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by nh7cy
Thu May 08, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 4ch to 20ch?
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: M1225 4ch to 20ch?

Figured it wouldn't be that easy. Thanks for the info!
by nh7cy
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: M1225 4ch to 20ch?
Replies: 3
Views: 907

M1225 4ch to 20ch?

I believe I saw an old (2003ish) post on this but it had never been answered.

Is it possible to convert a 4ch M1225 to a 20ch M1225 with the proper software / hardware?

I only ask as I have a good 4ch radio and a 20ch parts radio with a bad board but a good head.
by nh7cy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Reputable radio shops/techs in the Minnesota Twin-Cities?
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Reputable radio shops/techs in the Minnesota Twin-Cities?

Anyone have any personal experience or know of any good radio techs, shops, garage hermits or whatever in the Minnesota Twin-Cities area? Basically looking for someone local who can do occasional alignments and firmware upgrades. Tried searching on local channels with no results. Think I may have go...
by nh7cy
Wed May 05, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Dayton 2010 Whos IN? (can we make this a sticky?)
Replies: 78
Views: 7129

Re: Dayton 2010 Whos IN? (can we make this a sticky?)

May be there if I can find a hotel room and last minute plane tickets from San Francisco for a decent price. If I go, you'll be hearing from me on VHF P25.
by nh7cy
Wed May 05, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: BOLO - Stolen Quantar
Replies: 17
Views: 4379

Re: BOLO - Stolen Quantar

Someone might want to check Dayton. Kind of a long distance, but you never know..
by nh7cy
Wed May 05, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Orange Spectra?
Replies: 12
Views: 2063

Re: Orange Spectra?

I remember selling a Spectra with an orange chassis a few years back. It was an 800mhz A7. It was indeed an ex-Fedex radio. I'll see if I can find a picture of it.
by nh7cy
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Disable Spectra rear control head in RSS?
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Disable Spectra rear control head in RSS?

So I picked up a UHF W9 Spectra (one of the ex-LAFD radios). Only now have I found out that it's a dual control head radio. I only got one control head with the radio (it just occurred to me that I might want to check whether it is the front or the rear head). If it is the front head, is there any w...
by nh7cy
Sat May 24, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Part number for Saber short battery
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Part number for Saber short battery

Anyone know the part number for this battery? http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f314/nh7cy/ASII1.jpg This was on my Astro Saber before I sold it but I have since picked up a new one. The company I bought the battery from no longer has it in stock (after looking through their catalog) and I'm looking...
by nh7cy
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt

The invalid fields show up when you start deleting zones btw.
by nh7cy
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt

Basically, here's my problem in a nutshell..

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by nh7cy
Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt

PM recv'd, email sent. Definitely is weird, I went through every setting in the entire codeplug and can't seem to find anything to remedy it. I tried adding a DEK in the codeplug so I can undo whatever is wrong, but can't seem to figure it out.
by nh7cy
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt

When I open the radio codeplug, the DEK isn't even present under radio configuration. When I go to features > controls > etc on the drop down menu bar, I get DEK A, DEK B, DEK C, DEK D but they're all grayed out. I'm guessing the previous user had a DEK then removed it so when I went to read the rad...
by nh7cy
Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Re: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt

Thanks, I tried, but since CPS says I don't have a DEK the DEK-A page under controls is dimmed out and won't let me click on it.
by nh7cy
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt
Replies: 12
Views: 456

CPS thinks radio has a DEK when it doesnt

I read my W9 this morning (haven't gotten around to programming it until today) and for some reason CPS thinks it has a DEK. Apparently all of the DEK buttons were programmed to select certain zones and channels on the radio so when I go to delete any extra zones that I don't need I get an invalid f...
by nh7cy
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra DSP swap
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Astro Spectra DSP swap

Yes. You need to have special secret squirrel software (don't ask) and an srec from an VHF radio matching your target configuration (flashcode, model number, etc). On the hardware side, you simply have to take out the vocon board from the uhf radio and place it in the vhf radio. Once that's done, dr...
by nh7cy
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Hardware Differences between R and non R xts 5K
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Hardware Differences between R and non R xts 5K

I was under the impression R radios had a port on the back which allowed them to be pumped with an inert gas to keep the water out.
by nh7cy
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS programming problem
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: MTS programming problem

