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by Wiregeek
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Apx4000xe
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: Apx4000xe

The next time I see one of these I'm going to try throwing a nonconductive barrier on the top three pins - they're not used for CPS, just for tuning, AFAIK
by Wiregeek
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Access and/or listen to a particular repeater - if both have same Freq & PL??
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Access and/or listen to a particular repeater - if both have same Freq & PL??

first thing I can think of is MDC or other signalling at the repeater, but that's pretty ugly. Alternatively, switch to wireline - also ugly. Upgrading to Astro digital systemwide would allow more available NAC to prevent mis or multi key, but is hideously ugly. I don't think there's a "good&qu...
by Wiregeek
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR-4550 Audio Cable...
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: XPR-4550 Audio Cable...

with the PMKN4010, you can just add whatever pins you need wherever you need them - or if you get PMLN5072A, you can build whatever pinout you want. You can add additional pins to the PMKN4010, if you have the pins. http://wiscomm.blogspot.com/2015/08/motorola-mototrbo-xpr-4000-series-rear.html has ...
by Wiregeek
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Centracom Gold Elite stuck Emergency
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Centracom Gold Elite stuck Emergency

Hey, folks, got a Centracom Gold Elite with a false Emergency alert on an ACIM connected APX consolette running multi-channel (Astro, Encrypted Astro, Analog). We've muppled the ACIM, rebooted all three COIMs (well, both COIM and the CORI), added the false radio id (00000000) to the Alias DB, and no...
by Wiregeek
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Suggestions of installing AUX input on car audio
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Suggestions of installing AUX input on car audio

ACC, PARK, ILL, ILL-CONT, BU, REMO? ACC = 12v in from ignition switch / switched power PARK = either 12v signal or contact closure or ground signal that park is engaged on the transmission or parking brake, allowing for more in depth use of the unit (media playback, configuration) ILL = variable vol...
by Wiregeek
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Whats the point of buying a 110w radio?
Replies: 71
Views: 9221

Re: Whats the point of buying a 110w radio?

As an aside, Almost every 'covert' install I've done with those horrible sti-co antennas has been a 110w. My assumption there is that they need all that power to get something other than heat out of the antenna... Someone mentioned challenging coverage areas, and I'd say Alaska is king there. The AL...
by Wiregeek
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Firmware R15.10.00 Released 1/19/17
Replies: 19
Views: 1662

Re: APX Firmware R15.10.00 Released 1/19/17

That's pretty much what I had expected - thank you for the heads up. And I'm a lucky lucky dog, since we're getting 15.12.00 before we have a project that requires multi-system scanning...
by Wiregeek
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Firmware R15.10.00 Released 1/19/17
Replies: 19
Views: 1662

Re: APX Firmware R15.10.00 Released 1/19/17

No 15.12.00 on my MOL yet, looking forward to it.
by Wiregeek
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Mcc 5500 supervisor password
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Mcc 5500 supervisor password

supervisor
by Wiregeek
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Remote RSS Programming
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: Remote RSS Programming

assuming ethernet connectivity between the sites, I'd look at a dedicated hardware solution like a Lantronix UDS-1100 or similar. I'm a big fan of those, you can set them up so they function like a serial extension cord with an ethernet network in the middle. It's my understanding that jitter is the...
by Wiregeek
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: ASTRO Products Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: Feature Request for TRBO on the APX Line
Replies: 19
Views: 1549

Re: Feature Request for TRBO on the APX Line

You'll NEVER see P25 in an XPR radio but there really should be an option for TRBO to be in an APX. This is what I think, as well. The horsepower and hardware is there for an APX to dance the TRBO dance, and I would like to see it, but I don't even entertain the idea of ever seeing an XPR doing P25...
by Wiregeek
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Pro series CPS Entitlement error #1634
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Pro series CPS Entitlement error #1634

We ran into a problem recently that we believe was a mangling of the different types of hyphen character in the ascii characterset. I ended up typing the EID in instead of copy pasting it and it worked. There are three characters that are visually identical (in certain fonts) and all look like "...
by Wiregeek
Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CM200 RF Power Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: CM200 RF Power Issues

