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by mr.syntrx
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 Motorola bluetooth
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: XPR7550 Motorola bluetooth

For the 7550 you're going to need the NNTN8127 pod. The 2570 won't work. It's fairly cheap, so just get the pod on its own and reuse the actual earpieces between your radios. This is what I do between my XPR7550 and XTS5000. The TRBO "enhanced operations critical" touch pairing accessories...
by mr.syntrx
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What does "rugged" really mean? JT1000
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: What does "rugged" really mean? JT1000

If you want a submersible Motorola, it's probably worth looking at a MOTOTRBO radio (even if you don't need digital) rather than taking guesses with an eBay special.

XPR7550 for example is submersible to 3 feet for 30 minutes.
by mr.syntrx
Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 Squelch Adjustment?
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Re: XPR5550 Squelch Adjustment?

There's nothing, I'm afraid :( I have the same issue (45W VHF.)

Tuner doesn't have any relevant options either.
by mr.syntrx
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Type II SmartZone Omnilink
Replies: 8
Views: 1947

Re: Motorola Type II SmartZone Omnilink

The two essential options you need are:

H38: SmartZone Systems Operation
Q173: SmartZone Omnilink MultiZone Operation

So that radio will work fine, as long as it has rebanding firmware. What firmware version does it currently have?
by mr.syntrx
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: CAPACITY PLUS TRUNK ISSUES
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: CAPACITY PLUS TRUNK ISSUES

You could try eliminating the switch from the equation. Have you tried running the system with just two channels, with the repeaters connected back to back with an Ethernet cross over cable? Try it with the master, and then with each other peer repeater and see if the problem is associated with any ...
by mr.syntrx
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Model 1 - XL Chip - Secure Equiped??
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: MCS2000 Model 1 - XL Chip - Secure Equiped??

No, it won't function without a key loaded, and the only way to load a key is using a KVL.

You *could* build a KVL, but you'd require a real one in the first place to reverse engineer the protocol to be able to reimplement the protocol it uses to talk to the radio. So realistically, no.
by mr.syntrx
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Model 1 - XL Chip - Secure Equiped??
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: MCS2000 Model 1 - XL Chip - Secure Equiped??

No, you have to press the secure button to select clear mode, unless the radios were secure strapped. If so, the radio will prevent you from transmitting on that channel at all until you load a key.
by mr.syntrx
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS 2500 Private Call
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: XTS 2500 Private Call

No button programmed for Call Response?
by mr.syntrx
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Model 1 - XL Chip - Secure Equiped??
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: MCS2000 Model 1 - XL Chip - Secure Equiped??

It means disconnecting power from the main power cable, yes. On ASTRO radios you can enable infinite key retention, which causes the keys to be stored permanently unless you deliberately zeroize the radio, upgrade the UCM firmware, or mess with CKR or PID mode options in the secure hardware screen. ...
by mr.syntrx
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Model 1 - XL Chip - Secure Equiped??
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: MCS2000 Model 1 - XL Chip - Secure Equiped??

You'll need to look inside the radio.

The radio will have lost its keys long ago when it was powered off, there will be nothing in it now. You can normally program the radio as much as you like without losing the keys, but pulling the power will cause it to lose them.
by mr.syntrx
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Model 1 - XL Chip - Secure Equiped??
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: MCS2000 Model 1 - XL Chip - Secure Equiped??

- Yes - It works in conventional and trunking modes, but only on 25KHz channels. Securenet will not work on narrowband channels. - You need a KVL, but what type you need depends on the algorithm installed on the crypto module. What part number is on the secure module? - Yes, the radio doesn't care a...
by mr.syntrx
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SECURENET module part number list updated: 8/1/2007
Replies: 12
Views: 20243

Re: SECURENET module part number list updated: 8/1/2007

An Australian SP version of the NTN8967 DES-XL and DES-OFB module.

NTN8967ESP01
ASTRO ENCRYPTION MOD AUST

Any know what the difference is between this and a factory example?
by mr.syntrx
Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts/apx vehicle chargers
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: xts/apx vehicle chargers

The door's been left open for them to do it. Check this out the APX CPS help file: Backlight While in VA (Display, Advanced) DEFINITION Enables the radio's display to have its backlight continuously on when the radio is plugged into the Vehicular Adapter (VA). Any key press that would normally affec...
by mr.syntrx
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 remote kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 533

XPR5550 remote kit?

Has anyone heard noises regarding an XPR5550 remote head kit becoming available? Last I saw on the subject about a year ago on another forum in Feb 2012 said "about a year away", but I've heard nothing since. Just picked up an XPR5550 with the intention of DIN mounting it in the dash of my...
by mr.syntrx
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 7550 FPP
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: XPR 7550 FPP

A Chinese DMR radio manufacturer already exists: It's called Hytera.

