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by Thomas
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Import MDC List
Replies: 8
Views: 1595

Re: Import MDC List

Yes....cut and paste works. Its a little different with Trbo CPS. You open two codeplugs at the same time within one instance of CPS running. Most of the other CPS for other radios you had to open a second instance and drag and drop from one to the other.
by Thomas
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Digital Contacts
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: Digital Contacts

Ok, thank you KG4INW.
by Thomas
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Digital Contacts
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Digital Contacts

Is there a way to make 2 separate digital contacts with the same TG number. I have recently started programming some digital commercial channels and they use TG 1, TG 2 etc. Obviously these groups are used on the amateur DMR side. When I try to create separate digital contacts with the same TG numbe...
by Thomas
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astrolab Version B03.04.00 for astro spectra ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

Re: Astrolab Version B03.04.00 for astro spectra ?

Usually when there is separate CPS for mobiles and portables there is separate Lab software also. Though you most likely answered your own question through experimentation. If the software says it's for portables then it is what it is.
by Thomas
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: PTT tones
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

PTT tones

Is there any way to modify the PTT tones on the XPR5550 and 7550? I cannot find it if it's even an option so I ask. My CS750 and Hytera have this option to create custom tones and apply it to PTT.
by Thomas
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR5550 External Speaker ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: XPR5550 External Speaker ?

Tested with another speaker and it works. Was trying to an older desktray with speaker from an mcs2000 which has 3 wires, a red a black and a brown. When I use the desktrays I always used the red and the black wires for the mcs2000. I had to change out the black for the brown on the XPR and it start...
by Thomas
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR5550 External Speaker ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: XPR5550 External Speaker ?

Ok..did pluging in the external speaker disable the control head speaker?
by Thomas
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR5550 External Speaker ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

XPR5550 External Speaker ?

I have my external speaker connected to pins 9 (-) and 10 (+) on the accessory connector but I still only get audio out of the control head speaker. Do I have to disable the control head speaker? Is there something in CPS that needs to be checked off. Looked through CPS and cannot find anything. I k...
by Thomas
Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola CDM-1250 / MDC-1200
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Motorola CDM-1250 / MDC-1200

I suspect that you just want to enable MDC1200 on the certain channels in the radio. In CPS under MDC system you need to setup an MDC system to your needs then strap that system to the conventional personality using the signaling tab.
by Thomas
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 remote kit question
Replies: 13
Views: 2407

Re: MCS2000 remote kit question

Reading in another thread I found that a model II/III remote head kit can be converted to a model I remote kit by aquiring these two parts. 1505907V04 - HSNG REMOTE BK W/CBL ALIGN 3205931V02 - GSKT FRONT COVER Does anyone know where I can order these from? They seem very hard to find, especially the...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1550 LS+ 700 MHz out of band?
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: CDM1550 LS+ 700 MHz out of band?

Read throught this thread. A much simpler way to get the radio out of band.

https://www.p25.ca/threads/1126-Profess ... -band-hack
by Thomas
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Improving Speaker Audio on Spectra?
Replies: 10
Views: 1211

Re: Improving Speaker Audio on Spectra?

Get one of the SVA amplified speakers, remove the amp guts, and run it as a regular speaker. You'll notice a marked improvement in audio quality thanks to the metal casing and extra room inside. This is an excellent suggestion. I've done this and there is an improvement in audio quality. Another th...
by Thomas
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 - external and internal speaker
Replies: 10
Views: 1377

Re: CDM1550 - external and internal speaker

With some CDM1250's I've owned in the past connecting an external speaker does not disable the internal speaker. Perhaps some of the newer radios operate differently in this regard. Anyway it's pretty easy open the radio and disconnect to speaker if need be. I kinda liked those CDM internal speakers...
by Thomas
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: req help on mcs2000 mof230 flashport
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: req help on mcs2000 mof230 flashport

How is the unit working out for you? I assume you're using it for the 220MHz amateur band? I was thinking about getting one when they pop up on ebay again. Did they send you CPS with it? Any troubles programming? Thanks...
by Thomas
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola and Kenwood, together at last...
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: Motorola and Kenwood, together at last...

I like it! My two favorite brands!
by Thomas
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS-2000 Programming Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: MCS-2000 Programming Questions

The radios don't come with a system. To put it simply a system key is like the software key you would use when installing windows on your computer or other software that has a key code you put in to make it work. You can program all parameters of the radio except trunking systems. The system key wil...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?

4F1E and 1C5E both refer to two different famous (infamous?) flashcodes found in Astro Sabers and XTS3000s. If you search the board for those strings, you should find sufficient explanation of their origins. When you look at your flashcode, you will likely see one of those two strings in the flash ...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?

