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by RFguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 RF adapter
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: XPR7550 RF adapter

This is the type of things that piss people off about Motorola. I find most of their stuff is reasonably priced, but something like this, a $15 part for $150.

Really?
by RFguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

Only one has long tone, all the rest (about 20) have 3 sets of 2 tone, so this Motron board will work well for most parts. Just an FYI, what we do is use the existing hall base station and PA system for hall alert. Dispatch pagers over the frequency the hall radio is set to, so we pull decoder audio...
by RFguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

Satelite wrote:Hello:
Would a Motorola 2 tone decoder bd that was used in the Motorola p1225 or m1225 mobile work ?
I think ive got one if not two in parts bin as option for 2tone for m1225 and p1225.


Thanks, but no, the M1225 decoder is not a stand alone and will not work separate from the radio.
by RFguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

The Single tone I meant was QCII. Long tone B. An 8 second long tone where decode should occur after 5 seconds of tone is received.
by RFguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

I have found this unit. A Motron 2-tone, or single tone decoder. http://www.motron.com/product_info.php/products_id/136 It seems very flexible and will decode and output up to 4 separate 2-tone codes. It can also be set for single tone operation. The one drawback is it can't do 2-tone AND single ton...
by RFguy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

jry wrote:Midian's MTSD-3


Thanks, but the MTSD-3 doesn't work. It uses non standard timing (3.9 second for long tone decode) and no ability to turn off long tone decode.

Apparently the person at Midian that designed it has passed away and they don't know how to fix the design problem.
by RFguy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

I'm looking for a 2-tone decoder for a hall alerting project. I don't want to use a pager or a mobile, I'm looking for a discrete board as we are doing several levels of decode and need individual outputs to activate various features. We tried the Midian MTSD and RT2, but they use non standard timin...
by RFguy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Hytera sues Motorola, Alleging Anticompetitive Practices
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Hytera sues Motorola, Alleging Anticompetitive Practices

Global LMR Communications Provider Hytera Sues Motorola Solutions Under Sherman Antitrust Act Alleging Anticompetitive Practices That Force US Customers to Pay a Surcharge for Safety Motorola Solutions Harms Free Competition to Maintain Inflated Prices in US for Mission-Critical Communications, For...
by RFguy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550e vs XPR7550 housing - any difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: XPR7550e vs XPR7550 housing - any difference?

The "e" version has a grey ring around the PTT. That's different.
by RFguy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Setting up Tone Remote?
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Setting up Tone Remote?

If it's all in building and never going to have remotes in far away buildings (many miles), then I would tend to use DC remotes (no keying tones, quicker TX time).

Is this a trunking system that has bust tones, if so, they 4-wire, otherwise 2-wire is fine.
by RFguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: ROIP-102
Replies: 22
Views: 3141

Re: ROIP-102

You can use a single NXU2A at the radio, and link to it with PCNXU available at the JPS site as a free download. They would just use their laptop or PC to talk over the radio. The other option is a Barix. Thanks. They prefer not to use a computer. I thought about that and MIP5000. It's fairly econo...
by RFguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: ROIP-102
Replies: 22
Views: 3141

Re: ROIP-102

Bill_G wrote:Barix Annucicom 100 used by the railroad to control radios over Verizon / Cradlepointe. $395 for the Barix. Pretty DIY, but audio sounds great.

http://www.ip-audio.com/audio/annuncicom100.php


Thanks, I'll look at this as an option.
by RFguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: ROIP-102
Replies: 22
Views: 3141

Re: ROIP-102

PETNRDX wrote:I would not recommend these to a customer.

They really are experimenter grade stuff.

The audio quality thru them is not great, and the are just too flaky.


Great, this is exactly what I'm looking for. Some real world experience to same me a bunch of grief.
by RFguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 repeaters with IP switch
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: SLR5700 repeaters with IP switch

As mentioned, this sounds like IP Site connect (you need different frequencies for each repeater), or if it's only a talback issue, Digital Voting. Only one repeater pair needed then.
by RFguy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: ROIP-102
Replies: 22
Views: 3141

Re: ROIP-102

I have a customer looking for a simple remote control of a base station via an IP (Internet) link. I looked at a pair of NXU's (one at each end), but price is a bit too steep for them. They mostly only care about receive, with a very occasional TX. I wounder if the ROIP-102 might work. One at the ba...
by RFguy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 Strange Noises
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: SLR5700 Strange Noises

Moving the hang timer to 0 is just masking the problem. You really should resolve the issue as it will continue to cause issues of reduced range due to the interference on the RX.
by RFguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DMR 40 bit encryption
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: DMR 40 bit encryption

My understanding is RAS does not add any additional level of encryption, just limits access to a repeater.
by RFguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IMPRES CHARGERS
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: IMPRES CHARGERS

Firmware upgrade via a special programming device called an IMPRES Field Programmer. Part# is RLN5671A

This YouTube shows the device and process:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyfk-NTsnQ
by RFguy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 Strange Noises
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: SLR5700 Strange Noises

A proper duplexer (pass or quasi pass) and an isolator may improve your situation.

