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by werdnuts
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: apx 7000 new housing
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: apx 7000 new housing

IS and IP ratings are not the same. Tabs? On an HT1000? I used to sell the :o and we serviced it. Unless the new radios have something on them, there were no tabs.
by werdnuts
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: apx 7000 new housing
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: apx 7000 new housing

That is untrue. IS ratings are the equivalent of buying insurance. It's a sticker on the radio. Properly swapping parts 1 for 1 does not nullify its IS rating. Doing it wrong can.
by werdnuts
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Using a radio to open bay door at fire dept
Replies: 21
Views: 2050

Re: Using a radio to open bay door at fire dept

I used a CDM radio years ago for a temporary solution. I wired it to the control buttons inside the garage. I used the one of the wires on the accy pins that was controlled by a DTMF code in the radio software. I programmed one code to energize the wire and open the door and another code to turn the...
by werdnuts
Mon May 31, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anyone in St. Louis MO area with an iMPRES Field Programmer?
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Anyone in St. Louis MO area with an iMPRES Field Programmer?

I don't know for sure. I'm not impressed with iMPRES technology so far -- no pun intended.

I just want to get the firmware updated as it resolves some issues with over-discharge and such.
by werdnuts
Wed May 26, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: question about handheld radios for a CERT group
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: question about handheld radios for a CERT group

I've heard there might be some requirements for grants for this type of thing. You might want to check up on the grant requirements before you buy anything. I had an acquaintance tell me about a CERT radio grant issue related to this.
by werdnuts
Sun May 23, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anyone in St. Louis MO area with an iMPRES Field Programmer?
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Anyone in St. Louis MO area with an iMPRES Field Programmer?

I have the firmware for 3.4, but I don't have an iPF. Anyone in the area got one? I need to upgrade my charger, but would like to also do all of our chargers at Eureka FD.

PM me if you can help me out.

Thanks!

-Drew
by werdnuts
Wed May 19, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX antenna vhf/700/800/GPS XRAY Pics
Replies: 15
Views: 2410

Re: APX antenna vhf/700/800/GPS XRAY Pics

Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!
by werdnuts
Wed May 19, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: engraving issues smudge on xts portables
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: engraving issues smudge on xts portables

we always used Testor model paint, then wiped with a rag with some lighter fluid -- or we occasionally used jif action.

a q-tip with some jif action was good for some tough areas where the paint was deep in the textured plastic.
by werdnuts
Mon May 17, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 GETS WARM
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: XTL5000 GETS WARM

Yeah, but the MW810 wasn't designed to be a dash-mount.
by werdnuts
Sun May 09, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 GETS WARM
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: XTL5000 GETS WARM

Seriously? You'd put a fan in the radio? Wow, what are the chances of that failing?
by werdnuts
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Replacement value XTS5000
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Re: Replacement value XTS5000

Call an M dealer and get a quote. I'm sure it'll be list price for everything since it's a single radio and you aren't a big customer. That'll give you plenty of padding in your policy.
by werdnuts
Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Colored MTS2000 Cases?
Replies: 20
Views: 2867

Re: Colored MTS2000 Cases?

Professional engraving is the way to go. Check with the M Dealer/MSS in your area. The one here in STL does it, for a charge. They use computer engraving machine, then paint the engraved area in the color of your choice. It turns out very nice. Their entire rental fleet is engraved as well. Most of ...
by werdnuts
Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: emergency tripped from other departments dpls
Replies: 17
Views: 1564

Re: emergency tripped from other departments dpls

Is it possible that the Emergency Decode features ignore PL/DPL, therefore rendering the 'PL required for data' setting mentioned earlier in this post? If this is true, then it would explain why you are decoding everyone else's emergencies. It seems like M would have the Emergency decode regardless ...
by werdnuts
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL mobile USB cable unable to find driver
Replies: 15
Views: 1488

Re: XTL mobile USB cable unable to find driver

I had a similar issue. It asks for a driver called "usbser.sys" -- it has something to do with the data/modem capabilities conflicting with the programming capabilities of the cable. On my laptop, it wanted access to the XP Pro Service Pack 3 Disk for the file. I deleted my install files t...
by werdnuts
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: "External Mic Only" option
Replies: 1
Views: 281

"External Mic Only" option

Hey gang. I've been playing with my new 5k and CPS 12. I was wondering if there was a similar option to the MTS2000s -- the "External Mic Only" options. This is the option that when a RSM is used, the PTT on the radio activates the Mic on the RSM rather than the radio's internal mic. Any t...
by werdnuts
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 1000 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: HT 1000 Question

The HT1000 RSS did not clone tuning values, unlike older software like the Saber, where the programmer was given the option of cloning with or without the values.
by werdnuts
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1550 Side Buttons
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: HT1550 Side Buttons

Uhh... by any chance did you check the times for short and long press???? It might not be a contact issue, it might be that short press is set for a long time or they are only set up for long press. If so, it would give the impression of not working.

