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by k5hdm
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: APX 7000 FOR HAM RADIO USE
Replies: 6
Views: 4168

Re: APX 7000 FOR HAM RADIO USE

I have my apx7000 handheld vhf/uhf fpp for ham on the go, and an apx7500 vhf/uhf for mobile use.. But I still keep a vhf and uhf 100w W3 Astro spectras and a 900 spectra.. And a ft-857 with atas120 antenna.. So I'm setup for just about everything anyone uses anymore.. No to mention I run aprs and Pa...
by k5hdm
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How do you change the softid on an Astro Spectra W9 head?
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

Re: How do you change the softid on an Astro Spectra W9 head

I have been meaning to post this for over a year now, but for those interested in a mobile that will allow you to change the softid, the w3 hhch Astro Spectras will allow it. You change it in basically the same way as on the Astro Saber/XTS3000 HT's
by k5hdm
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IMPRES Charger question
Replies: 0
Views: 695

IMPRES Charger question

Hi, I recently came across a WPLN4114AR IMPRES charger that had no A / B Switch on the bottom.. The hole is there but no switch.. This unit was brand new in the box with 3.40 firmware and the 3 holes from the switch appear to have never been populated.. Is the "Pulse noise" problem fixed i...
by k5hdm
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000R DTMF Mic enable problem
Replies: 0
Views: 340

XTS5000R DTMF Mic enable problem

Hi, I was recently setting up a VHF XTS5000R Model 3 (I've had it for 4 years but just now noticed this) to have the DTMF Mic enabled. That's in Conventional Personality under the TX Options tab.. It kinda goes a step beyond "Hot Keypad" and enables the keypad even without the PTT pressed....
by k5hdm
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Saber X Question
Replies: 13
Views: 9061

Re: Saber X Question

I would LOVE to find an ASTRO X.. I have the manual also and they look really neat!
by k5hdm
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500 in 900mhz?
Replies: 32
Views: 8430

Re: XTS2500 in 900mhz?

I'm still looking for an XTS2500 on 900 if anyone has a source. Thanks. hi, i have 1 unit of motorola xts2500 900mhz model iii very good condition. no use in our country (malaysia) regards, 9W2KYR Malaysia HAM I am the lucky owner of this radio now.. I have upgraded the FW to v16 and it's fpp and p...
by k5hdm
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra W3 "Y" cable diagram
Replies: 16
Views: 4225

Re: Astro Spectra W3 "Y" cable diagram

Is it safe to connect the HHCH directly to the radio for testing purposes? Problem there is, with a 110W radio you have no way to get ignition sense to it without the cable. On a mid-power radio, sure.. plug it in the front and pop your DB15 into the rear accessory for ignition sense and speaker au...
by k5hdm
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How do you change the softid on an Astro Spectra W9 head?
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

Re: How do you change the softid on an Astro Spectra W9 head

Code3 wrote:Changing the Soft ID on an Astro Spectra can only be accomplished with CPS.

Well, crap.. That kinda defeats the purpose of it being "soft".. :)
Thanks!
by k5hdm
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How do you change the softid on an Astro Spectra W9 head?
Replies: 5
Views: 2429

How do you change the softid on an Astro Spectra W9 head?

Hi,
Can anyone tell me if/how to change the softid info on the Astro spectra w9 and W7 control heads? I really hope it is possible!
Thanks!
K5HDM
by k5hdm
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO Saber R
Replies: 26
Views: 2993

Re: ASTRO Saber R

So you put them in water while hooked up the the pump and tested them? Jason I got my NTN4265 and NLN9839 (Vacuum and pressure pumps) in today.. I tested my Saber R, ASTRO Saber R, XTS3000R, XTS5000R and XTS2500I and they're all within spec (aka no leaks)! I figured they would be because I put some...
by k5hdm
Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS Nylon Case / NTN8725A ?
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: XTS Nylon Case / NTN8725A ?

