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by mikegilbert
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Activity Beeps generation
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Activity Beeps generation

LASD does have an interesting system design. 19 conventional dispatch repeaters. 16 "L-TAC" (local tactical) repeaters. 4 "A-TAC" (area tactical) repeaters. 30 "S-TAC" (star tactical) channels (simplex and repeated.) All channels are on the 470-490 T-Band range Portable...
by mikegilbert
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Opening APX7000?
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Opening APX7000?

I will add that if you ever need to replace the glass LCD lens, please put a piece of packaging tape over it. I followed the BSM instructions to a T and still had random shards of Gorilla Glass all over my bench.
by mikegilbert
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: why you buy a APX8000(xe)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: why you buy a APX8000(xe)?

I've noticed a significant drop in battery life after switching to an 8000, even with BT/GPS turned off. I'm planning on buying an Impres 2 charger to see if that fixes things. All in all, the 8000 is everything I've ever wanted in a radio, aside from the lack of DMR...cough...Motorola. I keep a PMA...
by mikegilbert
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000 and Type II
Replies: 9
Views: 1376

Re: APX7000 and Type II

Looks like you've got H37 and H38 in there. That looks like your problem.

H38 includes SmartNet operation, so having both is causing problems.

To echo what others have said, you can have both P25 and Type II in the same radio.
by mikegilbert
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000/6000XE housing colors
Replies: 20
Views: 2983

Re: APX6000/6000XE housing colors

To change the housing, what special tools if any do you need? You'll need a Torx T8 bit to remove the six screws which hold the housing to the chassis. 1. Remove the battery 2. Remove the accessory connector cover 3. Remove the two screws in the middle of the radio which hold the speaker grille in ...
by mikegilbert
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Thanks! P100 DTMF https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5767/23619131446_f982cd3327_h.jpg P50+ DTMF https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/713/23016325094_3e789d5e4c_h.jpg HT600 DTMF https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5813/23535904782_1768acc409_h.jpg HT440 https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/715/23566376141_6752f1e007_h.jpg R...
by mikegilbert
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

I'll go back and shoot closeups of the tops of all of them. I didn't have time to move my lights around.
by mikegilbert
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Thanks!

Here's a side-by-side comparison between the Saber SI and Astro Saber

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And the elusive PFD300 / MTX-VIP
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by mikegilbert
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Thanks, Steve! If you're ever in the LA area and want to bring along some of your collection, I'd be more than happy to photograph it. Same goes for anyone in SoCal. I'd love to build a database of high-resolution images of iconic Motorola radios. Here are some group photos I've been working on: MX3...
by mikegilbert
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

It's been frustrating finding high-res images of rare radios on the internet, so I spent the last few days photographing my radio collection in a light tent. The plan is to document as many Motorola radios as possible with high resolution photography. Here's my MX300R to kick things off. https://c2....
by mikegilbert
Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Very cool never saw that before, That full length spirit series housing looks just like the PC10 which was basically a SP10 but in a longer tan housing for a Price Club build (no up/down buttons or display either) but otherwuse the same. I totally forgot about those! I remember Costco using them wh...
by mikegilbert
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Here's a new one for the group:

The AP10 (amateur portable) ham handheld.

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by mikegilbert
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Finally found that image of the LAFD MX800 with display mic!

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by mikegilbert
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS-2500 Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: XTS-2500 Help

The 2.5khz should be under "TX deviation" on the zone channel assignment screen.
by mikegilbert
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS-2500 Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: XTS-2500 Help

You also may have an XTS2500RB model, which is limited to 800mhz only. If you post the model #, flashcode and host/dsp, we could get a better idea of the issue.
by mikegilbert
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

I've never seen an STX display mic, aside from the one that plugs into the STX convertacom. Was it a display RSM? I've got a screengrab from an old episode of COPS or LAPD, Life On The Beat which clearly shows an LAFDparamedic with a display RSM. Trying to find it now. LAFD used 800mhz conventional...
by mikegilbert
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Here's an odd one. The MX800 conventional only 800mhz radio. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7785/18184855971_09dfdf6b34_b.jpg https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8835/18183698055_20b524eb36_b.jpg Ex-LA City FD by chance? I always thought they used STXes but not having seen one up close it would be easy ...
by mikegilbert
Wed May 27, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Here's an odd one. The MX800 conventional only 800mhz radio.

