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by talviar
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming ASTRO25 system with limited ASK in ASTRO25 CPS
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Programming ASTRO25 system with limited ASK in ASTRO25 CPS

I didn't make it to my desk today. . . . . Not sure on the ranges causing it to barf or not. I will be at my desk after I am at a tower site in the morning. I'll take a look and see whats there. Since we only generate 2 level keys (full access for the county programmers) and a write key with no othe...
by talviar
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming ASTRO25 system with limited ASK in ASTRO25 CPS
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Programming ASTRO25 system with limited ASK in ASTRO25 CPS

Depending on when ASK was programmed by the Master key owner. . . . they may not have enabled the proper check boxes for the XTL/XTS series radios. The APX Advanced Key Administrator handles the creation of an ASK for APX as well as XTS/XTL software. Unfortunately I am at home and not my office or I...
by talviar
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: MCC7500 v7.15 console. . . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: MCC7500 v7.15 console. . . . .

Did you get this resolved? First, I would double check the Tone Segment, Tone Sequence, Tone Command, and Tone Table configurations you have setup in PM. First check that the custom Tone Table references the correct Tone Command that would map the F1 TX and F1 Select to the Tone Sequence that sends...
by talviar
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What was the old style battery for a KVL 3011 keyloader?
Replies: 3
Views: 730

Re: What was the old style battery for a KVL 3011 keyloader?

If u mean the T3011 I don't think I threw our keyloader out yet. If you want the battery (its no good but usable for gutting), PM me a mailing address and I'll package it up and drop it in the mail if its still on the shelf. If I remember right, I think it might have been an STX battery but don't re...
by talviar
Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: MCC7500 v7.15 console. . . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: MCC7500 v7.15 console. . . . .

CoM- Unsure if UO did the snapshot, and if they did, where it is at. . . . . .Will ask the ST that is primary on our system- Unsure if it was working AFTER the 7.15 upgrade. Was working prior to the 7.15 upgrade The various people involved in the upgrades don't check the conventional equipment. Our ...
by talviar
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: MCC7500 v7.15 console. . . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 950

MCC7500 v7.15 console. . . . .

OK- this post could go a couple of places. In the old days (Gold Elite, MCC5500 I would say this is a Console issue, however in the ASTRO25 arena. . . . ) Who I am- System Manager of a portion of an ASTRO25 Wide area network What I have done- opened up a Case with Motorola and exhausted the resource...
by talviar
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 82466

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

That would be a Quik-Call encoder for the old 2+2 siren tones. . . . . . . . one button out of each row (but in a different column) to make up the full set for a siren decoder to trip Scratch that- That was the preprogrammed button panel. Forgot the group tone was auto tied in. See this web page. ht...
by talviar
Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: P16 to P25???
Replies: 6
Views: 2131

Re: P16 to P25???

As a System Administrator for a Regional P25 System- I'd say- first- check with the System Owner to verify they still accept XTS3000's onto the system. Second- Since the XTS3000 is beyond end of life, end of support, you probably aren't going to get upgrades from Motorola to enable the P25 option se...
by talviar
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: DB 224 tower side mount
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: DB 224 tower side mount

http://www.commscope.com/catalog/doc/pdf/2102/Broadband_Gain_Antenna.pdf Or directly from the manufactures site for side mounting. . . However in 1995 when I moved a high band base station from a site where we were top mounted @ 175' and went to side mounted @ 175' I called Andrew for more informati...
by talviar
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOL Download so... slow
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: MOL Download so... slow

Pulling ASTRO25 Portable and Mobile v20.01 at 1.1 MB/sec each. so for 1.2 GB should be around 10 minutes by the looks of things.

Perhaps your ISP is the one throttling it back during the daylight hours?
by talviar
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Whats the point of buying a 110w radio?
Replies: 71
Views: 10615

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

Assume dispatch is using a 110w XTL5000 BUT the dispatch RX pre-amp is NOT enabled. If dispatch is having difficulty hearing 50w XTL5000 mobiles in the middle of the sticks then a better and cheaper solution would be to enable the dispatch XTL5000 4dB pre-amp rather than suggesting that all the 50w...
by talviar
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MERCOM logging recorder
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: MERCOM logging recorder

Unless the install company changed the defaults. . . . the admin account should be admin/admin Might be capital A on both, I'm not in front of my recorder to verify. Not sure about the other default accounts, but that should work for you.
by talviar
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 CXB Guard tone only keying?
Replies: 0
Views: 390

MSF5000 CXB Guard tone only keying?

