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by RESCUE161
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: "Portable" spectrum analyzer for filter work?
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: "Portable" spectrum analyzer for filter work?

Nice piece of equipment, but WAY out of my price range. I wanted to stay as close to $1K as possibly. I busted that by $658, but I could justify that. No way that I could drop $15,000 on a piece of test equipment for a hobby.
by RESCUE161
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: "Portable" spectrum analyzer for filter work?
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: "Portable" spectrum analyzer for filter work?

Yep. I bought one Monday. I already have an RLB, so I didn't buy that option. It'll be here Friday. I got mine from Saelig for $1658.16 shipped, which included the TG and was cheaper than anywhere else. Do you have one? How do you like it? We have an FSH8 at work and I tried it out in preparation to...
by RESCUE161
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: "Portable" spectrum analyzer for filter work?
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: "Portable" spectrum analyzer for filter work?

The 2670 is just not as accurate as I like. I had to keep fiddling with the settings and there was just too much back and forth. I'm now looking at the Siglent SA as the specs were better than the Rigol.

This morning I messed around with a FSH8. It was nice, but too rich for my blood.
by RESCUE161
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Test Equipment & RF Equipment Alignment
Topic: "Portable" spectrum analyzer for filter work?
Replies: 10
Views: 985

"Portable" spectrum analyzer for filter work?

I recently sold my HP8924C due to me purchasing an R2670 with all the bells and whistles. I thought that I could use the 2670 for filter work, but I now regret that I sold the HP as I can't get the same resolution on the 2670. It is absolutely horrible trying to align a BPBR duplexer. The only thing...
by RESCUE161
Sat May 07, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MDC Selective Inhibit - XPR6500 / XPR7550
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: MDC Selective Inhibit - XPR6500 / XPR7550

When I mentioned that the 7550 accepted the inhibit command, I was referring to the MDC S.I. command from the MC2500 console.
by RESCUE161
Sat May 07, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MDC Selective Inhibit - XPR6500 / XPR7550
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: MDC Selective Inhibit - XPR6500 / XPR7550

Most current firmware. They can be inhibited via DMR. They also have 1000 channels and 1000 contacts, which surprised me as they were only 256 channels before the uplift. They are already loaned out at this time. I don't expect to have to inhibit them, but MDC Selective Inhibit it was a nice thought.
by RESCUE161
Wed May 04, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MDC Selective Inhibit - XPR6500 / XPR7550
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: MDC Selective Inhibit - XPR6500 / XPR7550

I can get the 7550 to accept the inhibit command, but the 6500 is a no-go. Has anyone else had any luck inhibiting these things?
by RESCUE161
Tue May 03, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MDC Selective Inhibit - XPR6500 / XPR7550
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

MDC Selective Inhibit - XPR6500 / XPR7550

Can anyone tell me whether these radios can be inhibited via a console MDC command? I'm trying to set up a few radios to be able to "kill" them via an MC2500, but I can't get them to acknowledge the inhibit command. I have no problems inhibiting other radios (Astro/Astro25 line, Jedi, etc)...
by RESCUE161
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Duplexers used as combiner?
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Duplexers used as combiner?

Well, the notch filter I bought does not go up to 462, so I'm going to have to wait a bit longer to try this out. I'm having to replace the antenna as there is intermittent VSWR issues. What a mess. So I have the two duplexers tuned, but there is not enoughisolation on each respective duplexer to no...
by RESCUE161
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Duplexers used as combiner?
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: Duplexers used as combiner?

Yeah, I was adding the notch duplexer as extra protection. I'm going to give it a shot and see how my loss I have. I'm getting about 15 Watts out of the #2 duplexer and will tune the #1 duplexer when it gets here today. I guess I'll order one of those mobile type notch filters to try it all out. I j...
by RESCUE161
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Duplexers used as combiner?
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Duplexers used as combiner?

