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by N4KVE
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Programming issue
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: MCS2000 Programming issue

Buy a used XP laptop. Plenty around for $50. End of problem. OTOH, I once owned a MCS2000, & I couldn’t get it to program through the mike jack. I had to program it through the acc jack on the bottom of the radio. GARY.
by N4KVE
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help!! Motorola LEX L11
Replies: 10
Views: 4128

Re: Help!! Motorola LEX L11

lincolnway407 wrote:Ok, so i opened a case with moto. They said they are having issues with it . They are sending an update in March :’(

I bet the sales team didn’t mention anything about this. GARY.
by N4KVE
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Hara Arena Tornado Damage
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

Re: Hara Arena Tornado Damage

From what people tell me, it didn’t look much worse before the tornado hit. GARY.
by N4KVE
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: XPR Firmware 2.10
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: XPR Firmware 2.10

We must be hanging out on the same sites, as I’ve heard the same “rumor”. I guess we’ll find out soon. GARY.
by N4KVE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Perplexed by Date code newer M accessories
Replies: 6
Views: 4361

Re: Perplexed by Date code newer M accessories

Also, they tend to date products a few months in the future, as they figure it will take a few months to get from mfg to the customer. Eg, I have had brand new radios, & batteries in my hand in Mar 2016, but were dated as built May 2016. GARY.
by N4KVE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Difference between RMN5050A, & RMN5070A
Replies: 6
Views: 6939

Re: Difference between RMN5050A, & RMN5070A

Does anyone know if the RMN5052A compares to the 5053A? appear very similar, however the 5052A is less expensice by far. Looking to get the improved audio that a 5053 has The 5053 while being bigger, has 2 programmable side buttons near the PTT. The 5052 does not. TX audio wise, they both sound the...
by N4KVE
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Difference between RMN5050A, & RMN5070A
Replies: 6
Views: 6939

Re: Difference between RMN5050A, & RMN5070A

I use the typical Motorola external speaker on mine. With the gen 2 radios, & the auto leveling entitlement, it evens everything out. And when you connect an external speaker, the internal speaker still works. But I don't hear it because the external speaker is so much louder. GARY
by N4KVE
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Difference between RMN5050A, & RMN5070A
Replies: 6
Views: 6939

Re: Difference between RMN5050A, & RMN5070A

No. I have been using both base mikes on both radios, & it doesn't seem to make a difference. Also people tell me my TX audio on my XTL5000 in the car sounds better with a XPR mike, the RMN5053A vs the proper HMN1090 XTL mike. GARY
by N4KVE
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 with super low audio on receive problem
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: HT1000 with super low audio on receive problem

Try it with a speaker mike to compare. GARY.
by N4KVE
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming help
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Programming help

And yet here it is. Everything is always on E-Bay. GARY https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorola-Programming-CPS-Software-MOTOTRBO-XPR-DMR-16-0-USA-XPR6550-Latest-NEW/253750618181?hash=item3b14b72845%3Ag%3AXyIAAOSwZvFbIEzv&_sacat=0&_nkw=motorola+cps&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2380057.m570...
by N4KVE
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming help
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Programming help

The XPR radios are totally different from anything you programmed 15 years ago. Also most modern radios do not use a rib any more. My XPR programming cable uses a USB connector, & my 1250 cable uses a serial port, but neither uses a rib. But today there is You Tube to watch, & learn. Good lu...
by N4KVE
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Silent Key: W2NJS, "Tom in D.C."
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

Re: Silent Key: W2NJS, "Tom in D.C."

Wow. Just read this. He helped me with a few radio problems I had back in 2010. I spoke to him on the phone, & in talking, found out we both had similar heart problems. When I spoke to him, I had recently had surgery to correct my problem, and we were comparing notes. Just last week was the 10th...
by N4KVE
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: XPR7580e 902/927 MHz Mod
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Re: XPR7580e 902/927 MHz Mod

Doesn’t work. But the 7580 does. GARY.
by N4KVE
Sun May 13, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DAYTON 2017! Who's in? The official 2017 thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2455

Re: DAYTON 2017! Who's in? The official 2017 thread

Looking forward to my 1st Dayton [Xenia] ham fest. Driving with a friend from Florida. GARY
by N4KVE
Sun May 06, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: APX4000 on 902/927 ham?
Replies: 26
Views: 4119

Re: APX4000 on 902/927 ham?

