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by ASTROMODAT
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE vs/ APX8000HXE
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: APX8000XE vs/ APX8000HXE

No worries, Karl, and thanks very much for trying. I hear you. No more ECAT, either. You have to go online realtime now, and access the Product Catalog for APB pricing. Strictly Dealers only. This way, us civilians need to contact our dealer. It’s OK, just less convenient, and less fast. Not sure wh...
by ASTROMODAT
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE vs/ APX8000HXE
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: APX8000XE vs/ APX8000HXE

OK, thanks, Karl. Wow, so it was introduced a full year go, yet still no approval.

But, do you know what the physical differences are, other than the case height?
by ASTROMODAT
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE vs/ APX8000HXE
Replies: 4
Views: 233

APX8000XE vs/ APX8000HXE

Does anyone know the differences between these 2 portables? The only 2 things I can glean from the current ECAT are: (1) the HXE is HazLoc Div 1, and the regular XE is HazLoc Div 2, and 2) the HXE is packaged in a taller housing vs/ the shorter case of the XE (for some unknown reason). I get that, b...
by ASTROMODAT
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX Program Cable Part Number
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: APX Program Cable Part Number

sjxts3000, thanks a lot for your quick answer! Much appreciated!
by ASTROMODAT
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX Program Cable Part Number
Replies: 2
Views: 102

APX Program Cable Part Number

Can anyone please tell me the Motorola part numbers for the following 2 programming cables, with USB connectors on the PC end: 1) APX8500 High Power mobile with 02 control head (would like to plug programming cable into the CH), and 2) APX8000HXE portable Thanks, in advance, for any kind help on thi...
by ASTROMODAT
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 6038

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

As of Feb 17, 2014, MINITOR VI programming software is now posted on MOL for download.
by ASTROMODAT
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2014! Who's in? The official 2014 thread
Replies: 17
Views: 4774

Re: DAYTON 2014! Who's in? The official 2014 thread

Will be scanning all of the dstar 2M and 440 repeaters in Dayton. These dstar repeaters are all preloaded in the Icom internal database in the ID-51 and IC-7100 radios. Go to "17-USA NE," and select any of the 2M and/or 440 Dayton dstar machines, and auto load them. Or, use the GPS "N...
by ASTROMODAT
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Extension Cable for Speaker w/03 HHCH and XTL5K
Replies: 10
Views: 1934

Re: Extension Cable for Speaker w/03 HHCH and XTL5K

Sorry, this was my error. I mistakenly thought Motorola made a 17 ft. mic GCAI extension cable (thin, like the control cable from the XTL/APX radio to the 05 CH, but terminating with a female GCAI connector for accepting the mic in the cabin), that had no other connectors or cables. Found out that t...
by ASTROMODAT
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor VI (6) released
Replies: 52
Views: 6038

Re: Minitor VI (6) released

Any idea as to when the programming software will be available? Will it use a USB, or custom Motorola, programming cable? Looks very nice!
by ASTROMODAT
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: MINITOR VI (YES 6)
Replies: 73
Views: 11071

Re: MINITOR VI (YES 6)

I'm excitedly waiting with baited breath! (the day after the Super Bowl. How appopriate!)
by ASTROMODAT
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: MINITOR VI (YES 6)
Replies: 73
Views: 11071

Re: MINITOR VI (YES 6)

Pics? Any recent updates on Minitor VI protoypes spied? Thanks in advance!
by ASTROMODAT
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Backlight Color - HMN4079 DTMF Mic
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: Backlight Color - HMN4079 DTMF Mic

OK, thanks for all of the help on this, fellas! I got it all programmed up, and it works fine. One curious thing cropped up, though. In the ASTRO 25 CPS R20 (current version), the % of color intensity for ea LED indicated in the CPS is different than what the 05 CH says. For instance, the default Gr...
by ASTROMODAT
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Backlight Color - HMN4079 DTMF Mic
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: Backlight Color - HMN4079 DTMF Mic

