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by mike m
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Pro CPS 6.12.09 hack
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: Pro CPS 6.12.09 hack

In addition to w9cr's wiki check the following youtube videos from Bryan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKpG_1buX5g I was doing the hex method for a few years for my ht1250, 220 radios, until Bryan's new python module for chirp software showed up which simplifies tuning considerably. I had a coupl...
by mike m
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low band CDM - why do you need 3 radios to cover from 30 - 50MHz?
Replies: 23
Views: 2750

Re: Low band CDM - why do you need 3 radios to cover from 30 - 50MHz?

The antenna for my RT-5000 was $6400. I didn't even get a t-shirt. At least you have an antenna and working radio. I designed the original RT5000 transmitter module and other comm radios in Prescott over the years 1990 to 2011 and in the entire time I worked for Wulfsberg through ownership by Sunds...
by mike m
Mon May 01, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Multi Band Antenna
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: Multi Band Antenna

Ditto on staying away from multi-multi band antennas and also having Genesis radios for 29 to 440 MHz.. All the quad band antennas that I measured were at the best ~-10 db at 29 MHZ and ~-6 db at 50 MHz. As a result For 10/6meters I still use the old reliable MOTO DIPLEX ANTENNA METHOD then a lumped...
by mike m
Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 - any way to get more than 64 channels
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Re: CDM1250 - any way to get more than 64 channels

MINE IS A HT1250-LS+, 216-222 HT that i modified but everything with regards to s-records for the ht's applies to mobiles of any band. My ht was a ltr trunking 216-222 MHZ model with only 18 conventional channels before the s-record mods. The cdm mobile was s-rec modified by someone else when I rece...
by mike m
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: 700Mhz Programming QUESTION
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: 700Mhz Programming QUESTION

You probably have the order wrong for 700 and 800 MHZ control channels in the TRUNKING SYSTEM/ASTRO 25 Channel ID menu. I won't tell you the correct order of how 700 and 800 CONTROL channels need to be entered in CPS for row 1 and row 2 under the 'astro 25 channel id' nor will I tell you what the co...
by mike m
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 - any way to get more than 64 channels
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Re: CDM1250 - any way to get more than 64 channels

yes,

i have 255 channels in a ht1250ls+ 222-225 handheld and the same in a cdm 220MHz mobile radio.
by mike m
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 Replace battery Loose keys?
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: XTS5000 Replace battery Loose keys?

The coin cells only purpose is for the radios clock feature, it has nothing to do with ENCRYPTION KEY RETENTION
by mike m
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 - any way to get more than 64 channels
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Re: CDM1250 - any way to get more than 64 channels

http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=90958 Also read this thread above, you can jump to the very last post if you are in a hurry but I suggest reading things thoroughly first. also print out the steps described by Motorola_otaku near the top >.>.Post by motorola_otaku » Thu Mar 03, 2...
by mike m
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 - any way to get more than 64 channels
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Re: CDM1250 - any way to get more than 64 channels

http://wiki.w9cr.net/index.php/Waris read this page over, even though this is for the ht1250 handheld, it applies to cdm mobiles also. Determining what codeplug tool groups, 2.x or 3.x, will be obvious once you compare the various s records that are available in the subdirectory of each codeplug too...
by mike m
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 RSS vs P200 RSS
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Re: MT1000 RSS vs P200 RSS

Nice stage 2,

You can't beat a Mt1000LB or P200LB.

I have an Azden AZ61, 6 METER whiz bang synthesized 6 meter HT and while it has pseudo front programmability and 40 memories, it doesn't even come close to the Motorola's in actual on-air performance.
by mike m
Mon May 25, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CPS and Tablets
Replies: 9
Views: 2318

Re: CPS and Tablets

I use a 100 dollar Dell venue 8 with 32 bit win8.1and running xst5000 cps and I haven't experienced any issues.
by mike m
Fri May 01, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MX350 BNC Adapter Video
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: MX350 BNC Adapter Video

With the MT1K/P200 you can make an adapter that connects the center conductor only of the bnc antenna to the antenna stud; however, as Will says you need a ground from the outer side of the bnc to a close radio ground point. On the MT1K/P200 LOW BAND MODELS I use the screw terminal of the TOP UDC pl...
by mike m
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Getting a Baofeng UV-5R to communicate with a Moto CP200
Replies: 4
Views: 2395

Re: Getting a Baofeng UV-5R to communicate with a Moto CP200

I have the upgraded bro, the uv82x and I had the same issue. Its major receiver overload on the Boefeng end, the fix is to remove the antenna from the Boefeng and put a 20 db pad on it and if possible set the other transceiver to low power. Mine was actually damaged by transmitting 5 feet away on an...
by mike m
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 RSS vs P200 RSS
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Re: MT1000 RSS vs P200 RSS

it's actually nice and pleasant for us surplus dumpster divers when you have smart techs like that.

