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by PropellorHead
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics

That’s really interesting because our guys do take them running or into the gym. I’ve also noticed, the bottom of the cases beginning to corrode as well. The bottom, down towards where it seats against the battery.
by PropellorHead
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics

I understand the proper procedure of keeping the contacts covered when not in use. However, we're talking about a super rugged $7,000 radio being placed in the hands of firefighters. I have radios not even a year old, developing corrosion. In contrast, I personally have 20-year-old MT/HT's, Sabers a...
by PropellorHead
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics

Sorry, I think I was using the terms interchangeably. It was a chassis swap, with new (same #) tags.
by PropellorHead
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics

UPDATE: So our dealer sent the radios out to Motorola for repair. The repair notes said that 7 of 12 contacts had corrosion. They did a case swap and the problem has been corrected. However, this problem seems to be rampant across a ton of our radios, even those that don't see IDLH conditions on the...
by PropellorHead
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics
Replies: 12
Views: 526

Re: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics

The issue follows the radio, only with the RSM. I can use the radio just fine without the mic. I can even use the radio perfect with the mic attached if I'm just using the radio's PTT. I can hear the audio perfectly through the RSM. However, when I transmit through the RSM, other radios only hear wh...
by PropellorHead
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics
Replies: 12
Views: 526

APX8000XE + XE RSM Speaker Mics

I'm having an issue at my department with a few APX8000XE's and the XE RSM speaker mics we use. Based on the notes others have provided, these are Gen 3 (water drain ports by e-trigger) speaker mics. With a couple of my radios, keying the RSM results in the radio transmitting but the sound is a loud...
by PropellorHead
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000 Antenna options?
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: APX8000 Antenna options?

I think the issue is the work that antenna has to do. So I know for our APX's, the antenna needs to support VHF, UHF, 7/800, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. I'm not sure if you can cover all that with the skinny UHF antenna. Now if none of those things concern you, then you probably won't have an issue.
by PropellorHead
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Green XE RSM Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Green XE RSM Issues

Has anybody else had issues with the NNTN8203A Green XE RSM speaker mics? We have them for our APX 8k's and always seem to have issues with low audio, static or no audio transmitted at all. We've swapped mics out with Motorola and the issues seem to always crop up. I'm wondering if it's the mics or ...
by PropellorHead
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Battery Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Battery Issues

Wondering if anybody else has had this issue with their APX's. Our Department recently purchased APX8000XE radios with standard and extended batteries. From our lot of standard batteries, a few of them would display "Wrong Battery" on the radio display and a red battery icon. It would not ...
by PropellorHead
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000
Replies: 32
Views: 4491

Re: APX8000

Basically, if you got the radio with all bands enabled, it's around $6,000 not counting any percentage discounts your dealer may be able to apply. It's ridiculously expensive when you consider it's just an HT, but not bad as Moto gear goes. Not quite. The main line on the radio for a model 3.5 is $...
by PropellorHead
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000
Replies: 32
Views: 4491

Re: APX8000

All the bands are turned on by default. They then subtract approx $700-$800 per band you don't want. The bands available are 7/800, VHF and UHF R1/2 and they're looking at that as "4 bands." However, you can't just have UHF R1 or R2, it's all or nothing for UHF. Basically, if you got the r...
by PropellorHead
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000
Replies: 32
Views: 4491

Re: APX8000

I just received a quote for a couple APX 8000XE's + VHF and UHF bands enabled and it prices around $4,000 after discounts. This puts it +/- few hundred dollars to the dual band APX 7000XE's we had already spec'd out. Granted, GPS and WiFi are extra and not included on this quote. Battery is now incl...
by PropellorHead
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Minitor QC-2 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Minitor QC-2 Question

So I have a bunch of Minitor IV's and V's to program and I have a few questions that I'm sure somebody on here knows the answers to: 1. I know the standard tone timing of 1 second (A tone) / 3 Second (B tone)…can tone B be shortened up? For those in the LA area, I know Ventura County has really shor...
by PropellorHead
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: headsets CDM1550LS
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: headsets CDM1550LS

What brand/model of headsets are you using? Sigtronics? David Clark? Fire Com?
by PropellorHead
Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: A7 Spectra buttons stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: A7 Spectra buttons stopped working

That did the trick! Pulled the faceplate apart, gave it a good cleaning and not only did the buttons feel noticeably stiffer, but everything now works! A word to anyone else who has this problem...my faceplate looked great from the outside and the inside wasn't even that dirty. So I was skeptical wh...
by PropellorHead
Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: A7 Spectra buttons stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 527

A7 Spectra buttons stopped working

Bought a used remote-mount A7 Spectra VHF awhile ago and just got around to installing it into a vehicle. Once I got the power ran to the unit, I booted it up, self-check ran okay and the previous owners codeplug was obviously in there. I used the [MODE] toggle to check out the previous owner's chan...
by PropellorHead
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: QC-II on a Trunking System?
Replies: 10
Views: 881

QC-II on a Trunking System?

