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by MSS-Dave
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: 6550 Emergency Acknowledge
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: 6550 Emergency Acknowledge

fchrist16 wrote:Bump...Anyone got any ideas on this?

Regards,

-Frank C.


I don't have one of these but you could knock down emergency on the XTS line by pressing and holding the programned emergency button for 2 or 3 seconds. It may depend on how the long press function is programmed on the 6550 button though.
by MSS-Dave
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MSF5000 UHF PA interchange
Replies: 6
Views: 821

Re: MSF5000 UHF PA interchange

+1 on Otaku's comment on power control. If it does the same thing with another amp I'm suspecting something on the outside of the amp in the control loop. Does the station have a internal circulator with a thermal wire which is brown in color? If so you might try checking that for shorts. Also, the ...
by MSS-Dave
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming ASTRO25 system with limited ASK in ASTRO25 CPS
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: Programming ASTRO25 system with limited ASK in ASTRO25 CPS

It has been a while since I have dealt with ASK on Astro 25 but I remember vividly from 2008 commissioning a new fleet on a system trying to use an ASK daughter key that had restrictions. What a freaking nightmare. Even though it was supposed to I was unable to do much of anything within my fleet an...
by MSS-Dave
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Convert a Henry Amp to do simplex
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Convert a Henry Amp to do simplex

RFS1 is exactly what I had. They don't sell kits anymore though. You can see the parts list and manual still though here

http://ramseykits.com/cmp/rfs1/default.html
by MSS-Dave
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Convert a Henry Amp to do simplex
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Convert a Henry Amp to do simplex

If i use the CX800N-12 Coaxial relay, DPDT, Type-N (6 female), 12v, Tohtsu using 12vdc to trip the relay, wouldn't that be fast enough to do the job ? The relay is rated for 800watts. Max Yes, that relay is more than enough to do the job. I don't know anything about the MCS2000 so can't comment abo...
by MSS-Dave
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Convert a Henry Amp to do simplex
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Convert a Henry Amp to do simplex

Have to add a transmit receive relay to it. You can add it externally to the amp. Another thing is whether you want it to key automatically with RF or if you want to have a key line to the radio you using. You can probably find Surplus txrx relays with your choice of connectors on it, DowKey comes t...
by MSS-Dave
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Internet outage this morning from Charter / Spectrum
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Internet outage this morning from Charter / Spectrum

:x Spectrum bought out BrightHouse in Florida. Since the transfer a few months ago, internet throughput has been getting slower and slower. I can usually do speedtest to a local server at 65+ X 7 MB but throughput on the router to most any website pukes at times. Router logs show WAAAY more DOS type...
by MSS-Dave
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Hard reset of Trident Raider
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Hard reset of Trident Raider

ve3nsv wrote:I have a Trident Marauder manual. Not sure what the difference is between the Raider and Marauder?


The Marauder has telephone interconnect where the Raider does not.

PM me an email address good for a reasonable size PDF file, I'll send you a Raider manual

Dave
by MSS-Dave
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Why are there so many surplus XTL2500/5000 800MHz radios?
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

Re: Why are there so many surplus XTL2500/5000 800MHz radios?

Maybe because of out of production for a few years and support ending in a few. Probably most if not all of those models in PS or Govt. Service in the US so surplusing now because of "upgrades" like migration to Phase 2. Spectragod's response is spot on too....
by MSS-Dave
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Sample DB down mathmatics?
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Sample DB down mathmatics?

Or......

Google "convert watts to dbm" and there is a bunch of charts and apps available, take your pick. Example. ... 100 watts is +50 dBm. -50 dB tap = 0 dBm which equals 1 milliwatt.
by MSS-Dave
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 110W - power level options?
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: XTL2500 110W - power level options?

Thanks Is High / Low power adjusted using pre-set levels in CPS or do you need to use service mode and a watt meter? Power set is in CPS. Should be Radio Wide > TX Power tab but I cant confirm exact as my programming computer is at the shop right now. This is not the same as TX power calibration fo...
by MSS-Dave
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 110W - power level options?
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: XTL2500 110W - power level options?