The state of Arizona's DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, nitwit radio techs used to drill thru the radios and then sell them on the surplus market.
by mike m
Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 RSS vs P200 RSS
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Re: MT1000 RSS vs P200 RSS

If your doing the mods to move a radio to 6 meters from mine and Bob Meisters combined document then yes there can be issues, I had 3 MT1000 low band 99 channel display models that thought they were HIGH BAND VHF because the wrong software was used. All Display models of the low band MT1000, > 6 cha...
by mike m
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Horrible Wireless Internet Site Noise Everywhere
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Re: Horrible Wireless Internet Site Noise Everywhere

Just be happy you are on high band, we have site at 8000 feet in Central Arizona on vhf low band and a similar problem that comes and goes depending on the number of users on the equipment, but mostly the big 'V' digital noise never receeds. So far we determined that the noise is caused by to many t...
by mike m
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF transceiver that will do air band (AM) and VHF FM
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: VHF transceiver that will do air band (AM) and VHF FM

Your correct on the FCC CERT comment but only for the OLDER main ANALOG RT MODELS. The RT5000 is narrowband capable and it has narrowband, standard band, wide and extra wide band as well as narrow and wide AM built in to the original design from 1990 and later 1996 redesign/cleanup. But since the FC...
by mike m
Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Ease of setting up a MAXTRAC into a remote unit
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Ease of setting up a MAXTRAC into a remote unit

Or you could pick up a GE/MACOM ORION remote mount like I did for this exact reason.

Along with the Windows software which is available on Yahoos GE ORION group it is a much more capable radio.
by mike m
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF transceiver that will do air band (AM) and VHF FM
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Re: VHF transceiver that will do air band (AM) and VHF FM

Wulfsburg/Cobham RT5000 (29.7 to 960 MHZ/ AM/FM STANDARD AND P25 IN OPTIONAL VERSIONS) but they are expensive, they are in the 5 digit price range. Til, Technisonics Industries may also have some that are a bit cheaper but still in the 5 digit price range also. Personally a separate VHF com FM radio...
by mike m
Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT1000 Battery Pack
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: MT1000 Battery Pack

this is what I have used recently from all-battery, http://www.all-battery.com/96v2000mahnimhhighcapacitybatterypackforrccarrobotssecurity.aspx place the old battery in a freezer for a few hours and remove it and hit the bottom of the dead pack with a rubber mallet around the seams and the bottom sh...
by mike m
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Why do new Motorola radios still use NiMH batteries??
Replies: 15
Views: 2257

Re: Why do new Motorola radios still use NiMH batteries??

The following FAA doc is good reading as to why I still use NiMH and Nicad http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ash/ash_programs/hazmat/aircarrier_info/media/battery_incident_chart.pdf while this document is geared towards avionics related incidents, just look at the broad range ...
by mike m
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: P-200 programming
Replies: 9
Views: 2311

Re: P-200 programming

make sure the guts are really a p200. I have MT1000's in P200 cases and vice versa just because I was bored and wanted a different case. A 99 channel low band P200 was never made as far as I know so I swapped cases, as a result my low band 6 channel P200 is now in a MT1000 case and the 99 chnl low b...
by mike m
Sun May 11, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MT1000 Low Band
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Re: MT1000 Low Band

