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by kb9suy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 4003

Re: APX Firmware R16 Released 05 May 2017

Installed 16 with no rm worked fine for a few weeks now it won't go past the boot up screen. uninstalled it and reinstalled still doing the same thing. Anyone else having this problem? windows 7 PRo
by kb9suy
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Zetron model 4010 programming cable
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Zetron model 4010 programming cable

Thanks I will send you a PM.
by kb9suy
Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Zetron model 4010 programming cable
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Zetron model 4010 programming cable

Does,

Anyone have a schematic for the programming cable for the Model 4010 console?


Thanks
Lee
by kb9suy
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: XTL5000 Consolette conversion from Mobile Desktop
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: XTL5000 Consolette conversion from Mobile Desktop

I think what he was trying to say is he wanted to take a xtl5000 with w7 head and install it into the xtl consolette with tone remote option.
by kb9suy
Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: xpr6550 emergency button switch part number#
Replies: 3
Views: 376

xpr6550 emergency button switch part number#

Good Morning gentleman,
I do not have the service manual for this portable but have a bad emergency switch and need a part number so I can order it and replace it. Thanks
by kb9suy
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Re Page with Zetron 15
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: Re Page with Zetron 15

I know you don't need a rick. I wouldn't build it though without some type of controller for public safety use.
by kb9suy
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Re Page with Zetron 15
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: Re Page with Zetron 15

From what I read it sounds like county dispatch sends a dtmf string to open up the informer which keys the uhf radio then they send the quick call tones and message. The informer then resets after a pre determined time and unkeys the uhf radio. If this is correct a CDM repeater would be the easiest ...
by kb9suy
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Watchdog pagers
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

Re: Watchdog pagers

I have been running one since April and love it! I'm pretty tough on my stuff and I haven't broken it yet. I would take this over the minitor V any day.
by kb9suy
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 07 Dodge Charger ignition RFI wipes out VHF MCS2000
Replies: 68
Views: 22643

Re: 07 Dodge Charger ignition RFI wipes out VHF MCS2000

I have a 2007 magnum civi and have the same noise. Driving me insain!!!!!
by kb9suy
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PM1500 RANDOM TX KEY UP WHEN OFF NOW WHEN ON
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: PM1500 RANDOM TX KEY UP WHEN OFF NOW WHEN ON

No I haven't tried that yet. Just made sure they weren't being bumped or anything.
by kb9suy
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PM1500 RANDOM TX KEY UP WHEN OFF NOW WHEN ON
Replies: 3
Views: 461

PM1500 RANDOM TX KEY UP WHEN OFF NOW WHEN ON

Installed a motorola dual head vhf pm1500 radio about a year ago in a fire engine. Has been working just fine up until a few weeks ago when the rig was off it randomly started transmitting intermitently rapidly. Due to the engine having a mdc id we were able to quickly figure out what rig it was. Th...
by kb9suy
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Dual CM300's with RICK repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Dual CM300's with RICK repeater

I have a done this with cm300's without a problem. Send me your codeplugs for the vhf and uhf radio I can take a look. PM for email if it's not listed under my name can't remember.
by kb9suy
Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: W4 head swap from astro spectra to XTL5000
Replies: 13
Views: 2672

Re: W4 head swap from astro spectra to XTL5000

Okay that answers that question thanks.
by kb9suy
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: W4 head swap from astro spectra to XTL5000
Replies: 13
Views: 2672

Re: W4 head swap from astro spectra to XTL5000

To revive this thread The astro spectra only has two different interconnect boards one for the w3 remote hhch and the rest w7,w9, etc.?
by kb9suy
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Federal Signal Informer Alert Receivers not alerting.
Replies: 9
Views: 659

Re: Federal Signal Informer Alert Receivers not alerting.

FYI: I found a few shops installing and programming these in our area. Every department runs a two-tone for the station alerting. They have been having very intermittent alerting issues. After reading the the help file oh yes I read the instructions lol I found out they were programming the decode t...
by kb9suy
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR1500 radio problems, looking for an answer, im stumped
Replies: 16
Views: 2499

Re: PR1500 radio problems, looking for an answer, im stumped

We noticed this problem with you xts5000 on one of our uhf ham repeaters. We had to increase the PL deviation for it to open our pls.
by kb9suy
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: P25 Digital Repeater using Motorola Radios
Replies: 39
Views: 5382

Re: P25 Digital Repeater using Motorola Radios

Has anyone been able to do a cross band with gm300's succesfully? I can pass VHF to UHF Can not pass UHF to VHF any luck.
by kb9suy
Fri May 27, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Serial port problems with a Panasonic CF-18
Replies: 7
Views: 4261

Re: Serial port problems with a Panasonic CF-18

I been noticing some of the same problems with my cf-29. I notice if my battery isn't fully charged it starts to act up. When I plugged the power plug in it went away.
by kb9suy
Fri May 27, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: PR860 VS TK2180 and Programming options?
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: PR860 VS TK2180 and Programming options?

