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by W1HVN
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: HHCH for XPR5550
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: HHCH for XPR5550

Any news on this? Has it been released?
by W1HVN
Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra Motorcycle 438-470 W3 to W4...
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Astro Spectra Motorcycle 438-470 W3 to W4...

Is it possible to easily reflash a low power (15w) Motorcycle rare 438-470R split from a W3 to a W4 without effecting the RF portion of the radio, ie keeping the RF side of the house OEM?

Thanks
by W1HVN
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Mounting decks in 2011 crew cab Silverado 2500
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Re: Mounting decks in 2011 crew cab Silverado 2500

Thanks. I may move the high power deck to the center if you did and it fits. I have one more mid power to squeeze in there. The VRS is gonna get moved elsewhere. As for power, ive got a 4 ga coming from battery through hole drilled with grommet through firewall driver side, to console where I go to ...
by W1HVN
Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: L3208 / MC3000 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1357

Re: L3208 / MC3000 questions

Began project in interfacing today. Testing handsets I purchased, have one that doesn't talk to the J-Box, other three do. Won't come out of connecting to digital radio please wait. Anyone have the manual on this? It's an L3223. ALso if anyone has software to create labels that would be helpful as w...
by W1HVN
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Ham repeater ?
Replies: 7
Views: 725

Re: P25 Ham repeater ?

Prior to putting in our Quantar we for a long time ran a pair of GM300s which removed filtering and passed the digital stream and analog audio. See the thread in this forum on it. The subscriber radio does the decoding of pl and nac. A controller wws developed to emit a callsign with delay for activ...
by W1HVN
Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone rmt
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Re: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone

Thanks! Interesting it shows detect audio in that schematic and rx audio from pin 7. Havent tried yet, been bogged down with "stuff". Hopefully very soon I will begin to play. Thanks so far to those who contributed. As a side question, if I can interface the 3208 and mc3000s from the secon...
by W1HVN
Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Mounting decks in 2011 crew cab Silverado 2500
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Re: Mounting decks in 2011 crew cab Silverado 2500

Have some cabling to clean up and secure, other than that this is the install so far. Worked out well I think.... http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t353/burnsze15/196F9F9B-3940-4CBB-9330-B26CFCC28B62-3048-0000019994BA1D71.jpg Seats in down position: please excuse the dog hair. Black interior and ye...
by W1HVN
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone rmt
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Re: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone

That's perfect. If anyone has a PDF of the page with the pinout for the db25s on the high power deck please advise.

Thanks.
by W1HVN
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone rmt
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Re: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone

Okay. Revisiting this thread for a new project. I'm looking to take a high power W9 Astro and pull Filtered Audio, PTT, Mic High, Ground, Programming serial data +/-, that would normally be present on the rear 15 pin of a mid power through jumpers, etc. When jumpers are moved as per this thread, whe...
by W1HVN
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Issue: Random Tx Cutout
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: Quantar Issue: Random Tx Cutout

All in cabinet internal.
by W1HVN
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Issue: Random Tx Cutout
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Quantar Issue: Random Tx Cutout

Recently a new issue has arisen with a 25 watt VHF with v16 firmware silver Onan unit. This was a Dave in Colorado unit and is used in Amateur Service. In repeater mode configured for mixed mode and 15 watts output she randomly drops the transmitter. Receiver is working fine however the tx just drop...
by W1HVN
Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Mounting decks in 2011 crew cab Silverado 2500
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Re: Mounting decks in 2011 crew cab Silverado 2500

Good advice, I'm looking at a GM OEM underseat storage box after your idea. They bolt with brackets to seat hardware, rather than aftermarket which have straps. I can use plywood on bottom of the box in the left and right larger areas, screw and adhesive to the brackets. Then I can screw the mountin...
by W1HVN
Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Mounting decks in 2011 crew cab Silverado 2500
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Mounting decks in 2011 crew cab Silverado 2500

Looking for suggestions on where to mount a few decks, two high power and one mid power. I'd like to mount them behind the rear seats on the back wall, but haven't taken apart to see if there are ribs or infrastructure to tap into, without of course going through outer body sheet metal. Other option...
by W1HVN
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: A couple XTL5k questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

Re: A couple XTL5k questions...

