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by Will
Sun May 01, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RIB Box repair RLN4008
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: RIB Box repair RLN4008

Got it George. I will fix them up for you. (email sent)
by Will
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM950 Repeater interface programming
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: GM950 Repeater interface programming

Pin 8 RUS PL/DPL &CSQ DET
Pin 3 PTT
Pin 2 MIC
by Will
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 with "tinny" audio
Replies: 12
Views: 1360

Re: M1225 with "tinny" audio

Bill_G wrote: You can always put an external speaker on it.


A good way to see if the internal speaker is bad. Bill G gets a star.......
by Will
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: IFR-1600S questions/issues
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: IFR-1600S questions/issues

" A piece of foam pipe insulation around the pipe. Looking for a better foam piece."

I use racing bicycle handlebar covering, most high end bike shops carry many types.
by Will
Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S
Replies: 13
Views: 1456

Re: Looking for repair shop in LA area for IFR-1600S

Steve, there is a whole sub forum for IFR equipment.
by Will
Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Bricked HT1000?
Replies: 33
Views: 3508

Re: Bricked HT1000?

He's right down the road from me. If he still has problems I may be able to help.
by Will
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: C100 and L1548A
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: C100 and L1548A

You can pick up RX audio that is not affected by the volume control on pin 11 of the accessory connector. This is line level or there about and could be feed into a PA amp for the station or your remote adapter.

Pin 11 Filtered Audio
Pin 7and 9 ground
by Will
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Powering XTL5000 without Ignition Sense wire connected to external +12 V?
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Powering XTL5000 without Ignition Sense wire connected to external +12 V?

There is a fix for the W4, 5 and 7 series control heads. Move one jumper and add a resistor where the jumper was removed.
by Will
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Micor VHF AMP TLD1704C
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Micor VHF AMP TLD1704C

The info is on repeater-builder.
by Will
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Bricked HT1000?
Replies: 33
Views: 3508

Re: Bricked HT1000?

Always make sure you can read the radio FIRST. Save the 'codeplug' information to a safe place before making any changes so you can fall back if needed.

Are you running the HT1000 RSS in DOS only?
by Will
Thu May 28, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: M1225-LS programming for conventional only
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: M1225-LS programming for conventional only

RF_Burns wrote:Ok, works as designed, not as expected.
I'll try the "BLANK" trick

Thanks


Correct, just do not put a name in for 'that channel'.
by Will
Thu May 28, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 89015

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Reminds me of Motorola motorcycle radios. They were black, white, and chrome, and had the volume, squelch, chan sel, ect in the speaker.

Great find...
by Will
Fri May 22, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Forum Software Update - PHPBB 3.0 -> 3.1
Replies: 15
Views: 7954

Re: Forum Software Upgrade - PHPBB 3.1

Alex,

Thank you for all your hard work.
by Will
Fri May 22, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moto Mobile PS palm mic conversion for CB?
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Moto Mobile PS palm mic conversion for CB?

I have a Motorola GM300 mic on my ICOM7200 HF rig.
by Will
Mon May 18, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HELP attempting to wire XTS jedi connector to Peltor PTT
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: HELP attempting to wire XTS jedi connector to Peltor PTT

http://batlabs.com/images/mtsxacc.gif

NOTE, the 'speaker leads' can NOT be grounded, the audio output stage amp is push-pull bridging type.
by Will
Mon May 18, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RLN1014A battery eliminator
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: RLN1014A battery eliminator

I can NOT say IF the 'battery eliminator' has a voltage regulator in it. I doubt they had a regulator, maybe a blocking/reverse polarity diode. These were used on the test bench. The dual banana plug was for DC input. You could measure the voltage on the 'battery contacts'. http://www.ebay.com/itm/N...
by Will
Fri May 15, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi speaker mic - want to re-enable radio's internal spkr
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: Jedi speaker mic - want to re-enable radio's internal sp

The switching for the internal speaker is handled by the Options Sel line on the side connector.
by Will
Sat May 09, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GR1225 Repeater not re-transmitting. . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 2487

Re: GR1225 Repeater not re-transmitting. . . .

Actually the R1225 IS very different than the GM300 series. The high, 40 watt, PA has problems overheating even with the bigger heatsink, and the current sense resistor gets fried also. Two big problems in original assembly of the PA board in the heatsink. /\/\ used too much of a poor quality heatsi...
by Will
Tue May 05, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Dulplexer question
Replies: 66
Views: 4460

Re: Dulplexer question

Looks normal to me, most have some gap due to manufacturing tolerances.
by Will
Tue May 05, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

Re: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question

Thank you Steve.

Too bad they do not have something like that for a 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport.......
by Will
Tue May 05, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar Dual Battery Desktop Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: Visar Dual Battery Desktop Charger

I would say NO, those Aztec chargers had problems.
by Will
Tue May 05, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

Re: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question

Did you look on Ford's up fitters web pages?
by Will
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: ROIP with CM300
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Re: ROIP with CM300

Have you checked that the CM300 accessory connecter is programed correctly?

RX audio needs to come off RX Filtered pin. TX mic source and PTT need to be set.
by Will
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MX350 BNC Adapter Video
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: MX350 BNC Adapter Video

There was a mod that grounded the top or escutcheon.
by Will
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: astro saber fail 001 on certain frequencies
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: astro saber fail 001 on certain frequencies

jmr061 is correct on the alignment. People jam in a codeplug and the alignment and calibration values are not correct for that radio.

