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by radiocat37
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?

The PMLN4959A cable is what I was looking for. Thanks
by radiocat37
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 929

XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?

I have an XTL5000 110W high power VHF unit that I want to use it with an O3 head. The HHCH changes channels just fine and all the buttons work. The thing is how and where do I get speaker audio and have an accessory connector? I saw a Motorola PMLN4959A cable and am wondering if that is it? I also s...
by radiocat37
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2670A RF I/O not working
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: R2670A RF I/O not working

I do have 50 ohms at the N-connector. As far as the attenuator, what does that entail to fix? And if doable are parts readily available?
by radiocat37
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2670A RF I/O not working
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: R2670A RF I/O not working

A follow up. I looked through some posts and am going to remove the bottom and see if the center pin connection is intact; also ohm it out and check that.
by radiocat37
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2670A RF I/O not working
Replies: 4
Views: 690

R2670A RF I/O not working

I have an R2760A that passes all calibration tests and both the ANT port and the Gen out port are fine. Does the RF I/O port have a fuse like the others? No signal comes out of the RF I/O port and no signal goes into the port; at least not showing on the screen. Every other function seems to work ju...
by radiocat37
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra Plus VHF HAM question
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Astro Spectra Plus VHF HAM question

I am happy to report my AS plus is now operating just fine on 145.190 Mt Mitchell NC and a few others. Thanks again!!!!!
by radiocat37
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra Plus VHF HAM question
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Astro Spectra Plus VHF HAM question

I am going to have to have a little more direction here. I convert 146000000 and get 8B3C880. Normally I add a leading zero to get 08B3C880. That gives me eight characters. If that is wrong then correct me. Also the only .exe file I see is the PatMob file. I am getting nothing in my hex-editor search.
by radiocat37
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra Plus VHF HAM question
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Astro Spectra Plus VHF HAM question

Thank you very much. I have done quite a few Kenwood and Vertex radios this way. I will try this and report back. Thank you
by radiocat37
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra Plus VHF HAM question
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Astro Spectra Plus VHF HAM question

I have programmed many astro spectra VHF radios down to 144 MHz, but this is my first go around with an astro spectra plus VHF T04KLH9SW9AN (I have messed with numerous 800 MHz AS plus). My AS plus will not go into the 144-145 portion of the band without showing the "invalid field" signal....
by radiocat37
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra scan setting
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Astro Spectra scan setting

I have an Astro Spectra VHF 110W W4. It has been awhile since I have programmed one and am trying to set the scan up for user select scan. Can someone point me in the right direction on the user select scan settings.
by radiocat37
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 VHF poor receive
Replies: 3
Views: 927

XTS5000 VHF poor receive

Good evening, I have an XTS5000-M3 VHF and when compared to my other VHF radios the receive is not good. I verified the antennas by switching them and got the same results. I have astro tuner, but the VHF RX adjust is not an option. Are there any known common receive issues with these? I have been p...
by radiocat37
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: xtl5000 high power ribbon cable W head
Replies: 1
Views: 750

xtl5000 high power ribbon cable W head

I am converting an "O" style head to a "W" style head on an XTL5000 high power unit and am needing the ribbon cable that goes to the brick unit. I have the end cap piece but evidently the mid power and high power pin set up is different. Can someone give me the ribbon cable part ...
by radiocat37
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS1500 VHF side PTT bezel and keypad
Replies: 1
Views: 847

XTS1500 VHF side PTT bezel and keypad

I have an XTS1500 VHF H66KDCPW5BN. Can someone give me the part numbers for both the PTT/button bezel and the keypad? Thanks
by radiocat37
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Astro spectra plus AN vs. BN question
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Astro spectra plus AN vs. BN question

I have recently acquired a couple of astro spectra plus 800 MHz radios and have a question. One model number is: D04UJF9SW5AN and the other is: D04UJF9SW5BN. I know the A version has the 4-meg VOCON and the BN has the 8-meg version. Are there any other differences and what does the 8-meg give you as...
by radiocat37
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable

I actually found the correct port. I never noticed the circular port between the two cable connection ports on the front panel. I felt pretty dumb. Got it all programmed and working. Thanks again.
by radiocat37
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM 1550 audio problem
Replies: 1
Views: 532

CDM 1550 audio problem

I have a CDM-1550 (Non-LS) VHF. I am not sure if I have a true problem or a programming not correct problem. I am not getting any audio from either the front speaker (It is plugged in) or the rear speaker when attached with the acc. plug. I can change the setting in the CPS to handset and receive au...
by radiocat37
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable

I think I found it. HKN6155B HKN6155 - Motorola ASTRO SPECTRA Programming / Flash Cable RS232

Thanks to all who helped.
by radiocat37
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable

spectragod wrote:Either program through the head, or the 25 pin connector on the front of the deck.


