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by sjxts3000
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX/XTS voice announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 802

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: 1770

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: 1770

Re: APX Voice Files

n1gtl wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Das9WsZMAmQ

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: 9
Views: 802

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-con...
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: 227

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 f...
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: 227

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 ins...
by sjxts3000
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O2 Head - Fail 05-94
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: O2 Head - Fail 05-94

The front half and back half of the remote mount kit are most likely mismatched.
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: 239

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: 551

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: 6
Views: 290

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: 6
Views: 290

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.
by sjxts3000
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e

When I installed the APX three years ago, I wasn't ready to drill holes in the roof of a relatively new truck (personal vehicle), so I opted for a magnet mount. I haven't had any issues with it since then and have had no complained of my Tx audio over the past three years, so I went with another mag...
by sjxts3000
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550e - inactivity power off?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: XPR5550e - inactivity power off?

Thanks. I was hoping this could be configured without the use of ignition sense. Doesn't appear possible.
by sjxts3000
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550e - inactivity power off?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

XPR5550e - inactivity power off?

Is there an inactivity power off feature on the XPR mobiles like there is on APX? I can't seem to find it in the TRBO CPS and I've scoured the help file and old forums on this site as well. Maybe I'm missing it?
by sjxts3000
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e
Replies: 6
Views: 290

F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e

Have had the APX6500 (VHF) in the truck for quite a while. Just added an XPR5550e UHF with HHCH conversion kit. https://s5.postimg.org/81nk4bl4n/IMG_4684_sm.jpg https://s5.postimg.org/cz14q0uzr/IMG_4687_sm.jpg https://s5.postimg.org/69ul9f9hj/IMG_4691_sm.jpg
by sjxts3000
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Dual Band APX 7500 ??
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Dual Band APX 7500 ??

ScannerDan wrote:So each personality/zone can be a combination of Uhf and Vhf frequencies?


Correct.
by sjxts3000
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Dual Band APX 7500 ??
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Dual Band APX 7500 ??

My agency has dual band, Uhf, Vhf, APX 7500 with O5 control head and advanced microphone installed in the vehicles, however no one seems to know how to switch between the two bands. UHF is our primary frequency while Vhf is used for mutual aid. I have read through the APX™ Mobile Radio User Guide a...
by sjxts3000
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Couple of new "e" radios
Replies: 0
Views: 203

Couple of new "e" radios

Picked up an XPR5550e with HHCH unit and an SL3500e. Very impressed with these radios. While not as "rugged" as an APX unit, the form factor and price points are very attractive on both. The HHCH conversion kit is very easy to install on the 5550e mobile and the HHCH itself is really nice....
by sjxts3000
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

I'm sure all of this works beautifully when not scanning and parked on the frequency. But I was hoping this would work like a Minitor pager (so as to eliminate the pager altogether)... Maybe I'm misunderstanding what your end goal is, but what you're trying to do with the APX can't be done with a M...
by sjxts3000
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

Correct. No scan with this setup. You can scan and get QCII decode and alert tones, but you can't have it muted. Dang...then I won't bother. I'm sure all of this works beautifully when not scanning and parked on the frequency. But I was hoping this would work like a Minitor pager (so as to eliminat...
by sjxts3000
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

So basically, when I hear the first traffic on the channel, click VMUT and from there out it should then only un-mute on the proper tones? You don't have to wait for voice traffic, just hit VMUT as soon as you select the channel (and don't want to hear anything.) OK...therein lies the problem. I do...
by sjxts3000
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

From the top... -Create a conventional system and set it to Quick-Call II. Don't enter any tones in it. Select Call/In-Call Reset needs to be set to Auto or Manual depending on your desired behavior. I would recommend Auto with a 30 second Auto Reset Time based on what you've posted here. -Under yo...
by sjxts3000
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5500e HHCH front programming cable
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: XPR5500e HHCH front programming cable

cgroftmc wrote:Any one will work. Grabbed the one off my printer and used it just today as a matter of fact.

Craig

Excellent! Thanks.
by sjxts3000
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

First question: is GA09000 in your flashcode? Second question: is the system QCII deviation good? APX (and XTS radios even moreso) are extremely tight on tone deviation tolerances and won't unmute if deviation is too high or low, even where Minitors and other manufacturer's radios will. BTDT with a...
by sjxts3000
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5500e HHCH front programming cable
Replies: 2
Views: 164

XPR5500e HHCH front programming cable

Will any USB-A to USB-C cable work or is there a specific one required?
by sjxts3000
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

I actually had it initially set on the Selective Call setting for "decide" "AND".... then I changed it to the Call Aert setting for Decode and got the same non-desired result. I need to get this set when scanning a scan list in "carrier detect required" mode. Is there n...
by sjxts3000
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

Well shoot... that still didn't fix it. It's un-muting on anything on the frequency.... I only want it to un-mute on QC-II paging for my tones.
Any help would be greatly appreciated (and thanks in advance)
by sjxts3000
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

OK, I think I might have found the problem, but I might have to wait til tomorrow to test when the morning ring-down takes place. I had the "Call Aert Rx/Tx" set to "Disabled" and had accidentally enabled "Decode" for the "Select Call Rx/Tx". I swapped them an...
by sjxts3000
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 441

QC-II signaling on APX

I'm sure I'm programming this wrong, but trying to get a QC-II decode on a fire tone-out. My aim is to have the personality in the scan loop and only un-mute on proper tones (example, tone xxxx.x and yyyy.y) . It's not doing that....it's un-muting on anything on the frequency. I've never programmed ...
by sjxts3000
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola BT Wireless RSM and headset together?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Motorola BT Wireless RSM and headset together?