I may have to cheat and put up a 6 meter cw/ssb remote radio at my Arizona QTH at 5700 feet elevation with a 6 or 7 element stack. With a cheap PC/UPS and basic Internet setup this may be what it takes to quench my 6 meter thirst. 10 meter mt1k/p200 splits are tough to find, I converted a mid split ...
by mike m
Sat May 10, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MT1000 Low Band
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Re: MT1000 Low Band

yep low band, especially 6 meters is alive and well judging by the record breaking east coast to Africa opening today on 6 meter ssb and cw, 6 meters especially is doing very well. I just wish it would open up more up here in the Northwest US, it's depressing to see 10000 mile spots with hams using ...
by mike m
Fri May 09, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MT1000 Low Band
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Re: MT1000 Low Band

a few days after taiwan on the Portland repeater I had a kl7 in fairbanks alaska and zl2ok in Hastings New Zealand on 29.6 simplex with the 10 meter ht and then some 6 meter repeaters in Arizona with the 6 meter cousin a few days ago. Most interesting is I have about 35 states on the 6 meter ht, man...
by mike m
Thu May 01, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro25 CPS (R20) and Win8.1
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Re: Astro25 CPS (R20) and Win8.1

I program xts5000's no problem with win8.1 on a Dell venue 8 tablet but mine is a 32 bit system and I have heard of others with 64 bit OS problems.

I am using an original Mot serial cable and a usb-serial adapter. It sounds like the proper usb drivers did not load in your case.
by mike m
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Frequency "Agile" radios
Replies: 19
Views: 4079

Re: Frequency "Agile" radios

GE RANGR LINE WITH 2 X S990 FPP heads and 4 radios, Ok so it takes 2 heads for all 4 radios but even though it's old school and limited to only 16 scan channels per head it's still a nice setup and everything was freebies so I can't complain. I takes one FPP S990 head for 6 and 10 meters and the oth...
by mike m
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF 5000 Broadcast Band Interference
Replies: 33
Views: 1415

Re: MSF 5000 Broadcast Band Interference

I have to agree with Bill on this a new location may be in order. We went thru this 3 years ago with a Verizon site on a 8000 foot hill near Prescott AZ but in our case it was a 6 meter repeater which was an order of magnitude worse than our 2 meter repeater. Between the noise emitted from the Veriz...
by mike m
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MT1000 Low Band
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Re: MT1000 Low Band

ok just checked digikey, looks like the 1276-1307-1-ND will work, it is 8.2 pF but it should be fine for C1. For C2 the digikey 712-1380-1-ND or the -6-ND will work. I need to revise the original document to say that any comparable NPO chip cap in a 0805 case with a capacitance between 6.8 to 9.1 pF...
by mike m
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MT1000 Low Band
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Re: MT1000 Low Band

interesting on digikey, i'll check mouser but as long as you aren't operating over wide temperature extremes, +70 to -55C, I'd think any chip cap in the correct case size will work.
by mike m
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MT1000 Low Band
Replies: 15
Views: 3017

Re: MT1000 Low Band

as I mentioned at the end of my repeater builder document, I worked on a couple of radios that did not need any VCO mods and others that required full vco mods. Since I no longer have the radios which were used for that document I failed to check revision numbers on the radios and the vco's; however...
by mike m
Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??
Replies: 17
Views: 4575

Re: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??

that's better since I know someone who has the IOgear that I can borrow.
by mike m
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??
Replies: 17
Views: 4575

Re: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??

I'll try another USB-Serial converter, like a prolific model, and see if it will read the 3K.
by mike m
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Dell Latitude 10 Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: Dell Latitude 10 Problem

please remember to post the solution when and if you solve the problem. I have almost the same problem with the same cps and a dell 8 tablet pc and dell desktop. The xts3k cps works on the desktop but not the win 8.1 dell 8 pc/tablet all of my other cps works fine on both of the pc's using the same ...
by mike m
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??
Replies: 17
Views: 4575

Re: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??

usb ports only on both pc's and the same usb-serial converter, rib original rln4008b, original xts3k cables the same setup on both the tablet/pc and the desktop pc but only the desktop works with xts3k, both work fine with xts5k and other vendor radios. i've been using the same setup with usb for se...
by mike m
Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: GE Orion Install
Replies: 5
Views: 2454

