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by radioguruphil
Sun May 21, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: ASTRO SPECTRA POWER CODE
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: ASTRO SPECTRA POWER CODE

Thanks for quick reply, didn't have a manual available
by radioguruphil
Sun May 21, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: ASTRO SPECTRA POWER CODE
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

ASTRO SPECTRA POWER CODE

I have some Astro Spectra's I got from an auction. The model and serial numbers are as follows. M/N T04KLH9PW7AN, S/N 412AYE0219. I have figured out most of the model number except for the fifth digit which indicates the power level. I do not see an L in the matrix. Does anyone know what this L mean...
by radioguruphil
Sun May 21, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 90216

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

I have installed those same speakers brand new on fire trucks. This would have been in the early nineties.
by radioguruphil
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: LB 9000repeater VRS
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: LB 9000repeater VRS

I will try again I think it said serial bus failure busy line locked. Right now Im getting ready for the storm radio wise that is.
by radioguruphil
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: LB 9000repeater VRS
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: LB 9000repeater VRS

Syntor 9000 low band does the whole spread 30 to 50 MHz. Nice radio if you can find a 386 computer to program it with. I am trying to use a Pentium with the cache turned off but having trouble making it work.
by radioguruphil
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: LB 9000repeater VRS
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

Re: LB 9000repeater VRS

Disregard last post please. I found out all I need to know thanks.
by radioguruphil
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: LB 9000repeater VRS
Replies: 9
Views: 1344

LB 9000repeater VRS

I have a lowband 9000 and a UHF VRS. I know the VRS came off of a VHF 9000. I actually installed it when new. At that time the unit was activated when you pulled the MT 2000 out of the charger. It was also set up for mode steering. How much of this is controlled by the VRS unit itself. Does the VRS ...
by radioguruphil
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Astro Spectra

Thought so, thank you.
by radioguruphil
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: Astro Spectra

Any W4 head or an Astro control head ?
by radioguruphil
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Astro Spectra

I just came into the possession of two Astro Spectra radios mn# T04KLF9PW4AN. I believe they are uhf radios with rotary type control heads. I have cables but no heads. Which heads will work on these radios? Thank you.
by radioguruphil
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OLD MOTOROLA LIGHTBAR RELAY KIT.
Replies: 13
Views: 2233

Re: OLD MOTOROLA LIGHTBAR RELAY KIT.

I used to make them all the time for both the system 90 and 9000's. does anybody have a system 90 wildcard with plugs ? I could use one for my antique police car.
by radioguruphil
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Nucleus
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: Nucleus

Disregard last I just found the link. Thanks.
by radioguruphil
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Nucleus
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Nucleus

Question of the day. I am having great difficulty finding a P25 VHF range two Quantar. I have however found several VHF Nucleus stations. Is there any thing that can be done with one of these ? Thank you in advance to anybody that can help.
by radioguruphil
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: ADP programming
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Re: ADP programming

Forgot the proper key ! Doh ! I remembered it. All set .
by radioguruphil
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: ADP programming
Replies: 1
Views: 546

ADP programming

I am trying to clone some XTL and XTS 1500 radios. I need to know how to program the appropriate ADP key into the new radios. When I clone the radio it will go into key fail and beep at me. I can then go in and add the correct ADP key and program the radio. The key fail tone goes away but the radio ...
by radioguruphil
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: First date of MFG.
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: First date of MFG.

The setups look cool. I remember that stuff. This is going to be a working radio on 30.80 Mhz. Pictures will be on Copcardot com when done.
by radioguruphil
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: First date of MFG.
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: First date of MFG.

When I started with my radio tech career in 78 there were still T Powers Progs and even some Canadian marconis. I remember some cab company had some radios with dynamotor powere supplys in the rear of the cab. Dumont ? Any how the car will have a a symtor X in the trunk but I have all new white syst...
by radioguruphil
Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: First date of MFG.
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: First date of MFG.

It was a CHP car 9927. Not restoring as such. I have a lot of Mitrek sys 90 stuff and some micor stuff to. I need to make it right the people in hobby rip you otherwise.
by radioguruphil
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: First date of MFG.
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

First date of MFG.