I have access to one antenna on a commercial site and would like to put two repeaters on this one antenna. We use combiners at work, but that may be overkill for my application as the four frequencies are at least 5 MHz apart. 444.675/449.675 462.625/467.625 Here is a drawing I made up. Do you guys ...
by RESCUE161
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fully muting MCS2000 audio?
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: Fully muting MCS2000 audio?

Labtool RSS has the option under F9) Labtool Configuration Menu, F2) Labtool Configuration 1, F2) Genral Hardware Configuration, F9) More Options and then "Minimum Volume." I'm sure that you don't want to play with lab due to Tool-Proofing and what-not, but the option is in the software, j...
by RESCUE161
Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radius M10 Mobiles Repeater Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: Radius M10 Mobiles Repeater Help

Are you using a duplexer with one antenna? Did you tune the duplexer to the new frequencies?
by RESCUE161
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Chevy Impala/XTL2500
Replies: 25
Views: 4921

Re: 2013 Chevy Impala/XTL2500

I will second fineshot1's experience as we have factory fuse blocks that are damaged due to the extra width of the blades on those type holders. They eventually cause the fuse block terminals to open too wide and will create an open in the circuit. We also have fuses with two fuses/paths inside of t...
by RESCUE161
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Chevy Impala/XTL2500
Replies: 25
Views: 4921

Re: 2013 Chevy Impala/XTL2500

Ah, I see. I can check the standard fuses for you when we get another car in the bay.
by RESCUE161
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Chevy Impala/XTL2500
Replies: 25
Views: 4921

Re: 2013 Chevy Impala/XTL2500

Will wrote:I will have to look around for the delayed IGN circuit next time I see that Chevy...


Should be the yellow wire in the police package wiring on the passenger's side.
by RESCUE161
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Chevy Impala/XTL2500
Replies: 25
Views: 4921

Re: 2013 Chevy Impala/XTL2500

We use Troy mostly, because their mounts slide under the front seat rail and screw down where the original cup holder goes. We may have another car coming in that I can snap some pics. We'll get a bunch of cars in for de-install and then we'll get a bunch of installs. The camera setups that we use r...
by RESCUE161
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Chevy Impala/XTL2500
Replies: 25
Views: 4921

Re: 2013 Chevy Impala/XTL2500

I may be too late, but we wire the loop of wires on the police package Impalas is as follows: Red with white stripe - 50A constant Black - ground Light Green - 30A Switched (Controlled by sending 12V to the Light Blue wire) Light Blue - Trigger for Light Green wire Dark Green - 30A Switched (Control...
by RESCUE161
Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Repeater Programming
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Repeater Programming

We disable the repeater on the trunking controller and then do changes/programming.
by RESCUE161
Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 or XTS2500
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: XTS5000 or XTS2500

On a ruggedized issue, the 5000 beats the 2500 hands down. We repair the 2500s SMA, buttons and knobs daily as they are soldered directly to the board. We don't see nearly the amount of 5000s as compared to the 2500s.
by RESCUE161
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RCH3000 & CDN1337 Manuals
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: RCH3000 & CDN1337 Manuals

I did not. Wish I could just get a PDF.
by RESCUE161
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit

Finally fixed. Checking Q811 as 35echo suggested showed that it was good. The problem was a cold solder joint on R880 (on the collector of Q811. So when Q811 was on [mic off hook], ground was felt on the collector (good), but when Q811 was off [mic on hook], I wasn't getting the 5V on the collector ...
by RESCUE161
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit

Yes, the voltage is going to ground right away. I followed the flow charts in the service manual and they all point to a bad logic board. It's not that big of a deal as I'm just giving the radio to my uncle for ham use and scan isn't really needed.
by RESCUE161
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit

Just getting back around to this. I was mistaken in that it was a GM300. It is actually an M216 Radius. The monitor LED does turn off, but it takes about 2 1/2 minutes after the mic is hung up. I've looked all through the programming and can't find anything to shorten that time. During the 2 1/2 min...
by RESCUE161
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac 840 Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Maxtrac 840 Conversion

