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by maxjam
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: astro-tac 3000 manual
Replies: 1
Views: 29

astro-tac 3000 manual

Can anybody point me to a astro-tac 3000 manual in pdf?

thank you
maxjam
by maxjam
Mon May 22, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Access and/or listen to a particular repeater - if both have same Freq & PL??
Replies: 6
Views: 2151

Re: Access and/or listen to a particular repeater - if both have same Freq & PL??

if you are only running analog, the quantars can decode 2 pls. You could keep all repeater listening to a common RX pl that the subscriber units would use and then a different unique PL that the base station would transmit that would only bring up the desired repeater.
by maxjam
Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC2500 tone remote failure troubleshooting
Replies: 0
Views: 561

MC2500 tone remote failure troubleshooting

I took a chance on 2 mc2500 units. One powers up and works great, the other just lights up and you can hear the relay pull in. After verifying the voltages were good, I swapped the bottom base with the working unit. The problem follows the top. The buttons don't light and nothing shows on the displa...
by maxjam
Thu Dec 25, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: mc2500 and mc2000 tone remote
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: mc2500 and mc2000 tone remote

Thank you for the info.
by maxjam
Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: mc2500 and mc2000 tone remote
Replies: 2
Views: 575

mc2500 and mc2000 tone remote

I have been looking but haven't a definitive source to tell me the difference between a MC2000 and MC2500 tone remote power supply. Is there a difference?

Thanks
Sean
by maxjam
Thu May 08, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

Just build a tunnel around that IT guy ... if he can't see it.. then it doesn't matter! :-)
by maxjam
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

It doesn't detect. Just think of it prefixing any audio that comes out of the port with the wake up/function tone/guard tone of your choice. If I am using a tone remote I just let the audio fly across the network. I have never had an issue doing so. This is nice if you have a non tone remote that yo...
by maxjam
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

Alex, to have a tone remote on the far end, just make a voice-class with the proper tone remote signaling... voice class tone-signal 1950Hz digital-filter 2175hz inject tone 1 2175 3 120 inject tone 2 1950 -5 40 inject guard-tone 2175 -20 and then apply it to the voice-port voice-port 0/0/0 voice-cl...
by maxjam
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

I wanted to follow up on the 2801 router and lmr findings. I pulled one out and tested again. If you are using it purely for joining the e&m port to a multicast group without any e or m lead signalling, it works. However there are no lmr configs available such as lmr led or lmr e-lead or m-lead ...
by maxjam
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

You can come up with a lot of mix-n-match stuff with putting a e&m port into a multicast group. The last I was testing was a remote gm300 with a tone adapter on it in group 1 that was also connected to another gm300 in group 1 with a tone adapter. Put a voice-class tone signal on the e&m por...
by maxjam
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

I just use multicast.
by maxjam
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

Found the doc showing the features were not there on the 2801. http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/lmr/design/guide/lmrsrnd_1/lmrsvcm.html I had 4 wire plar going with it so I would have to go back and see what was missing as far as the trunk and 2 wire stuff that I am using. I did have th...
by maxjam
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

Maybe it was that trunk was available but the other lmr features were not. I will have to get one back online with a e&m card to verify. But I remember that when mixed in with the other 2611/2811 configs it didn't play well. 2811s are so easy to get a hold of so I didn't pay it much more attenti...
by maxjam
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

Just wanted to drop a note back in for others that are following the thread. A cisco 2811 with a PVDM2 is pretty cheap and easy to find. You don't need a NM-HD-2VE for it. Stay away from the 2801 routers unless you are going to do 4 wire plar circuit and don't need other lmr features. I now have 5 r...
by maxjam
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF Quantar w/SAM at Dayton
Replies: 0
Views: 724

VHF Quantar w/SAM at Dayton

There was somebody selling VHF Quantars at Dayton that had SAMS. They were from Floriday. Might somebody point me to a contact for them? I lost his number in the great phone crash of 2012.

Thanks
Sean
by maxjam
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: clone astro spectra
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: clone astro spectra

Strange as when you read each radio it shows the same flash and using the monitor button they show the same. It surprised me that the OTAR tabs still showed even tho they are greyed out. I've dragged and dropped.. while ok.. really is a pain when you have several different radios with different flas...
by maxjam
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: clone astro spectra
Replies: 2
Views: 288

clone astro spectra

I have an astro spectra that used to have OTAR rekey in the flashcode. I removed it so the flashcode would match another radio figuring that I could then clone them. However when I read the radio, it still shows up with the OTAR option tabs even tho they are greyed out. I can't clone as it says opti...
by maxjam
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Multiple Astro W7 consolette fail codes
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Re: Multiple Astro W7 consolette fail codes

Reprogrammed it and while some channels work, others give a Fail 002 and have random characters on the display. Does somebody have the experience to repair this that would be willing? Drop me a PM.