A mobile duplexer provides near zero receiver protection and should never be used if there are any other transmitters on site, or nearby.
by RFguy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 Strange Noises
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: SLR5700 Strange Noises

Just listened to it again and now i'm thinking the MDC bursts was just someone clicking their mic, nothing to do with the regenerated noise.
by RFguy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 vs XPR7550e
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: XPR7550 vs XPR7550e

LTR is an option board feature by Schuler Johnson. It has a separate programming software to configure the LTR features.
by RFguy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 Strange Noises
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: SLR5700 Strange Noises

I note that on your recording that each time the noise stops, there's an MDC burst (unless the repeater is generating the MDC at the end of transmission, which I don't think is possible).

Is it possible the issue is occurring outside the repeater? A faulty subscriber unit?
by RFguy
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Portable usage in police agencies
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Portable usage in police agencies

It's SOP now to always program some simplex analog channels in new Trbo systems. Interesting as our SOP is to never give them an analog channel for direct, to keep it digital. I'm speaking of non-critical users here (shopping malls and the like). They get used to digital and if they have a fall bac...
by RFguy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Solutions to Rebrand Vertex Standard Radios
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Motorola Solutions to Rebrand Vertex Standard Radios

I saw this today: https://www.rrmediagroup.com/News/NewsDetails/newsID/16101 Motorola Solutions said it will combine the best of Vertex Standard's portfolio with its two-way radio product lines beginning Jan. 1, and all products will carry the Motorola Solutions brand. Specifically, Motorola will re...
by RFguy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Cp200XLS signaling
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Cp200XLS signaling

Hmm, just looked at an old brochure and it shows this:

• DTMF Signaling Includes:
Selective Call
Call Alert Encode/Decode


Google "R3-4-2032" for a copy of the spec sheet.
by RFguy
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Cp200XLS signaling
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Cp200XLS signaling

It should encode DTMF, but I doubt it will decode DTMF. the old sales sheets show these signalling features: Conventional Mode Only - Signaling Features: - MDC1200 PTT ID (Numeric ID - Encode/Decode) - MDC1200 Radio Check (Decode) - MDC1200 Selective Radio Inhibit (Decode) - MDC1200 Selective Call (...
by RFguy
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What's the point of an Impres lithium battery?
Replies: 19
Views: 924

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

#1 benefit of IMPRES (in my opinion) is user notification of faulty batteries.
by RFguy
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

not just programming cables but speaker mics, headsets, etc.
by RFguy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?

My experience with Impress chargers is you pull the battery out, and immediately reinsert it to force a rapid charge thus bypassing the conditioning cycle. What you describe is this is the case if the battery is in a reconditioning cycle (solid yellow). If the battery is not in a reconditioning cyc...
by RFguy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?

You should be able to force the recondition regardless of how they were originally charged.

You could also try leaving them in the charger for 12-16 hours and then try to force a recondition.

Good luck
by RFguy
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?

A new IMPRES battery should go solid yellow first time it's put in an IMPRES charger (initialization), so it may have already been initialized (I believe the HNN9028AR has was cancelled in early 2014, so it's probably not a new battery) If you put the battery in the charger, then pull it out and put...
by RFguy
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: 70v PA question
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: 70v PA question

So if the amp is 100 watts, and the speaker tap is 20 watts, it would be fine to use a 35 watt 70v volume control? Yes Also, does the same hold true if two speakers tapped at 20w are run from a 35w volume control? If you are controlling 2 speakers both tapped at 20-watts with a 70-volt volume contr...
by RFguy
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: 70v PA question
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: 70v PA question

70-volt systems are sort of like the utility power systems. High voltage lines with huge potential for power with the voltage stepped down by a transformer to a lower voltage to your house. In the case of a utility the transformer at you house just has to be big enough to handle the power in watts t...
by RFguy
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 dead Impres lithium battery and flashing red light
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: XPR7550 dead Impres lithium battery and flashing red light

