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by MarkHam2B
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Any local agencies still using the Astro Saber ??
Replies: 61
Views: 4359

Re: Any local agencies still using the Astro Saber ??

Corrections Officers of the New York City Department of Corrections can still be seen using Astro Saber 1's.
by MarkHam2B
Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: SSE 5000
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Having used both the VX-520 and the SSE5000, my preference is definitely leaning to the SSE, not just because it's a /\/\ product. The audio output and quality is a joke on the VX-520. In a crowded area without a speaker mic, you may as well guess at what is being said. If you rely on the speaker bu...
by MarkHam2B
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NYC Area Meet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4001

Count me in! Though I will say my preference is for NYC, since I'm here already :-)
by MarkHam2B
Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NYC Area Meet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4001

As a native, I tend to agree that you don't come to Gotham for chain stuff; get the real deal. If we're going the Pastrami route, definitely go to Katz's on the LES (Lower East Side) instead of the more tourist laden Carnagie. For those with travel concerns, I suggest finding something in the Union ...
by MarkHam2B
Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NYC Area Meet?
Replies: 52
Views: 4001

That sounds like a great idea!

Manhattan may be a bit on the steep side. Perhaps we should get a consensus of whether a full meal or just light snacks and drinks are what folks are interested in.
by MarkHam2B
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 'Nick' Radios Being Recalled . . . BY MOTOROLA !
Replies: 718
Views: 124804

Interesting, but so far it doesn' look like it's stopped some recent AS3 eBay auctions with the "Bonaza flash code"....heck, I think I even saw one or two of them with depot tags on the back.
by MarkHam2B
Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Some Saber SI questions
Replies: 10
Views: 848

It just sort of dawned on me: wouldn't the boards have a different physical shape, thus presenting a physical obstruction to doing such a swap?
by MarkHam2B
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASTRO 25 Portable CPS R05.00.00
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

So....a couple of months later, and now we know what the PR1500 is.

Does anything look unusual in the CPS for this model?
by MarkHam2B
Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Some Saber SI questions
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Whoa...the plot thickens! A simple board swap would do it?!
by MarkHam2B
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Some Saber SI questions
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Has anyone actually seen a Saber SI converted from 800 to UHF? If so, I might be daring enough to undertake such a project with my SI.
by MarkHam2B
Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASTRO 25 Portable CPS R05.00.00
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Slightly OT, but what is the PR1500?
by MarkHam2B
Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: NEWBIE Guide to ASTRO Portable Radios
Replies: 20
Views: 17043

I recently was able to take a look at the SSE5000. The model that was released had the A/B-C/D-E/F switch on top, similar to what was shown in the .pdf files. Interestingly, the antenna jack was not the threading used on the Jedi series or any of the Astro's to date. On a separate note, here are lin...
by MarkHam2B
Mon Apr 05, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Slightly OT: New TETRA Portable announced
Replies: 4
Views: 473

I'll still take 1 Watt over the 6/10th's that my iDEN r750puls "cranks" out.
by MarkHam2B
Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Slightly OT: New TETRA Portable announced
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Slightly OT: New TETRA Portable announced

I know TETRA isn't a hot topic here, but a new portable was announced:

http://www.motorola.com/mediacenter/new ... 23,00.html

After looking at it, the new portable would be a great form-factor for a rugged iDEN portable. Unfortunately we all know that won't happen :-( .
by MarkHam2B
Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: NEWBIE Guide to ASTRO Portable Radios
Replies: 20
Views: 17043

THANK YOU r0f for putting together that primer. That was a SUPERB summation of "Astro Land". I found the bits on firmware and encryption a great refresher. I do have several questions though: What models are comparable to the Latin American XTS 2250 and XTS 4250 radios? Secondly, *****has anyone see...
by MarkHam2B
Wed Oct 15, 2003 8:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi Speaker Mic Part Question
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Jedi Speaker Mic Part Question

Hi all,
Does anyone know if the rubber boot that covers the RJ-45 connector from the cable to the mic head is a replacable part? If the rubber boot is available as a separate item, what would be the part number to order?

