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by fineshot1
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions
Replies: 605
Views: 55848

Re: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions

BTW folks - Areoflex/Cobham is now Viavi solutions.

https://www.viavisolutions.com/en-us/pr ... -test-sets
by fineshot1
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Can the Motorola NNTN 4497BR CP200 battery be reconditioned?
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Can the Motorola NNTN 4497BR CP200 battery be reconditioned?

Cadex battery analyzers are most likely the best and with a C7400 with the proper battery
cups you could probably get the best results - call cadex and ask.

https://www.cadex.com/en/products/battery-analyzers
by fineshot1
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions
Replies: 605
Views: 55848

Re: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions

You would probably have to remove it from the mounting bracket
in order to see the actual oscillator module on the small pc board.
The small module would not be easy to see while still mounted to
the bracket that is mounted on the rear panel.
by fineshot1
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL Consolette Power issues
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: XTL Consolette Power issues

For some reason I powered the unit back up after a few days of being off, and it works fine, for now...Any clues to this? Regards, -Frank C. No - not a clue. Never seen anything like this happen with one of ours. That sounds more like the old Astron power supply crowbar behavior to me. After poweri...
by fineshot1
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL Consolette Power issues
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: XTL Consolette Power issues

When you stated "I have an XTL Consolette that seems to have blown something inside the power supply." this above I naturally thought you had confirmed something had really blown but apparently you assumed this was the case. Have you opened up the consolette case with the power supply powe...
by fineshot1
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL Consolette Power issues
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: XTL Consolette Power issues

I don't see any discolored wires, plastic or warped anything inside the XTL... Regards, -Frank C. In order to see what has blown and or burned - you have to do as the rest of us did. Remove and take apart the original Sparkle power supply. But if nothing burned it should be obvious with no burning ...
by fineshot1
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL Consolette Power issues
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: XTL Consolette Power issues

I have an XTL Consolette that seems to have blown something inside the power supply. The "Power On" light is dim and the unit will no longer boot...Anyone have a lead I can chase? Perhaps a blown fuse or...? Regards, -Frank C. This has been posted about before - see below https://batboard...
by fineshot1
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions
Replies: 605
Views: 55848

Re: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions

GlennD wrote:I have a reference TCXO out of a parts 1500. I would sell it for %50.


You mis-understand what i am asking for.

I am NOT trying to buy one - simply attempting
to identify make and model if possible.
by fineshot1
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions
Replies: 605
Views: 55848

Re: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions

same as the 1600 ( more or less ) ...10 Mhz oscillator mounted on rear panel....1900 has a bracket around it Yes - I see it now but its tough to see on my one pic that would show it due to the the pic is too dark and not enough light. Now out of curiosity as well just would like to identify if its ...
by fineshot1
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions
Replies: 605
Views: 55848

Re: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions

IFR 1900CSA question: This is just out of curiosity.
Does anyone know what the source is of the internal 10Mhz reference ?
I have pictures of the inside is of the 1900CSA and it is not immediately clear
after looking at the various modules and boards plugged into the motherboard.
by fineshot1
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: programming a Visar HO5UCD6CB1AN with a conventional channel
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: programming a Visar HO5UCD6CB1AN with a conventional channel

In my experience generally speaking any radio that will do(insert type)trunking will also do conventional
by fineshot1
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PMMN4097
Replies: 3
Views: 2019

Re: PMMN4097

Generally bluetooth range is about 20 or 30 feet without anything blocking or creating a high noise(interference) floor in between.
by fineshot1
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX APC Codes Blurred
Replies: 2
Views: 497

APX APC Codes Blurred

Remember the days when you could read the serial number of a radio and know the exact model number by the first three digits. Not anymore. Motorola has blurred the APX series APC codes. You can have an APX7000, APX8000, or and APX8500 with a serial number starting off with the number 581. I found th...
by fineshot1
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Hamtronics Inc is OOS
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Hamtronics Inc is OOS

Anyone know of any alternatives to Hamtronics since they went south?
Just wondering if I could get back to the build i never got to do.
by fineshot1
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 remove ignition sense
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Re: MCS2000 remove ignition sense

I have a 25W VHF MCS2000 M3 and it is set for ignition sense. Where in the CPS can I remove this and have it power on with the front button? Thanks I could be wrong, but in the other models regardless of the ignition sense, I believe that if you hold the power on button, it will power up. I don't h...
by fineshot1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Bird of Caution - Please Read
Replies: 2
Views: 7175

Re: Bird of Caution - Please Read

firecomm wrote:Great point, thanks dude. Same goes for spitting out gum. Birds can't digest it.


