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by JRUTA
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS 25k flashed for P25 conventional (Q811?) question
Replies: 2
Views: 636

XTS 25k flashed for P25 conventional (Q811?) question

Hi all, just getting into the P25 world. Basic (dumb) question: will an XTS 2500 flashed for P25 conventional operation capable of analog operation also? (is it included in the package). Or does analog operation require an additional flash option?

Thanks
John
by JRUTA
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX 6000, what shouldI pay??
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Re: APX 6000, what shouldI pay??

Oh- and I mean new, from a legit M dealer! It's my 20th anniversary as a Paramedic. Time to treat myself! Lol

John
by JRUTA
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX 6000, what shouldI pay??
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

APX 6000, what shouldI pay??

Hello all. Think I'd like to treat myself to an APX6K. (base model)

Debating it.

What should be a reasonable price for a Model 1.5, with no features more than digital? I could care less about bluetooth and all that stuff.

Model "1.5" with astro digital.

Thanks all
by JRUTA
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Personal Radios at Work
Replies: 15
Views: 2004

Re: Personal Radios at Work

"Quite"
by JRUTA
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Personal Radios at Work
Replies: 15
Views: 2004

Re: Personal Radios at Work

Well, I for one use my Astro Saber for work. I am in public safety on a conventional system. Quote a few of us use our personal radios- with a MDC assignment number and knowledge from the system manager. We do this because we KNOW our radios are reliable, unlike the very poorly maintained, worn out,...
by JRUTA
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 1000
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: HT 1000

Some batteries are thicker. The original chargers came with a metal spacer that could be positioned in the front of the charger to make proper insertion easier, and to compensate for the various battery thickness. Make sure the spacer is set correctly (or removed altogether). There are medium capac...
by JRUTA
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Threaded 3.5mm connector
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: Threaded 3.5mm connector

Ah, I just saw Wills response. Yep.
by JRUTA
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Threaded 3.5mm connector
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: Threaded 3.5mm connector

I want to say Tesco? I recall having looked for the same connector years ago for my Visar. I believe thats where I found it.
by JRUTA
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Ht1250: how many QQ tones available per radio?
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Ht1250: how many QQ tones available per radio?

Was wondering how many quick-call tones are available per radio? (meaning, can I put three separate tones in one radio: one set of tones per channel) Realizing I'll be utilizing three channels- one channel per QQ tone, same frequency. If I remember correctly the Jedis were only capable of two per ra...
by JRUTA
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 (non LS) / EX600xls still available?
Replies: 2
Views: 581

HT1250 (non LS) / EX600xls still available?

Happy New Year all,

I'm confused as to whether or not M still offers these radios? I've read conflicting things.
If they are, what is a ballpark figure for each in vhf?

Thanks
by JRUTA
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber battery contact fix?
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Astro Saber battery contact fix?

Thanks to all. I bent them (pryed them up) gently, and have not had another reset since. Seems ok.
by JRUTA
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber battery contact fix?
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Astro Saber battery contact fix?

Yup, i really love that battery- i tried bending out the contacts and it seems to be working so far.
by JRUTA
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber battery contact fix?
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Astro Saber battery contact fix?

Ah, could be that also. I'm going to gently pry up on the contacts to see if that works. I don't have any OEM batteries to test it with, but honestly I love the Cuterate short lithium one. Seems to work great other than the occasional reset. Thanks all
by JRUTA
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber battery contact fix?
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Re: Astro Saber battery contact fix?

Thanks, I'm going to try that.
John
by JRUTA
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber battery contact fix?
Replies: 10
Views: 1307

Astro Saber battery contact fix?

