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by eboe
Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Strobe light question
Replies: 9
Views: 1822

if you're lucky... nothing.

you need the power supply.
by eboe
Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:08 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: SmartSiren Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

ok, i think i understand what you're asking now. we'll see... the way my smart-siren works is when i first turn the car on, the smart-siren goes through it's little boot-up process. the VERY FIRST time you hit the air-horn button, you will get about one second of a BOOOP tone followed by the air-hor...
by eboe
Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: SmartSiren Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

i don't know whether a short tap of the horn ring will produce a siren tone or not, but if you're not planning on using any siren tones, just don't connect the horn-ring circuit. it's not mandatory for the unit to function.
by eboe
Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: help choosing a toughbook
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

oooh, one last question. since you seem very knowledgable on the toughbooks, do you know if it's possible to upgrade the CPU's in them? for example, if i got a great deal on an 800Mhz p3, can i swap in a faster processor? ...say 1 or 1.x Ghz?

thanks again
by eboe
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: help choosing a toughbook
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

k, cool. i just saw a seagate 100GB 7200RPM laptop HD for like $160.

thanks
by eboe
Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: help choosing a toughbook
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

yeah, definitely 'caveat emptor', eh?

speaking of hard drives, if i bought a cf-28 with a 30GB hard drive, is it possible to swap in a larger drive? do the cf-29 drives pop right in? (the cf-29's have 80GB drives) :)
by eboe
Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: appropriate channel spacing to share antenna?
Replies: 3
Views: 499

thanks for the quick reply. yeah, that sounds like alot of money to spend and still get stuck with a -4-6 dB loss. these are going to be two completely independant channels on two separate MTR2000 repeaters. both in use by different user groups simultaneously. i'll just locate the 2nd channel at a d...
by eboe
Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: appropriate channel spacing to share antenna?
Replies: 3
Views: 499

appropriate channel spacing to share antenna?

k, i'm getting coordinated for another frequency pair. i currently have a 451.350/456.350 pair. i'm going to get a 451.275/456.275 pair. i'm thinking about mounting these in the same cabinet and sharing one antenna for both. i'm not very well versed on duplexer specs, but is the channel spacing appr...
by eboe
Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: help choosing a toughbook
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

help choosing a toughbook

please forgive my computer ignorance, but i have a few questions before i purchase a toughbook. i'm looking to get a used CF-28 because it seems like there's a lot of decent deals to be found on them. i'm just confused on the options. there appear to be a bunch of different option levels for these. ...
by eboe
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: in-building repeaters for i305's on iden(nextel)
Replies: 9
Views: 802

thanks guys. we've considered ditching nextel too. i think the problem is they've grown too accustomed to the direct-connect. but now that nextel isn't the only kid in town with PTT, maybe they'll finally do it. who knows. Anyway, thanks for the tip on part 90. Gonna show that to them today.
by eboe
Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: in-building repeaters for i305's on iden(nextel)
Replies: 9
Views: 802

yeah, i can understand how a bad install can turn good equipment into useless garbage. i guess the real question is about the equipment itself. you may have answered that just by saying you've heard mixed results. the fact that it can work good in some installs implies that if done right, it's good ...
by eboe
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: in-building repeaters for i305's on iden(nextel)
Replies: 9
Views: 802

I was not aware of that, but I do know that my administration has tried to get Nextel to install this system. From what I gathered, Nextel is unwilling to spend the money on us. Perhaps they have given us consent to do this, but nonetheless, I will make my supervisors aware of the regulation. That b...
by eboe
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: in-building repeaters for i305's on iden(nextel)
Replies: 9
Views: 802

in-building repeaters for i305's on iden(nextel)

our field techs use moto i305 nextel units and we have a few problem buildings where they can't get a signal. does anyone have any experience with in-building repeaters for this? i'm looking for a good brand. i've seen Wilson, but don't know anything about them. good or bad? any suggestions or advic...
by eboe
Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: smartsiren PA volume adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

i found it! i don't know where it is on other revisions, but on mine its INSIDE the chassis. it's not accessible unless you take the cover off. not only that, but its on the lower circuit board. you have to remove the top board to get at it. there are two pots right next to each other. not the squar...
by eboe
Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: smartsiren PA volume adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

on your vision stuff, was the adjustment screw visible with the cover on or did you have to open up the box to get at it?
by eboe
Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: smartsiren PA volume adjustment
Replies: 5
Views: 1332

smartsiren PA volume adjustment

is there a way to adjust the PA volume on the SS2000SS smartsiren? maybe i'm blind, but i just don't see it in any of the manuals i have.
by eboe
Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 2003 FORD F250 INSTALL
Replies: 8
Views: 2573

