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by Karfield
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR860, cosmetic refurb kit exist or no?
Replies: 10
Views: 2706

Re: PR860, cosmetic refurb kit exist or no?

The REX kits were driven by the depot. Generally as a way of reducing the CPU to a more reasonable level. Since the folks down in MotoMexico have forgotten what the REX kits are and no longer use them there is no drive to create a more efficient repair kit. A kit for the PR400 display radio would al...
by Karfield
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR860, cosmetic refurb kit exist or no?
Replies: 10
Views: 2706

Re: PR860, cosmetic refurb kit exist or no?

I know this is a bit old but I haven't been on here in a while. This is the list that I use. 3378016A01 TOP ADHESIVE 3378010A01 PR860 LABEL 1386058A01 UNIVERSAL ESC 0104023J70 FRONT COVER 3586621Z05 SPEAKER FELT 1485924Z01 KEYPAD BLANK 0104007J99 KEYPAD BOARD 4286266Z01 KEYPAD RETAINER 1480577C01 MI...
by Karfield
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 Firmware Revisions
Replies: 25
Views: 4833

Re: MTS2000 Firmware Revisions

Try to DL 2.03 and see if that works. I vaguely recall taking radios to that firmware version.
by Karfield
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX (Jedi) Error Tone
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: MTX (Jedi) Error Tone

If you think there might be a code assigned to that error tone you can put a top display cover on the radio and it will show up. Since the radio operates I would guess that it's a Fail 002 error. If that is a "modified" radio it is possible that you have the front model masked rom. In whic...
by Karfield
Wed May 11, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR1500 and scan
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: PR1500 and scan

I believe the fixed the scan issue about 2 years ago, so as long as the firmware is at least a year or so back you should be alright there.
by Karfield
Wed May 11, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 RX Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: MT2000 RX Issue

There is one other possibility, the ASFIC could be a little messed up especially if it's an older version like the A41. However I don't quite think that's it.
by Karfield
Tue May 10, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: BPR40 available frequencies
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: BPR40 available frequencies

Yes the devisible by 6.25 and 5.0 rule applies to UHF. This rule is basically for all low tier units up to the CP200. I made a little excel spreadsheet that does all the work for me that I handed to the sales people here so we don't make unprogrammable mistakes.
by Karfield
Tue May 10, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 RX Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: MT2000 RX Issue

I used to see this one ALL the time. Now just to remember how we used to fix it without defaulting the radio that is. Play with the and/or gating rules on the channels. Almost sounds like you have the RX gating set to AND which means you'd have to receive the radios MDC code plus the PL in order to ...
by Karfield
Tue May 10, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: impres gang charger malfunction
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: impres gang charger malfunction

I'm going to pose a few questions here for you that might help out. I don't do gang chargers that much but this might help from what I've seen. 1. Are the bad pockets always the same? 2. Will the bad pockets charge when there is only 1 battery installed? Or perhaps 2 but nothing over 4. Blinking gre...
by Karfield
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX public safety mic
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: APX public safety mic

I took the class on this just a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I can't remember all of the details, however they are in the detailed service manual for the Turbo's. There is an electronic switch in the radio that detects the type of mic you have and then changes some internal relay/diodes to modify th...
by Karfield
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Questions about MCS2000/GM1200/MC2100/whatever radios..
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Questions about MCS2000/GM1200/MC2100/whatever radios..

Unless someone else pipes up here it's my impression that there is not a Motorola radio that will do 5 tone. The topic came up here the other day and I simply could not think of one Motorola unit that will do 5 tone. Not even the PM1200.
by Karfield
Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1250 With Password
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: CDM1250 With Password

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

I cannot express how much this one has helped. It's bad when you forget a password but it's even worse when a customer forgets a password on a trunking radio and never shared the information. Or the programmer no longer works there.
by Karfield
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 Firmware Revisions
Replies: 25
Views: 4833

