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by FatBoy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Expericene with XE500 on XTS7500e
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Expericene with XE500 on XTS7500e

Been down that road before. Tried to use them in a large steel mill customer of mine. Custom demoed 7550 with INC mics and apx6000 with the xe500 mics at the same time. Turns out the customer preferred 7550 with the XE mics. Well.....when the customer tried to order that combo, Moto said that the so...
by FatBoy
Mon May 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 cap plus
Replies: 14
Views: 1465

Re: SLR5700 cap plus

I would sweep the cabling. If not a cabling issue, what is gain of antennas in use? What is the admit criteria in the subscriber codeplug? I understand that plain digital was not tested on the new cabling and antenna system. Is this accurate? FB
by FatBoy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: cap plus single site
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: cap plus single site

Antenna system or co-channel interference on TX or RX freqs. I have had more than my fair share of in-building antenna/cables get damaged. Especially in a power divided install, if any part of the antenna system is compromised; then the whole antenna system goes off the rails. I would measure power ...
by FatBoy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Trbo rptr receive threashold chatter
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: Trbo rptr receive threashold chatter

My experience is that it will not disable a call in progress. Also, I have never seen it activate many times per minute in rapid succession, so I have idea about the disable "hangtime" of that setting. Have you thought of lowering the threshold. selecting a different frequency, or reducing...
by FatBoy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Mcc 5500 supervisor password
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Mcc 5500 supervisor password

Forgot to add SUPERUSER ......FB
by FatBoy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: Mcc 5500 supervisor password
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Mcc 5500 supervisor password

All caps:
OPERATOR/OPERATOR
SUPERVISOR/SUPERVISOR
SUPERUSER/

......FB
by FatBoy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles

Worked well. No complaints and the customer paid their bill. Funny thing was that a few years later, all the radios came back to us to have the board removed, then zeroed, then blank option boards loaded into the 750s....... I dont remember where we shipped the radios or boards to after that. I am g...
by FatBoy
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Midian AES Board for CDM Mobiles

We did something similar to huhundreds of low band ht750s that went overseas around 2007-2009 time frame. We loaded an option board to the HT750 and wrote the board (keyloaded) it with Midians software. Pretty sure it was AES, not sure what flavor. FB
by FatBoy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Trident Raider installation manual
Replies: 3
Views: 4950

Re: Trident Raider installation manual

I have the manual. I do not want to post it. Send me a PM or post here. Thank you, FB.
by FatBoy
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Hard reset of Trident Raider
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Hard reset of Trident Raider

Thanks! Fatboy
by FatBoy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Hard reset of Trident Raider
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: Hard reset of Trident Raider

Me too! I could really use the Installation manual as well.
by FatBoy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Raider LTR panels
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: Raider LTR panels

Takes about 45min or so if I remember correctly.... FB
by FatBoy
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Trident Raider installation manual
Replies: 3
Views: 4950

Re: Trident Raider installation manual

Sorry to revive this topic....... I am also in need of this manual. Moto says they cannot find a copy to send me. Anyone? FB
by FatBoy
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Trbo error #1214
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: Trbo error #1214

I had similar issues with a cp200d. I had to update the firmware in the unit. Barring that, you will have to drag and drop all the items from one to another. FB
by FatBoy
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Critical RF RoIP and Zetron
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Critical RF RoIP and Zetron

Critical RF has turned into Critical RF Direct. Steve Calabrese (/\/\y2cents on Batboard) bends over backwards for his customers. He really likes this stuff.......FB
by FatBoy
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 100w Mobile Repeater
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: 100w Mobile Repeater

Could you share what your expected outcome would be? I.E. .. what problem are you trying to rectify? 100w mobile repeater is uncommon, but I have seen them Incident Command vehicles. FB
by FatBoy
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PMLN5712 XPR Bluetooth adapter- which headset do you use?
Replies: 0
Views: 920

PMLN5712 XPR Bluetooth adapter- which headset do you use?

Guys,
What/which earpiece or headset do you use for the PMLN5712 XPR Bluetooth adapter? Currently, we are using the HK200, but the battery life is only about 4 hours. We tried the HX550, but I cannot get past the password prompt to get the unit paired. Thank you, FB.
by FatBoy
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Simplex Repeater Info ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1375

Re: Simplex Repeater Info ?

