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by Rod Farva
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: XTS5000 FW upgrade issue! Need old FW
Replies: 2
Views: 313

XTS5000 FW upgrade issue! Need old FW

I am running into an issue I have never ran into before, I have 2 XTS5000s running some really old firmware R02.20.02 & R02.20.00 DSP. When I try to update the FW to R20.xx.xx I get an error "unable to create instance of Encaten Component" i assume this is because of the really old fw ...
by Rod Farva
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 alarm and locked
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: MTR3000 alarm and locked

is this an MTR3000 or a MTR3000 upgrade from a MTR2000?
by Rod Farva
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: quantar not muting when transmitting
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: quantar not muting when transmitting

also when working with simulcast, your reference is critical and thus the reason for an external 10MHz or 5MHz reference. For a simulcast to operate correctly your ideal freq error should be no more then plus or minus 2Hz yes thats right +/- 2Hz This way all sites that can be heard by the subscriber...
by Rod Farva
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom Gold Elite BIM Question
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Centracom Gold Elite BIM Question

Each Bim has 4wire capablity as mentioned but also has logging, each slot in the card cage has a specific row on the punch block, there is a punch block road map in the centracom CEB manual. Each slot in the card cage will give you 3 rows on the punch block, 2w 4w and logging...
by Rod Farva
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom Furniture Configurations
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Centracom Furniture Configurations

The old furniture is made out of metal and wood, the wood of course is the tabletop. The consoles did come with a corner wedge because I used to have to haul the old furniture away about 10 years or so ago when the gold elite started being installed and comcens started using adjustable workstations....
by Rod Farva
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000 Expansion Board & Encryption
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: APX7000 Expansion Board & Encryption

So this is a flash upgrade you have to order with a dongle if you want to add another form of encryption other then ADP?
by Rod Farva
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Leased Line Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Leased Line Testing

on another note, check to see if the leased lines are 10db conditioned lines. The ones I currently work on are conditioned so when i send a 0db signal with my tims I should see a minus 10 at the other end and if the lines are conditioned and balanced properly by the phone company you should see a pr...
by Rod Farva
Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Broken MCS2000, any hints?
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

Re: Broken MCS2000, any hints?

I would Depot the radio ONLY if I could not fix it, the problem sounds like a simple repair to me....
by Rod Farva
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: msf5000 programing
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: msf5000 programing

The MSF has been configured for multi channel base station? What are you using to change channels with? The station is looking for function tones for different channels....
by Rod Farva
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Quantar Service Beeps
Replies: 12
Views: 1076

Re: Quantar Service Beeps

Just to confirm that the quantar error log has been checked thru the serial connection on the station itself?
by Rod Farva
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola NLN8858 (MX/STX Charger) LED Blinking
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: Motorola NLN8858 (MX/STX Charger) LED Blinking

check the battery contacts, one of the contacts senses the battery and the voltage, make sure that there is nothing messing with that contact, if you need another charger I have a pallet full of them....
by Rod Farva
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Broken MCS2000, any hints?
Replies: 5
Views: 1659

Re: Broken MCS2000, any hints?

well for one the audio on the MCS2000 is a floating ground so any short can and will blow the audio IC. There is a 5v regulator that has known to have a cold solder joint on it, if this is the case the radio will not power up. Try reflowing solder on the 5v regulator and replace the IC for the audio...
by Rod Farva
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola NLN8858 (MX/STX Charger) LED Blinking
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: Motorola NLN8858 (MX/STX Charger) LED Blinking

The charger will flash the red light when the battery is bad...
by Rod Farva
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS5000 QCII and MDC Programming Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 663

XTS5000 QCII and MDC Programming Issue

Hey folks, I am programming a VHF XTS5000 with 12.00.13 firmware for a friend and I am trying to program multiple MDC, DTMF and Quick Call systems, when I go to the personality page and I create a new personality the MDC, DTMF and QCII all revert to system 1 even though I have created multiple MDC, ...
by Rod Farva
Fri May 29, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MCS2000 Programming
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: MCS2000 Programming

That is not entirely true! I have a high power MCS2000 that only goes down to 146.000
by Rod Farva
Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM-1550 Polarity Diode
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: CDM-1550 Polarity Diode

Use a 1000 degree soldering iron and the solder blob method, take a bunch of solder and make a big blob and move the blob around the area of the diode to heat up the board equally then you can reach the diode with a pair of forceps or needle nose pliers and off it will come, you must be quick to rem...
by Rod Farva
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: AstroTAC Analog Operation
Replies: 11
Views: 971

Re: AstroTAC Analog Operation

The AstroTac comparators are primarily for Astro 7x trunking systems, they will do conventional and analog but it is very difficult to get them to do it properly!
by Rod Farva
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR2k+GR500+Digitac CONFIG
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: MTR2k+GR500+Digitac CONFIG

