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by kmoose
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OK, here is a good one..........
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

OK, here is a good one..........

So I get this HT 750 back from being repaired at Motorola (Elgin, Rockford, wherever they are doing them now). I sent it in because the microphone audio was intermittent. When I first got it, the thing was dead. So, I opened it up, and there was water intrusion everywhere. I cleaned it up, and I als...
by kmoose
Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Shop Rates?
Replies: 11
Views: 878

I don't generally take commercial-only work. For multiple reasons, including liability issues, I prefer to leave work on PD, FD, and public safety radios to the local MSS or its competitors. My specialty is conversion of commercial rigs to amateur service. Yeah Bruce. I guess there is some kind of ...
by kmoose
Wed Jun 02, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Complete Ignoramus Newbie to Radio but RF Power Designer
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Getting started...or how not to get started...

Quote: "I've thought about "pirate broadcasting" on unused UHF TV channels up around 800-900 MHz. Given that no one around my area uses UHF TV except a few repeaters relaying 2-13 on a few UHF channels, I don't imagine it would cause anyone any grief, but I'm not too sure about that. seems there's ...
by kmoose
Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 Part Number
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Item 37 refers you to the transceiver board parts list. As near as I can tell, there are two part numbers: one for a two pin connector, and one for a 3 pin connnector. The 3 pin connector is the one you are looking for, I believe, since you mentioned 3 pins. The part # I have for a 3 pin connector i...
by kmoose
Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Shop Rates?
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Yeah, Jim. There was some discussion of it in another thread. But it was jumbled in with a bunch of other stuff. From what I saw there, most people were in and around the $60/hr. range, but there were a couple who said that the local MSS wanted $120/hr. I thought maybe a "rate only" thread might giv...
by kmoose
Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Shop Rates?
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Shop Rates?

I'm just curious about what other people are charging, per hour, to work on radios in the shop? Do you have a different rate for just programming a radio? And do you do board replacement, or component level repair?
by kmoose
Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 1000 help
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Thanks, Will. I missed the VCO Crossover point. I will try that.
by kmoose
Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 1000 help
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Well, I have to admit that my problem, initially, was a dead battery. *wipes some of the egg off of his face* But. my bigger problem, and the reason I replaced the Transceiver board in the first place, is that I have TERRIBLE sensitivity. I did try aligning it with the RSS squech adjust and the fron...
by kmoose
Fri May 28, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CIE power supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 814

You would think an outfit like M would be able to repair multilayer boards.
by kmoose
Fri May 28, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Am I The Only Person Having Trouble w/ Motorola?
Replies: 20
Views: 2305

I think its all tied in with the labels. I get the distinct feeling Motorola is basically trying to kill non DEPOT repairs of radios. Anything from us refurbing our own stuff to the small / medium size shops or self maintained end users in business or public safety. If we're aren't buying a 50 mill...
by kmoose
Thu May 27, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 1000 help
Replies: 6
Views: 506

HT 1000 help

Ok, I just put a new VHF Transceiver board in an HT 1000. When I powered it up, I have no audio at all(no power up beep, no unsquelched audio, nothing). I also have no PTT. I know I need to go back and check all of the flex cable connections, and the "jumper cable" between the Controller Board and t...
by kmoose
Wed May 26, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: I've had it with Motorola.......
Replies: 27
Views: 2038

Once again, I can certainly understand Motorola's stance on model # labels, but I am not talking about a model # label here . This "label" is just a piece of clear rubber, with double sided tape on both sides. It covers the rubber piece which serves as a seal for the top controls, and then the plast...
by kmoose
Wed May 26, 2004 7:36 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: I've had it with Motorola.......
Replies: 27
Views: 2038

Re: hmmm

send your "THANKS" to NICK DELUCA aka Mr. build radios from parts aka Mr. take your $$ and run d I could understand if this was a model # label, but it is just a piece of clear rubber, for Christ's sake! It doesn't effect the function of the radio, and it has nothing to do with the model. Hell, you...
by kmoose
Tue May 25, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: I've had it with Motorola.......
Replies: 27
Views: 2038

I've had it with Motorola.......

OK, I can understand them not wanting to sell the model labels. Or restricting their sale, or whatever they are doing. But, now, we are being told that we cannot buy the Escutcheon, Label (P/N: 3385681Z01) for the HT-750s. For those of you who are not familiar with this part, this a piece of clear r...
by kmoose
Mon May 17, 2004 9:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: "monitor" on maxtrac
Replies: 9
Views: 502

With the B/K Radio mobiles, there is a programmable setting for this. I don't know if this is true in Motorolas, as well. But it might just be a feature that you can turn on/off in the programming.
by kmoose
Fri May 14, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Simulcast Question...
Replies: 22
Views: 2923

Re: P25 LSM

Also, Moto systems doing simulcast P25 use what Moto calls "linear simulcast modulation", which is a form of CQPSK. If you want to make measurements on this, you need something that can do Error Vector Magnitude analysis - either an Agilent Spec-An with the P25 CQPSK option, or (blatent plug) an IF...
by kmoose
Thu May 13, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MURS in an MT1000? Hello, legality?!
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: MURS in an MT1000? Hello, legality?!

