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by Alan
Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: recommend a continuous duty link radio
Replies: 27
Views: 2447

We have a 100 watt MTR2000 that has been keyed on at 60 watts for the last 6 years.
It is a taxi data TX. It is still pumping out the 60 watts today (touch wood).
by Alan
Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 Question
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Good advice on renaming the unused call types to "UNUSED". I have done that as well. It seems to reduce confusion. I noticed this info in the last firmware release of the HT series portable firmware. Professional Series Portable Firmware R05.09.11 Customer Release Notes III. Known issues Item #1: Ra...
by Alan
Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V microphonic at high volume
Replies: 6
Views: 865

Yes we have had some of these too. Changes as the case is squeezed.
by Alan
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom T1600
Replies: 4
Views: 442

They were a great remotes. About 5 watts of RX audio. You could drive extra speakers. Easy to interface extra mics. There is nothing like it out there today.
by Alan
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom T1600
Replies: 4
Views: 442

No offence to N8wel, but I am having a real hard time wraping my head around a T1600 being called a Mini CentraCom.
It's like calling a Lada a mini Cadilac
by Alan
Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: IntelliRepeater info
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Also a stand alone site only using Intellirepeaters (without a local controller) does not have any unit validation. All units are valid on the system. In a SmartZone system the unit validation process is done by at the master site. If the site link is lost and the site goes to site trunking, all ID'...
by Alan
Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V's are loosing receive sensitivity
Replies: 13
Views: 2198

We are having the same problems on vhf units


You can't be. Motorola says that we are the only ones having problems. There are no other reports of anyone else having issues with Minitor V pagers.
by Alan
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Gotta ask: WTH with jedi displays????
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Anyone know if this SRN also applies to the JT1000?
The JT1000 is not specifically mentioned.
by Alan
Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V's are loosing receive sensitivity
Replies: 13
Views: 2198

Same here on VHF (155 mHz). Pagers are missing pages in known good signal areas.
by Alan
Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Heater inside repeater case?
Replies: 24
Views: 1769

Look at the temperature spec on the repeater. There will be no issue at all with it operation down to 0. The unit will be frequency stable well below that. The main reason for the heater is to drive out moisture for long term reliability, not for short term operation. Look at the picture in this lin...
by Alan
Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Gooseneck mics
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Wavetar:

I am interested in what model of mic you used. Also a quick escrition of the way your circuit is wired.

Thanks
by Alan
Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Heater inside repeater case?
Replies: 24
Views: 1769

Unless you have a few weeks of back up battery power, I would skip the 12 volt heater. It will just reduce your battery run time. I have bought small 110 volt heaters from the electical supply house. It looked like a large heatsink. I think they were available in 100 or 200 watt models. I can dig up...
by Alan
Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anybody "impressed" with /\/\ IMPRES batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 1033

The actual cells are standard cells. Nothing special here. All of the "features" and advantages are achieved by using an Impres charger with the Impres battery. While you can charge the battery in a standard rapid rate charger that supports the battery chemistry, if you do it too offten it will redu...
by Alan
Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anybody "impressed" with /\/\ IMPRES batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 1033

Yes. We have about 1500 in service in mixed police/fire/ambulance. They have reduced our battery related issues to near zero. When the battery falls below theshold the user is aware of it. In volunteer fire service it has double the service life of the batteries due to the long time the batteries si...
by Alan
Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Major Help with telemetry/ CDM1250/ Maguire Box
Replies: 4
Views: 375

On the CDM series the earpiece audio IS varried by the volume control.
by Alan
Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 Battery Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Motorola batteries have an 18-month warranty. Send them in for free replacements.
by Alan
Sun Nov 20, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: M5 charging squeal?
Replies: 6
Views: 861

None of the 40+ units that we have put into service have that faulty. I say it is a warranty issue.
by Alan
Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Remote Site Status Monitoring and Alarms
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Look at the Zetron 1512 Sentridial or 1514 DevicePage
Both will dial a number, or connect to a spare DID trunk. They have 8 inputs (the 1512 also has 4 analoge inputs). You can page a dispalay pager with both. You can do voice messages with the 1512,
http://www.zetron.com
by Alan
Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: M5 charging squeal?
Replies: 6
Views: 861