No 3 level. Only 2. Low power,adjustable from 25.0 to 110.0 (!!! why?) High power adjustable 25 to 120 but has to be same or higher set than low power. Ran XTL 2500 high power brick at 25 low and 50 high before I got my power point set up for hi current draw. Set a button or menu item for Hi/Lo or i...
by MSS-Dave
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Solutions sues Hytera Communications for using stolen patents, trade secrets
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Motorola Solutions sues Hytera Communications for using stolen patents, trade secrets

I haven't seen Hytera's response posted so here it is. Sorry if it is a double March 22, 2017 Hytera Statement on Motorola Solutions’ Litigation We are disappointed that Motorola Solutions has chosen to bring lawsuits against Hytera rather than compete in the marketplace. We are ready to respond vig...
by MSS-Dave
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 Reset Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1178

Re: MTR2000 Reset Issue

Does it show errors on the station diagnostic log?
+1 however on PS issue especially if you've replaced things and written a new CP.
by MSS-Dave
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: GE Help
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: GE Help

yardbirdjr wrote:Sure

PM me if you find it.

Thanks

David

I found 1 of my GE boxes but apparently the others I had got lost, sold or borrowed over the years. I still have some GE/Ericsson stuff so I will have to keep it. Sorry for the tease about availability.

Dave
by MSS-Dave
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: GE Help
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: GE Help

Know nothing about building one but I probably have an extra honest-to-God TQ3370 in the storeroom ( read: closet ) if interested. Used to program MP-A, MR-K and LPE200 radios back in the day.
by MSS-Dave
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Noob XTL questions about remote mounting
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: Noob XTL questions about remote mounting

My high power XTL 2500 passes TX audio and PTT fine on the GCAI connector on the brick without a control head connected. I don't remember doing anything special in the codeplug but I'll check tomorrow. I believe F/W is around 15, CPS is latest.
by MSS-Dave
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: vhf xtl wont do 150.806
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: vhf xtl wont do 150.806

Isn't 6.25 khz a valid step now on VHF hi? Freq would be 150.806250 if so, just don't know if that is valid in that part of the band. I'd also think the firmware needs to be fairly recent on the XTL platform to have that option.
by MSS-Dave
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM
Replies: 34
Views: 5063

Re: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM

Tried that, made a new personality, zone, and channel. No difference. Radio is changing all tx freqs by about +6.2khz Really strange Radio worked ok then wonked out all by itself? Odd that it worked then is changing by that 6.25 which is now a valid step. Did you do anything like upgrade firmware o...
by MSS-Dave
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MotoTRBO Firmware
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: MotoTRBO Firmware

If you can post the model number and the TANAPA code on the radio, that will help. What version of TRBO CPS do you have? Can't use a firmware higher than the CPS will support.
by MSS-Dave
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX 7000 on P25 SYS REG REFUSED
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: APX 7000 on P25 SYS REG REFUSED

So I believe this was simply a glitch in the system with the radio ID. Over night, the radio was accepted back onto the system and all groups are functioning again.


Or that... LOL.
by MSS-Dave
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX 7000 on P25 SYS REG REFUSED
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: APX 7000 on P25 SYS REG REFUSED

Do you have a system key for the trunked system or systems in the radio? If not, you can't modify T/G or any other info pertaining to the system.
by MSS-Dave
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM
Replies: 34
Views: 5063

Re: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM

I have a hi power VHF xtl 5000 that has worked perfect for 6 months. 2 days ago the tx audio is just a garbled mess on the receiving radio. Wouldn't tx on digital at all. Looking for someone who can suggest some simple tests or steer me to someone who works on these. Still sounds perfect through th...
by MSS-Dave
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: TTF 1243B Amplfier
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: TTF 1243B Amplfier

The IPA is variable 1-4 watts out to the amp. Should be the same rating in all power level stations but I don't have a manual for the later GLB stations. Repeater Builder has pretty good documentation on MSF and PURC stations if you haven't looked there.
by MSS-Dave
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low Profile Identifying
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Re: Low Profile Identifying

I don't know of anything unless you have the full part number but the fastest would just be take pictures and post them up here. The resource depth here is pretty vast for mobile antennas.

