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by WB5ITT
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: R2670 svc manual??
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

R2670 svc manual??

Is there a CD or PDF of the service manual available?? My 2670 got water on it (it was outside under a cover overnight and dew accumulated...now some of the buttons are stuck and the unit wont power up correctly..it does say PASS...but the screen doesnt get bright or large...was working fine before....
by WB5ITT
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Motorola R2670A Hardware Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1855

Re: Motorola R2670A Hardware Questions

The P25 module was an add on option for the 2670...had it at a former employment (and it cost almost as much as the monitor alone!! :) )
by WB5ITT
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: IFR 1200S bit the dust
Replies: 1
Views: 2753

Re: IFR 1200S bit the dust

KG Electronics in Witchita KS is the place for 1200s....Kurt is a former IFR engineer who can repair those boxes...knows them like the back of his hand...
KGElectronics.com is his web site...tell him I sent you..

Chris Boone
WB5ITT
by WB5ITT
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: IFR 1500
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: IFR 1500

I am looking at an IFR 1500 on Ebay. Looks to be OK except the description mentions "N.V. RAM check sum error". I am not familiar with the IFR 1500 line that much. Will mostly be doing basic tx and rx stuff as well an occasional duplexer etc. Question- Is this a serious fault with the uni...
by WB5ITT
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: RNC 3000
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: RNC 3000

AND speaking of RNC3000, anyone recall how to upgrade the software from say 8.14 to 8.23??? I forgot the procedure and am out of the office right now....my cohorts in La are having issues with a RNC and it keeps rebooting....they have it on 8.14 and Im sure 8.23 takes care of that..they have the CD ...
by WB5ITT
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:35 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: RNC 3000
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: RNC 3000

Whats the alarm you are getting?? I take it you DONT have the manuals?? The alarm codes are explained in there.

Chris
by WB5ITT
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Question as backup
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Quantar Question as backup

FBICR is what I am planning to use on one ham rptr setup...I have a repeater on one tower 10 miles from the controller (RLC-DSP404) which sits at a "hub" site with remote bases, other links and repeaters (a 220 rptr is on the RLC site; the UHF rptr is on a 600ft tower and we havent been ab...
by WB5ITT
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar UHF PA
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Quantar UHF PA

Had a PA failure in a UHF Quantar.pulled it to send back to the depot...have an external 100watt amp that CAN be easily driven by the exciter..but the exciter or software doesn't like the internal PA missing and won't put any power out (in fact I think it locks in a FLEA power xmit mode beeping)..Tr...
by WB5ITT
Mon May 11, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Astro25 series release & revision history (UPDATED 11/20/10)
Replies: 15
Views: 9681

Re: Astro25 series release & revision history

Nice list, Marc! It's nice to see what has been added along the line on the Astro25 platform. Waiting anxiously on one for the mobiles and the Quantar repeaters (I have all Astro Spectras on UHF.....but other areas of our fleet now have XTL5000s) I could use some upgrades probably on mobiles and re...
by WB5ITT
Thu May 07, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Combining T1's at one site???
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Combining T1's at one site???

Dave, No, I don't beleive so. In each side of the link thee will be one four wire E & M module. All I am looking to do is emulate a wire line for voting receivers. So it will be like this Astro Tac Rx'r -- adtran with E & M Module -- motorola ptp 49600 -- motorola ptp49600 -- adtran E &...
by WB5ITT
Thu May 07, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Removing DIUs from a RNC
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Removing DIUs from a RNC

I am needing to remove two DIUs from my Astro RNC to move to a new location. IF I power down the DIUs, all is ok...when I unplug the DIUs from the CEB, ok...BUT unplug from the RNC??? The watchdog timer fires, restarts the RNC and it will NOT allow a reboot of the RNC. It just stops on a reboot scre...
by WB5ITT
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Analog to V.24 other than Mother M???
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Analog to V.24 other than Mother M???

I have several sites with Quantars...all running P25 and tied to the DIUs using V.24 over 56K DDS ckts....of course we only use 9600 baud of the 56.......have opportunity to place ham rptrs at sites and want to link them together with the DDS..IF I can somehow convert the analog audio to a V.24 or c...
by WB5ITT
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar CW ID question
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Quantar CW ID question

No RLC3 for sale (yet)...I may be looking at the DSP404 soon...have two RLC3s, one RLC1+ and a RC850...was looking at the RLC CLUB Deluxe to replace the 1+ so the 1+ can go to a new end site....I have the Quantar in flat audio mode and I moded my controllers for that as well..so I can pass DC-4kHz t...
by WB5ITT
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: V.24 wireless????
Replies: 29
Views: 1257

V.24 wireless????

Right now my company has ~100 UHF Quantars (all running P25) throughout 6 states....all tied to the RNCs and consoles using 56K DDS circuits (a waste since you only need 9600baud).....Some circuits are maybe a few miles from an office with a DDS interface (Excalibar DAP) to the tower where another D...
by WB5ITT
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar CW ID question
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Quantar CW ID question

Is there a way to force the ID to finish running while the Quantar is in ANALOG mode instead of stopping and starting over?? I have a Quantar on my ham repeater and I hate to have to let the carrier drop and then the ID starts THEN a user keys up and the ID stops and resets to try again...ARGH!!!! I...
by WB5ITT
Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Desktrac or Maxtrac??? HELP!!
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Desktrac or Maxtrac??? HELP!!

