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by WV8VFD
Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 Intermittent TX
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: XTS5000 Intermittent TX

As far as I know they are ex military. They were obtained through a government surplus program then issued to my department.
by WV8VFD
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 Intermittent TX
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: XTS5000 Intermittent TX

Ooops. Forgot to mention that. With speaker mics they are fine. I'm guessing the little PTT "popple" is bad, but I just find it strange that at least 4 out of 7 are doing it.
by WV8VFD
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 Intermittent TX
Replies: 5
Views: 905

XTS5000 Intermittent TX

Hi all, At work we have several XTS5000s. Several of them are experiencing a problem when you press the PTT, the signal is very choppy. You can watch the red light blink as you transmit. It seems to be dependent on the position of where you press the PTT and how hard you press it. Are they due for n...
by WV8VFD
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 Keyload Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 686

XTS3000 Keyload Problems

I've got an XTS3000 I'm trying to keyload. It has the NTN8258 module in it, and the radio is R05.51.00.00 DSP N08.03.02 Flash is 180004-000000-6. I am using a T3011DX KVL, and an OEM cable. It is a Model I radio so I cant put it in self test to tell if the module is being recognized by the radio. Wh...
by WV8VFD
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra W3 Siren and DEK
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Astro Spectra W3 Siren and DEK

Thanks for the info. He wants to use a DEK and save the buttons on the radio. He has the DEK and the 1439 siren. Just need to find the special dek cable and siren cable.
by WV8VFD
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Crown Vic RF problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: Crown Vic RF problem

Bump. In all honesty, I haven't really messed with it too much. I put a mag mount on somewhere it wasn't doing it too bad at, but I am wanting to get back to fixing this. I looked at the mini uhf on the radio side, and it is loose as all get out. I am ordering a new connector/cable tomorrow. I also ...
by WV8VFD
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra W3 Siren and DEK
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Astro Spectra W3 Siren and DEK

A friend is getting a W3 head Astro Spectra and wants to connect a DEK and siren. Just verifying to hook it up, he'll need the HLN1439 siren, HLN1241 DEK, and HKN6145 cable? He would like to have Wail, Yelp, and Airhorn on the W3 head if it is possible. This is my first time hooking up a W3 head rad...
by WV8VFD
Wed May 15, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AStro Spectra HHCH info Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

Re: AStro Spectra HHCH info Needed

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by WV8VFD
Mon May 13, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AStro Spectra HHCH info Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 1914

Re: AStro Spectra HHCH info Needed

Do you have the ignition sense wire from the "Y" cable hooked to 12v?
by WV8VFD
Sun May 12, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2004 Jeep Liberty
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: 2004 Jeep Liberty

What about adding a new lighter socket in a different location? Seems like that would be easy to fit in somewhere, and you could still put the head near the shifter. That's what I suggested after thinking about it, but she doesn't like that idea. I'm going to try to con her into it, but if not, I'm...
by WV8VFD
Sun May 05, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: I think I was lied to ??
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: I think I was lied to ??

MTS2000des wrote:is the new MARCS overlay a true P25 phase 2 or Ma M's proprietary X2 TDMA? Just curious.


I stand corrected once I went back over the handouts. As far as I know for now they are going true phase 1, rather than Smartzone Omnilink, with the ability to switch to phase 2 at a later date.
by WV8VFD
Sat May 04, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: I think I was lied to ??
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: I think I was lied to ??

Just got through a presentation from the head guy of MARCS a few weeks ago. They are currently in the process of switching to a phase 2 system. Cuyahoga County has X2 towers online, but I am not sure of their switch yet. If they have gone online with it for day to day ops in the OP's county, them I ...
by WV8VFD
Sat May 04, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2004 Jeep Liberty
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

2004 Jeep Liberty

Going to be installing a W5 110 watt Astro Spectra in my friend's liberty. I think we're going to mount the drawer under the passenger seat or in the rear cargo area, but the control head is where the problem is. I was going to put it in the little area in front of the shifter, but she would loose h...
by WV8VFD
Wed May 01, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2013 - Who is in? The official 2013 thread
Replies: 27
Views: 6065

Re: DAYTON 2013 - Who is in? The official 2013 thread

I've been going for almost every year for the last ten years. I've always used P25 to talk to other batlabs peeps, and observe some of the chaos on the various freqs. Is anyone using any TRBO simplex freqs that they want to share? There seems to be quite the migration from P25 to TRBO amongst a lot...
by WV8VFD
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Repeater alert
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Repeater alert

If I can get the powers to be to go for it, thats what we'll probably do. I could just make a device to emit a steady tone, and run a cable from the closet with the bogen in it, straight up the vent shaft to the repeater.
by WV8VFD
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Repeater alert
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Repeater alert

