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by CTAMontrose
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: EFJ Viking
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: EFJ Viking

They will work just fine on a Motorola 7.x as well as legacy 3600 systems.
by CTAMontrose
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL Multi-head Combined Control Cable Limit?
Replies: 20
Views: 1160

Re: XTL Multi-head Combined Control Cable Limit?

Something is sticking in my head that there was a firmware update to the XTLs about the same time the 131' cables came out that addressed this. Could be wrong, but I could swear it was in the release notes.
by CTAMontrose
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Does a Low Band Astro Spectra Exist
Replies: 16
Views: 1314

Re: Does a Low Band Astro Spectra Exist

will it do Phase 2 trunking also? Hello. Phase 2 trunking is outdated and is being phased out by most military systems. The new Phase 3 trunking allows 8 voice conversations in one 6.25 channel. BATON encryption is mandatory to support data rates up to 1Mbps. However, you must use a horizontally po...
by CTAMontrose
Fri May 18, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Activating MACE in APX7000
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Activating MACE in APX7000

the problem you are going to run into is that people that order these typically only order them with the amount of radios they need to flash or in the case of a KVL upgrade, the number of KVLs. I highly doubt someone will want to part with a $600+ flashcard with unused flashes on it.
by CTAMontrose
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 01/A2 error
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

Re: APX7000 01/A2 error

check your email otaku...
by CTAMontrose
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 01/A2 error
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

Re: APX7000 01/A2 error

the problem with an APX is simply changing an RF board isnt like it is on an X series. There is information in there that no current tools be it CPS or even Depot (the software, NOT the place) will touch. Motorola is writing information to the rf board in locations that is not accessable except to a...
by CTAMontrose
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 01/A2 error
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

Re: APX7000 01/A2 error

A 3920 (with our without APX autotune) will not fix that error. Manually aligning the rado will not fix that error. been there done that.. a trip to the depot is the only fix.
by CTAMontrose
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 01/A2 error
Replies: 22
Views: 1971

Re: APX7000 01/A2 error

Nope.. there are no customer accessable tools to fix this error.
by CTAMontrose
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Whats the best flashcode you have seen xts5000
Replies: 11
Views: 1584

Re: Whats the best flashcode you have seen xts5000

Currently: Decoding Flashcode: 589088-801E86-0 Platform: XTS5000 & XTS4000 Q806: ASTRO IMBE Digital Operation H14: Enhanced Digital ID Display Q498: Hardware Multikey Encryption w/ OTAR H43: Trunked Remote Monitor/Radio Trace H46: Trunked One Touch Status Message G996: Over the Air Provisioning ...
by CTAMontrose
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Motorola Rolls FW back to 16.00.02, pulls 17 off MOL
Replies: 2
Views: 2463

Re: Motorola Rolls FW back to 16.00.02, pulls 17 off MOL

all of mine are at 17 and im going to leave them there until 17.00.01 comes out :)
by CTAMontrose
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Motorola Rolls FW back to 16.00.02, pulls 17 off MOL
Replies: 2
Views: 2463

Motorola Rolls FW back to 16.00.02, pulls 17 off MOL

"XTS/XTL Firmware Update - R16.00.02 release. The R17.00.00 release has been temporarily removed due to reported field issues. We recommend that field installation of this release be discontinued."

Imagine that!
by CTAMontrose
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7500 QA01648 "Hardware Key"
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: APX7500 QA01648 "Hardware Key"

The enhancement allows you to check a box to turn the ASK requirement off or on. The radios are programmed with a "home system ID" and only that key with the write protect enable parameter can check the box. Clone only keys cannot.
by CTAMontrose
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Setting up new FB2 Repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Setting up new FB2 Repeater

if you have a 463.xxx output you should have a 468.xxx not 469 input.. UHF in that range is +5 MHz
by CTAMontrose
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: How to power down a KVL-4000?
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: How to power down a KVL-4000?

Welcome to our world.. we have the same issue so it normally lives tethered to the power cord.

