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by TomSlick
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI falsing
Replies: 0
Views: 1744

Minitor VI falsing

The firmware notes for the R.01.06 version for the Minitor VI states "Added Level 3 falsing adjustment to reduce page alert falsing in special circumstances". The help text for the programming software also talks about falsing adjustments, implying they appear on the channel tabs. But I sure can't f...
by TomSlick
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI battery Charging Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1789

Re: Minitor VI battery Charging Problem

Anybody else have updates on Min VI charger issues? I've got reports of several in my fire company, along with my own charger, that go red on insertion, and then a few seconds/minute or so later show fully charged. That doesn't seem right after a day of use. I've got my guys rotating spare batteries...
by TomSlick
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Verify firmware version on bank charger?
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Re: Verify firmware version on bank charger?

I was afraid of that. Ours are bolted down.
by TomSlick
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Verify firmware version on bank charger?
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Verify firmware version on bank charger?

How cam I tell the firmware version on an XTS bank charger?
by TomSlick
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Carry case options
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Re: Carry case options

OK, thanks!
by TomSlick
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Carry case options
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Carry case options

Folks, I'm trying to determine the appropriate leather cases for an APX6000 model 2.5 with the PMNN4486A battery. Motorola's accessory page doesn't list that battery in the descriptions of the cases. Is there an alternate part number that is the same size battery that I should be looking for?
by TomSlick
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1935

Re: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?

Many thanks.
by TomSlick
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1935

Re: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?

firecomm wrote:I guess it depends on how old your radios are. Motorola issued FSB10894A in Jul 2014 regarding APX 6000 & 6000XE's shutting down without user intervention.
Hmm - I wouldn't have thought they are that old. Anyone have a link or PDF for the FSB?
by TomSlick
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1935

Re: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?

What kind of battery are you using? There was a run of bad Impres2 IS batteries that would randomly shut down. I had the misfortune to get a few of them, and I thought my radios were developing problems. The radios have not been distributed to us yet, so I don't what batteries, however since the ar...
by TomSlick
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1935

Re: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?

Nobody has heard any reports of problems like this? I would think if a department as large as Atlanta had been hit with it, word would have spread.
by TomSlick
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1935

APX6Ks randomly shutting down?

Has anyone heard of this issue? They claim it has impacted Atlanta PD as well:

http://www.timesherald.com/general-news ... -defective
by TomSlick
Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000/6000XE housing colors
Replies: 20
Views: 3283

Re: APX6000/6000XE housing colors

I'll let everyone in on a little secret.. Unlike the APX7000XE which uses a different housing shell then the standard APX7000, the APX6000 & APX6000XE use the same housing shell. Thanks, that's good to know. I'm wondering if anyone can speak to availability of the various housing colors. For exampl...
by TomSlick
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000/6000XE housing colors
Replies: 20
Views: 3283

Re: APX6000/6000XE housing colors

pfd radio wrote:Tom Can you provide the numbers that you found
Sorry for the delay in responding - if you look at Wiscomm, for example, you can see non-XE housing kits in red, orange and blue:

http://shopwiscomm.com/APX6000-Parts-C270810.aspx

They are in the "NHN707xAS" range.
by TomSlick
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: endofliferadios.com
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

Re: endofliferadios.com

Yeah, it's about as bare-minimum as you get - they couldn't even be bothered to get some decent stock photos on it. And I'm not keen on "we'll pay you half up front, half when we get the equipment" deal.
by TomSlick
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: endofliferadios.com
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

endofliferadios.com

AKA "All Season Distribution", Andy Kazulak. They sent a letter to my fire company soliciting to buy our old gear. Anyone dealt with them?
by TomSlick
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Belt Clip with D-ring for APX non-XE RSMs?
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: Belt Clip with D-ring for APX non-XE RSMs?

Surprisingly little out there for either of these part numbers. I'd sure like to have D-rings on our RSMs so folks stop clipping them to the tips of the antennas.
by TomSlick
Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Belt Clip with D-ring for APX non-XE RSMs?
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Belt Clip with D-ring for APX non-XE RSMs?

Is there a belt clip available with a D-ring for the "normal" (non-XE) RSMs?
by TomSlick
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Montco shop for Impres firmware upgrade?
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Montco shop for Impres firmware upgrade?

