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by tdats
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: cp200 Programming
Replies: 1
Views: 7161

Re: cp200 Programming

I haven't touched a CP200 in many years, but I am thinking you could create a scan list that is assigned to every channel with Selected and your channel 11 channel in it. Set it up to auto scan, and set the 11 channel to the priority channel. That means though that you would have to put that 11 chan...
by tdats
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 5550E
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: XPR 5550E

From my experience trying to sell off a couple of surplus regular 5550 control heads, it will not. But, I have not dug into it myself, just feedback I received trying to sell them.
by tdats
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: SL7550 Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 4514

Re: SL7550 Screen

Contacted Motorola trough MOL, gave them the radio TANAPA and model and they came back with the part# for the new screen I had received that does not work. It actually appears that the radio would not complete it's bootup with that new screen. I could not get my computer to recognize the radio at al...
by tdats
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: SL7550 Screen
Replies: 4
Views: 4514

SL7550 Screen

I have a SL7550 (not an E version) with a broken screen. I ordered a replacement screen from Wiscom. After a long backorder from Motorola, including a part# change, I finally have the screen. Putting it in the radio, I get nothing at all on the screen. It just stays black, no flickers, no nothing. P...
by tdats
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Text Messaging
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: Text Messaging

Just wondering, where did you find the info on how to change the text modes? Is there some undocumented features document out there somewhere, or do I just suck at searching these forums?
by tdats
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Text Messaging
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Re: Text Messaging

AWESOME!! You rock!!!

Thanks!
by tdats
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Connect Plus radios
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Connect Plus radios

I just found that on MOL.... I guess I'll be having a chat with the owner of the system we are using in the next couple of days. Thanks for all the feedback!
by tdats
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Connect Plus radios
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Re: Connect Plus radios

yeah, I have come to the same conclusion too. Thanks!
by tdats
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Text Messaging
Replies: 5
Views: 1111

Text Messaging

Does anyone know how to get a 7550's text entry mode to change? Mine are stuck in some mode where it is trying to predict what I am typing, and won't let me just type things in, like names. I did find in the radio menu to turn off predictive text, but it does not seem to make a difference. Strangely...
by tdats
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Connect Plus radios
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Connect Plus radios

Does anyone other than M make radios that will work on a Connect Plus radio system? We are unhappy with the discontinuation of the 6550 portables and not happy with how connect plus is implemented in the 7550 portables. (For the people that did not know, Connect Plus requires option card programming...
by tdats
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Problems cloning a SL7550
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: Problems cloning a SL7550

What I usually do in that case, once I have cloned it to the new radio, I then close the codeplug in the software then read the newly cloned radio. Change the ID then write it back to the radio with the normal programming, not cloning.
by tdats
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Connect Plus Home button
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: Connect Plus Home button

We found that home channel reminder for sure.... At least it was not a super loud annoying beep. Took me a while to figure out what this weird tone I kept hearing was after I updated my radio and CP firmwares earlier this week. I do find one touch access buttons in the CP CPS, but I can not assign t...
by tdats
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Connect Plus Home button
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: Connect Plus Home button

Not that I have been able to get to work. The annoying part is that Connect Plus uses the option card and a different software to program that card. If anyone remembers back to the passport trunking days, same sort of kinda badly planned out integration into the radio.
by tdats
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Connect Plus Home button
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Connect Plus Home button

Has anyone figured out a way to define a button to take you to a specified home channel on Connect Plus? I see in the new firmware there is a way to specify a home channel now, but all that seems to do is enable an annoying reminder every 2 minutes that you are not on the specified home channel. I h...
by tdats
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1550-LS programming
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: CDM1550-LS programming

From what I remember, you can not delete all of the LS trunking repeaters without generating another error. So, you should have 1 trunking repeater in there somewhere that needs to be set to narrow band.
by tdats
Wed May 31, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR4550 deskset
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

XPR4550 deskset

I have a XPR4550 in our office on a Connect + digital system. We would like to add a deskset to it at one of the other desks in the office. Any suggestions for what works well? It does not need to be a Motorola solution, if someone knows of something else that works well. I do not need channel steer...
by tdats
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 VHF overheating
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: CDM1550 VHF overheating

If there is anything connected to the accessory connector, make sure that none of the speaker output pins are grounded. I had a bus radio do that do me on a swap out one time, the speaker they already had was grounded.
by tdats
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Intermod calculator
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Re: Intermod calculator

I just downloaded it from http://www3.telus.net/PassiveRF/ and had no issues getting it to run on my windows 10 computer. I ran the installer in compatibility mode for windows xp SP3. It did require running the installer as an admin as well.
by tdats
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM "DISABLED"
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: CDM "DISABLED"

I kind of remember if the MIN and ESN on a passport option card in our CDM's did not align with the system operator's records, our radio would say disabled on the screen. It could be there is a passport zone setup on the radio and he bumped a button to move into that zone.
by tdats
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How to replace an HT1250 Speaker?
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: How to replace an HT1250 Speaker?