Bizarre question on the MSF5000 Can the MSF5000 be set up for Guard tone only keying? Have a project involving one of my radio clubs repeaters where I would like to use guard tone only keying as i will lose the wakeup tone and function tone. . . . . If anyone has done this and has a codeplug they ca...
by talviar
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Tone Remote
Replies: 15
Views: 3048

Re: Tone Remote

I have 3 consolettes in front of me, and can find S101- set correctly. I don't even see S100 on any of the 3 boards (2 different styles). ?? S100 is under an RF Shield on the Tone Remote Control Board that needs removed. . . . And an easy way to determine whether you have Analog control or digital ...
by talviar
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Tone Remote Function Tones
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Tone Remote Function Tones

T4R4 would be a 4 channel transmit, 4 channel receive T44R would be a 4 channel transmit, 4 receivers Part of the numbering scheme used to differentiate the bases. . . Some of what we are runnign today are T33R (3 channel transmit, 3 receivers) (although our transmitter is a Quantar and supports mor...
by talviar
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Tone Remote Function Tones
Replies: 11
Views: 1326

Re: Tone Remote Function Tones

Just so you don't stumble and end up scratching your head. If by some chance you end up with a Motorola consolette radio as one of your tone control radios, be aware that Motorola screwed the pooch on that one with the channel stepping. Console tone F3 is really F7 in the radio and console tone F4 ...
by talviar
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000, Narrowbanding issue
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: MTS2000, Narrowbanding issue

Great.
Got a call into the local shop already for the price. . . . .

Thanks!
Tony
by talviar
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000, Narrowbanding issue
Replies: 4
Views: 664

MTS2000, Narrowbanding issue

I have an MTS2000 High band half keypad portable (Model # H01KDF9PW1BN, Flash 200008-000400-4, Firmware 5.44) Great radio, I know there are others newer/better for narrowband, but radio works great and handles everything I have thrown at it so far. . . . Need to add the following freq pair into the ...
by talviar
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC2000 Tone remote deskset won't take programming
Replies: 1
Views: 242

MC2000 Tone remote deskset won't take programming

What I have: Motorola MC2000 Single base station Tone remote deskset model # L3216A Have software loaded on 3 seperate computers, can get all three computers to read the deskset configuration, make changes to the data All laptops have true builtin RS232 Serial Ports (PC1, 64 Bit Laptop Intel i5 2.67...
by talviar
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Motorola Duplexer Identification
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: Motorola Duplexer Identification

What makes these particular duplexers a nightmare to tune (at least for me) is the tight reject notch. . . controlled by loosening a thumbscrew and sliding a slider. . . (Cans in my case were originally set for 3 Meg between TX and RX and needed reset for 5 meg) Have everything perfect, tighten the ...
by talviar
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Motorola Duplexer Identification
Replies: 15
Views: 1147

Re: Motorola Duplexer Identification

Those are the same duplexers sitting in my MSF5000 225 W UHF Repeater and are operating fine on 443.750/448.750 with 225 watts into the cans. . . . .
they are a little touchy to tune and take some time to set up properly. . . .
As always this is my $2.25 and YMMV!
by talviar
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:34 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: FD Trunk Systems and Simplex Usage
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: FD Trunk Systems and Simplex Usage

Fayette County, PA 911 TRS. . . . Channel structure for Fire Side channel group. . . . Ch 1-FD_Disp-Dispatch announcements Ch 2-FD02_CMD-Command channel for officers to talk to 911,apparatus marking enroute,ie comms with 911 center from field units Ch3-11---FD03_OPS-->FD11_Ops Ops channels for Fire ...
by talviar
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Gold Elite / XTL5000 Consolette hookup
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Gold Elite / XTL5000 Consolette hookup

OK, I know I am missing something stupid and having a brain fart . . . . . What I have Motorola Gold Elite Console connected to an XTL5000 Consolette(800 MHz if that matters) All Equipment is on the same rack proximity. . . ie CEB and radio are in the same room a few rack bays apart with local cabli...
by talviar
Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:07 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Wireless Phone Headset?
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Wireless Phone Headset?

