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by akardam
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: W3 (HMN4044E) TIB for XLT5000
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: W3 (HMN4044E) TIB for XLT5000

Those look correct as far as I can tell from the service manuals. This obviously (based on your model #) would be for a low/mid power drawer. If you don't already have it, you'll also need the W series headbridge (1585245E01 is what I show for it).
by akardam
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR1500 vs XTS2500
Replies: 19
Views: 3143

Re: PR1500 vs XTS2500

I haven't ever seen a CBI Astro25... So "I bought a blank unit" doesn't work with me... And I've never actually seen a Zebra, so people telling me that they've seen one doesn't work for me... /snark CBI does, in fact, exists in Astro25, and you'd need only to read the CPS help file to con...
by akardam
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: WACN Question
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: WACN Question

Fixed the link (had an extra "url" on the end) and since this is off topic, locked.
by akardam
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Version "O5" Control Head Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: New Version "O5" Control Head Questions

"Shadow bronze"? Is that like the mobile version of the Babyphat 5000? Or something perhaps sponsored by a whacky interior decorator?
by akardam
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Motorola Encryption Article
Replies: 28
Views: 18001

Re: New Motorola Encryption Article

n3obl wrote:not my work. For some reason akardam whole site is blocked.

Sounds like your IT monkeys need a beatdown...
by akardam
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: POP25
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: POP25

I think what you are asking is if OTAP is not configured in the radio's codeplug for a trunk system, will it respond to an OTAP request, and the answer to that is an unmodified negative. It's more complicated than just checking the checkbox, the radio also needs to be configured as a data subscriber...
by akardam
Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: POP25
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: POP25

An ASK is required only to initially program the radio with the OTAP settings. There is no ASK involved in the actual OTAP process. It sounds like you have a number of people there that aren't exactly clear on the concept, which is sadly not unusual when dealing with this kind of thing (especially f...
by akardam
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: POP25
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: POP25

POP25, aka Programming Over P25, aka Over The Air Programming (OTAP).

OTAP requires an appropriately provisioned ASK (an ASK programmed with the builtin "unlimited" access level will include this option) to allows CPS access to the OTAP fields.
by akardam
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro Spectra Capabilities
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Astro Spectra Capabilities

Yes, it can be flashed. List price on the upgrade is around $500.
by akardam
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMN6217 Astro Saber Speaker Mic - Antenna Strain Relief?
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: NMN6217 Astro Saber Speaker Mic - Antenna Strain Relief?

You don't, unless you have the nut that's supposed to go in between the radio antenna port and the antenna.
by akardam
Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help needed with smartribs
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Help needed with smartribs

If you're trying to flash an Astro Spectra, you'll need a RKN4047_ flash cable. The regular programming cables won't work.
by akardam
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Sabers and CAI Trunking
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Astro Sabers and CAI Trunking

It would appear to be a CPS issue, on the face of it - there is no OBT ASTRO25 Control Channel tab, so there's nowhere for you to put in your VHF control channels.
by akardam
Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC3000 audio question
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: MC3000 audio question

Another, perhaps easier alternative would be to program a dummy RX only channel into the consolette, with some oddball DPL code, and instruct the dispatchers to park the MC3000 on that channel unless they need to use it. That way the remote is always ready to go at a moment's notice, and only requir...
by akardam
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS2000 - corrupted codeplug? - why?
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: MCS2000 - corrupted codeplug? - why?

g8tzl2004 wrote:... needing a system key to remove trunking personalities..

You do not need a system key to remove trunking information from CPS, only to add and (in most cases) modify it.
by akardam
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 Cloning query
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: APX7000 Cloning query

Get the system manager to provide you with a child ASK that only allows cloning operations.
by akardam
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS2000 - corrupted codeplug? - why?
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: MCS2000 - corrupted codeplug? - why?

Hit the home button or rotate the channel knob.
by akardam
Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Plug in TRBO radio... PC loses internet..
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Plug in TRBO radio... PC loses internet..

