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by rainbowpenguin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor Band Change
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Minitor Band Change

I've done exactly this successfully with a couple III and IV pagers. One needed a bit of tuning, there's a pot accessible thru a hole on the vco shield.
by rainbowpenguin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR330 and 6350 sample codeplugs?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: XPR330 and 6350 sample codeplugs?

In CPS, Device -> Recover

This will load a factory default codeplug, and get rid of the password.

Back up your tuning data beforehand just in case.
by rainbowpenguin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:59 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: 299

Re: Firmware 2.8.0 and CPS 14 (build 738)

Just tried this afternoon.

2.08 firmware requires cps 15 to read/upgrade.
by rainbowpenguin
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 Screen Blank
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: XPR5550 Screen Blank

Reseated everything and still doesn't work. Off to the depot! Thanks!
by rainbowpenguin
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 Screen Blank
Replies: 3
Views: 235

XPR5550 Screen Blank

Picked up an XPR5550 on ebay. More often than not the screen does not turn on when powering up. Otherwise it seems to work normally. Once in a while the screen turns on when powering up, then stays on the whole time radio is on. Tried another control head with the same results. Has anyone else seen ...
by rainbowpenguin
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Small SCADA Type Remote Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: Small SCADA Type Remote Question

MotoTRBO radios have a couple gpio lines on the accessory port that can be configured to automatically send telemetry messages to another station when activated/deactivated. The receiving station can then take the telemetry message and activate/deactivate an gpio line. See here for a more through ex...
by rainbowpenguin
Sun May 22, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Can't get the USB Cable to work with the CPS and XPR7550e
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Can't get the USB Cable to work with the CPS and XPR7550e

The TRBO/APX usb cable does not have any type of serial converter chip inside. Prolific drivers won't do anything. It is a straight-thru usb cable with a 1-wire identification chip to tell the radio what's plugged into it. The radio will show up on the computer as an ethernet adapter when installed ...
by rainbowpenguin
Sun May 01, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Minitor III/IV - Need help on how to modify Band Splits
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Minitor III/IV - Need help on how to modify Band Splits

I've only moved 151.x to 147.x; a few pagers needed adjusting in order to work, and C210 (under the shield) did the trick.

Try it and see what happens?
by rainbowpenguin
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Minitor III/IV - Need help on how to modify Band Splits
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Minitor III/IV - Need help on how to modify Band Splits

Going off of memory -- there's a small hole in the metal shield over the vco. While transmitting on your desired frequency, hold the monitor button on the pager to open the squelch, and adjust the small trim pot/cap inside the hole for maximum quieting. There's a more exact process using a service m...
by rainbowpenguin
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: I need your brain
Replies: 5
Views: 870

Re: I need your brain

According to the model number on the radio, they'll support a W4 head. Any other control head will require internal srec editing and possibly hardware changes.
by rainbowpenguin
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Maxar 50 UHF Mobile
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Motorola Maxar 50 UHF Mobile

Any reason not to use the sm50? It's even smaller, has 40w output, 2 channels, and does pl/dpl. Computer programmed.
by rainbowpenguin
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ID Data Sound?
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

Re: ID Data Sound?

Pushed the wav file though dsdplus; a couple transmissions come back as trbo, cc 15, ts 1, group call 50, from radio id 6. Also in there an idle / ipsc beacon.

Definitely trbo/dmr
by rainbowpenguin
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra VHF newbie guidance
Replies: 9
Views: 1075

Re: Astro Spectra VHF newbie guidance

The tray lock will use the common Motorola 2135 key
by rainbowpenguin
Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR-7550 CPS
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: Motorola XPR-7550 CPS

You'll need to get an account with Motorola -- http://businessonline.motorolasolutions.com Once that is set up, locate and agree to their software license agreement. Wait a few days for that to process, then you can order MotoTRBO CPS from the Buying Center in your account. RVN5115 for 3 years of up...
by rainbowpenguin
Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: XPR7550 antenna - stubby with plastic ring ??
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: XPR7550 antenna - stubby with plastic ring ??

Nothing. The plastic ring is an accessory. https://www.motorolasolutions.com/content/dam/msi/docs/business/products/two-way_radios/portable_radios/wide_area_large_business_portable_radios/xpr7550/_documents/_staticfiles/mototrbo_xpr7000series_accessories_factsheet.pdf last page, bottom right corner ...
by rainbowpenguin
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra Flash Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: Astro Spectra Flash Upgrade

Do it yourself -- http://communications.support/threads/352-ASTRO-Legacy-Feature-Descriptor-Block-(FDB)

As mentioned in the link, ASTRO25 9600 trunking requires R10.xx.xx firmware
by rainbowpenguin
Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Mototrbo system
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Mototrbo system

Do you have privacy (encryption) enabled on the subscribers? If so, the repeater needs to be programmed for the same privacy type. Sometimes missing the first part of the call is a symptom of a repeater not having the same type of privacy enabled.

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