unit is able to work in phone environment, ptt is only for radio. If you are using the Base unit and wiring to a standard motorola 6 wire headset connector, it functions the same way as your wired connect does. I have a few complaints with the CA12CD units, one is battery wear-n-tear. Keep spares av...
by talviar
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Mip5000 + XTL5000 Consolette
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Mip5000 + XTL5000 Consolette

OK.
I'll alias in the pertinent units to the XTL. . . . . . . . . Was hoping it was on console side. . . . . Thanks for the info.
by talviar
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Mip5000 + XTL5000 Consolette
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Mip5000 + XTL5000 Consolette

K.
That helps out immensely.

Now to export this alias list with 3000 entries from one system and hope I can re import it into the MIP software!
Have a great one!

Tony
by talviar
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Mip5000 + XTL5000 Consolette
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Mip5000 + XTL5000 Consolette

Winger,

Great. Thanks for the info.
I guess I'll be prepared to load an alias database into this console. . . . .Since this is at a remote site I want to make sure I have all my data lined up before I get there.

Thanks again!
Tony
by talviar
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Mip5000 + XTL5000 Consolette
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Mip5000 + XTL5000 Consolette

Winger,

Great. Thanks for the info.
I guess I'll be prepared to load an alias database into this console. . . . .Since this is at a remote site I want to make sure I have all my data lined up before I get there.

Thanks again!
Tony
by talviar
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Mip5000 + XTL5000 Consolette
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Mip5000 + XTL5000 Consolette

OK, here goes, Here is what I have: MIP 5000 v1.0 (I know-upgrade. . . . in process have dongles and software. . . . ) 8 Channel software with 4 Digital Gateways, 2 local Gateways, and 1 tone gateway installed in a Mobile Command Post. 4 Digital gateways are connected as follows: 2 Digital gateways ...
by talviar
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What old stuff do you have on your belt or in your trunk?
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: What old stuff do you have on your belt or in your trunk

Of course my 330W is a base at the tower site vs on belt or in trunk. . . . Sitting at 200' on the tower on top of the mountain here in Western PA. . . . KGF301 Fayette County Fire Control. . . . . Can definately tell when low band picks up . . . . First sign is the distant station in Upper New York...
by talviar
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What old stuff do you have on your belt or in your trunk?
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: What old stuff do you have on your belt or in your trunk

Use a Micor daily at work. . . . 330W on 33.70 MHz. . . . There is no band like low band & You have to be heard before you can establish communications!
by talviar
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Commercial radios on ham bands
Replies: 27
Views: 2787

Re: Commercial radios on ham bands

Ken, In the case of the local club here UARC-W3PIE there are 4 of us affiliated or working for the local radio shops. . . . We handle the programming at no charge. . . . And work with the folks to have an accurate list before doing so. . . . U might check, might be a case of someone with access to t...
by talviar
Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Commercial radios on ham bands
Replies: 27
Views: 2787

Re: Commercial radios on ham bands

Reasons I use commercial gear. . . . Better Receiver front end. . . . Less susceptible to front end overload and intermod issues. . . . (in most cases) Better Battery Life on the HT's. . . . 110W on the mobiles (and for those that say it's only 3 db. . . . I have been in cases where a difference of ...
by talviar
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: console interfacing of APCO25 Digital bases. . .
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: console interfacing of APCO25 Digital bases. . .

515- without going into massive details. . . cross section is we are replacing 10 repeaters at 10 different counties. . . . Console cross section is Motorola Gold Elite and Orbacom (unknown model). Consoles aren't part of this project and may require us to mix/match the repeaters to keep everyone ha...
by talviar
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: console interfacing of APCO25 Digital bases. . .
Replies: 2
Views: 326

console interfacing of APCO25 Digital bases. . .

I hope this isn't a question too far off base with the intent of base infrastructure. . . . I am starting on a project where I may be looking at other vendors equipment besides /\/\otorola. . . . Looking at replacing existing UHF repeaters (currently GE Mastr II's) operating as convetional single ch...
by talviar
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Motorola CommandPlus Loud Hum
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Motorola CommandPlus Loud Hum

Although my agency owns one of these things we don't use it much (used as a backup in case the consoles totally crap out). One thing I remember (you may already have encountered this) You have to disable the internal mic for the external mic to work correctly. If external connected and internal enab...
by talviar
Thu May 28, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anybody know L. Robert Kimball & Associates?
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Anybody know L. Robert Kimball & Associates?

