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by Zap
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: xpr7550 password
Replies: 10
Views: 2189

Re: xpr7550 password

I could really use some help on this one as well. R2.50.04 CPS12.0 or 12.1 Please don't judge me, the radio is not returnable. I am not willing to wipe it for this. I have hexworkshop, and I know what has to be done, but I don't the details of what to alter at what address. Minor coding skills. Will...
by Zap
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help with logic board re-initialize---HELP please.
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Help with logic board re-initialize---HELP please.

as per the pdf linked above... With a blank Board on the first (and ONLY) time, you can select the Product Line Honestly, it's been years since I was doing this almost daily. I WAS able to repeatedly able to get back to that menu. I have completely forgot. How do I get to this point? Do I use Trunke...
by Zap
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Rebanded MTS2000: How to tell???
Replies: 13
Views: 1670

About the missing knowledge base...

Too bad the Knowledge Base is gone, I had the rebanding firmware releases for most radios in my Rebanding post. 'Tis not gone, merely hidden...though I don't remember the reason why. Something to do with the upgrade to phpBB v3. Anyways, here's a snippit from it: How do I find / gain access to this...
by Zap
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS3K; S-Record help: chng RF 400Mhz-->800Mhz
Replies: 1
Views: 496

XTS3K; S-Record help: chng RF 400Mhz-->800Mhz

Hi, I am sure this has been covered here but I can't find it and I have not done it since 2004, so I am no longer sure. I have an XTS3K 400Mhz, I now want on 800Mhz. I recall to begin the swap I want to back up my current radio. I believe I need to back up the code plug first, then the s-record. And...
by Zap
Thu May 29, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: If you happen to be programming your SPECTRA, PLEASE....
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: If you happen to be programming your SPECTRA, PLEASE....

Well, it's been almost a year, and not one single reply.

Please help with this ?
by Zap
Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: If you happen to be programming your SPECTRA, PLEASE....
Replies: 1
Views: 511

If you happen to be programming your SPECTRA, PLEASE....

Hi, you may have seen the beginings of this elsewhere. I have tried on a few spectras to enable RFMODEM mode via RSS service menus. No success on : D43 KXA7J A4AK V6.16 D35 KXA5J C7AK V6.16 So far only an astro-spectra allowed RFMODEM enabled. Sorry, no model number avail right now. So Please Try Th...
by Zap
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Curiousity -- Colored MT/MTS2000's?
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Re:

Interesting thing about some of those clear cases though is that they can void all type acceptance in some radios that use, in their normal housings, a metalic film on the inside, to stop leakage of signal from internal oscillators. Makes them fail standards for incidental radiation under part 15. ...
by Zap
Tue May 29, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: iButton
Replies: 25
Views: 3338

Re: iButton

How would those of you who buy radios from ebay, feel about keeping a database here of ebayers (or other places like ebay) selling ASK PROGRAMMED enabled (or rather disabled) radios?
by Zap
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HackersRussia...
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

HackersRussia...

Has anyone noticed and how long has the RSS /\/\otorole page been missing from hackers russia???
by Zap
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Laptop Won't Program Astro Spectra
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

You are trying to use Astro25 CPS which is for XTS5000s, XTS2500s, SSE 5000s, XTS 1500s, MT 1500s and PR 1500s. It will not work. You need Astro CPS which will program Astro Sabers and XTS3000s. You will still use the same cable and RIB, you just need the right CPS. You are right. I have R04.01.04 ...
by Zap
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Making a saber secure module live outside the radio.
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

I've always though it interesting that the keyloader and the spectra use the same hybrid module.
KVL uses it for...??? but the spectra uses it for encrypt/decrypt the audio.

