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by PhillyPhoto
Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 - Which is the latest logo?
Replies: 6
Views: 1197

Re: HT1250 - Which is the latest logo?

g8tzl2004 wrote:What was the reason for the changes?

Shot in the dark here - maybe because they are the same housing for different models in different countries. It's probably cheaper to make one case and different stickers.
by PhillyPhoto
Tue May 20, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorla APX-7500 Part Number Break Down
Replies: 13
Views: 4385

Re: Motorla APX-7500 Part Number Break Down

motorola_otaku wrote:Here is a more up-to-date version of the model number breakdown on Batboard

Do you have the portable chart?
by PhillyPhoto
Tue May 20, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorla APX-7500 Part Number Break Down
Replies: 13
Views: 4385

Re: Motorla APX-7500 Part Number Break Down

TX_Shooter wrote:Well, I was just trying to sort out all of the different aspects to this specific part number: L30KSS9PW1
Power / Band / Etc.

-Shooter

L30KSS9PW1 APX7500 SINGLE BAND VHF MID POWER - Page 7-8 here
It's also a consolette.
by PhillyPhoto
Wed May 07, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL 5000 VS ASTRO SPECTRA
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: XTL 5000 VS ASTRO SPECTRA

Yeah, going to O5 from W9 will save a lot of space. I believe XTLs manufactured after Jan 1, 2012 are narrowband only, but I don't know where the serial number cutoff is, so you'd have to ask the seller. Also try to avoid flashcodes with the 12.5KHz FCC mandate option, unless you have access to drop...
by PhillyPhoto
Wed May 07, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL 5000 VS ASTRO SPECTRA
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: XTL 5000 VS ASTRO SPECTRA

Not sure if you're doing remote or dash mount installs, but I think the O5 remote may be a little deeper than the spectras. The upside though is programming right from the control head (with no RIB required), a better display with different background colors. You can also get a lot more channels wit...
by PhillyPhoto
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX8000
Replies: 21
Views: 6174

Re: APX8000

Looks like they're already being delivered:

http://lakeexpo.com/news/lake_news/arti ... 963f4.html
by PhillyPhoto
Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Migration Assistant
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: APX Migration Assistant

OK, here are my results: PC: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit APX Migration Assistant R11.00.01 ASTRO25 CPS R20.00.00 -Select an XTS5000 codeplug -Choose "Portable" -Choose "Validation Disabled" -Log Files - Keep I click "Start Conversion" and it opens the XTS codeplug fin...
by PhillyPhoto
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Migration Assistant
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: APX Migration Assistant

I have tried it in v10 on a Win7 machine. I can see it going through the different personalities and whatnot in the ASTRO25 CPS, but then it just sits there and never finishes. I gave up and haven't tried it on v11+ yet, if I remember I can try tonight.
by PhillyPhoto
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Inside antennas & reception
Replies: 14
Views: 3285

Re: Inside antennas & reception

Bill_G wrote:Covert antenna disguised as a staple necklace or a dream catcher.

Or a yagi disguised as a Pine tree air freshener.
by PhillyPhoto
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Inside antennas & reception
Replies: 14
Views: 3285

Re: Inside antennas & reception

What about staples from my red Swingline stapler? They say it never jams, but I had to test it out. Now I have some staples sitting on my desk and I don't know what to do with them.
by PhillyPhoto
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Inside antennas & reception
Replies: 14
Views: 3285

Re: Inside antennas & reception

I'm 99% sure this is for the tint I have on my car: SUN-GARD’s top of the line, non-reflective, color-stable film will stand the test of time. Many car manufacturers are advising that metallized film may interfere with keyless locks, GPS and satellite radio systems. Shadow’s metal free construction ...
by PhillyPhoto
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Inside antennas & reception
Replies: 14
Views: 3285

Inside antennas & reception

Looking around all I can really find is RF radiation from antennas mounted inside vehicles. That's not too much of a concern to me as I'll be mostly monitoring. My main question is what kind of loss is there by mounting the antenna inside vs on the trunk or roof? I'm trying to keep this as low-profi...
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX8000
Replies: 21
Views: 6174

Re: APX8000

Can't wait until these hit the used market 8)
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: TAPATALK
Replies: 19
Views: 6729

Re: TAPATALK

I just downloaded it a couple months, and I mainly use it to look at replies to topics or PMs when I'm on the move. I use it for P25, RR, eLightbars etc and would love to have Batlabs in there as well!
by PhillyPhoto
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "Exporting" an AES-256 board to an FPO address
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: "Exporting" an AES-256 board to an FPO address

I ended up shipping it to his house within the US. I'll keep that in mind for the future.
by PhillyPhoto
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "Exporting" an AES-256 board to an FPO address
Replies: 4
Views: 682

"Exporting" an AES-256 board to an FPO address

I'm selling a crypto board with AES-256 on it, and I have interest from someone with an FPO address. Looking at the USPS site, I would still need a customs form for it. Does anyone have experience in this area? I did a search, but it seemed like everything as about true international shipping.
by PhillyPhoto
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Extension Cable for Speaker w/03 HHCH and XTL5K
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Extension Cable for Speaker w/03 HHCH and XTL5K

