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by wkr518
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DirectTalk repeater
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Re: DirectTalk repeater

anyone used or set up a DRX550 yet?
by wkr518
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT DTR question
Replies: 25
Views: 3892

Re: OT DTR question

so the DTR550 vers 1 gen 1 can be updated on firmware to enable CPS programming?
by wkr518
Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Min V knobs
Replies: 0
Views: 501

Min V knobs

I only see the stored voice knob on MOL. Did they have a part# for the volume and ch select knobs?
by wkr518
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 3401

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

Who is the distributor(s) for the remaining low band Minitor V pagers? Is it existing inventory till it dries up or a mfgr agreement for continued production via Unication in Asia? I have been selling lots of Unication G1 in 46mhz but have a few accounts buying used 46mhz pagers also.
Thanks
by wkr518
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel is officially dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 1758

Re: Nextel is officially dead.

in 2002 we used to make good monthly residuals on Nextel plan activations,I believe at one point $6000 per month.Then the Mall kiosks showed up....
by wkr518
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pending Narrowband License
Replies: 38
Views: 5129

Re: Pending Narrowband License

I see I am not alone in some of the snafus I have been seeing from my Oct/Dec NB modifications to licenses.Have you been getting customer Johnny Come Lately requests to modify and narrow band emission designators? Been busy here doing some of those too.11K2F3E keys are worn down on my keyboard now :)
by wkr518
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pending Narrowband License
Replies: 38
Views: 5129

Re: Pending Narrowband License

did they ever grant or get approved? I have one UHF FB2 IG that is still pending...all 39 others cleared.
by wkr518
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Recommend a RS232/USB adaptor for pager programming
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Recommend a RS232/USB adaptor for pager programming

Luckily hardly any DOS programs needed to use,I ordered both the TruLink 26887 and the IOGear adaptor cables.Both are working flawlessly after updating my prolific drivers.I am running both 32 and 64 bit on a Win7 desktop and XP (SP3) on laptop.My old Win98 IBM thinkpad is also showing positive reac...
by wkr518
Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Recommend a RS232/USB adaptor for pager programming
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Recommend a RS232/USB adaptor for pager programming

Ok my old Minitor V programmer finally called it quits.The new model has RS232 cable and I have purchased and tried 5 different adaptors and they are lousy.
Can anyone recommend a type or brand? Do I need to find a four leaf ♣ to make this work or what?
Thanks
Wayne
by wkr518
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola out-of-date parts database?
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: Motorola out-of-date parts database?

ran into similar deal a few years ago,went through all the old repair manuals and PDFs and basically batched up the old stuff ( HT90,HT600,M120 etc) and sold it on Ebay.We let the office staff do it in spare time when not busy doing office stuff.It took almost 3 weeks.Now we have or HAD room for mor...
by wkr518
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR860, cosmetic refurb kit exist or no?
Replies: 10
Views: 2427

Re: PR860, cosmetic refurb kit exist or no?

call Motorola,for some odd reason they did not ad exploded view and replacement parts for this radio.PMHN4058B is the front cover (list $199).For that price I hope it is an entire refurb kit and not just a housing.
by wkr518
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Vehicle Repeater

any ideas for an in-band lowband 46mhz vehicle repeater? Fire agency has 50 PR860 lowband portables on an average structure fire/ mva call and needs to improve on scene portable coverage.I have only done crossband invehicle repeaters for vhf to lb.in total they have like 150 PR860 portables and gett...
by wkr518
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V vhf out of band won't tune
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Minitor V vhf out of band won't tune

True, I dont know of any ships that take apart Minitor Vs to work on them.Have run across some aftermarket housings in crazy colors for the V but usually I see them because they have issues.
by wkr518
Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time?
Replies: 57
Views: 6753

Re: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time

I'd like to know if the FCC has hired more folks on the Enforcement side of things to go out and find and monitor non compliant licensees after the narrow band mandate has passed. Good way to generate revenue for Feds and create a few jobs at least.Maybe throw an IFR in my little car and get paid.:...
by wkr518
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time?
Replies: 57
Views: 6753

Re: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time

I'd like to know if the FCC has hired more folks on the Enforcement side of things to go out and find and monitor non compliant licensees after the narrow band mandate has passed. Good way to generate revenue for Feds and create a few jobs at least.Maybe throw an IFR in my little car and get paid.:)
by wkr518
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time?
Replies: 57
Views: 6753

Re: FCC Narrowband Mandate Goes Into Effect 01-01-13--Are Yo

It getting closer. Has anybody had any panicky calls yet? I sent about 12 Panicky faxes to licensees who had not yet modified their VHF and UHF licenses yet a few counties over from me. Out of 58 IG/PW licenses in that county about a quarter of them had not modified yet.And some of them are 200watt...
by wkr518
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Watchdog pagers
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Watchdog pagers