Worth checking before taking anything apart.
by werdnuts
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 1000 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: HT 1000 Question

It has to be done with RSS and a service monitor. Take it to someone with a service monitor and have them perform an alignment. It's possible that components are on the way out as well...
by werdnuts
Sat May 23, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: H371 Option on XTS2500
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: H371 Option on XTS2500

Interesting... Maybe the word "Zone" doesn't mean zone - as in a group of channels...
by werdnuts
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Analog vs. P25 System Key differences... (Not ASK)
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: Analog vs. P25 System Key differences... (Not ASK)

Perfect! Thank you, immelmen28!!!

I (we) appreciate the clarification! This is just as I suspected.
by werdnuts
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Analog vs. P25 System Key differences... (Not ASK)
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Analog vs. P25 System Key differences... (Not ASK)

A few of us were discussing the multiple repeated failure and collapse of our City's Public Safety radio system as it is transitioned from Analog to P25 Trunking. When I say failures, I mean the new system hasn't managed to stay live for more than 24 hours. The transition was to take place well over...
by werdnuts
Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF Repeater question
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

Re: UHF Repeater question

Jim, Just a suggestion, but if your duplexor, powersupply, and RICK are all in good order, then maybe you guys can just replace the radios in the unit. First try switching the TX and the RX radio (obviously reprogram them). If the PA is shot on the TX, then it wont be an issue if used as the RX radi...
by werdnuts
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi Speaker/Microphones
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Jedi Speaker/Microphones

just buy a RSM. the PSM's have been notorious for failure. they are lossy, easily damaged, and route RF right to your noggin. think about it. you are adding an entire antenna system to the radio. so you are adding loss. not to mention, just one more thing you can break. if your life depends on your ...
by werdnuts
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need some repair Help - Shoulder Mike
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Need some repair Help - Shoulder Mike

no offense, but just buy a new one.

or scrounge a new cable.

I have messed around with the universal connector. the contacts are a :o to solder unless you have the right tools... i didnt and found it was easy to overheat the surrounding and screw up their solders.
by werdnuts
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 mic gain?
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: HT1000 mic gain?

I think you can adjust it in the radio service mode in your RSS. Been a while since i messed around with any of that and i dont have my DOS pc here at home. Take a look. i think there is gain settng for the internal mic as well as accy or remote mic. document your original numbers and the changes......
by werdnuts
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Removing white-out writing from radio case????
Replies: 18
Views: 1346

Re: Removing white-out writing from radio case????

In order to color engraving on M radios, most use model paint (Testors). you paint the engraved area and the area surrounding the letters. You give it a few minutes to set. then soak a rag rag with lighter fluid and wipe off the surface paint. this takes off the paint on the un-engraved areas withou...
by werdnuts
Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 'Nick' Radios Being Recalled . . . BY MOTOROLA !
Replies: 718
Views: 124798

As an alleged owner of a Nick radio, Just a few things to ponder... First, talk to an attorney. My best advice. Second, it appears they sent the letter to the shipping address. Nick used UPS, I don't believe eBay or PayPal has released anything... yet. I don't know eBay or PP's Privacy Policy, but I...
by werdnuts
Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Our new website
Replies: 29
Views: 3714

Nice site, but please nix the audio!!! That is so hoosier! Frankly, anyone who has midi music or such playing when i go on their site instantly has 3 strikes against them. the only thing that might keep me from hitting my back button and never returning is if they have a no music or mute button. I'd...
by werdnuts
Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra DEK problem
Replies: 2
Views: 294

we had a similar issue with one of our c7s and the siren unit. Our issue was that wierd noises would come through the speaker. It would randomly rebroadcast radio audio thru the public address. even when it wasnt on. some of the switch lights would also be lit, even thought the function was off. we ...
by werdnuts
Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Make a 6 key into a 15 key
Replies: 8
Views: 678

The simple answer and solution is... get ready for this... Sell your model 2 and buy a new model 3 on ebay or whatever! I think Wavetar has done a pretty darn good job of explaining that you are basically screwed. If you want to hack, go a head, but don't expect much sympathy when you smoke your rad...
by werdnuts
Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Request for P71 drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Request for P71 drawings

anyone have line drawings of the ford crown vic P71? i am looking for a top, front, rear and side 2-D line drawing of each. if anyone can help, i'd appreciate it.

thanks!!

