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by Jim1348
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Portable usage in police agencies
Replies: 12
Views: 1136

Portable Usage In Police Agencies

Tell me about how your local PD's use their portables...Do your people do the same thing? Has it become SOP to keep portables turned up? Some do and some don't. The earpieces are popular in some places and not so much in others. Honestly, it has a lot to do with what the culture is where and where ...
by Jim1348
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What's the point of an Impres lithium battery?
Replies: 19
Views: 1945

What's The Point Of An IMPRES Lithium Battery?

I was just in a two day radio class Friday and Saturday. We discussed the IMPRES batteries and chargers. The instructor stated that there is still value in running the IMPRES batteries completely dead from time to time. What do people here think about that? I had originally been told that this was u...
by Jim1348
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Two Way Communications While ATVing
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Two Way Communications While ATVing

I am still researching, but the more I think about it, the more I am wondering if VHF with a digital modulation might be the best way to go. For simplex use, would APCO P25, MOTO TRBO/DMR, NXDN, Icom Death Star, and Yaesu System Confusion all perform equally?
by Jim1348
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button

...Most radios I program for municipal customers have the emergency button programmed. I also worked for a police department for 20 years and never once did anyone use it in an actual emergency. It was always accidental. That very well may be the most insightful comment yet. It is a MOTO TRBO Capac...
by Jim1348
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Motorola XPR6550 Emergency Button

I have been asked to look into the possibility of us making use of the emergency button on our XPR6550 portables. We use a mobile and a power supply in our dispatch area. How much benefit would we get from programming the emergency button on a system like that?
by Jim1348
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Radios, Batteries, And IMPRES Chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Motorola XPR6550 Radios, Batteries, And IMPRES Chargers

TreyH wrote:...Once a battery stops making it through a shift, it's time to recycle it...


Are they on 8 hour shifts? Are you using the Motorola PMNN4066A IMPRES Li-Ion 1500 mAh MOTOTRBO battery or a different one?

Thank you very much for the reply!
by Jim1348
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Genuine Motorola PMNN4066A Batteries Or After Market Batteries
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Genuine Motorola PMNN4066A Batteries Or After Market Batteries

Our XPR6550 radios have genuine Motorola PMNN4066A batteries in them. I am wondering if anybody here can recommend a supplier for OEM replacements that have a very competitive price. Also, if we were to go with an after-market replacement battery, can anybody here recommend any specific brands or de...
by Jim1348
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XPR6550 Radios, Batteries, And IMPRES Chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Motorola XPR6550 Radios, Batteries, And IMPRES Chargers

Where I work, we have roughly 50 or so Motorola XPR6550 radios and a number of IMPRES gang chargers. I suspect that many, perhaps most, of the batteries have not been replaced since the MOTO TRBO system was put in new over 6 years ago. With that in mind, we have started to replace some of the batter...
by Jim1348
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Two Way Communications While ATVing
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Two Way Communications While ATVing

My wife and I are ATVers. Yesterday, for example, we rode our ATVs most of the day and talked again about how nice it would be to have the ability to communicate while riding. I would love to find something that have native Bluetooth built in. We are bother licensed amateur radio operators, so a cou...
by Jim1348
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola LEX F10
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Motorola LEX F10

I just found out that Motorola has a LEX F10 available for FirstNet. Does anybody happen to know how much these will sell for?



https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us ... roductinfo
by Jim1348
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: WPLN4111 Vs. WPLN4232
Replies: 6
Views: 699

WPLN4111 Vs. WPLN4232

I am looking for a single unit IMPRES chargers for XPR6550. I see both the WPLN4111 and WPLN4232 listed. What is the difference between the two of them?

https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us ... rgers.html
by Jim1348
Fri May 26, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Battery Rotation
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Radio Battery Rotation

These are NiMH batteries.
by Jim1348
Fri May 26, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Battery Rotation
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Radio Battery Rotation

This post actually related to Kenwood TK-5400 battery rotation. We have, at work, five TK5400 radios. They, obviously, are not Motorola type IMPRES chargers. These radios typically sit in the charger all of the time. Essentially, they are used to monitor our local digital, trunked 800 MHz system. I ...
by Jim1348
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Capacity Plus single-frequency capacity?
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Capacity Plus Single-Frequency Capacity?

