Users may not create topics, posts, or private messages containing or relating to the following material (especially pertaining to Motorola copyrighted software, unless you want Motorola to come along and shut this site down):

  • Listing for sale or trade of, or links to sites offering for sale or trade of, or giving away, Radio
    Service Software (RSS) or Customer Programming Software (CPS)
  • Profanity, pornography, defamation, or slanderous remarks directed towards any individual or entity
  • Commercial advertising (except in the Batboard Vendors forum, as approved by the Admin/Mod Staff)
  • Any other items which may be deemed as offensive

If any topics, posts, or private messages containing or relating to the aforementioned material are brought to the attention of the Admin/Mod Staff, they will be deleted.

Additional FAQ items appear here in Forum Rules. Please review them for posting guidelines and further clarification.

Search found 147 matches

by USGOVTECH
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VRS 750 and VRS EP Help Hooking Up
Replies: 18
Views: 8058

VRS 750 and VRS EP Help Hooking Up

Hi Just got a few of the Older Astro Spectra VRS-EP Model #P2017B and VRS-750 Model P2081A. I have the connection cables from the VRS to the Astro Spectra. I set up in the CPS for VRS but it seems that the Units are not working. When I restart the radio with the VRS attached the radio does not boot ...
by USGOVTECH
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Motorola KMF Server Errors
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Motorola KMF Server Errors

Receiving error "Unable to Que RNC Log, External EMC Restart" on one of the KMF's I manage. This error started appearing when we switched over to AES Advanced Digital Privacy. Out of 3 KMF's this error is only appearing on one. They are all running on the same platfom, and there appears to...
by USGOVTECH
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Gai-Tronics Navigator Console
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: Gai-Tronics Navigator Console

The GAI-Tronics Navigator (ICP9000) work great. I have installed and maintain many of these units. They are simple to maintain and easty to setup. They have a maximum of 12 channels with full tone remote capabilities, external relay access features, Two tone paging, MDC signalling, Instant Audio Rec...
by USGOVTECH
Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: QUANTAR PRICE / OPTIONS LIST PLEASE
Replies: 2
Views: 448

QUANTAR PRICE / OPTIONS LIST PLEASE

I need a list of all options and list price for options for Motorola Quantar's.

Thanks
by USGOVTECH
Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: No DTMF on XTS5000 Model III
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: No DTMF on XTS5000 Model III

The radio has the flex for a Keypad and it is a full model III. I can enter channel numbers for Direct Access as well as program phone numbers MDC, etc, just not DTMF, Host and DSP firmware are version 4.00.01. Radio SN is 320C****** Radio is H18KEH9PW7AN, Flashport is 1400010000003. I have 46 of th...
by USGOVTECH
Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: No DTMF on XTS5000 Model III
Replies: 5
Views: 298

No DTMF on XTS5000 Model III

I have an XTS5000 VHF Model III that the DTMF does not work, However it works when in Phone Mode, but the "Hot Keypad" feature does not work, Any suggestions.
by USGOVTECH
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS5000 Zone/Channel Programming Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: XTS5000 Zone/Channel Programming Issues

Due to the fact that the radio has the Front Panel Programming "FPP" the radio is limited to 256 channels and the personalities are fixed to match the zones. Such as Conventional Personality 1-16 zone 1, etc. Also you will discover that Drag and Drop will not work on the zones or personali...
by USGOVTECH
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Delivery Time?
Replies: 10
Views: 808

Re: Radio Delivery Time?

Because these High Tier Radios are customized they are built in the order they are received. For a customer of our who ordered 140 XTL5000 Mobiles with 05 Head's, 11 Quantars, 175 XTS5000 MIII. It took 32 weeks to get everything. Radios started arriving after 9 weeks, portables first in one shipment...
by USGOVTECH
Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Dash Mount will not power up
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Spectra Dash Mount will not power up

Hi,

Have a spectra dash mount, it appears that the control head has a problem powering up the radio. Switching control heads and radio powers up. Any suggestions.
by USGOVTECH
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Consolette Accessory Pinouts Needed. Thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Spectra Consolette Accessory Pinouts Needed. Thanks

I need the pinouts for a Motorola Spectra Consolette. The Accessory 1 and Accessory 2 plugs. Thanks
by USGOVTECH
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.
Replies: 71
Views: 5501

Re: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.