When I got it home though, I remembered something about a two-watt limit. Is it possible they turned down the RF for that channel, or were they not aware of the limit? Thanks, ~Billy Myers, GP-38 Call them up and ask them, Billy. They should be willing to give you a complete report of the work they...
by kmoose
Wed May 12, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Jeanne from Aloha Batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 486

Have you tried contacting her through her website?

[url]http://www.alohabatteries.com[/url] I think it is.
by kmoose
Tue May 11, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Life expectancy of a Spectra????
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Life expectancy of a Spectra????

a 10-year production run is nothing to sneeze at. Todd I'm sorry, Todd, but I disagree. If Motorola were more "loyal" to their customers, by giving them radios that they could count on having available, then their customers might be a little more loyal to them. Look at BK Radio. The EPH has been ar...
by kmoose
Tue May 11, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Morotola has the axe out again. Cancellation Notice Info
Replies: 13
Views: 1234

This is really too bad. We started buying CT 250s about two years ago. They have worked well for us, and are a hell of a lot cheaper than the HT750/1000s that we were using. Can Motorola put out a product anymore, with more than a few year life span? I remember about 4 years ago, when they announced...
by kmoose
Mon May 10, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ht-1000 mode switch broken
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: ht-1000 mode switch broken

Hello - I have an HT-1000 with a broken mode switch - it only selects "B" and "C". How complicated is this to replace, I will qualify this with the fact that I am looking at it from a "trained technician's" point of view. It is pretty easy to replace. I have to replace them at the rate of about one...
by kmoose
Mon May 10, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM External Alarm
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Ah................I see that...............now. Is it still Monday? God, I hope not.
by kmoose
Mon May 10, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: CDM External Alarm
Replies: 17
Views: 992

What make and model Fire Alarm? Do you want this to go to the panel as an alarm, or as a trouble? It might be better to run the beep you are using now, through a matching transformer, to a high output speaker.
by kmoose
Thu May 06, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: This might get some negative responses, but... (CPS related)
Replies: 21
Views: 2522

jim wrote:Funny....I don't recall anyone saying "where to go" for anything.


I think that is because their posts were moderated, Jim.....
by kmoose
Thu May 06, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Pro Series (HT/CDM) RSS License
Replies: 17
Views: 1554

When they say "Dealer", I don't think they are referring to a dealer as you and I would. We have a parts account with Motorola. They will sell us piece parts to maintain our radios, but we cannot buy whole radios from them. I'm sure that they have some minimum order, on some kind of calendar basis, ...
by kmoose
Wed May 05, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: IFR 500A
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

I take it you meant that 'IFR', not 'MFR' is near you. If you use the unit to do some measurements and they seem close, then just spend the $130 for the non-nist traceable calibration. If you notice problems, then you go another route.... I think what he meant was mfr = manufacturer. In this case, ...
by kmoose
Wed May 05, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What is the advantage of Two Tone Encode/Decode?
Replies: 14
Views: 1293

Yeah, when logging, we usually only need one or two channels. And the Project Manager usually likes to have at least one channel where everyone can hear him, when he is cursing and cussing about the job going too slow, and people being lazy dogs. :wink:
by kmoose
Wed May 05, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What is the advantage of Two Tone Encode/Decode?
Replies: 14
Views: 1293

Thanks for all the replies, guys. I don't deal with Public Safety radios, so I sometimes fail to fully understand the value of features like two tone encode/decode. I maintain a fleet of radios used in helicopter logging operations. We use very basic conventional FM comms. The fanciest we get is PL ...
by kmoose
Wed May 05, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Favorite Analyser?
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: IFR1500 opinion

Just curious about folks thoughts on the IFR1500.. just had one with April Calibration offered to me... I need something that will encode/decode QCII like the Motorola 2001D/2008D (wish I kept that one). Does the 1500 do this? Anything "evil" about this monitor that will bite me down the line?.. I ...
by kmoose
Wed May 05, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What is the advantage of Two Tone Encode/Decode?
Replies: 14
Views: 1293

Couldn't you selective call by using different PL tones? I guess maybe I am unsure of exactly how two tone works, but I got the impression that it worked very similar to PL, in that the sender would send two tones at the start of a transmission, and only radios set up to receive those same two tones...
by kmoose
Wed May 05, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What is the advantage of Two Tone Encode/Decode?
Replies: 14
Views: 1293

What is the advantage of Two Tone Encode/Decode?

