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by txshooter
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Syntor X9000 prog issue
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Syntor X9000 prog issue

Agreed a 1G machine is just way too fast. The X9000 was designed to work under the 286 platform. I have been sucessfull with 486's, but I have never been able to get a 486 to successfully program the radio. Find a OLD SLOW 386, or a bunch of them, and use it for programming these radios. Great radio...
by txshooter
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Will this XTS5000 do MDC?
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Will this XTS5000 do MDC?

Can anyone tell me if this one will do MDC1200 encode AND decode? XTS5000 model 2 Host/dsp R02.20.00 Flash 540001-000400-0 It has the H14 option needed for decoding mdc - but I have heard some people saying that it needs newer firmware than it has - and someone that it does not!!! It is not an 123a...
by txshooter
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro programing
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: Astro programing

No, Astro Saber RSS/CPS is the only software that can program the Astro Saber. FYI once you have programmed the radio with a newer version, you can not use a older version on the radio. Also, remember as these are currently they are Digital VSELP Radios they are not IMBE and will not recieve IMBE di...
by txshooter
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ? PR860 software rvn #?
Replies: 7
Views: 2482

Re: ? PR860 software rvn #?

MotoFAN wrote:What last version of CPS has been let out?

If you order it as RVN5022 they will send you the most current release. They will also send you updates for several years. No issues.......
by txshooter
Thu Aug 30, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Colored Batteries For Astro Saber???
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Colored Batteries For Astro Saber???

For identification purposes on radios / batteries we needed it on, we would use the same 3M reflective tape we used on the side of the patrol cars. I still have a few old batteries marked in this manner. It is pretty common forsome agencies.
by txshooter
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Blank Flashcode?
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Blank Flashcode?

A lot of old replacement housing came witrh a flashport tag intact on the rear, but blank.
by txshooter
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Serial Cable Length
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Serial Cable Length

One of my cables is probably 20 feet. I did not intent for it to be that way, it is just one I had on hand when a picked up a new Smart Rib. Works fine with no issues.
by txshooter
Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Rebanding...who and where?
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Rebanding...who and where?

If you have a model II or III the newer displays also require newer firmware, and the firmware upgrade is included with the new displays. So if you play your cards right, you can get a new display and firmware for about $80, and then you can sell you old display to someone with older firmware for a...
by txshooter
Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Hello all- new and confused about MTX800s
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Hello all- new and confused about MTX800s

As a individual in the US I don't believe you could be licensed on a 800 Mhz frequency even something conventional. Legally the answer would be no, even if you found out that you could program something conventional in the radio. There is somewhat of a market for these in some third world countries ...
by txshooter
Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Info on the Advanced System Key and what it enables.
Replies: 34
Views: 1443

Re: Info on the Advanced System Key and what it enables.

ASK was designed to keep out rogue radios. As far as one agency to another hand me downs, agency A would have no problem deprogramming the radios and removing their system key from the radios before passing them onto agency B. Our county did just that with many of their MTS2000's that didn't get tr...
by txshooter
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: VHF LTR Programming
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: VHF LTR Programming

A normal business that rents space ona LTR System does so on a per unit basis. I have never seen oen that tells the end user to program their own equipment, but there is a first for everything. The above explanation should be enough to explain what the volume problem could be.....That is the differe...
by txshooter
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: VHF LTR Programming
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: VHF LTR Programming

Well, I guess I will start to say I have never seen a LTR Spectra.....I would love to have one ...LOL Sorry if this answer is a little blunt and to the point, but much of this has been hashed out here on the board many times before. Second, is this your LTR System, what system is this you are talkin...
by txshooter
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: VHF LTR Programming
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: VHF LTR Programming

Check how your channel spacing is setup between radios.....25, 12.5? This will cause a difference in audio volume.
by txshooter
Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: Repeater Problems
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: Repeater Problems

Curious as to what agencies this is setup on? I think this is a poor way to setup any system for Emergency services. Five different repeaters all on the same frequincies with only differnt PL tones!!! All in the same general area. This wil cause huge interference issue and these should have been evi...
by txshooter
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar Gang Charger
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Visar Gang Charger

If they made it, I never saw one. Maybe he has put them in a HT600 Charger? I can't believe I never saw one if they made it. I worked closely with another agency that for sometime had a fleet of Visars.....Not one Gang charger!!!
by txshooter
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar Gang Charger
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Visar Gang Charger

Nope, and I never saw a hang charger for them. Not sure they made one, correct me if I am wrong.

The dual charger was enough for most people.
by txshooter
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: T3011DX KVL - Config Mode
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: T3011DX KVL - Config Mode

Intersting. I will have to look at my manual on that one when I have a chance. I don't recall anythign about that..........
by txshooter
Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: RIB-LESS USB CABLES ON EBAY FOR EX600
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: RIB-LESS USB CABLES ON EBAY FOR EX600

Some ribless cables work well, other do not. If you were working with a higer tier radio I would tell you to be very careful using ribless cables from eBay. On low tier radios....maybe. Buy a rib if you are going to have multiple types of radios to program. There are aftermarket RIBS that have been ...
by txshooter
Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: 800 MHz HT1000 RSS ver. required ?
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: 800 MHz HT1000 RSS ver. required ?