I'm on my first cup of coffee here, but my brain just saw this and told me that computer heatsink grease (Arctic Silver) might be an improvement over plain white lith for this application. If it is, it's gonna be an unnoticeable improvement in performance, but should provide a higher resistance to d...
by Wiregeek
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: R1225 intermittant
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: R1225 intermittant

Don't forget that you're also dealing with that most corrosive and untrustworthy of substances, Other People. I recently had a job to fix a Quantar that had gone just about completely deaf - if you were within ~1 mile of the repeater, and mostly deaf outside that range. Went through and swept and wi...
by Wiregeek
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: ASTRO Experimental - How to do things a little out of the box
Topic: Half-baked: remote control head over Ethernet?
Replies: 14
Views: 4337

Re: Half-baked: remote control head over Ethernet?

Well, Fogster is looking at a transparent Control Head over IP transport, I'm just interested. IF SB9600 is on the J2... can a CH be connected there?
by Wiregeek
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: ASTRO Experimental - How to do things a little out of the box
Topic: Half-baked: remote control head over Ethernet?
Replies: 14
Views: 4337

Re: Half-baked: remote control head over Ethernet?

even more delicious when you start looking at O-style XTL or APX, that's non-standard CANBus in there.
by Wiregeek
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: ASTRO Experimental - How to do things a little out of the box
Topic: Half-baked: remote control head over Ethernet?
Replies: 14
Views: 4337

Re: Half-baked: remote control head over Ethernet?

Both Jim and yourself are correct, to the best of my knowledge. SB9600 and some audio isn't the only thing on the control head flex, though. You know, this is really interesting. If I wasn't running around 100% time commitment in the wood shop, I would like to take a look at this. Rpi on both ends, ...
by Wiregeek
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: TX Inhibit on XPR 8300?
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: TX Inhibit on XPR 8300?

It's configurable. From the MotoTRBO CPS, pin 17 is settable to the following (as well as a lot of others) Repeater Knockdown This is an input line, that when activated, will disable the internal repeat path of the repeater for as long as the pin is activated. An external device can then control whe...
by Wiregeek
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: I need your brain
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: I need your brain

If your link is correct, you're looking at Astro Spectra VHF 50w radios with hardware encryption... Interesting find, that. They are not XTS or XTL, for that matter. I'm not 100% certain what the most 'modern' control head that can be put on them is. http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/spectra/...
by Wiregeek
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 5550 Day/Night mode
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: XPR 5550 Day/Night mode

Sorry,

Just chewed through the XPR 5550 sample codeplug in TRBO CPS, there doesn't appear to be any of the relevant functions available on the accessory port. Nothing for display brightness or day/night mode in the accessory pins.
by Wiregeek
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: new SLR8000 repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: new SLR8000 repeater

I count 8 rj-45 ports... built in ethernet switch? modular expansion bus?
by Wiregeek
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX 7500 Ignition Sense Current Specs
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: APX 7500 Ignition Sense Current Specs

Personally I wouldn't hesitate to tap into someone else's ignition sense lead. But I'm sorry, I don't have any specs for that current draw, or even know where I could get them, since it's not in the literature and I've never seen it on Batlabs
by Wiregeek
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX 7500 Ignition Sense Current Specs
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: APX 7500 Ignition Sense Current Specs

I'm curious, why do you need this info? I don't think I've ever seen a spec for this. Lacking any knowledge of what you're trying to do, my best suggestion is to throw an ammeter inline with the ignition sense line. It is my understanding that the load presented by the APX ignition sense line is so ...
by Wiregeek
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola HT1250 XPand Technology?
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: Motorola HT1250 XPand Technology?