Yep, still in the Bay Area just in a different part of it. The radio was actually with someone else when it was taken to the radio shop. What I wrote here is the story I got. Got the radio back from him awhile back and it's been sitting on my desk. Not entirely worried if I can get it working or not...
by nh7cy
Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Announcements and Forum News
Topic: Copcarguy and daughter killed in traffic collision
Replies: 30
Views: 18667

Re: Copcarguy and daughter killed in traffic collision

This is very sad news. My prayers go out to his family.
by nh7cy
Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS programming problem
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: MTS programming problem

It was read with the latest cps when taken into the radio shop. The tech stated that whoever last programmed the radio had screwed up the programming.
by nh7cy
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS programming problem
Replies: 8
Views: 496

MTS programming problem

A year or two back I picked up a UHF MTS off of Ebay. Seller stated that it "works great" and yaddi yadda. When I got the radio, it turned on, the knobs worked, it looked okay. But it wouldn't program. The radio will go into test mode (I'll update with the firmware version when I get home ...
by nh7cy
Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: p1225 2ch to 16ch
Replies: 1
Views: 233

p1225 2ch to 16ch

I have the feeling it is possible, channels go 1-2-2-2-2-2-2 when a 16ch knob is added in place of the 2ch one, though I haven't looked at the software in awhile. Is it as simple as simply adding more channels, or must one open up their favorite hex editor.
by nh7cy
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mts2000 password, ugh.
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: mts2000 password, ugh.

I've been wondering about cloning as well. I don't have the radio on me at the moment, but I'll try just that when I get it.

Thanks
by nh7cy
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 & MDC Messages
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: HT1250 & MDC Messages

Newer firmware revisions of this radio support status and messages. Older firmware revisions don't. I've had several of both.
by nh7cy
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Motorola Portable??
Replies: 7
Views: 1233

Re: New Motorola Portable??

nvm, just checked. no. darn.
by nh7cy
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Motorola Portable??
Replies: 7
Views: 1233

Re: New Motorola Portable??

that looks sexy, do they make them in the ht1250 style? i'm not a big fan of the bulky mini radios.
by nh7cy
Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mts2000 password, ugh.
Replies: 3
Views: 449

mts2000 password, ugh.

Awhile ago, I purchased an Mts2000 off of greedbay that supposedly *worked great when last programmed*. Upon programming it (it had been deprogrammed at the time of purchase), it was found that the previous owner had set a password in cps. By the time this was attempted, the seller had fallen out of...
by nh7cy
Thu May 17, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: anyone have an mts codeplug? i have an expiriment
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Flashcode: 000004-000000-6

BTW: All of this aside, will it work if all this information matches?
by nh7cy
Thu May 17, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: anyone have an mts codeplug? i have an expiriment
Replies: 2
Views: 302

anyone have an mts codeplug? i have an expiriment

So i bought an MTS off of eBay and upon discovering my programming cable was dead i traded it off for a different radio. Only thing is, it looks like the MTS was programmed with CPS and of course, the person i sent it to and i only have RSS 6.07. Basically I'm looking for a blank codeplug from an MT...
by nh7cy
Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber II drains battery when turned off?
Replies: 3
Views: 271

after looking at the rf board on my AS i noticed a striking resemblance to that of a jedi board. im probably wrong here and i know for a fact that they're different. but would i be able to use a PA from a 403-470 jedi board on a 450-512 astro saber board?? probably not, but if anybody knows for sure...
by nh7cy
Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber II drains battery when turned off?
Replies: 3
Views: 271

darn, makes me wish i still had all of my AS parts radios.. :lol:
by nh7cy
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Saber II drains battery when turned off?
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Astro Saber II drains battery when turned off?

Hello All, So I have come across an unusual problem. My Astro Saber seems to be draining my batteries even when its turned off. This is something I find rather frustrating as its not really all that fun getting to work and finding out that the radio you charged only hours ago has a dead battery. I'l...
by nh7cy
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The Smashed HT1250
Replies: 9
Views: 925

wish i got that lucky. got an mt1500 awhile back for about $20 off of ebay. same condition, the radio had been run over, the controller board was bent but not broken, straightened everything out, but the radio wouldnt power on for anything. probably some of the internal circuitry was stretched beyon...
by nh7cy
Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: flat rate pricing for an mt1500?
Replies: 5
Views: 345

darn..

well in that case, anybody want to trade a <i>working</i> mt1500 for a model III mts vhf?

i guess this one shall remain as one of my unfinished side projects
by nh7cy
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: flat rate pricing for an mt1500?
Replies: 5
Views: 345

flat rate pricing for an mt1500?

