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by Jim202
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Centracom Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2672

Re: Centracom Question

If I remember correctly, there are 2 channels that Motorola screwed up on when the set up the tone remote control. I think it's channels 3 and 4, or 5 and 6, but I could be wrong. Been a few years since I have played with a package like we are talking about. But they are reversed. Blew my mind when ...
by Jim202
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra high power T83 - Command Board info
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Spectra high power T83 - Command Board info

Thank you, this should get me going on my problem.

Jim
by Jim202
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra high power T83 - Command Board info
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Spectra high power T83 - Command Board info

I an having a problem reading the tag, but I think it is an HLN6094. The last letter is obscured by some smudged hand wrote initials.

Jim
by Jim202
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra high power T83 - Command Board info
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Spectra high power T83 - Command Board info

Looking for some documentation on a Spectra T83 command board. Been working on these for years, but never had a manual that would show me a command board 84D80085P02 T2 schematic and board layout. This board is just about common for all versions of the radio be it a dash mount or trunk mount. Have a...
by Jim202
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 ( aka legacy) question
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: HT1000 ( aka legacy) question

Honestly its easy enough to just make a bootable USB for DOS that its not really necessary to do a dual boot or mess with your partitions if you aren't sure what you are doing, even though it is not too difficult to learn. Look up Rufus. All you have to do is take an old flashdrive and reformat it ...
by Jim202
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: spectra non astro
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: spectra non astro

im bored on disability. need to know what bit to use for change a9 head to a7 in bit banger. i know the location. Depending on which version of the programming software you have, there is a selection to get into the bit banger and go into specific addresses to change some of the features. There are...
by Jim202
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 ( aka legacy) question
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: HT1000 ( aka legacy) question

The big thing is the (old) computer needs to have a 9 pin com port to connect your cables to. The clock speed needs to be like 1 GHz or lower to work. if you ask around at your local computer repair stores, you might just luck out and find an old clunker they might have laying around. Also remember ...
by Jim202
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX 4500 & J2 rear connector
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: APX 4500 & J2 rear connector

Thanks. I was hoping I could just remove the ignition sense and speaker wire and pull the pins out of the connector and just keep the jumper that is in 14 & 15 connected and it would work. Before I make a comment on this, let me say that it might help if you spend a few minutes reading the inst...
by Jim202
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: audio spikes
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: audio spikes

It is on the receive side. When someone is talking to the receiving radios the audio will spike meaning going from low to full volume hurting peoples ears. The surv kits are from impact radio John I have two questions. Where is the volume control on the radio set? This is going to set the RX audio ...
by Jim202
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS 5000 Internal Mic Settings
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: XTS 5000 Internal Mic Settings

Thanks very much Hartley...the settings worked. Problem resolved. 73 DE Larry Be careful how high you jack up the mic gain. It really needs to be done with a service monitor. If you bring the gain up too much, it will also raise the background noise up. I normally use a service monitor to see just ...
by Jim202
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dual-Radio A9 Head -- X9000 primary and Spectra secondary?
Replies: 15
Views: 3345

Re: Dual-Radio A9 Head -- X9000 primary and Spectra secondary?

Wow blast from the past. The post above is what I think I wrote for the x9000 dual radio page here many moons back when I was playing with dual radio x9000's. Never played with the x9000/spectra setup. Anyone still had dual radio or 128k firmware chips? I could use a few :) Isn't it amazing how som...
by Jim202
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Cat5 Cable Noise on Tower
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Cat5 Cable Noise on Tower

This is not a really new problem and it has killed a bunch of low band service users including the 6 meter ham band. The real issue is with the tower owner for not having any restrictions of using ordinary CAT5 cable. Not grounding equipment racks and noisy routers being used. This is just the start...
by Jim202
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola P-1225
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Motorola P-1225

I think the version that works is 3.0, but in the text description it mentions version 3.1 build 2. So not sure. Another problem that you can run into is dirty contacts on the radio. I do not recommend that the use of a pencil eraser on the contacts. Those contacts are gold plated and it will not ta...
by Jim202
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Micor repeater model B84RCB3106AT questions
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Micor repeater model B84RCB3106AT questions

I thought I would pass along a comment about the Micor TX audio. Many years back I was involved with a Micor repeater up in New Hampshire. The pass through audio was sounding kind of tinny compared with the input audio. We found that the TX audio coupling caps in the exciter were something like 0.1 ...
by Jim202
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dual-Radio A9 Head -- X9000 primary and Spectra secondary?
Replies: 15
Views: 3345

Re: Dual-Radio A9 Head -- X9000 primary and Spectra secondary?

Yup, some people just don't get it. You would be much better off with 2 control heads and be done with it. Live with the issue and just walk on down the road. I have both a Syntor X9000 L. B. and a Spectra VHF in my truck. Provides all the flexibility you can ever want. Dual radio packages are too l...
by Jim202
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 service manual PDF wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: MT1000 service manual PDF wanted

Thank you very much. I tried looking there on the R. B. site but must have missed it. Never hurts to have a second set of eyes.

Jim
by Jim202
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 service manual PDF wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: MT1000 service manual PDF wanted

Thanks for the info Mike.