Thanks
by maxjam
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

I have found that asking the router to do other things besides voice and some simple routing will cause voice issues. Even doing a "write mem" will cause voice to get jittery or even drop. I also have a Quantar running p25 that I would like to figure out how to shove around the network. Th...
by maxjam
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Multiple Astro W7 consolette fail codes
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Multiple Astro W7 consolette fail codes

I have a vhf astro w7 consolette that until yesterday has been a champ. It suddenly blanked the display and then I got Fl 01/90. Power cycled it and it ran fine until a couple of hours later it reset and I then had a Fl01/82. Power cycled it and then had a Fail 002. I put the radio and consolette bo...
by maxjam
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

If you don't use VAD, you will see more traffic generated as it just keeps the line 'OPEN' just like a dry pair would be. I don't/haven't had an issue with using VAD as it was hooked to a half-duplex radio anyway. You could just use VAD on the voice port instead of vad aggressive. When the aggressiv...
by maxjam
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

The only pins that I have hooked up on the E&M cards are 4&5 that connect to the tone remote.
by maxjam
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

As the VAD is aggressive, it doesn't generate packets until the tone remote is doing it's thing. I have rrd graphs on all of my traffic points and I honestly can't tell when people are using it or not by looking at them. I have seen it show 57000 bits/second with 3 end points up, but as it is radio ...
by maxjam
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Controlling multiple base stations over telco dry pairs
Replies: 25
Views: 1103

Re: Controlling multiple base stations over telco dry pairs

Since the Cisco and E&M solution was brought up I updated the configs on my Cisco 2600XM/E&M project I started in 2010. http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=91064&p=440453#p440453 I now have three endpoints including one out of state. It has been working very well for the...
by maxjam
Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

update - Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

I have done some more work on this and it has been running pretty well for a year. After tinkering with several methods, here is a config that is running. I now have 3 end points on this network including 1 out of state that is working very well. =====================================================...
by maxjam
Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: xts2500 vhf ABC123 radios flashed
Replies: 1
Views: 474

xts2500 vhf ABC123 radios flashed

I have a couple of xts2500 panther radios that are working great for our ham p25 project, however they have different flash codes. Has anybody been lucky enough to get their similar radios flashed? It would be nice to be able to clone the programming instead of jumping through the hoops each time. t...
by maxjam
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MC2000 wiring
Replies: 1
Views: 938

MC2000 wiring

I just picked up a MC2000 deskset. However it didn't come with a manual. Can somebody tell me the connections for 2 wire tone remote? I was hoping it would come with a standard default channel 1 -16 tones, however it appears only 1 channel is setup. If there is a default config with more then one ch...
by maxjam
Sun May 16, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

Here are the relevant parts.. This is a 2-wire tone control full duplex setup. You just need to replicate this on 2 different routers with different /30 ip subnets on the Vif1 interfaces and then the same network on the FastEthernet0/0 interface. You will either need to manually route the Vif1 ip bl...
by maxjam
Sat May 15, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

Re: remote radio via cisco routers..

ok... I tried some different configs using the M lead on the e&m port, but just didn't care for the resulting output on the other side. I have a config now that I am using multicast and tone control to the MSF5000. It seems pretty steady across an internet connection. I need to dig up another to...
by maxjam
Thu May 13, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 vhf stuck on transmit with wireline PTT
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: MSF5000 vhf stuck on transmit with wireline PTT

I swapped out the SSCB and TTRC and it sill did it. I figured out that the 2nd RX only drawer was causing the issue. When I would disconnect the rj11 plug on it's TTRC board, it would stop the first tray from transmitting. I reprogrammed the 2nd tray and now it doesn't bother the first tray. Strange.
by maxjam
Tue May 11, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 vhf stuck on transmit with wireline PTT
Replies: 1
Views: 204

MSF5000 vhf stuck on transmit with wireline PTT

I have a vhf MSF5000 that was working as a repeater. I want to use as a base with a tone remote. The original codeplug wouldn't let me enable the TTRC board so I used a default coeplug and set it up with 1 channel and 1 mode for testing. As soon as I put W in for the PTT, it will immediatley go into...
by maxjam
Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: remote radio via cisco routers..
Replies: 121
Views: 15005

remote radio via cisco routers..

