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by JeffFireRadio
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B

Thanks for the replies and your time. Looking forward to hearing more from other users.

- Jeff
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B

Bump. Anyone have any details on the A vs B revision differences yet?

I just noticed that there is a new PMMN4107 mic (same, but no channel knob) that seems to replace the old XE RSM. Any feedback on those from current users?

Thanks.

- Jeff
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT Dispatch Clocks
Replies: 21
Views: 1001

Re: OT Dispatch Clocks

brgprecision.com These are what we use and we've had great luck. Never inexpensive, as you get what you pay for. Their list of customers is impressive...just about every nation on earth, every US federal department in existence, plus just about every state and local government, including 911 centers...
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Weird XTL2500 Flash: _APPL5_
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Weird XTL2500 Flash: _APPL5_

Also had that on a consolette and wondered what that meant. The consolette and the drawer unit ran without issue forever. The radio had a pretty routine Flashcode in the radio when it was read. There were no other distinguishing aspects of this radio as far as form, function, CPS, etc. Sorry, wish I...
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B
Replies: 14
Views: 851

XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B

Yikes, went to order another one of these and it's listed as a 'B' version already. Seems like they just started shipping this brand new product a few months ago, but it has probably been just short of a year already. Does anyone know what changed or what was wrong with the original 'A' model that p...
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX/XPR RSM comparison
Replies: 5
Views: 733

Re: APX/XPR RSM comparison

I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to do this and posting it.
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM

Correction to my previous post (now that I'm awake).... There is both a three-day and a 30-second retention UCM. The option for infinite is a CPS check box.

No airline passengers were beaten as a result of this error.

- J
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM

Other part of your question...there are multiple part numbers. There's a 3-day retention and infinite retention version. If I remember correctly, the part number changed for some unknown (to me) reason a few years back too. You're gonna have to give me time to pull out the UCM bin or BSM and find yo...
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM

Good news...it's easy to get to. Whether you have a dash or remote version you don't say. If you remove the TIB (assuming a remote) via the two front screws, it's right there staring you in the face on the right hand side of the front bulkhead. Two Torx screws hold the metal shield, and then the UCM...
by JeffFireRadio
Tue May 16, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 Flashcode
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: MTS2000 Flashcode

Ditto.
by JeffFireRadio
Tue May 16, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 Flashcode
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: MTS2000 Flashcode

You are correct and thanks. I should have been clearer in my question...what is N7AS (the thread poster) looking for? His first post says nothing about band or model. Band is cleared up after being questioned. Still unclear about the model 1, 2, 3 quest. :)

- J
by JeffFireRadio
Tue May 16, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 Flashcode
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: MTS2000 Flashcode

Model 1, 2, 3?
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: xtl2500 Firmware update
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Re: xtl2500 Firmware update

Agree with spectragod on the stepping. Btw, that was me on the PM1500. Glad it worked for your friend. I tried to step that radio numerous times in small increments, not the whole enchilada, with numerous computers, cables, etc. It came close, but couldn't seal the deal. I've been flashing copious r...
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 Progmable buttons and switch
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: MT2000 Progmable buttons and switch

AD0JA, My VHF MT2000 allows me to program scan on-off via a side button, which is where we've elected to do it on our fleet (the blue-green-turquoise-whatever one). Your software isn't showing that option. Is it a CPS version issue, FW version issue, or possibly that if you're doing it via the ABC s...
by JeffFireRadio
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO/Business Products Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: TRBO Consolette?
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: TRBO Consolette?

G798AC - Replace APX drawer/O5 head with MotoTrbo option. $2995.00 Note: Cross out 'machine gun', write in 'pizza oven'; select band desired. Note: Above Price Book transaction. See Federal/State/Local Rep for details. Be prepared to be told 'not available to you'. Hey, loved(!) your mockup. Well do...
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Which APX Mobile Would People Here Recommend?
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Which APX Mobile Would People Here Recommend?

There will be numerous opinions coming. Mine, quickly...if you have APX6500s now, stay with it. It does everything you want and you give up nothing from the other models (total channels is about it). Your users will thank you from a standardized-radio perspective. Don't make them learn another radio...
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Option 645 for Aeroflex 3920????
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Option 645 for Aeroflex 3920????

Check the APX page on here (somewhere around thread number 10-15 from the top...'Attempt to Autotune APX6000'). Someone just went through this recently. A question or two might be quickly answered there.

Yes, you'll need it.

