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by Tony Soprano
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: IP Site Connect Over DSL network
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: IP Site Connect Over DSL network

Going to echo the opinions of others and say that a VPN is a good idea, if not critical, especially from a troubleshooting perspective. I have a couple of 5-site systems with some portions of it going over phone company DSL, and even with 60-second GPS updates on 30+ units, we've not had any bandwid...
by Tony Soprano
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: TurboVUi android client
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: TurboVUi android client

I have a demo system running Turbo Vui with Android as well, and it's neat. It shows your customers what is possible, and there is a lot of "wow" factor. Actually using the radio portion is a little bit...wonky? Like Tikl, you would think it would be the best thing to ever come along, but ...
by Tony Soprano
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Trbo voice privacy and Hytera
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Trbo voice privacy and Hytera

Thanks, a good second look at my System Planner revealed as much but I wanted to be sure!
by Tony Soprano
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Trbo voice privacy and Hytera
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Trbo voice privacy and Hytera

All- Sorry for using the H-word here. I am trying to find out if the Trbo voice privacy function is compatible with the one that the Hytera DMR radios use. Does it matter Basic or Enhanced? I don't have a Hytera to play with and am trying to put typical Motorola "hooks" in the systems to k...
by Tony Soprano
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX8250 eating batteries
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: MTX8250 eating batteries

How many radios, again? (never mind)

PA's likely shorted, pulling full TX current all the time. The MTX Series seems to have an appetite for final PA's. Lots of battery power applied to these radios even when switched off...under warranty send it in, out, it's fixable. Just guessing here.

Tony
by Tony Soprano
Thu May 31, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Pagers - Minitor Replacement?
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Pagers - Minitor Replacement?

Check out the VP200 by Apollo:

http://www.apollowireless.com/shtml/ite ... /1607.html

It's an M5 knock-off at a nice discount.
by Tony Soprano
Thu May 03, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Blown PA: Waris
Replies: 2
Views: 433

I would pretty much echo everything that the previous poster said, however in many cases, better-equipped /\/\ service shops can handle that kind of repair, and more economically than flat-rate. Which will set you back around $285. I can usually fix these in the $120-150 range. PM me if you decide t...
by Tony Soprano
Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: depot time
Replies: 15
Views: 1367

Most MSS's take a hands-off approach to above price-book radios. Part of it is psychological, they just see Astro and push it back. But another part of it is many shops simply don't have a customer base that uses the radios, so they don't justify the cost of CPS, test equipment, cabling, parts stock...
by Tony Soprano
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CP200 vol pot and ch switch removal
Replies: 2
Views: 436

I use a Chipmaster to float them out, but if you don't have that, a low-velocity heat gun will do the trick as well. Taking care of course not to scorch the board or components.
by Tony Soprano
Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CP200 corrupt codeplug
Replies: 4
Views: 819

I always found any suggestion of using Lab software of any kind on here to be questionable, given that no one outside of Motorola is authorized to have it. Those topics never get the lock.

That said, the radio is already bricked. How much could it really hurt to try?
by Tony Soprano
Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Apollo Pagers
Replies: 20
Views: 2167

Apollo now has a Minitor 5 knock-off in pre-production called the VP-200. Looks nearly identical to the 5, but with different RF and logic. The VP-100 Keynote knock-off is doing a great job of replacing ancient Keynotes for hospital paging.
by Tony Soprano
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Upgrade W3 to O3 on XTL5000 Radios
Replies: 20
Views: 3455

I have had seven XTL1500 mobiles in the last four months go tits up throwing the very same error code after a programming attempt. Not saying it's related yet....I have a GCC case open on it.

Tony
by Tony Soprano
Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: impres field programmer quality defect
Replies: 3
Views: 493

At least that is better than ICOM. More then once we have had a shipment where virtually all that radios were defective. They admitted that they know they were faulty, but hadn't found a fix yet, so were continuing to ship the units until they could figure it out. So really, they are doing what /\/...
by Tony Soprano
Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 UHF Discontinued??? Authorized dealers please resond
Replies: 4
Views: 657

MOL says they are still order-able, but with a ten day lead time. Had they been discontinued, the line would have been red-flagged.

Tony
by Tony Soprano
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 VHF 45 Watt with NO TX or RX
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Unless they have had a change in policy, Motorola will not release the 16.8 reference crystals outside their doors. International Crystal sells a direct replacement however.
by Tony Soprano
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP300 RX PL problem
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Do you have a schematic diagram and board layout? Check C413, I have seen solder failure and even breakage of this cap cause no PL decode. It is a tantalum electrolytic, and it resides at the board edge next to the AFIC. It's the top one. And check C412 while there.
by Tony Soprano
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP300 RX PL problem
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Does the radio transmit PL?
by Tony Soprano
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX850 Scan Button?
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: MTX850 Scan Button?

