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by nmfire10
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOSCAD decoding
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: MOSCAD decoding

Never touched it before in my life, so probably really bad...
by nmfire10
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOSCAD decoding
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: MOSCAD decoding

Anyone? Anyone? Beuler?
by nmfire10
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOSCAD decoding
Replies: 4
Views: 978

MOSCAD decoding

Hey y'all, long time no see. I'm looking for some information on decoding MOSCAD. I can hook whatever i need up to a scanner or radio and I have an old computer if needed. I just want to see the stuff coming though so I can pick out my station alerts and use that to control audio in my home. I've go...
by nmfire10
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Publications and trade journals?
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Publications and trade journals?

Awesome. Thanks!
by nmfire10
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Publications and trade journals?
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Publications and trade journals?

Looking for suggestions on magazines and trade journals I can subscribe to regarding commercial and public safety communications. I'm on Urgent Communications (formerly MRT) already but looking for others. Suggestions?
by nmfire10
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: When lightning strikes. FML.
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: When lightning strikes. FML.

I've been doing a lot of explaining to people the concept to lightning protection. Like you said, nothing is going to save the equipment from a direct strike. 120 million volts at 30,000 amps is going to wreck everything in its path. It traveled 10 miles through the air without a problem, there is v...
by nmfire10
Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: When lightning strikes. FML.
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: When lightning strikes. FML.

I've been outside looking for ground zero but I can't find it. It only hit the phone circuits and it only effected OUR circuits, none of the neighbors. It did not effect line power or cable TV. So I think the strike was on our property, hit the dirt or something, and went into the underground condui...
by nmfire10
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: When lightning strikes. FML.
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

When lightning strikes. FML.

Well didn't this just make my damn day. I wish I could bring up a historical radar image from OKX at about 2:30pm today. I was sitting at work watching this on the radar thinking "oh crap". About then is when the slew of text messages about things not working started flowing in from my fir...
by nmfire10
Sun May 24, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RX Audio Expansion
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: RX Audio Expansion

FULL is for using companding and can be used on wideband or narrowband. Companding must be a systemwide deployment. Activating it on one radio will only make things worse.

I've never noticed much of a difference between none and low level other than a slight boost in some audio sometimes.
by nmfire10
Thu May 07, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 stuck on DPL 023
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: MTS2000 stuck on DPL 023

No MPL on this radio either. I purchased it on fleaBay and the seller has a return policy. I'm sending it back to him for an exchange.
by nmfire10
Wed May 06, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1550 Quick Call II Call Alerting
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: HT1550 Quick Call II Call Alerting

You can not add any more than those four which you see there. Unless you are the system administrator and are able to change the entire alerting system to MDC1200, or reduce the number of tones, you're beat.
by nmfire10
Mon May 04, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 stuck on DPL 023
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: MTS2000 stuck on DPL 023

Been there done that too. No joy. :(
by nmfire10
Sun May 03, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 stuck on DPL 023
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: MTS2000 stuck on DPL 023

Inverted DPL has no effect on this either.
by nmfire10
Sat May 02, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 stuck on DPL 023
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: MTS2000 stuck on DPL 023

This is a totally separate channel. I'm totally baffled by this.
by nmfire10
Sat May 02, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: "SAFE" scanning of a Moto trunked system, revisited
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: "SAFE" scanning of a Moto trunked system, revisited

You could drop the power down to nothing too. But in either case, you've rendered the radio useless as anything but a receiver. So you have a $1,000 scanner limited to one band and only a handful of talkgroups.
by nmfire10
Fri May 01, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 stuck on DPL 023
Replies: 10
Views: 918

MTS2000 stuck on DPL 023

I'm at loss with this one. Regardless of codeplug program, the DPL will always come out of the radio as 023 in the 460-462 range. But in 465+, it works fine. I have this on a service monitor so I'm not losing my mind. I don't get it.
by nmfire10
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Cat 5 cable for local desksets?
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Cat 5 cable for local desksets?

What he is talking about is, oversimplified, really long mic and speaker wires. You can't just use any old wire for that which is why the ones you've seen are "special". I'm sure for some short hookups, it would work fine.
by nmfire10
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL5000 O5 control head
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: XTL5000 O5 control head

akardam wrote:Ah, I see you've stumbled upon Cowtheif's method for enabling FPP on Spectras...

