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by n7maq
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Kenwood TK 5210 question
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Kenwood TK 5210 question

The main difference is the encryption, on the ver 1 it was software based (non FIPS IIRC) and ver 2 uses a hardware UCM. There was also a few other minor changes but don't know off the top of my head.

Jim
by n7maq
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 UHF Programming
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: MTR2000 UHF Programming

Also if it has the preselector installed they are only 4 megs wide, you may need to re tune it.

Jim
by n7maq
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: can't get XTS2500 out of talkaround
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: can't get XTS2500 out of talkaround

I understand what you are saying, but the radio is programmed just like my Yaesu radio on ham radio repeaters with different input and output frequencies. When the unit is in the DIRECT mode it will TX the same freq AND PL/DPL (or CSQ) as in the RX side. The radio needs to have the DIR key programm...
by n7maq
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: can't get XTS2500 out of talkaround
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: can't get XTS2500 out of talkaround

Just reprogram it with a DIR key.
by n7maq
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need suggestions VHF radios
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Re: Need suggestions VHF radios

For 110 Watt I would look for some Kenwood TK790H units. For Motorola a PM1500 would do the job.

Jim
by n7maq
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT Lab
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: HT Lab

Will wrote:Does anyone remember a lab version for the HT1000, Visar, and JT1000 radios?



yes there is such a beast.
by n7maq
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MaxTrac excessive power out?
Replies: 10
Views: 2619

Re: MaxTrac excessive power out?

what is the output in it's factory band limits?
by n7maq
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2000 PA repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: MTR2000 PA repair

Any thoughts on a replacement transistor for the 33P68's used in the UHF 403-470 boards. We have several of these in Ham service and a couple had some PA issues. I know it is a depot exchange repair at Motorola but maybe out of our budget. Any thoughts here! Johnny S. There is a service manual for ...
by n7maq
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5K audio issues with recent DSP?
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: XTS5K audio issues with recent DSP?

it sounds like it may be set to narrow band.
by n7maq
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts5000 ANTENNA COLOR CODES
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: xts5000 ANTENNA COLOR CODES

The stubby VHF antennas are white, I would assume that is what they are with some discoloration.
Stubby Antenna, VHF Band, 150-162 MHz RAD4194A (3.55"/White)


Jim
by n7maq
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Band Splits
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Band Splits

Gary is correct in regards to Astro units, most of the time will not work in digital mode very far out of band. Astro25 units do not have this issue.


Jim
by n7maq
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Battery Maint. System Adapters
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Re: Motorola Battery Maint. System Adapters

They are both built by Itech http://www.itecheng.com/ so I would assume yes if the firmware supports your batteries chemistry.

Jim
by n7maq
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Serial Port error - Maratrac
Replies: 16
Views: 1279

Re: Serial Port error - Maratrac

I used a T23 for years, and now have moved to a T30 for my DOS machine, never any issues with the IBM Thinkpads.

Jim
by n7maq
Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Serial Port error - Maratrac
Replies: 16
Views: 1279

Re: Serial Port error - Maratrac

Running Windows 98 - then restart to DOS (C prompt). Isn't this "real" DOS? Also, tried F8 booting to C prompt. Not using the DOS "window" in Win98 desktop.. thx This should work fine, yes you are in DOS. If you are able to program other radios with RSS from DOS with that comput...
by n7maq
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Moto Part 6685833D01 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Moto Part 6685833D01 ?

They used to be only $4.20 dealer cost, I see they are now $17.00. That is a bit of a price jump.


Jim
by n7maq
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New XTS 5000 and KVL 4000. Need Help
Replies: 9
Views: 1677

Re: New XTS 5000 and KVL 4000. Need Help

You do know the KVL4000 is NOT for programming RF channels, correct?

Jim
by n7maq
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT: SVR200 Vehicle Repeater & TK-790H Kenwood
Replies: 28
Views: 5552

Re: OT: SVR200 Vehicle Repeater & TK-790H Kenwood

I'll throw out one more gotcha on these things. You said coverage would be in the close proximity of the truck and that is basically designed for. With that in mind, the squelch in the SVR200 should be set rather tight to reflect this. The reason is that anytime the repeater detects a carrier witho...
by n7maq
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Professional Series CPS R06.12.08
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Re: Professional Series CPS R06.12.08

So you know what this means, if you're a HAM, do NOT use this CPS or let anyone else use it on your radio. I imagine a F/W update will soon follow. Sucks if a radio goes to the depot. Sucks for us part 97 users. just request the patch that will allow 25KHz channels. I wish they would have released ...
by n7maq
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT: SVR200 Vehicle Repeater & TK-790H Kenwood
Replies: 28
Views: 5552

Re: OT: SVR200 Vehicle Repeater & TK-790H Kenwood

From the information Ive gathered from a friend this install is all jacked up: Its suppose to be like this TK-790H out to 1602 In 1602 In to Roof Antenna SVR-200 out to 1604 In 1604 Out to 1/4 antenna Both filters are to be tuned to same frequency that the handheld will be talking to the repeater. ...
by n7maq
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT: SVR200 Vehicle Repeater & TK-790H Kenwood
Replies: 28
Views: 5552

