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by RFguy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DTR550/650's Cancelled, Meet the DTR700
Replies: 1
Views: 80

DTR550/650's Cancelled, Meet the DTR700

The DTR550 and DTR650 radios have been cancelled. Apparently there is a replacement going to released in a few months, the DTR700. It's "supposed" to be backward compatible with the DTR500/650's. I found this info on it. https://www.radiotwoway.com/Motorola_DTR700_New_Portable_Radio/amp ht...
by RFguy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR1000, Any experience as a Simplex repeater?
Replies: 0
Views: 49

SLR1000, Any experience as a Simplex repeater?

I was thinking of quoting a SLR1000 in a application that we only need a single talkgroup range improvement.

Does anyone have any experience with the SLR1000 in the extended range direct mode (Simplex repeater) application?

Thanks in advance
by RFguy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1250LS VHF Conventional programming capacity?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: HT1250LS VHF Conventional programming capacity?

I found a AAH25KDF9DP7AN model. Is it possibly this?

If so, it's 32 conventional channels and 15 talkgroups (LTR)
by RFguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 Transmitting After Being Turned Off?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: XTS2500 Transmitting After Being Turned Off?

Do a quick test. Transmit on the speaker mic, while holding the PTT button down, turn the radio off. I suspect the radio may not power down until you release the PTT button.

This may help prove it's a bad mic.
by RFguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Get rid of the PL tone, how to? gp380
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Get rid of the PL tone, how to? gp380

Also try another tone (if possible). Maybe a lower tone like 77 Hz, or a higher one up around 200 Hz.

Some radio models do better than others at certain frequencies.
by RFguy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radius D34LRA77A5DK dash mount - programming
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Radius D34LRA77A5DK dash mount - programming

I don't recall the name/part number of the software, I just remember the exe was radmbl.exe
by RFguy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor V Question??
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Minitor V Question??

No. they won't go to 30-36 MHz. It's a completely different RF board design.
by RFguy
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: XPR/SLR repeater test sets
Replies: 0
Views: 181

XPR/SLR repeater test sets

Has anyone seen any test sets for the XPR/SLR repeaters? I know there is limited functionality in Digital, but we will often program a repeater to analog to perform testing such as site noise testing. I'm thinking of something that gives RX audio (possibly speaker audio) and a microphone connector f...
by RFguy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Is anyone using LTE/4G backhaul for LCP?
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Is anyone using LTE/4G backhaul for LCP?

Thanks for the replies. It gives me confidence to move forward with a test.

One thought here is just to use a USB cellular modem "Rocket stick", but I like the idea of a good quality Sierra modem/router. It allows for an external antenna and probably a some management features.
by RFguy
Thu May 24, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Zetron Receiver Monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: Zetron Receiver Monitor

pfd radio wrote:Any chance of getting a copy of the manual? I realize this post is over 3 years old.


PM me your e-mail and I'll send it along.
by RFguy
Thu May 17, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DTR650 - radio covered in white residue - why?
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: DTR650 - radio covered in white residue - why?

Standard on certain Motorola rubber items. I see it on knobs and other rubberized items that have been in storage.
by RFguy
Thu May 03, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: Current selection of dual band commercial radios
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Current selection of dual band commercial radios

I don't see a market for a "commercial" (non public safety) dual band radio. It just never comes up as an issue. I suppose if there was one at the same or close to the price as a single band, some might buy it "just in case". With such low demand, I don't see any of the major man...
by RFguy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: 6550 Emergency Acknowledge
Replies: 18
Views: 902

Re: 6550 Emergency Acknowledge

Guys, calm down with the "WHY" stuff. This is MY SYSTEM that I am installing myself. Does anyone know how to "acknowledge/clear" an emergency call TO a XPR6550? Sometimes the local transit system drivers hit the emergency button when I'm listening. It just didn't sound like it w...
by RFguy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: XPR8400 to Centracom Gold
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: XPR8400 to Centracom Gold

Is the XPR8400 running in analog or digital mode?
by RFguy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 cap plus
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Re: SLR5700 cap plus

I would start with programming a second channel in the repeater in analog mode. Channel steer to that channel and do a full set of tests (site noise, TX desense, co-channel interference etc).
by RFguy
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: 6550 Emergency Acknowledge
Replies: 18
Views: 902

Re: 6550 Emergency Acknowledge

...Does anyone know how to "acknowledge/clear" an emergency call TO a XPR6550? According to the XPR6550 user manual: When receiving an Emergency Alarm: 1 Press any button to stop all Emergency Alarm received indications. 2 Hold the radio vertically 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5.0 cm) from your ...
by RFguy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: Is anyone using LTE/4G backhaul for LCP?
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Is anyone using LTE/4G backhaul for LCP?

