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by fineshot1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 programming
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: MTS2000 programming

you are welcome - using the tuner with a service monitor makes it so easy to tune the radio.
if you are not doing that then good luck
by fineshot1
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 programming
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: MTS2000 programming

Anyone familiar with the Tuner application? It seems the changes I am making to TX output are not being saved, even though I'm applying the changes with the "PROGRAM" button in the window. As you make changes to each parameter and then program each one you must first exit the tuner applic...
by fineshot1
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 programming
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: MTS2000 programming

Anyone familiar with the Tuner application? It seems the changes I am making to TX output are not being saved, even though I'm applying the changes with the "PROGRAM" button in the window. As you make changes to each parameter and then program each one you must first exit the tuner applic...
by fineshot1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted

Jim202 wrote:Sorry for the slip of the model number. I kind of get brain dead after a while working on things. That comes with age.

Jim


Same as many of the rest of us so your in good company! :)
by fineshot1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted

Looking for information on the internals and external connections for an HTN4266A vehicle charger. Believe this is used on an HT600 and HT1000 portables. Jim The HT600 and HT1000 portables are completely different platforms. HT600 = Gemini platform and the HT1000 = Jedi platform so they will requir...
by fineshot1
Thu May 03, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crystal Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Crystal Identification

Jake - i still have some MT500 low band crystals so let me know
what the crystal freq for 43.04 and 43.00 would be. If I have them
I can let you know.
by fineshot1
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Off the Fly Adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Off the Fly Adjustment

jackhackett wrote:
fineshot1 wrote:Incidently that is only about 80Hz away from right on frequency and it usually does not get much better..


Your decimal point is off, it's 800Hz.


oops - yes ya got me but even at 800Hz that's
not too bad!
by fineshot1
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Off the Fly Adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Off the Fly Adjustment

I have a XTS3000 V2 that I use for Ham Radio.. The Issue is it appears to be a little off frequency when used with a MMDVM Ham Radio Module My Chosen Frequency if 432.200000 but It Appears to be Transmitting on 432.199200 I did buy some software to Program the Radio which came with the Alignment So...
by fineshot1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Amatuer Call Sign Historical Research + Silent Key
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Amatuer Call Sign Historical Research + Silent Key

JPOPatents wrote:Try back issues of the Radio Amateur Callbook or https://www.qrz.com/page/pre1987.html


Thank You - that worked aok. I did find that before but while i was at work and the IT dept blocks out
just about every thing under the sun and I could not click on the blocked link.
by fineshot1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Amatuer Call Sign Historical Research + Silent Key
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Amatuer Call Sign Historical Research + Silent Key

This has been a dead end for me after trying google all day. I am attempting to research a ham i used to know back in the late 80's but he must be a silent key now or perhaps its been so long i can not remember his last name properly. All I get is the ham that now has this call sign which does me no...
by fineshot1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300

Yes - i had to re-channel some VHF-Hi 6 channel MT500's and thought highly of the engineering of them also.
The miniature module nature of them we well laid out.
by fineshot1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300

Hey Geoffrey - it seems to me that it could be that somewhere in time the dispatcher series and the handie talkie series merged into one or similarity along with the change to transistors. The "Radiophone" term seemed to be universal to both. This was well before my time in electronics and...
by fineshot1
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vertex VXR-7000 Motorola Repeater Stray RF
Replies: 9
Views: 610

Re: Vertex VXR-7000 Motorola Repeater Stray RF

Maybe I didn't explain this correctly. Here goes: As soon as I power on the Repeater all radios on standby will enmity their receive leads like they are receiving an I'm coming transmission. I put my Moto R2660 in RX mode and there is no RF coming from the transmitter. I have 2 other VXR7000 units ...
by fineshot1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?

radiocat37 wrote:The PMLN4959A cable is what I was looking for. Thanks


FYI - Even without the extension cable you will still need the HLN6863 cable.
by fineshot1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola transistorized radio phone
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

Yes, Bomar says they will make crystals, but the key is "at a decent price." $ 50+ per crystal is a bit much, but then I am a cheap old ham. Quartslab in the UK may be an alternative but I have not tried them. I know about Quartslab and purposely mentioned this so others could be aware of...
by fineshot1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola transistorized radio phone
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

WB6NVH wrote:and that was before it became impossible to get crystals at a decent price if at all.