No FPP there either though, as far as I know.
by mr.syntrx
Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX 7000 host/firmwares...anything to stay away from?
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: APX 7000 host/firmwares...anything to stay away from?

Not really. As long as it's a factory spec radio you can upgrade it for free to the latest anyway; no need for iButtons or anything like that.

Developmental radios, however, can be very troublesome.
by mr.syntrx
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR 7550 FPP
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: XPR 7550 FPP

FPP is a no-no under ETSI EN 300 113-1 just as it is under FCC rules, so EMEA kit can't have FPP.

Asia and Latin America also have their own products (the XiR and DGM model numbers), so full FPP might be enabled in one or both of those markets?
by mr.syntrx
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: After January 1st 2013 Narrowbanding
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: After January 1st 2013 Narrowbanding

Varies from radio to radio.

Some such as the APX will only block wideband on Part 90 frequencies (so amateur, marine, GMRS etc still work as normal), whereas others (most notably MOTOTRBO) need a CPS license key to enable wideband operation.
by mr.syntrx
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Serial # 123ABC1234
Replies: 21
Views: 3903

Re: Serial # 123ABC1234

Here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=103994

They're new radios, so very few "factory" examples have hit surplus channels.
by mr.syntrx
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Serial # 123ABC1234
Replies: 21
Views: 3903

Re: Serial # 123ABC1234

Consider a quick scenario here... Joe the plumber leaves his "123ABC1234" serial numbered APX sitting in his truck, some lowlife steals it and Joe reports the theft to the police. The police ask Joe if he recorded the serial number from his now missing radio and Joe says: "Yes of cou...
by mr.syntrx
Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MotoTRBO 2.2 Coming Soon
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: MotoTRBO 2.2 Coming Soon

Is the wideband entitlement ID still good despite "narrowband" CPS?
by mr.syntrx
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CPS XPR 7550 Question
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: CPS XPR 7550 Question

Yes.
by mr.syntrx
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Low pwr Low current standby repeater needed
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Low pwr Low current standby repeater needed

Spectra Engineering MX921, <60mA standby.

http://www.spectraeng.com.au/mx921.shtml

Solid piece of gear, they use these at solar powered sites on VHF in Antarctica.
by mr.syntrx
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Roof mount vs rear bar on pickup?
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

Re: Roof mount vs rear bar on pickup?

The factory grounding seems pretty decent at the moment but I was planning on beefing it up to be sure anyway. I'm in rather hilly terrain so gain isn't too much of a requirement, I figured I'd just keep a 5/8-wave around for VHF for when I'm out on the road (on flatter ground) and only need access ...
by mr.syntrx
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTL5000 O3 Head
Replies: 27
Views: 7019

Re: Motorola XTL5000 O3 Head

The IC-7000 control head video out is just plain old composite video. The O3 head speaks its own protocols over CAN bus, and the actual display picture is generated inside the head.

Just ignorant Chinese sellers with no idea what they're talking about.
by mr.syntrx
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Roof mount vs rear bar on pickup?
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

Roof mount vs rear bar on pickup?

I've just bought a 2009 Holden Colorado crew cab pickup, and at the moment I'm planning a VHF and UHF install. The tub has a bar that runs up behind the cab at roof level, that I'm considering mounting my antennas on. I plan to go with "no ground" antennas (end fend half wave or similar), ...
by mr.syntrx
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:34 pm
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: 1202

Re: Multiple IDs in a single radio?

Not being able to have multiple systems with different ID's is a major drawback to the TRBO line if you are using them for anything other than strictly commercial use. I use my XPR7550 for ham as well as on some commercial systems. The one radio ID is not so much of a problem for me, but when assig...
by mr.syntrx
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX4000 BT Pairing
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: APX4000 BT Pairing

You can use either: NTN2573 Earpiece with 9.5" cable and push-to-talk pod NTN2570 Earpiece with 12" cable and push-to-talk pod or: NTN2571 Mission Critical Wireless Push-to-Talk Pod (by itself) with one of these: NNTN8294 Earbud with 11.5" cable NNTN8295 Earbud with 45" cable NNT...
by mr.syntrx
Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX4000 BT Pairing
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: APX4000 BT Pairing

That's correct. The only pairing protocol supported in the APX at the moment is Motorola's proprietary LF-MPP protocol, which is only supported by the Mission Critical PTT pod. Commodity headsets etc won't work with this radio, hopefully it's something they'll have sorted out in a future firmware re...
by mr.syntrx
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX CPS 8.02.00 now on MOL
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

Re: APX CPS 8.02.00 now on MOL

New firmware R08.07.00 also coming soon, by the looks. https://businessonline.motorola.com/DOCS/US/Software_Two-Way_APXFamilyPortablesandMobiles/APX_CPS_R080200_Readme.pdf In short: No major changes. The "listen only" talkgroups idea is interesting. I assume the radio still affiliates, but...
by mr.syntrx
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GSM And CDMA Sites
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: GSM And CDMA Sites

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
by mr.syntrx
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: 155.8425 in a Minitor IV
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: 155.8425 in a Minitor IV

Icom's P25 radios will all do 2-tone, so it'll partially get you out of trouble.

