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by RadioSouth
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Adding ignition sense to non ignition sense capable radio ?
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Adding ignition sense to non ignition sense capable radio ?

Hi all, I've been running all M branded mobile radios for last 20 years and they all came equipped for ignition sense so no problem. Now I'm looking to add a amateur 2m radio that I'd also like to follow ignition sense but I'm only working with B+ and B- leads. I was thinking of running the constant...
by RadioSouth
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Perplexed by Date code newer M accessories
Replies: 6
Views: 4274

Re: Perplexed by Date code newer M accessories

Yup, 'Made in Malysia' on the box. I was thinking 2013 as '13' appeared in both codes but RF makes points closer to what M has used in the past so 2011 looks like it. Used to be much simpler with same format on acc's/ Batteries.
Thanks guys.
by RadioSouth
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Perplexed by Date code newer M accessories
Replies: 6
Views: 4274

Re: Perplexed by Date code newer M accessories

Thanks, appreciate the response. 'Use to' be predictable.
Found a date code on the speaker mic 1137 and the box 1386-MAL2, weird.
by RadioSouth
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Perplexed by Date code newer M accessories
Replies: 6
Views: 4274

Perplexed by Date code newer M accessories

Happy New Year !

I have a few Motorola Speaker Mics NIB (or NOS) coded 1386-MAL2 anyone have a clue on the date coding ? I don't think the model was available in 1986. Could it be 2013 8th month 2nd day or something similar ?
by RadioSouth
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 M5 Power up ?
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: XTL2500 M5 Power up ?

Thanks Jeff. Yup, I tried that orange button a couple of times until nothing happened and then saw that power icon on the other button and tried that one as well. Tried powering with the standard Moto power cable then carefully applying B+ to pin 25 as well. Far as you know the official Moto cable h...
by RadioSouth
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 M5 Power up ?
Replies: 2
Views: 487

XTL2500 M5 Power up ?

Just obtained a couple of ex PD VHF mid power XTL2500 M5 radios dash mount. I attached a power cord and after getting no power up applied B+ to pin 25 with no result. Never had any XTL's before, is there anything configuration that needs anything to be jumpered ? Anything in the XTL series preventin...
by RadioSouth
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NTN1177 charger
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: NTN1177 charger

Just a word of warning on the 1177 chargers, the older ones at least use Astec Power supplies which I've seen problems reported with on Batlabs and I had one go up in smoke as well so if you're going to use them keep a watch on them while charging. Chinese batteries ? Also a cautionary word, I had t...
by RadioSouth
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Scan lights on CDM750
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Re: Scan lights on CDM750

The channel light would then come on to show which channel it stopped on ?

Thanks
by RadioSouth
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Scan lights on CDM750
Replies: 4
Views: 1107

Scan lights on CDM750

For anyone that has a CDM750, do the channel lights chase (like old crystal scanners) when in Scan mode ?
by RadioSouth
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 Model Number Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Re: CDM1250 Model Number Issue

I notice you mentioned a RHD radio (low power) and a RKD radio (high power). Is this preventing the clone you attempted ?
by RadioSouth
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Just Bought a MaxTrac, confused about plug and internal chip.
Replies: 11
Views: 1658

Re: Just Bought a MaxTrac, confused about plug and internal chip.

Looks like an add on board, with the M branded IC it could be a QCII decode board or could be an aftermarket board that just happens to use a Moto IC. If the radio was set up for ignition sense, yes you need to apply power to a pin on the 16 pin connector, the pinout is shown on the Main Batlabs site.
by RadioSouth
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anyone Using Ritron Liberty Repeaters ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1957

Re: Anyone Using Ritron Liberty Repeaters ?

That's a nice unit, I likely would have gotten one years ago if I knew they existed. I've been cobbling stuff together the last couple of years with mixed results unaware of something that fit the bill and ready to go being available. Looks like our usage is about the same, was planning on rotating ...
by RadioSouth
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anyone Using Ritron Liberty Repeaters ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1957

Re: Anyone Using Ritron Liberty Repeaters ?

Thanks guys, I have one enroute.
by RadioSouth
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anyone Using Ritron Liberty Repeaters ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1957

Anyone Using Ritron Liberty Repeaters ?