Ok, I hate Mother M's RSS more and more :x I picked up a couple of Desktracs......Some V and some U....trying to put them on ham band....RSS version I have for Desktrac is R3......I DONT have Maxtrac RSS so am I screwed??? I tried hacking the HEX code of the RSS I have and manually entered a 444 fre...
by WB5ITT
Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: desktrac info needed
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: desktrac info needed

Ok, I hate MOther M RSS more and more :) I picked up a couple of Desktracs......Some V and some U....trying to put them on ham band....RSS version I have for Desktrac is R3......I DONT have Maxtrac RSS so am I screwed??? I tried hacking the HEX code of the RSS I have and manually entered a 444 freq ...
by WB5ITT
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SyntorXX lowband
Replies: 6
Views: 889

SyntorXX lowband

Friend of mine has a SyntorXX on 10 and 6....xmtr is working fine (200watts on 10/100watts on 6) but the rcvr seems a little low in sens...is there any adjustments I can do on the radio to help it?? (I MAY have problems with my R2670 but when I can hear him full quieting on 6 in my mobile, he cannot...
by WB5ITT
Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VGA out on R2670
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: VGA out on R2670

Its a 2670B with the P25 option and the 15 pin VGA jack on the left side. Manual says nothing about the resolution or any settings. Evidently my LCD TV cant handle the 640x480 screen (though it should..it handles 480i and 480p with no problem)...I'll try one of my PC monitors on it... I need to talk...
by WB5ITT
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VGA out on R2670
Replies: 3
Views: 848

VGA out on R2670

Has ANYONE had luck feeding the VGA output of a R2670 to a VGA monitor, etc? I tried plugging my 2670 into my 32in LCD HD VGA input...no go (it DOES like my laptop)....SO is there a screen I am missing to set the output properties or is it preset or???? I would like to display the screen onto a larg...
by WB5ITT
Fri Mar 02, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Service Monitor - General Dynamics or IFR???
Replies: 37
Views: 2182

This seems to be an old thread but I had to add in my $0.02. My company runs Astro UHF and they bought R2670s...I have always used analog IFRs and one HP8920 (the one and ONLY one I would ever use)...IFR used to be my choice...the older 1xxx series (1000-1500s) were damn good and easy to use....but ...
by WB5ITT
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 6m antenna options
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I'm going to go with a Larsen NMO50 or something similar mounted at pretty much the center of the roof in both directions. The hole was drilled, the mount installed, and the feedline routed last weekend. Maybe this weekend, I'll get the antenna mounted and tu...
by WB5ITT
Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Low band antenna placement
Replies: 15
Views: 3403

Many utilities get their vehicles under a lease program. This is where the no holes stand comes from. It may be a fabrication, but they are the customer. As was already stated, low band antennas want to have a ground plane under them. In many cases this is hard if not almost impossible to obtain. I...
by WB5ITT
Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2004 Ford F150
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

Re: 2004 Ford F150

I am in the planning stages of my install for my 2004 Ford F150. However I have yet to find a pre-fab entrance point for my wiring. Anyone got any suggestions? My 97 F150 had a pre-fab whole in the passenger floorboard with a rubber gasket. Looking for any ideas before I start drilling. There still...
by WB5ITT
Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Repeater PL issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1493

Sounds like you are trying to run Mixed Mode...Astro and analog...in addition to setting the rcvr to PL, you NEED to also set the rcvr squelch in CSQ mode...that is done in the RSS....the front panel button does NOT do that. Go into Service/Alignment of RSS and go to Receiver Squelch Adj....make sur...
by WB5ITT
Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Linking Repeater Sites
Replies: 13
Views: 2638

Re: Linking Repeater Sites

Hey there. I've been tasked by my company to help come up with ideas to link several repeater sites in my city together 3 sites to be exact. Each site will have 2 MTR 2000 UHF repeaters. For the sake of the description I will call them channels 1 and 2. Each repeater has its own pair of UHF freqs a...
by WB5ITT
Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Quantar problem
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Well it was not off freq or anything similar....another tech went to the site..and reloaded the codeplug from another site into the Quantar and reset freq and hex codes...it worked! I HAD done the same thing but not sure why it didnt work when I did..there was some questions on some filtering in the...
by WB5ITT
Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Quantar problem
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Quantar problem

Have a UHF Quantar that developed a strange issue...It is Astro and has been working fine until recently...all of a sudden, the rptr will not key up except maybe once in 20 attempts from mobiles....Rcvr is ok (analog 0.25uV or so) and in analog mode, rptr is usuable 40miles away... but put it in Ast...
by WB5ITT
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Plus Consolette with MC3000s remote
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Well, did some more digging; sure enough the Astro is SPKR out while the MCS2000 uses line out....and our Consolettes are used locally as well as via the remote desksets...so it looks like a switch or L Pad for it :(

