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by chartofmaryland
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: XPR8400 to Centracom Gold
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: XPR8400 to Centracom Gold

Afternoon Frank,

Check this device out from Bridgecom

https://www.bridgecomsystems.com/collections/tl-net/products/mv-1

May be the thing if you want to have digtial to the console

Not sure on the analog should you tell the repeater IPLC is on

CoM
by chartofmaryland
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Is anyone using LTE/4G backhaul for LCP?
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Is anyone using LTE/4G backhaul for LCP?

Morning RFGuy, Have had this running for a couple of months now with Sierra Wireless GX440's providing green internet to SLR5700's that link up with the C-Bridge almost instantly Same thing experienced between the SLR devices on a VPN lan connection over cellular through Cisco routers No issues as l...
by chartofmaryland
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 and rear second mic(acc port)
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: CDM1250 and rear second mic(acc port)

The “Spectra” end of the handset you are speaking of which goes into the back of A style control heads may not share the same impedance of the CDM and or maxtrac or similar microphones that can wire in well with a RJ45 biscuit box and proper 16 pin rear accessory kit. Placed many microphones on the ...
by chartofmaryland
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar behavior
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Quantar behavior

Concur with B. The RX Active light is on when the receive qualifiers are validated based on the RX settings for the channel to include the Access Code settings and Repeater Active settings shown toward the bottom of the Channel page in the RSS tool Clicks are a sign that your base radio is transmitt...
by chartofmaryland
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 30
Views: 2481

Re: DMR feature in APX

Apparently there has been some movement,

Complete the survey if interested to increase the chance of getting MotoTrbo firmware into the APX product line

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96ZDJPQ

CoM
by chartofmaryland
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming ASTRO25 system with limited ASK in ASTRO25 CPS
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Programming ASTRO25 system with limited ASK in ASTRO25 CPS

Jay911, If you already have a trunking system built from another XTL, I would load your advanced key and do a drag and insert into your target radio file to not have to fill in all of those fields and risk an error. You would be best served to edit your donor radio CPG to a valid radio ID before you...
by chartofmaryland
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P25 system question?
Replies: 7
Views: 1013

Re: P25 system question?

Evening Dfc2 I order to answer a similar issue for users I enabled zone for the ABC switch and programmed 3 zones where the first 2 zones had mission operation talk groups and the last zone was a conventional talkaround in all 16 channels so no matter if you were on zone A or B and on channel 8 or 1...
by chartofmaryland
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Astro Modem over IP
Replies: 21
Views: 2009

Re: Astro Modem over IP

Evening Motofan, FWIW the Astro modem is voice band sensitive which means if there is poor frequency roll off in the audio link, the modems will constantly re-train I have been able to get Astro Modem to work across JPS NXU-2 boxes but it took some work to flatten the voice band response If you have...
by chartofmaryland
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Sad news for IFR/Aeroflex 2975 owners
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Sad news for IFR/Aeroflex 2975 owners

Well just learned from off the phone,

Now who is recommended for repairing a faulty display and calibration on 2 units

Humm

CoM
by chartofmaryland
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: VHF Quantar Duplexer 600KHz?
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: VHF Quantar Duplexer 600KHz?

Afternoon Escomm, When you are speaking of the bandwidth, are you asking about the bandpass bandwidth of the high and low side of the duplexer? The minimum seperation between transmit and receive frequencies will always stay at 1.5 Mhz Tx to Rx or 2.5 Mhz Tx to Rx. The flat pack duplexer from Fingu ...
by chartofmaryland
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GTR 8000 Feature Update & New Voting Comparator!
Replies: 22
Views: 3135

Re: GTR 8000 Feature Update & New Voting Comparator!

Afternoon MotoFan, The rear ethernet port is a pass through of the front. You can program, link and monitor If you only have another GTR station, you can RT/RT the stations together over IP via the rear ports. Works great as a crossband repeater configuration with just a switch which can then offer ...
by chartofmaryland
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Convert a Henry Amp to do simplex
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: Convert a Henry Amp to do simplex

Morning Max, What you also need with that big RF relay is a Ramsey RFS1 kit or similar. This would trigger your large relay to switch between transmit and receive without having to use logic from the MCS2000 If you were to only use the MCS2000 for activation of the relay you would have to insert a l...
by chartofmaryland
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: v.24 transport over ethernet
Replies: 38
Views: 3324

Re: v.24 transport over ethernet

Morning All, I hope someone already covered the RTS to DTR where you on the DB25 side need to tie pin 4 to pin 20 together. The Astro traffic will not flow until you do on one end. Can be on both ends if you only want to make one cable or adapter. This plays whether you are using RJ45 to 45 or DB25 ...
by chartofmaryland
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Conventional to 9600 Trunking Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: Quantar Conventional to 9600 Trunking Conversion

Afternoon MotoFan,

When you have the screen back up, can you hit the help and about file in your CSS to show what your part number is for your release?