Looks like a nice 5W repeater package with internal duplexer. Anyone using one ?
by RadioSouth
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Conventional P25 radio
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Conventional P25 radio

Thanks Guys !
by RadioSouth
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Conventional P25 radio
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Conventional P25 radio

Hi guys, Alright I'm still in an Conventional Analog world on my Moto stuff but recently had a couple of the VHF channels I like to listen to go P25 Conventional and I'm looking to get something to monitor. I've been seeing non display XTS1500's and 5000's on Ebay at the sub $150. mark that might fi...
by RadioSouth
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: First Digital radio question ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

First Digital radio question ?

Hi guys, Alright I'm still in an Conventional Analog world on my Moto stuff but recently had a couple of the VHF channels I like to listen to go P25 Conventional and I'm looking to get something to monitor. I've been seeing non display XTS1500's and 5000's on Ebay at the sub $150. mark that might fi...
by RadioSouth
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?

Thanks guys. The batteries I had left showed about 4.5 standing volts. After charging about 15 minutes and getting some voltage into them I was able to get them to go steady yellow (only about 5 min.) then went to steady Red. I'm guessing standing voltage on these 3 year old batteries was too little...
by RadioSouth
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?

Appreciate the reply. Guess I should have said NOS, they're 1413. Can't get the recondition to take, keeps going to red on every insertion. Will forcing the recondition work if these were by chance initialized in a non Impres charger ?
by RadioSouth
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Impres Initialize Yellow Light. right ?

Hi all, I have a couple of the single unit Impres chargers WPLN4114AR single unit non display chargers and (4) supposed New HNN9028AR Impres batteries. Upon inserting I get 3 yellow flashes then Steady Red for about 90 min. before finishing up as Steady Green. This is my first experience with Impres...
by RadioSouth
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Coax recommendation portable UHF base station
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Coax recommendation portable UHF base station

Hi guys, Looking for coax recommendation. Setting up a portable VHF/UHF base station with Diamond X-30 on collapsible tripod. Coax run would be 50' and I'm looking for something with a stranded center conductor to minimize breakage. RG58 looks like a 5dB loss, RG8X is a little better. Anything up to...
by RadioSouth
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radius P110
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Re: Radius P110

P110's are pretty cool, messed with them extensively in the 90's. Innards are identical to the GP300 they just put them in clunkier plastic to sell at a different price point with some different channel capacities. Can easily be recased into Gp300's to make them a bit smaller and if pre-1993 manuf. ...
by RadioSouth
Tue May 30, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 2641

Re: NMO center tab size question

Oops I had that backward, just found the sheet that comes with Motorola NMO mounts. The models listed cover from 136-870 in 6 splits and it mentions that the spring washer and dielectric washer are to be used only for 136-150.8 MHz for impedance matching and as d119 mentions this washer effectively ...
by RadioSouth
Tue May 30, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NMO center tab size question
Replies: 16
Views: 2641

Re: NMO center tab size question

I recall with OEM Motorola mounts there was a removable washer that was supposed to be removed when used at the lowest of the spec'd. VHF splits which was the Air band, perhaps this would apply to the 6m, 11m antenna's as well ? Sounds like they should be checked one at a time to rule out interaction.
by RadioSouth
Tue May 23, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nation wide license?
Replies: 18
Views: 2339

Re: Nation wide license?

EWA says only itinerant channels can be nationwide. In line with this I've noticed in ULS national retail chains with hundreds/thousands of locations have licenses issued for their individual locations (2 Km radius). These are IG licenses (Not IB itinerant). If one IG license would cover the nation...
by RadioSouth
Mon May 15, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 S Split
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: MTS2000 S Split

The Jedi's usually go +/- 10 MHz with good performance and sensitivity very close to in band results and within published specs.
by RadioSouth
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Multi Band Antenna
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: Multi Band Antenna

The claims on that antenna seem WAY too good to be true. To be saltshaker sized, wideband across 2 bands and claim to have gain also ? Coming from China raises suspicion as well. I Strongly suspect these claims are Not all the seller says and wouldn't try it on any radio you value without performing...
by RadioSouth
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Mts2000 out of band programming
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: Mts2000 out of band programming

Jedi's usually do about 10 MHz out of band with good results without tuning. Won't go much past 10 even with tuning, the hardware is self limiting.
by RadioSouth
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar- narrow band?
Replies: 20
Views: 2220

Re: Visar- narrow band?