If it is possible to program a softkey for color selection (red vs/ green), that would be perfect!
by ASTROMODAT
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Backlight Color - HMN4079 DTMF Mic
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: Backlight Color - HMN4079 DTMF Mic

OK! Is there any way to allow a change on the fly, so red at night, green in daytime?
by ASTROMODAT
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Backlight Color - HMN4079 DTMF Mic
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Backlight Color - HMN4079 DTMF Mic

When my HMN4079 keypad equipped mic (connected to 05 CH w/ XTL5000) first powers up, it momentarily backlights the keys in RED, and within a second or two, switches to GREEN. Is there a way to program it to stay in RED?

Thanks for any help!
by ASTROMODAT
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Equipment capable of "digital DTMF"
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Equipment capable of "digital DTMF"

FYI, P25 subscriber set specs usually will indicate if P25 Unacknowledged Data 12 packet encoding is supported. The problem is that sometimes this P25 capability is only narrowly supported, so it may only involve pre-stored strings of data 12 packets. It may or may not support the individual manual ...
by ASTROMODAT
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: SurfacePRO - Compatibility with APX CPS
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: SurfacePRO - Compatibility with APX CPS

Thanks, Alex. Please let us know if you get a chance to ask your friend if he has been able to successfully READ/WRITE to APX series radios with his SurfacePRO. They are quite pricey, and if they do not support this capability, I'm not sure I have enough of an incentive to pull the trigger. Larry
by ASTROMODAT
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: SurfacePRO - Compatibility with APX CPS
Replies: 2
Views: 712

SurfacePRO - Compatibility with APX CPS

Has anyone tried running APX CPS on a SurfacePRO, and can give feedback on any issues? I understand it does not work with the SurfaceRT, but that runs a Windows Lite version, so it isn't surprising. I have heard conflicting stories on APX CPS running on a PRO, such as problems with the background co...
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: 05 Control Head- Sync to XTL5000
Replies: 1
Views: 394

05 Control Head- Sync to XTL5000

If I purchase a new 05 CH from Moto parts (black one, APX) to use with my existing remote mount XTL5000 (currently has an 05 CH of the same vintage, but original 05 CH recently failed), will this new 05 head be backward compatible to a 3 year old XTL5000? Or, must I sync the new CH with the radio? I...
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 - IRLP and EchoLink Interface
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: MTR3000 - IRLP and EchoLink Interface

FYI, found a plethora of good interface info for MTR2000/3000 on the Repeater Builder site. Spells everything out in plain english, with pictures, wiring diagrams, etc. and labels all of the key pinouts needed to interace typical controllers (and therefore IRLP/EchoLink embedded PC's). Coverts Moto ...
by ASTROMODAT
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 - IRLP and EchoLink Interface
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: MTR3000 - IRLP and EchoLink Interface

OK, I tried looking through the Basic Service manual, but I couldn't get a grip on this. I will try the CPS Help file. Thanks!

Larry
by ASTROMODAT
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 - IRLP and EchoLink Interface
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

MTR3000 - IRLP and EchoLink Interface

I recently acquired a VHF 136 – 174 MHz MTR3000 repeater. It has the following connectors: J4 - Wireline Connector - 96 pins J5 - System Connector - 96 pins J7 - Auxiliary System Connector - 25 pins Is one of these connectors is the so-called “MRTI interface?” If not, can it be added in the field? I...
by ASTROMODAT
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL1500 - 03 or 05 CH
Replies: 3
Views: 459

XTL1500 - 03 or 05 CH

I did a search and did not find any info on this, but please forgive me if there is already a thread on this: Is there any way to connect either an 03 or 05 CH to an XTL1500? I know this radio is only sold with the CH directly mounted on the body, but I am wondering if the proper mod kit could allow...
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL 5000 Conversion to Motorcycle
Replies: 3
Views: 546

