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by dfc2
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios
Replies: 19
Views: 1924

Re: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios

Th eonly other option I can think of is to have a duel band radio (expensive) with a single pyramid... Ohio State patrol used a setup like this for years.
by dfc2
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios
Replies: 19
Views: 1924

Re: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios

OK, my $0.02. Try using 2 Pyramid repeaters, on different freq's. figure out the separation in distance or freq to allow both to work low power.... then have your portable set up scan the 2nd channel, without allowing it to talk back to the repeater. so it monitors ch 1, and scans ch 2.... but talk ...
by dfc2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Setting up Tone Remote?
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: Setting up Tone Remote?

Jim, that is out of my ability.
I wanted to keep it simple.. I want to leave the Dispatch stuff alone. and add the remote in the back offices.
we have spare radios... MCS2000, and kenwood 760's
by dfc2
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Setting up Tone Remote?
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: Setting up Tone Remote?

Is it possible to use a tone remote with an XTVA?

the Portable Radio/XTVA as the transmit radio for the tone remote?
by dfc2
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Setting up Tone Remote?
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Setting up Tone Remote?

Can someone talk me through what is needed to set up a tone remote? Small town, basement department, no reception in the basement except the dispatch radio (antenna on the roof) my thought was to install a 2nd radio in the back office, with 1, 2, or 3 phone style remotes, to put a radio in roll call...
by dfc2
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P25 system question?
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

Re: P25 system question?

My goal is NOT to scan. My goal is to simply switch over to the interop channel when needed. WITHOUT having to talk 20 officers through switching zones and changing channel number.
by dfc2
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P25 system question?
Replies: 7
Views: 1044

P25 system question?

Can a P25 system (xtl5000/xts5000) have a zone programmed with talkgroups in all channels (for the same system) but also have a single channel programmed as a repeater channel? the goal would be to have an interop channel programmed into the same talkgroup, so that we use our radios as normal, but i...
by dfc2
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Temp/Emergency Repeater?
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Temp/Emergency Repeater?

Has anyone done any work with the XTL5000 (or even the xtl2500), to make a portable /emergency repeater? I was just involved in an incident (minor thought it was) with multi agencies, and the primary agency had to resort to handing out portables, even though most of the involved agencies had the 7/8...
by dfc2
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Converting XTL5000 front panel to Hand held control?
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Converting XTL5000 front panel to Hand held control?

I have an XTL5000 (looks like the astro spectra)Dash mount. I NEED a remote/under cover mount. Is there a kit to change over the dash mount (mounted in the trunk) to use the hand held control in the front of the car? My budge does not allow for the purchase of a new radio. I either make do with what...
by dfc2
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OLD Motorola Radio pic site?
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

OLD Motorola Radio pic site?

Years ago, I remember a site that had old radios pictured. mostly moto I think. I am helping a guy research radio equip for a police car restoration project.

can anyone remember the site and direct me to it?

thanks.

DFC2
by dfc2
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: P16 to P25???
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

Re: P16 to P25???

Thanks for the suggestion, but it does not answer my question. I have done some reading in the last few day. It seems it can be done. The question is, at this point, all a matter of cost. Who can Do it, and what does it cost per unit. Yes, I know there are other options, that's why I'm asking for co...
by dfc2
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: P16 to P25???
Replies: 6
Views: 2368

P16 to P25???

Can someone help me here. I need a little info about upgrading an XTS3000 from P16 to P25. my (Small) agency has an opportunity to get some XTS3000's (800 MHz), but they are flashed for P16, we need P25 for our county wide system. I have never dealt with the newer radios, so cn someone tell me what ...
by dfc2
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR1500 VHF RSS???
Replies: 1
Views: 644

PR1500 VHF RSS???

Can anyone tell me what RSS covers the PR1500 VHF?

I have not messed with anything since the Spectra's, so I have not kept up on the newer stuff.


DFC2
by dfc2
Tue May 31, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What do you have on your belt ?
Replies: 144
Views: 31564

Re: What do you have on your belt ?

vince7003 wrote:xts3000 mod 1 800 p25 with a ps/mic

my 2 work radio mts2000 mod 2 vhf.

sig p226 pr24. and fox spray



PR24? hell...im old school...... still have a mod 60 as a backup.....But PR24? hum......
by dfc2
Wed May 11, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: National weather freqs staying or going to narrow band ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: National weather freqs staying or going to narrow band ?

Can anyone tell me about the Police/Fire/EMS channels?

The ones Im talking about are the national calling, LEERN, or in Ohio Intercity, and soforth?

DFC2
by dfc2
Wed May 11, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Off Topic....well...almost... Project 54, with xtl1500?
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Off Topic....well...almost... Project 54, with xtl1500?

sort of off topic. has anyone out there had any dealings with the project 54 stuff? im tring to find out if anyone has it up and running, and if they have used either the xtl1500, or 2500 in 800mhz systems? i would like to hear from ANYONE who has one up and running, to see what equipment your using...
by dfc2
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Model ID for type 2 Trunking?
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Radio Model ID for type 2 Trunking?

