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by bwigg
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Option 645 for Aeroflex 3920????
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Option 645 for Aeroflex 3920????

Thanks for the info, I have a call into Aeroflex now to find out the cost. It seems I need to add option 644 and 645 to tune all the APX radios.
by bwigg
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Option 645 for Aeroflex 3920????
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Option 645 for Aeroflex 3920????

I was attempting to do an auto alignment on a APX radio and received the message that I need option 645 to align this radio. Is this a stand alone option or will I need any other option in addition to option 645? It is listed on MOL in the test equipment area as a option that can be ordered, but no ...
by bwigg
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2600 Extender boards??
Replies: 0
Views: 375

R2600 Extender boards??

Has anyone tired to build up some extender boards for the R2600? Years ago you could buy project boards with .1 inch spacing edge connectors pretty easy. I thought I would try to find something similar and add a female socket so I could get to some of the circuitry on the boards for troubleshooting....
by bwigg
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2600 service manual????
Replies: 18
Views: 2517

Re: R2600 service manual????

Thanks for the update on the manual. I have the Ebay one on the way, it should be here in few days. I found another party in the UK (John Dosher) who had an older r2600 manual for a little cheaper and he emailed it to me. Using r2600 manual I discovered my machine has a dead A7 High synthesizer. Its...
by bwigg
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2600 service manual????
Replies: 18
Views: 2517

Re: R2600 service manual????

Does it cover the r2550a? I have a r2550a on the way and need the manual pretty quick.
by bwigg
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2600 service manual????
Replies: 18
Views: 2517

Re: R2600 service manual????

Thanks for the update!!
by bwigg
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2600 service manual????
Replies: 18
Views: 2517

Re: R2600 service manual????

Thanks for the info, I look forward to a review of it.
by bwigg
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2600 service manual????
Replies: 18
Views: 2517

Re: R2600 service manual????

Ok Thanks,

I looked around the website and didn't see much info about older service monitors. I will have to give them a call.
by bwigg
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2600 service manual????
Replies: 18
Views: 2517

R2600 service manual????

I searched the world over and can not find a service manual on the R2600 series. What is so special about this series? The R200X and R22XX seem to be easy to find as well as the HP8920's.

Anybody know of a available PDF for the R2600???
by bwigg
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 serial number change?
Replies: 3
Views: 323

5.44
by bwigg
Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 serial number change?
Replies: 3
Views: 323

MTS2000 serial number change?

My controller died in my MTS2000 so I swapped controllers with one from a parts unit to correct the problem, but I want the serial number from the old controller. How can I change the serial number in the parts radio controller without getting the tool proof error?
by bwigg
Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Part number for replacement AS3 case?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

BTW, the boxes my cases came in are dated 1/13/06. I will have to see what the date on the new cases are when they arrive next week.
by bwigg
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Part number for replacement AS3 case?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

I have been having the same problem as you since May when I ordered my new cases. I called customer service and had a long talk with the guys at Motorola. They were very helpful, but unaware of any problem with the cases. They are shipping me two new cases today under warranty. They are going to exa...
by bwigg
Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Part number for replacement AS3 case?
Replies: 9
Views: 520

I have been having the same problem with two of my cases also. It's a real problem to pay so much for the cases and they do not work correctly.
by bwigg
Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Digital Capable Repeater using Maxtracs Specs
Replies: 49
Views: 10330

I found a program over at Radio Reference named the Knack. It decodes NAC codes. I haven’t tried the Knack, but I was wondering if it would be possible for someone to write a program similar to the Knack to decode the NAC of a receiving radio and use it for a COR input to a controller? It seems if i...
by bwigg
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: AS3 keypad problems
Replies: 7
Views: 412

As I mentioned in a earlier response, my radio has a factory applied overlay and it still would not work with my new case. I think something is not quite right with the cases Motorola supplied us. The radio works fine with the original case. But the original case is scratched up pretty bad and I wan...
by bwigg
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: AS3 keypad problems
Replies: 7
Views: 412

I have the same problem with my two radios. It started when I recased them with new cases I ordered from Motorola. If I leave the bottom screws slightly loose so the case doesn't go comepletely on it works fine. But after a little use the radio becomes intermittent because the gnd side of the power ...
by bwigg
Fri May 12, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Display
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Bad News, looks like the 8402803X01 flex cable is gone forever. I just tried to order some online and it says item is cancelled.
by bwigg
Fri May 05, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Clone Question
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Thanks Jason, I will try that. I haven't noticed that feature until you mentioned it!
by bwigg
Thu May 04, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Finally made the jump to an Astro Saber, from ebay audiowrx
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

