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by dxon2m
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Radio Shelter Relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Radio Shelter Relocation

Wow thank you all for the really great inputs. Luckily the site has sufficient coverage from the neighboring sites (the system was designed with overlap coverage) but certainly it is one of the factor will be taken in place. Telco and T1s will most likely be an issue for us but one of tasks is to mo...
by dxon2m
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Radio Shelter Relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Radio Shelter Relocation

Hi all, We currently have a 10'x15' radio shelter with a 60 ft ice bridge connected with two microwave dish and several 800 MHz antennas on a 150' tower on a mountain top. Our agency have been contemplating on relocating the radio shelter and are debating to place it 15 ft closer to the tower but on...
by dxon2m
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Bluetooth Option Board from APX7000 to APX8000
Replies: 2
Views: 1203

Bluetooth Option Board from APX7000 to APX8000

Hello all,

Is the bluetooth option board transferable from APX7000 to APX8000? Both radios have BT option enabled in flashcode.

Thanks!
by dxon2m
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX COTS Bluetooth Pairing
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: APX COTS Bluetooth Pairing

Yep mine has R13.05.00 firmware and I have set to mixed mode.

When I try to set visibility to on, I get a message BT Search Failed immediately and it stays Visibility off.

When I try to turn on Search Devices, I get a message Clear All BT devices failed

Thanks
by dxon2m
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX COTS Bluetooth Pairing
Replies: 2
Views: 776

APX COTS Bluetooth Pairing

Hi all, I have a APX7000 M3.5 with bluetooth board and feature flashed (checked using the five button press trick during start up, and I can see the board info, MAC address..etc). I get an error "visibility fail" almost immediately when I try to perform a bluetooth discovery. Any idea what...
by dxon2m
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11659

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

just want to confirm that the hidden talkgroup method works with Phase II talkgroup, I haven't tried X2 talkgroups yet.
by dxon2m
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Front End Filter Alignment on APX
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Front End Filter Alignment on APX

Just an FYI to check on your monitor...... BOTH the generator out AND the RF ANTENNA ports ( BNC connectors ) are fused. Simply unscrew the BNC and check the little green pico fuses. They are like 1/16 amp or something very small. You were right! Whadayaknow! I actually had another 2670 and all is ...
by dxon2m
Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Front End Filter Alignment on APX
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Front End Filter Alignment on APX

I have a R2670 and am trying to perform front end filter alignment on my APX. I set a test signal with no modulation at -14dbm at the lowest test frequency and the RSSI number barely spiked. The tuner complained check input rf signal. I tried the highest frequency and the tuner was able to perform a...
by dxon2m
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11659

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

That's what I heard too, but since the radio gets all its channel and slot assignment from the control channel, may be it will work just like on a phase 1 system.
by dxon2m
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11659

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

Anyone tried the hidden talkgroup method for Phase II or X2 systems?
by dxon2m
Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Programming XPR6550 with LTR Passport
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Programming XPR6550 with LTR Passport

Thanks TreyH, indeed they do carry the software, $99.
by dxon2m
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Programming XPR6550 with LTR Passport
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Programming XPR6550 with LTR Passport

I have a XPR6550 with LTR Passport board installed. When I read the radio in CPS 7.6 it does not have any options I can choose for LTR. Is there a menu somewhere that I have to enable to see configurations for LTR?
by dxon2m
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a MTX8250 Type II Trunking Codeplug
Replies: 0
Views: 646

Looking for a MTX8250 Type II Trunking Codeplug

Looked at the codeplug supersite but no luck, anyone can email me one please.

Thanks
by dxon2m
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Astro25 Firmware 17.01.01_A is on MOL
Replies: 5
Views: 2526

Re: Astro25 Firmware 17.01.01_A is on MOL

My XTS5000 fails to upgrade to 17.01.01_A when I attempt to download. It keeps complaining invalid firmware.

I loaded 17.01.01 and the radio came back to life, no problems.

stay away from _A firmware?
by dxon2m
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: No audio on APX Speaker Mic PMMN4062A
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: No audio on APX Speaker Mic PMMN4062A

I tried plugging in the 3.5mm earpiece to the mic, no audio coming over either. I don't have another audio accessory to play with.

Tom can you send me a link of the mic you bought?