My company has 3 MTR2000 VHF,4 GR500 UHF and Digitac comparator.The plan is for MTR's to receive on same freq,and transmit on 3 different freq.GR's are planned to be used as links on 4 different freq's(2 pairs 10M space) between 2 MTR's and Digitac.Digitac would be stationed by the third MTR.Is thi...
by Rod Farva
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom parts
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: Centracom parts

If you can take pictures I can confirm what you have, but with out running the numbers I assume you probably have the op position for a CC2+ CRT or gold elite. The RJ45s tell me that the one board is the CIE Main board. The pair of 1/4in phone plugs sounds like the headset jack, What makes me think ...
by Rod Farva
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: MT2000 Problem

all you need is to swap out the control flex and thats it. The control flex should come with the volume pot and channel selector
by Rod Farva
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000 Availability
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: APX7000 Availability

according to the engineering department, the 2 models I held were the only 2 manufactured, did the ones you saw have engineering prototype engraved on the front?
by Rod Farva
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000 Availability
Replies: 12
Views: 1826

Re: APX7000 Availability

APX7000s will not be released to the sales people for demo until the 3rd quarter of 09 and full release is not expected till first quarter of 2010, there hopes however are to push the product out by end of 3rd quarter or beginning of 4th quarter of 09. I have held the only 2 radios that have been ma...
by Rod Farva
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber SI wierd power down behavior
Replies: 12
Views: 1535

Re: Saber SI wierd power down behavior

I have messed with a lot of Saber SI's The problem you experienced was a programming issue. All of the SI radios I bought had this same issue. Most of the time the cause of it was someone not using the right software to program it triggering off this issue. Now with your radio having 300 or so Mw wh...
by Rod Farva
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Analog Saber problem
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Analog Saber problem

check all modules to see if they are not seated correctly or you might have a bad solder joint on the main board...
by Rod Farva
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Spectra
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Astro Spectra

I have an R split Astro Spectra and it is a range 3 so not all R split astro spectras are 438-470...
by Rod Farva
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Maxtrac/Spectra Hybrid
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Motorola Maxtrac/Spectra Hybrid

well it looks like the seller who has no clue on radios as you can tell, he probably found parts in a box and assumed they all fit together. The gm300 aftermarket remote kit consists of a front housing with a DB25 connector on it for the radio and a rear housing for the control head with a DB25 conn...
by Rod Farva
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 Fail 01/82
Replies: 13
Views: 9111

Re: XTS5000 Fail 01/82

Are you positive? I had the same thing happen to me when I reprogrammed my radio and I up'd the firmware to ver 12 and I was able to recover it. I had to do a massive realignment though.
by Rod Farva
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 Fail 01/82
Replies: 13
Views: 9111

Re: XTS5000 Fail 01/82

You can try a firmware upgrade
by Rod Farva
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: A screenshot of Centracom Series II Plus CRT
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: A screenshot of Centracom Series II Plus CRT

what will make it better is if you could set it up to have the AUX I/O set off a wave file that sounds like a missile being fired!!!! :lol:
by Rod Farva
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: A screenshot of Centracom Series II Plus CRT
Replies: 12
Views: 1373

Re: A screenshot of Centracom Series II Plus CRT

naw here is what you need!! This is in my front room!!! http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/rfarva/_MG_9926.jpg http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/rfarva/_MG_9920.jpg http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/rfarva/_MG_9922.jpg It was a post on the board that made me build this unit in my home!...
by Rod Farva
Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom CEB...who knows this stuff?
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Centracom CEB...who knows this stuff?

what all do u have left?
by Rod Farva
Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: CentraCom 2+ Programming Question
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: CentraCom 2+ Programming Question

I have it handled now, they are turbo tomi's and I just did not select the right card in the rss
by Rod Farva
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Centracom Questions

Well you could buy a desktop CC2 op position and that will help get rid of the big stack of metal you no longer wish to use. If you have TOMIs you have a CC2+. There is RSS out there for the CC2 plus that will help you reconfigure your system. You will need a RS232 card to PC cable and the software..
by Rod Farva
Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Motorola XTS 2500
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: New Motorola XTS 2500

If you have an impress battery on the XTS2500 you will see a batt indicator, however if you do not have not selected the batt item in the menu selection it will not display BATT on your display in the menu. If you do not have a battery indicator to the upper right of the display you are not using a ...
by Rod Farva
Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi RF board--low power output
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Jedi RF board--low power output

check to see if it draws normal current on tx, if so check the antenna switch on top of the RF board near antenna tangs. Sometimes the antenna switch goes bad...
by Rod Farva
Wed May 28, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Firmware Upgrade for Astro Spectra?
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Firmware Upgrade for Astro Spectra?