Just the 'D' revisions will do 2.5 KHz resolution necessary to access the 7.5 KHz spaced splinter channels. Different controllers, just like the HT1000.
by RadioSouth
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Astro Spectra Issue

Power cords nice and tight ? I had an Analog Spectra show the same error years back and the issue was I was missing the main B+ Turned out radio was powering up with just the ignition sense line and showing that error while cycling on and off or perhaps you need recapping.
by RadioSouth
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 with scratchy PTT
Replies: 2
Views: 1293

Re: MT2000 with scratchy PTT

If it's a UHF radio search SRN1202 might be your issue.
by RadioSouth
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Re: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP

And installed in the radio. Nothing usable on the flex just marked 072-0012-01

http://www.hostpic.org/images/1611240857310111.jpg
by RadioSouth
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Re: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP

The 4053's are multiplexers by Unisonic, so far nothing proprietary to identify these boards.
by RadioSouth
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Re: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP

Under magnification there are (12) 5W0176
(3) H4053 716
(1) 72AF2951ACMA
(1) 34181XAPH
by RadioSouth
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Re: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP

Under the 634-M sticker reveals it's a Motorola IC MC68HC705C8A Nothing difinitive in the datasheet for the IC.
by RadioSouth
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Re: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP

Thanks Jack.
Anyone recognize the manufacturer of these or know what CHP SWAT, Capitol Security detail was using before upgrade ? (these are from there)
by RadioSouth
Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Re: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP

Transmitted carrier has a continuous lively white noise sound and modulation sounds similar to inversion but not as simple, more jumbled. Recovered audio thru like radios is quite good and white noise is stripped. There's about a 1 sec. delay on keyup on passing audio not happening when operating in...
by RadioSouth
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

MT2000 aftermarket encryption ID CHP

This look familiar to anyone ? Came out of a ex CHP capitol detail MT2000. Was attached to radio via soldered in flex assembly that plugs into module. Transcript/Midian doesn't think it's one of theirs. Looks like it's 1996 vintage. http://www.hostpic.org/images/1611180231260103.jpg http://www.hostp...
by RadioSouth
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 f/w cutoff for UHF 6.25 spacing ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2480

MT2000 f/w cutoff for UHF 6.25 spacing ?

Searching BatLabs it appears the f/w needed on MT2000's to support splinter channels is 2.13 for VHF .
UHF different ?
Reason I'm asking is I have UHF radios with F/W R02.03 and R02.11 which are not balking at taking 6.25 spaced 453.30625
Anyone know the cutoff for UHF ?
by RadioSouth
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 Key Error
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: MTS2000 Key Error

Not rare at all. Most common probably DES-XL.
by RadioSouth
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX838 purging trunking systems ?
Replies: 1
Views: 678

MTX838 purging trunking systems ?

Hi all, I have a few MTX838 mdl. B7 and would like to eliminate all trunking data so that I can clone conventional channels without having to do each one separately. I was able to eliminate some trunking data but it's looking for a system key to eliminate all. Any workaround without hacking ?
by RadioSouth
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What was the old style battery for a KVL 3011 keyloader?
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Re: What was the old style battery for a KVL 3011 keyloader?

Yup, MX300 series battery. Still have a couple going that are 16 years old but still hold a charge in the area of 70% YMMV. The KVL's have a small power drawer and I've heard of folks running them on common 9V batteries but never had the need to try.
by RadioSouth
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What is an "IMPRES 2" battery?
Replies: 3
Views: 1789

Re: What is an "IMPRES 2" battery?

I just had some batteries in and they are labeled as IMPRES 2. Any idea what the difference is or what's special about IMPRES 2? http://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/products/two-way-radio-accessories/batteries/impres/pmnn4504.html#tabaccessoryinfo http://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/products/...
by RadioSouth
Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS programming cable compatible with Jedi
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

XTS programming cable compatible with Jedi

Anyone know if a XTS programming cable RKN4106 is backwards compatible with Jedi radios.

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