CoM
by chartofmaryland
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Zeroizing trunking authentication keys in APX subscribers
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Zeroizing trunking authentication keys in APX subscribers

Afternoon Otaku, Interesting, we experience SYS REG REFUSED when a new radio is programmed and attempting to affiliate while the system is restricted and no auth key is present but ID is turned on. APX6000, APX8000 and APX7000 firmware 15.13 thru 16.23 Now on XTS and XTL models i believe the radio j...
by chartofmaryland
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Zeroizing trunking authentication keys in APX subscribers
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Zeroizing trunking authentication keys in APX subscribers

Well if that is what you were after, We scheduled a service window and went from limited to restricted with the auth server which then only allowed auth’ed radios to continue operating The same process of using a dummy key to overwrite current keys was used to confirm radios on and off the system wh...
by chartofmaryland
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Zeroizing trunking authentication keys in APX subscribers
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Zeroizing trunking authentication keys in APX subscribers

Well there are 2 options You can backdate the firmware to version 9 or 10 where after you turn power on and off to the radio about a dozen times and the authentication key will be dropped automatically, it must have been a customer feature request. Or your can overwrite with a useless key for the pu...
by chartofmaryland
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AstroTac Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 2124

Re: AstroTac Configuration

Afternoon Larry, The DIU provides a guard tone (think single tone lockup) to the Astro-Tac to advise the comparator that no analog audio is present This is the same for all of the hardware which when configured for mixed mode will also be sending the guard tone via the analog wireline when using ast...
by chartofmaryland
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: CSS 7.17 status error
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Re: CSS 7.17 status error

Afternoon Intak, Most of those screens are accessed through SNMPv3 If you do not have proper certificate authorizations setup on your laptop than the session will fail to load Believe these are also Java based so good to check your Java Version is up top date. Just rolled to 7.17 and am working thro...
by chartofmaryland
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Narrowbanding with Quantar poor audio
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Narrowbanding with Quantar poor audio

Morning Mraudio, First thing I can recommend as my opinion only is to enable AUTO for the transmit wireline level. Motorola Eng. during the Quantar days did a fine job in creating this setting. If the few things I will never fully understand about the Quantar, the AUTO transmit line level control wi...
by chartofmaryland
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?
Replies: 35
Views: 3653

Re: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?

Afternoon All, Burner was reading the Radio Release Notes file for 16.20 which calls out a fix for radios used on IV&D trunked systems where when the radio was flashed with 14.00 thru 15.12 Host/DSP, the radio may exhibit a condition where voice calls could be missed due to an issue with data tr...
by chartofmaryland
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX feature add / key loss
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: APX feature add / key loss

If your asking should a firmware upgrade be done to a radio with 14.52 or higher host/dsp, will it hold voice keys?

Yes was the result of the last time we added Bluetooth to a radio.

Voice keys stayed intact
by chartofmaryland
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: How to Add a Crystal in Electronic Siren Circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: How to Add a Crystal in Electronic Siren Circuit

Afternoon Bearing, When voltage drops are causing issues in a circuit, you can typically use a capacitor to stabilize the voltage. Not sure what the chief complaint is you are experiencing but the siren does not appear to want to draw a alot of current so a 4700uf cap across the 12vdc leads should s...
by chartofmaryland
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: MCD5000 to W9 Consolette with FKN8690
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: MCD5000 to W9 Consolette with FKN8690

Evening W4NMH, I have done so with a dual RJ45 to DB25 like Motorola would send with the MC3000 and straight through cables. Didn't need the factory cable. I wired the adapter against J3 Things worked great once programmed and gliches removed Don't forget to enable digital control of the consolette ...
by chartofmaryland
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure Product Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: Need DMR AIS to 4W E&M
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Re: Need DMR AIS to 4W E&M

Evening all, So a follow up with Genesis leaves me in the same place. A mobile radio is the required interface for the audio operation of the Genesis server. The only non-mobile option was with a trident panel that may no longer be available as Motorola bought up Trident and only worked on connect p...
by chartofmaryland
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: E&M (local remote) control of MTR3000 in digital control
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: E&M (local remote) control of MTR3000 in digital control

