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by 70351
Sun Oct 17, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: [moderated]
Replies: 1
Views: 1485

[moderated]

[...edited...] I haven't been able to get mine correctly hexed [...edited...]


Randy

[first edits by XMO (i think, locking and warning from alex.)
by 70351
Sun Oct 17, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MO-trek
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Thank the Lord for SYNTHESIZED radio's that cost absolutely NOTHING to change the frequency!! :wink: Both types of radio's have their advantages and disadvantages. Personally I love synthesized radio's, but I do have ONE radio that is rock-bound, a VHF MT500. I love that sucker but I wouldn't want t...
by 70351
Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: out of band ht1000
Replies: 2
Views: 311

I have used "S" version HT1000's down to as low as 440 MHz with no noticeable degredation. I'm certain it will drop lower but they don't have any problem dropping into the 440-450 MHz portion.

Don't know about the Maxtrac's though. :-?


Randy
by 70351
Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MO-trek
Replies: 10
Views: 695

I don't know if your radio can be recrystalled to your desired specs, but keep in mind the potential cost of recrystalling your "Motrek". A friend of mine was given an old Mocom base station and he ended up spending more on the channel elements and PL reeds than if he just purchased a used synthesiz...
by 70351
Mon Oct 11, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 speaker mic question
Replies: 8
Views: 550

I've also heard of HT1000's that don't have the RF switch inside. However, I've yet to run across one myself. I have (or have had) all varieties of the HT1000 and all of them had the RF switch. But I do understand that there are supposedly some models out there that do not have it. Although, as Nand...
by 70351
Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: eBay forbids selling Motorola Radios???
Replies: 57
Views: 8834

I think it's apparent that people will have to continue to gravitate away from /\/\otorola products in general. As good as they are, Kenwood & Yaesu, among others, make excellent products. Their pricing is way under the big /\/\'s, And the other guys don't try and muscle you like they're the syndica...
by 70351
Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 Firmware Version Info for MDC
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Yeah, it would help if I read it right!

I read it as "unusual features". What he actually said was "usual features".

Maybe I need glasses!!


Randy
by 70351
Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 Firmware Version Info for MDC
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: MT2000 Firmware Version Info for MDC

Hi, What should i know about the MT2000's firmware versions? I'm looking for the usual MDC1200 features. Any thing else I should know? Regards, nick Nick, I'm not sure what you mean by "unusual MDC1200 features". Aside from the typical features and use of MDC I'm not certain what you mean by "unusu...
by 70351
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: WTF is MOL's problem????????
Replies: 20
Views: 1670

wa2zdy wrote:Time to buy Vertex . . .


B I N G O !!
by 70351
Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 Xmit Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 377

I had the same problem with my MT2000. The TX audio had very low frequency response and sounded plain BAD. After some searching and playing with various settings I also found it was the TX Emphasis that controlled this issue. After toggling TX Emphasis it added a higher frequency response to the TX ...
by 70351
Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Announcements and Forum News
Topic: Sad news:
Replies: 184
Views: 87611

Yes indeed, Monty was a friend to everyone. Those who knew him personally will miss him, and we'll miss his expert advice here on the board as well.

Thanks Monty for your dedicated friendship and service to us all.


Randy
by 70351
Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: GTX mobile power problems fixed
Replies: 7
Views: 2285

Yes, do tell of the ID issue!


Randy
by 70351
Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: /\/\otorola HT1000 Question Going beyond 5 watts of power
Replies: 23
Views: 1366

mt1000ff wrote:I had a tingling feeling right next to where the radio was.

Tim


Sometimes I get a *tingling* feeling around my waist area too, but I didn't think it was from my radio.


Randy
by 70351
Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: 900MHZ HT with MTVA Option?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

I'm looking for the same exact thing. I've already got an MTVA and I'm looking for an MTX9000 to purchase for 900 amateur. I'd like to buy a 900 MHz amp just for the MTVA to avoid having to buy an additional 900 mobile system as well as a 900 portable. So I'm actually looking for a 900 amp as well a...
by 70351
Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Only $3979 for a Saber Plastic Housing from the Big /\/\
Replies: 14
Views: 1107

Or rather it makes people look ELSEWHERE for their communications needs. /\/\otorola no longer has a stranglehold on this market like they once did. Charging extortionate prices to "influence" people into upgrading WILL make them look elsewhere, which was the exact case with one of my previous emplo...
by 70351
Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Underground mobile antenna issues
Replies: 5
Views: 810

I also had the same problem when I used to have to park in an underground facility. I was using a black Larsen NMO-150 on the trunk and it scraped the pipes and ceiling in places, rubbing off the black paint exposing the copper core. I put a Larsen NMO-270 in it's place, which was shorter, and didn'...
by 70351
Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: /\/\otorola HT1000 Question Going beyond 5 watts of power
Replies: 23
Views: 1366