These things are all under warranty. Send them back.
by Alan
Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts3000 LCD display flex cable part number ?
Replies: 2
Views: 307

We order a 5105385Y19.
It comes with the flex circuit attached. The actual LCD module has 5105385Y34 stamped on it, but that is a sub assembly.
Loks like you need to re-order.
by Alan
Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Motorola Fuse Holder
Replies: 4
Views: 976

We have installed thousands of Motorola radios. Ever since the Maxtrac first came out they have used the in-line blade type fuse holder. There was a change to it about 7 years ago.
I have NEVER seen a faulty one.

What did he "upgrade the fues holder to? What does it look like?
by Alan
Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Midland programmer help (off topic, yea)
Replies: 14
Views: 1155

Did you get what you wanted? or should I find mine and scan it for you?
by Alan
Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor 5 falsing
Replies: 11
Views: 1980

We have rejected Motorolas fix for this problem as a proper solution. It is a bandaid at best.

After the fix is applied, you will notice it takes up to 2 seconds of tone B to decode. With a standard 1 second tone A and 3 second tone B, the pager gives a very short alert tone.
by Alan
Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom Elite and Consolette Question
Replies: 13
Views: 995

There is an 8 channel limitation on the Spectra Consolette when using tone remote. The TTRC board is only capable of decoding up the 8 channel function tones.
This is a limitation that I am surprised that they have never addressed.
by Alan
Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:19 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: The Offical Minitor V thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4563

Has anybody had any problems with these yet?


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by Alan
Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need help, MCS2000 Error Msg
Replies: 9
Views: 914

I just love it when a person asks for help for a problem, and then posts something like "It's OK, I fixed it".

What did you do? What fixed the problem? We all like to gain from others experience.
by Alan
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Bravo Alpha program software question
Replies: 0
Views: 464

Bravo Alpha program software question

I am aware of the RSS policy on the board and do not want in any way to violate that policy, but, I am looking for a replacement copy of the Bravo Alpha software. Motorola says no longer available and not supported. Our copy is on floppy and we are unable to read the floppy. We have tried several co...
by Alan
Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: /\/\ Sold their Infrastructure, Subscriber Depots & A.A.
Replies: 104
Views: 17017

What a bunch of whining and complaining.
No one has actual facts to post so just post a bunch of speculation.
Our radio's have crossed the border for years without issue. We still have a 5-day turn around. Why not wait to see if maybe things might even improve in some ways.
by Alan
Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Andrew heliax ques?
Replies: 4
Views: 453

This is a quote from the Andrew catalogue. "All HELIAX coaxial cables are jacketed for direct burial or for corrosive environmental conditions. Standard jacketing material is weather-resistant polyethylene suitable for use in extreme climates." Go to http://www.andrew.com/catalog38/default.aspx and ...
by Alan
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Valmont 25V tower. Any experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Valmont 25V tower. Any experience?

Sorry if this is a bit off topic, but it is for a new Motorola installation. I have used the Rohn 25G towers before. Now that Rohn has gone belly up, I see that Valmont, Radian and Trylon all make equivelent type towers. I am interested in the Valmont as I can order from Motorola (makes shipping eas...
by Alan
Sat Oct 15, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: lmr-400 or rg-8u?
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

i did some checkin and i can get lmr400 for $140 and heliax for $200 100' l but the loss between the two different feedlines are very close around 2.7bd The Time Microwave LMR400 is 2.7 dB/100 ft at 450 MHz. The 1/2" LDF4-50 is 1.45 dB/100. http://www.andrew.com/catalog38/default.aspx Go to page 49...
by Alan
Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: lmr-400 or rg-8u?
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Go with the LMR400 for sure. Also use the "EZ-400" connectors. They are very reliable and have captive pins, so no assembly problems. You will need a crimp tool with a .429 die.
by Alan
Fri Oct 14, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moto firmware upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 859

could use some input on firmware upgrades regarding the PRO "waris" series....


