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by apco25
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?
Replies: 14
Views: 5532

Re: Spectra Astro, duel radio option?

FYI, the dual radio Astro25 cable is NOTHING special..its a physical Y cable, with two ignition sense leads, and two sets of speaker leads and that's it. No fancy black smoke going on inside the heat shrink. ANY W3 HHCH works, no special firmware. Only thing special is the dual radio G474 flash code.
by apco25
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Brain Dead - HKN6163 / XTL5000
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Brain Dead - HKN6163 / XTL5000

If the PC doesn't recognize the USB cable, delete the USB driver and reboot as per usual as well as the CPS. PC issue not a radio issue then.
by apco25
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dual-Radio A9 Head -- X9000 primary and Spectra secondary?
Replies: 22
Views: 4938

Re: Dual-Radio A9 Head -- X9000 primary and Spectra secondary?

This thread is evidence of us all getting old, really old.
by apco25
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Brain Dead - HKN6163 / XTL5000
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Brain Dead - HKN6163 / XTL5000

No need to go back to XP. The radio may be stuck in a boot loop and won't read. Does the radio show maintenance mode at any time?
by apco25
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IP complanit for akardam.net
Replies: 0
Views: 2031

IP complanit for akardam.net

FYI Peter's site http://www.akardam.net/x86ed.php home of the flash encode/decode options and other info appears to have been hit with an IP infringement complaint and offlined by his provider.
by apco25
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 and PM1500 cables
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: XTL5000 and PM1500 cables

Identical cables.... :o :o
by apco25
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: HCN1078F SP01
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: HCN1078F SP01

SP = Special Product. Try it and see what's different about it. Might just be custom buttons.
by apco25
Mon May 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL-5000
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: XTL-5000

NO TIB change when changing from W7 to W9 only if changing from W series to O series control heads.
by apco25
Sun May 27, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS 4000 speaker mic
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: XTS 4000 speaker mic

Considering the 4000 was meant as a low profile radio there's little need for a obvious two way radio speaker mic
by apco25
Sun May 27, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS 4000 speaker mic
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: XTS 4000 speaker mic

You'll need to find one of the Nextel Iden speaker mics used on the heavy duty iden radios that were discontinued years ago. I've never tried this with an XTS40000, but its the same connector as the radio was stuffed into an IDEN housing. I suspect it is the same. Buy one and find out.
by apco25
Sun May 27, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: keyloading my xts2500
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: keyloading my xts2500

Can't load keys until keyloading or keyload is displayed on any radio. If that isn't displayed there is either a cable problem,housing problem or the UCM itself is bad.
by apco25
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2011 4Runner APX7500 Dual Band
Replies: 6
Views: 2805

Re: 2011 4Runner APX7500 Dual Band

Nice clean install, love the old school handset mic!
by apco25
Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Counterfeit Motorola mic & power cord
Replies: 10
Views: 2532

Re: Counterfeit Motorola mic & power cord

More junk from China.....I have disdain for Impact and their "mobile" chargers. The trash they use for the wiring harnesses is just that, utter junk.
by apco25
Fri May 06, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2011 Jeep Patriot Install?
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Re: 2011 Jeep Patriot Install?

Its a tight vehicle. I've completed 4 installs for a security contractor in the last year all on Patriots and there really isnt ANY room to mount anything.
by apco25
Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: part number for Jottodesk console
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: part number for Jottodesk console

Hello, Does anyone happen to have a part number for a JD console for the Chevy TB and the Jeep Laredo? chevy 08 and the Jeep 2010. I have been to the site and have not found anything.. they are both kinda hard to find because of the stick on the floor. I'll take a look for you. If you're interested...
by apco25
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550LS+
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: CDM1550LS+

Thats what I thought, just wanted to confirm - waiting on a model number to know for sure. Thanks!
by apco25
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1550LS+
Replies: 4
Views: 382

CDM1550LS+

CDM1550LS+, will this support 160 conventional channels?
by apco25
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:02 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Vehicle noise at 160mhz
Replies: 44
Views: 9091

Re: Vehicle noise at 160mhz

Just a couple quick suggestions, but you may want to investigate REAL railroad antennas such as those made by sinclair - they are not some cheap piece of plastic with aluminium inside. http://www.dpdproductions.com/photos_rrgallery_radio/149.jpg UHF version but physicall same as their VHF product. H...
by apco25
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MX350 w MDC600 prom question
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: MX350 w MDC600 prom question

