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by n9upc
Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MotoTrbo Simplex Coverage - Analog is better
Replies: 16
Views: 1076

Re: MotoTrbo Simplex Coverage - Analog is better

On repeater I understand that it is TDMA format but on simplex what form of digital does it use?
Sorry for the newbie question but I am trying to learn and read up on this stuff in case the new Yaesu Amateur Handheld turns out to be this format?
by n9upc
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What is the function of the BRAVO board
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: what in does the BRAVO board contain

Does that hold the radio info such as ESN or SN #?
by n9upc
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What is the function of the BRAVO board
Replies: 2
Views: 431

What is the function of the BRAVO board

On digital radios they have either a bravo board or a different version name of the board. My question is what information is contained in/on the BRAVO board?

Is it SN#, ESN, or audio processing?
by n9upc
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Motorola R2600 Not Working, help!
Replies: 23
Views: 2963

Re: Motorola R2600 Not Working, help!

My R2660 was working fine the other day and I set it up to tune a duplexer. When I hooked it up I started to inject tone and notice I was not getting anything on the monitor screen. So I shut the uunit down and got pulled away to do some other things. Then the next day when I came back I turned on t...
by n9upc
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Little O/T: Applying for VHF Itinerant Freqs.
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: Little O/T: Applying for VHF Itinerant Freqs.

One other little question that popped up the other day and figured I would throw it out in regards to this topic: In looking on-line and google searching I came upon all the 27 VHF freqs that are pre-programmed to be used in the 2 watt Kenwood or Motorola VHF radios. Now in checking the manual parag...
by n9upc
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: /\/\ radio rentals
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: /\/\ radio rentals

But correct if I am wrong I thought the labels had to be in tact on the back of the radio? Also if for some reason they did cover the FCC ID # can they just make a new one and place it on the back? This is what I found very strange, oh well no big deal just wondering as it seemed so weird. I will sa...
by n9upc
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: /\/\ radio rentals
Replies: 4
Views: 552

/\/\ radio rentals

So this past weekend I was helping at an event and we needed the usage of some rental radios (which I was not involved in setting up). First, we found it strange that the rental company placed their company name sticker over the make and model name of the radio on the front of the radio. It was clea...
by n9upc
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Little O/T: Applying for VHF Itinerant Freqs.
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Re: Little O/T: Applying for VHF Itinerant Freqs.

Tom

Thanks for the info, I will give them a call tomorrow. However, do you know how to apply w/o cordination?

In addition what is the usual power restrictions for VHF itinerants? I would be using mobiles so I would like 50 watts?

Thanks in advance!
by n9upc
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Little O/T: Applying for VHF Itinerant Freqs.
Replies: 11
Views: 2544

Little O/T: Applying for VHF Itinerant Freqs.

Greetings to all, I am looking at getting a license for VHF Itinerant freqs for some mobiles and portables for an event that takes place a couple times of year. I thought I remember reading at one time that you do not need to get cordination of Itinerant freqs just fill out the form and send in paym...
by n9upc
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Mailbox drops for regular capcode
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Mailbox drops for regular capcode

Greetings, I have recently been required to monitor two different capcodes in my pager for work when I am on duty. However, when off duty I still need monitor my own capcode and of course the other capcode goes off all the time. I do not want to have to carry two seperate pagers for when I am on dut...
by n9upc
Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Zetron 32 DAPT-Jr
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Zetron 32 DAPT-Jr

Greetings to all, I have a Zetron Model 32 DAPT-Jr that we obtained at a good price.Upon arrival of the item found out it was a 100 call (2 tone format only) and am looking to upgrade to a 1000 call to be able to do Golay & 2-Tone. Placing a call to Zetron resulted in the response of $350.00 to ...
by n9upc
Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Zetron Model 15P help
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Zetron Model 15P help

Greetings to all, I had a Zetron Model 15P (Multi-format encoder) that for some reason took a dump on me. Anytime you plug it in now all I get is the red light next to the word talk light up and nothing else - no self-test nothing. I think I may have lost the microprocessor chip. -> So off to eBay I...
by n9upc
Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Is there a dual voice/digital pager out yet?
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Is there a dual voice/digital pager out yet?