Everyone has it. It's fiddlin' with the audio. It does audio things. Please see http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=18982 for more information, and the terms "Audio Emphasis" "Audio Expansion" "Audio Compression" should prove fruitful research starters. This is....
by Wiregeek
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Capacity Plus System
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Capacity Plus System

http://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/products/mototrbo-systems/mototrbo-private-systems/mototrbo-capacity-plus.html pretty much any XPR. Looks like, for the XPR2500 and XPR3500 you have to buy Capacity Plus as an option, but for anything 'higher', such as the 4350 you mentioned, it should be free/...
by Wiregeek
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Capacity Plus System
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Capacity Plus System

subscriber (guy in the field) or infrastructure (the repeater at the tower)?
by Wiregeek
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR4350 handheld ?
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: XPR4350 handheld ?

Initial research indicates that's 5000 series only.

http://shopwiscomm.com/PMLN7131A-PMLN71 ... 31778.aspx

Though you can remote head the 4000 series with PMLN5404, apprently.
by Wiregeek
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Installing M1225 rss in windows 3.1 ???
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Installing M1225 rss in windows 3.1 ???

Wow, Windows 3.1 Wow! OK, from memory, Windows 3.1 actually runs 'on top of' Dos. So, during the boot process, your machine will start off of Dos, and the last line in the autoexec.bat should be c:\windows\win.exe (or similar, or just WIN). If you edit that file (the EDIT command should Just Work), ...
by Wiregeek
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: CM300d accessory connector pins
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

Re: CM300d accessory connector pins

Howdy! The CM300D is almost a completely different radio from the CM300. The 300D is a "Trbo Light" radio, and supports a subset of the MotoTRBO features and options from the XPR series. The 300 does not. Additionally, the 300D programs using TRBO CPS, while the 300 uses the Commercial Ser...
by Wiregeek
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: ROIP-102
Replies: 14
Views: 2821

Re: ROIP-102

Wish I had a couple of these to play with, I love this sort of thing. How much did your pair run you?
by Wiregeek
Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Looks like the "E" Models are about to hit the street
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Re: Looks like the "E" Models are about to hit the street

Any datasheet or specs or comparison matrix against the non-e variants?

Aside from the obvious wifi, of course.
by Wiregeek
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 5350 back-to-back crossbang repeater
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

Re: XPR 5350 back-to-back crossbang repeater

As a followup - we got two new XPR5350 in and I rebuilt the RF plate. Before I plugged the RICK in I metered the Digital I/O pins - 0.2v on the low side. much better than the 1.4-1.8v of the previous radios.

go figure, they worked great.
by Wiregeek
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: General Dynamics R2670B & Aeroflex 3550-R Spurious Emissions
Replies: 1
Views: 546

General Dynamics R2670B & Aeroflex 3550-R Spurious Emissions

What a ride! I apologize in advance for the length on this post, but I wanted to share the whole saga of how I came to understand how important equipment maintenance is. Just got the final wraps on a problem I encountered recently. The short form is that a customer CM300d came in for a PMI and had v...
by Wiregeek
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 5350 back-to-back crossbang repeater
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

Re: XPR 5350 back-to-back crossbang repeater

Cross Bang was a typo, but it was one of the perfect ones that has to be kept. Both radios were on the same power supply at all times, and while I can't guarantee there weren't any transients, the bench power supply is about as trusted as they come (40 pound Motorola adjustable voltage/current unit....
by Wiregeek
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 5350 back-to-back crossbang repeater
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

Re: XPR 5350 back-to-back crossbang repeater

1.3 - 1.8v on the PL det line with the other end not connected to anything. No mAmp meter available for ~2 weeks.

HOWEVER, the 5350s are in a box headed back to Big Mo. New radios on the way.

still curious though.
by Wiregeek
Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 5350 back-to-back crossbang repeater
Replies: 7
Views: 2348

XPR 5350 back-to-back crossbang repeater

Just got done bashing my skull against a pair of XPR 5350. Original config was back-to-back through the accessory ports, crossing RX and TX audio, crossing PL Detect and PTT, everything set to active low, debounce off, life is good. Had some Pyramid external notch filters, filtering out the opposing...
by Wiregeek
Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Selecting a VHF antenna for fiberglass bodied bus
Replies: 22
Views: 2710

