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by N9LLO
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: ASTRO Experimental - How to do things a little out of the box
Topic: Need to know how to hack ASTRO 25 CPS for Wide Band
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Re: Need to know how to hack ASTRO 25 CPS for Wide Band

commercial 900 has always been narrowdand AFIK so no entitlement key or software hack will get around the narrow only RX filters.
Thats why Ham 900 repeaters run narrowband at 900 also.

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Li-ion
Replies: 7
Views: 2364

Re: Li-ion

well considering a fully charged nicad cell is about 1.43 volts times 6 =8.58v for the standard pack I would say a definite maybe
by N9LLO
Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA Remote Mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: XTVA Remote Mounting

Yes, I would really like to know about this also
by N9LLO
Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA Remote Mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: XTVA Remote Mounting

FWIW when I cut power to my XTVA via master switch the XTS cuts off too, even though the switch is still "on".[/quote]

I need that to happen on my XTS5000. I seem to recall a soft power off option, is that it?

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA Remote Mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: XTVA Remote Mounting

The problem is the radio is still turned on and off with the radio knob. Walking away and leaving the radio on will discharge the radio battery every time the ignition is off.
by N9LLO
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 VHF -- bandwidth? Codeplug EEPROM?
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Syntor X9000 VHF -- bandwidth? Codeplug EEPROM?

I only lose the scan list when the drawer loses power.
by N9LLO
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS Series Battery
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: XTS Series Battery

I have been wondering about that Titan Li-Ion battery. Is it the thin light weight type like the motorola 6034A or is it in a standard size XTS battery case

Chris
by N9LLO
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 Flashzap
Replies: 15
Views: 3855

Re: XTS3000 Flashzap

You can't do that on an XTS3000...
by N9LLO
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola - its time to learn from Vertex!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3847

Re: Motorola - its time to learn from Vertex!!!

My old Thales 25 will scan across zones but is rather slow. One radio that scans very well is the old GE/MaCom M-RK handheld. You can put 64 channels in a zone and scan them all and it does it very well. I keep one around on VHF for that reason, I think the Orion mobile would do the same. Motorolas ...
by N9LLO
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: 5k-XTVA question
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: 5k-XTVA question

Just got my F version and it works fine on the Impress Li-ion. I think the older versions would only work on the non impress li-ions

chris
by N9LLO
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: 5k-XTVA question
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: 5k-XTVA question

I just bought an ntn8560F on ebay for $45. I will let you all know how it goes in a couple of days


Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: 5k-XTVA question
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: 5k-XTVA question

I guess its orange not yellow that I'm seeing. When you first put the radio in they both flash once fast then charging begins (if the charger recognizes the battery. I am thinking I may need the 8560F version for this to work but I sure would like to see some documentation or other users success sto...
by N9LLO
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: 5k-XTVA question
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: 5k-XTVA question

MY XTVA is an NTN8560E My batteries are NNTN6034A. With The three batteries I have on 2 XTS5k's when inserted I get both yellow led flashing repeatedly. When I power on the radio they go out and stay out. My old nimh battery works OK. I tried the 6034A on my XTS3000 and I got one yellow flash then n...
by N9LLO
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: 5k-XTVA question
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: 5k-XTVA question

Well the dude at Motorola parts ID says the XTVA and li-ion batteries dont mix. The XTVA literature makes mention of li-ion compatability. I am thinking it must be the non impress li-ion batteries they used to make. It definitely does not work with the impress li-ions. If anybody has a non impress l...
by N9LLO
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: 5k-XTVA question
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: 5k-XTVA question

10-4 on the FPP. I can live with that but the battery issue might be a deal breaker. I like my 6034 li-ion batteries does anyone know if there is an SRN or other information to get this battery to work?
by N9LLO
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: 5k-XTVA question
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

5k-XTVA question

I drug out my ntn8560E XTVA to use with my XTS5000,s And have a couple of questions. The FPP menu button on the mic doesn't work. You get backlight with keypress but no FPP. One 5K is rev 19.5 and one Rev 20. Codeplug version 23. Second question. This thing does crazy things with a ntn6034A li-ion i...
by N9LLO
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber 3 on RX cuts the morse code ID of a ham repeater
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Re: Astro Saber 3 on RX cuts the morse code ID of a ham repe

If the ID is overdeviation it should sound VERY loud compared to voice(assuming the voice dev is set right) I set my ID level to 2.5 khz deviation, this allows users to pretty much talk over it and not get lost. After all its not a TV commercial and should not be obnoxious like one.