As you already looked at the keyloader schem, perhaps comparing that to the spectra may add more the that advill headache ;)
by Zap
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Laptop Won't Program Astro Spectra
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

I'm having trouble with an astro saber. I have not read it yet. It was last programmed with CPS 5.01 (not me), so having not needed CPS before, I installed it and when reading with serial RIB and cable, "open radio failed, Error Context 24, status c000039e" with this setup undisturbed, it ...
by Zap
Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac error tone (does not stop).
Replies: 11
Views: 1475

If you can't import it, either the codeplug is write protected (read-only bit set, like when reading it off a CD-rom), or the maxtrac.dbf does not have an entry in it for that codeplug, date must match.
With a hex editor, you can manually enter the codeplug into the dbf file.
by Zap
Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Aftermarket RIBs and programming cables any good?
Replies: 13
Views: 2062

Re: They work fine -- IF...

... <snip> I will say that I'm not pleased with the inexpensive slide switches called out in said list, nor am I fond of the mass-produced D-sub connectors. What I do is build up the RIB using high-end components, such as 1% precision resistors, sealed toggle switches, machine-pin sockets for the t...
by Zap
Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Aftermarket RIBs and programming cables any good?
Replies: 13
Views: 2062

Well I use an aftermarket, and I am looking at the posted schematic of the original RIB. Nothing special. My aftermarket uses all the same parts except for one, the OP-AMP I use is a LMT358N instead of the CA3140. Otherwise layout is good, traces aren't thin, power supply is always 8V through a regu...
by Zap
Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Old Astro Saber, What would explain Timeout error when read?
Replies: 6
Views: 690

If I comm port test, I get timed out error. If I do a read I get Reqest not ACKed/NAKed ERROR same as if the radio is off, or switched to sys saber, or disconnect cable from radio. If I disconnect the cable from the RIB PROTOCOL ENTRY ERROR. I use an aftermarket RIB. BET THAT'S IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
by Zap
Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: ASTRO Experimental - How to do things a little out of the box
Topic: HACK O'DA MONTH-ADD DISPLAY TO YOUR SINGLE IMPRES CHARGER!
Replies: 114
Views: 22579

I haven't taken my charger apart to look if it would fit, but ...wouldn't one think to mount it where the impress label is?
Looks like the same size...
by Zap
Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Old Astro Saber, What would explain Timeout error when read?
Replies: 6
Views: 690

I have a cable with a SPDT switch. 15 is a constant, 1 is ground, bias= 4+11 (Astro) 6<---/BUSY--->8 (non-Astro) Mo'slo may not be this solution but it works someplaces. I have never been able to read this (since yesterday). I believed that Astro905 (for example) should read this. It WILL read an XT...
by Zap
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Old Astro Saber, What would explain Timeout error when read?
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Old Astro Saber, What would explain Timeout error when read?

AP R03.32.00 DSP 05.01.03 I've tried Saber & Astro saber cable. All software versions the shop had. Different com ports. Same error all the time (except on the wrong com port). Won't read. Radios LCD display does not change from normal display. If it's the software, please recommend best version...
by Zap
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Codeplug Database
Replies: 16
Views: 1755

thanx.
by Zap
Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Codeplug Database
Replies: 16
Views: 1755

I've lost track of the working link for the codeplug archive site.
Can anyone help?
by Zap
Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 Front Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Depends which options your face has. Basic, dtmf encode, dtmf encode/decode. There are common elements... For connector P5/ P702 : Microphone Flex assembly (at the controller) 1 B+/ *NC 2 8V 3 INT MIC 4 GND 5 SPKR COMMON 6 INT SPKR 7 NC/ *SIGNALLING BUSY 8 NC/ *SIGNALLING DATA 9 NC/ *SIGNAL DECODE 1...
by Zap
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: ASTRO Experimental - How to do things a little out of the box
Topic: HACK O'DA MONTH-ADD DISPLAY TO YOUR SINGLE IMPRES CHARGER!
Replies: 114
Views: 22579

It uses three wires. Gnd, +5 (probably), and data. With no clk wire, Data would be asyncronous. If it is a standard baud rate, then using a level convertor to a dumb terminal would allow for exploring /finding the details of protocol. If a picture of the back of the display were posted, it may offer...
by Zap
Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: ASTRO Experimental - How to do things a little out of the box
Topic: HACK O'DA MONTH-ADD DISPLAY TO YOUR SINGLE IMPRES CHARGER!
Replies: 114
Views: 22579

Nice photos, could we get a photo of the back of the LCD display.
I would like to see how/why the only 2 visable connecting wires carry the ground, clk/data, and +5v.


