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by Jim202
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: argus 12 battery backup schematics???
Replies: 3
Views: 81

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: 219

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: 219

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: 4
Views: 279

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: 325

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: 325

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: 283

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: 283

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: 439

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: 604

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: 13
Views: 723

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...
by Jim202
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Radius M10 - Cant program 16 pin option connector
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Radius M10 - Cant program 16 pin option connector

I've got a UHF M10 that has the 16 pin option connector but the RSS, (GM300, GR300, M120, M10, M130) Version R05.00.00 doesn't give me the F9 option to program it in the Radio Wide configuration page. Am I using the wrong RSS? No way of telling unless you provide which flavor of the RSS your using.
by Jim202
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Achieving 360° Coverage On Side Mount Antennas
Replies: 2
Views: 2725

Re: Achieving 360° Coverage On Side Mount Antennas

You could install a power divider to split the power into 2 equal values. The coax cable that will be needed to feed both antennas has to be cut to close tolerance to match the frequency of use and be exactly the same lengths for both cables. Mount one antenna off the point of one tower leg and moun...
by Jim202
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 and rear second mic(acc port)
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: CDM1250 and rear second mic(acc port)

One problem you can expect to run into is many of the older mics and new ones use the tinsel type wire. It is really hard to solder to. So if your intentions are to cut the connector off and solder the wires to the accessory connector pins, you may have a hard time. The accessory pins are the crimp ...
by Jim202
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Clean Cab
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: Spectra Clean Cab

I have a number of the old 800 MHz. Spectra radios that I have junked. I did keep the control boards and the MLM boards out of them. These can be used in other radios. Like I have swapped out the control boards from VHF Spectra radios with the ones I pulled out of the 800 MHz. radios. Same thing wit...
by Jim202
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 FL01-90 Error Then Maintenance Mode
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: XTL2500 FL01-90 Error Then Maintenance Mode

Problem discussed by telecon with wwhalen. I think we've got him on the right track. - Jeff Maybe share with the rest of us, so we can solve this if anyone here were to experience it? I am wondering if the subject of control head sync came up on the phone call. That sort of sounds like this problem...
by Jim202
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra 146-174 110w capacitors
Replies: 21
Views: 2061

Re: Spectra 146-174 110w capacitors

Let me point out that if you have a bad command board or think you do, you can replace it with one from a UHF or even an 800 Spectra. I have done this on many VHF Spectra radios. You will just have to jump through some hoops and use the service features of the bit banger to set the values of a numbe...
by Jim202
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra PTT problem
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Astro Spectra PTT problem

arlojanis wrote:Radio was transmitting normal and just quit keying.


You neglected to provide that important fact.

I would try a different mic.

Another question, is the red TX light coming on? Just not being heard.

Jim
by Jim202
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra PTT problem
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Astro Spectra PTT problem

I have a Astro Spectra D04KKH9PW7AN with no PTT from front panel mic jack. Is there a known cause? Can radio be keyed from rear accessory connector for a test? It has been reported many times that there are some people / radios shops that go in and cut the PTT land on the circuit board that is the ...
by Jim202
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: ASTRO Experimental - How to do things a little out of the box
Topic: Transmitting data from custom accessory
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

Re: Transmitting data from custom accessory

I have an XTS5000 UHF R1 that I'm using in the amateur radio band (70cm). I'd like to build a custom accessory for it (using the "Universal Connector Interface") that can use the radio to transmit data packets. There's some discussion of this in the service manual (SB9600 something), but ...
by Jim202
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Setting up Tone Remote?
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: Setting up Tone Remote?

The big thing here is to get the audio levels set correctly. This will require 2 people and some test equipment. You should use a service monitor to ensure you have the audio levels correct at the radio and the radio transmit deviation is correct. I generally use a TIMS unit to measure the audio out...
by Jim202
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

The next issue is the narrow / wide band programming. With the FCC mandate, after the passing of the FCC deadline, all radios could only be sold with narrow band ability. Motorola did have a workaround and a software patch to allow certain users that stayed wideband to be able to still program thei...
by Jim202
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Smartnet/Smartzone/Project 25 (Phase I/II) Systems
Topic: Motorola trunking frequncies
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

Re: Motorola trunking frequncies

I have a friend who was able to get me a codeplug from a radio that was used on a trunking system (private) that i would like to monitor. The codeplug was from a VHF xts3000 and was on a smartnet system not smartzone. Can i take the information that is located in the OBT control channels list and r...
by Jim202
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 1103

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

I am considering buying a used XTL5000 for P25 and wide band FM (5kHz), and some commercial use. I need 144-148, 440-450MHz, beside the commercial bands around them... 1) What do I need to look for to do the above? 2) What radio programming software do I need (version)? 3) If duel deck, single head...
by Jim202
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: XTL 1500 Conventional Analog?
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: XTL 1500 Conventional Analog?

skyler440 wrote:I'm dumb, I found frequency entry is where the zones are programmed not in the personality section. Now the only question remaining is how to firmware upgrade for P25 enabled.


