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by sataraid1
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New P1225 batteries don't fit in programming stand
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: New P1225 batteries don't fit in programming stand

Thanks for the info. Rather than modify the shell on the programmer, I just swapped it out with the spare IntelliCharge. Probably took more time to find and excavate the parts than to make the swap. It's all working just fine now.

I appreciate your response!
by sataraid1
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New P1225 batteries don't fit in programming stand
Replies: 2
Views: 660

New P1225 batteries don't fit in programming stand

Hello, bit of a stupid question here. I recently got a great deal on some new, current-date OEM Ni-MH batteries for my P1225s. All my old NiCads had long since croaked and gone off to recycling. With the new batteries in hand, I wanted to blow the dust of the P1225s and get them back in operation. P...
by sataraid1
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Conventional Maxtrac can't monitor control channel?
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Conventional Maxtrac can't monitor control channel?

Well, I guess we're just going to have to chalk this one up to aliens, or bizzaro world, or both. I reinitialized the deaf conventional radio again, thinking I might have just missed an option or made some other mistake. Still deaf. I archived the codeplug from one of the other 888s, and reinitializ...
by sataraid1
Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Conventional Maxtrac can't monitor control channel?
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Conventional Maxtrac can't monitor control channel?

I have a box full of Maxtrac 888s, model D35MWA5GF5, with firmware HLN9383D V71.23. Normally, I would convert all of these for ATCS monitoring, which involves yanking the filters, converting to conventional, and shorting Q205 so it will listen in the talkaround range. I've done hundreds of them with...
by sataraid1
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac and heat
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Maxtrac and heat

The 1" square sticky rubber feet you can get at the hardware store do a nice job at introducing some airflow between stacked units, as well as making the stack a little more stable.
by sataraid1
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 programming questions
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: MTS2000 programming questions

Okay, now I'm getting some traction. Thanks for the response. I didn't realize that the blue button served that purpose without being programmed for it. Got that working as expected now. However, still no luck on assigning channel select to any of the radio buttons, though. By now I must have tried ...
by sataraid1
Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 programming questions
Replies: 2
Views: 574

MTS2000 programming questions

I've got a "new to me" MTS2000 that I'm getting programmed with CPS. So far, so good, except for a couple of minor glitches that I hope someone can help me with. When in Scan List Program mode, how do I actually add or delete a channel from any given list? When I activate the function on a...
by sataraid1
Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2002 Chevy Blazer dual CDM install
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

Re: 2002 Chevy Blazer dual CDM install

Thanks for all the compliments on the install. You wouldn't know by looking at it, but a lot of trial and error and a few "beta tests" of those custom brackets went into the install. I had originally done exactly the same thing with a pair of Icom 2720H radios, which weren't nearly as larg...
by sataraid1
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2002 Chevy Blazer dual CDM install
Replies: 8
Views: 1669

2002 Chevy Blazer dual CDM install

My previous ride was a 2003 S-10 pickup truck. I had installed a dual CDM1250 kit in the truck and used it for quite a few years but never documented the install. Well the truck is gone, but now I've got a 2002 Chevy S-10 Blazer (a year older, but 125,000 fewer miles!) that allowed me to re-use all ...
by sataraid1
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P1225 VHF almost deaf when scanning
Replies: 0
Views: 2271

P1225 VHF almost deaf when scanning

What could cause a P1225 do go almost deaf, but only when scanning? I have one that is behaving this way. When tuned to a single channel, it does fine, and performs identically to my other P1225s. When scanning it won't pick up a signal unless it's practically on top of me. It started out of the blu...
by sataraid1
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac RF HLD4322C
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Maxtrac RF HLD4322C

You are going to have a problem with the transmitter power below 146 running wide open. I suspected that the radio wouldn't like anything outside of its initialized range, regardless of the actual RF board in place. With that said, if I can find someone who will do a fresh align/calibrate on the ra...
by sataraid1
Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac RF HLD4322C
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Maxtrac RF HLD4322C