Re: MTS2000 Firmware Revisions

Wanted to add the lower end firmwares, I could be backwards on some of these. 1.36 - Masked ROM supposed to be MTX 1.37 - flashable can be AN or MTX 1.52 - Masked ROM came in 2 flavors just like the 1.36 (top/no display and front display) 1.53 - flashable same as 1.37 2.01 - MT2000 firmware required...
by Karfield
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Problem with HT 1250 mic connector
Replies: 5
Views: 737

Re: Problem with HT 1250 mic connector

I think the machine that does these has been fixed. The last several cosmetic kits have been ok. Not sure if they did or will do an inventory purge as the holes were only about 3mm or so off center. I'm sure I have a whole pack of 24 bad ones that I'll have to figure out how to deal with.
by Karfield
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 Firmware Revisions
Replies: 25
Views: 4833

Re: MTS2000 Firmware Revisions

It's been a long time since I came on Batlabs and posted a reply so here goes. I'm going to try to answer many of the questions that have been posted in this thread. 7.XX.XX - Never existed. The jump was made when the 8.XX firmware came out. I think it was 8.56 or something like that. This was due t...
by Karfield
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL5000 Fail 01-90
Replies: 15
Views: 6799

Re: XTL5000 Fail 01-90

I just had a 2500 with the exact same issue. I spent a few hours trying to determine if the brick was powering up or not. Most I was able to do was to verify that the brick had DC where it was supposed to have it. Your brick probably died but just for giggles there is a fuse (lease in the 2500 line)...
by Karfield
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 VHF Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: MTS2000 VHF Issue

If I read your post correctly I would put your problem as the radio casting, also call rear cover. The 5105892U06 for VHF radios of all types seems to have issues developing the problem that you stated check your antenna contact for charring especially with the "black" VHV antennas not so ...
by Karfield
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT750 Volume Pot stop broken
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: HT750 Volume Pot stop broken

Part number 1880619Z06 comes in packs of 5.
by Karfield
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Upgrading firmware
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: Upgrading firmware

Firmware upgrades are considered above price book. You can go through the help desk to get the forms or contact your local MSS dealer.
by Karfield
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 display problems
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Re: XTS5000 display problems

There are several possibilities to why your displays could be going out. There is an FSB out for displays, I'm half asleep here but I think it covers 5000's as well. The FSB is 100076 and is good till 2012. Another simplier problem could simply be the seating of the socket. Shock pads wear out and e...
by Karfield
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low Band HT1250/750
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Low Band HT1250/750

HT750's were made in low band yes. If you want one hurry up and order it as it's dead at the end of the month.

HT1250's as far as I can recall were not low band.

As for cooercing one to be low band I can't say yea or nae but if I were to guess the answer is no.
by Karfield
Wed May 12, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Professional Series Radio Cancellation Notice
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: Professional Series Radio Cancellation Notice

Here is the low down on the list that was posted: MTX series 900Mhz - Gone completely only replacements are XTS and Turbo 6580, 6380 CDM750 - These were the high split UHF models ONLY the low split 403 to 450ish models are still available. CDM1550 - The low band models being cancelled were replaced ...
by Karfield
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Removing paint from radio
Replies: 11
Views: 1371

Re: Removing paint from radio

Here is what I've done both at depot and here. Mineral spirits is by far the safest thing to use on the housings. However it'll spread the paint out and you'll have to work with it for a while. Once it's nice and thin you can use some WD-40 to get rid of the rest. If your case is already a bit dulle...
by Karfield
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: XTS2500 Issue

Just a quick FYI the FSB you refered to is still good. So send that sucker in. The problem with the displays wasn't limited to just the display board. The contact pins on the socket were also coming loose and sometimes pulling from the board as a whole. They check those legs as well as the legs on t...
by Karfield
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: JT1000 making a knocking sound on transmit
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: JT1000 making a knocking sound on transmit

There are 3 manuals that if you can get ahold of they'd have all the info you would need as far as the "encryption" board that could be in the radio. 1. The RSS manual for programming etc 2. The radio manual itself which contains all the theory and the schematics. For jedi that contained b...
by Karfield
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: JT1000 making a knocking sound on transmit
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: JT1000 making a knocking sound on transmit

