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by n3eg
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 CLN1203 TTN5067 4W board Hi-Z mod?
Replies: 1
Views: 179

MTR2000 CLN1203 TTN5067 4W board Hi-Z mod?

Is there any way to modify the line input/output board for hi-Z on the receive line output? I can't find a schematic for the board, and it doesn't have the options of the international CLN1204 board.
by n3eg
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Creating voice announcement files for CP200d
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: Creating voice announcement files for CP200d

Never mind, I found it. 8000, 16 bit, mono, PCM.
by n3eg
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Creating voice announcement files for CP200d
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Creating voice announcement files for CP200d

What format do I use for this? I've found the existing ones use .wav 8kb mono, but can't find anything after that (PCM, CCITT, etc.)
by n3eg
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1250 220MHz Modification - Any help?
Replies: 47
Views: 44313

Re: HT1250 220MHz Modification - Any help?

So, what is the latest and best mod for 222-225 with 5k deviation, 20k steps, and squelch? HT1250LS+ Tanapa PMUD1761B here.
by n3eg
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Hams - How do you have your radios set up?
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: Hams - How do you have your radios set up?

I have both my UHF and VHF HT1550 radios set up with the first zones as public safety only for the two closest counties. Third zone is local ham frequencies, other zones are "travel zones" with mixed ham and PS freqs for north, west, and south, and the rest are our shop's customer freqs. T...
by n3eg
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: spot a counterfeit BPR40?
Replies: 12
Views: 1642

Re: spot a counterfeit BPR40?

You wouldn't believe the counterfeit Waris housings I've seen. Thin gold plating on the flex contacts, press-fit (not molded-in) microphone screw-in parts, speakers shorting to the frame, factory reject LCDs, and so on.
by n3eg
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Codenames of Motorola Radios
Replies: 67
Views: 16136

Re: Codenames of Motorola Radios

I thought there were two versions, the Motrar 5 and the Motrar 20. I do remember that if you wanted anything higher than 5 on a portable, you had to go to the STX. And I just got a MTX8250 back from depot with the code name "Satria" referring to the front cover. Haven't seen that one before.
by n3eg
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola product line names (i.e. Jedi, Waris)
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Motorola product line names (i.e. Jedi, Waris)

Is there a list anywhere with all of these names? I searched and can't find one.
by n3eg
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: MINITOR VI (YES 6)
Replies: 73
Views: 8055

Re: MINITOR VI (YES 6)

* A more reliable RF section * A charging/battery system that doesn't pit the charger contacts * Pager side charging contacts that are easier to clean * Programmable voice prompts and alerts (i.e. PAGING FIRE ONE, PAGING FIRE TWO") * Longer voice storage, like an Icom F50V * PARTS THAT WE CAN A...
by n3eg
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Rubber Antenna Evaluations - SHOOT OUT
Replies: 19
Views: 1923

Re: Rubber Antenna Evaluations - SHOOT OUT

I once did a similar comparison on the MX mount antennas, and found that the short VHF HT750 antennas were a good dummy load (outperformed by a standard stubby 3" VHF by 3db!) and the new NAD6579 "gain" long ducky indeed has as much gain as one of those half-helical half-whip armpit p...
by n3eg
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Ribless cable adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Ribless cable adapter

I have a ribless CDM1250 cable with a homemade inline CM200 adapter, a 12volt car alarm remote battery stuck in a DB25 flashing adapter to power it, and a RJ45 to 25 pin adapter. Works for most things with simple 2-wire programming. I also have a USB programming adapter with a male 3-conductor 3/32&...
by n3eg
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Rebuilding NNTN4503 red FPP HT1550 batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Rebuilding NNTN4503 red FPP HT1550 batteries

I've done two now, and it seems that the better way is to cut the label side panel just inside the edge on the panel's sides and bottom, then pry the batteries and plastic up and out. The cells were replaced with Eneloops or Duracell "pre-charged" rechargeables, which are above 2000 mAH an...
by n3eg
Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Codenames of Motorola Radios
Replies: 67
Views: 16136

Re: Codenames of Motorola Radios

Anyone remember the Motrar? It was a Maxar 80 with a trunked logic board/synthesizer added - a real ugly Frankenradio. We used to call it the Mo-Toad. If you've never seen one, imagine a Maxar 80 with a huge beer belly.

Don't forget to include the APCOR with the MX300 series.
by n3eg
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: External Speaker Volume Pot
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: External Speaker Volume Pot

At our shop we use a 15 ohm pot across the speaker leads (1 and 15/16) and the speaker goes from 1 to the wiper of the pot. Side note: some speaker/pot combinations have enough room where you can drill a hole centered in front of the speaker and mount the pot there. The Micor/HSN9236 square plastic ...
by n3eg
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi portables - MTS2000 - poor PTT click - any fixes?
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Jedi portables - MTS2000 - poor PTT click - any fixes?

The scotch taped ones never moved. The original Motorola taped ones would move all over the place. Now that's scary.
by n3eg
Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What do you have on your belt ?
Replies: 144
Views: 30865

Re: What do you have on your belt ?

At work: Nextel i860 modified with Pageboy III metal clip on back, V or U HT1550XLS depending on which customer I'm visiting. At home: The Nextel and an EX560 VHF by the bed for when the dispatch centers call with their reports of hearing "strange noises" on the systems. You know, the nois...
by n3eg
Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi portables - MTS2000 - poor PTT click - any fixes?
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Jedi portables - MTS2000 - poor PTT click - any fixes?

Up until they discontinued it a few months ago, I'd use a 3905834K04 contact instead of the original one for a better "pop". I once suggested this to a Motorola engineer, and was told "we can't do it due to migration issues." The new part number is 3905834K06 with a little less p...
by n3eg
Tue May 24, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Blanking a radio for resale?
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: Blanking a radio for resale?

I usually program everything on VHF to receive a weather channel or UHF to receive 464.500.

And no, I don't give it an alphanumeric name of "FAIL 01/90"...
by n3eg
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1550 receive audio quality
Replies: 6
Views: 656

HT1550 receive audio quality

I've seen complaints about (and have experienced!) some poor quality HT1550 receive audio, and did a little experimenting. I found that the audio quality improves slightly when using a P1225 metal baffle (the one shaped like a Tele-Path ad asterisk) in front of the speaker. The audio also sounds mor...
by n3eg
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 80587

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Somewhere I have a picture of a red Minitor 3 that was left out in the sun and turned PINK!
by n3eg
Thu May 21, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V - weird question - voice announcement
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Minitor V - weird question - voice announcement

Is there anyone out there who knows whose voice is on the "Selective call frequency ONE!" announcements? I know it isn't the late Don LaFontaine...
by n3eg
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Pocsag pager with on/off duty?
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Pocsag pager with on/off duty?

I'm also looking for the same thing for a county-wide system.
by n3eg
Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Which RSS version for this Astro Saber 1 R?
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Never mind...had to hack my old conventional Saber cable to make it work with the Astro. Now the Win RSS works OK.
by n3eg
Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Which RSS version for this Astro Saber 1 R?
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Which RSS version for this Astro Saber 1 R?

Model H04KDC9PW5AN, serial 465AXYnnnn. Mfg. Code is 1000010000007. I can't get it to read with anything I've got.

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