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by Bat2way
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 with leaky crystal
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: GM300 with leaky crystal

Just use the tip of a mini-flat bladed screwdriver. Carefully pry a bit of the brown glue up and the rest will pull away enough to unsolder the crystal.
by Bat2way
Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: pro5350
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: pro5350

What was your solution? Just curious.
by Bat2way
Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: R1225 dead PA : advise needed for repair or replace
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: R1225 dead PA : advise needed for repair or replace

As stated above, a simple fix, replacing the caps on the final input PA. Always turn the power down to 25-30 Watts or less and you have the option to use it as a driver for a TPL-type PA replacement if you need the extra Watts.
by Bat2way
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CP110 PTT's Hard To Push
Replies: 4
Views: 618

CP110 PTT's Hard To Push

Is there some design reason why the PTT switch has been made so hard to press on these units?
by Bat2way
Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Career in Radios
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: Career in Radios

Just stay doing what you're doing, and you'll be better off. The local radio shop is going the way of tube testers in drug stores.
by Bat2way
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: What type of wiring and where to source??
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: What type of wiring and where to source??

We've also used "boat cable" which has a white covering with black and white wires.
by Bat2way
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Microphone
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: GM300 Microphone

It's easier to just take the mic apart and disconnect the black wire going to the rear weight contact and solder it to the pad that the spring connects to. This is presuming you have the black-style mic HMN3596A. Other mic styles would be along the same lines.
by Bat2way
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: maratrac VHF question
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: maratrac VHF question

Sounds like you'll need the RSS to do a complete "replace PA" sort of tune-up of the power out parameters.
by Bat2way
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "Federal Licensing" Company At It Again
Replies: 4
Views: 603

"Federal Licensing" Company At It Again

Received a call this morning from a customer that I had recently filed an FCC license application for. He stated "I received a letter from the FCC..." and you know the rest of the story. After explaining the scam to him he said he almost sent it through to be approved for payment but calle...
by Bat2way
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Locking Legality
Replies: 32
Views: 2980

Re: Radio Locking Legality

ASWEEZY wrote:Yes they are public record but what about the PL/DPLs...

They are easily decoded by off-the-air monitors.

I understand the reasoning for the PW, but still sounds like a conflict of interest.
by Bat2way
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Are my radios obsolete when narrow band hits?
Replies: 50
Views: 17695

Re: Are my radios obsolete when narrow band hits?

If one thinks that as of some future date all users will compliantly throw out their existing equipment and purchase new, they are seriously delusional. Of course the dealers and manufacturers are pushing this, sounds like an easy pile of money. Yeah, and mentioning the FCC fines for non-compliance ...
by Bat2way
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 crackling when off issue
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: M1225 crackling when off issue

For what an MSS will charge you ($125.00+), you might as well sell/trade with problem noted to a tech buyer and get a replacement.
by Bat2way
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fixing cheap battery contacts?
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Future reliability...

Does all this extra work/future reliability worries = the cost of an OEM battery? If I was giving this to a customer, for instance, it would have a new OEM battery and fuggetaboutit.
by Bat2way
Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Dead receiver
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: GM300 Dead receiver

I've had just a few filter crystals, either Y51A or B go out = very poor sens. Check your junk pile and substitute. Very easy to check with a RF millivoltmeter and input signal.
by Bat2way
Fri May 22, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Question on Whelen LED Hidden Unit Splicing
Replies: 10
Views: 5496

Re: Question on Whelen LED Hidden Unit Splicing

jackhackett wrote:connecting LEDs to a strobe supply might be interesting for a few seconds, but once the smoke clears the fun is over


Thanks for the laugh Jack. Reminded me of a kid once who was gonna show ME something.............
by Bat2way
Wed May 20, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Pro Series CPS 6.11.05 Released (EEPROM CS Error help)
Replies: 13
Views: 3895

Why release it???

I just thought "codeplug error" was an easy way for the Mexirola Depot to make some money.
by Bat2way
Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NO LICENSE REQUIRED?
Replies: 4
Views: 751

EWA...a company that knows...

EWA may have a quick response for you, as they deal with this stuff daily. They have been most helpful on my questions.

http://www.enterprisewireless.org
by Bat2way
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SP50 Vs. Visar
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: SP50 Vs. Visar

Gotta love the SP-50 for repeat business. The Visar is an oddity around here.
by Bat2way
Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Cp200 channel select problem
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Cp200 channel select problem

Just had one with the same problem. Freq switch wasn't bad, but channels wouldn't track their programming. On it's way to Mexirola Land...
by Bat2way
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Motorola Syntor X9000, low power issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1624

Re: Motorola Syntor X9000, low power issue

BigMac711 wrote:T73KXJ7J04BK, they didn't test it on the bench, just put a meter in line after installation.


