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by sjxts3000
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: 7000 flash code question (GPS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: 7000 flash code question (GPS)

I have to add.... GPS in these radios is useless unless you're part of a P25 system which uses it for radio/officer location through the command console. For amateur use, the GPS coordinates on your cell phone (iPhone or Android) are much more accurate and quicker to obtain (not to mention the fact...
by sjxts3000
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: 7000 flash code question (GPS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: 7000 flash code question (GPS)

I have to add.... GPS in these radios is useless unless you're part of a P25 system which uses it for radio/officer location through the command console. For amateur use, the GPS coordinates on your cell phone (iPhone or Android) are much more accurate and quicker to obtain (not to mention the fact ...
by sjxts3000
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: 7000 flash code question (GPS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: 7000 flash code question (GPS)

You need Q947 APCO Packet Data Interface for that to be present.
Also, why does your flash code have both Q52 and Q53? That seems like the work of someone playing with Depot. Mother /\/\ doesn't ship radios like that. They come with one or the other, never both.
by sjxts3000
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: 7000 flash code question (GPS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: 7000 flash code question (GPS)

Firmware version?
by sjxts3000
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: 7000 flash code question (GPS)
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: 7000 flash code question (GPS)

It's called "Location Enable" in the "Location" section under Radio Wide
You'll want "User Selectable Location Enable" checked on.
by sjxts3000
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000XE Housing
Replies: 1
Views: 1194

Re: APX6000XE Housing

Yes.
by sjxts3000
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000XE Speaker Output
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: APX6000XE Speaker Output

AD0JA wrote:I suppose the APX6000 BN and APX8000 use the same speaker?

Wondering if the KT000010A01 speaker for the 8000 is the correct replacement for my 6000 BN speaker? I believe the one in mine has been cranked up too loud and is damaged.
Yes, 3W speaker...same for 6000BN and 8000 (and SRX2200 BN).
by sjxts3000
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics
Replies: 12
Views: 2701

Re: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics

I understand the proper procedure of keeping the contacts covered when not in use. However, we're talking about a super rugged $7,000 radio being placed in the hands of firefighters. I have radios not even a year old, developing corrosion. In contrast, I personally have 20-year-old MT/HT's, Sabers ...
by sjxts3000
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000XE Speaker Output
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: APX6000XE Speaker Output

Yep, I tried this... the speaker is the actually the same. The big difference is the PA in the APX8000 or APX6000 BN (same for SRX2200 BN). If you have an "AN" model, it has the 0.5W speaker (weak audio!... my recommendation, attach an XE RSM...it has a full 1 watt speaker). If you have a "BN" model...
by sjxts3000
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics
Replies: 12
Views: 2701

Re: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics

It’s very common when removing the RSM and using the radio without it that most people never use the side accessory cover, thereby exposing it to corrosion.
by sjxts3000
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics
Replies: 12
Views: 2701

Re: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics

A case swap doesn't include the side connector. That can only best be achieved by a complete chassis swap in which case they would have to print all new tags for the radios. Make sure they're doing that. If you're getting corrosion on the side connector contacts, check that the RSM is being properly...
by sjxts3000
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Vehicle Adapter - O3 HHCH possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1474

Re: APX Vehicle Adapter - O3 HHCH possible?

O3 HHCH doesn't work with the APXVA. It's for mobiles only.
by sjxts3000
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX Program Cable Part Number
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Re: APX Program Cable Part Number

I have an APX6500 with O2 head and plug my cable into the CH and program it... P/N: HKN6184C
For the APX8000HXE, it's the same cable as any other APX 6000,7000,8000 portable. P/N: PMKN4012C. I have a rev B and it programs an APX8000 just fine. I know there's at least a rev C out there, though.
by sjxts3000
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX-7000 XE ILLIGAL KEY
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: APX-7000 XE ILLIGAL KEY

Check to see if you engaged "secure" mode?
by sjxts3000
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Some miscellaneous XTVA questions...
Replies: 12
Views: 2587

Re: Some miscellaneous XTVA questions...

I may not have been completely clear, but what I want to do is have the XTVA use *only* the external antenna, and wondered if there was a way to trick it into doing so that avoids using the RF adapter. Since I'm a little fuzzy on the role the adapter plays, it may turn out to not be possible. I was...
by sjxts3000
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Some miscellaneous XTVA questions...
Replies: 12
Views: 2587

Re: Some miscellaneous XTVA questions...