Pay for it. There is no freebee to get upgrades on these radios.

Jim
by Jim202
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios
Replies: 15
Views: 1648

Re: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios

I have a High powered XTL now with two High Powered cables. I don't have any mid power cables to experiment with. If you have the pins for the mid power accessory connector, you can make your own connections. The pins are available from Mouser, but I don't have the part numbers. They have been post...
by Jim202
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios
Replies: 15
Views: 1648

Re: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios

I'm working with Pyramid with a "Frankenstein" cable. I think it'll work but I have to change out my Mid Power XTL to a High Power. Not sure why you would have to go to a high powered XTL.. The mid power has the same connections on the accessory connector. It's just not a DB25 connector o...
by Jim202
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X Low Band Wide Band Antenna Coils
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: Syntor X Low Band Wide Band Antenna Coils

Sometimes the model number is on the inside of the coil on the bottom. Turn the coils upside down and look inside the base of the coil.

You have my curiosity up on this one. Just what are you trying to do? Are you planning to use the radio on the split frequencies for transmitting?
by Jim202
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios
Replies: 15
Views: 1648

Re: Vehicle Repeater 2 Radios

The use of an interop gateway is a possibility. But the keying of your link to a portable will only get the first radio with receive audio. When that first radio stops receiving, then the second radio will have the ability to key the link. Only one audio path will be active at any point in time. If ...
by Jim202
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1250 PL Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: CDM1250 PL Problem

True, I guess I need to learn to read slower. What does pin 14 do? It is labeled "hook switch". Hook switch is grounded to make the receiver work on CTCSS (continuous tone coded squelch system). If the line is not grounded, then the receiver will be in carrier squelch. Along with this is ...
by Jim202
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra A9 control head HCN1073E dimmer not functioning
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Spectra A9 control head HCN1073E dimmer not functioning

Motorola chose a number of years back to use some low cost electrolytic capacitors. These are surface mount type with round aluminum looking cans on top. The size will vary depending on the amount of filtering the circuit required. The radio has a number of them installed, but the control head has l...
by Jim202
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1250 PL Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: CDM1250 PL Problem

n1gtl wrote:Under RADIO CONFIGURATION look at the BASIC tab. Look for the Hook (HUB) defeats PL check box. Make sure it is unchecked.


That will not effect the PL encode.

Jim
by Jim202
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters
Replies: 18
Views: 1733

Re: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters

I will see what happens on my small fleet and report back. 2 Meters is largely a wasteland in central California these days, hence a lack of motivation to finish the X9000 conversions. I thought that CA. was the reason that we went from 30 KHz. channels to 15 KHz. channels around the country. Last ...
by Jim202
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The Future of Paging and P25
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: The Future of Paging and P25

Here in southern Louisiana, I frequently hear paging tones being sent over a number of the LWIN talkgroups. As has already been mentioned, it is important that the page tone level be lower than the normal voice audio, so that it doesn't get distorted any more. Even in analog systems, it is important...
by Jim202
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters
Replies: 18
Views: 1733

Re: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters

Another comment I forgot to mention is the selection of the scan. It get confusing, but you need to set the selection to operator scan. If you don't the button on the control head you made a scan button will not turn off the scan. The scan red LED will stay on and you won't be able to shut off the s...
by Jim202
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters
Replies: 18
Views: 1733

Re: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters

Jim, is that an SP version of R6.00.00? If so, do you know what the SP mod was? I have the non-SP version of 6.00.00 and will have to try it. At least it doesn't say -SP that I can see. Previous attempts were using the ham modified version, R5.02.00 and that may have been the issue (works fine on 1...
by Jim202
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Coax recommendation portable UHF base station
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Coax recommendation portable UHF base station

The big issue with any coax cable is the interface between the cable and the coax connector. Using regular type N or PL-259 connectors is that your relying on just the shied to secure the connector to the cable. It is not very strong and won't hold up long to much movement or twisting. Wedge lock ty...
by Jim202
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Location of DIstribution Center
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Location of DIstribution Center

Have you looked at Tessco? Thought they were in Phoenix. They carry a number of portable battery types.

