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by MTS2000des
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000(XE) on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 2896

Re: APX8000(XE) on ebay

If it's a "new" radio with a valid serial number, why no tags? Do the math. FWIW, there is a problem with the VOCON boards in the 8000XEs. Ours are in the process of being replaced. Sidenote: all of that seller's radios are without tags but have "valid serial numbers". Something ...
by MTS2000des
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Audio
Replies: 29
Views: 2022

Re: APX Audio

Nope, just send them in.
by MTS2000des
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Audio
Replies: 29
Views: 2022

Re: APX Audio

I have confirmed with our engineering contact that the new BN 6000s have the same enhanced audio PA circuitry and speaker as the 8000. The AF of the 6000 has always been low, one of our agencies complained about this so their solution was to go out and buy IMPRES RSMs. I assume that's the apx6000 e...
by MTS2000des
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Audio
Replies: 29
Views: 2022

Re: APX Audio

I have confirmed with our engineering contact that the new BN 6000s have the same enhanced audio PA circuitry and speaker as the 8000. The AF of the 6000 has always been low, one of our agencies complained about this so their solution was to go out and buy IMPRES RSMs.
by MTS2000des
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Impact Mics
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Impact Mics

I've got about 50 of these and have had no problems using them on our XTS2500 and 5000s. Not sure how an RSM will cause RF to get back into the radio as these aren't public safety style RSMs. The audio inbound and outbound is solid on them, and for these aging radios they are 1/2 of what Motorola wa...
by MTS2000des
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: New to XTS3000s
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

Re: New to XTS3000s

Not to mention firmware requirements: many old 3Ks out there with firmware that won't do all narrowband VHF channels, specifically the splinters. Always buy the SELLER not the radio.
by MTS2000des
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: XTS3000 SmartNet/SmartZone Type II Question
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: XTS3000 SmartNet/SmartZone Type II Question

Sounds more like a rebanded system and your radio doesn't have rebanded firmware. MTS2000s would do this with pre-rebanding firmware with the correct rebanded CCs set. When the CC directs the subscriber to a rebanded VC, the radio goes to the wrong channel.
What is the HOST version of this radio?
by MTS2000des
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Using Pure DOS
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: Using Pure DOS

Head over here and grab a real DOS boot disk image, and create a real DOS boot disk/CD: http://www.allbootdisks.com/download/dos.html Make sure to put your HT1000 RSS on the boot disk/CD as when you are booted into DOS, DOS does not recognize NTFS volumes so you won't be able to browse or change dir...
by MTS2000des
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Using DOS In Programming an HT1000
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

Re: Using DOS In Programming an HT1000

Go to Bootdisk.com and download a DOS boot disk. Put it in your floppy/CD drive and boot to DOS, make sure your copy of HT1000 resides on it. HT1000 R3.01.00 (dated April 1998) will run fine on an i5 desktop with a serial port booted to DOS from a bootdisk. Reads and writes HT1000s just fine. RSS is...
by MTS2000des
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Emergency find me
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: APX Emergency find me

Going to have to see if the APX6000XEs we just ordered in late June and are sitting in a warehouse are the "B" revision. Sales did not mention this during the ordering process.

Looks like our PM has much work cut out for him.
by MTS2000des
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming HT1000
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Programming HT1000

There is no "parameter", it's known as a bandsplit, and yes, the bandsplit can be stretched slightly, 10-20MHz max without serious degradation. But it won't go 50MHz or the 400MHz you want. An 800MHz radio won't become a UHF radio unless you swap the entire RF board with a UHF one.
by MTS2000des
Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 Replace battery Loose keys?
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: XTS5000 Replace battery Loose keys?

When I took my current position with the agency I am working for, I had about found several XTS5Ks that were sitting with no primary battery attached for years (at least 7 years or more, and the radios were made in 2003/2004), several had UCMs and keys loaded, all of them still had the keys and did ...
by MTS2000des
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 Replace battery Loose keys?
Replies: 7
Views: 1564

Re: XTS5000 Replace battery Loose keys?

The lithium battery is to power IRK? News to me. I've had XTS5Ks in storage with no main battery and the UCM held the keys just fine while this battery was dead. IIRC it is just to maintain the clock.
by MTS2000des
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2014 Sprinter Ambulance AM/FM Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1560

Re: 2014 Sprinter Ambulance AM/FM Problem

I have a Kenwood KDC-HD262 in my 2011 F-150. Uses the factory supplied wiring, speakers and whip antenna (one of the last years Ford uses a "for real" whip AM-FM antenna). I have two HP APX7500s, one V/7/8 and one U1/7/8. Keying both radios does nothing to the Kenwood (which I am surprised...
by MTS2000des
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P25.CA - anyone have any status update
Replies: 19
Views: 2788

Re: P25.CA - anyone have any status update

I don't think it will be back anytime soon. Sad, because it was a very valuable resource.
by MTS2000des
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Replacing XTL5000 with APX6500- plug-n-play???
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Replacing XTL5000 with APX6500- plug-n-play???