Anyone know of a shop in the Montgomery County, PA area that can upgrade the firmware on Impres chargers? We need to prep ours for APXs. (Or would it just be easier/cheaper to buy the upgrader and handle it ourselves?)
by TomSlick
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000/6000XE housing colors
Replies: 20
Views: 3283

Re: APX6000/6000XE housing colors

Bummer - it would have been nice to have some additional options for color-coding them.
by TomSlick
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000/6000XE housing colors
Replies: 20
Views: 3283

Re: APX6000/6000XE housing colors

Can anyone confirm the actual availability of housing colors other than black, green and yellow for the 6000XE? I've found part numbers for red, blue and orange for the regular 6000, but so far nothing for the XEs.
by TomSlick
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000/6000XE housing colors
Replies: 20
Views: 3283

Re: APX6000/6000XE housing colors

Since they don't seem to allow ordering the other colors from the factory, I'm wondering how hard it is to swap the housing pieces. Realistically though, I doubt that we would bother. I would have been nice to be able to get them from the factory in any color.
by TomSlick
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Min 6 falses while in charger?
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

Min 6 falses while in charger?

I've had several instances of my Minitor 6 going off on the wrong tones while charging. I notice a distinct 60 Hz-type hum in the receive audio while it's in the charger, which I'm guessing may be at least part of the issue. The charger is plugged in to a surge-suppressor strip, which also has an Im...
by TomSlick
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000/6000XE housing colors
Replies: 20
Views: 3283

APX6000/6000XE housing colors

I'm confused about what housing colors are available for the APX6000/6000XE family. The spec sheets say black, yellow and green for both models, but I'm seeing housing kits online like the NHN7071AS in orange, and I see red and blue as well. Can they all be ordered from the factory in these colors? ...
by TomSlick
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI "enhanced" announcement?
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Re: Minitor VI "enhanced" announcement?

As it turns out, the options are described on page 29 of the user guide as well. Silly me, I never expected to see a PPS section in the user guide.
by TomSlick
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI "enhanced" announcement?
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Re: Minitor VI "enhanced" announcement?

Thanks very much.
by TomSlick
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI "enhanced" announcement?
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Minitor VI "enhanced" announcement?

The PPS announcement selections allow standard, customized and enhanced. I understand the first two, but what does 'enhanced' do?
by TomSlick
Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RMN5038A XTS2500
Replies: 12
Views: 2294

Re: RMN5038A XTS2500

RFguy wrote:He may have to hold the orange button for 10 to 15 minutes to activate the man down function.
Minutes? Wow. Or did you mean seconds?
by TomSlick
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Excellent P25 information
Replies: 9
Views: 5289

Re: Excellent P25 information

RFguy wrote:Try this (found after a Google search for Codan TG-001):
Dead link now as well. Try:
http://www.repeater-builder.com/tech-in ... -guide.pdf
by TomSlick
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Tall XTS2500 knob?
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Tall XTS2500 knob?

Thanks for the info, Looks like it would definitely be an improvement for my AN. Is it just a pop-off, pop-on replacement?
by TomSlick
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Tall XTS2500 knob?
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Tall XTS2500 knob?

Is this like the FDNY knobs I keep seeing references to? I didn't think they were available for 2500s.
http://acimg.auctivacommerce.com/imgdat ... 833323.jpg
by TomSlick
Fri May 02, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 weather resistance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: XTS2500 weather resistance?

Ours are non-i versions, but immersion shouldn't be an issue (crossing fingers).
by TomSlick
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 weather resistance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

XTS2500 weather resistance?

How weather resistant is a stock XTS2500? For example, should I be concerned about exposing it to a heavy rain storm? I try to keep it in a gear pocket if possible, but sometimes it's exposed.
by TomSlick
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi port cover on XTS2500 fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: Jedi port cover on XTS2500 fit?

