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by gatekeep
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Communications.Support site?
Replies: 41
Views: 7464

Re: Communications.Support site?

Number 6 wrote:We're back...

Did you miss us?


There is a radio god...
by gatekeep
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Trouble with CDM1250 repeater
Replies: 10
Views: 1241

Re: Trouble with CDM1250 repeater

From experience some of the Chinese cables that have a timing delay that use latent +12v on pin 10. I've noted that some MaxTracs and GM300s I have will have +12v on pin 10 when turned on. CDMs don't have this and pin 10 is always low. It is a long shot of course, because those Chinese cables are a ...
by gatekeep
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 SRN1397
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: XTS3000 SRN1397

Thanks RFguy, much appreciated.
by gatekeep
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 SRN1397
Replies: 2
Views: 630

XTS3000 SRN1397

Anyone have the text the old SRN1397 for the XTS3000? As I recall it has to do with installing a plastic or rubber insulating material between the front cover and the RF deck shields, I know this SRN was superseded by SRN1473.
by gatekeep
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 Loud Uncontrolled Squeal
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: XPR6550 Loud Uncontrolled Squeal

I've been holding off upgrading our fleet for a while now, hoping to hear more about the issue. I may go ahead and update one shift and see how it goes. Firmware 1.12.13 doesn't have that problem but the only way to downgrade is if you have the Depot software. I'd like to go to 1.12.17 due to the A...
by gatekeep
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 Loud Uncontrolled Squeal
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: XPR6550 Loud Uncontrolled Squeal

The "squeal of death" is a known issue in older firmware and the solution is to upgrade to the latest version. A decent amount of our radios had the problem and Motorola originally didn't know what was going on. Eventually they just told us that a firmware upgrade should fix the problem, ...
by gatekeep
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: XPR6550 Loud Uncontrolled Squeal
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

XPR6550 Loud Uncontrolled Squeal

I have a few NOS dealer trade in XPR6550's on my bench that intermittently will (without warning) begin uncontrollable loud squealing from the speaker after receiving analog traffic. Anyone run into this sort of issue? Some quick research seems to indicate this could be the result of a faulty volume...
by gatekeep
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Part 90 repeater licensing resource?
Replies: 14
Views: 1647

Re: Part 90 repeater licensing resource?

EDIT: I remind you that by the FCC's own rules; itinerant is meant to define radio systems, that move place to place and maybe on the air for an indeterminate amount of time. Indeed, I just remember been told an itinerant license doesn't extend to fixed point operation. Simplex itinerant frequencie...
by gatekeep
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Part 90 repeater licensing resource?
Replies: 14
Views: 1647

Re: Part 90 repeater licensing resource?

But is FB2I operation permissible on property you own? FB2I is used to define a repeater that moves from place to place. So yes, it would be legal on your property. An FB2I is not intended to provide a HUGE area coverage. But more of a localized repeater system for an event, or what have you. EDIT:...
by gatekeep
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Part 90 repeater licensing resource?
Replies: 14
Views: 1647

Re: Part 90 repeater licensing resource?

Honestly, you'd be surprised. Peruse some of the itinerant licenses that were successful. "90.35A - Temporary communications support for special events". That's perhaps the vaguest thing I've ever read. This is the vaguest thing ever -- however its a valid use case for Individuals and Bus...
by gatekeep
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Communications.Support site?
Replies: 41
Views: 7464

Re: Communications.Support site?

The other excellent thing about the CS site was the fact that; there was a separate section for other vendors.
by gatekeep
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DMR emission code
Replies: 7
Views: 1417

Re: DMR emission code

There is no such emission code as 12K50FXE for DMR. The 7K60FXD and 7K60FXE are used for both repeated and simplex communications.

FWIW: 12K50 isn't even a correct prefix for 12.5khz channels; 11K2 is the 12.5khz channel prefix.
by gatekeep
Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola - its time to learn from Vertex!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3900

Re: Motorola - its time to learn from Vertex!!!

I'd like to interject that ... my EF Johnson 5100 scan's about 32 or so conventional channels relatively quick (with room for a plenty more channels in the scanlist). The primary difference here is I think with the speed of the embedded CPU in the radios themselves. It is quite possible that the pro...
by gatekeep
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Rewiring a 8 pin (RJ45) to 6 pin (RJ12) microphone
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Re: Rewiring a 8 pin (RJ45) to 6 pin (RJ12) microphone

As I answered you on the other site:

Pin 5 is common gnd for both logic and audio on the MaxTrac/GM300 (Radius) mobiles. You'd need to tie Pin 5 on the RJ45 to both 5 and 6 on the RJ11.
by gatekeep
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 losing FPP
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Re: XTS2500 losing FPP

Hi. I'm looking to buy an older 4mb XTS2.5k for cost purposes. It has a flash code of: 520008-000510-2. The radio is currently on Host version 9.xx - will I lose FPP because of FPP/trunking if I use recent software? The radio has q52 and q53 but also has trunking. Last I checked, you can't bump the...
by gatekeep
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nominal Tx Power
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Nominal Tx Power

GlennD wrote:The cable also makes a difference. To get rated power on out XTS5000s I use a short 12 in or so cable.


