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by w4rez
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF MCX1000 Alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 801

UHF MCX1000 Alignment

I've got one of these things that I'm trying to use on the amateur 70 cm band. It programmed up and the VCO locks just fine on 70 cm but it was pretty deaf. Unfortunately I have little in the way of test equipment, and only have access to service manual for the VHF version of the radio. What I do ha...
by w4rez
Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

Things might be different in the USA, but up here in Canada, you cannot use a commercialy built radio on Amateur bands unless it has a type acceptance sticker. The only radios that don't require type acceptance to operate are home-brew radios. If that were the case, my FT60 (or any other ham radio)...
by w4rez
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

I've quit communicating with him now. But earlier tonight, in response to being asked why suddenly all of his "OEM" auctions vanished, he responded with this: The only reason my listings changed is I ran out of inventory. The margins on OEM product are low, so I will only carry aftermarket products ...
by w4rez
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

There's a Moto dealer on this board who shall remain anonymous (unless he wishes to come forward...don't want to get his name involved without his permission) who's going to send it off to Moto and get me a genuine charger. So, should I decide to send it to him, and timbo gets his money back through...
by w4rez
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

Latest word from him: You obviously have no idea who you are *censored* with...you have provoked the wrong person this time. I hope you have had fun. It will not be very fun for you very soon. You are either very young or very naive, or both. You have zero understanding how the law works. Your posti...
by w4rez
Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

giguchan wrote:you might be able to teach him a lesson by NOT buying his garbage..
Well if I'd known that he was selling junk I wouldn't have bought it to begin with...and I'm sure not going to be a repeat customer. ;)
by w4rez
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ONE ON THE RADIOS IN MOVIES TOPIC AGAIN
Replies: 164
Views: 30068

Jonathan KC8RYW wrote: Be sure to fit the radio model to the character. A security guard wouldn't be using an Astro Saber. They'd be using an SP-50, or some other cheap r
Not exactly Astro Sabers, but back when I was a security guard we used Maxtracs and P200's. :wink:
by w4rez
Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

Been having fun fighting with this guy through email. He's threatening to sic my state AG on me for interfering with commerce or something. It's funny that I called the AG's office today and they told me "Uhh...we take complaints from consumers about businesses, not the other way around." It's even ...
by w4rez
Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

If my business or life depended on it, sure, I'd buy from a dealer. It's-just-a-hobby. Either way I don't think it's too much to expect OEM products when they're advertised as such, regardless of whether or not it's a dealer.
by w4rez
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

Well like you said...to save a buck. I'm a ham operator and general tinkerer. My life nor anybody else's life nor anybody's business is at stake with my radios. It's a hobby, and is only one among many rather expensive ones. So...I try to save whenever possible...and sometimes I guess I'm gonna get ...
by w4rez
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Railroad MCX1000?
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Yep that's what I love about the MCX1000s and the Maratracs. They're LOUD!
by w4rez
Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Railroad MCX1000?
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Well that's why I was asking. All I know is that it's engraved "N&W RWY", has a bunch of rail frequencies programmed into it and grouped into zones geographically, and won't let me do much with it with the "regular" RSS.
by w4rez
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Railroad MCX1000?
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Well appearance-wise it looks just like any other MCX1000. I have 2 others here and there's no difference in appearance at all, aside from one of the others being longer due to having the DES board.
by w4rez
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

Pictures

Outside view:

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Top of PCB:

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Bottom of PCB:

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Wall wart:

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by w4rez
Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

I'd thought about taking pictures and now that somebody has asked, I shall do that sometime later today.
by w4rez
Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Railroad MCX1000?
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Nah this is definitely a MCX1000.

Model # is MBD43URA7K00AK
by w4rez
Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

After threatening to contact Motorola about this charger, the guy refunded my money and replied with this: will refund your money, but not because I am acknowledging sending counterfeit product, but because I state in my listings that I offer a 30-day money back guarantee. Let me advise you on a cou...
by w4rez
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Railroad MCX1000?
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Railroad MCX1000?

