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by FireCpt809
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Older SVA and astro saber?
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Older SVA and astro saber?

The older saber SVA does not have the pin on the accessory connector to activate the antenna switch to change the RF to go out to the external antenna like an ASTRO AVA. You won't have the benefit of an external antenna but the charger and audio will still work.
by FireCpt809
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola Spectra mobile programmer needed
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Motorola Spectra mobile programmer needed

Sounds like a scan list issue. Is the scan user selectable
by FireCpt809
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: DMR feature in APX

N4KVE wrote:Several people who work in Chicago have told me prototypes exist, but will never see the light of day. GARY

That is the rumor but none who have ever claimed to have seen it or even claim to have it yet to produce it.
by FireCpt809
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 scan issue
Replies: 1
Views: 311

XTS5000 scan issue

This one has me pulling my hair out...Have an XTS5000 MII 7/800 set up for Non-affiliate scan a p25 9600 system for the last few months its been fine. Now when it sits on one talkgroup Zone 1 Ch1 its scanning 9 other talkgroups. It is fine for about 10-30 minutes then stops scanning and goes deaf. I...
by FireCpt809
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Motorola Promotional Items
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Motorola Promotional Items

Nice job bumping a 9 year old thread....
by FireCpt809
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Shack Closing - Remaining Electronic Parts Sources?
Replies: 26
Views: 3146

Re: Radio Shack Closing - Remaining Electronic Parts Sources?

Radio shack has been dead to me for years. They have been useless for anything for decades. The employees were clueless. Never had what I needed in stock. Last time I was there was to use up a $25 gift card I won at a Hamfest. I bought a new HDMI cable... Had plenty of those..
by FireCpt809
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: International Crystal Going out of business
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: International Crystal Going out of business

Rumor has it Bomar is out of the LMR side of the business. I personally have never used them but here is an alternative http://www.jancrystals.com/
by FireCpt809
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Siren Speaker install for 2014 Ford F150
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Siren Speaker install for 2014 Ford F150

We just bolted it in the center of the bumper behind where the license plate is with the speaker bail bracket
by FireCpt809
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000(XE) on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 2951

Re: APX8000(XE) on ebay

Probably coming from the same Toolbag selling tagless radios from Facebook...
by FireCpt809
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 programming issues
Replies: 4
Views: 690

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. I use a serial ca...
by FireCpt809
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 79864

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

I have an HT210 My old volunteer FD bought them on the cheap in the 80's 2F no PL It was traded in on some HT600's in the 90's and the dealer gave me one of them because it was engraved with the department name. Years ago I bought a salesman's demo kit of Sabers on Ebay It had one of each model in a...
by FireCpt809
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming HT1000
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

Re: Programming HT1000

well NO HT1000 will go to 550.000
by FireCpt809
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P25.CA - anyone have any status update
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

Re: P25.CA - anyone have any status update

Due to Legal issues with the site management and the DHS it was taken down. Unknown when or if it will return.
by FireCpt809
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming HT1000
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

Re: Programming HT1000

It has to run in true DOS so you need to start the computer in DOS and then look for HT1000.exe it should look like C:/HT1000.exe
by FireCpt809
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Business online issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1561

Re: Motorola Business online issues

Last one out the door shut off the lights...
by FireCpt809
Sun May 22, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Installing XTL5000 in 2016 Yukon XL - Any Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Installing XTL5000 in 2016 Yukon XL - Any Suggestions

plenty of room under rear seats. We mounted an APX7500, 2 CDM 1250 remotes Smart siren platinum and rumbler under the seats.On a 2015 tahoe. You have to remove the padding and fit a piece of 1/2 in plywood under the carpet use the seat mounts to hold the plywood in place. screw the radio mounting pl...
by FireCpt809
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber III speaker mic where and what to buy
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Saber III speaker mic where and what to buy

You do not want to use a PSM mic for VHF go with a regular 7" antenna on the radio. Saber speaker mics are cheap .. Also Sabers are not narrowband and wont do the splinter freqs
by FireCpt809
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 dead battery.
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: XTS2500 dead battery.

sounds like more of a charger problem
by FireCpt809
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: PR1500/XTS2500 dust cover removal
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: PR1500/XTS2500 dust cover removal

unless you jam a screwdriver in there and crank on it you wont damage it. All it takes is a little pressure to pop it off.
by FireCpt809
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: What antenna's are you having good luck with?
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: What antenna's are you having good luck with?

I use a sti-co Flexi whip for VHF because of clearance issues with my garage door. I have had good luck with it. I cut one down to UHF just so they match on the roof.
by FireCpt809
Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 from overseas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: XTS5000 from overseas?

Most of the ALT radios Panter had are long gone and now on their 2nd and 3rd owners. A lot of what he has are parts built from other sources.
by FireCpt809
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Tahoe headlight taillight flasher install police package
Replies: 8
Views: 2197

Re: Tahoe headlight taillight flasher install police package

If you have a police package tahoe it has the factory harness under the dash its a bundle of about 9 wires. Also there is a plug under the pasenger side headlight that the flasher plugs into. There is no reprogramming of any BCM to enable the flasher. The plug and play flasher is made by a few compa...
by FireCpt809
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Tahoe headlight taillight flasher install police package
Replies: 8
Views: 2197

Re: Tahoe headlight taillight flasher install police package

In the police harness that should be under the dash if it hasnt been cut out aready its the dark green/ red wire put 12v to turn it on
by FireCpt809
Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Stealth VHF mobile antenna examples
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Re: Stealth VHF mobile antenna examples

Sti-co are quite pricey...
by FireCpt809
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: USED Lightbars & Stuff input
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: USED Lightbars & Stuff input

elightbars.org also if you have facebook there are numerous pages for buy/sell of emergency gear
by FireCpt809
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Stealth VHF mobile antenna examples
Replies: 11
Views: 1900

Re: Stealth VHF mobile antenna examples

The phantom Elite football shape antenna has a 5 mhz spread and are non-tuneable. The old oil can ones had a 1-2mhz and had the tuning pot. Both are poor performers.
by FireCpt809
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTVA 'VS' XTVA???
Replies: 6
Views: 1443

Re: MTVA 'VS' XTVA???

