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by Monty
Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 16 pin Motorola Accessory Connector
Replies: 5
Views: 945

HI:

If you are not carful you could cause some
irreversable damage to the radio.

Play it safe, and get the correct connectors

Image

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Monty
by Monty
Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Tech Tip: Adaptor for MTS/HT/XTS/STX Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

Hi Jeff: Looks like a "Ideal Adaptor" and it also has a " Gold Plated " Insert ! unlike the older Plated style in a early version I have seen. ====================================== [b]You should consider making changes in the add since the discription it shows the other style connector and not the...
by Monty
Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Tech Tip: Adaptor for MTS/HT/XTS/STX Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

I can post a picture of the actual part if someone wants. I went to the site where the add was for the connector you were speaking of, and enlarged the photo, and the one in the photo shows the same ridge and is the one featured in the add. It can be seen @ http://metro-tech.net/pics/mts_adp.jpg Ho...
by Monty
Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Tech Tip: Adaptor for MTS/HT/XTS/STX Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

This may sound stupid but couldn't I just take my dremel and "remove" that ridge on the normal SMA adaptor? It would still work on other radios and would then fit on the Jedi, etc portables. This has already be covered ! The big reason is that most adaptors have a Thread lenght of only [ .250 in ] ...
by Monty
Fri Sep 24, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Tech Tip: Adaptor for MTS/HT/XTS/STX Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

I have experienced this too. I just, carefully, ground down that ridge to make it close to flush with the inner teflon. Perfect working order. Hi: Just for information: The total Depth of the SMA Connector in the HT1000 Series Radio is .250 in. AND the very Top of the pin sits .140 in below the sur...
by Monty
Fri Sep 24, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Tech Tip: Adaptor for MTS/HT/XTS/STX Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

You were using an N-female to SMA adaptor? No wonder you were sick of it. Why not just use the Motorola recommended BNC to SMA adaptor? Part# 5880348B33 Hi Todd: YES ! I have used that adaptor !, however I have also managed to loose 3 of them ! I have even lost some of the larger ones too ! And, by...
by Monty
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Tech Tip: Adaptor for MTS/HT/XTS/STX Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

HI Butch: Well, its not the easist cable I have made, but if you have a need, please email me and its possible I could consider making a few. The one I made with the SMA Connector is expensive due to the connectors and the adaptor, I could however consider just using a Coaxial BNC Jack, and not use ...
by Monty
Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Tech Tip: Adaptor for MTS/HT/XTS/STX Radios
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

Tech Tip: Adaptor for MTS/HT/XTS/STX Radios

Hello: Just a Tech Tip from my service bench: I was just board fixing radios, and was not very happy with a big Adaptor hanging out of the antenna connector of the MTS / HT1000 / Visar Series of radios when servicing them. http://metro-tech.net/pics/mts_adp1.jpg So, I got the idea about using a old ...
by Monty
Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fed Ex Warning about Radio Shipping !
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Fed Ex Warning about Radio Shipping !

Hello: This is for general information if you should you get a " Request " to use a Fed Ex Shipper Number ( other than your own ) to be used in order to get a radio or products Shipped. Case in point: I had a customer who wanted and paid for some items via CC @ Paypal. One was a GM300 Series Radio ...
by Monty
Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MAXAR / MOXY PL setting
Replies: 9
Views: 594

heres what we have: 1 maxar80 2 maxar50 2 moxy 1 radius mobile (i can program this) ===================================== Well ? A couple of ways you can go as I have been servicing these style radios for years, and I still have a number in service. The Majority of the Maxars use a TLN6709 Sponder ...
by Monty
Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP300 Prog. Cable Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Hello: You can use a Fresh 9 Volt DC Battery for powering the radio for programming. One word of caution....If you are planning on building a cable with Aligator Clips, ( DON"T ) as if you should slip on holding the clip on the program surface, its possible to turn the radio into a Brick real fast. ...
by Monty
Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: making a programe cable
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Hello: If you are "savvy" at construction, you can build them, but its trully more than just a couple of wires and heat shrink. I often get requests from persons who wish to purcahse the bare parts from me, and this is what I offer to them if asked to provide information on the HT1000 Cable. A-OK Th...
by Monty
Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: eBay forbids selling Motorola Radios???
Replies: 57
Views: 8836

