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by C17LVFD
Thu May 02, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS1500 Channel Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: XTS1500 Channel Announcement

I just check a xts2500 1.5 I have and it does have the channel announcement feature in the flash. Can’t speak to one that doesn’t as to whether it would work or not. I’d be inclined to believe not based on mine having the feature in the flashcode. At this point there isn’t any legal way to upgrade t...
by C17LVFD
Thu May 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS1500 Channel Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: XTS1500 Channel Announcement

It’s a flash option.
Q446 is the feature. If it’s not in the feature set it won’t work. Motorola is not longer selling flash upgrades to my knowledge.

Good Luck,
Seth
by C17LVFD
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 Help programming O5 Soft Keys
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: XTL5000 Help programming O5 Soft Keys

Look for display and menu in the controls section of the tree. Menu is where you add and remove the soft keys.

Hope this helps,
Seth
by C17LVFD
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V Question??
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Minitor V Question??

I tried moving the splits around one time in engineering mode. As I recall it didn't take the numbers or wouldn't receive. I don't believe they're a SDR device.

I did find several monitors on eBay in the 33 split. Cheapest was about 80 bucks.

Good luck!
Seth
by C17LVFD
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola cdm1250 mobile issue
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Re: Motorola cdm1250 mobile issue

Are the personalities linked to the radio zone and associated Alias's?

Seth
by C17LVFD
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS-2500 & XTS-5000
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: XTS-2500 & XTS-5000

David, Lancaster and Dauphin both operate the S split not the Q split. Lancaster is almost completely encrypted and I believe Dauphin is mostly encrypted. Idk how much mileage you'll get out of your scanner. Best of luck with your trip to the mid-Atlantic. Both I believe simulcast their fire dispatc...
by C17LVFD
Wed May 02, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Current selection of dual band commercial radios
Replies: 5
Views: 8981

Re: Current selection of dual band commercial radios

On th commercial side the Anytone 868 UV seems from my standpoint to be a decent VHF/UHF unit. I had hoped the Alience HD-1 would be decent but I haven't been impressed. If anyone has a better analog/DMR option please put it out there.

Seth
by C17LVFD
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 2056

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

The next issue is the narrow / wide band programming. With the FCC mandate, after the passing of the FCC deadline, all radios could only be sold with narrow band ability. Motorola did have a workaround and a software patch to allow certain users that stayed wideband to be able to still program thei...
by C17LVFD
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a TOUGH radio
Replies: 15
Views: 2280

Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Astro Saber...
by C17LVFD
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a TOUGH radio
Replies: 15
Views: 2280

Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Astro Saber... depending on band and protocol they use.
by C17LVFD
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS5000 FPP Explained?
Replies: 19
Views: 2171

Re: XTS5000 FPP Explained?

What revision firmware do you have? The latest firmware 20.50.09 allows you to delete all but the first zone with 16 personalities and then have the 17th and on setup as you would the normal non-fpp xts5k.

Works well. Good luck!
by C17LVFD
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: ADP error ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2279

Re: ADP error ?

Is the hardware encryption enabled in CPS? They're a checkbox to do this. If it's not checked, keyloader wont recognize it. I haven't heard of a APX not being able to take a key from kvl3000.

Good luck,
Seth
by C17LVFD
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX CPS Export Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: APX CPS Export Help

Update for you. Just literally had to do this.

Open excel. Change document type to xml to open. Excel should open it.

Good luck!
Seth
by C17LVFD
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX CPS Export Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: APX CPS Export Help

I believe you can change the type of file you export to .csv or xls with the export procedure. I'm not in front of the CPS currently but that's to the best of my recollection.

Good luck!
Seth
by C17LVFD
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Convert W5 to W3
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Convert W5 to W3

To the best of my knowledge it's a different TIB from a W5 but I could be wrong.

O5 And O3 use the same head but the W series I believe has a specific TIB for the W3. Same holds true for the Astro spectra.

Sorry don't have a part number for you.

Good Luck,
Seth
by C17LVFD
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS-5000 Flash Upgrades - Am I missing Something?
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: XTS-5000 Flash Upgrades - Am I missing Something?

