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by Batwings21
Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: How do you become a Moto tech?
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: How do you become a Moto tech?

IMHO the GROL is useless. When I went to study for that test it was all maritime radio BS mixed in with a little antenna theory. The CET WCM and USMSS cert's are the way to go, hands down.
by Batwings21
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions
Replies: 610
Views: 59530

Re: Aeroflex (IFR) Questions

Anyone know if the 3550 will be getting p25 phase 2?
by Batwings21
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Panel Recommendation for CDM1250 8 freq tone control
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Panel Recommendation for CDM1250 8 freq tone control

CPI TTP216 panels are hard to beat, great product.
by Batwings21
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: JPS Voter not always initially voting the best site
Replies: 26
Views: 1427

Re: JPS Voter not always initially voting the best site

When using pilot tone over IP connections we have had jitter problems resulting in pops and clicks over the repeater when the jitter buffers get full. Going to E&M on the nxu-2's was the solution for those systems, but we did not have the issue you were having.
by Batwings21
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: JPS Voter not always initially voting the best site
Replies: 26
Views: 1427

Re: JPS Voter not always initially voting the best site

Yeah if you have people who are consistantly low deviaton you may need to add a little boost to the system by changing your alignment procedure. The main thing is that the yellow lights are on when someone is talking and the red lights frequently flash with the peaks as FMROB said.
by Batwings21
Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: JPS Voter not always initially voting the best site
Replies: 26
Views: 1427

Re: JPS Voter not always initially voting the best site

1) I second that unless you are talking quietly or have a radio with poor deviation the audio levels are not adjusted properly. Injecting a full quieting 1k tone at 2/3 system deviation plus pl should just light the yellow light steady and you can measure +5db at the test point on the front of the s...
by Batwings21
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: JPS Voter not always initially voting the best site
Replies: 26
Views: 1427

Re: JPS Voter not always initially voting the best site

I'd still like to hear what the audio through one of these comparators sounds like when the thing is configured for status-tone based voting. Listen to a online feed of Oak Lawn IL fire aka Mabas21 this is a 12 site JPS using status tone over pots lines. Porter County IN sheriff is a 9 or so site J...
by Batwings21
Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Phones as scanners
Replies: 26
Views: 2946

Re: Phones as scanners

Where in Indiana do you live? Because I've worked as a two way radio installer and then as a technician in Northwest Indiana for 11 years and never once have I heard of a judge ordering a radio or scanner to be "deprogrammed" or destroyed. If anything they are confiscated and sold years la...
by Batwings21
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Interfacing Consollete Base to Astro Trunk System CCGW Card
Replies: 6
Views: 1530

Re: Interfacing Consollete Base to Astro Trunk System CCGW C

The newer routers with CCGW cards in them DO have V.24 ports and those connect to Acc 1 on the consolette for ACIM link control. The audio is handled between the E&M ports on the CCGW and Acc 2 on the consolette.
by Batwings21
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: astro sectra upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: astro sectra upgrade

When you power the radio on what does it say? Astro = Astro Spectra Spectra+ = Astro Spectra Plus XTL5000 = XTL5000 Thats how you can tell what radio is connected to a w series head without much effort. Also if it is a 800 Astro Spectra and you just need to do 9600 trunking that can be done with spe...
by Batwings21
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: New MOTOTRBO portables. XPR-3300 and XPR-3500
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: New MOTOTRBO portables. XPR-3000 and XPR-3300

The SL is not the only 7550 there is a XPR also.
by Batwings21
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: No audio on APX Speaker Mic PMMN4062A
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: No audio on APX Speaker Mic PMMN4062A

I have seen APX7000 radios (tag-less units normally) that have no audio to the side jack. I've changed the expansion board and this fixes it. It also can happen if the expansion board is not seated all the way.
by Batwings21
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 losing FPP
Replies: 8
Views: 1298

Re: XTS2500 losing FPP

It will still have FPP but the trunking will not work.
by Batwings21
Mon May 21, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX 7k - Help Fail 01/A2
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: APX 7k - Help Fail 01/A2

Well if people here didn't have reputations prohibiting the sharing of useful information then i would have just posted it in the open. As I've already been told on multiple occasions the things that interest me shouldn't be talked about here then I do it via PM or on another site. Thats the side ef...
by Batwings21
Tue May 15, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SJ OPT-1225-PP board for P1225
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: SJ OPT-1225-PP board for P1225

