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by kc7gr
Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Thumps
Replies: 49
Views: 3246

*sigh* NOT A CAP ISSUE A SPECTRA INHERENT ISSUE. Good gawd, I don't read a million threads with the same information and then ask the same questions. "caps" this and "caps" that comes up every other week and with the same thing.. "check the caps" "check the caps" "check the caps". <snippety> and FY...
by kc7gr
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Thumps
Replies: 49
Views: 3246

This is an old topic and I am reviving it. I too would like to get rid of the thumps on my "base" style Spectra, it has the desk base with the built-in speaker, not to be confused with the consolette. At any rate, would it be possible for the voltage across the speaker leads to hold a relay, then w...
by kc7gr
Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MoFlag(s) for Zones updated
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Keep in mind...

Hi, Will, One other thing to keep in mind: The MOFLAG bytes are contained on both the command board and MLM (in other words, there's two ranges to deal with). You would need to change the byte(s) in question in both locations, then read the radio and re-write it immediately, to get things to settle ...
by kc7gr
Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra: Parts to convert std 110W to securenet
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Spectra: Parts to convert std 110W to securenet

Fellow Spectra users, Those of you who have in mind to convert your 110-watt radio's interconnect board from standard to 'Securenet' (by adding the front keyload connector), take note: One of the key parts that you will need to do the job to 'Factory' spec is being discontinued. Specifically: 32-802...
by kc7gr
Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Mostar programming anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Mostar programming anyone?

Hi all have a 8ch VHF Mostar already programmed, im looking to re-program it.....anyone able to help? :wink: Programming Mostars (the non-800MHz variety) requires special hardware and software, very different from what Motorola settled on as a standard with their other radio lines. Brinkley Electro...
by kc7gr
Wed May 31, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: EEPROM ATMEL AT49LV001NT-70TI
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Can AT49LV001NT-70TI replace with AT49BV001-55TI? I don't see why not. The -55 is a faster part. Assuming your circuit was working with a -90 or -70, I don't see any reason why it would fail with a part capable of higher speed. Rule of Thumb: Where memory (PROM, EPROM, EEPROM) devices are concerned...
by kc7gr
Wed May 31, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MLM Boards for Spectra's - Model Specific?
Replies: 5
Views: 447

No, the MLM can not be blanked. It contains some minimal amount of codeplug data that's required to let the radio work to some extent before you initialize the radio with it. This lets you test the basic functionality of the radio with a new MLM before committing it to that radio. While there are w...
by kc7gr
Wed May 31, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MOTOROLA SPECTRA CONTROL HEAD ISSUE
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: MOTOROLA SPECTRA CONTROL HEAD ISSUE

I have a Spectra VHF with a A4 head. THe head quit working and when you turn it on and off, only the 2 small lights, monitor and TX , on the right hand side light momentarily and then go out. Replaced the main trunk unit and all is fine. I thought it was the head at first. Anyone else run across th...
by kc7gr
Mon May 22, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SPECTRA W AUDIO PROBLEMS WIERD>>>>>
Replies: 6
Views: 447

is this a problem with just the older analog spectras, or are the ASTRO spectras affected the same way? I would be leery of ANY Spectra that has those caps. One problem is that Motorola chose 'Lowest Available Bidder' when they spec'd the parts. When I repair a Spectra with this type of damage, I d...
by kc7gr
Mon May 22, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SPECTRA W AUDIO PROBLEMS WIERD>>>>>
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: SPECTRA W AUDIO PROBLEMS WIERD>>>>>

ok folks, i bought a analog VHF spectra dash mount a month ago, and had the shop set it up for everything in ham. it works, i can transmit and recieve good. but there is a higher than average amount of background noise in the audio, doesnt matter what i listen to, its there, even when decoding a ca...
by kc7gr
Tue May 16, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Antenex Phanton Elite
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Antenex Phanton Elite

For anyone wondering how the Antenex Phantom Elite VHF antenna works: It blows. Just like their old design Phantom VHF antenna. Unless you are within maybe 2 miles of the unit, good luck. The bandwidth isn't 5 MHz, either. Actually, I had pretty amazing results using an early Phantom VHF (the cylin...
by kc7gr
Fri May 12, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra lab question.
Replies: 4
Views: 730

I don't think it is. When I first tried to program the radio (RSS v6), I tried to put everything in zones. All was well, until I found out I forgot to set scanning preferences. So, I deleted the zones, set the scanning preferences, and tried to add some modes. Since then, it has not allowed me to a...
by kc7gr
Thu May 11, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Running VPN server behind router
Replies: 10
Views: 1973

Re: Another possibility...