yes - another good point, we as humans are reckless,arrogant and clueless when it comes to consideration
concerning our feathered and fury friends
by fineshot1
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor II Crystals
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Re: Minitor II Crystals

I have been told that Bomar is back in the crystal business but they won't compensate channel elements.
Try giving them a call
by fineshot1
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Bird of Caution - Please Read
Replies: 2
Views: 7175

Bird of Caution - Please Read

I know some of you will think this is foolish but it is TRUE. If you are working on a vehicle install outside PLEASE remember to clean up your refuse - especially the little bits like the stripped wire end bits. Birds can see far better than humans and see this stuff a long way off and the colored s...
by fineshot1
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: 30 Watt 900 MHz MCS2000 tuner question
Replies: 2
Views: 1522

Re: 30 Watt 900 MHz MCS2000 tuner question

txpower1 = High Power and txpower4 = Low Power
by fineshot1
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT750 Radio Brain dead? Short Low error tone on power up
Replies: 4
Views: 2480

Re: HT750 Radio Brain dead? Short Low error tone on power up

If you do not already have one I would recommend you obtain a 6881088C46 Detailed Service Manual and go through the controller DC distribution since your controller appears to be only partially operating
by fineshot1
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Anyone here install a late model Explorer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: Anyone here install a late model Explorer?

I always stay with Troy Products consoles - built like tanks and the rails are almost indestructable. The Havis console aluminum rails crumble away after 2 or 3 times of removing the radio. I have no ties to Troy - just have used most of them and find Troy the best not just in the manufacturing but ...
by fineshot1
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Can't figure how SSN4005A works.
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Can't figure how SSN4005A works.

The Icom SP10, Motorola HSN8145/SSN4005 and possibly several others used the same outer package.
The only thing that differentiated them was the speaker impeadance itself. I think it was originally of
Japanese or South East Asian origin.
by fineshot1
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Can't figure how SSN4005A works.
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Can't figure how SSN4005A works.

It is probably not even an 8 ohm speaker. Most of the cell phone cradle kits I have seen in the past had speakers that were about 4 ohms or possibly a little less.
by fineshot1
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM 750 and cdm1250 wont power up.
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

Re: CDM 750 and cdm1250 wont power up.

Look over this thread and if the emergency power up does not work it must be the reference oscillator failure issue

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=107693&hilit=CDM+Emergency+Power+up
by fineshot1
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: GM 900 breakdown
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: GM 900 breakdown

you did not post the model number
by fineshot1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF Metering Panel Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: MSF Metering Panel Cable

yes it is straight through Negative, ghostrider... the connections are crossed. 1-8, 2-7, 3-5, and so on. Yes - you are correct. In my haste to check my TLN2418 Box it is listed just as the grey cable on the kit list with no part number. I was in too much of a hurry to look it over while trying to ...
by fineshot1
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Off the Fly Adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1486

Re: Off the Fly Adjustment

When tuning the reference oscillator in an XTS3000 the recommended spec is +/-250 Hz. In practice you can usually get it it +/-100 Hz but not much better due to temperature fluctuations. Yes - I usually get it down to +/-60 Hz by waiting until the radio is at its optimum operating temperature, just...
by fineshot1
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL HHCH Question
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: XTL HHCH Question

For the XTL5000 only the part number for the HHCH is HMN4044

EDIT: See ASTRO XTL 5000 Digital Mobile Radio Model W3 User’s Guide .......6881096C67
by fineshot1
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 with super low audio on receive problem
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: HT1000 with super low audio on receive problem

Possibly the channel you are trying to receive is programmed for "Hear Clear" receive
by fineshot1
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Wanted Spectra HiPwr T83 mini UHF Antenna Connector
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Wanted Spectra HiPwr T83 mini UHF Antenna Connector

If you want a pigtail as a replacement why don't you make your own. You can make it with any
RF connector you prefer. I would go with the SO-239 pigtail or if you want smaller and screw
on you can go with a TNC.
by fineshot1
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5K stuck in service mode
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: XTL5K stuck in service mode

Check that none of the buttons are stuck in the pushed in state. With what little info you have
posted that is all i can think of.
by fineshot1
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MSF Metering Panel Cable
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: MSF Metering Panel Cable

yes it is straight through
by fineshot1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 programming
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: MTS2000 programming

you are welcome - using the tuner with a service monitor makes it so easy to tune the radio.
if you are not doing that then good luck
by fineshot1
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 programming
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: MTS2000 programming

Anyone familiar with the Tuner application? It seems the changes I am making to TX output are not being saved, even though I'm applying the changes with the "PROGRAM" button in the window. As you make changes to each parameter and then program each one you must first exit the tuner applic...
by fineshot1
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 programming
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: MTS2000 programming

Anyone familiar with the Tuner application? It seems the changes I am making to TX output are not being saved, even though I'm applying the changes with the "PROGRAM" button in the window. As you make changes to each parameter and then program each one you must first exit the tuner applic...
by fineshot1
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted

Jim202 wrote:Sorry for the slip of the model number. I kind of get brain dead after a while working on things. That comes with age.

