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by tom IL
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Kenwood Fleetsync Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Your sure that you have the fleetsync activated on the channel? I know on our 3180's at work I had to turn it on for each channel kind of like how an mdc system has to be chosen for each personality in motorola's cps.
by tom IL
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola MDC "ring"
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Yes, that is the MDC ring i'm talking about, I was hoping to get it in wav form by it self but I am not that skilled and don't have the right software anyway.
by tom IL
Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola MDC "ring"
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Motorola MDC "ring"

Not sure if this belongs here or in computers but I am looking for a wav file of the ring or bell kind of noise that you get on a MDC (ie MW850) when you have a new message. Thanks!
by tom IL
Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Code 3 2100 lightbar
Replies: 19
Views: 11533

Are we talking about the 2100’s with the LED X modules? Most of the agencies around here have gone to the 2100’s with the Optix modules and they are pretty visible. The lack of sync is a draw back but they are bright.
by tom IL
Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Final Project Completed Honda Accord Install
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

First I am not trying to start a flame or anything but… I was an armed guard in CA for a while and know the rules. Vehicles used for private security must be clearly marked “Private Security” or “Security Patrol” on both sides and the rear to be equipped with amber lights. I think there was also a r...
by tom IL
Fri Apr 14, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fire Truck Pump Panel Speaker & Mic mounting
Replies: 14
Views: 1095

Don’t know how much money you want to spend but you could go with a Firecom system with a jack at the panel. They are also great in the cab for intercom and radio. I believe they also make an adapter for many portables that would allow the pump operator to unplug from the panel and move around but s...
by tom IL
Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: OT: EVDO broadband wirelss cards
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Most of the MDC installs in this area have external antennas, I believe most have an in line bi directional amplifier. I am not sure of the brand.
by tom IL
Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MDC1200 PROTOCOL SYSTEM
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Have you looked at this page?

http://www.batlabs.com/mdc1200.html
by tom IL
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 "Local beep when waiting for repeater"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

I don’t think post will work for what he wants, if I am reading it right what he is trying to do is create an audible beep on the radio to force the user to wait for a key up lag on the repeater. Andrew111 can you confirm that this is what you are trying to do?
by tom IL
Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 "Local beep when waiting for repeater"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

Well there is not really anything specifically for that but you could accomplish this by enabling MDC 1200 Pre- ID with Sidetone enabled.
by tom IL
Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Moto new ASTRO GPS Based Personnel Location Tracking System
Replies: 13
Views: 929

I think this would great in some situations. Take for example the cop the got out of their car on a foot case, is now dozen or so blocks from where he or she started and has no idea where they are because they went thru every back ally between here and their car and now they caught up with the perso...
by tom IL
Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS- 4250???
Replies: 2
Views: 467

OK, thanks, I did finaly find some info on motorola's page and thats about all I could figure out either.
by tom IL
Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS- 4250???
Replies: 2
Views: 467

XTS- 4250???

MOL has a XTS 4250 listed, does anyone know what this is? I would guess it is some kind of XTS 5000 variant but had not heard of it before. I saw it briefly mentioned in one of the post it the newbie guide but there was no real info on it.
by tom IL
Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: AVERAGE LABOR RATES OF YOUR LOCAL SHOPS
Replies: 8
Views: 960

$90 hr for in shop and $100 hr for field
by tom IL
Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Minitor IV programming error
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Yes, that is right, just wanted to rule out the simple things.
by tom IL
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Minitor IV programming error
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Just making sure, you are sure the pager is in prog mode when you put it in the nest?
by tom IL
Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: whelen tir3 leds
Replies: 22
Views: 2936

Has anyone mesed with the 500 Series Linear 8's? I've got a dual talon on the dash and I'm looking for something for the grill.
by tom IL
Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT - How does a knox box recieve a key?
Replies: 15
Views: 1203

The Knox Box is just a key box on the building with master keys in it that takes a property key specific to the fire department to open the box. Most departments secure the Knox Box Key in some type of lock box on the truck. Knox makes a high security system that interfaces the lock box on the truck...
by tom IL
Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Needing info on 2004 Chevy 2500HD for install...
Replies: 25
Views: 2500

Nick, are you going to put the talon above the mirror or on the dash? I found that I could not get the talon to fit above the mirror in my ’03 Silverado because of the bracket setup so I put it low with suction cup mount and I’ve really impressed with the performance there. It seems to hit right abo...
by tom IL
Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3000 vehicular charger
Replies: 11
Views: 769

I take it that these are Rescue trucks or Ambulances, do they have shore power (like a auto eject) when they are parked? Our Fire Department had regular ac 6 unit bank charges mounted in the cab, the radios charge as long as the shore line is connected or the PTO generator is running. If this type o...
by tom IL
Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel and use on simplex as talkaround
Replies: 48
Views: 3149

Looks like the R750 is being replaced with the i325. https://onlinestore.southernlinc.com/st ... ?pid=10283
by tom IL
Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GFCI outlets and RF
Replies: 5
Views: 293

It only does it with the phone when it is fairly close and I have it keyed up.
by tom IL
Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GFCI outlets and RF
Replies: 5
Views: 293

GFCI outlets and RF

There is a GFCI outlet on my bathroom wall that is directly behind my desk and I have discovered that is it popping any time I key up my portable with in about 5 or 6 feet. Also if I get with in about 6 in. of it with my cell phone it pops. Is this normal or is something wrong with the outlet???
by tom IL
Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Question
Replies: 26
Views: 2575