For the 25-pin connector what cable??
by radiocat37
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable

Thanks. This model doesn't have a rear accessory port. It has the front remote panel like a spectra (control cable on one side and programming cable port on the other side). Can you advise a part number or location where I can get that cable?? Thanks
by radiocat37
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

XTL5000 VHF high power W7. What programming cable

I have a W7 head, XTL5000 high power VHF remote mount and am not sure what is the correct programming cable. Can someone advise?

Thanks
by radiocat37
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro saber UHF question
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Re: Astro saber UHF question

Sorry for confusion. The flashcode is what I read in the CPS. I did the button press/service mode and got the following: AP_R03.36.03 DSP N05.01.02 And this string that doesn't look like a flashcode but here it is: 465AWL0429 I have a digital scanner (RS pro-26) and transmitted the saber on a digita...
by radiocat37
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro saber UHF question
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Astro saber UHF question

I have an astro saber model-3. H04RDF9PW7AN. 403-470 split. The flashcode is: 000008-000000-2. This radio is super clean and still has a bunch of fed stuff programmed in. I programmed in a few UHF HAM channels and just for kicks I thought I would set a channel to digital. My question is although the...
by radiocat37
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2600B/HS with CRT problem
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: R2600B/HS with CRT problem

I am happy to report I survived. I followed the youtube directions and it was really no big deal. The arc traces were everywhere and it was very dusty and dirty. The anode area was awful, but now is like new. I cleaned everything, wiped it down, used compressed air, taped up areas to help prevent fu...
by radiocat37
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2600B/HS with CRT problem
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: R2600B/HS with CRT problem

Thanks for heads up. I will do that this weekend and report back. Any tips on discharging the CRT?
by radiocat37
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2600B/HS with CRT problem
Replies: 4
Views: 578

R2600B/HS with CRT problem

My R2600B/HS starting making an arc noise and then the display was dimming. Then I heard arcing and removed the top. I saw arcing from the CRT shell to an internal frame rail and shut it down. I powered it back up and saw a steady arc at the same point. I fear my CRT may have died, but am in unfamil...
by radiocat37
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro spectra W3 110W question
Replies: 14
Views: 1560

Re: Astro spectra W3 110W question

Is it fixable? I have the tools and the soldering skills.
by radiocat37
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro spectra W3 110W question
Replies: 14
Views: 1560

Re: Astro spectra W3 110W question

One more thing. I have illumination on the keypad but nothing is lit up on the mic display. Is this a setting somewhere?
by radiocat37
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro spectra W3 110W question
Replies: 14
Views: 1560

Re: Astro spectra W3 110W question

Well problem found. Thanks for all the help. Even though the RIB would read my W9 it wouldn't read my W3. I decided to replace the RIB battery and now it reads the W3. I didn't think it would work but it did. I guess it needed more juice to read the W3. I am glad you all at least pitched in. The rea...
by radiocat37
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro spectra W3 110W question
Replies: 14
Views: 1560

Re: Astro spectra W3 110W question

That is what I was thinking. Some form of communication is taking place. What is newer than 5.03? I think a 5.04 was out. Anything that may have been used beyond that?

Model: T04KLH9PW3AN. Flash: 540001-000000-4
by radiocat37
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro spectra W3 110W question
Replies: 14
Views: 1560

Re: Astro spectra W3 110W question

Gotcha. No I put the cable in the handle part. That is only place I tried. I didn't want to go any further with it. I forgot to mention it does give me an error 08/10 code briefly (which is siren/PA) then gives me a normal screen. Does it require the siren to be hooked up before it can communicate? ...
by radiocat37
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro spectra W3 110W question
Replies: 14
Views: 1560

Astro spectra W3 110W question

I am new to the w3 110W astro spectra (lots of experience with W9 radios). For the Y cable speaker and ign sense is the connector the same set up as a mid power regular spectra? If not, what pins are the speaker and ign sense? Thanks
by radiocat37
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 wont take programming
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

Re: M1225 wont take programming

20 channels and 20 named. Its weird because I can actually write back to it the computer shows changes have been made, but they haven't. I can then read the radio and it shows changed information but once again nothing has changed. I have never seen this before. I am using 1225 version 4.0 for XP.
by radiocat37
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 wont take programming
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

M1225 wont take programming

I have several M1225 UHF radios that will read and write with M1225 4.0, but they are not really getting written to. The computer shows codeplug write successful, but no actual changes take place. I have never seen this before. Any ideas?? The radio TX and RX are good.