Re: OT: SVR200 Vehicle Repeater & TK-790H Kenwood

The NOTCH filter (of the SVR's freq) should be on the TK790, the PASS filter (also on the SVR's freq) should be on the TK790. So both the notch, and pass should be tuned for the same freq. I have SO deputies using their SVR's up to four miles away when they get on their ATV's. The mobile is a HP TK7...
by n7maq
Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MAXTRAC/GM300 out of band questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1870

Re: MAXTRAC/GM300 out of band questions

Keep in mind there is NO power control below 146.00Mhz on a high split Maxtrac, I don't know about the GM300 but I bet it is the same. You will need to address that or you will kill your PA in a short time.

Jim
by n7maq
Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: W7 Control Head Motorcycle Part ID
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: W7 Control Head Motorcycle Part ID

I am trying to locate the part number for the motorcycle W7 control head. It's the one that does not have the front mic port. So far I have come up with two part numbers. 0180049S10 - HSNG CNTRL HD FNT W7 MOT 0180049S14 - HSNG ASSY W7 MOTO BLACK Can anyone let me know what the difference is between...
by n7maq
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeaters
Replies: 12
Views: 2261

Re: Vehicle Repeaters

Pyramid will update the unit to narrow band (basically rebuilt it if needed) at a very low cost, I want to say $125.00, or 150.00 for the end user. They also give you a full year warranty on the unit after that. I would suggest the OP check into the Pyramid Communications equipment, specifically the...
by n7maq
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Repeaters
Replies: 12
Views: 2261

Re: Vehicle Repeaters

Hello all! Quick question (I searched a bit and seems like old info) about vehicle repeaters. Small rural community is dispatched through a Sheriff's Office. VHF (155 mHz) no repeater. How can an in vehicle radio help boost a portables' signal? Repeater? Can it boost both ways, or just to transmit?...
by n7maq
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Converting an XTL 1500 to a XTL 2500
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Converting an XTL 1500 to a XTL 2500

Here is a copy of the instructions from Motorola (FLASHport Software User Guide that comes with the firmware files) on upgrading model types, so I would assume the support it. "Upgrading Your Radio Section B: Preparing for an Upgrade Across Different Model Types Note: For clarity, the steps bel...
by n7maq
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Radio problems on ambulance.
Replies: 23
Views: 5467

Re: Radio problems on ambulance.

If the noise is not present with the engine off the the tech was probably correct when he told you it was the vehicle, check your charging system. "i am looking for the cheapest fix" If this is in an ambulance you need to look for the best fix. Jim We have been having an ongoing issue with...
by n7maq
Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Which cable???????
Replies: 13
Views: 1578

Re: Which cable???????

the pins match my factory EFJ cable, no more, no less. Also the EFJ's support RS232 comms so no level converters needed.
by n7maq
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Cant read Astro Spectra
Replies: 17
Views: 2574

Re: Cant read Astro Spectra

I am using the latest Astro Spectra CPS R05.03.00. (Not the ASTRO 25 CPS) Model D04QKH9PW3AN Firmware 11.06.01.00 DSP N07.03.19 Flashcode 540008-000600-1 I am using the DB25 Cable to the front port with just a after market RIB. I have also tried with Motorola RIBs, the front and back Accessory port...
by n7maq
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS-5000 User Guide
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: XTS-5000 User Guide

L302 wrote:I will shortly be acquiring an XTS-5000 and need a user guide as well as instructions for FPP. Can someone point me to where i might obtain same? Thanks in advance.


The manuals are in pdf, shot me a PM with your email address and I'll send them.

Jim
by n7maq
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: advice on putting an XTS2500 M3 front on a M2
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: advice on putting an XTS2500 M3 front on a M2

Hi, I have an XTS2500 model II with a cracked plastic front cover. I'd like to repair the radio by installing a model III front cover that I happen to have laying around. I understand/expect that the radio wouldn't actually magically become a model III, and features that depend on a keypad like rad...
by n7maq
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000 accessory connector pinout info wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1559

Re: APX7000 accessory connector pinout info wanted

APX service manuals are posted here http://www.p25.ca/forums/57-APX-family-Manuals

[In the future - post links to things that people don't have to register to read Thank you! -Alex]
by n7maq
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: motorola astro saber
Replies: 9
Views: 1481

Re: motorola astro saber

It is a flash option, so it will need to be ordered thru Motorola, or enabled at an s-record level. You may or may not need a f/w update I did not see where you had posted your f/w revs. If you have the correct software tools you can go to p25.ca and learn how to edit the s-record and FDB.


