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by FireCpt809
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: ASTRO Saber R housing swap
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: ASTRO Saber R housing swap

Yep.. Goes both ways.. though with putting an R on you loose any chance of a guarantee of water resistance
by FireCpt809
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 2 to a 3?
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: XTS5000 2 to a 3?

Sure.. but you wont have any of the numeric buttons to work. Unless you use some software magic not to be discussed
by FireCpt809
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Astro Spectra problems
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Astro Spectra problems

Yes the Astro Spectra uses the same cable as the mid power analog spectra
by FireCpt809
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTS2000 PROBLEM
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: MTS2000 PROBLEM

Old radio.. The EPROMM is shot.. they are a dime a dozen
by FireCpt809
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: XTS3000 flash
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: XTS3000 flash

All are analog.. The APCO P-25 is the option that is added
by FireCpt809
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Amateur question regarding APX radios
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Amateur question regarding APX radios

1 APX only supports P25 which is a digital format 2 Yes it is all done in the programming of the radio 3 no if they are using P25 they can use the same equipment 4 No. unless you have a common analog fireground channel to use Now for the other questions when you say digital is this a trunking system...
by FireCpt809
Fri May 31, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Hara Arena Tornado Damage
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

Re: Hara Arena Tornado Damage

Best thing to happen.. now there is no question that it will be torn down and with that the hopes of the hams who in their fantasy that the Hara would be resurrected and the fest be brought back....
by FireCpt809
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 2015 Ford Explorer (Civilian) Wiring Diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: 2015 Ford Explorer (Civilian) Wiring Diagram

Ive been upfitting 20+ years and seen too much stuffed through a factory grommet that has done more harm than good..
by FireCpt809
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 2015 Ford Explorer (Civilian) Wiring Diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: 2015 Ford Explorer (Civilian) Wiring Diagram

crazyboy wrote:Bring the power through the firewall with the rear windshield washer hose.
Run too much through the same space as a very small diameter rubber tubing you will pinch it off and have no rear wiper fluid...... no thanks
by FireCpt809
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 2015 Ford Explorer (Civilian) Wiring Diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: 2015 Ford Explorer (Civilian) Wiring Diagram

Nope... you will have to bring in your own power. There is a way to drill the firewall behind the glove box where a white plastic fill plate is then it comes up behind the strut tower then have to run the power along the top of the firewall to the battery.. All the wire colors can be found at Bulldo...
by FireCpt809
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Anyone here install a late model Explorer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: Anyone here install a late model Explorer?

Every day..what do you need to know? If you are talking about a non police package the console is part of the vehicle and the shifter can not be moved. The police package has the shifter on the column for this reason. There are some manufacturers who do make a console that fits in place of the flip ...
by FireCpt809
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: xts5000 Astro 25
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: xts5000 Astro 25

A system key.. No Key no editing or adding trunking
by FireCpt809
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 scan issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: XTS5000 scan issue

Issue was resolved last year....changed the case and its fine. Bad channel selector
by FireCpt809
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: 2013 Tahoe Horn power
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: 2013 Tahoe Horn power

No the signal is ground side. You would have to have a relay to switch to ground trigger to 12v to use the siren..
by FireCpt809
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: ASTRO Series (Astro Saber, Spectra, XTS3000/3500) Subscribers
Topic: Older SVA and astro saber?
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Older SVA and astro saber?

The older saber SVA does not have the pin on the accessory connector to activate the antenna switch to change the RF to go out to the external antenna like an ASTRO AVA. You won't have the benefit of an external antenna but the charger and audio will still work.
by FireCpt809
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola Spectra mobile programmer needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Re: Motorola Spectra mobile programmer needed

Sounds like a scan list issue. Is the scan user selectable
by FireCpt809
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: DMR feature in APX
Replies: 37
Views: 4780

Re: DMR feature in APX

N4KVE wrote:Several people who work in Chicago have told me prototypes exist, but will never see the light of day. GARY

That is the rumor but none who have ever claimed to have seen it or even claim to have it yet to produce it.
by FireCpt809
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 scan issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

XTS5000 scan issue

This one has me pulling my hair out...Have an XTS5000 MII 7/800 set up for Non-affiliate scan a p25 9600 system for the last few months its been fine. Now when it sits on one talkgroup Zone 1 Ch1 its scanning 9 other talkgroups. It is fine for about 10-30 minutes then stops scanning and goes deaf. I...
by FireCpt809
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Motorola Promotional Items
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

Re: Motorola Promotional Items

Nice job bumping a 9 year old thread....
by FireCpt809
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio Shack Closing - Remaining Electronic Parts Sources?
Replies: 26
Views: 4392

Re: Radio Shack Closing - Remaining Electronic Parts Sources?

Radio shack has been dead to me for years. They have been useless for anything for decades. The employees were clueless. Never had what I needed in stock. Last time I was there was to use up a $25 gift card I won at a Hamfest. I bought a new HDMI cable... Had plenty of those..
by FireCpt809
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: International Crystal Going out of business
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: International Crystal Going out of business

Rumor has it Bomar is out of the LMR side of the business. I personally have never used them but here is an alternative http://www.jancrystals.com/
by FireCpt809
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Siren Speaker install for 2014 Ford F150
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: Siren Speaker install for 2014 Ford F150

We just bolted it in the center of the bumper behind where the license plate is with the speaker bail bracket
by FireCpt809
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX8000(XE) on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 3295

Re: APX8000(XE) on ebay

Probably coming from the same Toolbag selling tagless radios from Facebook...
by FireCpt809
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS2500 programming issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: XTS2500 programming issues