Dave
by MSS-Dave
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: General Dynamics R2590 Service Monitor (Service/Support info)
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: General Dynamics R2590 Service Monitor (Service/Support info)

Interesting.. I was told that the R2590 is actually a later ( not necessarily better ) design than the R2600 series, despite the model number. The R26XX series were a Motorola 'in-house' design, whereas the R2590 design was originally produced by Link Communications in Billings, MT. I'm not sure ex...
by MSS-Dave
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra for Motorcycle
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: Astro Spectra for Motorcycle

Nice bike!

No way for any Spectra to work on CB band (27 Mhz in the U.S). If you just wanted it for display, you could buy any band and then have the control head programmed to display what you wanted and leave the RF frequencies blank to prevent oops TX where you shouldn't.
by MSS-Dave
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: General Dynamics R2590 Sinad calibration question
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: General Dynamics R2590 Sinad calibration question

http://freedomcte.com/service-support/ This company picked up the GD line of monitors several months ago. You could call or e-mail to Doyle Wofford there for tech type questions. Had a 2590 years ago and worked with him on a calibration issue when he was with General Dynamics, he moved with the prod...
by MSS-Dave
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Mototrbo system
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

Re: Mototrbo system

Make sure repeaters and radios have the same firmware revisions applicable in them. At minimum, the repeaters. Had issue on 900 Cap Plus system where 2 of the 3 machines were 1 rev level apart due to a failure and a depot trip. Updated 2 older ones and all worked well.
by MSS-Dave
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Adding a Piezo Quartz Filter
Replies: 35
Views: 1910

Re: Adding a Piezo Quartz Filter

I would take a look at Catalina's output and make sure there isn't excessive deviation going on there, causing splatter into your receiver. It's not a very well known fact, but in the case of 15kHz repeater spacing, the repeater's transmitter should be WELL below 5kHz. A lot of folks seem to think ...
by MSS-Dave
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 setup
Replies: 3
Views: 809

Re: MTR2000 setup

HI all Just wondering if I could draw on your experience once again. I have been offered a motorola mtr2000, couple of things I want to know before I take it. Can it be used as a simplex repeater? Not without some sort of external controller What other equipment woukd I need to get it up and runnin...
by MSS-Dave
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Batteries
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Motorola Batteries

If you are looking for OEM batteries there is at least one dealer that posts on this board that offers very attractive pricing. I can say that because I am that dealer. :D +1 here. Jeff's pricing is so attractive, it's almost like having Kate Upton jump out the box when you get them...... 8) :wink:
by MSS-Dave
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantro operating voltage question
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: Quantro operating voltage question

Can you post the model number? Quantros available in different bands and power levels.....
by MSS-Dave
Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: High SWR during extreme cold/poor rpt coverage
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: High SWR during extreme cold/poor rpt coverage

Is there a duplexer in this box? Cold will affect tuned cavities much worse than antennas.....
by MSS-Dave
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Project on Radio Test Equipment Calibration - Help needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Project on Radio Test Equipment Calibration - Help neede

Do a search on Google using "rf test equipment metrology" and you will see some of the larger companies you speak of.

+1 for escomm but what if the company you choose to do your cal doesn't have the password to reset the cal timer in your box?
by MSS-Dave
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: 900 MHz XTL5000 question: Wide Band capable?
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

Re: 900 MHz XTL5000 question: Wide Band capable?

I don't have a 900 MHz codeplug to open to test this for sure but.... working in the industry maintaining 900 MHz commercial stuff since the mid 90's on mostly Motorola but including GE/Ericsson/ M/A-Com and others, I've found wide band isn't an option. As the XTL is a commercial radio, I'm reasonab...
by MSS-Dave
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Motorola R2590
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Motorola R2590

I've had one for quite a few years. Works really well for what you get in the box. Options can be added remotely (as in entering a code provided upon purchase of said option). Your price should reflect how it is optioned now. It will do PL and DPL at minimum standard. There is a enhanced signalling ...
by MSS-Dave
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: cross band vehicle repeater
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: cross band vehicle repeater

You ***COULD*** use a VHF/UHF diplexer and a dual band antenna as long as the diplexer and the antenna cover the frequency ranges you are using. You have more flexibility using separate antennas though....
by MSS-Dave
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Need programming service MX300s
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Need programming service MX300s