Late reply, but y'all do know that you can use the rear accessory connector on low and mid-power units for speaker and ignition sense, right? The only radio that absolutely needs the big accessory extension cable is a 110W drawer. The 2-pin speaker plugs are AMP A444 (male) and A446 (female.) Mouse...
by PhillyPhoto
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: A receiver for the people, by the people
Replies: 0
Views: 1373

A receiver for the people, by the people

Given that the new Uniden scanner seems to have poor results on some simulcast systems and it doesn't look like it's going to be fixed by a software update, I floated the idea of creating a new "scanner." It also lacks next-gen digital voice such as DMR and NXDN. It would take ques from th...
by PhillyPhoto
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Computer locks up on RR
Replies: 8
Views: 2290

Re: Computer locks up on RR

RFguy wrote:In this case, I searched for "windows 98 turn off java"

Java =/= Javascript

If you are up to IE8, you can try this tutorial.
by PhillyPhoto
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Extension Cable for Speaker w/03 HHCH and XTL5K
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Extension Cable for Speaker w/03 HHCH and XTL5K

No, they don't make one. We've had some fabricated in the past for other reasons and have been happy with the outcome. M's molex connectors and pins/plugs are available from M Parts. I'll have to look into this then I guess. I have the O3 extension cable, and I don't mind that it doesn't have the s...
by PhillyPhoto
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Extension Cable for Speaker w/03 HHCH and XTL5K
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Extension Cable for Speaker w/03 HHCH and XTL5K

I hate digging up posts, but I couldn't find anything for the cable. I only need about a foot to a foot and a half extension. It also seems like Motorola uses an uncommon 2-pin molex connector. Does anyone know of anything that fits the bill or a workaround?
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola XTS 3000R Model 2 Key Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1807

Re: Motorola XTS 3000R Model 2 Key Fail

Just out of curiosity, you said you bought this radio on a whim but want to use it when you're "in the field." How did you plan on talking to someone else unless it was programmed to work on whatever frequencies/system you need it to?
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ID PC Tel antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: ID PC Tel antenna

Couldn't find much for NMO PCTel antennas, do you have any photos of it? By the height, it sounds like an 800+ MHz antenna.
by PhillyPhoto
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL/APX rear cables HKN6163 vs HKN6178
Replies: 0
Views: 861

XTL/APX rear cables HKN6163 vs HKN6178

Is there any real difference between HKN6163 and HKN6178? I know they different cable lengths, but can't tell if the 6178 will work on the APX mobiles too.
by PhillyPhoto
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX6000 question
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Re: APX6000 question

I haven't had to do it with an APX yet, but what I've done in the past is: -Create a new channel/system/personality -Delete all the old ones -Fix any errors in the Zone/Scan lists When you create a new channel or whatnot, it is set for the defaults so you don't have to figure out what they should be...
by PhillyPhoto
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??
Replies: 17
Views: 5342

Re: Windows 7 Pro Support Serial??

I have a Win7 laptop that's only a few years old and the serial port in the docking station works fine on ASTRO25 portables with the after market cables from ebay. I upgraded to the USB cable so I don't have to be docked to program, but never had any issues with it. You only run into Win7 issues if ...
by PhillyPhoto
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX Scan Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: APX Scan Issue

Is it a smartzone or smartnet system? If it's smartnet and you have the coverage set to smartzone it will do what you describe. Another thing to check would be if it's an analog channel and the voice is set for digital.
by PhillyPhoto
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2014 Dodge Ram RF problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3870

Re: 2014 Dodge Ram RF problem

Cause check engine light to come on, makes trailer brakes come and trucks runs rough. Only when radio transmits Might not be the antenna. How is the radio wired for power and ground? Have you tried a different series radio since you said have the same radios in other trucks? Have you tried a radio ...
by PhillyPhoto
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 dataside speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: APX7000 dataside speaker

Does it have a real looking serial number in the codeplug, or does it actually have a legit tag in it? Alt radios are going for $1800+, so even if you paid a lot, doesn't mean it's real. If you are convinced it is legit I would send it to the depot and have them check it out. You said you looked it ...
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts3000 Smartnet
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

Re: Xts3000 Smartnet

Actually, without looking up the specific HOST, I bet the radio doesn't have the rebanding firmware in it, so its looking for the channels on the old table, and not current post rebanding table. Pretty sure its HOST 7 or greater that supports rebanding. Looks like 7.7x is needed (http://batboard.ba...
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts3000 Smartnet
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

Re: Xts3000 Smartnet

I set up the scan list with conventional control channels just to test, and it does indeed pickup the random traffic being put out. Also, how would I know if my XTS3000 is 9600 trunking capable? It can't be the ID because I use the same ID on my MTS2000, which works perfectly. Also, I'm within the ...
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts3000 Smartnet
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

Re: Xts3000 Smartnet

You can try throwing in a dummy frequency in a conventional channel. Then setup a scan list for the system you're trying to listen to. If it picks up communications, then it's probably not affiliating correctly with the system. Also, if it's an XTS3000 that doesn't have 9600 trunking in it, set the ...
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Xts3000 Smartnet
Replies: 19
Views: 2284

Re: Xts3000 Smartnet

Do you have the coverage set to "None"? If it's set to SmartZone it won't work with a SN system if you're parked on the talkgroup itself.
by PhillyPhoto
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need part number XTL5000 cable
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Need part number XTL5000 cable

escomm wrote:There is no AN or BN revisions with the XTLs. All 5k can support either W series or O series, assuming the appropriate interface boards are present and the codeplug is configured as such.