From what I recall it is not glued into the case. It is held in by a chrome metal clip sort of thing. Pretty straight forward to get out once you have the radio apart.
by tdats
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IMPRES Batteries And Chargers
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: IMPRES Batteries And Chargers

Your charger may have a handy sticker on the bottom of it that shows what the color codes mean. Yellow means it is conditioning. This process, depending on how large the battery is, can take a very long time. I have 1 high capacity battery that when it decides to condition when I drop it in the char...
by tdats
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT Series impres on XTS series
Replies: 9
Views: 2586

Re: HT Series impres on XTS series

I used to use warris series HT1250 impress batteries on an XTS2500 a lot. You do not get a battery gauge on the XTS2500 radio using this setup.
by tdats
Wed May 20, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1250 Delete Personality
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: HT1250 Delete Personality

Depending on the software version (not sure if it works in all versions), you can double click on the listing in the all invalid field's screen, and it will take you to the invalid information so you can correct it. You will have to resolve all of the invalid fields before you can save the file or w...
by tdats
Mon May 11, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola MWR839 Weather Alert Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Motorola MWR839 Weather Alert Radio

I have one sitting on my desk. I really like it. Weather wise, it works just as well as any of them I have tried over the years. Where I really like it is the audio quality listening to regular FM radio. It has a very nice sounding speaker and sounds great. Also decodes all of the radio station text...
by tdats
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Moto Trbo System Comparasons
Replies: 21
Views: 2887

Re: Moto Trbo System Comparasons

How do the various linked systems handle roaming? Do the repeaters transmit some sort of heartbeat, do the radios transmit every so often to see if the repeater is there?
by tdats
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM Power without Control head
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: CDM Power without Control head

From what I recall, a jumper from pin 4 to pin 10 will make the radio turn on as soon as it gets power, assuming you have ignition switch enabled and are not using the alarm out function. We had to do that for a fleet of buses that had switched power coming to the radio instead of re-wiring them all...
by tdats
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1550LS "unprogrammed"
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: 1550LS "unprogrammed"

It does sound to me like you have the passport option card in the radio. If the option board check mark is selected in a channel, when you hit that channel it will switch to the option card programming including buttons and zone defined in that card. Make sure that the option board check mark is cle...
by tdats
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM Power without Control head
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Re: CDM Power without Control head

You should be able to jumper the ignition sense pin to one of the other pins in the connector on the back to power it on. I will have to dig around to see if I can find what 2 pins those are. We had to do that to make radios turn on by themselves on busses where they already switch the power leads. ...
by tdats
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Moto Trbo System Comparasons
Replies: 21
Views: 2887

Re: Moto Trbo System Comparasons

Great information everyone, I appreciate it. I totally agree with the Ip connection parts. Right now our road commission is using IP site connect with 2 sites and will be switching from a dedicated IP link to an internet connection provided by an ISP. We will see how that goes. I don't like the idea...
by tdats
Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Moto Trbo System Comparasons
Replies: 21
Views: 2887

Re: Moto Trbo System Comparasons

Our current operation is 4 analog repeaters with the same input and output frequency. The input PL's are different for each repeater, the output is the same PL so people manually pick north, south, west or east. This is proving to be pretty difficult for our users as there is a lot of overlapping co...
by tdats
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Moto Trbo System Comparasons
Replies: 21
Views: 2887

Moto Trbo System Comparasons

Our county decided a couple of years ago to move one of our analog VHF services over to Trbo Digital. We are currently running 4 un-linked analog repeaters, north, south, east and west. 3 of the 4 sites have been upgraded to MTR3000 repeaters already, the 4th is still a MTR2000. This is being used b...
by tdats
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: What is "Max Range Technology"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

Re: What is "Max Range Technology"?

There does appear to be some sort of internal antenna looking thing on the back of the case in a SL300 VHF. http://www.tdats.net/images/SL300inside.jpg I am pretty impressed with mine so far, but only had it a few days mostly analog. Tried to get a layer deeper, but the circuit board did not want to...
by tdats
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: GPS Tracking Software
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

GPS Tracking Software

Anyone have any suggestions for a software package for GPS tracking some trbo radios? The challenge is we are using Connect Plus. I asked our system operator, and he said software starts out at $40,000. Seemed a bit high to me. I have been playing around with TransTrbo, but it does not seem to like ...
by tdats
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: connect plus and simplex in same zone
Replies: 1
Views: 996

connect plus and simplex in same zone

We have 2 digital simplex frequencies we want to include in the same zone as the rest of our connect plus talkgroups so our people do not have to switch zones to get to them. In the connect plus zone in the CPS, I disabled the option card on the channel position that I want to be simplex, wrote the ...
by tdats
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: RSSI on Connect Plus
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

RSSI on Connect Plus

Anyone know of a way to get RSSI to display on a radio on a connect plus system? We are starting coverage testing of a new system, and for the portable radio testing in buildings I don't really want to lug around a laptop running the RSSI tools on it if I don't have to. From what I am finding, it se...
by tdats
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM One Touch Zone Change, how ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Re: CDM One Touch Zone Change, how ?

