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by radiokid
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Chevy Silverado Install
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Chevy Silverado Install

Ok thanks. That install looks great.
by radiokid
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Chevy Silverado Install
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Chevy Silverado Install

Which console did you use?
by radiokid
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What's the point of an Impres lithium battery?
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: What's the point of an Impres lithium battery?

They will keep working below 80%. They will work until they will not charge. We have Impres batteries for MTS2000 that are 1/2 capacity after 10 years.
by radiokid
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What's the point of an Impres lithium battery?
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: What's the point of an Impres lithium battery?

Impres batteries for our XTS5000 last an average of 4 to 6 years in police. They are assigned their radios. Non impres last 2 years. In fire service, we see 3 years average but that is 1300+ charges. They usually have 30 re-condition cycle. This is why you buy impres, the re-condition cycle, won't c...
by radiokid
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Repeater De-Sense
Replies: 14
Views: 2017

Re: Repeater De-Sense

Have you tested receiver sensitivity with transmitter off?
by radiokid
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Saber Codeplug Password
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Astro Saber Codeplug Password

I was wrong, I was looking at CPS today. Under Tools, there is a Password option.

Sorry I was wrong.
by radiokid
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: P16 to P25???
Replies: 6
Views: 2022

Re: P16 to P25???

XTS3000 can do both a 3600 and a 9600 system at the same time. The 3600 system is limited in features. We had this done in mid 2000's.
by radiokid
Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ID Data Sound?
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: ID Data Sound?

Unitunker will decoded P25, Type II and Edacs.
by radiokid
Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Selecting a VHF antenna for fiberglass bodied bus
Replies: 22
Views: 2953

Re: Selecting a VHF antenna for fiberglass bodied bus

I have used Maxrad 1/2 wave no ground on semi tractor and combines with great luck.
by radiokid
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: W7 Astro spectra ignition problem
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: W7 Astro spectra ignition problem

You will need to put the green wire on battery and the orange wires is the one that goes to ignition.

Just checked with an W7 astro spectra plus in my office. Your problem should be fixed when you make the above changes.

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: W7 Astro spectra ignition problem
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: W7 Astro spectra ignition problem

Is the Green wire to Battery or constant power and Orange wire to Ignition?
by radiokid
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ML Laptop Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: ML Laptop Battery

I have ordered in Early June.
by radiokid
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ML Laptop Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 383

ML Laptop Battery

Since Motorola has their battery for the ML laptops backorderd for a while, what you ordering to put in the ML900 and ML910?

I see interstate has them but am leary of them.

Thanks.
by radiokid
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 Speaker
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: M1225 Speaker

HSN9008A

Speaker - 7.5 Watt external speaker with accessory connector modified for enhanced connection reliability when used with SM series and which provides higher output receiver audio

$40.38 MOL
by radiokid
Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 06 Malibu
Replies: 0
Views: 791

06 Malibu

Going to mount the W3 Astro Spectra VHF in the new car.

Have anyone tried these.

ProClip Option-Chevrolet Malibu 2004-2007 - ProClip Angled Mount Item #: 853304

Panavise Option-Panavise 751101404

Thanks.

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Colored MTS2000 Cases?
Replies: 20
Views: 2692

Re: Colored MTS2000 Cases?

We use labels inside the radio and on the case where the Motorola top and MTS2000 Labels are. We also Paint Batteries so no one steals my Impres ones.
by radiokid
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: aprs home station, sound anoying
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: aprs home station, sound anoying

You can try programming the option of HANDSET, I did that for my maxtrac that is my echolink radio. It works great.

Radiokid
by radiokid
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Bluetooth vs Freelinc
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: Motorola Bluetooth vs Freelinc

We have some of the Freelinc mics. I have tested them without the earbud was not impressed from a radio guys point, not a cop or fireman. RX'ed Analog audio sound distant like the user is talking into the mic 3 feet away. RX'ed and TX'ed Digital sound like crap compared to the NMN6193C. Now from the...
by radiokid
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL2500 "L" on screen
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: XTL2500 "L" on screen

You are in Low RF Power setting for those perosnalities.
by radiokid
Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Vehicle Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Vehicle Questions

I have a 2000 Buick Lesabre. I am the first to admit, that car is not fashionable at all. But, I put a 14" havis sheilds console, with W7 Astro Spectra, Kenwood D700, and a Yaesu 857. Also have an W3 Astro Spectra in the car too. I found power was easy with the battery underneath the back seat....
by radiokid
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra W3 HHCH - Oper SEL Scanlist???
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Astro Spectra W3 HHCH - Oper SEL Scanlist???

Not a problem. Enjoy the radio, I use mine all the time.
by radiokid
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra W3 HHCH - Oper SEL Scanlist???
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Astro Spectra W3 HHCH - Oper SEL Scanlist???

You should see PROG as one of the menus on the display. Press that, then you should get the option you can program. You should see SCAN, press that. Then you get SEL And DEL. So go through the channels like you did on the A7 and Sel and DEL the accordingly. Press the Home button to clear out of Scan...
by radiokid
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New MDC format?
Replies: 33
Views: 1920

Re: New MDC format?

Ok, sorry misunderstood who was hearing the noise.
by radiokid
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New MDC format?
Replies: 33
Views: 1920

Re: New MDC format?

Are the radio's secure?

Could it be TX Clear Alert Tone? It is just a beep when you transmit to tell you are in the clear and not encrypted.

