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by fallspolice
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE Battery Drain
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: APX8000XE Battery Drain

Thanks to everyone for your responses. I guess I will just need to get used to switching out batteries more often. It is very nice to only need one radio now.

I do have the permanent back light option disabled. I have also noticed the radio does get warm in the keypad area.
by fallspolice
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE Battery Drain
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: APX8000XE Battery Drain

I have observed the same thing. My APX7000 can go for days. I began using an APX8000 about a year ago. It can kill a battery in 8 hours easily. Another concern for me is that the APX8000 always seems warm to the touch after it has been running for a few hours. I can leave it sitting on a convention...
by fallspolice
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE Battery Drain
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: APX8000XE Battery Drain

WD6FOX wrote:Which battery are you using? Is WIFI and Bluetooth on? GPS? I just got my hands on the 5100mah Impres-2 for the Reg 8000 I have, no issues yet, but its only been a few days...
-Sean


Thanks for your reply. I am using the shorter 2900mAh battery. The WIFI, GPS and Bluetooth are all disabled.
by fallspolice
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE Battery Drain
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

APX8000XE Battery Drain

I just purchased a brand new APX8000XE to replace my APX7000. With the 7000, I could go almost 2 days before needing to charge the battery. I'm lucky to get 8 hours with the 8000 using the same battery. Both radios are used as scanners only. Is this normal for the 8000 to drain batteries faster or s...
by fallspolice
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 Self Test Alert Tone
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: APX7000 Self Test Alert Tone

Considering it went to the depot to get flashed and they sent it back, I'm going to say its not an ALT radio. Also, the ALT APX6000 I have works great! You would think it would be the other way around.
by fallspolice
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 Self Test Alert Tone
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

APX7000 Self Test Alert Tone

I have an APX7000 that will not play the self test alert tone. The option is checked in the cps, and no mute feature is turned on. The display shows self test, and otherwise works just fine. It has been updated to the latest firmware and is [b]NOT[/b] an ALT radio.

Any ideas?
by fallspolice
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX Scan Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: APX Scan Issue

I have found a similiar issue with regards to the TX Inhibit and Scan on a 3600 SZ system. Usually when I scan I and I'm out and about I set my radio to TX Inhibit so there is no accidental PTT on the parked TG. If I for some reason change tg's and the radio remains in scan, with TX Inhibit engaged...
by fallspolice
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX Scan Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: APX Scan Issue

Is it a smartzone or smartnet system? If it's smartnet and you have the coverage set to smartzone it will do what you describe. Another thing to check would be if it's an analog channel and the voice is set for digital. Thanks for your reply! It is a smartzone system and is set for that. Also, it i...
by fallspolice
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX Scan Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

APX Scan Issue

I have several APX7000 radios that I am having the same issue with. I have the radios set up to scan a trunking system while parked on a conventional channel. When a transmission is made on the trunking system I watch the radio jump to the particular trunking TG, but there is no audio. When the tran...
by fallspolice
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX 7000 and 800MHz Rebanding and Channel Spacing
Replies: 1
Views: 463

APX 7000 and 800MHz Rebanding and Channel Spacing

When an 800MHz radio system goes through the rebanding process, should the channel spacing be changed in the CPS to 12.5kHz on every occasion? I would just like to know if there is a way to tell so that I can program my radios properly.
by fallspolice
Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 RX Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: APX7000 RX Problem

Problem solved! It was a programming issue. The RFSS time and channel spacing were wrong.
by fallspolice
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 RX Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 484

APX7000 RX Problem

I have an APX 7000 that is acting really weird. When the radio is turned on a particular trunking talkgroup it only receives parts of the conversation. For example: I will hear dispatch call a unit, but I won't hear the unit respond. I will then start hearing the dispatcher talk again. Sometimes I w...
by fallspolice
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: VHF Frequency Offset
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: VHF Frequency Offset

KB9KST wrote:If it is a public safety freq. look up the owner's licensing on the FCC data base.

Jason


I tried that. It's the National Park Service in my area. When I look up the frequency the only match is in the state of Wyoming and I am in Ohio.
by fallspolice
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: VHF Frequency Offset
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: VHF Frequency Offset

Tom in D.C. wrote:There are no standard offsets for VHF. One might be 800 kHz, and the next one might be 5 mHz or so.