I actually miss my gov low split VHF MX330-S I had around 1993 I think. 48ch model - great 2M rig.
by apco25
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VRS 750 and VRS EP Help Hooking Up
Replies: 18
Views: 8001

Re: VRS 750 and VRS EP Help Hooking Up

Going back several years to when I was actively working with VRS and VRS-EP models I might be able to answer your questions. I had several VRS units and they were all slightly different depending on vintage. Most had expo portables in them, although I had two RNET units on UHF. One had a P50 of all ...
by apco25
Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Federal Signal Smart Siren PLATINUM (SSP3000)
Replies: 2
Views: 4315

Re: Federal Signal Smart Siren PLATINUM (SSP3000)

I've seen one and while it has some nifty features I don't really see much use for it outside of being the controller the FS converge system.
by apco25
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: PCTEL 800mhz whip vs Antenex Phantom Elite
Replies: 7
Views: 2716

Re: PCTEL 800mhz whip vs Antenex Phantom Elite

I've recently picked up some of the sharkfin antennas for testing on 800. I've been a big fan of the MLPV series from Maxrad. Their UHF bandwidth is signifcantly wider than the antenex can, sharfin or a standard whip. Field testing has shown no appreciable difference with a standard 1/4 whip based o...
by apco25
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: my '07 GMC Sierra MCS2000 install
Replies: 27
Views: 4413

Re: my '07 GMC Sierra MCS2000 install

Mount the speaker to the side of your console. I've remounted at least 50 of them over the years in a variety of Chevy / GM model trucks due to previous installers putting them in the passenger or driver's side footwells beneath the a pillar. Its a bad place that just beats up your speaker and gets ...
by apco25
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenex Phantom antennas
Replies: 29
Views: 13525

Re: Antenex Phantom antennas

Maxrad MLPV series antennas work very well. I use them extensively on installs for UHF, 700, 800 and 900. VHF gets a simple black or chrome 1/4 NMO whip. Nothing works better. Don't waste your time on the low pro can antennas on VHF unless you have a very specific application and a high signal quali...
by apco25
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 2008 chevy tahoe horn ring
Replies: 6
Views: 4565

Re: 2008 chevy tahoe horn ring

THe location Jay is mentioning is in fact a good place to tap in as its simply a wire connection from the steering column harness contacts in the wheel to the BCM. You're not activating relays or anything else. Just finished two tahoes at this tap point with no issues. HOWEVER, make sure you properl...
by apco25
Fri May 02, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CPS Compatible USB to serial converter
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

CPS Compatible USB to serial converter

Suggestions for CPS compatible USB to serial converter for the older rib based products?
by apco25
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: What is it with people?
Replies: 15
Views: 3375

Re: What is it with people?

Things like that happen because people are too weak to tell some idiot dealer to F off and deal with it. The only people who perpetuate this idea not putting hole in vehicles are dealers trying to make money and or get you to loose money on the value of a trade in. Anyone honest in either the body s...
by apco25
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: A9 CONSOLE INSTALL
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: A9 CONSOLE INSTALL

Jotto faceplates don't have the cutout. Just wire the radio for ignition control and you'd be all set. However, if you want a true switch Jotto makes several faceplates with switch knock-outs and combination of other goodies like lighter sockets already punched out.
by apco25
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL Thumbscrews
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: XTL Thumbscrews

I've replaced all of my thumbscrews with Hillman stainless fasteners... 1/4 x some metric size I can't recall off the top of my head. Local hardware should have them.
by apco25
Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Recent Installs WITH PICS!
Replies: 7
Views: 2736

Re: Recent Installs WITH PICS!

That mic clip was already mounted before I got the vehicle. You can see where I pulled another one off the dash which is now blocked by the laptop mount. I was stuck with 3 mics and with two on the front of the console I had to use the dash location unless I wanted officers banging their knees on it...
by apco25
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Recent Installs WITH PICS!
Replies: 7
Views: 2736

Re: Recent Installs WITH PICS!

Sure, I can post some. Pics have been up before on a couple different versions over the years, but the links are long gone.
by apco25
Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Recent Installs WITH PICS!
Replies: 7
Views: 2736

Recent Installs WITH PICS!