Obviously do that while only one CH at a time is connected, correct? Then repeat process for each one, one at a time?

Thanks much.

Any VRS750 info or tips before I plug and play?
by W1HVN
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: A couple XTL5k questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

A couple XTL5k questions...

1. What is required to make a single head into a dual head XTL other than connecting the dual heads and remote cables, ign, etc? Just cps setup or something internal to the deck or flash? Any unique components? 2. Use of an xtl5k with a vrs750, anything required to be done to configure everything to...
by W1HVN
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Commercial Triplexer
Replies: 38
Views: 6005

Re: Commercial Triplexer/Larsen Wideband Antenna..

Dave, what did you sweep? My apologies I couldn't tell by the post... Resurrecting an old post with new info. Finally did some sweeps on this thing. Sweeps show SWR and Return Loss. I put markers near 2:1 points on SWR to show bandwidth. I'm using on UHF and 800 right now through a TX-RX crossband c...
by W1HVN
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RIC to Astro Spectra
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: RIC to Astro Spectra

http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=100569 There you will find jumper config for rx audio, ptt, and your COR sense line will be the VRS tx pin, although I'm not sure what logic it uses, you may need to flip it or modify it for compatibility with your Quantar. For the love of Pete, do...
by W1HVN
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RCH3000 and MCS2000 compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 490

RCH3000 and MCS2000 compatibility

Simple question... Can a remote mount MCS2000 without a head attached be connected to the RCH2000 directly from DB25 radio connection and run with just the RCH, or does it need a head attached? Also, what changes can be made to a model 2 MCS2000 to make it a model three to play with an RCH (RCH need...
by W1HVN
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro25 Portable CPS 17 with XTS5K FPP FW 17
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: Astro25 Portable CPS 17 with XTS5K FPP FW 17

Solved. Thank you.
by W1HVN
Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro25 Portable CPS 17 with XTS5K FPP FW 17
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: Astro25 Portable CPS 17 with XTS5K FPP FW 17

When I attempt to uncheck the FPP Enable Box in the Zone menus it gives me "the glasses" and says no you can't do that...
by W1HVN
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket housing fit EBay 2010LindaWang
Replies: 21
Views: 3565

Re: Aftermarket housing fit EBay 2010LindaWang

I've been told by a resource close to a major US emergency lighting manufacturer that now they go as far as sell the Chinese knockoffs with the US manufacturer logos molded into the housings like the 800 antennas above... They ship direct from overseas so it's difficult for the US manufacturers to k...
by W1HVN
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro25 Portable CPS 17 with XTS5K FPP FW 17
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Astro25 Portable CPS 17 with XTS5K FPP FW 17

Ok, since last time I've programmed one from older CPS and firmware (I was way back in 12.xx.xx days) what's the deal? Seems the conventional personalities are fixed and locked, no longer can I make 5 personality types and assign multiple channel assignments to these 5 profiles... Now instead seems ...
by W1HVN
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra Interconnect Board OK w/ Keyload?
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Astro Spectra Interconnect Board OK w/ Keyload?

Thanks Jeff and Jason.

Was going to send you a PM Jason, after reading some archived posts seemed you might know.

Happy 4th.
by W1HVN
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra Interconnect Board OK w/ Keyload?
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Astro Spectra Interconnect Board OK w/ Keyload?

