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by NSPD
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX-8250
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: MTX-8250

MTX8250’s are 800mhz. Do you have a low band HT1250 in an MTX8250 case?

A lot can be wrong with these things. I have not seen a fuse blow on one but I have seen them get stuck in bootstrap mode after being tampered with with the unmentionable software.
by NSPD
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS-2500 & XTS-5000
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: XTS-2500 & XTS-5000

I am frequently in the area and I can confirm Lancaster is 100% encrypted for LE and even some fire departments. Dauphin has a lot of encryption as well but Dispatch is in the clear. Hershey Park is MotoTRBO trunking.
by NSPD
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

I think attaching one of those giant whip antennas to an HT1250 in itself (assuming you had an antenna with a native MX connector) would put an excessive amount of stress on the antenna jack. Even more so with two adapters. I’m assuming this isn’t an application where the radio could be separated fr...
by NSPD
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Harris TNC antenna in Waris handhelds?

They have an MX Connector. If you find an adapter let me know i’ve been looking. Best option may be an antenna separation kit.
by NSPD
Wed May 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crystal Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Crystal Identification

Great info, thanks!
by NSPD
Sun May 06, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crystal Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Crystal Identification

fineshot1 wrote:Jake - i still have some MT500 low band crystals so let me know
what the crystal freq for 43.04 and 43.00 would be. If I have them
I can let you know.


I have been searching online trying to find a way to determine that.. no luck so far but if I do I’ll give you a shout!
by NSPD
Wed May 02, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crystal Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Crystal Identification

Thanks Fowler.. I think we are leaning toward them being Midland.
by NSPD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crystal Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Crystal Identification

The only markings are:

R43.00
HHK6G

And

T43.00
HHK7K
JAPAN
by NSPD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crystal Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Crystal Identification

So I have a quantity of old crystals, I believe these are Motorola. Anyone have any idea what type of radios these would have gone in? I would like to get a low band PT500, PT400, or GE Porta-Mobil working on 43.04 and 43.00 and I am hoping I may be able to use these. http://i68.tinypic.com/2qdq0dj....
by NSPD
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola transistorized radio phone
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

I have several of these in my garage in rather poor condition, one with cables and control head.
by NSPD
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 2202

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

jackhackett wrote:Dumont


I’ve never even heard of Dumont but a quick image search yielded this:

http://www.dcaptain.com/radios.htm

Think we have a winner!
by NSPD
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID
Replies: 27
Views: 2202

Re: 1960's 70's and 80's control head ID

That looks very RCA-ish.
by NSPD
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 simply won't passive scan
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: XTL2500 simply won't passive scan

Make sure also you have CAI Data Registration turned off on your conventional systems. Otherwise it may try to send data out and appears to be trying to affiliate.
by NSPD
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios

I would like to have this too. Pyramid makes a harness for the Kenwood NX-5000 mobiles allowing you to connect 3 mobiles to one VRS. Shame they don’t have it for the XTL.
by NSPD
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2014 F-150 Install - Console Options
Replies: 0
Views: 592

2014 F-150 Install - Console Options

Looking at upfitting a 2014 Ford F-150 XLT Supercrew with the front bucket seats, factory center console (between seats only), and column shifter. I would like to not reinvent the wheel here and I am hoping someone on here may have some experience with this year model of F-150. I wanted to do a RAM ...
by NSPD
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a TOUGH radio
Replies: 15
Views: 1751

Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

How about a $20 DN HT1000?

Double-edged sword here though. Most durable radios are bricks, which could also be a heavy projectile in this case.
by NSPD
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 12
Views: 1428

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

Are we talking about true dual radio or HRR?
by NSPD
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber battery to MX/KVL battery adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 540

Re: Saber battery to MX/KVL battery adapter

Mine does not have a part number on it. Not sure if they were an SP product or what.
by NSPD
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000 BN Audio Settings
Replies: 0
Views: 538

APX6000 BN Audio Settings

We have just deployed about 900 APX6000 BN radios with XP speaker mics. Currently on a 4.1 system (all talkgroups digital) but soon transitioning to P25. I have been getting user complaints about choppy audio, audio fading in and out to the extremes, missed traffic, etc. We are using the default aud...
by NSPD
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles

The Midian boards like to die after several years and make the radios start throwing EEPROM CS and HW errors all over the place That’s a bummer.. not many options for secure on low band other than maybe the X9000 and they bring their own set of problems, and no other options for portables that I ha...
by NSPD
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles

FatBoy wrote:We did something similar to huhundreds of low band ht750s that went overseas around 2007-2009 time frame. We loaded an option board to the HT750 and wrote the board (keyloaded) it with Midians software. Pretty sure it was AES, not sure what flavor. FB


So how did it work?
by NSPD
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Really OLD Motorola pager
Replies: 32
Views: 3491

Re: Really OLD Motorola pager

Yeah the post may be old but a NEW MEMBER did a search and found it because he had an old vibrator he was letting us all know about. And I bet postee wasn't around when cow thief pulled his crap which means he wouldn't have a clue about cow thief. So why dump on him ? My feeling is welcome to the b...
by NSPD
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Really OLD Motorola pager
Replies: 32
Views: 3491

Re: Really OLD Motorola pager

Bat Bob wrote:If anyone still needs a vibrator I found one for 25.00 on the link below. Mine was a 6 volt positive ground so I had a bit difficult time finding one until I located these guys.

http://www.vintagecarradio.com/accessor ... adios.html


16 Years Later :o
by NSPD
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles

So I am seeing that Midian makes an AES-128 board for the Professional Series mobiles and portables. Does anyone have an experience with these things that can give me some feedback before I decide to head down this road? Or.. even better has anyone pulled any out of used radios that wants to part wi...
by NSPD
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Consumer bluetooth headsets for APX
Replies: 0
Views: 588

Consumer bluetooth headsets for APX

So I have been using a Gonovate G10 with my APX's for discreet listening in the office and for non-mission critical things.. works pretty well but the audio quality leaves a lot to be desired. I am looking at some of the around the neck Bluetooth headsets geared toward music. Has anyone found any of...
by NSPD
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series

I have a couple of the /\/\ XTS Bluetooth adapters... they worked pretty well with my GoNovate G10 when I was using them. Love the APX built-in Bluetooth though.
by NSPD
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1000 Pre and De emphasis
Replies: 1
Views: 545

HT1000 Pre and De emphasis

So I have a DN model VHF HT1000 I am trying to put back in service for a friend. My receive audio sounds really tinny like there is no pre-emphasis or de-emphasis turned on. I can't find a menu for it either. It's been so long since I have messed with one of these I can't remember if it was even an ...
by NSPD
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR 5550 UHF Question
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: XPR 5550 UHF Question

GPS is basically for automatic vehicle location for dispatch purposes.. It's not APRS.

In a properly set up system a dispatcher behind a computer can see where all their units are.
by NSPD
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Custom MVA files
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Custom MVA files

I suggest rolling your own since what everyone else has is likely customized for their needs. It is a pain in the :o but it can be done. Start by using http://www.fromtexttospeech.com to create MP3 files, then download and use Goldwave (free) to convert to the proper WAV format that the CPS will rec...
by NSPD
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Si500 Video Speaker Mic
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Si500 Video Speaker Mic

Anybody deployed any Si500 VSM's yet?

Just wondering what the general impression is and if they are locked to Motorola's cloud storage.
by NSPD
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: APX7000XE to APX7000 conversion

Don't forget the specific tools needed for the assembly/disassembly, the chassis is the same, but you will need all the plastic parts. I have the tools, I can do the changeover and align your radio on my 3920. I might take you up on that offer. I have found 2 different part numbers for the chassis,...
by NSPD
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: R20.50.09 FIRMWARE W SERIES WARNING
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: R20.50.09 FIRMWARE W SERIES WARNING

I just had a W4 upgraded to 20.50.09... It was working fine before I converted it to an O5.
by NSPD
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 with Sierra Module Firmware Update
Replies: 2
Views: 722

XTS5000 with Sierra Module Firmware Update

So I bought a VHF XTS5000 on eBay that arrived with a Harris Sierra module installed (no type 1 algorithms loaded). The radio works great but apparently was manufactured in 2005 and never programmed or used. It has R05.00.00 firmware and DSP and the Sierra module has R04.xx.xx firmware. With such ol...
by NSPD
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash

So.... I can use the flex that was connecting the brick to the W-Series TIB then? Just connect it to the back of the W4 head?

