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by motorola_otaku
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 Tx issues & possible alignment?
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: MT2000 Tx issues & possible alignment?

All Jedi radios need an external audio tone generator to do full TX deviation alignment. Doing it "by the book" you would use a factory programming cable connected to a RTX4005B to break out the audio lines, but the Jedi connector pinout is posted in plenty of places so you could roll your...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: XTL 1500 Conventional Analog?
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: XTL 1500 Conventional Analog?

I don't think they sell flashcode upgrades for the XTL series anymore... Im sure there’s dealers with flashes left that would be happy to take someones money. A dealer might be able to do a firmware upgrade with leftover flashes on an iButton, but feature upgrades are NLA (not that an individual co...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Trbo rptr receive threashold chatter
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Trbo rptr receive threashold chatter

It's a five site VHF IPSC with two of the sites nearly deaf from local desense on the order of 20db or more. Just curious, is it colo'd with AT&T? I tried to run a 2 meter repeater on an AT&T colo site once and the noise floor was so bad I eventually had to take it down. I think there was a...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: AMTS 217 band reallocation issues
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: AMTS 217 band reallocation issues

Bill - these NJ DOT freqs were actively being used years ago. I have not listened recently and after reading your post I noticed those freqs were inactive. When they vacated I have no idea. NJDOT's 220 system has been taken down, and the radios have surfaced through various surplus channels. Think ...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MSF5000 UHF PA interchange
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: MSF5000 UHF PA interchange

I love those fixes! I'd much rather feel stupid and laugh at myself than beat my head against the wall because I can't fix something. :lol:
by motorola_otaku
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 13
Views: 396

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

wa6ylb wrote: Stay away from the 450-512 model M20SSS9PW1AN.

Just curious, why? I've owned several over the years and never had a problem with using them in the 440-450 range, P25 and analog.
by motorola_otaku
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra Plus VHF HAM question
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Astro Spectra Plus VHF HAM question

In regards to your AS+, be wary that you won't be able to do P25 out of band, as the radio is firmware limited to only modulate P25 within its rated bandsplit. Analog will work just fine. This is a "feature" specific only to the plus and it's unknown exactly why /\/\ did it. The guys on P...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MSF5000 UHF PA interchange
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: MSF5000 UHF PA interchange

Everything is interchangeable between CLB and CXB stations. If your station won't make power even at the lowest setting on the power control pot then something is wrong. Weak transistors in the PA not producing power at the "expected" level versus input power can trip the PA Fail alarm... ...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOF230 handheld scanning programming
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: MOF230 handheld scanning programming

You might (probably) have a defective radio. Scan works just fine in my radio when programmed as described above. I was also able to assign it to the coencentric switch with no issues. There is zero support from Motorola on these radios and parts availability is nil, so when something band-specific ...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios

I have a "Law" and a "Fire" radio in my truck. Portable reception in my county doesn't exist. I use the Pyramid when I'm out of my vehicle. I'd like to monitor both radios through the VRS but only be able to transmit on the Master radio. I know the X10DR can do it but everyone I...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: F250 - APX6500 & XPR5550e

When I installed the APX three years ago, I wasn't ready to drill holes in the roof of a relatively new truck (personal vehicle), so I opted for a magnet mount. I haven't had any issues with it since then and have had no complained of my Tx audio over the past three years, so I went with another ma...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Green XE RSM Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Green XE RSM Issues

Fleet of 200+ here. I'd say our percentage of genuine failures and not operator error or physical damage has been in the low single digits. We've had a handful of intermittent no mic audio issues that went away after testing, but our most common issue seems to be the red emergency light coming on an...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B

We just got 10 B-revision mics in a couple of weeks ago. I don't have any A-revision mics to test with, but in head-to-head competition with a standard NNTN8203 XE RSM the XE500 sounded noticeably clearer, with better highs (treble.) I also had an NMN6271A XP RSM to test with and it sounded close, i...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios

I'm interested in your usage scenario too. It sounds like you might be better off using a portable interop gateway and three mobile radios.
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Gold Elite / MCC Emer Alarm audio
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Gold Elite / MCC Emer Alarm audio

Just FYI, the emergency receive cadence OP is looking for is not part of the 15 default alert tones.
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a TOUGH radio
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Harris P7100. A seller out of Phoenix has a batch of ex-Arizona DPS UHF radios on Ebay for $49 each. And as an added bonus you can encrypt the school with AEGIS and drive the local scannerheads nuts. :lol:
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

Neat. Our setup is similar but uses a PLC to control audio routing (the stations are zoned for fire/EMS/supervisor) and the speakers are set to auto-reset. If we hadn't just bought a MACH Alert II FSA system I'd be pushing hard to replace our UHF FedSig Informers with APX mobiles and your Motron boa...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 RF adapter
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: XPR7550 RF adapter