What version of firmware is in the charger? I recall there were enhancements made to the firmware for dead battery recovery at some point.
by RFguy
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interface product for back to back radios
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Interface product for back to back radios

Great info. Thanks. I think I'll try the simple route first as ve3nsv suggested and see how it works. can always go more complicated as needed. I did find this product on a Google search: Bi-directional repeater controller http://www.nhrc.net/nhrc-7/ Audio delay card http://www.nhrc.net/nhrc-dad-2/i...
by RFguy
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interface product for back to back radios
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Interface product for back to back radios

Not sure what section to put this in, so I just put it in the general area. I need to patch a simplex analog channel to a talkgroup on a MOTOTRBO Capacity+ system. It's only occasional use so I'm looking at using 2 mobiles with some type of bi-directional interface. Ideally it would have some voice ...
by RFguy
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button

Analog or digital? If Digital, what type of system? Conventional, Cap+ etc.
by RFguy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Radios, Batteries, And IMPRES Chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Motorola XPR6550 Radios, Batteries, And IMPRES Chargers

Some ideas:

Buy an IMPRES battery reader.

Use the 4077 batteries (2200 MAh)

Replace any battery flashing red/green in the charger.
by RFguy
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Verify firmware version on bank charger?
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Verify firmware version on bank charger?

Plug in a display module and power it up. It's the only way to know for sure.

(PS: You have to check every pocket).
by RFguy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: What is Your Favorite High RF Tone Rack Mount Termination Panel?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: What is Your Favorite High RF Tone Rack Mount Termination Panel?

We use the Gaitrinics ITA1000? ITA2000?.

They have worked well
by RFguy
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B

fyrmdc wrote:I just tried to order some of these to replace current XE RSMs and my shipping date is now January 2018. Do you think there might be bigger issues?

Dave


We've had some in order for 4 to 5 months and they keep pushing out the ship date.

Yes, there's a bigger issue.
by RFguy
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 SRN1397
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: XTS3000 SRN1397

Memo To: SRN Mailing List Informational Only From: XTS3000 Subscriber Product Group Subject: XTS3000 UHF Portable Radio – Part Addition - Insulator Changes: An insulator (1485328E01), addressing transmit noise noted by a few users in normal operation of the UHF portable, is being added to the Detai...
by RFguy
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR1000 announced
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: SLR1000 announced

I hear there will be some new MOTOTRBO hardware announced on August 15th. I wonder if the SLR1000 will be part of that announcement.
by RFguy
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Cannot upgrade gang charger
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Cannot upgrade gang charger

Here's the FAQ on version 3.9 firmware 1. What’s the difference between V3.4 and V3.9? Very Little: APX batteries are fully compatible with XTS chargers (w/inserts) with SW V3.4, therefore upgrading to V3.9 is not required. However, APX radio users leaving the radio in the “on” position will experie...
by RFguy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: battery eliminator MTS/HT blowing fuse
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: battery eliminator MTS/HT blowing fuse

What size is the internal fuse? Is this the fuse in the lighter plug?
by RFguy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Sample DB down mathmatics?
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Sample DB down mathmatics?

2 basic numbers I always refer to in dB is 3dB (or -3 dB) and 10 dB (or -10 dB). 3 dB is twice the power (-3dB is 1/2 power) and 10 dB is 10 times the power (-10dB is 1/10 power). Here we're talking minus dB. For your example, 100 watts, -10 dB attenuation is 10 watts, -20 dB is 1 watt, -30 dB is 0....
by RFguy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Problem with XPR 8300
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Problem with XPR 8300

Let me try to explain this again. I'll use a made frequency for this example. RPT: TX- 457.000 RX- 452.000 CC-1 Radios on the system: TX- 452.000 RX- 457.000 Why is your system configured with the frequencies in reverse (or is this just an example you made up)? From the frequencies, this is a comme...
by RFguy
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: WPLN4111 Vs. WPLN4232
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: WPLN4111 Vs. WPLN4232

N4KVE wrote:There is no part number, but I bought mine from Rick. rickthompson602t $25 on E-bay. GARY
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/GAQAAOSwn ... -l1600.jpg


It may be a NNTN8169.

I see that's the part# for the insert for a APX4000 radio for use with a WPLN4111 single unit charger.
by RFguy
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: WPLN4111 Vs. WPLN4232
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: WPLN4111 Vs. WPLN4232

The WPLN4111 is for the XTS2500/3000/5000, not the MOTOTRBO radios.

WPLN4232 is the correct single unit charger for a XPR6550.

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