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by BPD109
Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Job opening in Savannah, Ga.
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Come to southwest Missouri for less than good conditions and pay for the police. More than a few departments start at 20K a year (OR LESS!)...and you dont get overtime!!!!

I think our radio techs double as duct tape and snake oil peddlers, at that to supplement income...
by BPD109
Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Part Number request
Replies: 3
Views: 342

No, it's not powering up...the DEK isn't lighting up at all. pwer, ground, all are connected as typical including both the ignition sense wires. I checked for power at the siren and showed 13.8 volts (using a regulated astron supply) but nothin at the dek. I thought I had an X9000 control cable at f...
by BPD109
Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Part Number request
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Part Number request

Antique gurus, I managed to piece together a Maratrac siren and tried to make it work...no luck. It wont. I have the correct DEK HLN 1393A and Siren HLN 1318A, but I'm curious on the control cable. THe one I found is HKN 4337A. Is this the correct cable?

Thanks
by BPD109
Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 "Frankenstiend" ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

I'm thinkin you're SOL.

Put it in the pile with a couple of Midland's and lets have a radio BBQ.

HAHAAHHAH
by BPD109
Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: W9 S record
Replies: 0
Views: 152

W9 S record

Need to get an S record for a vhf W9, Range 2 high power astro spectra. Need it to be IMBE and prefer id display also, but not picky.

Its for an experiment in parts manipulation and I managed to lose the last one I had.

THanks!
by BPD109
Tue Apr 11, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra unmute issue
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Astro Spectra unmute issue

Astro Spectra people, help me out here. I have a W7, 110 watt VHF Host is around 11, DSP is around 8, (dont have the exact numbers with me at the moment) and last programmed with CPS 5.00 Got the radio programmed, and working. No problems there, until it comes time to receive. Busy light will illumi...
by BPD109
Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Loose wires in Spectra...please help
Replies: 7
Views: 548

He means like a GE STAR signalling board, or DTMF, or maybe even aftermarket voice inversion scrambling, etc.

if it's not shorting/touching anything, tape it off and leave it there. Nev er know when you might wanna use something like that!
by BPD109
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help...A5 head, Spectra losing "RSSI" when toggled
Replies: 5
Views: 401

I know on the A5's that I've dealt with, I could only select RSSI on one of the buttons along the top, never on the three teeenie ones.

Might try setting it to one of the buttons above the display.

Good luck...hope it helps.
by BPD109
Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: monitoring on a 800mhz trunked system
Replies: 4
Views: 406

You're going to hear/read this alot... if all you want to do is monitor, get a trunking scanner. Yes, audio isn't so great but you won't ever have to worry about affiliation or having your thousand dollar radio turned into a paperweight from being killed by the consoles, and most importantly, not in...
by BPD109
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Part Number request
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Part Number request

Part number (price is helpful too) for the "D" button and swivel kit for a 2 1/4" belt for the XTS 5000

thanks!
by BPD109
Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS2000 programming question
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Lurvely. Looks like a long night in the making, or so it would seem. Thanks for the info. Any ideas on whether or not it would allow a limited clone from RSS? I'm a strange duck when it comes to programming and I saved archived copies of the original codeplugs and S-records before using CPS on them....
by BPD109
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Install/equipment advice needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Install/equipment advice needed

OK, for all the pro's out there I have a new project. Installation of emergency lighting/radio equipment in a 2002 Chevy Camaro. Got placement for everything worked out so far, EXCEPT a means of switching the lighting on and off...space is at a BARE minimum. There will be two radios, both remote mou...
by BPD109
Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS2000 programming question
Replies: 5
Views: 916

MCS2000 programming question

Ok, I'm curious if any of the CPS/RSS experts out there can tell me if this is an option for me: Have an MCS2K, Model 1, 800 smartzone, low power. I want to clone that codeplug to an MCS2K, Model 1, 800 smartzone, 30 watt radio. Will the CPS let you do limited cloning, or is the slight model differe...
by BPD109
Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Whee! [AKA the Batboard $upported thread]
Replies: 174
Views: 41858

My turn to add to the fund! Thanks to everyone that keeps the Batboard up and running. Transaction Details -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Payment Sent (ID #8FE912339T216945U) Business Name: perlguy9 Email: jon@snoopy.net -----------------------------...
by BPD109
Tue Feb 21, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: High power (100) Watt IMBE Whats available?
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

FY 05 Interoperable Communications Grant, and we apply through the State Emergency Management Agency (Missouri)

Wrote the grant to replace our mobiles with XTL2500s (as they are 100 watt) and XTS2500 Model 1.5

Now it's up to the bean counters.
by BPD109
Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: First time with VHF....freq. won't program
Replies: 4
Views: 694