I am told that bomar is back in business to supply crystals
by fineshot1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?

if you are using the Motorola PMLN4959A Accessory Connector Cable Extension

you will need the Motorola HLN6863 Ignition/Speaker Connection breakout cable
by fineshot1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mcs2000 type II with remote head and speaker
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: mcs2000 type II with remote head and speaker

First of all your nomenclature is faulty - its an MCS2000 Model 2 with remote head.
You will need the default Jumpers 1-2 and 4-9. Your supposed to be smarter, the mcs2000
radio has no internal smarts.
by fineshot1
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Poor RX Sensitivity
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: MCS2000 Poor RX Sensitivity

Another thing i have noticed is that many older MCS2000 radios never had the 25khz, 20khz, and 12.5khz squelch adjustments aligned properly. I just went through a small pile like that and the receiver sensitivity was awful until I did them properly.
by fineshot1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300

Thanks Geoffrey - that is great info as well as your informative website!
by fineshot1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300

Thanks to all that participated with info - lots of good info and most of it during my preteens era while i was into cb radio.
by fineshot1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300

The H23 is a PT200, which is basically an HT200 in a packset case. The P33 is a PT300, which is an HT200 with a power amplifier in the same packset case. They drift a bit too much for modern usage but work well if you're still using 5 kHz deviation. They are crystal controlled and require some pati...
by fineshot1
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Lunch Box - Pre-PT300

lately I have seen some old lunch box series on the auction web sites and wondering what the actual marketing model numbers are for these. I did a lot of searching on the internet and came up with zero help. I have never seen a PT100 or PT200 and wondering if one of these may be one of them. See bel...
by fineshot1
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 No Backlight or Other LED's
Replies: 9
Views: 1604

Re: CDM1250 No Backlight or Other LED's

It has been quite awhile since i was inside of a CDM but I do think it may have been a regulator issue in the control head.
There are about 2 or 3 regulators in CDM control heads that may be the issue.
by fineshot1
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions
Replies: 583
Views: 44128

Re: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions

Hello all I would like to propose an IFR 1900 topic area if anyone is interested. I bought 2 1900s and have spent more than a year refurbing and appreciating them to share experiences. I read a lot of threads and would love to hear from the people that worked on these innovative systems. Having spe...
by fineshot1
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: "Portable" spectrum analyzer for filter work?
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: "Portable" spectrum analyzer for filter work?

ablitz wrote:You might want to look at an Anritsu MS2711D with option 21
Googd to 3 GHz


Used unit only - they have been discontinued. But it is still a good thought.

https://www.anritsu.com/en-US/test-meas ... ts/ms2711d
by fineshot1
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

Thanks for the trivia Geoffrey. In one episode i ID'ed a GE Portamobile II being used by Chin Ho. The unique hand mic gave it a way.
by fineshot1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

I knew Dumont made radio base station equipment but was not aware of them making
mobile radio gear which is why i was so perplexed as to the make of the ch.
Thanks folks to all that have and others that will offer more help/info.
by fineshot1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

It is a screenshot from the episode you mentioned, towards the end and it was very quick so I had to do a freeze frame for the capture. I don't see any markings on it. It sort of reminded me of one of the old "Link" control heads but they date back to the 40's & 50's. Also reminded me...
by fineshot1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

Yes - Andy - thanks i think so. I only had two very brief glimpses and since i had no idea these images were coming i was caught by surprise when they appeared.
by fineshot1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

If anyone has access to hulu perhaps they can take a jpeg pic with a camera or cell phone camera. The original Hawaii 5-O Episode 122 "Draw me a killer" (i am hoping i have this correct) In the last 30 minutes there were two extremely short glimpse scenes that focused on the control head d...
by fineshot1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

abbylind wrote:Heres some GE RCA Aero stuff

http://shop.mechemelectronics.com/categ ... egoryId=31


Thanks but i have been all threw them and none of them were even close.
by fineshot1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

abbylind wrote:Did it look like this?

http://shop.mechemelectronics.com/produ ... ductId=247

Micor systems 90


No - not at all. The one i saw was very much smaller than that
by fineshot1
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Hamtronics Inc is OOS
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Hamtronics Inc is OOS

This is old news. Owner Jerry Vogt was incapacitated in an accident in 2016 and died in November 2017. The website has not been updated since the accident. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/democratandchronicle/obituary.aspx?pid=187343356 OK - thanks - i was unaware of it until recently when i went ...
by fineshot1
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

Take a look here. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page and there is a section on old Motorola mobiles and their respective control heads, and there is also several sections on California HP radio systems. http://www.repeater-builder.com/rbtip/mojoindex.html Thanks Andy but I have been their a...
by fineshot1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Hamtronics Inc is OOS
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Hamtronics Inc is OOS

Apparently the owner/operator was in an accident. Unknown for how long it will be like this.

http://www.hamtronics.com/
by fineshot1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

Anyone know of a website that i can find a variety of pics of old control heads of not only moto but also ge/rca from that era. I recently saw on a tv episode a ch i can not ever remember seeing and its driving me crazy. I notice these things that to most just seem like the back ground. I have been ...
by fineshot1
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Are Conditioning Chargers (Jedi Batteries) Worthwhile?
Replies: 9
Views: 1108

Re: Are Conditioning Chargers (Jedi Batteries) Worthwhile?

