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by rydzewski
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS 2500 as a Data Modem
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: XTS 2500 as a Data Modem

i would be interested in knowing this as well.
by rydzewski
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: VHF Repeater system working on 700/800
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: VHF Repeater system working on 700/800

thank you for the response Bill. I have to set up a meeting with our radio shop to talk about this for sure, just trying to get a little background so I am not going into the meeting with nothing.
by rydzewski
Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: VHF Repeater system working on 700/800
Replies: 3
Views: 466

VHF Repeater system working on 700/800

Our area has a new 700/800MHz trunked system they are trying to get all county departments on, only downfall is they will not pay for the radios for us to get on it. My knowledge on radios is pretty basic so bare with me... We have a VHF repeater system already setup for our area. we have 3 Voters a...
by rydzewski
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2011 Ford F150 Crew Cab antenna install
Replies: 20
Views: 11939

Re: 2011 Ford F150 Crew Cab antenna install

I will be doing an install in my 2011 F150 XLT in the near future with a vhf cdm1250 and a uhf xtl2500. I will be putting the 1250 head in the same spot as your truck... just need to figure out where to put the XTL head. I will post pictures of the process as well. Thanks again mmckenna for the writ...
by rydzewski
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL 2500 Dash to Remote Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: XTL 2500 Dash to Remote Conversion

thank you guys for your quick replies. I will be in touch with you escomm in the near future...
by rydzewski
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL 2500 Dash to Remote Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

XTL 2500 Dash to Remote Conversion

I tried to search, but was unable to find my answer. I am a newbie to the ASTRO25 Mobiles. I have just bought a dash mount XTL2500 and would like information on what is needed to make it a remote mount radio. Is it as easy as buying a remote mount kit (like CDM's) or is there more to it hardware/sof...
by rydzewski
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Radio problems on ambulance.
Replies: 23
Views: 5464

Re: Radio problems on ambulance.

Sorry for abandoning this post... The problem was a blown head gasket. As soon as that was replaced the interference was eliminated.
by rydzewski
Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Radio problems on ambulance.
Replies: 23
Views: 5464

Re: Radio problems on ambulance.

Jim, Thank you for all your suggestions. Its been a busy week and I have not had much time to play around with the radio. I have been told that it sounds much better as of right now. The only thing that has changed from the last time I tinkered with it was we removed the portable refrigeration unit ...
by rydzewski
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Radio problems on ambulance.
Replies: 23
Views: 5464

Re: Radio problems on ambulance.

I know its been a few weeks but I was finally able to take a look at it. First thing I did was check the Ground. The ground is about 6Ft long and is grounded to the back of the Driver seat frame. I figured this wasn't the best ground so I unhooked it looking for another place to locate it. After I r...
by rydzewski
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Radio problems on ambulance.
Replies: 23
Views: 5464

Re: Radio problems on ambulance.

The one mentioned above is a Demers Ambulance. Haven't had a chance to get into the electrical system yet. I will post an update with what I find within the week. Thanks again for all the help.
by rydzewski
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Radio problems on ambulance.
Replies: 23
Views: 5464

Re: Radio problems on ambulance.

thank you for the replies. I will test with the ambulance engine off. I will also try to minimize the electrical load in the back, and check the connections out.
by rydzewski
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Radio problems on ambulance.
Replies: 23
Views: 5464

Radio problems on ambulance.

We have been having an ongoing issue with one of our ambulances radio's. some days its better, some days much worse. the issue is a humming noise its gotten to the point to on the "bad" days the dispatcher says we are unreadable. We have had the local radio shop out 3 or 4 times and they w...
by rydzewski
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pricing
Replies: 7
Views: 797

Re: Pricing

Harris makes a great product. Seeing that they are made in the County I work in we are seriously considering them. Harris has allowed us to test there dual band portables... they are very impressive and are MUCH cheaper then Motorola's.
by rydzewski
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: NMOQ whistle
Replies: 17
Views: 3563

Re: NMOQ whistle

I have been told that people were having issues with the low profile type of antenna's. I live in a city where coverage is not a problem so I'm guessing that is why I have not had any issues.
by rydzewski
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: NMOQ whistle
Replies: 17
Views: 3563

Re: NMOQ whistle

I have the Laird Low-profile black VHF "puck" on my truck... works great for me. I used to have a quarterwave on my truck and the noise caused me to go with the low profile's.


http://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/i ... 95_457_211
by rydzewski
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTS Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3397

Re: Motorola XTS Question

thank you, looks like i will be finding a 8meg radio...
by rydzewski
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTS Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3397

Re: Motorola XTS Question

do you know the Highest the HOST will go with 4meg?
by rydzewski
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTS Question
Replies: 7
Views: 3397

Motorola XTS Question

What is the Difference between a 4MEG Vocon and a 8MEG Vocon..
by rydzewski
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Quick XTS 2500 Programing question
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Quick XTS 2500 Programing question

thank you sir.
by rydzewski
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Quick XTS 2500 Programing question
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Quick XTS 2500 Programing question

When using the USB programing cable RKN4105A are you able to perform firmware upgrades?
by rydzewski
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Waris CPS compatible with Windows 7?
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: Waris CPS compatible with Windows 7?

