researching and I appreciate your suggestions.
by kato56
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Help with CW ID programming a Zetron ZR-340
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Help with CW ID programming a Zetron ZR-340

When I try to program the CW-ID using cmd 25#, I can only input the first two digits and I get the program complete beep before I can complete the entire callsign then pressing the pound. Then when the repeater ID's, just the two digits go out. Tried different radios thinking the DTMF wasn't being d...
by kato56
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM-1550 Tune up procedure ?
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: CDM-1550 Tune up procedure ?

Sorry, I meant Global Tuner. I am not familiar with the effects of K&M Tuning, VCO Attenuation, etc. so that's why I was looking for information for tuning the transmitter. I did not see steps on tuning the xmtr or rcvr in both the basic and detailed service manual, so that's why I thought there...
by kato56
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM-1550 Tune up procedure ?
Replies: 3
Views: 778

CDM-1550 Tune up procedure ?

Looking for a tune up procedure for my CDM 1550. Did not see it in the service manual. I'm trying to find out if I can adjust the xmit steering voltage and the CPS isn't that user friendly for me to understand.

Thanks
by kato56
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S

Sorry Will, "Check the place in Torrance" doesn't compute. . . can you give me more info.

Thanks
by kato56
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S

My 1600S starting failing self tests # 9-12, 16-23. I'm hoping to find someone local versus shipping it out. Anyone know of someone in Los Angeles, Orange County areas that repairs and might even calibrate service monitors.

Thanks
by kato56
Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOTOROLA GR300 REPEATER OUTPUT POWER
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: MOTOROLA GR300 REPEATER OUTPUT POWER

I would determine what the sensitivity is through the duplexer on the RX section by comparing what the GR300 receiver opens squelch versus the same input signal going through the cavities would be a good starting point and then investigate the antenna/feedline that it is operating to specification. ...
by kato56
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for Aeroflex/IFR repair in LA area
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Looking for Aeroflex/IFR repair in LA area

I've searched the internet and so far, the web sites that pop up are places back east. I'm searching for a company in the Los Angeles area that can repair my IFR-1600S that is failing multiple self tests which just appeared recently. If I have to, I will ship it, but it is big and heavy and I do not...
by kato56
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Help with IPSC with 2 XPR-8300 repeaters
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Help with IPSC with 2 XPR-8300 repeaters

I would like to program 2 8300 repeaters on separate networks to connect to each other via IPSC and I'm seeking help with the network settings. There are 3 IP address's that seem to be confusing to me: Radio IP Master IP Ethernet IP I realize one would be the master, and the other would be a peer. M...
by kato56
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MDC ID Decode Display Timeout
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: MDC ID Decode Display Timeout

Thanks for replying
by kato56
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MDC Decode ID Display Timeout
Replies: 0
Views: 581

MDC Decode ID Display Timeout

If this has been discussed, can someone provide me the link; I have an HT-1250 that when the MDC ID is displayed, (post PTT ID) the ID remains well after the transmission is over, or when another radios ID is decoded. Is there a time setting that I am missing to shorten the ID display time? It would...
by kato56
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MDC ID Decode Display Timeout
Replies: 3
Views: 848

MDC ID Decode Display Timeout

If this has been discussed, can someone provide me the link; I have an HT-1250 that when the MDC ID is displayed, (post PTT ID) the ID remains well after the transmission is over, or when another radios ID is decoded. Is there a time setting that I am missing to shorten the ID display time? It would...
by kato56
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF CM300 for Amateur Radio usage
Replies: 2
Views: 832

VHF CM300 for Amateur Radio usage

Trying to program a 146-174 CM300 to 144, has anyone been successful doing this with Commercial CPS R05.16 (US). I've seen some older posts that appear to work, but for older non US versions of CPS/Radios.

Thanks
by kato56
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Commercial Series Region Hack
Replies: 68
Views: 33315

Re: Commercial Series Region Hack

Does anyone have the region info for R05.16 for an AA version radio? Want to go to 144 mhz.

Thanks
by kato56
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: 6580 or 4580 for ham
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: 6580 or 4580 for ham

Mod works good for a 6550 Q split for going beyond 470 also... just enter the upper extended band limits
by kato56
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What are these "GP" radios all about?
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: What are these "GP" radios all about?

I purchased a 403-470 GP-340 (like a HT-750) for $5.00 that had a broken volume control and a beater case. Replaced the case and volume pot and radio works fine. I also bought a 403-470 GP-380 (like a HT1250) which works fine also. Personal Observations: Both radios are programmed on the ham band, b...
by kato56
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Program Cable, Mic vs Accessory
Replies: 11
Views: 2008

Re: MCS2000 Program Cable, Mic vs Accessory

I've had better success through the accessory connector. I'm using a factory cable too.
by kato56
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT: Looking for ham repeater info for Bogalusa, LA area
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: OT: Looking for ham repeater info for Bogalusa, LA area

I found this link to the Louisana Amateur Repeater Council that coordinates repeaters on a search, it may help you locate more info on the 147.165 frequency and others....

http://lacouncil.net/?page_id=9
by kato56
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOTOTRBO CPS
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: MOTOTRBO CPS