If it hasn't been blanked before, you should be able to save the tuning data that is in the radio right now before you start changing things. If it was blanked before and the tuning data was not recorded, then that may be why it's not working now, and as Satelite said, you will have to retune the ra...
by RESCUE161
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac 840 Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Maxtrac 840 Conversion

The radio should be able to have 10 conventional frequencies programmed as it is right now. Trunking will not affect those 10 channels. If you have it parked on a conventional channel and it will not receive, then there are bigger problems. As far as changing the firmware, you have to have a 5.34 PR...
by RESCUE161
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac 840 Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Maxtrac 840 Conversion

That radio should do 10 channels conventional right now, if I'm not mistaken, but if it's going to be conventional only, just change the firmware to 5.34 (conventional PROM) and blank and reinitialize it as a 32 channel high signal. Then, you don't have to do anything other than leave the tx blank i...
by RESCUE161
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: W7 Control Head Motorcycle Part ID
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: W7 Control Head Motorcycle Part ID

I called Parts ID today, but they could not say with certainty if the above listed part numbers mic ports are sealed or not. I am ready to order two of these on MOL, but want to make sure the W7 Motorcycle versions mic port is sealed. I had one years ago, but I sold it.
by RESCUE161
Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: W7 Control Head Motorcycle Part ID
Replies: 3
Views: 565

W7 Control Head Motorcycle Part ID

I am trying to locate the part number for the motorcycle W7 control head. It's the one that does not have the front mic port. So far I have come up with two part numbers. 0180049S10 - HSNG CNTRL HD FNT W7 MOT 0180049S14 - HSNG ASSY W7 MOTO BLACK Can anyone let me know what the difference is between ...
by RESCUE161
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Yaesu FT-7900 as a P25 Repeater
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Yaesu FT-7900 as a P25 Repeater

Has anyone else seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw0An4MJyJM

I thought it was pretty cool.
by RESCUE161
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit

Cool. I'll have to wait until this weekend to take it apart.
by RESCUE161
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit

I have tried a jumper between Pin 3 and Pin 4 and I've tried grounding the mic clip, but nothing will make that LED turn off. Nand was giving suggestions to replace a certain transistor, but he erased all of the posts pertaining to that. You can see the response from ku4zs that whatever Nand suggest...
by RESCUE161
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

Re: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit

I have tried several different mics and all of the mics I have tried work fine on all of the Maxtracs that I have. I have not taken the radio apart yet.
by RESCUE161
Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit
Replies: 14
Views: 2893

GM300 Monitor Light/LED Always Lit

I've searched and got close with these two threads, but Nand edited most of his posts, which have the detail that I need to fix my radio. http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=25046&hilit=gm300+hook+monitor+PL & http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?t=13566 I've tried every...
by RESCUE161
Thu May 03, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: RCH3000 & CDN1337 Manuals
Replies: 2
Views: 998

RCH3000 & CDN1337 Manuals

Does anyone know where I can find a copy of these two manuals? MOL is of no help (unless someone can point me to the area that they are hiding). I have a CDN1337 and two RCH3000s that I would like to hook up to a Spectra or an MCS2000. There are a lot of jumpers on the 1337 and I need to know where ...
by RESCUE161
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Remote control of base and repeater
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

Re: Remote control of base and repeater

Well, I bought two RCH3000s for $30.00 each on Ebay, so we'll see. Neither of them have power supplies or hand sets, but I have two older local remotes that I should be able to use the hand sets off of. Now is the J-Box the same as the SB9600?