- Jeff
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: XE RSM generation difference

Update...I have now seen a Gen 2 with the mic holes low on the dimples.
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: XE RSM generation difference

I found my printed copy of the full color 3-page data sheet M put out highlighting the differences between the Gens (one page per Gen). Well done! Okay, high temp cords were introduced in the Gen 2 period. Mic holes are low in the dimples on Gen 3. Mic holes are high on Gen 2 (might be wrong on this...
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: XE RSM generation difference

My point being that that they're all still 'A' model numbers after six or seven years of manufacturing with pretty moderate changes made numerous times.
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: XE RSM generation difference

I'll be in my inventory of APX XE RSMs later today. I'll peruse the date codes I have across the four versions. There is no document in userland that defines the manufacturing dates between each version. Maybe Wikileaks can get us a copy from on-campus. :) We had Gen 3s shipping with new radios whil...
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: XE RSM generation difference

The 3.5 with high temp cord is all I will carry, or let my guys/gals carry. Safety! Of course, the budget drives everything.
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: XE RSM generation difference

sjxts3000 summarized it well. There is also a high temp and standard temp coiled cord. That changes the model number of the speaker-mic. If I remember correctly, that came out right about Gen 3 time. It was in response to FD customers who wanted the cord to handle the heat closer to the rest of the ...
by JeffFireRadio
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: XE RSM generation difference

If you're an MOL account holder, go look at the FSB. It was M's first attempt to point our the differences and 'challenges' of each generation.
by JeffFireRadio
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 1665

Re: XE RSM generation difference

I know this doesn't answer your question, but this topic was on here or on CS about 9 months ago. About five of us chimed in with M documentation and field observations, and, it pretty much covered everything...with brochures, pics, and all. It would take a considerable amount of time to reconstruct...
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: No power-up tone on APX8K after uninhibiting...
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: No power-up tone on APX8K after uninhibiting...

C'mon...what do you expect for $10K? :lol:
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: New member, working on a MSR2000
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: New member, working on a MSR2000

We ran our public safety unit (also continuous duty) for a decade+ at 85w and never had a problem. Not applicable to this discussion, but my hometown PD cheaped out and bought the standard duty one (with continuous duty cycle-type utilization) and had PA problems for the entire life of the unit. Enj...
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000, APX8000XE BSM on MOL...Missing In Action?
Replies: 0
Views: 544

APX8000, APX8000XE BSM on MOL...Missing In Action?

No problems downloading it before, but can't find it now. Did it move or disappear? Of course, now there's an APX8500 BSM in its place...on the portable products page.
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Communications.Support site?
Replies: 36
Views: 3457

Re: Communications.Support site?

Speaking as one who has been a local, state, and federal system manager, it's ironic that some of the customers I support/supported are the ones who ultimately ended that site. Disclaimer...I don't know the details of the events firsthand, but I have read everything on that site (and this one) perta...
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 volume control question.
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: XTS2500 volume control question.

PS...they are not O-rings, they are a flat, clear, nylon 'washer'...material like the clear plastic report covers you used to use in school to protect your term paper. They are almost exactly like a paper butthole (sorry), or the peel off thingy you use on looseleaf notebook pages when you accidenta...
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 volume control question.
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: XTS2500 volume control question.

Yes, with two, the lower one's bottom surface sticks to the radio control top adhesive/escutcheon down inside this whole stack, but lets its top surface glide smoothly on the next nylon washer's bottom surface, preventing friction (smooth washer-on-washer action). The top surface of the upper washer...
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 volume control question.
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: XTS2500 volume control question.

There are two ultra-thin, clear, nylon washers below the volume knob when the radios are new. They provide for a frictionless volume knob turn when the radio is already on. If anyone has had the radio apart, those will fall off (unknown to most unless you've been to factory XTS school). When that ha...
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?

The actual problem went past their September 2013 claim. We had some early 2014s doing it and M took care of it.
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX and DMR
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: APX and DMR

Disclaimer...I'm kidding. No, that comes in the new APX9000 and APX9000XE being shown at IWCE in 2018. In addition to DMR, it also supports Iridium, Garmin Rino on-screen position plotting of other units, VHF-Lo band, and cellular formats. The antenna is 18" long (rumored stubby to be available...
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Audio
Replies: 29
Views: 2047

Re: APX Audio

Obviously correct and thanks for pointing that out to those who might not have been aware of that. I didn't elaborate as the brochure remarks listed both...'3-Watt speaker' (page 4) and 'Audio power at rated - 3 watt' (page 7). Implications were that this was another audio upgrade from the original ...
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Audio
Replies: 29
Views: 2047

Re: APX Audio

ces911 above is correct. The 8000XE spec sheet says (twice...once in the paragraph description and once on the spec data list) that this radio has a 3 watt speaker. Now I have to pull out all of my APXs and play the sound game to check out the differences.
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX XE500 Speaker-Mic...Any Words???
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: APX XE500 Speaker-Mic...Any Words???

