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by Al
Mon Jan 27, 2003 6:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: scammed by guy in texas on ebay selling junk
Replies: 9
Views: 925

A sad tale, to be sure. But how about identifying 'this guy in Texas' so we'll all know who to steer clear of?
by Al
Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 24v / 13.8V Combination powert supply / battery back-up
Replies: 9
Views: 595

If the negative side of the battery/power supply is common to all equipment, one idea would be to use a 24V supply/charger, floating two 12V batteries across it, and "tap up" to the series connection of the two batteries to get your 12/13.8V. Then all you would need is a single 24V charger/P.S. If y...
by Al
Sun Jan 12, 2003 10:39 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: HELP! Damaged NMO hole mount
Replies: 10
Views: 1581

One option you may have that I've noticed hasn't been mentioned: Depending on how badly the original 3/4" hole is damaged, use a 3/4" or 7/8" rubber hole plug that Mot sells with a little silicone sealer under the outside lip(quite wide), then remount the antenna adjacent to the damaged area. Remoun...
by Al
Wed Jan 08, 2003 7:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 40watts .... 10 amps continuous adequite ?
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Only if the supply carries an intermittent rating of 14-15 amps, because, depending on the efficiency of the PA, etc., a 40 or 45 W radio generally requires 13.5-14.5 amps on transmit. Even with the intermittent rating mentioned above, you're pushing your luck.
by Al
Wed Jan 08, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Latest M1225 RSS version?
Replies: 1
Views: 275

1225 series RSS version

Believe the current version is 3.2, and yes, the RSS is not backwards compatible. So if an M1225 has been programmed with V 3.2, V3.1 or earlier will not work.
by Al
Sat Jan 04, 2003 10:37 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Visar Programming in the Head
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Probably only if you use lab S/W and blank and reinitialize the controller's eeprom(which is in the head) as a VHF w/DTMF controller board.
by Al
Sun Dec 29, 2002 6:56 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: motorola keys
Replies: 5
Views: 494

I sold a customer a couple of locking mounts for M1225s last year and they came through with 2656 keys...Chicago Lock on H blanks.
by Al
Sun Dec 22, 2002 8:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Channel Lockup from Motor Noise
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Disconnect the antenna and run the truck for a few miles. This will tell you whether the noise is radiated or conducted. If you still have noise problems with the antenna disconnected, it's conducted. As suggested above, check grounds and filter power and/or any control cabling. If the noise is gone...
by Al
Fri Dec 20, 2002 6:00 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GR300 Manual part numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Thanks very much, Monty....that information helps a lot!
by Al
Thu Dec 19, 2002 7:50 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GR300 Manual part numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 326

GR300 Manual part numbers

I'm interested in obtaining a complete set of manuals for the GR300 Radius repeater. Already have GM300 manuals, but need part numbers for any system-specific documentation. I picked up the p/n for the 3333B RICK manual from the Batlabs page, but the GR300 doesn't seem to be covered there.
by Al
Thu Dec 05, 2002 6:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac800 problems
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Here's just a bit of info that may or may not help you: FUF1848A was the model number assigned to 800 Mhz Maxtracs when they were supplied for use in Intrac 2000 SCADA systems. The modification consisted of two changes: 1) Bypass the control head on/off switch at the multipin header on the logic boa...
by Al
Tue Nov 26, 2002 6:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Software question
Replies: 7
Views: 708

I don't think that M's policy has changed or shifted. I think that they are enforcing the old policy of supporting their franchised dealers, both as far as sales *and* service(including (re)programming). This is the only edge M has in today's market where almost everyone buys with price as the (only...
by Al
Sun Nov 17, 2002 6:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: LPT Plug for Tool Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 266

http://www.batlabs.com/tk.html

All you ever wanted to know or need to know about the tk dongle!
by Al
Sun Nov 10, 2002 8:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: HT1000 (Jedi) desktop chargers
Replies: 2
Views: 273

The Jedi series batteries have a built-in thermister to provide battery cell temperature information to the charger, and this is the fourth contact that you see on the charger. The rapid chargers not only sense batt temperature to limit charge current, but also have additional logic to switch from t...
by Al
Thu Nov 07, 2002 6:35 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Saber II Model Number Decode?
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Saber II Model Number Decode?