Edit: Nevermind, I see I can't. Off to the For Sale/Wanted forum!
by NSPD
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash

motorola_otaku wrote:Head bridge is the same, the flex is not. Think about how the head mates to an Astro Spectra and you'll understand why.


Excellent.. I will try and find the appropriate flex then.

Thanks for the info!
by NSPD
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 W4 remote to dash
Replies: 4
Views: 632

XTL5000 W4 remote to dash

I know this is the opposite of what most people do... but I have a remote mount XTL5000 with a W-series TIB that I removed from a Futurecom repeater package. I also have a W4 remote head. I would like to convert this mobile to a dash mount. Is there anything additional I need to make this work after...
by NSPD
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX/XPR RSM comparison
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: APX/XPR RSM comparison

I have an XP mic on demo... Love it.
by NSPD
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone

The mic paired to the APX works well... The audio quality isn't the best I don't think but it does work well. The mic has a dual drop-in charger and removable battery which was my major complaint with the freelinc mics. I have two XTS freelinc mics with dead batteries that have to be soldered in to ...
by NSPD
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone

I like it... But.. Its not a replacement for a VRS. Definitely not for public safety use. For the public works guys that need to go less than 150 feet or so from their truck, it would work okay and could be a replacement for a portable. I was able to attach it to the APX with the mic clip on the das...
by NSPD
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone

That was it... I feel stupid it was something that simple but it never dawned on me that the wireless mic would act like it was off-HUB. Works great!

Thanks!
by NSPD
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

APX Long Range Bluetooth Wireless Microphone

I have one of these PMMN4097C Bluetooth Long Range Wireless Gareway Microphones to demo along with one of the PMMN4095A Bluetooth Microphones. As soon as I connect the wireless mic, the APX6500 stops scanning and I only receive traffic on the selected channel. I realize that this may be by design, b...
by NSPD
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX RSSI Display
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: APX RSSI Display

N4DES wrote:If the radio is programmed for SmartNet (not SmartZone) the bars in the display won't show.


This appears to have been it... coverage type was set to Disabled.

Thanks!
by NSPD
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX RSSI Display
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: APX RSSI Display

Just confirming... are your P25 systems conventional or trunked? There's a "Conventional RSSI Display" setting under the "Features" section of each conventional personality. I could be wrong, but I don't think the RSSI display is valid for trunked systems. You have the signal st...
by NSPD
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX RSSI Display
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

APX RSSI Display

Where or what exactly determines if the trunked RSSI is displayed on the screen of an APX portable or mobile? I have an APX6000 programmed with multiple systems (legit subscriber, both 4.1 and P25 systems). The main system is a 4.1 and I get no RSSI display on the screen. It shows on the P25 systems...
by NSPD
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Best dual band (single or pair of radios) option with remote head for $300-350
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Best dual band (single or pair of radios) option with remote head for $300-350

One other option... Find some of those mic clip mounts made for the sides of consoles on sort of an "L-Bracket", remove the stereo or trim around it temporarily and install the brackets between the dash and where the stereo slides back in, then slide the stereo in. No visible holes in the ...
by NSPD
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Keyloading with T3011 and KVL3000+
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Keyloading with T3011 and KVL3000+

Can you elaborate more on the proper settings for Astro25? I am currently using PID key management with 7 DES keys.
by NSPD
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Keyloading with T3011 and KVL3000+
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Keyloading with T3011 and KVL3000+

I have a mix of Astro25 and APX portables and mobiles that I am currently keyloading DES-XL and DES-OFB with a T3011DX. I now have a need to also be able to load additional AES keys with a KVL3000+ from someone else. Is there a way to set up the radios so that I can do this? Thus far I have only eve...
by NSPD
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Label Source
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: APX Label Source

Thanks for the suggestions... I will do some research on these!

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