nice install. what's the little black push-button for? 8)
by eboe
Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: vehicle tracking on LMR
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Paul, any more details on that system would be appreciated.
by eboe
Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: vehicle tracking on LMR
Replies: 4
Views: 580

vehicle tracking on LMR

i'd like to get some kind of GPS receiver that i can connect to the 16-pin accy port on our CMD750 & PM400 mobiles that will transmit the GPS data at the end of the transmission. i have conventional uhf freq's on MTR2000 repeaters. i don't know much about this, but what should i be looking for. i sa...
by eboe
Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: tradeshows other than IWCE?
Replies: 0
Views: 178

tradeshows other than IWCE?

are there any good/big tradeshows for the land mobile radio industry other than the IWCE expo? the next IWCE expo is in march of '07. i was hoping to catch one this summer. any suggestions?
by eboe
Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Havis-Shields Console Question [ADDED PICS!]
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

yes pictures are mandatory, lest you be thrashed severely about the head and shoulders. :o
by eboe
Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: off topic request...???
Replies: 12
Views: 1029

also check out http://www.radioreference.com for some scanner info. i think they also talk about ham radio, but i'm pretty sure it's mostly for the scanner crowd.
by eboe
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: moto mic clip for non-moto style mic?
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

oh that's a good idea too! ...never thought of that. oh well, here's a pic of how mine came out.

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by eboe
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: my plywood console in progress (sneak preview pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

that's a neat idea, but i have too many things designed around the thickness of the wood and so forth. if i were thinking of producing these commercially, even on a small scale, i'd definately want to have something like that done. besides, i like the carpet! lol. ...gives it that half stock appeara...
by eboe
Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: moto mic clip for non-moto style mic?
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

ok, i think i came up with something pretty good for only a few cents worth of materials and about 5 minutes of labor. walking through the hardware aisle at my local sears hardware store (i do this on a daily basis) and i noticed the drawers with the t-nuts. we're all familiar with the t-nuts that h...
by eboe
Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: my plywood console in progress (sneak preview pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

my plywood console in progress (sneak preview pics)

ok, i've built some speaker boxes and false floors and such, but this is my first attempt at a radio console. it will ultimately be covered in black cabinet carpet (the kind without a backing). it will hold 28" of faceplates. i'm using troy products (23" of them). i'll use some troy blanks down bott...
by eboe
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Federal Signal Smart Siren? New Compact Model?
Replies: 21
Views: 5072

that is a space-saving little bugger ain't it.

and i like the water bottle with the cola in it. :(
by eboe
Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: cps error code...
Replies: 4
Views: 640

yeah, what jeff said. do a search for "registry hack" and you'll see how to modify your current stuff to work on this radio.
by eboe
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: moto mic clip for non-moto style mic?
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

i think that shop is shut down, but that's still a good idea. maybe i can find one of the small local shops to turn one out for me. thanks!
by eboe
Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: moto mic clip for non-moto style mic?
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

moto mic clip for non-moto style mic?

k, i got an icom radio that uses one of those amateur radio style clips. (you know the kind with the lanyard loop on the mic and the coat-hook that you 2-way tape to the dash, yuk). ok, so i'm looking to transplant a moto microphone "hang-up-button" from the back of the mic onto this mic. the icom m...
by eboe
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2004 Chevy Tahoe with custom built console. Comments Please!
Replies: 34
Views: 12449

Rwiller, that looks great! EVConcepts, yours looks great too! I just couldn't put a big chunk of wood in my truck, but I must say yours is exceptional. I used to think the same thing about wood, but seeing what can be done with a wooden console and i think i'm a 'convert'. i'm joining the dark side ...
by eboe
Sun May 21, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: can you ID this radio?
Replies: 7
Views: 951

yes, M/A-COM, thank you!!
by eboe
Thu May 18, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: can you ID this radio?
Replies: 7
Views: 951

can you ID this radio?

just wondering what kinda radios these guys are holding in this pic.

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by eboe
Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Gamber Johnson articulating arm?
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Gamber Johnson articulating arm?

