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by mhodgson
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Motorola SLIM with CENCOM Gold
Replies: 0
Views: 388

Motorola SLIM with CENCOM Gold

Anyone worked on this setup?

Thanks

Mike
by mhodgson
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: KVL3000+
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: KVL3000+

Yeah, I have a 4000 as well but honestly the 3000+ imho works better and just seems to be a better platform. Now that Moto is talking about their intent to replace the 4000 with the 5000 and go away from the Windows Mobile platform I am sure that we will soon be moving up again.
by mhodgson
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: KVL3000+
Replies: 6
Views: 640

KVL3000+

After many years of never needing any other algorithm for my KVL3000+ other than DES-XL/DES-OFB I decided to add AES and ADP to the unit.....that is until I talked to Motorola who basically said "we don't support it anymore". So before I file it away and use my KVL4000 exclusively, does an...
by mhodgson
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2003 Tahoe Havis C-VS-1200-GM
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: 2003 Tahoe Havis C-VS-1200-GM

Thank you. Still looking.

Mike
by mhodgson
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2003 Tahoe Havis C-VS-1200-GM
Replies: 2
Views: 276

2003 Tahoe Havis C-VS-1200-GM

I am sure this is a long shot but looking for a Havis C-VS-1200-GM. This is for 2001-2006 Tahoe's that retain the factory center console. Its an older vehicle and really don't want to spend $200+ just to buy if someone has a used on that I can clean up.

Thanks for reading

Mike
by mhodgson
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O3 Control Head issue
Replies: 0
Views: 456

O3 Control Head issue

I have had a few O3 heads laying around that had issues so couple of months ago I went through and tried to test what was good/bad and ordered some parts from Moto. Essentially what I have is three know good front housing kits that all test good when used with a know working rear half. What I ordere...
by mhodgson
Fri May 13, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O3 Control Head with siren buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: O3 Control Head with siren buttons

Marshall, for what its worth, its in ECAT as an option to the standard O3 control head (GA00806) however PID doesn't have a breakdown of the part needed to change the legend. Also they reference some "software configuration" in the radio to support it, however nothing I can find seems to l...
by mhodgson
Wed May 11, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O3 Control Head with siren buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: O3 Control Head with siren buttons

JMR, I did open the saved codeplug in the latest (14.01.00) CPS and doesn't seem to make much difference.

Mike
by mhodgson
Wed May 11, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O3 Control Head with siren buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: O3 Control Head with siren buttons

Thanks Marshall, that would be helpful. Whereas I have not yet tried the external interface, I cant seem to figure out what it would not work with the existing Motorola siren since it does work already with O9 and O7 heads....would seem like the O3 would work the same.....

Mike
by mhodgson
Tue May 10, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O3 Control Head with siren buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

O3 Control Head with siren buttons

Not sure if my mind is playing games with me but the other day, I swear I saw a Motorola brochure or display of some sort where the O3 control head had the siren function legends on the numeric keypad...much like an O7 control head. Now I cannot find it anywhere and Motorola folks look at me like I ...
by mhodgson
Thu May 05, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Whelen Motorola compatible siren
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

Re: Whelen Motorola compatible siren

Thank you for the clarification
by mhodgson
Wed May 04, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Whelen Motorola compatible siren
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

Whelen Motorola compatible siren

Anyone have any experience with these? I see brand new ones on Ebay for give away prices so makes me wonder if they were worth a darn.... Motorola sales have loaned me one but doesn't tell you much about how it is set up. On the surface it would appear that one simply removes the DB25 cable going to...
by mhodgson
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6500/7500 O7 Head Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: APX6500/7500 O7 Head Issue

Thank you, indeed this was the problem. Still not able to read or write from the head, cant keyload either...have to go to the transceiver GCAI so if anyone has any ideas on that, love to hear what is wrong there as well.

Mike
by mhodgson
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6500/7500 O7 Head Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 783

APX6500/7500 O7 Head Issue

Ok....for the more intelligent than me folks.... I have recently replaced my APX O5 heads with O7's. Radio #1 is an APX6500 current FW and has Siren/PA. Removed DEK, reprogrammed radio for O7 head functions. Multi-Function knob is Volume Primary (selectable) and Channel Selector Secondary (grayed ou...
by mhodgson
Wed May 06, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question

Thank you Steve. It doesn't appear that the information is specific to the Expedition since if I am not mistaken, the Utility Interceptor would be the Explorer....I will look around but very good info regardless.