Another option could be to use a simplex repeater with different RX/TX pl or even rx/tx freqs. For example, the repeater listens on 465mhz.....then tx everything back out on 460mhz, So the radio acting as a repeater is programmed for reverse of standard subscriber repeater programming. All other &qu...
by FatBoy
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: CAPACITY PLUS TRUNK ISSUES
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: CAPACITY PLUS TRUNK ISSUES

EFC and/or Bundy,
Any update on this? Thank you, FB.
by FatBoy
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR8300 Transceiver
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: XPR8300 Transceiver

It might be as follows: Disconnect the TX and RX modules from the control board. Read each radio module and make sure they are both programmed for ANALOG or DIGITAL, not one on each. This kicked my butt the first time it happened after swapping out a transceiver.............. FB.
by FatBoy
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MotoTRBO XPR 8400
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: MotoTRBO XPR 8400

I remember in the system planner there being an issue if the programming subnet and ip subnet were the same, then you would lose programming capability after writing the codeplug...... or something similiar.... FB
by FatBoy
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: interference on digital
Replies: 15
Views: 1088

Re: interference on digital

I could understand hearing another hotel on trbo with no trunking or no privacy, but only 1 of the talkgroups is hearing an adjacent hotel......... on trunking (CAP+) AND privacy enabled? That seems to fail the logic test to me. Would it be possible to put a radio on that group and record it? I have...
by FatBoy
Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Need light weight uhf combiner to go in aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Need light weight uhf combiner to go in aircraft

I have seen multiple repeaters with a combiner and the multicoupler run through a duplexer to get it down to 1 antenna. This add slightly more loss and an additional area of failure. However, I think you could get away with mobile duplexers (small,light,cheap,not great performance) vs. a high perfor...
by FatBoy
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Radius SP50 2-way radio battery eliminator
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Re: Motorola Radius SP50 2-way radio battery eliminator

I could not find one specificslly for the SP50, but you have a couple of options: One option would be some sort of drop in vehicle charger (have a battery in the radio for emergency power) OR acquire a 12v to 7.5-8v dc-to-dc converter and wire it directly to the radio. Something to note, the chargin...
by FatBoy
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: How to tweak RSSI Threshold for Roaming?
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: How to tweak RSSI Threshold for Roaming?

How much overlap? What are they set to now (in dB)? What are you hoping to accomplish? Quick and dirty way is to reduce by 10db until you get desired operation (using a select group of radios as a test bed). FB
by FatBoy
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Info about a CP260U
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: Info about a CP260U

All the CP260u that I can find on google are HYT based looking units................FB
by FatBoy
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: IP Site Connect Over DSL network
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: IP Site Connect Over DSL network

you need a few UT-3302 from DCB to setup a cheap vpn. It sounds like the repeaters cannot "see" each other. This is auuming that you have enough bandwidth and ports are not blocked. FB
by FatBoy
Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: EFJ and Motorola - System Interop Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2150

Re: EFJ and Motorola - System Interop Question

an inexpensive bridge from telex or maybe a higher end tone remote might be right in the budget. Several agencies that I have seen actually have a comm guy(s) on call for interagency stuff with the ability to patch channel/systems together. But this could be handled by a knowledgable IC or Batt Comm...
by FatBoy
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Multi-site Capacity Plus upgrade?
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

New Multi-site Capacity Plus upgrade?

Anybody have any info on this new upgrade? Trying to locate info. This is NOT connect plus. It may offer some alternative solutions to a few of our customers who have serious coverage challenges. FB
by FatBoy
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MIP5000 Unable to Hear other Dispatchers
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: MIP5000 Unable to Hear other Dispatchers

2nd vote for crossmute. Were the consoles originally setup to be in the same room? Basically, the crossmute keeps the tx audio from one dispatcher in a room from coming out of the speakers of other dispatch consoles in the same room. It has been a while since my MIP5k class, but I can look it up in ...
by FatBoy
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Connect Plus Repeater Monitoring
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Connect Plus Repeater Monitoring

In the capacity plus part of the system planner, there was a feature that allowed you to set the "priority" level of each repeater. Basically, you are assigning a level in which the system favors certain repeaters. I presume this feature was added to help if you have a system with a mix of...
by FatBoy
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6100 Formally Announced
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: XPR6100 Formally Announced

Looks like the same form factor to me. Also, does it really need new programming cables? TT
by FatBoy
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need new and experienced electronics techs
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: Need new and experienced electronics techs

I understand what you mean on the seeing the family issue.........talked them into letting me work 20 days on and 8 days off so I can fly home to FL. 20 days of 12-24 hours a day is serious (yes...I worked almost 48hr straight a few times). Paychecks are nice, but no time to spend it. FB
by FatBoy
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need new and experienced electronics techs
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: Need new and experienced electronics techs