Is there a way to find the input frequency using a scanner? A PRO-106 to be exact.
by fallspolice
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: VHF Frequency Offset
Replies: 6
Views: 884

VHF Frequency Offset

I was wondering if there is an easy way to determine a VHF TX frequency when all you know is the Rx frequency. I know with UHF the TX frequency is normally 5mhz higher than the RX frequency. Any help is greatly appreciated!
by fallspolice
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Site Trunking
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: XTS5000 Site Trunking

tvsjr wrote:Site Trunking indicates that you have Smartzone turned on. If it's a single-site system, Smartzone should be disabled.


Under the coverage type I have it set to disabled already. Disabled a Smartzone are the 2 options, and I get the site trunking message no matter which I choose.
by fallspolice
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Site Trunking
Replies: 4
Views: 617

XTS5000 Site Trunking

I have an XTS5000 that I am trying to add to a single site P25 800mhz trunking system. YES...this radio is authorized to be on the system! I believe everything is programmed properly, but I receive a message on the display screen that says "site trunking". I know what site trunking means, ...
by fallspolice
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Impres Charger WPLN4114AR
Replies: 8
Views: 4092

Motorola Impres Charger WPLN4114AR

Is anyone aware of the Motorola Impres Charger WPLN4114AR coming in firmware version 3.90? I thought the latest was 3.40, but I have one in front of me that says 3.90 on the bottom tag.
by fallspolice
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P25 Out Of Range
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: P25 Out Of Range

Silly question: are all the talkgroup IDs properly programmed? Could it be that the radio is defaulting to a talkgroup the system doesn't recognize? All ID's are correctly programmed...that was one of the first things I checked. Check your RSSI values. RSSI values are correct No one has asked this ...
by fallspolice
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P25 Out Of Range
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: P25 Out Of Range

is the radio trying to affiliate at all? do you see the red TX LED light or does it immediately show OUT OF RANGE? The light does flash rapidly before the out of range message and also while it appears. A few things come to mind: -Modulation type wrong (CQPSK, Wide, or C4FM), if so you will have pr...
by fallspolice
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P25 Out Of Range
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: P25 Out Of Range

MTS2000des wrote:is the radio trying to affiliate at all? do you see the red TX LED light or does it immediately show OUT OF RANGE?

The light does flash rapidly before the out of range message and also while it appears.
by fallspolice
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P25 Out Of Range
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

Re: P25 Out Of Range

I typed all of that information and I failed to mention that I do have a system key. But if I didn't have a system key, I wouldn't even be able to enter the system into the radio. One would think that after everything I mentioned that I'm not just some guy who bought a radio off of ebay and wants to...
by fallspolice
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P25 Out Of Range
Replies: 17
Views: 1729

P25 Out Of Range

I have an XTS2500 and an XTS5000 I am trying to add to a single site 800MHZ P25 system. I have double and triple checked that the control frequencies and system ID are correct, but I am still having an issue. The XTS2500 is new from the dealer, and the XTS5000 is only a year old. It was purchased ne...
by fallspolice
Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTS5000 Stutter Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Motorola XTS5000 Stutter Noise

Thats exactly what it was! RAM22 processor showed up in service mode.

So, if I leave the radio the way it is will it do any damage? I can deal with the stutter noise as long as I'm not doing further damage to the radio.

Thanks for the help!!!
by fallspolice
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTS5000 Stutter Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Motorola XTS5000 Stutter Noise

For the last few weeks, my XTS5000 has been making stuttering or skipping type sounds when it should be just a normal tone. This occurs when turning on or off the scan, and when going through the menu options. It normally goes away when I power the radio off for a few seconds, and then turn it back ...
by fallspolice
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: WACN Question
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: WACN Question

Thanks for your reply, but this was posted here because nobody had an answer over there. As for the link that you posted, its a bad link.
by fallspolice
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: WACN Question
Replies: 3
Views: 693

WACN Question

I have a 2 part question. It's more scanner related than anything, but I didn't know where else to post it. First, can I monitor a Project 25 Phase I (FDMA) system with a Radio Shack Pro-106, or do I need to go with the GRE PSR600? Question 2. If I properly enter all the control frequencies for the ...
by fallspolice
Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Will My XTS5000 Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Will My XTS5000 Work?

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by fallspolice
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Will My XTS5000 Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Will My XTS5000 Work?

Thank you for that information. Just to verify, it will work with a phase 1 P25 system?
by fallspolice
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Will My XTS5000 Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Will My XTS5000 Work?