Jim
by Jim202
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra A9 control head HCN1073E dimmer not functioning
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Spectra A9 control head HCN1073E dimmer not functioning

I have another conventional VHF A9 Spectra that the dimmer switch on the front panel doesn't function. Head P/N is HCN1073E. Could not find anything in the software that would enable this function. What would be the procedure to enable this function? Thanks Mike I could be wrong, but to my knowledg...
by Jim202
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000, audio bandwith control?
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: Syntor X9000, audio bandwith control?

Back in the days the Micor was top dog, I found that changing a 0.1 uf coupling cap in the mic audio path brought up the low frequencies by changing it to a 1.0 uf cap. Haven't looked at the Syntor X9000 mic audio path. No one ever complained about my audio using one. Most of the time they commented...
by Jim202
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters
Replies: 18
Views: 1733

Re: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters

Just an update to those that may be following this thread on the VHF Syntor X9000. Thanks to a number of people pointing me in the right direction, the VCO lock problem has been resolved. I was trying to put lower 2 meter frequencies, 144 to 146 MHz. into the radio. Basically it was a programming is...
by Jim202
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 2312

Re: NMO center tab size question

I have always used the standard NMO mount from Larsen, along with the NMO-Q coil base. This base has no coil in it. Then used I think, the 59 inch long whip. I may have the length wrong, but it is the longest rod they sell. Mount the standard base on the roof, put the NMO-Q base on the mount and stu...
by Jim202
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters
Replies: 18
Views: 1733

Re: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters

Thank you Mike for the information. There is a bunch of information to digest and understand. It will take some time to read through and highlight the sections that pertain to my specific issue. I think it all boils down to just which pads on the VCO substrate to add back in to get the VHF radio to ...
by Jim202
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: XPR and Beach Problems
Replies: 12
Views: 844

Re: XPR and Beach Problems

You never mentioned for what application this very poorly installed radio was being used for. i use the term was as it won't last long under these conditions. You might solve the IP or telephone connection problems with some grease, but that won't do a thing for the radio connections and the heat ba...
by Jim202
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters
Replies: 18
Views: 1733

Re: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorola/syntor/syntor-vco.html http://www.onfreq.com/syntorx/syntorx/efreqx.html#top_extn Those are the 2 web sites that I have been to. In trying to understand what both have said, I have dug into them. But there is no specific details other than what the current j...
by Jim202
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Really OLD Motorola pager
Replies: 32
Views: 3367

Motorola history

My last update posting on some of Motorola History. This one has more to do with the management of the company and what changed. http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/September-2014/What-Happened-to-Motorola/ Those of us that have been around for some time have seen many of the changes that hav...
by Jim202
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Really OLD Motorola pager
Replies: 32
Views: 3367

Re: Really OLD Motorola radio history

Here is a link to some of the original history in how Motorola came to be. https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/about/company-overview/history/timeline.html This is another link that has a slightly different view on the history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola Here is a third link on the d...
by Jim202
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters
Replies: 18
Views: 1733

Syntor X9000 VHF conversion to 2 meters

Have a number of VHF Syntor X9000 mobiles that are range 2. The problem is the VCO won't lock on the 2 meter band. I found only 2 postings on the Internet that had any clue as to what to do. Both indicated that the jumpers on the range 2 VCO board need to be changed. But so far no one has come out a...
by Jim202
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra S9000E jumpers to enable DIM button
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: Spectra S9000E jumpers to enable DIM button

Have you tried to go to the repeater builder site. There should be information there on these radios and manuals to download. Another web site to look at is onfreq.com that is done by Mike B. He has some real good information on the Spectra and Syntor X9000 radios. You have me some what confused by ...
by Jim202
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Remote radio programming over Cisco routers
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Remote radio programming over Cisco routers

Motorola has been doing this for a number of years on the radio system along our southern boarder. Each radio location was linked so that each of the radios at each of the sites could be remotely accessed and be able to change the radio frequencies, tone squelch, encryption and the likes. They have ...

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