MT1000 isn't capable of a narrow band channel. Radio is too old, sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
by BPD109
Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What do you have on your belt ?
Replies: 144
Views: 31561

Heh...belts... Sig GSR (1911) 45 w/ surefire X200b weapon light) 4 Mags three cuffs XTS3500 (soon to be a 5000 hahahahaha) VHF Stick Vexor X26 gloves Streamlight ultra stinger while working. Off duty- Any one of the following Sig GSR, P226, P229, P239, or Kahr PM9 3 magazines Surefire U2 cuffs shiel...
by BPD109
Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Jedi series?
Replies: 25
Views: 1670

Product pricing information

Y-0da : L-Saber option $20,000 Republic Credits

Available on Jedi only
by BPD109
Sat Feb 04, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: High power (100) Watt IMBE Whats available?
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Well, we heard the buzz today that Momma is lowering prices enough that we will be able to consider them now, at least! Still now high power offering from Moto tho for the mobiles, BUT, at least we have somewhere to start!

Thanks for all the input. It's been much appreciated.
by BPD109
Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Jedi series?
Replies: 25
Views: 1670

So how long wil a 4000 mAh battery last with that thing on, anyway?!
by BPD109
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: High power (100) Watt IMBE Whats available?
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

Well, here is why I was asking, and to go along with the spirit of our wonderful governmental entities- I'm getting ready to go looking into an "Interoperable communications" grant to replace wideband radios with narrowband ones THEY SAY it HAS TO HAVE: -at least 48 channel -8 Character display -Cap...
by BPD109
Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: High power (100) Watt IMBE Whats available?
Replies: 14
Views: 1123

High power (100) Watt IMBE Whats available?

All the Astro-guru's out there: If a guy were looking for a high power mobile radio, remote mount, 100 watt VHF radio, capable of 7.5kHz center channels, and flashed with at least IMBE Digital...what does Motorola have available, in current production and what kind of retail range? While it's sacrel...
by BPD109
Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Jedi series?
Replies: 25
Views: 1670

I think it's probably a substitution for adding GPS devices to the innards of the radio, so satellites can locate the user from space. 8)
by BPD109
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: programming software for mc2100
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Uh oh!! Can't do that!!!
by BPD109
Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000, VHF Narrowband issue
Replies: 1
Views: 383

MT2000, VHF Narrowband issue

Hey there, hi there, ho there, Need some help pertaining with a MT2000, VHF A7, Firmware 2.00 I have read discussion (topics located by searching) on narrow band frequencies and firmware and how it pertains to the controller, but not a clear answer on what I need to do to make the following happen. ...
by BPD109
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000III
Replies: 17
Views: 1433

Well, not like he asked for specifics!!
by BPD109
Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000III
Replies: 17
Views: 1433

Yes
by BPD109
Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: intersection light ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 2314

Surface mount LEDs on the fenders! Drill all kinds o' holes in that bad boy!! Depending on the kind of mirror caps you have, a much more feasable and less costly to pu tback to factory would be some surface mount (like TIR 6) LEDs on the mirror caps. Anyway, thats my .02 . Kinda tough to do intersec...
by BPD109
Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR1500 VHF? Anyone have any good news about it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2706

Part of the reason that people want displays isn't by choice, believe me. For instance, should we obtain grant funding to purchase radios from the feds, they mandate at least 48 channels, a display, and IMBE. Not like they are making things easy for agencies that don't have the scratch to drop on an...
by BPD109
Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Interesting reading Red vs. Blue Lights
Replies: 74
Views: 17454

You can have all the light in the world, the loudest siren there is, and the biggest "look at me yellow" truck and people still wont see you. The most effective piece of emergency warning equipment out there is the driver. The truck/cruiser will NEVER be safer than the operator. Careful, cautious dr...
by BPD109
Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Interesting reading Red vs. Blue Lights
Replies: 74
Views: 17454

R/B and Impaired Drivers

Rescue161 kf4sqb In regards to that, persons impaired by alcohol and some other Central Nervous System Depressant drugs can "see" the color red, i.e. distinguish red from others a little better, while under the influence. The reason that impaired drivers tend to veer toward emergency vehicles with f...
by BPD109
Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PAC question
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Good luck with the Crapwood/PAC-RT Frankenstiening process!! I agree it would be great to have a broad-banded, multiple channel, programmable mobile extender (not the M kind, but the GE kind) without having to shell out the cash for a Pyramid. I should know, I got one of those added to my project li...
by BPD109
Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PAC question
Replies: 7
Views: 521

PAC question

Ok, now it's time to get dangerous. I'm thinking again!! Is it possible to remove the RF deck (the portable radio board, basically) from a PAC-PL and put it in a PAC-RT without having to do much more than remove and replace, and have it function properly? Also, can a guy use the vip outputs from a s...
by BPD109
Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: fed sig help
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Do you have a circuit breaker inline between the fuse panel and battery?