Thanks
by dxon2m
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: No audio on APX Speaker Mic PMMN4062A
Replies: 4
Views: 813

No audio on APX Speaker Mic PMMN4062A

Hey everyone, I got a PMMN4062A (non-display) speaker mic for my APX7000 M3 that has zero audio output. PTT, emergency button works, but just no audio on the speaker at all. I checked the radio profile to make sure audio is routed to both internal speakers (not muted), but still no luck. Is there ot...
by dxon2m
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Audio Streaming over TETRA headset
Replies: 0
Views: 668

Audio Streaming over TETRA headset

Found this video youtube the other day and it makes me itchy to start my next project... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHiRC8Gpovw I was wondering if anyone took the challenge and tried something similar, seems like the user used a DMO talkgroup and rebroadcast audio from a Simoco base unit. Any th...
by dxon2m
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Any agencies phasing out XTS, and going to the APX ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2350

Re: Any agencies phasing out XTS, and going to the APX ?

Metropolitan Police Department at Washington DC is slowing migrating from XTS3000 UHF Model IIs to APX6000 or 7000s
by dxon2m
Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra doesn't scan?
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Spectra doesn't scan?

I can hear audio traffic just fine when sitting on a channel, I don't have a mic attached but would this be the problem?
by dxon2m
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra doesn't scan?
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Spectra doesn't scan?

Yes the non priority light is lit up while sitting any channel listed in the scan list.
by dxon2m
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra doesn't scan?
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Spectra doesn't scan?

I recently bought a spectra at a relatively cheap price. The radio was manufactured in 1991 with white labels in back, MLM is v5 something, 128 channels, zone not supported. I have the radio recapped yesterday and its been receiving great. however the radio doesn't seem to be scanning. I have the op...
by dxon2m
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Showing Talkgroup Alias Text instead of Radio ID
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Showing Talkgroup Alias Text instead of Radio ID

I guess I'm missing my beer friend, it was astro conventional.

I was able to do the same on XTS3000, just not yet on the 2500.
by dxon2m
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Showing Talkgroup Alias Text instead of Radio ID
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Showing Talkgroup Alias Text instead of Radio ID

Hey everyone,

How do I get my XTS2500 to show the talkgroup alias text instead of radio ID on the display. The Radio has H14 option flashed.

Thanks
by dxon2m
Tue May 03, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Cyclic Background Signal on Trunking System
Replies: 28
Views: 1672

Re: Cyclic Background Signal on Trunking System

Turns out I lost my audio files when I formatted my computer, sorry. :(
by dxon2m
Tue May 03, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Cyclic Background Signal on Trunking System
Replies: 28
Views: 1672

Re: Cyclic Background Signal on Trunking System

John I *think* I have an idea what you mean. I have heard something similar on the UPS Trunked System in Louisville, every transmission on the system sounds like a motorboat in the background, the audio is OK, but the background is very noisy and this happens on all talkgroups. Also, I think the war...
by dxon2m
Mon May 02, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11659

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

I know it's been a few weeks since this thread was commented in, but I just wanted to add my experience with a large township in the next county that went UHF P25: I set my APX up identical to the XTS5000 that was shown to me, and did the offset-TX frequency trick on the control channels. Set the R...
by dxon2m
Mon May 17, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Motorola APX UHF High
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Motorola APX UHF High

I stand corrected, looking at the picture that I took it looked like Springfield Fire and Rescue from Virginia.. resqguy911, I was listening to PGPD Saturday and noticed they use the APXs while at Fedex field, their analog audio in 490 sounds "AGC processed" which makes me think they are u...
by dxon2m
Mon May 17, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Motorola APX UHF High
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Motorola APX UHF High

mancow wrote:Just curious, how does a volunteer dept. afford an APX?

I assume it has something to do with them being smack in the middle of the sea of Federal $ $ ?


I believe your second statement has a lot to do in supporting the first statement.
by dxon2m
Sun May 16, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Motorola APX UHF High
Replies: 12
Views: 1154

Re: Motorola APX UHF High

I just came back from the Andrews Joint Service Open House today and noticed that all Prince George county police and volunteer fire department units are using the APX7000. Their old analog system is in the UHF band (490) and the new system being built is in 700MHz. Would anyone has any knowledge on...
by dxon2m
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Am I programming this right...
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Am I programming this right...

