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by syntor9k
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

While I can't make those radios wound work in my car (I might use NX-5700/5800 radio). But the XTL5000/2500 would work at home. This is my next project. But I think I need to find a local expert I think...
Thanks for the help everyone...
by syntor9k
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

So If I choose two heads (one each for VHF and UHF), is there any other reason that a XTL-2500 wound not work (what would I loose), Vs the 5000? Would this one work OK for example? M21KTM9PW1AN Whats the difference between a M5 and 05 Heads? IS there an option to program a button for hi/low RF PO? R...
by syntor9k
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

The problem, as far as I know the XTL5000 are not supported any more.

Sounds like two heads are better than one. I'll have to rethink my options. I need at least, that the Aux radio scanned, full-duplex is nice, but not required.
by syntor9k
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios

A weird Idea maybe. Idea better if your a HAM too... Use two VRS one on VHF one on UHF (revers of the radio connected). To receive them at teh same time. Use a HAM duel band, duel receive, HT (since there is no commercial radio's that do this) - Or use two commercial HT. This would require effort to...
by syntor9k
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 510

XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

I am considering buying a used XTL5000 for P25 and wide band FM (5kHz), and some commercial use. I need 144-148, 440-450MHz, beside the commercial bands around them... 1) What do I need to look for to do the above? 2) What radio programming software do I need (version)? 3) If duel deck, single head ...
by syntor9k
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

Is there list somewhere of what is actually needed to make the 5000 work in this duel band mode?
Software and hardware?
by syntor9k
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

With the XTL5000 it works both radios can transmit? Should I restart this subject in the XTL-5000 forum? For HAM use such as, wideband FM, and P25, are their other issues? Is there any reasons that a XTL-2500 cant be used? My long term goal is ether buying new NX-5700 duel radio with P25 (too expens...
by syntor9k
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

So the XTL500 can? What hardware is needed?
by syntor9k
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

Bummer.
I want a P25 and FM transceiver, and have a small car. Not much room left over for two more radios. I wanted to look at what available used older radios that I can afford. XTL are right on that line. The only real option is the Kenwood NX-5700 with duel radio. But thats too expensive.
by syntor9k
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: NMO center tab size question

OBTW. And yes the noise floor issue is real bad in many places...
by syntor9k
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: NMO center tab size question

I inspected the small tab NMO coax kit. I did-not find any issues. The Larsen large tab NMOKHFUD did the trick? Anyway, I agree the NMOWBQB and a long black whip 56+ inch whip is a good antenna. The problem is finding the 56-62in whips, especially the black ones... Recently, I found a new antenna th...
by syntor9k
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

OK, dual is what I meant.

What I was asking about is W9 head and two trunk transceivers, one VHF and the other UHF.
by syntor9k
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

Is there a Spectra Astro, duel radio option (RX/TX for both)? When using duel radio, is duel receive an option, or is the other radio just more channels to scan? Is Wide or Std Dev FM possible (ham use)? I am interested in the Astro because of P25. Can any head be used? Are there gotchas? I know abo...
by syntor9k
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: NMO center tab size question

Hi all; I installed the large tab NMOKHFUD coax kit, in place of the one with the smaller center pin. WOW - What a difference!!! Problem solved. Now I have 1.3 SWR (~48 MHz) at residence. And after pruning, I have now 1.4 SWR on 47.xx MHz, and 1.6 SWR on 52.525 MHz, the highest likely to transmit on...
by syntor9k
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000, audio bandwith control?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Syntor X9000, audio bandwith control?

Thanks. Lots of heaving reading there. I was hoping someone knew of a simple fix.
by syntor9k
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters

I too find this interesting and thanks everyone. Food for thought about my X9k on LB, that wont lock below 33 MHz or whatever it was...
by syntor9k
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: DOSbox 0.65 and DLL's for download
Replies: 11
Views: 2978

Re: DOSbox 0.65 and DLL's for download

Jim202,

Especially when you have 128 or more modes. Been there done that.
by syntor9k
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low band CDM - why do you need 3 radios to cover from 30 - 50MHz?
Replies: 22
Views: 1363

Re: Low band CDM - why do you need 3 radios to cover from 30 - 50MHz?