I will agree with com501, lets hope however that you have a zif version of the board. If you have one that is hard wired it'll be difficult to get the controller back to working status. Also, if you do have a standard push in type of board make sure you take out the option board in RSS so that you d...
by Karfield
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: MTS2000

3305409X05 - MTS2000 LABEL - Not in book or properly subbed over on MOL but this is the part number.
3305183R55 - MOTOROLA LABEL
1305698V01 - ABC LABEL

I don't like trying to spell the proper word for those labels so I'll just refer to them as labels from here on out. LOL
by Karfield
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Visar scan Programming
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Visar scan Programming

Ok, According to the CP Fix software it does work with Visars I've never use it on one. Of course it's model dependent for the HT1000 and JT1000 so I'm sure it's the same for Visar. Only works on AN and BN models. As for what it does it's simple to do a work around. (sort of) Since the bit change oc...
by Karfield
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Visar scan Programming
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Visar scan Programming

Late reply I know. I don't usually go into the CPS questions. Question 1: What version of firmware does that unit have? 4.05 was last official release however there is a 4.07 Question 2: Are you scanning 25 to 12.5k bandsplits? (HT1000/Visar don't like that except with 4.07 firmware) Question 3: Hav...
by Karfield
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Flashcode Options Explained?
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Flashcode Options Explained?

Somewhere out there is a Flashcode calculator build with macro's and excel. Latest version I know of was 2009 which included OTAP.
by Karfield
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT750 will not trx
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: HT750 will not trx

If I read things right it sounds as if somewhere along the lines the radio had been dropped on it's antenna one too many times. Along with the other suggestions you might want to look under the shield where the switching circuit is. It is possible that one of the coils or parts under there have crac...
by Karfield
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low transmit power output on Low Band CDM 1250
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Low transmit power output on Low Band CDM 1250

The pad you are refering to will make it so the radio doesn't key up. I believe what the pad does is cause a short in the B+ or the control line which enables the PA. I've never looked into it. But I do know that if you take the board out and key the unit up it'll last about 10 seconds before burnin...
by Karfield
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low transmit power output on Low Band CDM 1250
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Low transmit power output on Low Band CDM 1250

Now, I'm pretty positive that the low band CDM did not come in a BJT format plus it sounds like you have a newer unit anyway so, here is the part number for the PA on that low band CDM. 4886136B01 x2 Pretty easy change out just need a head gun. Also, if the board is "stuck" to the heatsink...
by Karfield
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VRM650 calibration data needed asap!
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Re: VRM650 calibration data needed asap!

I'm sorry I didn't see your post last week when I was surfin here. I could probably get you a list of settings but they tend to vary quite a bit from unit to unit. Also, are you running on a system with more than 1 frequency, cause that's the only time it comes into play. With the exception of testi...
by Karfield
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 firmware update?
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: HT1250 firmware update?

Not to stray this post too much from it's original intent. Depending on your current version of firmware there can be LOTS and LOTS of differences. i.e. The original poster was going from 3.0 to the current version and from experience that contains several changes to the way the radios scans and how...
by Karfield
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT750 Power Programming
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: HT750 Power Programming

How old are these units and what is the firmware version? This makes a huge difference when dealing with certain features in the radio. Far as I know the high/low setting under options for the individual personalities is the only way to change the power out through programming. Course, this isn't my...
by Karfield
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX Fail 01/93
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: MTX Fail 01/93

The radio could possibly have a 6147 or in the case of a 900 6153 board but I doubt that it has any higher firmware version than 1.53 (the masked ROM boards were 1.52). If you were using the forbidden lab tool to program that radio you'll need to read it then from the main menu hit F3 and then F9. B...
by Karfield
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Most Rugged Motorola Equipment
Replies: 49
Views: 4761

Re: Most Rugged Motorola Equipment

Here is my curious point. We haven't heard any stories about the XTS5000R radios yet? Unfortunately for this model there are 2 or 3 mini sockets and 2 pressure sockets but I'd still like to hear some stories. I've yet to see one run over but I have seen some with pretty messed up displays. Anybody u...
by Karfield
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Narrow Band and Siren
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: MCS2000 Narrow Band and Siren