The connector on those boards appear to be Hirose MS-147. The mating connector for test would be Hirose MS-147-HRMJ-1. This is a MS-147 to SMA adapter. I think you're right. This is a stock image: http://mototaku.net/misc/img/ms147_06.jpg I found the SMA adapter on Mouser so when it gets here hopef...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

The Single tone I meant was QCII. Long tone B. An 8 second long tone where decode should occur after 5 seconds of tone is received. Gotcha. Best thing I can come up with is two boards fed with split audio. At that cost it still comes out cheaper than a Genave box. Are you having to equip multiple s...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

RFguy wrote:The one drawback is it can't do 2-tone AND single tone on the same board. Once a board is set for 2-tone, it can only do 2-tone.

By "single tone" do you mean QCII long tone or Motorola singletone?
by motorola_otaku
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 RF adapter
Replies: 17
Views: 470

Re: XPR7550 RF adapter

I tried my limited selection of micro-connectors and nothing worked, so I figured it was something proprietary. Thanks for the responses.
by motorola_otaku
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 Strange Noises
Replies: 16
Views: 450

Re: SLR5700 Strange Noises

I encounter this all the time on ham repeaters. Adding to what others have said, using braid over foil cable like LMR400/600 on a full duplex run can also cause this. I strongly recommend tossing the LMR and replacing it with 1/2'' FSJ4-50B ultraflex Heliax.
by motorola_otaku
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

Genave RXC-3000. It's not cheap, but it'll do what you're looking for.

http://genave.com/category/controls/

I'm going to stab a guess that this is for fire station alerting... will the FedSig Informer work, or do you need more than 2 relay closures?
by motorola_otaku
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Hytera sues Motorola, Alleging Anticompetitive Practices
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Hytera sues Motorola, Alleging Anticompetitive Practices

TETRA would be a comparable alternative to P25 IF it supported simulcast.

Either way, it's a moot point once MCPTT on FirstNet reaches maturity.
by motorola_otaku
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

Yes, both radios can TX and dual concurrent RX is supported. Won't work on a 2500, only the 5000 supported it. IIRC the only deployed configuration used 110W 380-470 and 136-174 bricks. No s-meter or RSSI function on conventional. :(
by motorola_otaku
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 RF adapter
Replies: 17
Views: 470

XPR7550 RF adapter

So my XPR got run over by a car the other day :o and I figured I'd do a full alignment on it while it was on the bench getting a new everything except the main board. I found the RF service port on the back, and these part #s for the adapter: PMLN6154A, RF ADAPTER and PMLN6155A, RF ADAPTER HOLDER wh...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Dual Band APX 7500 ??
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Dual Band APX 7500 ??

It's easier to think of APX radios as very broadbanded single-band radios rather than true dual-band radios. For one thing dual concurrent RX isn't supported, and you can't do cross-band repeat. You can, however, mix and match frequencies in any configuration you can think of, including TX on one b...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GTR 8000 Feature Update & New Voting Comparator!
Replies: 22
Views: 2303

Re: GTR 8000 Feature Update & New Voting Comparator!

You want UEM, which is a SNMP monitoring tool. Hi! Thanks. I already noticed that 8000 series reporting is SNMP-based like most of network devices. But what us UEM? Who is manufaturer of it? How to decypher it to full name? And where to get? And the last question - is it shareware? 1) Unified Event...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GTR 8000 Feature Update & New Voting Comparator!
Replies: 22
Views: 2303

Re: GTR 8000 Feature Update & New Voting Comparator!

Also, guys, do you know the name of software that shows current statuses of your Motorola net/hardware (GTR and/or Quantar). Something like dashboard, admin panel, etc. In GTR papers I read about UNC (Unified Network Configurator what is actually 2 tools: EMC Smarts Network Configuration Manager an...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Dual Band APX 7500 ??
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Dual Band APX 7500 ??

It's easier to think of APX radios as very broadbanded single-band radios rather than true dual-band radios. For one thing dual concurrent RX isn't supported, and you can't do cross-band repeat. You can, however, mix and match frequencies in any configuration you can think of, including TX on one ba...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

A Y-cable, a special cable for the HMN4044 W3 head, and two XTL5000 bricks with W3 TIBs. Oh, and codeplugs and the means to push them into the radios. Dual radio was not a field-orderable option. Search the forum, it's been discussed previously and pictures were posted.
by motorola_otaku
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

I'm sure all of this works beautifully when not scanning and parked on the frequency. But I was hoping this would work like a Minitor pager (so as to eliminate the pager altogether)... Maybe I'm misunderstanding what your end goal is, but what you're trying to do with the APX can't be done with a M...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

So basically, when I hear the first traffic on the channel, click VMUT and from there out it should then only un-mute on the proper tones? You don't have to wait for voice traffic, just hit VMUT as soon as you select the channel (and don't want to hear anything.) OK...therein lies the problem. I do...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

sjxts3000 wrote:So basically, when I hear the first traffic on the channel, click VMUT and from there out it should then only un-mute on the proper tones?

