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by thebigphish
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550s without heads - can they be used for a repeater?
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: CDM1550s without heads - can they be used for a repeater?

this EXACT thing happened to radios that were programmed to follow IGN only, and then had the batteries die in the chassis of the (poorly) designed unit. Mobile radio would give you low-power beep and become functionally useless. Pulling fuses and charging chassis batteries would fix it
by thebigphish
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Whats the point of buying a 110w radio?
Replies: 71
Views: 11984

Re: Whats the point of buying a 110w radio?

...ahh now that made me chuckle. thanks, needed that. :lol:
by thebigphish
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 remote head kit question- theoretical length limit
Replies: 4
Views: 735

Re: MCS2000 remote head kit question- theoretical length limit

Don't the MCS2000 use serial data txfer to communicate between radio head and chassis? The longer the wire, the lower the reliable data txfer speed will be, due to interference and capacitance issues, so if the head uses 9600baud to communicate with the chassis, the normally accepted cable limit is ...
by thebigphish
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Whelen Cencom Saphire Connectivity
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Re: Whelen Cencom Saphire Connectivity

Cencom Sapphire or Cencom Gold? IIRC a Sapphire Gold does not exist. I'll be willing to bet you have a gold system and you're trying to read it with sapphire software.
by thebigphish
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Ford F250 INSTALL
Replies: 4
Views: 2493

Re: Ford F250 INSTALL

..at least you have SOMETHING moto in there.
by thebigphish
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Daviscomms TMR1P-7 (POCSAG rx)
Replies: 0
Views: 2793

Daviscomms TMR1P-7 (POCSAG rx)

anyone out there with ANY kind of familiarity w/ Daviscomms TMR1P-7 programming / schematics? I know it's off-topic, and i'll take the heat for it later...but i'd love a PM from anyone who knows how the devil these program...
by thebigphish
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mcs2000 alerting
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: mcs2000 alerting

I'd replace that MCS with a more configurable radio, it's a great HOT RX deck...but it's the pits to try to interface with ANYTHING.
by thebigphish
Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi MDC1200 Signalling
Replies: 10
Views: 1332

Re: Jedi MDC1200 Signalling

tsunami_australia wrote:CNTLHD16 (WTF does this mean?)


Control head type.
by thebigphish
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Emergency Button
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

Re: Emergency Button

XPRxxxx --> Signalling systems --> Digital Emergency --> Sys(x) everything you should need is under here.
by thebigphish
Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Anybody evr flush mount (split) motorola speaker
Replies: 12
Views: 3380

Re: Anybody evr flush mount (split) motorola speaker

or a chalk(pencil) rubbing like you do on a gravestone...works as well. (and less toner for the office nazis)
by thebigphish
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 Test Mode Question
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: MTS2000 Test Mode Question

Table 7 Test Environments, MT 2000, MTS 2000, and MTX Series Radios NO. OF BEEPS DISPLAY DESCRIPTION FUNCTION 1* CSQ Carrier Squelch RX: unsquelch if carrier detected TX: mic audio 2 HC Hear Clear** RX: unsquelch if carrier detected TX: compressed mic audio 3 TPL Tone Private-Line RX: unsquelch if ...
by thebigphish
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 'Test Mode' Tone Volume
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: CDM1250 'Test Mode' Tone Volume

you mean the musical tone? You're worried about adjusting the test mode tone?

Invest your time in worrying about other more meaningful things, not that. That's fixed.
by thebigphish
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Licensing MOTOTRBO on UHF T Band
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Licensing MOTOTRBO on UHF T Band

Same here in the philly area.
by thebigphish
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 Locked Up Solid Red Light
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: MTR2000 Locked Up Solid Red Light

I got that from a Schaumberg engineer on his lunch break. That CSQ revert got pushed so long, and so far that I ended up with the guy's cell phone #...
by thebigphish
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 Locked Up Solid Red Light
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: MTR2000 Locked Up Solid Red Light

create a new codeplug from scratch (from the templates) with your settings, and write it in. They don't like read-change-write, it corrupts the codeplug. Try that see if it works. I had one that was about 4 days from read-change-write to bizarre attitudes and random reverts to CSQ, fresh clean codep...
by thebigphish
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Anybody evr flush mount (split) motorola speaker
Replies: 12
Views: 3380

Re: Anybody evr flush mount (split) motorola speaker

I've done it a dozen times, shoot me your email in a PM and I'll pop a couple of pics for you.