Jim
by n7maq
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Options for Analogue Motorcycle Radios
Replies: 5
Views: 925

Re: Options for Analogue Motorcycle Radios

You can look for a legacy Spectra, they came in m/c configs. I would expect one could be had for a very low price. You may need to post a WTB ad.
by n7maq
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola R750
Replies: 2
Views: 452

Re: Motorola R750

I have been searching through many forums and it seems everyone has a different answer, can the R750 or any version do mototalk? If yes, how can it be programmed to do so? Thanks Tom The R750 WILL NOT do Moto talk, the R750 was not even an AMBE unit, it was based on the i700. With the correct f/w a...
by n7maq
Sun May 27, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF X9000 Frequency Range
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: VHF X9000 Frequency Range

The ham RSS that I used did not require any VCO tweaks to work in two meters (on the R2 radios) and it would give 255 channels. RXFE did need a re-tune (it is best to sweep it), and with a preamp they were great. The units I had had firmware that would allow 64 channels in the scan list.


Jim
by n7maq
Sun May 27, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VHF X9000 Frequency Range
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: VHF X9000 Frequency Range

Hi folks, Just did a re-program on my truck's radio for a new repeater... 146.16 / 146.76. When on talkaround, it transmits fine, but at the lower frequency it doesn't key up the repeater. Before I get all wierd, pull the rig out of the truck, check the PLL lock LED & go from there, should I be...
by n7maq
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS2000 Codeplug Too New / Too Old, Help
Replies: 10
Views: 1126

Re: MCS2000 Codeplug Too New / Too Old, Help

Is that a domestic model, or one form another market area? I had an MPT1327 MTS2000 and it would act like what you are experiencing if I tried to use the Jedi RSS/CPS instead of the Wookie RSS.

Jim
by n7maq
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 VHF RSS inquiry
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: MPL setting

Can someone tell me where the MPL menu is in CPS 2.02? Maybe also some tips on setting up the MPL on this? Also...How would I know if this radio has a secure module in it without taking it apart? H01KDD9PW1BN firmware 5.44 Flash: 000009-000000-9 If you enable the secure module in your codeplug it s...
by n7maq
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 VHF RSS inquiry
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Re: MTS2000 VHF RSS inquiry

I have an MTS2000 VHF and I have attempted to read it with MTSX 6.07. The result is that the computer says "the codeplug is too new for this application". What MTS2000 RSS or CPS is newer than 6.07 or what else can it be programmed with? Mike You will need MTS CPS. IIRC R2.03 is the newes...
by n7maq
Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pyramid SVR to CDM1250
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Pyramid SVR to CDM1250

Hi all having a problem with my SVR200, i cant get it to power once connected to the CDM? I have a cable from Pyramid as well as an after market bought on the flea. Im not very good at these pin-out things to begin with! Anybody assistance would help. Please PM me. Have you set the jumpers inside t...
by n7maq
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Restoring touch tones to HT1000
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Restoring touch tones to HT1000

I know this has been discussed in the past, & I looked, but I can't find it. I have a HT1000 with a factory touch tone pad, but the radio was cloned from a non ttp radio to save time, & the ttp feature is gone. How do I restore it? Thanks. GARY N4KVE Gary, It is on the main site. Jim
by n7maq
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Need Urgent Help - Astro Saber 3
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Need Urgent Help - Astro Saber 3

What software do you have? Is it Astro CPS? If so Rev 2.x is older, but that does not mean it will not work, but if the radios have been programmed with newer CPS you will get a "codeplug to new" error when try to program it. Now the second thing is your programming cable, you said "S...
by n7maq
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts2500 more than 10 scan list ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1107

Re: xts2500 more than 10 scan list ?

MotoFAN wrote:
n7maq wrote:It will give you more than 10 (15) members in the scan list.

What you call more? It's How much exactly will be after that? And how about this mof for CPS R17? It will work?


It will give you 15 members in a trunk list, no more in a conventional list.
by n7maq
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts2500 more than 10 scan list ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1107

Re: xts2500 more than 10 scan list ?

MotoFAN wrote:
newtomotorola wrote:for ver 16.06 cps edit patport.exe offset 008E4201 change 0A to 0F

What it will do?



It will give you more than 10 (15) members in the scan list.
by n7maq
Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: DOS boot CDs?
Replies: 3
Views: 2776

Re: DOS boot CDs?

Try the below link, I don't know for sure if they have CD support files but I bet they do.

http://www.bootdisk.com/


Jim
by n7maq
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola SSE5000
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Motorola SSE5000

wavetar wrote:Weird issue, for sure. What's the firmware version? If it's ancient, perhaps upgrade to see if it clears it up?



Be VERY careful about updating firmware on a developmental SSE. Some of them will not accept the production firmware and will leave you with a brick.

Jim
by n7maq
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Help with Minitor IV Checksum
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: Help with Minitor IV Checksum

I've read this thread: http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=45351&highlight=minitor+conversion And the notes on batlabs: http://www.batlabs.com/minitor.html Mintor IV PPS, 2.1.0 I am trying to edit the .dat file to accept something out of range. I understand what is needed to be changed ...
by n7maq
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS2000 Advanced System Key
Replies: 4
Views: 708

Re: MCS2000 Advanced System Key

So I recently bought an MCS2000 and finally got around to attempting to program it today. Come time to write the radio I am elated to see the oh so wonderful "Can not write without Advanced Systems Keys" message. So this means that the radio has been hit with an ASK, a fact the person I b...

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