"Mexi Moto" That is hillarious... You are correct, Many of the people here would qualify as a "Technician" However end users, Firefighters, Police, Special Agents, ETC specialize in their fields, and boy do they earn their pay do not meet the criteria as a "Technician" ...
by USGOVTECH
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.
Replies: 71
Views: 5501

Re: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.

Ok I spoke with Two field Engineers and two Legal Council today from the FCC. According to them it is illegal for any end user to field program a radio, exemptions are Amateur Radio and Technical Staff. Also the clarification of Technical staff. Someone who is technically capable and qualified of re...
by USGOVTECH
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola TRBO Repeater XPR 8300 Pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 7928

Re: Motorola TRBO Repeater XPR 8300 Pictures

The transmit connector is an N Female. The Ethernet is going to be used to link sites together over IP, and future enhancements, no GPS data this I know. So I am told by developers.
by USGOVTECH
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola TRBO Repeater XPR 8300 Pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 7928

Re: Motorola TRBO Repeater XPR 8300 Pictures

Well yes it lookes like two mobiles. Apparently this is going to be the package from here on out, according to Motorola. The repeater runs very cool. The large fan on the back behind the Transmitter runs faster when the PA gets warm. The repeater is made in Mylasia for Motorola and is not contracted...
by USGOVTECH
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola TRBO Repeater XPR 8300 Pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 7928

Re: Motorola TRBO Repeater XPR 8300 Pictures

The repeater has the following features 403-470 Mhz 100% Continious Duty Backup Battery Charging and Access Single Analog PL/DPL accesss Single User Dual Channel TDMA (Slot 1 and Slot 2) for true two channel conversations (Dual User) Ethernet for Future features, Site Linking is one Possible LTR, Pa...
by USGOVTECH
Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola TRBO Repeater XPR 8300 Pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 7928

Motorola TRBO Repeater XPR 8300 Pictures

Hello everyone, After investing a great deal of money into Motorola TRBO equipment I decided to look inside one of the XPR 8300 repeaters and took some photos of the inside of the repeater. I hope you all enjoy. FRONT OF THE REPEATER http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb42/usgovtech/XPR_FR.jpg REAR ...
by USGOVTECH
Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.
Replies: 71
Views: 5501

Re: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.

Very well said. Some people just dont realize the problems they can get into.
by USGOVTECH
Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.
Replies: 71
Views: 5501

Re: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.

This was addressed by the FCC, and they expressed concern for exactly what you have mentioned. You can disagree but it is what it is. I am not to happy about this information. Not everyone understands the technical workings of radios. In fact there was a recent case where a local firefighter program...
by USGOVTECH
Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The legality of Field Programmable Radios.
Replies: 71
Views: 5501

The legality of Field Programmable Radios.

Hello everyone, We have been working on this issue for many months and the final word from FCC is defined in Title 47CFR Part 90 Sec 90.203. According to the FCC's legal council they have stated that any radio which can be programmed by the operator or user is not legal. The radio must be manipulate...
by USGOVTECH
Thu May 31, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MotoTurbo, how secure is it?
Replies: 34
Views: 6518

Re: MotoTurbo, how secure is it?