Hello all, Is there anyway to adjust the gold battery contacts on the radio as to make a tighter connection with the battery? Recently my radio has been resetting itself, and I'm sure its because the battery contacts. I'm using a Cutrate aftermarket battery, which has been great. I never take the ba...
by JRUTA
Tue May 15, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOTHERLODE of old Motorola sales literature
Replies: 13
Views: 1788

Re: MOTHERLODE of old Motorola sales literature

Wow I'd love to see that! A trip down memory lane for sure. I remember being much younger, picking up a colored sales brochure from the Moto dealer for the Systems Saber III, DROOLING over it daily, figuring out anyway possible to own one. No fleabay back then! Oh wait- no home computers either Lol....
by JRUTA
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Busted Systems Saber LCD
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: Busted Systems Saber LCD

Hard to tell from the pic, and I'm far from an expert, but the LCD itself doesn't looked busted/cracked. I assume you checked for loose flexes/connections internally?
by JRUTA
Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio tourture
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Radio tourture

Run over by an 8.5 thousand pound Hummer and still working? Damn! My AS3 would probably be a pancake, never mind raspy sounding. Lol.
by JRUTA
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Other Motorola Gear Do You Have?
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: What Other Motorola Gear Do You Have?

Currently I only own an Astro Saber 3,

In the past I've had:
GP300
HT1000
HT1250
HT1550
MTS2000
Visar (DN version- gave it to my son)
APCOR Paramedic radio
RAZR cell phone
KRZR cell phone
by JRUTA
Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Odd Visar antenna
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Re: Odd Visar antenna

Mike,

Yep, those are the exact ones. Must've never been produced, as I have never seen one offered anywhere.

Thanks
John
by JRUTA
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber/Saber leather swivel case sizing
Replies: 0
Views: 661

Astro Saber/Saber leather swivel case sizing

Hi All, I'm wanting to fit my Astro Saber with a 2" Short, Lithium battery, into the best-fitting OEM leather swivel carry case. I've looked at a few, including NTN5580A (made for regular saber, with Medium capacity battery). I'm looking for the Ideal fit for mine with shorty battery, not too s...
by JRUTA
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 20331

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

I dunno, maybe I just got lucky. The other batteries I had were used when I got them. Have to see how performance is now.
by JRUTA
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 20331

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

Wow, just got my Cutrate M344L1-D Lithium Ion for my Astro Saber today. Cannot believe how short, and light weight this thing is! And the fit is better than the old NTN8818's I had for it. Very nice!
by JRUTA
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber 1 Won't Unmute
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Saber 1 Won't Unmute

Does the Saber behave the same on all your other channels? Or just County fire? (I assume you have your county fire channel presently set to csq. - meaning, if you have it set to PL/DPL, and not CSQ, is there any chance they've changed their PL/DPL?
by JRUTA
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 20331

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

Tom, how is the fit? Snug? or does it have "play" as others have reported of Cutrate batteries. I want to order a few.
by JRUTA
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: DES Saber and Astro
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: DES Saber and Astro

AS DES module # NTN1652, I believe- Hopefully other member will correct me if wrong, Just have to make sure your Astro Saber is operating in analog mode (in order to talk to your analog Sabers) with secure enabled, of course. (I too am new at this, but trying to learn from the greats on this board!)
by JRUTA
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Questions about Antennas
Replies: 11
Views: 980

Re: Questions about Antennas

The one on the right could conceivably be a VHF stubby antenna (VHF stubs have particularly bad issues, I would avoid them), but there's no way the one on the left is a valid VHF antenna - it looks like a UHF whip. Bezking, what particular issues do the stubby vhfs have? I just ordered a legit, Mot...
by JRUTA
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 20331

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

gopher wrote:checking now, its on the looser side, there is a small bit of play in all 3 axis after its locked in. It is however locked it well, not worried about it falling out. My oem moto battery also has play, but its tighter.


Thanks gopher, and Motofan.
by JRUTA
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 20331

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

How do you find the fit? (tightness). I want to get one for my soon-to-be radio, I but keep hearing the fit isn't all that great. Still wondering if "Powerproducts" brand fits any better.

John
by JRUTA
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber front shield re-asembly?
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Astro Saber front shield re-asembly?

Thanks guys,
Yup, seems thats the general concensus. It just sort of lays against the frame (at the top) Just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong. Yeah- the bottom tabs barely hold it in place. Lol

John
by JRUTA
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AS3 band change project questions, please
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: AS3 band change project questions, please

Yup, that'd be the one. I didn't mind the price considering it's condition. and its fun project (I think) Gotta say, it certainly looks pristine- inside and out. I just swapped rf boards with another member, now just waiting for my vocon "fix" to vhf.
by JRUTA
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber front shield re-asembly?
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Astro Saber front shield re-asembly?

