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by Spiffy50
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: What does PSDT abbreviation means?
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: What does PSDT abbreviation means?

Partition Security Data Table. I've no idea what it is or how it works, just saw the reference in a service manual.
by Spiffy50
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX 4500 CPS and Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: MTX 4500 CPS and Cable

You can find the programming cable schematic here:
http://www.batlabs.com/images/1550svc.gif
http://www.batlabs.com/images/proacc.gif

They take the same cable as the HT1250 Waris series.
by Spiffy50
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX 4500 CPS and Cable
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: MTX 4500 CPS and Cable

You're wanting HVN9067. I believe it is the same CPS as the MTX8250/MTX9250.
by Spiffy50
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Convert HT1250LS to HT1250
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Re: Convert HT1250LS to HT1250

Using a copy of an inofficial lab CPS floating around there, you can dump in a factory codeplug from a regular HT1250. I've not seen this software personally, but I know its out there. Be sure to save your tuning values FIRST however as this will over-write everything in the radio.
by Spiffy50
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio accedently keyed in to a wrong freq, radio DEAD
Replies: 41
Views: 4274

Re: Radio accedently keyed in to a wrong freq, radio DEAD

Makes you wonder what would happen if you sent the wildcard (FFFF) as an inhibit command.

The Centracom console can generate a Stat-Alert inhibit command over MDC. That's how I nuked the one I played with.
by Spiffy50
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio accedently keyed in to a wrong freq, radio DEAD
Replies: 41
Views: 4274

Re: Radio accedently keyed in to a wrong freq, radio DEAD

Yes, a 1250 can be inhibited. Played around a bit with a console once and was able to inhibit/restore one just fine.
by Spiffy50
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS/XTL 2500 Emergency Rx
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: XTS/XTL 2500 Emergency Rx

I've never tried, but I would imagine the same as analog.
by Spiffy50
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS/XTL 2500 Emergency Rx
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: XTS/XTL 2500 Emergency Rx

That's only if you're going to enable the emergency button on the radio. That field tells the radio what mode to switch to once the emergency button is pushed. Some agencies have a dedicated emergency channel/talkgroup. Assuming you aren't looking to enable emergency transmit, you can set the Emerge...
by Spiffy50
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit
Replies: 14
Views: 2946

Re: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit

Also make sure the lead in the RJ45 mic plug that takes care of the on-hook (pin 3) hasn't been removed. I've come across radios in the past where the wire was physically disconnected. This particular radio was used in data service so I'm not sure why you'd want to but just something to check.
by Spiffy50
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS/XTL 2500 Emergency Rx
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: XTS/XTL 2500 Emergency Rx

Yes this is (usually) possible. Firstly, are they conventional or trunked? If conventional analog, assuming they're using MDC1200 you can configure the MDC system for "Emergency Alarm" and this will cause a hi/low alert tone to be played when an MDC emergency is received. I have no informa...
by Spiffy50
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 4MB Channel Capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 1294

Re: XTS2500 4MB Channel Capacity

You're correct with the R10. I'm not sure exactly if you'd be able to keep it using R16, but there are certainly a few interesting combinations out there. I know of someone who has Host and DSP 14, using CPS14 who has 832 modes, all of which can do FPP, he's also got SmartZone OmniLink enabled.
by Spiffy50
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 4MB Channel Capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 1294

Re: XTS2500 4MB Channel Capacity

A 4 meg 'AN' 2500 has to be set up with 15 zones of 16 channels. No more, no less. All channels will be FPP in your radio. There is no way around that. Also, you'll be limited to one MDC system and one Astro system. Says who? I have an "AN" revision 2500 that lets me set up FPP and trunki...
by Spiffy50
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 4MB Channel Capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 1294

Re: XTS2500 4MB Channel Capacity

mes90265 wrote:Pardon?


You asked how many channels a 4MB XTS2500 is capable of. 2047 is your answer.
by Spiffy50
Tue May 29, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: That's right, many RSS packages are NLA...
Replies: 22
Views: 18267

Re: That's right, many RSS packages are NLA...

While I cannot speak for Motorola, I have obtained a copy of "RSS" for Kenwood radios that are no longer supported by doing exactly that. Calling them up and explaining what I need and why.
by Spiffy50
Thu May 17, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Discriminator
Replies: 12
Views: 2941

Re: MCS2000 Discriminator

I've tried a GTX, however because the system is narrowband, Unitrunker doesn't like the signal I'm giving it. It seems there's just way too much noise.
by Spiffy50
Wed May 16, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts3000 stuck on self test
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: xts3000 stuck on self test

Failing the original codeplug, you could find one from the same model with the same flash options and use that. Of course, you'll need to get it re-tuned as you would loose all of the previous values.
by Spiffy50
Mon May 14, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Strange/One off Syntor/Spectra Mic?
Replies: 14
Views: 2347

Re: Strange/One off Syntor/Spectra Mic?