Can anyone confirm for me that a dash mount Astro Spectra with either an HLN6401A or 6401B interconnect board will accept a key from a KVL when loaded through mic jack? If my memory serves, the board must be one from the Astro and not the analog legacy Spectra. Need to confirm this is indeed the cas...
by W1HVN
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interfacing an XTVA to a Tone Term Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Interfacing an XTVA to a Tone Term Panel

Anyone have the service manual for an XTVA or know where to tap the proper TX/RX audio and PTT to adapt to a Tone Term Panel? My initial guess is your usual RJ Mic Jack (Mic and PTT) and the line level audio molex connector (Receive Audio) going to the amplified speaker? However, i'm wishing to use ...
by W1HVN
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Aftermarket housing fit EBay 2010LindaWang
Replies: 21
Views: 3565

Re: Aftermarket housing fit EBay 2010LindaWang

I tried one. The PTT button uses a rubber striker to hit the pc board ptt, it's too thick and after installing the case and having to glue the speaker in (yup, good stuff) the radio went Into TX when powered on. Had to cut down the rubber striker to get it rigged right, what a mess. I took it apart ...
by W1HVN
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Gai-tronics ICP9012A 12ch console, issue w/radio patch
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Gai-tronics ICP9012A 12ch console, issue w/radio patch

Bingo. Crosstalk. Levels went back down to neg 10. Also one radio was seeing some reflected power, something that arose since we last checked and analyzed the antennas and lines, and that seemed to add insult to injury and amplify the anomaly. Hope this helps someone in the future who may see this. ...
by W1HVN
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra, P25 works direct, not through a Quantar?
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Astro Spectra, P25 works direct, not through a Quantar?

There was something corrupt with the codeplug. Still unknown what, however a plug from a similar drawer's parameters we're imported and it seemed to clear the issue. I personally didnt put it on a monitor, someone else was kind enough, however wavetar I checked the output with the portable when it f...
by W1HVN
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra, P25 works direct, not through a Quantar?
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Astro Spectra, P25 works direct, not through a Quantar?

Quantar is set to a unique NAC, all other subscriber units programmed same way, no issues. It's above the min freq of 146, I know below it may be cutting off the codec/stream, but it's above the min. Going to try and access another VHF machine with it to see what it does there. It's strange that it ...
by W1HVN
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra, P25 works direct, not through a Quantar?
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Astro Spectra, P25 works direct, not through a Quantar?

Ok here's an interesting one for those up for a challenge, or just willing to help... Have an Astro Spectra High Power. It has just been tuned, aligned has great rx sens, is on freq, good deviation, p25 deviation set, proper output power, etc... This issue found in initial testing... On analog, no i...
by W1HVN
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:24 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Gai-tronics ICP9012A 12ch console, issue w/radio patch
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Gai-tronics ICP9012A 12ch console, issue w/radio patch

I have a call into them, waiting for a tech rep to call me back.
by W1HVN
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Gai-tronics ICP9012A 12ch console, issue w/radio patch
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Gai-tronics ICP9012A 12ch console, issue w/radio patch

Anyone have an idea of issue were running I to? Have a 12 channel Gaitronics (newer current production model, not older Moto) console, with various control station radios (CDMs, Astro Spectras, etc) connected and all line level set to -5db with two wire control. No leased lines all local, and two of...
by W1HVN
Sun May 27, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moto Part # for W9 head BLACK plastic faceplate housing?
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Moto Part # for W9 head BLACK plastic faceplate housing?

Looking to replace a pair of the ugly moto brown As Spec W9 control head plastic front faceplates with new BLACK plastic made more recently for the XTL series. Anyone have a part # I can use to order a pair?

Thanks
by W1HVN
Tue May 22, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: repeater with telephone interconnect
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: repeater with telephone interconnect

What are the options for a standard old fashioned twisted pair? Everything I've read seems to work with PBX type systems. I've looked at trbonet, smartptt, and of course our preference the ZTR Worldpatch 300. Silly question, but the patch is done under DMR not Analog, and when you configure the repe...
by W1HVN
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Micom-2TS feedback/guidance
Replies: 33
Views: 4076

Re: Micom-2TS feedback/guidance

That's pretty interesting. PM me. I have questions...lol...
by W1HVN
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Micom-2TS feedback/guidance
Replies: 33
Views: 4076

Re: Micom-2TS feedback/guidance

Got two confirmed tested and working "C" revision units recently and have 44 pin connectors and power connectors finally to build cables for them. For those using the units with computer control programs "headless" what are your suggestions for mic and speaker for it? Interesting...
by W1HVN
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: New For Sale Guidelines - Effective 4/15/2012
Replies: 12
Views: 11755

Re: New For Sale Guidelines - Effective 4/15/2012

Thank you for the new policies. Raises the bar just a bit more for the community.
by W1HVN
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 No Wideband Operation
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

Re: XPR5550 No Wideband Operation

escomm wrote:I do hope that's true.... Guess I'll find out Monday :)



Jeff, don't forgt to let us know if it's possible to unlock wfm this week.

