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by contrak10
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low Audio XTS/XTL Series - AGC???
Replies: 11
Views: 2109

Re: Low Audio XTS/XTL Series - AGC???

Hey Jim. This is transmit audio on the radio itself, I know for a fact wide-band is not a factor as all the receivers are changed over on a system level. There has been some coverage reduction on the system I am working with since narrowbanding but I am finding AGC and low gain making the problem wo...
by contrak10
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Low Audio XTS/XTL Series - AGC???
Replies: 11
Views: 2109

Low Audio XTS/XTL Series - AGC???

Hello, I am having a severe hard time getting good audio clarity from an XTS/XTL series radio when compared to an warris series radio on 12.5 spacing. All of the astro series radios are so low in volume and exaggerates static in poor coverage areas. My next option is to start from the default settin...
by contrak10
Wed May 22, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MIP5000 + CDM1250
Replies: 0
Views: 579

MIP5000 + CDM1250

Sorry if this belongs in the systems section... Looking to see if anyone has an idea about what pins to assign when using a DDN6338A with a CDM 1250/MIP5000 in CPS? I cant seem to get the radio off monitor and I want to see if its possible to change channels via the DDN6338A. Any help would be much ...
by contrak10
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MIP 5000 - Anyone Have Trouble Configuring Gateways?
Replies: 1
Views: 249

MIP 5000 - Anyone Have Trouble Configuring Gateways?

Hi guys, I have a very frustrating problem.... I cant seem to get the gateways to connect to hyperterminal or putty for that matter. When I set the settings and open the program nothing displays and I cant get to the gateway configurations and its driving me nuts. I had to change TFTP servers and al...
by contrak10
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 Servicing
Replies: 2
Views: 743

CDM1250 Servicing

I got a VHF CDM1250 that refuses to turn on, I have tested many mobiles to the same power source and they have no problems powering on so its the radio. The power source is always on so there should be no issues with the ignition sense. I wondering if I should check inside the radio for a loose conn...
by contrak10
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: xtl2500/5000 prices
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: xtl2500/5000 prices

The running joke is the model of the radio is the cost.

XTL1500 = $1500.00
XTL2500 = $2500.00
XTL5000 = $5000.00
by contrak10
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: A9 Spectra Programming Help
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: A9 Spectra Programming Help

Ill take some pictures tommorow, im not sure what it is. This is my first spectra.
by contrak10
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: A9 Spectra Programming Help
Replies: 5
Views: 508

A9 Spectra Programming Help

Hello Fellow Batlabers, Sorry if this is a repeated question (i have already searched it), i'm having programming problems with an A9 spectra dual head setup. This is my first time programming a spectra never mind the dual head. I plug the programming cable into the control unit and I can program th...
by contrak10
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Radio - Computer Integration: Advise Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Radio - Computer Integration: Advise Needed

Anyone have any use with the TurboVUI , or the MIP5000 that can answer some technical questions. I looked at zetron, they dont seem to have any IP based solutions.

I also got some info about telex. has anyone used this product with remote radios?
by contrak10
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Radio - Computer Integration: Advise Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Radio - Computer Integration: Advise Needed

Hey Guys, I'm looking some advise on anywhere to go when it comes to radio-computer integration software and the radios themselves. Here's what i'm looking to do: My agency is building a new mobile communications vehicle for our department to replace an older communications vehicle. We would like to...
by contrak10
Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1250 EEPRM CS ERROR
Replies: 17
Views: 2974

Re: CDM1250 EEPRM CS ERROR

Im having the same problem. Im trying to save my friends butt because he used a USB ribless cable to program a VHF 1550-LS. I have a rib cable connected to a old windows 98 computer using version 6.9.06 Im getting 2 sets " ERROR 4 Error reading radio" Followed by "This device is not s...
by contrak10
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Codeplug Password
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Codeplug Password

If anyone was able to help this guy out please PM me, i have a similar issue.

Thanks
by contrak10
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS2500 Stupid Question
Replies: 6
Views: 380

XTS2500 Stupid Question

Hey guys, Im in a mixed environment, some agencies use trunking digital, others use non trunking digital channels and most use conventional analog. Im looking at buying a XTS from a friend, but he doesnt seem to know the answer on the question below. So im throwing this one out to the experts, batla...
by contrak10
Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro CPS Will Not Let Me Enter 155.790
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Astro CPS Will Not Let Me Enter 155.790

Sorry for the wait, ill run to work and get a snap shot and code plug copy to anyone interested in solving this
by contrak10
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro CPS Will Not Let Me Enter 155.790
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Astro CPS Will Not Let Me Enter 155.790

I have a XTS1500 VHF Split and I can enter every single frequency I want except 155.790. It gives me an invalid entry red mark. Its within the band split so what gives?