Yuck I hate that stuff. Reminds me of my days working on audio equipment. One manufacturer who supplied RadioShack with XLR cables decided it wise to use it. When you say adaptor I assume you mean to plug the mic directly into? Has Motorola ever made a stand-alone Spectra mic receptacle? I guess I c...
by Spiffy50
Mon May 14, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: spectra with no power connector?
Replies: 18
Views: 2544

Re: spectra with no power connector?

I found one in a box of random Spectra bits at a hamfest a few years back. $5 for the whole thing!
by Spiffy50
Sun May 13, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Strange/One off Syntor/Spectra Mic?
Replies: 14
Views: 2347

Re: Strange/One off Syntor/Spectra Mic?

Old threat but relavent to my question. I have one of these Spectra dual-rocker mics. Is there some way to modify it to allow me to use one side of the rocker for one radio, the other side for another radio? I realize I would have to chop off the factory connector and splice in two (one for each rad...
by Spiffy50
Sun May 13, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Discriminator
Replies: 12
Views: 2941

MCS2000 Discriminator

Hey gang, I'm trying to get discriminator/flat audio out of an MCS2000 to run a trunking decoder program. I've seen reference on here that Pin 11 is the right one to use, but I've also seen some say that is filtered audio. Can someone say for sure, and if it isn't discriminator audio, where could I ...
by Spiffy50
Sun May 13, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 Boo Boo
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: HT1250 Boo Boo

There is/was a model of HT1250 that did (someone correct me if I'm wrong here) 128 conventional modes and 160 LTR modes. I believe it was pre-HT1550. If you're going to use the inofficial labtool, you may as well use that codeplug assuming of course you want to retain the LTR capabilities.
by Spiffy50
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX4000 now on Motorola's website
Replies: 48
Views: 3161

Re: APX4000 now on Motorola's website

motorola_otaku wrote:but they have mandated that NXDN is the only digital voice format they will permit on AAR VHF channels.

Since when can the AAR dictate what a private railway uses for technology? CN has some P25 channels up here in Canuck land they use for yard switching.
by Spiffy50
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: New For Sale Guidelines - Effective 4/15/2012
Replies: 12
Views: 11657

Re: New For Sale Guidelines - Effective 4/15/2012

Does this (hopefully) mean such things as "Checking interest" won't be permitted any longer?
by Spiffy50
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF Radio / Pager combo
Replies: 0
Views: 705

UHF Radio / Pager combo

Does anyone know if such a beast exists, that has both a UHF radio and also a POCSAG pager? I seem recall seeing one somewhere but can't recall for the life of me. It was the kind of thing that you'd keep sitting on a particular channel and have it decode POCSAG pages, then you could pick it up and ...
by Spiffy50
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: SmartNet control channel
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: SmartNet control channel

If you want verbose reporting of everything going on, there's really only two options (aside from the Motorola and Genesis options that is). TReport or Trunk 88. They're both hobbyist written and supported, so of course your milage may vary.
by Spiffy50
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Carrying programming equipment options
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: Carrying programming equipment options

I've attached the double sided velcro stuff used to organize cabling behind computers and what not. That, along with the heavy-duty ziploc bags that have the plastic slider keeps things very neat and tidy. I have an old Targus computer case that has a large storage compartment for all my cables on o...
by Spiffy50
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS3000 Smartnet Programming
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: XTS3000 Smartnet Programming

In a Motorola radio, you only need to program in the control channels. A system can have as many voice channels as is possible, but you don't program those. EDACS and LTR systems however, require you to program in every channel, regardless if it is a voice or a control channel. A SmartNet system can...
by Spiffy50
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Wireless Bluetooth Mic for HT1250
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Wireless Bluetooth Mic for HT1250

Freelinc makes a few options for wireless mics. They aren't bluetooth however, they use the same technology as the loop induction mics. My experience has been less than idea with them however. I've found transmitted audio isn't as good as it could (should) be.
by Spiffy50
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time?
Replies: 57
Views: 7593

Re: What Is Your Prediction For The Post Narrow-Banding Time

Looking from a realistic perspective, if a service (just for example, take the NYPD) were to apply for a time extention and be denied, and were to continue using their wide-band gear past the date just what could the FCC do? I realize they can impose financial sanctions, but what authority does the ...
by Spiffy50
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS2000 Advanced System Key
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: MCS2000 Advanced System Key

If you have a previously backed up codeplug or S-Record from the radio pre-ASK, you can use lab to dump that back into the radio and it'll remove the ASK requirement. Of course, it'll also revert the radio back to whatever features/programming was in the radio at the time, but it sure beats a trip t...
by Spiffy50
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Wireless Phone Headset?
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Wireless Phone Headset?

