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by Bob
Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO Spectra W3 DEK???
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: ASTRO Spectra W3 DEK???

Sorry for taking so long to reply. Yes, that is the setup that I'm using. Yes, I've been able to change the order of the buttons and remap them appropriately. No, I haven't tried to assign anything other than siren functions to the DEK buttons.
by Bob
Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO Spectra W3 DEK???
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: ASTRO Spectra W3 DEK???

What are you using it for?

I have a DEK driving the siren connected to my W3 Astro Spectra.
by Bob
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 won't power on
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: CDM1250 won't power on

Perhaps the radio is programmed to follow ignition sense only.
by Bob
Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2008!! WHOS IN?
Replies: 47
Views: 3332

Re: DAYTON 2008!! WHOS IN?

I'll probably be there as long as I don't get a particular phone call. I'll be fairly low-profile too - in more ways than one.
by Bob
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Sys9000 cable part number?
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Sys9000 cable part number?

I was just looking through an old price sheet that I found. It listed an option as "ALT: CABLE, SIREN 'T'" with an option number of G334. I think that's the part that I need. I just need to find the part number for it. Edit: Found it! HKN6154 is what I'm looking for. Thanks to those who re...
by Bob
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Sys9000 cable part number?
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Sys9000 cable part number?

I'll have to look into that.
The unit that I'm looking to integrate is a VRS750 if it matters any.
by Bob
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Sys9000 cable part number?
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Sys9000 cable part number?

I'm looking for the part number(s) for a T cable for Systems 9000 accessories.
I want to be able to connect both a VRS AND a siren to my Astro Spectra. Any ideas?
by Bob
Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 04 Impala alternator upgrade?
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

04 Impala alternator upgrade?

I just picked up a 2004 Impala LS with the 3.8l V6. Before I start installing lights and radios, I'm going up upgrade some of the stock wiring. I'm also considering upgrading the stock alternator. Will a 125amp alternator from a 9C1 of the same model year bolt right up? Else, does anyone have any re...
by Bob
Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 05 Siren
Replies: 34
Views: 2678

Re: XTL5000 05 Siren

agtkgv wrote:radioinstl,

DO you know what it would take to use the DEK with the W3 head? I believe it is a different Y cable and legacy DEK to Y cable cable.


I realize I'm responding to an old post.

HKN6145. It runs from the second DB25 to the siren box and then the DEK.
by Bob
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: is this the coveted AVA HHCH?
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: is this the coveted AVA HHCH?

I looked this one up last night. It's listed as the standard W3 HHCH for the Astro Spectra/Astro Spectra Plus in a HLN1439/HLN1241 Siren/Dek configuration.
... Per the HLN1439 service manual.
by Bob
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.
Replies: 71
Views: 5500

Re: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.

HLA, so you're saying the local PD has taken it upon itself to enforce FCC rules? Adding charges for an FPP battery? Puh-leeze. Depends on the state. In NY, it is a violation (pretty sure, not a mis or fel) to have a radio capable of receiving public safety freq's in a vehicle. Now, the law was rec...
by Bob
Thu May 31, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: harness part number
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: harness part number

For anyone else who may be interested, I found the part number.

3080384M04

List price is $10.50. For MY price, it wasn't worth the time and effort to make one from parts.
by Bob
Mon May 21, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: harness part number
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

harness part number

I'm looking for the part number for the wiring harness for the TDN9816 charger.

It's the brick-looking charger for the Jedi series, with the Pac-RT switch.
by Bob
Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: A Bit Off Topic...We are ordering a new ambulance...ideas?
Replies: 28
Views: 7738

One big consideration that I haven't heard yet: Is this going to be an addition to an existing fleet, a replacement within a fleet, or a replacement within a single-unit agency? I ask this because useability and training may be an issue for your personnel. My squad now runs a fleet of four Brauns. T...
by Bob
Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: several Astro Mobile questions
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Hi PJ and Bruce1807: Yes, the radio, a T04JKH9PW9AN, has a HCN1078D Systems 9000 W9 control head. The mic plugs into the backside of the control head, right next to where the control cable plugs in -- it's not a front panel mic jack. Why "Home" is not showing up as a programmable button o...
by Bob
Thu Apr 26, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Could I have the dreaded Spectra Cancer?
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Thanks Gents. That's what I thought. Will, when you get a few minutes, can you drop me a PM with some rough numbers for repair? I realize that it's tough to say without seeing how much damage has been done. I just need to decide whether it's worth fixing or if I need to push up the timeline on my as...
by Bob
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Could I have the dreaded Spectra Cancer?
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Could I have the dreaded Spectra Cancer?