H99SA+059H. Checked the batlabs page, but didn't see anything that looked similar. Thanks.
by Al
Sat Oct 19, 2002 9:04 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 wattage output
Replies: 7
Views: 442

You didn't say what band or frequency you're operating at(or at least I missed it in your previous posts). The front fender of a vehicle is not the best location for a 5/8 wave or 1/4 wave antenna because the current flow in the antenna generates an electric field that extends from the antenna to ve...
by Al
Wed Oct 16, 2002 6:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: X9000 wattage output
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Assuming that your wattmeter is accurate within 5% or so, 92W out of a 100W 10+year old X9000 isn't bad. You *can* increase output to rated with adjustment, however anyone on the receiving end won't notice any difference between 92W and 100W. You didn't say what type of antenna you were using with t...
by Al
Sun Sep 22, 2002 7:40 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Antenna help
Replies: 25
Views: 4568

You might consider using a thick stem mount(Motorola) that's designed for mounting whip antennas on heavy equipment with extra-thick metal roofs. The thick stem mount will accomodate roofs up to 2 1/2 inches thick, if I remember correctly. Your metal sheet ground plane inside the cab should work fin...
by Al
Tue Sep 17, 2002 3:54 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: QC I Tones
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Bramco is still in business, and they probably still make the QCI material you're looking for. Find them at http://www.palstarinc.com.
by Al
Wed Sep 11, 2002 3:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP68-good or bad
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Aligning the GP60 series receive squelch threshold, deviation, low port moduation, power, and reference oscillator warp frequency is done with the CP50 RSS RVN4159A.
by Al
Tue Sep 10, 2002 7:06 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GP68-good or bad
Replies: 7
Views: 686

I've used a GP68 VHF for couple of years now and I have to agree with most of the comments made by others. I've found the weak link to be the battery contacts once the plastic slides on the battery start to wear/distort a little. Then you get intermittent operation not unlike an HT750 that's had hea...
by Al
Fri Aug 16, 2002 3:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: ht750 battery connection
Replies: 3
Views: 298

On an old[er] HT750 the cure was to replace the battery contact header. There was an SRN on this subject. On the newer ones, I use stabilant 22a, and it's worked well so far. When the radio is used by someone who's very active, the contacts on the battery and radio 'work' against each other and wear...
by Al
Tue Aug 13, 2002 5:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Slightly off topic - Motorola Intrac?
Replies: 1
Views: 637

I'm in about the same boat as you are with the Intrac 2000 system. Mine is used for an industrial plant evacuation and gas hazard monitoring/control system. On my system, the FIU has been upgraded to a moscad, but the rest of the system is still Intrac 2000. Parts and pieces are still available(pull...
by Al
Fri Aug 02, 2002 4:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Manuals Online?
Replies: 25
Views: 2280

Don't know whether anyone has noticed, but if you have a MOL account set up, and you click on 'resources' from the home page, that will give you access to all the user and most of the service manuals in PDF format.
by Al
Tue Jul 02, 2002 1:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Crown Vic Police Intercepter... Faulty Gas Tank? in the News
Replies: 28
Views: 2209

Found On the Road Dead
by Al
Tue Jun 25, 2002 5:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: This should be good...
Replies: 9
Views: 744

P.T. Barnum said it right....there's a sucker born every minute! And this guy's looking for one to step up to the plate!
by Al
Wed May 15, 2002 7:44 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Antenna theory???
Replies: 20
Views: 1280

You're absolutely correct when you say that an antenna is a passive device. However, it's also a reciprocal device. So for a given frequency, whatever you get for gain(directivity) on transmit, you'll also get on receive.
by Al
Sun Apr 21, 2002 6:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Stabilant is GREAT!!
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Last year, I bought a 15 ml bottle from the local NAPA store for $53. Later, when I needed another, I ordered from Mot, and the price was 37.50. Go figure!
by Al
Tue Apr 16, 2002 8:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: GM300 =>( VCO ) [REPAIR]==>TIPS WANTED
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

I've never run into this problem myself, but I think that there are 4 possibilities: 1. Low VCO output level at the prescaler input causing intermittent countdown. 2. Flaky divider beyond the prescaler in the PLL divider chain. 3. Flaky reference oscillator divider between the ref oscillator and the...
by Al
Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:55 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: READ ONLY Frequency range???
Replies: 4
Views: 629

I had the same thing happen after creating 55 personalities on an HT1250...VHF radio bandsplit was 136-174 Mhz, and RSS said it was 135.995000 - 173.995000, so wouldn't allow the codeplug write to the HT. My guess was that the frequency range stored in the codeplug file was in floating point format ...
by Al
Tue Mar 19, 2002 8:43 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Secure Board for HT1250
Replies: 1
Views: 312

You can try checking at the Transcrypt website: http://www.transcryptsecure.com. I know that they build plugin rolling code scramblers for the HT750/1250/1550 series, but not sure if they make a single frequency inversion unit that's plugin.
by Al
Sat Mar 16, 2002 8:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Codeplug for Radius LB M214/16
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Does anyone have a codeplug for a D51LRA9P34AK 42-50 Mhz Radius?
by Al
Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Convential 800 mhz Maxtracs?
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Here's a quick summary for you: Any Maxtrac I've ever seen will Tx in the 806-851 Mhz band. Any Maxtrac I've ever seen will Rx in the 851-870 Mhz band. *IF* the Maxtrac has the talkaround RF board installed, it will also TX in the 851-870 Mhz band. So the only place you might be able to operate simp...
by Al
Sat Mar 09, 2002 10:12 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Repeater Programmable?
Replies: 6
Views: 903