Mike
by mhodgson
Tue May 05, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question

I have recently transitioned to a 2013 Ford Expedition Special Service package vehicle and wondered if anyone has a factory wiring detail that shows where to cut and insert the headlight flasher and tailback flasher into the system. I am surprised that Sound Off, that makes the flashers we use, does...
by mhodgson
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Issue with APX6000
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Issue with APX6000

LOL....yeah right......

M
by mhodgson
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Issue with APX6000
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Issue with APX6000

Indeed it might but in this case, we dont have alot of APX spares, unlike our situation with extra XTS5000's so rather than sending it to the depot for a two week trip, we purchased six controllers for stock. We have done this in the past with 3000's and 5000's. The car has a specific vehicular char...
by mhodgson
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Issue with APX6000
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Issue with APX6000

We have been purchasing APX6000 portables now for about 18 months and we now have a situation where some are outside the 12 month warranty. Had one with totally hosed controller so we ordered a new one....went through the usual steps, initialize, add correct serial, etc....loaded saved file from arc...
by mhodgson
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTL5000 O5 headset
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Re: Motorola XTL5000 O5 headset

I dont think that there is receive audio coming out of the GCAI connector. Thats why Motorola makes you break the speaker connector to insert audio into the Telephone Handset....

Mike
by mhodgson
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Issues between XTL2500 and APX6500 with Handset
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Issues between XTL2500 and APX6500 with Handset

Well....a good update on this one....there is definitely an issue...Motorola admits that the APX series TIB GCAI does NOT function like the TIB GCAI on an XTL series radio. This renders the use of the mic extension cable useless, nor can a mic be directly plugged into the GCAI on the APX either. So....
by mhodgson
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Issues between XTL2500 and APX6500 with Handset
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Issues between XTL2500 and APX6500 with Handset

Ok, sort of a lengthy post here but looking to see if anyone has experienced the same issue....Motorola cant seem to get their facts straight about working or not.... I have a fleet of 1000+ XTL2500 remote mount mobiles with M5 heads, HLN1457B telephone handsets and a factory microphone extension ca...
by mhodgson
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX FAIL 01/A2 Error Code
Replies: 0
Views: 540

APX FAIL 01/A2 Error Code

I recently replaced a controller board on an APX6000 M2.5 portable and now the radio powers up into a FAIL 01/A2 condition. Motorola says send it to the depot....anyone have an alternate suggestion?

Thanks

Mike
by mhodgson
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: O9 APX7500 V&7/800 w/ HLN1439D Siren
Replies: 6
Views: 2643

Re: O9 APX7500 V&7/800 w/ HLN1439D Siren

I have two of the same setups and no better luck.....guessing it will be no different on the 07 either.

Mike
by mhodgson
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Looking for codeplug APX7500 V-7/8 Hi Power
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Looking for codeplug APX7500 V-7/8 Hi Power

Looking for a codeplug for a high power 700/800 and VHF APX7500.....dont need a trunked system in it, just conventional on both bands....got a quirky issue with mine since I upgraded to 7.00 FW.

Thanks

Mike
by mhodgson
Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: XTL2500 Telephone Handset wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 2908

Re: XTL2500 Telephone Handset wiring

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has used them in cars since we had Twin V's....GE's, Motorola's, Aerotron's, you name it we have had a handset and cradle. I have gotten so used to it, I have one on my primary XTL5000 in my own Excursion...call it habit....I do like sliding the handset under my leg...
by mhodgson
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: D&R Electronics Truck/SUV Console
Replies: 0
Views: 896

D&R Electronics Truck/SUV Console

Several years ago, I bought two really nice consoles from D&R in Canada. They were designed for SUV applications ('97 and '99) Suburbans...the had both an angle up front and a slanted section at 90% to the driver....we now have them in Expeditions....a call today to D&R today says that they ...
by mhodgson
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL5000 O5 Error 05/94
Replies: 1
Views: 810

XTL5000 O5 Error 05/94

Anyone shed some light on this error code? I have a suspicion its due to a firmware mismatch...and if it is...how does one deal with that?