Not something I ever wanted to see on my bench either. Hate to see good money wasted on these units. We have junked plenty, replacing them with Kenwoods. ZERO problems now.
by Bat2way
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Motorola Radio for a 1971 Police Trike
Replies: 6
Views: 4159

Re: Motorola Radio for a 1971 Police Trike

It was more on the line of an "Industrial Dispatcher" model. Lots of info on the search engines about it and motorcycle use.
by Bat2way
Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Motorola C100 Tone Remote
Replies: 22
Views: 1993

Re: Motorola C100 Tone Remote

These units were made by Instrument Associates Inc (IAI) in Memphis, Tennessee.
by Bat2way
Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 Remote Volume Control
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: M1225 Remote Volume Control

If the speaker up front is being turned off anyway because it's too loud, remove your hook-up to the radio speaker and use the options plug low level disc audio output (pin 11), or just put a local remote up there. This allows the remote speaker volume to be adjustable and independent of the radio v...
by Bat2way
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mini UHF Connectors
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Mini UHF Connectors

What brand of crimper is used ? I went to soldering due to previous post on here that stated crimping could ruin the female connector on the radio. The damage caused to the female connector was always attributed to an improperly crimped center pin (i.e. crimping tool not at a 90 degree angle to the...
by Bat2way
Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola CP200 PA
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Motorola CP200 PA

For those of us who actually have to repair repair radios..........

I've used junked units for parts. Replaced a bad PA from one with no problem.
The PA's Mitsubichi part # is RAO7M4452MS
by Bat2way
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Adding Accessory Switch To A Silverado
Replies: 0
Views: 740

Adding Accessory Switch To A Silverado

Remove the bottom dash trim and the side cover where the fuses use to be. Reach in and release the four retaining plastic clips to pop out the headlight switch module rearward. The two cables can be removed (one is in a dummy clip) allowing you to easily work on the module out of the vehicle. Bring ...
by Bat2way
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Circuit breaker failure
Replies: 4
Views: 1095

Re: Circuit breaker failure

Sounds like the contacts going resistive with current flow. I've already heard about Chinese metal used in various parts (even truck engine parts) is not up to par. Hope that isn't the problem there.
by Bat2way
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Rayovac aftermarket batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: Rayovac aftermarket batteries

P25Digital wrote:I prefer to use OEM, but since I don't sign the checks, I'm being told to purchase Rayovac batteries from a local supplier.


Just get OEM and forget about it. It's not worth the hassle.
by Bat2way
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GR1225 Repeater has 1 second of TX power
Replies: 5
Views: 588

A Simple Fix

Just replace the two 56 pf caps at the input of the final PA transistor. Clean up the input/output with solder flux removing the excess old solder. You do not have to remove the Collector-side output caps (with the green stuff). Just clean up around them and the base and collector tabs making sure t...
by Bat2way
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "thousands of radios" missing radios from El Paso/MexiMoto
Replies: 23
Views: 1458

Re: "thousands of radios" missing radios from El Paso/MexiMoto

Received a CM300 back but with someone else's engraved cover on it. Considered that "normal" these days.
by Bat2way
Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: aftermarket radio power cables?
Replies: 8
Views: 1811

Re: aftermarket radio power cables?

Try checking with a CB shop. If you have one in your area that carries "Workman" accessories, they make a compatible plug with 10 gauge wire. Bypass the CB shops and double your purchasing power by checking sellers on FleaBay or if you want to buy on a wholesale level ($70.00 min, I belie...
by Bat2way
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GR1225 UHF System
Replies: 7
Views: 578

GR1225 UHF System

Are you saying you're splitting the transmit out into two separate runs, or just using the tx power out as a reference check of each line's condition? If so then, are you simply running separate tx-rx antennas with no duplexer? If using the tx power test method, you need to measure the power at the ...
by Bat2way
Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT750/1250/1550 Rotary Switch Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Works for Volume and Freq Switches Too

Just requires a bit of technique and finesse on your part. I heat a solder blob over the six leads at the same time causing the switch to drop out by its own weight, basically. There are exceptions where someone soldered the guide pins to the circuit board, and others where you can carefully cut awa...
by Bat2way
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Creative Antenna Advertising
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Creative Antenna Advertising

Saw this recently on a web site selling far-east Asian antennas:

27MHz Two-way Radio Antenna, Ssuitable for Trunking System Model Number:CB-1105
by Bat2way
Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Instrument Lamps come on when radio is keyed
Replies: 6
Views: 1759

So True...