Some time ago I saw a list of Radio Model numbers to show which radios were type 2 radios.

Anyone point me towards it? I searched for it here and cant find it.

Thanks

DFC2
by dfc2
Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS3000 800 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 328

XTS3000 800 Question

Im looking at an XTS3000 1 model ( no display, or keypad) my question is, can I have it programmed up the same as my XTS1500 1.5 model. ( 3 zones, 14 or so chan each zone ) What I have in mind is to use the XTS3000 in an AVS ( Convert a Com ), which has the display mic. will the Basic 3000work with ...
by dfc2
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can anyone decode this? T99DX+129w
Replies: 5
Views: 6307

Re: Can anyone decode this? T99DX+129w

OK..... I guess I'm missing something. Is it vhf. ? 800. Is it a regular astro missing the accessories?

Dfc2.
by dfc2
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can anyone decode this? T99DX+129w
Replies: 5
Views: 6307

Can anyone decode this? T99DX+129w

Can anyone decode this? T99DX+129w

thanks

DFC2
by dfc2
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mid-band MX-300??
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Mid-band MX-300??

Yes.. they did... I used one as an MP in germany in the mid-Late 80's, most of our stuff was HT500 low band, but the Airforce SP's had MX-300's in the mid vhf split we used for interop at times...

back before gov liquidation... you could get some listed in the DRMO catalogs.


DFC2
by dfc2
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Saber AVA & Astro HHCH - The Facts vs. The Myth
Replies: 7
Views: 3480

Astro Saber AVA & Astro HHCH - The Facts vs. The Myth

OK...So I have read this post..... then like most of you, I started looking for a cradle.......OK... where are they? are they that hard to find? I search on e bay, and every other site I can find.. did this guy get the only one made? Anyone have ANY info? DFC2 Astro Saber AVA & Astro HHCH - The ...
by dfc2
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Analog Saber POT CTRL SW - Any Ideas What Is This?
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Analog Saber POT CTRL SW - Any Ideas What Is This?

POT CTRL SW, ANALOG SABER

im basing my guess on the above... if its a pot, it would be the volume switch.....

well guys? am I a moron for my thoughts?

DFC2
by dfc2
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New product announcements in the APX line
Replies: 24
Views: 1759

Re: New product announcements in the APX line

OK.. gotta ask.. any chance this will work in the cheep seats? XTS1500 ?

yeah...yeah... We are lucky we get the rado at all...


DFC2
by dfc2
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Analog Saber POT CTRL SW - Any Ideas What Is This?
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Saber part no. ?

Im only making a guess.. but im pretty sure it a switch, possibly the volume switch from a saber......

dfc2
by dfc2
Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 86825

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

LOL...look very close... It's been messed with MS Paint..... Look at terh edges of the case real close. you can see the lines where the painted using a paint program of some sort.


DFC2
by dfc2
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Small 800 trunked portable???
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Small 800 trunked portable???

Can anyone tell me what models are outthere for a type 2 system. notdigital....just need type 2 but the guy wants a very small package... heneeds both type 1 and type 2 talkgroups...so the visar is out..

dfc2
by dfc2
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming System Saber III
Replies: 14
Views: 1930

Re: Programming System Saber III

Did you get it figured out? i am having the same problem with a ss3

dfc2
by dfc2
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Decode model #?? T43TXA3D00K
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: Decode model #?? T43TXA3D00K

yes.. i know some of it.. 50 watt vhf thats all standard its the other stuff i dont know thats why i posted....hope somone knows the remainder. i have no clue what it is...just a model number e mailed to me.

dfc2
by dfc2
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Decode model #?? T43TXA3D00K
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Decode model #?? T43TXA3D00K

can anyone decode this for me?

thanks.

DFC2
by dfc2
Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Most Rugged Motorola Equipment
Replies: 49
Views: 4600

Re: Most Rugged Motorola Equipment

The MX-300R's were the best...... as a bunch of 21 year old MP's at ft. Bragg in the mid 80's...... we beat the crap out of them...never a problem....

dfc2
by dfc2
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Off Topic... Bendix King repeater ( Signal Group) info need
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Off Topic... Bendix King repeater ( Signal Group) info need

Not so much... Just dug it out of the back of the garage again..( wife said I either clean the garage to get her car in before it snows...or I move into the garage...) and started thinink of trying to do something with it.

DFC2
by dfc2
Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New 09 Control Head!
Replies: 44
Views: 2143

Re: New 09 Control Head!