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought all IMBE C4FM signals are 12.5khz wide?
by dxon2m
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS 3000R
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: XTS 3000R

Item Number. RVN4182V

CPS R05.02.00 XTS3000
Unit of Measure: 1 EA
Price 276
by dxon2m
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS 3000R
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: XTS 3000R

RVN4182V ASTRO SABER/XTS3000 CPS R05.02.01
by dxon2m
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Selling radio engraved with SSN
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Selling radio engraved with SSN

Hmm, why would anyone ever engrave their SSN on radio.
by dxon2m
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: UHF/7-800 APX in my hand!
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: UHF/7-800 APX in my hand!

Pictures and videos would worth a thousand fab and words :lol:
by dxon2m
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11659

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

I am going to ask a question here, I was told the system for setting all this up works ONLY on 700/800 MHz systems and will NOT work on VHF trunked? Anyone got this to work on a VHF trunked system running 9600kb CC to be able to listen to the system? Thanks Not true, I used the same method to monit...
by dxon2m
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11659

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

Thanks to all. Questions: 1. Anybody done it with OBT and Astro radio (XTS3000/Astro Saber/Astro Spectra)? 2. How to convert TG numbers from Uniden decimal format to suitable for Motorola CPS format? Or no conversation required? Ans 1. The three systems that I monitor using the method described abo...
by dxon2m
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11659

Re: Listening Astro25 Trunking System as Astro Conventional

You can setup the talkgroups you want to monitor in the talkgroup list under Astro systems, than enable TGRP option in the radio menu to allow access to the talkgroup list through the radio's keypad. Have a look at this thread, it pretty much details the steps and limitations of this neat feature! h...
by dxon2m
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Using GPS Mic with XTS2500i
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Using GPS Mic with XTS2500i

IIRC, GPS mic don't work on XTS2500
by dxon2m
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How far can I push an HT1250?
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: How far can I push an HT1250?

IIRC HT1250 band splits are hard coded in the firmware and cannot be modified using CPS hex edit.
by dxon2m
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 Portable CPS R01.00.00 readme file.
Replies: 14
Views: 3105

Re: APX7000 Portable CPS R01.00.00 readme file.

I was shocked to find this hanging out in the software section free for the taking. Probably because 1.) Motorola finds that the price of CPS is neglible compared to the $7000 you would pay for the radio. 2.) Their software has a uber cool interface that has a Half Life 2 feel to it. 3.) Mexirola w...
by dxon2m
Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS2500: 4 meg vs. 8 meg.
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: XTS2500: 4 meg vs. 8 meg.

Mfire39 wrote:Another good thing to look for is the round speaker bottom on the AN housing vs the square shaped speaker bottom of the BN...



-Marc



Good that you brought that up, I always wondered why some 2500 speaker grills are squared and other ones are rounded.
by dxon2m
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan
Replies: 93
Views: 11659

Re: Scanning ASTRO25 systems in talkgroup scan

Has anyone tried monitoring system with more than 16 voice channels? I need to get it scanning more than 16 channels but CPS won't allow me to do so.

Thanks
by dxon2m
Thu May 21, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SN/SZ deaffialtion time?
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: SN/SZ deaffialtion time?

On a side note, is the removal annoucned over the control channel or not? I remember seeing something like "RADIO ID: 000123 Leave System" on trunker
by dxon2m
Sat May 02, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Homemade remote mount cable using Telco 25PR
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Homemade remote mount cable using Telco 25PR

I stand corrected. Funny I told people to call 8P8C instead of RJ45, but I made the same mistake myself 8) Anyway here's the verdict, I was able to recycle a printer cable and a spare CAT5 cable, stripped out all the wires and crimped pins and all of them. It took me two nights, 2 busted DC-37 conne...
by dxon2m
Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Homemade remote mount cable using Telco 25PR
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Homemade remote mount cable using Telco 25PR

Did anyone have experience with those? I am planning to make a MA-COM Orion dual radio cable (which uses all 37 pins with a DB-37 on each end). I have the connectors, but I need some idea on which type of cable to get. The Telco 25 PR cable seems to fit the budget quite nicely.

Thanks
Dennis
by dxon2m
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need help on identifying a part number.
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Need help on identifying a part number.

I have a antenna that has part number 01-80352A12. I went to MOL and it just tells me it is a quarter wave antenna. It's about 5 inches long which is a bit short on UHF-S and longer in 800.

Any help would be appreciated.

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