If you are comparing functions the Kenwood will blow the pr860 out of the water. Plus your most likely going to pay a little less for the kenwood right around the same price range. I have used both radios. I really can't say anything negative about the PR-860 the ones I have sold never came back wit...
by kb9suy
Fri May 27, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: My Boredom put to use. Pics Included. UPDATED!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 2564

Re: My Boredom put to use. Pics Included.

Hey That console looks familiar.... HAHA I held it in my hands feels natural now we have to a do a fire test make sure it doesn't melt.
by kb9suy
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: xtl5000 remote mount W7
Replies: 0
Views: 393

xtl5000 remote mount W7

I want to remote mount my xtl5000 mid power w7 head. What parts do I need to order. Sorry if it was in a previous post but only found o5 information.
by kb9suy
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR-3000
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: MTR-3000

Started a service ticket with Mother M. Emailed them my codeplug they are trying to figure it out. We had a second unit which did the exact same thing. Sounds like a new a firmware release will be coming out shortly.
by kb9suy
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR-3000
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: MTR-3000

Does not transmit works fine with channels that are in the simplex mode but if the rx and tx are different will not transmit.
by kb9suy
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR-3000
Replies: 4
Views: 318

MTR-3000

I just installed a vhf mtr-3000 15 channel conventional analog base. All the channels that are simplex rx and tx fine. I can change the channels with no problem. When I try and tx on a channel setup to talk through a repeater I get no transmit only receive. Has anyone experienced this before.
by kb9suy
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: xts2000/ats3000?
Replies: 9
Views: 3465

xts2000/ats3000?

=============================================== Anyone have a clue what these beasts are? ASTRO 25 Portable CPS R14.01.00 =============================================== - VISTA with Service Pack 1 is supported in R12.00.00 CPS and higher! (see 'For VISTA Users' section below). - If both portable an...
by kb9suy
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: xts2500 external mic audio problem
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: xts2500 external mic audio problem

I remember using a speaker mic on the radio before and it worked so it was something recent that stopped functioning.
by kb9suy
Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: xts2500 external mic audio problem
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: xts2500 external mic audio problem

That was my second guess. If it benches up and tunes fine I have no problem using it. I rather use that then some crappy ht1250. My radios out perform most of the radios on the fire ground anyways.
by kb9suy
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: xts2500 external mic audio problem
Replies: 3
Views: 382

xts2500 external mic audio problem

Evening everyone on the board, Here is my problem looking for some insight. I picked up a used xts2500 vhf model 3 portable radio. I'm sure it's a panther radio. I was using it as a back up radio when working as a chiefs aid or IC. I never used a external mic on the radio just the internal. Radio wo...
by kb9suy
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fire Ground Power Levels?
Replies: 20
Views: 2611

Re: Fire Ground Power Levels?

Illinois Mabas has adopted 1500.0hz as our evacuation tone for fire ground operations. I programmed our mobile cdm radios for one button press to get to the tone then hit the ptt. I carry the xts and also use the evacuation tone function it comes in very handy.
by kb9suy
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Specta VHF preamp, component changes
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Specta VHF preamp, component changes

Are the Pre-amps the same in the Astro spectra as the regular spectra? I have a 50watt mobile with handheld control head that really would love to have a hotter receiver in it. My kenwood tk-7180 blows it out of the water.
by kb9suy
Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fire Ground Power Levels?
Replies: 20
Views: 2611

Re: Fire Ground Power Levels?

That's a interesting idea I would have never thought of. No need for a bda just radiax from top to bottom and "fire department Connection" on the outside of the building just like your sprinkler and stand pipe connection. That's a cheap and easy concept I never would of thought of. It woul...
by kb9suy
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fire Ground Power Levels?
Replies: 20
Views: 2611

Re: Fire Ground Power Levels?

Good point but your missing my whole point. Field testing will never account for real life situations. Most fire scenes never run past more then 2 hours. There is always a exception. Your not transmitting for long periods of times. Most fire ground transmissions are a few seconds at the most. If you...
by kb9suy
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fire Ground Power Levels?
Replies: 20
Views: 2611

Re: Fire Ground Power Levels?