Yes Motorola made a Keynote Tone & Voice/Numeric Pager. It was a Golay paging format and I think was pretty cool as I have a few. Problem is Golay is pretty much a format of the past!
by n9upc
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Scanner & Two-Way Radio on one antenna
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Scanner & Two-Way Radio on one antenna

Greetings to all, Have an installation issue that I am running into at my apt. I have been allowed by my landlord to put up 1 antenna only on the outside of my apt. (It is a big step, trust me.) So I am checking in to see which type of antenna I want to mount outside. I am thinking about a dual band...
by n9upc
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OTP - VX-800 vs VX-150 accy plugin
Replies: 1
Views: 261

OTP - VX-800 vs VX-150 accy plugin

Sorry for the OTP but I can not find anywhere else to post this with people who know more about radio's then to take them out of the bubble pack and place them on Channel 1 code 4! On the back of the VX-150 (Ham HT) you can remove the battery and on the radio underneath the black sticker is a report...
by n9upc
Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra speaker lead voltage
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Spectra speaker lead voltage

Greetings, I am trying to get a core sense off of a dash mount spectra and heard that the speaker leads carry voltage on them and that could be able to drive a relay for a COR/COS set-up. My question I have is that if I use one of the leads for voltage to drive a relay what is the BEST method to get...
by n9upc
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: simulcasting w/o simulcasting equipment
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: simulcasting w/o simulcasting equipment

Thanks for the input so far from everyone and I would like to answer a few questions that some people have or need to know! 1.) We looked high, hard, and far to try and find a location between the two cities to find a site for transmit. While yes we did find a few sites most are either commercial or...
by n9upc
Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: simulcasting w/o simulcasting equipment
Replies: 11
Views: 617

simulcasting w/o simulcasting equipment

Greetings to all, Working on a system design issue that I was wondering if anyone has every attempted or designed before. We basically want to do a situation similar to that if you are traveling between two cities and listening to a radio station in city A but as you get closer to city B, which has ...
by n9upc
Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Trunking in the Amateur Bands?
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Trunking in the Amateur Bands?

There are some repeaters here that are really hopping still and some people some days (still hard to imagine) need to find a repeater to talk on. As for ID'ing yes that would be one of the hurdles that would need to be tackled. A thought to over come that would be using SmarTrunk instead of LTR as S...
by n9upc
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Trunking in the Amateur Bands?
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Trunking in the Amateur Bands?

Greetings to all, I have search Title 47 CFR Part 97 looking to see if it says anything about trunking being illegal in the ham bands or not. Needless to say I can not find anything and I thought that I might come over here and ask the board if anyone knows FOR SURE and can refer me to any sources f...
by n9upc
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Key-up/transmit tone on XTS5k/XTS2500
Replies: 6
Views: 2358

Re: Key-up/transmit tone on XTS5k/XTS2500

No it is not MDC I know that for sure. I am seeing if it can be something similar like when you had a secure capable Syntor X9000 and you transmited in the clear it would beep at you real quick when you would key-up. If you had it in secure mode then it would not beep at all. This is what I am looki...
by n9upc
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Key-up/transmit tone on XTS5k/XTS2500
Replies: 6
Views: 2358

Key-up/transmit tone on XTS5k/XTS2500

Greetings, I am using my XTS5000 and XTS2500 portables in VHF conventional analog and digital. My portables are very simple flash codes with the standard: 100001-000001-8 type flashcode. I have a DES-OFB encryption module (with no key loaded) in the XTS5000 but no encryption in the XTS2500. Now I ha...
by n9upc
Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Portables for events
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Portables for events

Thank you to every one that has posted a reply. We have taken your suggestions and thoughts into account on everything. We looked at a few things and came up with the following: 1.) We are not going to use FRS as they are not compatable with the needs and we do not want to have the chance to run int...
by n9upc
Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Portables for events
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Portables for events

Sorry should have mentioned that earlier. The event is licensed for 2 VHF frequencies with a max power of 50 watts simplex only on one VHF business band frequency and one non-business band frequency. In the past the boats have also used some of there own marine radios that they have brought but not ...
by n9upc
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Portables for events
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Portables for events

