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by motorola_otaku
Wed May 30, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Off the Fly Adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 591

Re: Off the Fly Adjustment

I would suspect the issue is with your MMDVM. They have known issues with frequency tolerance and, as far as I'm aware, cannot be adjusted. I'm familiar with it being more of an issue with DMR than P25, but neither one would surprise me. When tuning the reference oscillator in an XTS3000 the recomme...
by motorola_otaku
Wed May 30, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: 2 Site + 2 DIU3000 + V.24 = Help
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: 2 Site + 2 DIU3000 + V.24 = Help

You need an AstroTAC 3000 to act as the hub for both Quantars and both DIUs. No way around it in your desired config, unfortunately.

Algo upgrades for DIU crypto boards are NLA from M, so you're on your own there.
by motorola_otaku
Wed May 30, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantro - reducing
Replies: 17
Views: 1034

Re: Quantro - reducing

Y'all are overthinking this. :lol: If you want to run a dual-PA 350W Quantro at lower power just change the station type in RSS to the power level you want, and swap the PAs out with the appropriate power level PA from a MSF5000. Easy pleasey. You can even drop a PA stage and power supply in the pro...
by motorola_otaku
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 power control test mode
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: MSF5000 power control test mode

Did you find the problem? Yeah, the IPA is Tango Uniform. The power control pot was fine, if a bit out of tolerance. Control voltage, A+ and 9.6V are all present at J452, and the TX Enable line swings high to 12V when the front panel toggle is flipped. The control voltage swings low from 12V to 1V ...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX4500 Igntion trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: APX4500 Igntion trouble

celltech25 wrote:Also Noticed if I program thru the head the radio goes into flashzap after every programming and downloads...

That... should not happen. I'd send it off to Juarez if it's still under warranty.
by motorola_otaku
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX quandry
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: APX quandry

Radios that were legitimately repaired in Juarez can come back with "Born on" dates that don't match the serial and "Last programmed with: Depot" flags set, so this isn't necessarily a reliable indication of a hacked/stolen radio. And yes, it is persistent even when read and prog...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS 2000 programming block error
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: MTS 2000 programming block error

MTSX radios (Jedi series portables and MCS2000 mobiles) are famous for not playing well with aftermarket RIB hardware. At the bare minimum you need a good clone of a RLN4008 RIB (I think Kawa copies the schematic but subs SMT components for leaded) and a physical serial connection to the computer. T...
by motorola_otaku
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX8000 Control Channel Programming
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: MTX8000 Control Channel Programming

Not to mention that MTX8000s aren't rebanding-capable, so they're useless on almost every remaining 4.1 system still on the air in the US.

OP: toss that turd and get a MTS2000 from Ebay, they're going for like $30 or less.
by motorola_otaku
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 power control test mode
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: MSF5000 power control test mode

Thanks, Bob! Can you refresh my memory on what the value for the power control pot is? (edit: nvm, found it... R426, 10k) I know the VCO is good because it tuned up OK and I can hear the carrier with CW ID and PA Fail beeps on an unmuted receiver, but beyond that it could go either way on the Uniboa...
by motorola_otaku
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar linking onsite via v.24 and wireline
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Quantar linking onsite via v.24 and wireline

No, the V.24 connections need to use a null/crossover cable. See here: http://www.qsl.net/kb9mwr/projects/dv/apco25/2013_08_27_Quantar_modem_interfacing.pdf The easiest way I've found to do it is to make a short cable terminating in a keystone jack and punch the crossover connections there, then you...
by motorola_otaku
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Started a project with PSC9600 and some quantars.....Need some help
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Started a project with PSC9600 and some quantars.....Need some help

This is something I've thought about dabbling in, so I'm happy to let you screw up and learn from your mistakes. :lol: Could the CSS version you're using be an issue? I was always under the impression that the CSS version had to match the system release software version or you couldn't program anyth...
by motorola_otaku
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 power control test mode
Replies: 6
Views: 377

MSF5000 power control test mode

I'm trying to troubleshoot yet another MSF5000 that won't transmit (groan) and in doing so, I think I've discovered a method to bypass the power control cutoff in a Digital Capable (CXB) station: 1) Press and hold the Select/Set switch to Set. 2) Press and hold the Xmit switch. "tSt" will ...
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: 375

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: 448

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: 499

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: 585

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: 680

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: 14
Views: 929

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: 473

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: 680

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: 779

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: 15
Views: 1401

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: 8
Views: 621

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: 437

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: 15
Views: 1579

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: 15
Views: 1401

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: 687

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: 1432

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: 932

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: 965

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: 932

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: 932

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: 965

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: 735

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: 932

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: 768

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: 1188

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: 965

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: 614

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: 2898

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: 2898

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: 614

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: 1188

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: 784

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: 784

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: 784

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: 945

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: 784

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: 999

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: 867

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...

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