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by giantcake
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AN/URC-110 Service Manual ?
Replies: 1
Views: 731

AN/URC-110 Service Manual ?

I know it's a long shot but would anyone happen to have a user or service manual for this radio? It's a mil satcom radio. Or possibly the Motorola part number for the service manual? I was able to download a user manual from LOGSA for the URC-101 so running the radio looks pretty straight forward. T...
by giantcake
Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Digital Capable Repeater using Maxtracs Specs
Replies: 49
Views: 13682

Visio

You can download a driver from Microsoft to allow Explorer to view the Visio drawing. Firefox seems to work OK also. Works here anyway. This is an alternate program location: http://ets.strose.edu/Resources/softwarelist.asp -Steve FYI, Cool idea, will have to work on trying this out, my Astro Saber ...
by giantcake
Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: How do "affiliate on PTT" radios still get inhibit
Replies: 77
Views: 6588

Trunked Radio

In Kalifornia there are quite a few laws like the one below, SEC. 52.44 titled "Willfully listening to Police and Fire Departments portable radio messages prohibited" makes it unlawful for any person to willfully listen by means of any radio receiving device located in or upon any vehicle to any off...
by giantcake
Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Emailed Code Plug Into A Radio ?
Replies: 12
Views: 935

DOS

In DOS your limited to 8 characters in the filename.

Also no spaces in the filename.
by giantcake
Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOTOROLA MDT MW520 PROGRAMING INFO NEEDED
Replies: 15
Views: 4551

This may or may not be helpful to you. There is a PDF doc in the zip file that's helpful if your using TXMessenger. Other than that some useful stuff. http://www.motorola.com/LMPS/RNSG/pubsafety/docs/ TxMessenger_3_5_Upgrade.zip Good Luck, I wish I had dl'd drivers from the mw520 web page wen I had ...
by giantcake
Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moto MW520 Site ?
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Moto MW520 Site ?

Anyone know where the mw520.motorola.com site went off to? It doesn't seem to be there anymore.

It was pretty informative about all the mobile computers and even had some good driver software you could download for free for the MW520.

Thanks, ~Steve
by giantcake
Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF Med Micor Duplexer ?
Replies: 2
Views: 351

UHF Med Micor Duplexer ?

Hi All, I did a search here on batlabs and other sites for this, but it seemed a bit vague on anyone's results with this radio. What I'm looking for is if anyone has been successful in retuning the duplexer that comes with the Med Micor (in the extended housing) for the ham 445-450 band? Just want t...
by giantcake
Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 'Nick' Radios Being Recalled . . . BY MOTOROLA !
Replies: 718
Views: 124623

From reading the letter I think maybe it could be more along the lines of Motorola limiting their liability if anything happens to someone using one of those radios. (i.e. relatives trying to sue Motorola over the 9/11 radio issues.) In other words, they are giving you fair warning that the Nick rad...
by giantcake
Sun Nov 21, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Loading an OS on MW-520
Replies: 4
Views: 448

MW520

Also, this is good info for loading an OS.

http://mw520.motorola.com/MW520/Docs/PD ... imr458.pdf


~Steve
by giantcake
Sun Nov 21, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Loading an OS on MW-520
Replies: 4
Views: 448

MW-520

To start, you can go here to get drivers and so on and some good operations info on the unit. mw520.motorola.com Did you get your units off of ebay? Let me know if you need more help, I worked on some a year ago for my trucks and it was fairly straight forward. Haven't had to do much to them since. ...
by giantcake
Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: A dumb newbie question about the MDT9100-10
Replies: 17
Views: 2060

Just a few comments: I believe the MDT your referencing uses MDT-4800 protocol. Or possibly an earlier version. Are these style MDT's still in use in your area? If you don't see them then the locals have probably gone to a packet, cellular data, or possibly Nextel data method of distribution. Especi...
by giantcake
Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mocom 70 hookup
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Scan Head

Mike, I'd setup without the scan head first to make sure the control head, the control cable, your power connections, and possibly mike hangup switch are all connected properly. You have +12V for the radio itself (large red/black cables), then you also have a green and orange wire from the rear of t...
by giantcake
Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: @$#&%! SABERS! HEEEEELLLLLPPPPPP, please. DTMF Problem.
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Saber III