Stage 2 wrote:Under the premise of simply wanting to keep my batteries in good operating condition for occasional use, what do the in-house experts here recommend (Conditioner vs Impress) and why?

Thanks in advance to all.


Impress chargers do condition a battery if the analyzing results require it.
by fineshot1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola cb1137
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Motorola cb1137

This is as close as I could find using a google search - hope that is close enough for you - good luck

https://www.samswebsite.com/en/photofac ... /id/103289
by fineshot1
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: External Time Base T5829A for Quantar
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: External Time Base T5829A for Quantar

Sorry this reply took so long - I looked over some of these units for sale on ebay and also noticed the thread below. Apparently this unit requires either a stable or both 10Mhz frequency and 1PPS standard inputs in order to output 8 5Mhz stable outputs. That is all i could find on the T5829A. By i...
by fineshot1
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: External Time Base T5829A for Quantar
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: External Time Base T5829A for Quantar

Sorry this reply took so long - I looked over some of these units for sale on ebay and also noticed the thread below. Apparently this unit requires either a stable or both 10Mhz frequency and 1PPS standard inputs in order to output 8 5Mhz stable outputs. That is all i could find on the T5829A. By it...
by fineshot1
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: IFR 1000A with intermittent 10 MHz Oscillator
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: IFR 1000A with intermittent 10 MHz Oscillator

You do not need to use WWV - you can check it against any local NOAA weather freq in your area or
any of your local trunking control channels all of which are timed off GPS timing.
by fineshot1
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: IFR 1000A with intermittent 10 MHz Oscillator
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: IFR 1000A with intermittent 10 MHz Oscillator

for the cost of 10Mhz OCXO's on Ebay I would just go for a replacement ...less than $20. You can tear into what you have but given the age the material may disintegrate as you try to disassemble and try to repair. Just get a replacement module and mount in the box. You may have to drill another hol...
by fineshot1
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Microphone Pinout?
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Microphone Pinout?

here is what i found - hope this helps XTL MMP Port Pinout from Schematic Doc M5 Control Head Main Board, Page 3-15 1 - ONE_WIRE 2 - PTT 3 - SPKR 4 - USB_D- / RXD 5 - GND 6 - VBus 7 - MIC_HI 8 - GPIO_1 / USB_D+ / TXD 9 - HUB / KEYFAIL 10 - GPIO_0 / PWR_ON Figure 3-10. MMP Connector Pin Numbers Page ...
by fineshot1
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: AMTS 217 band reallocation issues
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: AMTS 217 band reallocation issues

Bill - these NJ DOT freqs were actively being used years ago. I have not listened recently and after reading your post I noticed those freqs were inactive. When they vacated I have no idea. NJDOT's 220 system has been taken down, and the radios have surfaced through various surplus channels. Think ...
by fineshot1
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: AMTS 217 band reallocation issues
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: AMTS 217 band reallocation issues

You can check the ULS to see if those freqs are still active. Did that already with nothing listed. I remember years ago the heavy pulsing causing problems on the 220Mhz ham band repeaters receivers and also if you were in close proximity while mobile on your mobiles receiver. http://forums.radiore...
by fineshot1
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: AMTS 217 band reallocation issues
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: AMTS 217 band reallocation issues

Bill - these NJ DOT freqs were actively being used years ago. I have not listened recently and after reading
your post I noticed those freqs were inactive. When they vacated I have no idea.
by fineshot1
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: AMTS 217 band reallocation issues
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: AMTS 217 band reallocation issues

This must be why I noticed that the local area GSP DOT Trunking Freqs were now totally inactive.

NJGSP - NJDOT 220Mhz Trunking Freqs
in Toms River (Ocean County)

Toms River NJ: (Exit 82)
217.6000,
217.7000,
217.8000,
217.9000
by fineshot1
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Vehicle Charger for XTS5000
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Vehicle Charger for XTS5000

Hello, A friend of mine acquired a vehicle charger for his XTS5000 radio. The part number off the charger is WPLN4207C. However we have no idea what the color codes are for the pig tale that goes to it. There were no instructions with it and wanted to see if anyone knows which color wire does what?...
by fineshot1
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: XTVA with XTS3K stuck in "self test"
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: XTVA with XTS3K stuck in "self test"

You left a lot of info out of your post. Are the red and yellow leads hooked up to the proper sources? Red should be +12V constant and Yellow lead should be +12V ignition. Are you using a HHCH with the XTVA? What is the XTS3000 Firmware level at? Does the XTS3000 complete self test while not inserte...

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