I have a FT-857d and it covers approx 1.6-33 MHz, and 33-56MHz, RX/TX after changes are made.
http://ku4by.com/yaesu-857d-mars-mod/
by syntor9k
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Optimum frequency for maximum mobile direct simplex coverage?
Replies: 15
Views: 906

Re: Optimum frequency for maximum mobile direct simplex coverage?

Around here in the Bay Area/ Monterey Bay Area the noise floor for 10-6m is quite high and even on 2m/ 70cm, its bad. It seems to be broad band interference. Sometimes it does not register on the radio S-Meter, but is heard on the repeaters signal. S9+40-60db and there is static on it? Anyway, I thi...
by syntor9k
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000, audio bandwith control?
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Syntor X9000, audio bandwith control?

Hi,

I really like the Syntor x9000 radios. However, they do have the lower 250 Hz to 500 Hz muted it seems. My FT-857d has fuller audio, that someone listening on a Syntor x9000, can even here. I was wondering, if anyone knows of a sw or hw switch to allow more lows through the mic circuit?
by syntor9k
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000, always in Carrier Squelch?
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Syntor X9000, always in Carrier Squelch?

I dont know what tl;dr is?
Bummer about the grounding part...
by syntor9k
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000, always in Carrier Squelch?
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: Syntor X9000, always in Carrier Squelch?

OK. My bad. I knew about the grounded hanger thing (HUB). But I thought that the shell of the hanger was ground and the tip of the hanger was HUB. When you hung it on the mic clip, it shorted the two, and then it was in coded squelch mode. It appears, this is not the case for the mics I have. Are th...
by syntor9k
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000, always in Carrier Squelch?
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Syntor X9000, always in Carrier Squelch?

Hi all; I just found I have a Syntor X9000 that's always in Carrier Squelch? I Thought that what the possibility I've never noticed. Unlikely. I decided to try one more mic (I had tried two, one had no mic audio), on the 3rd mic tried the mic on hook gave proper muting. What's the chance, that 3 mic...
by syntor9k
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: NMO center tab size question

Here is my list: Residence (MHz), 2.0 SWR BW (MHz), length (Inches total), and type and brand ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 46.0, 42.0-48.0, 55.5, NMO, Larsen wide bandwidth 40-50 MHz Antenna. Modified, Cut from 62...
by syntor9k
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: NMO center tab size question

Its I think common that ~150 MHz, 5/8th antennas work on 6m as a 1/4-wave. I did some testing tonight. I dont have time to write it up now, but I compared several antennas, commercial and some made by me (NMO to 1/4 wave whip with a spring). No field strength test, just SWR. The misquotes were real ...
by syntor9k
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: NMO center tab size question

Guess what I have already sitting on my desk for my own install NMOKHFUD. I plan to try another tow antennas on her roof. But a new NMO mount might be in order. If the next antenna works (a Child's antenna, 5/8th duel band (and yes, it seems to work on 6m quite fine (more testing needed)). If not, I...
by syntor9k
Sun May 28, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

NMO center tab size question

Hi, I have a NMO center tab size question (an antenna problem). I've heard over the years, that some size MNO center tab and bands don't work well together. Is this true? Is there a white paper or some sort of documentation out there (link please). I've google the subject and not found anything. I h...
by syntor9k
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?

The new radio I bought works down to 29.5 MHz at least...
by syntor9k
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra vs MCS2000 VHF RX sensitivity
Replies: 20
Views: 1700

Re: Spectra vs MCS2000 VHF RX sensitivity

It made spec in-band at 0.4uV, so 0.45-0.5uV in the 927 MHz is to be expected, I guess...
by syntor9k
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?

PS. I have just the LB manual...

I decided to purchas another radio. I'll work on the bad one on the bench...
by syntor9k
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?

I have the manual. I dont see any VCO adjustment. There are very little tx alignment for the x9k. Worp, Dev, Comp, and several RF power setting related to OP and protection. Thats it.

I normally start with the manual, then Google, then asking questions on forums...
by syntor9k
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?

Update...
I programmed 29, 29.5, 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 MHz. It only transmitted on 32-34 MHz. I used v5.02. I made a fresh code plug from scratch.
by syntor9k
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?

Good news. I got the antenna system working. The 47-52 MHz side needs slight tweaking, otherwise works fine (it shifted down in frequency, and now 52.525 MHz SWR is close to 3.0, it was around 2.0). Bad news. I have no positive idea what exactly changed. I found that the spring was loose on the moun...
by syntor9k
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?