While searching for a Maxtrac I could use with APRS, I found and picked up a 2-channel Maxtrac that was part of a MOSCAD set. The radio was labeled FUD1841AB, and I had hoped it would have the HLD4321B 136-162 RF board in it. I pulled the codeplug, but RSS reported the radio's range as 146-174. Sigh...
by sataraid1
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac= Diferent model number ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2628

Re:

The radio will report a traditional model number when read with the Maxtrac RSS. For example, in one Intrac manual it states: "NOTE The model number programmed into the radio EEPROM is D33MJA73A5AK rather than the kit number FUD1841AA/AB stamped on the radio label." FUD1841AA is a 25 Watt...
by sataraid1
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P1225 case variation @ accessory plug
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: P1225 case variation @ accessory plug

I'll have to experiment on one of the cases that is too far gone to salvage. It seems to me that with the black plastic thumb tab attached, there's no way to get the metal plate and springs to slide out of the shell without breaking it. Can the black thumb tab be pried off of the plate without break...
by sataraid1
Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P1225 case variation @ accessory plug
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: P1225 case variation @ accessory plug

While we're on the subject of case swaps, what's the secret to getting the battery latch plate out of an old case?
by sataraid1
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P1225 case variation @ accessory plug
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: P1225 case variation @ accessory plug

I just re-read your post and realized it was the dust cap you're looking for. Try 3880679E01 for the accy jack dust cap for the housing without the threaded insert. Still available from Motorola. Less that $1.00 ea That's good news. Thanks for the correct part number, and for the background informa...
by sataraid1
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P1225 case variation @ accessory plug
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: P1225 case variation @ accessory plug

Thanks for the clarification. Can anyone with older documentation find out what the number for the original cap was?
by sataraid1
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P1225 case variation @ accessory plug
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

P1225 case variation @ accessory plug

I have a handful of P1225s that I'm refurbishing with new cases. All of them need new dust caps to cover the mic jack. The odd thing is, only one radio out of the batch has the threaded socket for the mic retainer. The rest lack this. Yet my service manual shows all variations of the P1225 as having...
by sataraid1
Wed May 16, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SJ OPT-1225-PP board for P1225
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: SJ OPT-1225-PP board for P1225

Thanks for the clarification. At least now I know I haven't fundamentally misunderstood what the board is capable of.
by sataraid1
Tue May 15, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SJ OPT-1225-PP board for P1225
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: SJ OPT-1225-PP board for P1225

Even if I can't get specific installation or programming assistance, can someone at least confirm my understanding of the description as written on Batlabs? If I can get it installed and programmed, this card will allow me to have more than 16 conventional, non-trunking modes in the radio? If this p...
by sataraid1
Wed May 09, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SJ OPT-1225-PP board for P1225
Replies: 4
Views: 791

SJ OPT-1225-PP board for P1225

I recently picked up one of these very inexpensively with the hopes of expanding the conventional channel limit on my P1225 ( display+keypad model). Unfortunately, it didn't come with any kind of instruction or information sheet. I have the P1225 service manual with instructions on how to get a boar...
by sataraid1
Thu May 03, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola CM300
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Motorola CM300

Any antenna properly tuned for the railroad band and using 50 ohm feedline should work great. An adapter in line won't make or break your reception. And yes, the CM300 will work with the new channel spacing on the railroad band. I know of several locations where CM-series radios are being used on th...
by sataraid1
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola radio question
Replies: 15
Views: 1651

Re: Motorola radio question

The 6" heliflex antennas do NOT cover that wide of a band. In your case the range would be 151 to 162 or 162 to 174 mHz. There are aftermarket helical antennas that can be cut to a specific frequency but they only cover a small segment of the VHF Band. Most likely only + or - 3 mHz in the VHF ...
by sataraid1
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola radio question
Replies: 15
Views: 1651