I've got a RLN6554A BT wireless RSM on order. Does anyone know if you can pair this RSM *and* a PAN/COTS headset together and just use the BT RSM for PTT audio while Rx audio is in my ear? This is how it works with a corded RSM...just wonder if it's the same with Bluetooth.
by sjxts3000
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX radio tags
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: APX radio tags

The other topic of "demo" radios often comes up. When a sales person is working a multi-million dollar deal with a large government agency, they'll surely flip a demo unit or two or three to the agency (mobile or portable). Usually, the demo units are tagged, legit radios... because let's ...
by sjxts3000
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX radio tags
Replies: 15
Views: 762

Re: APX radio tags

All floor and trade show radios are tagless and usually 123ABC1234 serial. Only when a new radio is being delivered to a customer is it given a s/n and tag.
by sjxts3000
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series

I’ve experienced the same with the Pryme adapter on XTS 3000 and 5000. It was horrible. Even if the radio was near my right quad in a cargo pocket when the Bluetooth headset was on my left ear, it kept constantly losing connection. I was using a Plantronics Voyager Pro HD headset. Fortunately it was...
by sjxts3000
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Firmware 2.8.0 and CPS 14 (build 738)
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Firmware 2.8.0 and CPS 14 (build 738)

Does anyone know if TRBO CPS 14 (Build 738) can read/write to a firmware 2.8.0 subscriber?
by sjxts3000
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 7550 with bluetooth
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: XPR 7550 with bluetooth

You can use most all PAN/COTS (consumer over the shelf) Bluetooth headsets with it. The PTT is on the radio, audio in and out are on the earpiece
by sjxts3000
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Apx cloning
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Apx cloning

jackd wrote:How about dropping the channels in

Like I said...Drag-n-drop.
by sjxts3000
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Apx cloning
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Apx cloning

Cloning can only be done on two similar model radios with similar flashcodes. Straight from the CPS help... Cloning is only possible between radios with identical Model Numbers. Only radios with compatible FLASHcodes can be cloned; "compatible FLASHcodes" refers to the target radio having ...
by sjxts3000
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX CPS R16.01.02 release 23-Aug-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: APX CPS R16.01.02 release 23-Aug-2017

d119 wrote:Anyone noticed there is no APX firmware on the MOL page anymore? I wonder what that's about...

Probably a pending release coming real soon
by sjxts3000
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX CPS R16.01.02 release 23-Aug-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: APX CPS R16.01.02 release 23-Aug-2017

com501 wrote:Que?

You don't really think they will fix it, do you?

No, I'm just venting.
by sjxts3000
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX CPS R16.01.02 release 23-Aug-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: APX CPS R16.01.02 release 23-Aug-2017

Hey Motorola, take note! Your Windows Installer package authors should be fired! It's not rocket science to prompt for removal of previous versions of APX CPS (or not). Also your installer package keeps hanging if the focus is removed from that window. I have to KILL it and restart the entire thing ...
by sjxts3000
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX CPS R16.01.02 release 23-Aug-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 760

APX CPS R16.01.02 release 23-Aug-2017

Just released today. Looks like the only fixes are for Radio Management. There's also a new Tuner (R16.01.01) APX Portable and Mobile CPS R16.01.02 - This version of Radio Management contains the fix for the issue described in MTN-0099-17-NA APX Radio Management – Performing POP25 write following a ...
by sjxts3000
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Self Life of APX battery
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Self Life of APX battery

How long did you let it sit in the charger?
by sjxts3000
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?
Replies: 35
Views: 2348

Re: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?

Boy they sure love that XPR7550 form factor, don't they? :lol: I absolutely hate the XPR7550 ergonomics. PTT is too sensitive and in order to get a decent battery life, you have to use a battery which makes the radio obnoxiously thick. Perhaps impres 2 will help with longer battery life there? And ...
by sjxts3000
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?
Replies: 35
Views: 2348

Re: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?

That's a cool looking radio! I recall now seeing this on LinkedIn.
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/ur ... 1997322240
by sjxts3000
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 930

APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

Motorola just announced end-of-support for all APX5000/6000 and SRX2200 "AN" models for December 31, 2021 and end of new feature requests and development for December 31, 2019.
by sjxts3000
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?
Replies: 35
Views: 2348

Re: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?

So is the APX900 multiband or is that just conjecture from members here? Hmmm...you have a point there. I went back and read and don't see anywhere it says "multiband". It just says "supported bands" (7/8, U2, and V) Is it possible to put a "tri-band" RF deck in an XPR...
by sjxts3000
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?
Replies: 35
Views: 2348

Re: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?

Some searching yields an interesting document: https://fccid.io/pdf.php?id=3415404 My suspicions may not be too far off. Yep, lower price point. Same housing/chassis as the XPR7550. Note it doesn't support UHF R2, just R1. This should be a multiband alternative to the "in-orbit" price of ...
by sjxts3000
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?
Replies: 35
Views: 2348

Re: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?

They dropped a zero off the model number... maybe they'll drop a zero off the price, too? :lol:
by sjxts3000
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 Background Noise Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 787

Re: HT1000 Background Noise Issue

A wind-porting or background noise reduction speaker mic may help, but you're not going to get too far with the old HT1000's without the noise cancelling RSM.
by sjxts3000
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Apx4000xe
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Apx4000xe

itjisfo wrote:This is a XH model apx4000

Doesn't matter... the 4000 XE and XH models use the same CPS software and same programming cable as all other APX portables.

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