Are you having any issues with the KVL app crashing?
by CTAMontrose
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 channel aliasing lines
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: XTS2500 channel aliasing lines

you have 12 characters, be it for zone, channel text or both.

ie if your zone is 0, then your channel is 12 and so on...
by CTAMontrose
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P25 Out Of Range
Replies: 17
Views: 1723

Re: P25 Out Of Range

This behavior can also occur if either the radio ID or the Talkgroup are not allowed on the site(s) the radio is in range of. The radio will attempt to register, the system will give the not allowed on this site message.. then the radio will invalidate the site and attempt to find one that will allo...
by CTAMontrose
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: ASTRO 25 Firmware 17.00.00 Released
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: ASTRO 25 Firmware 17.00.00 Released

I suspect the 16.50.20 DSP actually is the "17.00.00" DSP, they just forgot to change the version number. If you look at the feature set, alot of it was introduced in APX 7.00.00. I wonder if they are trying to consolidate the version numbers as close as possible. ie 17.00.00 matches 7.00....
by CTAMontrose
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: ASTRO 25 Firmware 17.00.00 Released
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: ASTRO 25 Firmware 17.00.00 Released

The only radio i have had issues with is the XTS2500s, the XTS5000s and XTL5000 i did all went smooth. The DSP on all is reporting the 16.x version...
by CTAMontrose
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: ASTRO 25 Firmware 17.00.00 Released
Replies: 22
Views: 6379

Re: ASTRO 25 Firmware 17.00.00 Released

Same here... add another 2500 to the brick o matic list... it rebooted to FL 01/82. Fortunatly CPS was able to recover it. Cant wait to see how long firmare 17.00.01 takes to come out.
by CTAMontrose
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 TDMA Phase II Talk Around
Replies: 15
Views: 1277

Re: P25 TDMA Phase II Talk Around

batdude wrote:not to digress.... but...

what modulation did the old next "directTalk" use...?

nextel = TDMA.... so just wondering.


doug


They used the same FHSS protocol as the 900MHz DTR radios, they just didnt share any hop patterns.
by CTAMontrose
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX 8000 Type II trunking
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: MTX 8000 Type II trunking

Well the proper way would be with the programming cable with the round test port, plugged into the test box going to a service monitor. I would start with frequency though, using an off the shelf frequency counter, but i suspect that its going to be deviation and compensation that is your issue. I w...
by CTAMontrose
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX 8000 Type II trunking
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: MTX 8000 Type II trunking

IF the system has not been rebanded, AND the ID is valid, it could be an alignment issue.
by CTAMontrose
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Cdm1550 firmware revert to older version
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Cdm1550 firmware revert to older version

The 220 band CDM's that have been moded to ham band are and will always be stuck in 12.5. Completely false. Well, okay, the ones using the published bandedit_en mod are stuck in 12.5. I got as far as getting one to have 20 and 25 available as options but the squelch would stick open due to the lack...
by CTAMontrose
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Cdm1550 firmware revert to older version
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Cdm1550 firmware revert to older version

SD70MAC wrote: The 220 band CDM's that have been moded to ham band are and will always be stuck in 12.5.


Completely false.
by CTAMontrose
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro spectra CPS R05.03 is there newer
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Astro spectra CPS R05.03 is there newer

5.03 is current for the Astro Spectra (non plus) mobiles.
by CTAMontrose
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 with an o3
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: XTL5000 with an o3

you can use USB on the rear connector as well, just not on the GCAI as pointed out. Agreed its silly.
by CTAMontrose
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: any XTS handheld FREQ RANGE MODEL DECODER available?
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: any XTS handheld FREQ RANGE MODEL DECODER available?

There probably is, but for most of us, we just remember it or go to the service manual. J - 136-162 (Astro Spectra) K - 146-174 (Astro Spectra), 136-174 (all ASTRO25 products + XTS3000/Astro Saber) Q - 403-433 (Astro Spectra), 380-470 (ASTRO25) R - 438-470 OR 450-482 (Astro Spectra), 403-470 (Astro...
by CTAMontrose
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL5000 "beep" when recieving transmissions
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: XTL5000 "beep" when recieving transmissions

Radio Configuration -> Secure -> Secure Configuration -> Advanced Tab -> RX Clear Alert Tones

The only other thing i can think of is you have it set to a priority scan channel in the scan list.
by CTAMontrose
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL5000 "beep" when recieving transmissions
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: XTL5000 "beep" when recieving transmissions

Do you have the clear Rx alert turned on in the secure settings?
by CTAMontrose
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS 5000 Reboots when Tx'ing
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: XTS 5000 Reboots when Tx'ing

Finding the files wont do you any good if you only have normal CPS as it is unable to downgrade.
by CTAMontrose
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Firmware R4 to R16
Replies: 22
Views: 1727