Anyone else encountering a similar problem?

FYI: Its the latest CPS.
by contrak10
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Splitting 1 antenna to 2 mobiles
Replies: 24
Views: 1721

Re: Splitting 1 antenna to 2 mobiles

Well to make myself more clear I wanted to stack 2 mobiles on top of each other. Only 1 will be for trasmitting, the other will be for scanning. They are both VHF and will have identical channels. I would like to avoid installing a 2nd antenna so I would like to use 1 antenna with a spliter to conne...
by contrak10
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Splitting 1 antenna to 2 mobiles
Replies: 24
Views: 1721

Splitting 1 antenna to 2 mobiles

Hey guys, Im wondering if it is possible and safe :) to split a single antenna wire so I can connect 2 mobiles on the same band to 1 antenna using a splitter. I was told this is not safe as the transmitting mobile's power will be sent directly to the other mobile rather then the antenna. What I want...
by contrak10
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What is the most current popular public saftey radio ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2150

Re: What is the most current popular public saftey radio ?

Welcome to the North East land of conventional ;) NJ: Mostly HT1000, Some HT1250's. Now buying MT1500 Mobiles: MCS2000, CDM1250 FOR PD FD: You name it, someone has it... EMS: Same In regards to the NYPD, I havnt seen a patrol officer with an saber or sse in a while now, most have vertex's. Transit i...
by contrak10
Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moving from Analog to Digital, in need of some advice
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Moving from Analog to Digital, in need of some advice

We are located in Northwest Bergen County so you hit the nail on the head regarding the overcrowding problem. We do have our own simplex frequency but its terrible, we are limited to 20 watts of transmit power due to interference issues with a neighboring town on the same frequency but using a diffe...
by contrak10
Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moving from Analog to Digital, in need of some advice
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Moving from Analog to Digital, in need of some advice

Im not exactly sure, we dont have any frequencies that are legally owned by us. We use shared frequencies. Our dispatch center contracts a local radio shop to do all FCC registrations and renewals. I was told not to bother paying for a application due to lack of frequencies in UHF and VHF. NJ has st...
by contrak10
Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moving from Analog to Digital, in need of some advice
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Moving from Analog to Digital, in need of some advice

I volunteer for rescue/ambulance department. Here in northern NJ, everything is analog and crowded. If any area needs a radio system upgrade its this one. We have no repeaters for our own use due to frequency crowding, we are stuck piggy-backing on another towns and during major incidents/storms wha...
by contrak10
Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NYPD citywide channel
Replies: 29
Views: 3721

Re: NYPD citywide channel

Rumor has it that the NYPD is replacing its astro gear with Vertex "bricks", a friend of mine who works in the housing division just came over today and showed his new vertex. SSE's were too huge to be useful unless its going to be a new "baton" :D
by contrak10
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Deleted 2,037 Users
Replies: 66
Views: 5197

Having a mandatory donation could prove to draw people away, people are cheap, if I can find the same information for free I wont want to pay a dime where i don't have to. won't post my SSN, but I can PM it if necessary. I won't post my ph#, but I can PM if you need it. Umm, yea i wont giving either...
by contrak10
Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Deleted 2,037 Users
Replies: 66
Views: 5197

yet for people like me who mostly read the board, this could prove to be a road block. Only a few times do I post, only when i need to.
by contrak10
Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Firmware question 1250LS
Replies: 11
Views: 618

I want to upgrade my firmware for a 1250 i have, where do I send it and how much will it cost?
by contrak10
Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Tracker Gone???
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Thanks for the update.
by contrak10
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Tracker Gone???
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

everything that used to be on myradiomall.com is gone, the manuals and now radio tracker. Big M must have said something.
by contrak10
Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: From Me...Nick De Luca
Replies: 51
Views: 10395

:o
Holy crap, the most talked about guy on this forum is speaking. Somebody call the president!!!!!
:o

Isnt a Motorola Factory located in Malaysia?? Kuala Lumpur is the capital of that country. I know Motorola is huge in production in southern Asia, specifcly Thiland so that guy could be dirty.
by contrak10
Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Tracker Gone???
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Radio Tracker Gone???