I am not seeing any way to do that in the CPS on a CDM1250. On a CDM1550 it seems to be hard coded into the left and right arrow buttons, but those do not exist on a CDM1250.
by tdats
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Mototrbo SL300
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Mototrbo SL300

Unfortunately, connect plus. So, we are stuck in the high tier radios. Thanks though!
by tdats
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Mototrbo SL300
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Mototrbo SL300

Will this radio support connect plus? We are in the process of converting to a connect plus system, and I wanted a small radio with a display and very few buttons for our maintenance staff. Figures, after I order a bunch of SL7550's, these would come out. I am not finding that info on Moto's website...
by tdats
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Mototrbo SL300
Replies: 10
Views: 1500

Re: Mototrbo SL300

Will this radio support connect plus? We are in the process of converting to a connect plus system, and I wanted a small radio with a display and very few buttons for our maintenance staff. Figures, after I order a bunch of SL7550's, these would come out. I am not finding that info on Moto's website...
by tdats
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 - transmit restriction if not in range?
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: XPR7550 - transmit restriction if not in range?

Not sure if this is your issue, but I have noticed the Admit Criteria on digital and analog channels is defaulted to Channel Free. Might have to be the the expert view to see that setting. If there is an analog signal (or any signal) on the frequency and you try to transmit, it will do the low beep ...
by tdats
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Headset Solution
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Headset Solution

I have been asked to come up with some sort of headset for our mobile communications trailer. Currently, it is configured with 6 radios, 2 CDM1550 VHF, 2 CDM1550 UHF and 2 XTL2500 800. Ideally what I would like are 2 headset stations, with some way to select what radios you wish to listen to and tra...
by tdats
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 Prog Cable for XPR7550 - is it safe?
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: XPR6550 Prog Cable for XPR7550 - is it safe?

KMB, The issue is the A revision cable took it's radio ground from the round antenna connector on the side of the 6500 series radios. On the 7000 series radios, there is no antenna connector in that position, so no cable ground connection. To modify the cable, open up the radio connector end of the ...
by tdats
Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: MCS2000 Model III Remote Mount Kit Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2996

Re: MCS2000 Model III Remote Mount Kit Question

On the plug that came installed in my remote head MCS2000, pins 1 and 2 are jumpered. There is also a jumper from pin 4 to pin 9. If I pull the plug out, the speaker quits working, so I assume one of these jumpers makes it work. It is not a model 3 head though, I think it is a model 2 head.
by tdats
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: SL7550 carry solutions
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: SL7550 carry solutions

Anyone care to chime in with real world battery life on the SL7550's? We would like to go to them when the system we use is upgraded. Use wise, they will be on a UHF connect plus system. No messaging or anything like that, no bluetooth, no scanning, just a radio on a talkgroup talking maybe a minute...
by tdats
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Cap plus trunking issue
Replies: 19
Views: 1758

Re: Cap plus trunking issue

Just an idea to toss out there, have no clue at all if it applies or not. Some managed network switches have various security sort of systems running in them to automatically protect computer networks from various attacks. Some of these sort of functions kick in over time. My thought is that the swi...
by tdats
Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS/MTS/Saber Impres charger - any adapters for Trbo?
Replies: 16
Views: 2355

Re: XTS/MTS/Saber Impres charger - any adapters for Trbo?

yeah I did, and it did not work. The computer did not even detect the radio was connected from what I remember. The modified cable works fine on our 6550's and my 7550. Being that it is a ground connection issue, I wounder if some sort of other ground between the computer and the radio might make an...
by tdats
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS/MTS/Saber Impres charger - any adapters for Trbo?
Replies: 16
Views: 2355

Re: XTS/MTS/Saber Impres charger - any adapters for Trbo?

The A version of the cable uses a ground on the circular set of contacts on the side of the xpr6550. The xpr7550 does not have that connector on the side of the radio. Both mods should work fine. Moving the wire changes the ground contact from the circular connector to one of the other grounded pins...
by tdats
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: SL7550 carry solutions
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: SL7550 carry solutions

currently, we are using 8 talk groups on a passport trunking system. The SL is overkill, but the constant complaint from our staff is radio size and weight. The passport operator is adding a connect plus system in our area, so it seemed like a good time to replace our fleet of radios.
by tdats
Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: SL7550 carry solutions
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: SL7550 carry solutions

Way cool, thanks RFGuy!

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