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by KG4INW
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Differences between UHF 7550 and 7550e?
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Differences between UHF 7550 and 7550e?

I can confirm that as long as you install CPS 2 on a PC that already has older CPS with the wideband EID, then CPS 2 recognizes that and also allows 25 kHz programming.
by KG4INW
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Differences between UHF 7550 and 7550e?
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Differences between UHF 7550 and 7550e?

I'm not sure, but I'll be able to check in a few days.
by KG4INW
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Differences between UHF 7550 and 7550e?
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Differences between UHF 7550 and 7550e?

That post is quite comprehensive but the legacy models have been discontinued for a while now. For amateur use, all models cover 403-512 MHz out of the box so no need to worry about out of band. For analog though, you'll need an Entitlement ID for the CPS to allow wideband (25 kHz). Otherwise, they ...
by KG4INW
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: MT2000 HT1000 out of band for Ham use
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: MT2000 HT1000 out of band for Ham use

No need to go out of band for VHF as both radios you mention cover 136-174 MHz as is. For UHF, if you have the low split model (designated by an R in the model number) they cover 403-470. The high split models (designated by an S) can easily be programmed to work down to 440 by using the "Shift...
by KG4INW
Mon May 04, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming additional zones into ht1250
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Programming additional zones into ht1250

No, you add however many zones you want (up to the limit of course), name them and then assign the channels however you like. On the first tab of the Personality Assignment to Zone window, there is a Plus sign that you press to add zones. You also name the zone on this tab. At the end, there's the t...
by KG4INW
Sun May 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XPR-6550
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: Motorola XPR-6550

Not configurable unfortunately. I believe you can disable them all together but that's about it.
by KG4INW
Sun May 03, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming additional zones into ht1250
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Programming additional zones into ht1250

Have you tried adding more zones in the "Personality Assignment to Zone" window of the CPS tree? It's down at the bottom. Although you program channels in the Personality window, you must then assign them in the other window.
by KG4INW
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro saber charger
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Astro saber charger

Yes, any chemistry, IMPRES or not. The rails for the XTS battery are spring loaded and move out of the way for a Saber battery.
by KG4INW
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR4550 Popping Noise in Speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: XPR4550 Popping Noise in Speaker

You're welcome. Every first generation TRBO mobile, even brand new from the factory does it so it's clearly just part of the design. Maybe I'll poke around the service manuals and see if they offer any explanation. We had a cabinet full of 10 4550 control stations that were all fed by one circuit. A...
by KG4INW
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR4550 Popping Noise in Speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: XPR4550 Popping Noise in Speaker

Every single XPR4500/4550 that I've ever touched (lost count at this point) does that but I've never seen an explanation as to why exactly. If everything else is working fine, I wouldn't worry about it.
by KG4INW
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Does Motorola release service bulletins anymore?
Replies: 1
Views: 1916

Re: Does Motorola release service bulletins anymore?

They do but they're called MSI Technical Notifications (MTN) now. Some people have reported they're difficult to get, even if you already have MOL access. My boss simply forwards them to me as Motorola emails them to him but I can navigate to them from eTech Support on MOL.
by KG4INW
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Astro CPS version
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Re: Astro CPS version

From MOL:
ASTRO25 Mobile CPS Revision number: R20.01.00
Part Number: RVN4185AW, RVN4186AX

ASTRO25 Portable CPS Revision number: R20.01.00
Part Number: RVN4181AW, RVN4186AX

Latest/Last for both.
by KG4INW
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CM300 internal speaker
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Re: CM300 internal speaker

5015935H01 is the current part number, which replaced 5005156Z02. There appear to be numerous sources online, including eBay so several outlets to choose from.
by KG4INW
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: ASTRO Saber Model II 3 or 4 quick chirps when unkeying mic
Replies: 1
Views: 906

Re: ASTRO Saber Model II 3 or 4 quick chirps when unkeying mic

Sure sounds like it. Almost like a cricket, right? A battery might be fine for standby/RX but will drop for TX below the low voltage threshold as that is the most draw on it.
by KG4INW
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Help Please - XPR8400 Questions About Mixed Mode
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Help Please - XPR8400 Questions About Mixed Mode

You'll need to purchase the HKLN4456A Dynamic Mixed Mode EID. I don't recall the cost (I work for a dealer and don't usually see pricing as I just work on the stuff!) but it's enabled with Internet connected CPS followed by the repeater connected to the PC. After that, it's fairly easy to setup. You...
by KG4INW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550e - inactivity power off?
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: XPR5550e - inactivity power off?

