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by Tony.RI
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOF230 / MCS2000 Won't turn on?
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: MOF230 / MCS2000 Won't turn on?

Hmm... interesting turn of events... ok, so I can read the codeplug if I hold the power button, but if I do the same and attempt to write, I get a FL 01/90 error on the head and a "Protocol error, expected radio to ACK or NAK" in the software. Interesting... Ah! Holding the power button, I...
by Tony.RI
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOF230 / MCS2000 Won't turn on?
Replies: 1
Views: 614

MOF230 / MCS2000 Won't turn on?

Alrighty, I'm at a loss here... just received two MOF230 radios. Was a bit disappointed that there's no DPL on them, but I can live with that... so I get the UHF radio programmed up without issue, and move onto the M-split radio. I programs up a couple times without issue, and then one time it just ...
by Tony.RI
Thu May 03, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DOS / WINDOWS
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: DOS / WINDOWS

Astro Saber CPS works on 98SE/ME; I've got it running on an old laptop now, though it barely squeaks by with 32MB of memory... 8)
by Tony.RI
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NTN9858B Battery Question...
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: NTN9858B Battery Question...

Awesome! Thank you!
by Tony.RI
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NTN9858B Battery Question...
Replies: 2
Views: 387

NTN9858B Battery Question...

I just received a few OEM NTN9858B batteries, and I'm a bit confused. I don't have any Waris/XTS2500 radios yet and am looking to pick one up. However, there is only one set of contacts, rather than the two I see on most Waris batteries online. Are the NTN9858B only compatible with the mini-XTS seri...
by Tony.RI
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Troops leaving Iraq destroying equipment
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: Troops leaving Iraq destroying equipment

Captain Crunch, not just for guns anymore... Image
by Tony.RI
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 800 trunk maxtrac
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: 800 trunk maxtrac

I looked for days I have a maxtrac 800 trunk I want to change it to a standard transmit and receive what is the steps Thankyou very much You need the conventional firmware. HLN9277A, for VHF/UHF/800, 5-pin logic board radios HLN5569A, for VHF/UHF/800, 16-pin logic board radios Then the logic board ...
by Tony.RI
Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOL Question
Replies: 3
Views: 526

MOL Question

I just recently made my first purchase through Motorola Online. Througout the purchasing process, I did not see any way to see how much the shipping was going to cost. Not until my card was charged did I know how much it cost to ship. Is there any way to see even an estimate as to the cost of shippi...
by Tony.RI
Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What handheld for 396 - 403MHz?
Replies: 5
Views: 833

What handheld for 396 - 403MHz?

If I understand correctly, the only Motorola radios in that band from the factory is the XTS 2500 and 5000? Are there any others out there? I only need analog and a handful of channels, not all the features, (not to mention the expense,) of the Astro radios. Will an R-split HT1000 work that far out ...
by Tony.RI
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low Band HT1250/750
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Low Band HT1250/750

I just saw a few 750 low-bands on eBay. Will they tune down into 10 meters? If so, I might just pick one up.
by Tony.RI
Fri May 28, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: maxtrac power connector question
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: maxtrac power connector question

Will wrote:
videonerd wrote:I've also seen them called "quick-disconnect"


And "trailer connector".

Watch the polarity...


Yep. The exposed pole on the radio is positive, so on the wire the enclosed pole will be positive!
by Tony.RI
Wed May 26, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Visars on 900
Replies: 7
Views: 2493

Re: Visars on 900

Maybe I shouldn't have gotten rid of all my Visar gear! Thanks!
by Tony.RI
Sun May 02, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber rebuilding questions
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Saber rebuilding questions

Ok, sorry it has taken so long to get this to you! The volume, channel, and side switches are all connected to the radio via flex. that flex is glued to the outside frame, and the motherboard just slides in. I don't have a good set of switches and flex, but I do have an extra o-ring if you're still ...
by Tony.RI
Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber rebuilding questions
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: Saber rebuilding questions

Hello all, i'm in the process of (trying) to rebuild my saber. Two questions: how difficult is it to replace the volume and channnel switches (I haven't opened the radio yet beyond pulling it from the housing) and I'm assuming they're soldered to the motherboard- not part of the control top?). And ...
by Tony.RI
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)

Ok, I'm scaring myself now. It won't even transmit or receive now, and I don't want to ruin a good VOCON with a nice flash by mucking around with this anymore than necessary. Should I find someone who can tell whats wrong and what I need to replace, or should I just shelve it till I can get another ...
by Tony.RI
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)

I think you have an intermittent solder connection somewhere, probably right on the RF deck. If it's a component not covered by those soldered-on shields, reflowing it wouldn't be too tricky. But, if it's under those shields, it gets a bit more complicated. However, I will tell you what I have done...
by Tony.RI
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)

How do you transmit in service mode? (Thats the mode after it displays the serial, flashcode, and options, correct?) No, that's not service mode. Well, actually, that is what Motorola calls service mode. More specifically, the OP is referring to the RF Test mode that is available after the radio ha...
by Tony.RI
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interesting Item
Replies: 8
Views: 887