Greetings fellow batlabers, I am posting the question out here to all to get some feed back and opinions about a somewhat interesting situation I am involved with for an upcoming event. I am seeking input an opinion about radios to use for a fishing event coming up that I am working medical with and...
by n9upc
Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Zetron paging encoder alert tones
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Zetron paging encoder alert tones

Yes you can do this without attaching it to the end of a page. We do it for our service when we just need to alert (not page) for people listening to the radio. We programmed spot # 7 in the encoder for the alert tones. So when I push 71 and hit page it emits a "Beep Beep Beep Bepp", when ...
by n9upc
Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Zetron paging encoder alert tones
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Zetron paging encoder alert tones

Yes the model 15 should have a high low alert tone. Go into the programming and it should be under alerts. I want to say there are 4 different alerts on the 15. If you have a manual it will tell you how and where to look for them. I do know they can be attached on the end of sending tones as well as...
by n9upc
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Motorola Keynotes Tone & Voice w/Display
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Motorola Keynotes Tone & Voice w/Display

I know Motorola use to make Keynote pagers that also had a dispaly on it. I was told that in essence it was a T&V keynote with a Bravo numeric pager fused together. So I have a few questions about these things: 1.) Is the voice portion have it's own crystal while the numeric has it's own or do t...
by n9upc
Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: POCSAG in a Flex Pager
Replies: 1
Views: 378

POCSAG in a Flex Pager

OK I have played with mostly 2 tone and 5/6 tone paging and not really entered the digital paging world (numeric & alpha-numeric). I know and understand that there is about 4 types of digital signalling formats that either have been or are in use today. They are: Golay, POCSAG, Flex, and ReFlex....
by n9upc
Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS/XTL1500 issues
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Thank you to everyone that replied. Al was nice enough to send me the info sheet and I will be calling Motorola tomorrow for the fix. These radios were purchased with an OJA grant. Kind of amazing that OJA recommened Motorola more so then Kenwood and upon going along with there recommendation that t...
by n9upc
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS/XTL1500 issues
Replies: 4
Views: 442

XTS/XTL1500 issues

Greetings to all, Just programmed up new XTL1500 and XTS1500 for the fire department and tested them all, and all seemed to work fine with no problem. Well after getting them installed we had the first chance to use them today and we had problems. The problem appeared to be that we could not hear di...
by n9upc
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SPRINT NEXTEL ON 900MHZ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

The phone is called a Hybryd (spelling) it runs iDen and CDMA. Basically it will try to put all voice over CDMA (Sprint) if that is not availabel then it will go iDen for voice. All Direct Connect is on iDen. In addition Sprint ReadyLink DOES NOT cross over with this phone. It is a basic phone no sp...
by n9upc
Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SPRINT NEXTEL ON 900MHZ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 1220

On most Nextels for the past year and change with the DirecTalk feature it is on 900Mhz freqs. So a lot of phone/two ways comms take place on 800Mhz still and the off-network (DirecTalk) takes place on 900MHz freqs. Put your phone into test mode and turn on the freq track feature you will see this h...
by n9upc
Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 went dead after programming
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

There is no ign sense enabled as I programmed two more after the first one that went dead and they programmed fine. That is my next step is to put the head back on the drawer part and see what happens. However, I do find it weird that the cable and control head work great with the other drawers but ...
by n9upc
Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 went dead after programming
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

CDM1550 went dead after programming

Well I was programming a few of my old CDM1550 remote head set-up radios the other day. The radio was mounted correctly and all Motorola parts were used, no hack jobs in the install. Well I connected my offical Motorola programming cable to the mic jack, then to the RIB, then powered on the computer...
by n9upc
Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GMRS radios, Fire Department use
Replies: 16
Views: 1328

While we do not have a GMRS license we have GMRS/FRS radios for emergency comm incidents. Basically SAR, special events where we need to communicate with the public, biking events, etc... GMRS licenses can not be obtained for business usage (even though we all know businesses are doing this) just fo...
by n9upc
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 400MHZ FCC CODES? need them.
Replies: 4
Views: 521

I think he means fcc channel assignments. I remember that was the way you have to program some EFJ's in 800 Mhz many years ago. It basically broken down like: 1: 450.0000/455.0000 2. 450.0025/455.0025 etc....as an example ONLY! Try doing some google searchs under EFJ or EF Johnson and that might help.
by n9upc
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Alpha Pagers for Dispatching
Replies: 2
Views: 535

I would inquire as to what the local LEO's and Fire/Ambulance are using for alpha service.