No problem. It appears the TRBO team doesn't talk to the APX team a whole lot! I'd love to have manual display brightness control and day/night mode on my APX7000 like I do on my XPR7550 but that probably won't happen.
by KG4INW
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550e - inactivity power off?
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

Re: XPR5550e - inactivity power off?

The closest I believe would be the "ignition sense auto power down timer" found on the accessories page. You can tell the radio to shutdown after a specific time once 12 V is no longer present on the ignition sense line. If set for 0, it powers down right away but it can go all the way up ...
by KG4INW
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Text Messaging
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Re: Text Messaging

It's in the user manual.
by KG4INW
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR 5550 UHF Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

As far as I know, you have to use third party software and some infrastructure in order to fully utilize the GPS/AVL functionality (on digital channels only). Usually, the software tells the radios how often to send location data. Here is simply one example: http://tablet.media/products/eztrackertrb...
by KG4INW
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR 5550 UHF Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

It is 403-470 MHz (Indicated by the "Q" in the model number) and will do 25 kHz but only if you use CPS that has the wideband EID enabled (free if you have an MOL account and jump through some hoops).
by KG4INW
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Problems cloning a SL7550
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Problems cloning a SL7550

You need to edit the CPS options (either from File or Edit? Going from memory, as many time as I've used the software, I should know better!) to actually clone the ID and not simply ignore what's entered into the text box (thus leaving whatever was currently in the radio). From the window that opens...
by KG4INW
Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000, always in Carrier Squelch?
Replies: 11
Views: 1334

Re: Syntor X9000, always in Carrier Squelch?

Not a typo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... n%27t_read

Too bad the older radios weren't as flexible as modern models are, with regard to HUB programming.
by KG4INW
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS5000 FPP Explained?
Replies: 19
Views: 2461

Re: XTS5000 FPP Explained?

Someone more knowledgeable than me on the subject will have to elaborate but FPP and trunking can't coexist in XTS5000s with firmware/CPS above R9. I believe you'll be OK with FPP because you have Q52 and Q53 but I'm not certain what other problems having an invalid flashcode will present.
by KG4INW
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: pr400 CPS and Cable info
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: pr400 CPS and Cable info

Commercial Series CPS R05.18 is current, part RVN4191 and they use the same cable/RIB combo as the CP200 (is actually the same software too).
by KG4INW
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Cloning XPR7550"s
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Re: Cloning XPR7550"s

You shouldn't have any problems and it certainly won't mess up tuning values. They often add features to new firmware so it's just letting you know that anything that doesn't exist in one or the other will be defaulted. I'd just check everything in the cloned radio afterwards to make sure nothing ge...
by KG4INW
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS1500 and no battery level on display
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

Re: XTS1500 and no battery level on display

How long has it been since they've seen an IMPRES charger? If more than a few weeks, the "fuel gauge" disappears until you let them through a conditioning cycle/recharge.
by KG4INW
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Why are there so many surplus XTL2500/5000 800MHz radios?
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: Why are there so many surplus XTL2500/5000 800MHz radios?

Not with ASTRO25. Q is 380-470 MHz and S is 450-512 MHz.
by KG4INW
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Why are there so many surplus XTL2500/5000 800MHz radios?
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: Why are there so many surplus XTL2500/5000 800MHz radios?

With regards to ASTRO25 radios, Q is 380-470 MHz. Did you mean U?
by KG4INW
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 Background Noise Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: HT1000 Background Noise Issue

HankRock wrote:I had them try using Motorola NMN6193C RSMs with no change in the issue so it's not the internal mics.

