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by w2sjw
Fri May 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: RLN6562A Strange Behavior
Replies: 0
Views: 1018

RLN6562A Strange Behavior

Guys, It's been a long time since I've been on the board, but I've got a real head-scratcher here. I bought a gently used RLN6562A from a fellow ham in the Midwest. The unit (when paired to my 7550e) will only TX for 5 seconds in digital, but performs flawlessly on analog. My 7550e is on the latest ...
by w2sjw
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Unusual sound from TRBO system
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Unusual sound from TRBO system

That's what I was starting to think - what is being sent in that beacon, though?
by w2sjw
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Unusual sound from TRBO system
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Unusual sound from TRBO system

Guys, My employer runs what appears to be a 2 repeater/4 channel TRBO system at our distribution centers in Bethlehem, PA. I'm almost 100% certain that the system is NOT a Capacity Plus, due to the lack of a resting burst. However, the repeaters make the sound linked below for about 4 seconds every ...
by w2sjw
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Wiping a codeplug
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Wiping a codeplug

I actually discovered that I could export all default data out of the R04 codeplug, and then import it into the R10 current one. Then I went and deleted everything like you said. It worked like a charm! The only thing I had to change was the mic noise reduction profiles, as the R04 codeplug still ha...
by w2sjw
Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Wiping a codeplug
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Wiping a codeplug

Guys, A fellow member here is in line to buy my APX7000 V/U-R2. Is there any way to wipe a codeplug back to 'default', or do I have to go in manually & start deleting things? I bought my 7K from BatDude as a R04, and that's the only 'default blank' codeplug I have that matches the actual flashco...
by w2sjw
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX CPS R10.00.00 & MotoTRBO CPS 9.0 and Tuner 10.1
Replies: 17
Views: 4988

Re: APX CPS R10.00.00 & MotoTRBO CPS 9.0 and Tuner 10.1

Yes. Make sure you upgrade the CPS first to R10, then update the radio from within R10. Mine is working just fine.

I always read out a fresh copy of my codeplug after every FW upgrade...
by w2sjw
Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX CPS R10.00.00 & MotoTRBO CPS 9.0 and Tuner 10.1
Replies: 17
Views: 4988

Re: APX CPS R10.00.00 & MotoTRBO CPS 9.0 and Tuner 10.1

Now I'm going to hold off as well until someone else can comment on this behavior...
by w2sjw
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: RSSI available as Menu Item?
Replies: 3
Views: 1949

Re: RSSI available as Menu Item?

You are correct. I have a fully-loaded M3 7000 & RSSI is only available as a button on mine. The 'SITE' function as a menu option will only lock/unlock a site.
by w2sjw
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Changing APX7000 housing
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Changing APX7000 housing

The housing is a three-sided piece that's all one part. It's fairly straightforward to do (all you have to remove is the 6 screws on the main speaker side of the radio). You will have to spread the sides open a bit to get it around the chassis during the removal & installation process. This has ...
by w2sjw
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11738

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

Same as PJ - I uplifted to the latest R09 & all still works well. My close friend just got his hands on a R2/800 7K, so once & for all we'll get the final answer about this working on X2/Phase-II.
by w2sjw
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX CPS R09.00.02 Now On MOL
Replies: 1
Views: 2031

APX CPS R09.00.02 Now On MOL

Guys, Build date seems to be 1/15/2013. What's New in the CPS: -- Radio Management 1.1: This feature allows users to manage and program multiple radios. • Radio codeplug database can now be stored on a cloud server. This allows remote programmers to access and program radios. • Codeplug template can...
by w2sjw
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11738

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

I'm inclined to agree with you on this, the more I think about it. On the APX, the only places you have to specify X2/Phase-II are in the main setup window of the system & the channel assignment table. There's no place in the talkgroup configuration setup specifying whether the TG is FDMA or TDMA.
by w2sjw
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11738

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

I've been told by a trusted source that it's impossible, due to the sync issues required by TDMA operation. My county is getting set for a Phase-II migration, pending final approval of the FCC to their waivers.

If it's truly not possible, I'm probably going to sell my 7000... :(
by w2sjw
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 Colored Side Plates
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: APX7000 Colored Side Plates

I did mine last November, and I absolutely love the way it turned out.

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by w2sjw
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX R08.07.00 is up on MOL
Replies: 5
Views: 2438

Re: APX R08.07.00 is up on MOL

Ahh, correct you are!

I have that fixed now...
by w2sjw
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX R08.07.00 is up on MOL
Replies: 5
Views: 2438

Re: APX R08.07.00 is up on MOL

Hmm, enabling 'Listen Only' on a P25 system TG stops that personality from being assigned to a conventional scan list.

Sneaky...
by w2sjw
Thu May 31, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX 8.00.01 now out
Replies: 16
Views: 4690

Re: APX 8.00.01 now out

Thanks Mike - that I did not know...
by w2sjw
Thu May 31, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX 8.00.01 now out
Replies: 16
Views: 4690

Re: APX 8.00.01 now out

Unless I missed something here, the trunking scan member limit increased.