I noticed this evening that I'm hearing a LOT more noise when weak signals are being received on my Spectra. It almost sounds like a multi-path signal. The stronger signals still come in full-quieting without any discernable noise. The antenna, cable, and termination are fine. I've tried a couple di...
by Bob
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Need an X9000 programming master to help me.
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Here's a pretty good thread on that radio:

viewtopic.php?t=57042
by Bob
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MotoTRBO. You saw it here first!!!!
Replies: 204
Views: 30610

For those interested: Models: XPR4300 – MOTOTRBO Numeric Display Mobile XPR4500 – MOTOTRBO Display Mobile XPR4550 – MOTOTRBO Display Mobile w/ GPS XPR6300 – MOTOTRBO Non-Display Portable XPR6500 – MOTOTRBO Display Portable XPR6550 – MOTOTRBO Display Portable w/ GPS XPR8300 – MOTOTRBO Repeater MOTOTR...
by Bob
Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: does my spectra do 12.5kHz narrowband?
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

libuff wrote:if its an ASTRO Spectra, then yes, if its a conventional spectra, then no


And not all Astro spectras are. Assume a VHF Astro Spectra is narrowband only if tagged as such.
by Bob
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can a B7 Spectra with remote kit be used with a siren?
Replies: 5
Views: 563

You can program a couple of functions. To take full advantage of the siren, you'll have to use a DEK
by Bob
Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 repeater info needed...
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Tom,
If you want to experiment with it, you may want to consider starting with a couple of maxtracs with TPG's mod. It's an inexpensive way to start out. The instructions are here... somewhere.
by Bob
Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: radio install in 05 impalla
Replies: 11
Views: 2409

Just curious why you have 2 six head strobe power supplies and are only using 6 out of the total 12 outlets... Looks like one is 60 watts the one using 4 is 90 watts, maybe he doesn't want as much power for 2 lights? Or perhaps it so he can run a different pattern or so he can run 2x2x2 instead of ...
by Bob
Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: How to disable MDC on an AS3...
Replies: 6
Views: 584

What's the flashcode?
by Bob
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P1225 Refurbish kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 530

I've also used HLN9903A for DTMF with display
by Bob
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF SABER CONVERTACOM AMPLIFIER???
Replies: 5
Views: 728

I think you'll find that if you connect the SVA to an antenna outside the vehicle, your reception will improve dramatically. Given the mounting location of most portable adapters, it will likely get the antenna location higher. It will also get the antenna outside the steel box that is your vehicle.
by Bob
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Trunked Spectra won't see system?
Replies: 24
Views: 1669

Not necessarily. Could be an E7 spectra. If its not an Astro Spectra its not SmartZone. What about the connect-tone? If it's wrong, could that also give him the same symptoms? He didn't specify if it's a SmartNet system or not. If it's SmartNet (or SmartZone) the Connect Tone is provided by the cont...
by Bob
Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: T900 Talkbout Pager Cradle and Software?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

I understand as much. It might be worth looking into the cradle, however.
by Bob
Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: T900 Talkbout Pager Cradle and Software?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

As I'm sure you're well aware, Motorola offloaded its paging business. The T900 is still around as the Unication P900. There is a cradle available for backing up and restoring the address book info. I wonder if you can use the same cradle with different software for programming the unit. Arch Wirele...
by Bob
Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: laptop only wireless net
Replies: 9
Views: 1725

If they're looking to get on the internet, they'll need a router/gateway solution. If they're just looking to get the laptops to talk to each other, that's easy. No need for a WAP or a router. Just place all of the wireless adapters in Ad Hoc mode instead of infrastructure mode, assign them IP addre...
by Bob
Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Pocsag page to email ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

I have PDW running on a win2k box at home, monitoring a POCSAG stream. Then I have a filter set up to parse certain CAP codes out to a separate text file. Once the text file is created, PDW executes Bmail, a command-line email utility, to email the text to my cell phone as a text message. The guys a...
by Bob
Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ERROR CODE "ER 08/10" VHF SPECTRA
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Damn.