Re: Interesting Item

Might be convenient for a crossband repeater in a pinch. Think it has a CWIDer built in?
by Tony.RI
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)

No, that's not service mode. That readout is just for quick grins. You should have a companion CPS program that opens separately and enables you to tune and adjust the radio. That's what they're talking about. I stay away from it as much as possible to avoid making problems for myself. Regards, Tha...
by Tony.RI
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)

... For more troubleshooting, OP, does the radio transmit dead air when it's in service mode? Or does it star modulating again? I have had some wonky things happen in the past with a 3k that went away when the radio was in service mode... wonder if this might be a similar thing How do you transmit ...
by Tony.RI
Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)

Thank you for the replies! So, that component is supposed to look burnt? I've opened the radio and reseated all the boards and all that did was make a mostly intermittent problem now a continual problem. I'm at a loss as to what may be wrong, though the evidence makes me think the RF board and VOCON...
by Tony.RI
Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Astro Saber transmitting only dead air

Ok, so upon closer inspection there seems to be a blown-out component on the RF board.

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Could this be the source of the problem? Can this be fixed or do I need to find a replacement board?
by Tony.RI
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Astro Saber transmitting dead air (Maybe a bad RF board?)

I seem to have unearthed a problem with my Astro Saber this weekend. It is only transmitting dead air when I PTT. Receive and controls are perfectly fine; only transmit is screwed up. It is the same with both analog and digital. This started out as an intermittent problem this morning, but now I can...
by Tony.RI
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dayton 2010 Whos IN? (can we make this a sticky?)
Replies: 78
Views: 7129

Re: Dayton 2010 Whos IN? (can we make this a sticky?)

I'd love to make it there, especially since my schedule matches up. However that is dependent on if I can find some people to carpool with and split hotel fees. We'll see in the coming months, as I really want to make it!
by Tony.RI
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help IDing a Micor...
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Help IDing a Micor...

Today, I came into possession of a few old Motorola and GM mobiles, mostly Micor's and Mocom 70's. One of the Micor's is different from the others. It has a BNC connector on the front: on the opposite side from the normal PL-238 connector. It also has some sort of receiver unit attached to it on the...
by Tony.RI
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fixing cheap battery contacts?
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Fixing cheap battery contacts?

well if you are a cop or fireman and have to trust your life to that radio i'd get a new battery but if you're using it for a hobby then try glueing it Thats what I was thinking. Even if I shouldn't use it for SAR, I'd still like to have it for when walking around the hamfest. I was thinking of usi...
by Tony.RI
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fixing cheap battery contacts?
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Fixing cheap battery contacts?

The contact is still connected, it is just loose enough to move around when its jostled a little. (Evidenced by the radio constantly reseting when it's set down or moved. If I hold it still than it works fine.)
by Tony.RI
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fixing cheap battery contacts?
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Fixing cheap battery contacts?

I know, I know: never use aftermarket batteries. Excuses admitted, I have an aftermarket Saber battery which holds a good charge and worked perfectly fine for about a year. However the recently developed problem is that the positive contact is now ambulatory. Has anyone ever fixed a moving contact p...
by Tony.RI
Mon May 04, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS3000 Programming
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: XTS3000 Programming

I have USB to Serial cables and 5.00.00 CPS, I can't read the radio. Do you have to put the "radio" into a program or service mode? How?? Txs. jf What version of Windows do you have? I have CPS 5.02.xx and it worked fine with my USB-to-Serial cables in XP Home SP2 with the default drivers...
by Tony.RI
Mon May 04, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro Saber Model I Scan Indication
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Astro Saber Model I Scan Indication

If you don't need Securenet operation you can use the Secure switch on top of the radio to select between Clear and Scan. The Clear position is fixed but the other position is programmable. The program won't allow you to use what is usually the Zone switch for Scan. If you try it you get red letter...
by Tony.RI
Mon May 04, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro Saber Model I Scan Indication
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Astro Saber Model I Scan Indication

Would you be able to set the Scan mode for either the Concentric or A/B switch? That way you can tell what state its in just by glancing at it.
by Tony.RI
Sun May 03, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Connect a 5-pin MaxTrac to an OpenTracker2 ???
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Connect a 5-pin MaxTrac to an OpenTracker2 ???

Also, check out this page for info on interfacing a TinyTrak to a 16-pin or 5-pin Maxtrac: http://www.kb0nly.net/maxtrac_to_tinytrak.html Cross reference that with the requirements for the OpenTracker2, and you should be good-to-go. http://www.argentdata.com/support/otplus-manual.pdf
by Tony.RI
Sun May 03, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Narrow Band
Replies: 16
Views: 2753

Re: Narraow Band

KitN1MCC wrote:is there a complete list of radio's that can do narrow band?

https://ntc.cap.af.mil/comm/equipment/vhf_summary.cfm
While its an NTIA list and not an FCC list, it should give you an idea.
by Tony.RI
Sat May 02, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTVA Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: MTVA Problem

