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by spectragod
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: flash host upgrade question
Replies: 6
Views: 2254

Re: flash host upgrade question

Later this weekend I will be upgrading my firmware on my model 3 xts-2500 vhf to the latest DSP and firm which I believe is R19.00.00. I will be using the method known as "flashzap" pressing the PTT and orange button on power up. My question is, what will NOT upgrade while going this rout...
by spectragod
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Remote mount W series XTL 5000
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Remote mount W series XTL 5000

I have a complete accessory group for that if you need it, from the remote board and flex, to the control heads, it came from a 5k that got converted to an 05 head.
by spectragod
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2012 PI vs CIV
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: 2012 PI vs CIV

So I am in search of a console for a CIV version of the PI. Floor shift of course. Searched Jotto and Havis with no luck. Some departments are buyign the CIV version for unmarked but want consoles. Anyone done any yet ? I don't believe so, the ones I have worked on have gotten HHCH sirens/lighting ...
by spectragod
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Convert MTS2000 secure module to MCS2000
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Convert MTS2000 secure module to MCS2000

BRAVO0122 wrote:But it can't hold secure key after power supply off.
Maybe it need a battery to hold key.


There were some that had an extended key retention, they had a capacitor on the board. What type of crypto are you using?
by spectragod
Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Convert MTS2000 secure module to MCS2000
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Convert MTS2000 secure module to MCS2000

There is a cover that goes in place over the top, is it there? If not, you will have to bypass the popple on top of the board. Also, in the RSS or CPS, you can check "infinite key retention" and that should help with your dilemma as well.
by spectragod
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL 5000 Control Head Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: XTL 5000 Control Head Issue

originally the red was to 12v constant, yellow to ignition, and black to ground, all in the console. the drawer to 12v constant as well, underneath the rear seat . I like to use soft power off so I did it this way. Now just for a temporary fix i have the problem head wired with both the ignition an...
by spectragod
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL 5000 Control Head Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: XTL 5000 Control Head Issue

The brick can't draw current when all power sources are switched. Just sayin' Then you may want to re read the OP's post #3 in this thread....... just sayin' I did reread it. He had it wired properly to begin with. Right there in the first sentence of that post. You saw that, right? His workaround ...
by spectragod
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL 5000 Control Head Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: XTL 5000 Control Head Issue

escomm wrote:The brick can't draw current when all power sources are switched. Just sayin'


Then you may want to re read the OP's post #3 in this thread....... just sayin'
by spectragod
Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Convert MTS2000 secure module to MCS2000
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: Convert MTS2000 secure module to MCS2000

No conversion necessary, it plugs right in.
by spectragod
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL 5000 Control Head Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: XTL 5000 Control Head Issue

originally the red was to 12v constant, yellow to ignition, and black to ground, all in the console. the drawer to 12v constant as well, underneath the rear seat. I like to use soft power off so I did it this way. Now just for a temporary fix i have the problem head wired with both the ignition and...
by spectragod
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: O9 APX7500 V&7/800 w/ HLN1439D Siren
Replies: 6
Views: 3271

Re: O9 APX7500 V&7/800 w/ HLN1439D Siren

Why in the world are you using 9.0? Unless I completely missed it, R09.xx is current.. Is there a newer version for APX that you're aware of? -Marc I must have been asleep when I posted that, because for some reason I thought he was referring to a xtl, not an apx, I do think 9.02 is out, I'd have t...
by spectragod
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Vehicle Warning Equipment Discussion
Topic: O9 APX7500 V&7/800 w/ HLN1439D Siren
Replies: 6
Views: 3271

Re: O9 APX7500 V&7/800 w/ HLN1439D Siren

You adjust the outside volume via the volume control on the radio or the volume control on the siren you are using for rebroadcast. Why in the world are you using 9.0?
by spectragod
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTS2500
Replies: 12
Views: 1342

Re: XTS2500

Unless you have Fed Govt. Creds, M won't let you have it.
by spectragod
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Upgrading spectra9000 W5 to 05 head
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Upgrading spectra9000 W5 to 05 head

Depending on the fw of the radio's and fw of the heads, there can be problems, if you want someone to do it for you, I can, and can bump the fw of the radio/head, as well as align the radio.
by spectragod
Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL2500 HHCH ?
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: XTL2500 HHCH ?

