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by d119
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola GP300 / Triton MP100 Marine Portable - RSS?
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: Motorola GP300 / Triton MP100 Marine Portable - RSS?

See if you can read it with GP300 RSS... Let us know what happens. I'm damn curious... I also wonder if it uses the European GP300 RSS... Those had displays IIRC...
by d119
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2660C Oddities?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: R2660C Oddities?

It appears that the noise floor on this machine is around -90 in the spectrum analyzer.

Do you work on these? Whats the ballpark cost? This is an amateur radio use unit, no profit made with it.
by d119
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2660C Oddities?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: R2660C Oddities?

OK. Ran the NVRAM clear and recalibrated. Still getting random signal level numbers. Checked against an IFR-A7550 that hasn't seen a calibration in God knows how long, it's reasonably accurate though. One thing I do hear a bit of is a sweeping carrier in the background of the demodulated carrier... ...
by d119
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2660C Oddities?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: R2660C Oddities?

Very good. I assume that is done in the SPF menu?

Additionally, I have ordered a replacement battery for the unit, where is that battery located and is it reasonably accessible?

Thanks!
by d119
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: SSD IN YOUR CF-29
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: SSD IN YOUR CF-29

Considering the SSD functions identically to a magnetic drive, it should not be an issue.
by d119
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2660C Oddities?
Replies: 6
Views: 252

R2660C Oddities?

Picked up an R2660C on eBay for $575.. Made an offer and got lucky. Seems to work fairly well, but there are a couple of oddities I have noticed: 1. It seems to show a random signal level when nothing is being input. Doesn't show a frequency error when its doing this, nor a deviation. It measures si...
by d119
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2K Wireline cable ripped out (repair?)
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: MTR2K Wireline cable ripped out (repair?)

These connectors on the MTR 2000 are atrocious. On the MTR 3000, they were replaced with euro-type connectors. Disassemble the station. On the backplane, unsolder the stupid friction tabs Motorola put on there and solder 12" or so of four conductor telephone lead on there. Terminate the other e...
by d119
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Odd error on a Quantar with R2D2 type sounds
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Odd error on a Quantar with R2D2 type sounds

Are you sure you have your timing set up right?
by d119
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Centracom Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5496

Re: Centracom Question

It's not that Motorola screwed up on them, it's that Motorola has it's own non-standard tone plan for tone keying with Centracom. Simply set the DIP switches on the consolette tone remote control board for "Centracom" and it all lines up. However, not all XTL consolettes have tone remote c...
by d119
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Centracom Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5496

Re: Centracom Question

Well more than likely you are using tone control to key the radio. Aside from an ACIM connection, if you are using that, there is no serial communication between Centracom and the attached radios. You need to program the number of channels you want into the first zone of the radio, and then program ...
by d119
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS1500 with FAIL 02/90
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: XTS1500 with FAIL 02/90

Try a firmware update to re-write the DSP firmware if it is corrupt.
by d119
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Activity Beeps generation
Replies: 10
Views: 887

Re: Activity Beeps generation

mikegilbert wrote:Gonna miss the DigiTAC clicks and SpectraTAC chirps when they're gone. The county is slowly replacing them with SNV-12s.


SNV-12's still chirp if the dip switch to disable it hasn't been flipped.

I put in a lot of the infrastructure in some of the small cities in LA County.
by d119
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Centracom Gold B&L - Remote Operator Positions?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Centracom Gold B&L - Remote Operator Positions?

I'm *fairly* certain I have that documentation either here at home, or at work. Thanks for the reference, I'll take a look through it.
by d119
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Centracom Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5496

Re: Centracom Question

In the Resource Configuration screen of CDM, you should have "Frequency". You use "Frequency" to determine how many channels the console has access to, and what the names of the channels are.
by d119
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Micor repeater model B84RCB3106AT questions
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Micor repeater model B84RCB3106AT questions

Very good. Well I would definitely not be using the Community Repeater manuals on it, as the backplane would be completely different. My guess would be as different channels are selected, different tones are encoded/decoded. For repeater service, you only need F1, so you should be good there. I woul...
by d119
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Micor repeater model B84RCB3106AT questions
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Micor repeater model B84RCB3106AT questions

I don't think it was a community repeater, else why would the F!/PL, F2 control and guard tone modules be in it? Sounds like it was some sort of base station originally and converted to a repeater (RCB vs. RTB).
by d119
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Centracom Gold B&L - Remote Operator Positions?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Centracom Gold B&L - Remote Operator Positions?