On my Saber III here in front of me I punch MENU until: MENU Display=Phone SELECT Display= > (on the right side of the display) 1,2,3,...*, # DISPLAY=Number Radio automatically keys, red lite displays on the top, radio transmits fixed length dtmf tone for the key that was pushed. As each ley is push...
by giantcake
Sun May 23, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Any idea what this "RF MODEM DATA RADIO MODULE" is
Replies: 5
Views: 590

maybe something to do with an MDT data system ?
by giantcake
Sun May 23, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Do All These Letters Mean?
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Honored Tradition

and of course no Motorola head would let this go by;

EDACS - Every Day Another Customer Screams
by giantcake
Sat May 22, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: Darcom 9000
Replies: 0
Views: 1181

Darcom 9000

Hi All,

Anyone here have direct experience getting one converted over to the Ham 900mhz band?

Please drop me a PM or email when you have a chance.

Thanks!

-Steve
KG6TUV
by giantcake
Fri May 07, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Rightline dispatch furniture?
Replies: 1
Views: 252

I thin it's spelled wrightline.

http://www.wrightline.com

-S
by giantcake
Fri Apr 09, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PURC ASC Pic Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 151

PURC ASC Pic Needed

I'm looking for a picture of a PURC 900mhz with the Advanced System Controller. That is, the controller that is front panel programmable. Actually a good pic of the controller itself so I can verify what's on this particular system I'm looking at. Also, is there a password on the ASC? Can it be defe...
by giantcake
Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: best band solution for long-range vehicle use.
Replies: 30
Views: 1513

Satphone

If the team is mainly interested in getting rescued or maybe just status reports you might consider Iridium or one of the other satphone services. That way you can call the local hotel and have the steaks ready and beers chillin' before you roll up!! Also comes in handy in ANY remote location depend...
by giantcake
Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Channel Labels for Saber 1 & similar radios...
Replies: 3
Views: 344

P-Touch

Tom, If you know someone with a Brother P-Touch machine with the USB port you can print excel .xls stuff to 3/4" or 1" wide tape. I use it with the white print on clear backing and it looks like a label the factory would put on. Peels off easily when your done. Works well. The machine comes with a r...
by giantcake
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Micor advice needed.
Replies: 14
Views: 1369

Micor Mod

This might be of interest to you...

http://3rd-st.com/micor/micormod.htm

-Steve
by giantcake
Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Antenna Connector on Saber
Replies: 23
Views: 2303

BNC Adaptor

There is a stud to BNC adaptor. Try ebay, there seems to be a guy on there that sells several different types of BNC to antenna connector adaptors. Search on " motorola antenna adap* " That RF test cable on ebay is a better idea though. Much better overall matching between the receiver and your ante...
by giantcake
Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need help with mx360
Replies: 6
Views: 303

hmm...

Bill, MX series are great radios!! You have the following estimated expense: New Batteries (Nicad or non-rechargeable Alkaline available) $20 to $40 (eBay) If you need to change frequencies then: Mail channel elements to International Crystal, recrystal to new freqs. (If element is bad, replacement ...
by giantcake
Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Antenna Connector on Saber
Replies: 23
Views: 2303

Crud

To early and did not have the magic of coffee inside me yet. The Astro Saber has an actual SMA connector on it. I use an SMA with a deep nose to BNC adaptor to test the Astro Saber receive and transmit. Recommend you do not use this for mobile or portable app, just for testing. Mobile or portable us...
by giantcake
Sun Feb 29, 2004 6:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Smartrib Wallwart Specs?
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Smartrib

Smart Radio Interface User's Guide

120vac Wall Adaptor, 12Vdc @ 300ma, nominal.