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by mikegilbert
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old portable and pager nostalgia thread?
Replies: 17
Views: 2617

Re: Old portable and pager nostalgia thread?

I'm also a collector of every day radios from the past few decades. For me, it's about getting radios I'd see in the hands of peace officers, municipal workers and others when I was growing up. I'm also partial to the DTMF variants. I've been photographing all of mine in an effort to submit updated ...
by mikegilbert
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio permanently on charger to monitor
Replies: 18
Views: 1814

Re: Radio permanently on charger to monitor

My first commercial radio was a Kenwood TK-340 back in the late '90s. When the battery started to die in 2001, I didn't have the money to buy a new one at the time. Turns out my Radio Shack radar detector's DC cord was a direct fit for the 12V barrel plug input on the side of the radio. Combined wit...
by mikegilbert
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Very cool! I'd love to see some images!
by mikegilbert
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Picked up this DataTAC modem the other day. No reason, I just remember seeing these on the old Motorola LMPS page in the late nineties. One more for the display cabinet. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8631/16437225952_99f8dd025c_b.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7352/16437225942_b2f45d0be1_b.jpg
by mikegilbert
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: German made mobile from yesteryear.
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: German made mobile from yesteryear.

Are you thinking of the Maxar?

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by mikegilbert
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

jnglmassiv wrote:
mikegilbert wrote:A good friend of mine knows my love and obsession over oddball Motorola gear, so he snatched these up at a hamfest. Single channel w/PL.
What does the second knob do?



Squelch adjustment and PL enable/disable.
by mikegilbert
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

A good friend of mine knows my love and obsession over oddball Motorola gear, so he snatched these up at a hamfest. Single channel w/PL.

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by mikegilbert
Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Cancellation Notice: CP200 PR400 CM200 CM400 PM400
Replies: 21
Views: 4095

Re: Cancellation Notice: CP200 PR400 CM200 CM400 PM400

The CP200 has been the radio of choice for Hollywood crews since they stopped buying P110s and P1125s.

The new digital-capable CP200s have the echo issue due to the DSP. Most film guys hate 'em.
by mikegilbert
Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Cancellation Notice: CP200 PR400 CM200 CM400 PM400
Replies: 21
Views: 4095

Re: Cancellation Notice: CP200 PR400 CM200 CM400 PM400

The film industry is gonna go crazy over the loss of the analog CP200.
by mikegilbert
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Alianza DxB
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Alianza DxB

They had a failed kickstarter campaign last year. While I'd love to see if go into production, it currently reeks of vaporware.
by mikegilbert
Thu May 22, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Here's a good one for you guys. The PNC 2010T. An XTS2250 1.5 in a yellow housing. It was designed for the Policia Nacional de Colombia. I'd kill to get one of those housings for my collection! http://i.imgur.com/inMV0Kh.jpg http://i.imgur.com/yckjXl8.jpg http://i.imgur.com/VqqULTJ.jpg
by mikegilbert
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX 4000XE released
Replies: 14
Views: 2177

Re: APX 4000XE released

escomm wrote:Great, it has 2 knobs


:lol:
by mikegilbert
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX8000
Replies: 21
Views: 6150

Re: APX8000

Color me an excited skeptic.
by mikegilbert
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2012 Toyota Camry Install w/ Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 2100

Re: 2012 Toyota Camry Install w/ Pics

techtonics wrote:And if the roof was not an option why not the center of the trunk lid?


On my car, I planned on installing a second radio at some point, so I put one NMO on the left- leaving room for a future mount on the right.

I'm sure he was under the same school of thought.
by mikegilbert
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mot GTX portable 900 mhz.
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Mot GTX portable 900 mhz.