For what it is worth, I've never heard of an 800 HT1000. I have seen 16 channel, no display, 800 MT2000s, which otherwise look like an HT1000, but are quite different internally (and, as someone else noted, require an entirely different RSS package). Talking about strange Jedis's, I have seen stack...
by txshooter
Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS 3000 case swap
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: XTS 3000 case swap

http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=61128
Batdudes Guide at the top of the Astro Section will get you through it with no problems.
by txshooter
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: smartzone coverage/receive problem
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: smartzone coverage/receive problem

Goverment issued and legitimate radio on the system, I would suggest taking it back to your radio shop. There may be a issue in the programming.

Also, I had a tough time decifering which antenna you are using. The normal longer antenna should work much better than the stubby.
by txshooter
Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro programing
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: Astro programing

I was not confuse d. I assumed you were trying to put a different s-record in your existing radio. I guess not. You have a radio that has bene programmed with a later version of CPS/RSS and can;t program it because of that reason. You need a later revision of CPS/RSS for the Astro Saber, not lab to ...
by txshooter
Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro programing
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: Astro programing

If you are trying to do what I think you are doing, astro lab will not work well it was designed for vselp radios and not later IMBE. Mtsx lab will work.

For normal programming you should not be using lab.
by txshooter
Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi Chargers
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Jedi Chargers

I somehow remember seeing one back in the late 90's at a refinery. It looked very similar to the shoe charger commonly seen, except it had had a additional slot behind the front slot that a battery only would fit into. I can't recall ever seeign one again, this one was on the Plant Managers desk, bu...
by txshooter
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5K Programming Question Intermod
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: XTS5K Programming Question Intermod

http://mrtmag.com/mag/radio_intermod/index.html Might want to read the above link this may help you understand intermod. I would doubt you are having intermod in that situation (I could be wrong) unless you have a few other systems right on top of what you are using. You probably don't want to do a...
by txshooter
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts3000 issue
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: xts3000 issue

I would suggest if you have any belief it is stolen you personally should contact your local law enforement agency. They can check the serial number for you and you can go from there. One of the hazzards of buying online....... XMO has already suggested that you personally call your local LE agency....
by txshooter
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Laptop options
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Laptop options

I had tried a RS-232 PCMIA Card on a older laptop and personally had some issues. It may have been the laptop. I will have to try it one another machine now that I hear someone else is having luck with it.
by txshooter
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Laptop options
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Laptop options

Since my old laptop has crashed I was wondering if it is possable to use a usb to serial converter to connect the programming cable to the computer.I was also wondering if anyone new of a good laptop for programming as I need to purchase a new one thanks alot Depends on what you are programing. Som...
by txshooter
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: What the lasted RSS MT2000
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: What the lasted RSS MT2000

Most likely the answer to that question would be NO!!! There are ways around everything, but the LAB software is just not handed out to Motorola Dealers. This is something that was for internal use only at the DEPOT that has leaked outside fo where Motorola wanted it to be. Generally when the Depot ...
by txshooter
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:24 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 ID
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: XTS5000 ID

OK, the question is are you using IMBE, or conventional. Provide the flashcode of your radios to determine if you have digital ID display. If you do and are using IMBE you can use digital ID's. Conventional channels (non-IMBE) you would most likely do it under signaling by setting up a MDC-1200 ID f...
by txshooter
Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Spectra not coming out of self check
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Spectra not coming out of self check

Sounds more like the infamous self check loop!!!

Search is your friend.....

http://batboard.batlabs.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=47626&hilit=spectra+self+check+loop

This is one solution that has been known to work.....
by txshooter
Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: What the lasted RSS MT2000
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: What the lasted RSS MT2000

This is a pretty common problem. The radio has been programmed with a newer version of the RSS. Motorola will still sell you the RSS that you are asking about. http://businessonline.motorola.com /Apply for a MOL account. Call MOL business support and ask them to add "software support." You...
by txshooter
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 programing needed
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: XTS5000 programing needed

motofan44705 wrote:Email sent to your reply

Jim


Where are you located, you may have a member fairly close to you that may be able to assist you. It sure would save you money and time on shipping.......

Also, you could most likely be there when it was done to head off any possible problems........
by txshooter
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: AStro Saber on a LTR uhf System
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: AStro Saber on a LTR uhf System

Though I really wish it would........sigh.......
by txshooter
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SPECTRA SCANNING QUESTION
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: SPECTRA SCANNING QUESTION

Thanks Terry, you are correct. I read his post wrong. That's what I get for not rereading the post before I answered.

