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by Fuel4300
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 Will Not Bootstrap - Cable Issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 967

XTS3000 Will Not Bootstrap - Cable Issue?

I am trying to upgrade firmware in a pair of XTS3000's using a completely OEM setup (SRIB, cables, USB flashkey). When I start the upgrade it gets to bootstrapping the radio, asks me to turn the radio off and on, click ok, then it errors out and says it could not bootstrap the radio check all cables...
by Fuel4300
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help with Network Radio Programmer
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Help with Network Radio Programmer

I switched computers to one that had a fresh install of XP SP3. That solved the first error message I was getting - NRP would open and start 'listening'. Also that showed that the problem was not in the router configuration. However, NRP would initially communicate with the radio and begin 'listenin...
by Fuel4300
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help with Network Radio Programmer
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Help with Network Radio Programmer

bezking wrote:I think he meant he plugged his computer into the cable modem? Fuel, did you try running the NRP as an Administrator?


Yes I am running as an admin and in XP SP3 compatibility mode.
by Fuel4300
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help with Network Radio Programmer
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Help with Network Radio Programmer

I am trying to get Network Radio Programmer to work and so far no luck. The first time I run the program I get an error stating the .xml cannot be found (its right where it is supposed to be!) then every time after that I get an error stating that the default port is busy and/or the queue is full. H...
by Fuel4300
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Whats the best flashcode you have seen xts5000
Replies: 11
Views: 1595

Re: Whats the best flashcode you have seen xts5000

5A9008-101E87-8 w/ FW 9

Trunking and FPP the way it was meant to be!
by Fuel4300
Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Early Astro firmware and DES-OFB module
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Early Astro firmware and DES-OFB module

I have what appears to be a DES-XL/OFB module by p/n (NTN1564) but I wanted to confirm that by installing it and reading it in test mode. However, the only Astro Saber I have available is an early firmware (thanks to needing VSELP around here...) and in test mode it reads KG1 DES-XL and KG2 UNKNOWN....
by Fuel4300
Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 Expansion Board & Encryption
Replies: 6
Views: 869

APX7000 Expansion Board & Encryption

Where does the encryption algorithms physically reside in the APX7000? In the 'expansion board'? The main speaker is connected through the expansion board so it does not operate without it. Also, curiously, the radio will power up but will not go into self test mode with the expansion board removed....
by Fuel4300
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 Out of Band
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: APX7000 Out of Band

CPS 5 with R05 firmware also gives me a solid tone and 'Invalid Rx Freq' on the screen. I spent a while poking around APXFamilyCPS.exe with Hex Workshop and I can find a few references to band limits - 136MHz and 512MHz - but no mentions of 470MHz which is the one I would like to modify. I modified ...
by Fuel4300
Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS2500I with Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 492

XTS2500I with Issues

So I have a Panter88 XTS2500I which I bought something like 3 years ago that suddenly started having major issues. 1. Speaker stopped working - no audio at all 2. Occasionally does not power up and always shows low battery alert I opened the radio and found that the speaker flex had become unseated ...
by Fuel4300
Fri May 21, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PM notification down?
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: PM notification down?

Probably a little late but... I noticed at about this time that I was not getting PM notifications either. GMail must have changed their default spam filter settings because automated emails from this board were labeled as spam which they hadnt been in the past. This prevented them from reaching my ...
by Fuel4300
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Problems using CPS with VISTA? Read this! Updated.
Replies: 29
Views: 45408

Re: Problems using CPS with VISTA? Read this! Updated.

Kc2bst wrote:i have even used it on windows 7 no problem


APX or Astro25 CPS?
by Fuel4300
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS4000 UCM Swap
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: XTS4000 UCM Swap

Got what I need.

Thanks!
by Fuel4300
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS4000 UCM Swap
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: XTS4000 UCM Swap

What is the Pub # for the BSM?

My MOL shows a DSM, User Guide, and Quick Start Guide but no Basic Service Manual.

Thanks.
by Fuel4300
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS4000 UCM Swap
Replies: 6
Views: 408

XTS4000 UCM Swap

I have two XTS4k's, one with ADP only and another DES/DVP/AES/ADP. I would like to swap the UCMs to get to the multiple algorithms in the one that has only ADP. Has anyone had a 4k apart? I haven't been able to find a good exploded diagram - the DSM is not very helpful. I am not even sure the UCM is...
by Fuel4300
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro25 CPS will not run on XP Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Astro25 CPS will not run on XP Pro

Just to be clear, in my case, this computer is a laptop with no serial port.