These guys are a large public safety and LMR system engineering services firm. They have a number of openings and I'm hoping to get their help in solving my current unemployment problem. I'm looking for background beyond the publicly available data and inside contacts. Any help appreciated. Rich, N...
by talviar
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Do you [dial up FM broadcast on your service monitor]?
Replies: 17
Views: 1050

Re: Do you do this?

Yep. use it to listen to WDVE on 102.5 . . (R2001C)

Actually receives better than the stereo system I have in the shop on the same antenna. (Live about 50 miles from the transmitter in the hills of Western PA)

Tony
by talviar
Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: rookie needs help w/ ht1250
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: rookie needs help w/ ht1250

PA is a big state. where in pa are you? might help someone determine if they can help you.

Tony
by talviar
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: antenna issue/msf5000/cable fault sweep
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: antenna issue/msf5000/cable fault sweep

Wowbagger-
Thanks for the response!

Will be at the site on Sunday and test.
Thanks again!

Tony
by talviar
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: antenna issue/msf5000/cable fault sweep
Replies: 3
Views: 296

antenna issue/msf5000/cable fault sweep

OK folks. . . . Here is what I have. . . . A tower with a UHF antenna mounted at the 175' mark (if it matters celwave PD458-2 450-470) with a motorola MSF5000 225W repeater station operating on 463.300 MHz. Hardline is very old (at least 25-30years best to my knowledge) and is 7/8" pressurized ...
by talviar
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: centracom elite demo
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: centracom elite demo

Interesting twist that I am hearing about. . . . The MCC5500, MCC7500 and MIP5000 are CML products resold by Motorola. . . . . Rumor has it that MA/COM has/is purchasing CML From one of the systems guys at the local /\/\ shop here is saying that Motorola is relaying that the end-of-life announcement...
by talviar
Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: For those with digital radios in the fire service
Replies: 35
Views: 2414

Re: For those with digital radios in the fire service

IANAFF, so I'd like to ask a couple of questions of those who are: Reading the linked info, it sounds like the SCBA gear doesn't have a mike in the mask - is that true? If so, why not? It seems to me that would greatly help filter out all the other fireground noise (only the SCBA and PASS would get...
by talviar
Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola R2001C Service Monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Motorola R2001C Service Monitor

What do I dislike most about the 2001c? Heavy . . . . .
Use one here to maintain 4 ham repeaters. Not the best unit to use for tuning duplexers. Will work but other units are better. For general receiver and transmitter work great unit!

Tony, KA3VOR
by talviar
Thu May 24, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: AVL system costs/vendors/etc?
Replies: 11
Views: 711

PJ What CAD System are you using for the dispatch side of things? Many CAD Vendors have an integration into the CAD System Mapping. . . If using Mapping already in CAD eliminates the need to have the dispatchers "learn" how to use another mapping system as well as the associated nightmare ...
by talviar
Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Question for you FD HazMat or Special Ops types
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Ditto. Radio stays in suit away from contaminent. IF something happens, sent out for professional clean/decon and if non-usable at that point, insurance handles replacement. Most fire dept's/hazmat teams should have insurance to cover replacement of damaged/destroyed equipment. Majority of the time,...
by talviar
Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: TX site / PSAP question
Replies: 7
Views: 689

I think perhaps this is what he is after. . . . Has a tower site. Tower site already has a backup generator. Wants additional level of redundancy to be able to hookup another generator should primary site generator fail. If that is the case, I have two tower sites setup in that manner (why would som...
by talviar
Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 9/11 Day of Rememberance
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Let us not forget those that perished at the Pentagon and especially those that perished on Flight 93 @ Shanksville, PA A moment of silence is in order for all. . . . Too many people are forgetting the events of 9/11 and associate only the WTC site with 9/11 . . . . . . Tony (First responder for Fli...
by talviar
Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How Much?
Replies: 12
Views: 827

I beg to differ. With firmware version of 5. 44 he will not see the flashcode on the display. Have an MTS2000 800 mhz with 5.44 firmware that DOES NOT SHOW the flashcode on the display in the test mode. Shows up in the RSS. If the factory tags are black (not the white reprints the Depot puts on), ch...

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