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by radioinstl
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help!! Motorola LEX L11
Replies: 10
Views: 4124

Re: Help!! Motorola LEX L11

Also you have to have new enough firmware in the APX to support it
by radioinstl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 4530

Re: DMR feature in APX

Thats the neat thing about google.... Try googleing Freon Processor... you get OMAP-L138.
by radioinstl
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IWCE 2015 in Las Vegas - March 16-20
Replies: 16
Views: 2031

Re: IWCE 2015 in Las Vegas - March 16-20

The official policy of IWCE is no photography on the Show floor. Most vendors are cool if you are polite and ask.
by radioinstl
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Quantar base conversion to repeater
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Quantar base conversion to repeater

If you are going to use it as a repeater and yours has the antenna relay on it, I would be interested in your relay if willing to make a deal
by radioinstl
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: Type III AES encryption and Harris APCO P25 option
Replies: 6
Views: 6549

Re: Type III AES encryption and Harris APCO P25 option

It may be listed as SLN not CKR in the Harris software. CKR is the Motorola name, SLN is the P25 Standard name. In know in the PRC148 software it is listed as SLN
by radioinstl
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX QCII is out
Replies: 15
Views: 2524

Re: APX QCII is out

It is still there right now
by radioinstl
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: MW810 Product Information
Replies: 21
Views: 8579

Re: MW810 Product Information

ccip4911, can you share or share where you got the gobi drivers?
by radioinstl
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 Quick Call
Replies: 21
Views: 2890

Re: APX7000 Quick Call

Next release supports it. Played with a APX at Dayton that had it in it.
by radioinstl
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML) Training
Replies: 13
Views: 2032

Re: All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML) Training

What is a lot more useful than both COMT and COML is the COMS class. Much harder to get. The class is designed as the FEMA US&R Communications Specialist class. It is offered to the FEMA teams, but if you want you can pay to take it at TEEX. VERY GOOD COURSE!
by radioinstl
Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola APX7500 VHF/UHF FPP Radio
Replies: 16
Views: 3921

Re: Motorola APX7500 VHF/UHF FPP Radio

loband wrote:I may have for sale a legit with all tags...APX7500 UHF R1 & 7/800 05 head mid power currently flashed for conventional analog. Any interest?


PM sent
by radioinstl
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Laptop with legacy serial I/O
Replies: 11
Views: 3401

Re: Laptop with legacy serial I/O

I use a Dell E6330 with the legacy "slice" and it works great. Have had no problems even with hot swapping it. Prior comments were correct about some connectors being a tight fit.
by radioinstl
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL2500 KEY & KEYSET: Can't get it working
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: XTL2500 KEY & KEYSET: Can't get it working

The second keyset will not be created untill you OTAR the radio
by radioinstl
Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX "Mission Critical Wireless"
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

Re: APX "Mission Critical Wireless"

Yes, you need Bluetooth No, kinda. An APX radio must have the bluetooth board but does not need the flash option to use the Audio items or the kyefob. The restriction with the keyfob is that only the volume and channel buttons will work. The other 2 buttons are programmed by CPS and there for do no...
by radioinstl
Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Asset Tracking Software ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1356

Re: Asset Tracking Software ?

We use WASP asset tracking
by radioinstl
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: New APX2500 Mobile - UHF Band?

That's true, there are those large exceptions. But I think TVSJR is correct, too, in that the Feds are really moving fast and aggressively to the VHF P25 trunked IWN. The rural police depts and sheriff agencies are sticking with VHF, while the big cities are generally going to 700/800. Hard to say ...
by radioinstl
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX O9/URC failures?
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: APX O9/URC failures?

I've heard from a MSS and some others that there have been issues using the O9 head as the end all control head (full URC, siren, etc).... however I don't think I have seen a thread here and the people reporting the issues have never really stated what the failures are/were. So, anyone have any iss...
by radioinstl
Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IP223 to APX7500 Mobile/Consolette?
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: IP223 to APX7500 Mobile/Consolette?

TRC is 16 channels on the 7500 consolette
by radioinstl
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Software System Key Creation
Replies: 7
Views: 1858

Re: Software System Key Creation

If you are not using trunking and want to lock the radios, you can request a conventional ASK from Motorola. Good luck finding someone who knows what a Conventional ASK is and how to order one. They do exist and will do what you want on ASTRO25 and above radios, not sure if the older MCS/MT radios s...
by radioinstl
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Enabling GPS on Motorola XTS series radios Anyone using it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Enabling GPS on Motorola XTS series radios Anyone using

MotoLocator_SS_0708_chV1.pdf Unfortunately Motorola uses a proprietary format for their location data instead of NMEA like everyone else on the planet, so you can't just use any old mapping software, which is why you'll need very deep pockets if you're thinking of the infrastructure option! Andrew ...
by radioinstl
Wed May 16, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: NMO mount with longer RG58
Replies: 8
Views: 2442