They usually know what is the best and most reliable service is!
by n9upc
Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Repeater setup question
Replies: 5
Views: 568

You are going to need some sort of COR type device in order to get a repeater set-up out of the two radios. I have heard stories about people running through their radios with a volt meter and service monitor to find a spot that pulls low in order to trigger the PTT sense on the other radio. However...
by n9upc
Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help ID'ing desktop/Console telephone
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Sorry I re-read my post and I could see how some might think it is a desktop remote for radios. This however is NOT the case. This is a telephone only with a small pill shape/sized sticker with the number T1389 (or something similar) to that. This has a 15 pin telephone style plug on the back, a fou...
by n9upc
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help ID'ing desktop/Console telephone
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Help ID'ing desktop/Console telephone

Does anyone know of the model number or where I can get info on the black style desktop/console phones that most PSAP's are or have used in the past. The only sticker on the back says someting like T1389 or something to that effect. However, when I do a search under that on line I get nothing to com...
by n9upc
Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New trunking system ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Granted VHF is crowded and your sites are far apart but I still would recommend SmarTrunk Solutions as the controllers can be linked via standard telephone connections. No VoIP, DSL, T1, T3, etc... needed just a good plain old POTS line. SmarTrunk offers very little interfence and can work in both a...
by n9upc
Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5K digital mode progrmaming
Replies: 15
Views: 979

I took the advice of the programming listed above however I am having some trouble programming up the radio and the switchs. 1.) Is there a way to program just position C on the A-B-C switch to do a zone where B will be blank, and A would be keypad lock??? 2.) If the above will not work can you prog...
by n9upc
Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Slightly OT - Anyone ever tune an SVR-214???
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Slightly OT - Anyone ever tune an SVR-214???

I have interfaced a Pyramid SVR-214 and was trying to tune the Rx front end per the service manual instructions yet I can not get it to tune correctly at all. I was wondering if anyone has ever tuned a SVR-214??? I am using a Motorola Service Monitor 2600 with double shield test cables that are good...
by n9upc
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 encryption boards
Replies: 1
Views: 308

HT1000 encryption boards

I have recently accuried some HT1000 that we want to add to our fleet of portables. Now we are going to be making the move to voice inversion and I am wondering if the HT1000 encryption board from Motorola (I think they are called the AVS boards???) are compatable with any other encryption boards???...
by n9upc
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New trunking system ?????
Replies: 10
Views: 993

How many conventional channels do they have??? If they have two or more then maybe they should look at a Smartrunk solution. It will allow crossing a conventional channel into a trunk system and also all you have to do is just add a board into the CDM so they get to keep the same radios and upgrade ...
by n9upc
Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Wiring diagram for Speaker/Mic
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Wiring diagram for Speaker/Mic

I have a few extra NMN6193C jedi series speaker/mics laying around and was working on one that cracked the other day. Well I see and know that the coil cord for them is removeable in the sense that on the mic end it has an RJ-45 8 pin conductor that plugs into the mic. Therefore, I am looking for th...
by n9upc
Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What can i use to listen to Peel Police
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Yes a good Uniden or Radio Shack scanner. There are the BC996 model and the BC396 model which the 996 is a mobile and the 396 is a handheld. You will see that a scanner is a lot more feasible then trying to find a radio that can do type II getting it programmed and then using it as a high priced sca...
by n9upc
Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:55 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: my m5 problems
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Well IMHO if the Motorola dealer I bought a pager from does not want to help me with the problem, which is not there fault, I would call /\/\ stead fast and let them know of the problem and issues. In addition I would also try to make it very clear to all customers of that dealership know what they ...
by n9upc
Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crossbanding Info Request
Replies: 10
Views: 778

I understand what you are trying to preform and what your end result should be or should I say what you want it to be which is: Have the ability to use a VHF radio to talk over to UHF! Now as to what you have listed is feasible and seems to be a good solution but as others have said remember a few t...

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