RFguy wrote:A Capacity Plus system can have a maximum of 6 repeaters, which gives you 12 talk paths...


I had read that they can have a maximum of 8 frequencies for a total of 16 talk paths. Now I have to do some more research to see which is accurate.
by Jim1348
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000 and Passive Scan
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

APX8000 And Passive Scan

...Can the APX8000 either before R15 firmware or with the newest R15.12(?) firmware handle passive scan like the XTS5000 does?... When you refer to "passive scan", do you mean the no affiliate scan that allows you to monitor a trunked system without "affiliating" with the system?
by Jim1348
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Capacity Plus And Monitoring Private Calls
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Capacity Plus And Monitoring Private Calls

I am currently monitoring a two channel Motorola Capacity Plus system. They make extensive use of Private Calls. Is there a way to program a Motorola portable transceiver to monitor ALL Private Calls?
by Jim1348
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: MotoTRBO/Business Products Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: Where Do MOTO TRBO System Planners Typical Select Off Network Talkgroups?
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Where Do MOTO TRBO System Planners Typical Select Off Network Talkgroups?

As posted above, where do system planners usually put off-network simplex talkgroups? Do they use the input frequencies, the repeater output frequencies, or do they try very hard to get something else?
by Jim1348
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Impres Charger
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Impres Charger

We have several Motorola Impress gang chargers at work. I was informed today that one of the pockets is not working. Is the Q tip and isopropyl alcohol cleaning method still the firs thing to try? Also, if I am cleaning one, I suspect that I should clean all? If that doesn't work out, what is the ne...
by Jim1348
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Which APX Mobile Would People Here Recommend?
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Which APX Mobile Would People Here Recommend?

I am an end user on an 800 MHz statewide digital, trunked radio system. I am going to make a recommendation that we get a mobile, desk microphone, power supply, desktop tray with speaker, and antenna for use as an office radio. The list of approved equipment included the following Motorola radios: A...
by Jim1348
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Off Network Choices
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Off Network Choices

While I don't know the price yet, that probably will be the case. I know the camera accessory isn't cheap. I think it is about $250.00! I suppose whether it is a smartphone or a radio, the old saying applies, Motorola--You will never get better and you will never pay more. https://www.motorola.com/u...
by Jim1348
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Off Network Choices
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Off Network Choices

My family and I will be traveling soon and I am eyeing up the off-network choices. I know that GoTenna and soon Beartooth will be available. I also received something today about a transceiver that attaches to a Motorola Moto Z smartphone. Has anybody else read about the Fantom Dynamics LINC smart w...
by Jim1348
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: ASTRO Products Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: Feature Request for TRBO on the APX Line
Replies: 19
Views: 4142

Feature Request For TRBO On The APX Line

Well, it certainly has been discussed in the past. I even brought it up to the Motorola representative at a dog and pony show that they put on in Saint Paul MN a number of weeks back. Could it be as simple as a software upgrade, if they ever decided to do it? I suppose the other thing is whether any...
by Jim1348
Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: 900 XTS2500 FPP in 902/927
Replies: 19
Views: 1697

900 XTS2500 FPP In 902/927

2.5 watts I believe. I would use the DTR's if you already have them. There are pages of info posted over the years about what radios to use on a cruise. Don't even bother with stubby antennas on 900. They suck. GARY Thank you for the reply. Yes, I do, indeed have the longer antennas. After seeing t...
by Jim1348
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: 900 XTS2500 FPP in 902/927
Replies: 19
Views: 1697