I don't think its the load manager messing up, I'm leanin to the same thought that Rick is, that your lightbar is drawing a hair too much power
by BPD109
Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra information request
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Astro Spectra information request

I need to know which manuals will have VIP information...specifically: What you can connect/control with the VIP functions... How to connect them (properly) If there is any way to use the VIP connections from the radio to switch on relays to control, say, low current draw emergency lighting. What ad...
by BPD109
Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Loss of dimming control and RCL, Squelch, & Del capabili
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

DOH!!

Rick's right!!! where's that wall at??
by BPD109
Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Loss of dimming control and RCL, Squelch, & Del capabili
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Sounds more like the control head type had been changed in RSS. I don't recall exactly what menu it's under (my programming computer is about a thousand miles away) but I can recall that when programming A5 spectras if the control head was set as standard, then backlighting wouldn't dim properly. I ...
by BPD109
Sun Jan 01, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: mt2000 software and computer problems
Replies: 17
Views: 2148

this is gonna sound like a dumb comment, but why don't you just use the MT2K disk to load the stuff onto the older computer? It surely has a floppy...and you can just go into the directory and copy the codeplug files and move them by floppy too.

Just a suggestion.
by BPD109
Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra Question
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Even deeper in

Ok, I am resolved that I will _NOT_ be going to the W3 control head...

Now, to go a leetle deeper into the VRS/Siren project..

Will the T03KEA3006AWSP02 VRS/Siren combo function properly on a W9 Astro Spectra?

Anyone, Bueller, Bueller?
by BPD109
Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra Question
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Astro Spectra Question

What all is involved in converting a W9 Astro Spectra to a W3?

Is it possible to access and use a siren/VRS with a W3 control head?

Thanks!
by BPD109
Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maratrac to PAC-RT
Replies: 10
Views: 863

OOOPS

See what happens when I am left in public, unsupervised. Yes, the Spectra is using a 5/8 wave antenna, mounted on an L bracket on the passenger side of the car. The PAC-RT is using a rubber duck antenna, mounted in the car, on the rear deck. It works for its purpose, as it's not often used, however ...
by BPD109
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra ? and Mic ?
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Astro Spectra ? and Mic ?

Ok, two questions both relating to the Astro Spectras First: Is it possible to use a W7 Astro Spectra (VHF) and use the keypad to control a siren with that head much like you can use the keypad on a W9 radio, or will it NEED an external DEK? What is involved in converting the nice MCS2K potato mic t...
by BPD109
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Wiring Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 1731

This is advice, and take it for what it's worth: Check with your employing agency and find out what they authorize you to use. Legal, illegal, or whatever you can only use what you're authorized by the head of your agency to run.....period. As for the lighting, just get two of whatever type you want...
by BPD109
Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Should my RSS prog. a GR300?
Replies: 4
Views: 925

That would be becasue the Zetron repeater controllers are generally prgrammed using DTMF tones. I would suggest getting the manuals for it, or see if you can dig one up on the internet as I only know so much. Possible another member could help you to.

Good luck.
by BPD109
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2005 GMC Yukon Denali Install w/ Pics
Replies: 53
Views: 12021

I like the idea....remote, low key...thats all good, but anything worth doing is worth doing right. I'm sure the last thing you want is to get smacked in the noggin while your Denali rolls down a hill....that A5 control head would be like a tether ball, and whack you repeatedly. Drop in console look...
by BPD109
Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: ATV Install
Replies: 12
Views: 2507

We put a remote CDM on a John Deere Gator, power turned down to about 30 watts. It works ok, but I think that the motorcycle Spectra would be a much better alternative as it is weatherproofed, and the Spectra's are generally a tough radio all the way around. We havent had any trouble out of the CDM,...
by BPD109
Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CommandPlus Part number requests
Replies: 0
Views: 230

CommandPlus Part number requests

OK, now that I am looking into acquiring a new toy, I need help finding some part numbers.... For a CommandPlus console- wiring going from the rear of the console, out of the DB25s, the harness that goes to various tone remote adapters....is this all one piece or are there seperate bits? Yes, I am g...
by BPD109
Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 speaker mic question
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Thanks! That was EXACTLY what I was looking for.

Now, if I can just get ahold of the fella from Waltel.
by BPD109
Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra A9 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 503

New mic, problem solved.

Thanks for all the suggestions. The board is a wealth of info, thanks to those that contribute.
by BPD109
Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra A9 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 503

More on this problem, as it is becoming less and less a constant recurrance and more intermittent:

Wiggle the mic plug, all works well.

New mic in the works, any chance that the A9 heads suffered from the same issue of pins becoming loose on the ocntrol head and losing contact with the board?

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