Check to see that the IP range that's used by the TRBO doesn't conflict with the IP range used by your internet connectivity.
by akardam
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Scan list issue with XTS 2500
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: Scan list issue with XTS 2500

Abstract : Scan List Programming is limited and does not fully utilize the Navigation Pad. System Platforms Affected : Analog conventional, Astro Conventional, 3600 and APCO 25 Trunking Special Configurations : Scan List Programming in use User Symptom : When the rotary control is programmed for Ch...
by akardam
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC3000 audio question
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: MC3000 audio question

Assuming you're using fairly recent CPS and the consolette has fairly recent firmware, what's the minimum volume setting under Alert Tones set to?
by akardam
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Question on programming UHF MCS2000
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: Question on programming UHF MCS2000

Might be something gone south in the control head. I've seen that happen from time to time. You could try swapping heads and remote cables.
by akardam
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro Spectra Programming Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Astro Spectra Programming Problem

I have two zones enabled and all personalities are assigned to a zone. It doesn't interfere with using it, just kind of annoying. Any idea of where to fix it in the CPS? Thanks for the reply Are you saying that the error still comes up every time you turn on the radio, or just that it came up one t...
by akardam
Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro Spectra Programming Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Astro Spectra Programming Problem

The radio may have been on a zone/chan number that no longer existed in your new codeplug.
by akardam
Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: PM1500 programming questions
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: PM1500 programming questions

You don't assign functions to each button specifically. There's a reason they're called soft menu buttons. When you configure the list of menu items (for simplicity's sake we'll say you're only dealing with conventional), the radio goes one by one down the list and decides if that menu items needs t...
by akardam
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: will astro saber 5.2 work on a astro saber 5.3?
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: will astro saber 5.2 work on a astro saber 5.3?

No, R05.02 and R05.03 are compatable with each other.
by akardam
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Anritsu or Agilient?
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Anritsu or Agilient?

Have both companies (or their local reps) send out demo units and try them out before you buy.
by akardam
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra Busy Line Locked?
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Spectra Busy Line Locked?

Well, being new to this I think I am using the wrong RSS, using R06.00.05, this is an astro spectra so I may be using the wrong RSS, correct RSS? You are probably not using the right RSS. You need ASTRO RSS or Astro Spectra CPS. CPS would be the easier option if you have a modern Windows based comp...
by akardam
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000 VHF/UHF?
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: APX7000 VHF/UHF?

You can scan each band sequentially, not concurrently.
by akardam
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: downgrade ht1250 firmware
Replies: 21
Views: 2285

Re: downgrade ht1250 firmware

We have a current subscription, but I don't want to upgrade. 06.10.04 is stable, and I don't see anything in the newer version read me to justify the upgrade. My main concern is keeping 6 radio shops running that are spread out over a 300sq mi area. Every radio that comes back from the depot will h...
by akardam
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: akardam.net Motorola Tools & Documents & Mirrored
Replies: 36
Views: 16793

Re: akardam.net Motorola Tools & Documents & Mirrored

Thanks to all those that wrote about the decoder internal server error. This was due to some less than expected server maintenance. The issue has been corrected. As always, any questions or comments please PM me.
by akardam
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: XTS/XTL R15.00.08 Release DSP R15.00.05 UCM R05.07.12
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

Re: XTS/XTL R15.00.08 Release DSP R15.00.05 UCM R05.07.12

Other than the release notes there doesn't seem to be anything on MOL yet. Shows a release date of 2/2/2011. Someone jumped the gun a smidge...
by akardam
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL 5000 with O5 head indicate F001
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: XTL 5000 with O5 head indicate F001

motorola_otaku wrote:Bad capacitors in an XTL5000? Surely you jest.

And don't call me Shirley...
by akardam
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anyone with an APX700 top display rear view pic?
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Anyone with an APX700 top display rear view pic?

It's blank unless it's an intrinsically safe radio, in which case it's a FM approved sticker.
by akardam
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Secure comm's using encryption modules questions
Replies: 43
Views: 4178

Re: Secure comm's using encryption modules questions

Guys, regardless of the OP asking about it, this isn't the place to discuss the legality of encryption on various different radio service classes, nor is it the place to discuss frequencies and usages by other entities (except with regard to the technology itself). Please keep the discussion on topic.
by akardam
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Model Year Chart
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Model Year Chart

Look on the main site, it's all there.
by akardam
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTL5000 O3 Head
Replies: 27
Views: 6317

Re: Motorola XTL5000 O3 Head

ASTROMODAT wrote:I don't see anything in the pertient Service Manual(s) covering the replacement procedure for the PMLN4961 cable, but I could have easily missed it.