BTW it is for designing light placement and such.
by werdnuts
Mon Nov 22, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maratrac Siren Manual Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 292

ANYONE???
by werdnuts
Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maratrac Siren Manual Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Maratrac Siren Manual Needed

Hey gang! I need a Maratrac Siren Manual ASAP. I would prefer one in PDF format. I had a ton of manuals, but I lost them all when my harddrive failed. Any help would be appreciated! PM or email.

THANKS in advance!!!!
by werdnuts
Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:58 am
Forum: Announcements and Forum News
Topic: Sad news:
Replies: 184
Views: 93077

What to say. I was away from the board for a while, only to come back to this. How sad. After reading the previous 3 pages of comments, there is little to be said. I can say I wholeheartedly agree with everything said here. Monty was good people. He will truly be missed. If one knew Monty just by re...
by werdnuts
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: SRN1457: Motorola's CRAPPY XTS3000/3500/5000 RF Adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 971

r0f, I got your back. The negative comments are not his alone. Most people are too lazy or too stupid to bother posting them. Frankly, I have a lot of respect for r0f since he is one of the few batlabbers to to have enough balls to speak his mind. For God's sake, he's frigging Canadian and he has a ...
by werdnuts
Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radios that used the hirose connector
Replies: 10
Views: 1087

No. It is not on the Spectra.

It was primarily on the Saber, but I believe it was also used on the Expo, and possibly the old MX300s.
by werdnuts
Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:03 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Usage time of AS
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Get a new battery and take care of it.
by werdnuts
Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Which radio?
Replies: 2
Views: 428

The radios are fine. I would stick w/ Motorolas... but hey, you posted on a Motorola Fan site. I would consider putting a PL on your repeater and simplex. That might get rid of any squak at the end of transmissions, thus reducing some noise. Another option is to make sure you are using noise-cancell...
by werdnuts
Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What would you do if...
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

my vote is refund. the seller made an oversight, but still misrepresented the product. I'd hold him to it.
by werdnuts
Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 HHCH?
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Yeah... i have 2 of those. sadly, they are not HHCHs.
by werdnuts
Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 HHCH?
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

i asked about this a while back. i'd love to get my hands on one.

frankly, i was thinking of trading my msc2k mod 3 for a astro 800 w/ the hhch.
by werdnuts
Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: DEK Head
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Yeah. In a sense... You can get a Maratrac Siren Unit. It will operate standalone and is very similar to a Spectra/DEK/Siren Unit... Minus the radio, of course.

Hope this helps.
by werdnuts
Wed May 12, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Is a Windows MDC1200 decoder available?
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

i was looking for something like that a few months ago... nothing turned up. ('cept that midian thing, but i didnt want to invest in hardware)
by werdnuts
Thu May 06, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: need help with cdm1250 accessory connector
Replies: 6
Views: 1096

the two pins with aux output ability vary in output power. one puts out something like .1 amps. the other puts out a small fraction. it is made to work with data control type stuff... (other sophisticated hardware, not dumb relays.) the trick would be to use some sort of sensative relay or some sort...
by werdnuts
Thu May 06, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Morotola has the axe out again. Cancellation Notice Info
Replies: 13
Views: 1235

I think they all suck.
by werdnuts
Wed Apr 28, 2004 6:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: D'oh!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

try reinstalling windows and/or the CPS. this might fix your problem w/ the good, saved code plug.
by werdnuts
Wed Apr 14, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1550 XLS zone selection buttons - I don't want them!
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Yeah... that is what i do now, but if your radio gets bumped off, the keypad lock is disabled upon power up. the left right should simply be a on off feature in the CPS. the idiot who designed this feature never actually used one of these radios.
by werdnuts
Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1550 XLS zone selection buttons - I don't want them!
Replies: 7
Views: 757

not quite the solution we are looking for
by werdnuts
Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1550 XLS zone selection buttons - I don't want them!
Replies: 7
Views: 757

i hate that feature too! it can really ruin your day. if anyone knows the answer to this...

(sady Hightower, i think we are screwed.)
by werdnuts
Fri Mar 26, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Shirts
Replies: 14
Views: 1374

contact motorola global promotions. they will send you a catalog. shell out some $$ and you can buy whatever M crap you want. sorry, i dont have the number handy. been a few years since i bought anything from them.

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