Hey guys, working on upgrading a small PSAP's telephone system. The customer requires a wireless headset which will be integrated into a Nortel 2616 KSU desk set. It would need to have the ability to have multiple headsets able to work with the unit (not at the same time, it would be one headset iss...
by Spiffy50
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX 8000 Type II trunking
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: MTX 8000 Type II trunking

Also check that you're using the right offset setting. I believe there's the option in Trunking System Settings to change it from 45MHz to 39MHz. If it is set wrong, the radio will be trying to transmit 6 MHz too low and obviously not work.
by Spiffy50
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 System Key - Help Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: MTS2000 System Key - Help Please

That's just about the best explanation I've ever seen on here about using a trunked radio as a monitor (assuming that's what he wants to do).
by Spiffy50
Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Yaesu betting on C4FM for AR
Replies: 59
Views: 13381

Re: Yaesu betting on C4FM for AR

They'll no doubt push the ARES angle for the ability to send back pics and video to "command". That is no doubt useful, but if you look at most (not all) ARES groups, they won't be using that technology for years, if ever.
by Spiffy50
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Accessory Mic
Replies: 2
Views: 532

MCS2000 Accessory Mic

Hey gang, does Motorola make an adapter that allows you to plug a standard 8 pin modular mic into the bottom accessory connector? I have a need to connect a standard mic to the bottom connector. Or failing that, is it fairly easy to do it "manually"?
by Spiffy50
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CPS for MTX8000 ???
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: CPS for MTX8000 ???

However, if you're crafy (and have the right tools) you can convince an MTS2000 codeplug into an MTX8000 and CPS will play nice. Note that some features won't work (IE, if you put a SmartZone codeplug into an MTX8000, it'll still turn on and receive, but it won't do SmartZone). It goes without sayin...
by Spiffy50
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi Missing Pixels FSB *extended* DIY Working Fix Inside
Replies: 52
Views: 35233

Re: Jedi Missing Pixels FSB *extended* DIY Working Fix Insid

I finally got around to doing this fix on a Tait Orca I have. All I did was use a regular clothes iron on setting #1 and held it down on the flex (at both the PCB and the LCD).for about 10 seconds. It took two attempts, but I think you can see just how well this works. http://img337.imageshack.us/im...
by Spiffy50
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP380 to GP680
Replies: 1
Views: 577

GP380 to GP680

Hey gang, I picked up a GP380 on eBay recently and would like to convert it to a GP680 to use on a local VHF MPT1327 system. Any help you guys can give me would be much appreciated!
by Spiffy50
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MT1000 29 MHz Low Band - early Pentium with Pure DOS?
Replies: 10
Views: 1136

Re: MT1000 29 MHz Low Band - early Pentium with Pure DOS?

I've programmed an MT1000 using a P3 600MHz with no issues, running MS-DOS 6.22.
by Spiffy50
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2007 Chevy Impala Onstar Antenna
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Re: 2007 Chevy Impala Onstar Antenna

I'd have a double check at the hole the OnStar antenna uses. I replaced one on a 2009 GM and the hole wasn't round, it was square with a red cross style shape if that makes sense.
by Spiffy50
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX8000 3 position switch question
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: MTX8000 3 position switch question

Your codeplug might be set for 16 modes. Have a look at that and see what it says.
by Spiffy50
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Boat Install question
Replies: 6
Views: 1405

Re: Boat Install question

The other option is to find an antenna that is designed to work without a groundplane such as the Sinclabs 1482 antenna.
by Spiffy50
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11503

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

Which talkgroup scanning method? If you have the radio set on a conventional channel that auto-scans a talkgroup list from a 9600 system, I have found that it will only properly unmute if that conventional channel is set for Astro only receive. Setting it to mixed mode or analog for whatever reason,...
by Spiffy50
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO Saber R
Replies: 26
Views: 2952

Re: ASTRO Saber R

I have one of those NTN4538 batteries, it is not the replacement to the "R", it is just the IS version for regular Sabers.
by Spiffy50
Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11503

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

BTW - I love the fact the offset-TX & TX INHIBIT combo causes the radio to not even TRY to affiliate on 3600 systems! :lol: One thing to note here: Setting the TX INHIBIT option to ON will prevent the radio from transmitting anything. However, the radio's CPU will still think it is affiliating ...
by Spiffy50
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO Saber R
Replies: 26
Views: 2952

Re: ASTRO Saber R

Good luck finding a battery for your Saber Rs however. Motorola has disco'd them, as has every third party manufacturer. I was looking for one for my Saber IIR and couldn't find any anywhere.
by Spiffy50
Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASTRO 25 Talkgroup input as HEX ?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: ASTRO 25 Talkgroup input as HEX ?

More along the lines of the information you are looking for, yes all Motorola radios (with some exceptions like the GTX/Maxtrac series) use hex.
by Spiffy50
Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX (Jedi) Error Tone
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: MTX (Jedi) Error Tone

Make sure none of the switches are set for Unprogrammed, as that will cause it to boop. I had this drive me crazy on an MTS2000 once, sure enough I had the concentric switch set to that.

If you'd like, send me a copy of the codeplug and I'll have a look. batlabs@teksavvy.com

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