Thank you for that information. I do find it strange that Motorola would sell me a flash upgrade that ultimately won't work. I personally don't see a difference swapping from FPP to fdma and upgrading from conventional to smartzone. H35 is initially enabled. The upgraded flash disabled H35 and enabl...
by C17LVFD
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS-5000 Flash Upgrades - Am I missing Something?
Replies: 3
Views: 996

XTS-5000 Flash Upgrades - Am I missing Something?

Good Afternoon Everyone, Have 3 XTS-5000's with the following flash: Q806 P25 Q52 FPP Q53 Cloning Q446 Channel announcement H35 Conventional Ops Ordered legit FDMA trunking upgrades. Adding... and removing FPP. H38 Smartzone Q361 9600 trunking Q173 Omnilink Got the flash upgrade keys today... Q52 an...
by C17LVFD
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Part Numbers for MOL and Firmware update
Replies: 10
Views: 2056

Re: Part Numbers for MOL and Firmware update

Just FYI- Motorola discontinued all xts/xtl flash upgrades 12-31-16...
by C17LVFD
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 Flashcode to analog?
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Re: XTS5000 Flashcode to analog?

That's not it. Change the transmit deviation to 2.5 kHz and you'll see it magically changes to 12.5kHz spacing.

Good luck,
Seth
by C17LVFD
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 Flashcode to analog?
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Re: XTS5000 Flashcode to analog?

Conventional system operations are included with smart net. You set analog- non Astro in a personality Digital - Astro You set channel frequencies and PLs in the zone allocation. If in th zone the channel isn't letting you put in PLs. Make sure the channel is directed to a non-Astro personality. Goo...
by C17LVFD
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 Cloning
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Re: XTS2500 Cloning

Couple things to start... I believe both radios being cloned have to have the same flash code. Also before writing to the new radio I believe you need to read the radio that your cloning into's serial number. Finally if you use MDC or a trunking system you'll need to change the ID numbers. And final...
by C17LVFD
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Customize Voice Announcement Files
Replies: 12
Views: 2055

Re: Customize Voice Announcement Files

Make sure the .wav file is less than 30kb's. Need to be 8-bit I believe. Astro25 CPS has a good tutorial on making them. Pretty straight forward but multiple steps.

Good luck,
Seth
by C17LVFD
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000 Price Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1525

Re: APX8000 Price Question

Yes it seems like a good deal. Probably too good a deal. I just got quoted over 11k each for some 8k's with similar feature sets. Maybe my quote from my distributor is off but something doesn't smell quite right. The radio is in Malaysia currently. I'm always weary when buying overseas. Just my 0.02...
by C17LVFD
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Re: text justification
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Re: Re: text justification

How many characters are in your zone field? That could be your challenge.

Personally I turn off the zone field and just enter my zone along with the channel name. Gives more flexibility. I.E.; 1 VCALL-10

Hope that helps,
Seth
by C17LVFD
Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASTRO Spectra CPS 05.03.00 and Win7 64 Bit
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: ASTRO Spectra CPS 05.03.00 and Win7 64 Bit

I have my system setup for dual boot... Windows XP 32bit for all my radio programming, and Win7 64 bit for my regular work... Works like a charm without the headaches...

Making a dual boot system is relatively easy, and I find it more stable than emulating XP in Win7...

Good Luck,
Seth
by C17LVFD
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Which Radio fits the bill??
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Which Radio fits the bill??

Good Morning All, Thank you all for your replies!! Well, it looks like there are options... This isn't something that has to be done today or tomorrow, or even next month... just in the thinking and planning phase... The VX5500 looks like it might be a possibility... The triband portable sounds inte...
by C17LVFD
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Which Radio fits the bill??
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: Which Radio fits the bill??

Most, if not all, of us here will have a difficult time recalling any Motorola dualband mobile radio. The only thing that comes to mind is a VHF/UHF HT that Vertex made a few years ago. On lowband it's also hard to imagine a mobile that covers the entire band. Years ago Motorola made various types ...
by C17LVFD
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Which Radio fits the bill??
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Which Radio fits the bill??

Good Morning All! I am looking to put a mobile into my vehicle. Primarily for Rx, and occassional Tx, for ground missions. In the jurisdictions I run in, I need the entire 30-50Mhz lowband and the VHF 136-174Mhz band... I remember seeing a Motorola mobile that did infact Rx and Tx on 33Mhz and 46Mhz...

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