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by Andy2712
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Help Ht 1250 quickcall programming issue
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Help Ht 1250 quickcall programming issue

Do you have it set for call alert or select call?
by Andy2712
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: KVL5000?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

KVL5000?

I'm not sure if this topic goes here, but here's my question. I'm looking at getting a KVL for my department. I have a quote for a 4000 but someone told me I should wait for the 5000 to come out because there has been issues with the 4000. Does anyone know if/when the KVL5000 is going to be released?
by Andy2712
Sun May 28, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor IV question
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Minitor IV question

Only the Minitor V and VI can do the silent scan like you're talking about. The III and IV only scan in an open mode.
by Andy2712
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Convert APX7500 mid-power dashmount to remote mount
Replies: 11
Views: 2080

Re: Convert APX7500 mid-power dashmount to remote mount

Can someone tell me what the part number for the APX TIB is. I'm trying to convert my 7500 dash mount to a O3. I have the flex and the seal frame, but I wound up with a XTL TIB. Thanks.
by Andy2712
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Windows 10 & Astro 25 CPS R20.01
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Windows 10 & Astro 25 CPS R20.01

I had the same problem after upgrading to Windows 10. A simple uninstall and reinstall solved the problem and now works like a charm.
by Andy2712
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro 25 20.01.00 and Windows 10
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Astro 25 20.01.00 and Windows 10

That worked like a charm! Thank you, it was driving me nuts!
by Andy2712
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro 25 20.01.00 and Windows 10
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Astro 25 20.01.00 and Windows 10

I recently upgraded my programming computer to Windows 10. Since the upgrade I have been unable to read any radios (XTS2500 and XTS5000) with the Astro 25 20.01.00 software and my USB cable. The cable and same radios work fine on my desk top computer with the same software version and same cable. I'...
by Andy2712
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 Headset
Replies: 1
Views: 537

XTL2500 Headset

I'm looking to add a headset to an XTL2500 radio, but don't want to have to install an intercom system to do it. Preferably we'd like to have both the hand mic and headset available, but willing to switch between the two if it's the only way to do it. Does anyone know of any good ways to accomplish ...
by Andy2712
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX6500 05 FL 05-93
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

Re: APX6500 05 FL 05-93

Sorry it's taken a while to give an update on this. I've been on vacation and haven't had access to the vehicle to work on the issue. Motorola wasn't much help other than to tell me I had the correct conversion kit and it should be working fine. After testing it out of the vehicle at my desk with a ...
by Andy2712
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX6500 05 FL 05-93
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

Re: APX6500 05 FL 05-93

Control head: S/T PHCN4000A kit no:HLN6911H

CHIB: S/T: PHLN1000C kit no:HLN7013C
by Andy2712
Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX6500 05 FL 05-93
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

Re: APX6500 05 FL 05-93

I don't have the head in front of me today. I'll grab it tomorrow and let you know.
by Andy2712
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX6500 05 FL 05-93
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

Re: APX6500 05 FL 05-93

It's brand new, just delivered, ordered straight from my Motorola direct salesman.
by Andy2712
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX6500 05 FL 05-93
Replies: 11
Views: 1803

APX6500 05 FL 05-93

I just got done installing an APX6500 that I converted from a dash mount O5 head to a remote mount O5 head. After getting everything run and connected properly the radio only displays the FL 05-93 and I can't seem to figure out why. The radio was working perfectly before changing it to the remote mo...
by Andy2712
Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM1250 Firmware Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

CDM1250 Firmware Upgrade

I'm looking to do firmware upgrades to my fleet of CDM1250's. I have the programming software and the cable, do I need anything else before I do the update? Is there any tricks or secrets I should know about before I do them? Thanks!
by Andy2712
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX6500 drops audio
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Re: APX6500 drops audio

It's a 7/800 single band radio running on the Starcom 21 system for NWCD. I believe the firmware is in the 9 something range, but I'd have to check to be sure. This is the only one of 15 that I have that's doing this.
by Andy2712
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX6500 drops audio
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