That is underneath the Secure tab, then Advnaced tab.
by radiokid
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: multi radio band installs in trunk
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Re: multi radio band installs in trunk

I have the parts at home from the A3 type system. I will try to get the parts # off them when I get home.
by radiokid
Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL & XTS 800 MHz radios no ID display
Replies: 18
Views: 1141

Re: XTL & XTS 800 MHz radios no ID display

What version is your firmware?

We got version 9 now for XTS, XTL and Astro Spectra + and they do show the ID on the analog talkgroups like they did on the IMBE talkgroups.
by radiokid
Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Motorola Minitor 4
Replies: 6
Views: 746

No, a Minitor 4 will not talk to you.

radiokid
by radiokid
Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro 25 CPS R09.00.00 is out
Replies: 84
Views: 5741

I just got my first version 9 radio back from the depot and the ID display does work on a 3600 baud trunking analog talkgroup now like it did on on the P25 Talkgroups.

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Gamber Johnson Console
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Thanks.

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Gamber Johnson Console
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Thanks.

What all did you fit in it for you application?

I will just putting in a X9000 head, D700, and hang the W3 VHF off a mic clip mounted to the console.

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Gamber Johnson Console
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Gamber Johnson Console

Has anyone ever used this console before?

http://www.gamberjohnson.com/index.cfm? ... od_id=1067

Does the quality equal their other products.

Thanks

Radiokid
by radiokid
Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Cheap Cellular BDA?
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Thanks emsbuff3240 for posting that and that is what I was trying to link.

Radiokid
by radiokid
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Cheap Cellular BDA?
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Sorry about that. You might try Wilson brand ones then. If I remember correctly they were cheaper.

radiokid
by radiokid
Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 hirose connector?
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Part Number is NTN8613B.

Price is $75.88 on MOL.

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: FINALLY a good use for an Iden radio
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Today it has 3 day ship time.

Only 99.99.

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT: What can you "do" with your radio?
Replies: 57
Views: 6527

Astro Spectra W3, sorry for confusion

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT: What can you "do" with your radio?
Replies: 57
Views: 6527

Yesterday, I was programing a 100 watt AS 3. I key it up on low power(41 watts) and the UPS in the other room acutally resets and acts like it has no AC power. It does that until you unkey. Bad RF filtering aparenlty. The same radio also shut down the programming computer in the same room. Power=Fun...
by radiokid
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HOW DO I READ XTS5000 W/CPS
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

XTS3000 and Astro Saber use a seperate CPS from the new XTS series. It's CPS is called XTS 3000 and Astro Saber CPS.

XTS 5000 usesa new CPS called Astro 25 CPS.

The XTS 5000 uses a Ribless programming cable while the XTS 3000 needs the rib.

RK
by radiokid
Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anyone have the time to run down Nextel and 800 radios..?
Replies: 7
Views: 729

They shut a SMR off in Western Nebraska. It had local law enforcement on it and they still shut it off. I don't see them keeping them on the air because cellular phones have taken most of community repeaters and SMR users away.

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:21 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Help Me Recommend an Unmarked Vehicle
Replies: 35
Views: 8295

I think a mini-van would work. There is a lot of them on the road, and you have space to put a passanger in back for his "free" ride and you see many of them with dark tinted windows. Also for an antenna you could get a Stico Dual band VHF/800 to replace the factory AM/FM. As for lights, strobes in ...
by radiokid
Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OK, Kenwood TIME
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

"A couple things it does that XTS does not (that I know of) - it will tell you zone and channel number in voice at turn-on and when you change channels/zone - handy if you can't see the display (stock, not an option). " A XTS 5000 with the current firmware can do channel announcement. I have done th...
by radiokid
Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Your pride and joy ! ! !
Replies: 23
Views: 2344

My pride and joy, would have to be the Spectra SIU VHF version in the car.

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna Comparison, whats better?
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

For a VHF/UHF/800 Scanner antenna I use a 800 5bd antenna. It is the one Motorola shipped with the Astro Spectra. It has good recieve on all bands but low band. You may try one of them. Good luck.
Radio Kid
by radiokid
Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:59 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: stelth like antenna
Replies: 14
Views: 2214

Sti-Co does make a low band antenna to replace your am/fm. It is not very wide banded. I have seen them on some local county cars in my area. They had to back and be retuned by Sti-Co. So put one window mount for VHF/UHF and then a Sti-CO for the am/fm. You are covert as you are going to get with 33...
by radiokid
Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What do you have on your belt ?
Replies: 144
Views: 30860

Work day-
Advisor II
Motorola Cell
FT-60R-listen to fire paging and ham stuff
another radio for work-depends on the day's events


Regular day-
Advisor II
Motorola Cell
Nokia Cell-my personal one
FT-60R or Saber UHF or Visar VHF

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna Mounting Location
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Sti-Co

Sti-co makes Glass mounts and Fender mount antennas that look factory. I think they even make VHF/UHF Dual Band. You can try their website, here it is http://www.sti-co.com/.


Radio Kid
by radiokid
Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Inhibiting a XTS3000
Replies: 7
Views: 740

No, because conventional doesn't use an ID assigned by the system to follow the talkgroups.

Radio Kid
by radiokid
Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: ideas on covert VHF install
Replies: 17
Views: 2193

I would be concerned about an Antenna inside even at 25 watts. It would radiate right into your body. Just a thought on that.
I am not a fan of glass mounts but a glass mount might work too.
Radio Kid
by radiokid
Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2004 NON POLICE impala headlight flasher?
Replies: 28
Views: 3309

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