I just received a ASI R model from them. Fast shipping and the radio looks and works like new!
by bwigg
Thu May 04, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Clone Question
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Clone Question

I have two different Astro Saber III's. They are the same model number, but have different flash codes and system packages. (one is a H35 and the other is a H38) I would like to clone all the personalitys from the old VSELP radio to the new IMBE radio. Can this be done? I sure do not want to setup 2...
by bwigg
Wed May 03, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASII what am i missing??
Replies: 12
Views: 654

4005361w01 should be the part number. List is 4.60.
by bwigg
Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Need a IMBE ASIII code plug
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Need a IMBE ASIII code plug

I have a VHF VSELP ASIII that I am going to convert to IMBE. I plan on using a VOCON from a ASI that is flashed with 100001-000000-7. The problem I have is that if I force my existing vselp 84xxxxx flash into the new vocon I loose IMBE. If I use the existing ASI IMBE vocon 100001-000000-7 flash I lo...
by bwigg
Thu Apr 27, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber I with a Bonus...
Replies: 25
Views: 1380

Did you get the same host/DSP/Flash as Josh? I would like to use one to upgrade my old VSELP ASIII unit to IMBE.
by bwigg
Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: What is H15 Astro data option?
Replies: 2
Views: 273

The vhf vselp vocon is host 03.20.01/DSP I05.00.18. The UHF IMBE vocon is host 05.51.00/DSP N06.04.11.
by bwigg
Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: What is H15 Astro data option?
Replies: 2
Views: 273

What is H15 Astro data option?

At the risk of asking a stupid question, I was wondering what is the H15 astro data option? I was thinking of swapping out my old vhf vselp controller with one from a uhf radio that has the higher host/DSP for IMBE. The UHF IMBE controller has 100008-000000-0 flashcode. If I force my my 840001-00000...
by bwigg
Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro digital saber Conversion 1 to 3 again!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Looks like you may have analog only radios, the DSP must start with a I or a N to be digital. Also DSP firmware must be greater than a 6 to be IMBE. At least one radio is is not digital radio for sure, the other might be digital, but it will be a VSLEP. Without the DSP version you can't tell easily....
by bwigg
Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro digital saber Conversion 1 to 3 again!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 912

The way I understand it, what you need to do is read the existing model one radios and get ALL the alignment settings and jot them down. If lab is available make a backup of your codeplugs with the no pack/unpack option. Save that in case things go down the tubes. Then install your display and new c...
by bwigg
Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: AS weird background noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Sounds like RF is getting into the radio somehow. I would make sure all the sheilds are clean and making good connection. Also check that stupid little gold clip on the external antenna port connector. It wedges up against the chassis for a gnd. I find mine falling out all the time. My programming c...
by bwigg
Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Display Flex question
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Parts Dept now claims to have 31 flex cables. They must have found some more. When I ordered they only showed one in stock.
by bwigg
Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Display Flex question
Replies: 13
Views: 770

The part number maybe 4005361w01, that's the part number on my overlay.
by bwigg
Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Display Flex question
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Looks like all the flex cables are now gone. I called parts today and they had one in stock, so I ordered it. Thanks guys for the heads up on this item. I found another seller of this item on Ebay and he had some real good pictures of the displays. As far as I could tell they are identical. Even rig...
by bwigg
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Display Flex question
Replies: 13
Views: 770

My VHF model I already has the keyboard attached to the front shield. Strange thing is that two of my later model I's do no have the keyboard overlay attached to the front shields. The soldering doesn't look to be big problem. Hopefully they are the same PCB and the flex cable will attach to these d...
by bwigg
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Need VHF Astro Saber III codeplug
Replies: 0
Views: 156

Need VHF Astro Saber III codeplug

Anybody have a good Astro Saber VHF III code plug thats readable in a old version of you know what. I would like to try and convert a ASI to a ASIII

My old VSLEP radio is:
H35
Host 3.20.01
DSP I05.00.18
Flashcode 0000010000009
1 meg controller
by bwigg
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Display Flex question
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Since they look just like the one on my Astro Saber III, I ordered one of the displays from him and placed a order to Moto for a flex cable and a Astro Saber III case to convert my VHF I to a III. I sure hope they work! Any body have a good VHF III code plug thats readable in a old version of you kn...
by bwigg
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: AS weird background noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Problem solved! I found if I squeezed the radio hard enough the noise would go away. After several days of looking for this problem, I found that if the gold front speaker/display board made contact with the chassis at the top of the radio the noise would completely disappear! When the case is insta...
by bwigg
Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: AS weird background noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 466

AS weird background noise?