XTL 5000 Conversion to Motorcycle

I would like to reconfigure my existing XTL5000 high powered remote mount VHF mobile to be configured with the motorcycle CH hardware so I can mount the 05 CH, speaker, and mic all on one piece of motorcycle hardware in the driver's compartment. It will be a partial motorcycle conversion, as I am on...
by ASTROMODAT
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Internet Control for Conventional MotoTRBO XPR
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Internet Control for Conventional MotoTRBO XPR

Thanks for the heads up. I will check out the RDAC.
by ASTROMODAT
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Internet Control for Conventional MotoTRBO XPR
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Internet Control for Conventional MotoTRBO XPR

Like some other Hams have already done, I am going to put a UHF MotoTRBO repeater up for Amateur radio use (either an XPR or MTR3000). Heck, the street price of an XPR is well below the cost of a dstar repeater (with its mandatory controller). Initially, I will run it in analog FM, of course, to com...
by ASTROMODAT
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: 03 CH for MotoTRBO
Replies: 2
Views: 489

03 CH for MotoTRBO

Has anyone heard if an 03 CH variant may be offered for the higher end segment of the MotoTRBO line? I'm not talking about an LCD equipped mic, or the existing DTMF trbo mic, but a full blown HH stand alone CH, similar to the 03 on M’s P25 mobile radios.

Thanks for any input on this!
by ASTROMODAT
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V - Cxr Sqlch Mode and No Accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Minitor V - Cxr Sqlch Mode and No Accessories

I am about to order a Minitor V. But, I just went on MOL to check on pricing for the accessories, like the programming cradle, prog interface kit, etc. Everything is coming back as Cancelled. Since Minitor V is still a current product, what gives on the elimination of its Accessories on MOL? Also, i...
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts2500 programming
Replies: 24
Views: 1468

Re: xts2500 programming

We have had (by mistake/programming errors) 2 radios with the same ID on a P25 trunked system. This caused an issue when 1 of the radios affiliated (and/or registered, I don't recall) through one site, and then at almost the same time, the other radio affiliated (and/or registered) at a distant site...
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: MINITOR VI (YES 6)
Replies: 73
Views: 11071

Re: MINITOR VI (YES 6)

Annular slot array w/ receive space diversity, P25 phase II, AES, 50% smaller chassis volume, same audio output level as APX7000, half the cost of Minitor IV
by ASTROMODAT
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: HMN4079 Backlight - Mic Element Area
Replies: 0
Views: 269

HMN4079 Backlight - Mic Element Area

The green backlight on the HMN4079 keypad mike is excellent, almost too bright at night (but I like it that way). I noticed that the actual microphone element (located behind the grill) has a brightly lit green glowing circular area, right where the element is physically located (in the upper right ...
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?

Yes, it is interesting that what M is doing with the APX2500 is the same thing they did with the initial launch of their top tier APX stuff---VHF/700-800 only. Must be where the biggest market demand resides for dual band.
by ASTROMODAT
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?

I think IWN is throughout WA state and Oregon state, plus WA DC and along the southern US borders (but border stuff might be conventional, I'm not sure). It is correct that the funding to expand IWN throughout the US was recently curtailed, but I assume that will get re-looked at, if this economy ev...
by ASTROMODAT
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?

That's true, there are those large exceptions. But I think TVSJR is correct, too, in that the Feds are really moving fast and aggressively to the VHF P25 trunked IWN. The rural police depts and sheriff agencies are sticking with VHF, while the big cities are generally going to 700/800. Hard to say h...
by ASTROMODAT
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?

Great points. Seems like UHF is really starting to fade out fast, other than some PD's that have gone to 700/800 have kept their UHF assigments for data. I wonder if the APX2500 will replace the XTL2500, and maybe there's hope for an APX1500 lower end box?
by ASTROMODAT
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?

10-4 on the UK site, but I had seen that and it appears it may be screwed up. The specs area on that site shows all bands, but the actual PDF brochure dated 10-12-2012 on the same site just shows 700/800 and VHF. I seem to remember both the 7500 and 7000 were limited to these same 2 bands at the get...
by ASTROMODAT
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?