I just purchased a VHF HT1000 that had been refurbed, and it arrived set at 7-watts output! Whoever set the stupid thing had all the setpoints maxed out for some reason. I'm just hoping I caught it in time, but it will do at least 7 watts from what I've seen. Of course I immediately turned it down t...
by 70351
Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: any good windows software for APRS?
Replies: 6
Views: 387

I hear UI-View is a very good program, although I've never tried it. I have been using WinAPRS with Precision Mapping maps inserted in place of the absolutely USELESS maps that come with WinAPRS. If you use Precision Mapping with WinAPRS then you have a decent set up. Otherwise I wouldn't even bothe...
by 70351
Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming with USB instead of Serial port
Replies: 18
Views: 2692

I've got an IBM A31 ThinkPad, which is still a current model, and they still have serial ports. They ain't $500 though!


Randy
by 70351
Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 MDC1200 Preamble?
Replies: 12
Views: 1218

I was able to program preamble but all my HT1000's are D models :cry:

No help there, sorry.


Randy
by 70351
Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Yellow HT1000 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

I remember the yellow HT1000 thread. I don't know the part number though . . . :cry:

I don't care for the yellow cases but would LOVE a clear one. :)


Randy
by 70351
Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Problem with low audio on transmit, HT 1000
Replies: 6
Views: 375

I would agree with trying the speaker/mic method of ruling out or confirming any problem with the radio's internal mic. Be certain the person who appears to have low audio isn't covering the mic element with their fingers, hand or face when talking. I've seen people place their radio right up agains...
by 70351
Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: JT-1000, others for 440 amateur?
Replies: 11
Views: 905

The JT1000 is a great radio, and would perform wonderfully for amateur radio purposes. However, their costs can be prohibitive if you're used to paying no more than a couple hundred dollars for amateur portables. If cost isn't an issue (to a point I realize), then the JT1000 may be for you. I use HT...
by 70351
Wed Aug 11, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: help with my system keys?
Replies: 50
Views: 4335

W T F :o
by 70351
Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: JEDI 2 OR 3 BATTERY TERMINALS
Replies: 15
Views: 1063

Just bought a "B" version VHF model HT1000 and it also has 3-pins, so I'm not sure why some do and some don't.


Randy
by 70351
Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 Public Safety Mic Question
Replies: 6
Views: 550

I ran across this question myself some time ago regarding some 2-channel HT1000's I purchased for 16-channel conversion. I wanted to use a Public Safety mic on them but I wasn't sure if the plunger switch was present on the 2-channel models. After asking here on the board, some said all 2-channel mo...
by 70351
Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: JEDI 2 OR 3 BATTERY TERMINALS
Replies: 15
Views: 1063

I've noticed the "A" version HT1000'a all had 3 battery contact pins while B, C & D versions only have 2. Still not sure why some had three while others have two, but it may have something to do with which version it is.


Randy
by 70351
Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Finally, pics of my Ranger . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

dude that hf rig is huge in there Yeah, looking at the pics, it sure seems so. But I can't bring myself to see it that way. I've had some HUGE stuff in my life, so that Kenwood is still "compact" to my eyes!! I do wish I could get it to fit "better" though. Oh well. Speaking of huge, before I put m...
by 70351
Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: how much to replace lcd in mtx8000 b7?
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Sometimes people sell the whole LCD & Flex assembly on eBay. Not all the time mind you, but you can get lucky occasionally. I've even seen used front covers on there that included all the electronics (again, if your very lucky), and looked brand new. This is way cheaper than having it replaced new a...
by 70351
Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Sound Request
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

If you have to have some type of audible noise you can enable MDC1200 upon keyup or dekey on your HT1000. Sounds strange to everyone though if your radio is the only one doing it and it isn't needed for anything. :-?


Randy
by 70351
Wed Jun 16, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Intent to Cancel Memo on the HT1000 / MTS still OK
Replies: 70
Views: 5362

There are soooo many HT1000's out there either already in circulation, or NOS, that there will be HT-series Jedi's for many years to come! :D


Randy
by 70351
Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: JT1000 Antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Yeah, I kinda figured for $4.50 you couldn't expect too much. I guess maybe their good to have as a spare but I always buy original Motorola stuff when it comes to antenna's, speaker/mics, etc. I tried one of their high-cap batteries a couple years ago and decided I really like the 2700 mah variety ...
by 70351
Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: JT1000 Antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 573

I just saw an aftermarket VHF antenna for the Jedi series on sale at http://www.kendoo.com/radio_data.asp?SKU=M-105 for $4.50 plus shipping for a 6" helical antenna that supposedly covers 136-174 MHz. I know they just started offering the VHF version of this antenna. They've always had the UHF versi...
by 70351
Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Five-o light
Replies: 19
Views: 2007