Re: NMO mount with longer RG58

The standard 17ft NMO cable is way too short when using dash mount radios in most SUV's even the crown vic's with the antennas on the trunk. . We stock 20's and even afew 25's for that reason. Its better to have too much than to try to banjo string it across the floor mats and then have no room to ...
by radioinstl
Tue May 15, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX 8.00.01 now out
Replies: 16
Views: 4552

Re: APX 8.00.01 now out

Anyone having problems with the Radio Management install? I keep getting a failure. It cant find a file. The file is there but with out the .exe extention.
by radioinstl
Wed May 02, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: I need a COW (cell on wheels)
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: I need a COW (cell on wheels)

I know a lot of people that have them from PEPRO and are very happy

http://www.peprollc.com/
by radioinstl
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts/apx vehicle chargers
Replies: 19
Views: 1593

Re: xts/apx vehicle chargers

On the Chester County, PA contract, Motorola quoted the APX4000, APX2000, APX4500 with O2 and O7 head AND the APX convertacom.

So they have committed to doing it for Chester in the contract.
by radioinstl
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2012 Tahoe PPV Firewall Pass Through Passenger Side
Replies: 6
Views: 2306

Re: 2012 Tahoe PPV Firewall Pass Through Passenger Side

On a Tahoe PPV SSV, the facotry provided pass there area is on the driver side. The firewall has an area that was designed to have a hole drilled in it with out reducing the crash strengh of the fire wall. Take the extra time and cable and run it on the driver side.
by radioinstl
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: bracket for dual tdn9816a for mt2000
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: bracket for dual tdn9816a for mt2000

troy makes them
by radioinstl
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7500 with O9 Integrated Control Head
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: APX7500 with O9 Integrated Control Head

I have run a APX7500 110w VHF / 700-800 with O9 and Motorola siren and lights controlled with the Motorola URC connected to the APX for about a year now in a 2011 Tahoe SSV. Biggest thing the setup is missing is park kill for the siren. LOVE IT. Works greats. Very easy to wire and set up. Take the t...
by radioinstl
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Acknowledges Reverse Burst Incompatibility
Replies: 5
Views: 2210

Re: Motorola Acknowledges Reverse Burst Incompatibility

I expect that Motorola will begin including this capability in all future RSS releases for all radios. 73, Eric Lemmon WB6FLY Coming up on 10 years later and you still do not have the choice in top teir radios. Neither the ASTRO25 line or the APX allows you to choose. I wonder if either the Quantar...
by radioinstl
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: No QuickCall II option for the APX7000?
Replies: 27
Views: 1734

Re: No QuickCall II option for the APX7000?

com501 wrote:You would be amazed to learn that some hams actually know something, in fact, some work for Motorola.

I have an APX with F/W and DSP in the 7's. Nope, no QCII. Not holding my breath, either.


as stated before, end of 2012
by radioinstl
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Line Sweeping
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Line Sweeping

If you ask me, nothing comes close to an Agilent 8714 Network Analyzer. It may be a lot bigger to lug around, a lot harder to learn to use, and a lot more expensive, but NOTHING works as good. There have been 100's of times I was called to sweep lines in both comercial 2way and with cellular were it...
by radioinstl
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX CPS R07.00.00
Replies: 13
Views: 4646

APX CPS R07.00.00

New Radio Features Supported: ============================ IMPORTANT NOTE: Firmware version R07.00.00 is required for the following features to work in the radio: - APX Enhanced Zone/Channel Operation: * Last Selected Channel Per Zone Enable * Zone UP/Zone Down – Channel Up/Channel Down * Preset Zon...
by radioinstl
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: trunking site "disappears" when reprogramed
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: trunking site "disappears" when reprogramed

Could be the frequency changed, new site or limit to the number of channels the radio holds. Most admins try to only change templates every 2 years
by radioinstl
Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: trunking site "disappears" when reprogramed
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: trunking site "disappears" when reprogramed

You said that the site's control channel frequency was not in your programmed list. Each site broadcasts the control channel of any adjacent sites. These sites are saved in to the radio in a "short hunt list". As you drive from site to site, each site is tellling the radio the control chan...
by radioinstl
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex 3920 Autotest II results inconsistant
Replies: 20
Views: 1544

Re: Aeroflex 3920 Autotest II results inconsistant

I agree with the machine is only as good as those using it. It is not a replacement for the knowledge, skills and experience needed to do the job with out the autotest. A good correlation to public safety is opening a roof with a saw. Were I am from we dont let the new guys on the truck touch the sa...
by radioinstl
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex 3920 Autotest II results inconsistant
Replies: 20
Views: 1544

