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by HumHead
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola GM300 RIB cable pinout
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

Re: Motorola GM300 RIB cable pinout

Since the GM / Maxreac / 1225 radios only use Ground and Bus + from programming, it connects the unused Bus - line to a bias voltage in the RIB.

It has been a while since I looked at the RIB circuit in enough detail to worry about the why.
by HumHead
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola GM300 RIB cable pinout
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

Re: Motorola GM300 RIB cable pinout

Take a look at the batlabs.com site.

http://batlabs.com/images/maxpin.gif

You don't need a resistor. Just a jumper between pins 11 and 4 of the DB25.
by HumHead
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: CDM and Motorola Tone Remote Adapter Channel Issues
Replies: 19
Views: 2140

Re: CDM and Motorola Tone Remote Adapter Channel Issues

I have not set up a CDM to channel steer in a long time, and I cannot find the reference material at the moment, but I seem to recall that the input logic is actually BCD, not HEX, hence the need for five pins.
by HumHead
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Unable to upgrade firmware
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: Unable to upgrade firmware

Correct. With the Waris series, V1 firmware needs to initially be stepped up to V2. From V2 it can be jumped to any later version. You do not need a Smart RIB to upgrade firmware on the Waris series, just the dongle to ground the bootstrap line. It is nothing more than an adapter that allows you to ...
by HumHead
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola CPS Narrowband Error
Replies: 6
Views: 2086

Re: Motorola CPS Narrowband Error

If it's an LS, did you look at the default repeaters under LS Trunking \ SIte?
by HumHead
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: text message from computer
Replies: 2
Views: 2101

Re: text message from computer

Most carriers host SMS gateways that will let you send a text via email. For example, you can text a Verizon phone by emailing {10 digit cell number}@vtext.com, Sprint at: {10 digit cell number}@messaging.sprintpcs.com, AT&T at {10 digit cell number}@txt.att.com, T-Mobile at {10digit cell numer]...
by HumHead
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 - RXing a PL tone of 110.9Hz causes super loud hum???
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: HT1250 - RXing a PL tone of 110.9Hz causes super loud hu

Actually, the problem was that a channel with MDC and TPL actually used the DPL offset value, frequently resulting in the hum problem. The same thing applies to CSQ- If your baseband offset frequency is within about 20 Hz of the TPL tone, you will tend to get an RX audio hum. Since the default CSQ b...
by HumHead
Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Way OT: Using Multiple Network Connections One Computer
Replies: 6
Views: 2891

Re: Way OT: Using Multiple Network Connections One Computer

The current iterations of XP and OS X are actually pretty good at managing multi-adapter configurations without the need for any manual routing configuration, with a few caveats: 1) The LAN connection(s) should have static IP addresses, with the gateway field left empty. 2) The LAN interface(s) can ...
by HumHead
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Slightly OT: Narrowband license modification
Replies: 8
Views: 1218

Re: Slightly OT: Narrowband license modification

As of the 3/11/2010 NPRM in 10-36 ( http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-10-36A1.pdf ), the FCC has removed the requirement for frequency coordination when the only change to a license is the addition of a narrow band emission designator. You can simply open an application in ULS, a...
by HumHead
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Problem with CDM mobile
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Problem with CDM mobile

You may also want to check the voltage to the radio. I have seen problems with CDMs where, when the supply voltage is on the low side, they decide to stay on, even when the ignition sense line loses power.
by HumHead
Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X9000
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Syntor X9000

The X9000 probably has the most versatile and flexible scan function of any Motorola product. As usual, that can get you into trouble as well. When in scan, the X9000 will only receive modes that are in the list. If the current mode is not in the list, it will not be received during scan. Each mode ...
by HumHead
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 to external alarm pinout
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Re: CDM1550 to external alarm pinout

You are probably absolutely correct about pin 4 being active low only (I'm working without CPS in front of me at the moment), which does mean that it pulls to ground when it goes active. Connecting a speaker to pin 4 will not get you anything, except a reminder of what running DC through a speaker c...
by HumHead
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 to external alarm pinout
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Re: CDM1550 to external alarm pinout

External Alarm will work for QCII systems, as well as MDC. The Auxiliary Control outputs are MDC only. You can use the output to drive just about anything you want, with the proper interfacing. It is just a pin that can be programmed to either go to +12V (or 13.8V, etc.) or ground when activated. Ti...
by HumHead
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: EX600 XLS
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: EX600 XLS

Forgive my asking an obvious question but, if you are using a cable with a RIB, you are putting the flashing adapter between the RIB and the radio cable, not between the RIB and computer, correct?
by HumHead
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 to external alarm pinout
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Re: CDM1550 to external alarm pinout

The accessory connector function are defined in the Radio Configuration section of the CPS. There are a couple of ways to do it. The first is to configure a pin for External Alarm under the Accessory Pins tab. That pin will respond to calls to the radio's MDC ID. The specifics of the External Alarm ...
by HumHead
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Firmware Upgrade Instructions: CDM1550
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: Firmware Upgrade Instructions: CDM1550

- If you are trying to flash the radio through the mic jack using the RIBless cable, are you using the "B" position on the flashing adapter switch, and hitting the power button twice in quick succession? - On the radio side of the flashing adapter, the B switch position should short pins 1...
by HumHead
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Firmware Upgrade Instructions: CDM1550
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: Firmware Upgrade Instructions: CDM1550

Are you trying to flash the radio through the microphone jack, or the rear accessory connector?