Learned something new today!
by PhillyPhoto
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need part number XTL5000 cable
Replies: 6
Views: 1168

Re: Need part number XTL5000 cable

I believe the AN XTL5000s had the W series heads and interconnects. The BN revisions have new newer O series heads.
by PhillyPhoto
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: State of California open job position.
Replies: 9
Views: 962

Re: State of California open job position.

escomm wrote:Here is a position open for a tech trainee. This would be good for someone looking to get their feet wet in the industry: http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=536203

Salary: $3,580.00 - $4,120.00

They forget a 0 in there, or is that monthly/bi-weekly? :o
by PhillyPhoto
Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Scanner question
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: Scanner Question

We also use scanners at work and they are used in a manner similar to what Fire Tim is suggesting. One thing that you might want to consider is "Cop Proofing" your scanners. Or, shall I say "Firefighter-Proofing" them. We have some Uniden BCD996Ts and some Uniden BCD996XTs for m...
by PhillyPhoto
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Commercial Triplexer
Replies: 38
Views: 6014

Re: Commercial Triplexer

What will hooking a regular splitter before a triplexer do to a scanner as far as radios feeding power back when transmitting? I was looking into the Laird antenna for a new scanner, but I've since gotten an XTL. It's UHF high and I will be using pretty much the full spectrum from 450-520, but was l...
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 internal battery
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: XTS5000 internal battery

escomm wrote:Motorola sells them but they come in packs of 10

About $17.50 for 10. Part number 6071520M01

Thanks! I'll have to make a note of it for a future order :)
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 internal battery
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: XTS5000 internal battery

That helps a lot, the only thing is I've only found them with tabs welded on: http://www.diytrade.com/china/pd/790645 ... FL11E.html

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by PhillyPhoto
Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 internal battery
Replies: 4
Views: 810

XTS5000 internal battery

I was going through Akardam's guide on astro radios and noticed there's a button battery for the NTN4563 board in the XTS5000s (http://www.akardam.net/moto/docs/mirrored/combined.pdf page 46). Does anyone know what size the battery is? I have a radio that doesn't keep the time when I take the regula...
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Flash Option 1B3
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Motorola Flash Option 1B3

Big Tex - following up on what tvsjr said, have you tried akardam's decoder?

http://www.akardam.net/moto/tools/decode4.pl
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Consolidated Firmware notes?
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Consolidated Firmware notes?

That's perfect! That seriously needs to be made into a sticky :) Looking through the list, it looks like it v11 got 200 scan lists and v12 upped it to 1000 channels. That would be the onlyr real reason I would need to upgrade it, but I doubt I'm going to get close to those limits now as it is. I'll ...
by PhillyPhoto
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Consolidated Firmware notes?
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Consolidated Firmware notes?

I just picked up a model 2 XTS5000 VHF and it has firmware V9 in it. Is there a consolidated list out there of what's been done over the different revisions? All I've found is some sporatic lists of individual updates. It is a model 2, so FPP isn't an option even if I have the flashcode updated (plu...
by PhillyPhoto
Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How do you become a Moto tech?
Replies: 8
Views: 1681

Re: How do you become a Moto tech?

Lots of good direction here, thanks everyone! Can anyone recommend any training material for any of these certs? Element 1 for the GROL looks like memorizing regulations, but it looks like Element 3 needs some actual studying and comprehending. As far as networking goes, like I said I have a backgro...
by PhillyPhoto
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How do you become a Moto tech?
Replies: 8
Views: 1681

How do you become a Moto tech?

What kind of training is required to work at a shop as a tech? I have a background in computers (although no degree, just a certificate), and it seems like most of the job field is going to a contracted workforce. I've worked on radios as a hobby on and off for close to a decade now and pretty famil...
by PhillyPhoto
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3000 won't unmute with PL enabled
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: XTS3000 won't unmute with PL enabled

The 2.5KHz did it! It's just a little counter-intuitive that the TX deviation affects to RX side, but I don't care at this point! The reception is a little scratchy in the basement of the building I'm in right now, but that just means it will work even better when I'm outside, considering I wasn't e...
by PhillyPhoto
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS3000 won't unmute with PL enabled
Replies: 17
Views: 1115

Re: XTS3000 won't unmute with PL enabled

If you can read the radio with CPS go into the CONVENTIONAL menu and in your CONVENTIONAL PERSONALITY pull down tell us if the tx deviation is 5KHz or 2.5 KHz? They were set to 5KHz, I set them to 2.5 now. Only time will tell if it makes a difference. Fingers are crossed! On a side note, my program...

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