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by KB2ZTX
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: LTR no handshake
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: LTR no handshake

Its been some time but I think there was a home channel that needs defined in the subscriber. I think this is also set in the raider.
by KB2ZTX
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 Mixed Mode
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: MTR3000 Mixed Mode

Thanks !
by KB2ZTX
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 Mixed Mode
Replies: 2
Views: 401

MTR3000 Mixed Mode

So I am just verifying that I am not missing something. I have a MTR3000 with mixed mode. The only setting I find for digital is color code. Is there no place to put a talk group ? Or is it not needed ? In the subscriber do i just pick one and it repeats that ?
by KB2ZTX
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Adding talk group to Trident Raider trunking system
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: Adding talk group to Trident Raider trunking system

Been a few years since i worked on those, but you should be able to connect via Procomm Plus and follow the menu. I believe you connect to the top controller. IS this the newer black units or the tan ?
by KB2ZTX
Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola CDM1550-LS (Questions on Scan Settings)
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Motorola CDM1550-LS (Questions on Scan Settings)

Max you can scan is 16 channels per list. You set the scan list per the personality. All group scan is trunking. System scan is what you are using.
by KB2ZTX
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: COM-Spec TP-3200 in a GR1225 ??
Replies: 9
Views: 1775

Re: COM-Spec TP-3200 in a GR1225 ??

I have 4 of these controllers on 4 GR1225 Rack mount repeaters. Had alot of trouble with noise and static at the site i am at. Solution was to wire both TX and RX audio out of the 16 pin connector with shielded wire. Shield went to ground. Solved 99% of the issues for me. Strange part was these repe...
by KB2ZTX
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Remote Mount kits for MaxTrac 300
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

Re: Remote Mount kits for MaxTrac 300

Used many of the QM kits over the years, and even some of the QM2 kits. Never had many issues with them. Did install one GM300 with the factory kit but ribbon cable got pinched. It wasn't the best cable but the concept was fine. I still have some old QM1 kits floating around from removals and such.
by KB2ZTX
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Need dual band remote head amateur base station
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Need dual band remote head amateur base station

APX7500 Consollette with MCD remotes. Done many in hospitals and other places.
by KB2ZTX
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL-2500 MDC Decode
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: XTL-2500 MDC Decode

You need enhanced ID flash. Had to do 6 of ours for this feature to work.
by KB2ZTX
Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: LED lights and RF interference??
Replies: 5
Views: 2929

Re: LED lights and RF interference??

Need alot more info than this.

What kind of radio, band, frequencies, antenna location, mount, power...
by KB2ZTX
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola parts info needed
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Motorola parts info needed

adapter plates. For programming portables. Not sure on the value as most people who need to program the portables with them have the plates
by KB2ZTX
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Jeep Grand Cherokee wiring info needed for radio inst.
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

Re: Jeep Grand Cherokee wiring info needed for radio inst.

Pulled my ignition sense from the rear 12v power port. Radios are all under the back seat and this was the easiest connection.
by KB2ZTX
Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning with APX7000XE
Replies: 10
Views: 2120

Re: Scanning with APX7000XE

One of the things we did with our APX radios was set up conventional talk group scan on our VHF channels. This allows us to hear dispatch if they call when we are on the VHF channel. We still can't hear the VHF while in Priority scan on the trunked system but until we are on scene we don't use the V...
by KB2ZTX
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC1000 remote
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: MC1000 remote

All done from the keys on the remote. download the manual. Pretty simple to change to 4WT
by KB2ZTX
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Led display sign
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Led display sign

This will depend on what your county supports via CAD. Our county sends us our CAD data via a email and we have a computer program called ADI. This can output to a LED display but we use standard monitors in the station and have another program that displays the call. when not on a call it scrolls t...
by KB2ZTX
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX UHF/800 Antenna Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: APX UHF/800 Antenna Question

Thanks GPS is not used. They use the standard speaker mic (non-public safety). I'm going to drop off a UHF and 800 Mhz whip and have him try each. He never uses 800 and if he did it would take 15 minutes to find the right bank for it, so think the UHf may be perfect for him.
by KB2ZTX
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 dual control head cable question
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Re: MCS2000 dual control head cable question

your correct. I dont have the cable in front of me but can check this weekend. The rear head uses an amplified speaker with a volume control as the volume on the head is not used. I am thinking 1 should be power, ground and audio. Did you look at any with a VOM ?
by KB2ZTX
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX UHF/800 Antenna Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