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Two Bands For The Greatest Inter-Operability In The US?
Replies: 14
Views: 1710

Re: What Two Bands For The Greatest Inter-Operability In The

Exactly, interoperability is a sales buzzword. What it boils down to is being able to communicate with the areas around you. The need and solutions have always been there. Implementation is the key, the funds must be spent to make it work.
by N9LLO
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Two X9000's audio output in parallel
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Two X9000's audio output in parallel

The only hybrid transformers I have seen were designed for two wire telephony circuits (600 ohms). Probably too expensive for me even if avaliable for lo z circuits. I know there will be increased current in the amps under certain conditions but at typical volume levels I dont think it will be a pro...
by N9LLO
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Two X9000's audio output in parallel
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Two X9000's audio output in parallel

I guess I should have asked has anyone but me tried it. The x9000 audio amps ARE transformer coupled and completly isolated. My dual drawer setup works fine with the audio leads in parallel driving a 4 ohm speaker.

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Two X9000's audio output in parallel
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Two X9000's audio output in parallel

Has anyone tried parallelling the audio out on 2 x9000's to drive one 4 ohm speaker?

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA with HHCH question
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: XTVA with HHCH question

I think it might be easier if I start out with a clean s record and change the serial number to match. What I have is an XTS3000 m3 RDH H09RDH9PW7BN. Any help appreciated.

Chris
N9LLO@aol.com
by N9LLO
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA with HHCH question
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: XTVA with HHCH question

I should also mention this radio was hacked from a model II to a model III and still has a model II model number inside. I may have to try to put it back to a model II if I can find the original s record. Either that or figure out how to change the model number in the current s record to see if it i...
by N9LLO
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA with HHCH question
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: XTVA with HHCH question

Will the HHCH even work with the open face XTVA? I am getting data on rj45 pin 2 and busy on rj45 pin 3 with every keypush. I programmed a side and top HHCH button for monitor and it works. PTT works(another data word on the HHCH) The top 6 buttons and vol, mode do nothing. So some work and some don...
by N9LLO
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA with HHCH question
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: XTVA with HHCH question

It is an xts3000
by N9LLO
Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA with HHCH question
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

XTVA with HHCH question

I finally got a PLN7737B HHCH for my open face XTVA. I have it all hooked up on the bench. Tha radio sas REMOTE on the display but none of the HHCH controls work except PTT. The Mic works also. The buttons on the radio still function in remote. The radio is rev 7.71.06 dsp n08.03.05 flash 599008-041...
by N9LLO
Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 VCO reference divider questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3467

Re: Syntor X9000 VCO reference divider questions

You might have a look here I think there is some info that might carry over to the X9000?

http://home.xnet.com/~pakman/syntor/syntorx.htm

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Issue with CutRate Li-Ion "shorty" Saber 1900mAh battery
Replies: 27
Views: 3606

Re: Issue with CutRate Li-Ion "shorty" Saber 1900mAh battery

Both of mine do the same thing, when nearing the discharge limit they cut off. This is part of the internal charge controller circuitry. Do not "bump" them in the charger and use them until depleted or they may be put to sleep for good. See Battery University for some more info. http://bat...
by N9LLO
Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Pulsar T1979A
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Motorola Pulsar T1979A

The duplexer has the first mixer inside it. It suffers terrible RX losses if you try to tune it low out high in like a common repeater split. Never went any further to try to modify it, tossed it.

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Expo mods for VRS
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Expo mods for VRS

I have a VHF VRS that I would like to swap in a UHF radio for. I pull the VHF out, remove the special interface and put it in place of the PL board in the uhf radio. Is that all there is to it or is there any radio jumpering involved? I put the PL board in the old VHF radio and its stuck in transmit...
by N9LLO
Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 20107

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

Wish they would have made it straight sided without the bump out just like the OEM short Saber battery. It is about an inch shorter than the OEM shorty though.

Chris
n9LLO
by N9LLO
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can Impaired Vcoon be read? How to know ???
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Re: Can Impaired Vcoon be read? How to know ???

Can this be revived with an S record push?

Chris
by N9LLO
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: WTD Schlumberger/Wavetek/Willtek Stabilock 4032 service manu
Replies: 2
Views: 984

WTD Schlumberger/Wavetek/Willtek Stabilock 4032 service manu

I am looking for a service manual for the Wavetek 4032 service monitor. Hopefully someone will be able to point to a PDF somewhere if a printed version proves too expensive or unobtainable.