Thanks in advance,
Mark
by MarkHam2B
Sat Oct 11, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The Saber revisited ?
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Silly me! I should have searched a little before posting.

Unfortunately the picture that rOf attached with his post comes up as a dead link picture. If someone could be so kind to send it, I would certainly love to see it.

Thanks,
Mark

- Remember the Twin Towers 09-11-2001
by MarkHam2B
Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The Saber revisited ?
Replies: 6
Views: 653

The Saber revisited ?

While browsing through another forum regarding radio monitoring, I came across this little tidbit: "NYPD has an order in for a new motorola digital portable radio called SSE5000" this can be found at: http://www.fordyce.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=NYC;action=display;num=1063893290;start=0#0 I th...
by MarkHam2B
Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel Base Station Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1360

Unfortunately here in Gotham, many of the public safety officials do NOT have the AFU r750 plus. Come to think of it, I have not seen one person "on the job" with anything other than i1000's, i60's, i90's and i550/700's. Having toyed around with the RSS for these units, I know you can enable ISO for...
by MarkHam2B
Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel Refurb kits
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Here it goes.... I've purchased "Nextel refurb" parts from myradiomall.com. They have a somewhat extensive search capability on their website. Sorry if it seems like I was being coy about the info. I just didn't want to get into a situation where I thought it may be objectionable to the board-lords....
by MarkHam2B
Wed Jul 09, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel Refurb kits
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Respectfully, I will post it if a moderator says it's ok.
by MarkHam2B
Wed Jul 09, 2003 2:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel Refurb kits
Replies: 6
Views: 432

While full refurb kits are not available, I have seen the individual parts available for sale. PM me for the URL, as I'm not sure if posting it would upset the overlords of the board.

Regards,
Mark

- Remember the Twin Towers 09-11-2001
by MarkHam2B
Tue Jul 08, 2003 6:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Silly Moto-FRS Question
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Silly Moto-FRS Question

Many newer Motorola FRS radios have some sort of "roger" or "over" tone that transmits after de-keying the PTT. Additionally, many have a "call" function that "alerts" everyone on that frequency/PL split of an impending transmission. Does anyone know what kind of signalling is used for these tones? ...
by MarkHam2B
Wed May 21, 2003 9:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: WATCHBUDDY/APCOSYSTEM, etc. is BACK on eBAY - BEWARE!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 872

What ever moniker Nick uses, it doesn't change my experiences in dealing with him: 1 - I purchased two (2) 'handbuilt' Astro Radios. Last year I purchased an XTS 3000. It arrived overnight, on a Saturday no less. It was exactly as advertised. When I had a problem with an element in the flashcode, Ni...
by MarkHam2B
Thu May 15, 2003 7:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel and use on simplex as talkaround
Replies: 48
Views: 3541

Oddly enough, I actually carry one of these beasts for my Nextel service. I definitely get a lot of stares because of it. Unfortunately, the ISO mode isn't enabled. From what I've seen, there are other handsets that can operate in ISO mode, most of them being the "rugged" models such as th...
by MarkHam2B
Fri Mar 21, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: having trouble re-configuring astro saber
Replies: 3
Views: 356

I can't say definitively if this is the answer or not, but I ran into a similar problem with my XTS and basically wound up saving my current NY codeplug and replacing it with one that would allow me to receive in LA. No matter what I did to 'futz' around with the NY CP, nothing I did would allow me ...
by MarkHam2B
Tue Feb 18, 2003 8:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: EMERGENCY TOPIC - POWER DOWN AT TOWERS
Replies: 27
Views: 1961

Greetings from Gotham. Out here in the land of the Airports (JFK & LGA), we were socked with 25 inches of the fun white stuff. No power outages to report and radio comm's for the city are running at their normal pace.