Another solution, if Cisco is not to your liking, is to pick up a similar firewall appliance such as the Zyxel ZyWall-5, or perhaps you could scour the Dreaded Auction Pit for an old Watchguard Firebox II. Just, please, don't buy anything that says SonicWALL on it. :evil: :evil: :evil: No argument ...
by kc7gr
Thu May 11, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Running VPN server behind router
Replies: 10
Views: 1973

Another possibility...

Another solution, if Cisco is not to your liking, is to pick up a similar firewall appliance such as the Zyxel ZyWall-5, or perhaps you could scour the Dreaded Auction Pit for an old Watchguard Firebox II. I've been using the latter for years. It works great! I've got full and secure access to our L...
by kc7gr
Thu May 11, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: High power spectra keyloading Q
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: High power spectra keyloading Q

OK, I know it's been covered before, but a search didn't find it, so anyway... I have 3 T83GXA7HA9AK drawer units that have NO keyloading plug in it, so how the **** are you supposed to keyload an A9 spectra with no plug? (Short of putting the HLN6000 in another spectra and loading it, then switchi...
by kc7gr
Sun May 07, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola VRS
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Unfortunately it's more than just a simple change. The radio used inside most of them is an Expo, crystal controlled, so you have to get new channel elements, install them, realign the radio, etc. Some of the VRS units have a RNet radio in them. Same thing, crystal controlled. Not programmable unfo...
by kc7gr
Fri May 05, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCX-1000 tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: MCX-1000 tuning

<snippety> I have the Motorola service manual with its tuning instructions. My guess is the diagnostic mode is the only way to set the Rx dual front end filter tuning frequencies since I cannot find any other way to change them. Actually, what I've done for both MCX100's and 1000's is to do the tuni...
by kc7gr
Wed May 03, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SYNTOR X 9000
Replies: 52
Views: 8095

Ok, that makes sense, they just kept the necessary components for receive. I would like to get a hold of the addon board and associated cabling out of one of the X9K's so i can share the VHF antenna for a second receiver in the mobile. If you or anyone else gets a hold of one and is willing to part...
by kc7gr
Wed May 03, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SYNTOR X 9000
Replies: 52
Views: 8095

Great, that would be neat to see. I assume then since the rear power connector is absent that the PA is also absent in the area receiver as well? So the area receiver is powered through a passthrough "T" connector inline with the X9K control cable? Your questions got me curious enough to grab one o...
by kc7gr
Wed May 03, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SYNTOR X 9000
Replies: 52
Views: 8095

There was a related thread over in 'Hardware Information.' This link points to messages which contain a hyperlink to better photos.

viewtopic.php?t=39745

Keep the peace(es).
by kc7gr
Tue May 02, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Strange/One off Syntor/Spectra Mic?
Replies: 14
Views: 2357

For photographs on the equipment..... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=9703142806&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEDW%3AIT&rd=1 Yep, that's our stuff all right. Note the backside of the Spectras shown in the photos -- That's what you'll see if it's WSP surplus. Another of ...
by kc7gr
Tue May 02, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SYNTOR X 9000
Replies: 52
Views: 8095

It would be neat if someone had pictures of the complete setup. Has anyone seen any of the area receivers? I assume they just put a blank face on them like the 800Mhz data radios since no control head or front panel would be needed. Not quite. From the front, the area receiver looks just like a sta...
by kc7gr
Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SYNTOR X 9000
Replies: 52
Views: 8095

Well, lookee here...

Hi, Fred, Congratulations are in order. You do indeed have one of WSP's old X9000's. How you got hold of it is a mystery to me, as I knew Fleet was pulling the things out but I didn't know they'd made it through to State Surplus already. Anyway... The mini-UHF connector is the output for the area re...
by kc7gr
Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: [how can i make two mtx900 radios talk to eachother]
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: [how can i make two mtx900 radios talk to eachother]

i jsut recently purchased two mtx900 motorolla radios just to realise that they wont work together unless i pay a monthly fee to motorolla is there a hacking or a different way to make them work as two way radios [ PLEASE - read through the FAQ - we have some posting guidelines here - and choose yo...
by kc7gr
Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: spectra code error
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: spectra code error

does anyone have or know how to reprogram a spectra uhf 403-430 mhz with systems 9000 head. problem is the current mlm board was programmed for 450mhz band but radio is 403mhz hence wont work gives error 0001 or something like that. any help would be nice. thanks ps i have the software You're abusi...
by kc7gr
Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MCS2000: PA/Siren?
Replies: 2
Views: 441

MCS2000: PA/Siren?