Does the MTX850 have the option of turning scan on/off? I can't seem to enable any of the buttons to control this feature. You can however enable "auto scan" in the trunked personality screen. I hope the customer isn't left with all or nothing. Turning scan off would be nice. I've set a t...
by Tony Soprano
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SP50 RX
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Check L55, it supports the second oscillator circuit. It lives just under where the heatsink presses down on the board, next to the second oscillator crystal. Resolder it and you should be fine-it's a common problem.
by Tony Soprano
Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Problem after back from repair
Replies: 38
Views: 3164

The techs there are dedicated and hard working people. It's the company that is killing the quality. Along with several other RSC techs, we did our best to install decades of experience in a very limited amount of time. I have to concur with this. They really are trying to learn this stuff, and the...
by Tony Soprano
Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming Time
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

In my opinion, programming, especially complex public safety programming, is best left to the most competent person in the shop. That person may cost more in salary/benefits, but that person can also minimize customer dissatisfaction. This is a great post, it sheds light on the business of a shop vs...
by Tony Soprano
Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Icom F21 problems
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Call Icom customer service at (425) 454-8155. Software is cheap and they may even e-mail it to you.
by Tony Soprano
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT: Anyone take the CET recently?
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Just took the CET, along with the USMSS/FCC GROL test on Tuesday. I can't reveal much, just know your basic Ohm's Law, power, inductance and other calculations and the training that you already have and you'll be fine. The ETA study guide is very good. Look out for trick questions and questions with...
by Tony Soprano
Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor 3 1ch. -> 2ch. w/stored voice
Replies: 21
Views: 2334

Surprised that there hasn't been any mention of the Engineer Logon function requiring a password that is contained in the M3/M4 PPS. Very handy way to do some fun stuff.
by Tony Soprano
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CP200 containment kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 405

The only one I have seen do this thus far had a problem with the contacts themselves. They are normally rounded, these were flattened off due to repeated battery removal/replacement. This assumes that you have eliminated a bad battery as the cause of course. I replaced the contacts on the offending ...
by Tony Soprano
Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CP200 containment kit?
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Thus far there has been no need for one. Are you experiencing intermittent power cycling similar to the older Waris series?
by Tony Soprano
Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Problem after back from repair
Replies: 38
Views: 3164

Check the host & dsp versions of the repaired radio in test mode, and compare it to one of your other radios. I recently had one come back with earlier versions than what the radio had when I sent it in! It also had a DVP-XL encryption module in it instead of the DES-OFB/DES-XL module it was se...
by Tony Soprano
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Learning to repair radios?
Replies: 23
Views: 1969

Which brings me to this question, USSZulu2 , "Do you really want to per sue a career in electronics now knowing what enstore for you?" :roll: Agreed-I've been working in this business for a number of years and while I make a decent living at it, now probably isn't the right time to get in...
by Tony Soprano
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HELP CHOOSING BETWEEN MOTOROLA EX600 or ICOM ICF50?
Replies: 11
Views: 881

Back to the original question. For ease of use and popular features, I think the EX is the way to go. Their scan function compares better, the LCD is more readable, and you get three years of warranty out of the box. They work great. I like the F50 too though. It's compact, tough, it TX/RX's quite w...
by Tony Soprano
Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 Run over by a truck...Is it possible to repair it?
Replies: 14
Views: 1270

Don't be afraid to punish your Pro radios, they do take a very good beating for not being encased completely in metal, like the aforementioned Genesis radios. Which by the way, were more expensive then than the Waris radios are now.
by Tony Soprano
Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The New Motorola Depot
Replies: 139
Views: 23397

I'm surprised you got it back at all. OTOH, tell them the flashcode is 1C5E. You get wacker bonus points if you get a 1C5E flashcode on legit tags. :lol: It had a good serial number, but it had a franken-flashed vocon in it. They eventually sent it back with a bare-bones IMBE flash, and for some re...
by Tony Soprano
Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The New Motorola Depot
Replies: 139
Views: 23397

Sent in a fellow Batlabber's AS3 VHF, by the time it was all over, it had been out of his hands almost five months. Mostly over flashcode haggling.

Word to the wise: If you send a radio with a loaded flash code, especially with Modat into the Depot, don't figure on getting it back that way.
by Tony Soprano
Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The New Motorola Depot
Replies: 139
Views: 23397

We sent in a CDM1550. It came back as a CDM 1250. Motorola would not budge for a few weeks. They said no way it was a CDM1250 we sent in. The customer was not amused they don't own any 1250's. We finally found the original invoice (5-years od) and sent them a copy. They then agreed to make it into ...
by Tony Soprano
Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The New Motorola Depot
Replies: 139
Views: 23397

Well what made it really ugly was the fact that the GTX sticker isn't shaped like the LCS sticker. I could have almost forgiven it if they were the same shape. Very sloppy.