APX UHF/800 Antenna Question

So my buddy called me last night. He was issued a new portable at work. It is a UHF/800 Mhz. All the local counties use UHF Astro P25 systems. The radio has one bank of 800 Mhz stuff in it that have never been used. This bank is for his vehicle repeater to his VHF radio. As you can imagine he hates ...
by KB2ZTX
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Power mobile HT chargers
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Power mobile HT chargers

Same thing here. Our officers seats have 12V impress chargers, but the back RACK is 110. the only issue we have found is depending on the condition we may end up with a dead battery. Has not happened yet although the vendor told us this is an issue. Our FD goes thru all the trucks weekly at drill so...
by KB2ZTX
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP

I had this issue on another xtl...somewhere (i dont recall where) i had to delete "blank" that was in the list 3 times.
by KB2ZTX
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: pm400
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: pm400

Im a bit confused. the range should be much wider than 465-470. I have a PM400 with channels from 451 - 468 mhz. What does the bandsplit show when you read the radio ?
by KB2ZTX
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Rescue Boat Install.
Replies: 10
Views: 4298

Re: Rescue Boat Install.

jmr3865 wrote:jsikora , What kind of speaker do you use? I need something small and light weight.


This is it -

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Cheap and simple. Think it was a galls $99.00 special
by KB2ZTX
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Rescue Boat Install.
Replies: 10
Views: 4298

Re: Rescue Boat Install.

We just have a standard code III siren with bell on it mounted on the roof. Siren is a federal PA300 with PA. Dont think we have ever used the siren, but use the PA often
by KB2ZTX
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: P25 Phase1 and Turbo on same device?
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: P25 Phase1 and Turbo on same device?

True. But no manufacturer is going to market a radio that can do both. Its bad enough sales folks all over are selling public safety turbo stuff.
by KB2ZTX
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2012 PI vs CIV
Replies: 8
Views: 2173

Re: 2012 PI vs CIV

Taurus...no luck as of yet
by KB2ZTX
Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: motorola mts2000 cps install
Replies: 1
Views: 2051

Re: motorola mts2000 cps install

are you sure it is the windows version ? The DOS version will not install in windows, nor work
by KB2ZTX
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: P25 Phase1 and Turbo on same device?
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Re: P25 Phase1 and Turbo on same device?

Never gonna happen. 2 Totally different formats. Kinda same as P25 and NEXEDGE.
by KB2ZTX
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2012 PI vs CIV
Replies: 8
Views: 2173

2012 PI vs CIV

So I am in search of a console for a CIV version of the PI. Floor shift of course. Searched Jotto and Havis with no luck. Some departments are buyign the CIV version for unmarked but want consoles. Anyone done any yet ?
by KB2ZTX
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Dual Boot Setup Assistance
Replies: 12
Views: 3680

Re: Dual Boot Setup Assistance

I dont recall the spot but sure if you google it you can find it. I setup my PC to not boot Windows. Basically boots up in DOS. If I want windows I type WIN and then it starts. It was a simple change in regedit if i recall.
by KB2ZTX
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Ham repeater ?
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: P25 Ham repeater ?

I have used suitcase P25 repeaters that are just that, 2 XTL mobiles with a repeater controller. They are fine as a tactical repeater but you loose many of the P25 functions like ID and such. Again ideal for what it was used for. Im sure the Quantar will be the ideal setup for the hill top.
by KB2ZTX
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS colored housing ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Re: XTS colored housing ?

I have never seen any other color on the 2500. I have seen the yellow 3000/5000 series. Kinda shocked me. If I can get my hands on it one day i'll pop it open to see if there is a number anywhere
by KB2ZTX
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS colored housing ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Re: XTS colored housing ?

XTS2500 OD Green.
by KB2ZTX
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS colored housing ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

XTS colored housing ?

So a friend of mine that works for one of those fedearl places stopped by the house the other night and he had a colored XTS portable. I have never seen one. I have seen the APEX series in different colors. He said a couple of the guys have this case but he has not seen many either. I am assuming Mo...
by KB2ZTX
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL2500 HHCH ?
Replies: 1
Views: 505

XTL2500 HHCH ?