Alright, after a little playing around, I've figured out some things. The MT2000 keys up when locked into place, but the HT1000 does not. I think this is from pressure on the PTT switch, but I could be mistaken. When the MT2000 is inserted and locked, I can transmit on another radio, and the doubli...
by Tony.RI
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Range Estimates With VHF High Band
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: Range Estimates With VHF High Band

It really depends on your locations, the treeline, phazes of the moon, planet alignment, among other variables. http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/icon_smile_wink.gif I know at some of my SAR exercises, we started to loose comms at about a .50-1.0 miles on mostly flat terrain in the woods. Now, if y...
by Tony.RI
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: aprs home station, sound anoying
Replies: 8
Views: 771

Re: aprs home station, sound anoying

You'll need to remove the jumper on the 16-pin connector.
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If its a 5-pin, my recommendation is to just turn the audio down.
by Tony.RI
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 Housing Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: XTS3000 Housing Question

Here's akardam's guide on Model I to Model III conversion from the hardware side. It looks like you're already halfway there starting with an MII.
http://www.akardam.net/moto/docs/xts3k-int-model-1to3-upgrade.html
by Tony.RI
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Internal cell type of saber battery?
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Internal cell type of saber battery?

I bought one of the Cutrate batteries. Tom is right, 2 inches high. Great battery, left the radio in the truck for about 2 weeks. Poped in Impress charger and had red light for about 5 minutes. It was still full charge. I think I need to start saving for a couple. On a side note, will the standard ...
by Tony.RI
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000E on SmartNet Type ll?
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Syntor X9000E on SmartNet Type ll?

Yea, you'd better pass. And pass on the Spectra's too. No good post-reband. I already have it. It came with a couple Maratrac's and a handful of other radios and stuff I can actually use. (I only need radios for Ham, CAP, or MURS.) Sure seems like a waste to have a soon-to-be useless radio that nob...
by Tony.RI
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mt2000 questions
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: mt2000 questions

Another idea for you: although the MT2000 and HT1000 (which you say you have 4 of), are the same series of radios, the buttons and switches can do different things. It's real handy if you make all the switches, and buttons for everyday functions the same as well as the first 16 channels. You'll rea...
by Tony.RI
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000E on SmartNet Type ll?
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Syntor X9000E on SmartNet Type ll?

I need to find out how to tell if a Syntor X9000E may or may not work on a SmartNet Type ll system. It seems that there's alot of info around on them, but I can't really make heads or tails about what to look for identify what its capabilities are.

Thanks!
by Tony.RI
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interfacing ht1000 with tnc?
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: Interfacing ht1000 with tnc?

Hello, I would like to know if this is possible using the nmn6193b mic as a source for the radio end cable? Also which pin is ptt input and is the transmitter keyed up when the mic is grounded? Thank you for your time, Matthew ke5wxn I'm not sure if its been done before, but this should help you ou...
by Tony.RI
Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 help
Replies: 15
Views: 1244

Re: XTS5000 help

update...to it it the local M shop...they tested it and found no power out...he said it was a bad "PA"...what is was that when i keyed up on a repeater ch got nothing...but if i keyed up next to a scanner of other radio with same T/A freq & dpl it worked so i have no idea..so now i ha...
by Tony.RI
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maratrac Troubleshooting...
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Maratrac Troubleshooting...

It looks like that was it! I turned down the power from the original setting of 83 to 25 and that seems to have fixed the issue. 8) Thank you very much for the help! This site never ceases to amaze me with how y'all help us noobs! http://www.ar15.com/images/smilies/smiley_abused.gif
by Tony.RI
Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maratrac Troubleshooting...
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: A2 Clamshell w/ A7 Maratrac? (And transmit issue...)

My take on what I saw in the video clip is that what ever power source your running the radio from does not have enough guts to supply the needed current in transmit. Didn't pay any attention if you provided a model number or what power level the radio is. Here is a hint, at the 100 watt TX power o...
by Tony.RI
Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maratrac Troubleshooting...
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: A2 Clamshell w/ A7 Maratrac? (And transmit issue...)

Also, what are the differences between the HCN1089A and HCN1052A control heads? I don't know the exact difference, but they are both "A7" heads. At a guess, I would say they either re-designed part of the internal circuitry, or else changed from DIP construction to SMD construction. I'm p...
by Tony.RI
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Narrowband Clarification...
Replies: 6
Views: 4502

Narrowband Clarification...

My posting this question in t2k's thread was probably impolite, so I'm starting a new thread for it: Tony.RI wrote: john9912 wrote: If you want to use the radio for other than ham use... MURS commercial freqs etc, then get a radio that is narrowband capable. MURS is narrowband. MT1000 and earlier HT...
by Tony.RI
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: School Me on MT1000 (about to buy one)
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: School Me on MT1000 (about to buy one)

If you want to use the radio for other than ham use... MURS commercial freqs etc, then get a radio that is narrowband capable. MURS is narrowband. MT1000 and earlier HT1000 will not handle narrowband. HT1000s model numbers that end in AN & BN are NOT narrow capable. Models ending in CN or DN ar...

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