I was hoping CPS was actually available for the Spectra.
by Bob
Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 911EP mellinium help needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

What do you mean by pinout, and which model do you have. If you are using a CID box they are on the box themselves if you want to know which one is TX and which is RX I can look that up for ya. Let me know The newer CIDs for the Millennium have a programming port on them where you plug in a PC to d...
by Bob
Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 42-50 Split Saber
Replies: 4
Views: 435

I've never heard of that split in a saber. A 68MHz split saber (or MX) was manufactured for overseas. That is often referred to as a 'lowband' saber.
by Bob
Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What JEDI part is this...
Replies: 5
Views: 354

As long as you use the one that matches the other side, it doesn't matter.
by Bob
Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Rotary Head
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Yes, you can remote mount an A4 head. Yes, you can install an A4 head on an 800MHz radio, though the configuration isn't all that common.
by Bob
Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Will GP-300 take a beating?
Replies: 10
Views: 902

We've had the same set of GP300s in service at my ambulance squad for nearly 15 years now. As of late, we've been replacing them with P1225s, in anticipation of moving to narrowband ops. The GP300s hold up pretty well. I don't think they quite equal the durability of the Genesis or Saber line, but t...
by Bob
Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Small Motorola external speaker
Replies: 15
Views: 5979

It is in fact a speaker from a cell-phone hands-free kit. Google the part number and you'll find several dozen websites that have them for sale. Typical price is around $20.
by Bob
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MSRP prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

I'd ballpark it at $380
by Bob
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MSRP prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

For what it's worth... New York State Contract prices: CDM1250 29.7-36 MHZ 64 CH 40-60W 20/30 KHZ AAM25BKD9AA2 N 109 $612.75 CDM1250 36-42 MHZ 64 CH 40-60W 20/30 KHZ AAM25CKD9AA2 N 109 $612.75 CDM1250 42-50 MHZ 64 CH 40-60W 20/30 KHZ AAM25DKD9AA2 N 109 $612.75 CDM1250 136 -174 MHZ 64 CH 1-25W 12.5/2...
by Bob
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Systems9000 Siren differences?
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Systems9000 Siren differences?

Does anyone know the differences between the 1185 and the 1439 sirens? I know the 1439 plays with the W3 config, but what else is there?

I have a 1439 manual and a bunch of 1185 sirens to play with. I was just going to play around with some of the jumper settings and crap like that.
by Bob
Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2007!! WHOS IN????
Replies: 70
Views: 5669

Well, the verdict is in. I'll be Dayton-bound on the 17th after my last final exam.
by Bob
Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2007!! WHOS IN????
Replies: 70
Views: 5669

Would one keg be enough?
by Bob
Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: About Knowledge Base
Replies: 12
Views: 2596

Not to be OVERLY picky, but...

Can you change the forum title on the main page from 'Knoledge Base' to 'Knowledge Base'?
by Bob
Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Apollo Pagers
Replies: 20
Views: 2161

Brad Dye did a pretty good job of breaking down the frames and POCSAG coding rules on his website. Take a look here: http://www.braddye.com/eng_adv.html In my case, MERT stands for Medical Emergency Response Team. We're the in-house team that first-responds to medical emergencies ahead of the ambula...
by Bob
Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Apollo Pagers
Replies: 20
Views: 2161

You can prevent people from screwing up the programming by setting a programming password.

I've been thinking about picking one up for myself for 'advanced warning' of MERT pages at work.

Has anyone played with the XP version that's supposed to be water resistant and have a charging cradle?
by Bob
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MCS2000 information
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Nope. Syntor X9000 and the Spectra line are the only Moto mobiles capable of (different flavors of) this type of operation.

This is only one of the few areas where I prefer Kenwood or Vertex over Motorola.
by Bob
Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2007!! WHOS IN????
Replies: 70
Views: 5669

Depends on how much you want to spend. In the past, I've stayed at the Residence Inn near the Fairfield mall. A single room is about $120 a night, two room suite is about $200 a night. It's about 15-20 minutes from Hara and 10-15 minutes from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum. Free breakfast, ho...
by Bob
Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor/Spectra Parts Notice...
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Way to go all you heavy #5 button pushers...! Spare 'em some grief, please push the other buttons as well. Or lay off #5. Poor thing. Oh, that has nothing to do with it. See, because of my codependent personality, I'm always trying to help. When I see the poor, crippled A5 or W5 control heads, I ha...
by Bob
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor/Spectra Parts Notice...
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Are there different PNs for XTL5000 buttons? They'll fit the Spectra. I looked at the Spectra, Astro Spectra, and XTL service manuals and came across a lot of the same numbers. So I called Parts ID this afternoon and said "WTF!? - these are for current production radios." I then got passe...

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