120vac Power Pack Motorola P/N 01-80302E27
by giantcake
Sun Feb 29, 2004 5:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Antenna Connector on Saber
Replies: 23
Views: 2303

Adaptor

I use an SMA with the extended nose that fits on an Astro Saber antenna port and then has a BNC connector. I also have a screw stud to BNC connector that fits the standard Saber or MX radio. I also use a Saber Accessory connector to BNC adaptor. The Saber (or Astro Saber) Service cable uses the Acc....
by giantcake
Sat Feb 14, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need help building repeater
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Cool Idea

You could separate the radios by 200' and that would take care of your desense problem. Physical antenna separation works well and you don;t lose any receive signal or tx power thru the duplexer. Just long audio and control cables. Interestng idea to make an emergency repeater system. Hmmm... -Steve
by giantcake
Sat Feb 14, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: STX821 900Mhz
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Yea, I have 2 STX821's here to play with, but I see every now and then one for sale that refers to 900. Ebay had 3 for sale at once a short time ago and the description was (2) 800 and (1) 900 radio. Maybe they are just referring to 870mhz capability.

-Steve
by giantcake
Fri Feb 13, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: STX821 900Mhz
Replies: 2
Views: 213

STX821 900Mhz

I've seen these advertised here and there. Are they really in the 900 band and are they suitable for amateur conversion?

Anyone worked with one (or on one) ?

Thanks,

-Steve
by giantcake
Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IFR History?
Replies: 15
Views: 2755

IFR History?

Anyone have some comments on the general history of the following IFR service monitors? Such as which series is newer manufacture, any specific features one has over the other? It seems that the IFR1500 would be the newer model but other info I see on the net indicates the 1200 Super/S is the latest...
by giantcake
Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Keystone RJ45, RJ11, & CATV Jacks
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Home Network

Amazingly, Home Depot and Lowe's carries some pretty good stuff. They also have the integrated systems with the central wiring box, snap-in interface modules, mini ethernet hubs, and all of the different plug-in modules for the wallplates. Leviton brand is pretty good. They even have composite cable...
by giantcake
Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Codeplug Request
Replies: 2
Views: 249

OK Figured it out...

I thought you could create a raw one from the RSS. But I tried that and it complains about memory size. So... a post here and a response and a little more research on my part.... Instead of skimming the RSS manual, I read through it, and, lo and behold; H670 - Omit Memory (2K memory option) Activati...
by giantcake
Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Codeplug Request
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Saber Codeplug Request

Hi All,

I'm interested in a codeplug for:

Saber II, UHF, High Power, 2K memory, 3-Zones, 12-Modes, Scan.

I have others but their all for the 8K Saber memory size and will not load.

Thanks
by giantcake
Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Saber III
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Saber Tool

Hi, I found the bit at True-Value Hardware when I was passing thru Mesa, AZ last year. Check the tool section or ask the clerk for the "security hex bits". The little kit I picked up has a number of different bits including the spanner bit to remove the slotted nuts at the bottom of the Saber case. ...
by giantcake
Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Wanted.....Help w/ Sys Saber in Tucson Az.
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Systems Saber No audio

I just finished working on a VHF systems saber here for the first time. Does your SS have encryption capability? It's that funny switch left of the volume control. It needs to be flipped to the front towards the "O" symbol. If you push the button above the PTT and still do not hear receiver noise, t...
by giantcake
Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MW520 Info?
Replies: 4
Views: 460

MW520

Hi Jason, I have the 5201A basic model. Do you have a P/N for the service manual? And there appears to be a Motorola utility to control the internal radio and computer alarm settings. To get into it requires a "Tech" password if I remember correctly. Does your manual refer to a default password I ca...
by giantcake
Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Drifty GM300
Replies: 6
Views: 708

GM300 search

Try

GM300 drift

for the search. Search on all terms.

Comes up with the pointers you are looking for.

-S
by giantcake
Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MW520 Info?
Replies: 4
Views: 460

MW520 Info?