Has anyone heard if the new lower tier APX2500 mobile will be available in UHF? I am currently just seeing 700/800 and VHF, but I think when the APX line was initially launched, it was also missing UHF. Thanks for any help!
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Yaesu betting on C4FM for AR
Replies: 59
Views: 13472

Re: Yaesu betting on C4FM for AR

Got it now. I had misunderstood Free for free! My mistake, and thanks for the correction. Makes sense, and now I get your point!
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Yaesu betting on C4FM for AR
Replies: 59
Views: 13472

Re: Yaesu betting on C4FM for AR

Cosidering the total optioned-out cost of a high tier radio like an APX7000, I wonder if the vocoder cost (including the DVSI license fee) is essentially lost in the noise? But, if we ever do see a 2M/440 Ham box with multiple digital voice flavors, perhaps in that case the DVSI license fee would re...
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Yaesu betting on C4FM for AR
Replies: 59
Views: 13472

Re: Yaesu betting on C4FM for AR

Dayton makes perfect sense, and seems like it might be consistent with a reasonable timeframe since their Dec 2011 announcement. Sure would be nice for us Hams if they would come out with a 2M/440 box that does dstar, P25, and perhaps other varieties. Seems like the technology is available to suppor...
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Micom-2TS feedback/guidance
Replies: 33
Views: 4073

Re: Micom-2TS feedback/guidance

The plastic CH for the Icom 7000 HF mobile transceiver is $500, so I'm not that surprised about the Elbit price, especially given that the 3T CH is all metal, etc. vs/ cheapie plastic on the Icom ham head. I have tried using the Micom software to control my 3F and 3T, and it is quite sluggish to res...
by ASTROMODAT
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Yaesu betting on C4FM for AR
Replies: 59
Views: 13472

Re: Yaesu betting on C4FM for AR

I'm wondering why Yaesu did all of that very public hoopla about a digital voice Ham radio some 5 months ago, whatever its digital flavor might turn out to be, it was clear it would not be dstar, to be released in early 2012. Here we are now approaching mid-year 2012, and no Yaesu digital voice Ham ...
by ASTROMODAT
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New APX 7500 Control Heads
Replies: 27
Views: 2378

Re: New APX 7500 Control Heads

Looks like the 07 w/ its integrated spkr will save room in the cockpit, especially if it can be remoted. Hopefully someone on the board will go for a test ride when it's available, and let us know how its sound quality compares to the HSN4031. Probably an unfair comparison, but the APX7000 sounds go...
by ASTROMODAT
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Hi Pwr XTL5000 w/ 03 HHCH: Speaker Connection Shortcut
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Hi Pwr XTL5000 w/ 03 HHCH: Speaker Connection Shortcut

Thanks for all of your excellent help and info, Jason! Got your post on the pin out for the spkr (pins 24 and 25). Great! BTW, on the 13 watt Motorola XTL speaker (HSN4032), is the ribbed side of the speaker wire zip cord GRD(-) or POS(+)? I know the standard for AC lamp cord is that (typically) the...
by ASTROMODAT
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New APX 7500 Control Heads
Replies: 27
Views: 2378

Re: New APX 7500 Control Heads

Anyone heard if Mother M will make an 03 that is ruggedized/waterproof?
by ASTROMODAT
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Hi Pwr XTL5000 w/ 03 HHCH: Speaker Connection Shortcut
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Hi Pwr XTL5000 w/ 03 HHCH: Speaker Connection Shortcut

KB9KST, BTW, do you know the 2 pinouts on the DB-25 to support the speaker?

Thanks!
by ASTROMODAT
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Hi Pwr XTL5000 w/ 03 HHCH: Speaker Connection Shortcut
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Hi Pwr XTL5000 w/ 03 HHCH: Speaker Connection Shortcut

Why do you need to run the ignition source if you are using the 03 HHCH? I know that with the Med Pwr radio and the 03 HHCH, you simply plug the 03 into the radio, with no ignition source wire needed. I thought the ig source was only needed with the 05 head?

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