I have an XTS-5000R Model III with v12 firmware.

Is it possible to have the radio VMUTE or activate for QC-II tones on a trunking talkgroup? I know that you can obviously do it on conventional, but I'm wondering if there is a way to set it up on a trunking personality.

Thanks in advance!
by PropellorHead
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CPS out of date?
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: CPS out of date?

So my theory was that I could write a saved v.12 codeplug back to the radio, but that didn't work.
by PropellorHead
Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CPS out of date?
Replies: 3
Views: 543

CPS out of date?

So I've been programming my XTS-5000 M3 with CPS version 12.00.00 software. Today, I upgraded my XTS firmware to Host: 12.00.17 / DSP: 12.00.05 and obviously, in true Moto style, my CPS no longer works (trying to read) with this firmware version. Is there anyway around this?

Thanks in advance guys.
by PropellorHead
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Need a .wav recorder for XTS voice announcements
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Need a .wav recorder for XTS voice announcements

I use iTunes and it works like a champ. Just change the import settings to 8khz/16bit/mono and you're good to go! Plus, it's free.
by PropellorHead
Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra command board jumpers for non-RS232 operation
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Astro Spectra command board jumpers for non-RS232 operation

Ya, I have no clue where these jumper positions are and I'm in need of moving some of these pins around.

Any luck on a layout of the jumper positions?
by PropellorHead
Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Do these pinouts exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 820

Do these pinouts exist?

I'm installing a Sigtronics headset system in a fire engine and it will be interfacing with an Astro Spectra. I have the audio pinouts and they work great, however I'm having problems locating a PTT Hi, PTT Lo, Mic Hi and Mic Lo. There is a PTT pinout and a Mic pinout, but I need the pairs (hi/lo). ...
by PropellorHead
Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: To all law enforcement from someone who owns a AstroSaber 3
Replies: 50
Views: 5530

Re: Asking for it--

**##They have a word for the "practice" mentioned above--it's IMPERSONNATION. Walking around is one thing, putting on an 'act' of being 'official' is another. There is a world of differance between 'parading as a pseudo-official' and just observing. Like he said--just be ready for questio...
by PropellorHead
Thu May 01, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low band Maratrac weird problem...
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Low band Maratrac weird problem...

Ok so here's an odd problem... I have recently installed a low-band Maratrac in my 1967 Crown Firecoach fire engine. The Maratrac replaced a Mocom having the same issue as I'm about to describe. The Maratrac receives audio great even at distance, but when I go to transmit on it, the user listening c...
by PropellorHead
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra A9 Mode 0
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Re: Spectra A9 Mode 0

I am programming it for somebody else. The head already had the error code when given to me. Should I try and put a clean codeplug into the radio?
by PropellorHead
Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra A9 Mode 0
Replies: 4
Views: 356

Spectra A9 Mode 0

I recently programmed a UHF Spectra A9, and I get a "mode 0" error on the display when powering up which prevents me from using the radio. Any idea what this means?

Thanx
by PropellorHead
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Paging Software decoder???
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: Paging Software decoder???

http://comtekk.us/ offers a bunch of different tone programs. One of which does what you want, but i believe it is still under development.
by PropellorHead
Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Trunking question...
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Trunking question...

So a fire dept. in my area recently went to a UHF SmartZone system. Do you need a system key to even monitor the system using a radio? I have a Systems Saber that doesn't need to transmit. Anyway to monitor without having to go out and by a trunking scanner?

Thanx,

Louie
by PropellorHead
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Station alert project
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Station alert project

What was the brand of photocell you used for the quartered engine that would keep the bay from opening if a unit was not there?
by PropellorHead
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Station alert project
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Station alert project

Ok so i believe I have this auto open bay door thing figured out...but here's a question... We get QCII's whether we're in station or not...how do you get the doors to only open when you're apparatus is in quarters? Also, how do you get the doors to auto-close? Has anyone found a piece of hardware t...
by PropellorHead
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Station alert project
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Station alert project

How did you get the bay doors to trigger? Right now we're using a CDM and a couple relays and timers for lighting. Basically when we get a call, the lights kick on, the speaker unmutes and alerts and after 2mins everything resets. We want it to trigger our bay doors now as well, but I am having trou...
by PropellorHead
Sun May 20, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Question about serial port problem with RSS
Replies: 9
Views: 908

I have an old Gateway Handbook 486 with internal and external cache disabled. The thing is about half the size of a conventional laptop and works great with everything from finicky syntors to maxtracs, spectras and sabers. It only has two ports on it...a serial and a parallel port for the external f...
by PropellorHead
Sat May 19, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 486 to 386
Replies: 0
Views: 287