The Q2932A is a Radius R100 series 450-470 Mhz, 2-10 Watt repeater. Both Tx and Rx are programmable using the 1990 version of the R100 RSS. This means it has to be programmed using DOS *only* and a very slow PC, no faster than 25 Mhz clock.
by Al
Thu Mar 07, 2002 7:22 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: anyopne deal with panik?
Replies: 26
Views: 2825

I've always done business with him on the phone, and he's always been good that way. I can't say I've been overwhelmed by his "good" prices(he's pretty proud of his stuff), but he *will* deal some if it's an item that's a slow mover, probably the same as any guy in business would do.
by Al
Thu Mar 07, 2002 7:17 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: R1225 Battery Revert
Replies: 3
Views: 752

I just bought one from M. You want an HLN9455A battery revert kit.
by Al
Wed Jan 30, 2002 8:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: D45-B7 Maxtrac, can i make it a "straight" 800 cnv. radio ?
Replies: 3
Views: 395

But the one thing everyone tends to forget is the 851-870 Mhz bandpass filter in the receiver front end. *IF* you have the talkaround RF board, it can be made to think it's a conventional maxtrac but only in the 851-870 Mhz range. Unless you perform a hardware modification to allow the rx front end ...
by Al
Fri Jan 25, 2002 6:36 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Guinea Pigs Needed-VHF Pro Radio Sufferers
Replies: 11
Views: 1055

I maintain a fleet of about 75 HT750 VHF 151-158 Mhz units used in extremely "difficult" areas in a paper mill in Maine. Although some are used with repeaters, most are not. I'm interested.
by Al
Mon Jan 21, 2002 8:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Speech Inversion Help Please?
Replies: 7
Views: 543

You might also want to try looking at http://www.transcrypt.com for plugin inversion and rolling code scramblers. They also have white papers available on their site if you want to know more of the theory.
by Al
Mon Jan 21, 2002 5:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: SAMS Books and other tech pubs...
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Sams publishing is very much in business...check them at http://www.samspublishing.com. I called them only a short time ago for technical documentation.
by Al
Fri Dec 21, 2001 8:32 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Continuous TX'ing
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Just got a flyer from MDM in Chicago two days ago that lists Motorola P-10 1 W xtal controlled 450-470 Mhz data xcvrs, 2 freq capable, 7.5 VDC, for 25.00 each. That help you any?
by Al
Wed Nov 28, 2001 9:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: msf5000 programming
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Two ways to program the MSF...one is through the 40 pin connector on top of the RF tray using a Mot(or built) cable. The Mot cable has a line included to supply DC power to the RIB, so you don't need a RIB battery if you use this method. Other method is to program through the 6 pin control modular c...
by Al
Wed Nov 28, 2001 9:11 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Antenna Connectors Question
Replies: 5
Views: 593

The HLN8262A GP68 to BNC antenna adapter is available at NSI Radio located in the Pacific Northwest for $13. Try http://store.yahoo.com/nsiradio1/index.html
by Al
Fri Nov 16, 2001 9:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maratrac Low Band killing alternator with RF????
Replies: 28
Views: 2873

Monty's suggestion about using an antenna 50 feet away to eliminate possible RF problems is a good one, but why not just put a 150W dummy load on the radio's antenna connector? Simpler, yes?

Al
by Al
Thu Nov 15, 2001 7:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Phrawg, I need your email address, pls!
Replies: 0
Views: 230

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by Al
Mon Oct 15, 2001 6:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Desktrac Repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Neither. The pinouts of both accessory connectors, J2(external speakers) and J3(I/O) are hardwired and changeable only by adding or removing "accessory" boards like telephone interconnect, etc. Even the repeater TOT is only settable via a jumper plug on the front panel board. It *may* be possible to...
by Al
Sun Oct 14, 2001 6:30 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Desktrac Repeater
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Actually, there are two Maxtracs inside. Usually, one has no PA/heatsink, and the other is a full Maxtrac chassis. You use Maxtrac RSS to program and align the individual radios and Desktrac RSS to program the repeater characteristics.
by Al
Sat Oct 13, 2001 8:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac and COS
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

Sorry, in my previous post I did not read your question carefully. What you are really asking is "How do I get muted audio from the 16 pin accessory connector on my Maxtrac?". There's a jumper header on the logic board that will control whether you get unmuted audio at pin 11 of the acc connector or...
by Al
Sat Oct 13, 2001 5:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac and COS
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

All of the 800 Mhz trunked Maxtracs had a TTL level COS point available on the logic PCB. On some it was was silkscreened in white, and on others it wasn't. I suspect your logic board has the same point available. When Mot modified these 800Mhz units for use in SCADA systems, they tacked in a short ...

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