A little more detail would help. I assume that you have searched the previous posts, so you have most of the information. What additional "input" are you looking for?
by Alan
Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moto firmware upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Almost everyday. Every radio in for service gets it.
by Alan
Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Current FW for HT1250?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Current is R05.08.06.
R05.08.09 was released, but was recalled shortly after.
by Alan
Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HSNG RUGGED M3 BLK FDNY - What is this??
Replies: 8
Views: 874

Maybe one of you with dealer accounts can order it for $20 and show us what it is


Most parts are 20% margin. This is far from an excessive margin. Most suplliers work on a 40% margin. Motorola's mark up between dealer and retail is generally low.
by Alan
Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Replacement LCD on Jedi?
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Yes on the HT1550. There is a service bulliten out on it.
It should be warranty.
by Alan
Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom II Dispalys (ooPS)
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Run a diagnostic printer (or caprure with a terminal program) to see what the errors are when the OOPS ocurrs.
by Alan
Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V Falsing
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Known issue. Motorola has a fix for it. It involes adjusting a window time (special software).
Call Motorola. Don't let them tell you that no one else is complaining.

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by Alan
Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: AMP terminal crimper
Replies: 9
Views: 2230

by Alan
Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar help needed, all lights are flashing.
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

I don't think that this is much help, but here are 2 service bullitens Land Mobile Product Sector PSB - 799A(supersedes PSB799) 1301 East Algonquin Road APC - 218, 225, 448, 482, 509, 680, 743 Schaumburg, IL 60196 Date - September, 1997 (847)576-0180 Expires - N/A SUBJECT: EEPROM MEMORY RETENTION PR...
by Alan
Sat Sep 24, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dual head CDM retrofit kit from Motorola
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Dual head CDM retrofit kit from Motorola

Has anyone installed the RLN5899 CDM1550 dual head kit? It comes with everything to convert a CDM1550 to dual head operation. I have one on order, but havn't seen it yet. I know that Quick Mount made one, but also heard about all sorts of issues with it. I wonder if the Motorola is a relabeled Quick...
by Alan
Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: XTS-5000 pin out to CEB
Replies: 5
Views: 726

but he'd still need to build an interface to go from balanced to unbalanced audio for rx & tx


The BIM is a transformer input, so you really don't need to convert the radio to balanced output .
by Alan
Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT-1250 LS+ Knob Question (Again...)
Replies: 3
Views: 348

and also as a conversation maker, why in the world would motorola make the ZONE/CHAN selector a non-option on any model?


The lord (oh, I mean Motorola) works in mysterious ways.
by Alan
Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Recommendations for an e-mail gateway (to Glenayre terminal)
Replies: 0
Views: 426

Recommendations for an e-mail gateway (to Glenayre terminal)

I am looking at installing an e-mail gateway to allow our paging subs to send e-mail to their pagers. We run a GL3000 Glenayre terminal. I expect that the device will be an e-mail server with a TNPP link to our terminal. I think that there are several out there (Hark etc), but I am starting from scr...
by Alan
Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Siren Test Fixture
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

A standard siren speaker is 11 ohms. For a siren rated at 200 watts it uses 2 speakers in parrallel (5.5 ohms). We use 2 x 10 ohm resistors with a switch to turn off 1 resistor (100 watt or 200 watt mode). We have a small speaker in the test box with a volume control and a seriers resistor to knock ...
by Alan
Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: POCSAG / FLEX Conversion??
Replies: 5
Views: 786

What do you mean by the " older POCSAG capcode list"?
by Alan
Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS-1500 Software Refresh
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Is it still under warranty?

Can't you just send it in with some line about "unit locks up" or "misses calls" or something like that.

They generally do a firmware upgrade when they go to depot.
by Alan
Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: minitor password
Replies: 20
Views: 4589

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