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by RADIOMAN2002
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: KG to mode assignment
Replies: 1
Views: 631

KG to mode assignment

Looking for a basic description of how to associate a multi algo encryption board to specific modes in an Astro spectra or even radio wide. I have a KG-1 DES-OFB KG-2 DES-XL board in an Astro Spectra, how do I associate DES-Xl and not DES-OFB to a particular mode. Also should this effect key-loading...
by RADIOMAN2002
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: VHF high power ASTRO SPECTRA interfacing
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: VHF high power ASTRO SPECTRA interfacing

I believe there is no COR output on the Astro Spectra/Spectra radios. Search around there is a way of getting a semi COR output, I am thinking the audio switch to the audio PA might work. I used that line on a MX portable CC console to switch an external PA amp.
by RADIOMAN2002
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: DSP N OR I.
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: DSP N OR I.

As I remember from readings over at P25, it had to do with the manufacturer of the flash chips being different.
by RADIOMAN2002
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: P-25 Secure problems
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: P-25 Secure problems

To further my own post so others can find this information if needed. I now have another radio that is doing the same no secure receive prior to transmit to the other radio. The second radio also has a newer version of firmware/DSP, which after reading somewhere I think may be the problem. I read th...
by RADIOMAN2002
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: astro spectra with fail 01/92
Replies: 7
Views: 1041

Re: astro spectra with fail 01/92

A W9 codeplug won't work in a W5 radio, and it might actually need a "S" record which are becoming very hard to find.
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Asking for S-records
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Asking for S-records

Well then if that's the case I am looking for 2 "S" records,and been looking for a while. Can be any flavor P-25 or not just must be XTS-3000 model 3 UHF "R" split and a XTS-3000 model 2 800mhz.
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: P-25 Secure problems
Replies: 2
Views: 857

P-25 Secure problems

I won't cross post but the problems I am having are with both XTS-3000 and XTS-5000 radios in simplex secure mode. All the radios work when in clear P-25 mode perfectly,as they have the same NAC code. I have a mix of different level versions of secure boards from R2.0 to R3.55, but all have DES-XL, ...
by RADIOMAN2002
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: No flashcode on label?
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: No flashcode on label?

If the radio doesn't have it labeled on the outside by the serial number chances are the radio is analog only or VSLEP. Based on the serial number that is a very old (1995) built radio which unless the radio was upgraded is more than likely analog. Getting the info from the test mode will give you t...
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Wiring diagram
Replies: 36
Views: 24027

Re: 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Wiring diagram

For any installers looking were to run wire out to the firewall. Drop the glove box down and look up at the firewall at the top right and you'll see a beige plastic plug their. What we do is use a 12" long paddle wood bit and hit the center of the plug. The place the hole comes out is behind t...
by RADIOMAN2002
Mon May 21, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: converting a MTX950 to MTX9250
Replies: 2
Views: 763

converting a MTX950 to MTX9250

Anyone done it. The radio chassis appear to be the same as a normal Pro Series radio. Can you using Lab or other software re-flash the radio to a more useful MTX9250.
by RADIOMAN2002
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dont wait too long on fcc license modification to narrow ban
Replies: 27
Views: 2460

Re: Dont wait too long on fcc license modification to narrow

Thanks, Steve I was looking for it myself after reading an online article about APCO requesting same.
by RADIOMAN2002
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 1250 Bad PA
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: HT 1250 Bad PA

Just so you know if you use the methods described in the Video you will not even be able to send the radio to Depot for repair. They consider it an authorized repair, I had one of my techs replaced the ribbon connector on a radio, and when he messed it up we sent to Depot who promptly returned it un...
by RADIOMAN2002
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dont wait too long on fcc license modification to narrow ban
Replies: 27
Views: 2460

Re: Dont wait too long on fcc license modification to narrow

Just as a point of information, effective 4-19-2012 all T-band licenses are now exempt from narrow banding.
by RADIOMAN2002
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Portable to modify or change over
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Portable to modify or change over

When you get down to the board level they are the same CP&HT CM&CDM. With the right LAB you can make them anything you want. Our 25 watt CDM 1250 work fine with CM boards.
by RADIOMAN2002
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Trunking Offset
Replies: 12
Views: 3128

Re: Trunking Offset

To be brief you only need the control channel, all other info is passed along on the CC.
by RADIOMAN2002
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 1250 Bad PA
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: HT 1250 Bad PA

Changing the PA on a Pro Portable is a big PITA, even with the right equipment a hot air station you can damage the main PCB very easy. As far as using a PA from a donor it's not worth it, they are $7.00 and as has been said you probably would damage it anyway. One of the bigger problems is getting ...
by RADIOMAN2002
Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Portable to modify or change over
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Portable to modify or change over