Jim
by Jim202
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 service manual PDF wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: MT1000 service manual PDF wanted

I have what I think is a low band MT1000 that I am trying to figure out what range it's in. The model number is sort of steering me in that direction. I haven't taken it apart yet to obtain any of the internal part numbers. Was sort of waiting to see what may turn up for sources of information. Jim
by Jim202
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 service manual PDF wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

MT1000 service manual PDF wanted

Looking for an MT1000 Service manual in PDF. Have searched the Internet for a download. So far haven't found one that I can download.

Jim
by Jim202
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 34
Views: 3845

Re: DMR feature in APX

You have to look at this whole subject from a different prospective. First of all you have to be greedy. Second of all your head has to be swollen by the thought that your the biggest and meanest company out there that supplies radios to the world. With that said, the market steers the thoughts of w...
by Jim202
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: ROIP-102
Replies: 23
Views: 15696

Re: ROIP-102

If I can interject a comment about audio. Most of the Motorola radios have a fixed RX audio output. This does not change with the volume control and is at a lower level than what you will get off of the speaker connections. It is a much better point to obtain the receiver audio. But it is not filter...
by Jim202
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Connecting two mtr-2000's
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Connecting two mtr-2000's

It's not wise to connect 2 radios together without some sort of interface. You will not have any control over audio levels and it is a must to set the time out timers in both radios to keep from locking up either transmitter. There have been a number of people pedaling interface boards just for this...
by Jim202
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 remove ignition sense
Replies: 2
Views: 2080

Re: MCS2000 remove ignition sense

I have a 25W VHF MCS2000 M3 and it is set for ignition sense. Where in the CPS can I remove this and have it power on with the front button? Thanks I could be wrong, but in the other models regardless of the ignition sense, I believe that if you hold the power on button, it will power up. I don't h...
by Jim202
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 control head reset problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: X9000 control head reset problem

Sorry for the multiple posts with the same message info. The server was doing some strange things last night and either indicating the message wasn't posted or came up with an error. Let us on here know how you make out. There are still a few of us that like to use the Syntor X9000 radios. Once you ...
by Jim202
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Batlabs server seems to have an issue this morning
Replies: 2
Views: 2165

Batlabs server seems to have an issue this morning

I have been having an issue with the server this morning in not always wanting to take my posting. It takes multiple attempts to get the server to accept anything. Have never seen this happen in all the years making posts to the board. Very unusual for any glitch here. In some cases just trying to o...
by Jim202
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 control head reset problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: X9000 control head reset problem

OK, fine on the info so far. My next question is what version of the Syntor X9000 software are you using? Then you know there is 2 different sections of the Syntor X9000 version you have to program the control head with one and the radio with the other. It has been a while since my last programming,...
by Jim202
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 control head reset problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: X9000 control head reset problem

OK, fine on the info so far. My next question is what version of the Syntor X9000 software are you using? Then you know there is 2 different sections of the Syntor X9000 version you have to program the control head with one and the radio with the other. It has been a while since my last programming,...
by Jim202
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 control head reset problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: X9000 control head reset problem

OK, fine on the info so far. My next question is what version of the Syntor X9000 software are you using? Then you know there is 2 different sections of the Syntor X9000 version you have to program the control head with one and the radio with the other. It has been a while since my last programming,...
by Jim202
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 control head reset problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: X9000 control head reset problem

You are not very specific on what radio your using. When you mention an X9000, I have to guess that your talking about a Syntor X9000 radio. If that isn't the case, then please inform us as to just what model radio your trying to use the control heads on. It might also help if you provide some detai...
by Jim202
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 UHF PL/CTCSS Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3242

Re: GM300 UHF PL/CTCSS Question

Another fine database missing important information. Not unusual to run into this from the different databases available on the Internet. With that said, I would get on the repeater in question and try to find someone that has some good information on the repeater. Ask them if the repeater does in f...
by Jim202
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 Help programming O5 Soft Keys
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: XTL5000 Help programming O5 Soft Keys

Trying to program an XTL5000 radio for the first time is not a task the first time attempt by a new person should attempt without reading the help files. Some of the selections are effected by other selections. You should start with a sheet of paper and put down the information your trying to put in...
by Jim202
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Transistor analyzer
Replies: 1
Views: 7834

Re: Transistor analyzer

I recently purchased a transistor analyzer just wondered if any one on here might have any user information on it. Its made by ML Aviation in the uk and may have military use. Cant seem to post a pic Thanks Just a suggestion, but don't you think it would help if you posted the model number of the u...
by Jim202
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 question.
Replies: 2
Views: 1991

Re: HT1000 question.

Can PL deviation be adjusted separate to voice deviation? I tried the deviation balance adjustment and it didn't seem to do much. My problem is that PL deviation is way too high. If I lower the deviation, it lowers the voice deviation as well. I have converted an 800 MHz model to 900 MHz by putting...
by Jim202
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Get rid of the PL tone, how to? gp380
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Get rid of the PL tone, how to? gp380

HI I am about to program my gp380´s with pl tones. But when I do, I can hear the tone when I receive, how is it possible to "hide" the tone so I don't actuality hear it? Kind regards Jens I have never played with one of the GP380 radios. So my comments are based on other designs by severa...
by Jim202
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radius D34LRA77A5DK dash mount - programming
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Radius D34LRA77A5DK dash mount - programming

That is what the issue is. The source only had just the RADMBL.EXE file. I will go back to searching for a complete zip file.