CTRL-F and type "disassembly"...
by akardam
Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Install mc micro soft ware
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Install mc micro soft ware

Do not post the same topic in multiple forums. Continue discussion in your original thread:

http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=95094
by akardam
Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 and KVL3000 and DES-OFB
Replies: 8
Views: 1323

Re: XTS5000 and KVL3000 and DES-OFB

In my experience the only way to load a DES key into a 5000 is to make sure PID is checked. The CKR selection cannot be changed as, to my understanding, that is strictly for an AES key. Is it possible that the one radio that works has the PID selection checked? PID reverts to the ASN key, or DES, a...
by akardam
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTL5000 O3 Head
Replies: 27
Views: 6317

Re: Motorola XTL5000 O3 Head

Guys, it's up to anyone individually to decide if they want to deal with someone on eBay or not, that discussion is outside of the scope of this board. If the OP has any other questions regarding the hardware itself, please post away. Otherwise, eBay discussions are off topic.
by akardam
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTL5000 O3 Head
Replies: 27
Views: 6317

Re: Motorola XTL5000 O3 Head

In that case you'll need PMLN4961_.
by akardam
Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTL5000 O3 Head
Replies: 27
Views: 6317

Re: Motorola XTL5000 O3 Head

Strictly speaking you don't need a cable. The O3 will plug right into the tranceiver body, on the TIB on the front of the radio. However, that only really works if you're driving an early 90's vintage Ford pick'em'up and can slap the radio under the dash. If you want to extend the control head, use ...
by akardam
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Same sysID Different Band control channels
Replies: 25
Views: 4454

Re: Same sysID Different Band control channels

There does not seem to be a site trunking selection included in the test parameters. When I was thinking of the site trunking indication before I was thinking of what shows up on subscribers when we do tests on Type II, so I'm not sure if it would show when using your IFR. I have a coworker with one...
by akardam
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Same sysID Different Band control channels
Replies: 25
Views: 4454

Re: Same sysID Different Band control channels

I was able to test the scenario on the monitor. For a single system, 3 entries in the channel ID table as described. Test setup was a R2670B, Proj 25 Trnk, Dispatch Voice. Procedurally, I was required to power cycle the subscriber at the beginning of each test, after hitting "start test" o...
by akardam
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: MTS2000 Firmware Upgrade - Info needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: MTS2000 Firmware Upgrade - Info needed

MotoFAN wrote:What's Firmware Kit P/N or FW filenames? You able to locate CVN6258_ anywhere?

The only officially sanctioned source for firmware files is Motorola. As a reminder, soliciting the membership for firmware is against the rules.
by akardam
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500 CPS Programming with FPP
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: XTS2500 CPS Programming with FPP

What is the host version?
by akardam
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: MTS2000 Firmware Upgrade - Info needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2696

Re: MTS2000 Firmware Upgrade - Info needed

MTS2000 firmware is not available for download on MOL. You need to order one or more refresh kits to obtain the latest firmware. Contact your local MSS or equivalent, they should be able to arrange for the purchase.
by akardam
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: How to delete zones in a Systems Saber ?
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: How to delete zones in a Systems Saber ?

One does not delete zones in Systems Saber RSS - it will always shows 16 zones. If you want not to use a zone, you have to go through all the channels in that zone and set each personality type to Blank. Once you've done that, even though the zone remains in RSS (and all the channel names remain wha...
by akardam
Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO SPECTRA W4 to W3 downgrade HELP
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: ASTRO SPECTRA W4 to W3 downgrade HELP

Please post inquiries about wanting to buy or trade parts in the FSWT forum, not here.
by akardam
Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS1500 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: XTS1500 Question

They're using a picture of an XTS2500, not an XTS1500.
by akardam
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL5000 Astro Spectra MDC 1200 Emergency decode
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: XTL5000 Astro Spectra MDC 1200 Emergency decode

The answer is that very few of Motorola's subscribers can decode an MDC1200 emergency. Astro25 radios are not among those that can.

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