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by 123
Wed May 01, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2013 - Who is in? The official 2013 thread
Replies: 27
Views: 5737

Re: DAYTON 2013 - Who is in? The official 2013 thread

Thanks to all that logged in. Till next time...
by 123
Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 3651

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

Gary, thanks for your post. FYI I know several of those guys down there. The reason they still carry Moto radios is because most of them work for a MSS shop and the moto radios are required to talk on their MSS shop capacity plus system. In other words, they need to keep the radios for their day jobs.
by 123
Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 3651

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

I see where people would be confused by my statement, so I added "MotoTRBO" to clarify. The P25 reference was only to state I sold that too.
by 123
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 3651

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

SlimBob wrote:Encryption? What manner of madness is this?


Note that I said "Commercial" not ham...
by 123
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 3651

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

I dumped my Motorola P25 & mototrbo capacity plus trunking systems and switched to Hytera. Hytera cheaper, better built, and packed with standard features that you normally have to pay thousands on the motorola MotoTRBO side to have. We have a private commercial system IP linked across several s...
by 123
Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: New TRBO portables??
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: New TRBO portables??

Nooo.... That is the SL series. And last time I checked that looks nothing like a APX 4000
I said the XPR 7550
by 123
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: New TRBO portables??
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: New TRBO portables??

Tom in D.C. wrote:There already exists a thread on this board about the new generation TRBO portables, complete with color photos, and it's been discussed at length in that thread.


Oh really? The XPR 7550 is out ? What is the thread link?
by 123
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: connectplus trunking
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: connectplus trunking

boteman, did you have success with this or are you still running into issues? We are looking into doing the same.
by 123
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Connect Plus
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Connect Plus

General Dynamic says thanks :)
by 123
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: New TRBO portables??
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: New TRBO portables??

I hope the final production line looks better then that...It looks like a APX 4000

However regardless of all that I will buy it/ Anything is better then the 6550 :)
by 123
Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 3651

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

I currently own a P16 digital trunking system and capacity plus trunking system on commercial and just recently sold my P25 trunking system. I have also owned LTR, EDACS, and ProVoice trunking systems. Sometime in the near future maybe I will buy a connect plus system to play with. My point is it ca...
by 123
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 3651

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

How about EDACS? Would the infrastructure equipment be easier to configure than an old school Smartnet controller? Its not the easiness of construction that is the problem, but more less the "lack of interest" from the vast majority of the ham community as Dave pointed out. They just rath...
by 123
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 3651

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

Yea I agree, the ham band plans need a major overhaul. But the big problem isnt the FCC, a simple petition can fix that. The FCC doesn't change things on ham radio unless there is a group of people that ask them for change. But most hams don't want change...this is the true stumbling block. Oh well,...
by 123
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 3651

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

FYI You can program the control channel to transmit CW if you wish.
by 123
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Master site Static IP - alternative solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: Master site Static IP - alternative solutions

Alex. I understand what you are saying and I am aware of the C-Bridge technology. But what I am trying to do is come up with a alternative other then "PAYING" the monthly fee for a static IP for the Master. I know there are several ways to accomplish the loophole around "static IP&quo...
by 123
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Master site Static IP - alternative solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: Master site Static IP - alternative solutions

Take it for what its worth, but from my research I was under the impression that you could do DHCP to the router, then set a static from the router to repeater and that would cover the issue. Yes that was my impression also, but a few other people are telling me that wouldn't work. Has anyone here ...
by 123
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Master site Static IP - alternative solutions
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Master site Static IP - alternative solutions

Has anyone here played with alternative solutions other then having to pay your ISP for a static IP ? As we all know there are alternatives for paying to have a "static IP" when dealing with other computer related operations and yet achieving the same "static IP" result. Just won...
by 123
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Vertex MotoTrbo radios
Replies: 13
Views: 1401

Re: Vertex MotoTrbo radios

There is no discreet ownership of Vertex by Motorola. They bought 80% of the company from the guy that owned it before and let him keep 20%. Vertex is so insignificant in the big picture that it doesn't even get mention on the quarterly earnings calls "the guy" as you mentioned, is Jun Ha...
by 123
Tue May 03, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: DD-WRT or Tomato or OpenWrt for ROIP system
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: DD-WRT or Tomato or OpenWrt for ROIP system

Copy that, I was just verifying the type of application you was doing this with. Yea I have done the same thing as you, and in congested areas you are almost forced to use channels 12-14 to get the distance without interference. I am surprised the US market hasn't expanded the channel spectrum. 11 c...
by 123
Sun May 01, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Vertex MotoTrbo radios
Replies: 13
Views: 1401