Hi all, I recently acquired an MW520 mobile computer, it's the basic model with monochrome screen. Boots and loads Win95. There seems to be a utility to control some of the integrated radio settings and alarm points like temp and voltage on the computer side. I've looked through the mw520.motorola.c...
by giantcake
Wed Jan 21, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: $40 for a Motorola hole saw fair deal?
Replies: 20
Views: 1547

Hole Saw Insurance

$40 is a good price if the guy ships it to you quick. Ebay is always so-so on price but if it's paypal and they ship quick it's usually less hassle. If your doing professional work it's sometimes a good selling point to explain and show the customer some of your "specialized" tools. Especially on th...
by giantcake
Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RDX1000 - Info? Worth Anything?
Replies: 10
Views: 641

MX Radio

Looks like a keyboard hung on the front of a MX350

Have you tried a MX or STX battery charger for it ?

-Steve
giantcake
by giantcake
Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: After Market / Third Party RSS?
Replies: 37
Views: 3293

back on topic

ok back to the topic, rambler mode off... It appears that the SB9600 serial protocol is proprietary to Motorola, looks like you need a license to use it in a commercial product. Or perhaps to use it at all. (It actually might be patented) This leaves the RS232 side (of the RIB) to look at for protoc...
by giantcake
Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: After Market / Third Party RSS?
Replies: 37
Views: 3293

couple of thoughts

some rambling thoughts.... This might be obvious to some, but there are probably other reasons that there is such heavy handed licensing issues on the software/firmware that is in the radio and used for the control of the radio that occurs to me. It could be said, in this day and age; "look at the w...
by giantcake
Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming : IBM Thinkpad
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Thinkpad Serial Port

On another note, do you have an actual DB9 serial port on the computer or are you trying to use a USB adaptor to DB9 Serial Port ?

Most of the new laptops no longer have a "real" serial port on them.

-Steve
giantcake
by giantcake
Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming : IBM Thinkpad
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Part-2 TP Serial Port

On this site: http://www.aspectscripting.com/support.html you will want to download this file, unzip it and install it into your dos partition. This is a dos shareware program. filename: procomm243.zip If you need the dos unzip program search for this file which a lot of web sites still have in thei...
by giantcake
Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming : IBM Thinkpad
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Part-1 TP Serial Port

In your TP's BIOS, check to make sure that COM-1 is set to on. DOS relies on the BIOS settings, Winblows does not. Hard boot the TP into DOS. (shutdown, power off, start up) What will help to troubleshoot serial port problems is if you can download the old shareware Procomm terminal software. (Or an...
by giantcake
Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: linking repeaters with fiber
Replies: 8
Views: 996

T1 Fiber Modem

Here is one possible solution made by RAD, Model:FCD-T1M (http://www.RAD.com) This is a box that can be equipped with a fiber interface on one side and on the other side a user slot you can add a card to. They have a card that does 4-Wire E/M (6-ports). The box also has a V.35 data port built-in so ...
by giantcake
Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PROGRAMMING A MOTO 9100-386 MDT
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: PROGRAMMING A MOTO 9100-386 MDT

Try this site to start.

http://www.ag-communications.com/mdt9100.htm


copracr2 wrote:CAN ANYBODY HELP ME OUT HERE? I HAVE 2 MDT'S I NEED TO REPROGRAM. I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT DOING THIS. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
by giantcake
Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: linking repeaters with fiber
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Hi Cabwong, You can mux and move pretty much anything over SMF fiber. 4-wire or 2-wire analog, 56/64K V.35 digital, BRI-ISDN, PRI-ISDN, E1, Frac-T1, T1, DS1, or even OCx level. (Digital or analog) You need to determine (2) things, distance, and what you want to punch through from end-to-end. Up to 2...
by giantcake
Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Saber Questions

For the Saber Guru's, a few questions before my service manuals arrive in the mail: 1) Is there a DTMF remote mic from M or the aftermarket for the Saber series? 2) For a standard Saber III, what are the limitations on freq. programming? For example, here in SoCal the UHF ham stuff is on 20kc spacin...
by giantcake
Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What kind of scam must you pull to buy rss from motorola?
Replies: 36
Views: 3257

software

This is a pretty interesting topic for me to read. When I last worked for an MSS in Santa Ana (in the early 80's) it was the R1801 suitcase programmer where M locked you in with the adaptors, proms, and specialized suitcase programmer. Now it seems they are trying to lock you in again with archane s...

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