I need to know when the first Mitrek was made. I also need to know when the System 90 siren became available. I have a copy of the silver book. It says first printing 1978 second printing 1980. It mentions Mitreks and the siren cards. I found this book in the dumpster when I worked at the Waltham CO...
by radioguruphil
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF 5000 narrow
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: MSF 5000 narrow

Thanks I knew about the kits. I guess you would just have to sneak it in and cross your fingers. I think I will give it a try any way.
by radioguruphil
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF 5000 narrow
Replies: 2
Views: 300

MSF 5000 narrow

The Motorola web site says some MSF 5000 are narrow 12.5. How can you tell. I have a good CXB station. I cannot find anything in the software to indicate this choice. Thanks in advance, Phil
by radioguruphil
Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Reband XTL 2500's
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Reband XTL 2500's

I am having PTT issues with some 800mhz reband radios I recieved five or so years ago from Nextel via Motorola. So far two have failed. At times the side tone will not sound and the PTT light will not come on. If your rekey or hold the PTT button in it will work. Changed mics and put the CH and RAD ...
by radioguruphil
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM Maxtrac lowband
Replies: 4
Views: 745

CDM Maxtrac lowband

Can you bend a CDM or Maxtrac 36 to 42 to 35.78 ? I need a replacement radio for a customer and cannot find any 30- 36 radio's.
by radioguruphil
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Narrow Quantar
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Narrow Quantar

I was able to proram the radio's input to 158.4375. I was also able to make it work on P-25. It does pass the ADP encryption. However I am only able to do one NAC and one DPL or PL. I think I need a newer control board to do multiple NAC's.
by radioguruphil
Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Narrow Quantar
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Narrow Quantar

I understand the NACode. What I am saying is if you program your Quantar to do conventional as well as P-25, you loose the MPL function on conventional. I guess you cannot have MPL on conventionalif you are using P-25.
by radioguruphil
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:30 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Narrow Quantar
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Narrow Quantar

I spoke to the Motorola support, they say the Quantar will not do that frequency it's not a proper multiple. I was able to find a better frequency to use that fit. I also discovered that my station does P-25 as well as conventional. However when you use the P-25 part the multiple PL's for the conven...
by radioguruphil
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Narrow Quantar
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Narrow Quantar

Update ! You can program narrow frequencies. I can put in 158.390 , However it won't lock when I try 158. 3925. Help !
by radioguruphil
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Narrow Quantar
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Narrow Quantar

I must be missing something. Software lets you change frequncy to narrow 12.5 khz. But radio won't go. It's a 96 vintage Quantar. 151.550 tx and 158.3925 rx. Any help would be welcomed.
by radioguruphil
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Narrow Quantar
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Narrow Quantar

Do all Quantars support narrow banding ? I am reprogramming an older VHF Quantar. When I try to change the recieve input from 160.140 to 158.9325 it says synthesizor out of lock. Did I spell that right ? Thanks for any help.
by radioguruphil
Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF 5000
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: MSF 5000

Thank you for your quick reply. Now we can ge to work and replace the two Midland radios that we cobbled together with a repeater maker. Thanks again.
by radioguruphil
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF 5000
Replies: 9
Views: 674

MSF 5000

I just scored an MSF 5000 C24CXB, This is has a 6 watt PA. This was used as a reciever in a secure Astrotac voting system. I guess thats why it only had a 6 watt PA. This radio appears to be all set up for a 110 watt pa, which I have two off. Same power supply and all. Now comes a couple of question...
by radioguruphil
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Another MSF 5000 Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Another MSF 5000 Question

Thanks I guess a $125 should be fine it's up pretty high 250' hill one of the highest spots on Cape Cod. And the water tank and supporting structure are at least another 100'. Good antenna as well. Now we just have to tune it up and away we go.
by radioguruphil
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Another MSF 5000 Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Another MSF 5000 Question

The duplexer had been retuned to 160.140 in and 151.500 out. It previously had 150.805 in and 154.340 out, so now the high side of the duplexer is low and the high side became low ! I switched the cables around on it and it performs as it is supposed to. Now all I have to do is tune the rxr. So does...
by radioguruphil
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Another MSF 5000 Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Another MSF 5000 Question