Word to the wise, you will need to be able to use back cover of the speaker - or else the audio will get bassy as hell.
by thebigphish
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 vs HT1250LS boot up tones
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: HT1250 vs HT1250LS boot up tones

Ugh, that musical one is obnoxious.
by thebigphish
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: linux will it run CPS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3797

Re: linux will it run CPS?

yes, i've run RSSes in DosBox, CPSes under wine ( :o eesh) and more reliably under VMs. I've committed my archives to that unit, but have a old writer of a system that I use for blasting the codeplugs in. i'll try writing one day, maybe.
by thebigphish
Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Lighting Requirements
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

Re: Lighting Requirements

:roll: why i continue to click thru to this subforum bewilders me.
by thebigphish
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM 1250 won't power on
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: CDM 1250 won't power on

It doesn't say he tried to program it, and he said he tried swapping the heads already.
by thebigphish
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Lighting Requirements
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

Re: Lighting Requirements

state specific, contact your local department of motor vehicles and find out yours...or hunt for it online. All this is going to do here is prompt someone to link your post to "elightbars.com" and alert the lighting police. sorry.
by thebigphish
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Digital group & remote dekey
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Digital group & remote dekey

Had a couple of issues at work recently with people tying up airtime in a rather important situation. I did some hunting and found out that all the radios were set with "impolite" talkgroup auth configurations, and that was a major problem. Started reprogramming the entire fleet with "...
by thebigphish
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: gm300 linked repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: gm300 linked repeater

so you want to add a separate link radio into a repeater? yes?
by thebigphish
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 UHF Programming
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: MTR2000 UHF Programming

do not get in the habit of "reading - changing - writing" the codeplug. From the mouth of mother M "make your changes on a codeplug from the stock template in the RSS - and write a known good codeplug"
by thebigphish
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CM series keeps rebooting
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: CM series keeps rebooting

your source voltage good?
by thebigphish
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Controller I20r
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: Controller I20r

I've seen that happen when people randomly throw a battery charger on a vehicle with a flat battery in it, and then wonder why the electronics get all goofy. Voltages from 16-18vDC are not uncommon on the chargers we have at work.
by thebigphish
Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Controller I20r
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: Controller I20r

I'll bet that this isn't a regulated power supply, but a battery charger, don't those things routinely go upwards of 18v with irregular loads on them?
by thebigphish
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Apple Ipad In Place Of Panasonic Toughbook In Squad Cars,Etc
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Apple Ipad In Place Of Panasonic Toughbook In Squad Cars

We ended up using that for most of the parasitic loads in the chassis we worked on, essentially put a Battery Saver on a separate buss that charged handlights, portable radio chargers, computers, chargers etc...the imaged Windows systems were left in standby most of the time, running off the shoreli...
by thebigphish
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Apple Ipad In Place Of Panasonic Toughbook In Squad Cars,Etc
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: Apple Ipad In Place Of Panasonic Toughbook In Squad Cars

As a side note, one of the comments made at a recent meeting I attended is that fire service, particularly non-career, have commented that by the time the computer is fired up and logged in, they are at the call! One thought would be to use a solid state drive in a laptop to reduce the time it take...
by thebigphish
Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 Wrong Talkgroups
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: MTS2000 Wrong Talkgroups

...and buy a scanner.
by thebigphish
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Current draw on accessary connector
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: Current draw on accessary connector

somewhere under 1A (probably closer to 500ma) IIRC, safer to tap the power feed to the CDM and fuse appropriately.
by thebigphish
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 80 amp relay suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 3610

Re: 80 amp relay suggestions

tvsjr wrote:http://www.tessco.com/products/displayProductInfo.do?sku=380830&eventGroup=4&eventPage=1

I have three in the current build - one for each master stage and one for the 600-watt inverter.


