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by Code3
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Headset
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Motorola Headset

From the old manual that came with, the list of adapters cords is:

BDN6639A - HT600
BDN6640A - Saber
BDN6638A - STX
BDN6673B - HT1000/Jedi Series
by Code3
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: How to copy channels to another zone in XTL?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: How to copy channels to another zone in XTL?

When you are adding the zone start from the donor zone, click the "CUR" instead of "DEF" button, add the zones, and then delete the channels you do not require.
by Code3
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: VIP input using a Motorola XTL 5000 with HHCH and DEK box.
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: VIP input using a Motorola XTL 5000 with HHCH and DEK box.

I don't have the exact details in front of me, but I believe you need to change the "Control Head VIP input source" in the Radio wide, Control head tab.
by Code3
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Control Head Sync
Replies: 11
Views: 1989

Re: APX Control Head Sync

APX mobiles automatically upload the appropriate control head firmware when the head is plugged into the radio for the first time if it is incompatible or out of date. You could try syncing it to an XTL5000, and then re-syncing it to the APX, but I'm going to guess the head is pooched. If you are ge...
by Code3
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL Key Fail
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: XTL Key Fail

Does the radio have multikey? Incorrect key strapped/selected on channel?
by Code3
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra VHF info request
Replies: 1
Views: 1125

Re: Astro Spectra VHF info request

For your first Question, I think the thinking here is that if you have users with direct enabled with an RX PL tone, how will they hear the repeater that is not transmitting a PL.. They would be transmitting and receiving with a PL while the repeater output is not, and potentially interfering with e...
by Code3
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000 Programming question
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: APX8000 Programming question

It prevents you from inadvertently turning off the radio.
by Code3
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000 Programming question
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: APX8000 Programming question

The soft power off button operation is detailed in the help file:

Soft Power Off
Selects a specific radio button that must be radio-user pressed (after the Power knob is placed in the "Off" position) in order to power down the radio. This selection applies on a radio-wide basis.
by Code3
Wed May 04, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Whelen Motorola compatible siren
Replies: 2
Views: 2870

Re: Whelen Motorola compatible siren

The siren is plug and play just as you suspected. There are no powercall tones, but the manual does make reference to a mechanical wail tone. you can select between Motorola classic tones, and Whelen standard tones with the option of piercer and mechanical wail programmed via dip switches on the unit.
by Code3
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5K ibutton
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: XTS5K ibutton

Just a wild guess, but does your radio already have H38, SmartZone Systems Operation? If so, that includes H35 and H37 already. You cannot but a XTS5K that is not factory capable of H35.
by Code3
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6500/7500 O7 Head Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 932

Re: APX6500/7500 O7 Head Issue

Sounds like you are not using the CPS in Expert View. View Menu -> Codeplug View (Expert) Under (Radio Ergonomics Configurations -> Controls -> O7 Head) you will see MFK Press behaviour. The only two options are Emergency, and Rotary Feature Select. The secondary function, channel select is grayed o...
by Code3
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Rear Connector Contacts (J2)
Replies: 6
Views: 3933

Re: APX Rear Connector Contacts (J2)

Per the APX BSM "J2 is located on the back of the transceiver. Table 9-2 describes the function of each pin. The Male crimping pin can be ordered, according to the wire gauge for the accessory. Please select part number 3980034F03 for 22-28 gauge wire and 3980034F01 for 18 to 20 gauge wire."
by Code3
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Cant select "Astro System 2" in the Conventional Personality
Replies: 1
Views: 1459

Re: Cant select "Astro System 2" in the Conventional Persona

Does this XTS5000 happen to be flashed for FPP?
by Code3
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Mini U replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Spectra Mini U replacement

I should have specified, but that part is connector with the coax pre-crimped as one assembly.
by Code3
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Mini U replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Spectra Mini U replacement

It is replaceable. From the Astro Spectra BSM (same part): 3080261M04
by Code3
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 1500 REAR ACCESSORY MIC.
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: XTL 1500 REAR ACCESSORY MIC.

For the MCS2000 second microphone kit - HKN6129A - 17 Foot Adapter Cable for second microphone.