900 XTS2500 FPP In 902/927

Both my wife and I are licensed amateur radio operators. We will be going on a cruise in March. I currently have a pair of Motorola DTR550s. They work pretty well. I have considered getting a pair of the XTS2500s for 900 MHz P25. Do they transmit about 3 watts at 900 MHz? Of course, the other questi...
by Jim1348
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX 7000 Programming Question
Replies: 1
Views: 826

APX 7000 Programming Question

I haven't used my Motorola APX 7000 much, but I am trying to change some things via the FPP option. The odd things is when I change a conventional frequency in a zone, it seems to change all of the channels in that zone. What am I doing wrong?
by Jim1348
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX CPS
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

APX CPS

I have not used the APX CPS for quite some time, but I decided to give it a try tonight. However, I can't seem to get my Windows 10 computer to see my APX7000. I think, in the past, when it connected successfully, it would show up as a connected device. I am not real computer savvy, but I am wonderi...
by Jim1348
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 vs XTL5000 vs APX7000 - Your Opinion Wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 2185

XTL2500 Vs XTL5000 Vs APX7000 - Your Opinion Wanted!

Is the number of channels that you can scan at a time important to you?
by Jim1348
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Converting Motorola Equipment to 900MHz Amateur
Topic: Motorola DTR550s
Replies: 1
Views: 612

Motorola DTR550s

I have a pair of Motorola DTR550s. My questions are: -Can they be modified to put a bit more power? Would 2 watts be possible? -If the above were possible, I assume that they would be legal for both my wife and I, who are licensed amateur radio operators, to use. With the increase in power, we would...
by Jim1348
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Bluetooth Speaker For Unication G5
Replies: 0
Views: 3047

Bluetooth Speaker For Unication G5

I recently bought one of the Unication G5 pagers. It does not have a 3.5 mm jack, but it does have Bluetooth. Can anybody here recommend any Bluetooth speakers that would work well for two way radio monitoring?
by Jim1348
Fri May 06, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus For Public Safety
Replies: 3
Views: 829

MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus For Public Safety

I assume that Capacity Plus systems have the ability to allow higher priority talkgroups to ruthlessly preempt other lower priority talkgroups.
by Jim1348
Thu May 05, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus For Public Safety
Replies: 3
Views: 829

MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus For Public Safety

I am looking at any good, objective articles which discuss using MOTOTRBO Capacity Plus for public safety. I don't happen to think it is the correct choice for public safety, but I don't want my biases to get in the way. So, I ask of any fellow members that can link any articles on why it is not the...
by Jim1348
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Motorola Speaker For Scanner
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Motorola Speaker For Scanner

I was surprised a few years back when I bought a Uniden scanner and then found out that the output is stereo!
by Jim1348
Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IMPRES Batteries And Chargers
Replies: 3
Views: 719

IMPRES Batteries And Chargers

Either yellow or red. It never goes to green.
by Jim1348
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IMPRES Batteries And Chargers
Replies: 3
Views: 719

IMPRES Batteries And Chargers

I have two IMPRES chargers and several IMPRES batteries. Recently I have noticed that when I put the batteries in either charger, I no longer get a green light. Does this simply mean that the batteries are worn out and should be replaced or could there be other possibilities? I do know that the char...
by Jim1348
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000 Cancellation
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

APX7000 Cancellation

That is interesting. Thanks for the post. I am still hoping that MOTO TRBO would be an option, too, but think we have discussed that until we are blue in the face and nothing is likely to change.
by Jim1348
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Motorola XTS2500 Vs. XTS3000
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Motorola XTS2500 Vs. XTS3000

I have Googled this and found a few things, but I am looking to see if there is anything newer that I should be aware of. We are end users on a statewide 800 mHz trunked system. We currently use XTS2500s and are pretty satisfied with them. I just found out about an opportunity to buy some used XTS30...
by Jim1348
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Can An End User Determine Which Type Of MOTO TRBO System They ARe Using?
Replies: 3
Views: 2470

Can An End User Determine Which Type Of MOTO TRBO System They ARe Using?