Thanks for the feedback.

Jim
by Jim202
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radius D34LRA77A5DK dash mount - programming
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Radius D34LRA77A5DK dash mount - programming

RFguy wrote:I don't recall the name/part number of the software, I just remember the exe was radmbl.exe


I do have the file RADMBL.exe and all it has is a bunch of formulas and other stuff that has nothing to do with programming the radio frequencies. Not sure if it is missing other files.

Jim
by Jim202
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radius D34LRA77A5DK dash mount - programming
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Radius D34LRA77A5DK dash mount - programming

Can anyone tell me which software is used to program this Radius radio?

I think it is an M206 radio.

I have M100 software, but it won't work on this radio.

Jim
by Jim202
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming help
Replies: 9
Views: 860

Re: Programming help

I would look at the tone squelch or digital squelch the radios are set to.

Have you tried to force the radios into carrier squelch or monitor to see if you are actually on the same frequencies?

Jim
by Jim202
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Wanted Spectra HiPwr T83 mini UHF Antenna Connector
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Wanted Spectra HiPwr T83 mini UHF Antenna Connector

Can you clarify just exactly are you looking for?

Are you looking to replace the internal mini UHF connector cable from the front of the radio to the PA decking, or to make an adapter cable to go from the front mini UHF connector to a flex cable you can connect a larger cable to?

Jim
by Jim202
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: argus 12 battery backup schematics???
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: argus 12 battery backup schematics???

Can't help you with the Argus unit. But have you considered installing a good power surge protector on the power line feeding your equipment. They do work and can sure help in preventing problems like you now have. The other area I would look at is what kind of a ground system you have. If you don't...
by Jim202
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra 800 radio mod to 700 operation
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Astro Spectra 800 radio mod to 700 operation

OK, thanks for the feedback. I was sort of expecting this answer, but deep down just had that slim ray of hope.

I guess I will strip the radios down and scrap the castings to get a few bucks out of the pile of aluminum.

Jim
by Jim202
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra 800 radio mod to 700 operation
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Astro Spectra 800 radio mod to 700 operation

Have looked around and have not found any info on if it is possible to move an Astro Spectra 800 radio to the 700 re banded range. The radio is a model number T04UJH9PW9AN. Model number says it covers the 806 to 870 range now. Would like to use it for RX only on a P25 system. Have several of these t...
by Jim202
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Saber 3 UHF - 5.4KHz off frequency- normal drift?
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: Motorola Saber 3 UHF - 5.4KHz off frequency- normal drift?

I have two questions. 1. What are you using to determine the radio is 5.4 KHz. off frequency? 2. Has the device your using to measure the radio being off frequency been calibrated recently? Just because your measuring the radio off frequency doesn't mean anything unless your using a calibrated devic...
by Jim202
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted

Sorry for the slip of the model number. I kind of get brain dead after a while working on things. That comes with age.

Jim
by Jim202
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 814

HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted

Looking for information on the internals and external connections for an HTN4266A vehicle charger.

Believe this is used on an HT600 and HT1000 portables.

Jim
by Jim202
Mon May 28, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT600, HT1000 mobile charger HTN5438A diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: HT600, HT1000 mobile charger HTN5438A diagram

Have you tested the blue charge light bulb? It will not charge a battery if the bulb is no good. It's 28 volts, but check with an ohm meter. Lamp tests good. Would really like to find a board layout and schematic of the box. Really think something is fried. I sort of can smell like something got ho...
by Jim202
Sun May 27, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT600, HT1000 mobile charger HTN5438A diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 819

HT600, HT1000 mobile charger HTN5438A diagram

Looking for a manual with internal wiring diagram for an HT5438A. Can't seem to get the portable radio battery to charge.

Jim
by Jim202
Thu May 17, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: IFR COM-120B not charging internal battery
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: IFR COM-120B not charging internal battery

The other possibility is the battery is old and has not longer any life left in it. One more possibility is the battery was left dead for too long of a time and you can no longer charge it. I have played with rechargeable batteries for many years. Some can be brought back to life and others is like ...
by Jim202
Sat May 05, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Current selection of dual band commercial radios
Replies: 5
Views: 8826

Re: Current selection of dual band commercial radios

One of the key points you need to consider is that the commercial multi band radios generally only have one receiver. They say it's a dual band radio in all their hyped up literature, but in reality it's just a high priced scanner type receiver. The first signal it hears locks up the receiver to tha...
by Jim202
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Off the Fly Adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1494

Re: Off the Fly Adjustment

I have a XTS3000 V2 that I use for Ham Radio.. The Issue is it appears to be a little off frequency when used with a MMDVM Ham Radio Module My Chosen Frequency if 432.200000 but It Appears to be Transmitting on 432.199200 I did buy some software to Program the Radio which came with the Alignment So...

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