APX6500 drops audio

I have an APX6500 radio that is intermittently not producing audio. The speaker is good, the volume is up, I can tell the radio is receiving the signal, but no audio is coming from the radio. I've changed the accessory connector and wound up with the same issue the next day. Has anyone else experien...
by Andy2712
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning with APX7000XE
Replies: 10
Views: 1859

Re: Scanning with APX7000XE

I'm slowly making in roads and finding answers to questions. The more they realize I understand how it works the more information I get.
by Andy2712
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning with APX7000XE
Replies: 10
Views: 1859

Re: Scanning with APX7000XE

Yes NW Central. Thank you, the lack of a priority channel makes much more sense then just no we can't do it because it won't work.
by Andy2712
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning with APX7000XE
Replies: 10
Views: 1859

Re: Scanning with APX7000XE

It's really less about wanting to listen, and more about how my fire department functions and getting the most out of the radios we paid lots and lots of money for.
by Andy2712
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scanning with APX7000XE
Replies: 10
Views: 1859

Scanning with APX7000XE

A few months ago we switch to a phase 2 P25 trunk system and bought a whole bunch of new radios to go along with it. We are all now carrying APX7000XE radios, and during the set-up of code plugs I wanted the ability to scan between the trunk system and a few of the VHF channels that are in the radio...
by Andy2712
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Service and Align XTS2500
Replies: 0
Views: 722

Service and Align XTS2500

I have 3 XTS2500's I'd like to get serviced and aligned. They are panter8888 radios from ebay that I've had for a while and I've heard they should get checked. I'm local to the Chicago area and would prefer to do this local, but I'm willing to ship if I can't find someone. Any help would be apprecia...
by Andy2712
Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro spectra flash upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Astro spectra flash upgrade

I have a VHF astro spectra that I purchased used from ebay. It came as analong only and I would like to get it upgraded to do digital. How much would this cost? Is there anyone (particularly in the Chicagoland area) that would be willing to do it for me? Thanks!!

Andy
by Andy2712
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500 out of band programing
Replies: 1
Views: 479

XTS2500 out of band programing

I have a uhf R1 XTS2500 that I'd like to put some 470 frequencies in. Can these be programmed out of band easily?
by Andy2712
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Alert tone added to CDM1250
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Alert tone added to CDM1250

The small box with a momentary push button that would oscillate hi lo is exactly what I want. How do I do that?
by Andy2712
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Alert tone added to CDM1250
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Re: Alert tone added to CDM1250

I really would rather they just had a button they pushed and the "tone" would be broadcast across the radio. Trying to use mdc wouldn't work because of the amount of mutual aid companies that could be on the scene.
by Andy2712
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Alert tone added to CDM1250
Replies: 11
Views: 1486

Alert tone added to CDM1250

We would like to add an emergency alert tone to our CDM1250's that we would be able to broadcast over a fire ground channel from a command vehicle. Something like a warble tone would great and maybe just a single button for the boss to press. I don't want to confuse them too much. Is there a simple ...
by Andy2712
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL5000 flash code question
Replies: 1
Views: 540

XTL5000 flash code question

I'm looking at purchasing a XTL5000 that has a flash code of 58D288-441EE0-7. I see in the decode that it has the trunking options installed, will the radio still work in conventional operation? Thanks!
by Andy2712
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500 and MDC system
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: XTS2500 and MDC system

Yes the radio does have FPP enabled on and I was think that it might be the cause. Thanks for the help.

Andy
by Andy2712
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500 and MDC system
Replies: 2
Views: 528

XTS2500 and MDC system

Tonight I was attempting to add a 2nd MDC system to my XTS2500 and the CPS would not allow me to select the 2nd system. The 2nd system shows up in the drop down in the conventional personality, but when I click on it, it automattically goes back to the 1st one. Anyone have any ideas?

Andy
by Andy2712
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Upgrading firmware
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Upgrading firmware

Where do I get firmware updates for my radios. I have 2 XTS2500 radios and I'm looking at purchasing an astro spectra that would need a firmware update. Do they have to purchased or are they available on the MOL site? Thanks.

