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by TreyH
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 Mixed Mode
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: MTR3000 Mixed Mode

Yes, color code is all you need on the repeater. Talkgroup id's are set on the subscriber. However, on the repeater, set the RSSI to something other than the default or it will never transmit if there is the least bit of interference. -60 should do.
by TreyH
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: audio spikes
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: audio spikes

We've got a mix of Gen1 and Gen2 Trbo radios on our system. We would get RX spikes on the Gen2 radios intermittently when a Gen1 radio would key up. Audio was much better when we upgraded everything to the latest fw. If you can just get the Gen1 radios on version 1.12 things should improve.
by TreyH
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 5550 Feature Question - multiple user tones?
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: XPR 5550 Feature Question - multiple user tones?

I don't believe the 5550 has any type of FPP option but you could simply program separate channels for each PL tone.
by TreyH
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550e, WPLN4243A, and PMNN4491B
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: XPR7550e, WPLN4243A, and PMNN4491B

The WPLN4226A looks like an EMEA region part number. The WPLN4243A is a NA region part. Is the new battery you bought meant for the NA region? If not, that could be the reason for the blinking red (Charger rejecting the firmware on an out of region battery maybe?). I've never tried to cross battery/...
by TreyH
Mon May 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 6550 issues on boot up
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: XPR 6550 issues on boot up

I've had that happen to me. Glad it worked...
by TreyH
Thu May 03, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 6550 issues on boot up
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: XPR 6550 issues on boot up

Almost sounds like they've been remotely disabled. If you know the radio ID number, try sending an 'enable' command to it.
by TreyH
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: 6550 Emergency Acknowledge
Replies: 18
Views: 1687

Re: 6550 Emergency Acknowledge

I'm wondering if the 'ack' works at all. I admin a system of about 300 XPR's and never got it to work correctly. Our dispatch consoles run Telex C-Soft and we've never got the 'ack' function to work correctly on those either. It's been about 6 years since we've tried though; current firmware may wor...
by TreyH
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: 6550 Emergency Acknowledge
Replies: 18
Views: 1687

Re: 6550 Emergency Acknowledge

Is the "Emergency Alarm Ack" enabled under the channel setup?
by TreyH
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 6550 Multiple Scan Lists
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: XPR 6550 Multiple Scan Lists

I believe you would have to create multiple instances of the same channel and assign a different scan list to each.
by TreyH
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Connect Plus Home button
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Connect Plus Home button

We run IPSC and assign 'One Touch Access' (Home Reverts) to the 'Side button 1' short and long press on our 7550's. So Connect Plus doesn't allow that?
by TreyH
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Radios, Batteries, And IMPRES Chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: Motorola XPR6550 Radios, Batteries, And IMPRES Chargers

We are on 12hr shifts. I should've said '..consistently stops making it through a shift' . There are busy times when officers utilize their portables more than others and they don't make it. I keep a bank charger in the roll call area where they can switch out if needed. For our generation1 radios, ...
by TreyH
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Radios, Batteries, And IMPRES Chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: Motorola XPR6550 Radios, Batteries, And IMPRES Chargers

Smaller law enforcement agency here also. We manage around 150 portables. Patrol and Field Ops get the newest batteries. I don't like letting theirs get over 3 years old. We then cycle patrol's old batteries into the jail and support staff areas. I keep bank chargers in those work areas so if they h...
by TreyH
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 Loud Uncontrolled Squeal
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: XPR6550 Loud Uncontrolled Squeal

I've been holding off upgrading our fleet for a while now, hoping to hear more about the issue. I may go ahead and update one shift and see how it goes. Firmware 1.12.13 doesn't have that problem but the only way to downgrade is if you have the Depot software. I'd like to go to 1.12.17 due to the AG...
by TreyH
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 Loud Uncontrolled Squeal
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: XPR6550 Loud Uncontrolled Squeal

Are they on firmware 1.12.17? There's talk of a bug in that firmware version causing that issue. I've experienced it on some of mine but that's been on a digital channel.
by TreyH
Sat May 28, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 6550 has steady warning tone when transmitting on digital channel
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: XPR 6550 has steady warning tone when transmitting on digital channel

Check the 'Admit Criteria' and 'In Call Criteria' and set them both to 'Always' (You will need to be in 'View-->Expert' mode). Also make sure your 'Contact Name' is populated with a Digital Contact that you created (Group Id).
by TreyH
Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Digital group & remote dekey
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Digital group & remote dekey

Do you have 'Allow Interruption' checked under the TX section of the channel setup?
by TreyH
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MOTO TRBO Scanning
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: MOTO TRBO Scanning

The scanning works pretty much like a HT1000 setup. If programmed to do so you can add/del scan channels via the menu. One caveat however is that if you are using IP site connect you cannot assign a scan list to that digital channel. In other words you can't mix 'scanning' and 'roaming'; you either ...
by TreyH
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPr8400 Repeater
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: XPr8400 Repeater