Asside from the caps the Astro Spectra is a bit more rugged and considered around here to be the standard of high power. I don't run into very many high power MCS2000. I'd guess it's due to the odd placement of the accessory pins.
by Karfield
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Most Rugged Motorola Equipment
Replies: 49
Views: 4761

Re: Most Rugged Motorola Equipment

I love those last 2 posts as I repaired jedi radios for several years and still do from time to time. I've done waris radios now for at least 4 or 5 years. Waris have issues with the antenna nuts and their inability to take a good hit. However, I have seen one that took a bullet and didn't fare too ...
by Karfield
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000 has MicroSD card slot
Replies: 18
Views: 4347

Re: APX7000 has MicroSD card slot

That reminds me of a codeplug that used to baffle me on a regular basis. MTS2000 250 mode (AN model at that) with all 250 modes in use. 249 modes in Zone 1 and 1 mode in Zone 2. Took FOREVER to go through the channel list. I truely felt sorry for a user that had to go from channel 2 to channel 149.
by Karfield
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 with MTS front cover/display/keys
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: MT2000 with MTS front cover/display/keys

You'll only need part number 3305183R70 MT2000 label. Everything else is the same.
by Karfield
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Narrow Band and Siren
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: MCS2000 Narrow Band and Siren

Yes the MCS2000 will do narrow band and I'm pretty sure there are siren boxes for them. Although siren boxes are a bit out of my scope of expertise.
by Karfield
Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need part # for front half of XTS2500 Model II
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Need part # for front half of XTS2500 Model II

Problem could be where you sent it. The FSB states it should go to the Elgin facility. If for any reason it makes it way down to El Paso then you'll start having issues. It also helps to have a copy of the FSB with each unit that you send it. From an old Depot tech's point of view it's just a waste ...
by Karfield
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM 1550 VHF no power out-but aligns OK!
Replies: 30
Views: 2793

Re: CDM 1550 VHF no power out-but aligns OK!

I'll try to answer several things that have popped up in this thread as best I can. 1. The thing to remember is that the way the radio keys up in tuning mode is not the same as keying up in standard mode. You might try using the test mode and see if you have the same problem. (I'm going to guess tha...
by Karfield
Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need part # for front half of XTS2500 Model II
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Need part # for front half of XTS2500 Model II

You may want to check out FSB10076C. It covers XTS2500 displays that have odd characteristics which include inverting, pixelating and odd character sets.

Also, this FSB is set to expire at the end of January 2010 unless it gets revised.
by Karfield
Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What does the "Plus" in Visar Plus get you?
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: What does the "Plus" in Visar Plus get you?

The cases for Visar and Visar plus had a tendency to be intermixed quite a bit when working on those units. The Visar Plus was just supposed to go on the Visar PP radios only. However both the normal cover and Plus cover tended to be used depending on what supplies were on hand. (speaking of depot r...
by Karfield
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550, Power Issue - Please Help...
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: CDM1550, Power Issue - Please Help...

Sorry for the delay. The only actual fuse in the CDM series is for the control head. And even it doesn't really turn off power to the head just some other odd things that I can't remember. The fuse starts out as a hard wired line that can blow and then is replaced by a small surface mount fuse. If y...
by Karfield
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HMN9013B CHARGING QUESTION
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: HMN9013B CHARGING QUESTION

We see that on Li-On batteries all the time. Generally it's with the CP200 batteries but the theory is the same. When we get those we replace them. What is the date code on the battery you got? If it's over 848 you should be able to get a warranty replacement.
by Karfield
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX850LS transmit problem HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: MTX850LS transmit problem HELP!

Besides verifying codeplug data, I would find out what frequency the radio is transmitting on while on channel 1. If it's transmitting channel 2 then you could have a bad channel switch. I don't remember if the 850ls is a display model or not. If it isn't then you'll have to program some bogus chann...

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