Evening RFGuy, Your other option is with the SLR8000 which offers a local control of the station from the front of the unit. Interface is a mic port but everything says you can route analog audio and PTT to the unit. Not sure if there is a way for COR to come from the front but may be possible from ...
by chartofmaryland
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: JT1000 "workspace and radio software do not conform"
Replies: 5
Views: 919

Re: JT1000 "workspace and radio software do not conform"

Afternoon yagermeister, Sounds like you have a modified JT1000 that has a hex edited code plug to allow non-FCC FPP and possibly out of range frequency editing. You would need to modify the Software version you are using to create the proper checksum for the code plug regions Take this as opinion th...
by chartofmaryland
Tue May 23, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR8000 Repeater
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: SLR8000 Repeater

Afternoon Johnny, This repeater is configurable for 2 power levels of backup. 50 watts which is only for 12VDC and 100W which is for 24VDC If you have 2 batteries running this can be wired in either format but the voltage and power needs to be configured as mentioned under the battery backup setting...
by chartofmaryland
Fri May 12, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Again guru needed: Astro-TAC Receiver and DIU3000 Interfacing
Replies: 17
Views: 1354

Re: Again guru needed: Astro-TAC Receiver and DIU3000 Interfacing

There is a local operation and wireline operation. Buttons on the front of the station are for local RSS buttons are wireline The audio you hear out of the station is considered flat without any deemphasis. If you were to hear the same on a portable radio it will sound different due to the portable ...
by chartofmaryland
Fri May 05, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure Product Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: Need DMR AIS to 4W E&M
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Re: Need DMR AIS to 4W E&M

Fantastic work Nick,

Getting demo from my Moto rep now.

Thanks

CoM
by chartofmaryland
Thu May 04, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure Product Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: Need DMR AIS to 4W E&M
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Re: Need DMR AIS to 4W E&M

Morning d119, Mobiles would work but most of the systems I am trying to tie into are all across the country. Have not had happy customers when we provided them patches through mobile radios run off of JPS NXU-2 setups. The AIS I am referring to is from AVTEC but have not gotten anyone there to speak...
by chartofmaryland
Wed May 03, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Infrastructure Product Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: Need DMR AIS to 4W E&M
Replies: 8
Views: 1533

Need DMR AIS to 4W E&M

Have a growing number of MotoTrbo systems to support and need to cleanly integrate them into a MCC7500 console Also need to have full duplex as this will be an active patch meaning we cannot interrup one side of the conversation or the other Cannot find anyone who has made one that works yet. Prefer...
by chartofmaryland
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: ADP error ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1590

Re: ADP error ?

Is the KVL in ASN or P25

No DES-XL in P25 mode
by chartofmaryland
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GTR8000 & DIU alternatives?
Replies: 22
Views: 1938

Re: GTR8000 & DIU alternatives?

We use the IPLC with DIU's and our CCGW from our 7500 console. The IPLC does not require a site controller to have a conversation with a GCM8000. Downside is the IPLC does not have a vocoder inside. It is no different than a Cisco router with proper cards to interface to the outside world Also have ...
by chartofmaryland
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Making a MotoTRBO out of a Quantar?
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Making a MotoTRBO out of a Quantar?

It is possible with MMDVM?

YouTube video out with an MTR2000 but a quantar can do the same

Key piece is the modem is connected to a C-bridge or similar server to complete the connections

I do not have information saying this will run standalone

CoM
by chartofmaryland
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GTR8000 & DIU alternatives?
Replies: 22
Views: 1938

Re: GTR8000 & DIU alternatives?

Yes Sir, Has worked quite well as long as nothing gets hung up and you need to power cycle the RGU This for the non ECat users means a $12,000 GGM8000 with high capacity CCGW card and IPLC firmware, a $15,000 motobridge RGU and at least $3,000 in software to configure and modify the units. Or 2 APX7...
by chartofmaryland
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GTR8000 & DIU alternatives?
Replies: 22
Views: 1938

Re: GTR8000 & DIU alternatives?