I tried to download a copy of radio tracker for my PC but it came up as did not exisit. I though the program was cool and the best part it was free!!! Does anyone have a copy I could download or can point me into a direction of where to find it?
by contrak10
Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 'Nick' Radios Being Recalled . . . BY MOTOROLA !
Replies: 718
Views: 124805

The problems are only begining for Motorola. With the internet becoming a international trading place more and more parts built radios will be coming from places like Taiwan, China and other Asian nations where motorola will have no say in what goes on like they do here. I have been in previous cont...
by contrak10
Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Calling all Computer Batdudes!
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

There is a program called CD Rom Emulator, which will "trick" the computer into thinking a CD Rom is present and will even allow you to boot from it, do a google search on it, ill do some searching on the web for the program I used.
by contrak10
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: FCC Licence UHF, how long does it take?
Replies: 5
Views: 671

For some reason our pervious 467.9000 we had licenced for repeater use. Our Liecence expired last year and im looking to create a new liecence rather than update or revive a previous one. However how long does it take for the FCC to process and cordinate the frequencies?
by contrak10
Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: FCC Licence UHF, how long does it take?
Replies: 5
Views: 671

FCC Licence UHF, how long does it take?

How long does it take to get a licence for a UHF freq. that will be used with a 10 watt repeater. I have just submitted the paper work. Could I also spin the freq.? EX: CH1 TX 467.9000 RX 464.5500 to CH2 TX 464.5500 RX 467.9000.
by contrak10
Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola R&D - New Jersey
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Near where I live in Glen Rock NJ, lies another Motorola Facility, I have no idea what this for but looks like another warehouse.
by contrak10
Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: hey andrew
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Ding... Round 1 start
by contrak10
Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE"
Replies: 28
Views: 1363

Merry Christmas, Hope everyone got something great and gave something even greater.
by contrak10
Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help !!! Did I Fry My MT2000??
Replies: 20
Views: 1183

The worst comes to worst someone will help you out and give you a codeplug to use, and bring that brick back to life.
by contrak10
Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: To Repair or Replace????
Replies: 5
Views: 634

To Repair or Replace????

I have a Motorola Visar UHF that has case issue, the PTT button doesn't make a connection with the board. I know it isnt the board because I have tried another and it still wont trasmit, but it does recieve and is able to use the top buttons for monitor and light. Is it worth it to repair it or orde...
by contrak10
Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Computer Aided Dispatch Trial Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1568

What Dukane product were you looking at? We're a dealer and I wasn't aware of a product that did anything close to what you're asking for, unless it was a EST fire product which does mapping for fire alarms. http://www.dukane.com/csd/edu/starcall.htm We use starcall fusion which is a powerful progr...
by contrak10
Sat Oct 16, 2004 4:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Computer Aided Dispatch Trial Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1568

I think most PD use GIS mapping.
by contrak10
Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Computer Aided Dispatch Trial Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1568

Does anyone know of a program that will do maps. Im looking for a prgram that will allow me to scan in maps and use them in incident management. Example: There is a fire in building H, i want to be able to highlight the building on the CAD map and send it to mobile units who have laptops so they kno...
by contrak10
Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Computer Aided Dispatch Trial Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1568

I also found the open source program, and... here it is http://sourceforge.net/projects/opendisp
by contrak10
Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Computer Aided Dispatch Trial Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1568

I had been playing with a CAD system I got for a 30 day trial and it was very cool, I have a similar program from dukane but it didnt have many features. I'm just trying to find an easy way to map out an area for a large, multi building campus. and intregate it with a radio system so we use it for a...
by contrak10
Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Computer Aided Dispatch Trial Request
Replies: 25
Views: 1568

Computer Aided Dispatch Trial Request

Does anyone know of any company that offers trials for its CAD software?
by contrak10
Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Quick Call II Tone Software
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Quick Call II Tone Software

Is there any program around that will allow me to hear each Tone. My local fire department pages people using QCII tones but im not sure of the tone number, so is it possible to listen to each tone via their number with some sort of software?
by contrak10
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Announcements and Forum News
Topic: Sad news:
Replies: 184
Views: 93079

Monty, you have taught me everything I know about radios, thanks for always keeping your IM user name logged on 24/7 it has always helped with those late night questions. Thanks for taking your time to help not only me but countless others.


You will be missed
by contrak10
Sun Sep 26, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP300 & P110 differences
Replies: 4
Views: 546

MDC-1200 PTT ID comes only with the GP300 8ch and 16ch models. The GP300 is also more durable. I have tried both and the GP300 seems to hold up better then the P110.
by contrak10
Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: eBay forbids selling Motorola Radios???
Replies: 57
Views: 9195

A good tip I got from someone said to post the radio and make it worldwide, then just make up some BS when you list the radios location.
by contrak10
Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Portable some advice
Replies: 9
Views: 623

I also work in a school district, I had the same question on here about 6 months ago. Our system was on simplex VHF and used a mix of SP50's and VX-160's. The best advice I got was from the local police department and it's techs on what the best portable to use for school use. We have over 40 users ...

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