Hello: This is really all about competition of Motorola and their own Products. I think its total, complete non-sense ! I understand, but at the same time, Motorola sells Millions of radios, and they just want a Monopoly ( Period 0 and what surprises me, is that the new monkies even know how to cont...
by Monty
Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "EEPRM CS ERROR" in HT1250
Replies: 4
Views: 763

HI: If you wish to keep your radio the same, I have been very sucessfull in restoring those radios, and many times you can keep the same firmware and the RSS version you have without having to upgrde your RSS. Anyhow, I can do it for considerably less than the Depot. Email me direct @ msisco9939@aol...
by Monty
Sat Sep 18, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Clone ribs, CPS 4 and XTS3000?
Replies: 7
Views: 651

ASTROMODAT: Soon, all of these problems with ribs will be academic, and fade into a walk down memory lane. Stop and think about it. Consider the current high tier Motorola front line product line-up: XTS5000, XTL5000, Quantar and the DIU 3000. NONE of these require a rib. Only the older radios. Hell...
by Monty
Sat Sep 18, 2004 5:06 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Clone ribs, CPS 4 and XTS3000?
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Hello: YES, you may encounter problems with many clone Rib Boxes when addressing the High-Tier Radios ! ( period ) I have preached about this issue more than just a few times and is the major reason I always lean towards the Motorola Factory Rib Boxes ( B versions ) since they have been a proven per...
by Monty
Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF maxtrac (449-470MHz) and the PLL
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Hello: EEgads, Don't make any hardware changes to your radio ! What you have to do is " Realighn " your radio for operation in that area first! In the Section covering the " Logic Board " replacement area, you will find ( Most of the time ) the 440 ~ 449 Mhz range has NOT been alighned at all. Most ...
by Monty
Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Rental Program Cable ( Worthwhile ? )
Replies: 3
Views: 469

XTS5000 Rental Program Cable ( Worthwhile ? )

Hello: Since Motorola is making the XTS5000 / XTS2500 Program Cable Propriatory to the radio, I am considering a possible setup for a " Rental Program " for both the Motorola Factory USB and RS232 Cables. Due to the unique Expense of the Cables, and the sensitivity of the radios ( and Computers ) be...
by Monty
Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: is GM300 still available in market or is outdated?
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Hello: GM300's are still a very good and reliable radio. Properly set up, many can be used as a Repeater. As far as over the counter sales, GM300's have been replaced with newer radio products. But, there still some out there, NOS and I do have a few if you are interested. Not cheap, but ones I have...
by Monty
Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 programer help
Replies: 3
Views: 452

HI: If you want a recomendation, I would not recommend trying to program your radio in that fassion. You could end up with a dead radio, and even perhaps a dead Computer. Play is safe, get a good cable, and program your radio properly ! If you wish, I can show you how to build your own, or if you wa...
by Monty
Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: gp300 no audio
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Hello: If the [ External Speaker Works Fine ] then when you remove the External speaker is removed, a Acc'y Jumper is used in its place. Pins 15 ~ 16 re the most important http://metro-tech.net/pics/max_pl.jpg So long as your Acc'y Jumper is wired correctly, the internal Speaker should work fine. If...
by Monty
Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Silly progect: swapping logic boards in gm300's
Replies: 13
Views: 1392

Put the vhf gm300 logic board into the uhf m120 (WITHOUT blanking it), and then dump in (without unpack) an srec from a gm300 with the right bandsplit (UHF). Oh, and swap the heads. HI: Well, I hate to be the bad guy, but what you are planning just will not work ( Period ) When a GM300 Series Logic...
by Monty
Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 Ham RSS??? / Need Information about !
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Plain and simple, here is the mesaage sent to you: ========================================== This was sent to your Hotmail address, and the the @arrl.net address as well ( Which the arrl.net address bounced on your Website Email. Hello kb0nly, The following is an email sent to you by Monty via your...
by Monty
Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Silly progect: swapping logic boards in gm300's
Replies: 13
Views: 1392