Is the radio a one piece, or remote mount configuration?
by HumHead
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Pyramid Installation Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: Pyramid Installation Question

Most ambulances have a park / neutral sense line easily available in the electrical panel. I always just use that. When the vehicle is in park, the repeater is on, what it is rolling it is off.
by HumHead
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Inhibit in the field
Replies: 14
Views: 3277

Re: Radio Inhibit in the field

Batwings21 wrote:As a side note, we have many c200 and mc series remotes in service and the mc series (cml made) is definitely not as reliable as the gai-tronics made ones.


I will second that.
by HumHead
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 and using the rear J5 connector for TX audio
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: MTR2000 and using the rear J5 connector for TX audio

You can do what you want using the MRTI connector rather than the system connector. When setting the TX priority, the MRTI connector is treated as part of the local mic path. I am currently on the road without my programming computer, but the MRTI connector pin out is available in the backplane sect...
by HumHead
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Vista and a remote network
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: Vista and a remote network

Are you able to reach the machines on the other subnet by IP address instead of machine name? Do you know what protocol is being used to resolve the computer names? (NetBOIS, WINS, DNS, etc.?) I have managed to pretty thoroughly avoid Vista, but some name resolution schemes, like NetBIOS, will not n...
by HumHead
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Motorola ASTRO Spectra W3 HHCH Plug-In??
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Motorola ASTRO Spectra W3 HHCH Plug-In??

You did not specify if you are trying to convert a mid or high power unit. For the mid power unit, the correct interconnect board is HLN6459. For the high power, it is HLN6574, and is considerably more expensive. There is also a "Y" cable, HKN6096, that breaks out the accessory connector f...
by HumHead
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Win Hex went dead
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

Re: Win Hex went dead

If you are looking for a free hex editor, you could also try XVI32.
by HumHead
Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Tone Remote Adaptor to control 16 channels, help.
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Tone Remote Adaptor to control 16 channels, help.

RKG- You are absolutely correct. That's what I get for dashing off a reply on a quick pass through the office. The inputs are straight binary, not BCD. I'm sorry that I couldn't make the dinner in Boston. I'm still getting free drinks out of knowing which bodies of water make Manhattan an island...
by HumHead
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Tone Remote Adaptor to control 16 channels, help.
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Tone Remote Adaptor to control 16 channels, help.

The channel select pins on most /\/\ radios are, in fact, BCD. Most of my experience has been with CDMs, and they do it just fine.
by HumHead
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola and Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Motorola and Mac

Well, considering most Mac's don't have a serial port - you won't be programming any of the "old" stuff without USB adapters or some other solution. Thanks guys. Alex: There are ExpressCard serial cards available that are essentially the same as the PCMCIA serial cards- A real serial port...
by HumHead
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola and Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Motorola and Mac

OK- I now have almost enough laptops to make a new coffee table, and I will soon be adding a MacBook Pro to the pile. That does not, however, mean that I like having to drag around more than one at a time. What are people's experiences and recommendations regarding using Windows on a MacBook Pro for...
by HumHead
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Whelen HHS2100 Remote ?
Replies: 21
Views: 11609

Re: Whelen HHS2100 Remote ?

It appears that you are confusing the switched contact circuit with the coil circuit on the relay. Neither of the normally open contacts would be used in this application. The basic idea of the relay is that it is an electromechanical device in which a coil of wire acts as an electromagnet and pulls...
by HumHead
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Limiting Internet access by domain
Replies: 7
Views: 2290

Re: Limiting Internet access by domain

For better or for worse, our IT department has a knee-jerk aversion to anything that says Linksys on it. When I get back on my normal side of the globe, I should have a new box waiting for me which I am going to try loading with Debian and Safe Squid when I have some spare time. (Sorry Terry, I'm al...
by HumHead
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: ProRadio.exe cannot find RUI41.dll
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: ProRadio.exe cannot find RUI41.dll

Thank you guys. I think we are all pretty much on the same page. I had uninstalled all of my /\/\ titles, run CCleaner and reinstalled the CPS. I was still getting the same error. If I copy all of the .dll files that ProRadio.exe is looking for from "Program Files\Common Files\Motorola\RKD"...
by HumHead
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: ProRadio.exe cannot find RUI41.dll
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

ProRadio.exe cannot find RUI41.dll

OK- I have an uncooperative computer on my hands. I do not remember if the Professional Series CPS had worked previously on this particular machine, or if I had installed it and never used it. At any rate, when I install and try to run the Professional Series CPS I get an error message informing me ...
by HumHead
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: I need a simple DTMF on/off circuit to control a repeater
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: I need a simple DTMF on/off circuit to control a repeater

Have you looked at the purpose-built vehicular repeaters like the Pyramid SVRs or the Vertex VXR-1000? All of the "PAC-RT compatible" units have an automatic priority resolution scheme that will automatically activate another repeater if the primary unit leaves the scene or goes off the ai...
by HumHead
Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: CDM in a DIN space?
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: CDM in a DIN space?