I like to keep things simple so I just create a new zone, then copy channels from the old zone and paste into the new zone in the new location, and then delete the old zone. I repeated those steps until I achieved the order that I liked, if that makes any sense to you.
by kato56
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Radios
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Motorola Radios

Other programmable HT's:
Circa 1990's
GP-68
GP-73
GP-2000
Still have a couple of GP-2000's that I upgraded from GP-68's used on ham radio, 99ch, alpha numeric, full keypad, vfo, s-meter, fpp and CPS programmable. Made for export
by kato56
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Numeric radio ID's not displaying when in P-25
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Numeric radio ID's not displaying when in P-25

Thanks for the idea... I do have some other codeplugs from other XTS's wit the same flash that I will experiment with..... Regards
by kato56
Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Numeric radio ID's not displaying when in P-25
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Numeric radio ID's not displaying when in P-25

I had this on the Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment forum and didn’t receive any replies, so I thought I’d try it here. I have an Astro Saber and a XTS3000 with the same flash 599108-1C5E00-1 and on the same band split. The Astro Saber displays radio ID's (numeric) when receiving in P-25, h...
by kato56
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Codeplug for MTX9000 B7 - H01WCH4DB7AN
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Codeplug for MTX9000 B7 - H01WCH4DB7AN

PM sent
by kato56
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Numeric Radio ID not showing when in P-25
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Numeric Radio ID not showing when in P-25

I have an Astro Saber and a XTS3000 with the same flash 599108-1C5E00-1 and on the same band split. The Astro Saber displays radio ID's (numeric) when receiving in P-25, however the XTS listening to the same frequency and mode does not. I have brought up both radios codeplugs side by side to compare...
by kato56
Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT750 case change
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: HT750 case change

Normally, the recase kits only include the accessory connector escutcheon which almost gets destroyed when you are removing the flex on a recase. I would contact escomm on this board. Unless you're real careful when peeling off the accessory connector that is stuck on with adhesive, then it's normal...
by kato56
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What old stuff do you have on your belt or in your trunk?
Replies: 11
Views: 1060

Re: What old stuff do you have on your belt or in your trunk

Ah yes the realistic TRC-X23 (courier 23) CB, fine tube radio. That was the rig that I was using as an exciter when the FCC made a visit to my home back in the early '70's and "informed" me that I was operating on an illegal frequency (22A) that blank spot on the dial between ch. 22 and 23...
by kato56
Wed May 25, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Soldering MSF5000 RF Transistor
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Re: Soldering MSF5000 RF Transistor

I have to agree with jackhackett on replacing the module. One problem with replacing one transistor is that on amplifiers usually the output transistors are matched and balanced so that the power out is close you can get into other problems in achieving a stable output, efficiency, etc.
by kato56
Thu May 05, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 Wont read
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: HT1000 Wont read

I have to agree with Joe, sounds like the connector on the controller is the culprit. Worse case you can replace the controller and retune the softpots and you're back in action, At our TRW Club monthly Swapmeet, I've purchased surplused HT1000's for about $10.00 and if the guts are good, just swap ...
by kato56
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 220 MHz handheld antenna recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: 220 MHz handheld antenna recommendations

The Wouxun has the same connector configuration as the JEDI/XTS, etc. I use my moto antennas on my Wouxun with no issues.
by kato56
Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 knobs. Are there high torque ones?
Replies: 12
Views: 1611

Re: HT1000 knobs. Are there high torque ones?

It seems over time, all of my JEDI (MTS/MT/MTX/HT exhibit loose volume knobs. I purchased my o-rings at ACE Hardware who sells them for .24 cents ea. They are 3/16 x 5/16 x 1/16 or equivalent. The drag created now feels tight like a new radio and now I don't have to worry about the radio accidently ...
by kato56
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS Programming Cable Question
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: MCS Programming Cable Question

Thanks all for your inputs....

Regards
by kato56
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS Programming Cable Question
Replies: 4
Views: 388

MCS Programming Cable Question

The cable splits into a modular connector that I'm assuming plugs into the mic jack, and another one that plugs into the connector on the bottom of the radio. For a dash mount configuration, does it matter which connector I use to program the radio, do I need to have both plugged in or one or the ot...
by kato56
Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Receiver Front End Overload
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Receiver Front End Overload

Thanks for the response... The receiver is part of an XPR-8300 Mototrbo repeater.
by kato56
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Receiver Front End Overload
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Receiver Front End Overload

Can someone tell me how much signal a front end can withstand before damage occurs ? If a receiver (analog or digital) hears a .1 microvolt signal which converts to approximately -126 dBm (@ 50ohms non-amplified by a pre-amp, unity gain antenna etc.), and let's say a 20 watt transmitter is near by ~...
by kato56
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Making a repeater with two DM3400 Mototrbo?
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Making a repeater with two DM3400 Mototrbo?

You might want to look at a 8300 service manual (I do not own one) since the 8300 repeater is made from two mobiles....
by kato56
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MotoTRBO CPS Version
Replies: 23
Views: 1389

Re: MotoTRBO CPS Version

Has the same issue, did exactly what Batwings21 said... works for me....

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