I tried to use one of the "tethered" covers from an HT1000 on a 2500, and it "sort of" worked. Not really a good fit. I finally found a box where they stashed the covers they pulled off of our XTS's when they installed the RSMs, so I have a "real" cover now. I can probably dig one up for you if you ...
by TomSlick
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 7816

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

Great news. Now I just need to convince the Chief to buy them.
by TomSlick
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 7816

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

I was hoping by making the SV standard, they would have fixed the age-old stored voice issue of open squelch between alert and announcement, but alas the obnoxious squelch remains (particularly annoying in our system where dispatch stacks pages on different frequencies). For the life of me, I can't...
by TomSlick
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS priority scan
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: XTS priority scan

OK, what does the fact that when I select talk groups in the scan list, toggling through the selection only gives me the icon or the icon with dot, but not flashing, tell me? I never see the icon with a flashing dot.

Thanks for your reply
by TomSlick
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS priority scan
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

XTS priority scan

I did a search and found an old thread about this, but it didn't quite address my question. On my department-issued XTS2500, when I select talk groups for the scan list, the scan icon is displayed with or without a trailing dot. Some googling finds this relates to priority, but also mentions the dot...
by TomSlick
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Broken channel selector knobs on MT1000's,
Replies: 10
Views: 2085

Re: Broken channel selector knobs on MT1000's,

Sounds like a perfect job for someone with a 3D printer and some spare time.
by TomSlick
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive 800 MHz portable?
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Re: Inexpensive 800 MHz portable?

A couple of days later, the Chief pulls me aside and tells me to take an XTS2500 home since I've been responding to calls so often. Problem solved. :D
by TomSlick
Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive 800 MHz portable?
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Re: Inexpensive 800 MHz portable?

Maybe I'm not understanding rebanding. Would it impact purely simplex operations? As long as the portable covers 850-853, wouldn't that be enough?
by TomSlick
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive 800 MHz portable?
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Re: Inexpensive 800 MHz portable?

How about something even older - would an MTS2000 be appropriate?
by TomSlick
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive 800 MHz portable?
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Re: Inexpensive 800 MHz portable?

No to P25 and encryption, and yes, I would be authorized.
by TomSlick
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Inexpensive 800 MHz portable?
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

Inexpensive 800 MHz portable?

I've given up on hopes of being issued a portable for our county's 800 MHz P25 trunked system, but I could solve some of my comm needs for use on our simplex channels (850-853 MHz). What's a good portable to look for on the used market? Ideally I would like to have a display for channel labeling. FP...
by TomSlick
Tue May 21, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi/XTS speaker mic clip "loop"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

Re: Jedi/XTS speaker mic clip "loop"?

Yeah, that would probably be the optimal solution. But I don't know how easy that would be.
by TomSlick
Tue May 21, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi/XTS speaker mic clip "loop"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

Re: Jedi/XTS speaker mic clip "loop"?

See my thread here: http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=104890 Unfortunately, I have yet to find a really satisfactory solution. The best I could come up with was a D-ring that I slipped under the clip. You can then slide that over the antenna. Edited to add: Like this, though I can't re...
by TomSlick
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IMPRES Bank Charger 15 pin connector
Replies: 10
Views: 3181

Re: IMPRES Bank Charger 15 pin connector

A little thread resurrection. Can anyone confirm that if I get this interface and software without the Entitlement ID, it's still the case that there is worthwhile functionality? I have a fleet of about 30 XTS's, and I'd like to get a decent handle on the status of all of the batteries - periodicall...
by TomSlick
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Use of speaker mics and portable radios in the fire service
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Use of speaker mics and portable radios in the fire serv

Thanks for those links. I'm going to pass them on in my department.
by TomSlick
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Power mobile HT chargers
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Power mobile HT chargers

That's one of my concerns. When the guys put the radios back in the chargers after using them on a run, they can't easily tell if they are seated properly since there is no power/no LED indication. And of course, by the time the shore line is plugged in when they arrive at the station, the crew has ...
by TomSlick
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Power mobile HT chargers
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Power mobile HT chargers

OK, thanks. That makes sense.
by TomSlick
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Power mobile HT chargers
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Power mobile HT chargers

My fire company has Impres chargers in our trucks that are running off 110 volts from the shorelines. This means the radios are not being charged when rolling. In your experience, is this considered normal practice? For the most part, I'm OK with it. Our trucks spend the large majority of the time s...

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