I recently picked up a VHF MCX1000 for practically nothing. From the engraving it appears that this radio used to belong to N&W. I have found that I can read from it, but cannot write to it, with the "commonly available" MCX1000 RSS. The radio is apparently reporting an odd model # to the RSS which ...
by w4rez
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

I see everyone saying that GP-68's are not type accepted, but since there is a type acceptance number and documents on file with the FCC, unless the later models had some major changes from the early ones that shipped with the number, they all should be type accepted. Just because /\/\ stopped putt...
by w4rez
Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

As far as what the radios are being used for, it's actually not OK to resell a ham radio that is not type accepted if it will go anywhere but ham freqs. You can build one for your own personal use, but any radio manufactured or marketed in the US must adhere to type acceptance rules. Pilot tried to...
by w4rez
Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

What I find funny about this is how Motorola thinks they can enforce such business tactics with litigation. Apparently they don't understand the term "grey market." Lots of other products get sold in the US this way too, and you don't see the manufacturers going after the owners of the products. Th...
by w4rez
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

What I find funny about this is how Motorola thinks they can enforce such business tactics with litigation. Apparently they don't understand the term "grey market." Lots of other products get sold in the US this way too, and you don't see the manufacturers going after the owners of the products. The...
by w4rez
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

You could say it's for an AP73 and probably stay legit. Yup, like Jonathan said. This same charger was also used on MV52 and MU42 portables (also US market items). You guys would probably be amused by the fit of Tourette's I would launch into with the person on the phone if they threatened to prose...
by w4rez
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: why i like motorola radios so much
Replies: 27
Views: 1861

hahahahha Actually the toys from the old days were pretty robust !! I used to smack my "little brother" around with them all the time.... if i did that now he'd arrest me. Right. I had one of those Fisher-Price "record players" that withstood years of my abuse. After my son was born, he inherited i...
by w4rez
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: why i like motorola radios so much
Replies: 27
Views: 1861

Re: Motorola "atitude"??

giguchan wrote:Radios by Fisher-Price? No way!!!
If Fisher-Price made radios they'd be the most indestructible radios on the planet.
by w4rez
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

"Hi, motorola? I want to report a fake charger. What's it for? Oh, a GP68. What's that you say? You never built them for US use? You want it back? You'll prosecute me if I don't comply?" <click> <dialtone> :lol: Oh god don't *even* get me started with that. It won't be pretty. Besides haven't we be...
by w4rez
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Counterfeits
Replies: 80
Views: 9083

Motorola Counterfeits

I recently bought a rapid charger for a GP68 off eBay. While I know that there's a boatload of fake Motorola stuff on there, I thought that maybe since this guy was stateside that his stuff might be the real deal. I get the charger and there's no charging microprocessor in it, no tri-color LED, and ...
by w4rez
Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Thanks everybody!
by w4rez
Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Maxtrac

Is there any way to turn off ignition control on the Maxtracs with the 5 pin accessory board? I'm not finding the option anywhere in lab. -- EDIT -- Bah nevermind. I must've overlooked that section on the Maxtrac page because I found the solution. Anybody got the Digikey part # for the proper fuse h...
by w4rez
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: B1630A
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Thanks D119....that's about what I figured so it's not too much of a letdown.

How about a Zetron 4010?
by w4rez
Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF MCX1000 Alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 404

VHF MCX1000 Alignment

Is there a quick and dirty alignment procedure for the MCX1000? This one is tuned for 165-170 MHz and is therefore nearly deaf on 2m where I need it to be able to hear.
by w4rez
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT Motorola Centracom II - Home Shack Setup
Replies: 22
Views: 2287

I would like to see these as well.
by w4rez
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: B1630A
Replies: 4
Views: 623

B1630A

I've recently obtained one of these on the cheap. What line of products is this mini console from? Centracom? CC II? All I have is the console itself. I am going to need a power supply, microphone, CEB rack, BIMs, etc., in order to be able to play with this thing, not to mention finding somebody to ...
by w4rez
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Inhibited VHF standard Spectra (Non-Trunking). How ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

it is possible to inhibit a conventional radio. and if that was done to it then that radio was on a frequency that it wasn't supposed to be on and that's the reason we tell everyone to get a scanner. and unfortunately the only thing that can undo that problem is the console that inhibited it. i'm n...
by w4rez
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mostar woes!
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Got it. Pulled the command board, blew the dust off it, reseated the ribbon cable that connects it to the RF board, and it programmed right up.
by w4rez
Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mostar woes!
Replies: 9
Views: 545

If all else fails drop the eeprom in the mail to me and I'll program you a couple of channels at no charge. Alright man appreciate it. Right now I really have no need for the radio. I just finally got ahold of a means to program the buggers and was tinkering. I still have a Delta and a Maratrac to ...
by w4rez
Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mostar woes!
Replies: 9
Views: 545