The RJ45 that it comes with is pretty useless mounting wise, and I would go with an old mobile cell phone handset extender cable before that kit.
by Code3
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Full Keypad Microphone for XTL/XPR radios
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Full Keypad Microphone for XTL/XPR radios

The RMN5065 has a big "OK" button in the middle, where as the HMN4079 has a 4 way directional pad in the middle.
by Code3
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Recording/Tone Generator on XTL 1500
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Recording/Tone Generator on XTL 1500

The HKN6187 cable with the recording out will only function on a remote mounted control head, which is not an option for the XTL1500. As for the alert tone, I haven't personally tried it on a XTL1500, but the rest of the series has the "evacuation tone" feature. (Enabled in CPS: Radio Wide...
by Code3
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra + VRS + Siren Cable??
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Astro Spectra + VRS + Siren Cable??

The HKN6154B cable connects the VRS750 to the siren connector.
by Code3
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help with ID of a Moto OEM Antenna
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: Help with ID of a Moto OEM Antenna

The first antenna has an Astro Saber accessory retainer nut stuck on it. You should be able to screw the antenna out of the silver base. You are dealing with two separate pieces .
by Code3
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: spectra/astro spectra mounting
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: spectra/astro spectra mounting

You are looking for the bracket set comprised of 0702114Z01 and 0702114Z02. They are used to mount a DEK or Wildcard to an existing A5/5/7 remote head trunnion. They are still available.
by Code3
Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Question
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: MCS2000 Question

Double check the part numbers, but as long as they are the same frequency range, you should be good to go, with a power level alignment after the fact of course.
by Code3
Wed May 29, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL Relay Trigger
Replies: 5
Views: 1238

Re: XTL Relay Trigger

The "Horn/Light" button only arms the VIP output. The horn output is then only activated upon a call alert or page being received by the radio. I belive that the horn output pulses at this point. It's intended purpose is to signal the user that they are being called, as long as they are cl...
by Code3
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Internal Speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: MCS2000 Internal Speaker

5015935H01 - SPEAKER, ELM $14.70 CDN List
by Code3
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Whats the Right Way to Setting up Dual Speakers on a SS2000?
Replies: 5
Views: 2943

Re: Whats the Right Way to Setting up Dual Speakers on a SS2

As per the installation manual http://www.fedsig.com/docs/255275H.pdf "The SS2000SS can drive one or two 11-ohm impedance high power (100 Watt) or low power (58 Watt) speakers. When two speakers are used they must always be connected in parallel and in phase." Which is to say, connect your...
by Code3
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: W7 Control Head Motorcycle Part ID
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: W7 Control Head Motorcycle Part ID

Looking through the service manuals, 0180049S10 - HSNG CNTRL HD FNT W7 MOT Is the shadow plum color classic Astro spectra head 0180049S14 - HSNG ASSY W7 MOTO BLACK Is the black version from the XTL / AS+ / Late production Astro Spectra Most of the shadow plum control head plastics are NLA, and sub t...
by Code3
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 900 Spectra stuck in TX
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: 900 Spectra stuck in TX

Did you happen to change the head or interconnect board?
by Code3
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro Spectra CPS invalid
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Astro Spectra CPS invalid

The radio will not program with an invalid entry - That's why its invalid. Perhaps your display names are too long, or the scan lists are not setup for the correct type of personality.
by Code3
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra phone style handset connectors
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Spectra phone style handset connectors

Sounds like the speaker in/out connectors. Are they the same style connector as the spectra speaker? The spectra does not provide handset audio on the mic connector. Usually the switch on the handset controls the muting of the external speaker when the handset is picked up.
by Code3
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Signal strength meter on XTS3000
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Signal strength meter on XTS3000

The signal strength meter only works on XTS3000's flashed for 9600 bps trunking, and operating on trunking systems.

The Astro Spectra does not support a signal strength meter whatsoever outside of the site RSSI indication on trunking.
by Code3
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ignition jumpers on oddball version of W7 control head???
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: ignition jumpers on oddball version of W7 control head??

That is a very recent control head board, perhaps from an Astro Spectra Plus, or XTL5000

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by Code3
Tue May 29, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moto Part # for W9 head BLACK plastic faceplate housing?
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Moto Part # for W9 head BLACK plastic faceplate housing?