Yes, it simply installs in the radio, in your case in place of the keypad board. You just install it, then there are some settings in the p1225 rss to turn on the option board. Then you will need the SJ software to program it. Its been a long long time, but it was pretty simple and it did allow both...
by Batwings21
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS Model 3 Housing
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: XTS Model 3 Housing

If you only replace the plastic and transfer your electronics it does not matter which model you have, If you are wanting to replace the electronics then you need to know if its an AN or a BN.
by Batwings21
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX6000 power off channel change
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: APX6000 power off channel change

Look in radio ergonomics, advanced, power up on last selected zone and channel
by Batwings21
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 01/A2 error
Replies: 22
Views: 1988

Re: APX7000 01/A2 error

Yes the tuning data in the vocon does not match the tuning data in the rf board, I have seen several of these and every time CPS will read them and write to them but tuner will puke on reading the tuning data. I cannot speak of a 3920 but I doubt it would correct this when tuner will not.
by Batwings21
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 01/A2 error
Replies: 22
Views: 1988

Re: APX7000 01/A2 error

More than likely tuner will not read it, sounds like someone swapped rf boards...
by Batwings21
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Analog Spectra Channel Limit - Update
Replies: 32
Views: 4921

Re: Analog Spectra Channel Limit - Update

ComEd in Illinois has a ton of these in 900mhz. They are still using them though.
by Batwings21
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX7000 blue dot
Replies: 8
Views: 2138

Re: APX7000 blue dot

The Blue dot means the radio has the bluetooth speaker grille in it. It simply designates that the radio has the bluetooth antenna, not the option board or flash option.
by Batwings21
Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 EOL ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1875

Re: HT1250 EOL ?

MT2000 man wrote:So, what is supposed to be the replacement radios for the now-almost-gone Waris series ? The MT1500/PR1500/XTS1500 ??

Those will be EOL soon (along with the rest of the astro25 line) too replaced by the low tier Apx line.
by Batwings21
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Centracom Parts

Well they are calling them CCGW's but they look like the GGM8000. This is the first MCC7500 I've dealt with, but the CCGW was based off of the s2600 router right? They will interface to a centracom and an ACIM also.
by Batwings21
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000 SLIC & ASFIC info needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Re: MCS2000 SLIC & ASFIC info needed

Yes, RADSTER has the capability to talk to those IC's. Also a BusPirate may come in handy for bus/protocol snooping.
by Batwings21
Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Centracom Parts
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: Centracom Parts

The parts are orderable; as parts, not for new expansion etc. So just order them as parts by those numbers. Yes the ACIM is dirt cheap, not sure why but get em while they last. The Apx7500 does have a ACIM link port, it uses that to connect to a mcc7500. I believe it works with a gold elite also but...
by Batwings21
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: MTR3000 analogue simulcast
Replies: 19
Views: 1186

Re: MTR3000 analogue simulcast

Simulcast Solutions told us the MTR3000 would not work in their systems for that very reason.
by Batwings21
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Control APX by smart phone
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: Control APX by smart phone

I would be interested in more details as to what you have coded up. As far as to a radio user I don't see the application for a portable other than the neat factor, but with a mobile radio I could see and advantage to integrating controls into a MDT/tablet in the vehicle.
by Batwings21
Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Changing APX7000 Case
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Changing APX7000 Case

Its torx, not sure of the size ATM, its smaller than t10 probably a t7,t8 or t9.
by Batwings21
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Changing APX7000 Case
Replies: 7
Views: 953

Re: Changing APX7000 Case

Its easy, just remove the speaker grill and the two screws at the bottom. Then spread the case and remove, I have found it easier to remove the acc connector side first and pivot it on the ptt side so as to not damage the ptt popple.
by Batwings21
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASIII Question
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: ASIII Question

Is the rebanding enabled box checked in trunking wide?
by Batwings21
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ASIII Question
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: ASIII Question

I would do a full alignment on it. Sound like it could be high BER.
by Batwings21
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Astro 25 to Astro Import
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: Astro 25 to Astro Import

The top level drag and drop only works properly from the Astro series to the Astro25 not the other way around.
by Batwings21
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Query About XTS3000 supposedly with XTS5000 firmware
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Query About XTS3000 supposedly with XTS5000 firmware