If budget for new pagers is an issue, you could get some cheap 2-tone capable portable radios instead? The Icom IC-F3001 goes for about $179 and they're actually surprisingly solid radios for the money.
by mr.syntrx
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Need light weight uhf combiner to go in aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Need light weight uhf combiner to go in aircraft

What sort of weight/space limits do you have? What sort of aircraft is it going in?
by mr.syntrx
Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: W3 control head
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: W3 control head

Long answer is no. The two aren't electrically compatible and even if they were, the XTVA/XTS portable hasn't got the firmware to drive the O3 head.
by mr.syntrx
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Windows XP embedded 2009 and XTS-5000 USB
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Windows XP embedded 2009 and XTS-5000 USB

XP Embedded is always fun, because you don't always know what components whoever built the image has left out.

If the machine has hardware RS-232, to be honest the easiest route is going to be using a serial cable to the radio from the builtin serial port.
by mr.syntrx
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: HFD8188 duplexer data sheet
Replies: 0
Views: 272

HFD8188 duplexer data sheet

Does Motorola publish a data sheet for the HFD8188 144-155MHz duplexer (which they advertise with TRBO repeaters)? Or is it just an off the shelf item made by one of the usual suspects? The only information I can find about it is the minimum split for this duplexer is 4.5MHz. Given that in my applic...
by mr.syntrx
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APVA?
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: APVA?

Mental image I didn't need :o

Wonder if we'll see dual band power amps to go with it?
by mr.syntrx
Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Which encryption?
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Which encryption?

CPS is only taking your word for it when you enable the "Secure Hardware Equipped" option under Secure Configuration. There's no way to tell what is actually in the radio using CPS. You would either have to pull the module out and put it into a display equipped radio to see what it has via...
by mr.syntrx
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 UHF R1 and R2?
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: APX7000 UHF R1 and R2?

Radios with an Australian codeplug (where Regional Governance field under Radio Information is "ACMA") will do 25KHz channels, and will allow you to program up to 472MHz in UHF1.
by mr.syntrx
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APVA?
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: APVA?

The CPS help makes off hand references to a VA so I assume work is definitely being done on such a beast.
by mr.syntrx
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Enabling GPS on Motorola XTS series radios Anyone using it?
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: Enabling GPS on Motorola XTS series radios Anyone using

That's what they claim -- there are a handful of implementation differences here and there between ASTRO 25, MOTOTRBO and TETRA though regarding things like IP addressing.
by mr.syntrx
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Download lead time for new CPS subscription on MOL
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: Download lead time for new CPS subscription on MOL

Cool, I called them up and they added it on the spot, it appeared right away.
by mr.syntrx
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Download lead time for new CPS subscription on MOL
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Download lead time for new CPS subscription on MOL

How long from order to shipping does it take for the subscription downloads to show up on MOL? Is it supposed to show up as soon as I've paid, or when the order ships, or do I have to call them to make the download visible? I just bought the APX CPS. They've billed my credit card and the order has b...
by mr.syntrx
Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: KVL 3000 housing
Replies: 0
Views: 282

KVL 3000 housing

Just got a KVL 3000 (non Plus). The keypad and rear housing are still pretty, but the front housing is a bit rough.

Guessing it's long NLA but if not, what's the part number for the front housing, about how much is it?
by mr.syntrx
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro Saber HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Astro Saber HELP!

Does the model, serial etc in the codeplug match what the radio actually is?
by mr.syntrx
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 5576

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

Even at the cost for a Motorola station, you still a hell of a lot of capability for not much money, especially if you compare it to P25 or even older Type II systems.
by mr.syntrx
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MDC1200 radio inhibit on handheld stun kill
Replies: 21
Views: 2502

Re: MDC1200 radio inhibit on handheld stun kill

Not if it's an MT1000.
by mr.syntrx
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: New Thin Trbo Prep
Replies: 42
Views: 3204

Re: New Thin Trbo Prep

No GPS I assume, but does it have Enhanced Privacy?

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