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by NickH
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR1000 announced
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: SLR1000 announced

Pricing both the base version and the entitlement options are pretty much identical to the SLR5700. I think it'll be a great seller!
by NickH
Fri May 05, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Infrastructure Product Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: Need DMR AIS to 4W E&M
Replies: 8
Views: 1433

Re: Need DMR AIS to 4W E&M

http://genesisworld.com/assets/uploads/PDF/GEnSAC_TRBO.pdf We haven't tried it yet, but I found this interface from Genesis for TRBO into an MCC5500/7500. It looks like it direct connects to the repeater and provides an ACIM connection the CCGW. They're not cheap, but many of our communities are ru...
by NickH
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Planned MOL Outage in April
Replies: 22
Views: 2501

Re: Planned MOL Outage in April

RFguy wrote:the 2 weeks of downtime will be nothing compared to the pain we're going to go through once the new system is up and being debugged for the next year.

it has been predicted.


Yup... Not looking forward to it a all!
by NickH
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: O3 HHCH Models
Replies: 2
Views: 4281

Re: O3 HHCH Models

Yes, the O3 head is available with S&L printing on it. I have one in my personal truck, and have sold many to agencies who are looking for low-profile type installs. The SLIM has been listed as "Unavailable until further notice" in ECat, not sure what the issue is there, but I've never...
by NickH
Tue May 17, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: O3 Control Head with siren buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: O3 Control Head with siren buttons

Yes, these sure do exist, I have one in my new Silverado HD. APX7500 V/U with the Motorola relay box, Moto/Whelen siren amp, and O3 control head with siren & light keypad.

Item Number. PMUN4227A - HHCH 03 W/ SIREN
by NickH
Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX6000 1W speaker?
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: APX6000 1W speaker?

Pretty sure it's a typo.
by NickH
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RSM cross-compatibility question...
Replies: 19
Views: 2414

Re: RSM cross-compatibility question...

Here's a comparison shot: http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b636/samadams9112/Mobile%20Uploads/6D88AECD-8C4F-46C4-BBC9-6734C6F3FBF3_zpsqiq9h6lw.jpg The volume button and display do not work with the XPR. Here is the error message when connected to the XPR7550. I've noted the same when trying to us...
by NickH
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

I run the VHF TRBO antenna on my APX's since they're over an inch shorter. They work great!
by NickH
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2014 Ford Taurus Roof NMO install
Replies: 7
Views: 2025

Re: 2014 Ford Taurus Roof NMO install

tvsjr wrote:Actually I like the magnets. At least they're reusable (unlike the push-in trim pins) and they aren't glue...


+1 here. Pretty cleaver idea for a vehicle that the OEM knows is going to be essentially "gutted" before it ever hits the streets.
by NickH
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX8000
Replies: 21
Views: 5861

Re: APX8000

I have heard the same from a bat-winged birdy on this coast as well...
by NickH
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: A couple of interesting articles about Motorola dominating
Replies: 29
Views: 2279

Re: A couple of interesting articles about Motorola dominati

MTS2000des wrote: EF Johnson's VP900 is every bit a radio an APX, made in the USA, and half the price.


Oh man, it's not even April Fool's day yet... The only other major Mfg making a real mission-critical P25 radio these days is Harris, and they still have a long way to go to catch APX...
by NickH
Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 4295

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

That is correct, well and the UL certification... Customers are choosing the non-IS version 10:1 so far. Most don't see it to be worth the extra money.
by NickH
Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 4295

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

I was hoping by making the SV standard, they would have fixed the age-old stored voice issue of open squelch between alert and announcement, but alas the obnoxious squelch remains (particularly annoying in our system where dispatch stacks pages on different frequencies). Uhhh, are you sure about th...
by NickH
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 4295

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

I didn't select muted delay because it appears that you have to specify a delay time where it mutes the speaker. Sometimes we have to wait for tones on another freq before the message, and sometimes we don't. I obviously wouldn't want to miss a message while the pager mutes for a few seconds, when i...
by NickH
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 4295

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

Yup, me either. Stored Voice pagers only accounted for about 10% of our Minitor V sales, maybe now that EVERYONE is subject to it, enough people will complain. I'm already preparing my list of grievances for CPE next week...
by NickH
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 4295

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

Got my M6 in service yesterday, I think I am one of the only ones who got programming cradles before they went on "supply disruption" lol. Anyways, the pager is ok. It's almost identical in size to the 5, but is a tad lighter with the Li-Ion battery. Battery life seems good, I've had it on...
by NickH
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Apple Ipad In Place Of Panasonic Toughbook In Squad Cars,Etc
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Apple Ipad In Place Of Panasonic Toughbook In Squad Cars