We are on MOTO TRBO at work. I seem to recall the HTs are XPR6550s. Is there an easy way for me to determine if we are Capacity Plus, Connect Plus, or something else?
by Jim1348
Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DTR650 and Text message
Replies: 1
Views: 566

DTR650 And Text Message

I found one earlier this year on line. If you keep looking you can probably find one, too.
by Jim1348
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola DLR1020 and DLR1060
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Motorola DLR1020 And DLR1060

Has anybody here had a chance to try these yet?
by Jim1348
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: So Who Here Uses A Motorola Smartphone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

So Who Here Uses A Motorola Smartphone?

I had this same conversation with some coworkers a few days ago; the general consensus is that while other brands may have some great features, for audio quality and receive sensitivity Motorola wins hands down. My work phone and my personal phone are both Motorola, and my next phone will probably ...
by Jim1348
Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: So Who Here Uses A Motorola Smartphone?
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

So Who Here Uses A Motorola Smartphone?

I apologize in advance if this strays too far off topic, but as we all know, smartphones are in essence mini computers with radios in them. I have read and heard from others that Motorola smartphones seem to be the most sensitive, RF wise, compared to Samsung and other phones. So, who here is Motoro...
by Jim1348
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000
Replies: 32
Views: 4018

APX8000

Sadly, I have to agree with you on this one. I have been a cop-type for about 35 years. I retired from local service and now work for a quasi-federal agency. We have both MOTO TRBO for day-to-day operations and access to a digital, trunked system for some things. I do the training. My fellow officer...
by Jim1348
Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000 Vs. XTS5000 On Encrypted P25 Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 695

APX7000 Vs. XTS5000 On Encrypted P25 Channel

Actually, no I don't. That is one of the first I thought of. So, the two units should behave the same then? I will go and double check that, though. Maybe I missed it somehow.
by Jim1348
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000 Vs. XTS5000 On Encrypted P25 Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 695

APX7000 Vs. XTS5000 On Encrypted P25 Channel

I have one P25 conventional channel programmed in my scan list on both an APX7000 and an XTS5000. I do not have encryption on either transceiver. The P25 channel has both encrypted and unencrypted traffic on it. On the XTS5000, I hear the noise when receiving an encrypted transmission. On the APX700...
by Jim1348
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Conventional Channel Concern
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Conventional Channel Concern

I programmed my APX7000 with our local weather channel of 162.550. When I select the channel to monitor, I see a BUSY LED light, but I hear nothing through the speaker until I push the PTT button. What is the likely culprit? I know I need to check or un-check a box, but I am at a loss for which one....
by Jim1348
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX 7000 Maximum Scan Channels & Talkgroups
Replies: 2
Views: 673

APX 7000 Maximum Scan Channels & Talkgroups

I recall reading this in the past, but for whatever reason I can't find it when I do a search. What is the maximum number of conventional channels that can be scanned and what is the maximum number of trunked talkgroups that can be scanned on an APX7000?
by Jim1348
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT DTR question
Replies: 25
Views: 4298

OT DTR question

I care. I have two of these and while I don't use them a lot, I want to know more. Thanks for the tip. I will have to find out what the Gen 1 to Gen 3 flash changes. It is probably on your website.
by Jim1348
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IMPRES Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 564

IMPRES Battery

Thank you for the reply. It is working now. The highest capacity battery does take a long time to charge.
by Jim1348
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IMPRES Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 564

IMPRES Battery

I have an APX7000. I bought an additional brand new battery for it. I have two IMPRES chargers. One is V3.40 and the other one is V3.90. When I insert the new battery in either charger, i t never gets to a fully charges state and shows a green indicator. I have left it on over night. Do I have a fau...

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