Can anyone tell me if my XTS5000 will work on a Project 25 Phase 1 or Phase 2 system TDMA system? The following radio Reference links show the exact systems that I am referring to. Thanks in advance for your help!
by fallspolice
Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX850 Programming
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: MTX850 Programming

Thanks a lot! I don't need any of those features anyway. I appreciate your help.
by fallspolice
Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX850 Programming
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: MTX850 Programming

Can you please give me an idea of what those features might be. Thanks again!
by fallspolice
Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX850 Programming
Replies: 4
Views: 378

MTX850 Programming

Hello,

Can anyone tell me if it is possible for my Motorola MTX850 to operate on a Motorola Smartnet type II analog system? I know a few years back I was able to do it on my MTX8250. Thanks for your help.
by fallspolice
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP380 Programming
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

GP380 Programming

Hello everyone. I have a UHF GP380, and a ribless usb programming cable. I am able to open the software, but I cannot read the radio. I keep getting a comport error. I am using a 32 bit windows XP machine. Do I need some type of USB driver? I have always used a serial port cable to program my other ...
by fallspolice
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: P25 Radio Compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

Re: P25 Radio Compatibility

Thanks for that info! I am not aware of any scanners out right now that will work with that either. I don't want to say too much as it pertains to having an ID on that system, but it looks like I will be shelling out some cash in the near future for an APX.
by fallspolice
Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: P25 Radio Compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 1651

P25 Radio Compatibility

My local area is going to be switching to the system listed in the following radio reference link. http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=6643 I currently monitor them now with an XTS3000. When they switch over, will I be able to monitor them with an XTS2500 or XTS5000, or will I need to buy an ...
by fallspolice
Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola NTN7209A Charger
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Motorola NTN7209A Charger

Hello Everyone... I was just wondering if anyone can tell me whether or not a Motorola NTN7209A charger will work with my XTS3000. I am using aftermarket batteries so that is not a concern. I just want to be sure that I can slide either the radio or the battery into the charger. Thanks in advance fo...
by fallspolice
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Speaker Mic
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Motorola Speaker Mic

I just like the design better. Will I be able to use it with the antenna on the radio, or will it not work without the adapter and wrench?
by fallspolice
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Speaker Mic
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Motorola Speaker Mic

Thanks again for all of your help. I just bought a nmn6250 psm from ebay. I am now seeing that I may need an RF adapter NTN8327B to make it work properly. If I just want to use the mic and keep the antenna on the radio, do I still need this adapter? Here is the link to the ebay auction. Thanks again...
by fallspolice
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Speaker Mic
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Motorola Speaker Mic

Thanks for that info! Can you tell me which pin it is? Also, will that mess with the volume toggle switch or is that a different pin?
by fallspolice
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Speaker Mic
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Motorola Speaker Mic

I have a Motorola xts3000 and I want to get one of the public safety microphones that has the antenna port and volume toggle switch on the top. Only problem is that I don't want to use the antenna on the mic, just on my radio. I know with the HT1000 you could cut off a pin and make it work this way....
by fallspolice
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS3000 TUNING
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: XTS3000 TUNING

Everything is correct per radio reference.
by fallspolice
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS3000 TUNING
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: XTS3000 TUNING

All of the frequencies were trunking. I didn't actually clone them, I retyped everything. I have double checked everything, and it all matches.
by fallspolice
Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS3000 TUNING
Replies: 7
Views: 638

XTS3000 TUNING

I had an xts3000 that I used as a scanner to monitor my local law enforcement. It was stolen from my car, so I bought a new one here on the board. I cloned the old info to the new radio, and it took fine. Now, the new radio is always saying "out of range". When it isn't out of range, I onl...
by fallspolice
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: xts3000 programming issue
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: xts3000 programming issue

It's the 64 bit Windows 7 operating system that is preventing it. Thanks to all who replied!
by fallspolice
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: xts3000 programming issue
Replies: 4
Views: 756

xts3000 programming issue

I just picked up an xts3000 here on the board, and I am having problems programming it. I keep getting an error message that says " communication with radio failed". I know it is because I am now running the cps on my windows 7 laptop that doesn't have a serial port. I am trying to run it ...
by fallspolice
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: xts3000 scan list problems
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: xts3000 scan list problems

Thanks for the info!!! I will be looking for the document should you find it
by fallspolice
Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: xts3000 scan list problems
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: xts3000 list problems

Sorry, I have been away from my computer for a few days. The conventional channel is programmed into the scan list.

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