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by JRUTA
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar- narrow band?
Replies: 20
Views: 1964

Re: Visar- narrow band?

I know the aftermarket ribless cables are cheap on fleabay, maybe 15 bucks? Although I can't speak of the quality, never bought one.
by JRUTA
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar- narrow band?
Replies: 20
Views: 1964

Re: Visar- narrow band?

Nope. Different side connector.
by JRUTA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar- narrow band?
Replies: 20
Views: 1964

Re: Visar- narrow band?

Slim battery...
by JRUTA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar- narrow band?
Replies: 20
Views: 1964

Re: Visar- narrow band?

eBay had a high capacity aftermarket but my order was CXLD by the seller. Meh
by JRUTA
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar- narrow band?
Replies: 20
Views: 1964

Re: Visar- narrow band?

Thanks D119 and everyone.
by JRUTA
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar- narrow band?
Replies: 20
Views: 1964

Re: Visar- narrow band?

Thanks all.
by JRUTA
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar- narrow band?
Replies: 20
Views: 1964

Visar- narrow band?

Is the Visar capable? (VHF D series)

Thanks John
by JRUTA
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber III speaker mic where and what to buy
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Saber III speaker mic where and what to buy

PSm is not recommended for VHF. Aftermarket batteries are available from several vendors including Power products, Cutrate, Honeywell and more. I'd recommend lithiums due to them being lightweight and don't suffer from "memory" problems. But be advised they must be charged in a tri-Chen ch...
by JRUTA
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT220 problems, again
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: HT220 problems, again

RFI, as am I! Matter of fact I recently bought a NIB Saber after searching for years! Love that radio! Granted, it's more of a collectors item now (still HAM usable though) but truly Motos best.
by JRUTA
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250- won't power up..
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: HT1250- won't power up..

I have a known, working ht1250 that I was going to swap-in parts with. Does anyone know where the "memory" is stored? In other words; is the radios "personality" on the main board? Or where the keypad is? Can I swap in a good board and have the radio retain its memory? (I don't h...
by JRUTA
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250- won't power up..
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: HT1250- won't power up..

I don't have the cps for it, but that is something I didn't think of. It's strictly conventional but I imagine anything is possible. Thank you
by JRUTA
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Is the CP200 Appropriate for Public Safety?
Replies: 25
Views: 3006

Re: Is the CP200 Appropriate for Public Safety?

Gotta say though, one of my first was a GP300. That thing was small and SOLID! Loved it.
by JRUTA
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Is the CP200 Appropriate for Public Safety?
Replies: 25
Views: 3006

Re: Is the CP200 Appropriate for Public Safety?

@Chipjumper. Right? I think I started reading this forum circa 2001(?) Don't even recall which radios were in "vogue" haha
by JRUTA
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250- won't power up..
Replies: 3
Views: 741

HT1250- won't power up..

Good Day all. A friend from work handed me his Ht1250, it will not power up. (Fresh battery) I have not yet opened it to check for properly seated cables. Anything else I should check before telling him it's beyond my scope? He claims it was working one minute then dead (upon next power-up) It gives...
by JRUTA
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Is the CP200 Appropriate for Public Safety?
Replies: 25
Views: 3006

Re: Is the CP200 Appropriate for Public Safety?

Well, ok but this thread is twelve years old, so.......
by JRUTA
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What was your first /\/\otorola radio?
Replies: 124
Views: 20483

Re: What was your first /\/\otorola radio?

Haha wow! A thread this old? Damn, glad im still around! Xts2500i in use here today. Saber and Visar for the collection.. Too many goodies long gone... Sad
by JRUTA
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What was your first /\/\otorola radio?
Replies: 124
Views: 20483

Re: What was your first /\/\otorola radio?

Damn! I'm old, and I *think* I might have replied to this thread years ago. But a few wives and many radios later; here we go... I think I joined this great site some 15 years ago? At some point I lost touch and then re-joined as my current user name. My first Moto was a "shadow bronze" Mi...
by JRUTA
Thu May 21, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar issue ( what else is new with these things )
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Visar issue ( what else is new with these things )

RadioSouth, these aren't OEM. They have a plug-in charger and aren't made for the drop-in charger, but they are nice and thin with MUCH better specs than the OEM slims. Look great for the price. I'm ordering one. We'll see how it goes. Yep, Visar with the OEM Hi-cap battery is ridiculous, a potato i...
by JRUTA
Wed May 20, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar issue ( what else is new with these things )
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Visar issue ( what else is new with these things )

Well, sorry to hear that didn't fix it. Yup, toast. I really love mine too, I use my Xts25 for work, but love it for the same reasons you state. Thanks for the info on the other batteries. I'm gonna try one - I love the slim form factor.
by JRUTA
Tue May 19, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar issue ( what else is new with these things )
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Visar issue ( what else is new with these things )

Hopefully thats the fix for yours. Of course what the above poster said is true. (you guys have been around for a while lol) I know they made some design changes in the DN revisions- thicker boards, different housing, But I guess they were still not a great design. For whatever the reason, I still h...
by JRUTA
Tue May 19, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar issue ( what else is new with these things )
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Visar issue ( what else is new with these things )

Haha I see I'm not the only one that still has one. I know you said its not a battery issue, but its possible that the radios contacts need a good cleaning with a pencil eraser. I would try cleaning both the radio and battery contacts with this method first before ruling out something uglier. It can...
by JRUTA
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old portable and pager nostalgia thread?
Replies: 17
Views: 2494

Re: Old portable and pager nostalgia thread?