Is it possible to set up a Centracom Gold Series B&L operator position as a remote op, similar to the way you'd do it with Gold Elite CIE's using a ROCI/CORI combo?

Something tells me it might be possible to use the CORI on the B&L position - does this make any sense?
by d119
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Micor repeater model B84RCB3106AT questions
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Micor repeater model B84RCB3106AT questions

Agreed - you can make this do exactly what you want with a little patience and research. Take your time and work through it, you'll figure it out. The MICOR is one of the most versatile stations out there with easy access to all of the necessary signals, like Bob said, you just need to find the righ...
by d119
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Micor repeater model B84RCB3106AT questions
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Micor repeater model B84RCB3106AT questions

This really belongs in the infrastructure forum. I miss being able to move posts around. It should be as simple as hanging your ID circuit off the PTT line and running the audio output of the identifier into the audio input of the MICOR repeater. Those leads should be available on the back side of t...
by d119
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 + ID-O-Matic
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: MTR2000 + ID-O-Matic

Interfacing *any* type of controller to an MTR 2000 should be as simple as following the procedures outlined for the given controllers spelled out on Repeater Builder. With few exceptions, all repeater controllers will interface to any given radio in the same manner. So while there is a procedure sp...
by d119
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 + ID-O-Matic
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: MTR2000 + ID-O-Matic

When programming the MTR 2000 for external control, it should be set up in "Base" mode, not "Repeater" mode. You really should read all of the documentation on Repeater Builder about the MTR 2000 and interfacing it to an external controller. I gave you the link in your message ab...
by d119
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTR2000 courtesy beep
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: MTR2000 courtesy beep

That is correct. The MTR 2000 internal controller supports very basic repeat functions, timing functions and identification functions. For anything beyond that, you will need an external controller of some sort. There is a plethora of information on how to interface repeater controllers to the MTR 2...
by d119
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Vanguard 6455 Routers for CCGE consoles over IP?
Replies: 0
Views: 407

Vanguard 6455 Routers for CCGE consoles over IP?

Has anyone ever used Vanguard Networks 6455 series routers for E&M over IP? Apparently this was a Motorola supported configuration for a system I decommissioned and the routers have come available for reuse. They were being used to backhaul remote operator positions over an IP network. Curious i...
by d119
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: XTS5000 FW upgrade issue! Need old FW
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: XTS5000 FW upgrade issue! Need old FW

I came across this some time back and had to uninstall and reinstall the CPS to get rid of the problem.
by d119
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?
Replies: 11
Views: 5104

Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

I would put a wire counterpoise off of the ground side of the antenna trailing along the ground and see what you get.
by d119
Wed May 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: MCC7500 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1504

Re: MCC7500 Questions

You are about to realize that some signalling features that work over simplex channels with analog modulation don't work the same, if at all, on a P25 backbone. Most of those you identified will function in a significantly different fashion. Your department's technical and operational experts must ...
by d119
Wed May 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 X2 Technical Specifications
Replies: 5
Views: 4392

Re: P25 X2 Technical Specifications

Well lets first off not get terms confused. It's called X2 TDMA, not P25 X2... You're mixing flavors there. Don't forget about OBT radios, Karl.
by d119
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 4528

Re: DMR feature in APX

That survey is fake as hell. Motorola is not doing market research on friggin' Survey Monkey. Give me a break. Stop wasting people's time. It most certainly is not. Hahaha that jackass shows his true colors once again. I completed the survey and there were definitely some "Motorola-esque"...
by d119
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Notch filtering in Quantar
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Notch filtering in Quantar

Oh hey Larry! 1kHz is the tone used as a status tone with the ASTROTAC 3000 in analog mode. Much like SPECTRATAC uses 2175Hz, Harris uses 1950Hz, well, ASTROTAC uses 1000Hz. If you are voting in analog mode using the ATAC, I would expect a notch to be present. I would look at the wireline configurat...
by d119
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "JEM Radio I" Programming (Locomotive Radio)
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: "JEM Radio I" Programming (Locomotive Radio)

Thanks, this helps. I'll have to crack one open and see what the Kenwood core radio really is.
by d119
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "JEM Radio I" Programming (Locomotive Radio)
Replies: 4
Views: 999

"JEM Radio I" Programming (Locomotive Radio)

Anyone familiar with the JEM Radio I?

