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by MikeOxlong
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: TRBO cps issues with Win 7
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: TRBO cps issues with Win 7

Do you have a GOBI cellular modem installed?

Can't remember if I uninstalled mine or just disabled it.
by MikeOxlong
Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Convert APX7500 mid-power dashmount to remote mount
Replies: 11
Views: 2227

Re: Convert APX7500 mid-power dashmount to remote mount

I was thinking more along the lines of retrofitting an existing XTL5000 remote install to take an APX7500 drawer. Either way, good info to know. I'm looking at the same plan. Swapping out an XTL drawer with the APX drawer. I've got the newer control head so I should be good to go from the control h...
by MikeOxlong
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: "Validate NAC against system ID" APX option
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: "Validate NAC against system ID" APX option

You need to check "Intra-WACN Roaming"

Check this post out:

https://www.p25.ca/threads/3211-Motorol ... #post23408
by MikeOxlong
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola MOTOTRBO SL 7550
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Motorola MOTOTRBO SL 7550

Neat little radio. Bought a couple of extra batteries off Ebay real cheap. Battery life isn't the greatest but when batteries are cheap, who cares?

Grab the fancy charger which will allow you to charge the radio, an extra battery and your Bluetooth headset at the same time.
by MikeOxlong
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Issue with CutRate Li-Ion "shorty" Saber 1900mAh battery
Replies: 27
Views: 3631

Re: Issue with CutRate Li-Ion "shorty" Saber 1900mAh battery

Something I'm missing here? Defective? Nope, return it to them and get your money back. Years ago I bought one at the Hamvention and it did exactly the same thing. Returned it the next day and was told that NYPD has bought a lot of these batteries and they've never had a problem. They gave me anoth...
by MikeOxlong
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Firmware update problem
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Firmware update problem

It doesn't matter as his older CPS will still not recognize the newer package.

He must have CPS8 installed before that firmware is recognized and selectable as an upgrade.
by MikeOxlong
Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Firmware update problem
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Firmware update problem

You'll need CPS 8 to install that firmware.

Older versions will ignore the firmware even though you've installed it.
by MikeOxlong
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Multiple IDs in a single radio? - UPDATED DEC 10/12
Replies: 14
Views: 1211

Re: Multiple IDs in a single radio?

No, a TRBO radio is limited to one ID in total.

Quite a problem if you've got multiple systems with different ID's assigned on each.
by MikeOxlong
Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GSM And CDMA Sites
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: GSM And CDMA Sites

mr.syntrx wrote:GSM has a maximum range of about 35km. This page does a great job of explaining the details of why:

http://gsmfordummies.com/timing/timing.shtml


GSM has a maximum range of 70kms if you use extended range mode.

It robs every other timeslot so the timing advance can be increased.
by MikeOxlong
Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: A couple XTL5k questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: A couple XTL5k questions...

W1HVN wrote:Any VRS750 info or tips before I plug and play?


Plug it in and program it up. Nothing special needs to be done.
by MikeOxlong
Thu May 31, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX 8.00.01 now out
Replies: 16
Views: 4635

Re: APX 8.00.01 now out

You've always been able to include up to 10 conventional channels in a Multi-System Talkgroup scan list.
by MikeOxlong
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: True Touchscreen PC Tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 3099

Re: True Touchscreen PC Tablet

Older stuff like the iTronix iix325/350 are WinXP tablets that are made of milled aluminum and built like a tank, the ix260 is a laptop with touch screen. They run at about 1Ghz We were moved to the iTronix platform from Toughbooks and had nothing but problems. You could drive a truck over one and ...
by MikeOxlong
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: KVL 3000 PLUS KEYLOADER (IC-F70)
Replies: 12
Views: 4592

Re: KVL 3000 PLUS KEYLOADER (IC-F70)

There's a 3000+ with AES sitting at $1500 on EBay right now.
by MikeOxlong
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500/XTS3000 Flashcodes
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

Re: XTS2500/XTS3000 Flashcodes

I was referring to this post titled "Astro Saber III Private Call" that's been dormant since 2008 but you brought back from the dead to ask a question about the special version of firmware required for P25 9600 trunking. With that subject title, starting a new thread with a more appropriat...
by MikeOxlong
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500/XTS3000 Flashcodes
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

Re: XTS2500/XTS3000 Flashcodes

tvsjr wrote:Hmm, that's a bit of a necro-post.


Not as bad as the 4 year old thread he brought back from the dead to ask a totally unrelated question.
by MikeOxlong
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "Checking Interest"or"Considering" on Buy/Trade/Sell Forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 2560

Re: "Checking Interest"or"Considering" on Buy/Trade/Sell For

Another vote for no more Checking Interest threads.