3 in each unit, fleet of 10...haven't replaced one yet.
by thebigphish
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Scanner question
Replies: 11
Views: 1585

Re: Scanner Question

One thing that you might want to consider is "Cop Proofing" your scanners. ... The control for this is selected by pushing in the rotary squelch control. So, what I did is lock out every possible band for the Close Call Feature. That way, even when Close Call is selected, it can't do anyt...
by thebigphish
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 1250 Weird Self Test Tone
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: HT 1250 Weird Self Test Tone

you get more options in the noises the damn thing makes, than you do signalling! thanks moto.
by thebigphish
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Two Bands For The Greatest Inter-Operability In The US?
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

Re: What Two Bands For The Greatest Inter-Operability In The

Around my area ( central CT ) most PS frequencies are all UHF ( and all quickly going P25 as well ). There are a few 800MHZ P25 systems ( State Police being one of the first ), and VERY few VHF PS frequencies. So I'd go with UHF followed by 800MHZ. Go South of hartford its VHF and UHF and Low Band ...
by thebigphish
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Wiring diagram
Replies: 36
Views: 24742

Re: 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Wiring diagram

Ha, got Sync in one of my vehicles, wish it wasn't there. One of the WORST designed interfaces / systems i've ever seen in a production vehicle. I'd like the damn thing to work with my phone, let alone my radio.
by thebigphish
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Unable to upgrade firmware
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Unable to upgrade firmware

Didn't the WARIS line also require you to step the firmwares up? I vaguely recall 1 to 2...then 2 and later was fine...
by thebigphish
Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Looking for compact arrowstick controller
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Looking for compact arrowstick controller

so you've never heard of the suggestion, but you know it doesn't work?

tell me what kind of LED stick you're working with, and i'll use those three items to build one to suit.
by thebigphish
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Looking for compact arrowstick controller
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Looking for compact arrowstick controller

an arduino, a LED segment strip, and a pushbutton...you could put it ANYWHERE.
by thebigphish
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL 5000 Fail 01/90... with a twist.
Replies: 13
Views: 3711

Re: XTL 5000 Fail 01/90... with a twist.

d119 wrote:[snip] deep down we both know the XTL series is just as wonderful a product as the MTR 3000.


...bwaahahahahaha, kept a straight face till that gem!
by thebigphish
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: NMO extension cable?
Replies: 13
Views: 3478

Re: NMO extension cable?

pie plate (or sheet metal disc) as a ground plane, glued like hell to the membrane roof should suffice for your antenna...although that will get mighty big as your frequency drops..
by thebigphish
Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming Motorola/Timex Internet Messenger pager watch
Replies: 40
Views: 10396

Re: Programming Motorola/Timex Internet Messenger pager watc

Victor Xray wrote:This was the thread I had in the back of my mind when I typed my earlier post about programming. Per clavo, it most likely uses an IR programmer.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29882


heh, forgot about clavo's title.
by thebigphish
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Motorola Mic on Whelen Siren
Replies: 5
Views: 2513

Re: Motorola Mic on Whelen Siren

...what's wrong with the mic? PTT doesn't work? IIRC the HFSA1 has a hard wired mic, so you'd be forced to crack the chassis to replace it. If you're going to be cracking the chassis to replace it, you might as well replace it with an OEM mic.
by thebigphish
Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Y-Cable Diagram
Replies: 1
Views: 1963

Re: MCS2000 Y-Cable Diagram

Can anyone guide me in the D.I.Y. creation of a Y-Cable for a dual head MCS2000 system? I have a normal Model II head and another Model II head marked "Rear Control Head" I was thinking of splicing two remote cables together. Is that a feasible method of connecting both heads to a single ...
by thebigphish
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550LS+
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: CDM1550LS+

sell yours, buy low band radio.
by thebigphish
Tue May 07, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Question On Archives and COmputers
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: Question On Archives and COmputers

running ownCloud...like Win offline files, but better user controls.
by thebigphish
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Using a Pyramid repeater?
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Using a Pyramid repeater?

what about moving the RX point for the repeater to a place where the portables could hit it better? double repeating is a recipe for disaster.
by thebigphish
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Serial Port error - Maratrac
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

Re: Serial Port error - Maratrac

that's because your processor is way too fast for the program.
by thebigphish
Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Running audio through a computer
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Running audio through a computer

wavetar wrote:much any electronics parts store...even Radio Shack.

And that's even a suprise.

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