Thanks

Mike
by mhodgson
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IMPRES vs Non-IMPRES XTS Batteries
Replies: 0
Views: 549

IMPRES vs Non-IMPRES XTS Batteries

The agency that I work with has approximately 1500 XTS3000 and 5000 portable radios. We don't typically issue a desk charger, relying on some flavor of the TPL/Motorola vehicular charger (TDN9816, TDN9176A, B or C and WPLN4208). From day one (1997) we purchased the radios with the NTN8294 (A or B) v...
by mhodgson
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Another Odd Question for the Group PP1000
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Another Odd Question for the Group PP1000

Actually, they are PP2000 units and were made by Motorola in Privacy Plus, Smartnet and SmartZone configurations....I was determined not to be shucked by SN so went to the archives...deep in my office and was able to find my sales brochures from 1997....LOL..sure enough Motorola did make em....inter...
by mhodgson
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Another Odd Question for the Group PP1000
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Another Odd Question for the Group PP1000

I am about to do battle with Sprint/Nextel over my replacement radios in the FRA and have a point of contention that I cant even get Motorola to back me up on...and looking for some confirmation from ANYONE on this one....lol I have three Motorola PP1000 radios (least that is what I have always call...
by mhodgson
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL 5000 question for the techies
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: XTL 5000 question for the techies

The HLN-1472A is the radio front end (high or low power) for use with the XTL5000 and "O" series accessories...This is attached to the 3064658H01 (replaced with the H04) version flex interconnect cable to the actual radio main board. If the "O" series control head setup is used, ...
by mhodgson
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL 5000 question for the techies
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: XTL 5000 question for the techies

Seems like it is the HLN1472? and the latest 33-something flex..its got the "for o3, o5, m5..yadda yadda stamped on it

Mike
by mhodgson
Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL 5000 question for the techies
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

XTL 5000 question for the techies

Ok, XTL5000 VHF High Power that was configured with a W9 control head. Ordered the O series front cap and ribbon cable..have a good working O5 head with the latest firmware..hooked it all up....NADA....Fail 01/90....think...ah yes...forgot to change control head type....unhook it all...go back to W9...
by mhodgson
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 05 Siren
Replies: 34
Views: 2309

Re: XTL5000 05 Siren

I have an XTL5000 V10 Firmware 700/800 with an 05 Control head running V5 Firmware. Radio is tied to legacy dek box (same one from my W9) via an HKN-6-89A cable if my list here is correct. I am using an older HLN1185 siren amp and have had no problems other than i seemed to be draining battery rathe...
by mhodgson
Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1250 Flash Sequence Question
Replies: 2
Views: 414

HT1250 Flash Sequence Question

Anyone have a good handle on the correct sequences and/or problems with the Waris toolkit? I have been given a bunch of Ht1250 full and limited keypad AAH25RDF/RDH radios and all have been messed with....I do NOT have clean codeplugs and cannot seem to get the toolkit to work correctly...they all ha...
by mhodgson
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 05 Siren
Replies: 34
Views: 2309

Re: XTL5000 05 Siren

I echo the sentiment that the O5 control head sucks.... I replaced my two XTL5000 W9's (800 and VHF) with and O5 and an O3 earlier this year when I traded vehicles. I had it on good authority that Motorola would not only support multiple heads but also multiple radio with the O series heads (like th...
by mhodgson
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Dual Radio Astro Spectra W3
Replies: 24
Views: 1679

Re: Dual Radio Astro Spectra W3

Smoking over some of the discussion on here and I have two different and very diverse dual radio questions: 1) I currently have two Syntor X9000's in my state vehicle (1) VHF High and (1) VHF Low, a special YKN dual radio cable and one HCN1036 control head. I can switch from radio A to radio B with ...
by mhodgson
Thu May 31, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: FPP xts5000
Replies: 23
Views: 2036

Re: FPP xts5000

I have recently flashed both my VHF and UHF Model III XTS5000 radios to add the FPP option. I have ensured that the zones are unprotected and added both FPP and CLONE into my menu items. I write to the radio and only the CLONE option appears in the menu. I have attaced the PMTN4113A programming adap...
by mhodgson
Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: EF Johnson System Key
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Johnson System Key

Indeed all of your comments are good, here is some more info: I am this system administrator so can get EFJ to send me a key for MY two systems, however in NC we have a state/local group refered to as NCSUN that is our local MTUG chapter and we share keys. Technically I cannot ask them to make keys ...
by mhodgson
Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: EF Johnson System Key
Replies: 8
Views: 760

EF Johnson System Key

I have recently bought a couple of the EF Johnson Digital SmartZone 5100 portables to check out on our state Motorola 4.1SZ system. I have however apparently run into an issue in that the EFJ software does not recognize the Motorola system keys. We have about 25 separate keys that have been provided...

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