Tragically your solution is with MotoBridge RGU's into a GGM8000 IPLC running ACIM (not many who know how to configure this) or a consolette I hate the consolette idea by the way . . . Could always run 2 with crossmute I guess if down to brass tacks Motobridge would be to patch 2 ports with one runn...
by chartofmaryland
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX6500's speaker interferes with VHF CM300
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: APX6500's speaker interferes with VHF CM300

Its more plausible the O5 control head is causing this condition than the speaker. Can you provide the frequency for the CM300 Next course I would take is to separate the radios to see how far apart they need to be to clear up the condition and both be rx'ing. There are known frequency spurs from th...
by chartofmaryland
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Selecting Scan On/Off tone for XPR series
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Selecting Scan On/Off tone for XPR series

Another find, If you want to use Permanent Monitor to help find RFI with a XPR, need to program both Transmit and Receive frequencies for the personality I left the channels of choice as Rx Only and monitor would not open squelch and provide audio. Would get the speaker icon and the display reflecte...
by chartofmaryland
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Selecting Scan On/Off tone for XPR series
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Selecting Scan On/Off tone for XPR series

Confirmed, Need to enable Keypad Tones from the radio menu* Not in the CPS So if you take the default codeplug and remove all of the user editable settings for the first programming the radio will not have ANY button tones Re-checked the box so the user can enable keypad tones and it shows in the me...
by chartofmaryland
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Selecting Scan On/Off tone for XPR series
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Selecting Scan On/Off tone for XPR series

As an update,

Still no luck with scan alert tone for on/off button pushes

My cruddy old XPR6100 does just fine but the 7550e is not wanting to play along

Going back to the customer location next week as they are not taking to the no-tone

If I find it, will advise
by chartofmaryland
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Selecting Scan On/Off tone for XPR series
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Selecting Scan On/Off tone for XPR series

Getting deep into programming these now and for the sake of sanity cannot find a way to have scan on or off create a tone when the button is hit

Sounding like another topic for next firmware release

CoM
by chartofmaryland
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: VHF Quantro PA fail problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: VHF Quantro PA fail problems

Loband,

Saw the Pm, been busy with too much work

Back in the shop and will get the schematic over once I can get it scanned

CoM
by chartofmaryland
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar to Astro Tac Pinouts
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: Quantar to Astro Tac Pinouts

The cable between the units needs to be a V.24 null This is just like a crossover cable for network but follows the V.24 pins instead. TX 2 RX RX 2 TX TXCLK 2 RXCLK RXCLK 2 TXCLK CTS 2 RTS GND 2 GND Cable distance is limited to 52' max You will need to grab the page from repeater builder or the manu...
by chartofmaryland
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: DIU V.24 link to Quantar using Juniper CTP1002
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: DIU V.24 link to Quantar using Juniper CTP1002

You can do this inside of the adapters as is done by most
by chartofmaryland
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: DIU V.24 link to Quantar using Juniper CTP1002
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: DIU V.24 link to Quantar using Juniper CTP1002

If you are using DB25 to RJ45 adapters for the juniper cables, you need to tie pins 4 and 20 together to so the same thing
by chartofmaryland
Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: DIU V.24 link to Quantar using Juniper CTP1002
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: DIU V.24 link to Quantar using Juniper CTP1002

Afternoon Spiderman, You will have to tie RTS or CTS to ground or themselves depending on how the juniper unit handles the level shifts. I typically tie the Quantar side but both sides may need it Best way to try this is with a 8p8c telco banjo and a gator clip jumper. If the RTS is not activated th...
by chartofmaryland
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Firmware R15.10.00 Released 1/19/17
Replies: 19
Views: 2548

Re: APX Firmware R15.10.00 Released 1/19/17

***Big Note***

Got an MTN this morning stating to update all APX8000 and APX6000 (BN Models) if used on mulit-site trunking due to firmware defect

Units would show OUT OF RANGE or NO COMMS if flashed with firmware between 14.00.00 and 15.00.00

Need 15.00.01 or higher to resolve
by chartofmaryland
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: VHF Quantro PA fail problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: VHF Quantro PA fail problems

Sorry to hear of your issues, The number one problem with these units stems from the MSF5000 days and that is the ceramic substrates in the PA sections If you rough handle the PA's at all, the ceramic can fracture. This can be an instant failure or a time delay. Same can come from bouncing the cabin...
by chartofmaryland
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000 Programming question
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: APX8000 Programming question

Evening Code 3, Appears this is a interlock feature to ensure when the radio is powered off by the knob and the feature is enabled, the user has to press a programmed power off button as well to power the radio down Use Case Example: Law Enforcement Radio is thrown or wrangled in a fight and the Eme...

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