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by jban
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5K stuck in service mode
Replies: 2
Views: 86

XTL5K stuck in service mode

We have 2 XTL5K's that are stuck in service mode. How can I fix this?
by jban
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: EFJ Viking
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: EFJ Viking

My VFD is thinking about field testing one. Just was not sure about compatibility with our Moto system. We are tied into the Austin, Tx regional trunk
by jban
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: EFJ Viking
Replies: 4
Views: 955

EFJ Viking

Any feedback on the new EF Johnson Viking VP600 800 radios and if they work with a Motorola P25 digital trunk?
by jban
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: APX7000

Thanks for the tips guys. Now we get to learn a whole new radio. I had enough trouble teaching them about the XTS2500.
by jban
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: APX7000

Well, honestly, I do have to brag a bit. This was a total surprise and we are extremely greatful. On the question side, does anyone have tips/issues with the radios we may need to know about (other than the lime green will never lose the radio case). How well does the multi-band feature function?
by jban
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

Re: APX7000

They were donated by Motorola
by jban
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000
Replies: 11
Views: 1921

APX7000

My VFD is fortunante enough to be recieving a butt load of new APX7000EX. Only held one for a few minutes and now waiting for the shipment to arrive. A very nice Christmas present.
by jban
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AS III error question
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: AS III error question

I programmed it a couple years ago and yes it was secure equipped. I did not enable the secure features that I recall. I have not had the opportunity to put hands on the radio as of yet.
by jban
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AS III error question
Replies: 2
Views: 278

AS III error question

friend of mine reported that his Astro Saber III is displaying an error message "error 9/10". Any info out there? He stated it was working fine, set it down and came back to the error. He did the on/off and remove the battery thing but no resolve. Any help appreciated. This is a VHF model ...
by jban
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Curious?
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Curious?

It also seems that listed UHF equipment (ie..CDM, HT, etc) on the Board don't move very fast either. Just made me wonder why UHF would be less popular since I know there are still alot of UHF systems out there. Curious!
by jban
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Curious?
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Curious?

Been on this board for awhile and have learned quite a bit, Thanks to everyone for that.

My question: I notice on the for sale forum that UHF equipment seems to be unpopular as compaired to VHF. Why is this? What is happening to the UHF band? Like I said I am just curious. Thoughts!!
by jban
Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: BOLO - Stolen Quantar
Replies: 17
Views: 4269

Re: BOLO - Stolen Quantar

Thanks for all the posts. We were lucky to obtain 6 Quantars from recent State Surplus. Good news they are also NB & P25. So we will be back on the air with a Quantar once it is programmed (nice to have spares as well). STILL want to find the persons responsible for "borrowing" a publi...
by jban
Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: BOLO - Stolen Quantar
Replies: 17
Views: 4269

Re: BOLO - Stolen Quantar

OK we have the opportunity to pick up 4 Quantars in range 2 from the State. Will all Quantars do Narrow Band or what flash code do I need to look for?
by jban
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: BOLO - Stolen Quantar
Replies: 17
Views: 4269

Re: BOLO - Stolen Quantar

Thanks for watching out, we greatly appreciate it. I found out there is a swap meet coming up in Smithville, TX, I believe May 8. I will try to make that and look around. You never know!
by jban
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: BOLO - Stolen Quantar
Replies: 17
Views: 4269

Re: BOLO - Stolen Quantar

Thanks
by jban
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT Bomb threat empties FCC office building
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: OT Bomb threat empties FCC office building

Awwwwww. they had to stand in 90 degree weather for 2 hours. That is a cool day in Texas.
by jban
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: BOLO - Stolen Quantar
Replies: 17
Views: 4269

BOLO - Stolen Quantar

Folks, some low life(s) ransacked a radio shack housing our repeater serving the Southwest sector of Bastrop County, TX. The repeater, a Motorola Quantar (serial # 509CHF1625), 125 W, VHF with cabinet was taken. They left the 6 can duplexer. Also taken was a desktop Motorola repeater and Henry PA (D...
by jban
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ht 1250 battery in xts 1500
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: ht 1250 battery in xts 1500

Never had that happen :o
by jban
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Just curious - UHF & 800 portable antenna
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Just curious - UHF & 800 portable antenna

Could I utilize a UHF stubby on an 800 portable and vice-versa in reality without damage. Talking about HT1000/XTS2500. The length should be close or not?

Like I said, just curious
by jban
Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ht 1250 battery in xts 1500
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: ht 1250 battery in xts 1500

They will wsap in the field but won't drop in the charger. At least all the HT1250 batteries we have will not fit into an IMPRESS or XTS2500 desk charger
by jban
Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Most Rugged Motorola Equipment
Replies: 49
Views: 4584

Re: Most Rugged Motorola Equipment

In my county, due to the migration to 800, the radio shop aquired a boatload of HT1000 & MT2000 vhf units. The jail system is still on VHf and has been using the HT750 for several years with poor durability. Radio techs started sending the surplus HT & MT units to the jail, no more problems....
by jban
Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS Travel Charger hard-wiring?
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: XTS Travel Charger hard-wiring?

