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by MattSR
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS UCM Firmware
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: XTS UCM Firmware

Yes, there are definitely MACE UCMs for X series radios, and they are in the 7.xx.xx firmware range. The last couple of years of XTS5000 production that is what was used, from what I've seen. Any chance you happen to know if you can Key-load the newer MACE-style UCM's with a KVL3000, or is KVL3000+...
by MattSR
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000 vs. APX7000 Weak P25 Rx
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: APX8000 vs. APX7000 Weak P25 Rx

What is the "Concurrent Rx Enable" feature intended for?
by MattSR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: xts3000 No Tx Tone
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: xts3000 No Tx Tone

Yep, you will need an encryption module installed to get rid of the 09/10 error message, and a key loaded into it.

Is it really worth all that just to have a beep when you key up!?
by MattSR
Wed May 23, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Keyloading with T3011 and KVL3000+
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Keyloading with T3011 and KVL3000+

You can mix CKR and PID on all devices from ASTRO, to ASTRO25 and APX series.
by MattSR
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: keyloading my xts2500
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: keyloading my xts2500

I guess not.
by MattSR
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: keyloading my xts2500
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: keyloading my xts2500

Is the radio going into the "KEYLOAD" mode on the screen when you hook it up to the KVL?
by MattSR
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: keyloading my xts2500
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: keyloading my xts2500

Is the "Enable PID Key management" checkbox enabled?
by MattSR
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Zeroizing trunking authentication keys in APX subscribers
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: Zeroizing trunking authentication keys in APX subscribers

It's strange that the KVL4000 doesn't have a delete option when in Authentication mode, as the P25 specs definitely have a "Delete Authentication Command/Response" KMMs defined. The KMM has two options - delete all authentication keys or just the active key. There are KMM message IDs defin...
by MattSR
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series
Replies: 4
Views: 666

Bluetooth adaptors for XTS series

Hi all, I am looking for a decent bluetooth adaptor that will fit an XTS series radio. It needs to work with non-Motorola branded headsets. I've tried the BLU-comm / Pryme-blu XTS dongles, and the audio quality is terrible to the point of being unusable. Constant audio crackling, low-bitrate audio, ...
by MattSR
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7500/8500 analog RX sensitivity vs XTL and MCS
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: APX7500/8500 analog RX sensitivity vs XTL and MCS

Cancel that last one - it's obviously a 3920 as it's autotuning an APX7500.
by MattSR
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AstroTac Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 2174

Re: AstroTac Configuration

" The Rx's have a aux LED that is neither showing as solid or blinking, " <--- This is down to the firmware version running in the device. That feature was only added in later FW versions.

motorola_otaku - why did you pay for the manual? :D

Cheers,
Matt
by MattSR
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7500/8500 analog RX sensitivity vs XTL and MCS
Replies: 4
Views: 987

Re: APX7500/8500 analog RX sensitivity vs XTL and MCS

Hi motorola_otaku, Is that a 2975 or 3920?
by MattSR
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: DIU 3000 Internal Battery Question
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: DIU 3000 Internal Battery Question

CR123A and no, it's not charged by the DIU.
by MattSR
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions
Replies: 592
Views: 48669

Re: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions

If nothing else, this thread has convinced me to stay away from purchasing a secondhand Aeroflex / IFR. Dropping $10k plus on a machine that then dies because of a faulty hard drive and can't resurrected sounds quite painful!
by MattSR
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: I and N DSP why?
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: I and N DSP why?

Different firmware builds to suit different versions of the DSP 56000 chip.
by MattSR
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: R20.50.09 FIRMWARE W SERIES WARNING
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: R20.50.09 FIRMWARE W SERIES WARNING

Is there a fix coming or similar?
by MattSR
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX list of recent radio IDs
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: APX list of recent radio IDs

Cheers - that was it!
by MattSR
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX list of recent radio IDs
Replies: 2
Views: 819

APX list of recent radio IDs

Hi all, A few years back, a friend of mine had an APX7000 which had a menu item enabled that would list the radio IDs of all recent transmissions. I have been trying to find this in CPS version 16, however the "Rcnt" menu item is the closest thing I can find, and it only shows radio IDs th...
by MattSR
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 30
Views: 2552

Re: DMR feature in APX

Maybe, maybe not.
by MattSR
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: New APX stuff coming! And SOFTWARE AES for APX900?
Replies: 35
Views: 3698