I brought the MSF5000 to my shop and connected it to my known good antenna setup. Connected the watt meter to it keyed it up and , no power and a brief flash of the PA Full light. Ok next I connected the watt meter and cable to the PA output and I have a full 125 watts out. Time to go through the du...
by radioguruphil
Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Another MSF 5000 Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Another MSF 5000 Question

Thank you, I had this connected to a jumper out to my antenna. Perhaps the cable may not be quite right as the PA full light does a little flicker when you key it. The radio is in my garage so I need the jumper to goto the polyphaser in the basement. I will move the repeater to the basement and try ...
by radioguruphil
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Another MSF 5000 Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Another MSF 5000 Question

I was able to program the radio, however I had to disable all traces of the MCS function and put in a PL code. Now the radio will repeat as it should. I do believe that I will need to tune the TX and the RX as I have entered frequencies that are a few megs away from what was in the radio to start. I...
by radioguruphil
Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Another MSF 5000 Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Another MSF 5000 Question

Ok I'll try those changes and post my results. thank you.
by radioguruphil
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Another MSF 5000 Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: Another MSF 5000 Question

I knew you would , here goes like this, ---5.52 d.8.9 8.8.8 . The fail light is red, line ptt is yellow, fail soft is yellow, trc enable blinks yellow the disable is red, . It worked before started to tinker with it.
by radioguruphil
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Another MSF 5000 Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Another MSF 5000 Question

I am trying to program a C73CXB7106B, i think it was originally just a remoted simplex base. It was then changed to a repeater. I think it may have been configured to an astro tac voting system. I am trying to program it to a stand alone repeater but I am having difficulty. It will be going from 154...
by radioguruphil
Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: MSF5000

Thank you Stu . I do have a keyloader and I have a bunch of Saber secure radios. I also have a Quantar repeater but its about four grand to flash it to do P-25. Then I'll have to get P-25 radios as well.
by radioguruphil
Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000
Replies: 2
Views: 248

MSF5000

I have a MSF 5000 CXB vhf Digital capable station. It does not have the encryption board. If I aquire this board and install it, what type of encryption will it pass ? Are they dual mode passing analog voice and encryption at the same time ? Or do you have to find a way to switch it back and forth. ...
by radioguruphil
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: MSF5000

Thank you very much , this clears up a lot. I should be able to work with this station for some years to come.
by radioguruphil
Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF5000
Replies: 3
Views: 381

MSF5000

I just inherted a MSF5000 C73CXB7106B 125W MSF 5000 DIG BASE OPTIONS C63BE PL PAGING C29CJ SPECTRA-TAC ENCODER C28CF C395AE C52BA C668AA DMP What does this all mean ? It also says SECURE STATION CONTROL-- VERSION #: 5 Does this mean Secure ? and if so what kind. Also chanel spacing ? and whatever el...
by radioguruphil
Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL 1500
Replies: 11
Views: 2554

Re: XTL 1500

Thanks for all the comebacks. If it happens it won't be used enough to worry about any duty cycle issues.
by radioguruphil
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL 1500
Replies: 11
Views: 2554

Re: XTL 1500

Thank you for the quick reply. I need to have AVP as this will be used for police type sneaky stuff. We are using simplex right now. Mobile 2 mobile almost works throughout the town,
I wanted a repeater if we get portables.
by radioguruphil
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL 1500
Replies: 11
Views: 2554

XTL 1500

Can I make a repeater out of two XTL 1500's and rund them in ADP all the time ?
by radioguruphil
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: XTL1500 Question
Replies: 0
Views: 148

XTL1500 Question

Has anybody made a repeater from a pair of XTL1500 radios. I would like to take two with ADP encryption and make this work.
by radioguruphil
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectras for repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Spectras for repeater

Thanks for the input may try to fix my MSR200 then. Got a PA ?
by radioguruphil
Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectras for repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Spectras for repeater

Can I connect two Spectra radios to make a repeater with a RIK or a CR tone panel the same way you can with a couple of maxtracs or maratracs ? Any info would be appriciated, uh , apprechiated, uh would be great ! thanks.

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