1505199X05 - Rear housing in black, just in case you are looking for the whole thing to match.
by Code3
Fri May 25, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro saber-3 DTMF keypad
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Astro saber-3 DTMF keypad

Unfortunately the keypad is an integral part of the case. It does not have its own separate part number, and is held in place by the front cover which I believe is sonically welded to the main housing. In short, your only option would be to replace the whole housing.
by Code3
Wed May 23, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: My new XTL5000
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: My new XTL5000

Top level drag and drop will save you hours. Open two instances of CPS both with your new codeplug and your old codeplug. Grab the very top level of the programming tree, and drag the source to the target top level. Depending on your options, you may have a few errors, but it should save you a lot o...
by Code3
Tue May 08, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS Receive Level Indicator
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: XTS Receive Level Indicator

Program one of your buttons for "Site Display / Search" and give it a short press to display the current site, and a long press to force a site scan.
by Code3
Tue May 01, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Converting XTL5000 Rear Control Head
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Converting XTL5000 Rear Control Head

Theoretically this is possible. You would need to change the W5 head from rear to front configuration with some surface mount jumper changes, replace the control head plastic and add the power on/off button. A change of flex would be in order, but the head bridge is the same.
by Code3
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: another factory moded radio XTS3000 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

Re: another factory moded radio XTS3000 ?

I removed the link to the Saber thread. It seems that this discussion was heading toward WHAT is the function of the radio. The Saber was used to 'turn-on', 'turn-off', some remote device. As indicated, my interest is: - Is this radio complete ? - Is there some manner to force a CPS connection ? Th...
by Code3
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mcs2000 radio issue
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Mcs2000 radio issue

You can remote mount any of the MCS2000 series radios.

H1634A Remote Mount Retrofit Kit. For use with Model I
H1635A Remote Mount Retrofit Kit. For use with Model II and Ill
by Code3
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Weird MCS2000 Fail 01/90
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Weird MCS2000 Fail 01/90

I would guess that something is getting screwed up with the control head multiplexing that switches the mic jack between normal, program, and keyload modes. Perhaps something in the cable is messing with the current sensing on pin 1 of the mic jack, which controls part of the multiplexing. But that'...
by Code3
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How do you change the softid on an Astro Spectra W9 head?
Replies: 5
Views: 2417

Re: How do you change the softid on an Astro Spectra W9 head

Changing the Soft ID on an Astro Spectra can only be accomplished with CPS.
by Code3
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra vs Astro Spectra Plus
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Astro Spectra vs Astro Spectra Plus

Unfortunately I can answer questions 2 and 3 in one shot. The Astro Spectra Plus does not support the HRR configuration in any way.
by Code3
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra Interconnect Board
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Astro Spectra Interconnect Board

You can definitely use the HLN6285 with an Astro Spectra, you just won't be able to do flash upgrades through the mic jack.
by Code3
Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Accessory Mic
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: MCS2000 Accessory Mic

There is a kit available for this specific purpose.

HKN6129A is a 17 ft version
HKN6130A is the 40 ft version
by Code3
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS-3000 to Astro Saber Clone
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: XTS-3000 to Astro Saber Clone

Save yourself the time and hassle and do a "Top level drag and drop". Grab the very top level from your donor codeplug, and drop it into your target codeplug. You may have to adjust a few settings, but it will save you hours of programming!
by Code3
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola 2 Pin Speaker Connector
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: Motorola 2 Pin Speaker Connector

You are looking for the Mate-N-Lok series connector.

Digikey part number A1410-ND should get you pointed in the right direction.
by Code3
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL2500 CONTROL HEAD
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Re: XTL2500 CONTROL HEAD

4: I may want to go dual radio with a single control head when I find the right price on a UHF model. Can I do that with the xtl2500? I assume that I can not mix a 2500 with 5000 right? How hard is it to connect that up, and is it worth waiting on the right UHF model and setting it up that way. The...
by Code3
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: modding K split Astro Spectra for J split receive? Opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: modding K split Astro Spectra for J split receive? Opini

After taking care of the software part it all comes down to the front end. Some are very forgiving in the low end, and some are deaf as a post.
by Code3
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dual Head Astro Spectra Volume
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Dual Head Astro Spectra Volume

They dual head system uses relays because the audio amp is not designed to run two standard spectra speakers at the same time. The head in control sets the volume for the whole system, and the unused speaker is switched off. That's why you get volume changes when you switch between the heads.
by Code3
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi Speaker Mic antenna Question
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Jedi Speaker Mic antenna Question

You are going to want that antenna mounted on the mic for proper operation. It was not designed to be used without an antenna, unless you are trying to spite your PA.
by Code3
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dual Head Astro Spectra Volume
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Dual Head Astro Spectra Volume

The selected head should control the volume for the selected speaker. Do you have the speaker relays installed that disconnect the unselected heads speaker? The way the system was designed, it was only meant to have one speaker active at a time. Just out of curiosity, what style heads are we talking...

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