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by d119
Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Calculate 900MHz Pager Crystal Frequency
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Re: Calculate 900MHz Pager Crystal Frequency

For anyone searching in the future:

f * 12 + IF = carrier frequency. For 900MHz units.
by d119
Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Advisor Gold Password Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Re: Motorola Advisor Gold Password Problem

Did you ever get anywhere with this? Same problem here. The equipment I have to remove passwords doesn't cover the Advisor Gold.
by d119
Tue Feb 08, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Calculate 900MHz Pager Crystal Frequency
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Calculate 900MHz Pager Crystal Frequency

I have some pagers that I need to determine the frequency of. Bravo plus, Advisor, etc.

These are 900MHz units. Does anyone recall the formula?
by d119
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Oddball Quantars ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6036

Re: Oddball Quantars ?

Well, I was trying to figure out what you meant. To me none of it was Oddball. But then again I work for an MSS. Own a number of Quantars and Quantros personally in several frequency ranges. I dealt with data base stations, simulcast only Epic SCM's and all the rest. We had 288 quantars in Franklin...
by d119
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MT1000 Lowband 42-50MHz to 39MHz?
Replies: 0
Views: 2145

MT1000 Lowband 42-50MHz to 39MHz?

Anyone know if a 42-50MHz MT1000 will work on receive only at 39MHz? I'm having a hell of a time trying to modify the RSS to allow the frequency entry. Seems 40.0 is the absolute furthest out of band it'll allow the radio to program before the RSS simply refuses to allow entry. I tried like hell to ...
by d119
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: TRC konfig
Replies: 3
Views: 2430

Re: TRC konfig

RIA - Glad to help! Some of those TRA units were in fact two wire only to lessen cost for basic things. The thought was that there really would be no need to return tones or duplex audio back to a dispatch console or remote with something as simple as a conventional base station. These things were u...
by d119
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: OLH to replace in CPS
Replies: 2
Views: 2111

Re: OLH to replace in CPS

OLH generally refers to On Line Help.
by d119
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: T3011DX replacement battery
Replies: 2
Views: 3163

Re: T3011DX replacement battery

Garden State Battery also carries (or carried) them.
by d119
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MSF5000 800MH SSCB convert to UHF
Replies: 1
Views: 3498

Re: MSF5000 800MH SSCB convert to UHF

You can define the band, etc. in the MSF 5000 RSS and make the change to UHF there. But man oh man, I'd just get a UHF uniboard rather than go through all that.
by d119
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: TRC konfig
Replies: 3
Views: 2430

Re: TRC konfig

If I recall correctly, the TRC option should only be enabled if the radio is in a consolette, and that consolette has a TRC board in it. It's a bit misleading. There are also jumpers in the radio that have to be changed around in order to get things like filtered audio, etc. It may be worth consulti...
by d119
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: how to communicate with an AstroTac 3000 Comparator
Replies: 1
Views: 5206

Re: how to communicate with an AstroTac 3000 Comparator

Only way I've ever seen to get voting information out of these things is with the CTI Products equipment. I wouldn't put any DIGITAC comparators in service due to high failure rates as they age (and I speak from experience). Your money is better spent on a JPS SNV12 or SpectraTAC comparator for anal...
by d119
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AstroTac Receiver ATAC3000 interface Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 5346

Re: AstroTac Receiver ATAC3000 interface Problem

An EPIC is an EPIC is an EPIC. With certain exceptions, you can swap station control boards between Satellite Receivers, AstroTAC receivers, Quantars, etc.

Hi Larry :) KOKOK!
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: 12
Views: 10106

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: 5749

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: 5749

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: 5749

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: 6110

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: 5749

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: 4512

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 end in...
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: 4487

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: 11677

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 control boa...
by d119
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Centracom Question
Replies: 13
Views: 11677

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: 4343

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: 7800

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: 4828

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: 11677

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: 9563

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: 9563

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: 4828

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: 9563

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: 9563

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: 4921

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: 4921

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 about this in the prog...
by d119
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTR2000 courtesy beep
Replies: 2
Views: 4969

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: 7785

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 if th...
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: 4875

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: 9979

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: 7432

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: 10007

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: 24441

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" terms in ...
by d119
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Notch filtering in Quantar
Replies: 3
Views: 2875

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: 3064

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: 3064

"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: 4744

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: 5654

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: 6652

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: 6677

Re: Astro Spectra PTT problem

Control head or command board crapacitor issue?

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