With over 2000 HT-1250's in service, some as long as 10 years the Pro series radio IMO is the best upgrade you can go with. These radios have been in Rail Road service so they have taken their fair share of abuse and still work. If you don't need more than 16 channels or a display the HT-750 is a gr...
by RADIOMAN2002
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac tuning data
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: Maxtrac tuning data

Maybe it's 2567700? Or 2507766 or 2507700 or 2567760. I would try a few combinations.
by RADIOMAN2002
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Depot charge changes
Replies: 1
Views: 557

Motorola Depot charge changes

This morning I received an e-mail from Depot, I have several radios there for repair. The e-mail states that Motorola will now charge $32.00 to engrave any radio that has had a housing replaced. This is a change from a previously free service. Fortunatly it doesn't really affect our agency since we ...
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Warning about shill bidding on ebay.
Replies: 18
Views: 3656

Re: Warning about shill bidding on ebay.

I suggest if it is possible with the moderators to make this a sticky, and keep it on the top of the board menu so members can look through it and determine if a seller is on the scam list. To go through all the feedback messages is a pain and is not always worth the time and effort. A listing of fi...
by RADIOMAN2002
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra MLM upgrade procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: Spectra MLM upgrade procedure

Other than using lab to take an already configured MLM and changing it to the band-split you want. You can trick lab software to work with a blank eeprom by going into bitbang mode (F-4) on a working radio then switch to the new eeprom MLM in another radio and then load the model, serial and feature...
by RADIOMAN2002
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac tuning data
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: Maxtrac tuning data

If I am not mistaken the number you are talking about has something to do with the temperature curve for the main reference oscillator. It really shouldn't effect a receive only radio unless you place radio in extreme temperatures.
by RADIOMAN2002
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How to decode MDC1200/StatAlert w/ a Maratrac
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: How to decode MDC1200/StatAlert w/ a Maratrac

With the Maxtrac you have to make a call list for it to be displayed otherwise it just displays 00. In other words you need to know the ID of the radio you want to decode first.
by RADIOMAN2002
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CPS OOB mod for Astro Spectra 5.03
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: CPS OOB mod for Astro Spectra 5.03

Ok, found a major boo boo (lack of info) in the information for doing the mod. When changing the frequencies to hex for modding you need to go all 7 digits eg:4500000 to get the proper address in the software, anything less and you get a dozen or more locations that do nothing to change the bandspli...
by RADIOMAN2002
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Pulsar I
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Motorola Pulsar I

Basically the PA on a Pulsar I (green chassis) is from a Mocom-70 mobile derated to run continuous duty, should be about 1 watt to drive it. Other than that not much use.
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Modifing CPS band splits
Replies: 6
Views: 1111

Re: Modifing CPS band splits

"Astro Spectra" most of what you point to is useless, the current CPS is 5.03 not 1.01, and I have yet to find the proper areas to modify in 5.03. It's not that I don't appreciate yours and everybody elses work, but it's over 10 years old and really out of date, and should be noted as such...
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CPS OOB mod for Astro Spectra 5.03
Replies: 2
Views: 642

CPS OOB mod for Astro Spectra 5.03

I tried the search feature and didn't find anything specific to OOB mods for this software. I am trying to lower the allowable entered frequency from 482 to 470 mhz on my Astro Spectra. I tried to mod the AstroMob.exe file with some of the information listed here, either the software runs, but doesn...
by RADIOMAN2002
Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Public safety D block, T-band give back
Replies: 17
Views: 2313

Re: Public safety D block, T-band give back

What about business T band I have a hand full of channels that I am not giving back unless they move me somewhere without interference.
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time?
Replies: 57
Views: 7407

Re: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time

Correct, not drive around looking for illegal users and request that channel. For P.S. licenses, it's very unlikely you will get the channel in the first place, APCO in particular will call the licensee to see what's up first. Most times even with a complaint if it is P.S. they just tell them to str...
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time?
Replies: 57
Views: 7407

Re: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time

I actually was thinking the same thing, license a dozen low band channels as FB-8's and put up a trunking system. If I use the 43 or 47 MHZ freqs as mobile transmits the antenna would only be as big as a VHF high-gain. I would love to get the old MTS freqs. If anyone plans on driving around and look...
by RADIOMAN2002
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1250 220MHz Modification - Any help?
Replies: 47
Views: 46101

Re: HT1250 220MHz Modification - Any help?