Ok so here goes with my ongoing mt1500 repair saga.. Awhile ago i received an mt1500 that had been run over by some very large vehicle Outside, the radio seemed fine, in fact i'd even say it looked great. Inside, was a slightly different story. The metal backing of the radio had bent and so had the ...
by nh7cy
Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mt1500 fuse location?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

hmm appearantly the fuse location <i>is</i> different on an mt1500, most of that diagram looked like the radio, though the location of the fuse in particular looked nothing like what the inside of my radio looks like.

i'll post pics in a bit when i can find batteries for my camera
by nh7cy
Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mt1500 fuse location?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

not sure what band, when i got it, it was pretty damaged and the tags were unreadable. only way to find out would be to get the radio fixed and read the bandsplit in cps.
by nh7cy
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mt1500 fuse location?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: mt1500 fuse location?

The fuse is located on the front of the housing, the same piece of plastic with the speaker attached. Follow the battery contacts to a green colored 'bead', this would be the fuse. -Josh are you sure this is for an mt1500 and not an mt1000? the plastic housing for the mt1500 doesnt really have anyt...
by nh7cy
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mt1500 fuse location?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

mt1500 fuse location?

anybody know where the surface mount fuse is located on an mt1500? should be the same as a pr1500, and the xts1500 as they use the same boards. i picked one up for pretty cheap off of ebay because it had been run over by.. well something big. so the radio doesnt turn on, obviously, and upon inspecti...
by nh7cy
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Fans on your radios...which direction to blow the air?
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

why dont you just take two fans, attach them to the top and bottom of the radio and have one blowing air into the heatsink and one drawing the air out if you think back to the simplest thing about fans and cooling is that fans do not blow cold air, its the fact that the air is constantly moving that...
by nh7cy
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Motorola TRBO
Replies: 57
Views: 6699

well that just about settles it.

i want one..

or 25 if it comes with a free repeater.. :D
by nh7cy
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mt1500 battery question
Replies: 4
Views: 235

hmm, thanks. that what i figured being that the waris battery has two sets of contacts. well, this radio wont be used in a grain silo or nuclear weapons manufacturing facility, so hopefully it should be okay. i was just wondering as the original battery got squashed by a car, or atleast thats the in...
by nh7cy
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: mt1500 battery question
Replies: 4
Views: 235

mt1500 battery question

hello,

so is the mt1500 battery compatible with that of the ht1250 or any other waris series radios or do i need a whole new battery?
by nh7cy
Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ONE ON THE RADIOS IN MOVIES TOPIC AGAIN
Replies: 164
Views: 28732

i think it was the terminal or one of those airport movies, or maybe it was the interpeter that seemed like a motorola commercial to me. something about how every time someone used a radio, i think they were either xts's or ht1250's, they had it glued to the front of their face so the motorola label...
by nh7cy
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ONE ON THE RADIOS IN MOVIES TOPIC AGAIN
Replies: 164
Views: 28732

They were specially made sabers for the movie.... More info about them is on the board, sadly, no one has the part numbers for the cases. -Alex i remember posting about those awhile ago. jurassic park is the reason why i got into two way radios in the first place! either it was those awesome lookin...
by nh7cy
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 LCD with flex
Replies: 53
Views: 6532

what a perfect opportunity to stock up on all of the old style LCDs you can get your hands on.. then corner the market.. 8) so now im curious.. is there anything different about the new LCDs? does a new firmware flash mean more features? ie. lower case display letters, signal strength meter working ...
by nh7cy
Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GMRS radios, Fire Department use
Replies: 16
Views: 1491

911 education should also include a list of non emergency numbers for surrounding departments and counties. i keep my cellphone populated with the direct numbers for highway patrol, each station in san francisco, and marin county, and fd. its actually quicker than dialing 911 in most cases and the c...
by nh7cy
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MSRP prices
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

look at greedbay and average out what the closing prices are for.

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