Panasonic toughpad would be the perfect compromise. We have a few depts here running iPads. Honestly, for the price of them you could replace them yearly and still come out way ahead versus the price of the Toughbook over it's typical lifespan.
by NickH
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 4295

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

Programming cradle appears to be going for under $100.00 which is not too shabby. The Programming interface LOOKS very nice, but /\/\ doesn't seem to have it listed as a download yet. PWService is also offering $85.00 on an old Min V towards a MIN VI. Not a bad deal at all... I suppose I'll jump on...
by NickH
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: MINITOR VI (YES 6)
Replies: 73
Views: 9023

Re: MINITOR VI (YES 6)

Just saw the pics on the collective, and signed up for Monday... Definitely looks interesting.
by NickH
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: MINITOR VI (YES 6)
Replies: 73
Views: 9023

Re: MINITOR VI (YES 6)

For a Minitor VI, I'd like to see the Min V with better reliability, particularly in the charging system. I have no need for more than 2 channels or TX on a PAGER, so I'd probably leave it as it is but add ramp-up alert tones like an FSA has. There's nothing worse than being bolted out of bed at 3am...
by NickH
Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Issues between XTL2500 and APX6500 with Handset
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Issues between XTL2500 and APX6500 with Handset

We just ran into this issue with a bunch of APX6500 and 7500 mobiles in a command vehicle. They all have O2 remote heads, we tried connecting the mic to the TIB with no luck. We tried it on a few other APX mobiles we have in the shop and none of them worked, not sure if it's supposed to or not, but ...
by NickH
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Motorola MC2000-- still avaliable from the manufacturer?
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Motorola MC2000-- still avaliable from the manufacturer?

I just ordered one a couple weeks ago and recieved it the other day...
by NickH
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MCC5500
Replies: 14
Views: 2753

Re: MCC5500

3 radios? I'd go MIP5000. You could doa 3 position MIP for $25k or so, MCC5500 even on a state contract is $25-$30k PER position....
by NickH
Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Mystery Radio - APX 6000Li ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Mystery Radio - APX 6000Li ?

It's supposed to be a dumbed down version of the APX6000 to capture the XTS2500 upgrades. They mentioned it a couple weeks ago during an ASTRO25 update webinar, but I haven't seen any pics yet.
by NickH
Tue May 03, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Dumb question - XTL2500 vs 5000?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Dumb question - XTL2500 vs 5000?

WB4JGI wrote:And my biggest gripe is no VRS-EP, 750, or DVRS with the 2500's, which is why I use a XTL-5000 in my truck.



The Futurecom DVRS works with the XTL2500, we just installed 8 of them for a customer.
by NickH
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL-2500 Model
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: XTL-2500 Model

Mid-Power K= VHF S= Mid-Power
by NickH
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Does Motorola Still Manufactor the MCS 2000
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Does Motorola Still Manufactor the MCS 2000

The PM1500 is also available with a Dual Head.
by NickH
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Dual Astro mobile\single control head
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: Dual Astro mobile\single control head

The XTL5000 dual radio with W3 is still avaialble, I have one in a box in my office. It's VHF/UHF.
The most common ones we see are the older HHCH spectras for hte 3 lettered folks, but even the last few of those have had new XTL's with W3's.

-Nick
by NickH
Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: ONE head to control 2 radios cdm's? fact or fiction?
Replies: 11
Views: 2288

Re: ONE head to control 2 radios cdm's? fact or fiction?

If you've got about $10k burning a hole in your pocket you can buy an XTL5000 dual radio setup with a W3 control head.
by NickH
Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Whelen lightbar shuts off with RF
Replies: 19
Views: 3833

Re: Whelen lightbar shuts off with RF

Is it one of their newer WECAN controlled bars? We've had all kinds of RF problems with the WECAN bars here. Supposedly there's a newer Wecan control module that will help it.

