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by KG4INW
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 Unregister a 'Registered' Feature???
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

Re: HT1250 Unregister a 'Registered' Feature???

You're welcome. At first I thought it was really strange considering you're not using those channels at all but I realized it's likely that M wrote the CPS to simply block all 25 kHz personalities without the entitlement and since you can't delete LTR repeaters (just enable or disable), that's what ...
by KG4INW
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 Unregister a 'Registered' Feature???
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

Re: HT1250 Unregister a 'Registered' Feature???

If you do not have the 25khz entitlement ID enabled you must go to the trunking channel list and enable all of the channels that are greyed out, change them to 12.5 and then uncheck them to grey them out again. This was my exact first thought when I read the OP. Would certainly be applicable since ...
by KG4INW
Sat May 25, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Setting AGC on/off & adjusting mike gain on XPR4550/6550.
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Setting AGC on/off & adjusting mike gain on XPR4550/6550

Good to hear. There are several CPS packages for different lines now that have Expert mode and it took me a little while to remember to switch to it whenever I updated.
by KG4INW
Fri May 24, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Setting AGC on/off & adjusting mike gain on XPR4550/6550.
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Setting AGC on/off & adjusting mike gain on XPR4550/6550

Do you have Expert mode enabled (View -> Expert)? That's the only thing I can think of that would make controls disappear if set to Basic. Perhaps you accidentally changed it some time?
by KG4INW
Fri May 24, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: Setting AGC on/off & adjusting mike gain on XPR4550/6550.
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Setting AGC on/off & adjusting mike gain on XPR4550/6550

On a codeplug I have here, the check boxes to turn them on or off are in the General Settings panel, under Microphone. To adjust the gain levels, those controls are on the accessories panel.
by KG4INW
Wed May 22, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: external speaker pinout PM1500
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Re: external speaker pinout PM1500

They're not polarized so it doesn't matter which speaker lead you connect to which pin, so long as it's 24 and 25.
by KG4INW
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Need AMP P/Ns for XTL Speaker Connector
Replies: 18
Views: 1154

Re: Need AMP P/Ns for XTL Speaker Connector

Yes, the exact same. In fact, you can use the same speakers too.
by KG4INW
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Flashcode: _APPL5_ on Consolette ???
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

Re: Flashcode: _APPL5_ on Consolette ???

Can you read the radio with CPS?
by KG4INW
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: LTR system question
Replies: 8
Views: 1010

Re: LTR system question

Curious, what system?
by KG4INW
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX knob
Replies: 33
Views: 7548

Re: APX knob

You mean they actually listen to customers?!
by KG4INW
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Motorola Digital Radio Compatability
Topic: xts3000 mod1 des-xl
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: xts3000 mod1 des-xl

It sounds like you have a module capable of DES-XL.

Obvious question but did you load a key with a KVL? A key that matches what's in the other radios?
by KG4INW
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Adding more than 16 channels
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Adding more than 16 channels

The limitation has something to do with your FPP. It's actually 15 zones with 16 channels each, 240 personalities that are FPP. I'm sure it can be done if you rearrange your personality assignment to zones. That is, get rid of the higher zone and reassign the personalities to other zones and then ad...
by KG4INW
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: WPLN4114AR IMPRES charger
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: WPLN4114AR IMPRES charger

They're the exact same charger, so yes. WPLN4111 = WPLN4114 + US power cord.
by KG4INW
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP

That was exactly the problem. Works like a champ now, thanks. So many nuances. I'll learn one day!
by KG4INW
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP

I'll have to check. Could've sworn I looked for such a setting but couldn't find it. I didn't have much time though, last evening.

ETA: Thanks escomm, it's on fixed right now but I'll change it to operator select. I don't have the radio with me right now but I do have the codeplug.
by KG4INW
Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP

OK, some progress. I enabled unlimited phone lists for each personality I had scan enabled on. Didn't try enabling MDC call lists yet. PROG and VIEW suddenly appeared. I could then view lists fine for both but could only program phone lists. I then set the toggle switch C position to scan program en...
by KG4INW
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP

Jay wrote:What soft keys won't display?