Might also look at the RSSI Threshold setting on the repeater. The default can sometimes be close to the existing noise floor and not allow the repeater to transmit.
by TreyH
Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SCOTT Air Pack TalkAround 900mhz
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: SCOTT Air Pack TalkAround 900mhz

Haven't messed around with those in a while but best I remember is that the low watt "talk-around" radio is built into the mask accessory. If you want to talk on your regular fireground radios then SCOTT makes interface cables for certain popular commercial radios. There's a way to switch ...
by TreyH
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: IP Site Connect
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: IP Site Connect

Josh is correct in that dynamic mixed mode (analog) is not an option when utilizing IP Site Connect. You might try googling "MotoTrbo System Planner". It's a Motorola publication explaining most all the MotoTrbo features.
by TreyH
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Faulty channel switches on 6000 series
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Faulty channel switches on 6000 series

I'm about to start sending some of mine back in batches. I havn't seen the actual service bulletin but our local shop said there is one and that he would send them in for us. The worst problem we are having with our 6550 models is that all have lost the "tactical click" on/off of the volum...
by TreyH
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: IPSC not working
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: IPSC not working

.. bummer. Storms damaged the network port on one of our Master repeaters last Friday. We had a backup MTR3000 sitting at the tower site. I read the config off the damaged repeater and cloned it to the new one; cabled everything back and everything came back up fine within a few minutes (5 peers). ...
by TreyH
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: New MotoTRBO Radios Are Coming
Replies: 9
Views: 1377

Re: New MotoTRBO Radios Are Coming

nice info, thanks for posting ...
by TreyH
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: IPSC not working
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: IPSC not working

.. bummer. Storms damaged the network port on one of our Master repeaters last Friday. We had a backup MTR3000 sitting at the tower site. I read the config off the damaged repeater and cloned it to the new one; cabled everything back and everything came back up fine within a few minutes (5 peers). S...
by TreyH
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: IPSC not working
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: IPSC not working

Confirm your "Authentication Key" mataches for each repeater ?
by TreyH
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: CPS 8.0 installation freezes PC
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: CPS 8.0 installation freezes PC

You might have some background software conflicting. You might try "msconfig" using the run command and limit your startup programs.
by TreyH
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: GRE tunnels vs static routes
Replies: 22
Views: 1584

Re: GRE tunnels vs static routes

We use a tunnel device made by DCB Inc. to connect our sites when a public internet link is used. Like jsilberberg mentioned you would need to use a service like DYNDNS or have a static public IP address at one location which would act as a master. The other units connect as clients to the master an...
by TreyH
Thu May 23, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Emergency / Lone worker on a SL-7550
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Emergency / Lone worker on a SL-7550

- Under "Digital Emergency" setup a emergency system. - In your conventional channel set the "Emergency System" to the system you just setup and check "Emergency Alarm Indication", "Emergency Call Indication" and optionaly "Emergency Alarm Ack". - Un...
by TreyH
Tue May 21, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Mototrbo Repeater Analog Audio Cut Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Mototrbo Repeater Analog Audio Cut Problem

Only thing similar I have run across is if you have a Trbo radio nearby that is in 'Site Connect' roaming mode and trying to wakeup repeaters in it's channel pool. When it transmits it will possibly desense nearby radios for about that same amount of time.
by TreyH
Thu May 16, 2013 4:57 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR8400 Mixed Mode - Digital becomes unresponsive.
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: XPR8400 Mixed Mode - Digital becomes unresponsive.

Motorola advised that Dynamic Mixed Mode is not compatible with GPS/ARS. Apparently it can't handle all the frequent data transmissions and goes dumb to the digital mode. Anyway, I set it to digital only and it has been working in that mode ok. It's odd that it has been working in mixed mode for sev...
by TreyH
Wed May 15, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR8400 Mixed Mode - Digital becomes unresponsive.
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: XPR8400 Mixed Mode - Digital becomes unresponsive.

When the problem was noticed is was on 1.09.ish. We flashed it with the latest, 2.20.10, but it still exhibited the same problem. At least it's not an intermittent problem. I can reproduce it everytime. The digital mode will work flawless until the analog mode is used once or twice. After that, no m...
by TreyH
Tue May 14, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR8400 Mixed Mode - Digital becomes unresponsive.
Replies: 4
Views: 556

XPR8400 Mixed Mode - Digital becomes unresponsive.

Opened a case on MOL about the below issue. Was wondering if anyone else has seen this with the XPR8400s? *********************************************************** *** Notes 5/14/13 9:6:32 PM MOLCase Action Type: General I have a VHF XPR8400 that has been in operation for about 6 months. It has be...
by TreyH
Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR8300 Interference & Hang Time
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: XPR8300 Interference & Hang Time

Sorta sounds like MotoTrbo interference ..
by TreyH
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Clipping RSMs to XTS antennas
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Clipping RSMs to XTS antennas

I use my 4 year old's elastic hair bands. Clip the mic to it and drop the loop over the antenna. I know when my little girl is out of hair bands when I find my mic in the floor.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Goody-Ouchles ... t/21811181
by TreyH
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 GPS
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: XPR7550 GPS

If you don't have any 'ARS' or data servers running you will want the GPS turned off and the ARS Radio ID and TMS Radio ID empty, and the ARS disabled in the programming of the radio. Otherwise your radios will be trying to register to a non-existent server and cause a lot of unnecessary traffic. Th...
by TreyH
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can I run dual antenna's on a Motorola XTS 5000?
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: Can I run dual antenna's on a Motorola XTS 5000?

