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by d119
Mon Mar 11, 2024 11:09 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2660C Oddities?
Replies: 8
Views: 8349

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! God only knows how long the battery is thats in my EBAY 2670. I'm in a bit of a panic to get the old one out and ...
by d119
Mon Mar 11, 2024 11:07 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: TIMS vs Storage Scope For Wireline Level Set
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: TIMS vs Storage Scope For Wireline Level Set

TIMS is nice for sweeping phone lines to determine frequency response for performing voter equalization and doing end-to-end work.
by d119
Mon Mar 11, 2024 11:05 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Motorola R26xx secret menu access?
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Motorola R26xx secret menu access?

Wow, who knew... That looks like a place I wouldn't want to change anything in...
by d119
Tue Dec 13, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Astro tac to ATAC receiver
Replies: 3
Views: 4422

Re: Astro tac to ATAC receiver

Holy thread revival, Batman!

Does anyone have the pinouts for the analog (orange) connectors on the back of the ATAC 3K comparator? And which goes to which?

Could also use some guidance on how the analog side connects to the DIU and Quantar station. It's been forever since I've worked on this stuff.
by d119
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: 6809 SmartNet controller information
Replies: 3
Views: 3312

Re: 6809 SmartNet controller information

Sent you an e-mail to your QRZ email address. I'm having massive reliability issues with Batboard right now. I did find this: SmartWorks Systems SmartWorks is a single-site trunking system that can support up to seven channels. SmartWorks has the following capabilities: • Designed for small system u...
by d119
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: 6809 SmartNet controller information
Replies: 3
Views: 3312

Re: 6809 SmartNet controller information

So for a telephone interconnect, you need a "Central Interconnect Terminal" or CIT. The CIT contains boards such as the PLIB, PLIC, etc. It also has a shelf of audio transformers that convert the telephone lines into four wire audio for transmission over the rest of the system. It's its ow...
by d119
Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Calculate 900MHz Pager Crystal Frequency
Replies: 1
Views: 3311

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: 5040

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: 3311

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: 8621

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: 4872

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: 4891

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: 3931

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: 5517

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: 5744

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: 4891

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: 7411

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: 8364

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: 12698

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: 8
Views: 8349

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: 8
Views: 8349

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: 8
Views: 8349

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: 8147

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: 8
Views: 8349

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: 6173

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: 6265

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: 13233

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: 13233

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: 5829

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: 10654

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: 6469

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: 13233

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: 13155

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: 13155

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: 6469

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: 13155

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: 13155

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: 6837

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: 6837

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: 6728

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: 9209

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: 6685

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: 11383

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: 9847

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: 12255

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: 31360

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: 3612

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...

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