Chris
by WB5ITT
Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Plus Consolette with MC3000s remote
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Astro Plus Consolette with MC3000s remote

Our radio system is UHF Astro. At the office, we currently run an Astro Plus W7 Consolette and have MC3000 Desksets tied to it using the interface hub box. All works ok BUT the overall radio receive volume on the DeskSets changes with the radio volume (using the Up/Down control, of course) !!! Needl...
by WB5ITT
Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Digital Capable Repeater using Maxtracs Specs
Replies: 49
Views: 13785

Would this be possible with Astro Spectras? I have a need for this on commercial service and if I can use Astro Spectras to require the correct digital code to key up the opposite transmitter, it owuld be perfect!! (it would actually be two back to back radios...one talking to a Quantar, the other t...
by WB5ITT
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: hurricane tower damage photos
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

Towers down due to RITA

Here in SE Texas we lost three towers that I know of...(not counting the Rohn 25G/ homemade looking self support towers that were poorly put up or overloaded).... Time Warner Cable lost their 500ft tower in Port Neches TX...I am trying to get pics of it...no TV antennas were on it anymore...everythi...
by WB5ITT
Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:32 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Opinion wanted for selecting an antenna for a reciever site
Replies: 11
Views: 1233

Dan As far as I know the MSR has never been used to provide RF coverage, it is strictly used as a reciever. I think its been there for years and probably put there as a band-aid approach. The right thing to use ia a BDA with radiaxbut i can see sombody doing this to save$ but it just does not work ...
by WB5ITT
Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: DIU 3000 RSS on Windows XP
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Runs fine on my XP SP2 laptop...I have R 07.01.21m (which is old but thats the one Mother M handed us)
Used it a while back when upgrading my DIUs to the newer comm board (which Mother M still owes me one!)

Chris
by WB5ITT
Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Program a Quantar
Replies: 5
Views: 886

I can run Quantar RSS on my EVO610c XP lapttop (XP SP2) and have no problems..either V12.06 or 13.00....MAKE SURE your comport setting is correct for the Serial port (I always use Comport 1 on the DB9 and thus the software is set to that) I use a Null modem cable so I dont need a gender changer but ...
by WB5ITT
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Sloppy RX site work. Pictures speak a thousand words....
Replies: 50
Views: 4875

[quote="jcobb"]What I always liked was when you had a professional radio, professional install in a location with hams - whenever the hams had a problem with their equipment, they would unplug our equipment "because it might have been causing problems". You could never catch them at it, wh...
by WB5ITT
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Repeater antenna query
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Running different antennas will hurt your overall TX/RX "balance"..you really dont want to do this!!! UNLESS you only need coverage in ONE directions toward downtown and not in other areas away from the rptr site..THEN just stick a directional on the rptr inplace of the omni....BTW in your proposed ...
by WB5ITT
Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Quantar/Astro question
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Not public service but is used in a public utility (gas) setup... I DID try setting the 4wire wireline in the Quantar to Half Duplex and it worked fine..got rid of the echo/delay to the consoles when another one is keyed...(and that is what I wanted...besides, with the BASE Quantar acting as a user ...
by WB5ITT
Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:32 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Quantar/Astro question
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Quantar/Astro question

Some of you may have read my earlier postings about using a reverse freq Quantar BASE to talk to another Quantar Rptr so we could pass DATA through the big rptr since our 56K DDS ckt is dead...It worked BUT had one problem.....turn around audio... when the dispatch console is keyed, audio goes from ...
by WB5ITT
Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Quantar rpting data??? And as control station
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Well somewhat...the rptr is using the V.24 over the 56K ckt to talk to the DIU....but the 56K is dead....I wanted to have the remote Quantar (as a BASE) talk to the DIU and send the data thru the main rptr to the units...but nothing was right last night.. BUT I FOUND my problem.....as usual, it was ...
by WB5ITT
Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Quantar rpting data??? And as control station
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Well, I tried something.....I enabled the parameter RDLAP ....that does allow the Quantar in rptr mode to pass "data" ....now it keys up when the mobiles tries to register with the RNC.... reprogrammed the other Quantar as a BASE...and on opposite freq...RCV looks good and XMTR set at 20watts...but ...
by WB5ITT
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Make your own Astro Spectra
Replies: 47
Views: 9333

I have IIRC range 3 Astro Spectras in my fleet....with the current codeplug and RSS, I have been able to program my radio on UHF ham 440 freqs...Power is 100watts but rcvr (on 442-444) is down but not too bad (about 0.3 or so uV)....my Kenwood TM742 still outhears it on the ham freqs.....is there a ...
by WB5ITT
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Quantar rpting data??? And as control station
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Quantar rpting data??? And as control station

My company's mobile data system is down in La due to our 56K circuits to the towers being out (They are MCI ckts and guess where they all ran thru?? MCI's network center in........tada....New Orleans!) We run the system as such: Astro Spectras (UHF) conventional...Laptops talking to "RS232" port (ce...

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