7737 is only for the XTVA
by FireCpt809
Thu May 28, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 79864

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Here's one. This was mounted on the pump panel of a fire truck I owned. In the cab was a Syntor....I took it out when I sold the truck it was too cool to let go. The Syntor and this unit still work (even though it's not narrowband, it's still nice to hear this old worker running and receiving!) Any...
by FireCpt809
Thu May 28, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 79864

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

I ran across an older Motorola speaker at Dayton Hamvention. The speaker is the same style that was with the Motrac series except this one is a low gloss black cabinet finish with a chrome speaker grille and a chrome mounting bracket. This speaker has a powered amplifier in it which I have learned ...
by FireCpt809
Wed May 06, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question

There is no upfitter guide for the Special service Expedition. The headlight flasher wire is just done at the highbeam wire behind the headlight. The tail light flasher is done usually in the rear behind the interior trim close to the tail lights. Sound off inc has all the exact colors.
by FireCpt809
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 PSM MIC
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: XTS5000 PSM MIC

Google the Mic part# without the A and its easy... Not rocket science http://elektrotanya.com/motorola_85c36_ ... nload.html Download it here
by FireCpt809
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: TALK PERMIT TONE ON APX7000 conventional channels...
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: TALK PERMIT TONE ON APX7000 conventional channels...

Its not really necessary for conventional.
by FireCpt809
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA Remote Mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 1285

Re: XTVA Remote Mounting

I have done it for some Federal agencies here. ran a cat5 and a connector under the seat remote mounted the XTVA in the trunk and the speaker under the other seat .. Worked fine.
by FireCpt809
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Experience with buying from K0HU?
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Experience with buying from K0HU?

Rick K0HU is a stand up guy who has a good reputation among hobbyists and professionals alike. I have bought from him and would again any time
by FireCpt809
Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO RSS
Replies: 8
Views: 1832

Re: ASTRO RSS

RSS?? That is DOS based. The latest version of Astro Saber/XTS3000 is CPS windows based is 5.03.00
by FireCpt809
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro Saber lll programming
Replies: 10
Views: 968

Re: Astro Saber lll programming

your best bet is the serial.. dont go ribless cable ..These radios were made to use a RIB and cable. You can get a Kawa Rib and astro saber cable for under $50 and it will work fine.. OEM stuff is gettting harder to find and probably more than you paid for the radio. I have used kawa as a backup for...
by FireCpt809
Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro Saber lll programming
Replies: 10
Views: 968

Re: Astro Saber lll programming

serial port or USB adapter?
by FireCpt809
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mars at P25.ca
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: Mars at P25.ca

go to the site.. its his
by FireCpt809
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Ht1000 external ptt not working after programming
Replies: 7
Views: 1166

Re: Ht1000 external ptt not working after programming

Wow 3 posts and you go off on a member with almost 7000 posts who works on radios for a living. Maybe consider he may have more of a idea about how these radios work. It sounds like you really have no clue about how these radios operate other than to turn them on. You didn't program them, you have t...
by FireCpt809
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2015 Explorer VHF antenna
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Re: 2015 Explorer VHF antenna

If you want a decent on glass use a Sti-co Cell look alike. I have installed hundreds for the 3 letter agencies and had very few problems other than vandalism on the outside antenna. We had a department try the behind the bumper and license plate antenna with poor results. I have seen a few decent h...
by FireCpt809
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: UHF Laird Phanton elite shark fin antenna bad tune
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

Re: UHF Laird Phanton elite shark fin antenna bad tune

The UHF are non-tuneable so the only option you have is to keep the feed line as short a possible with a small loop for service on the radio. We have a few departments that use them on their low profile and detective cars. Never had an issue.
by FireCpt809
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: anyone selling a legit apx portable with fpp capabilities?
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Re: anyone selling a legit apx portable with fpp capabilitie

aagon wrote:I apologize. If its a 6000 uhf1, uhf2 or vhf. If its a 7000 uhf1 vhf, uhf2 vhf, or uhf1uhf2.

so your saying any APX thats not 7/800?
by FireCpt809
Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Unknown radio ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1445

Re: Unknown radio ID

to get it crystaled up and aligned if it even works would be more than its worth. It's maybe 2 freq at best.
by FireCpt809
Wed May 21, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Converting a Saber II to Systems Saber
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Converting a Saber II to Systems Saber

you can put the systems saber case on the saber model II if it has the full keypad and then build a codeplug for to convert the model II to a model III
by FireCpt809
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS25K antenna tightness and carry case questions
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: XTS25K antenna tightness and carry case questions

Antenna should be hand tight and snug. Don't try to over tighten as you may damage the pin or strip the thread.
by FireCpt809
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

I use a PMAD4086a VHF on my XTS5000 works fine. Its shorter and the rounded tip doesn't get caught up in my bunker gear as easily

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