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by crazyboy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: XTL 1500 Conventional Analog?
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: XTL 1500 Conventional Analog?

I'm dumb, I found frequency entry is where the zones are programmed not in the personality section. Now the only question remaining is how to firmware upgrade for P25 enabled. Pay for it. There is no freebee to get upgrades on these radios. Jim I don't think they sell flashcode upgrades for the XTL...
by crazyboy
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Chevy Silverado Install
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Chevy Silverado Install

Looks good, think I msy have seen it posted in another site as well.
by crazyboy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Do not ever try to make sense of Motorola, you will lose your sanity if you do.
by crazyboy
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Verify firmware version on bank charger?
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Verify firmware version on bank charger?

Yeah I was referring to the lack of thru-holes to do such a thing without constructing some kind of cage or bracket. We've created a "trough" out of L-channel and used velcro to keep it from bouncing out on speed bumps. Not ideal. I've seen quite a few installs with L brackets bolted to t...
by crazyboy
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button

Ugh, they are always set off by mistake but I suppose that's better than having a reason to depress the button. I am a firm believer that when SHTF the likelihood of someone depressing the emergency button they had some basic training on when the radio was first issued, versus depressing the PTT tha...
by crazyboy
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: DMR feature in APX

Never going to happen. If anything it would be a new line so they could suck out more money.
by crazyboy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX/XTS voice announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: APX/XTS voice announcement

I use http://www.fromtexttospeech.com/, and then batch edit the voice files via goldwave to what the CPS voice announcement utility likes.
by crazyboy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Double sidetone beep on PTT-ID XTL5000
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Double sidetone beep on PTT-ID XTL5000

Check your MDC PTT ID sidetone settings.
by crazyboy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7350 CPS Can't Read
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: XPR7350 CPS Can't Read

What version of Windows? I had this problem begin recently, still have not found a solution but began using a different computer with no problems.
by crazyboy
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone

I like it... But.. Its not a replacement for a VRS. Definitely not for public safety use. For the public works guys that need to go less than 150 feet or so from their truck, it would work okay and could be a replacement for a portable. I was able to attach it to the APX with the mic clip on the da...
by crazyboy
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Replies: 9
Views: 797

Re: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone

Please let us know how you like this setup.
by crazyboy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Firmware R15.10.00 Released 1/19/17
Replies: 19
Views: 1941

Re: APX Firmware R15.10.00 Released 1/19/17

Have they fixed the non affiliate scan trying to affiliate yet?
by crazyboy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8500 Antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

Re: APX8500 Antenna

The point of the can antennas is not the look but they are rugged. Here in New England when clearing snow off the roof or going thru a carwash the antennas won't be damaged and the radiation pattern is ideal for repeaters. The 6" 1/4 wave will bend and stay bent. And the Pctel UHF is wide band...
by crazyboy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8500 Antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 1964

Re: APX8500 Antenna

The PCTel does not look too bad, I do agree the option to have 3 seaparate rf connectors would have been beneficial but since when does mother M care what we think. On a side note I will never understand this desire for low profile antennas on vehicles. To me they stand out more than a 1/4 wave whip...
by crazyboy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Downloading FW -Issues?
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Downloading FW -Issues?

Don't click the links to the firmware files from the main landing page. MOL has not been properly uploading to their virtual directories for a couple years now and nobody at Motorola has the competence to fix the problem even when they are walked through it step by step and reproduce the error them...
by crazyboy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Downloading FW -Issues?
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Downloading FW - Issues?

Anyone else having issues downloading any firmware from MOL? I can dl CPS and other items, it's just when I click on the link I get nothing but 404 error. The link says it's an exe file but beside it in the list it shows HTML Document. Any ideas? Thanks. By any chance are you using a Windows 10 ope...
by crazyboy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Downloading FW -Issues?
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Downloading FW -Issues?

Just downloaded yesterday with no problems.
by crazyboy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Siren Speaker install for 2014 Ford F150
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Siren Speaker install for 2014 Ford F150

On the page with all the brackets it lists 2009-2014 despite saying 2009-2011 on the page.
http://www.dandrelectronics.com/emergen ... 50-09.html
by crazyboy
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Customize Voice Announcement Files
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: Customize Voice Announcement Files

One thing to add, if you use gold wave audio edit instead of audacity you can batch process the audio files instead of going 1 by 1. Much faster!
by crazyboy
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX6000 Programming feature ?
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: APX6000 Programming feature ?

Its on the conventional personality screen.
by crazyboy
Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...
Replies: 13
Views: 1109

Re: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...

Hello, Thanks for the reply. I had a friend of mine mention to me about the spacing between the two antennas.. (might be 3) and having ground plane issues... Good thing i logged back in here... i didn't get a notification that you replied. Guess they never got that that fixed. There should be enoug...
by crazyboy
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...
Replies: 13
Views: 1109

Re: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...

If it's just two antennas I would not worry about the roof. You can do them side by side closer to the rear if you have to. I would get whichever vehicle is more comfortable to you and then put then take the time to put the antennas in.
by crazyboy
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Business online issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

Re: Motorola Business online issues

Weird, I am a reseller, don't recall ever getting that email and still have access to my MOL.
by crazyboy
Sat May 21, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola high power Spectra mobile value
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: Motorola high power Spectra mobile value

Just sold a few on ebay for next to nothing, took a few relistings too. Hardly worth the effort.
by crazyboy
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Stealth VHF mobile antenna examples
Replies: 11
Views: 1929

Re: Stealth VHF mobile antenna examples

If you get the black whips and the black nut, they are hard to see from any distance. Put it on a vehicle and it seemed to blend in. But it was an a black colored vehicle so that helped. Jim This!! I recently swapped uhf 1/4 waves for "low profile" to test them out, and they are 20 times ...
by crazyboy
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Comm Center and Chevy Cruze Install
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Re: Comm Center and Chevy Cruze Install

OK, I'm jealous!
by crazyboy
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: wpln4208b Mobile Impres Charger power connector
Replies: 3
Views: 618

wpln4208b Mobile Impres Charger power connector

Good evening, I have been attempting to locate a part number for a wpln4208b Mobile Impres Charger power connector. I cannot find anything on MOL and am not having much luck via google or on here. Does anyone happen to know the number for the connector off hand?