If you want to know what your radio might sell for, search the Classifieds here, Radioreference and Ebay.

If you feel it's worth selling, than post your ad with a price.

Don't be lazy.
by MikeOxlong
Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX 7000
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: APX 7000

You didn't read what tvsjr wrote.

32016 is a Uniden talkgroup number which converts to a Motorola hex talkgroup of 7d1 not 7d10.

You need drop the last zero.
by MikeOxlong
Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: TAPATALK
Replies: 19
Views: 6718

Re: TAPATALK

I'll throw my vote in for Tapatalk.

I use it on Radioreference and am quite happy with it.

For the moderators, it supports moderation commands as well.
by MikeOxlong
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Can 800 MHz cause intermod to VHF?
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Can 800 MHz cause intermod to VHF?

There was a 6m repeater cosited with an 800Mhz trunking system that had a voice repeater 1Mhz offset from the primary control channel.

Repeater was basically useless when that voice repeater fired up.

Only solution was to move the repeater to another site.
by MikeOxlong
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Impres Charger question
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: Impres Charger question

Anybody have a part # for the KVL insert handy?
by MikeOxlong
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASTRO Saber R
Replies: 26
Views: 2955

Re: ASTRO Saber R

Sounds like a quick way to make money at Dayton.
by MikeOxlong
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 Programming Thoughts
Replies: 64
Views: 10499

Re: APX7000 Programming Thoughts

One thing I hate about the APX CPS. A lot of fields that aren't even used get set to NULL when making a change in something else which results in Invalid Fields. I remember coming across the trunking system problem but I forget exactly how I cleared it. Try adding a new system and then delete the ol...
by MikeOxlong
Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Revision level for Analog/Astro CAI???
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Quantar Revision level for Analog/Astro CAI???

Check Brocomm for SCM's.

I believe they're around $100 to get an IMBE capable one.
by MikeOxlong
Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Same sysID Different Band control channels
Replies: 25
Views: 4957

Re: Same sysID Different Band control channels

Yes, I understand the APX will do trunking on single bands without a problem. I have several vhf and uhf systems in my APX that trunk fine although they are entered as separate systems. I'm questioning whether Motorola has ever said the APX will allow you to trunk a multiband system as one system in...
by MikeOxlong
Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Same sysID Different Band control channels
Replies: 25
Views: 4957

Re: Same sysID Different Band control channels

Have you found anything official from Motorola saying that you can put a mixed frequency trunking system in the apx (besides 7/8)? I'm wondering if the firmware or the zone controller even supports jumping bands like you're trying to do? Have you heard of anybody else using this in the real world? B...
by MikeOxlong
Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS5000 Astro Conventional Talkgroup Scan
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: XTS5000 Astro Conventional Talkgroup Scan

I believe the NAC uses the last two digits of the System ID plus something which roughly corresponds to the Connect Tone ID.

I would start off at 9e0, 9e1 and so on.

I believe there's 6 Connect Tones so the highest you would need to try would be 9e5.
by MikeOxlong
Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 5185

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

I and a lot of others would be interested in how he linked two P25 machines together for $600.
by MikeOxlong
Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 5185

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

123 wrote:Hams have been linking analog repeaters cheap for how many decades now?


There, I fixed that for you.

I'm talking about linking digital machines together.

TRBO is much easier and cheaper to link then P25.
by MikeOxlong
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.
Replies: 48
Views: 5185

Re: The new Ham Radio P25 master site.

If I didn't have a lot of money tied up in P25 gear, I would have definitely gone TRBO. The ease of linking is the biggest selling point for me. Heck, we just linked two cosited P25 machines a couple of weeks ago and hopefully within the next week, we'll have another P25 machine linked in over RF. I...
by MikeOxlong
Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Smartnet trunking miminum channels
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Smartnet trunking miminum channels

It's called "Voice On Control".

Similar to a GE SCAT site.
by MikeOxlong
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola secure?
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Motorola secure?

You should probably be able to enable hardware encryption using the CPS along with the powerup self test alert.

If you get a good tone on powerup, you've got an encryption board.