I have R06.12.02 as well. Running on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Have not had a problem yet.
by rydzewski
Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2011 Ford F150 Crew Cab antenna install
Replies: 20
Views: 11939

Re: 2011 Ford F150 Crew Cab antenna install

This is a great how to on the newer style ford f-150's. Thank you!
by rydzewski
Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna placement on a truck
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: Antenna placement on a truck

fantastic. let me know when you post it. thank you.
by rydzewski
Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna placement on a truck
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: Antenna placement on a truck

I run both uhf and vhf. I will probably off set them one on the drivers side back and passenger side back built ford tough i guess!
by rydzewski
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna placement on a truck
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: Antenna placement on a truck

I will be doing something in the next week or so. if you do decide to drop your headliner let me know what you find.
by rydzewski
Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna placement on a truck
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: Antenna placement on a truck

hmm. I'll have to look into more discrete antenna's. thank you for the input Tom. Something to consider. As for the Phantom Elite, i will have to do some more research on it.
by rydzewski
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna placement on a truck
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Antenna placement on a truck

Just bought a new 2011 Ford f-150 super crew 5.5ft bed. On my old truck i had 2 nmo mounts on the roof. with this new truck i am thinking of something a little more covert. any ideas on mounting options and antenna's? I was thinking magnet mounts in the bed of the truck hidden by the tonneau cover.....
by rydzewski
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM Programing Cable Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: CDM Programing Cable Question

yeah i saw that online. i tried that as well. i think i might just go buy the cable tomorrow and make life easier. thanks for all your help.
by rydzewski
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM Programing Cable Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: CDM Programing Cable Question

Maybe it's the pins on the back.... I have a 20-pin connector i got off eBay. on it it says 2 10 20 on the top of the connector.. so i went from left to right counting up.. so bottom left is 1, upper left is 2, then lower 3 upper 4 and so on.... is this correct... if not then there's the problem!
by rydzewski
Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM Programing Cable Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: CDM Programing Cable Question

my issue is the cable wont even read the radio... i cant open it in cps, or the firmware tool.
by rydzewski
Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM Programing Cable Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: CDM Programing Cable Question

Ok... Now im lost... Here is the cable I made... following the batlabs diagram and removing the test set part. DB 25 20pin on radio 1--------------------7 4---| -connected pin 4-11 on db25 11--| 12------------------13 15------------------17 25------------------18 I also installed a switch that conne...
by rydzewski
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM Programing Cable Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: CDM Programing Cable Question

Thank You
by rydzewski
Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM Programing Cable Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

CDM Programing Cable Question

I'm going over the schematics to build this cable..

http://batlabs.com/images/rkn4083.gif


I saw that you need a flash adapter to update the firmware. My question is, Can I just add a Switch to my cable (linked above) to connect DB-25 pin 1 to pin 25?
by rydzewski
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra w5 with a w9 head....
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Re: Astro Spectra w5 with a w9 head....

dang.

now what i wanted to hear.
by rydzewski
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra w5 with a w9 head....
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Astro Spectra w5 with a w9 head....

i bought this radio and it is a w5 radio.. it came with a w9 control head. cant get it to scan.. only buttons that work are mode, vol, home and sel (sel is the DIM.. dim button dosnt work) any way to get it to work the right way?
by rydzewski
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: can't flash GP 380
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: can't flash GP 380

post the info on the stickers on the back of the radio. im sure i can get u a codeplug for it.
by rydzewski
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: can't flash GP 380
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: can't flash GP 380

to get the code plug error off all you need to do is get yourself a gp380 codeplug and write it to your radio. i hope you saved your tuning software before you started tinkering with it. if not you need to have it re-tuned.
by rydzewski
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: GP to HT - Cant seem to find an answer
Replies: 1
Views: 361

GP to HT - Cant seem to find an answer

I've been looking around the web and on here and cant seem to find a definitive answer on if its possible to flash a GP-380 to a HT-1250 (VHF). Money's tight and if I can pick up a GP for 140 bucks and make it work like my stolen HT i would be a happy camper!!
by rydzewski
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Would you buy a Chines Rib (and I'm not talking take out)
Replies: 38
Views: 3335

Re: Would you buy a Chines Rib (and I'm not talking take out)

i bought an aftermarket one from e-_ _ _ from Ontario Canada. have not had any issues with my spectra's, cdm's and HT1250's. works just fine.
by rydzewski
Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: ht 1250 VHF Tuner file needed
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: ht 1250 VHF Tuner file needed

alright. thank you.
by rydzewski
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: ht 1250 VHF Tuner file needed
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: ht 1250 VHF Tuner file needed

ok. improper tuning can result in no RX right?
by rydzewski
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: ht 1250 VHF Tuner file needed
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: ht 1250 VHF Tuner file needed

i just got the cps for it and was in the tuner program and i don't know what i did. I will have to have it tuned professionally then. is there any way to revert back to factory defaults or something along the lines of that?
by rydzewski
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: ht 1250 VHF Tuner file needed
Replies: 7
Views: 550

ht 1250 VHF Tuner file needed

I was messing around with my radio and now i don't get any RX on any ch's/ im guessing my alignment is messed up. anyone have a .sfp file i can try... e-mail me one if u have it. thanks!
by rydzewski
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Flash GP360 to HT1250
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Flash GP360 to HT1250

Is it just changing the firmware / codeplugs or how does that work? if you know.
by rydzewski
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Flash GP360 to HT1250
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Flash GP360 to HT1250

I've heard about it, So i know you can. I don't know how but I'm sure it involves LAB software.
by rydzewski
Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM 1250 model number error
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: CDM 1250 model number error

gotcha. thank you!
by rydzewski
Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Quik-call timing settings between tones
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Quik-call timing settings between tones

how many tones you using? 2 or 4
by rydzewski
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM 1250 model number error
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: CDM 1250 model number error

my RSS will read all supported regions including LA
by rydzewski
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CDM 1250 model number error
Replies: 4
Views: 407

CDM 1250 model number error

heres a first. have radio here with no sticker on bottom. read the radio with r06.05.00 and under model number it says M25KD9AA5AN - Theres no AA or LA. how do you think this happened? also is there any way to revert it back so i can have a real model number? i don't know if its an LA or an AA model...

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