What about trying NMN6191s since those are noise cancelling? However, I haven't come across HT1000s that were that sensitive before.
by KG4INW
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 Background Noise Issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1375

Re: HT1000 Background Noise Issue

To me, it sounds like the Jedi microphonics issue: http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=61634 Or this old thread: http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=55273 Probably will be difficult to obtain the official noise kit from Motorola but you might be able to find one somewhere, or follow ...
by KG4INW
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Motorola CP/CM Series Subscribers
Topic: CP100
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: CP100

Serial number won't tell you band. You need the full model number for that.
by KG4INW
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xpr5350 display qustion
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: Xpr5350 display qustion

Physically yes but electronically would be difficult. You'd need software that's not supposed to exist outside of Motorola and knowledge of how to do it properly. I have neither and it cannot be discussed in the forums.
by KG4INW
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX4000 Basic Service Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Re: APX4000 Basic Service Manual

68012004056-G is current (from 12 Dec 2014).
by KG4INW
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOL Accounts Thing Of Past
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: MOL Accounts Thing Of Past

Yes, it happened last year: viewtopic.php?t=112758
by KG4INW
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Selecting Scan On/Off tone for XPR series
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Re: Selecting Scan On/Off tone for XPR series

Odd, I've programmed numerous XPR7550es now and by default (as long as the keypad tones are enabled, as mentioned above, which is also default) there's a ramp-up tone for scan on and a ramp-down tone for scan off.
by KG4INW
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 repeater?
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: MTR3000 repeater?

All of them are analog and digital from the factory. What needs to be ordered beyond the included features are items like Capacity Plus, Dynamic Mixed Mode, Enhanced GPS, Digital Phone Patch, etc.
by KG4INW
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Digital Contacts
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: Digital Contacts

No, even though you can create multiple contacts with the same ID and assign them separately to each individual channel, the radio will only display the first one it comes to in memory, as you're observing.
by KG4INW
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar- narrow band?
Replies: 20
Views: 2320

Re: Visar- narrow band?

No, always programmable, on a per-channel basis. I want to say only the later revisions could do "splinter" frequencies but they've always been NB-able (2.5 kHz deviation).
by KG4INW
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MotoTRBO CPS 14.0 Now Available
Replies: 9
Views: 3421

Re: MotoTRBO CPS 14.0 Now Available

Oh, who's got time for reading?! Thanks
by KG4INW
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MotoTRBO CPS 14.0 Now Available
Replies: 9
Views: 3421

Re: MotoTRBO CPS 14.0 Now Available

Anyone else having trouble programming radios with older firmware using 14.0? We had an XPR7550 with somewhat early FW (R02.06.something or another I believe but not the newer R02.06.05.0002) that would reach about 75% complete while reading but then fail without any explanation of why. Bumped FW up...
by KG4INW
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: I need a UHF W9 astro spectra code plug
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: I need a UHF W9 astro spectra code plug

I just picked one up recently but it's analog only (not sure if that'll be a problem for you or not). I can have a codeplug for you tomorrow. Just PM your email address to me.
by KG4INW
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Current System Planner
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Re: Current System Planner

I see the Conventional System Planner (from last December that covers R2.7) under Product Information -> Systems -> MOTOTRBO -> Conventional Operation. It's the very first item, at least for me.
by KG4INW
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moving bands on MTS2000
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Re: Moving bands on MTS2000

No such issue with the MTS2000 as all VHF models cover 136-174 MHz out of the box.
by KG4INW
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: PTT tones
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

Re: PTT tones

Nope, can only be turned on or off. It is neat that the other manufacturers allow it but Motorola does not.
by KG4INW
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 and Zones
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

Re: XPR5550 and Zones

Knew it was somewhere around there! As many TRBO radios as I've programmed... You're welcome.
by KG4INW
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 and Zones
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

Re: XPR5550 and Zones

I don't have a programming PC near me right now but I recall the drop-down menu (for changing the parameter I mentioned above) is located on the Accessories page.
by KG4INW
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 and Zones
Replies: 5
Views: 2721

Re: XPR5550 and Zones

Sounds like you have the keypad enabled to go to "Channels in all zones" and not "Channels in home zone." At least that's what tripped me up the first time I programmed an XPR7550. It's nice to simply punch in a channel number but it defaults to being in all zones and exhibits th...
by KG4INW
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Dgp5050 to Xpr7550
Replies: 2
Views: 1933

Re: Dgp5050 to Xpr7550

Only with software that's not meant to be in the wild or talked about... (No I don't have it).
by KG4INW
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 programming issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1021

Re: XTS2500 programming issues

Could it be that V9 was written way before Windows 7 ever came out? I'd try running it in an XP virtual machine or on an actual XP PC.

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