So is it possible ? My wife has a Jeep Wrangler. Here VHF radio is an ICOM with a small remote head mounted on the console. This weekend I plan to move this to the upper windshield next to the Talon so it is easier to see. I put the xtl2500 control head in last weekend on the center console and she ...
by KB2ZTX
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Two-Tone Paging Verification
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Two-Tone Paging Verification

Had a similar problem many years ago. As it was a go or no go situation we also installed "monitors" on the system. Basically the audio is sent to a module on the console that is turned down low. The other item we did on some of them was run the COR to a small LED on the console. Basically...
by KB2ZTX
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: R1225 repeater RX audio issue
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: R1225 repeater RX audio issue

Check to verify it wasn't set up for an external repeater controller. I bought a used one that was set up that way. Found in the programming it was setup for external repeater vs the standard internal basic. Look under radio wide general options. Think it was repeater w/external
by KB2ZTX
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 ID
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: MTR3000 ID

I'll check both. have not been to the site with holidays...although now that there is 2+ feet of snow there it may be spring....We will see.
by KB2ZTX
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber I with Mystery Board installed - Need help identifing
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Saber I with Mystery Board installed - Need help identif

Could it be an internal man down board. Ie: radio tips over for so long then sends the man down alert ?
by KB2ZTX
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SVR-200 and CM-300 Frequency set up
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: SVR-200 and CM-300 Frequency set up

OK. Im confused but the portable and mobile cannot be on the same frequency, unless your talking to the SVR with a different radio ? What is the SVR supposed to do ? Normal set up on these systems are the mobile is on a dispatch channel and the SVR is on a channel to talk to the portable radio. Henc...
by KB2ZTX
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help building Xband Repeater CDM1250/Rick
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: Help building Xband Repeater CDM1250/Rick

It should all be in your book that came with the RICK. Use those same settings in the CDM. I have built many of these. I normally use Pin 11 and Pin 8 for CSQ/PL detect on the radios. Make sure dip switchs are set correctly in the RICK.
by KB2ZTX
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 ID
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: MTR3000 ID

Well at this point the base doesn't even ID without PL to meet FCC requirements. The only time it will ID is after somone uses it. I'll be calling MOL again. I cannot imagine there is no way to make the CWID work even without PL. I went thru all the settings and even set it for 1 minute with no ID e...
by KB2ZTX
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 ID
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: MTR3000 ID

I unchecked that box as I saw that originally. Currently the base will not send CWID unless someone talks. If the repeater is used it will send the ID after a conversation. I actually listened to this the entire night and it never ID'd. This morning one ofo ur units called on the air and the ID went...
by KB2ZTX
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 ID
Replies: 11
Views: 927

Re: MTR3000 ID

OK that i know. customer is requesting this to ID with PL. I cannot seem to get it to do this function unless someone talks.
by KB2ZTX
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Users Going To Narrower Bandwidth Equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 1703

Re: Users Going To Narrower Bandwidth Equipment

Correct Bill, but at least I will hear from each person that needs this completed when they are looking for the PL/DPL code that I change it to. With the amount of work any radio tech has going on right now in regards to the deadline I am fine with people going other places to get reprogrammed. Alth...
by KB2ZTX
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Users Going To Narrower Bandwidth Equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 1703

Re: Users Going To Narrower Bandwidth Equipment

In reading this thread I must admit some of this makes sense. I didn't think about changing a PL/DPL on our infastructure but have been seriuosly wondering how to get all the radios that are users of the system reprogrammed to the new requirements. Maybe switching the PL/DPL is a easy way to get thi...
by KB2ZTX
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: I NEED HELP MCS2000 Dual Head Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: I NEED HELP MCS2000 Dual Head Setup

It definately has somethign to do with the rear speaker. I noticed this as I forgot to plug that in our new install and had audio in the front but none in the rear. Ours also has the red ignition wire off that plug.
by KB2ZTX
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 ID
Replies: 11
Views: 927

MTR3000 ID

So I installed our SAR teams new MTR3000 recently. Since it has been installed I have not heard the IDer other than after somone talks. I have it setup for 15 minutes with PL. Did I miss a parameter ?
by KB2ZTX
Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MAXTRAC/GM300 out of band questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: MAXTRAC/GM300 out of band questions

Thanks familiar with the shift method, just didn't know if the hardware would support it that low. Guess i'll try it tonight.
by KB2ZTX
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MAXTRAC/GM300 out of band questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

MAXTRAC/GM300 out of band questions

So i read over the site last night. I have a box of now non usable maxtrac and gm300 VHF 146-174 Mhz mobile radios that we removed from our SAR vehicles. We have used this for some time in the 146 ham band in addition to our SASR channels. As we also run a APRS packet system and adding more devises ...
by KB2ZTX
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Internet Control for Conventional MotoTRBO XPR
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Internet Control for Conventional MotoTRBO XPR

Like some other Hams have already done, I am going to put a UHF MotoTRBO repeater up for Amateur radio use (either an XPR or MTR3000). Heck, the street price of an XPR is well below the cost of a dstar repeater (with its mandatory controller). Initially, I will run it in analog FM, of course, to co...

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