Re: Motorola radio question

I've been using the NAD6502AR VHF Heliflex, 146-174 MHz, which looks just like the second picture above. I'd be interested in knowing what radio the original poster is using as well.
by sataraid1
Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola radio question
Replies: 15
Views: 1651

Re: Motorola radio question

There is SO much variation between locomotive cab radios these days they're almost useless as a benchmark for reception. One train can barely be heard 5 miles away, the next can be heard 25 miles on either side of your location. With that said, I recently acquired a P1225 for railroad monitoring, an...
by sataraid1
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 - external and internal speaker
Replies: 10
Views: 1313

Re: CDM1550 - external and internal speaker

I wish the CDMs had a simple jumper on the back like older radios. Disassembling the control head to switch the speaker is a pain, considering how flimsy they are and how poorly they fit together.
by sataraid1
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RE: Narrowbanding & Radio Values
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Re: RE: Narrowbanding & Radio Values

I've watched the prices on M1225s steadily increase over the last year or so. It's not surprising, they're decent radios, and even at inflated prices they're still cheaper than anything new. What I don't understand is that you can regularly buy CDM750s for less than 4-channel M1225s. Nor do I unders...
by sataraid1
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Warning about shill bidding on ebay.
Replies: 18
Views: 3619

Re: Warning about shill bidding on ebay.

I immediately recognized the ID Farmall100owner. So at some point I must have been seriously considering one of his auctions.

Thanks for the heads up.
by sataraid1
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UN-Remote mounting a Maxtrac
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: UN-Remote mounting a Maxtrac

If you want to get rid of the remote kit, send me a PM.
by sataraid1
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Questions about HLN9359A programming stand
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Questions about HLN9359A programming stand

Thanks for the concise answers, I appreciate it.
by sataraid1
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Questions about HLN9359A programming stand
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Questions about HLN9359A programming stand

HLN9359A programming stand for P1225

Does this double as a charging stand as well? If so, is it the equivalent to the "Intellicharger" required for the NiMH HNN9051 battery?

What other radios can be programmed with it?

Thanks.
by sataraid1
Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Usable range for Moto mag mount base?
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Usable range for Moto mag mount base?

com501 wrote:Its good through 900. Wouldn't use it for Wifi or GPS however.


Thanks very much. That what I wanted to check on.
by sataraid1
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Usable range for Moto mag mount base?
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Re: Usable range for Moto mag mount base?

The only reason I asked is that I've seen mag mount bases that weren't recommended for use @ 800 MHz or above, and I didn't know if Moto's was universal or not. I have a mixture of VHF, UHF and 900MHz whips, and I'd like to be able to swap them around as needed, if the base isn't going to present an...
by sataraid1
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Usable range for Moto mag mount base?
Replies: 8
Views: 942

Usable range for Moto mag mount base?

What is the usable frequency range for the 01-80355A80 mag mount? Is it all band?

I picked up a couple cheaply and was surprised to find the frequency range was not specified on the information sheet.

Thanks.
by sataraid1
Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Maxtrac 900 on 6.25 kHz spacing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Maxtrac 900 on 6.25 kHz spacing?

Yes, Genisys monitoring is what I was looking into. I was so concerned with getting the Maxtrac into the proper range, I never considered the smaller tuning step. So close yet so far. Modifications for "standard" ATCS monitoring have become old hat, I was looking forward to trying somethin...
by sataraid1
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Maxtrac 900 on 6.25 kHz spacing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Maxtrac 900 on 6.25 kHz spacing?

That's what I was afraid of based on our prior conversations, but I figured I'd take one last shot in the dark. :) This also seemed like a good place to see if there are any alternatives to the Maxtrac that won't cost more than my car. I have some MDS units that are capable of operating on that freq...
by sataraid1
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Maxtrac 900 on 6.25 kHz spacing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Maxtrac 900 on 6.25 kHz spacing?