-Nick
by NickH
Thu May 21, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Troy vs. Havis Explorer Console
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

Re: Troy vs. Havis Explorer Console

I'll check tomorrow when I get to work, but I'm pretty sure I have a Jotto NOS console. I just can't remember if it's an Explorer or Expedition one...
by NickH
Tue May 05, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL5000 always on monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: XTL5000 always on monitor

It's under the "General" tab in Conventional Configuration...
by NickH
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: G791 XTL1500 Enhanced Software Capabilities
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: G791 XTL1500 Enhanced Software Capabilities

Also adds a programmable scan list, which was my 2nd biggest :o about the 1500 after the small display...
by NickH
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vertex on MOL
Replies: 9
Views: 1640

Re: Vertex on MOL

The Toronto show was really good. Lots of news on upcoming TRBO capabilities, including repeater linking with "IP Site Connect" (by end of '08), Scholer-Johnson LTR/Passport boards for analog trunking (Q1 '09 I think) and two levels of digital TRBO trunking...first out will be basic LTR s...
by NickH
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: XTS2500

No it will not. The one with just the Hi/Low volume and Emergency button will.
by NickH
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL 1500
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: XTL 1500

I've had a 1500 in my truck for a few months now. I was selling a ton of them but had never played with one, so I got a "demo".... I like this radio a lot more than I thought I would. It's very basic, but for a small department, DPW or volly officer I think Moto has a real winner. Being en...
by NickH
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P/N slim battery XTS2500
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: P/N slim battery XTS2500

NNTN7335 is a Lithium Ion for the XTS2500 but it's not slim. It is the same size as the NNTN6263 NiMH "firenet" battery (I assume you have a NH state grant portable) but much lighter. I've been using one for about a week now and love it.

-Nick
by NickH
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 dual band
Replies: 19
Views: 1230

Re: XTL5000 dual band

We have a local PD around here that runs XTL5K dual radio mobiles (V/U), I just ordered them another one and it was configured with a W3 head, the O3 I was told is still not able to do dual radio. When I asked when/if it would be available, I could see the shoulder shrug over the phone. As far as pr...
by NickH
Sat May 31, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Astro conventional voting system question
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Astro conventional voting system question

Everything looks good, but just a note, ASTRO Tac receivers and DIU's are still available.
by NickH
Tue May 06, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Version 12 CPS Released for ASTRO25
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: Version 12 CPS Released for ASTRO25

Got the CPS loaded on my Visa machine (finally! Thank You!), seems to work fine. I'm not too keen on the classic windows setting though....
by NickH
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS4000 Availability
Replies: 42
Views: 2617

Re: XTS4000 Availability

RADIO43 wrote:XTS4000 will be released to State and Local Government agencies on or around April 27th, 2008, Did anyone else get this email?


Yes.
by NickH
Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Channel Anouncement Question
Replies: 39
Views: 3157

Re: XTS5000 Channel Anouncement Question

BFD319 wrote:anyone no if on a new xts5000 do you have to request the channel announcement software or is this a standard option now in the radio,?


It used to be an option, now it comes standard when you order the Q806 (ASTRO CAI)

-Nick
by NickH
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra vs. CDM 1250
Replies: 34
Views: 1818

Re: Spectra vs. CDM 1250

Granted that the CDM does all those things, but anyone using one for their job should consider that almost every agency will be using P25 to some extent if not now, but very soon, especially fire departments. :lol: :lol: :lol: Ok, I need to change my shorts now. Thanks, I needed a good laugh tonigh...
by NickH
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What is the most current popular public saftey radio ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2070

Re: What is the most current popular public saftey radio ?

In New Hampshire , (Where I work) they have undergone a complete VHF Conventional ASTRO Upgrade. XTS3000's, 5000's and most recently some 2500's for the PD. XTS2500i's for the FD guys. ASTRO Spectras for mobiles. They've also done Quantar Base Stations and MCC5500 Consoles all through Interoperabili...
by NickH
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola PM 1500
Replies: 12
Views: 811

Re: Motorola PM 1500

The PM1500 does not support ADP, however a Conventional XTL2500 110Watt w/ADP Encryption ought to run you around $2200... I think the ADP only works in Digital Mode though.

-Nick
by NickH
Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Whelen Freedom info
Replies: 8
Views: 2623

Re: Whelen Freedom info

I think the Freedom II is available in the non WeCan configuration. If not you'll need the LED modules, WeCan Command board and control cable. You can use the rest of you bar (Chassis, Internal Harness and TD/Alleys).

-Nick
by NickH
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Opticom 2008 Ford Superduty
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Opticom 2008 Ford Superduty

Would it be better to wire it up to shut off when the truck is in park? That's how it normally goes, and most EV upfitters are including a lead for Park-Kill.
by NickH
Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: linear actuators
Replies: 11
Views: 1783

It's nice to see you removed the broken ladder before you snapped the pics... :oops:
by NickH
Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Vehicle Charger – RLN4884A
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

The RLN4884 will work for both portables. An Impres battery will work just fine from day one in a regular charger, except you don't get any Impres features and the Impres extended warranty.
by NickH
Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 Question...
Replies: 16
Views: 989

The reasoning was to keep the chargers uniform for the XTS Tier... oh yeah and to sell more charger/batteries.

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