The goal is: Swap the logic boards and heads, blank the logic boards, re-init them with new model numbers to match their new PA's, and hey presto one uhf gm300, and one vhf m120! Havn't really started sussing this out yet , but anyone here know the pitfalls ?? Or for that matter is there some reaso...
by Monty
Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 Ham RSS??? / Need Information about !
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Whatever they moderated it wasn't a link to a website or anything not allowable by the forum rules. I wish i remember exactly what was typed there, but i have no idea why they would have been anal enough to edit it?? Clue me in here, I read the forum rules twice before posting, what did I type that...
by Monty
Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 fuse ?
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Hello:

If you are NOT in a super rush ( since its a super low
tier item ) I could perhaps send you one for free next
time I visit the parts bin for them...

Figure about a week, email me direct if you are
interested.

YOU MUST have good soldering skills to replace them ! ( Period )

Monty
by Monty
Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: gm300 programming issuse
Replies: 7
Views: 998

I started having problem reading multiple gm300's I would doubt that the problems are with the radios ! as from a fleet, ( unless they all shared the same problem ) So, I would strongly go back to your proramming platform and make a detailed review. One thing you can do, is if you are using a Motor...
by Monty
Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: gm300 programming issuse
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Hello Frank: Many things could be the issue from a Clone Rib, Poor Cable, to the Computer. This has been covered a number of times, but the general thing to check; if your set up has worked before, and you are now having problems is to; 1. Make sure you have a fresh battery ! Ni-Cads, Old batteries ...
by Monty
Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maratrac Programming
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Hello Art:

If you go to the Batlabs Section and read up on the
Maratrac, all the information is listed there !

If that is beyond your scope, you might email
me direct @ mailto:msisco9939@aol.com and perhaps
I might be able to help

Monty
by Monty
Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RLN4008(E) Series Rib Tech Tips / Improvements
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Will They still have the problem when used on some computers. Motorola indeed is aware of that issue, and has been for some time, but I think the reason they kept the same electrical design even in their new Rib is for the reason that there is only a few computers that have that problem. If it was a...
by Monty
Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RLN4008(E) Series Rib Tech Tips / Improvements
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Update: I guess i should have mentioned it, but if any forum members end up with a E Series Rib box, I can supply you the Factory Stainless Steel Hardware to upgrade your Rib Box ! I am not very happy with the Quality Of the E Series Rib but I do understand some persons may want the "Newest" items ...
by Monty
Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RLN4008(E) Series Rib Tech Tips / Improvements
Replies: 4
Views: 789

RLN4008(E) Series Rib Tech Tips / Improvements

Hello: As many already know, I have been a fan of the Motorola Series RLN4008 (B) Rib which has been around for over a decade. However, It has been brought to my attention, there are a few problems associated with the RLN4008 (E) Series Rib These problems are not found in the RLN4008 (B) Series Rib ...
by Monty
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola "RF Link" parts/info needed
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Hello:

Email me the photo, and I can place it on my Server....

Monty
by Monty
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 Tuning Help
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Hello: MTS2000's are one of Motorola's Premium Radios ! In addition, the [ VHF ] models are much tighter on the values than [ UHF ] Reason not known. However, I have discovered since these radios are adjusted at the factory by Robotics, the values from radio to radio are pretty close within a few So...
by Monty
Sun Sep 05, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Faults in clone RIB design
Replies: 11
Views: 1232

Response deleted since topic was closed.

MS
by Monty
Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Faults in clone RIB design
Replies: 11
Views: 1232

Hello: I already know the answer to this question along with many other professionals here on the forum. Hopefully this will be a constructive comment. Sad, that ones expressions are met with such degrees of animosity instead of collective sharing of valuable information. I can say from a Tech view ...
by Monty
Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Kind of AC Adapter for Quick Chargers?
Replies: 6
Views: 872

HI: The part Number 6881072C20 is for a instruction card, and you might want to repost the Part Number of the charger you have ! I WOULD NOT try and force your radio or battery into a charger not suitable for the radio product. You could very well end up with a battery explosion, or personal injury ...
by Monty
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can Someone Explain to a First Timer About Programming?
Replies: 3
Views: 431

HI; If you want a Honest Opinion ? I would just take ( or send ) your radios to a qualified person and have them take the responsibility of reprogramming them. OR There are two approches: One is to get all the Software ( which is almost impossible ) to get from Motorola and is expensive ( about 300....
by Monty
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: wanted:part# for Motorola rib and where to purchase..
Replies: 5
Views: 719

HI:

Here is the tpoic thread again


viewtopic.php?t=35702


Yes, if you are speaking about the close proximity
of the parts in the SMC Rib, they are pretty close.