Nothing has changed since my February post. GARY.
by N4KVE
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 4530

Re: DMR feature in APX

I can see putting DMR in the APX line. I do NOT see putting P25 in the XPR line. GARY
by N4KVE
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 4530

Re: DMR feature in APX

My 8000XE too. OMAP L-138. GARY
by N4KVE
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Help! Newbie Programming APX 6000
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Help! Newbie Programming APX 6000

fireman002 wrote:Hey guys. Just passed my HAM test and picked up an APX 6000 UHF/VHF. Brett..
So you picked up 2 radios? A VHF 6000, & a UHF 6000? GARY
by N4KVE
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS charger NTN8831B power supply?
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: XTS charger NTN8831B power supply?

All mine came with the 2504548T05 wallwart, which is 18 VDC. 1000ma. Center positive. It says this on the decal on the bottom of the charging stand under the word caution. GARY.
by N4KVE
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?

Gtaman wrote:The 5 inch one is GPS. They don’t say GPS I believe.
How do I determine the bandsplit? The color is black. GARY
by N4KVE
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?

Yes on both. But on these newer antennas, 16 cm, & 14 cm, that area is black. So what bandsplit would that be? On the older antennas, it was the color of the plastic between the hole for the center pin, & the threads. GARY.
by N4KVE
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?

All the plastic inserts on the bottom are white. Even on the longer antennas. Which bandsplit do I have? GARY
by N4KVE
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?

Over the years, I have accumulated half a dozen XPR6550's, 6350's, etc. I have removed the factory antennas, put them in a bag, & used the 403-520 whip from the Jedi, Astro Saber, & XTS radios. They work well. So today I was looking in the bag, & found there are 2 different sizes of whip...
by N4KVE
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX quandry
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: APX quandry

I've seen this on other radios that I've had that were upgraded like that. CPS always shows Depot for last modified by. Just a quirk of CPS, I guess. And just to clafiry, those were radios that I bought that were already modified before I bought them. I have no need for Depot or adding other featur...
by N4KVE
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX quandry
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: APX quandry

OK. Thanks. GARY
by N4KVE
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX quandry
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

Re: APX quandry

Yes. This is true. But on my XTL/XTS radios that were similarly "upgraded", they all show last programmed with CPS. GARY.
by N4KVE
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX quandry
Replies: 8
Views: 1664

APX quandry

Don't know if this should be here, or in the programming section. I have an APX, & I program it with Regular CPS 16.00.00. FW is 14.51.00. When I go to the info section, it tells me the last date I programmed it, but it also says programmed last with DEPOT, which I do not have. This happened whe...
by N4KVE
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: APX4000 on 902/927 ham?
Replies: 26
Views: 4119

Re: APX4000 on 902/927 ham?

No. I've only been back to the shop once, but the radio was not there. I swear, I did see the ham freq in the radio. I can only "speculate" its like the XPR7580e. You can program 900 ham freq's in it, but it will not transmit, while the 7580 works perfectly. The 7580e will transmit perfect...
by N4KVE
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Are Conditioning Chargers (Jedi Batteries) Worthwhile?
Replies: 9
Views: 1724

Re: Are Conditioning Chargers (Jedi Batteries) Worthwhile?

I still prefer to use my AdvanceTec/Motorola charger vs an Impres charger/battery. The conditioning charger pulses the battery, & you can leave the battery on charge forever even though fully charged. In my case, for my older radios where I buy cheap non Impres batteries, I use the AdvanceTec/Mo...
by N4KVE
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 2004

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

This is because after a certain version of the firmware and software the radios will only do narrow band. The next issue is the narrow / wide band programming. But Motorola made you jump through hoops and sign your life away to get the wideband patch. All I am saying, is ALL 6 of my XTL5000/2500's ...
by N4KVE
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 2004

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

Sorry, typo. My radios do have 20.50.09. But as long as Q507 is not part of your flash code, by upgrading to the newest FW will not suddenly make a radio narrow band only like the XPR series of radios. Even my APX8000 does not have Q507, but has the newest FW, & is still wide band. GARY.
by N4KVE
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 2004

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

The next issue is the narrow / wide band programming. With the FCC mandate, after the passing of the FCC deadline, all radios could only be sold with narrow band ability. Motorola did have a workaround and a software patch to allow certain users that stayed wideband to be able to still program thei...
by N4KVE
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...
Replies: 14
Views: 2004

Re: XTL5000 P25 and wideband FM (5kHz) and other questions...