HI, I've a Motorola MX300s type (moldel is an old mx350), 48ch in four group. I've a blank prom too but no way to programm it. I need of 433/434 range (free italian uhf range), I can ship worldwide. Thanks o much. http://www.brinkleyelectronics.com/prog/mot/mx/mx.htm You need to contact him directl...
by MSS-Dave
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:10 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom Gold Elite Ethernet Link
Replies: 21
Views: 1709

Re: Centracom Gold Elite Ethernet Link

This is why I *REALLY* do not like RAD products. They are especially difficult to configure, and no two installations are ever identical. There's better stuff out there, likely for less money. You just have to do your homework. I know Extreme Networks makes some of this stuff. Cisco solutions are a...
by MSS-Dave
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Dulplexer question
Replies: 66
Views: 4249

Re: Dulplexer question

I would go with if you see evidence of a lightning strike on the connector like a burnt center pin, that Comet/Diamond whatever is damaged inside. You may see minimal reflected power from the antenna but if 2 of the 3 sections internally are broke, that will be little to no gain. Those things just a...
by MSS-Dave
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Motorola/General Dynamics R2590A/CSM-1000 Service Monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Motorola/General Dynamics R2590A/CSM-1000 Service Monito

They said that they would "get back to me". I have heard nothing else. Robert. Hmmm.... Haven't talked to him in several years but the Senior Tech in support for this product was Doyle Wofford from GDDS in Scottsdale AZ. Was very helpful when I had to send my box back for a couple of issu...
by MSS-Dave
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX 7500 MIP5000
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

Re: APX 7500 MIP5000

How is the emergency function programmed into the 7500? Make sure it matches what the other subscribers are in the field i.e. Tactical, Revert, ETC. on each trunked personality. If the radio doesn't see it, the MIP sure won't.
by MSS-Dave
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX 7500 MIP5000
Replies: 17
Views: 2768

Re: APX 7500 MIP5000

Can you post the flashcode of the Consolette? Sounds like an optioning problem like Enhanced ID or something...
by MSS-Dave
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: First Time tuning a MSF
Replies: 55
Views: 2952

Re: First Time tuning a MSF

If you are reasonably sure that the 99.1 FM is causing the problem, make a 1/4 wave stub notch filter for 99.1 and put it in the RX line. May or may not work. Sure sounds like straight up RX overload to me. A stub only gives us, what, 20dB? I have a full size cavity that can do that without leaving...
by MSS-Dave
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: First Time tuning a MSF
Replies: 55
Views: 2952

Re: First Time tuning a MSF

If you are reasonably sure that the 99.1 FM is causing the problem, make a 1/4 wave stub notch filter for 99.1 and put it in the RX line. May or may not work. Sure sounds like straight up RX overload to me.
by MSS-Dave
Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Motorola/General Dynamics R2590A/CSM-1000 Service Monitor
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Motorola/General Dynamics R2590A/CSM-1000 Service Monito

Any reason that you haven't called General Dynamics on this?? I have a R2590. Although I haven't had any problems in 6-7 years, last time the unit went to them for calibration they were very helpful with a reference oscillator question.

Dave
by MSS-Dave
Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Issues remoting Dispatch Consoles
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: Issues remoting Dispatch Consoles

We looked into doing the console links with a RAD T-1 Megaplex a few years back instead of ROCI / CORI combo. Moto ST seemed to think it would work but we changed direction and didn't do any remotes at all. Installation says you can run 2000 feet between the CEB and a CIE with the 7 pair but I sure ...
by MSS-Dave
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XPR 6550 Programming Issues...
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: XPR 6550 Programming Issues...

CP version in the radio is NOT CPS version. It is codeplug version.

+1 on the foreign radio unless maybe you have other region CPS and a U.S. radio? You have any other U.S. TRBO radios that your current CPS will read?
by MSS-Dave
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: First Time tuning a MSF
Replies: 55
Views: 2952

Re: First Time tuning a MSF

Actually we got tone down to .07uV. But we got 20dB quieting at .12uV. Awesome! Now to connect Allstar... Our biggest fear is HT users will come to expect miracles all the time. Are you getting these numbers directly into the receiver from the SG or through your cavity preamp setup you described in...

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