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by JeffFireRadio
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX 6000 volume switch
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: APX 6000 volume switch

Checks FSBs. Wasn't there a notice and factory-covered repair pertaining to this a few years back? It's been a while, so my brain details are fuzzy.
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 M5 Power up ?
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: XTL2500 M5 Power up ?

Assumptions: You are using a Motorola power cable (HKN4191B) and not something from another electronic device with the polarity going the other way. Poof goes the internal fuse. You have applied 12vDC to Pin 25 ('Ignition' per the BSM), hopefully via the appropriate Motorola accessory cable and not ...
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Can't figure how SSN4005A works.
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Can't figure how SSN4005A works.

I actually looked that up once. I think you are correct. I wondered what the difference was between it and the HSN8145 (???) marketed to the M1225, SM120, etc. mobile radios, as it looked identical. It was indeed the impedance. I looked on the metallic speaker frame inside, and it had the 4 ohm stam...
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Can't figure how SSN4005A works.
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Can't figure how SSN4005A works.

Making it even plainer...these are two parts of a seven-part Motorola portable cell phone car conversion kit used with their last generation (10-ish years ago) cell phones, including many of their flip phones. There was a small brain box that everything plugged into...mic, speaker, cradle, handset, ...
by JeffFireRadio
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Headset
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: Motorola Headset

Thanks. I was going to provide that additional info when he gave us some more details. Sold for the XTS, too, using the Jedi cable. I have deployed and maintained a fleet of those for the fire service and a few other users. Still have some NIB headsets and cables left over. That headset was also sol...
by JeffFireRadio
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Headset
Replies: 3
Views: 992

Re: Motorola Headset

Need more information. "Newer radio" is pretty nebulous. ???
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Weather Alert Radio Model #N1262AN Info
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Motorola Weather Alert Radio Model #N1262AN Info

I've got the sales brochure in my M archives. Not as exciting as the real thing, like you have. It would take some time to find it.
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: 800 Mhz Quantar as base station.
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

Re: 800 Mhz Quantar as base station.

XTL5000 or APX Consolette.
by JeffFireRadio
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola ATEX ANC RSM
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: Motorola ATEX ANC RSM

UK M dealer shows...L398.00 list. L298.50 NSO. Current conversion is 1 British Pound = 1.40 US Dollar.
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola ATEX ANC RSM
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: Motorola ATEX ANC RSM

Super nice. Thanks for taking the time to post all of this.
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: 800 Mhz Quantar as base station.
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

Re: 800 Mhz Quantar as base station.

Have you installed the antenna switch kit to convert it back to a base station, programmed it as a base station (vice repeater) and then tried programming it with the frequencies you desire?
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 FL01-90 Error Then Maintenance Mode
Replies: 4
Views: 1197

Re: XTL2500 FL01-90 Error Then Maintenance Mode

Problem discussed by telecon with wwhalen. I think we've got him on the right track.

- Jeff
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B
Replies: 15
Views: 2720

Re: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B

Holy cow, it's a "C" revision already. How long did "B" last...fifteen minutes? What's up, doc?
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Communications.Support site?
Replies: 41
Views: 7477

Re: Communications.Support site?

Another Festivus miracle! :)
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B
Replies: 15
Views: 2720

Re: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B

Thanks for the replies and your time. Looking forward to hearing more from other users.

- Jeff
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B
Replies: 15
Views: 2720

Re: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B

Bump. Anyone have any details on the A vs B revision differences yet?

I just noticed that there is a new PMMN4107 mic (same, but no channel knob) that seems to replace the old XE RSM. Any feedback on those from current users?

Thanks.

- Jeff
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OT Dispatch Clocks
Replies: 21
Views: 2136

Re: OT Dispatch Clocks

brgprecision.com These are what we use and we've had great luck. Never inexpensive, as you get what you pay for. Their list of customers is impressive...just about every nation on earth, every US federal department in existence, plus just about every state and local government, including 911 centers...
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Weird XTL2500 Flash: _APPL5_
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: Weird XTL2500 Flash: _APPL5_

Also had that on a consolette and wondered what that meant. The consolette and the drawer unit ran without issue forever. The radio had a pretty routine Flashcode in the radio when it was read. There were no other distinguishing aspects of this radio as far as form, function, CPS, etc. Sorry, wish I...
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B
Replies: 15
Views: 2720

XE500 Speaker Mic (PMMN4106), Revision B

Yikes, went to order another one of these and it's listed as a 'B' version already. Seems like they just started shipping this brand new product a few months ago, but it has probably been just short of a year already. Does anyone know what changed or what was wrong with the original 'A' model that p...
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX/XPR RSM comparison
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: APX/XPR RSM comparison

I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to do this and posting it.
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM

Correction to my previous post (now that I'm awake).... There is both a three-day and a 30-second retention UCM. The option for infinite is a CPS check box.