I need to program in some duplex channels with PL tones, and a couple of 151MHz channels. Our units use the Kenwood core radio.

Spoke with JEM support, they didn't seem to know anything about doing any of this.

Anyone have any experience with this?
by d119
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vertex VXR-7000 Motorola Repeater Stray RF
Replies: 10
Views: 1552

Re: Vertex VXR-7000 Motorola Repeater Stray RF

If you walk away from the repeater, does the issue go away? It may be that you are just hearing low-level RF from the exciter of the station.
by d119
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: mtr2000 upgrade to mtr3000
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: mtr2000 upgrade to mtr3000

I agree. I always thought the MTR 3000 was really hokey, and it was never something I cared for.

The SLR 8000, as Charles said, is the way to go. It's a very, very nice radio.
by d119
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Motorola CP/CM Series Subscribers
Topic: CP200 Walkie Identity Crisis, Thinks it's a PR400
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: CP200 Walkie Identity Crisis, Thinks it's a PR400

Sounds like a depot screw up to me. It's possible these were turn-ins that were refurbished and resold as new by Motorola with standard warranty.
by d119
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra PTT problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Astro Spectra PTT problem

Control head or command board crapacitor issue?
by d119
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX8000 Control Channel Programming
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: MTX8000 Control Channel Programming

MTX8000 is a Privacy Plus / SmartNET radio. It will not allow more than 4 control channels. You need a SmartZone radio for that. Or better yet, how about a scanner for what you are doing... :roll:
by d119
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radio?
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: Programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radio?

Got the Clean Cab ASTRO programmed just fine. Very straightforward since I was armed with the information here. Thanks again.
by d119
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radio?
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: Programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radio?

Whoa - very nice! If only our railroad museum could afford them. We have to use what we have. I'm lucky they foot the bill for the AAR coordination and licensing. At least our FB2C is up and running.
by d119
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radio?
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: Programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radio?

Thanks for the info, will do as instructed when the time comes.

Any idea how these JEM loco radios program?
by d119
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radio?
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Re: Programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radio?

So do I even need the Clean Cab CPS?

Do I plug into the DB15 on the back of the actual chassis, or do I need to open it and connect to the radio inside?

And I assume this uses a standard low power Spectra cable, and RIB?
by d119
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radio?
Replies: 10
Views: 1677

Programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radio?

So whats the skinny on programming ASTRO Clean Cab locomotive radios? I have several locomotives on property that are going to need our PBX and admin channels programmed into them. What cable is used, what port is it connected to? I have the Clean Cab CPS, so that should be OK... Is it possible to a...
by d119
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola trunking frequncies
Replies: 3
Views: 9875

Re: Motorola trunking frequncies

Jim,

Walk slow and carefully here. I would suggest you take a step back and look at his post again, very carefully.

Motoman: Yes you can.
by d119
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Possible to operate a gr1225 without control head?
Replies: 18
Views: 3006

Re: Possible to operate a gr1225 without control head?

HOLY ANCIENT THREAD BATMAN! Way to bring back a 7 year old thread. Where's my controller?!?!? ;)
by d119
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 RX Tone
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: MT1000 RX Tone

A little contact cleaner in the switch MIGHT yield results as well, but your mileage may vary.
by d119
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550e vs XPR7550 housing - any difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 963

XPR7550e vs XPR7550 housing - any difference?

Is there any difference in the front housing between an XPR7550e and an XPR7550?
by d119
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AstroTac Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 2568

Re: AstroTac Configuration

I wonder if it has the nice clickety-clack like the older comparators, or since it's a software device, if that's all stripped... I believe it can vote digital audio as well? And I know it can function as an IP-based simulcast system for both digital and analog modes. It's also the same hardware as ...

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