My memory fails me on when USB was first supported in CPS, but R9.xx.xx seems it could (could) be a bit early. I was using a M serial cable all the way up through about R17 or 18 (whenever the notes said serial was no longer supported). Just a thought. Best wishes with your issue. I use a serial ca...
by FireCpt809
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 91383

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

I have an HT210 My old volunteer FD bought them on the cheap in the 80's 2F no PL It was traded in on some HT600's in the 90's and the dealer gave me one of them because it was engraved with the department name. Years ago I bought a salesman's demo kit of Sabers on Ebay It had one of each model in a...
by FireCpt809
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming HT1000
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: Programming HT1000

well NO HT1000 will go to 550.000
by FireCpt809
Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P25.CA - anyone have any status update
Replies: 19
Views: 3920

Re: P25.CA - anyone have any status update

Due to Legal issues with the site management and the DHS it was taken down. Unknown when or if it will return.
by FireCpt809
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Programming HT1000
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: Programming HT1000

It has to run in true DOS so you need to start the computer in DOS and then look for HT1000.exe it should look like C:/HT1000.exe
by FireCpt809
Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Business online issues
Replies: 12
Views: 2326

Re: Motorola Business online issues

Last one out the door shut off the lights...
by FireCpt809
Sun May 22, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Installing XTL5000 in 2016 Yukon XL - Any Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 1351

Re: Installing XTL5000 in 2016 Yukon XL - Any Suggestions

plenty of room under rear seats. We mounted an APX7500, 2 CDM 1250 remotes Smart siren platinum and rumbler under the seats.On a 2015 tahoe. You have to remove the padding and fit a piece of 1/2 in plywood under the carpet use the seat mounts to hold the plywood in place. screw the radio mounting pl...
by FireCpt809
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber III speaker mic where and what to buy
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Saber III speaker mic where and what to buy

You do not want to use a PSM mic for VHF go with a regular 7" antenna on the radio. Saber speaker mics are cheap .. Also Sabers are not narrowband and wont do the splinter freqs
by FireCpt809
Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 dead battery.
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: XTS2500 dead battery.

sounds like more of a charger problem
by FireCpt809
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: PR1500/XTS2500 dust cover removal
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: PR1500/XTS2500 dust cover removal

unless you jam a screwdriver in there and crank on it you wont damage it. All it takes is a little pressure to pop it off.
by FireCpt809
Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: What antenna's are you having good luck with?
Replies: 2
Views: 1733

Re: What antenna's are you having good luck with?

I use a sti-co Flexi whip for VHF because of clearance issues with my garage door. I have had good luck with it. I cut one down to UHF just so they match on the roof.
by FireCpt809
Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 from overseas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1358

Re: XTS5000 from overseas?

Most of the ALT radios Panter had are long gone and now on their 2nd and 3rd owners. A lot of what he has are parts built from other sources.
by FireCpt809
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Tahoe headlight taillight flasher install police package
Replies: 8
Views: 3239

Re: Tahoe headlight taillight flasher install police package

If you have a police package tahoe it has the factory harness under the dash its a bundle of about 9 wires. Also there is a plug under the pasenger side headlight that the flasher plugs into. There is no reprogramming of any BCM to enable the flasher. The plug and play flasher is made by a few compa...
by FireCpt809
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: Tahoe headlight taillight flasher install police package
Replies: 8
Views: 3239

Re: Tahoe headlight taillight flasher install police package

In the police harness that should be under the dash if it hasnt been cut out aready its the dark green/ red wire put 12v to turn it on
by FireCpt809
Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Stealth VHF mobile antenna examples
Replies: 11
Views: 3109

Re: Stealth VHF mobile antenna examples

Sti-co are quite pricey...
by FireCpt809
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: USED Lightbars & Stuff input
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Re: USED Lightbars & Stuff input

elightbars.org also if you have facebook there are numerous pages for buy/sell of emergency gear
by FireCpt809
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Stealth VHF mobile antenna examples
Replies: 11
Views: 3109

Re: Stealth VHF mobile antenna examples

The phantom Elite football shape antenna has a 5 mhz spread and are non-tuneable. The old oil can ones had a 1-2mhz and had the tuning pot. Both are poor performers.
by FireCpt809
Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTVA 'VS' XTVA???
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: MTVA 'VS' XTVA???

7737 is only for the XTVA
by FireCpt809
Thu May 28, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 91383

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Here's one. This was mounted on the pump panel of a fire truck I owned. In the cab was a Syntor....I took it out when I sold the truck it was too cool to let go. The Syntor and this unit still work (even though it's not narrowband, it's still nice to hear this old worker running and receiving!) Any...
by FireCpt809
Thu May 28, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 91383

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

I ran across an older Motorola speaker at Dayton Hamvention. The speaker is the same style that was with the Motrac series except this one is a low gloss black cabinet finish with a chrome speaker grille and a chrome mounting bracket. This speaker has a powered amplifier in it which I have learned ...
by FireCpt809
Wed May 06, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

Re: 2013 Ford Expedition Lighting Question

There is no upfitter guide for the Special service Expedition. The headlight flasher wire is just done at the highbeam wire behind the headlight. The tail light flasher is done usually in the rear behind the interior trim close to the tail lights. Sound off inc has all the exact colors.
by FireCpt809
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 PSM MIC
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Re: XTS5000 PSM MIC

Google the Mic part# without the A and its easy... Not rocket science http://elektrotanya.com/motorola_85c36_ ... nload.html Download it here
by FireCpt809
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: TALK PERMIT TONE ON APX7000 conventional channels...
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: TALK PERMIT TONE ON APX7000 conventional channels...

Its not really necessary for conventional.
by FireCpt809
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTVA Remote Mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: XTVA Remote Mounting

I have done it for some Federal agencies here. ran a cat5 and a connector under the seat remote mounted the XTVA in the trunk and the speaker under the other seat .. Worked fine.

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