Switched from 5 channel Watchdog to the smaller 2 channel Watchdog LT.I like it,had it for 2 weeks now and the reception is really good.Switched to 12.5khz a few days ago and the audio is a bit lower,but similar as on my M5.
by wkr518
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HELP NEEDED: Looking for License / Frequency Coordinators
Replies: 9
Views: 1012

Re: HELP NEEDED: Looking for License / Frequency Coordinator

We have used LAO/EWA since 1998 or so. Very few problems and very responsive to our inquiries.
by wkr518
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time?
Replies: 57
Views: 6753

Re: FCC Narrowband Mandate Goes Into Effect 01-01-13--Are Yo

Jim1348 wrote:It getting closer. Has anybody had any panicky calls yet?

Maybe 5 a week now.Installer/Service guys are jumping through hoops reprogramming here.
by wkr518
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pending Narrowband License
Replies: 38
Views: 5129

Re: Pending Narrowband License

Granted yet on the modifications?
by wkr518
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: ASTRO Experimental - How to do things a little out of the box
Topic: HACK O'DA MONTH-ADD DISPLAY TO YOUR SINGLE IMPRES CHARGER!
Replies: 114
Views: 16702

Re: HACK O'DA MONTH-ADD DISPLAY TO YOUR SINGLE IMPRES CHARGE

W&W has their own ImpresData reader in 2 flavors,1 is reader only and 2nd is reader/charger. Tessco also carries it at quite a mark up ($296) or order it direct from W&W website for $150 ( includes choice of adaptor cup) http://www.ww-manufacturing.com/impresdatareader.asp I am not skilled e...
by wkr518
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pending Narrowband License
Replies: 38
Views: 5129

Re: Pending Narrowband License

maybe due to backlog? Call them 1-877-480-3201
by wkr518
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pending Narrowband License
Replies: 38
Views: 5129

Re: Pending Narrowband License

then no worries.
by wkr518
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pending Narrowband License
Replies: 38
Views: 5129

Re: Pending Narrowband License

as long as you generated a ULS file number you are safe from the 2013 FCC housecleaning/mass cancellations of WB licenses.You can switch to 12.5 before modification gets granted.
Did you just modify emissions to all 11k2F3E then?
by wkr518
Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pending Narrowband License
Replies: 38
Views: 5129

Re: Pending Narrowband License

Are they IG or PW ? PW AFAIK takes longer
by wkr518
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 3 Control Heads on a PM1500
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: 3 Control Heads on a PM1500

XTS =/= XTL ? I Transpose those ALL the time! I meant XTL .... (walking up to the teachers blackboard) Hello, my name is Wayne,XTS are Portables,XTL are Mobiles,I need to go to more Motorola Product Training classes at $1200 a pop! Hello, my name is Wayne,XTS are Portables,XTL are Mobiles,I need to...
by wkr518
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 3 Control Heads on a PM1500
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: 3 Control Heads on a PM1500

Maybe he saw at XTS2500 and thought it was a PM1500? I ran into a rig that needed 3 CH and they had to go with XTS5000 to get 2 CH package.
by wkr518
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: min 3/4 narrowband programming ?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: min 3/4 narrowband programming ?

One of the shops is United Communications in St Charles, MO. uccwireless.com
by wkr518
Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: min 3/4 narrowband programming ?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: min 3/4 narrowband programming ?

I've heard the "tweak" some shops do on M3 and M4 are somehow increasing volume to compensate for lower audio on 12.5khz paging on voice and tone systems.
by wkr518
Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT DTR question
Replies: 25
Views: 3892

Re: OT DTR question

escomm wrote:Bee Electronics has them in a nylon variety. Bee is an OEM supplier for Motorola, FWIW.


The Bee DTR cases do not look to bad.Moto OEM cases are junk for the most part.
Thanks for the heads up
by wkr518
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V depot repair?
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Minitor V depot repair?