Any XPR Repeaters around that need a new home?

New portables to follow the 5550 mobile line?
by W1HVN
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Repeater re-visited [MSF SSCB Mod for IMBE]....
Replies: 35
Views: 4297

Re: Astro Repeater re-visited....

Well, I found this and am now going to resurrect it and add to it. I added my notes to the original post in the thread. tpg Thanks for adding that in. Here is my thought and tell me if I am off in la la land or missing something. What I was thinking is that if an astro radio of some sort was connec...
by W1HVN
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "Checking Interest"or"Considering" on Buy/Trade/Sell Forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 2556

Re: "Checking Interest"or"Considering" on Buy/Trade/Sell For

I just recently sent in an observation to Admin about just this, a visible increase in "cheezy and sleezy" type ads with snazzy lingo and ALOT of make me an offer nonsense and no asking value. As for the checking interest, I believe it to be one of these "well everything is for sale f...
by W1HVN
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone rmt
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Re: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone

Will, Jim, etc... The problem ended up being something simple and overlooked. So happens for whatever reason, both radios had the "HUB defeats PL" option enabled for the radios. No mic was plugged into the radio when we were testing, and as such no audio came through unless the mic was gro...
by W1HVN
Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone rmt
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Re: 15 Pin Connector Functions on Astro Spectra Plus

After following the guidance provided on this thread, and associated threads of yesteryear, we got the following results on two seperate mid power radios: 1. When configuring JU 519 and 528 for Filtered audio (discriminator audio) as in the table above, NO audio was passed out of pin 11. Returning i...
by W1HVN
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone rmt
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Re: 15 Pin Connector Functions on Astro Spectra Plus

Ok so same as regular Astro Spectra. I thought there might be some similarities with XTL pinouts, no such luck apparently.

While we're on this topic then, anyone know what jumper on the As Spec moves output audio on pin 11 (if memory serves) from unsquelch detected to filtered squelched?

Thanks.
by W1HVN
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone rmt
Replies: 14
Views: 2989

Getting Filtered Audio out of a Astro Spectra for a tone rmt

Anyone with a service manual who can provide the pin functions/assignments on the 15 pin accessory connector of the Astro Spectra and/or Astro Spectra Plus? Thanks. Looking for PTT, Mic Hi/Lo, and Squelched/Filtered RX Audio . COR a plus if it has it (no pun intended) Connecting the radio to a tone ...
by W1HVN
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Chevy Silverado 2008 Install
Replies: 5
Views: 4215

Re: Chevy Silverado 2008 Install

tuckerm:
A standard width Havis will just about sit center of the mid seat area with the floor shifter, it may be just a tad bit right, but hardly noticable. Use the seat brackets with the track, then you can position the console as far left as possible. Test fitted on 2011 Silverado HD.
by W1HVN
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: How can I get a 1299 Hz tone on Minitor V?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: How can I get a 1299 Hz tone on Minitor V?

Worked like a charm. Thanks!

Case closed.
by W1HVN
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: How can I get a 1299 Hz tone on Minitor V?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: How can I get a 1299 Hz tone on Minitor V?

For clarification, when I say recognize, I mean program in the tone, it goes up to 1310 and down to 1285, won't allow anything in between as it defaults High or low.

Hope that helps to clarify.
by W1HVN
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: How can I get a 1299 Hz tone on Minitor V?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

How can I get a 1299 Hz tone on Minitor V?

Home programming a pager for work, As such we monitor another local agency for activity and awareness. Tone sets are: 1299/1800 1299/1200 1299/2400 Setting up so any of the three will set it off. Can't get it to recognize any tone around 1300. Any thoughts? Using User tone set, not Moto, plectron, e...

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