No airline passengers were beaten as a result of this error.

- J
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM

Other part of your question...there are multiple part numbers. There's a 3-day retention and infinite retention version. If I remember correctly, the part number changed for some unknown (to me) reason a few years back too. You're gonna have to give me time to pull out the UCM bin or BSM and find yo...
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: Xtl2500 40 watt UCM

Good news...it's easy to get to. Whether you have a dash or remote version you don't say. If you remove the TIB (assuming a remote) via the two front screws, it's right there staring you in the face on the right hand side of the front bulkhead. Two Torx screws hold the metal shield, and then the UCM...
by JeffFireRadio
Tue May 16, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 Flashcode
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: MTS2000 Flashcode

Ditto.
by JeffFireRadio
Tue May 16, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 Flashcode
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: MTS2000 Flashcode

You are correct and thanks. I should have been clearer in my question...what is N7AS (the thread poster) looking for? His first post says nothing about band or model. Band is cleared up after being questioned. Still unclear about the model 1, 2, 3 quest. :)

- J
by JeffFireRadio
Tue May 16, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 Flashcode
Replies: 10
Views: 1719

Re: MTS2000 Flashcode

Model 1, 2, 3?
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: xtl2500 Firmware update
Replies: 13
Views: 2267

Re: xtl2500 Firmware update

Agree with spectragod on the stepping. Btw, that was me on the PM1500. Glad it worked for your friend. I tried to step that radio numerous times in small increments, not the whole enchilada, with numerous computers, cables, etc. It came close, but couldn't seal the deal. I've been flashing copious r...
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 Progmable buttons and switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Re: MT2000 Progmable buttons and switch

AD0JA, My VHF MT2000 allows me to program scan on-off via a side button, which is where we've elected to do it on our fleet (the blue-green-turquoise-whatever one). Your software isn't showing that option. Is it a CPS version issue, FW version issue, or possibly that if you're doing it via the ABC s...
by JeffFireRadio
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO/Business Products Feature Requests & Future Speculation
Topic: TRBO Consolette?
Replies: 6
Views: 11784

Re: TRBO Consolette?

G798AC - Replace APX drawer/O5 head with MotoTrbo option. $2995.00 Note: Cross out 'machine gun', write in 'pizza oven'; select band desired. Note: Above Price Book transaction. See Federal/State/Local Rep for details. Be prepared to be told 'not available to you'. Hey, loved(!) your mockup. Well do...
by JeffFireRadio
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Which APX Mobile Would People Here Recommend?
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Which APX Mobile Would People Here Recommend?

There will be numerous opinions coming. Mine, quickly...if you have APX6500s now, stay with it. It does everything you want and you give up nothing from the other models (total channels is about it). Your users will thank you from a standardized-radio perspective. Don't make them learn another radio...
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Option 645 for Aeroflex 3920????
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Option 645 for Aeroflex 3920????

Check the APX page on here (somewhere around thread number 10-15 from the top...'Attempt to Autotune APX6000'). Someone just went through this recently. A question or two might be quickly answered there.

Yes, you'll need it.