I have two AS I's and one AS III. One AS I and the AS III have a weird motorboating background noise on weak analog signals that sound sorta sounds like a beat note between two signals. It appears to be some type of CPU noise from the VOCON board. I swapped VOCONS wih the quiet radio. When terminate...
by bwigg
Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASIII whats a good price?
Replies: 2
Views: 315

oops! I have one number wrong in the model it is a H04RDH9PW7AN.
by bwigg
Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASIII whats a good price?
Replies: 2
Views: 315

ASIII whats a good price?

I have a chance to pick up a Astro Saber III model number H04RDH9PW5AN with a flash of 100008-000000-0. Since I am pretty new to the Astro line I was wondering what would be a good price for this item. The party I am purchasing from is a good guy and he will let me try the radio and check the option...
by bwigg
Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber service PDF's Where did they go?
Replies: 16
Views: 997

When I logged on and looked it up it showed no stock so I assumed it was NLA. Thanks for the effort.
by bwigg
Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber service PDF's Where did they go?
Replies: 16
Views: 997

I called Moto and they walked me through it and claim they see the manuals and have no ideal why I don't. But they will get back with me. I want the the manuals for my personal use since I just picked up some AS radios. The big manual is NLA and I don't have enough parts needed at this time to justi...
by bwigg
Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber service PDF's Where did they go?
Replies: 16
Views: 997

They are from me! I only show two manuals listed.

Billy
by bwigg
Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber service PDF's Where did they go?
Replies: 16
Views: 997

How about the Astro Saber? Are they on there?

Billy
by bwigg
Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber service PDF's Where did they go?
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Astro Saber service PDF's Where did they go?

I haven't had a need for a ASTRO saber service manual till now and I noticed that the extensive list that was available under the resources tab on the Motorola site is now down to only a couple of manuals. Public website only has users manual. Am I missing something here? Any other way to obtain the...
by bwigg
Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Options questions
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Jason,

Thanks for the info.
by bwigg
Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Options questions
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Astro Saber Options questions

Hi to all, I am about to receive two H04RDC9PW5AN Astro saber 1's. Flash code is 1000080000000. From what I can determine they are 438 to 470 range and are P-25 digital. Will these radios also work on a simplex conventional freq or does this require some other option? I plan on using them on ham fre...
by bwigg
Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Is this a Saber Transmit Disable Mod????
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Is this a Saber Transmit Disable Mod????

Hello to all, I have run across what appears to be a mod to disable the transmitter in a Saber III that I picked up on Ebay. The mod consists of a SMD transistor added to the pin 1 of the PA module. One leg is soldered to pin 1 of the PA module which is RF in and the other is connected to ground. Th...
by bwigg
Sun May 16, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: T3011 DX upgrade needed
Replies: 1
Views: 386

T3011 DX upgrade needed

I just found out Motorola no longer has the upgrade for the T3011AX to DX available. Finding the 24C16 U104 is not a problem, finding the DX upgrade U103 EPROM is. I just like to tinker with DES-XL so I don't want to blow alot of bucks from some of the dealers to do this upgrade. Anybody have any id...
by bwigg
Sat May 15, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: T3011AX upgrade and Systems Saber Secure module Question
Replies: 1
Views: 209

T3011AX upgrade and Systems Saber Secure module Question

I have a systems Saber with a multi-key OTAR DES-XL module. My T3011AX keyloader will not load a key into this module until I find a way to upgrade it to a DX. I tried to install a DES module from my Saber I and the systems Saber will not power up at all with it in the unit. The DES module works fin...
by bwigg
Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Micor ID?
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Micor ID?

I picked up a VHF securenet Micor unified chassis and noticed the backplane is vastly different from the older securenet Micors covered in my manuals. This one has lots of DIP type jumpers instead of the old cut and solder kind. Also the DVP cards are vastly different. The code processor has DIP roc...

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