Re: XTS5000 Firmware R4 to R16

You cant downgrade firmware by any normal methods.
by CTAMontrose
Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL's On eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: XTL's On eBay

With the correct firmware and flash, all xtls can run adp
by CTAMontrose
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL's On eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: XTL's On eBay

:D
by CTAMontrose
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM 1550 S band 450 to 520 to the 440 ham band
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: CDM 1550 S band 450 to 520 to the 440 ham band

the one HT1250 i converted over was extremely deaf at 444.2 and its TXPO was only at 2w at 449.2

Im sure other radios would perform better, but it was tested to spec in its normal bandsplit. My 220 on the other hand works like a champ... gotta love 160ch on 220 with MDC1200!
by CTAMontrose
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL's On eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: XTL's On eBay

or the abnormally high number of people with portable D versus mobile D.
by CTAMontrose
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL's On eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: XTL's On eBay

There were recently a couple of 700/800 XTLs that had ADP in them on eBay.
by CTAMontrose
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000 antenna port with PSM
Replies: 8
Views: 863

Re: APX7000 antenna port with PSM

I'm sorry, did I just read Motorola say that using a PSM improves coverage??????????? :o Why wouldnt it? They are making the comparson between a radio with the antenna on the belt, with the user having a normal speaker mic. Having the antenna up on your shoulder as opposed to your gut can help redu...
by CTAMontrose
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MOTOTRBO DMR-MARC ham network update
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: MOTOTRBO DMR-MARC ham network update

Thats great news! I love seeing trbo grow! I might actually have to invest in a mobile unit sooner than later! Singh AJ4VS Ebay prices for XPR's have gone through the roof. One might as well spend a few bucks more and buy a new radio. That's what I'm planning to do. No kidding! Even the beat to sno...
by CTAMontrose
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Rebanding Flash ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Re: Rebanding Flash ?

MTS2000des wrote:XTS2500 and 5000's just need reprogramming.


Not always, i have a whole fleet of 5000s that needed firmware uplifts. If i remember correctly, FW 7 introduced the rebanding tables.
by CTAMontrose
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Radios for a Type I trunking
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Radios for a Type I trunking

Thank you, glad to help :)
by CTAMontrose
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Radios for a Type I trunking
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Radios for a Type I trunking

As long as the radio has H45 SmartNet Type I Features in the flashcode you should be good to go.
by CTAMontrose
Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Radios for a Type I trunking
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Radios for a Type I trunking

I think your best bet would be a properly flashed MTS2000.
by CTAMontrose
Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: ASTRO25 Portable and Mobile CPS 16.01.00 Released
Replies: 4
Views: 3830

Re: ASTRO25 Portable and Mobile CPS 16.01.00 Released

They will error on the tuner readme, but should unzip enough to install. I can confirm the winrar trick above works.
by CTAMontrose
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: ASTRO25 Portable and Mobile CPS 16.01.00 Released
Replies: 4
Views: 3830

ASTRO25 Portable and Mobile CPS 16.01.00 Released

CPS_ReadMe.txt ============================================ ASTRO 25 Mobile CPS R16.01.00 ============================================ - Windows 7 is supported in R15.00.00 CPS and higher. - The vendor is phasing out support for the parallel port adapter DS1410E. Motorola will not support the parall...
by CTAMontrose
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Latest firmware for MTS2000?
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Latest firmware for MTS2000?

8.73 is current for both
apx911 wrote:I have R08.73. Is this the latest? What about the MCS2000?

Thank you
by CTAMontrose
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xtl5000 out of band fail001
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: xtl5000 out of band fail001

i have an S split (450-520MHz) XTL5000 id swap as long as yours is Q split (380-470). Let me know if you would be interested... the particulars are below: My radio has firmware 15.00.09 and has a flashcode of 580208-801484-4 G51 - SMARTZONE Systems Operation G806 - ASTRO Digital Operation G173 - SMA...
by CTAMontrose
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions
Replies: 607
Views: 57822

Re: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions

Thats excellent news.. we just upgraded our 3920 and are looking to add APX7000 autotest II and Phase II TDMA. We were going to purchase X2 TDMA, but i see that motorola has canceled that option now. Hopefully we wont be X2 for very long...
by CTAMontrose
Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX 9000 Convert to MTS 2000?
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: MTX 9000 Convert to MTS 2000?

You also gain windows CPS programability. This could be a huge advantage depending on one's programming set up

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