I wonder what ever happened to that wierdo
by nmfire10
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Things overheard from Motorola Support....
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Things overheard from Motorola Support....

Hola. Cómo estás. ¿Que es el problema con el precio más de la radio?
by nmfire10
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 Squelch issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: CDM1250 Squelch issue

I've had two CDM's that both had the squelch set stupidly close to being open all the time. Bumping the squelch sliders up only a few points fixed everything.
by nmfire10
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor III Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: Minitor III Problems

Once again, this has nothing to do with alert/reset. This a simple matter of the carrier squelch being set toooooooo tight and not closing.
by nmfire10
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: possible to reduce 2500i signal range?
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: possible to reduce 2500i signal range?

tvsjr wrote:Personally, I'm trying to figure out who sold two camps XTS2500i radios when they need ONE CHANNEL. Talk about a waste.

At least I'm not the only one just a little perplexed by that.
by nmfire10
Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming pagers
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Programming pagers

No. No such thing.
by nmfire10
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA volume control - won't go low
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: XTVA volume control - won't go low

I'll give it a shot. Probably won't get to it until next weekend though. Thanks for the advice guys.
by nmfire10
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA volume control - won't go low
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: XTVA volume control - won't go low

I'll put a volume pot inline with the speaker before I pay /\/\ money to fix anything. The volume it reduces to is just about right to hear it while driving if the stereo isn't on. Its only too loud if I'm just sitting there or parked. So knowing how lazy I am, it will probably stay in this state fo...
by nmfire10
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA volume control - won't go low
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: XTVA volume control - won't go low

Just put the normal battery on it and it still doesn't work right. The volume seems jumpy. I think something is wrong with the volume pot.
by nmfire10
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA volume control - won't go low
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: XTVA volume control - won't go low

Nope. No volume knob on this speaker.
by nmfire10
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA volume control - won't go low
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: XTVA volume control - won't go low

I do in fact have an impress battery on there right now. I still have the standard one lying around so I'll give it a shot later when I feel like going back out in the blizzard.
by nmfire10
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA volume control - won't go low
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: XTVA volume control - won't go low

Standard palm mic that it came with. The radio's volume knob has no effect on anything while in the XTVA. The volume knob on the XTVA is the only one that does anything but it it seems the bottom 1/3 of the knob's rotation has no effect on volume.
by nmfire10
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Narrow channel works better in wide than it does in narrow?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Narrow channel works better in wide than it does in narrow?

Oh I know the background of this system and it is supposed to be narrow. It is also licensed as narrow. In fact, the police chief claims "astro works better on narrowband" (direct quote). I don't know why it would make a difference and based on this experience, I think he might be mistaken...
by nmfire10
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA volume control - won't go low
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: XTVA volume control - won't go low

I'm using it with an XTS3000 and it doesn't have a minimum volume setting.
by nmfire10
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Narrow channel works better in wide than it does in narrow?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Narrow channel works better in wide than it does in narrow?

Heh. Ya know, given the history of this system, which I believe you're probably familiar with due to all the problems I keep posting here about, I seriously would not be surprised if they screwed that up too. Unfortunately I don't have a cable for a Quantar to read it so I can only assume they did i...
by nmfire10
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Narrow channel works better in wide than it does in narrow?
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Narrow channel works better in wide than it does in narrow?

Conventional UHF astro channel. It is narrowband (460.2875). I live in a pretty bad spot so the signal that reaches me is weak. If I accidentally program my portable for wideband, it receives GREAT. The audio doesn't get choppy or anything. If I program it correctly for narrowband, the audio gets ch...
by nmfire10
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA volume control - won't go low
Replies: 14
Views: 629

XTVA volume control - won't go low

Is it normal for an XTVA with the included power amplified speaker to be REALLY loud even with the volume turned all the way down. It seems like the bottom 50% of the volume control does nothing.
by nmfire10
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RF adapter on the XTS series portables (NTN8327)
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: RF adapter on the XTS series portables (NTN8327)

Does pushing in the center thingie also disconnect the top antenna?
by nmfire10
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RF adapter on the XTS series portables (NTN8327)
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: RF adapter on the XTS series portables (NTN8327)

Yea thats where I got mine! Lets see, $130 or $30.
by nmfire10
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RF adapter on the XTS series portables (NTN8327)
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