Is this a 4F1E issue? I've had a bunch of 1C5E-flashed XTSes over the years with varying firmware revisions and none of them exhibited this issue. Can you fill me in on what exactly 4F1E and 1C5E is in reards to the radio? Something to do with the flashcode? Also I failed to mention that this radio...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?

Thanks for the help. I really don't need modat, it came with the radio and I didn't know about the issue with it until after purchasing. Live and learn I suppose. I mainly use the radio for a couple local 440 amateur P25 repeater and the audio seems ok on digital, no complaints from anyone yet. Just...
by Thomas
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?

Would an external speaker mic help with this issue at all ?
by Thomas
Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

XTS3000 PTT and MODAT Issue...?

I remember reading about this issue somewhere but I can't find it now. I have an XTS3000 model II with MODAT. When I transmit on a analog channel without the MODAT the audio from portable kinda sounds like I'm outside on a very windy day. There is a lot of background noise. When I use a channel with...
by Thomas
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Program Cable, Mic vs Accessory
Replies: 11
Views: 2157

Re: MCS2000 Program Cable, Mic vs Accessory

Programming thru the mic jack with a remote head unit doesn't always go good. Its hit or miss, mostly miss. For remote head units I would go with the accessory connector for programming. The dash mount model I,II&III never gave me trouble programming thru the microphone jack with oem motororla c...
by Thomas
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: System Key Analog/Digital
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: System Key Analog/Digital

If I recall correctly, that method of creating a system key will only work properly for older trunking radios such as Maxtrac, STX & Spectra, which only concerned themselves with the last two digits of the system ID. I don't even think it'll work for MTX/MTS, Visar & MCS, let alone an Astro...
by Thomas
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL2500 CONTROL HEAD
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: XTL2500 CONTROL HEAD

Does one need an active account with Motorola to get the head synchronization file? I'm in need of that now. Same situation.
by Thomas
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Power Output
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: MCS2000 Power Output

I notice my 30 watt 900MHz MCS2000 draws 2-3 amps more than my 50 watt 440 kenwood radio. I thought it was strange but it could be anything. I have no watt meter to verify power output or swr on 900MHz but signal reports are good.
by Thomas
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL with low output power
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: XTL with low output power

I recently aquired one of these also. I adjusted the power from within cps. That worked for me. Also if you are using the radio out of its specified bands limits power could drop off some depending how far out of band you go. My radio is an S split but I have it on the 440 ham band and its output po...
by Thomas
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS 2000 remote head frequency programming
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: MCS 2000 remote head frequency programming

Shouldn't be much of a problem for any reputable Motorola service shop or one of the locals from this board. I would do it for free for you if you were near by since you're a racer.
by Thomas
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Geting XTL5k to go out of band?
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: Geting XTL5k to go out of band?

I did this mod to my XTL2500 S split and it works fine. P25 tx down to 440 no issues.
by Thomas
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 VHF Band Expansion
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: MCS2000 VHF Band Expansion

I dought it will go that low. If you want monitor aircraft it won't work very well as aircraft use AM and these radios are FM. No changing that. Which split radio do you have. A "J" split might go down there but I dought a "K" split will. You have to hex edit the cps in order to ...
by Thomas
Tue May 31, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CPS R02.02.00 Modification for MCS 2000 900MHz
Replies: 21
Views: 9530

Re: CPS R02.02.00 Modification for MCS 2000 900MHz

motorola_otaku wrote:I just used the Base Converter tool bundled with Hex Workshop set to Intel and Unsigned Long. Works every time.


Thank you...I was using something much simpler that didn't have such a utility.
by Thomas
Mon May 30, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CPS R02.02.00 Modification for MCS 2000 900MHz
Replies: 21
Views: 9530

Re: CPS R02.02.00 Modification for MCS 2000 900MHz

Question? How does one generate the hex values to search for from the decimal values or frequency in MHz? IE: AC3CC335 (represents 901987500)

The standard hex coverters don't seem to jive with the values listed above.
by Thomas
Wed May 25, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 190-235 MHz VHF radio, prog issue
Replies: 50
Views: 8465

Re: MCS2000 190-235 MHz VHF radio, prog issue

That's good to know about the software working. Does your problem radio feedback through the internal speaker or an external speaker. If external what kind and what model, is it amplified?
by Thomas
Wed May 25, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: My Boredom put to use. Pics Included. UPDATED!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2585

Re: My Boredom put to use. Pics Included.