I have one and it does unsnap and isn't sewn at the bottom! HAPPY DAYS!! haha.. there's also a ntn7247a that is almost identical except it has 2 "strings" that go over the radio instead of the one for the 8725a.. I think the 7247 is for the xts2500, but the 5000 and jedi's fit perfect.. -H...
by k5hdm
Mon May 02, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Saber AVA & Astro HHCH - The Facts vs. The Myth
Replies: 7
Views: 4361

Re: Astro Saber AVA & Astro HHCH - The Facts vs. The Myth

Why aren't they worth the effort? I have been looking for just a regular AVA for about 3 years now with no luck.. I really really want one..
by k5hdm
Mon May 02, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Difference between ASTRO Spectra and ASTRO Spectra Plus
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Difference between ASTRO Spectra and ASTRO Spectra Plus

Hi..
I recently came across a single ASTRO Spectra +Plus among a ton of astro spectras.. what is the difference?

Thanks!
Harmon 8)
by k5hdm
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO Saber R
Replies: 26
Views: 2993

Re: ASTRO Saber R

I got my NTN4265 and NLN9839 (Vacuum and pressure pumps) in today.. I tested my Saber R, ASTRO Saber R, XTS3000R, XTS5000R and XTS2500I and they're all within spec (aka no leaks)! I figured they would be because I put some thick silicon gel on the seals when I got them all.. I think I am going to pu...
by k5hdm
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO Saber R
Replies: 26
Views: 2993

Re: ASTRO Saber R

The ntn7058 is the only battery I know of that will fit a Saber/Astro "R" radio. They are ungodly expensive new ($100+), but I would contact Escomm here on the boards first and see what he can do for you. One of the reasons M didn't make a li-ion battery for the R astro/saber is because t...
by k5hdm
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO Saber R
Replies: 26
Views: 2993

Re: ASTRO Saber R

KB9KST wrote:The radio is supposed to be tested once a year and any leaking seals replaced. I bet most of the seals have lost there R rating considering how old the astro saber line is.

Jason


This one is brand new.. NOS.. the guy just built them up a few months ago..
by k5hdm
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Consolette
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Spectra Consolette

Hi, I got this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rt=nc&nma=true&item=180624970881&si=so5R6XW69tcmeoLQFfBCZWkFaNM%253D&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_500wt_1156 on ebay.. it's model # is L37KGM5174AM and when I opened it up, it turns out there are 2 radios ...
by k5hdm
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO Saber R
Replies: 26
Views: 2993

ASTRO Saber R

Hello.. Does anyone happen to know if they ever made any battery other than the ntn7058a for the RUGGEDIZED Astro Saber.. I'd like to find a NIMH or LI ION even if it's aftermarket.. If anyone can help, let me know.. Also, if you have or know where to get 2-4 of the 7058a's, I'd like to get them.. T...
by k5hdm
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Spectra Firmware
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Motorola Spectra Firmware

Hi,
Can the firmware be upgraded in a regular spectra? How is this done if possible?
Thanks!
Harmon - K5HDM
by k5hdm
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ntn5762c des multikey otar module
Replies: 0
Views: 421

ntn5762c des multikey otar module

Hi, I got a NTN5762C in error for my saber.. would anyone maybe trade me for the proper des module for the saber?

Thanks!!
by k5hdm
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help, Saber encryption module
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Help, Saber encryption module

Hi, I'm in the same position.. would anyone trade a regular saber DES module for this NTN5762C ?

Thanks!
admin@digitalsoul.net
by k5hdm
Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Differences in TKN8531A, B, and C KVL Cable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: Differences in TKN8531A, B, and C KVL Cable?

I have an A and a B version and the A will not work with the xts5000 6-pin hirose adapter for some reason.. it also doesn't work on my astro sabers.. any ideas why??
by k5hdm
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SVA vs AVA Convertacom
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

SVA vs AVA Convertacom

Hi, I wanted to find out for sure what revision of NTN5487 (A,B,C,D etc) will work with the ASTRO Saber.. I know some have the ASTRO logo on it, and that's a giveaway, but I understand there are some with just MOTOROLA that will work with the ASTRO.. is it B, C? or is there a whole different model #...
by k5hdm
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: JEDI Antennas
Replies: 1
Views: 770

JEDI Antennas

Will the dipoles with the red sma connector work for 900 ham use or are they 800-870 range?