Monty
by Monty
Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola RIB box, source and cost?
Replies: 3
Views: 534

HI: If you are interested, I still have a couple left of the Motorola RLN4008B which is Brand New and has a late 2003 Date code. They have been a proven performer for over 14 Years ! The above Rib Box is one that " Can be Easily Repaired " when ( or If ) its gets damaged by shorts in a Clone Cable. ...
by Monty
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: optimum laptop for cdm's...
Replies: 6
Views: 538

HI:

Ideal platform to use is a Pentium around 500 Mhz and
Win98 is a Perfect Operating System. You should also
insure it has all the updates,

Monty
by Monty
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: wanted:part# for Motorola rib and where to purchase..
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Hello: A good topic to review: http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=35702 Both Motorola Ribs are A-OK, and will program just about any Motorola Radio and is a great start if you desire a stable program platform. Many chose the Motorola Rib due to the "Quality" of the Componets used, like the ...
by Monty
Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac 40 watt 2 channel has Noise in transmission
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Hello: We will assume you have a good Antenna and Cable within your set up. This too can cause triouble. Unfortunitely, there are just too many items that could casue the motor-boating sound, and is generaly due to a poor ground somewhere. If you want a few places to check, here is what i would due...
by Monty
Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Speed of my programming computer
Replies: 10
Views: 983

I've found an EXCELLANT source of old, slow computers to be the various thrift stores, if there are any in your town. Might want to spend a weekend sailing garages, too. Tech Tip: Keep in mind that these "Older" computers may not always give the performance when they were new. One may find bearings...
by Monty
Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac logic board intialization
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Hello: If you chose to email me "direct" I have made some Step by Step" Instructions on the "How To' poperly re-initialize your Logic Board. However, the above instructions apply to Virigin boards only ! I offer you guidence in how to "save" your old Soft Pot values to be used in the alighnment proc...
by Monty
Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Speed of my programming computer
Replies: 10
Views: 983

HI: Good Rule of thumb. Use a 386-486-25 with DOS 6.00 or 6.22 With the Above, you can properly Program about 98% of all Motorola Radios properly. ============================= Later Model Radios like Astro-Sabers, CDM/Pro ( any radio that is CPS based ) a good stable Pentium up to 500 Mhz with Win9...
by Monty
Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Ch. Spacing?
Replies: 2
Views: 464

HI: Here is your information. Motorola made the GM300's in [ 2 ] If Bandwidths, one is the 12.5 Khz ( Narrow Band ) and the other is 20/25Khz ( More common known as wide band now ) With a GM300 in "Either" bandwidth you can use splinter channels, that is to say with either radio you can operate on 4...
by Monty
Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mts2000 Programming error
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Hello: One thing for sure when dealing with MTS2000's YOu better make sure you have a Stable Program Platform ! This includes a good cable with Pogo Pins that are not bent or damaged, Known suitable Rib Box ( Motorola one highly recommended ) for that series of radio, and a known good computer with ...
by Monty
Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola comm-port
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Hello:

If you had a use for it, that 115.00 price for a 370.00 item
was a pretty good deal. Even wholesale it was around 300.00

NTN1624A ( which includes the adaptor ) but the seller
left it out, is mainly for the HT1000 through MTS2000 and
most any of the MTSX Series Radios.

Monty
by Monty
Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SABER INFO
Replies: 3
Views: 487

HI: So long as you have the Control Flex on the front, either a 1 row by 3 or a 5 row by 3 with display, all that is needed to make the conversion is a Saber ll, or lll housing AND you will need to "Create" a New Code Plug in the RSS. Keep in mind, you MUST stay whitin the same type radio parameters...

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