If you get a boop, you don't have an encryption board.
by MikeOxlong
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar with External Controller
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Quantar with External Controller

Anybody have a DIU real cheap? The DIU would be the best solution but it would probably cost as much as the Quantar. Too bad there's not a signal available on the backplane to denote a P25 conversation. Perhaps two channels with the same frequency but only one has the valid analog PL with a bogus NA...
by MikeOxlong
Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar with External Controller
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Quantar with External Controller

Plan is to have it fully working on the bench before it gets moved. It's replacing an msr2k that's already in service so until it's fully working, the msr will continue to plod along. In reality, I'd prefer to have this as a standalone machine but repeaters pairs are so scarce, I'll have ton reuse a...
by MikeOxlong
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra Programming problem
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: Spectra Programming problem

I bought a Spectra VHF Dash Off of Ebay D45KMA7JA7BK. I pulled the code plug and saved it. I made a change from Blank to a test freq of 140.5. When I pushed it back, i got the 'FL 01/82' . I am using R05.03.00. I have tried changing the serial number and re-installing the boards in the software, bu...
by MikeOxlong
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar with External Controller
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Quantar with External Controller

Yes. PTT is available on the backplane. Towards the back of the service manual are the drawings showing pin assignments on the variety of connectors. Getting those pins to work is a function of the programming in the RSS, and can be a lengthy discussion. Yup, I know it's available and I've seen the...
by MikeOxlong
Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar with External Controller
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Quantar with External Controller

Folks, I'm trying to replace an old analog MSR2000 and custom controller with a Quantar and external controller. There's nothing fancy on the MSR. We've got dtmf commands to shut it on and off and dtmf commands to fire up a link radio. The courtesy tone is a beep during unlinked operation and a boop...
by MikeOxlong
Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Cellular Building Repeater
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: Cellular Building Repeater

For large installations we tend to use Allgon repeaters with either RF or Fiber distributed antenna systems.

Looks like Allgon has been bought out by Powerwave.

http://www.powerwave.com/default.asp
by MikeOxlong
Sat May 08, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: XTL5000, DEK, VRS Cable Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1152

Re: XTL5000, DEK, VRS Cable Questions

You'll have to ditch the O3 heads in order to use a VRS. VRS' are not compatible with the O3 head. Once you've got an O5 head and the cable from the head to the drawer, you'll need the drawer to siren/pa cable and the T cable to connect the VRS to the siren/pa. You'll also need a separate VRS/DEK fo...
by MikeOxlong
Sat May 08, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: HHCH W3 Astro Spectra with VRS ?
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: HHCH W3 Astro Spectra with VRS ?

http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91078 I know for sure that the O3 head is not compatible with the VRS and according to the above thread, it's not compatible with the W3 as well. Go to the VRS enable option in the CPS, right click and read the help. It will tell you what is requir...
by MikeOxlong
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 Programming Thoughts
Replies: 64
Views: 10499

Re: APX7000 Programming Thoughts

R02.00.15 was necessary to fix problems with the PMMN4062 noise cancelling mic and the HMN4104 display microphone.
by MikeOxlong
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Impres 4114 Firmware re: APX
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Impres 4114 Firmware re: APX

I've successfully used the high cap LiIon battery and the tall NiMH battery without problems so far.

This is with the v3.4 firmware and I believe the 1.7 display firmware that came out a couple of months ago.
by MikeOxlong
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Impres 4114 Firmware re: APX
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Impres 4114 Firmware re: APX

My 3.4 charger has no problems with APX batteries either. I don't believe an upgrade is needed.
by MikeOxlong
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VRS 750 and VRS EP Help Hooking Up
Replies: 18
Views: 8091

Re: VRS 750 and VRS EP Help Hooking Up

123 wrote:Question on the VRS 750 P2081A

Will this also work on a O5 remote XTL 5000 ?


If that's the standard VRS750 then yes, you should have no problems.

I have one hooked up to my O5 XTL.
by MikeOxlong
Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Radio ID on Spectra
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Radio ID on Spectra

The Astro Spectra does not support call aliasing.
by MikeOxlong
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Radio ID on Spectra
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Radio ID on Spectra

If you're asking whether you can have an alias show up instead of 7xxxxx then no, your radio does not support that feature.
by MikeOxlong
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Pre-selects on XTL2500 M5
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Pre-selects on XTL2500 M5

You'll need the full keypad mic and it's not something you can program with CPS.

Not sure which revision firmware the feature came with but I think it's pretty recent.
by MikeOxlong
Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Pre-selects on XTL2500 M5
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Pre-selects on XTL2500 M5

Similar to a home button, where you can push & hold, and it will take you to a predetermined channel. The XTL5K with dtmf hand mic will allow you to use the top 3 buttons (1, 2 & 3) for that function. Tune to the channel you want, press and hold the appropriate button until it beeps. From t...
by MikeOxlong
Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: What RSS or CPS version do i need?
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: What RSS or CPS version do i need?

Firmware is easy, it's the set of numbers beginning with R although what you've got there looks a little odd. You've got some version of R9 firmware. DSP is the next set of numbers. You've got an older DSP6. EMC refers to the firmware of the encryption module in your radio. Unfortunately, there's no...

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