Re: Vertex MotoTrbo radios

They will be less expensive than the Motorola units. Nothing like adding some low price competition to the mix. Let me correct you. First, Motorola owns Vertex {discretely of course}, so there is zero competition for Motorola. It still goes in their money pot. Second, Motorola {AKA Vertex} only mad...
by 123
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: DD-WRT or Tomato or OpenWrt for ROIP system
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: DD-WRT or Tomato or OpenWrt for ROIP system

i dont know if this helps but ill throw it out there... i was using DDWRT in a early wap54g and a late model wrt54g. The wap worked pretty much flawlessly, the wrt had lots of problems... may been a hardware thing. I swapped both out with the ubiquiti bullet2hp and high gain antennas. the OS handle...
by 123
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR8300
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: XPR8300

thanks
by 123
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR8300
Replies: 6
Views: 431

XPR8300

What is the easiest way to tell if this repeater is IP site connect ready? Or if it is the older version?
by 123
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}
Replies: 41
Views: 3729

Re: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}

[/quote] 1 and 3 are the same. 2 Is somewhat valid, but that's what kurchunking in conventional is for.. The talk permit is the same thing. You're going to argue that just by keying a conventional P25 doesn't mean you are in good coverage, but then again, it doesn't for trunked either. 4 Is moot sin...
by 123
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}
Replies: 41
Views: 3729

Re: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}

Wasn't this a movie? "If you build it... they will come..." In the end... all you'll get out of it is a "neato sounding key-up tone." Name a feature or option that an IR station provides above a regular P25 station? tpg Several 1. RSSI reading. A Conv. P25 repeater does not supp...
by 123
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}
Replies: 41
Views: 3729

Re: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}

er, I think you need more than modems to backhaul a true trunking system. A single-channel IR with VOC is not trunking. It's fancy conventional. This is a great idea, it really is, but being someone who maintains a few "real" IR's, there's the issue of the cost of backhaul, and doing it o...
by 123
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}
Replies: 41
Views: 3729

Re: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}

How would it identify? If it dropped the control channel to send CWID, subscriber radios would go "out of range" for that time would they not? Also, current ham regulations don't permit continuous transmissions except beacon stations, and one way communications aren't permitted except to ...
by 123
Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}
Replies: 41
Views: 3729

Re: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}

Alex, Sure P25 is an option if we are going that route. I wasn't omitting it, just merely suggesting P16 since it was a cheaper route for those of you that already have Quantar repeaters on the air because all you have to do is swap out the SCM or SIMM, reprogram and maybe realign. But I am open to ...
by 123
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 3101

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

OK, I don't think we were talking about how easy or difficult it was, but instead the actual cost of the project. It's unfortunate 123 has not answered any inquiries as to how he put his system together. Oh Come on Jeff, I quote from your website "father-and-son team has more than 40 years exp...
by 123
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: XG-100
Replies: 88
Views: 4432

Re: XG-100

To answer your questions:

1. 1.1
2. You can upload firmware via the programming software. I have done it already and easy to do.
by 123
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: XG-100
Replies: 88
Views: 4432

Re: XG-100

Squelch setting are set too high on the XG
Also make sure you have the current firmware in the radio and not an old one.
by 123
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 3101

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

Conventional repeaters, yes? How much do you think it would take to link 2 P25 trunking repeaters with each other? Thats the same thing people were saying with P25 conv. years ago. That it would take several thousands of dollars to link P25 conv. Even the above posted said it. If enough minds are p...
by 123
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 3101

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

Hams have been linking analog repeaters cheap for how many decades now? There, I fixed that for you. I'm talking about linking digital machines together. TRBO is much easier and cheaper to link then P25. We linked 2 repeaters on P25 in about 1 hour and spent about $600 doing it. Again, PM me if you...
by 123
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 3101

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

{Now I am no expert in this matter nor will I claim to be} But my view is: Reference 97.113 A control channel is not a one-way transmission. There is constant handshaking between the user radios and the controller on the control channel. Therefore it is not a one-way transmission. Reference 97.119 I...
by 123
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 3101

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

[quote="MikeOxlong"The ease of linking is the biggest selling point for me. Heck, we just linked two cosited P25 machines a couple of weeks ago and hopefully within the next week, we'll have another P25 machine linked in over RF. It only took about 5 years and a bunch of equipment. Probabl...
by 123
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 3101

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

No Jeff I never said I have my mind set on this, although it would be cool if the idea kicked off. But I was merely defending the OPs point of view because it seems some of you are ganging up on him just because you guys dont like the idea. And the reasons you guys are giving in here are not valid a...
by 123
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 3101

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

Trust me, he has well OVER $46K of equipment just dedicated to ham radio. Well, as they say, give me numbers. Or, as Joe Friday says, just the facts, ma'am. Assuming a Motorola based solution, Astro25 7.x IP based Master Site, using Ethernet based site links, with two VHF 3 channel standalone (e.g....
by 123
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 3101

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

With all due respect Jeff. I live in a rural area and it is 2 am, and right now I am listening to 5 conversations on ham all within range of a crappy scanner on a crappy antenna. And yes, there are about 18 other repeaters on the air RIGHT now within range of my portable that are ghost repeaters. Me...
by 123
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro digital amateur use in Orlando, FL area?
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Astro digital amateur use in Orlando, FL area?