I'm looking for a laptop mount that bolts to the passenger seat bolts and has the vertical pole and a swing arm. i saw the jotto and it looked ok, but then i saw the gamber johnson and it looks much stronger. the only problem with the gamber is that the articulating arm doesn't have any locking leve...
by eboe
Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: PTT spikes on MC2500
Replies: 0
Views: 280

PTT spikes on MC2500

k, i have a cdm1550, digital interface (L3276A) and an MC2500 as a base station to access a repeater by RF only [no tie lines to the repeater]. this is all wired locally right here on a desk. when receiving a transmission, the PTT light on the digital interface blinks and you can hear the contacts i...
by eboe
Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: sending radio check with MC2500
Replies: 6
Views: 500

ok, i'll give a listen on another radio on CSQ this afternoon when i get back to the office., that's easy. i'll have to see if i can tap into the wireline with an external speaker to see what's going on there. on a side note, how hard would it be to set this up as a 4-wire duplex system with 2 CDM's...
by eboe
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: sending radio check with MC2500
Replies: 6
Views: 500

ok i tried it with the ex600 having an ack pre-time of 850ms and still nothing. how can i tell if the radio check is even being received by the ex600? and how can i tell if the ex600 is even trying to send an ack? will the ex's red x-mit led light up when it sends an ack? ...cuz it's not. the ex is ...
by eboe
Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: sending radio check with MC2500
Replies: 6
Views: 500

i tried what you said with 1000ms on the leading pre-time and i was using a simplex channel so repeater delay was not an issue. it still didn't work. deskset kept re-trying, no ack from the ex600. i must be doing something else wrong.
by eboe
Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: sending radio check with MC2500
Replies: 6
Views: 500

sending radio check with MC2500

ok, i got my mc2500 up and running as far as transmit and receive of voice. now i'm trying to program it to do some of the more advanced features such as radio check, radio disable, radio enable, etc. i started by trying a radio check. i set up one of the function buttons for manual paging and defin...
by eboe
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC2500>Tone Remote>CDM1550 pinout wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

911, if you still need to know by thursday (when i get back to the office) i'll trace the cable i have.
by eboe
Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC2500>Tone Remote>CDM1550 pinout wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

yes, that's what i needed to know! thank you
by eboe
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC2500>Tone Remote>CDM1550 pinout wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

yup. all the lights on the tone adapter seem to work fine. the ptt light will light up when using either the radio's mic or the deskmic port on the tone adapter. similarly, the lights on the deskset are working fine too. the deskset led's will light when you press any of the PTT buttons, but the ton...
by eboe
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC2500>Tone Remote>CDM1550 pinout wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

ok, i think i have everything wired up correctly, but the deskset will not key the radio. the radio keys up from it's own front-panel microphone. the radio will also key up if using a deskmic through the front panel of the remote adapter, but not when using the deskset. the deskset has power. i chec...
by eboe
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC2500>Tone Remote>CDM1550 pinout wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

it's the L3276 junction box that interfaces between the MC2500 and the CDM1550. Moto gave me a 'quick connect guide' for the MC series showing basic cabling and another 'quick connect guide' for the L3276 that gives the pinout diagram and list. forgive me for a lengthy list, but the DB-25 on the bac...
by eboe
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MC2500>Tone Remote>CDM1550 pinout wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

MC2500>Tone Remote>CDM1550 pinout wiring

does anybody know the pinout wiring for the connections between the L3276 tone remote and the CDM1550 accessory port on the DDN6338A cable? I have a system in front of me that's currently not hooked up, but the pins that are wired on the accessory connector are pin #'s 1, 4, 5, 9 & 20. I was expecti...
by eboe
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM Series + MDC ID Storage?
Replies: 4
Views: 321

no dice on the time-delay thing. and the logging of the MDC ID's will require something like a data recorder like moto's NiceLog.
by eboe
Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna and Power Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1652

if you can't find an existing hole in the firewall and you do have to drill your own, just be really sure what's on the other side. ...and don't forget to use a rubber grommet to protect the wires from the sharp edges of the metal. a 1/4 wave NMO permanent mount antenna near the center of the roof w...
by eboe
Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Two link repeaters connected to repeater
Replies: 7
Views: 700

i translated that a little differently. i thought he was asking about using a 2nd repeater to cover for wide area coverage. 50 km is what 30-something miles? too close to operate on the same repeater pair, so I hope he's looking at operating at totally different frequencies. i'm thinking maybe we're...
by eboe
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mw800 price
Replies: 3
Views: 359

k, thanks. of course i was hoping for a lower number, but that's kinda what i expected it to be. what are the chances of finding a used one for a few grand less?
by eboe
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PM400 question re. signaling
Replies: 2
Views: 234

i just fired up the programming laptop to confirm... it is on a 'per-channel' basis. on the screen for each personality is a drop down box for signalling. furthermore, it can be set to send DTMF and receive MDC or vice-versa if you wish. and i didn't try it, but it looks like the professional series...

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