Thanks Bill, I figured that is what I'd have to do. Will: The phone system is on our first floor, in an old ventilation shaft/closet, almost directly below the 4th floor ventilation penthouse, where the repeater is located. No control station near the phone system currently The repeater is a GR1225.
by WV8VFD
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Repeater alert
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Repeater alert

At work we have an emergency paging system in all the classrooms. Basically it is a Bogen paging system, that is used in case of emergencies. The only downfall to this system is the displays and phones are in certain offices. During the day this is not a problem, but on evenings, there are, at times...
by WV8VFD
Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HTN9013A Rapid Charger, Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: HTN9013A Rapid Charger, Questions

Two of our chargers at work for our old SP50s that have been collecting dust do this. My good SP50 charger at home does fine though. I dont know why, wish I could help, but I am wondering myself.
by WV8VFD
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CM300 Won't Read
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: CM300 Won't Read

He was using the wrong cable. Found the right one, and all is good.

Thanks guys
by WV8VFD
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CM300 Won't Read
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: CM300 Won't Read

Thanks Al, we'll give that a try.
by WV8VFD
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CM300 Won't Read
Replies: 5
Views: 814

CM300 Won't Read

A buddy of mine has a CM300 that will not read. We keep getting I believe error 519. Basically "Could not connect to radio verify that it is turned on and the programming cable is connected" We have tried 3 cables, 2 aftermarket and 1 OEM. We are using Commercial Series R05.16. About 3 mon...
by WV8VFD
Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 RX Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: XTS5000 RX Audio

I'm waiting on a cable to get here. I've been playing with the CPS, and all I can find is a setting called "Scan Feedback" (dont quote me on the exact name) I think it is in radio configuration. However, help says it is an audio feedback, not a light. Cable should be here Monday, I'll see ...
by WV8VFD
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 RX Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: XTS5000 RX Audio

Ok. We'll go in and check the hear clear. It'll need to be disabled. Yeah, two of them have a flashing green LED when scan is turned on, and it goes out when scan is turned off. I hope it isn't a firmware specific thing, and if it is, all of our portables have the same firmware. It is like the CP200...
by WV8VFD
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 RX Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 503

XTS5000 RX Audio

Hello all, At my work we just got some XTS5000s in. The RX audio is very weird sounding. On our old CP200s talking to the XTS5ks you have to hold the radio right to your mouth when you talk. If you hold it more than an inch or two away you can barely hear what is being said, even with the volume all...
by WV8VFD
Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MX300/Keyloader battery sources?
Replies: 3
Views: 553

Re: MX300/Keyloader battery sources?

I did a search, just more wanted to see other's luck with some of the aftermarkets.

Thanks
by WV8VFD
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MX300/Keyloader battery sources?
Replies: 3
Views: 553

MX300/Keyloader battery sources?

I've got a T3011 keyloader and the battery is shot on it. I have to leave it in the charger to get any use out of it. As much as I hate aftermarket batteries, does anyone know of any good sources?

TIA

Ty
by WV8VFD
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber battery contact fix?
Replies: 10
Views: 1305

Re: Astro Saber battery contact fix?

I've ran into this too when I use my cutrate li-on. If I use an OEM battery, the switch to the cutrate I'll have to gently and barely bend out on the contacts, key word being barely. After that it is fine for any length of time (Have had it on my VHF for over a year now. But the minute I switch to a...
by WV8VFD
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V programming questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Minitor V programming questions.

No on question one.

When you insert the pager, and read it from the software it will show you the current programming. You can copy everything down from there. The data wont change, unless you change it.
by WV8VFD
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: House Siren Activation
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: House Siren Activation

I would program up a CDM 750 to trigger it off the alert pin on the radio. Run the trigger output to an OMROM adjustable timer that is set to latch for 3 cycles. The fun part is the 0800 to 2000 hours thing. There are clocks available that can do that but they are a few hundred dollars. In addition...
by WV8VFD
Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio/Covertacom suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Radio/Covertacom suggestions

UHF astro saber, and an Astro Vehicular Adapter. You can still use your saber, as long as its serial number falls in the correct range to use in the AVA, and then you have your UHF P25 Astro Saber.
by WV8VFD
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: House Siren Activation
Replies: 8
Views: 895

Re: House Siren Activation

Sorry, been away from the forums for a little while. Yes, fire calls are the only thing we need it to activate for. Have a lot going on at the station, and my personal life, and the siren kinda fell to the bottom of the list.
by WV8VFD
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Repeat tone out and vibrator replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Repeat tone out and vibrator replacement

Thanks everyone. We were able to get a paging encoder that can do this from a buddy of mine's department out of town. It didnt play back the whole call, just the tones, and that's all we need. They recently went from low band to VHF, so they just gave it to us. Thanks for all the help.
by WV8VFD
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Repeat tone out and vibrator replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Repeat tone out and vibrator replacement