Trying to re-install the front shield on my AS3, I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong: the plastic tabs are intact at the bottom of the shield, but I cant seem to get it to fit snug/slide on properly at the top of the radios frame. Is this normal? Or am i missing something? Does it "lock-in&...
by JRUTA
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Latest ASTRO Saber HOST/DSP versions
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: Latest ASTRO Saber HOST/DSP versions

tvsjr wrote:To be truly pedantic, there is an R07.71.07, DSP08.03.05. I don't know what the differences are, but I would assume they're very minor.


Good info, was going to post the same question.
Thnaks
by JRUTA
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Nimh battery recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Saber Nimh battery recommendations

Only experience many of us have had with CutRate is their LiIon 1900 mAh short Saber battery which of course will not charge on an older charger. You need a tri-chem charger to charge it. I and others love it because it's short and lasts a long time in use, plus it doesn't lose much if any power wh...
by JRUTA
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Nimh battery recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Saber Nimh battery recommendations

Nope. Want something that fits right. Powerproducts any better? (lithium 2")

Thanks
by JRUTA
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber Nimh battery recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 875

Re: Saber Nimh battery recommendations

Heard good things about Cutrate. Any good?
by JRUTA
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AS3 band change project questions, please
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: AS3 band change project questions, please

YES!!! Got my AS3 radio today! Its flash says it has Digital ID (thats probably what i wanted most) and multikey software encryption (I'm not even sure what that is) The battery is dead, and I dont have a charger yet, so I'm not sure of any other specs. But WOW! this thing is BRAND NEW!! Lol, I migh...
by JRUTA
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AS3 band change project questions, please
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: AS3 band change project questions, please

Thats where I'll be relaying on the MSS for sure.

J
by JRUTA
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AS3 band change project questions, please
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: AS3 band change project questions, please

Thank you! This begins to give me a better picture. No- I did not do this- I bought it this way, so I'm not sure of the circumstances surrounding the codeplug issue. So essentially, if i can find the correct (vhf) codeplug, after installing the new VHF rf board, I can simply force it into the vocon?...
by JRUTA
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: AS3 band change project questions, please
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

AS3 band change project questions, please

Ok, so I'm trying to put this all together after reading as much as possible. My goal is to change my 800mhz non-working Astro Saber (Fail 01/82) to a basic VHF one that works. I do not know the host/firmware/dsp revisions, I bought this particular AS3 purely because of it's condition (New-with erro...
by JRUTA
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 20331

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

Gary,
Thanks for goimg through the trouble!

John
by JRUTA
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 20331

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

Thanks Gary,
I'm not sure of the OEM dimensions though. I'm looking for the shortest/lightest/lithium battery possible (preferably without the "bump out") before i begin my band change project. Lots of questions to follow...

Thanks,
John
by JRUTA
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend
Replies: 86
Views: 20331

Re: Astro Saber Small Hi-Capacity Battery Recommend

I use one of these Honeywell batteries, & it works well. However, since it doesn't have the bulge on the bottom left, you must make sure the tri-chem charger [NTN8831A] has the adapter to compensate for this, or the battery will slip out of the charging slot. I realize if the adapter isn't used...
by JRUTA
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Year 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1565

Re: New Year 2012

Ooops- and yes, i was looking for the shortest battery possible (That was one of my posts) I Just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the Saber form factor!! Briefly having owned a used analog saber (that i just couldn't get to work- and unfortunately soon to be obsolete) I figured the AS3 would be a good choice. I'v...
by JRUTA
Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Year 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1565

Re: New Year 2012

Hey Mike, thanks for the good news. Yes, I'm aware that a band change will require a new vocon/ lab forced plug, and VHF board. (I never played with high end stuff before) or new guts entirely. But i always wanted one that wasn't "butchered" unless i did it myself. Luckily, i have a friend...

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