George wrote:I used the dual antenna arrangement for years with Spectrum antennas on 29.6 and 52.5 with no issues. The coax lengths are great for a car with a full sized trunk and the drawers mounted on the right side.

I assume your antennas ware loaded antennas. Mine are 1/4-wave whips on ball mounts...
by syntor9k
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?

I redid the set up with new belden RG-58U coax. Same out come. No good. I plan on adding few different patch cables of different lengths and see what happens...
by syntor9k
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra vs MCS2000 VHF RX sensitivity
Replies: 20
Views: 1700

Re: Spectra vs MCS2000 VHF RX sensitivity

Well My MCS2000 on 900 MHz is kinda deaf at ~0.5uV; While my Specta 900, is ~0.25uV approx...
by syntor9k
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Best dual band (single or pair of radios) option with remote head for $300-350
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Best dual band (single or pair of radios) option with remote head for $300-350

I'm not an expert on Spectra Astro's, so I might have some of the jargon wrong:
-- Spectra Astro with O1, HH remote mic; Or Astro Spectra W3 HHCH Control Head. Both bands...
by syntor9k
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?

I didn't find an alignment procedure for the PLL/Synth.
by syntor9k
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Syntor x9000, LB - No O/P on 10m?

Hi all; I have a Syntor x9000 on LB, that has no output on 10m (29.5-29.68). And there is no current draw. It works fine in the 40-53MHz range. I thought I read somewhere about going to the lowest used frequency and checking a PLL voltage and if needed readjusting the PLL. I know I saw something abo...
by syntor9k
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: 900mhz MCS2000 receive sensitivity issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Re: 900mhz MCS2000 receive sensitivity issue

Nothing like responding to a 4 year old message, right... Anyway, I too have MCS2000, it has slightly more poor sensitivity on ~927 (0.45uV) and was also tested on ~935 MHz were its better, but still just about 0.40uV witch is as specified. Anyone find a fix? If the early radios were better, there i...
by syntor9k
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 buttons source?
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: X9000 buttons source?

Motorola charges full price. I was looking for a more affordable source.
by syntor9k
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 buttons source?
Replies: 3
Views: 456

X9000 buttons source?

Is there a good low priced place to purchase X9000 buttons?
by syntor9k
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, Need J1 or HLN5299B/HLN4925B
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: Syntor x9000, Need J1 or HLN5299B/HLN4925B

The Parts radio now lives. The no TX was do to a bad personality board (if you remember, I purchased this radio for parts and I needed the personality board. But that board had many wires bypassing bad traces). The replacement board just needed (JU) jumpers moved to make it good for LB. And I needed...
by syntor9k
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra vs MCS2000 VHF RX sensitivity
Replies: 20
Views: 1700

Re: Spectra vs MCS2000 VHF RX sensitivity

The MCS2000 on 900MHz must be the aberration. Its spec'd for 0.5uV and thats what I'm getting. Its the worst sensitive radio I own...
by syntor9k
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?

The 10m antenna is brand new. The 6m antenna is recycled and spring is rusty. But the SWR is normal on it. I'll check it...
BTW. I went shopping for smaller spring and found that its become common that do to cost cutting, the braid has been eliminated (unconfirmed).
by syntor9k
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?

Do to a lack of response. I'll assume that the two coaxes are different. I'll go find some RG-58U (both are 0.66Vf), and start over.
by syntor9k
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?

Bad news... It did not work. The coax is 58A/U, clear not foam center conductor coax. 105in on the 6m whip, and 46in on the 10m antenna. Also, I found that the PLL (I'm assuming) is not locking, no 29-29.68 MHz output. This was a SWR test with radios transmitter... I tested it on 48 and 52.525 MHz ~...
by syntor9k
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?
Replies: 27
Views: 2059

Re: Syntor x9000, LB - favorite 29-54 MHz antenna?

OK I see. I think, that the currently not used antenna is either a short or an open. The 10m 1/4W on 6m is a 1/2W (approx) for 6m, this is 500-1000 Ohms. The 6m antenna is 1/8th wave, this is more like a short i suspect. These are my best guesses... Any way, I cant wait to see how it works and over ...

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