Got a batch back today from Guadimexarico...3 of the 7 stated "liquid damage" and unrepaired.Those 2 now make it 12 with this return notice on them in the last 3 months. Time to contact the Pager Product Group and see what is up with this.Did they redesign the pager to less water resistant...
by wkr518
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT DTR question
Replies: 25
Views: 3892

Re: OT DTR question

Ive been searching for a decent nylon or leather carry case for the DTR550/650.Seen or found any?
I even tried some of the old Rocket Science branded Armor cases for the i700,no fit.
by wkr518
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT DTR question
Replies: 25
Views: 3892

Re: OT DTR question

As for the 510 and 550 being the same, not 100% sure, haven't seen a 510 yet or played with it.
So no chance to check software compatibility neither
by wkr518
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT DTR question
Replies: 25
Views: 3892

Re: OT DTR question

Motorola had different versions of DTR walkies. DTR550/DTR650 for the Professional Radio Channel Partners, now is in the Radius/Commercial price pages. DTR550 was the base model and 650 was marketed as the Manager model.The DTR550 for most part has been NLA for 6 months or more. DTR410/510 etc were ...
by wkr518
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Sprint announces Nextel shutdown date: June 30, 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2616

Re: Sprint announces Nextel shutdown date: June 30, 2013

so no more Boost PTT if no more Nextel iDen? What will the drug dealers around here buy then?
by wkr518
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V depot repair?
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Minitor V depot repair?

Every M5 pager tickets comes back with notes of "unit swapped".Hemming and Hawing got the warranty unit replaced somehow.Today I have 23 units,all for speaker/volume issues to go to factory.Some customers are beginning to look at Swissphones and USAlerts.I know of one agency who just order...
by wkr518
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: After market bateries
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: After market bateries

I have had good luck with the Power Products japanese cell lithium ion 1800mah batteries.I prefer OEM but when you have 20+ rentals you have to look elsewheres when getting new batteries.
by wkr518
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola CP185
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Motorola CP185

RFguy wrote:
wkr518 wrote:Well, that was stupid to release a new model that will not do that step on frequency.


It's not a new model. It's been out for some time.


I know that, but it is still stupid.
by wkr518
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola CP185
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Motorola CP185

not sure if you start with a dummy codeplug and force it into CP185 or not.I do that with HYT all the time
by wkr518
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola CP185
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Motorola CP185

Well, that was stupid to release a new model that will not do that step on frequency.
by wkr518
Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: mobile as a repeater
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: mobile as a repeater

I ran into similar situation for a school district here.Used a Triton Comm Tac interface box to connect a TRBO digital UHF to a CM300 analog with termination cables at the site with all the CM300/CM200 on UHF.Technically creating a crossband link, both systems were UHF but had different inputs and o...
by wkr518
Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 remote mount
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: XPR5550 remote mount

Product Group says Remote Head is in development
by wkr518
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RE: Narrowbanding & Radio Values
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: RE: Narrowbanding & Radio Values

I've watched the prices on M1225s steadily increase over the last year or so. It's not surprising, they're decent radios, and even at inflated prices they're still cheaper than anything new. What I don't understand is that you can regularly buy CDM750s for less than 4-channel M1225s. Nor do I under...
by wkr518
Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V depot repair?
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Minitor V depot repair?

Sent 7 pagers last month that had extended warranty for speaker issues/low audio etc.5 of the 7 came back as UNREPAIRED/PHYS DAMAGE. These pagers were less than 2 years old and not a scratch on them! Anyone else running into this? I am opening a case today with M and if I dont get resolution I am go...
by wkr518
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 remote mount
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: XPR5550 remote mount

I don't see a Remote Head kit or option for it yet.Maybe future planned?
by wkr518
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Other Motorola Gear Do You Have?
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: What Other Motorola Gear Do You Have?

Motorola XYBOARD 10.1 tablet with MotoCast application, Motorola Atrix II on AT&T carrier with a Motorola bluetooth headset for on the road. Motorola SURFboard eXtreme cable modem at home and office and had a Roadster in-vehicle bluetooth unit until it got stolen 2 weeks ago.
by wkr518
Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time?
Replies: 57
Views: 6753

Re: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time

I keep a running database of when and who I contacted at businesses and agencies that NEED to modify licenses and upgrade equipment, dating from 2009. Times and dates I called,fax or email, even customer visits.I will have proof and cover my butt when the deadline rolls around and nobody can say &qu...
by wkr518
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V depot repair?
Replies: 17
Views: 820

Re: Minitor V depot repair?

escomm wrote:Suspect they don't bother with repairs because of Factory Mutual/IS Certification.


I kinda figured that,as I hardly see any parts usage notes with exception to swapped unit.
by wkr518
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anyone deal with UCCwireless or P&W?
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: Anyone deal with UCCwireless or P&W?

Have sent 100s of pagers to UCC for repair and the pricing and repairs have always been top notch.Only had a few bounced units which they covered for me and got them corrected.
Never used P&W,sorry
by wkr518
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time?
Replies: 57
Views: 6753

Re: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time

Had a customer yesterday inform me that making sure they modify their FCC license and meet all requirements was my responsibility as a radio vendor.I would have partially agreed if I did not know they scoure Ebay for used radios and buy batteries from Hong Kong online sellers. I made a point with th...

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