I had been thinking about doing this myself, I am glad to hear it works ! Is there a latency issue on the 2nd receiver? I wouldn't think there would be but just had to ask since you seen this working already. Also, is there a delay or clipping of the first part of transmissions in picking up audio ...
by 123
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro digital amateur use in Orlando, FL area?
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Astro digital amateur use in Orlando, FL area?

One neat thing I saw recently with respect to linking P25 networks was using a Quantar with two receivers. In this configuration they were using the in cabinet repeat feature and scanning the two receivers. The second receiver was tuned to the next closest repeaters output. This fixes the double vo...
by 123
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro digital amateur use in Orlando, FL area?
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Astro digital amateur use in Orlando, FL area?

Does anyone on the board use this repeater? Justin Justin, Since you are not getting much action in Orlando. If you have a VHF radio I convinced one of my buddies to switch his MSF 5000 to a 125W Quantar Mix-mode on 147.375 + offset PL 127.3 NAC 293 Location: Lakeland, Fl. {Southeast section} You w...
by 123
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: TRBO Data for Dayton
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: TRBO Data for Dayton

MTR3000? I find them quite reliable.... And YES, Quantars are cheap and getting cheaper since they are discontinued. I was speaking of the XPR series which was designed from the start as TRBO, the MTR 3000 is merely a modified MTR 2000 to do TRBO. So in a sense the MTR 3000 was "married" ...
by 123
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: TRBO Data for Dayton
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: TRBO Data for Dayton

Quantars are expensive. If people can afford XTL 5000s, APX 7000s, two or three XTS 5000s or whatever current production radio is out there. Then they can afford a Quantar. Yes true, a Quantar is not easy to network, but it is not impossible. TRBO has alot of cool features at a dirt cheap price. Bu...
by 123
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}
Replies: 41
Views: 3729

Re: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}

From the feedback I been getting it seems everyone likes the idea, but everyone is also scared to do it. haha
by 123
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}
Replies: 41
Views: 3729

Re: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}

I been getting several emails asking what a "IntelliRepeater" is. So the answer in a nutshell is: It is a station control card for the Quantar that allows you to do 3600 Baud SmartZone trunking {Analog and/or Digital} If you have a Conv. Quantar all you do is switch your Conv. card out wit...
by 123
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Looming Part 97 problems
Replies: 106
Views: 3649

Re: Looming Part 97 problems

Dear MOEtorola, Reference your last statement about "A thought I had a long time ago, wouldn't it be cool if some rich amateur purchased a P25 master site (the brains of a trunking system) and let amateurs across the country connect sites to it. for sort of a nation wide trunking system" I...
by 123
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Need clarification on 9.0 FPP & trunking
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Need clarification on 9.0 FPP & trunking

Need clarification I have a XTS 5000 with firmware 9.xx programmed with CPS 9.xx and has Q52 but not Q53 It also has smartzone So my question is. I read where if you program it with CPS 12.xx you lose FPP and maybe lose some trunking features or programming ability. So my question is, what options d...
by 123
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro digital amateur use in Orlando, FL area?
Replies: 9
Views: 563

Re: Astro digital amateur use in Orlando, FL area?

back 10 years ago when I still lived in Central Fl I used to use this repeater all the time and usually had a large round table rag chew. The repeater was very busy most of the time with users from Daytona to Lakeland Several of us used MDC1200 for IDs back when this was a analog only repeater with ...
by 123
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}
Replies: 41
Views: 3729

Amateur Radio - National Experimental Trunking{AR-NET}

Hey guys, been reading lots of threads of people wanting trunking on ham so this encouraged me to post since I been wanting this for a long time. But of course, you need enough hams to want this and invest in this as well. If you want Motorola trunking then IntelliRepeater is your answer. for many r...
by 123
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 3651

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

Hey guys. Good thread. I hope this thread brings out more hams wanting trunking as I too have been wanting trunking on ham for many years.

But so I do not hijack this thread I will start a new thread with my thoughts. Feel free to comment on my thread as well.

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