No! Nextel is not going away in three years. The system will be changing not going away.
by USGOVTECH
Sun May 13, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 25 mile range????
Replies: 26
Views: 2026

Its Marketing, Motorola sytle. Havent you figured this out yet. Motorola is known for these tactics.
by USGOVTECH
Sun May 13, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola TRBO
Replies: 57
Views: 6699

Got 1 XPR8300 repeater and 4 6550 portables opened and ready to program. I paid $1505 ($5 over Dealer Cost) list is $2500 for the XPR8300 Repeater. Paid $686 for the 6550's ($5 over dealer cost) list is 1135. Gonna get the repeater set up today on a Ham Pair. Also a great new feature is that they co...
by USGOVTECH
Sun May 06, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: depot time
Replies: 15
Views: 1366

You can do one of two things. 1) Call Motorola @ 1-800-422-4210 and speak to the folks at the Depot and get an RA to upgrade the radio. They will send you a request for upgrade form. Fill it out and send the form in and they will send you a cost estimate. 2) Contact the ADM for your area which would...
by USGOVTECH
Sun May 06, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola Not Allowing RSS Puchase
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Ok here is the scoop, Motorola can not legally prohibit the sale of RSS to any person who owns or operates Motorola Radios. Professional series included, They can not legally restrict software sales on a selective basis. This came back from our Attorney who had contacted Motorola Legal. However a li...
by USGOVTECH
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola Not Allowing RSS Puchase
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Motorola Not Allowing RSS Puchase

I recently began to maintain a fleet of radios, HT750, 1250 and CDM1250, 1550. There are about 380 radios total and Motorola will not allow for the customer to purchase the professional Series RSS, instead they want the customer to take the radios to a Motorola Dealer for programming. Is this legal....
by USGOVTECH
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASTRO SABER III CODEPLUG INTO XTS3000 MODEL III
Replies: 3
Views: 438

ASTRO SABER III CODEPLUG INTO XTS3000 MODEL III

Is it possible to take a codeplug from an Astro Saber III and feed it into an XTS3000 Model III and Visa Versa ?
by USGOVTECH
Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Remote Mount Spectra Without Control HEad Problem
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Remote Mount Spectra Without Control HEad Problem

I have several spectras 110 watt without the control head and they are sending a tone when the radio is keyed. Please help
by USGOVTECH
Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 TRI-Band / Head Config
Replies: 32
Views: 2552

Grow up TVSJR.
by USGOVTECH
Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 TRI-Band / Head Config
Replies: 32
Views: 2552

Wow Bruce,

That is a useful list. Thanks
by USGOVTECH
Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Digital Repeater using Motorola Radios
Replies: 39
Views: 5408

Yes that is correct. Great to hear that it works. The Dev should be around 2.83 khz +/- a few hz.
by USGOVTECH
Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 TRI-Band / Head Config
Replies: 32
Views: 2552

Thanks for that information. I didnt know if the 700/800 came in the same manual. Yes the SP version has 3 radios with one head. Thanks again
by USGOVTECH
Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 TRI-Band / Head Config
Replies: 32
Views: 2552

XTL5000 TRI-Band / Head Config

We just got in the SP Tri-Band units in and need the service manual for the 700/800 XTL5000. Does anyone have the Part number of the Detailed Service Manual for the 700/800 unit.
by USGOVTECH
Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Digital Repeater using Motorola Radios
Replies: 39
Views: 5408

The radios may be limiting the Data. Typically the P25 data is 2.83K, The narrow band radios may not work as well.
by USGOVTECH
Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Digital Repeater using Motorola Radios
Replies: 39
Views: 5408

The deviation out of the Portable or Mobile must remain the same as it is transmitted thru the repeater this is why the audio adjust pot is required.
by USGOVTECH
Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra W3 Power On all the time Problem Help
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Astro Spectra W3 Power On all the time Problem Help

I have a Astro Spectra W3 Handheld Control Head and I need to be able to power on the radio on demand. The Ignition sense line is always hot as is the main power line. This is a low power unit. The high power units work fine . It is probibly something very simple
by USGOVTECH
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crazy repeater question
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Well, I am sorry about that. Whichever radio you use for the transmitter please understand my next statement. PLACE A FAN ON THE PA OF THE RADIO!!!! Otherwise the radio will get to hot and scale back power and could potentially destroy the PA. The repeater will not be reliable for a lot of traffic d...
by USGOVTECH
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crazy repeater question
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Yes there is. Done it. Not to complicated and can be done. Send me a PM. However P25 data could be an issue. You could do the following. 1225 as Transmitter (Analog) / Astro as receiver Analog or Digital Astro as Transmitter (Analog or Digital) / 1225 as Receiver (Analog Only) I would configure the ...
by USGOVTECH
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Vs Kenwood
Replies: 20
Views: 2386