Thanks for the review. Mine went to 'shipped' status today, but showed that it actually shipped on Oct. 1. FedEx is on schedule for delivery tomorrow. It'll be like Christmas. I did notice that MOL still shows them as "Availability...N" via the part number. Hopefully that will change and o...
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX XE500 Speaker-Mic...Any Words???
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: APX XE500 Speaker-Mic...Any Words???

Update...mine just changed to 'In Fulfillment' status. Progress!
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 programming issues
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: XTS2500 programming issues

My memory fails me on when USB was first supported in CPS, but R9.xx.xx seems it could (could) be a bit early. I was using a M serial cable all the way up through about R17 or 18 (whenever the notes said serial was no longer supported). Just a thought.

Best wishes with your issue.
by JeffFireRadio
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...

Yes, those external ribs in the roof metal that run front to rear are used to stiffen the roof when you put luggage up there. If it was not ribbed (still flat), it couldn't hold any weight from your stuff. The lateral bars (there are two, black, oval tubular) that run between the outboard luggage ra...
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX XE500 Speaker-Mic...Any Words???
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: APX XE500 Speaker-Mic...Any Words???

Another 'thank you' for the additional information.
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...

I have three (VHF, UHF, 700-800) centerlined on a sunroofed LTZ (behind the 'glass zone') and still had band-specific ground plane radii and 22" of equal distance between antennas. I am using mid-power XTL5000s. When you pull the B-post and C-post trim, you get a good view of the sunroof retrac...
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX XE500 Speaker-Mic...Any Words???
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: APX XE500 Speaker-Mic...Any Words???

Many thanks for the information. That was my best guess, but a shot in the dark nevertheless. I appreciate that they are dedicated to getting it right before it ships. It's going to be a great product. I have to wonder since it got a number assigned this time (XE500 vice the old 'XE RSM'), if that d...
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX XE500 Speaker-Mic...Any Words???
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

APX XE500 Speaker-Mic...Any Words???

Greetings. So, the Motorola APX XE500 speaker-mic was introduced to us in March. Great idea, great looking product. Everybody want$ one. As usual, a June ship date promise never materialized. Then it was July. Then it was August. I just checked the calendar...it's September. Mine has been on order s...
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Emergency find me
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: APX Emergency find me

We just got three this week and I haven't looked yet either. There goes simple cloning out the window. That'll kill us...different model numbers.
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Emergency find me
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: APX Emergency find me

And the new 07/12/2016 sales brochure for the APX6000XE !!!Enhanced!!! P25 radio shows it as a 'B' revision with the wifi stuff, Bluetooth 4.0, and other available things. Wording hints that the 'B' radio is a requirement to make the Emergency Find Me feature a capability (insert TV commercial voice...
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6500 w/O5 control head, connecting palm mic to somewhere other than usual location
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: APX6500 w/O5 control head, connecting palm mic to somewhere other than usual location

Greetings. There a factory cable to extend the microphone for exactly this reason...PMKN4034 (and 4093). Yes, GCAI female to male in 10' and 20' lengths (vice the 26-pin connector), but it would allow you to do what you seek if you're not in a position to fabricate a nice homemade 26-pinner yourself...
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P25.CA - anyone have any status update
Replies: 19
Views: 2796

Re: P25.CA - anyone have any status update

Another vote for 'I miss the site'. Used the heck out of it! Thanks to all who made it possible. Just in case it helps anyone (and most of us probably already know this), you can google an old p25 or cs topic, click on the 'cached' arrow and at least see the old threads in pure text format if you're...
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: PM1500 FW Upgrade Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: PM1500 FW Upgrade Problem

Thanks for the words. Yes, I've tried both serial and USB. I am aware of the need for serial on early FWs, but have had to experiment out of desperation on a finicky radio or two over the years and have actually had an early FW take a new version with a USB before...not sure how/why it worked, but i...

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