I'm just curious about why people would use two tone encode/decode? I mean, what is it's advantage over just using CTCSS tones, or DCS codes?
by kmoose
Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Whee! [AKA the Batboard $upported thread]
Replies: 174
Views: 42568

Dear Kevin Morris,

This email confirms that perlguy9 has accepted the $150.00 USD you sent.
by kmoose
Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 750 Accessory Connector
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

OK, I almost have this thing working. The problem is: everytime the radio receives, the audio output starts to "motorboat'. For the life of me, I am not sure why. I even tried isolated the audio amp output from any DC by installing a capacitor inline, but that didn't help either. Anyone have any ide...
by kmoose
Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Am I The Only Person Having Trouble w/ Motorola?
Replies: 20
Views: 2305

You know, Monty? I created that post about trying to integrate an HT 750 into an aircraft audio system? Well, I kind of got it working. I am able to receive just fine, and I can key the radio. I can even transmit on it, but there is a moderately loud "whine" every time I key the radio. I called Moto...
by kmoose
Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ht 750 parts
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Motorola does not make fuses nor do they make caps. they buy them from companys that make them, then they sell them. I am looking for a another source for these parts. Mark This is true...........but, theoretically, Motorola tests each of these parts that they buy, to make sure they meet the specs....
by kmoose
Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ht 750 parts
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Am I missing something here? Why would you not want to use the Motorola parts?
by kmoose
Fri Apr 23, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Nextel to use actual "direct" connect, not rep
Replies: 28
Views: 1486

Like I said, MOST VHF/AM radios work in the 20 -30 watt range. And 7 watts is certainly a good deal more than "less than 3".
by kmoose
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: New Nextel to use actual "direct" connect, not rep
Replies: 28
Views: 1486

Re: Aircraft.

Cowthief wrote:Hello.

FYI
Most aircraft radios run less than 3 watts on high, 118MHz to 136MHz.


Are you mad? Never mind, I think I already know the answer to that one. Most airborne VHF/AM radios transmit in the 20-30 watt range. I'll assume you meant thirty, and typoed it.
by kmoose
Thu Apr 22, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Intrinsically Safe???
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

IIRC the HT750 is FM approved only when you use the FM-approved battery. In fact, there is no FM sticker anywhere on the radio, and the only way you'd know that the battery is the intrinsically safe model is by part number, and the fact that the data label is green on white instead of black/white. ...
by kmoose
Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT 750 Accessory Connector
Replies: 11
Views: 1420

HT 750 Accessory Connector

First off, let me explain what I am trying to do. In each and every aircraft that flies on a US Forest Service contract, there is supposed to be what we call a "Forest Service Plug". This is a connector that allows an operator to adapt a portable radio into the aircraft audio system. When connected,...
by kmoose
Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Intrinsically Safe???
Replies: 16
Views: 1684

IF you want to maintain the I.S. rating on the radios, then you must have them worked on by a facility with the appropriate "rating" by Factory Mutual. However, if there is no requirement for the Intrinsic Safety rating, then repair them as you would any other radio. Just don't try to represent them...
by kmoose
Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Oscilloscope Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

The first question I have is: What are you going to be using the O'scope to look at? If you want to look at RF, then maybe you would be better off buying a decent used Spectrum Analyzer. If you are just going to be looking at audio and IF signals, then just about any relatively inexpensive 100 Mhz o...
by kmoose
Fri Apr 09, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: One of those days...........
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Thanks, RKG. I copied and pasted your post in an email to the 'puter Gods, and they accepted it with no reservartions. Not gonna sue me for plagiarism now, are ya?
by kmoose
Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: One of those days...........
Replies: 8
Views: 505

One of those days...........

You ever have one of those days, when it seems like you are the only one on the planet that has even the slightest clue what is going on? I know that a DOS window will not work for running the HT1000 RSS, and I showed it to our I.S. guy by trying it on my computer. It seems that that is not enough. ...
by kmoose
Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Intrinsically Safe Battery Chargers?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Where does it say you HAVE to have a Rapid Rate charger for a IS battery, they are full of #&(%. Good old slow chargers are better for your battery, even the IS ones you pay a premimum for. Unless you have not time to charge them slow. I'm not sure, Will. I was told that the need for the rapid rate...
by kmoose
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P25 Airborne Radios
Replies: 7
Views: 540

No worries, Mike. Go get a bottle of whiskey and drink until you fall asleep, or pass out, whichever comes first. :wink:
by kmoose
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P25 Airborne Radios
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Wulfsberg already has their P2000 series P25 radio shipping, has been since January of 2004 so there are alternatives. It is a color screen LCD panel mount radio in the exact same package as the RT9600/7200 series, in fact it is a direct drop in connection including the cabling for a RT9600/7200 ra...
by kmoose
Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P25 Airborne Radios
Replies: 7
Views: 540

But as you said...that's a pretty sick radio, what's the price tag? $5K? The P25 airborne requirement is driven, for now, by the US Forest Service, which is requiring it's contractors (including airborne firefighting aircraft) to be able to integrate into the P25 infrastructure. Unfortunately, once...
by kmoose
Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P25 Airborne Radios
Replies: 7
Views: 540

P25 Airborne Radios

I know that at least a couple of people here also deal with lifeflight aircraft and/or law enforcement aircraft. Just to let you know, Technisonic Industries, Ltd. (based in Mississagua, Ont., CA) has a P25 aircraft FM out. The model number is TDFM-136. It's a pretty slick radio, but your pilots wil...
by kmoose
Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Intrinsically Safe Battery Chargers?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

****UPDATE***** Apparently, the Intrinsically Safe batteries do NOT require a special charger. However, they DO require a rapid rate charger. The confusion came about because our Purchasing person did not understand what the salesman was saying, and just told me that we need "a special charger." So,...

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