I believe it was listed as fpp in a USFS or BLM fire radio list. I think we decided that it was not available to the general public this way. I think they had to make them that way to meet the bid specifications.
by tom IL
Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: need help
Replies: 12
Views: 695

I think that the idea is that they don't.
by tom IL
Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The Battle: Hospital telemtry v.s. land mobile interference
Replies: 17
Views: 1006

The local hospital here uses 464.xxx for security and I have not heard of them having any problems. The Medics also use thier radios (462) in the hospital all the time.
by tom IL
Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:47 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Federal Unitrol
Replies: 13
Views: 1532

discontinued PA400??? It's still listed on Federal's website, when did they discontinue it?
by tom IL
Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: [ Moderated ]
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Try e-mailing this user, it is Motorola’s e-bay software control people.
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/mot_software/
BTW you might want to remove the link before you get moderated.
by tom IL
Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Question for people in Pennsylvania
Replies: 13
Views: 591

Ummm… If they are using encryption on a digital system it would not sound any different than non-encrypted digital voice on an analog radio.
by tom IL
Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:40 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Computer ControlledLighting **APPLICATION IS FREE**
Replies: 29
Views: 4373

How about a master switch or pursuit slider type thing or is that already there and I’m just not seeing it?
by tom IL
Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 or HT750 - critical situations
Replies: 79
Views: 7262

Most of the depts. around here are buying HT-750. They are mostly replacing HT-600’s so there are still lots of HT-1000’s out there. The Sheriff’s office has been buying VX-600’s as replacement radios.
by tom IL
Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Lowband and stereo amps
Replies: 21
Views: 1048

From what I remember of the previous post on the subject the close proximity and 110 watt out put also had a lot to do with blowing the amps.
by tom IL
Wed Nov 19, 2003 4:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vertex Question
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Thanks, as long as they do 144/440 respectively I’m happy. Really I only need to go down to 146 and 444.
by tom IL
Wed Nov 19, 2003 2:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vertex Question
Replies: 8
Views: 499

The VX-900 I am getting is 148-174, is your's the same split? Can I just enter the freq or do I have to do something? Thanks for the quick reply!
by tom IL
Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vertex Question
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Vertex Question

I know it’s not Motorola but… Does any one know if the VX-900 will go down to the ham band. I am wondering about both the high split VHF radio and the mid split UHF. If it so how? Thanks.
by tom IL
Mon Nov 17, 2003 9:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Figure this one out?
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Is it one of the new MTX radios or something like it? Here is a link: http://www.motorola.com/cgiss/portables/mtx8250.shtml
by tom IL
Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ht1250 series public safety mic
Replies: 4
Views: 394

I seem to remember seeing some fine print for one of the ps mics, I think it was the 750/1250/1550, that said it was not intended for use on vhf radios.
by tom IL
Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola/Yaesu compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

If it’s just an AAR channel there should be no problem using an HT-1000. Lots of railroads use Motorola gear. You should be able to just program it as a simplex channel and not have any problem.
by tom IL
Mon Oct 20, 2003 11:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How to become an Authorized /\/\ Dealer?
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

If your not a M dealer you won't get the CDM/HT software. I tried, they said they are not selling that software to any one but dealers.
by tom IL
Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF High Band Equipment Question
Replies: 14
Views: 556

If I understand your statements correctly there is no reason you can’t use two repeaters, as long as they are both vhf high (if that’s the band you want to use).
by tom IL
Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: re
Replies: 9
Views: 719

Anyone know what model Vertex NYPD has?
by tom IL
Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Starcom21
Replies: 0
Views: 265

Starcom21

Has anyone heard any thing new on Starcom21 (new radio system for IL State Police)?
by tom IL
Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2003 Chevy Silverado antenna install question
Replies: 15
Views: 2695

nm fire you are joking right??? I had almost forgot about lip mounts, that sounds like it may be a great solution. Again running the cable will take some time so it will probably have to wait a wile but I think it will work nicely when I get around to it. Thanks for the help everyone.
by tom IL
Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:42 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2003 Chevy Silverado antenna install question
Replies: 15
Views: 2695

Thanks, I think that may be my best option, it’s just going to take more work to run the cable since the radio is under the back seat. Oh well.
by tom IL
Wed Sep 10, 2003 10:38 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2003 Chevy Silverado antenna install question
Replies: 15
Views: 2695

Drilling is not the issue, garage clearance is, I have to take the mag mount off to get in so a roof mount is a little bit of a problem. Any other ideas? Thanks for the help.
by tom IL
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:12 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2003 Chevy Silverado antenna install question
Replies: 15
Views: 2695

2003 Chevy Silverado antenna install question

I have a 2003 Chevy Silverado and I have been getting by with a dual band mag mount for my ham rig but I want to put something a little nicer on. I want to do a no holes mount so I have been thinking about using a glass mount. The problem I have is that my truck has factory tenting on the rear windo...
by tom IL
Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: CPS 3.00 for the 5K problem
Replies: 12
Views: 512

You have an FPP 5000? Did you get this from a regular dealer? Just wondering, I have been thinking about getting one if I can find the money.
by tom IL
Sat Aug 23, 2003 8:47 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Model II vs. Model III
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

Thanks NJ! Now all I have to do is find a few thousand extra $$$ laying around :roll: If only.
by tom IL
Tue Aug 19, 2003 3:08 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Model II vs. Model III
Replies: 17
Views: 1302

There are programming batteries for the XTS 5000!?!?!? This may be one more reason for me to get one. Can you select anolog/ digatal?

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