As far as I know, the XTVA is not an "impres" charger, so you'll still want to recondition your batteries in an impres charger at some point. Just curious, though... if you're not wanting to use the RF adapter (and hence no external antenna) and only using it for Rx, I have to ask...why are you goin...
by sjxts3000
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX o2 head speaker - software/hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: APX o2 head speaker - software/hardware

As far as I know, it's still the same.
by sjxts3000
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 UHF narrowband question
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Re: XTS5000 UHF narrowband question

Welcome to the forum.

Every XTS5000 can do narrow band. In CPS you set the deviation field ("Tx Opt Transmit Dev") to 2.5 kHz. This will, in turn, change the read-only value of the "Tx Opt Channel Spacing" to show "12.5 kHz" (narrow). Note, there's also a separate deviation field for talkaround.
by sjxts3000
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Why isn’t this site being updated?
Replies: 3
Views: 2486

Re: Why isn’t this site being updated?

PM400 new? It's been out for at least an entire decade already.
https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us ... roductinfo
Spec sheet last updates Jan 9, 2008
by sjxts3000
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola SL300 - need to wait after power down before will charge?
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

Re: Motorola SL300 - need to wait after power down before will charge?

g8tzl2004 wrote:Did you use an OEM Motorola programming cable or just a standard micro to USB A cable?
Standard. It’s actually a cable from an Anker portable battery charger. Micro-USB to USB-A
by sjxts3000
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola SL300 - need to wait after power down before will charge?
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

Re: Motorola SL300 - need to wait after power down before will charge?

I've used a micro-USB to USB-A cable and plugged it into my PC (for programming) and it does charge the radio, through slowly (it's just USB 2.0) No warnings on radio about a lower power charge source, though.
by sjxts3000
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola SL300 - need to wait after power down before will charge?
Replies: 8
Views: 2454

Re: Motorola SL300 - need to wait after power down before will charge?

How about you just use the dang charger that came with the radio? You spend several hundred dollars on each of your radio*s* (you said plural) and then use some other $10 charger to charge them?
by sjxts3000
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 programming
Replies: 8
Views: 3138

Re: MTS2000 programming

FWIW, I've used aftermarket RIB-less serial port programming cables with MTS2000 radios on Windows XP 32-bit without any issues at all. You don't need a RIB setup which costs 2x to 4x the price of an MTS2000 radio itself!
by sjxts3000
Sat May 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 9697

Re: DMR feature in APX

I heard from a birdy that they are planning on implementing this, but the radio will only support DMR or P25, and to change modes you will need to reboot it. So no DMR/P25 existing side by side. This definitely smells like some BS Motorola would pull I think that's acceptable for the majority of th...
by sjxts3000
Thu May 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 9697

Re: DMR feature in APX

I'm wondering if the 7000 will even be included in the DMR firmware. It should be by all means but it could easily become another "buy an 8000" selling point for the mothership to push. Well, they currently have one firmware file for all APX models. When they initially released the 8000's, there we...
by sjxts3000
Thu May 03, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 9697

Re: DMR feature in APX

I heard from a birdy that they are planning on implementing this, but the radio will only support DMR or P25, and to change modes you will need to reboot it. So no DMR/P25 existing side by side. This definitely smells like some BS Motorola would pull I think that's acceptable for the majority of th...
by sjxts3000
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS Speaker mic HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: XTS Speaker mic HELP

RMN5023DSP01 was the limited FDNY run RSM that had the emergency button on top but it didn't have the 3.5mm jack.
by sjxts3000
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 9697

Re: DMR feature in APX

OK, to take the topic back on track....
DMR in an APX radio.... hell yes, I'd love to see it. If there was an APX8000/8500 (or 9000/9500?) which was all band + DMR, I'd buy it.
If mother /\/\ kept it in the top-tier APX line, I can't see any cannibalization of the XPR line.
by sjxts3000
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 9697

Re: DMR feature in APX

resqguy911 wrote:
sjxts3000 wrote:Maybe I'm missing something... but what the hell is a "Freon-based" radio?
All APX8000 and APX6000BN radios use the "FREON" processor. All others use the "OMAP".
My APX8000 says OMAP-L138 for the Processor Type
by sjxts3000
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 9697

Re: DMR feature in APX

Maybe I'm missing something... but what the hell is a "Freon-based" radio?
by sjxts3000
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS charger NTN8831B power supply?
Replies: 3
Views: 2209

Re: XTS charger NTN8831B power supply?

EPNN9288A (replaced by 25009297001)
by sjxts3000
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Solutions comes through again!
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Re: Motorola Solutions comes through again!

