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by jnglmassiv
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2015! Who's in? The official 2015 thread
Replies: 11
Views: 2347

Re: DAYTON 2015! Who's in? The official 2015 thread

i booked last night after an hour and a half looking for a reasonable hotel and found one south of the Hamvention with a indoor pool for 101$ a night. its about 15 minutes away from fest. its the Country inn and suites by carlson, gets high ratings on Orbitz. This was a good tip. I've booked there,...
by jnglmassiv
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: advice in first radio
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: advice in first radio

I'll leave the more technical and legal aspects (that 'simplex repeater,' software acquisition) to those better informed. However, I think that the Astro Saber and XTS3000 are pretty good starter radios. They are capable for the mentioned uses and the CPS is reasonably easy to use. The prices are af...
by jnglmassiv
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 89602

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

mikegilbert wrote:A good friend of mine knows my love and obsession over oddball Motorola gear, so he snatched these up at a hamfest. Single channel w/PL.
What does the second knob do?
by jnglmassiv
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP300 for low-profile repeater transmitter/receiver?
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Re: GP300 for low-profile repeater transmitter/receiver?

Are you talking about a connector inside the radio, Jonathan? The GP350 (which I thought had the same guts as the 300) had what they called the AVS Advantage port or something inside. I have an inverter board for the 350 but I never did get it working last I tried, um, 10.5 years ago: http://batboar...
by jnglmassiv
Thu May 15, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2014! Who's in? The official 2014 thread
Replies: 17
Views: 4740

Re: DAYTON 2014! Who's in? The official 2014 thread

I have destinated in this Historical Aerospace Heritage Corridor.
See you all tomorrow.
by jnglmassiv
Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Micom 2M or 2MF
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Motorola Micom 2M or 2MF

I'm quite a fan of the Micom line and yet somehow, I've never noticed this marine version. Here's a cutsheet for others similarly unfamiliar: http://www.ameradio.com/doc/Micom-2MF.pdf It does appear to be very much like a -BF with a bunch of marine HF channels built in. This portion suggests that it...
by jnglmassiv
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vintage Forum
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

Re: Vintage Forum

I dunno, guys. In general, I vote against forum spawns. This is doubly true when the existing forums aren't particularly busy and the new forum isn't radically different from its parent. For example, while I like the Radioreference message board, I do wish they'd condense a bunch of the forums and s...
by jnglmassiv
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket housing fit EBay 2010LindaWang
Replies: 21
Views: 3545

Re: Aftermarket housing fit EBay 2010LindaWang

That circle M batwing on the phony antenna has me cracking up.
by jnglmassiv
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2012 - Who is in? The official 2012 thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5845

Re: DAYTON 2012 - Who is in? The official 2012 thread

That Golden Corral is going to be completely packed at that time. Usually, all the goofing around (and it's aalll goofing around) is on the 880 VHF channel, Astro and analog. The ham chans are ok, too. More decorum. There's a keyup here and there on the other channels but no reason to go to much tro...
by jnglmassiv
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Micom-2TS feedback/guidance
Replies: 33
Views: 4034

Re: Micom-2TS feedback/guidance

kb6nzv wrote:Is there a source for the 44-pin connectors?
The DB44 connectors are readily available from Mouser, Digikey, etc.
by jnglmassiv
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "Checking Interest"or"Considering" on Buy/Trade/Sell Forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 2539

Re: "Checking Interest"or"Considering" on Buy/Trade/Sell For

I like the clear intent/name your price rule, too.
I can live without a pictures requirement but they are appreciated and recommended.

Also, I'd be all for banning 'WTS' (Want to Sell) *shudder*. It's either FS or no indicator with For Sale implied.
FT indicates a trade and WTB is an item wanted.
by jnglmassiv
Sun May 15, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2011 - Whos in?
Replies: 68
Views: 6419

Re: DAYTON 2011 - Whos in?

Here's my notes: Simplex: Frequency Service Alpha PL/DPL/NAC Modulation 151.880 MURS GREEN DCSQ IMBE 151.940 MURS BLUE DCSQ IMBE 151.570 MURS RED DCSQ IMBE 462.6625 GMRS ALPHA DCSQ IMBE 462.6875 GMRS BRAVO DCSQ IMBE 462.7125 GMRS CHARLIE DCSQ IMBE 146.495 Amateur 67.0/DCSQ IMBE Mixed/Analog 147.495 ...
by jnglmassiv
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Announcements and Forum News
Topic: Keeping the Private Messaging (PM) System
Replies: 39
Views: 17060

Re: Keeping the Private Messaging (PM) System

While the suggestion that something called 'private messaging' may have been read is abhorrent, it should be understood that this system is perhaps more accurately called 'personal messages' and does not enjoy an expectation of privacy. Keep the system as-is but make clear the point that the system ...
by jnglmassiv
Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2011 - Whos in?
Replies: 68
Views: 6419

Re: DAYTON 2011 - Whos in?