Thanks
by crazyboy
Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NJ Stolen Radio List
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

NJ Stolen Radio List

FYI
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by crazyboy
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Free antivirus for email and web?
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Free antivirus for email and web?

I use AVG both paid and free versions with extreme success.
by crazyboy
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 Charger Question
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: XTS3000 Charger Question

OEM battery?
by crazyboy
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor 5 Progamming Mode Trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Minitor 5 Progamming Mode Trouble

I'm not trying to test your intelligence, but have you tried putting it into programming mode with a known good fully charged battery? What you describe is symptomatic of a nearly fully discharged or defective battery. Ha, no offense taken. I believe that may actually be the problem. Charger has be...
by crazyboy
Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor 5 Progamming Mode Trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Minitor 5 Progamming Mode Trouble

I'm not trying to test your intelligence, but have you tried putting it into programming mode with a known good fully charged battery? What you describe is symptomatic of a nearly fully discharged or defective battery. Ha, no offense taken. I believe that may actually be the problem. Charger has be...
by crazyboy
Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor 5 Progamming Mode Trouble
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Minitor 5 Progamming Mode Trouble

Good evening, I am attempting to change some settings in one of my Minitor 5's, but this particular one will not enter programming mode. Like usual I set it to C, Hold down the reset button and turn the pager on. It does a short version of the standard programming beep and if I let go of the reset b...
by crazyboy
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: House Siren Activation
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: House Siren Activation

I would program up a CDM 750 to trigger it off the alert pin on the radio. Run the trigger output to an OMROM adjustable timer that is set to latch for 3 cycles. The fun part is the 0800 to 2000 hours thing. There are clocks available that can do that but they are a few hundred dollars. In addition...
by crazyboy
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Signalling for vehicle remote start?
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: Signalling for vehicle remote start?

Most remote start units that I have seen have a wire that is for an accessory start. The last one I looked into you grounded the wire and the vehicle started. With that said you could use any sort of radio signalling to trigger a relay to momentarily connect that wire to ground for approx 2 seconds....
by crazyboy
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Stubby vs Whip
Replies: 17
Views: 5160

Re: Stubby vs Whip

For me, it is the difference between making the repeater and not making it.
by crazyboy
Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Console Emergency tones
Replies: 11
Views: 1084

Re: Console Emergency tones

HLA wrote:it's the mdc id that's sent out, that's how they know who sent the signal


I believe hes talking about the alarm noise that the dispatcher hears once the console receives the emergency signal.
by crazyboy
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: TAPATALK
Replies: 19
Views: 5567

Re: TAPATALK

I'll ping the support guys with my questions - but I think my main issue is with advertising. There isn't any here and the custom app indicates that it removes the advertising within the application (or add's your own)... If we can get by with the free one and have there be no advertising associate...
by crazyboy
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: TAPATALK
Replies: 19
Views: 5567

Re: TAPATALK

I'm running tapatalk for free on a forum I admin that is running the same version of phpbb. No problems, and it was cake to install.
by crazyboy
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: House Siren Activation
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: House Siren Activation

Under what conditions are you wanting it to sound? If you are just wanting it to sound off the fire tones, then what crazyboy said will work now if you are wanting it to sound under a tornado warning or act as a civil defense siren, there is alot more to it Good point, I assumed fire calls. He hasn...
by crazyboy
Tue May 31, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What do you have on your belt ?
Replies: 144
Views: 30843

Re: What do you have on your belt ?

Minitor V, XTS3000R or 4000, Droid 2.
by crazyboy
Tue May 24, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: My Boredom put to use. Pics Included. UPDATED!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2366

Re: My Boredom put to use. Pics Included.

Nice work! I agree with the black bezel!
by crazyboy
Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: House Siren Activation
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: House Siren Activation

Sequence Relay & Timed Off Relay to control the siren. Energize the relays from the minitor.
by crazyboy
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor 3/4 Charger pinout question.
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Minitor 3/4 Charger pinout question.

I understand what each pin does, however the minitor page does not say which pin is 1. I want to confirm I have the correct pinout. If I was looking at the plug that I would be plugging into the charger would this be correct? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v24/crazyboy/Untitled-3.png
by crazyboy
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1000 QCII Alert?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: HT1000 QCII Alert?

I was having trouble getting it to alert. I think that I however have figured out that it was an ID ten T error.
by crazyboy
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1000 QCII Alert?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

HT1000 QCII Alert?

Is there anyway to have the HT1000 alert upon receiving the correct set of quick call tones? I can get it to be silent and then open squelch upon receipt of the correct towns, however I was looking for a way to have the radio sound some type of alert when the tone set is received, like a pager does....
by crazyboy
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: a5 backlight questions
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: a5 backlight questions

Ill double check that setting, and if that doesn't do it I'll swap heads. Thanks
by crazyboy
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: a5 backlight questions
Replies: 3
Views: 241

a5 backlight questions

I have two a5 spectras in a mobile install. One a dash mount uhf and the other a remote mount vhf. The backlight on the dash mount one always comes on with the setting set at what it was when it turned off. The remote mount always comes on with the backlight set to just the display and I have to man...

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