Regards,
Mark

-Remember the Twin Towers 09-11-2001
by MarkHam2B
Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:05 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber vs. XTS ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

I've had both an analog Saber and an Astro XTS 3000 for close to a year now. For what it's worth, I find the XTS a little handier to take with me. The Saber definitely feels more substantial, but the XTS has taken a few knocks already and doesn't show any signs of giving up. Would I rate it as durab...
by MarkHam2B
Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 Ltd. Keys to full DTMF Keys
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Thanks all for the advice. I have no idea why I **didn't think** to search first; too much holiday happiness I suppose.

Thanks Again,
Mark

-Remember the Twin Towers 09-11-2001
by MarkHam2B
Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Radio is Recommend for Replacing a Motorola HT1550?
Replies: 2
Views: 476

If you **have** to purchase something new: "Money No Object" - Astro Saber "Money No Object, but I want something that didn't just get EOL'd" - XTS 3000R "Money Matters" - either an MT or MTS 2000, dependent on your needs to access a trunked system. If no trunking is needed, go with the MT2000. If y...
by MarkHam2B
Fri Dec 13, 2002 3:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 Ltd. Keys to full DTMF Keys
Replies: 3
Views: 477

HT1250 Ltd. Keys to full DTMF Keys

Hi all, Since schematics aren't readily available online any more from mother /\/\, does anyone know how difficult it is to convert a limited keypad HT1250 to a full keypad version? Has anyone attempted it and if so, could you classify it as more difficult than re-casing a Jedi ? Thanks in advance! ...
by MarkHam2B
Tue Nov 12, 2002 7:57 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Ebay Astro Seller......?
Replies: 53
Views: 4341

I'm adding my dime on this one. Now, granted, I am not aware of the particular arrangements for all of your sales with Watch/Apco/Nick, I would like to share my experience purchasing an Astro XTS 3000 from him. Back in April I purchased a radio from him. As soon as the money arrived in his hands, I ...
by MarkHam2B
Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: anyone deal with apcosystem aka watchbuddy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2349

I purchased a "parts" XTS from Nick and have nothing but high praise for the radio as well as for him. He follows through on what he says he will do for you and supports you long after the sale. I certainly would not have any hesitation purchasing a radio from him. Regards, Mark -Remember the Twin T...
by MarkHam2B
Fri Sep 20, 2002 3:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola MX & DPL
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Motorola MX & DPL

Hi All,
I was curious if anyone knew if the Motorola MX, "rock radio", could utilize DPL via some sort of plug in module. Does anyone know of a source where DPL modules could be obtained?

-Remember The Twin Towers 09-11-2001
by MarkHam2B
Thu Sep 19, 2002 9:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: FDNY Radio Update
Replies: 11
Views: 1478

As the one year point of that horrible day has passed, I think even more questions have arisen regarding the communication system. Also having been down there that awful morning, one question that I still can't figure out is why the IO channel wasn't used. The restructuring of all of the patrol Sabe...
by MarkHam2B
Tue Aug 06, 2002 3:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Nick has gone nutty
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

For normal circumstances, one would not use their personal radio for patrol purposes. Consider though the abuse an issue portable would take (i.e., droppage, improper use, etc.) versus a personal radio. Also, having a reserve when resources are tapped is something you would be very thankful for. I c...
by MarkHam2B
Mon Aug 05, 2002 8:25 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Nick has gone nutty
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

In defense of Nick, I've had afew people look at an Astro unit I picked up from him a few months back, and they would swear it was a factory issue unit. There is no way to tell that it is "built up", and I for one would be far more confident in using it than the handheld that I would be issued when ...
by MarkHam2B
Thu Jul 18, 2002 10:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Speaker Mic vs. ASTRO Saber Speaker Mic
Replies: 6
Views: 613

From my observations, many NYPD officers at larger details have been using Jedi style speaker mics with conventional Saber I & II's. Not having had one actually in my hand, I can't comment if it is a new model speaker mic, a converted Astro Saber s/m or some variation there in. Has anyone here h...
by MarkHam2B
Tue May 07, 2002 8:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The stupid simple way to convert a 2 ch. HT600 to 6 ch.
Replies: 16
Views: 1441

I just tried this on a bunch of 2 channel HT600's using the codeplug from a P200, and sure enough once you "snip the stop", 6 channels of glory are all yours!