Great explanation of why not to have talkback scan enabled!!!!
by txshooter
Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SPECTRA SCANNING QUESTION
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: SPECTRA SCANNING QUESTION

Hello. Got a quesion for you Spectra gurus.I'm driving to work & my Spectra is set to ch 2, however it's scanning & listening to a conversation on ch 7. I want to get into the conversation, & key up, but no one hears me. It transmits on ch 2, not ch 7 where the action is. On any ham rad...
by txshooter
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Codeplug error GP360
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Codeplug error GP360

You might want to describe your problem a little more than just saying you are having a problem. There are people that may be able to help you on this, but you have give us no information other than the radio you have and you are having a problem. Give us some details.......
by txshooter
Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Motorola Astro Spectra RSS questions?Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Motorola Astro Spectra RSS questions?Help!

yes i have a deviation problem,is to high and anybody can understand me what i talk. You are pretty hard to understand, I am guessing English is not your primary language. Jim Already pretty much answered your question here. Just what are you trying to change on the TX modulation? What is a deep an...
by txshooter
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF Mobile Antenna Search
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: UHF Mobile Antenna Search

Is there such an antenna that covers 430-470? Ive seen 430-450 and 450-470 but nothing that hits the 70cm ham and the public service band all in one and has a spring base to it. Can someone suggest an antenna? This is going on a trunk lip mount. Thanks From experience, I would say pick the area of ...
by txshooter
Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASIII value
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: ASIII value

Eh, from what I've seen, the most a nice VHF AS3 is worth is about $550-mebey $600. Mebey a little more if it's DSP8 and isn't whored and has matching tags (aka legit) Any more and you're asking a mint... Which is quite a bit more than the $250 on a r split on eBay right now. The market on UHF Astr...
by txshooter
Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASIII value
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: ASIII value

Hello. UHF AS3's with 1 meg, H38 & Imbe are going for about $220 on Ebay. This particular seller starts at $9.99 & they usually end @ $220. Hope this helps. GARY N4KVE Yes, the R split UHF Radios are going for this. He is trying to sell his VHF Astro Saber. I would place the value much high...
by txshooter
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: IMBE, APCO, ASTRO, DIGITAL, P25???
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: IMBE, APCO, ASTRO, DIGITAL, P25???

the AMBE vs IMBE... will the current stuff from motorola with IMBE do the new Phase II stuff whenever it comes out? my guess is no... but can it be upgraded, or is it just a new radio again when necessary? I will answer this a second time in the same post. NO IMBE will not do AMBE. They are not the...
by txshooter
Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Need Part Number
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Need Part Number

If I am not mistaken the original buttons were metal. At some time Motorola started replacing those with the Plastic ones, I am sure to save on production cost. It is much cheaper to make injection molded plastic than to make the same part in metal. That is why you are seeing so many surplus Astro S...
by txshooter
Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: IMBE, APCO, ASTRO, DIGITAL, P25???
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: IMBE, APCO, ASTRO, DIGITAL, P25???

FYI in reference to the previosu post. IMBE and AMBE are NOT interchangeable.
by txshooter
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Whoreflash
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Whoreflash

Is this Astro Saber 3 recase worth $250.00 then?? It really depends. You can get one for $250-$350 or so with IMBE and a Basic flash off eBay almost any day of the week now since the market has been flooded with Astro Sabers. YMMV. It is not that hard to have that one upgraded with digital firmware...
by txshooter
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: ASTRO SABER A/B SWITCH??
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: ASTRO SABER A/B SWITCH??

I think I have my A/B setup for clear/secure, on my Astro Saber. Thats what I use the Batwing secure switch for ....LOL. Really though the A/B switch can be programmed for: Talkaround/Direct TX Inhibit Zone Select Channel Select Unprogrammed Blank Scan PL Disable Tx Low Power Scan list program Mute...
by txshooter
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Whoreflash
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Whoreflash

The first clue....Analog DSP. Motorola would not send out a radio from the factory with a digital flash and analog firmware. Now if you want the latest and greatest there are those here on the board that can give you a firmware upgrade to digital firmware and you will have a radio that functions in ...
by txshooter
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Flashcode help
Replies: 1
Views: 336

Re: Flashcode help

it must be late and I cant function. I tried searching for the flashcode reader but I am to tired to function.. can someone please tell me if this flashcode is a smartnet or smartzone.. 1000040000004 Thank you in advance 1000040000004 Decoding Flashcode: 100004-000000-4 Q806 ASTRO Digital Operation...
by txshooter
Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jedi Speaker/Microphones
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: Jedi Speaker/Microphones

I would agree with this to a very large extent. Although some agencies have them becuase the officer is relegated to a patrol unit with no mobile radio, and the antenna on the PSM actually would recieve better inside the car than one on someone hip inside the car as well. Remember we are talking a l...
by txshooter
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: T3011DX charger ?
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: T3011DX charger ?

I hink I stll have a stack of thee chargers laying around somewhere here. Let me know, might just give you one if I still have the box 'o chargers in the garage.

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