Thanks in advance!
K5HDM
by k5hdm
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 encryption module
Replies: 5
Views: 630

MT2000 encryption module

Hi, Does the MT 2000 work with encryption? I noticed "Encryption Enable" or soemthing similar in the RSS.. do they make secure modules for these?

Thanks!
Harmon - K5HDM
by k5hdm
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: BOLO - Stolen Quantar
Replies: 17
Views: 4408

Re: BOLO - Stolen Quantar

Where did you get the 6 quantars? I saw 3 at state surplus, but they weren't p25 or narrowband.. Thanks for all the posts. We were lucky to obtain 6 Quantars from recent State Surplus. Good news they are also NB & P25. So we will be back on the air with a Quantar once it is programmed (nice to h...
by k5hdm
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NTN8613B Keyloader/Audio adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 294

NTN8613B Keyloader/Audio adapter

Hey guys, I have been talking to a guy at valley-ent.com and he just got in an aftermarket version of the ntn8613b that sells for 30 bucks (less than 1/2 of the cheapest price I can find them for anywhere online including ebay). I got 1 and it works great, I modified mine to work for keyloading the ...
by k5hdm
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Converting MT2000 to JT1000
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Converting MT2000 to JT1000

my firmware is 2.13 and they all do the narrowband 2.5khz spacing.. I'm not sure what year or version they went to the narrowband capability, but all 3 of these will do it.. i have an older MT2000 with 2.00 FW and it DOESN'T do the narrowband..

Thanks
by k5hdm
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Converting MT2000 to JT1000
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Converting MT2000 to JT1000

Hi, is it possible to modify a MT2000 to a JT1000? I just got a great deal on 2 BRAND NEW and 1 barely used MT2000s.. ($30 bucks each!).. They were backups for the forest service.. and 2 of them had been sitting in the box since 1996 with the plastic still on it.. the things had never even been prog...
by k5hdm
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3000 BATT menu item problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: XTS3000 BATT menu item problem

I am really not confusing anything.. It had batt on there.. I'm not sure what the guy was talking about with the host 6.xx.. but I have 7.something, and i promise you, it had the batt on there.. and the battery meter would come on and the bars would drop when there was a impres battery.. I had the x...
by k5hdm
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3000 BATT menu item problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: XTS3000 BATT menu item problem

Well, I, of course, didn't take a photo of BATT on the menu, because I didn't think it was a big deal at the time.. but I can guarantee that it was on the menu and did work... the battery meter also displayed the whole time when an IMPRES battery was attached.. I was using CPS 5.01.xx and was wonder...
by k5hdm
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3000 BATT menu item problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: XTS3000 BATT menu item problem

I have host 07.13.00.. I have seen the battery menu on it, and I don't have it confused with the 5000...

Thanks!
by k5hdm
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3000 BATT menu item problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

XTS3000 BATT menu item problem

Hi, I have a XTS3000 M3, and when I 1st got it, it had a BATT menu item available and when an IMPRES battery was attached, the battery meter would show and decrease accordingly. I didn't have a good IMPRES battery at the time (just the one that came with it..1700 charges..hah) so I took that item of...
by k5hdm
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Quik Call II Notification System
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Quik Call II Notification System

On QCII is the radio supposed to make a tone when you PTT? I have a XTS5000R M3 with QCII and I was just playing around with it, but mine does not emit a tone when you press the PTT.. I have enabled all the PTT sidetones and things like that which usually make the tone when you PTT..