Model: M44DGC90J2AA
by radiocat37
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro spectra W4 VHF display gone
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Astro spectra W4 VHF display gone

Nothing lights up.....nothing. But all the controls work. The radio was working great yesterday and definitely have two good heads. I am getting another spectra and cable today to try some more tests. I will get back to you. Yes tried the DIM button and voltages on red and green are good.
by radiocat37
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro spectra W4 VHF display gone
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Astro spectra W4 VHF display gone

I have a W4 astro spectra T04KLF9PW4AN. Everything has been fine and now I have no display. The controls all work fine but nothing lights up. The RF is good but no visual display. I have tried two control heads and nothing. If this is a capacitor issue where should I look (which board). If this is p...
by radiocat37
Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CM200 antenna port
Replies: 1
Views: 532

CM200 antenna port

I have a CM200 VHF and it is missing the antenna jack. What is the part number for the piece that threads into this jack?
by radiocat37
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF Maxtrac low audio
Replies: 1
Views: 401

VHF Maxtrac low audio

I have a VHF maxtrac 16-CH 45W, 16 pin board that has a very low audio problem with the internal speaker. When I turn it on (accessory connector in) the speaker audio is barely there. When I program it for handset use the audio is fine the handset speaker (very good actually). This is a new radio an...
by radiocat37
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX6000 question
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

APX6000 question

I have an APX-6000 700-800 MHz. It has a pretty complex codeplug in it and I want to get it back to like when it was new. i.e. wipe the codeplug and have just a test channel in it. What is quickest way to do this? Maybe some master reset?

Thanks
by radiocat37
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 UHF will not turn on
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

Re: CDM1550 UHF will not turn on

Tried the push power button for turn on and nothing. What I was hoping for was some known problems or issues with a "no power on situation" beyond the ign sense and forgetting the powerbutton. I think one thing I need is a known good control head. I locate one and try that. But again all o...
by radiocat37
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 UHF will not turn on
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

Re: CDM1550 UHF will not turn on

I looked through past posts and checked voltage at pin 3 on ribbon cable. It was good on the head side.That is as far as I have been. I am knowledgeable to a point on many radios but the waris series I am not and I don't have a service manual. I just don't know from beyond that. So maybe some test p...
by radiocat37
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 UHF will not turn on
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

Re: CDM1550 UHF will not turn on

I did the ignition sense wire. That was one of the first things I did.
by radiocat37
Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550 UHF will not turn on
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

CDM1550 UHF will not turn on

I have a CDM 1550 UHF 403-470 will not turn on. AAM25RKF9AA5AN. I am trying to fix for a friend. I have 12V power up to the control head on pin-3 ribbon cable connection but at a loss on where to go from here. Any advice on where to start or likely scenarios.
by radiocat37
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Micom 2M or 2MF
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

VSWR went high and now no transmit

I got the software and the cable and everything was good, but was tuning it on my MFJ-949E; TX went high and then the TX went flat. I am wondering if there is some sort of VSWR protection circuit has gone off. Can anyone advise if a protection fuse has blown or maybe there is some sort of reset for ...
by radiocat37
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Micom 2M or 2MF
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Motorola Micom 2M or 2MF

I have recently acquired a Micom 2M (might be a 2MF) HF rig. It looks like a 2BF, but has marine HF buttons. Is this essentially a 2BF internally?? I cannot find any info on it. I have the software and have ordered a programming cable. Thanks for any info. I was actually able to find some more info ...
by radiocat37
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 VHF software question
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: MCS2000 VHF software question

I meant 2.03....typo.
by radiocat37
Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 VHF software question
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

MCS2000 VHF software question

I have an MCS2000 VHF M01KHN9PW5AN and cannot find the correct version of software. I thought I had all of them. I tried 5.04 DOS and when read it says: codeplug too new. I try windows 2.04 and when read it says: use newest version of DOS. What version does this thing need??
by radiocat37
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 scan help
Replies: 0
Views: 737

XTS3000 scan help

I have an XTS3000 VHF H09KDC9PW5BN model-1 with P25. I am having trouble getting the scan set. I set the personalities to scan list-1, set the scan list with the channels I want and the middle button as scan toggle on-off, but it won't scan. Am I missing a step? Also when I press the scan button it ...
by radiocat37
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL-5000 VHF questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re: XTL-5000 VHF questions

The radio has this locking handle-quick release type attachment (handle) to it, where a 2135 key fits in and releases and it slides up. . I just can't figure out what it attaches to. Thanks
by radiocat37
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL-5000 VHF questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re: XTL-5000 VHF questions

Can someone give me the part number for the cradle (radio body mount) for this radio? I was told HLN6920A but would like to confirm that.
by radiocat37
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL-5000 VHF questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re: XTL-5000 VHF questions

"being a 100 watt radio, you will have to use the DB-25 connector on the front of the radio to program it with. Your other option is to purchase one of the USB to mic connector programming cables. The price will depend on where you obtain it from. " Just confirming I can either use a 25 pi...

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