Also it's worth noting that the APX6500 MP is about 1/2" longer front to back than an XTL MP. Shouldn't be a big deal in remote mount configuration but some dash/consoles may not have the extra 1/2" if your connectors are already in tight quarters. I'm facing the task of replacing around 4...
by MTS2000des
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE is out?
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Re: APX8000XE is out?

I have one in front of me now, it was ordered back in December 2015.
by MTS2000des
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Replacing XTL5000 with APX6500- plug-n-play???
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: Replacing XTL5000 with APX6500- plug-n-play???

The screws for the radio brick are a different thread and diameter, otherwise everything else could be re-used.
by MTS2000des
Sun May 22, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola high power Spectra mobile value
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Motorola high power Spectra mobile value

Turdbay is loaded with greedy fools who think a 25 year old wideband radio is worth it's weight in gold. Then there is reality.
by MTS2000des
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XTS2500 Vs. XTS3000
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Motorola XTS2500 Vs. XTS3000

Another important thing not noted is that older legacy radios like the XTS3000/Astro Saber is that parts like the EEPROMs that are constantly in use when the radio is on do "wear" out and the radios start to exhibit strange behavior like long boot time, random FAIL 01/82 messages, and even...
by MTS2000des
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000 Cancellation
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: APX7000 Cancellation

Good thing is prices on used APX7Ks will drop when the market becomes flooded with those dumped by agencies that get absolutely terrified of the words "cancellation" and start reaching for their (taxpayer's) wallet.
by MTS2000des
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Commercial Users of 900 MHz band?
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Commercial Users of 900 MHz band?

There is a large regional 900MHz TRBO network being deployed in my area. Still several small private 900MHz systems up at a few hotels and manufacturing plants near me.
by MTS2000des
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola radios "Made in China"??
Replies: 5
Views: 1746

Re: Motorola radios "Made in China"??

I've seen plenty of Waris radios come across my bench made in China.
Just about every OEM Motorola battery is made in China.

Don't expect this to to become a thing of the past anytime soon. Cheap slave labor is as addictive as crack to some companies.
by MTS2000des
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: endofliferadios.com
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Re: endofliferadios.com

Goes to a VistaPrint Placeholder...sounds like a great place to send stuff to and never see anything again.
Better chance of getting paid on http://www.brokenstolenradios.com
by MTS2000des
Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Saber or XTS3000? And Battery Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Astro Saber or XTS3000? And Battery Questions

I have also read the LED screen on the XTS3000 tends to go bad and replacements are not easy to find. Is that the case? Yes, the XTS3000s and MTS2000s had problems with LCD "display cancer", caused by the interconnecting ribbon coming detached (due to defective adhesive). Some have had lu...
by MTS2000des
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)

If such a tool existed, wouldn't someone put a legit sounding ser # in the radio to increase it's value? Why put in an ALT radio ser #? Gary, with the number of morons on Fraudbay selling stolen/hacked radios and the leaked tool, many don't even bother or are too stupid to think about a serial numb...
by MTS2000des
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Accessory screw replacement part?
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Accessory screw replacement part?

Chassis Boss, $1.98 on my MOL account. Seems to be an issue with these cracking, mainly from people over torquing down their accessories/programming cables. To prevent this from happening in the future, HAND TIGHT means just that...not an air wrench. I know you did not do it, but really frosts my bu...
by MTS2000des
Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Forget Visar, EX500. The SL300 is the new micro
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: Forget Visar, EX500. The SL300 is the new micro

Glad you like my old SL300...Surprisingly, that radio has a hot front end. I was at an event in the southern most portion of the middle of nowhere last month, and heard this thing burp with the sounds of my little tiny 25 watt repeater 50 miles away. This was with the radio INSIDE my county truck ly...
by MTS2000des
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 & CPS...
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: MTS2000 & CPS...

Not really, it's more related to UART type and speed than anything.
Trying another (older) computer like that CF-28 may be what you need.
by MTS2000des
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 & CPS...
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: MTS2000 & CPS...

I've had this problem creep up before, and I think it's firmware related. Pre 6.xx firmware doesn't always play nice with CPS. IIRC the MTS2000s I had at the time were R5.42 and would program fine (CPS R02.03) on an old 400MHz P2, factory RIB and cable, but would just plain not work with a faster CPU.
by MTS2000des
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Maxtrac - was it ever sold in Europe?
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Motorola Maxtrac - was it ever sold in Europe?

I don't think the Maxtrac was ever sold in the EU. Just North America/Latin America.
by MTS2000des
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS 2500I re-case question
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: XTS 2500I re-case question

FM approval is not something that can be re-certified or added later. It is done at the factory and it is under strict documentation procedures. Any service has to be done at the depot or by an FM approved service center. I doubt an Ebay seller is certified. as far as the differences, the rear chass...
by MTS2000des
Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 from overseas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: XTS5000 from overseas?