As far as the RCH3000 goes, is the data tone-based?
by RESCUE161
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Remote control of base and repeater
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

Re: Remote control of base and repeater

Awesome! Now to start looking. Is there one setup that is better or easier to acquire and program? I've seen some bad things about the Gaitronics.
by RESCUE161
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Remote control of base and repeater
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

Remote control of base and repeater

I am trying to get my station(s) back on the air and am looking for a better way. In the past, I ran my coax into a room inside my house and just used the radios locally. I had a repeater setup in that same room with a local remote in another room in the house that could be used a control for the re...
by RESCUE161
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anybody else experiencing fake redirects with IE?
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Anybody else experiencing fake redirects with IE?

Yes, my AV stopped the page from even loading.
by RESCUE161
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anybody else experiencing fake redirects with IE?
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Re: Anybody else experiencing fake redirects with IE?

Looks good now! Thanks Alex!

Forgot to ask, what was the problem?
by RESCUE161
Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anybody else experiencing fake redirects with IE?
Replies: 27
Views: 1401

Anybody else experiencing fake redirects with IE?

Every time I click onto batboard.batlabs.com using Internet Explorer 8, I get redirected to another random site that always ends in rr.nu. Is anyone else having this problem? I've tried it on three different computers here and one of my neighbors computers, so I wouldn't think it'd be a virus. I hav...
by RESCUE161
Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Motorola Digital and Voice Paging
Topic: Minitor II - Alignment after re-crystal
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Minitor II - Alignment after re-crystal

When I got the crystal, I installed it and then used the Fluke Signal Generator to align the pager. It only needed a tiny bit of tweaking and it works way better than the Minitor III that I have here. It alerts every time and the audio is crystal clear. The Minitor III is scratchy and doesn't alert ...
by RESCUE161
Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS FPP with Dongle Question
Replies: 2
Views: 526

XTS FPP with Dongle Question

I need to have trunking and would like to have FPP. Radio is an XTS2500 with FW R15. I realize that I can't have Q52 and Q53 with trunking, but can I have just Q52 with trunking and just use a dongle?

What about just Q53 and trunking, like on the APX line?

Thanks.
by RESCUE161
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 4477

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

FYI You can program the control channel to transmit CW if you wish. Ah, but what about the other frequencies? Out of all of the commercial trunked systems that I've ever monitored, only one of the voice channels ever ID'd. So I can't understand why the FCC would not allow the same technology of ham...
by RESCUE161
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Experimental and Next Generation LMR
Topic: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet
Replies: 47
Views: 4477

Re: 900mhz Amateur Smartnet

I see the point about the control channel, but what do the commercial system control channels do to ID when they are blasting away 24/7? They don't. They just keep blasting away data 24/7. One of the voice channels spits out a CW ID, but just one of them. So just take a 5 channel commercial system. ...
by RESCUE161
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:58 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Jedi MTS2000 - is CPS R02.02.00 safe with early firmware??
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Jedi MTS2000 - is CPS R02.02.00 safe with early firmware

I had some radios that were R01.xx and it would not play nice with them Same here. Actually had to recover the radio with MTSX Lab. FW was 1.15. They would read fine with CPS, but as soon as you wrote with CPS, the radio went all to hell. Could not recover with CPS, nor with MTSX RSS. Had to use la...
by RESCUE161
Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi Missing Pixels FSB *extended* DIY Working Fix Inside
Replies: 52
Views: 25107

Re: Jedi Missing Pixels FSB *extended*

I've had good luck using a heat gun (not a hair dryer). 1) Take radio apart to expose the display. 2) Connect battery and power on. 3) Blow heat on display flex. You may have to use a small utensil to reseat the flex, i.e., push it down while it's still hot. Or, like some that I've done, the heat al...
by RESCUE161
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Audio tone used for Nashville dispatch.
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Audio tone used for Nashville dispatch.

From what I have figured out thus far: The long, single tone - unknown The alternating, two-tone - 1500kHz +/- and 800 kHz +/- The on/off/on/off single tone - 1100kHz +/- Are the standard tones for motorola, if programed into a xts radio, is there a tolerence for variation? I don't think you will h...

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