I bounced it, and we'll see what it looks like the second time around.
by Tony Soprano
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: gp300 buzzing sound
Replies: 3
Views: 410

The hot lead of the speaker flex has probably worn through the paper and is rubbing on the main shield. Look for wear-through from the speaker all the way to the four-pin connector.
by Tony Soprano
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The New Motorola Depot
Replies: 139
Views: 23397

This whole thing is still an ugly mess. Mostly on the transit end, but there is a lot of boneheaded stuff happening in the facility too. Sent in a GTX mobile for repair and it came back with an LCS2000 head on it, with a GTX label stuck on it. Unacceptable.
by Tony Soprano
Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need some measuremnts for a GTX
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Inside joke. Ed was an active member years ago then seemed to vanish. Was probably before you came aboard.
by Tony Soprano
Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need some measuremnts for a GTX
Replies: 6
Views: 488



Holy crap-RadioEd? You been in the Program or something?? :lol:
by Tony Soprano
Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: People Finder LT
Replies: 2
Views: 448

For the People Finder LT and Plus, the tones and capcodes are determined by how it was previously programmed. They have their own RSS and you can set up the tone programming accordingly.

They were also programmable from the front keypad, but I'm not sure if you can define paging tones that way.
by Tony Soprano
Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar problems
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

at least you got that... im ready to "smash upgrade" mine... [AEC you know what im referring to and all will know soon enough!!!!] mine transmits and receives and has a great display, clean audio, the works... but.... WONT TRANSMIT PL!!!!!!! sorry about that... if i get the time, i may read my visa...
by Tony Soprano
Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: JT1000 Refurb Cost?
Replies: 9
Views: 844

Send it to Motorola under the "display missing lines" SRN. They wil replace the display and, I think, the front housing. SRN expires this month. That's a pretty good idea, actually it has been up-issued to November 06, so time is not so critical. What is critical is the problem with the display and...
by Tony Soprano
Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTX850 Scan Button?
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Sadly, there is no scan on/off feature in the MTX850. They are left with auto-scan or nothing. I barely believed it myself when I first ran into this.

The MTX8250 display model can assign any button to scan on/off.
by Tony Soprano
Fri May 19, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 or PR1500?
Replies: 63
Views: 9506

Professional Conventional Portables - Page 37 MT™ 1500 Date 3/31/06 PORTABLE SUGGESTED RETAIL VHF / UHF / 800 MHz Conventional All MT1500 1.5 models include: - Battery (NiCd, 1525 mAh, 7.5V - NTN9815) - Antenna (8505518V01 VHF / NAD6549 UHF / 8505241U03 800 MHz) - 3 Programmable Side Buttons - Orang...
by Tony Soprano
Wed May 17, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 or PR1500?
Replies: 63
Views: 9506

Still no scan indicator.

I would almost recommend the MT1500 instead, it does have a display but but I can't see where QCII is listed in its feature set. It would make sense to put it there if the PR1500 will have it, maybe it is also forthcoming.
by Tony Soprano
Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola OEM batteries made in China ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1905

Seems to me like I've heard tha Japanese cells were of the highest quality, but I don't know where. Here's to hoping they do as well, and I would hope that they have done sufficient testing to ensure that. Motorola has always been known for the rigorous testing they do on the batteries, I hope that ...
by Tony Soprano
Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola OEM batteries made in China ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1905

You guys act like this is some new thing. Motorola portable batteries have been made overseas somewhere for over ten years. As long as they are made to their own specifications, they will still perform. I've seen quite a few catalog batteries that proudly state their "Made in USA" origin, but fail m...
by Tony Soprano
Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR1500 Ribless Programming Cables
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Thanks for the clarifaction-I'm not supposed to be working today anyway!!
by Tony Soprano
Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR1500 Ribless Programming Cables
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Build your own for around $10 if you already have an old Jedi speaker mic. There is a schematic floating around here on the board and it works prefect. Cheers Doesn't work that way, the cable for this series radio has all the RIB electronics built into it. The regular Jedi cable will not work with ...
by Tony Soprano
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT Series Containment Kits?
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Who's your supplier? That's the right number-I get blue ones when I order it by that number.

Tony
by Tony Soprano
Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for an HT750 repair expert
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Thanks for the recommendation Todd-I do repair Waris line portables in-house. repeaters-r-us guy: Not sure how "soon" you need them, I'm running a 7-business day turnaround right now. Most repairs run $100-180, depending on the problem. Most will be less than that top number. If you want to pursue i...

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