Regards from NYC,
Mark

-Remember the Twin Towers 09/11/2001
by MarkHam2B
Wed Apr 03, 2002 7:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Watchbuddy on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Hi, I just purchased a radio from Nick and if my experience is anything to go by, you'll definitely be satisfied and looking to buy more from him. He indeed takes the time to answer every little question you have as well as filling you in on things you may not know. He truly is a professional in eve...
by MarkHam2B
Sat Mar 23, 2002 7:06 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New to Astros...would you get this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1674

Thank you for all the great advice!!

I'm just wondering if anyone has dealt with "watchbuddy" on e-bay and what, if any, your experiences have been. He has an Astro XTS3K up for bid but there isn't a lot to go by:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1716107569
by MarkHam2B
Fri Mar 15, 2002 6:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NexTel iDen scanner?
Replies: 1
Views: 458

I'll up the ante a bit too:
If one of the regulars here thinks they have a way, I'll send them a radio (either an i370 or an L3000) to experiment with.

Thanks,
Mark

-Remember The Twin Towers 9-11-01
by MarkHam2B
Thu Mar 14, 2002 7:53 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New to Astros...would you get this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1674

OK, so now I sort of have an idea of what to look for, but would this also hold true for an XTS 3000? I would like to assume so, but then again we all know what happens when one assumes.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 1713447577

Thanks,
Mark
by MarkHam2B
Thu Mar 14, 2002 7:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber batteries on eBay..
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

I think it might be a hit or miss affair with the $29.00 e-bay special battery. I ordered a bunch of them for a few HT-600's. Some fit very loose, some fit just right and others are tighter than a (fill in the blank) on prom night. I agree with the group though, Multi's certainly are a great alterna...
by MarkHam2B
Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:00 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New to Astros...would you get this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1674

Thanks for all of the replies. When I listed the serial number, the 'abcd' was meant to denote real digits. I was merely being protective, per a practice I've seen here regarding Astro serial numbers. Based on these replies, it looks like this is nothing more than a fancied up regular ol' Saber III ...
by MarkHam2B
Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:23 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New to Astros...would you get this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1674

Here's more info: Model # is H04RDH9PW7AN Serial # is 310AZWabcd Going into test mode it says: R05.60.00 DSP: A06.05.02 Serial # same as above Model # same as above 1 Meg Flash code: 000004-002000-2 Is this plausible? Many thanks for guiding the Astro unitiated here; though I think I'll need the hig...
by MarkHam2B
Sat Mar 09, 2002 8:05 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New to Astros...would you get this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1674

Hi All, I am seeking advice on what I should look out for (pitfalls, traps, hacks, bad mixing of componets, etc.) when considering an Astro Saber or an XTS for purchase. The following item caught my eye, and I am seeking the opinions of the Astro vets here. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...
by MarkHam2B
Wed Nov 14, 2001 12:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Don't Shoot Me...but...
Replies: 2
Views: 680

OK...I know Nextel is a very touchy topic here, but, I need someone to verify for me that the RSS for the i370 and r370XL radios are indeed the same. I recently had the opportunity to acquire a few r370xl's and Nextel "Technical Support" claims that the "software" can't be upgraded to "cross fleets"...
by MarkHam2B
Fri Nov 02, 2001 8:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MX w/DTMF?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Holy batwings! I didn't even think such a beast existed until I came across this:
http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dl ... 1291801128

Anyone know anything about this bad boy (frequencies, S model, cold war ready [kidding], etc.)?

Thanks in Advance,
Mark
by MarkHam2B
Tue Oct 23, 2001 11:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 - Out Of Band
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Hi all,
Can anyone state how far they have taken an MT1000 out of band? I know they'll cover 403-470 MHz, but I'm curious if they'll hit 485-500 MHz.

Thanks,
Mark

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