Any Pro series radio will take any codeplug, LS or LS+ or Conventional etc, as long as the suffix at the end is the same.( I even took a LA codelplug and made my radio a 255 mode with LTR) "A" must go with "A", and "B,C,D" I have found generally will work with any "...
by RADIOMAN2002
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF 5000
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: MSF 5000

For MASTR III stations the kit would make it compliant, since the radio already has a N.B. designation, but the early versions had W.B. receivers. The kits will work on any receiver since they don't have a requirement for N.B. certification. The only legal use of a MSF 5000 after next January is Ham...
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Pin config for TRBO rptr and Zetron Tone Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Pin config for TRBO rptr and Zetron Tone Panel

Were you able to get it to transmit DPL? I wasn't able to get to work. PL was OK
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Using portables as fixed stations
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Using portables as fixed stations

That's interesting I was planing on using a VHF Astro for my 225 watt Micor station to make it narrow band compliant. Inject 1/2 watt at 150 mhz and you get 225 watts out at 477 mhz.
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra channel capacity question
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

Re: Spectra channel capacity question

I have found that depending on the model number certain options eat up memory. You might try using an A-7 head instead of an A-9. You might get more available memory that way.
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Unresponsive Button HT1250
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Unresponsive Button HT1250

Have had major problem with those keypad boards after the radio has been dropped. We just replace the board.
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time?
Replies: 57
Views: 7407

Re: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time

I think it will depend on how fast the splinter channels are licensed and are put in use. Then complaints will come in and the FCC will do something what I don't know yet. Any agency that doesn't at least turn their deviation down to 2.5kc is going to be a red flag out there. If they do it's not ver...
by RADIOMAN2002
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM Maxtrac lowband
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: CDM Maxtrac lowband

You need Pro LAB, then using the method described here on Batlabs, you modify the "S" record for the radio Tanapa you have by using the de-compiler and compiler programs. It's pretty straightforward, I moved a 403-470 up to 482 where the VCO unlocked.
by RADIOMAN2002
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 EOL ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: HT1250 EOL ?

Where did you get the EOL for the CDM-1250 of 3rd quarter 2012? I contacted the Pro group at Motorola and this was their response: "At this time we do not have a set cancellation date for our HT and CDM VHF/UHF models. Pending unforeseen material supply issues, we do not foresee a cancellation ...
by RADIOMAN2002
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra channel capacity question
Replies: 14
Views: 1663

Re: Spectra channel capacity question

Now I wonder what would happen if you increased to say 160 modes? Does it do a wrap around like a Maxtrac when you go above 40 modes?
by RADIOMAN2002
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: astro spectra plus mobile narrow question
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: astro spectra plus mobile narrow question

Just be advised they are HHCH radios.
by RADIOMAN2002
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 900 MHz Spectra-II RX Audio Levels
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: 900 MHz Spectra-II RX Audio Levels

I personally don't like the Hear Clear audio, it makes it sound more like a recovered digital transmission. I don't have an answer on the Spectra II, possibly an tuning adjustment in the software? Also from the info I have read you need it to be set or not set on the repeater and the mobiles, or the...
by RADIOMAN2002
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AS3 band change project questions, please
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: AS3 band change project questions, please

If it's the radio I am thinking of, it's been on e-bay for over a year. No one wanted to take a chance on it, good luck. Let us know how you made out and how you did the conversion.
by RADIOMAN2002
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM Maxtrac lowband
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: CDM Maxtrac lowband

Or write your own "S" record.

Elaborate.
by RADIOMAN2002
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: I Need 6 Saber 1E's Programmed
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: I Need 6 Saber 1E's Programmed

They are OK for GMRS though.
by RADIOMAN2002
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need to update Astro Saber III UHF?
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Need to update Astro Saber III UHF?

It's a bit overkill, but the radio does have P-25 analog, and 250 modes. I have seen radios with that good a flash going for $300-500. You are probably going to pay more for it due to all the other options like trunking.
by RADIOMAN2002
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber front shield re-asembly?
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Astro Saber front shield re-asembly?

As I remember the top has to slide under the top first. I could be wrong, but I havn't worked on one in while.
by RADIOMAN2002
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 EOL ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: HT1250 EOL ?

Well I hope they don't cancel the HT-1250 for at least another few months. I have an order for 1100 radios in. When they do cancel it, and or the CDM-1250 we are done with Motorola. That's when we go ICOM for mobiles and portables, and our base station are going to be Harris. TRBO is crap, the base/...
by RADIOMAN2002
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Is it possible to make the GP328 Out Of Band frequency???
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Is it possible to make the GP328 Out Of Band frequency??

Search for 220 mhz radio out of band post, there is a very well written article on how to do it. You will need a few small programs to convert a code-plug. I took my 403-470 HT-1250 up to 484 mhz ,that's when the VCO went out of lock.

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