You need to do a full alignment and calibration first.
by Will
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Is a VHF MSF a Waste of time with 15KHz Spacing
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Is a VHF MSF a Waste of time with 15KHz Spacing

You're hosed by the problem period. Nobody makes a radio with the kind of rejection you require. You need to beat on the coordinators to get your split to match the incumbents. Or leave the site. I echo Bill's sentiments to a tee. Unless you are willing to narrowband the system AND THE USERS, time ...
by Will
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Head
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: Astro Head

jmr061 wrote:"new" s-record will need to be forced into the radio and the tuning values transferred.


And or a complete realignment and calibration. The command board to control head interface boards are different, so you do need one for a W7 control head.
by Will
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old portable and pager nostalgia thread?
Replies: 17
Views: 2600

Re: Old portable and pager nostalgia thread?

" And have some Micor chassis that people doing cop car or apparatus restorations might be wanting.
Lets talk... "

I have two Micor California Highway Patrol low band radios. No control heads. They do have channel elements.
by Will
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio permanently on charger to monitor
Replies: 18
Views: 1776

Re: Radio permanently on charger to monitor

You may, depending the model of the charger, throttle it back so you do not croak the battery.
by Will
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Motorola MSF 5000 squelch-tail duration
Replies: 27
Views: 2208

Re: Motorola MSF 5000 squelch-tail duration

d119 wrote:[
Putting both in the machine is a waste of money.


Why bastardize the MSF5000........
by Will
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR5550 and Motorola R.I.C.K Repeater Interface
Replies: 6
Views: 1518

Re: XPR5550 and Motorola R.I.C.K Repeater Interface

I would NOT use the dammed R.I.C.K., WAY too many problems.

Buy the cables from MRE. (someone help with the correct site info.)
by Will
Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Returned Power / SWR
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Returned Power / SWR

I would be inspecting the cable for kinks and other deformations.
by Will
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MIP5000 audio volume control
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: MIP5000 audio volume control

I forgot to mention - I recall going through fleets adding resistors to vol pots to set min vol levels because people would leave them down. A somewhat futile exercise, but it made someone happy. We did that same thing at many dispatch consoles or remotes. And a Police dispatch on the fire radio re...
by Will
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: PMKN4147 Cable Pinout
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: PMKN4147 Cable Pinout

Remember that Motorola numbered the RJ mic jacks backwards from the US RJ45, ect, standard. So does Kenwood.
by Will
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Dodge Charger FOB
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Re: Dodge Charger FOB

Well documented on Jeep and Dodge truck forums.
by Will
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS 2000 model 1 Emergency alert issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

Re: MCS 2000 model 1 Emergency alert issue

An open circuit is what triggers the Emergency Alert.
by Will
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: PMKN4147 Cable Pinout
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: PMKN4147 Cable Pinout

Add the 'programming' leads to your existing connector and another jack for your programming cable.
by Will
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GR1225 Repeater not re-transmitting. . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 2487

Re: GR1225 Repeater not re-transmitting. . . .

The Transmitter coax cable connector is on the back of the R1225 chassis along with the power and 16 pin ACCY connectors.

The receiver antenna connector is on the front, along with the 'control head' connector.
by Will
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Motorola MSF 5000 squelch-tail duration
Replies: 27
Views: 2208

Re: Motorola MSF 5000 squelch-tail duration

AND/OR setting as explained long ago.
by Will
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Simplex repeater
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Simplex repeater

SteveC0625 wrote:COR (not CORE) is readily available at the accessory connector. It may require a minor programming change.


Motorola calls carrier detect RUS, receiver un squelch, No relays anymore...
Look for PL/DPL DET. An open collector transistor output. Pin 8.
by Will
Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2 radios, 1mic?
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Re: 2 radios, 1mic?

Spectra mic cords will not solder well, they are the tinsel type.
by Will
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: GR1225 Repeater not re-transmitting. . . .
Replies: 20
Views: 2487

Re: GR1225 Repeater not re-transmitting. . . .

Is it really a R1225 or just a couple of Radius radios in the box.

When the R1225 is set for external so called controller it may not send repeat audio due to programming. So: step 1 read the radio and check the accessory potions settings.
by Will
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: astro spectra
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: astro spectra

"Pushing in a S-record" requires realignment and calibration.
by Will
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: xtl5000 and 05 control head/siren
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: xtl5000 and 05 control head/siren

Spectra A4 mid power UHF runs the siren without a DEK.
by Will
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Desktrac transmits constantly at power on
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: Desktrac transmits constantly at power on

Next step. try that radio with a standard control head pluged in.

And is the 'transmitting ' radio on the left side?
by Will
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Desktrac transmits constantly at power on
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: Desktrac transmits constantly at power on

I break each radio down and test them by them self's. They should be Maxtracs.

Look carefully at the board behind the front panel for moisture ect.
by Will
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Service Manual
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Quantar Service Manual

Thank you Sir, a welcome addition to my personal library.
by Will
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM Power without Control head
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: CDM Power without Control head

We run our Maxtrac and Radius radios in station and repeater without the 'control head's. Just a jumper on the front connector to turn it on.
by Will
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Bricked mts2000
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Bricked mts2000

You can get your radio "revived" but it takes flashing it. I send my 'bricks' to a fellow in Canada and they work just like new. I have to do a full alignment and calibration on them, because the tuning values are at default just like the factory radio before they do the alignment and cali...

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