I moved from FL to Billlings,MT for the job. Job pays low-to-mid 20's an hour to start depending on experience. It is heavy industrial, you get dirty and work hard, but I work between 70-110 hours a week (10 days on, 4 days off). They are a large Canadian based hydraulic fracturing company, but do o...
by FatBoy
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need new and experienced electronics techs
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Need new and experienced electronics techs

Batboard, I have been a member here for a while, a big moto geek for 18 years or so. I now work for a large oilfield services company. I am a new electronics tech with a focus on radio/rf/computer communications. This company really needs a bunch more (20-30) electronic techs in the next few months....
by FatBoy
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1550LS Trunking issue...
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: CDM1550LS Trunking issue...

assuming programming is correct, you have an alignment issue. If tx or rx alignment is off, then no handshake.......FB
by FatBoy
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MIP 5000 - Anyone Have Trouble Configuring Gateways?
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: MIP 5000 - Anyone Have Trouble Configuring Gateways?

Are you using a crossover cable or trying to connect via a switch/hub? FB
by FatBoy
Fri May 13, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 TURNING ON AND OFF ON ITS OWN.......?
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: HT1250 TURNING ON AND OFF ON ITS OWN.......?

might also be the battery contact gasket. I remeber everything after a certain color being made of a stronger material and some other details that are probably no relavent. FB
by FatBoy
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Disappearing Capacity Plus system...
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: Disappearing Capacity Plus system...

Moto just released new firmware and cps. Maybe it will fix it. FB
by FatBoy
Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: New interference issue-help recording it
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: New interference issue-help recording it

heavy duty equipment= a bank of 4 elevators All elevator electronics, sensors, and cabling has been changed several times. This series of elevators has been known to be particularly sensitive to rf. Customer cannot accept my verbal synopsis of "You have several 300w and 1kw VHF,UHF, 900mhz pagi...
by FatBoy
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Capacity Plus on a single repeater
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: Capacity Plus on a single repeater

capacity plus IS part of the subscriber firmware. I forget how much the repeater upgrade is, but $1k-$1,400 sounds right. FB
by FatBoy
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: New interference issue-help recording it
Replies: 7
Views: 398

New interference issue-help recording it

Got a good one for the knowledeble folks here: Have a customer that believes that thier heavy duty equipment is being interfered with by the Motorola repeaters and/or paging transmitters located very near it. I have been tasked with determining whether or not there is a high likelyhood that the issu...
by FatBoy
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CP185 Programming help CPS R1.07
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: CP185 Programming help CPS R1.07

cp185 uses its own USB based cable moto p/n PMDN4077.....................FB
by FatBoy
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR8400 Released...
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: XPR8400 Released...

I concur on the duty cycle issue. We are having a bunch of the 8300's come back for bad PAs (thermal issue related to duty cycle, clogged vents, and high room temps where the repeater is housed). Not one MTR3000 has come back yet (excluding weird firmware or physical damage). XPR for low use custome...
by FatBoy
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: PTT ID possible on Trbo?
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: PTT ID possible on Trbo?

JRayfield,
I am very impressed with those tests. They are required read (listening) for all of my new sales people. FB
by FatBoy
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: combining assistance
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: combining assistance

MSS-Dave, I think we are in agreement where there is the correct way, and then there are those times where it just has to be passable. I am not a fan of passable (no room in the link budget), but most of the shops in this area have declined this project at this point. I want to give the customers op...
by FatBoy
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: combining assistance
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: combining assistance

Dave, does it make sense to reduce actual base radio tx power to 1-5w if the customer is ok with the antennas and slight desense? Right now, it is $20k list for an 8 port unit and my customer would need at least 2 to start. I think the engineers who pointed me in this direction are used to fed/gov w...
by FatBoy
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1250 LS trunking programming step-by-step
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: HT1250 LS trunking programming step-by-step

1-Create LS trunking site (complete with 0 or 1 area code, freqs, bandwidth, and compression) 2-create LS personality (references site, home channel, and group ID) 3-Create Personality asignment to zone (references above personality where on the knob/up and down arrows your above reference groups ar...
by FatBoy
Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: combining assistance
Replies: 10
Views: 484

combining assistance

I have a new customer who is using a dozen or more mobiles (looking to expand to 20 or 30 total) for thier dispatch center. They are currently using 3-5 element uhf yagis that are pointed towards various LTR trunking systems around the area. They have figured out what towers each diapatch mobile can...

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