Andy
by Andy2712
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 MDC Decode issue
Replies: 7
Views: 838

Re: XTS5000 MDC Decode issue

It sounds like the XTS5K just isn't catching the burst as it comes through the repeater. We often times have the same problem. Is the burst transmitted pre or post? If its pre, try it on post to see if it gets it there.
by Andy2712
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Motorola Alert Monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Motorola Alert Monitor

I recently aquired from a friend an old Motorola Alert Monitor. It is currently on a freq of 154.370 and I'd like to get it to 154.235. Does anyone know of a good place to get new crystals? I'd also like to get my hands on some new vibrasponder tone reeds to change the two-tone it responds to. Any h...
by Andy2712
Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ML Laptop Battery
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: ML Laptop Battery

We've had them back ordered since May. Boss is starting to get a little angry.
by Andy2712
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra programming help
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Re: Spectra programming help

No I can't change modes and none of the buttons seem to do anything.
by Andy2712
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra programming help
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Re: Spectra programming help

Its the DOS RSS ver 6.05, I'm using an aftermarket cable and RIB box and I've tried a genuine Motorola RIB, and its a spectra. Thanks for your help.
by Andy2712
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra programming help
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Re: Spectra programming help

This is the only spectra I have so I can't tell whether or not it will program others. The radio does not display "program" when I attempt to program it.
by Andy2712
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra programming help
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Spectra programming help

I just got a spectra that I'm trying to program and I keep getting an error that says: "serial bus failure: busy line locked" can anyone offer any help or assistance? I've tried three different computers and checked all of my connectinos and nothing has helped. Thanks.

Andy
by Andy2712
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra control heads
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Spectra control heads

Are the spectra control heads interchangable at all?
by Andy2712
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra programming question
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Spectra programming question

Thanks, that's what I thought.
by Andy2712
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL5000 trunk/conventional question
Replies: 2
Views: 863

XTL5000 trunk/conventional question

I'm looking at a XTL5000 that has the below flashcode. I see it is flashed for trunking, will it work conventionally also? Thanks. Flashcode is 58D208-001EC4-6 which breaks down to: G806 APCO 25 Digital CAI/IMBE Operation G806 ASTRO IMBE Digital Operation G114 Enhanced Digital ID Display G298 Hardwa...
by Andy2712
Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Spectra programming question
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Spectra programming question

Will the Astro Spectra software (RVN4183V) program a regular Spectra or is there another piece of software for that? Thanks.

Andy
by Andy2712
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Microphone
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: GM300 Microphone

I did, but the only thing I found was for the use of a handset. Can't find any way to disable the hang up switch. If you know where it is I would be greatful. Thanks.

Andy
by Andy2712
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Microphone
Replies: 5
Views: 543

GM300 Microphone

Is there a way (I'm sure there is) to jump a wire or pin on the GM 300 mic to allow it to scan without it being hung up/grounded? Thanks.

Andy
by Andy2712
Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor IV constant squelch
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Minitor IV constant squelch

I got board today and took apart an old M4 (which is not nearly as easy as the M2's used to be). When I put it back together and turned in on all I get is a constant squelch. Anyone have any idea what I may have done? Thanks.

Andy
by Andy2712
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Problems using CPS with VISTA? Read this! Updated.
Replies: 29
Views: 45378

Re: Problems using CPS with VISTA? Read this! Updated.

Sorry, its the Astro 25 (XTS2500)
by Andy2712
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Problems using CPS with VISTA? Read this! Updated.
Replies: 29
Views: 45378

Re: Problems using CPS with VISTA? Read this! Updated.

I have my Astro Portable software installed as recomended above, but I can't seem to get the USB driver for the radio to install. Any help or reccomendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Andy
by Andy2712
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Problems using CPS with VISTA? Read this! Updated.
Replies: 29
Views: 45378

Re: Problems using CPS with VISTA? Read this! Updated.

I know this is going to be a silly question, but has anyone started messing around with Windows 7?
by Andy2712
Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Changing Minitor IV band split
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Changing Minitor IV band split

I need to change the VHF band split in some minitor IV's from 159-??? to 151-158. Is it as easy as making the change in the engineering section or is there other modificiations that need to be made? Thanks in advance for the help!

Andy Russell

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