Wow, makes me wish I still had my first Moto! an original Minitor in "shadow bronze". 1980's. I was in my senior year of HS and was a Junior volley. We were all given old Plectrons. Me? I wanted a Minitor! I remember ordering it via phone lol. (rotary of course) and explaining to the rep w...
by JRUTA
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX 6000, what shouldI pay??
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Re: APX 6000, what shouldI pay??

My dealer took forever in getting back to me. I eventually gave up on the Idea and bought a new XTS2500i model 3. Very pleased with it. No regrets.
by JRUTA
Sat May 17, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts2500 RSM audio problem
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Xts2500 RSM audio problem

Good thought. This one is brand new, and the radio is new-old-stock. I will try another mic when I return to work.

Thanks
by JRUTA
Fri May 16, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts2500 RSM audio problem
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Xts2500 RSM audio problem

Hi all. So I got a PSM designed to work with the XTS series. Problem is VERY scratchy and low audio. (RSM# NMN6191C) not useable.

Host 11.00 (yes, getting an upgrade)

DSP 11.01

Suggestions?

Thanks
by JRUTA
Sat May 03, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 weather resistance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: XTS2500 weather resistance?

Good to hear. Seems like a rock solid radio. I baby mine but good to know it can take the abuse if it has to.
by JRUTA
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 weather resistance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: XTS2500 weather resistance?

Dumb question, not to hijack the thread but I have a 2500 "i" model. Whats the difference between "immersible" and "submersible" ? Thanks.
by JRUTA
Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts 25k battery drain problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Xts 25k battery drain problem?

Thanks for the info.

John
by JRUTA
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts 25k battery drain problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Xts 25k battery drain problem?

That's what I thought, I'll see if I can get a firmware refresh (any idea on cost?) and get her benched if that doesn't work. I knew something was wrong- these are fresh batteries and the radio is parked on quick-call, doesn't last 12 hours. Not good.

Thanks
John
by JRUTA
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts 25k battery drain problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Xts 25k battery drain problem?

Thought waris batteries worked on the xts. Guess I just found my problem lol

Thanks
by JRUTA
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts 25k battery drain problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: Xts 25k battery drain problem?

Sorry that should have read xts2.5k

R11.00.01 (NOS)
by JRUTA
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts 25k battery drain problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Xts 25k battery drain problem?

Hi all. Not sure if this is a radio or battery problem, but it doesn't seem normal. I'm using my xts25k for work. The radio is factory new, and the batteries are factory fresh (waris- its all I have at the moment) HNN9008. I work 12 hour shifts, and have been primarily keeping the radio on quick-cal...
by JRUTA
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi port cover on XTS2500 fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Jedi port cover on XTS2500 fit?

Thanks Tom, actually got one (xts cover) from a guy at work who didn't need it, he uses a RSM, but thank you kindly for the offer!

John
by JRUTA
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi port cover on XTS2500 fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Jedi port cover on XTS2500 fit?

Anyone know if an accessory cover from a Jedi radio will fit an XTS2500?

Thanks
John
by JRUTA
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Thanks all. Got my PMAD4094 Trbo antenna and its been working great so far.
John
by JRUTA
Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Ht1550- intermittant speaker
Replies: 0
Views: 892

Ht1550- intermittant speaker

Hey all, A friend of mine asked me to look at his Ht1550. Says the speaker works intermittantly. (unsure if this occurs with remote speakermic) He told me it would work, then just stop. He'd stop using it for a while - then it would work for a while, only to stop again. The display remained on durin...
by JRUTA
Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar vs. EX Series
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: Visar vs. EX Series

Hahaha that's great. Didn't understand a word, but got the idea. I still have my Visar (Dn revision- better built controller) it still works great. Something about it gives it the "cool" factor over the EX series, even with just 16 channels and no real display. As RadioSouth said, finding ...
by JRUTA
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

Thanks all who replied. Yeah, I like the idea of a shorter antenna, and the rounded tip not to catch on anything.

John
by JRUTA
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

MotoTrbo antenna ok on an XTS?

As it reads, will a Mototrbo antenna work properly on an XTS25k? (vhf, non GPS)

Thanks,
John
by JRUTA
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS25K antenna tightness and carry case questions
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: XTS25K antenna tightness and carry case questions

Thanks! I like that one MUCH better than OEM. Searched the net and never saw that one.
by JRUTA
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS25K antenna tightness and carry case questions
Replies: 6
Views: 969

XTS25K antenna tightness and carry case questions

Hi all, Just my XTS2500i and have a couple questions. I replaced the wide band antenna it came with a more reasonably sized vhf one. I noticed it takes quite a bit of "force" to snug the "boot" of the antenna against the SMA connector on the radio. I don't want to overtighten it,...
by JRUTA
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Digital confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Digital confusion

Thanks Gary
by JRUTA
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Digital confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Digital confusion

Andrew,

Thank you. That fills in a lot of blanks. Think I understand now.

John
by JRUTA
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Digital confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Digital confusion

Sorry, still figuring out digital. Question: what is Q806 vs. Q811 option? I know Q806 is Astro digital, and Q811 is P25 (I think?) but are they compatible? Can two radios with these seperate options talk to each other? (is this a Backward/forward compatibility issue?) Sorry all, just still confused...

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