One of the things overlooked is that if you have a frequency resonant feedline you'll never get a good match, so if all else fails cut the line by a foot or two and put on a new connector and that should clear things up. I've seen where the coax had been cut short in a previous install for some rea...
by Bat2way
Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola to split into two companies
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Too Late To Matter...

Every few years there is a new Motorola strategy, and a few years later found to be a dud. Motorola lost focus on everything but self-promotion of their corporate people and sold out all others below. Who enjoys supporting such a badly run company?
by Bat2way
Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola not doing so hot investment wise.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: Motorola not doing so hot investment wise.....

Exactly why MSS's carry multiple radio lines. Motorola works like the politicians inside the beltway...no touch with reality.
by Bat2way
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Viewing FSB's and SRN's on MOL
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Viewing FSB's and SRN's on MOL

You can buy parts all day through MOL, but if your account isn't an "Authorized" service shop, you're granted limited viewing permissions.
by Bat2way
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF Business band to 6.25 ???
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Just like the P1225 push...

MSS sales people sold the P1225 as a unit "mandated" by the FCC....etc...etc...

Forget about ANY mandates coming from the FCC about you throwing away your 12.5kc split radios. Still going strong here with the 25kc stuff.
by Bat2way
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Alternator whine repair
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Alternator whine repair

You can chase these problems all day, just make room for the TLN5277B and call it quits.
by Bat2way
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: micor pa 100watt uhf
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: micor pa 100watt uhf

Micor PA's are better off in the trash. You can spend the same money in a modern replacement (TPL) and be better off.
by Bat2way
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Squeak in Crown Vic
Replies: 8
Views: 1708

Re: Squeak in Crown Vic

Actually, the squeak is called a "Motion Approachment Alert Device".
by Bat2way
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MX motorola antenna without a center hole, what is it for?
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Antennas and Users

So motorola went to an "idiot-proof" design? Well, design still didn't help a customer here who constantly had antennas being switched between HT1000's and HT600's and could not understand why they didn't work. Then there's the user who insisted that their antenna had to be tightened with...
by Bat2way
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Panasonic CF-25 boot up ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: Panasonic CF-25 boot up ?

Do any have A: or CD drives to boot from?
by Bat2way
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moto News: Zander to be replaced by Greg Brown as M CEO
Replies: 7
Views: 1045

Board of Directors Are Co-Conspirators Too

Just another bad CEO receiving millions in severance/buyout pay by a Board of Directors who are getting theirs too.
by Bat2way
Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola GR1225 REPEATER
Replies: 15
Views: 3005

PA's are Time Bombs At Full Power

Just had a 10 year-old GR500 repeater in for no Tx power and the PA was burnt up beyond recognition. Fortunately, having two GM300's in the box meant I could just swap, reprogram them, and reduce the power out to 30 Watts.

Cause of failure: TX programmed with no TOT, and a stuck mobile mic.
by Bat2way
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Narrow Band
Replies: 16
Views: 2612

A Salesman's Dream

It'll be another pitch from salesmen saying you "MUST" buy a new radio, just as when the P1225 came out. This is the last thing I would worry about in RadioWorld.
by Bat2way
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Junking the CP200's
Replies: 15
Views: 1519

Junking the CP200's

Made another trip to the UPS store shipping out another busted up CP200 to the Mexirola Depot. As usual, it had been dropped, landing on the antenna, causing no tx power out, breaking the internal connection of the circuit board to the antenna jack. No fixing that. Otherwise, it's the POS speaker-mi...
by Bat2way
Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Whos running Win XP and did not get the Sept. MS downloads?
Replies: 2
Views: 1068

The DLL fix works

Recently updated a computer from XP Home Edition to XP Pro, and the updates previously downloaded and installed were gone. The computer then downloads the needed (+-79 of them???) updates but can't install them, constantly alerting you that updates are ready to install, but returns a message saying ...
by Bat2way
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola commences tender offer for Vertex
Replies: 30
Views: 3534

effed up

No effect here. Never had a desire to mess with Vertex and Motorola has just lost focus over the years.

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