Doug
by Zap
Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra secure board?
Replies: 8
Views: 434

What does the hybrid carrier do, make a non secure Spectra into secure capable? Also, where does the KVL plug into? Thanks Simplistically, the carrier (not the hybrid itself) allows for battery backup for key retention during power-off, and is a controller interface between the secure module and th...
by Zap
Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra secure board?
Replies: 8
Views: 434

The black connector is what the L-shaped HLN-6000B dual hybrid carrier motherboard plugs into. It fills the entire compartment, so you cannot also install the DTMF decoder board. Here's a pic on ebay: Item number: 9713604777 (not my auction). About the same price as I paid. It took a fair bit of wai...
by Zap
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Inhibit
Replies: 15
Views: 1616

DEADASTRO wrote:i got my radio out of inhibit mode

it works again, tx and rx

thanks all for your help. oh and thanks for you who tried to scare me away


How ??
Obviously you figured something out that the rest haven't or won't share.
And for those who are still stuck like you were, ... how did you do it ??
by Zap
Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How long should a NiCad last?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

--<SNIP>-- Very simple, I let the battery deplete it's usable charge (where the portable won't transmit), let it rest about 30 minutes, then charge them in my multichem chargers for about 6 hours. If I say "depleted is when it is so discharged, the radio reboots itself in receive" rather than your ...
by Zap
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How long should a NiCad last?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

When it no longer transmits or receives, I took it off. I don't know if I always waited 1/2 hr before recharging. Perhaps sometimes less, perhaps upto 1/2 day. But yes to the always full-charge question. I have a NiMH NTN8923A I like but I need to find more. It is a 301 which I guess is older than m...
by Zap
Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How long should a NiCad last?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Without using a battery conditioner, can it be revived?
Used back to health?
Does the reverse polarity thing work, or is that something for mythbusters?
by Zap
Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How long should a NiCad last?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

How long should a NiCad last?

XTS3000 battery, NTN8294BR marked 329 ZUE9, charger:NTN7209A Once charged and left out of the radio it is dead in a day or two. It spent most of it's initial life in receive, almost no TX time. As new died in 6-8 hrs as scanner reciever radio battery. I'm not good at decoding battery codes, but has ...
by Zap
Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What's REALLY important at Motorola
Replies: 24
Views: 2039

---<SNIP>--- Did they sell off mobile radio, too? If they do that, what's left besides Shell Phones? Maybe WiFi modems and Shell Phones. Maybe they can change their name to Phonorola or WiFiorola if there's no more 'MO' in the name. Lee I look at the unreasonable amount of radios I have and realize...
by Zap
Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Digital Capable Repeater using Maxtracs Specs
Replies: 49
Views: 13472

[quote="The Pager Geek"]12K data (Analog Securenet) won't pass thru this either. That's a bit too much. 9600bps (4800 Baud, 4-level) will.

[edited terminology to make wowbagger sleep at night][/quote]

What would have to be changed to force it to pass securenet, theoretically.
by Zap
Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Motorola Encryption Article
Replies: 28
Views: 19564

Are there any photos we can contribute?

Between us all, we possess at least one of everything /\/\ ever built.
by Zap
Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Parts Dealers Going to Credit Card Only no more Terms...
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Perhaps it's an across the board policy because /\/\oto knows the whole world is about to end, and doesn't want the hassle of trying to collect when it does.
by Zap
Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Parts ID please:
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Do I understand this correctly... Can a spectra do DES-OFB with this hybrid?