I had one of the early pancake lights SVP came out with in the mid 80's. It was similar to the Five-O light in size, but the SVP absolutely SUCKED. What a waste of space and lighting. I don't know about the lighting effectiveness of the Five-O but the SVP Pancake was sorry as hell. Eventually the mo...
by 70351
Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ht750 Good or Bad radios ?
Replies: 7
Views: 517

I also realize people want what they want, but I'd also have to agree that running a mobile AND a portable is always a more efficient way to go. I have several HT1000's/MT2000's, both VHF & UHF, and I use an MTVA in my car only because I can operate either band (depending on the radio used) in the M...
by 70351
Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vertex VX-150 experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 394

I purchased a VX-150 in December 2002 when they were on sale for only $79 (and FT-2600's were only $109.95), which has to be the best deal I ever got in on. I'm rather impressed with the VX-150. Good RF output, good audio output from the small speaker, and they sound great on the air. They also spor...
by 70351
Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fascinator Encryption - Is it now okay to own these
Replies: 35
Views: 3451

Sounds reasonable. I know when I was with General Dynamics making the SINCGARS system we had to account for each and every CCI product. In fact, the NSA audited us every few months just to make certain none were mysteriously "lost". Every CCI not used for whatever reason had to be accountable and re...
by 70351
Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: portable output
Replies: 14
Views: 729

Re: A Lot Of Vhf 7.5 Watts"Susan157"

Susan157 wrote:Hard On Amps And Batteries.



A Beavis & Butthead thought comes to mind . . .


Randy
by 70351
Mon Dec 29, 2003 9:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mt2000 a7 and a4 quickcall II option not available in RSS
Replies: 10
Views: 474

As rffd43 said - Regardless, I think you'd be looking at around 300 to send it in for the "fix" to get QCII. I don't think it's worth that. -Alex Not much more than that he could just buy another MT2000 that DOES have that feature! I remember when I was looking for another RF deck for one of my HT1...
by 70351
Wed Dec 24, 2003 9:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mocom 70 Base Station?
Replies: 10
Views: 711

A local friend decided he had to put his old Mocom70 on a couple of the UHF amateur frequencies. Only God knows why, but he just had to put that thing on the air. He spent $100+ on channel elements, and he got about 30 watts output from it. With the money he put in to it he could have purchased a ni...
by 70351
Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:27 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Matching Switches
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Velcroed switches? :o

Wow. :roll:


Randy
by 70351
Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RIB Power supply
Replies: 23
Views: 3915

Yes, Yes . . . To Monty you listen!!


Randy
by 70351
Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 OR MTS2000 - NEED SOME INFO FROM THE VETS.
Replies: 7
Views: 593

That may be why I can't get my MT2000's to do GE-Star. Both mine are firmware version 1.38, which may make the difference.


Randy
by 70351
Tue Dec 16, 2003 10:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "Ø"
Replies: 14
Views: 1041

It's the no smoking symbol. Don't smoke when posting on the boards. The butt may land on your peepee and start you on fire! It's not cool to smoke with both hands on the keyboard. S Reminds me of the post that had the laptop cooling fan base link to an eBay auction. Apparently someone burnt their w...
by 70351
Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 OR MTS2000 - NEED SOME INFO FROM THE VETS.
Replies: 7
Views: 593

I know the HT1000 will do GE-Star (have a couple of mine set for it). But so far I haven't been able to get my MT2000's to do it. I see it mentioned in the RSS but I just haven't been able to get them to do it.


Randy
by 70351
Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Is there a BatLabs board for Kenwood radios.
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Okay, so I was only kidding!
by 70351
Sat Dec 13, 2003 4:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How do I tell my radio is putting out 5 watts?
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Yep, the best way to measure output power on your HT1000 is to buy the appropriate adapter and attach your radio to a good quality watt meter and measure output that way. By the way Troy, I checked both your VHF HT1000's and they're both dead on 5 watts output on high power. I set the low power sett...
by 70351
Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF Wide Band Antenna for HT1000 Distance Difference?
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

I have all types of these antenna's including the 136-151 MHz (yellow insulator), and the wide band 136-178 MHz (red insulator). I have not noticed any better performance from one antenna to the other, provided both antenna's are used within their respective bandwidths. And to be honest I haven't no...
by 70351
Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Danger of HT1000 w/o accy. cover?
Replies: 11
Views: 925

This is a really good question because I actually encountered a failure on one of my UHF HT1000's due to not having the accessory port cover in place. Basically what happened is the radio was laying down on a table without the port cover in place and I keyed the radio trying to bring up a local repe...

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