All that looks nice..... too bad no one but the FEDS, State PD's, and a handfull of the big departments, and your more progressive business buyers will ever see them installed..... with all the options out there... ( Cheeper non PS rated radios, without the extra's....) most department heads will lo...
by dfc2
Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: emergency tripped from other departments dpls
Replies: 17
Views: 1515

Re: emergency tripped from other departments dpls

He said it happens one time a day.. that could be.. If it's a large angency.. the Emergency when a pursuit starts could be... even if somone is using it to break in to radio traffic on a busy day.... yeah........some places do that.... I would check for who uses your freq and do a search for others....
by dfc2
Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Siren Park Kill???
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

Siren Park Kill???

My Department is using 06 and 09 IMpala's. We have new Tomar BLade lightbars and 940 Series Sirens. Our Problem is the Radio shop... can't...or Won't hook up the park kill feature for the siren.. ( They wont hook up the horn to the siren so we can change or activate the siren from the horn ring eith...
by dfc2
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Convert a com???
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Astro Saber Convert a com???

OK.. thanks for the help. the "Long" version of the previous thread helped...


I'm suprised Moto never went farther with it?

DFC2
by dfc2
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Convert a com???
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Astro Saber Convert a com???

ANyone have first hand experience witht he Astro Saber Convert a com ( or whatever it's really called) Im looking for info on the Mic's for it. Is there a mic like the regular Saber convert a com with the buttons on it to control the radio. does the Astro Saber need specific programming to allow it'...
by dfc2
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MX340 Information wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: MX340 Information wanted

You are right about the SP... it could be almost anything. I personally have seen single tone boards for access to repeaters, some high tech scann functions, even duel receieve with SP products.. I have seen a few I could not make heads or tails out of. the SPxx was listed on the radio but nothing l...
by dfc2
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: AS3 scan switch?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: AS3 scan switch?

I stand corrected... "A" Blank........ "B" Scan....

thats what I have..

DFC2
by dfc2
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: AS3 scan switch?
Replies: 2
Views: 263

AS3 scan switch?

I may be missing something. but in the CPS im trying to set the top A/B switch to turn on the scan function. I set it soe "B" is scann, and "A" is unprogrammed. am I doing this wrong? it seems it goes into scan when I turn it to "B"B, but wont turn off back on "A&q...
by dfc2
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 DVP-XL / ADP Software Encryption
Replies: 12
Views: 7573

Re: XTS5000 DVP-XL / ADP Software Encryption

I just saw a flyer from motorola that compares the XTS radios. It says the xts1500 ( with display ) can do the ADP encryption. can anyone give me a basic overview of this so I can see what it would take to add this to our radios? we have 30 of them, just got int. we also have a few of the high end m...
by dfc2
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: priority scan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: priority scan?

OK.. I had a conversation with the "Tech" from the local Moto shop today......... I asked about the priority scan on our system.... he says in our system.. ( a Smartnet 2 system) has too long a lag time while scanning that we won't hear anything....... I asked aobut the other larger system...
by dfc2
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: priority scan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: priority scan?

im trying to clarify what can be done and not done.. without going to our local shop... we have a habit of getting a "It can't be done" answer.... we are as we speek, getting new radios.... trading in out mtx8000 b5"s for XST1500's ( with display) they have it set to turn on the scann...
by dfc2
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: priority scan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

priority scan?

Can a smart net system have priority scan? also, can teh xts 1500 ( with display ) do priority scann, ie.. user set scan.... so we can add or delete our scan list?

DFC2
by dfc2
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Remote 800mhz to maxtrac 16 pin
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Spectra Remote 800mhz to maxtrac 16 pin

As I stated in the prior post. There is NO money to pay for it. I am trying to figure out "Some Chance"... which is better than "NO" chance. Maxtracs are $100.00, Spectra's are $200.00, a VRS is $1500.00 or better... I , meaning personally my own pocket can't afford to pay that.....
by dfc2
Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Remote 800mhz to maxtrac 16 pin
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Spectra Remote 800mhz to maxtrac 16 pin

carrying a second portable is not an option. Im not going to have officers carrying two radios. the problem is only in one area.. but they are there often enough that I need to solve the problem. I have asked for funds to go the VRS route.. but the authority to approve purchases and the common sence...
by dfc2
Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Remote 800mhz to maxtrac 16 pin
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Spectra Remote 800mhz to maxtrac 16 pin

I thought of that. We only have 2 cars. very seldom are both on scene. the cost of a VRS is far more than picking up 2 spectras or maxtracs.

DFC2
by dfc2
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Remote 800mhz to maxtrac 16 pin
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Spectra Remote 800mhz to maxtrac 16 pin

Is there a cable or box out there to connect a remote spectra ( on an 800 trunked system) to a maxtrax on a simples or semi duplex 800 freq? I work in a small village and we have one spot over the hill where our portable s DONt work at all... make us go back to the car to get out.... problem is the ...
by dfc2
Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Convert a Com and Battery??
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Astro Saber Convert a Com and Battery??

Is ther a specific battery needed for the astro saber convert a com? I have only the large high cap batteries and they dont seem to fin into the convert a com? what part number is suposed to be used?

DFC2

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