What do you mean by "web based software"? CPS runs locally on the machine you've installed it on and you're hard-wired to the radio via a programming cable (RDU4100's don't have Bluetooth or Wi-Fi support). Network traffic wouldn't affect it. The rep didn't care about the network traffic because he ...
by sjxts3000
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e
Replies: 8
Views: 3071

Re: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e

Picked up a Gamber-Johnson bracket for the XPR5550e HHCH. Got tired of the head rattling around in the cup holder or side storage slot. Looks fairly decent next to the O2 head.
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by sjxts3000
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX quandry
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Re: APX quandry

I've seen this on other radios that I've had that were upgraded like that. CPS always shows Depot for last modified by. Just a quirk of CPS, I guess. And just to clafiry, those were radios that I bought that were already modified before I bought them. I have no need for Depot or adding other featur...
by sjxts3000
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX quandry
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Re: APX quandry

I've seen this on other radios that I've had that were upgraded like that. CPS always shows Depot for last modified by. Just a quirk of CPS, I guess.
by sjxts3000
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX quandry
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Re: APX quandry

Pretty simple....someone before you used Depot on it to modify the flashcode.
by sjxts3000
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola ATEX ANC RSM
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Motorola ATEX ANC RSM

I've been eyeing this RSM for a while now, but they aren't sold here in the US as far as I was able to find. I picked up a PMMN4094A from a UK dealer who shipped it to me in the US. It's a very nice RSM. I won't turn this into a sales plug, so if you want the name of the UK dealer in the UK, PM me. ...
by sjxts3000
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX/XTS voice announcement
Replies: 11
Views: 5267

Re: APX/XTS voice announcement

NIFOG291 wrote:did you download the fromtexttospeech software? can it be used without the download?
It appears to be an online-only service. No offline download that I'm aware of.
by sjxts3000
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Voice Files
Replies: 11
Views: 5156

Re: APX Voice Files

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Das9WsZMAmQ While free, Audacity tends to have a higher learning curve for those not familiar with audio editing. True. Someone recommended GoldWave to me because of batch processing. I tried that and it worked great! I already made the video before trying GoldWave. ...
by sjxts3000
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Voice Files
Replies: 11
Views: 5156

Re: APX Voice Files

While free, Audacity tends to have a higher learning curve for those not familiar with audio editing.
Another free online option is https://www.online-convert.com (specifically, https://audio.online-convert.com/convert-to-wav)
by sjxts3000
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX/XTS voice announcement
Replies: 11
Views: 5267

Re: APX/XTS voice announcement

Here's the method I use...and it works rather well. 1) go to http://www.fromtexttospeech.com and make up your voice files. You may have to play around with the "speed" and actual wording to get it to sound just right as desired. Once happy, output the file. 2) go to http://audio.online-convert.com/c...
by sjxts3000
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Anyone useing a XPR 5550 w/ the hand held control head
Replies: 4
Views: 2501

Re: Anyone useing a XPR 5550 w/ the hand held control head

When I listen to the locals transmitting with them, they do not sound as good as they did when they used the original mike, & display that was mounted to the radio. It's not terrible, but not as good as the original configuration. GARY. Once I got my radio operational in the truck, that's the first...
by sjxts3000
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Anyone useing a XPR 5550 w/ the hand held control head
Replies: 4
Views: 2501

Re: Anyone useing a XPR 5550 w/ the hand held control head

Yup...just installed this last week in my truck (2012 F250).... XPR5550e with HHCH Pics here: http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=114720 The audio from the HHCH is plenty loud. I'm rather impressed. If you look at the BSM for the HHCH, page 5-12 shows a pretty substantial speaker inside ...
by sjxts3000
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O2 Head - Fail 05-94
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Re: O2 Head - Fail 05-94

The front half and back half of the remote mount kit are most likely mismatched.
http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=78409
by sjxts3000
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O2 Head - Fail 05-94
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Re: O2 Head - Fail 05-94

Upgrade the firmware in the radio with the head attached. Does the problem go away?
by sjxts3000
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Chevy Silverado Install
Replies: 8
Views: 3149

Re: Chevy Silverado Install

Looks great! Where did you get the mic brackets from? I'm in need of one.
by sjxts3000
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e
Replies: 8
Views: 3071

Re: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e

We had a 7-year-drought-busting record rainfall last season. Truck is 100% parked outdoors. I check it (and clean it regularly). No issues so far after 3 years. I'm not worried.
by sjxts3000
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e
Replies: 8
Views: 3071

Re: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e

The HHCH is great! The internal speaker in it is more than plenty loud and the conversion kit was very easy to install.

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