You could use that as a talking jack'olantern come holloween.
by Thomas
Mon May 23, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS 2000 Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: MCS 2000 Questions

Thanks for the suggestions. The flash codes for the 800MHz radios are 000008-000000-2. The 900MHz radio is a similar smartzone flash with a few other option like 240 modes, nothing crazy but only used for conventional 900 stuff. Another quick one if you don't mind...I was checking the code plugs for...
by Thomas
Sat May 21, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS 2000 Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 728

MCS 2000 Questions

A few things I'm wondering about.. 1. On model 2 and 3 it appears there is an RSSI (3 verticle bars on right side of display) when powered up. I use two model 3 radios on a 800 MHz smartzone system and one model 2 on 927MHz for Ham. None of them show RSSI and the trunked radios won't light the busy ...
by Thomas
Sat May 21, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 190-235 MHz VHF radio, prog issue
Replies: 50
Views: 8465

Re: MCS2000 190-235 MHz VHF radio, prog issue

I saw one of these on ebay also...thouth it would be a nice and rare addition to the collection. I asked the seller about programming it and they offered me a copy of the correct cps for $125.00 additional.
by Thomas
Sun May 15, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CPS R02.02.00 Modification for MCS 2000 900MHz
Replies: 21
Views: 9530

Re: CPS R02.02.00 Modification for MCS 2000 900MHz

Thanks for this info...works great!
by Thomas
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 3.2 ohm speakers?
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: MCS2000 3.2 ohm speakers?

What is the model number on the speaker ?
by Thomas
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Commercial radios on ham bands
Replies: 27
Views: 2912

Re: Commercial radios on ham bands

Good Day- I am working on a list of reasons why hams should use commercial radios on ham bands especially VHF and UHF. My focus is on emergency comms but also daily operations. I have started the list but want to develop it a bit more: More rugged Longer battery life Better filtering More rugged ac...
by Thomas
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 - any mods to enable more than 16 channel scan?
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: MCS2000 - any mods to enable more than 16 channel scan?

One can only wish...seems this is a limitation of all motorola radios.
by Thomas
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Wide band vs narrow band
Replies: 22
Views: 6393

Re: Wide band vs narrow band

How about when the two different bandwiths are mixed ? I'm using a Spectra to monitor a few channels that will be going to 2.5 KHz will it sound reasonably OK when the changeover is made ? It was mentioned above what happens when the two bandwidths are intermingled. Go back a few post and read what...
by Thomas
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Curious?
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: Curious?

I feel your pain....been trying to locate some astro stuff in UHF T-band on here and elsewhere. Not easy and when you do find it be prepared to give up you right arm and leg.
by Thomas
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: cdm1250 increase frequency amount
Replies: 13
Views: 1251

Re: cdm1250 increase frequency amount

You could always sell the CDM and get an MCS2000 model 2 or 3 which has more channels and is hackable out of band, unlike the CDM you are pretty much stuck with what you have.
by Thomas
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Type II ID's
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Type II ID's

Any luck with weather its a firmware issue? Also if anyone knows where the selction in cps for MCS2000 is to toggle the ID display on and off, I can't find it. I have 4 MCS2000's, two are model 1 and two are model 3. Only one of the model 3 radios displays ID's the others do not. Same flashcode of 0...
by Thomas
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 model 1 volume control
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: MCS2000 model 1 volume control

OK...I've have spent some time with a few more of these MCS2000 radios model II and III also. They all seem to have the same issue. They model II and III obviously are connected to external speakers, I have tried a motorola base mount speaker and the regular external type, all have the same issues. ...
by Thomas
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: motorola cdm1250 input power
Replies: 5
Views: 680

Re: motorola cdm1250 input power

Just for FYI...I currently use a CDM1250 with a blown PA as a receiving only radio. Its hooked to the same antenna as a BC796D scanner through a stridsburg multicoupler. The CDM always hears the weaker signals much better than the scanner if the scanner hears them at all. I find the same results wit...
by Thomas
Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mts 2000 flashport
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Mts 2000 flashport

It should scan 16 conventional channels if they are added to the scan list. If its talk groups on a trunked system you can only scan 10 of them.
by Thomas
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: equipment value
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Re: equipment value

Post up the model numbers, ID numbers and the flashcodes and we can go from their. Or take some pics and take one of the radio lable for each radio.
by Thomas
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 model 1 volume control
Replies: 3
Views: 529

MCS2000 model 1 volume control

I have an external speaker connected to the accessory port pins 1 & 3. When the volume is turned down all the way there is still significant volume coming from the speaker. I don't see anything in the CPS (R02.02.00) to adjust this. Is there a fix for this? It only seems to happen with the exter...

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