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

Keyloading via USB - now that's been in the TIA.102 standards for a few years now, but it hasn't appeared until now...
by MattSR
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Motorola R2600A versus HP8924C
Replies: 25
Views: 4164

Re: Motorola R2600A versus HP8924C

Absolutely. Aside from the measurement speed, which only suffers when measuring frequency down to 1Hz for example, it works fine. As ASTRO Spectra said, it's perfect for aligning P25 gear, and it can do the majority of alignment on DMR as well. The ASTRO and ASTRO25 service manuals even recommend th...
by MattSR
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Motorola R2600A versus HP8924C
Replies: 25
Views: 4164

Re: Motorola R2600A versus HP8924C

After using, and liking the 8901B I also upgraded to an 8924C - I found one at the right price and the newer interface, extra features, and faster measurement speed make it a joy to use. Much prefer it to the 8901B which is getting a bit long in the tooth.
by MattSR
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What was your first /\/\otorola radio?
Replies: 124
Views: 20699

Re: What was your first /\/\otorola radio?

Hehe, you're spot on Jeff - it was a long time ago now, and it cost a fortune as well :D

escomm wrote:
MattSR wrote:Heh, mine was nothing special, just an XTS3000 R split.

I bet it was pretty special at the time :lol:
by MattSR
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: Type III AES encryption and Harris APCO P25 option
Replies: 6
Views: 5910

Re: Type III AES encryption and Harris APCO P25 option

How did you get on? As long as you have the correct cables and the PRC software lets you program in the correct SLN/CKR, it should just be a matter of plugging it all in and away you go - just keyload as per normal...

Cheers,
Matt
by MattSR
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Motorola Quantar SCM
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Motorola Quantar SCM

Yep, there's a couple of ways to get around it.
by MattSR
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola Impres Charger Firmware Upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Motorola Impres Charger Firmware Upgrade

Don't quote me on this but I believe firmware 3.40 is required to work properly with APX's.

New firmware can only be a good thing!

Cheers,
Matt
by MattSR
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Motorola R2600A versus HP8924C
Replies: 25
Views: 4164

Re: Motorola R2600A versus HP8924C

I followed Astro Spectra's advice and bought an HP 8901B. Haven't looked back and it's a great unit.
by MattSR
Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: ASTRO Experimental - How to do things a little out of the box
Topic: APX7000: Changing the Bands
Replies: 7
Views: 3774

Re: APX7000: Changing the Bands

That's correct, he mentioned it on communications.support forums and that cost was around $1300 or so IIRC.
by MattSR
Thu May 21, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Motorola Quantar SCM
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: Motorola Quantar SCM

vanderau, The V.24 port isn't part of the SCM. The V.24 port attaches to the Wireline card which sits next to the SCM module. You can swap the wireline card + V.24 board from your UHF Quantar into your VHF one, then read the VHF codeplug, enable the V.24 card, and write the codeplug back again. Chec...
by MattSR
Sat May 16, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2303

Re: APX Questions

The price of the radio is at $4,000 before we start talking about actual software options. The radio itself is $2272, the second band adds $400, enabling dual band adds $600 and conventional operation adds $800. Since you selected smartzone instead of conventional that's $1500 instead. So boom you'...
by MattSR
Thu May 14, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2303

Re: APX Questions

What were the exact specs for the $6,000?
by MattSR
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX 7000 firmware update process
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: APX 7000 firmware update process

Quick question for those in the know - is it possible to do Bluetooth firmware updates with the APX?

Cheers,
Matt
by MattSR
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: Type III AES encryption and Harris APCO P25 option
Replies: 6
Views: 5910

Re: Type III AES encryption and Harris APCO P25 option

randymince wrote:Just curious if anybody has direct hands on experience loading a PRC-152 with an AES-256 key from a KVL 3000 to communicate with a Motorola XTS-5000.


It may seem like a minor point, but the KVL3000 does not support AES256 so you're SOL on that one.

The KVL3000+ does however support it.
by MattSR
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Experience with buying from K0HU?
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Experience with buying from K0HU?