Re: Aeroflex 3920 Autotest II results inconsistant

2. Once a P25 radio is aligned via the Aeroflex 3920's autotest is it "certified" to then work on a P25 system? Rick you should well know that the only one who can "certify" a unit on a system is the people who run that system. No manufacture or service company like Aeroflex is g...
by radioinstl
Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 Bluetooth in a mobile
Replies: 26
Views: 1685

Re: XPR5550 Bluetooth in a mobile

That very well be the new O2 and O4 control heads for the APX4500 mobile as well. The 4500 is based offf turbo. Also the APX4000 is based off turbo with all turbo accy, so the handheld may be an early 4000 as well
by radioinstl
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: No QuickCall II option for the APX7000?
Replies: 27
Views: 1734

Re: No QuickCall II option for the APX7000?

The response I have gotten from M is Dec 2012
by radioinstl
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: keyloader cable for APX 7000 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: keyloader cable for APX 7000 ?

You can also use the NNTN7869A - APX Surveillance Keyload Adapter This works with the TKN8531 "hi-rose" cable if you already have one of those. It is cheaper than the full APX loader cable. Does anyone know what the WPLN6905A - Motorola APX7000 KEYLOAD RS-232 CABLE is used with? John Tact...
by radioinstl
Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Any agencies phasing out XTS, and going to the APX ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2351

Re: Any agencies phasing out XTS, and going to the APX ?

90% of all agencies I talk to as I travel the US that have XTS3000/5000 and that are on any kinda of trunk system or plan on going to one, are buyin some type of APX for all new and replacement radios. The main driving factor is the average life cycle of a Public Safety radio is 7-10 years. All of t...
by radioinstl
Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX CPS zone channel persist
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: APX CPS zone channel persist

Release 7.11.5
Jam 2012
Soft menu program for channel and zone up/down
button for channel select
by radioinstl
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Mystery Radio - APX 6000Li ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: Mystery Radio - APX 6000Li ?

Looks like a APX45000 mobile should be added to the list as well. Wondering if all these APX will be marketed as Phase II or will they cheap out on some of the lower tier units? And O2 control head, and O4 head. Also if you look in the new basic service manual for the APX mobiles, there is now also...
by radioinstl
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX-7500 03 to 05
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: APX-7500 03 to 05

all black heads will work.

for which grey heads will work see below

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=78409
by radioinstl
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX-7500 03 to 05
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: APX-7500 03 to 05

The 2nd version of the O5 head works no problem. There is no control head sync file for the apx. When you connect it and power up the APX it will do a firmware update on the head for you
by radioinstl
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 External Audio Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1077

Re: APX7000 External Audio Problem

Also, most important.....never connect or disconnect the RSM with the APX powered on. Always turn radio off first. Not like the other radios...XTS, MT, etc. Same when changing the battery, remember you are dealing with a "computer" or SDR software defined radio. This also appiles to the T...
by radioinstl
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000/5000 Battery Eliminator
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: XTS3000/5000 Battery Eliminator

Motorola XTS battery eliminator
Part #REX-4424
List $498.00
by radioinstl
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500 "Out of Range" indicators on P25 TRS
Replies: 24
Views: 2150

Re: XTS2500 "Out of Range" indicators on P25 TRS

You need to find out what version Harris system it is, then find out what version XTS2500 passed CAP trunking interoperability testing on that platform. There have been a number of updates in the past few years to ensure that they work with MA/COM-Harris and updates to the P25 standards
by radioinstl
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL5000 and 700 MHz interop channels
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: XTL5000 and 700 MHz interop channels

Tried to program a fairly new XTL5000 with the new 700 MHz interop channels. The radio doesn't like the frequencies that the interop channels are on. I know that there are some 700 systems on the air that should be using the same king of channel split. An example is the channel 7TAC51 799.14375 MHz...
by radioinstl
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: FPP UHF Motorola Portable Transceiver
Replies: 21
Views: 4035

Re: FPP UHF Motorola Portable Transceiver

mikegilbert wrote:Bendix King radios
EFJohnson 5100 series
Thales/Racal 25
Kenwood TK240/340 (little jumper on the back of the radio. Super easy.
Kenwood TK250/350 w/hardware mod
Kenwood TK270/370
Kenwood TK280/380 w/hardware mod
Kenwood TK2180/3180 w/hardware mod
Kenwood TK5210/5310


Thales Liberty
by radioinstl
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Cps, Rss, Professional Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 2591

Re: Cps, Rss, Professional Radio

RSS is DOS based software. It will typically not work correctly in a Windows DOS box CPS is windows based software radios as new as the ASTRO saber, MTS2000 and up. Professional Radio is the same as CPS, just a new name and is typically used by business series radios such as the HT750/1250, CDM's, ...

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