You don't have to wait for voice traffic, just hit VMUT as soon as you select the channel (and don't want to hear anything.)
by motorola_otaku
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The Future of Paging and P25
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: The Future of Paging and P25

I've been curious about what it would sound like on an XTL/XTS, if it would be able to decode a QCII, which as has been said already, probably won't work. Astro and Astro25 radios produce something akin to a pan flute on decode. On encode it sounds... bad. The trick is in the APX firmware. On encod...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

From the top... -Create a conventional system and set it to Quick-Call II. Don't enter any tones in it. Select Call/In-Call Reset needs to be set to Auto or Manual depending on your desired behavior. I would recommend Auto with a 30 second Auto Reset Time based on what you've posted here. -Under you...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DMR 40 bit encryption
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: DMR 40 bit encryption

Those papers are 6 years old and only deal in hypotheticals, which is a whole other ballgame than openly compromised and decryptable in real time as OP claims.
by motorola_otaku
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P25 system question?
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: P25 system question?

Nor do I, in fact scanning of any kind is strongly dissuaded for public safety, even regular talkgroup scan. However, the capability exists. That depends on your traffic load and level of system access. If you have sufficient system access to define priority talkgroups and doing so won't cause load...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II signaling on APX
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: QC-II signaling on APX

First question: is GA09000 in your flashcode? Second question: is the system QCII deviation good? APX (and XTS radios even moreso) are extremely tight on tone deviation tolerances and won't unmute if deviation is too high or low, even where Minitors and other manufacturer's radios will. BTDT with a ...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

Yes, it uses a special W3 HHCH and is well-discussed here. Feel free to search As per escomm's response, it can only be done with W3 HHCH and special software and some cables. Basically it's a no. On the Astro Spectra or the XTL5000? Only the XTLs could use the dual-radio W3 cable that I know of. F...
by motorola_otaku
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Location of DIstribution Center
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Location of DIstribution Center

Tessco has warehouses in Maryland and Vegas. From my experience small stuff like batteries usually comes from Vegas.
by motorola_otaku
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 1344

Re: NMO center tab size question

We use the NMOKHFUD kits at work, and I always had misgivings about how much power that tiny center pin underneath the button could handle. Seems like there'd be more than a little loss at 110 watts.
by motorola_otaku
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DMR 40 bit encryption
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: DMR 40 bit encryption

Max wrote:Since the Enhanced Privacy 40 bit encryption in any XPR 4550,5550 is hackable...

Source? Enhanced Privacy is the at the same level as ADP in the P25 world, and if it had been openly compromised there would have been a huge uproar.
by motorola_otaku
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The Future of Paging and P25
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: The Future of Paging and P25

I work for an agency that gets a lot of first-out stuff (it helps to not be your average duhhhhhumb customer) and if M is developing a P25 trunking pager our sales reps haven't told us... and they would be *very* eager to sell them to us. The Unication pager is a nice toy, but without Phase II (any ...
by motorola_otaku
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: XPR and Beach Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: XPR and Beach Problems

Would weatherproof boots on the RJ45s help?
by motorola_otaku
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber 1 burning up
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Saber 1 burning up

I noticed that the radio kinda kills a battery in a few hours and the back of the radio gets warm (not very warm) and it seems to be around where the Synthesizer is located. This is a known issue with failed PA modules. If you already swapped PA modules they're likely both bad. You can swap all the...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: v.24 transport over ethernet
Replies: 38
Views: 2030

Re: v.24 transport over ethernet

Your issue is not with the pinouts, it's with what the cable is telling the Cisco router to provide. When you connect a DTE cable to the Cisco it flip-flops all the signal paths, and your outbounds become inbounds (and vice-versa.) No amount of pin-swapping or hacking magic will change this, unless ...
by motorola_otaku
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Rapid Charger flashing red green
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Rapid Charger flashing red green

Red/green in the Impres world means the battery has reached the end of its life cycle.
by motorola_otaku
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AstroTac Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 1045

Re: AstroTac Configuration

The general gist I got was that it's basically a cheap CCGW (GGM8000) that doesn't need an Astro25 core to operate, and also an answer to the RIC-M.
by motorola_otaku
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOF230 handheld scanning programming
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: MOF230 handheld scanning programming

I had to assign it to the ABC switch iirc. Been a while since I touched it. The whole MOF line runs very buggy firmware, and you're going to encounter all kinds of quirks like this. Example: the mobile will not power off at the power button if the ignition sense line has power. Also it stays in moni...

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