No one seems to post much in the way of installs over here anymore. I guess elightbars took that over... Check these out. This was a cabling upgrade to extend the length used by my PDRC setup and add additional USB connections. System is setup as : Kodiak Mobile CF29 dock with a CF28 MkIII APRS via...
by apco25
Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber KVL Cable
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Saber KVL Cable

Given the fact you have endless piles of MX connector from STX radios I would have gone that route and made an OEM style cable, but as long at it works....
by apco25
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Custom Console, Faceplate' s and Rails
Replies: 10
Views: 2214

Re: Custom Console, Faceplate' s and Rails

PM me, I am a jottodesk distributor and can get what you need.
by apco25
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SYNTOR mobile secure capable question
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: SYNTOR mobile secure capable question

I remember how you could always tell someone was on a syntor, x or x9000 because the clear alert tone would bang through on TX. Quiet distinctive.
by apco25
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Couple of install questions for a Convertacom
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: Couple of install questions for a Convertacom

Funny, I get great pricing with Tescco and they don't hold me to minimum monthly activity either....

Hutton is pretty much a tool to deal with.
by apco25
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Couple of install questions for a Convertacom
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: Couple of install questions for a Convertacom

Call them and set up an account - what pricing you get depends on what you are, business, individual, government, etc.

Tell them you're a self maintained end user.
by apco25
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber or Astro Saber Lapel Mic/Programming Cable Screw
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Saber or Astro Saber Lapel Mic/Programming Cable Screw

I robbed my thumbscrews from the RF adapters cables. Keep an eye out on ebay as they show up there.
by apco25
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need some MSS oober ordering assitance
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Need some MSS oober ordering assitance

I should be able to make up the cable you need. msg me on aim.
by apco25
Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 04 Ford Explorer Squad re-work
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

04 Ford Explorer Squad re-work

Local unit I reworked the wiring on. All FS products except for the talon on the dash Smart Siren Halogen/LED Vista Cuda Trioptic LED on sides GS-1 Strobes grill and rear window, with 4 outlet FS strobe box Jotto-Desk CC-EXP console Split red/blue single Whelen Talon on dash Gamber-Johnson Notepad 4...
by apco25
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P25 ham repeaters in Phoenix, AZ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1834

Re: P25 ham repeaters in Phoenix, AZ?

Heh, where you guys and these freqs when I lived in Flag from January to May...
by apco25
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi PS mic TX Ripple
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Jedi PS mic TX Ripple

Very common jedi problem and varies from barely there to making the radio sound like total crap. Fixed many with the solder trick before the SRN flex kit came out.
by apco25
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts3k vhf won't tx on one specific freq
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: xts3k vhf won't tx on one specific freq

Well, I've totally re-thought this one. Wish I had a full service monitor here at home to dig further so I'll end up taking it to the shop this week. But, PL deviation is fine and in spec. TX is on freq radio wide and heard on other nearby radios in all modes. So that leaves me with a rf board probl...
by apco25
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts3k vhf won't tx on one specific freq
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: xts3k vhf won't tx on one specific freq

same freq in another xts - no issues.

No TX inhibit is set up. Radio is TX'ing ( i need to verify on what ) but either on the wrong freq or without PL. I'll try and verify on a freq counter when I can.

Something is barfed in the codeplug. At least that's my guess.
by apco25
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts3k vhf won't tx on one specific freq
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: xts3k vhf won't tx on one specific freq

It is not a self quieting freq. Tried deleting the personality and creating another one with the same result. Even took an old version of the codeplug - still not happy.

truly weird
by apco25
Sat Oct 27, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts3k vhf won't tx on one specific freq
Replies: 7
Views: 483

xts3k vhf won't tx on one specific freq

WTF is up with this....

current host/dsp

radio will not tx on 153.6800 25khz spaced with PL. Everything else works. No don't have a service monitor here at the moment to stick it on and see if its actually txing. TX's on everything else with no issues. What the hell
by apco25
Thu May 31, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New look to the board
Replies: 53
Views: 12511

Re: New look to the board

Guess this is what happens when I don't come around much! Looks great and easy on the eyes. Hopefully I check here more often if I don't get stuck wtih too much overtime out here.
by apco25
Wed May 23, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2004 Dodge Dakota Install - Revision # 50 :)
Replies: 16
Views: 4353

As always really cool stuff!
by apco25
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: I think its time I leave.
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

I'll be in Flagstaff.
by apco25
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: I think its time I leave.
Replies: 15
Views: 2077

I think its time I leave.

I'm leaving for Arizona on Jan 2 and won't return until the 1st week of May 2007. Now is as good a time as any time to leave and add myself to the list of people who left here for various reasons.. I really won't have time for here or the other related msg boards and given the current BS level arou...

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