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by d119
Wed May 16, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Consoles
Topic: MCC7500 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 895

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: 1429

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: 30
Views: 2471

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: 491

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: 543

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: 543

"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: 859

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: 542

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: 518

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: 588

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: 318

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: 1173

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: 1173

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: 1173

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: 1173

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: 1173

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: 1191

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: 2708

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: 985

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: 435

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: 2108

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 ...
by d119
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles

Is it operating through a repeater?
by d119
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Really OLD Motorola pager
Replies: 32
Views: 3405

Re: Really OLD Motorola pager

NSPD wrote:Relax man.. nobody is dumping on him. It’s just amusing to see a thread with 16 year old cowthief shenanigans suddenly appear again.


Where is the "Like" button... :)
by d119
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Really OLD Motorola pager
Replies: 32
Views: 3405

Re: Really OLD Motorola pager

Yeah the post may be old but a NEW MEMBER did a search and found it because he had an old vibrator he was letting us all know about. And I bet postee wasn't around when cow thief pulled his crap which means he wouldn't have a clue about cow thief. So why dump on him ? My feeling is welcome to the b...
by d119
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Really OLD Motorola pager
Replies: 32
Views: 3405

Re: Really OLD Motorola pager

No kidding... Not to mention Cowthief was identified as a genuine mental case some time ago, so who knows how accurate anything he says is/was.
by d119
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AstroTac Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 2108

Re: AstroTac Configuration

After doing some research and thought on this, v.24 is required as that is where all the signalling and keying occurs. AFAIK, there are no analog outputs on the comparator to provide keying, etc. The AstroTAC is not feasible for analog only voting. SpectraTAC, DigiTAC, JPS SNV-12, and MLC 8000 are a...
by d119
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: SLR Repeaters
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: SLR Repeaters

The SLR 8000 does support tone keying and voting output. It is more or less a replacement for the MTR 3000.
by d119
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Remote radio programming over Cisco routers
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Remote radio programming over Cisco routers

We use the BayTech device quite a bit on systems out here. Of course it requires a PC with a serial connection, but any terminal program can control it. Set the thing up for what device you want to talk to (local or remote), exit terminal program, launch RSS/whatever and there you go - like you are ...
by d119
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Conventional to 9600 Trunking Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1048

Re: Quantar Conventional to 9600 Trunking Conversion

Last time I bombed both banks of a VPM, it was off to Motorola, hopefully this isn't the case with your SCM. PSC 9600's are generally fairly inexpensive on eBay. I was *given* two of them, but sold them some time ago.
by d119
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Conventional to 9600 Trunking Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1048

Re: Quantar Conventional to 9600 Trunking Conversion

Not that I am aware of. Just contains the station ID # as far as I know.

All the information TPG gave you is, of course, accurate.
by d119
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Tone Remote keying generators
Replies: 15
Views: 1423

Re: Tone Remote keying generators

Damn that test box is really cool, too bad they aren't around anymore. I'd have all kinds of use for that at work!
by d119
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AstroTac Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 2108

Re: AstroTac Configuration

Interesting: I was under the impression from a friend of mine that the comparator did not do any status tone voting. The system relies on the v.24/astro modem data streams to know that analog audio is present and matched the and/or rules for passing it down the wireline. I could be very wrong on th...
by d119
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Quantar Audio Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: Quantar Audio Problem

Larry,

Before doing anything, check this out: http://p25.io/quantar-ttn4094-repair/

Hopefully your board is a TTN4094 so you can fix this. It is fairly simple, happened to me on my silver chassis R2 Quantar that plays ham box.
by d119
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AstroTac Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 2108

Re: AstroTac Configuration

Larry,

The ASTROTAC Comparator uses 1000Hz as a status tone. That is why very rarely you'll hear a blip of 1000Hz over the air seemingly from nowhere.

I have no experience using non-Quantar or non-ASTROTAC receivers with an ASTROTAC comparator, so your mileage may vary.
by d119
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Connect Plus radios
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: Connect Plus radios

As far as I know, Connect Plus is a Motorola proprietary DMR implementation, thus no other manufacturers make radios for it. I could be wrong, but I don't think I am.
by d119
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 Top Rotary Switch Modification?
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Re: XTS5000 Top Rotary Switch Modification?

Sorry, not an option on the XTS portables.
by d119
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Temp/Emergency Repeater?
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Temp/Emergency Repeater?

Those radios cannot receive on the input channels of the interop frequencies, so no, they will not work.
by d119
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000, always in Carrier Squelch?
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: Syntor X9000, always in Carrier Squelch?

syntor9k wrote:I dont know what tl;dr is?


Too long, didn't read.
by d119
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX CPS R16.01.02 release 23-Aug-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: APX CPS R16.01.02 release 23-Aug-2017

Anyone noticed there is no APX firmware on the MOL page anymore? I wonder what that's about...
by d119
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?
Replies: 35
Views: 3636

Re: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?

com501 wrote:Different manufacturer in China. Mini-U's are 'old tech'.


How would a manufacturer have anything to do with what connector goes on the radio? That's an engineering thing!
by d119
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: R20.50.09 FIRMWARE W SERIES WARNING
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

R20.50.09 FIRMWARE W SERIES WARNING

Please make this a sticky if possible. PER MOTOROLA/MOL: NOTE: DO NOT UPGRADE MOBILE RADIOS CONFIGURED WITH W-SERIES CONTROL HEADS TO R20.50.09. ALL W-SERIES CONTROL HEAD USERS REQUIRING AN UPGRADE (FIRMWARE ONLY, NOT FLASHPORT KEYS), PLEASE EMAIL REQUEST TO MICHELLE FISKE. Not exactly sure what the...
by d119
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2670 RF In/Out Woes
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: R2670 RF In/Out Woes

the N connector and bracket are actually part of the input attenuator assembly which Motorola OEM'd from a couple of vendors. The actual pad connections were really intended for a rigid PCB and not intended to tolerate any flex you get from the N connector. Guess using an inline 20db pad would avoi...
by d119
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Motorola R2001A
Replies: 34
Views: 3071

Re: Motorola R2001A

Does anyone have a RTL-4055A external in line wattmeter?? Thought it might be nice to have and play with. Maybe a schematic?? I am not sure what all will work on the R2001A. Thanks, Lynn I think I actually have a couple of them, and likely only need one. Talk to me... In the meantime I'll check it ...
by d119
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2670 RF In/Out Woes
Replies: 9
Views: 853

Re: R2670 RF In/Out Woes

I noticed that the center pin of the RF I/O was sticking out too far, so I pushed it back in. My theory is that someone got a little rough with the unit, breaking that ribbon. Looks like I got lucky. Josh I have personally (recently) broken two RF I/O connectors on two separate R2600 monitors. It w...
by d119
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?
Replies: 35
Views: 3636

Re: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?

com501 wrote:Not in the price book yet, the 929 is cancelled as of 6/30. ($2100!)


...thats because it hasn't been officially released yet. :roll:


Boy they are going all out with that sickening Vertex orange on these things, aren't they? Yuck!
by d119
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?
Replies: 35
Views: 3636

Re: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?

The correct model number is "VX-P949", and here's a photo of a prototype/evaluation unit:

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by d119
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 900 MHz out-of-band sensitivity?
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: XTL 900 MHz out-of-band sensitivity?

How does an XTL2500 RX analog sensitivity at 927Mhz compare to in-band 935MHz RX sensitivity? The radio will be operating around 8 MHz out of band - so will RX sensitivity be reduced? Anybody have any 12dB SINAD figures at 927MHz? While I don't have any 12dB SINAD figures, I can say that they work ...

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