Re: Selecting a VHF antenna for fiberglass bodied bus

Just noticed the bus, we've been forced to go with the groove mount on the fender as described above. It's for 850 mhz trunked, and works OK. I'd hate to think about VHF into that vehicle, but I'd probably go with the fender mount and see how I did.
by Wiregeek
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar pin outs.
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Quantar pin outs.

per the quantar manual:

"USED TO CONNECT TELEPHONE-STYLE HANDSET WITH PTT BUTTON
(TMN6164 OR EQUIVALENT)
OR
MICROPHONE WITH PTT BUTTON (HMN1001A OR EQUIVALENT)"

and

"USED TO CONNECT 6W EXTERNAL SPEAKER (HSN1000)"
by Wiregeek
Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Trbo Drag and Drop
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Trbo Drag and Drop

That's correct, there is no drag and drop support in TRBO cps.

You should, however, be able to right click individual entries or entire subcategories and copy then paste them. Seems to work across models (I just copy pasted a zone from an XPR 7350 to an XPR 4350 as a test)
by Wiregeek
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Harris XG75 1-Way Crossband Repeat to CDM1250
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Harris XG75 1-Way Crossband Repeat to CDM1250

John Higham gives us some useful information here at http://jhigham.blogspot.com/2012/07/motorola-cdm-tigertrak-tm-1.html , and your statement of ► Carrier Receive TX Input (COR) gives us some more. What I _think_ is happening is that you have the COR/Carrier Detect from the XG75 (pin that goes hot ...
by Wiregeek
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: KVL Hirose adapter for XTL5000 with hmn4044e head?
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: KVL Hirose adapter for XTL5000 with hmn4044e head?

dynamite, then your TRN7414 W-Style to Hirose goes into the programming port, and your KVL connects there.
by Wiregeek
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 Programming Flaw?
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: XPR6550 Programming Flaw?

a followup - newer CPS will not install in XP
by Wiregeek
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 Programming Flaw?
Replies: 10
Views: 1352

Re: XPR6550 Programming Flaw?

TRBO radios (and APX!) are network devices. Shut off Windows Firewall in your VM, and make sure the VM has all the appropriate permissions to IP over the USB. Also upgrade your CPS if you can, and if you can't try applying the MotoTRBO usb driver, which is available from either Moto online or the RV...
by Wiregeek
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX CPS Struggle
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

Re: APX CPS Struggle

I could handle the non intuitive and asinine methodology and workflow imposed by APX CPS if it weren't for the performance. My workhorse isn't a slacker of a machine, but with two APX codeplugs and an XTL5000 codeplug open I'm looking at delays that make it blatantly obvious that I'm completely used...
by Wiregeek
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: 7500 O9 Vehicle interface questions
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: 7500 O9 Vehicle interface questions

Strike two. VIP inputs are tied to specific functions in the drop down menu except for Logical Switch 2... which can only be steered to Low Power in either an open or closed state under Radio Ergonomics Wide. high beam goes up, opens a relay, relay shorts pin 2 to ground, lights and/or sirens come ...
by Wiregeek
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: XPR8400 repeater used for a SCADA link
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: XPR8400 repeater used for a SCADA link

First thing that pops to mind is narrowband / wideband - what radios are at the pumping stations, and are they narrowband?
by Wiregeek
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: KVL Hirose adapter for XTL5000 with hmn4044e head?
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: KVL Hirose adapter for XTL5000 with hmn4044e head?

connect the Hirose adapter to the CGAI port on the XTL drawer, which should be okey dokey since the control head is on the DB25? HA! Glad I double checked. The above statement would be correct on an APX, but not on an XTL - on an XTL there should be a W-style microphone connector under a rubber dust...
by Wiregeek
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Replace missing pin on GP340 connector
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Replace missing pin on GP340 connector

whether the missing pin is on the radio itself (GP340 is euro / UK HT750 ) or on the speakermic, your best bet is to replace the broken item. A quick look at an HT750 speakermic indicates that replacing the pogo pin / spring pin is going to be a nontrivial exercise, and just disassembling the connec...

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