After looking at the pictures this guy is just an idiot. The radios are packed in xts5k plastic clam-shells, that's probably how he got confused. I don't think he's being devious just stupid. If the price is right I wouldn't stay away from them.
by Batwings21
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: System Key Analog/Digital
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: System Key Analog/Digital

Just remember - if your radio gets bricked, IT'S DONE. No reprogramming to recover it. While I agree that the OP should not be doing what he is trying to do, this information is false. There are ways for most any inhibited radio to be restored. Some are hard, others relatively easy it depends on th...
by Batwings21
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Query About XTS3000 supposedly with XTS5000 firmware
Replies: 5
Views: 675

Re: Query About XTS3000 supposedly with XTS5000 firmware

Well thats BS. Either the seller is a con artist or mis-informed. Do you have a link to where they are for sale? The hardware platforms are totally different except in appearance.
by Batwings21
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CSS LAN IP Settings on Notebook to Connect to P25 Trunking
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: CSS LAN IP Settings on Notebook to Connect to P25 Trunki

First you need to connect to the switch and open a port, then you will get an ip from the switch for your laptop. If your not familiar with how to do so, go find someone from you system to help you like your ST or FTR guys. In any recent system you do not assign your laptop a static ip, thats asking...
by Batwings21
Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Phoenix Police or MCSO XTS5000
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: Phoenix Police or MCSO XTS5000

Yep it would be much easier to program it to TX. Motorola 9600 baud trunked radios must affiliate to the system in order to receive.
by Batwings21
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL Multi-head Combined Control Cable Limit?
Replies: 20
Views: 1179

Re: XTL Multi-head Combined Control Cable Limit?

Well here's more info for you, but probably not what you wanted to here. First I'm fairly certain the O series heads use sb9600 any more. Doesn't really matter anyways... Second I agree with Jim202 that you may be able to function with separate supplies, but I would like to see all the grounds tied ...
by Batwings21
Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL Multi-head Combined Control Cable Limit?
Replies: 20
Views: 1179

Re: XTL Multi-head Combined Control Cable Limit?

Uh, I really don't like the idea of powering the heads from different astron power supplies. I would suggest powering the radio and heads from the same power supply.
by Batwings21
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL's On eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: XTL's On eBay

CTAMontrose wrote:or the abnormally high number of people with portable D versus mobile D.

Exactly, cause and effect. Lol
by Batwings21
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL's On eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: XTL's On eBay

I think its more along the lines of there is a abnormally high number of xts radios on ebay with ADP.
by Batwings21
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: PR1500, XTS2500 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: PR1500, XTS2500 questions

VTAC11 Same guts, different housings & codeplugs. Most of Panter88's XTS2500s started off life as MT or PR1500s.... Absolutely correct, again... If you had a way to tell a pr1500 it was a 2500 it would be perfectly happy as one. Old lab isn't going to do it, but something more recent and designe...
by Batwings21
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: VRM-650 and VRM-850 data radio programming
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: VRM-650 and VRM-850 data radio programming

It is a MCS2000. It just has a vrm slapped on the front instead of a control head. As far as I know all you need to do is uncheck the vrm box in the cps and program it as needed.
by Batwings21
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: VRM-650 and VRM-850 data radio programming
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: VRM-650 and VRM-850 data radio programming

No, the aux port is for a gps or other device. The radio is programmed by the db25 connector on the bottom of the radio, you have to remove the plug that's screwed in there and attached to the vrm front, then you can use a mcs2000 service cable to program the radio.
by Batwings21
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Questions about AN and BN XTS2500's
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Questions about AN and BN XTS2500's

Ok here are a few facts I can recall about the xts2500's, pr/mt/xts1500's AN radios have 4megs of flash memory, BN have 8megs AN radios came originally in the older housings with the finger indents on the sides, BN radios came in the newer housing. AN radios that needed there case changed could have...
by Batwings21
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX7000
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: APX7000

Just because the cps talks about ibuttons and flashkeys does not mean it will be for firmware. I have been told that the plan is for the firmware updates to remain free with feature upgrades to be done via flashkey.
by Batwings21
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UK Radio equipement?
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: UK Radio equipement?

They also make the mcc5500, mc series remotes and the command star series for motorola.

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