I have bought from Rick on many occasions and he is honest, reliable and fast.
by MattSR
Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Quantar base conversion to repeater
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Quantar base conversion to repeater

t's just a setting in the codeplug. If it has the relay it can be disabled and removed too.
by MattSR
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro saber UHF question
Replies: 16
Views: 1554

Re: Astro saber UHF question

Yep, it's a VSELP radio, You can uplift to an IMBE firmware level but it's limited to fairly old firmware.
by MattSR
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber Firmware Question
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Astro Saber Firmware Question

If you contact a motorola dealer and order a firmware refresh flashkey for something like an XTS5000, it will work on your ASRTO Saber too. Once you have the flashkey, you can download the .cvn firmware files off the internet (there is another P25 forum that hosts these) and then use your current CP...
by MattSR
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro saber UHF question
Replies: 16
Views: 1554

Re: Astro saber UHF question

By the way, that flashcode listed isn't necessarily analog only - it is most likely an ASTRO VSELP radio. Radios with this firmware have a special "Analog only (ASTRO Ready) flash option that meant it was an analog radio, and your radio doesn't have that in the flash. ASTRO VSELP was indicated ...
by MattSR
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro saber UHF question
Replies: 16
Views: 1554

Re: Astro saber UHF question

Since its a model 3, put it into service mode and read the flashcode out of the radio directly. Service is accessible on the ASTRO Saber by pressing the button marked (..) that is above the PTT button, 5 times in a row within a few seconds of powering up. This way you can get the Flashcode, Host and...
by MattSR
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: KVL 3000 Plus Error
Replies: 9
Views: 2294

Re: KVL 3000 Plus Error

Can you check if you have secure hardware enabled in the codeplug? From your flashcode it appears the radio is not equipped with Software ADP which leads me to believe that it Hardware AD[P and it could be failing if Secure Hardware is not enabled in the codeplug.
by MattSR
Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: KVL 3000 Plus Error
Replies: 9
Views: 2294

Re: KVL 3000 Plus Error

EdwinAlers wrote:APX 6000: H98QDH9PW7AN, CodePlug: R11.01.01, Secure Version: R010407


O.K. - cool - in self test mode, does the APX6000 list any algorithm numbers?

They will look like KG1: AES256 KG2: DES-OFB etc etc..
by MattSR
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: KVL 3000 Plus Error
Replies: 9
Views: 2294

Re: KVL 3000 Plus Error

Please list the firmware versions of your radio, the algorithms your radio has in it, and the firmware version of your KVL and the algorithms it is flashed for too.
by MattSR
Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Monty Sisco's Equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 1888

Re: Monty Sisco's Equipment

Monty had many contacts overseas too, if you could post up a list of equipment and some pictures, I'm sure you'd get lots of people interested and willing to help out. I still have emails from him and he always did things very thoroughly - I'm sure there are lots of people that would love to peruse ...
by MattSR
Thu May 29, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Kvl 4000 and astro saber
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Re: Kvl 4000 and astro saber

Good to hear! No flashing required, and more proof that the older ASTRO gear works with "CKR" aka "SLN" aka "APCO25" aka "TIA.102-AACD compliant" aka "ASTRO25" mode keyloading. I just wish the powers that be could stick with a single naming conventio...
by MattSR
Sun May 18, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Kvl 4000 and astro saber
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

Re: Kvl 4000 and astro saber

This will work has long as you have HOST firmware 7.xx or greater and the crypto boards EMC (UCM version) is 3.xx. Go into the radio's Secure settings, click on the "Multikey Options" tab and enable "CKR Key Management". CKR = ASTRO25 mode. I only have astro 25 and radio authenti...
by MattSR
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Keyloading fail XTS3000 question EMC 3.55
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: Keyloading fail XTS3000 question EMC 3.55

Also, did it really show a KG4 or is that a mistake? The XTS3000 only supports 3 algos.
by MattSR
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Keyloading fail XTS3000 question EMC 3.55
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

Re: Keyloading fail XTS3000 question EMC 3.55

Your module has no algorithms flashed into it. Plain and simple.

You need to see KG1 - DES-OFG KG2 DES-XL KG3 ADP etc....

Without that, the UCM is essentially blank.
by MattSR
Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What was your first /\/\otorola radio?
Replies: 124
Views: 20699

Re: What was your first /\/\otorola radio?

Heh, mine was nothing special, just an XTS3000 R split.
by MattSR
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTVA (XTS Vehicular Adapter)
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Re: Motorola XTVA (XTS Vehicular Adapter)

As long as the XTVA is F revision or later it will be fine with Li-ion batteries. They aren't IMPRES compatible of course, but they won't hurt the battery either.

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