My guess is since this was a fresh install of Windows never having seen a programming cable or USB-serial adapter, the CPS failed to see a com port because Windows had not yet 'created' one.
by Fuel4300
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro25 CPS will not run on XP Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Astro25 CPS will not run on XP Pro

It would be nice if the error message actually said something meaningful like 'No Com Port Detected'. At least that would have pointed me in the right direction instead of 'cannot find specified file' which basically means nothing.
by Fuel4300
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro25 CPS will not run on XP Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Astro25 CPS will not run on XP Pro

I plugged in a radio on a usb cable, let windows install the drivers, and CPS started with no problems!

Thanks a ton!
by Fuel4300
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro25 CPS will not run on XP Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Re: Astro25 CPS will not run on XP Pro

I deleted all of the left over files from the de-install, cleaned the registry, gave it a restart, installed CPS, restarted, and still no luck.

I even went so far as to reformat that partition, reinstall windows, install important updates, restart, install CPS, restart, and nothing....
by Fuel4300
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro25 CPS will not run on XP Pro
Replies: 10
Views: 860

Astro25 CPS will not run on XP Pro

Since I have had no luck with getting Astro25 CPS to communicate with any radios while running Windows 7 (see other threads in this sub-forum) I decided to dust off my copy of XP Pro and do a dual boot. The CPS installs on XP with no complaints as you would expect however when I run it I get "T...
by Fuel4300
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Problems using CPS with VISTA? Read this! Updated.
Replies: 29
Views: 45408

Re: Problems using CPS with VISTA? Read this! Updated.

Has anyone been able to figure out how to get Windows 7 to properly install any Astro25 USB drivers? I had no problems installing the CPS or getting it to run. When I plug in the cable/radio windows tries to install the drivers and fails. As mentioned above there is no option for USB only com-ports ...
by Fuel4300
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: newly acquired XTS5000 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: newly acquired XTS5000 questions

The guide you are referring to is talking about Astro Saber/XTS3000/Astro Spectra firmware versions. The XTS5000 and the like are of a different firmware series. They are fully IMBE down at least as far as version 2. The echo is probably due to the difference in processor speeds between the XTS5000 ...
by Fuel4300
Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts3000 vselp
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: xts3000 vselp

fineshot1 wrote:
caprice96 wrote:Sounds like he's trying to monitor the Cleveland, Ohio system. That's the only VSELP system left in existence that I know of.

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=562


Trenton NJ still runs VSELP and Analog

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?sid=719



...and xts3000s.
by Fuel4300
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS2500 Encryption Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: XTS2500 Encryption Upgrade

Ok. I misunderstood 'Q159AC ADD: XTS2500 HARDWARE ENCRYPTION' from another thread to be a flash option. Strange thing about the part number. An MOL search shows 'PMLN4931A' as having no matches and quickbuy shows nothing either. A search of PMLN49xx goes from PMLN4929A to PMLN4932A with nothing in b...
by Fuel4300
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS2500 Encryption Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 477

XTS2500 Encryption Upgrade

I am looking into adding encryption to an XTS2500I model III which leads me to 2 questions: Is a flash upgrade required in addition to adding the UCM or does the radio support the UCM as-is like an XTS3k and 5k? From the service manual, I need P/N PMLN4931_ Secure Board, XTS 2500 Model III DES, DES-...
by Fuel4300
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 and GE Star Signaling
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: XTS5000 and GE Star Signaling

H451 GE STAR and Q52 Federal Government FPP use the same bit apparently...
by Fuel4300
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 and GE Star Signaling
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: XTS5000 and GE Star Signaling

Unfortunately GEStar is not available in the ASTRO25 radios. The RR flashcode decoder reads a newer option as GEStar. Use the Akardam decoder and it will show up as the correct option.
by Fuel4300
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Looking for Astro RSS compatible codeplug
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Looking for Astro RSS compatible codeplug

I am looking for a R or S split Astro Saber codeplug which was last programmed with RSS (earlier version the better). A VHF could be helpful too.

Thanks a lot,

Mike
by Fuel4300
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Battery icon (IMPRES)
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: XTS5000 Battery icon (IMPRES)

I had the same problem along with some other querky issues... The battery icon would remain after turning of the radio, when changing modes or secure rx/tx the channel line would disappear, the radio would randomly restart, etc. All were fixed when the firmware in both the radio and the secure modul...
by Fuel4300
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Needed: Astro Saber S-Rec 450-512
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Needed: Astro Saber S-Rec 450-512

I am in need of an S-rec for an astro saber 2 or 3. Must have 450-512, IMBE, Smartzone, and Digital ID. Whore flash is fine.

Email me at MichaelDMoller -at- gmail.com

Thanks a lot!