I am starting into the Motorola world and want to pick up a XTS5000 because of work. If you plan on using any radio for work, then you should buy the seller not the item, and only buy a vetted, tested and "fit for duty" radio. Any used radio that will be placed into commercial service sho...
by MTS2000des
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX CPS Struggle
Replies: 9
Views: 1334

Re: APX CPS Struggle

The struggle is REAL . I love the APX subscriber radios. APX CPS is rubbish. Especially when you use the competitor's suite, such as EF Johnson's ARMADA. APX CPS looks like something some laid off Google employee vomited up. It's confusing, it's bloated, it crawls on a modern i5/i7 CPU on a 64 bit W...
by MTS2000des
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: HELP!

if it is inhibited, you should still be able to read the radio, and the CPS will tell you the radio is inhibited, and to contact the system owner/manager. the only ways to uninhbit (properly) is to have the one who sent the passive/selective inhibit command to undo it, or to send the radio to the de...
by MTS2000des
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: XTS3000 antenna jack replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: XTS3000 antenna jack replacement

You replace the rear chassis, which includes the jack.
by MTS2000des
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: How to tell if a radio affiliates with a trunked system?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: How to tell if a radio affiliates with a trunked system?

We purchased GenWatch 3 and the Clone Watch module. Problem is we are a single zone system but have 15 RF subsites across a large area (simulcast). If there was some way for GW3 to be able to poll the output of the GCM8000 and "know" what particular subsite a user is coming in on...trainin...
by MTS2000des
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 Very Low TX Power
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: MT2000 Very Low TX Power

Check the RF switch on the RF board, these can be problematic on all Jedi radios. If there is power coming INTO the RF switch, you may have to bypass it (not a big deal unless you plan to use it with a JVA or public safety RSM). If the RF switch is good, than you may have a bad PA.
by MTS2000des
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: How to tell if a radio affiliates with a trunked system?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: How to tell if a radio affiliates with a trunked system?

having just taken system administrator workshop class, it is VERY interesting to understand how it all comes together. The long and the short of it is the system is very powerful and also keeps detailed records of everything every radio registered on it does. The records are VERY detailed, it is alm...
by MTS2000des
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: How to tell if a radio affiliates with a trunked system?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: How to tell if a radio affiliates with a trunked system?

the radio usually will attempt to register when first powered up after it seeks a control channel (if programmed for the first time) or will go to the last control channel it was on when powered off. Once it decodes the system ID and WACN and verifies they match, then it transmits an affiliation req...
by MTS2000des
Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 question
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: MT2000 question

So when you connect an RSM can you hear audio from the RSM? I would suspect cold solder joint from the front cover flex to the speaker itself if the audio passes to the RSM. You might also try swapping a front cover from another MT2000 or Jedi of any flavor just to isolate the problem. If the proble...
by MTS2000des
Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: PM1500 3sec TX
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: PM1500 3sec TX

the power supply is the first thing to check if the mike is not bad. A 110 watt radio NEEDS at minimum, a 25A continuous duty source and make sure the cables are all tight.
by MTS2000des
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Internal Battery & Infinite Key Retention
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Internal Battery & Infinite Key Retention

the battery is just for the clock.
FWIW, I have 6 Astro Saber VHF with DES-XL keys in them with IKR. The radios have had batteries removed for years. They still have the keys in them and pass traffic with encryption on.
by MTS2000des
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Xts5k Doesn't like Freqs
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: Xts5k Doesn't like Freqs

change the TX bandwidth to 2.5KHz
by MTS2000des
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Opinion
Replies: 6
Views: 805

Re: Opinion

than they are doing you a favor at that price. If they are competent and you trust them with your radio, that is a good price considering the parts alone exceed that amount
by MTS2000des
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS-2500 Help
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: XTS-2500 Help

change the channel bandwidth to 2.5KHz
by MTS2000des
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Notice of Intent to Cancel: Waris, PM1500, PR1500
Replies: 7
Views: 1194

Re: Notice of Intent to Cancel: Waris, PM1500, PR1500

The TRBO radios are also excellent performers on analog. My XPR6350 and 7550 (both UHF) can hear weak stuff that is like -121dbm whereas other portables (including my two XTS5000s) won't even unmute on.
by MTS2000des
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: new to /\/\ and site Spectra help
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: new to /\/\ and site Spectra help

You should start with the repeater builder pages on the Spectra, they have just about all the answers to these questions and more, including what is needed for programming hardware and software wise. Do lots of reading!
http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorol ... stuff.html
by MTS2000des
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radius P110
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Radius P110

And why would using them be illegal? I'm sorry if I sound like an idiot, I'm quite new in the world of radios. Because in the USA, Canada and most parts of the world, radio spectrum is licensed. Using them on frequencies you aren't licensed for may cause another licensed user interference, and even...
by MTS2000des
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1000 Think i blew the final output stage
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Re: HT1000 Think i blew the final output stage

That doesn't sound like a bad PA, that sounds like a bad battery (not enough current to transmit). What you describe is the power cycling off then back on when you go to key up. Usually see this when a battery is old and has insufficient current available to transmit.

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