Stupid question, and I'm pretty sure I already know the answer: Is there any way to get a Maxtrac 900 to monitor (no transmit) on a 6.25 kHz channel spacing? For example: 932.36875 or 941.36875. I know those are slightly out of band, but after entering the nearest available step for each frequency, ...
by sataraid1
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: question about P1225
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: question about P1225

Well, they seem to be affordable ... at least the basic models. Since I have yet to run across a display model that wasn't an LS, I may be in for a rude surprise.
by sataraid1
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: question about P1225
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: question about P1225

Does a P1225 with display and/or full keypad allow for a user-editable scan list like the M1225?
by sataraid1
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: question about P1225
Replies: 11
Views: 872

Re: question about P1225

While we're on the topic of P1225s, I have a question about configurations available for the VHF model. The overwhelming majority of them seem to be two buttons and no display. I see a few with a display and three buttons, but they mostly seem to be LS units. I've never seen one with a display, thre...
by sataraid1
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 antenna connector removal
Replies: 3
Views: 385

M1225 antenna connector removal

Any tips on removing the antenna connector from an M1225 main board? I tried to desolder one last night and when I applied the heat it just laughed at me. The thing is just one big heat sink. Clearly, I'm going to need a much hotter iron, but I'm concerned that applying that much heat is going to da...
by sataraid1
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM mount-point dimension
Replies: 0
Views: 642

CDM mount-point dimension

Is the precise measurement for a CDM 1250 across the bracket mounting points published somewhere? My calipers are too small, and I haven't been able to find the dimension listed in any of the service manuals. Rather than buying a new caliper, or hauling the radio to a shop, could someone look it up ...
by sataraid1
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM with intermittent buttons
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: CDM with intermittent buttons

Thanks for the input ... The head didn't seem to have anything in it other than a fair amount of dust. The speaker was choked with it, but the gasket kept most of it out of the head itself on that side. The board around the mic jack had a significant layer as well. The speaker cleaned out fairly eas...
by sataraid1
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM with intermittent buttons
Replies: 2
Views: 347

CDM with intermittent buttons

I have a CDM 1250 with flaky button operation. The up and down buttons are pretty hard to press, and I notice that once in a while when I press the up button, it actually activates the P1 button. I plan on putting this unit on a remote head, so I'd like to address the button issue when I install the...
by sataraid1
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 refurb - thermal paste
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: M1225 refurb - thermal paste

Thanks for the responses. I'm pleased to know that, for a change, I can just buy "off the shelf" at Radio Shack.

Anybody got an extra speaker laying around they want to get rid of?
by sataraid1
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 refurb - thermal paste
Replies: 4
Views: 424

M1225 refurb - thermal paste

I'm refurbishing an M1225 that looks like someone spilled a Coke into it. Everything inside the radio around the front speaker area was covered in a brown sticky goo. I tossed the speaker, but everything else has cleaned up all right. In the process of washing the chassis/heat sink, most of the ther...
by sataraid1
Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorla M1225 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Motorla M1225 Question

Either your cable is wired wrong, or there's something wrong with the mic jack on the radio. Have you inspected the pins for damage?

Does the radio immediately transmit when you plug in a mic?
by sataraid1
Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can you tell 5/16 pin from a MaxTrac model #?
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Can you tell 5/16 pin from a MaxTrac model #?

There's a fairly comprehensive list by model number available at Repeater-Builder: http://www.repeater-builder.com/maxtrac/maxtrac-vu8-models.html Though the only way to be 100% sure is to look. I've bought a few radios where the only thing related to the original model number was the sticker on the...
by sataraid1
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM 1250 keypad tone volume
Replies: 0
Views: 628

CDM 1250 keypad tone volume

Is there a way to set a CDM1250 so the volume of the keypad tones increases as the audio volume increases? I don't really like the fact that in a high-noise environment, I can't hear the tones, even though the received audio is quite loud. The "Tones" menu has an option to turn the keypad ...
by sataraid1
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM conventional channel allocation
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: CDM conventional channel allocation

Thanks for the info. Can this list building can be done from the radio's front panel, or is it done during programming?

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