I found the problem, it was a bad remote mount faceplate on the drawer unit.......
by Rod Farva
Wed May 28, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Firmware Upgrade for Astro Spectra?
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Firmware Upgrade for Astro Spectra?

I am trying to perform a firmware upgrade for rebanding our radios, Most of the city has as far as mobiles have XTLs and those were a cinch. There are 5 radios that are Astro Spectras. (Not AS+) that need to be rebanded. I have done the reband for the XTLs but I am tryng to get this Astro Spectra to...
by Rod Farva
Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: D43 Spectra audio issue
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: D43 Spectra audio issue

if the speaker leads get shorted out it will burn the audio IC instantly which sounds like what happend. It is easy to discover it because it has either a burn mark in the middle, a crack or a big chunk of the IC missing from the middle... Common problem with spectras. especially when the speakers h...
by Rod Farva
Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: VRM650/850 testing
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: VRM650/850 testing

unless u have an "In House" RD-LAP data system you would have to use the customers system. Usually customers that have a RD-LAP mdt system usually have test logons for you to use. VRM 650/850 are RF modems so the have an address like a mac address that has to be entered into the system and...
by Rod Farva
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Spectra VHF
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Motorola Spectra VHF

u want a VHF Spectra?
by Rod Farva
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: D43 Spectra audio issue
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: D43 Spectra audio issue

check the audio amp, and see if it has a burn mark in the middle of it. If the speaker leads ever get shorted to ground it will pop that amp. The best way to check the amp is with a scope. Generate a signal into the radio and look for the 1k tone in the scope before the amp. If there is signal there...
by Rod Farva
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: CentraCom 2+ Programming Question
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: CentraCom 2+ Programming Question

I think they are UV. I have to use a shooter or something to that effect....
by Rod Farva
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: New XTS5000 Issue With Ver 10 CPS
Replies: 13
Views: 984

Re: New XTS5000 Issue With Ver 10 CPS

ok so your saying your basically F'd if you have Q52 with version 10 or 11 CPS?
by Rod Farva
Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: CentraCom 2+ Programming Question
Replies: 5
Views: 544

CentraCom 2+ Programming Question

I am reconfiguring a CC2 Plus for a small department and it has been a while since I have programmed these units. I have the FPP software and the RS232 card. If I remember correctly you have to move a jumper on the TOMI card but I can not remember which one it was. I do not have the RSS book on me. ...
by Rod Farva
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom CEB...who knows this stuff?
Replies: 13
Views: 1313

Re: Centracom CEB...who knows this stuff?

Why not just update the CEB parts to Gold Elite? Mostly, what you need is a COIM module. Post your findings after you do, if you do. A COIM itself is not going to work, you need a CIE to go along with that plus you have to upgrade the firmware to match the existing cards plus the BIMS, AUX I/O card...
by Rod Farva
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2007 Ford Expedition With Curtian Airbags
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: 2007 Ford Expedition With Curtian Airbags

you not kidding on that! I had a few of those little sticky squares that you can run a small zip tie on, and I stickied the coax to the roof. The fun part was the headliner since it has vents for rear heating and AC....
by Rod Farva
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2007 Ford Expedition With Curtian Airbags
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: 2007 Ford Expedition With Curtian Airbags

What I did was route the coax between the airbag and the body of the vehicle, I ran my coax down the B Pillar and that seemed to work ok. Thanks for the input. I have 5 antennas that went into this rig. I will post pictures at a later date.... 1 XTL5000 W4 1 CDM1550LS+ VHF 1CDM1550LS+UHF 1 Uniden Pr...
by Rod Farva
Wed May 30, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2007 Ford Expedition With Curtian Airbags
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

2007 Ford Expedition With Curtian Airbags

Anyone have any info on installing antennas on a 2007 Ford Expedition with rear climate controls and Curtian airbags? I have a lot of experience with installs but when it comes to airbags in the headliner I want to be cautious. I just bought this Expedition yesterday and I am installing 5 radios in ...
by Rod Farva
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra C9...dash or remote mount?
Replies: 3
Views: 321

this topic looks like it should be moved, anyways, Systems 9000 is a remote head setup. the A, B,C E are designators such as (A) Conventional (B) Privacy Plus Trunking, (C) Smartnet Trunking and (E) Enhanced. If you want a dash mount unit with almost the same functionality I would get a unit with a ...
by Rod Farva
Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Latest Waris CPS? (LEGIT Q)
Replies: 3
Views: 746

that is correct and if you have a Motorla SLA signed you can order

HVN9025T CPS R06.07.04 HT/CDM/EX

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