Jim


Same as many of the rest of us so your in good company! :)
by fineshot1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: HTN4266A vehicle charger diagram wanted

Looking for information on the internals and external connections for an HTN4266A vehicle charger. Believe this is used on an HT600 and HT1000 portables. Jim The HT600 and HT1000 portables are completely different platforms. HT600 = Gemini platform and the HT1000 = Jedi platform so they will requir...
by fineshot1
Thu May 03, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crystal Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Crystal Identification

Jake - i still have some MT500 low band crystals so let me know
what the crystal freq for 43.04 and 43.00 would be. If I have them
I can let you know.
by fineshot1
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Off the Fly Adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1486

Re: Off the Fly Adjustment

jackhackett wrote:
fineshot1 wrote:Incidently that is only about 80Hz away from right on frequency and it usually does not get much better..


Your decimal point is off, it's 800Hz.


oops - yes ya got me but even at 800Hz that's
not too bad!
by fineshot1
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Off the Fly Adjustment
Replies: 14
Views: 1486

Re: Off the Fly Adjustment

I have a XTS3000 V2 that I use for Ham Radio.. The Issue is it appears to be a little off frequency when used with a MMDVM Ham Radio Module My Chosen Frequency if 432.200000 but It Appears to be Transmitting on 432.199200 I did buy some software to Program the Radio which came with the Alignment So...
by fineshot1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Amatuer Call Sign Historical Research + Silent Key
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Amatuer Call Sign Historical Research + Silent Key

JPOPatents wrote:Try back issues of the Radio Amateur Callbook or https://www.qrz.com/page/pre1987.html


Thank You - that worked aok. I did find that before but while i was at work and the IT dept blocks out
just about every thing under the sun and I could not click on the blocked link.
by fineshot1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Amatuer Call Sign Historical Research + Silent Key
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Amatuer Call Sign Historical Research + Silent Key

This has been a dead end for me after trying google all day. I am attempting to research a ham i used to know back in the late 80's but he must be a silent key now or perhaps its been so long i can not remember his last name properly. All I get is the ham that now has this call sign which does me no...
by fineshot1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300

Yes - i had to re-channel some VHF-Hi 6 channel MT500's and thought highly of the engineering of them also.
The miniature module nature of them we well laid out.
by fineshot1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: Lunch Box - Pre-PT300

Hey Geoffrey - it seems to me that it could be that somewhere in time the dispatcher series and the handie talkie series merged into one or similarity along with the change to transistors. The "Radiophone" term seemed to be universal to both. This was well before my time in electronics and...
by fineshot1
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Vertex VXR-7000 Motorola Repeater Stray RF
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: Vertex VXR-7000 Motorola Repeater Stray RF

Maybe I didn't explain this correctly. Here goes: As soon as I power on the Repeater all radios on standby will enmity their receive leads like they are receiving an I'm coming transmission. I put my Moto R2660 in RX mode and there is no RF coming from the transmitter. I have 2 other VXR7000 units ...
by fineshot1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?

radiocat37 wrote:The PMLN4959A cable is what I was looking for. Thanks


FYI - Even without the extension cable you will still need the HLN6863 cable.
by fineshot1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola transistorized radio phone
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

Yes, Bomar says they will make crystals, but the key is "at a decent price." $ 50+ per crystal is a bit much, but then I am a cheap old ham. Quartslab in the UK may be an alternative but I have not tried them. I know about Quartslab and purposely mentioned this so others could be aware of...
by fineshot1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola transistorized radio phone
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: Motorola transistorized radio phone

WB6NVH wrote:and that was before it became impossible to get crystals at a decent price if at all.


I am told that bomar is back in business to supply crystals
by fineshot1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: XTL5000 O3 high power what cable needed?

if you are using the Motorola PMLN4959A Accessory Connector Cable Extension

you will need the Motorola HLN6863 Ignition/Speaker Connection breakout cable
by fineshot1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mcs2000 type II with remote head and speaker
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: mcs2000 type II with remote head and speaker

First of all your nomenclature is faulty - its an MCS2000 Model 2 with remote head.
You will need the default Jumpers 1-2 and 4-9. Your supposed to be smarter, the mcs2000
radio has no internal smarts.

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