Mike
by Fuel4300
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS 5000 FPP
Replies: 15
Views: 2152

I have an XTS5000 with a similar flash (Q52, Q53 and H38) and have never encountered that problem. Did you try just deleting that channel and re-entering the data? The default value for that field should be 'conv'.

Mike
by Fuel4300
Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: A QUESTION ABOUT HT 1250 LS+
Replies: 3
Views: 221

You can find all the info you need here:

kb.php?mode=article&k=35
by Fuel4300
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 5102226J56
Replies: 2
Views: 334

From what I can find its the micro controller for the rf section of a lowband GP series radio.

Like, sja505, the only formal title I came across is:
68HC11FLO_PASS5 100PIN TQFP
by Fuel4300
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: 3K firmware / CPS
Replies: 8
Views: 620

My MOL is showing R05.02.00 released on 18 December 2006
by Fuel4300
Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Decoding AEGIS, ProVoice, VSELP
Replies: 5
Views: 550

On second thought...

This method requires the radio to be programmed to a conventional channel with digital carrier squelch and VSELP does not allow for this.

You would have to have he conventional channel programmed with the correct network id.
by Fuel4300
Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Decoding AEGIS, ProVoice, VSELP
Replies: 5
Views: 550

I am guessing this is the link you were refferring to?

http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.ph ... ion_Method

I dont see why this would not work with an VSELP radio instead of ProVoice of P25 but I have never tried it.
by Fuel4300
Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Two Lines Of Text - XTS2500 Mod 1.5 Display?
Replies: 8
Views: 579

alex wrote:
I thought the trunking ID's on the 3k's show up on line 2 anyway.


They do.

I never quite got why they used the 2nd line for trunk ID's and the 1st line for others on the XTS3k and Astro Saber.
by Fuel4300
Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Can/Should I Recase an AS2R?
Replies: 4
Views: 392

XTS3000R's and XTS5000R's are pressurized. On a true R (not one that simply has a R case) there is a small port on the back housing that allows for the radio seal to be pressurized. This is probably what you were thinking about. The only problem with the Astro Saber R's is that the batteries are com...
by Fuel4300
Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Will Pocket PC/Windows Mobile sync with Mac OS X?
Replies: 10
Views: 2019

Will Pocket PC/Windows Mobile sync with Mac OS X?

As more and more people seem to be jumping off the nextel ship there is becoming much less of a need for me to put up with nextel service and so I am in the market for a new phone. I have been seriously considering getting a pda/smartphone b/c my pda is getting up there in years (4+) and is due for ...
by Fuel4300
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Priority scan on XTS 3000
Replies: 6
Views: 441

What is your firmware version?
by Fuel4300
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: NEEDED: XTS3k VHF S-Record With Digi ID and Multi Key
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Check the codeplug supersite...

http://www.codeplugsupersite.com

There are two VHF XTS3k codeplugs both with digital ID and IMBE; one is a model II and the other is a model III.
by Fuel4300
Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS-5000
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

After looking at the CPS...

The UCM version IS displayed under the Radio Information screen. If there is no version listed then there is either no module installed or it is not activated in the CPS so to be sure check off "secure hardware equipped" and reread the radio.
by Fuel4300
Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS-5000
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Thank you. Now the next question... How do I tell if a Model I has an encryption module in it without taking it apart??? I dont have the CPS in front of me right now - I can check when I get home - but i believe if you check off "secure hardware equipped" in the CPS and then program and r...
by Fuel4300
Sat Dec 02, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS-5000
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Check batdude's (Doug's) tutorial stickied at the top of the astro forum for instructions on how to open up your radio and locate the encryption module.

viewtopic.php?t=61128
by Fuel4300
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 UHF range 2 IF question
Replies: 2
Views: 256

From the detailed service manual:

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by Fuel4300
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Question about XTS5000
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Radios with the 123ABC1234 serial's were sold out of Hong Kong about 2 years ago. They all have ancient firmware (version 2) and no tags.

Some can be read with regular CPS but some can't be and are essentially useless.

Do a search on the board. Their origins have been discussed at length.
by Fuel4300
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Converting an XTS 5k M1 into a M3
Replies: 10
Views: 697

Yes, you can upgrade a 5k but it is simply not as economical because you will have to replace the vocon as well.
by Fuel4300
Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Commander Speaker Microphone ?
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Also, not all of the functions will work with an "AN" XTS3000.
by Fuel4300
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mts 2000 unable to read
Replies: 15
Views: 1277

Re: mts 2000 unable to read

i bought a mts 2000 at a auction and when i got home tried to read it. cant read the radio. when i go to comm test it says radio com is ok..back to read radio. com failed buss line busy. is it the dreaded tool proof, i hope not.thank you olepro Sounds like there is another program that won't let go...

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