Fellow Batlabbers,

Just curious... On the MCS2000 conventionals, do they use the HLN1185-series noisebox to do PA and siren functions?

If so, would I be correct in saying it probably needs to be a late-issue unit, such as the HLN1185D?

Thanks much.
by kc7gr
Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Parts Dealers Going to Credit Card Only no more Terms...
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Motorola is killing Net-30 for EVERYONE...

Fellow Batboarders. I had a voicemail today from Moto's credit department, in reference to a case I opened asking that I be allowed to retain Net-30 as one of my payment options. Said voicemail revealed some interesting tidbits as follows. (1) The credit rating and/or payment history of the specific...
by kc7gr
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Spectra v6.00.05 to run on 700mhz wind. ME laptop...
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Spectra v6.00.05 to run on 700mhz wind. ME laptop...

okay...I have a Compaq, 700Mhz, WindowsMe Laptop.....will the v6.00.05 run on it....it wont run right on this desktop 2.6ghz windowsXp emachines ......when I double click the spectra.exe file....all I get is a blank black window with a flashing cursor.......or when i click on spectra2.exe, all I ge...
by kc7gr
Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Parts ID please:
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: Parts ID please:

Looking for what these parts are: NTN8255B HLN6160B <snippety> Others have answered on the other numbers. HLN6160B is the standard MLM (Memory & Logic Module) for Spectra radios. It contains the radio's operating firmware in two OTP EPROMs, and the codeplug and variable parameters in one EEPROM...
by kc7gr
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Parts Dealers Going to Credit Card Only no more Terms...
Replies: 18
Views: 1511

Re: Parts Dealers Going to Credit Card Only no more Terms...

Did anyone get a call from Motorola saying that all parts dealers will be going to C.O.D., or credit card ? How will this affect us if we need to warranty out product? Thanks Steve I just got off the line with Moto Parts. This rumor is, unfortunately, very true, at least for some 2,500 or so accoun...
by kc7gr
Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CTDI (MOT) Elgin Depots Update
Replies: 10
Views: 2480

Re: CTDI (MOT) Elgin Depots Update

Hello People, <snippety-one> Oh Yeah, the CTDI decision to move the Subscriber Depot down to Mexico is now 2 months behind schedule and partically no one is left in the Elgin Subscriber Depot to pick up the slack. All I can do is sit here and watch /\/\ slowly die a painful death after their smarte...
by kc7gr
Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: RLN4008B rib box problem
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: RLN4008B rib box problem

I have a Motorola rib bix that I can't read or program a radio with. Anywhere reasonable to get it fixed? When it's hooked to the radio all I get is a communication error. Thank you in advance The most common failures I've seen in the 4008 series RIBs are the two 8-pin DIP IC's. You can order repla...
by kc7gr
Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: spectra zone setup
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: spectra zone setup

Hi guys i dont know how to set up zones on my A9. and can i do that to a A7 dash mount 50 watter too thanks First and foremost, your Spectra's firmware needs to be of a high enough version to support zoned operation. If it is not, you're looking at $225 for a replacement memory module. I seem to re...
by kc7gr
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Siren Amp and DEK
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: Siren Amp and DEK

Can someone please provide me a list of what radios work withthe Systems 9000 siren and DEK? Thanks! Spectra (analog) Astro Spectra (siren/PA amp MUST be HLN1185D or later, and it requires a specific cable -- NOT the same as the one for the analog radio -- to work). Syntor X9000 (all models, far as...
by kc7gr
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: A5 head just DIED I need help!
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Before you toss that other head...

You may want to check the bad head for leaky electrolytic caps, specifically the two 10uF/50V aluminum critters. If you see discolored solder joints or an irregular blackish-gray stain on the PC board, around where the caps are mounted, chances are pretty good they're your culprits. Check quickly, t...
by kc7gr
Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: mt2000 programming problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

kd7tqn wrote:brand new battery, checked com settings, they are correct.