My main scan list now covers the three systems in my county, has 59 TGID's assigned, and still let me throw in another 8 conventional channels (dispatch & fireground ops).

Needless to say, I'm impressed! :lol:
by w2sjw
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming X2/Phase-II on an APX
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Programming X2/Phase-II on an APX

If anyone here is knowledgeable about programming an X2/Phase-II system into an APX, could you please get in touch with me via PM?

Thanks in advance!
by w2sjw
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 top display question
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: APX7000 top display question

Yep, you have to be sitting on a single TG & have scan OFF for that mode to behave like that. I went to that mode when I discovered how annoying it was to monitor with my 7K in it's holster & the top display bouncing around with all kinds of data other than the TG name...
by w2sjw
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 top display question
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: APX7000 top display question

I get by with a partial solution on mine - I use my 7000 in scan-mode more than anything else, and I've set the RID to only display on 'dispatch', not 'dispatch and scan' (this will affect TRS reception & MDC ID's equally).
by w2sjw
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX CPS Move or Insert?
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: APX CPS Move or Insert?

I would like to know this as well - I'm trying to consolidate a second trunking personality for the main system I listen to so that it's right under the first one. Every time I attempt to do this by way of copy & paste, the trunking personalities loose all of their listed talkgroups. I am basica...
by w2sjw
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11738

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

Sorry to bring up an older thread like this, but I had a few people PM & ask if I was willing to try Mike M's method on my APX. I actually got a chance today to work near one of the few Harris systems we have here, and I can roundly confirm that it works like a charm! My local county & the o...
by w2sjw
Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX channel-per-zone since R06
Replies: 0
Views: 1666

APX channel-per-zone since R06

Guys,

Initial reports on the APX family showed that you could have as many as 625 channels in a zone (with the old 'max' of 1250 total radio channels).

Did the memory reconfiguration to 2000 channels/125 zones that came with R06 change the max channels, or is that still 625?
by w2sjw
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO 25 VER disables FPP?
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: ASTRO 25 VER disables FPP?

You're safe. That unit has Q52 & Q53 both present in the feature set. You won't loose FPP. :D
by w2sjw
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000/7500 and DMR?
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: APX7000/7500 and DMR?

That's unfortunate. I read somewhere that all the 'tech' needed to do it is already present in the radio's hardware.
by w2sjw
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New two-tone APX7K OEM housings
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: New two-tone APX7K OEM housings

I sent Jeff an e-mail about these today - just waiting for his response.

I really wish the admins would consider adding the Tapatalk plugin to this board - the site comes up really small on my Blackberry!
by w2sjw
Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New two-tone APX7K OEM housings
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

New two-tone APX7K OEM housings

Guys, I know how much people fawned over the all-blue HT1250 Canadian derivative in the 'unusual radios' thread. I just saw these tonight (in blue, red, or orange): http://www.2wayradioparts.com/images/Products/NHN7056AS.jpg The dealer says they are OEM - I'm really interested in getting a blue one ...
by w2sjw
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Trunking Offset
Replies: 12
Views: 3206

Re: Trunking Offset

The best way to describe it is to look at the 380 as the BASE, not as the offset. Moto trunking system start at 380 (decimal) for the channel assignments, and I believe that they end at 759 or 760. Trying to apply the terminology of a scanner to an actual radio is where many people get confused, as ...
by w2sjw
Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.05.05 Released
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

Re: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.05.05 Released

Sorry it took so long to get back to you - I was building a PC for a friend last night. I was actually sitting on the TRS with the radio inhibited. Also, I apparently discovered that deliberately altering the CC TX frequencies does not stop the radio from affiliating. I have a friend on that system ...
by w2sjw
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.05.05 Released
Replies: 6
Views: 3134

Re: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.05.05 Released

I've noticed it a tiny bit on our county's UHF paging channel for FD & EMS.

Also, it appears the trick of receiving P25 systems without affiliating disappeared sometime between here & R06.00.00... :(
by w2sjw
Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX 6.00.00 Released
Replies: 13
Views: 5635

Re: APX 6.00.00 Released

Guys,

You must have Q507 in your APX radios to be affected by the forced NFM mode changes. I've got a V/R-2 7k that works just fine on the current wideband channels I have in there, and the CPS still allows all bandwidths valid for each band...
by w2sjw
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 External Audio Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: APX7000 External Audio Problem

I also just realized tonight that it seems you have to assign one of the buttons on the 4104A to control the light on it, as the main radio's button does not. Pretty awesome that you can flip the display on the DRSM as well (if you are one of those kinda guys that routes the mic up & over the ba...
by w2sjw
Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 External Audio Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: APX7000 External Audio Problem

I had my first 4104A lose its display capability because I accidentally disconnected the head from the cable while the 7000 was powered on (to show a friend that the cable terminated inside the mic as a micro-USB cable). Thank god I was able to get it replaced at no charge & I'll never do that b...
by w2sjw
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.00.00 Released
Replies: 15
Views: 4469