I would also recommend wavetar's passive antenna suggestion. We use a passive antenna in our ambulances and it works well. Before, portables were useless inside the ambulance but with the passive antenna system they work as if you were outside the truck.
by TreyH
Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Using a CDM1250 for a repeater
Replies: 11
Views: 3966

Re: Using a CDM1250 for a repeater

Not to hijack the thread, but I'd like to do the same thing the op is asking only I need to use a VHF CDM1250 to UHF XPR4550.
VHF Portable <--> VHF CDM1250 <--> UHF XPR4550 <--> MotoTrbo Site Connect System
by TreyH
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can I get a 173 license?
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Re: Can I get a 173 license?

Can't remember exactly but a simplex low watt will probably run around $350.00 ??
I used spectrumwatch dot com and filed with the UTC coordinator.
by TreyH
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can I get a 173 license?
Replies: 11
Views: 1786

Re: Can I get a 173 license?

I was able to get a 173 for vehicle repeater use. You have to pay attention to the freq ranges for some of the portable antennas and many of the 1/4 waves on public safety vehicles don't cover that range so you may have to change a few out.
by TreyH
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: IP Site connect and GPS tracking issues....pls help
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: IP Site connect and GPS tracking issues....pls help

Yes, just be sure and get the correct Trbo portable. Not all will do IPSC out of the box. But even if they don't they will still work locally to the repeater site they just will not 'roam'. You can also search on "MotoTrbo System Planner" where you should find the Mototrbo System Planner d...
by TreyH
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: c-Bridge from Rayfield Communications
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: c-Bridge from Rayfield Communications

Motorola doesn't recommend anything over 90ms latency for the backhaul network connecting the IPSC repeaters. With 2sec of latency you are probably going to have problems with what is called the "Arbitration Window". The arbitration window is what allows the repeaters to negotiate which ca...
by TreyH
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MIP5000 TRANSMISSIONS BEING CUT OFF
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: MIP5000 TRANSMISSIONS BEING CUT OFF

We ran 3 MIP5000 stations for about 3 years and they were nothing but problems. Audio out at the console was horrible, especially with more than one console in the room; seems like the audio out wasn't synced between the stations so you had a constant echo in the room. The buddy mics were also a con...
by TreyH
Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 2013 rules change licensing ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: 2013 rules change licensing ?

You can request a password reset at: https://esupport.fcc.gov/password.htm
You can call FCC for a password reset at: 877-480-3201 and choose Option #1.
by TreyH
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Locking up on powering down
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Locking up on powering down

If you are running ARS enabled for anything, you may try disabling that option temporarily and see if it cures the power off problem. If ARS is enabled, the radios do try to send to the ARS control station before completely powering off. The new 2.0 firmware is out, you could try that. We've only ju...
by TreyH
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Locking up on powering down
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Locking up on powering down

We've got a fleet of 4550s and 6550s and havn't had that particular problem. What happens when they lock up? Are the screens still displaying anything? What do you have to do to get them working again; remove the battery/power? How are the mobiles powering down; ignition switch sense or using the po...
by TreyH
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: GPS info from XPR8400 from LAN Port
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: GPS info from XPR8400 from LAN Port

No, the GPS option for the 8400 is to enable "Enhanced GPS" which handles subscriber unit more efficiently. The Trbonet software uses a control station attached to a pc/server running their software. The portables/mobiles are then programmed to use that control station for ARS, Text and Lo...
by TreyH
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR8400 IP Remote Programming Error #5446
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: XPR8400 IP Remote Programming Error #5446

Odd, port forwarding is all you should have needed. Port 'triggering' is supposed to redirect traffic depending upon what machine sent data out that port range. So if another IP device sends traffic out port 50000 besides your repeater the traffic will be redirected to that device instead of your re...
by TreyH
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR4350 connected to L3276 Tone remote
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: XPR4350 connected to L3276 Tone remote

You might try disabling "AGC" and adjusting the mic gain up on the XPR4350. You might also try disabling "Noise Supressor"(won't see that setting unless it's running a later firmware version)
by TreyH
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR8400 IP Remote Programming Error #5446
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: XPR8400 IP Remote Programming Error #5446

I've had errors when trying to use a newer CPS version with an older firmware before. You may need to update the repeater firmware. CPS v7.6 was meant for firmware 1.09.0. The latest repeater firmware for the 8400 is 1.09.11 and the latest CPS is 8.5
by TreyH
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HELP NEEDED: Looking for License / Frequency Coordinators
Replies: 9
Views: 1130

Re: HELP NEEDED: Looking for License / Frequency Coordinator

Not sure if it's the right fit for a dealer but we use spectrumwatch.com to manage/file our licenses.

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