Cornel, While I haven't stayed at that particular one, any of the Miller Lane-area places (like the Knights) should be fine. It's a mile or so of hotel strip. Check the map: Google maps: Miller Lane Dayton hotels There will be thousands of hams staying in the area and security shouldn't be an issue....
by jnglmassiv
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2011 - Whos in?
Replies: 68
Views: 6419

Re: DAYTON 2011 - Whos in?

I'm In-again like Finnigan.

Hotel is booked (Country Inn, Miller Lane), tix are bought and on the way, vacation time approved.
I hope most of all that the weather is reasonable.
See you there!
by jnglmassiv
Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Wanted info on Mobat antenna tuner
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: Wanted info on Mobat antenna tuner

Those are intended to be used with the Mobat/Motorola Micom 2 and 3 HF radios. From my ATA-125 (WIMA) manual: Tuning Unit operates in the following modes: - Initial mode set up (BY-PASS mode) - Matching loop tuning by algorithm - Tuning from the memory on pre-programmed frequencies At the Tuning Uni...
by jnglmassiv
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola HF
Replies: 5
Views: 1128

Re: Motorola HF

I'm using Micom 2 /ES and /TS here in Chicago.
What do you want to know?
They're great radios: embedded ALE, idiotproof autotuners, DSP-driven, tough build...
by jnglmassiv
Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dayton 2010 Whos IN? (can we make this a sticky?)
Replies: 78
Views: 7012

Re: Dayton 2010 Whos IN? (can we make this a sticky?)

Re: the bus, it's not a bad system. The info is here: http://www.hamvention.org/travel.php There may be a moderately lengthy wait and crowded buses in the mornings at the mall and at the arena come closing time. You can ride to and from the parking area all day with a paid ticket ($8 for 3 days). No...
by jnglmassiv
Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pinout for HSN6054A ?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Pinout for HSN6054A ?

I found a pinout for the NSN6054A here:
Clickme!

and some more info like wire colors here:
Clickme PDF!!
by jnglmassiv
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Favorite form factor?
Replies: 21
Views: 1323

Re: Favorite form factor?

If I'm wearing it or in the car, I prefer the Sabers' ff. In hand or on a lot of tabletops, jedis are great.
by jnglmassiv
Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Will a T3011AX not program a Saber with NTN5833C modules?
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Will a T3011AX not program a Saber with NTN5833C modules?

Not all Saber hirose adapters will work. The one's stamped with a 'D" are known to work but the absence of the stamp does not mean it won't work. Confusing, I know.

It's discussed a bit here and here.
by jnglmassiv
Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Saber III Wideband to Narrowband
Replies: 13
Views: 1973

Re: Motorola Saber III Wideband to Narrowband

Sorry, no. They won't do narrowband.
by jnglmassiv
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: T3010AX KVL Upgrade Question
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: T3010AX KVL Upgrade Question

I've cobbled together a few shreds of memories to come up with the following. It should not at all be considered accurate without further research. I've only owned 3011xX loaders and I've assumed the others are the same but for firmware and hybrids (DES, DVP, DVP-XL, ...etc). AX - no upgrades possib...
by jnglmassiv
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Let's say you could design FPP features for a radio...
Replies: 19
Views: 1487

Re: Let's say you could design FPP features for a radio...

AEC wrote:I would think the logical answer to your question would be: Everything necessary to effect proper and immediate usage of the radio, such as frequencies, PL/DPL codes, offsets, scanning and phone dialing(live).
Ya, why exclude anything?
by jnglmassiv
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: How to hook two Quantros together
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: How to hook two Quantros together

oh2lak wrote:Both are made out of a Quantro.
I wish I had your problems.
by jnglmassiv
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Hi Rose KVL Cable Question
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: Hi Rose KVL Cable Question

As far as Sabers are concerned, the cheapo Saber to Hirose adaptor (found for less than $20) will work for keyloading using the existing Keyloader to Hirose cable you're using with your Spectra to Hirose adapator. Actually, it needs to be one of the ones with a 'D' stamped/engraved on it. These are...
by jnglmassiv
Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Way OT: Chicago Police Info / Audio request
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: Way OT: Chicago Police Info / Audio request

So the police cars don't actually have mobile radios in them, everything is done over the officers handie talkie? OK. Must have a pretty serious voting system across all those channels. The answer is yes to all. By most reasonable accounts, police radio coverage is very good. Uniformed officers get...
by jnglmassiv
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Which T3011 do I have?
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: Which T3011 do I have?

A little late now but I've also seen DX chips marked TVN6140A.
by jnglmassiv
Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Curiousity -- Colored MT/MTS2000's?
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Re: Curiousity -- Colored MT/MTS2000's?

