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by bellersley
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX8250 - disabling TX PTT
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: MTX8250 - disabling TX PTT

It is being used as a RX radio for one of the media 'chase cars' up here. It is on a trunking system (yes yes, I know, bad idea...but it isn't my decision).
by bellersley
Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX8250 - disabling TX PTT
Replies: 4
Views: 536

MTX8250 - disabling TX PTT

Hey guys, I'm looking for ideas. I've been 'tasked' with finding a way to prevent a PTT on an MTX8250. I'm not worried about TRANSMITTING, I'm worried about the radio user keying up. I have removed the radio's PTT button, however it will still key up with an external mic hooked up. Would simply cutt...
by bellersley
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Waris PTT
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Waris PTT

Hey guys;

I'm trying to find a pinout of the HT1250 etc Universal Connector. Can anyone help out at all? I need the PTT pin, but can't seem to find it anywhere on the site.

Thanks!
by bellersley
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF frqs in AM versus FM over water with islands blocking ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: VHF frqs in AM versus FM over water with islands blocking ??

6m is your friend.

I was able to use my MT1000 to talk to a mobile on simplex that was easily 20km away, over very hilly terrain.
by bellersley
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Frequencies "lost" in Astro CPS
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Frequencies "lost" in Astro CPS

I had something similar happen with an Astro Spectra and CPS. When I read the radio, the frequencies showed up as HF (as in, 6.65120MHz and similar). If I didn't change anything, it would program just fine. If I did so much as dick with even one frequency, every one of them became invalid. Uninstall...
by bellersley
Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Crossband Patching using Jedi's
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Crossband Patching using Jedi's

Also keep in mind that if for some reason you aren't granted a voice channel, you won't have any way of knowing you aren't transmitting on the trunked system.

On a properly designed system the odds aren't very high, but still something to keep in mind.
by bellersley
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: What is it with people?
Replies: 15
Views: 3383

Re: What is it with people?

A friend of mine had leased a car and only installed antennas on the trunk. When it came time to return the car, they wanted a disgusting amount of money because of the 'damage' to the trunk. It was cheaper for him to buy a 'new' trunk from a wrecker and put it on than it would be for him to pay the...
by bellersley
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Key-up/transmit tone on XTS5k/XTS2500
Replies: 6
Views: 2726

Re: Key-up/transmit tone on XTS5k/XTS2500

n9upc wrote:Greetings,
Now I have the concentric switch for Transmit enable/disabled but I have not been able to find out how to do it in the XTS2500.


If I recall correctly, you cannot assign TX Inhibit to the concentric switch on the 2500. I believe it has to be a menu option only.
by bellersley
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: GP328 Programming???
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: GP328 Programming???

If you have the regular HT750/1250/1550 CPS, it is a very easy "hack" to make it support the GP328 radio. Do some searching around on here and you'll find it really quickly. IIRC, it is just a quick registry entry edit.
by bellersley
Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Waris model conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Waris model conversion

Hey guys, I figure if anyone knows, it'd be you all! I've got a VHF GP328 (basically an Asian HT750 - they do the exact same thing). I'd like to convert it into a VHF HT1250. I have the necessary hardware to convert the non-display GP328 into a full keypad HT1250, it is just the software I'm not too...
by bellersley
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Programming XTS 4000
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Programming XTS 4000

Who says he isn't Government?

I recall reading something not too long ago that said the 4k will be available for general sale reasonably soon.
by bellersley
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: This is too funny to not share....
Replies: 9
Views: 2346

Re: This is too funny to not share....

The Plague: Our recent unknown intruder penetrated using the superuser account, giving him access to our whole system. Margo: Precisely what you're paid to prevent. The Plague: Someone didn't bother reading my carefully prepared memo on commonly-used passwords. Now, then, as I so meticulously point...
by bellersley
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: That's right, many RSS packages are NLA...
Replies: 22
Views: 18267

Re: That's right, many RSS packages are NLA...

I had spoken to a rep. up here at Motorola Canada about exactly this. A group I was affiliated with had a bunch of UHF HT600s and wanted to purchase the RSS. They were told it was NLA. The rep I spoke to told me that because the radios are so old, nobody is going to come knocking on our door if we w...
by bellersley
Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCX1000 Scan Question
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: MCX1000 Scan Question

Excellent, thanks!

What's the difference between Tone Squelch and Repeater Tone Squelch though? Doesn't quite make sense!
by bellersley
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCX1000 Scan Question
Replies: 3
Views: 371

MCX1000 Scan Question

Hey guys; I'm programming up an MCX1000 and have a quick question about scanning.

In the "Zone Data" screen, it asks for a "Scan Type" of either X, R, T, 1 or 2. I'm going to make the assumption that T = Tone Scan, and 1/2 are Priority Scan. But, what are X and R?