We are looking at putting in a small (3 site, 2 repeater per site) Capacity Plus system and are looking at LTE/4G back haul for one site. Does anyone have experience with this? The data throughput seems low (about 18k per channel when active) and my experience with LTE is the latency is pretty low, ...
by RFguy
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM1550 LS+ Emergency acknowledge
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: CDM1550 LS+ Emergency acknowledge

I don't think you can do that on a CDM. If it decodes, it acknowledges. Typically only the dispatch/master radio is set to decode.
by RFguy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure Product Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: Audio playback- Instant Recall
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Re: Audio playback- Instant Recall

Plus when they are playing back a message, it blocks any incoming transmission resulting in missed calls.
by RFguy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?

Which insert is white? The insulation between the center contact and the outer threaded stud? Yes, those are all white. The inset ring that is between the outside of the threaded stud, and the outer skirt on the antenna is the the part that is colored depending on the band. Yours is probably black, ...
by RFguy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: Full length UHF whip for Gen 1 HT?

I have this note from a document I made on MOTOTRBO antennas from 2010 (XPR6550). Non-GPS, Whip, full length PMAE4022, Whip, 403-470 MHz, Black, 16 cm long (about 6 3/8") PMAE4049, Whip, 450-527 MHz, Brown GPS, Whip (note: these are not full length whips. Non-GPS whips may have better performan...
by RFguy
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Consoles
Topic: MIP5000 Audio Recording
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Re: MIP5000 Audio Recording

I think you're out of luck. The approved recorder solution was cancelled a few years back (NICE) and there has not been another brand willing to spend the $$$ in Motorola licencing and R&D to develop a solution.
by RFguy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: cap plus single site
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: cap plus single site

We program all digital repeaters with a second channel in analog mode, same frequencies. Using channel steering on the rear connector, change to the analog channel and do a site noise/TX de-sens check. Check forward/reflected power at the repeater output and after the duplexer/multicoupling. This ma...
by RFguy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS500 battery question
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: XTS500 battery question

Maybe the NTN9862D. It's the smallest capacity Li-Ion battery (2750 MAh) and is IMPRES. I don't have any size/weight info on it.
by RFguy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR330 and 6350 sample codeplugs?
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: XPR330 and 6350 sample codeplugs?

VHF? UHF?
Maybe post the model numbers so you get a correct codeplug.
by RFguy
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Using DMR Radios on Analog Frequencies
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: Using DMR Radios on Analog Frequencies

SL7550 is digital only. You can't put an analog channel in it, and it will not receive an analog frequency.

It will only work on DMR
by RFguy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Setting up Tone Remote?
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Setting up Tone Remote?

dfc2 wrote:Is it possible to use a tone remote with an XTVA?

the Portable Radio/XTVA as the transmit radio for the tone remote?


Anything is possible. Just need to match the audio levels and interface the logic.
by RFguy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX900 portable
Replies: 13
Views: 1493

APX900 portable

Has anyone seen the APX900 portable? I just noticed it on the Motorola site. Is it the XPR7550e with P25 firmware? Sure looks like it. https://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/products/two-way-radios/project-25-radios/portable-radios/apx900.html#tabproductinfo https://www.motorolasolutions.com/conten...
by RFguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 RF adapter
Replies: 17
Views: 1343

Re: XPR7550 RF adapter

This is the type of things that piss people off about Motorola. I find most of their stuff is reasonably priced, but something like this, a $15 part for $150.

Really?
by RFguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

Only one has long tone, all the rest (about 20) have 3 sets of 2 tone, so this Motron board will work well for most parts. Just an FYI, what we do is use the existing hall base station and PA system for hall alert. Dispatch pagers over the frequency the hall radio is set to, so we pull decoder audio...
by RFguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

Satelite wrote:Hello:
Would a Motorola 2 tone decoder bd that was used in the Motorola p1225 or m1225 mobile work ?
I think ive got one if not two in parts bin as option for 2tone for m1225 and p1225.


Thanks, but no, the M1225 decoder is not a stand alone and will not work separate from the radio.
by RFguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

The Single tone I meant was QCII. Long tone B. An 8 second long tone where decode should occur after 5 seconds of tone is received.
by RFguy
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

I have found this unit. A Motron 2-tone, or single tone decoder. http://www.motron.com/product_info.php/products_id/136 It seems very flexible and will decode and output up to 4 separate 2-tone codes. It can also be set for single tone operation. The one drawback is it can't do 2-tone AND single ton...
by RFguy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

jry wrote:Midian's MTSD-3


Thanks, but the MTSD-3 doesn't work. It uses non standard timing (3.9 second for long tone decode) and no ability to turn off long tone decode.