Re: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.00.00 Released

Got my 7000 back today - no complaints at all about the new font. It somewhat reminds me of the micro-pixel fonts that Uniden uses on the 396XT/996XT.
by w2sjw
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.00.00 Released
Replies: 15
Views: 4469

Re: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.00.00 Released

I'll live with the font change in lieu of the added features (for now). I'm also happy that Jeff is sending mine back this afternoon (got a close friend that is dying to see it in action with the 4104A RSM).
by w2sjw
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.00.00 Released
Replies: 15
Views: 4469

Re: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.00.00 Released

Guys here have mentioned that your APX has to have a certain feature present in the flashcode (Q507) to be affected by this - luckily, mine doesn't!
by w2sjw
Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.00.00 Released
Replies: 15
Views: 4469

Re: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.00.00 Released

I spoke with Jeff from Sandy's & he does not believe that they have started that yet...
by w2sjw
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.00.00 Released
Replies: 15
Views: 4469

APX Mobile & Portable Firmware R06.00.00 Released

Just saw it on MOL - here's the low-down from the changelog: APX6500 new model - New/Replacement Product APX6000 new models - New/Replacement Product APX7000 new models - New/Replacement Product APX7500 new models - New/Replacement Product APX Consolette now supported - New/Replacement Product Emerg...
by w2sjw
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX 6.00.00 Released
Replies: 13
Views: 5635

Re: APX 6.00.00 Released

I'm checking out the new features in the CPS - first two I spotted already: #1 - In the 'ASTRO 25 section', you can choose to have a system be 'X2 Voice Capable', and 'Phase 2 Voice Capable'. The one P25 system I have in the unit is already pre-chosen as "Phase 2 capable'. I wonder how it figur...
by w2sjw
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX 6.00.00 Released
Replies: 13
Views: 5635

Re: APX 6.00.00 Released

Nice! 125 zones/2000 channels & the P25 Phase-II features already!

I bet the matching firmware starts the need for iButtons now... :(
by w2sjw
Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Astro 25 CPS 16.00.00
Replies: 5
Views: 3329

Re: Astro 25 CPS 16.00.00

Ahh, thanks for the clarification!

My friends are still envious of the 50-talkgroup limit on my 7000. That, and the 30 on conventional makes this thing a dream (although I never tried a multi-system setup to see if it stays at 50).
by w2sjw
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Astro 25 CPS 16.00.00
Replies: 5
Views: 3329

Re: Astro 25 CPS 16.00.00

My friend already confirmed 15 for the trunking scanlist on his R15.00.09 XTS5000. He's quite happy this morning!
by w2sjw
Tue May 31, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX CPS Started Crashing
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

Re: APX CPS Started Crashing

Hmm, 38 views & no advice... :(

I completely uninstalled the .NET 4 framework & did a complete re-install via the little 'full' web installer applet from Microsoft. Problem completely cured... :D
by w2sjw
Fri May 27, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX CPS Started Crashing
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

APX CPS Started Crashing

Guys, In just the last week, every time I go and open a codeplug for my 7000, I can get as far down into the secondary sections of the root menus & then the CPS crashes. Event viewer is giving me this: .NET Runtime Application: ApxFamilyCPS.exe Framework Version: v4.0.30319 Description: The proc...
by w2sjw
Thu May 19, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX & Site Alias
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: APX & Site Alias

I could swear I've seen settings in my APX CPS that let me define RSSI threshold values (similar to the way the GRE PSR-500 scanner lets you set the high & low threshold when a system is set to 'multi-site'). I know my previous statement is a gross oversimplification, but you get my point! :D I ...
by w2sjw
Thu May 12, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX & Site Alias
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: APX & Site Alias

Bingo! That did it, and the button option was listed just as GEMOTO had stated. I use the #2 button as monitor on conventional, but it had no previous assignment in trunking.

Neat - it even shows the RSSI percentage under the site alias name...
by w2sjw
Thu May 12, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX & Site Alias
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: APX & Site Alias

OK, I looked through all of the options & menu settings, along with the CPS help file. I can't see anything in there that will allow me to have the radio display the site alias.

Maybe one of the other APX owners here can chime in if they know...
by w2sjw
Wed May 11, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX & Site Alias
Replies: 7
Views: 573

APX & Site Alias

Guys, I see the feature to enable site alias on my 7000 within the trunking options, and the field clearly takes characters up to the same limit as my large-screen alpha-tags. Is that something that can be made to display on the main screen? When I add the 'Site' option to the trunking menu choices,...
by w2sjw
Wed May 04, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11738

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

Scott I tried your method as well, but I am not sure if the Tower ID/RFSS ID is preventing the radio to unmute. It doesn't display "OUT OF RANGE", but it doesn't receive either. I've got two friends with 2500's - one that showed me the data, and my radio behaves just like his. The other f...

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