Thanks Steve,

kb4mdz, The repeater is about 6 miles away, the base station is at the station itself. It is putting out 70 watts. Rated 75
by WV8VFD
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Repeat tone out and vibrator replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Repeat tone out and vibrator replacement

Thanks. Thats exactly what we are trying to do. HT coverage of the dispatch repeater is OK in the station, but if all you have is your pager, its spotty, especially if you're upstairs in the day room or in the restroom downstairs, and if you're in the office, you wont hear anything, even on an HT. O...
by WV8VFD
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTS2500 Model III Display Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

Re: Motorola XTS2500 Model III Display Problem

Part number you're looking for is 6685666D01. Somewhere around $4 from MOL. When I ordered mine off MOL minimum order is 2. So itll be around 8 before shipping. Still not that big of a deal since some people on ebay sell them for 24. Never hurts to have more than one in case you loose one. Just FYI
by WV8VFD
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GR300 UHF repeater help
Replies: 24
Views: 3973

Re: GR300 UHF repeater help

AEC wrote:You need to lock the tuning rods before movement.


We did. But the instances of this happening were tower sites you had to baja to get to.
by WV8VFD
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GR300 UHF repeater help
Replies: 24
Views: 3973

Re: GR300 UHF repeater help

If the duplexer tuning wasnt checked before it was installed it is a good possibility it got bumped out of tune in transit. Helping a buddy of mine with a few installs there have been times we have had the duplexer perfectly tuned at the shop, but by the time we drove from the shop up to the tower s...
by WV8VFD
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Repeat tone out and vibrator replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Repeat tone out and vibrator replacement

One of the departments here has a system that after dispatch sets their tones, it repeats their tones from their station. What devices do this? I've never bothered to look when I've been at their station. Heres an audio file with what happens on a structure tone out we had earlier. Sorry for the aud...
by WV8VFD
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Crown Vic RF problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: Crown Vic RF problem

Yeah. Its a granny CV. I'll give that a try too. The coax is just the original coax that comes on a larsen NMO mount. I'll see about some RG400
by WV8VFD
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Crown Vic RF problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Re: Crown Vic RF problem

Thanks everyone. I got the SWR down to 1.3:1 then it started going back up. We're going to put chokes on the power, control cable, and speaker wires this week. I put the antenna on a mag mount on the roof, and tried it on the hood. Still making a click on the siren, but no actual noises coming out o...
by WV8VFD
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Crown Vic RF problem
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Crown Vic RF problem

I have a 110w Astro Spectra W3 head in my car. The drawr is in the trunk, towards the left on a little wood deck I made of MDF. The antenna is a quarter wave on the right side of the trunk on an L bracket. About 1.8-2.0 to 1 is the lowest I can get the SWR. Im assuming because its a quarter wave, wi...
by WV8VFD
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2012 - Who is in? The official 2012 thread
Replies: 48
Views: 5910

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

By this time you're usually looking at 20mi out or so, unless you want to pay big $$$. The key is to book right at the end of the year prior's hamvention. I dont know if I'm gonna get to stay this year. May just be a leave at 7AM and leave up there whenever trip. I stayed at that hotel last year. It...
by WV8VFD
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Saber Take Apart
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: Motorola Saber Take Apart

The bits are avalible at harbor freight in their 9.99 security bit set. Or you could do like I did and take a cheap flatblad and cut the center out of it on a belt sander.
by WV8VFD
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 Battery Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: XPR6550 Battery Issue

Yeah. When its done this, if it didnt want one when I threw it on the charger, I would force one. Its few and far between when this happens, but it just gets annoying when it does happen. Usually Im away from the charger, and I have to turn all tones off to keep it from beepin at me for the rest of ...
by WV8VFD
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 Battery Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 408

XPR6550 Battery Issue

I got a VHF XPR6550, R01.08.00. Impress battery. Sometimes, It'll start beeping at me for a low battery alarm, and 0% remaining, even when its just been charged. If I turn it off, then turn it back on, it will be fine. Other times, it does it, and until I charge it again, it will keep beeping at me....
by WV8VFD
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Hi Res pics of XTS3000 RF board
Replies: 0
Views: 617

Hi Res pics of XTS3000 RF board

Long story, but can anyone give me a few hi res pics of an xts3k RF board? Preferably top, bottom, and a view at about a 25-35 degree angle from the side opposite the PA?

Thanks in advance

Tyler.
by WV8VFD
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra W3 "Y" cable diagram
Replies: 16
Views: 4184

Re: Astro Spectra W3 "Y" cable diagram

D'oh. I realized that as soon as I posted the message. Been around the HTs for a while now. This is my first venture into /\/\ mobiles.
by WV8VFD
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 110w Astro Spectra Power Cable Polarity
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: 110w Astro Spectra Power Cable Polarity

Alrighty, Thanks guys. SPY, I'll keep that in mind.

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