I converted 10 travel chargers for the HT1250 to direct wire. They have been in service continually for the last 4 years with no incident. I purchased the same charger for the XTS2500. They look to be the same but anyway here is what I did. Went to Radio Shack and purchased some small project boxes ...
by jban
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL1500 Emergency ID
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: XTL1500 Emergency ID

Thanks for the response. All radios were purchased at the same time and are flashed the same. I also have one that I went to update the codeplug and now it will take the codeplug (same as all the others) but no buttons or knobs will function. Will only stay on the powered up channel. They are all ab...
by jban
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL1500 Emergency ID
Replies: 2
Views: 193

XTL1500 Emergency ID

Have 14 XTL1500 800mhz units in service on a moto Type II analog system. These radios are set up with emergency ID. All mobiles are set up to follow ignition on/off. Problem occuring on some of the radios is as follows: If the radio is physically turned off and the ignition is turned on, the radio w...
by jban
Sun May 31, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 19126

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

My PowerProducts BP4593LI is 2 inches high to the mark and has worked flawlessly.
by jban
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Internal cell type of saber battery?
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Internal cell type of saber battery?

I bought one of the Cutrate batteries. Tom is right, 2 inches high. Great battery, left the radio in the truck for about 2 weeks. Poped in Impress charger and had red light for about 5 minutes. It was still full charge.
by jban
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Cdm buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Cdm buttons

What buttons do you actually need? I have a box full of assorted one. PM me
by jban
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 Sound reduction on scan
Replies: 13
Views: 860

Re: HT1250 Sound reduction on scan

I'm certainly no expert but I had the same tinny audio when I set the audio to "Companding" mode. Changed it to normal and problem was solved. Just a thought!
by jban
Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 19126

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

thanks. Found a owners manual and it shows I need adapter # 5887135S01 to charge li-ion AS batteries. Are the contacts different or something
by jban
Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 19126

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

Can you use an Impress charger on these?
by jban
Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber III firmware
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Astro Saber III firmware

Had a couple guys PM with assistance. I greatly appreciate all the responses.
by jban
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber III firmware
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Astro Saber III firmware

Anybody out there that could bump the firmware in an Astro Saber on the cheap for a VFD?
by jban
Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Alert Monitor Auto Reset
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Alert Monitor Auto Reset

I would like a copy of the diagram as well if you don't mind.
by jban
Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT: What can you "do" with your radio?
Replies: 57
Views: 6764

Re: OT: What can you "do" with your radio?

Back in the 80's I went to the storage room at the FD for something and replied to a call on our HT220 VHF radio and the box of Floruesent bulbs starting glowing. Thought to myself this is cool. Pulled out a bulb and stuck it under my arm on the side where my portable was and went to the day room an...
by jban
Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas to all and to all have a safe night!

Everyone stay safe and here to another year of Batlabs.

Thank you Alex and the crew.
by jban
Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RMN5104 Bluetooth adapter for XTS/HT1000/MTS Radios + review
Replies: 94
Views: 16611

Re: RMN5104 Bluetooth adapter for XTS/HT1000/MTS Radios + review

I use my Jawbone all day and it holds up great. You may need to replace the Jawbone battery. I agree with the Moto earpiece being junk.
by jban
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: New Thales Liberty(tm) Triband Handheld
Replies: 111
Views: 10525

Re: New Thales Liberty(tm) Triband Handheld

I am supposed to get one of the new Motorola multi-band units to field test around December. Would still like to get my hands on the Liberty though.
by jban
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Bluetooth vs Freelinc
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Motorola Bluetooth vs Freelinc

Yes, on the adapter where the blue light flashes
by jban
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Bluetooth vs Freelinc
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Re: Motorola Bluetooth vs Freelinc

I got the M bluetooth several month ago ($160). Did not care for the motorola earpiece that came with it. Audio was weak and would not stay on my ear. I purchased a Jawbone and paired it to the radio unit. Works great, stays on my ear, cuts out background noise, etc
by jban
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1250 Error
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: HT1250 Error

Thanks for the encouragement guys. I am past the two attempts but far from the 100 mark. Will keep trying.
by jban
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1250 Error
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: HT1250 Error

Thanks. I will give it a try.
by jban
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1250 Error
Replies: 5
Views: 499

HT1250 Error

I hope someone out there can provide some guidance. I am updating all of our VHF HT1250's. Just tried to write to one of them and got an error message on the radio of "EEPRM CS ERROR". On the computer a pop up message of "Error message 4" and then it says radio not compatable. Th...
by jban
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: M1225 cable question
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: M1225 cable question

Thanks all.

I am going to shut this one down. Mods could you lock this one.
by jban
Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: M1225 cable question
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: M1225 cable question

I have one of those also, I will give it a try. Thanks
by jban
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: M1225 cable question
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: M1225 cable question

Thanks
by jban
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: M1225 cable question
Replies: 7
Views: 454

M1225 cable question

Will the CDM rib to mic cable work for an M1225? Looking at the pinout the CDM cable uses a boot connection and the M1225 does not. Just wanted to know before buying another cable.
by jban
Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RMN5104 Bluetooth adapter for XTS/HT1000/MTS Radios + review
Replies: 94
Views: 16611

Re: RMN5104 Bluetooth adapter for XTS/HT1000/MTS Radios + review

I bought a Jawbone, paied it, works fine. Much better than the M BT and it stays on your ear. I am still disappointed on the audio output (not near as loud as a $2 earpiece) but that is probably due to the overall lower audio output of our trunk I can't get the comm people to acknowledge.
by jban
Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor II Pager Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Minitor II Pager Help!

Why would you even think about messing with it without the manual and proper equipment or at least document how you modified the settings. It may be cost effective to find another pager and write this off as lesson learned!

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