Thanks
Harmon
by k5hdm
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber power-on password problem
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Astro Saber power-on password problem

I figured out the problem.. I'm suprised that no one has posted how to fix the power on password on here.. I was just playing around last nite and figured this out.. This may only be for Astro Sabers with a secure module.. Here's the procedure: Turning on power on password: 1. In CPS, enable the pow...
by k5hdm
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Text Msging Question
Replies: 2
Views: 324

XTS5000 Text Msging Question

Hi, When you enable the text msging option on the radio, it has a spot where you can type something you want displayed on the radio display. Is that information ever transmitted with the text messages or at any other time? I can get more specific info about the screen/field you set in CPS for it if ...
by k5hdm
Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS5000 Cable
Replies: 7
Views: 641

XTS5000 Cable

Hey, I got a cable from KAWA for the XTS5000 to just JUST FOR READING radios in the field (no use in getting several OEM cables when all we need to do for this project is read), but I get a c000039e error.. does anyone know what this means? Has anyone else had this problem with this cable? Thanks!!
by k5hdm
Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber power-on password problem
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Astro Saber power-on password problem

Hi, I have a VHF Astro Saber III model H04KDH9PW7AN flash 54001-000000-4.. in the CPS, I can enable the power on password but the field to enter the password stays grayed out.. All the password stuff can be placed in the radio menu and when I enable the password, when I program it comes up LOCKED.. ...
by k5hdm
Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What year did the Motorola ... come out??
Replies: 1
Views: 482

What year did the Motorola ... come out??

Hi.. I was just wondering... What year did the Motorola Saber debut? What yr did they stop making them? What about the ASTRO Saber? And the XTS3000? 5000?
For some reason that isn't something you can find easily..

Thanks!
K5HDM
by k5hdm
Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: F7E NAC Setting in Astro Saber/Spectras
Replies: 20
Views: 2918

Re: F7E NAC Setting in Astro Saber/Spectras

When you tried to put the 155.4675 it gave me the "Not capable of 2.5khz spacing, upgrade firmware" error.. but when I put the 154.6875 into the input, it worked great.. no error and right on freq when transmitting..
by k5hdm
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: F7E NAC Setting in Astro Saber/Spectras
Replies: 20
Views: 2918

Re: F7E NAC Setting in Astro Saber/Spectras

Yes, they work just fine.. The sabers they and I have (I got mine from surplus before they decided to keep them.. for 50 bucks each.. even got one still in the plastic!!!!) The DPS went to the 2.5 spacing and they thought sabers were not capable of that, but I figured out they would take the input f...
by k5hdm
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: F7E NAC Setting in Astro Saber/Spectras
Replies: 20
Views: 2918

Re: F7E NAC Setting in Astro Saber/Spectras

Considering that the radios in question are more or less at the end of their life cycle, I doubt Motorola will bother to fix the bug while an easy work around exists. Think we've pretty well beat this one to death, guys.[/quote] The Texas DPS has HUNDREDS of these radios in use, and they recently fo...
by k5hdm
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: F7E NAC Setting in Astro Saber/Spectras
Replies: 20
Views: 2918

Re: F7E NAC Setting in Astro Saber/Spectras

I can't honestly say I've ever tried it on a repeater, but I can confirm that it doesn't work on direct. I'm assuming it's a bug in the firmware that Motorola's never really cared enough to fix (especially this late in the game). I would either set the conventional personality to Digital CSQ, or pr...
by k5hdm
Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: F7E NAC Setting in Astro Saber/Spectras
Replies: 20
Views: 2918

F7E NAC Setting in Astro Saber/Spectras

Hi, Recently, I added some simplex channels to my Astro Saber III's and Spectra. I noticed that in simplex the F7E NAC setting will not "un-squelch" the radio when I am using it for simplex. The F7E command works fine with repeaters on all the radios. Does anyone know of a fix for this, or...
by k5hdm
Tue Nov 13, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber I info
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Saber I info

It says you can on batlabs (decode the freq range from the sn)
by k5hdm
Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber I info
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Saber I info

Hey, I have a Saber I model # H99QX + 053H and factory id H43QXN7139CN First, I can't find what the H99QX+053H means(I see alot of references to it, but not exactly what it means), but from what I read off the factory ID decoder this is a 6 watt 136-174 radio.. but the guy I bought it from swears up...

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