Apparently the person at Midian that designed it has passed away and they don't know how to fix the design problem.
by RFguy
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Looking for a 2-tone decoder board
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Looking for a 2-tone decoder board

I'm looking for a 2-tone decoder for a hall alerting project. I don't want to use a pager or a mobile, I'm looking for a discrete board as we are doing several levels of decode and need individual outputs to activate various features. We tried the Midian MTSD and RT2, but they use non standard timin...
by RFguy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Hytera sues Motorola, Alleging Anticompetitive Practices
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Hytera sues Motorola, Alleging Anticompetitive Practices

Global LMR Communications Provider Hytera Sues Motorola Solutions Under Sherman Antitrust Act Alleging Anticompetitive Practices That Force US Customers to Pay a Surcharge for Safety Motorola Solutions Harms Free Competition to Maintain Inflated Prices in US for Mission-Critical Communications, For...
by RFguy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550e vs XPR7550 housing - any difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: XPR7550e vs XPR7550 housing - any difference?

The "e" version has a grey ring around the PTT. That's different.
by RFguy
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Setting up Tone Remote?
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Re: Setting up Tone Remote?

If it's all in building and never going to have remotes in far away buildings (many miles), then I would tend to use DC remotes (no keying tones, quicker TX time).

Is this a trunking system that has bust tones, if so, they 4-wire, otherwise 2-wire is fine.
by RFguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: ROIP-102
Replies: 22
Views: 5810

Re: ROIP-102

You can use a single NXU2A at the radio, and link to it with PCNXU available at the JPS site as a free download. They would just use their laptop or PC to talk over the radio. The other option is a Barix. Thanks. They prefer not to use a computer. I thought about that and MIP5000. It's fairly econo...
by RFguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: ROIP-102
Replies: 22
Views: 5810

Re: ROIP-102

Bill_G wrote:Barix Annucicom 100 used by the railroad to control radios over Verizon / Cradlepointe. $395 for the Barix. Pretty DIY, but audio sounds great.

http://www.ip-audio.com/audio/annuncicom100.php


Thanks, I'll look at this as an option.
by RFguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: ROIP-102
Replies: 22
Views: 5810

Re: ROIP-102

PETNRDX wrote:I would not recommend these to a customer.

They really are experimenter grade stuff.

The audio quality thru them is not great, and the are just too flaky.


Great, this is exactly what I'm looking for. Some real world experience to same me a bunch of grief.
by RFguy
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 repeaters with IP switch
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: SLR5700 repeaters with IP switch

As mentioned, this sounds like IP Site connect (you need different frequencies for each repeater), or if it's only a talback issue, Digital Voting. Only one repeater pair needed then.
by RFguy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Experimental - Mods, and how to do things a little out of the box
Topic: ROIP-102
Replies: 22
Views: 5810

Re: ROIP-102

I have a customer looking for a simple remote control of a base station via an IP (Internet) link. I looked at a pair of NXU's (one at each end), but price is a bit too steep for them. They mostly only care about receive, with a very occasional TX. I wounder if the ROIP-102 might work. One at the ba...
by RFguy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 Strange Noises
Replies: 16
Views: 1008

Re: SLR5700 Strange Noises

Moving the hang timer to 0 is just masking the problem. You really should resolve the issue as it will continue to cause issues of reduced range due to the interference on the RX.
by RFguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DMR 40 bit encryption
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: DMR 40 bit encryption

My understanding is RAS does not add any additional level of encryption, just limits access to a repeater.
by RFguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IMPRES CHARGERS
Replies: 1
Views: 579

Re: IMPRES CHARGERS

Firmware upgrade via a special programming device called an IMPRES Field Programmer. Part# is RLN5671A

This YouTube shows the device and process:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyfk-NTsnQ
by RFguy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 Strange Noises
Replies: 16
Views: 1008

Re: SLR5700 Strange Noises

A proper duplexer (pass or quasi pass) and an isolator may improve your situation.

A mobile duplexer provides near zero receiver protection and should never be used if there are any other transmitters on site, or nearby.
by RFguy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Repeaters, Trunking, and Site Infrastructure
Topic: SLR5700 Strange Noises
Replies: 16
Views: 1008

Re: SLR5700 Strange Noises

Just listened to it again and now i'm thinking the MDC bursts was just someone clicking their mic, nothing to do with the regenerated noise.
by RFguy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (3xxx/5xxx/7xxx/SL) 2.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR7550 vs XPR7550e
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: XPR7550 vs XPR7550e

LTR is an option board feature by Schuler Johnson. It has a separate programming software to configure the LTR features.

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