If yes, then...

WTB: NTN8255B
by Zap
Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Upgrading Radio System for a School. Tech Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4099

This post has been off for a while and I'm am curious what happened. What about this for a solution... Channel 1, All radios scan as priority channel. Used as a ALL CALL (emergency), or general call channel in case someone is on the wrong channel, and can't be raised on their channel.. NOT FOR CHATT...
by Zap
Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber I is now a paperweight
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Is there a fuse that can be checked?

What does the RSS error tell you when you read?
by Zap
Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MDC Stunn/Kill
Replies: 25
Views: 2571

Will an inhibited radio, while appearing dead, listen for an un-inhibit signal? Is the only way to recover from inhibit, you need to already have an un-inhibited copy of the codeplug and just re-program it with the good copy? Or does it depend on the radio, or does that not help. I've only seen one ...
by Zap
Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Xts3k Encryption module qtn
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Here are the IC's on the VOCODER board: U401~U403 ___32Kx8 DSP s-ram U404_________256Kx8 FLASH ROM U405_________DSP (digital signal processor) U406_________ADSIC (ABACUS/DSP support IC) It appears in the XTS3000 service pdf, includes schematic and PC board image. ... but what does it do... IMBE?
by Zap
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HELP repeater
Replies: 13
Views: 993

For a really cheap system, get a mobile or portable you like depending on how much watts you want. (PLEASE EXCUSE THE FOLLOWING..) Set up your radios for simplex and find a RadioShack pocket repeater. It receives a transmission, records it upto x-seconds, then keys the transmitter and transmits it b...
by Zap
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS 3K encryption?
Replies: 6
Views: 365

From the manual, Section: ALERT TONES Section: A Group of Medium Pitched Tones i) FAILSOFT.........When system fails ii) Automatic Call Back...when voice channel is avail from prev. request iii) Talk Permit....Upon fressing PTT; iv) Dispatcher interupter... v) Keyfail...when an encryption key has be...
by Zap
Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS 3K encryption?
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Could also be "software encryption" depending on your flash. I don't think IMBE flashed radios can do "software encryption".
by Zap
Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS 3K encryption?
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Put it into service mode and watch the display. The third button from the top has the two dots, when you turn the radio on, press that 5 times. You will see: SERVICE R07.xx.xx DSPN08.xx.xx EMC R0x.xx (if you have encryption) KG1 AES-256 (if you have encryption) KG2 DES-OFB (if you have encryption) K...
by Zap
Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HELP repeater
Replies: 13
Views: 993

If you ARE using a duplexer, do you know how much power from the transmitter you are expecting? Small mobile duplexers for UHF (for example) are rated at 50 watts max. Higher power requires larger "cans". VHF higher power duplexers can be the size of scuba tanks for a 600 KHz TX/RX seperation, and y...
by Zap
Mon Nov 21, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Are conventional Spectras capable of Multikey...
Replies: 3
Views: 475

The spectra's HLN6000B carrier board has two spots where hybrids can install. So, can I have DES-XL for hybrid #1, and DVP-XL for hybrid #2. If yes, I expect I'll need a 3011DX AND a 3014DX KVL, or is this a special case where one does both? Or will they interfere w/each other and not work at all? I...
by Zap
Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac power connector broken
Replies: 8
Views: 726

I'd thought I'd see this one recently...


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Is this what you're looking for?

Doug
by Zap
Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MDC Stunn/Kill
Replies: 25
Views: 2571

Does anybody have or can anybody make a recording of a kill signal being sent?
by Zap
Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MX300-S DVP KEYLOADER QUESTION
Replies: 6
Views: 975

He has a BX KVL, I've heard there are images of roms of ax, bx, cx, and dx for the different KVLs 'around', perhaps __IF__ he could find 3014_Ax rom, could he down grade and then it would work??? Would there be a serial rom that must be updated for the new Ax rom, or would it self-restore when a bla...

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