Thanks
Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: x9000 dual drawer out of band
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: x9000 dual drawer out of band

P.S. I think I have figured out which bits in the codeplug set single, primary , or dual radio. Does anyone have the x9000 codeplug checksum figured out?

Chris
by N9LLO
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: x9000 dual drawer out of band
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: x9000 dual drawer out of band

I have not had any luck with the double programming procedure. I am using dual drawer version 4.03sp creating a primary radio and programming it sucessfully ignoring the error l41-10 for the missing drawer. Then programming with Ham 502 it still comes up with the error 41-10 so it still knows it is ...
by N9LLO
Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 Dual drawer
Replies: 1
Views: 346

X9000 Dual drawer

Still working on this setup. Do I need special firmware in the control head also. All I can find is files for the radio eprom.

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: x9000 dual drawer out of band
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: x9000 dual drawer out of band

Its been a long time since I messed with x9k's I had forgotten about the double programming trick. I last used that trick to setup a VHF VRS in a 440-470 unit a very long time ago.


Thanks for the info.
Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: x9000 dual drawer out of band
Replies: 7
Views: 980

x9000 dual drawer out of band

Is there a way to get the UHF radio on the dual radio setup into the ham band. The RSS I found does not support it. Is there an easy fix with a hex editor or a different version of dual drawer RSS?

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 Non Matching tags
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: XTS3000 Non Matching tags

[quote="S_Holmes"]Okay recently I bout a XTS3000 Off ebay sell stated that the tags wont match because the flashcoded was updated No biggie.. Thats what he was talking about. The commonly used file floating around for S record pushes is an AN version. Thats what mine has. Is your electroni...
by N9LLO
Tue May 31, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: WTD help with X9000 dual drawer
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: WTD help with X9000 dual drawer

I got the help I needed, thanks to all

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Sat May 28, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: WTD help with X9000 dual drawer
Replies: 1
Views: 381

WTD help with X9000 dual drawer

Looking for someone to help me with an X9000 dual drawer setup I am building. I had everything once but due to a computer crash I have lost the info.

Chris
N9LLO@aol.com
by N9LLO
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Announcements and Forum News
Topic: Announcement... please read.
Replies: 28
Views: 23903

Re: Announcement... please read.

Great news. The board had become very lame indeed. Looking foward to getting back to some good Moto hacking

Chris
by N9LLO
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: Syntor X9000

It can be a pain but once its done it works great. I think this is the only radio Motorola made that does a goods job as a scanner also. Mine seems to rx narrowband pretty well also. I havent tried to decode pl on a narrowband signal with it though. That would be an interesting experiment. Chris N9LLO
by N9LLO
Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: FCC weighs in on narrowband conversions
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

FCC weighs in on narrowband conversions

Might not be the last word, but for now we have guidelines that effectively halt any plans to do any narrowband conversions on old radio equipment intended for part 90 use.

http://mccmag.com/onlyonline.cfm?OnlyOnlineID=147

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber repack 6 or 7 NiMh cells
Replies: 9
Views: 815

Re: Saber repack 6 or 7 NiMh cells

Try putting the old battery in the deep freeze for a while. Then give it several sharp hits on the seal line. I used a small hammer that came with some kids toy set, never tried it on a saber battery but worked pretty on some others I have done.
by N9LLO
Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Transmit Tone
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Saber Transmit Tone

Tone on unencrypted TX is a short beep

Chris
by N9LLO
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Digital Capable Repeater using Maxtracs Specs
Replies: 49
Views: 13554

Re: Digital Capable Repeater using Maxtracs Specs

How did you implement the NAC control?

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Two-way radio use on cruise ship. Possible? Permissable?
Replies: 61
Views: 14118

Re: Two-way radio use on cruise ship. Possible? Permissable?

900 for sure. Shorter wavelength's penetrate smaller openings like the vertical plenums aboard ship and portholes for ship to shore comms in port.

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Has anyone noticed? Life on Mars - Use of portables
Replies: 15
Views: 1312

Re: Has anyone noticed? Life on Mars - Use of portables

I am going to whore in on this thread to say I am looking for a slimline HT220 in good shape for my collection, any band. Please PM or email me at n9llo@aol.com.

Chris
N9LLO
by N9LLO
Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Battery Voltage
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Saber Battery Voltage

There is a blocking diode to prevent battery voltage from being present at the charge terminals, otherwise you could short circuit the battery across those terminals accidently. There is a thermistor to measure battery temp that may be high resistance coupled to the battery + therefore your odd volt...

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