Hello stranger! Neither PROG nor VIEW, even though I've enabled them. I feel like I'm missing something in a personality but I'm just not sure what exactly.
by KG4INW
Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP

OK, thanks, I'll give it a try. Just thought it was strange that softkeys wouldn't display at all after programming, yet I got no invalid fields.
by KG4INW
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP
Replies: 10
Views: 712

XTS5000 Scan List Programming with FPP

I've been searching but to no avail, what exactly do I need to do in CPS to allow programming scan lists from the keypad? I'm pretty sure I've seen it in other radios on FPP zones but whenever I set PROG and VIEW softkeys, they never appear. Currently, I have scan lists programmed and am using the A...
by KG4INW
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts5000 ANTENNA COLOR CODES
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: xts5000 ANTENNA COLOR CODES

You're correct on the color coding. From the not so detailed photos, they look OEM. Have you received them yet? If not, perhaps they were mistaken on what to look at specifically?
by KG4INW
Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1250 not working with microphone
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: HT1250 not working with microphone

Or the side contacts them selves could be quite dirty. A pencil eraser might help but SD70MAC's probably nailed it.
by KG4INW
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS5000 Upgrading Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: XTS5000 Upgrading Needed

CPS isn't locked down either, fortunately.
by KG4INW
Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 Questions about repair/maintenance
Replies: 23
Views: 4316

Re: XTS3000 Questions about repair/maintenance

For the Astro25 radios (XTS 2500, 4000 and 5000) yes, the Q-split is 380 to 470 MHz. You won't find an R split in those series.
by KG4INW
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CM300 Alpha/Numeric Display
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: CM300 Alpha/Numeric Display

You do it with the CPS. Right click on the PERS1, PERS2, etc, click rename (or hit F2 IIRC) and name it what you want, up to 8 characters.
by KG4INW
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS3000 Questions about repair/maintenance
Replies: 23
Views: 4316

Re: XTS3000 Questions about repair/maintenance

Correction, there's only two UHF splits available for the 3000. They are 'R' 403-470 and 'S' 450-512 MHz. Motorola has discontinued Depot service for the 3000 so anything any dealer is willing to do will be "best effort" only.
by KG4INW
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: XTS5000 Firmware Upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 3521

Re: XTS5000 Firmware Upgrades

MTS2000 wrote:Will a Jedi series cable work with 5000's and 2500's? They work with my 3000 so was just curious of the pinouts were different.

No they will not.
by KG4INW
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: MTR2000 programming cable pin out wrong
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: MTR2000 programming cable pin out wrong

No changes. I've been able to program many MTR2000s with a home made programming cable using the diagram from the main site. Are you sure you crimped it properly? There could be a computer problem too.
by KG4INW
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:08 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: HT1250LS how to add more than 16 channels
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: HT1250LS how to add more than 16 channels

Where to find it is not something that can be spoken about here since it was never meant to be released from the M lab. That's about all we can say.
by KG4INW
Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra converted to new head
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Spectra converted to new head

Thanks. I realize I've got more to learn and at the cost of Spectras nowadays (read, not much), it's a fun project for me to tinker with. I haven't messed with the MOFLAGs yet so that's where I'll head next.
by KG4INW
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Radio's with no factory tags
Replies: 18
Views: 2599

Re: Radio's with no factory tags

N4KVE wrote:But don't the ALT radios have the 123ABC ser #'s? Mine & most other tagless radios seem to have real ser #'s. GARY

Usually, but the SN can be changed with the right tools.
by KG4INW
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: astro saber / saber accessory help
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: astro saber / saber accessory help

AEC wrote:Also, the Astro models use CPS, whereas the analog Sabers use RSS only.