Re: GE Orion Install

excellent radios, I have them for low band, vhf hi and 220mhz. Either remote mount in all low band models or remote/front mount in other versions. you can have a serial db-9 connection hanging off the main cable for windows pc programming with the correct cable bundle. Just follow basic rules, direc...
by mike m
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500i with GPS Mic
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: XTS2500i with GPS Mic

in RADIO WIDE make sure your LOCATION settings are enabled. There is also a display menu item named LOC that you can select. This turns GPS on/off. I'm sure I forgot another menu setting, after all this is Motorola and 2 lines of describing this is to easy.
by mike m
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??
Replies: 17
Views: 4575

Re: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??

update, loaded Astros cps 05.03.00 and now it gives a com error, previous working version was a prior 05.00 but of course I also upgraded a desktop with 05.03.00 and programmed all my xts3k's radios first on the desktop to make sure everything was working fine.
by mike m
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Low Band Radios
Replies: 8
Views: 1911

Re: New Low Band Radios

yes my f-up, regular programmer version R17A05.
by mike m
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Low Band Radios
Replies: 8
Views: 1911

Re: New Low Band Radios

sorry for the useless reply, new tablet and small text and I thought you wrote NEED instead of NEW as in new still manufactured low band models. The Orion is of course no longer being manufactured.
by mike m
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Low Band Radios
Replies: 8
Views: 1911

Re: New Low Band Radios

GE ORION is another choice. Using the yahoo groups, GEORION, there is a nice windows software called RPM VERSION 17 which works nice on newer pc's, although if you need the 29 split radios they are a bit harder to find than the 50 split radios. They are available in 60 and 110 watt models with up to...
by mike m
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??
Replies: 17
Views: 4575

Re: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??

Thanks for the replies tvsjr, Sorry for the late reply, I was able to find all required drivers for my USB-ser converter and so far win 8.1 on a dell venue 8 programs everything I had on a win xp desktop. this includes xts5k, xts3k, parallax basic stamps, microchip old compiler and programmer, GPS o...
by mike m
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming in Windows 8
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Programming in Windows 8

for me I just picked up a dell venue 8 running 32 bit win 8.1/ I use a parallax USB to serial converter with new drivers from the parallax web page. with this setup I have been using my old copy of astro25, version 14.01 and have successfully programmed all of my xts5000 without issues. I also use t...
by mike m
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??
Replies: 17
Views: 4575

Re: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??

tvsjr, Microsoft doesn't explain hyperv vm that well so could you give a quick summary as to how it works? I'm using new win 8.1 machine and just getting familiarized with it at this time.

mike
by mike m
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Panasonic cf29 alternative
Replies: 0
Views: 1129

Panasonic cf29 alternative

Aside from a cf29 tough book is their a more updated model that is suitable for Internet use while also supporting Motorola astro cps(xts3000) and astro25 (xts5000)? I'm looking at a used cf52 for a good price but before a purchase I thought it better to ask over here first for other toughbooks that...
by mike m
Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low Band HT220, did any ever exist
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: Low Band HT220, did any ever exist

During The Phoenix south Mountain swap meet in the early 1980's I was rummaging thru a box of old radios looking for code keys and other CW items when I came out with a HT220 that saw better days, the thing that interested me was the long antenna on it. Upon opening the back battery plate the owner ...
by mike m
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The problem with radios with made up serial numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Re: The problem with radios with made up serial numbers

Yes I agree people will toss their money away for that moto wow factor be it counterfeit or not. On another group I see numerous postings by individuals who seem to be volunteer fire or ems trying to either program or have their auction purchased broken radios fixed.
by mike m
Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for 29 to 36mc maxtrac for 29.6 Fm
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: Looking for 29 to 36mc maxtrac for 29.6 Fm

Go to repeater builders web page and under Motorola scroll about mid screen and look for the PDFs of maxtracs rf boards. Once you have the schematics familiarize yourself with your model and you can then see the band specific component changes needed to move your radio lower in frequency.
by mike m
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for 29 to 36mc maxtrac for 29.6 Fm
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: Looking for 29 to 36mc maxtrac for 29.6 Fm

Just like the mid split low band mt1000 handhelds you can change the low band maxtracs and radius VCO parts to make the radio a 29 meg radio. You also need to change out some caps in the rx preselector and the lo injection. The service manual list the component differences between each low band split.
by mike m
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Antenna Help for Motorola PM400 Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Antenna Help for Motorola PM400 Radio

You already asked this question on another group and you received almost 20 good answers so why repeat over here? Every answer was the same that you received here.

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