Thanks!
by bellersley
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: New Thales Liberty(tm) Triband Handheld
Replies: 111
Views: 12878

Re: New Thales Liberty(tm) Triband Handheld

Gotta love the FRS "Roger Beep" on their home page!
by bellersley
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS4000 Availability
Replies: 42
Views: 2842

Re: XTS4000 Availability

In terms of a hobbyist (or at least, non LEO) capacity, this could be quite practical price depending. I carry a UHF radio with me all the time which is used 99% of the time on RX. Something like this would be perfect as it doesn't stand out and scream for attention. I wonder if it uses the same acc...
by bellersley
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Possible to make scan list bigger?
Replies: 39
Views: 2919

Re: Possible to make scan list bigger?

It won't work with CPS, you have to use older RSS for this to work. So far, nobody is releasing how to hack the CPS. Sorry How does it not work exactly? As long as you have a DOS RSS codeplug modified with the scanlists, reading/writing with CPS will NOT "delete" the hack. The only "...
by bellersley
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GTX to LTS?
Replies: 1
Views: 322

GTX to LTS?

I'm sure this has been mentioned many times in the past, my apologies if it has been. Does anyone know if it is possible to take an 800MHz PP GTX portable and turn it into an LTS2000 portable? I don't care about SmartZone functionality, but SmartNet features (specifically, patch support) would be aw...
by bellersley
Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor IV RIB?
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Minitor IV RIB?

Hey guys. I picked up a Minitor IV pager today and I'm wondering. The schematic for the UPI device looks highly similar in function to what a RIB does. My question; Is it possible to use a regular RIB to program this? I saw at another page, a programming interface which could be used for both a page...
by bellersley
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Kenwood Out of Band
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Kenwood Out of Band

Hi guys. I realize this isn't a Motorola question, so please pardon the off-topicness. If this isn't the right place, please tell me and I'll go elsewhere. I'm trying to program a 931MHz frequency into a Kenwood TK-981 mobile, however it only programs with FCC channel numbers. Does anyone know how I...
by bellersley
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Best Coax?
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Best Coax?

Hi guys, I've just moved into a new place and am looking to do some antenna installation ASAP. Basically, I'll have a VHF folded dipole, 800MHz 1/4 wave and UHF 1/4 wave base antennas mounted about 10-15 feet in the air. The length of coax that I'd be looking at is around 20 feet at the most (in rea...
by bellersley
Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Digital Capable Repeater using Maxtracs Specs
Replies: 49
Views: 13589

Re: Digital Capable Repeater using Maxtracs Specs

What i want to know is, could you have a Astro Spectra for recieve, and port the audio from it into the mic. port of another Astro Spectra, or the XTL series for that matter? Yes you certainly could. However. The re-transmitted audio won't be as good as what you'd get from the Maxtrac pass-thru rep...
by bellersley
Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber submersible question
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Saber submersible question

So at the end of the day, the differences lie only in terms of physical durability, with the ruggedized on being able to tolerate more "man-handling" than the other? I do a fair bit of activity where a radio gets dropped and beat up so I'm guessing this is where the IIR would shine over th...
by bellersley
Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber submersible question
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Saber submersible question

So you mean the regular looking Sabers that are marked submersible are actually more so than the ones with the fancy battery clip and such? I'd have figured it was the other way around. So why the $3500 for just the case if it isn't quite what it's made out to be?
by bellersley
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: LTR Idle bursts
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: LTR Idle bursts

The system in question is a UHF LTR system that I've confirmed isn't running Passport (the radios are regular HT1250LS (not LS+). The reason I'm asking about the idle burst length is that I'd like the ability to scan the 5 voice channels conventionally but not have to hear the idle bursts. I figured...
by bellersley
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: LTR Idle bursts
Replies: 6
Views: 639

LTR Idle bursts

Hey guys. Does anyone know the length of time an LTR idle burst is supposed to be transmitting for? There's an LTR system up here that seems to be transmitting one way longer than it's supposed to (something like half a second or so). Thanks
by bellersley
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: GP380 (HT1250) Password protection
Replies: 8
Views: 2688

Re: GP380 (HT1250) Password protection

You may want to look at the following thread. I think it has the answer you are actually looking for. http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=51318 There are some hints/tips on how to disable the password in the software. This way, regardless of what the password is, you can still acce...
by bellersley
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Low Band Transit Antenna?
Replies: 15
Views: 2376

Re: Low Band Transit Antenna?

I was speaking to a friend of mine who works for a company that does radio installs/repairs on utility vehicles that run on low-band up here. This is the antenna they use on a lot of their gear and he says it works just as good as the ball-mount they used to use: http://www.sinclairtechnologies.com/...
by bellersley
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX 8000 Receive Only Program
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: MTX 8000 Receive Only Program

^^ what he said. The question I would have though. If you need to have a scanner/receiver for your job and as you say, the life safety of others would depend on it, I would really hope such a radio would be issued by your department. Asking you to buy your own, but refusing to program it (maybe) or ...
by bellersley
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: CPS 10 and Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: CPS 10 and Vista

Vista is a bloated piece of junk anyway, so you're better off.