486 to 386

I was having problems with my 486 programming computer not being slow enough for certain radios...such as syntors and older. I found this website and more specifically this program that brought my computer to a crawl and allowed me to run the older software flawlessly. http://www.geocities.com/kulha...
by PropellorHead
Sat May 12, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra error 08/10
Replies: 11
Views: 724

The code is "error 08/10"... It self tests, then settles on the first channel/mode...and I can cycle through modes, play with the volume and so on...however the xmit light remains red and solid. Once I connect the rib and programming cables to it, the xmit light turns off, and the busy lig...
by PropellorHead
Fri May 11, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra error 08/10
Replies: 11
Views: 724

the radio gives the same fail code with and w/o rib attached. I have used a few cables, same result. I just finished programming 4 maxtrac and a syntor with the same rib...all programmed flawlessly. I'm guessing I can't just jam a codeplug into this thing? Although i don't even have a codeplug for i...
by PropellorHead
Fri May 11, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra error 08/10
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Ya it does....is there absolutely no way around it? Is this thing a brick?
by PropellorHead
Fri May 11, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra error 08/10
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Spectra error 08/10

I tried searching but couldn't find an answer... I have an A9 UHF spectra i just acquired, and it shows error 08/10... I know this is due to it missing the siren/pa accessory...but I don't have it. So how would I go about getting past this error and programming this bad boy? It keeps returning "...
by PropellorHead
Wed May 02, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Remote Spectra/Syntor question...
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Remote Spectra/Syntor question...

Is there anything wrong with mounting the remote transceivers of either the Spectra or Syntor on their sides?
by PropellorHead
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Antenna question...
Replies: 3
Views: 332

ya, your description sounds exactly what I'm talking about...


I did a search, and Antenna Specialists still sells this type of antenna, only it's not a side mount.
by PropellorHead
Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Antenna question...
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Antenna question...

I'm currently restoring an old open cab 1969 Crown fire engine. I have installed a VHF Syntor 9000x and a UHF Spectra. Because of the open cab, antenna mounting locations are slim. On the captain's side (passenger side), I currently have a side mount low band whip for the Mocom I have installed, and...
by PropellorHead
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vertex 510L
Replies: 4
Views: 393

v1.01
by PropellorHead
Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vertex 510L
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Vertex 510L

I know this is the moto forum, but after the years of moto help I have gotten on this board, I was hoping somebody out there was versed in Vertex stuff. I usually only use moto radios, but i needed an inexpensive low band HT. So I got a VX-510L. I have the proper software for the 510 (CE-21), and th...
by PropellorHead
Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Best lo-band portable?
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Best lo-band portable?

So just as the subject says....what's your experience with Moto lo-band portables? Any favorite models? Pro's and con's....

Any info would be much appreciated.

-Louie
by PropellorHead
Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Converta-com....
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Converta-com....

Ok so I have a saber converta-com and I need to tie it into the sigtronics headset system in the firetruck i'm restoring...

What's the best place to pull audio from on the converta com, while still maintaining the original speaker too?

thanx in advance,

Louie
by PropellorHead
Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Non-Priority Scan? Disable Sampling??
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Ok, so this is what I have noticed with my saber... If the channel has a PL programmed I get no clunks or sampling noises... I have a complete zone of 12 FD channels...they all have a PL, and no matter what channel the radio has stopped on (pri or non-pri) it give me clear audio till the radio has s...
by PropellorHead
Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio system ideas...
Replies: 4
Views: 519

BigPhish, what's PL?!....jk, i mean i know what it is, but the one channel we op on has no form of division. Just three comm centers, each with about 20 units a piece, dispatching calls, on one shared frequency. The main issue being management wanting to integrate walkies into the mix. One suggestio...
by PropellorHead
Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio system ideas...
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Radio system ideas...

Alright group, so here's the deal... I work for an ambulance company that serves Los Angeles & Orange Counties here in California (if you live in CA you know what I'm talkin about). The terrain is varied, from flat, to ocean, to mountains, skyscrapers, buildings, residential, hilly...everything....
by PropellorHead
Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dispatch recorder
Replies: 8
Views: 649

We use a program called Higher Ground. It records both phone and radio lines, records to CD and allows you to access the tape/hard drive audio from any computer on the network with a proper log-in. Another cool thing is when you pick up the corresponding phone/computer workstation, it takes a screen...
by PropellorHead
Mon May 16, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RBN4000 Bluetooth kit ?
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Here's an idea for it...

A bluetooth earpiece, and a TX switch on the steering wheel. Now you got both hands on the wheel and are still able to TX over the radio. Seems like a good idea for LE applications.

-Louie
by PropellorHead
Mon May 16, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT-- Question about ALPHA Paging
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Along with our call info, when dispatch places a unit "available" after a call the CAD automatically pages out the call times as well: Time of Call, Dispatched, En Route, On Scene, Transporting, Destination, Available

-Louie

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