A 2500 would work just fine. The benefits of the 5000 would be no help to you. 2500's can easily be converted to 5000's. It seems some of my 5000's started life as 2500's. I did not know that when I bought them, but I'm not complaining. And the range 1 UHF radio's coverage is 380-470 MHZ. Besides, I...
by N4KVE
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Conventional P25 radio
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Conventional P25 radio

Many radios today have been "upgraded" so the flash code printed on the back is not what's actually in the radio. BN won't be any better than AN for what you need. Heck, even an Astro Saber, or XTS3000 would work fine for what you need as long as it has Imbe. GARY.
by N4KVE
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Anyone useing a XPR 5550 w/ the hand held control head
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Anyone useing a XPR 5550 w/ the hand held control head

The guys here all have the newest FW, & AGC on. Like I said, not terrible, but noticeable.
by N4KVE
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Anyone useing a XPR 5550 w/ the hand held control head
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Anyone useing a XPR 5550 w/ the hand held control head

When I listen to the locals transmitting with them, they do not sound as good as they did when they used the original mike, & display that was mounted to the radio. It's not terrible, but not as good as the original configuration. GARY.
by N4KVE
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Communications.Support site?
Replies: 41
Views: 7270

Re: Communications.Support site?

Number 6 wrote:We're back...

Did you miss us?
Yes. Glad you are back. GARY.
by N4KVE
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a TOUGH radio
Replies: 15
Views: 2246

Re: Looking for a TOUGH radio

Jedi, Astro Saber, or XTS3000. GARY.
by N4KVE
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 RF adapter
Replies: 17
Views: 2071

Re: XPR7550 RF adapter

This is the type of things that piss people off about Motorola. I find most of their stuff is reasonably priced, but something like this, a $15 part for $150. Really? This is an item that only a 2-way shop would buy. Not an end user who wants to attach an external antenna to a Gen 2 radio. Moto's t...
by N4KVE
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 RF adapter
Replies: 17
Views: 2071

Re: XPR7550 RF adapter

I seem to remember the guys on P25.CA trying to figure this out, & could not. GARY
by N4KVE
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 RF adapter
Replies: 17
Views: 2071

Re: XPR7550 RF adapter

Sadly, that's it. GARY.
by N4KVE
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: APX6000 "AN" End-of-Life announcement

So is it safe to assume a new 6000 BN is really a 8000 hardware wise, with only one band enabled? GARY
by N4KVE
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: APX4000 on 902/927 ham?
Replies: 26
Views: 4119

Re: APX4000 on 902/927 ham?

k4vks wrote:Gary, which shop to do you use? Good to know there's one down here.

The same place CONRAD goes. GARY.
by N4KVE
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 VHF poor receive
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: XTS5000 VHF poor receive

I set mine to 1. GARY.
by N4KVE
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable
Replies: 10
Views: 1233

Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

Don't know. Just know I paid $20 from a US dealer. GARY
by N4KVE
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable
Replies: 10
Views: 1233

Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

g8tzl2004 wrote:Is that $20 for a genuine Motorola cable or a Chinese Fleabay copy which requires a driver?
A REAL MOTOROLA cable sold by Motorola, but made in the Philippines. GARY.
by N4KVE
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable
Replies: 10
Views: 1233

Re: XPR3500 vs XPR7550 - programming cable

The nice thing is the factory 3500 cable retails for $20. GARY.
by N4KVE
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NNTN4503 HT1550 FPP Red Battery Discontinued
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: NNTN4503 HT1550 FPP Red Battery Discontinued

But I've seen radios for sale that act like the red battery is attatched, but isn't. Someone has figured a way to make the radios FPP with a normal battery. GARY.

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