The next suspect, then, is your cable. OEM cables, particularly some of the Taiwan specials on greed-bay, are sometimes not all they appear to be. Can you successfully use the same cable on another radio?
by kc7gr
Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Syntor X question
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Syntor X question

How do I find out how much power my syntor X puts out when I can't get the programming information or model # off of it? You can get an idea of its output range from the second character in the model number (Example: T73KEJ7D04AK). In this case, the first digit after the 'T' is what you're interest...
by kc7gr
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: I need a mtx8000 programed.
Replies: 11
Views: 686

all I want it is to be programed is to RECIEVE only. not transmit. like a scanner. let me know. There have been MANY threads on this subject. The end answer is always the same (and the best): Unless you want to risk trouble with local law enforcement, your best bet is to simply invest in a trunking...
by kc7gr
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Can't read/write to Spectra after adding HLN1185B
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Um how are you trying to read it. You can not have the siren cable plugged in when trying to program the radio. <BigSnip> I beg to differ. I have, in my van's setup, a 'breakout' box that I made because I needed to connect more than just the HLN1185 to the front connector (specifically, the TX/RX l...
by kc7gr
Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra speaker connector
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Great info, thanks. Hey Bruce, it's for the Spectra you fixed for me ;) Small world, eh? <bigsnip> I think it will work. But I'll keep your recommendation in mind if I do need some extra level outside. Do you have any recommendations for a small inexpensive <10W amplifier that runs on 12V? Yes, mos...
by kc7gr
Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: syntor x9000 audio problem
Replies: 9
Views: 471

hey... that rocks.... thats all it was. thanks again for the knowledge. -zach A brief note on why this happens may be of interest. Many early Syntor X9000 heads used the state of the MIC HI lead to determine if the control head EEPROM was write-enabled. If the lead was high, as it normally is, the ...
by kc7gr
Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra speaker connector
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Spectra speaker connector

I want to wire in a speaker switch which will allow me to switch from the speaker inside the car to a weatherproof speaker under the hood of the car, and I really don't want to cut the speaker wire and solder in a switch. What is the connector for the speaker? Keep in mind that, unless your outside...
by kc7gr
Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Discriminator Audio?
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Discriminator Audio?

Hi there I'm trying to record TX/RX Audio from an astro spectra. I have the TX working fine and the RX from the discriminator. Is there a way to get rid of the discriminator noise and have just the audio? I dont want to come off of the speaker out as it is volume sensative (from control head). I co...
by kc7gr
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: flexar repeater
Replies: 4
Views: 494

My two bits worth: The "Flexar" repeater is made from two "Maxar" mobiles. Motorola probably dosn't make code plugs any more, but there are junk boxes like mine with many DPL plugs, as well as tone boards, both synthesized, and reed type. <snippety> Let me know what code you need. I also have tone ...
by kc7gr
Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Needed spectra info. Help?
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: Needed spectra info. Help?

Hello, I have a box of spectra units including 745zxa5jc9aksp01, t45zxa5jc9ak, and d35kga5jc7ak. I am not sure about what these units are worth. Does anyone know? Also how do they hook up. I have a antenna, speaker, and looking for a mic. Thanks, jdwix@msn.com FYI: Your first listed model number is...
by kc7gr
Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Self-Destructing Spectra?
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Capacitors in the control head. Capacitors on the command board. Capacitors anywhere else in the radio. The electrolytic capacitors in Spectras are a well-known problem. They leak their chemicals onto the circuit boards. This can eat the thin foil traces and cause much more serious damage. If these...
by kc7gr
Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: flexar repeater
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: flexar repeater

need help changing pl in flexar repeater or changing it,or disabling it? its 143 now cant match to any thing i have in other radios. and matching ht is broken(ht300) '143' would be a DPL (Digital Private Line) code. You may want to consider changing out the existing DPL board with something readily...
by kc7gr
Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: spectra error code 81
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: spectra error code 81

ok here we go !! i have a spectra trunk unit fresh off ebay now i know why !! when reading the radio I get error 81 cannot access ext security housing message on my rss also on power up i get codes 28/10 and 29/10 the model # is TA9GX+079W T84GXA7HA9AK S/N 671AVS5092 UHF my manuals doesnt cover the...
by kc7gr
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: maxtrac 32 channel conversion..... deaf
Replies: 8
Views: 714

If you "saved tuning parameters" when you blanked and initialized, then you probably have to re-blank and don't do that. You could try the full alignment first, but anytime I blanked a trunking maxtrac and initialized it as conventional and used the save tuning data, it did all kinds of screwing th...
by kc7gr
Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: MTS2000 CPS
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Re: MTS2000 CPS

wb4bsd wrote:Current version #?


The latest and (supposedly) greatest was released just two days ago. R02.00.01. I suspect (haven't read the release notes yet) that this is the release to support 800MHz rebanding.

Keep the peace(es).

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