As far as price. The Kenwood will be more expensive. The CDM radio is OK but rx audio is not as good as the Kenwood. Have you thought about ICOM, yes ICOM. The radios out now are just as reliable as the Motorola and Kenwood, not to mention that the ICOM line is priced very well. The Motorola CDM1250...
by USGOVTECH
Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: AS3 512K Does IMBE
Replies: 4
Views: 419

AS3 512K Does IMBE

Ok, bought a lot of radios from Gov Auction and they are all Astro Saber III's. When the radios are put into service mode the radio displays "512K" and the flashcode. And guess what the radios are IMBE and not VSELP. Never experienced this before.
by USGOVTECH
Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar module revisions
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

We are not using the New Windows software. We are using DOS version 12.06 and radios are versions 16.XX.XX. Every quantro that we have works just fine in ASTRO (VSELP), and ASTRO CAI (IMBE).
by USGOVTECH
Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar module revisions
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

The Quantar and Quantro will support Astro (VSELP), Astro CAI (IMBE) if it is version 16, at least all of my Newer used quantros do. I have quantars with earlier versions that do also support IMBE. Version 20 is not the first version to support IMBE.
by USGOVTECH
Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: QUANTRO Pin Outs
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Ok I got em-

They are the same as the MSF5000. Only require 13.8 on PIN 1 / or PIN 2 - GND is PIN 3 & 4. This is a little diferent than the Quantar, being that the radio requires only 13.8, not 5v as well.
by USGOVTECH
Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: QUANTRO Pin Outs
Replies: 1
Views: 243

QUANTRO Pin Outs

What are the Power supply pinouts for the Quantro
by USGOVTECH
Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: UHF Quantro / Quantar 403-430 to Ham BAND
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Well whoever told you that has no clue and I will let them continue to give bad info, that way I will have better chances of gobbling up these radios. Because this one is obviously working just fine. Well I got this one and it was set up for 6809 trunking. I went into the service and redid the Hardw...
by USGOVTECH
Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: UHF Quantro / Quantar 403-430 to Ham BAND
Replies: 6
Views: 385

I got this on E-BAY Receiver TRE6281E50 with narrow preselector TLE5991A, , Exciter TLE5971E51, , Power Preamp TLE980A45 , , 110 watt PA TLE2511A47 403-438 MHz, , Station controller TTN4094B41, Station Control Firmware R016.06.018, Station Wireline Firmware R016.06.013, , Station Exciter B016.06.001...
by USGOVTECH
Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: UHF Quantro / Quantar 403-430 to Ham BAND
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Well using the service manual I was able to tune it right up. It is programmed for 448.6125 TX / 443.6125 RX / Narrow band and dual mode. It is currently programmed for VSELP and Analog, However it will work on IMBE as well. But not both VSELP and IMBE at the same time. Wooo Hoooo!!!!
by USGOVTECH
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: UHF Quantro / Quantar 403-430 to Ham BAND
Replies: 6
Views: 385

UHF Quantro / Quantar 403-430 to Ham BAND

How can I get this radio up to 440-450 UHF Ham Band. I have been told that this radio will tune right up?
by USGOVTECH
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: QUANTAR / QUANTRO
Replies: 1
Views: 369

QUANTAR / QUANTRO

I need to interface a 6809 403-440 Mhz Quantro to an external controller. Need Pinouts for COS, PTT, DISC, GND, TX AUDIO (Flat)
by USGOVTECH
Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: 100 W Astro Spectra without Control Head how to use
Replies: 2
Views: 301

100 W Astro Spectra without Control Head how to use

How can I use a 100W astro spectra without control head. Need the pinouts.

Go to advanced search