I have a short 1ft LMR400 pigtail connected between the radio and test set.
by gatekeep
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nominal Tx Power
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Nominal Tx Power

What voltage are you testing at? Are you using a regulated power supply set to the proper voltage as indicated in the test procedures? or are you using a battery? Testing using a battery can give you significantly different readings based on state of charge. Regulated supply at 7.8V (these are port...
by gatekeep
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Nominal Tx Power
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Nominal Tx Power

I know that all radios are different and must be tuned differently. But roughly for a 5W UHF (R or S split doesn't matter), what is the nominal power range (measured at a service monitor or wattmeter)? I'm assuming the nominal range is about 4.8W. I had almost all of my portables except for one tune...
by gatekeep
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MT2000 Service Manual or Schematics
Replies: 0
Views: 609

MT2000 Service Manual or Schematics

Does anyone have a copy of the MT2000 service manual or schematics? (Specifically for the UHF-H RF board?)
by gatekeep
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: NTN1177C Jedi Gang Charger
Replies: 1
Views: 435

NTN1177C Jedi Gang Charger

Will the NTN1177C chargers fit the XTS2500 batteries? I run all non-IMPRES NiMH batteries so thats not a problem.
by gatekeep
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 Toolproof
Replies: 1
Views: 722

MTS2000 Toolproof

So being the curious type, I purchased a MTS2000 (now I purchased it for parts so, I could careless if it functions) from the *bay that has the F01/93, now I know from experience, this typically means the radio is a brick. Now, from what I understand from SRN 1173, the toolproof error is generated b...
by gatekeep
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MDC-1200 Decoding/Encoding Application
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

Re: MDC-1200 Decoding/Encoding Application

The decoder part already decodes some of the MDC codes to a textual context and displays them in the "MDC1200 Capture Log" along with a timestamp, however, in this area it still needs to be expanded a bit. But if you mean things like ID's, this is one of the things that I'd like to get eve...
by gatekeep
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MDC-1200 Decoding/Encoding Application
Replies: 3
Views: 2221

MDC-1200 Decoding/Encoding Application

So for my own programming educational purposes (both for C# and MDC-1200), I've managed to port Matthew Kaufman's MDC-1200 library to C# and add a nice GUI front-end to it. It's open source and located at: http://mdctool.codeplex.com/ So far it seems to work perfectly, though I seem to have an issue...
by gatekeep
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Adding entries to MDC ID lists
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Adding entries to MDC ID lists

I have a curious question. I know how to properly edit MDC ID lists from a full keypad radio that's not a problem. What I'm wondering is, is how to enter A,B,C,D values into the ID field? I can add F but not A,B,C,D. How does one edit the ID list to add MDC ID's with a hexadecimal value in them (fro...
by gatekeep
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MDF Database
Replies: 0
Views: 534

MDF Database

Just out of sheer curiosity, has anyone hacked or otherwise manipulated the MDF database on the Astro25 CPS?
by gatekeep
Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Increase Maximum Channels XTS2500
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Increase Maximum Channels XTS2500

When using a certain unmentionable software version R7, is it possible to increase the channel count beyond 512 (assuming one has firmware of R12 or beyond)?
by gatekeep
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Announcements and Forum News
Topic: Keeping the Private Messaging (PM) System
Replies: 39
Views: 17518

Re: Keeping the Private Messaging (PM) System

I agree to keep the PM system. This is the internet, not someone's home, you need to know how to censor yourself. You have no expectation of privacy when your using someone else's website. As with anything, gotta know when and when not to open your mouth.
by gatekeep
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Antenna Question
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Antenna Question

Thats what I was thinking, but would there be any draw backs to using the 470-520 ant? Tx Power Reflection and the such? I do have *some* freq's that are also in the radio that are in the 470mhz range.
by gatekeep
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Antenna Question
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Antenna Question

Just a curious technical question, I have a UHF S-split (450-520) XTS, and a set of antennas one 438-470, the other a 470-520. I'm mostly transmitting at 460mhz (GMRS). Which antenna would be a better choice for use on the radio?
by gatekeep
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Flashcode Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 1116

Re: Flashcode Poll

XTS2500i III UHF
R12.00.13
5A9081-401307-1

Astro Saber III UHF
591008-4F1E00-9

MTS2000 III UHF
231104-1A0000-4
by gatekeep
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Fail 01/82
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Fail 01/82

I was clarifying the specific circumstances for 4n6inv and giving insight as to why Mfire39 was asking in the first place. I'm sure he was just as curious as I whether the currect CPS corrects a problem that was previously only correctable with a trip to the depot. Yours doesn't fit that criteria. ...
by gatekeep
Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Fail 01/82
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Fail 01/82

The radio has R12.00.03 though...
by gatekeep
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:20 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Fail 01/82
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Fail 01/82

Ya, I basically lost my cool when the radio exhibited 01/82 as I know it tends to be a PITA to clear on the XTS series. So tried a variety of different things, programming the radio right as it was booting seemed to work. I'm still baffled how this happened in the first place, its like CPS barfed an...
by gatekeep
Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Fail 01/82
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Fail 01/82

It is R12.00.03.