I play cisco all day, but haven't done the radio piece. I have a 2 - 2611xm with nm-hd-2ve and a vic2-2e/m card. From what I see, I should be able to link these two with the SP ios.
Has somebody done this? pointers?

thanks.
by maxjam
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 max deviation
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: MSF5000 max deviation

I again noticed the repeater wasn't happy. When to the site and found it at 9khz again. Ran the eepot up and down and found when the pot was at 0 I was at 9khz, when the pot was all the way up I was at 6khz. I then exited back out and looked at the programming. I noticed that it was setup for a rang...
by maxjam
Sat May 30, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 max deviation
Replies: 2
Views: 336

MSF5000 max deviation

After running for 5 -6 months, the MSF5000 vhf repeater suddenly was running 8khz of transmit audio. When I put the 1v rms 1000hz tone on tp8 I ended taking the eepot all the way down the 0 to get 4.6 kHz. The in cabinet repeat audio then was back to the proper 2kHz in for 3kHz out. Everything else ...
by maxjam
Fri May 22, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar in cabinet repeat audio is low
Replies: 11
Views: 1686

Re: Quantar in cabinet repeat audio is low

Found a CLN7558C card. Any cures?
by maxjam
Fri May 22, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar in cabinet repeat audio is low
Replies: 11
Views: 1686

Quantar in cabinet repeat audio is low

I have a R2 Quantar that I moved to the 2m band. Adjusted up the rx front end, and went through the alignment procedures for tx freq, and deviation adjust. Just minor changes were made to touch it up. However, the in-cabinet repeater audio is less then 1 kHz. Were are I missing the repeat audio adju...
by maxjam
Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 DPL growl
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: MSF5000 DPL growl

I thought that might be the issue. I went back today and double checked that. What I saw on the monitor matched right up with Figure 4-17 on page 4-28 to the Tee for the correct waveform.
by maxjam
Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 DPL growl
Replies: 3
Views: 239

MSF5000 DPL growl

I have a MSF5000 that started life as a EMS base. I reprogrammed it for repeater and disabled all options for remote control, etc. I disconnected the wildcard options from the bus. It works/sounds great, however we are using a DPL and the receivers have a low level growl. Many different portables an...
by maxjam
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500i channel select
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: XTS2500i channel select

DOH! OTACS was enabled. Disabled and life is good. Jeez :lol:
by maxjam
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500i channel select
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: XTS2500i channel select

I got over to the programmer again and tried adding 2 more zones and then setting the rotary as zone. It still only will put the radio to zone 1, channel 1. If I use the menu to change zones/channels it works fine. Once you turn the rotary knob, it doesn't matter if it shows it is pointing at 8, it ...
by maxjam
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500i channel select
Replies: 3
Views: 265

XTS2500i channel select

I have been programming up a XTS2500i and it is working great, however the top channel select won't select the channels I have assigned to the zone. I can use it to program up the scan list without any problem. I can use the menu to change channels but it would be easier with the top channel knob. U...
by maxjam
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 wild Card
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: MSF5000 wild Card

thanks... :lol: spent time on that page, can't believe I overlooked it!

Sean
by maxjam
Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000 wild Card
Replies: 2
Views: 235

MSF5000 wild Card

I recently got a hold of a MSF5000 with wildcard. My MSF5000 manual doesn't have a section on it.
Googling I can find some of the connections, but I have yet to find out what it's capabilities are. TRN9754414 and CA0963M is on the label. Any pointers?

thanks

Sean
by maxjam
Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for Astro Saber repair.
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Looking for Astro Saber repair.

Thanks for the replies, I have somebody willing to see what can be done with it.
by maxjam
Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for Astro Saber repair.
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Looking for Astro Saber repair.

I found a vhf astro saber ii with a problem that I am looking for pointers on. when you turn it on, it says "self test" then goes to the regular display, however the battery, csq, secure, note, and scan icons are on all of the time. you can select a channel and it will transmit/receive ana...
by maxjam
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: vhf astro saber strange menu
Replies: 1
Views: 329

vhf astro saber strange menu

I found a vhf astro saber ii with a problem that I am looking for pointers on. when you turn it on, it says "self test" then goes to the regular display, however the battery, csq, secure, note, and scan icons are on all of the time. you can select a channel and it will transmit/receive ana...
by maxjam
Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT: Motorola Ringtone Composer??
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Yea and now Unicel bought the A side so that Alltel met the divestiture requirement. It is getting hard to keep track of who owns what around here.
by maxjam
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1550XLS DISPLAY
Replies: 14
Views: 955

I though I would escape the problem, but mine just started missing lines also. Good thing, warranty was expiring so it just went on the the UPS truck today to Texas. I sure hope I get a XTS5000 back to replace it! :P
by maxjam
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: programming ht1550xls
Replies: 5
Views: 796

While you can program it from the keypad, the channel must be configured from the software to permit that. Once done you need the red battery. Scroll through the menu and you will see a edit mode option. Hit enter, then the password you setup using the software and then you can edit the tx/rx/tx pl/...
by maxjam
Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Failure trying to load system saber with keys.
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Failure trying to load system saber with keys.

I have a T3020BX with a TRN4863A module. This is just DES. I have system sabers that have DES-XL modules in them. I have disabled the multi-keys and tried setting the XL to enable or disable in the secure setup and also on the secure config for the mode. I get FAIL on the keyloader when I try to put...

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