I've heard tell of a transparent Astro Saber case.
by jnglmassiv
Tue May 22, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2007!! WHOS IN????
Replies: 70
Views: 5631

I have a few observations from the Batlabbers perspective: Motorola radio usage was huge at Dayton. I saw more Batradios clipped to people's belts than I'd ever imagined. In particular, Astro radios were like comin' out of the woodwork. Tons of Moto speaker mics stuck on shirts and collars. My chest...
by jnglmassiv
Wed May 02, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Easy to make KVL to Saber cable???
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Sure it's possible. There's a pinout and diagram here:
http://www.batlabs.com/kvl.html

I've never done it but I've heard that the pin removal/replacement isn't as easy as one might first suspect.
by jnglmassiv
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dayton 2007: The Dinner
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

Put me down.
Then, put me on the list.
by jnglmassiv
Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: System Saber
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: System Saber

motofan44705 wrote:Can a a system Saber do conventional channels as well and can anybody program it for me if I pay shipping both ways.
Yes. How many channels? And nitpick: It's Systems Saber.
by jnglmassiv
Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: I just bought my first Astro!
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Very nice radio. I'm certain you'll enjoy it.
Be careful, though. Before you know it...

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by jnglmassiv
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Amplified Speakers
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Is it the awesome NØSS Motorola speaker mods reference? Link here.
by jnglmassiv
Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS charging contact pinout
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Yea, I wouldn't expect to make any meaningful measurements on the back of the battery. As it turns out, prior to the St. Patty's day shenanigans yesterday, I did some experimenting with charging configurations. The MAHA MH-C777PLUS-II charger , if you're not familiar with it, is a universal tri-chem...
by jnglmassiv
Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS charging contact pinout
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Bump.
by jnglmassiv
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2007!! WHOS IN????
Replies: 70
Views: 5631

Seeking room

I'm in need of a room for Dayton for a friend and I. The ML Strip would be nice but y'know... I know some of you reserved extra rooms and I'm hoping to latch onto one of them. I'll be driving in (from Chicago) on Thursday afternoon and checking out Sunday. I'm the original leave-it-to-the-last-minut...
by jnglmassiv
Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS charging contact pinout
Replies: 3
Views: 633

XTS charging contact pinout

I just got my first XTS battery and, since I use a MAHA charger , I need to know the contact pinout on the back of the case. I'd have thought it was the two outside contacts like on the Sabers but it's not charging. Also, I'm showing 0.0 volts on all the pins on the radio side. I'd have thought even...
by jnglmassiv
Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Got my First AstroSaber Today :)
Replies: 14
Views: 996

I hit the button like crazy during powerup. Always seems to take more then 5 presses.
by jnglmassiv
Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Side buttons on sabers?
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Searching the board, a trivial endeavor, yields everything you need.
viewtopic.php?t=65879
viewtopic.php?t=55920
by jnglmassiv
Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Will GP-300 take a beating?
Replies: 10
Views: 886

I'd rate the GP300 as highly as almost any other Moto in terms of apparent, unscientific ruggedness. Some of the -R variants may fare a bit better but the GP300 is darn tough.
by jnglmassiv
Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Help on SECURNET?
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Securenet is Motorola's term for encryption. Capable radios need to have crypto modules installed into them and then properly programmed via RSS. Older radios like the Spectra lose their keys after being powered down (as in the power completely removed from the radio) for more then a few minutes and...
by jnglmassiv
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCX1000 Analog vs Digital
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Say Bruce, would you happen to have any more of that same item? I might be interested...
by jnglmassiv
Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Verbose log
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Verbose log

All, I noticed something today that has me troubled. I'm a bit out of my element here, so here goes.. On my laptop harddrive the following directoy C:\147d5b6d0f7e3c55c6c511e3cf In it is a 238k text file with a name of msxml5-kb927978-enu. It is apparently a verbose log. The file was created a few w...
by jnglmassiv
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: El movimiento de Motorola a México es completo.
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

I've been to the Elgin facility quite a few times. It's quite the multinational environment.
by jnglmassiv
Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 TRI-Band / Head Config
Replies: 32
Views: 2545

Put up* or shut up.

*Talkin' about the pics!!
by jnglmassiv
Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: p/n for XTS5000 keyloader cable please
Replies: 14
Views: 2157

hamptonbeach wrote:Umm .. isn't that a mic schematic?

The subject here is a keyloader cable
I think ArmsonOeg is saying that the linked drawing is easier to read.
by jnglmassiv
Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What size tool?
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: spanner bit...

In those small bit kits you see at hamfests in either red or blue plastic holders, the Saber bit is the second one from the end. Before I used these, I used the 'pinch the small needle nose pliers' method of opening sabers...Not recommended! Look for this bitset: http://www.landmelectronics.com/pro...

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