The weird thing is this thing out-right refused to write any other way. It was almost as if it was deaf to the world, don't know why writing it like I did worked.
by gatekeep
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Fail 01/82
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Fail 01/82

*whew* Ok so I got my radio to write...

Basically to get the radio to write I had to tell CPS to write the radio before FAIL 01/82 appears on the screen.
by gatekeep
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Fail 01/82
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Re: Fail 01/82

I saved the last codeplug but, the radio won't write, CPS complains the radio won't acknowledge.
by gatekeep
Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Fail 01/82
Replies: 17
Views: 926

Fail 01/82

I have an XTS2500 with Fail 01/82...is there anyway to recover this with a good saved codeplug?
by gatekeep
Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro 25 Hacking
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Astro 25 Hacking

akardam wrote:I think the old addage about those in the silent services goes for this situation, too:

Those that know, don't talk. Those that talk, don't know.


While I understand the addage, it makes those who know's wallets bigger. Too bad it will be just a matter of time before it slips out how to do it...
by gatekeep
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro 25 Hacking
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Astro 25 Hacking

So, here I was browsing e**y, and I ran across an interesting find, apparently, someone took an MT1500 1.5 and converted it into a full key XTS2500 Mdl 3...with a FPP flashcode. Now here is my question, are there certain people that know secret squirrel techniques? Is there someway perhaps that peop...
by gatekeep
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Possible for an XTS2500?
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Possible for an XTS2500?

I've seen a lot of these on that certain buying/selling website lately ... I'm starting to wonder if someone on the other-side of the world, figured out how to "whore" flash these babies...
by gatekeep
Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS2500 Disassembly
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

XTS2500 Disassembly

I have some dust under the display of my XTS2500i, whats the easiest way to disassembly the radio (without the moto tool)?
by gatekeep
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF Antenna
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: UHF Antenna

Will, you know anywhere were I could find that particular antenna for sale?
by gatekeep
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF Antenna
Replies: 4
Views: 502

UHF Antenna

So, I've already PM'ed escomm to source some antennas for my UHF portables, but I do have a question. I was able to find an unused "Tuf Duck" antenna by Antenex/Laird. The antenna IS UHF, however its UHF-Lo, 400-420mhz (model #EXC400SF). My question is, would using this antenna in the high...
by gatekeep
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS2500 Tx Noise
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: XTS2500 Tx Noise

Did this solve your clicking problem?
by gatekeep
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS2500 Tx Noise
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: XTS2500 Tx Noise

They replaced the RF board?
by gatekeep
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS2500 Tx Noise
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: XTS2500 Tx Noise

Lower frequency range. This is a 450-520 split radio, from what I was told, the clicking occurs only at frequencies below 465 or so. No the cold does not effect the radio AT ALL. Haven't tested heat, but, I would expect it to unlock at high temperatures. Again, the clicking is not all that noticable...
by gatekeep
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS2500 Tx Noise
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: XTS2500 Tx Noise

eng12ine,

Get your radio back from /\/\ yet? Anyone else have any ideas, I've been using this radio thus far, and aside from the annoyance with an open mic, this does not seem to cause any other issues. (i.e. No unreadable messages, No range issues (that I can detect), etc.)
by gatekeep
Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS2500 Tx Noise
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: XTS2500 Tx Noise

Correct antenna? Did you try swapping batteries? I've had batteries that were on their way out that caused this on a VHF radio. Yes its the correct antenna UHF wide band antenna. Yes, tried swapping the batteries. What split radio? 380-470 or 450-520? 450-520. I sent the radio for some work on it, ...
by gatekeep
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Upgrade an MTS2000 from DOS RSS to Windows RSS?
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Upgrade an MTS2000 from DOS RSS to Windows RSS?

Whats the flashcode of the radio according to CPS and according to the radio in service mode? I've seen cases where the CPS will do exactly what you state its doing, but won't ever really write due to differences in the flashcode. (i.e. the CPS shows one flashcode, while the radio service mode shows...
by gatekeep
Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Swapping boards in XTS3000s
Replies: 11
Views: 1729

Re: Swapping boards in XTS3000s

You could theoretically do it, and after they are switched force in a VHF codeplug into the UHF controller and retune the radio. But I'm not sure.

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