No problem, Randy. www.p25.ca has a section for old RSS for no longer supported radios. I'm sure they'll have a copy over there.
by mikegilbert
Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mot GTX portable 900 mhz.
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Mot GTX portable 900 mhz.

You'll need the RSS to enable the "hot keypad" option, I'm afraid.
by mikegilbert
Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What was your first /\/\otorola radio?
Replies: 124
Views: 21243

Re: What was your first /\/\otorola radio?

My first Motorola was a Radio Shack PRS-102. Sometime during middle school, after countless months of yard work, I convinced my dad to buy me a pair of Radio Shack PRS-102 radios. The 102s were badge-engineered Motorola Spirit 10-channel GMRS radios. Had them all kitted out with CTCSS boards, spring...
by mikegilbert
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Submersible Portables
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

Re: Motorola Submersible Portables

Also, the regular Saber (non-R) model 1 was available with a submersible rating.

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by mikegilbert
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Submersible Portables
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

Re: Motorola Submersible Portables

Forgot to add the MX-R, which is just a Saber 1R for the European market.

Here's a 4 meter (70mhz) version.

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by mikegilbert
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Submersible Portables
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

Re: Motorola Submersible Portables

To add to what's above:

SRX2200
XTS3500R
XTS2500i
Astro Saber I / II R
Saber I / II R
XPR7550is
GP344R
GP366R
GP644R
GP388R
GP688R
by mikegilbert
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PFD3000 / MTX-VIP
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: PFD3000 / MTX-VIP

Figured I'd give this a bump to see if anyone's found any more info on one of these. I did find one snippet of info over on a RR thread stating they used the trunked Maxtrac RSS. I missed out on what could possibly be a programming interface on ebay. The part number is RTL4288A Here's an image of th...
by mikegilbert
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Is this antenna OEM?
Replies: 22
Views: 3771

Re: Is this antenna OEM?

Nope. It's a cheap fake. Lindawang sells some of the worst clones on ebay. Bought some "OEM" HT1000 cases and uhf SMA whips from her for and they were total garbage. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorola-ASTRO-Saber-MT2000-GP900-2-way-radio-435-470-MHz-Stubby-UHF-OEM-Antenna-/140983608715?pt=US...
by mikegilbert
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel is officially dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 1883

Re: Nextel is officially dead.

Airpeak operates a regional iDEN network in Southern California.
by mikegilbert
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel is officially dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 1883

Re: Nextel is officially dead.

I'm sure Nextel Mexico will be acquiring a lot of it. They have no plans to shut down their iDEN network.
by mikegilbert
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nextel is officially dead.
Replies: 9
Views: 1883

Re: Nextel is officially dead.

It's a damn shame it's gone. Hopefully this will be a windfall for DMR operators.

Regardless, I feel the need to pour one out.
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by mikegilbert
Tue May 21, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS Series Outlook
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: XTS Series Outlook

Prices will stay the same for several years to come. Reason being, there isn't an affordable replacement out yet. The APX6000 and APX4000 are just entering service with many organizations, so you won't see many on the surplus market any time soon. Once departments start switching out Astro gear for ...
by mikegilbert
Sun May 05, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Sprint Provides 60-Day Notice For iDEN Shutdown
Replies: 17
Views: 3363

Re: Sprint Provides 60-Day Notice For iDEN Shutdown

Great news for SMR, I can see MotoTRBO and NXDN orders like crazy over the next few weeks. PTT over cellular is like putting lipstick on a pig, sometimes its okay to call the baby ugly. Agreed- this is the biggest opportunity for SMR to get back customers they lost to Nextel. Day wireless has their...
by mikegilbert
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX knob
Replies: 33
Views: 7568

Re: APX knob

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by mikegilbert
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna placement questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 3016

Re: Antenna placement questions.

Thanks for all the feedback, guys!
by mikegilbert
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna placement questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 3016

Re: Antenna placement questions.

Yeah, It was a PITA to drop it last time. The factory FM antennas suffer from corrosion, so I had to replace that several years ago. Not something I was really looking forward to.

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