I wouldn't be comfortable running my portables below maximum power. There are too many variables on the fire ground that could inhibit transmission and reception. Truthfully that's why your fire personal should be maintaining there radios to make sure they are charged and ready to go. There have bee...
by kb9suy
Mon May 10, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Professional Series Radio Cancellation Notice
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: Professional Series Radio Cancellation Notice

Okay soooo What's the replacement? Turbo? Kenwood tk-7180's that's what I am buying and selling now lol.
by kb9suy
Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone! I pray everyone has a safe and enjoyable Christmas.
by kb9suy
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500 MDC Emergency Decode
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: XTS2500 MDC Emergency Decode

Click on radio configuration then drop down too Display & menu click on advanced tab then click on emergency receive. Then click on your MDC system that is assigned to the channel your using. Click advanced and check box that says Emergency alarm receive indicator. That should do it.
by kb9suy
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: EEprom CS Error 6.10.04
Replies: 12
Views: 1595

Re: EEprom CS Error 6.10.04

This entire Pro series line has been the Biggest pain in my but. Failure after failure. If it wasnt for having the mdc decode I would switch to kenwoods.
by kb9suy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Anyone using Hideaway LED's
Replies: 33
Views: 14987

Re: Anyone using Hideaway LED's

Interesting, Time to do some testing. Glad I check the post before I installed. Ill have to send two back and get reds.
by kb9suy
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Anyone using Hideaway LED's
Replies: 33
Views: 14987

Re: Anyone using Hideaway LED's

Well I just got most of my lights in for a install coming up on the Chiefs new buggy. I ordered Vertex leds and I pulled them out and tested boy was I impressed. I think they are going to look sweet. I was told NOT to put red behind red but clear behind red. Sirennet.com has the leds demoed behind t...
by kb9suy
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What do you have in your Car
Replies: 64
Views: 19951

Re: What do you have in your Car

Hmm lets see.... In my 2007 Dodge Magnum radio package... kenwood vhf tk7180 remote mount 45w radio public safety ham antenna specialists glass mount antenna kenwood uhf tk8180 remote mount 45w radio public safety ham antenna specialists glass mount antenna motorola W3 astro spectra vhf 45 watt on a...
by kb9suy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mcs2000 dual head vhf receiver degredation.
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: mcs2000 dual head vhf receiver degredation.

yes antenna system is fine i had the radio on the service monitor and had to crank it up to open the squelch i forgot the uv setting it was opening at havent had a chance to re check it.
by kb9suy
Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mcs2000 dual head vhf receiver degredation.
Replies: 3
Views: 295

mcs2000 dual head vhf receiver degredation.

I just Pulled a dual head mcs2000 vhf 100 watt mobile out of my chiefs car. The reciever is extremely deaf. When im using tuner software cps The radio will open up at specs. But once I program the radio the reciever loose its sensitivity. Any ideas im wondering if this is a hardware problem or a sof...
by kb9suy
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 2005 Silverado 2500HD Radio/warning installation
Replies: 10
Views: 7337

Re: 2005 Silverado 2500HD Radio/warning installation

The issue with the wiring isn't going through the boot - it's the path from the underhood area into the door jamb area. It will eventually rub on something and you'll have a problem. The proper method is a hole in the firewall (you can likely find an existing hole, such as the hole for a clutch cab...
by kb9suy
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS SERIES
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: XTS SERIES

Only way to tell is to have the flashcode thats in the radio and run it through the decoder available below on this website.
http://www.akardam.net/moto/tools/decode3.pl
by kb9suy
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 2005 Silverado 2500HD Radio/warning installation
Replies: 10
Views: 7337

Re: 2005 Silverado 2500HD Radio/warning installation

Never!!!!! run anything through the door jam from the engine compartment, it will compress and short the wires out after time. Drill a hole in the firewall and use a gromet or run it through a existing gromet. Other then that mounting looks good i would of got the pop in console designed for that tr...
by kb9suy
Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: power for multiple radio install
Replies: 16
Views: 3521

Re: power for multiple radio install

running the 4 gage wire to the fuse panel is fine. mcs2000 and xtl to the fuse panel. a 30amp relay for the icom radio with main power tied to fuse panel. Now you have to find a igition lead to tap into for turning the relay and two radios ignition wires. I can't tell you were to tap into unless I k...
by kb9suy
Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Evacuation tone (FD)
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Evacuation tone (FD)

Illinois statewide mabas. mutial aid box alarm system. utilizes a 1500hz singletone for evacuation statewide. It is up to the infividual department to program and utilize this function. It can be programmed in almost all new and older motorola radios either as a quick call or a singletone programmed...
by kb9suy
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2008 Toyota Prius Install
Replies: 18
Views: 6863

Re: 2008 Toyota Prius Install

Did you know if you drive down the highway in a Prius and stick your arm out the window the car will turn!! hahaha All jokes aside Sence this is a hybrid do you run into power problems especially running 100 watt radios. This is something that has been pondering in my brain for awhile. Do these new ...
by kb9suy
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Of interest to New York citizens
Replies: 18
Views: 1513

Re: Of interest to New York citizens

I see moto has the Starcom 21 system in Illinois and on googling this I do not see much bad press on this. Most of the State and Local officers near me like it. Of course with any analog to digital migration... most of them miss the old analog VHF system. (which worked just fine btw....) I get to u...

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