Correct, the RLN4781 will only work for the UHF and VHF radios. If you cut the back strap off, you can slip a low band in for a fixed installation, but it woud never stand up to mobile use. The DIN mount only fits the smaller portion of the actual radio chasis. The enlarged control head portion sits...
by HumHead
Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Limiting Internet access by domain
Replies: 7
Views: 2290

Re: Limiting Internet access by domain

Thanks Terry. Here's the basic (simplified) story of the application: The network runs audio devices in a number of performance venues. The devices on the network are a mixture of standard Windows workstations running control and playback applications, and dedicated audio hardware running embedded p...
by HumHead
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Limiting Internet access by domain
Replies: 7
Views: 2290

Limiting Internet access by domain

To all of the networking gurus: I am currently looking for a reasonably priced (under $1K) hardware or software solution for establishing strict controls on internet access from within a network. The goal is to keep the devices on the network generally isolated from the internet while still allowing...
by HumHead
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Help on my first saber brick
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Help on my first saber brick

Give this a try: 1- Unplug the front shield 2- In RSS, create a new Model 1 codeplug for the radio (correct band, secure, etc.) Do not change anything in the default codeplug. 3- Program the new Model 1 codeplug into the radio. 4- If the radio accepts the Model 1 codeplug, reconnect the front shield...
by HumHead
Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Racks and Cabinets
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Racks and Cabinets

Another vote here for Middle Atlantic as well. http://www.middleatlantic.com

They have a product for just about any application, and their custom rack shelves for equipment mounting are absolutely first rate.
by HumHead
Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Question [about current production Lowband portables]
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Question [about current production Lowband portables]

From Motorola your portable choices will be either the HT750 or HT1250, and the available splits will be either 29.7-42MHz or 35-50MHz.
by HumHead
Mon May 19, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: R1225 Cooling Fan Question.
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: R1225 Cooling Fan Question.

With the battery back-up kit installed, the fan runs continuously. Without the revert kit, it operates as needed. It is, indeed the way of the beast.
by HumHead
Fri May 09, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: 1225 V4.0 can't read archive
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: 1225 V4.0 can't read archive

It sounds like something got pretty well corrupted on your drive and / or registry I have the CPS installed in D:\Program Files\Motorola\1225 Series RSS and it runs like a champ. I can also routinely pull archives from project folders all over the place, so I don't think that the CPS is that inflexi...
by HumHead
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 crashed during firmware update... How screwed am I?
Replies: 10
Views: 1538

Re: CDM1250 crashed during firmware update... How screwed am I?

What speed is the COM port on your computer running at? I have had some problems with CDMs bricking during firmware upgrades due to high serial port speeds. If you are using a RIB, you absolutely should not run above 19.2k. In theory a RIB-less cable can run at higher speeds, however, as a member of...
by HumHead
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 VHF Base Cross Band to Low Band
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: MTR2000 VHF Base Cross Band to Low Band

My thought would be to go for a Zetron Model 38A with the auxiliary relay option (don't forget the special MTR2000 interface kit). Interface the CDM750 to the MRTI connector, as Will suggested. Set the Zetron 38 up for two tone sets- one "normal" i.e. "A" in "A" out, an...
by HumHead
Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1550-LS MDC Question
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: CDM1550-LS MDC Question

Yes.
by HumHead
Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DIN Size VHF mobile
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: DIN Size VHF mobile

FWIW, there is a DIN mounting sleeve for the CDM mobiles. However, it only recesses the slimmer body of the radio chasis. The larger control head portion remains forward of the mounting surface.
by HumHead
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 pin out for accy port
Replies: 7
Views: 1490

Re: HT1250 pin out for accy port

There is a vehicular adapter for the HT1250 as well. It uses a band specific inline adapter sleeve that the antenna screws into. That may do what you want a little better although, by the time you spend the money for that whole setup, you may be better off with just adding a mobile radio.
by HumHead
Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 pin out for accy port
Replies: 7
Views: 1490

Re: HT1250 pin out for accy port

RF is not available on the Professional Series accessory connector. The Public Safety speaker microphones for the series use the most horrendous design to pick up their RF from an adapter in the antenna jack. If you search eBay or Google for "HT1250 public safety microphone" you should be ...

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