Re: RF adapter on the XTS series portables (NTN8327)

Oh well I'll be damned. I just pushed in the the center thingie and look at that. Stupendous. I assume this works properly with an XTVA too.
by nmfire10
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RF adapter on the XTS series portables (NTN8327)
Replies: 10
Views: 1550

RF adapter on the XTS series portables (NTN8327)

Does the NTN8327 RF adapter introduce loss to the radio's existing antenna? I don't see how it could possibly be physically switching from the top antenna to the side terminal so I assume that both the side port and top antenna are "hot" all the time? This seems to me to be a problem. Any ...
by nmfire10
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Voting Brush Up - Primer
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Voting Brush Up - Primer

The astrotac comparator is connected to the astrotac receivers by v.24 modems, essentially a serial data link that passes the received audio as data across the the phone lines or microwave or whatever. Clearly, that isn't going to work with RF link radios. So you need to use a voter that can take in...
by nmfire10
Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: XTVA for MTS2000 - need pinouts for vehicle adapter connecti
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: XTVA for MTS2000 - need pinouts for vehicle adapter connecti

The MTS2000 vehicle adapter is called an MTVA. The XTVA is only for the XTS3000/5000.
http://www.batlabs.com/mtsx.html
by nmfire10
Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: I hate when I'm right --- Episode II
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: I hate when I'm right --- Episode II

Yes, this is the famed system with the receiver held closed with a stick and several animals living in it. So yea, this is all not a surprise :) When I say "in-cabinet repeat" now, I am not refering to the fallback. I mean just normal in-cabinet repeat. They can't use ICFBR because they ha...
by nmfire10
Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: I hate when I'm right --- Episode II
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: I hate when I'm right --- Episode II

I'll keep that in mind to for when I hear that they can't figure out why it won't work. I do feel bad for the bosses at the PD. They don't know the ins and outs of these things and rely on their vendor to know their stuff and do it right. Unfortunately, this vendor does nothing but screw it up and l...
by nmfire10
Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: I hate when I'm right --- Episode II
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: I hate when I'm right --- Episode II

RKG wrote:No lawn mower should ever be designed except by a guy who once cut grass for a living.

I think even cutting grass would be a stretch for these people.
by nmfire10
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: I hate when I'm right --- Episode II
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: I hate when I'm right --- Episode II

Never ceases to amaze me Dave! They are in the process of putting SAM cards in the ambulance quantars for OTA setup and knockdown but it isn't done. But the PD quantars and all their radios are "Astro Only". I don't know how they plan on sending signalling OTA from the console since you ca...
by nmfire10
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: I hate when I'm right --- Episode II
Replies: 10
Views: 762

I hate when I'm right --- Episode II

You may remember my threads about coping with an improperly designed system during a big storm back in October. The short version, I didn't think the system was designed properly and was destined to have a big failure. That failure happened soon after. http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&...
by nmfire10
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900
Replies: 35
Views: 2298

Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

I knew something was up when the MDC ID "DEAD" appeared on the console.
by nmfire10
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900
Replies: 35
Views: 2298

Re: Group Meeting in MA/CT area - 1/31 @ 1900

I would obviously prefer Manchester, CT since its a hell of a lot closer than Boston. However, I'm not sure I will even be in the United States at that point so don't count my vote.

The last meet.... hmm, was that when N.E.E.D. executed the raid on my office?
by nmfire10
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AGC versus Noise Suppression
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: AGC versus Noise Suppression

In my limited experience around here, AGC works fine on astro for the police. For fire on Analog, it is more headache than its worth. I have the gains turns up to 3 or 6 on everyone but the AGC off on analog.
by nmfire10
Mon Dec 29, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Two Quantars & Standby or setup-knockdown
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Two Quantars & Standby or setup-knockdown

Your going to need manual transmitter selection to control the situation when/if one of the sites fails. If you have no manual control, it will be trying to site steer to a broken site. Even if you let it do automatic, you should still have the manual control for those bad days.
by nmfire10
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Two Quantars & Standby or setup-knockdown
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Two Quantars & Standby or setup-knockdown

The JPS can easily handle your transmitter steering. There are momentary or latching inputs on the back to select what sites should TX. Aux outs from your console can drive these. You could use an tone panel to drive them as well. Lots of options. The only thing you need the SAM to do is remote setu...

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