I think you have found the problem. Go back to the software and select the 2 channel display model in the software, not the NVR model. The NVR models used a different eeprom and are easily distinguished by the red color of the command board. Still a no go. I've got a nice siren if I were to hook it...
by w4rez
Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mostar woes!
Replies: 9
Views: 545

The conventional Mostars are actually pretty decent radios after you get past the programming. The don't care if the mike is plugged in or not. The siren sound indicates corrupt codeplug data. Try dumping the archive of the radio back into it and see if it brings it back to life. Also make sure tha...
by w4rez
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mostar woes!
Replies: 9
Views: 545

The "Location 0000H did not program" error usually means that one of the switches on the front panel pressed in, or there is something pulling one of the inputs to eeprom down. Check the switches, and try to reprogram it a couple of times. Also check the radio, sometimes the radio will take the pro...
by w4rez
Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mostar woes!
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Mostar woes!

I'm trying to program a 2 channel UHF Mostar using Mike's MIB and the original Mostar RSS. When trying to write to the radio I get a "Location 0000H did not program" error. Can't seem to write to the radio using Mike's software either.

Bad EEPROM? Do I now have an antique Motorola doorstop?
by w4rez
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Tone Remoting by unconventional means
Replies: 15
Views: 1421

Not to add to your issues, but if you are going to remotely control a radio that is 40 miles away, how are you going to comply with the license requirement of monitoring the frequency before transmitting in order not to cause any impermissible interference with a co-channel user? Monitor function t...
by w4rez
Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCX1000 Annoyance
Replies: 5
Views: 524

I've never worked with MCX1000 RSS before but most of them will identify it as "TX CLEAR TONE", or something similar to it. Yeah I thought there should be something like that in the RSS too but if there is, I'm blind. I also have a UHF MCX1000 but it does not have this problem. I have double checke...
by w4rez
Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCX1000 Annoyance
Replies: 5
Views: 524

MCX1000 Annoyance

I have recently acquired a VHF MCX1000. No matter how I set this radio up, it emits a short beep from the speaker every time I key the mike. I originally thought this might have something to do with MDC1200/600 signaling but I checked and both of these options are disabled. This radio also has a cry...
by w4rez
Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maratrac clamshell head
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Oh cool so that's what they meant on the Batlabs Maratrac page when they were talking about the heads being electrically the same.

I love the audio of these radios. Loud too. How many watts is the audio output?
by w4rez
Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maratrac clamshell head
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Maratrac clamshell head

I have a Maratrac with one of the clamshell heads. The part number is faded but it's something HCNx034 with x being indistinguishable. This head has a volume control, an 8 position mode control, and a 2 position zone control. As received this radio was programmed with 16 modes. Am I correct in think...
by w4rez
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP68 out of band?
Replies: 29
Views: 2786

Yeah the lack of an alpha display is a bit of a con, but for my purposes it will do. I mostly just want one because the Moto Mafia says that I can't have one.
by w4rez
Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP68 out of band?
Replies: 29
Views: 2786

What about all of the Regency/Relm radios that can be made to be FPP by moving a jumper? These are all type accepted, right? I've recently become interested in buying one of these radios (the GP68) just for kicks, and I'm seeing a few people in Hong Kong selling them for peanuts. Anybody had any luc...
by w4rez
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCX1000 RSS
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Yeah....that 286 is dog slow. You can get the RSS to run on a 60 MHz Pentium without using Moslo? My slowest Pentium is a 75 MHz and I get the infamous divide error when trying to run mcx1000.exe without Moslo. I can get the executable to run on it using moslo but, as expected, it still won't read o...
by w4rez
Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCX1000 RSS
Replies: 5
Views: 721

MCX1000 RSS

What's the fastest PC any of you have managed to run this software on successfully? I am currently running it on an old IBM Model 30 286 but as you could imagine, this old boat anchor is quite cranky, and replacement parts are pretty much unobtanium, so I would like to replace it. Everything else I'...
by w4rez
Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: One line, one T1605, two radios
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Because.... For this application all I need is a pair of wires going from point A to point B and they're already in place and don't touch the telco. I can interface the remote on one end and the remote adapters on the other end without having to put any other equipment on the wires in order to conve...

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