What are these fatal errors it speaks of I wonder?
by bellersley
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTX 8000 Receive Only Program
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: MTX 8000 Receive Only Program

There isn't an RX only box. It isn't an EDACS radio :P Here's the best way there is to make an MTX8000 never transmit. This means no PTT, no Affiliations, the radio won't respond to affiliation requests, inhibit requests (although it will still die if given a request, it just won't respond). 1) Usin...
by bellersley
Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra Railroad Radio Mount Key
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Spectra Railroad Radio Mount Key

I'm pretty sure it will. The 2135 key works on the Astro Spectra railroad used up here in Canada. I can't imagine why the analog Spectra clean-cab would be any different.
by bellersley
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber submersible question
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Saber submersible question

Hi guys. I recently picked up an (analog) Saber IIR. What I'm wondering is this. I've seen the Saber R radio that looks like a regular saber (IE, no fancy case and battery) but with the yellow R on the case. What is the difference between the IIR (or IR) with the fancy case and battery and the regul...
by bellersley
Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Toronto area: 12v circuit breaker
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: Toronto area: 12v circuit breaker

I'd give Electrosonic a try. They're up on Victoria Park Ave near Steeles. I've found some seemingly impossible-to-find components there. If they don't carry it, you don't need it.
by bellersley
Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Is there an MCS-2000 which ONLY does Type 1 800 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Is there an MCS-2000 which ONLY does Type 1 800 ?

I'm not sure, but even if there was, you could easily "convince" a Type II codeplug into it and you'd be all set.
by bellersley
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: 800mhz Astro Spectra Type 1 operation?
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: 800mhz Astro Spectra Type 1 operation?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but can't a Type IIi radio work on a Type I system? There's a Type IIi hybrid system near me that has a mix of Type I only radios (MTX800s) and Type IIi (MCS2000s), so could you not just program it up as a Type IIi system, but only use fleet/subfleets instead of talkgroups?
by bellersley
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Saber mic compatible with Astro Saber?
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Saber mic compatible with Astro Saber?

escomm wrote:No, the speaker mics are not compatible.


What the hell are you smoking? I have a mic that I use on both my Astro Saber and analog Saber interchangeably. It is an NMN6128C.
by bellersley
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: TETRA handset question
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: TETRA handset question

Thanks! Do you know anything about these handsets? I can't find much online except a couple of pictures and what not. Specifically, I'm interested in how many conventional channels it will operate on, as well as if it will do PL/DPL tones. The manufacturer's website is poorly lacking in product broc...
by bellersley
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: TETRA handset question
Replies: 4
Views: 518

TETRA handset question

Does anyone know if anybody makes a TETRA UHF handset that also operates in analog mode for backwards compatibility onto an existing UHF conventional system? I've been looking at the various offerings, but haven't found any information to confirm either way.
by bellersley
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: 3600 Baud Trunking System
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: 3600 Baud Trunking System

Are you authorized on the system? Reason I ask this is because on an XTS5000 radio, even if the system is a SmartNet system, the radio will still require an affiliation to hear anything. Using the TX Inhibit switch will prevent the radio from actually transmitting an affiliation, but the radio's CPU...
by bellersley
Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: CSQ or DPL for SAR group
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: CSQ or DPL for SAR group

Just a suggestion based on personal experience. I would either go with CSQ or PL, NOT DPL. DPL works great, but I've found that when you're in a fringe area, DPL often fails to unmute the audio whereas PL works great every time.
by bellersley
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 "Hack"?
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: MCS2000 "Hack"?

Naw, tried the shift key but it didn't work (no surprise). I assume the reason they'd use an ID of 0 is so the radio wouldn't be successful at affiliating, nor would it ever get inhibited (to my knowledge, there's no way to send a command to a Radio ID of "0").
by bellersley
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 "Hack"?
Replies: 2
Views: 614

MCS2000 "Hack"?

Hey guys, here's an interesting one for you. I took a look at a friend's MCS2000 (800MHz). Its Radio ID was programmed as "0". He didn't program it, rather he had a 2-way shop do it for him. I know the Maxtrac and GTX radios would take 700000 as a radio ID, but I've never heard of an MCS20...
by bellersley
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: 7.70 firmware...does it or does it not....?
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: 7.70 firmware...does it or does it not....?

On radios like the Astro Saber and XTS3000, you can program both positions on the concentric switch to be TX Inhibit. You can't do that on the 5k however. That's only really an issue on 800MHz. If it's a VHF or UHF system, you can always program bogus frequency information in the TX fields for both ...
by bellersley
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: 7.70 firmware...does it or does it not....?
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: 7.70 firmware...does it or does it not....?

Care to elaborate? Scan Hang Time: 0 Scan TX: Selected Channel Park yourself on a conventional channel. It'll never get the chance to try and affiliate as it's not on the talkgroup long enough. There's some obvious limitations to this (such as the number of scanlists you can have) but if you're lik...
by bellersley
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: 7.70 firmware...does it or does it not....?
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: 7.70 firmware...does it or does it not....?

There are ways around the forced affiliation, even on the newest of radios. Yes, this includes 9600 baud systems.
by bellersley
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 Model I to Model II or III
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: MCS2000 Model I to Model II or III

Astro Depot works just fine as well. Contrary to what some believe, you do not need an s record, a codeplug will work just fine.

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