- Jeff
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: XE RSM generation difference

Update...I have now seen a Gen 2 with the mic holes low on the dimples.
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: XE RSM generation difference

I found my printed copy of the full color 3-page data sheet M put out highlighting the differences between the Gens (one page per Gen). Well done! Okay, high temp cords were introduced in the Gen 2 period. Mic holes are low in the dimples on Gen 3. Mic holes are high on Gen 2 (might be wrong on this...
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: XE RSM generation difference

My point being that that they're all still 'A' model numbers after six or seven years of manufacturing with pretty moderate changes made numerous times.
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: XE RSM generation difference

I'll be in my inventory of APX XE RSMs later today. I'll peruse the date codes I have across the four versions. There is no document in userland that defines the manufacturing dates between each version. Maybe Wikileaks can get us a copy from on-campus. :) We had Gen 3s shipping with new radios whil...
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: XE RSM generation difference

The 3.5 with high temp cord is all I will carry, or let my guys/gals carry. Safety! Of course, the budget drives everything.
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: XE RSM generation difference

sjxts3000 summarized it well. There is also a high temp and standard temp coiled cord. That changes the model number of the speaker-mic. If I remember correctly, that came out right about Gen 3 time. It was in response to FD customers who wanted the cord to handle the heat closer to the rest of the ...
by JeffFireRadio
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: XE RSM generation difference

If you're an MOL account holder, go look at the FSB. It was M's first attempt to point our the differences and 'challenges' of each generation.
by JeffFireRadio
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XE RSM generation difference
Replies: 21
Views: 3218

Re: XE RSM generation difference

I know this doesn't answer your question, but this topic was on here or on CS about 9 months ago. About five of us chimed in with M documentation and field observations, and, it pretty much covered everything...with brochures, pics, and all. It would take a considerable amount of time to reconstruct...
by JeffFireRadio
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: No power-up tone on APX8K after uninhibiting...
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Re: No power-up tone on APX8K after uninhibiting...

C'mon...what do you expect for $10K? :lol:
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: New member, working on a MSR2000
Replies: 12
Views: 1903

Re: New member, working on a MSR2000

We ran our public safety unit (also continuous duty) for a decade+ at 85w and never had a problem. Not applicable to this discussion, but my hometown PD cheaped out and bought the standard duty one (with continuous duty cycle-type utilization) and had PA problems for the entire life of the unit. Enj...
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000, APX8000XE BSM on MOL...Missing In Action?
Replies: 0
Views: 789

APX8000, APX8000XE BSM on MOL...Missing In Action?

No problems downloading it before, but can't find it now. Did it move or disappear? Of course, now there's an APX8500 BSM in its place...on the portable products page.
by JeffFireRadio
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Communications.Support site?
Replies: 41
Views: 7477

Re: Communications.Support site?

Speaking as one who has been a local, state, and federal system manager, it's ironic that some of the customers I support/supported are the ones who ultimately ended that site. Disclaimer...I don't know the details of the events firsthand, but I have read everything on that site (and this one) perta...
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 volume control question.
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: XTS2500 volume control question.

PS...they are not O-rings, they are a flat, clear, nylon 'washer'...material like the clear plastic report covers you used to use in school to protect your term paper. They are almost exactly like a paper butthole (sorry), or the peel off thingy you use on looseleaf notebook pages when you accidenta...
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 volume control question.
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: XTS2500 volume control question.

Yes, with two, the lower one's bottom surface sticks to the radio control top adhesive/escutcheon down inside this whole stack, but lets its top surface glide smoothly on the next nylon washer's bottom surface, preventing friction (smooth washer-on-washer action). The top surface of the upper washer...
by JeffFireRadio
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 volume control question.
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: XTS2500 volume control question.

There are two ultra-thin, clear, nylon washers below the volume knob when the radios are new. They provide for a frictionless volume knob turn when the radio is already on. If anyone has had the radio apart, those will fall off (unknown to most unless you've been to factory XTS school). When that ha...
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: APX6Ks randomly shutting down?

The actual problem went past their September 2013 claim. We had some early 2014s doing it and M took care of it.
by JeffFireRadio
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX and DMR
Replies: 5
Views: 1149

Re: APX and DMR

Disclaimer...I'm kidding. No, that comes in the new APX9000 and APX9000XE being shown at IWCE in 2018. In addition to DMR, it also supports Iridium, Garmin Rino on-screen position plotting of other units, VHF-Lo band, and cellular formats. The antenna is 18" long (rumored stubby to be available...
by JeffFireRadio
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX Audio
Replies: 29
Views: 3241

Re: APX Audio

Obviously correct and thanks for pointing that out to those who might not have been aware of that. I didn't elaborate as the brochure remarks listed both...'3-Watt speaker' (page 4) and 'Audio power at rated - 3 watt' (page 7). Implications were that this was another audio upgrade from the original ...

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