Well, unless they're one of those few Astros still around that was last programmed with Astro RSS, which does exist. Although, CPS is much easier to work with.
by KG4INW
Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Power supply question
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Power supply question

You can certainly use one so long as it has enough current to be able to handle both of them TXing at high power (even if you don't intend to TX at the same time, it's still good practice). Mid power, high power?
by KG4INW
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra converted to new head
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Spectra converted to new head

So, there is something wrong with the first head. I tried another (both HCN1073A heads though) and it works just fine. Oh well, it'll give me something to do nights and weekends! Thanks for the help.
by KG4INW
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra converted to new head
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Spectra converted to new head

If you can post your radio model number, the one that starts with the T83 or D43 (VHF), maybe I might have a codeplug I can send you to look at. Thanks, I'll post that tomorrow evening, when I get a chance to go to the "shack." Go to the section in programing to setup the control head but...
by KG4INW
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra converted to new head
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Spectra converted to new head

All I changed was adress 6060 from AF to CD, nothing else. It programmed fine, came up with the FL 1/82, I then cleared that with regular RSS and the home channel mode alpha tag then appeared (that was previously programmed into the head). I do have another head to test, but I'm quite sure this one ...
by KG4INW
Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra converted to new head
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Spectra converted to new head

I've successfully been able to Bitbang my A5 Spectra into an A9. However, none of the unprogrammable buttons seem to be working, i.e. Volume, Mode, Sel and Home. I can program some of the top buttons to Sel and Home but would much rather use the actual Sel and Home buttons! Am I missing something or...
by KG4INW
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XPR6550 DTMF
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: XPR6550 DTMF

CPS Help says it's for 3600 Trunking capable radios only. I'm having trouble finding a checkbox for enabling hot keypad but it appears to work on all analog channels on my work 6550.
by KG4INW
Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 89933

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

Now, if only there were clear batteries, curl cords and antennas! Very cool, I'm super jealous!
by KG4INW
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: JT1000 bad pixels
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: JT1000 bad pixels

I also have an XTS3000 with a couple of missing pixels and someone recommended to do a read/write with the CPS and its been fine since. Should the same fix work for the JT1000? It seems writing the codeplug may have woken the pixels up, so I guess they were not dead just turned off. Unfortunately t...
by KG4INW
Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola JT1000
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Motorola JT1000

Awesome, glad to hear it! At least you can program the channels but if/when you want to change the button assignments you'll need the RSS.
by KG4INW
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola JT1000
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Motorola JT1000

True, I've had no problem running it on a Pentium II machine running at 350 MHz. Haven't tried anything faster though.
by KG4INW
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola JT1000
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Motorola JT1000

You're welcome. It can be somewhat tricky getting the software/computer setup properly as it requires pure DOS (no Windows) and a serial port (no USB) but it doesn't require a computer science degree either! Good luck.
by KG4INW
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola JT1000
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Motorola JT1000

Definitely sounds like the previous owner changed it. In that case, you'll need the RSS and programming cable. It's real easy to find what the current password is, change it and then write back to the radio. You can make it 581000 (which spells out JT1000) or whatever else you may want. You can't ho...
by KG4INW
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Scan question about an XTL2500
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Scan question about an XTL2500

motastro1 wrote:Thanks for that info....so at one time the most the radio will scan is 15 or 16 then right....or can you get it to do more than that?

Correct, 15 + 1 (15 chs + selected) is all you can scan at once.
by KG4INW
Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola Saber Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Motorola Saber Question

Well, I guess it could have been re-housed but the old cases were slightly different. I'll have to try to find a picture.
by KG4INW
Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Motorola Saber Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: Motorola Saber Question

OT but I got one too! Still has a yellow tag and some "LBFD" engravings. Back on topic, you must have some really early units. Is the keypad "sunken", for lack of a better term? That is, is it noticeably different looking from more common keypads? Those early models certainly loo...
by KG4INW
Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: xts2500 programming help
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: xts2500 programming help

In the Personality Assignment to Zone window, channel list, you change the deviation from 5 k to 2.5 k and then the channel bandwidth should automatically change to 12.5.
by KG4INW
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTS5000 FDNY Knob replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 4160

Re: XTS5000 FDNY Knob replacement

FireCpt809 wrote:If anyone is dumb enough there is one on Ebay with a Buy it now of $50.. for .03 worth of plastic..

Is it secretly Motorola selling it?!!!

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