It's needs to be a 5000 for the W3 or 03 head to work.
by spectragod
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: New For Sale Guidelines - Effective 4/15/2012
Replies: 12
Views: 11777

Re: New For Sale Guidelines - Effective 4/15/2012

A question about pictures, and how it can be gamed: BadActor posts picture of pristine and beautiful radio to $hostingsite. BadActor posts for sale item. Buyer buys item based on picture. Later, BadActor updates image on $hostingsite to beat-to-hell pile of .... Buyer complains "this looks not...
by spectragod
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: APX and dual band
Replies: 8
Views: 878

Re: APX and dual band

If you order a apx 7k in just 700/800, it has vhf already installed, just not turned on. Verified this on some radio's that were ordered that way, opened them up and guess what, both bands are present. it also only comes with a single band antenna that way too.
by spectragod
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts2500 programming
Replies: 24
Views: 1475

Re: xts2500 programming

Well I learned my lesson so please be nice. I am going to beg them to un-inhibit my radio as I paid over $1,000 for my radio. They should not do that to people's radios since I am a tax payer and paid for the radio system. You may want to reconsider asking them to uninhibit your radio. You've commi...
by spectragod
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: xts2500 programming
Replies: 24
Views: 1475

Re: xts2500 programming

I'll buy your door stop for parts.
by spectragod
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: XTL2500 FL01-90 Error Then Maintenance Mode
Replies: 45
Views: 14375

Re: XTL2500 FL01-90 Error Then Maintenance Mode

I was able to recover several remote mount radios with this issue by reflashing them. The radios were stuck in flashzap mode, so we reflashed them from the drawer GCAI connector. After they were recovered, we reflashed with the ibutton using the normal procedure just to be sure and that also upgrad...
by spectragod
Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: My XTL1500 not power up
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: My XTL1500 not power up

Odd, there was one on the "auction site" with the same symptoms. I am sure it is fixable, most likely nothing that you yourself can do though. Depot or someone who has special powers are probably your only options.
by spectragod
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL
Replies: 10
Views: 3855

Re: APX CPS R09.00.01 on MOL

KS4VT wrote:
mab wrote:Is it just my account, or have the APX firmware files disappeared from MOL?

And what's an APX2500?


It does look like that, in my Resource Center I only see Astro25 17.01.01 as being available.


Glad I saved them all..........
by spectragod
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Ford Explorer firewall pass through
Replies: 11
Views: 5796

Re: 2013 Ford Explorer firewall pass through

Putting a hole in a factory grommet is really never recommended. There is too much chance for damaging the factory wiring. Its just lazy in my opinion. My shop has always found a place to drill a firewall hole and use a rubber grommet. The only time we will use a factory grommet is if its designed ...
by spectragod
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL 5000 Siren Weirdness
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: XTL 5000 Siren Weirdness

A box somewhere is most likely not "ticked", i miss stuff like that all the time, usually have to get a second set of eyes to catch my mistake.
by spectragod
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL 5000 Siren Weirdness
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: XTL 5000 Siren Weirdness

You have to program it via CPS for the DEK box, i.e. program what you want the button to do.
by spectragod
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013 Ford Explorer firewall pass through
Replies: 11
Views: 5796

Re: 2013 Ford Explorer firewall pass through

Good luck, you can only go out that firewall in a couple of places, if it is the police version, there is a power block in the rear. If not, you will need to drill a hole, you cannot go through the same rubber bulkhead as the car wiring.
by spectragod
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Convert APX7500 mid-power dashmount to remote mount
Replies: 11
Views: 2189

Re: Convert APX7500 mid-power dashmount to remote mount

I had a department take a pass on buying the remote kits for $200 additional when they bought thier new 6500's, the chief thought that was too much money, now he's looking @ $600 per car,you can't make some understand that it's cheaper to buy this stuff when you purchase the equipment.
by spectragod
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola XTL2500 Details
Replies: 12
Views: 3186

Re: Motorola XTL2500 Details

Probably close to 1k for a flash from "M".
by spectragod
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: W3 or O3 HHCH and an XTL 2500
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Re: W3 or O3 HHCH and an XTL 2500

5k or a APX is all that supports the W3 or 03 head. Unless you hack the radio.
by spectragod
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CF29 ON W7 OR stay with XP
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: CF29 ON W7 OR stay with XP

Well thats true!! I dont have any of the older stuff any more nor do i know anyone who does still.. when the older slower Laptops dried up- so did my intrest. I would see them Pop up on Ebay but the prices were just silly. so i got rid of all my old radio equipment and moved up... I'm running old s...
by spectragod
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CF29 ON W7 OR stay with XP
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: CF29 ON W7 OR stay with XP

I have followed some of the toughbook forums discussions on hacking these to get win 7 to run, they have a hack, but I always had good luck with my 29, and never saw the need. Of course, I am currently using a cf31, so it already runs 7 on it. i have some old Toshiba laptops for those older radio's,...
by spectragod
Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: CF29 ON W7 OR stay with XP
Replies: 12
Views: 1095

Re: CF29 ON W7 OR stay with XP

Without some hacking, win 7 will not run on that machine, it's touchy on a cf30.
by spectragod
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: troubleshooting a dead XTL5000
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

Re: troubleshooting a dead XTL5000

I have dash mount XTL 2500's that have failed under warranty that got sent to the depot. About half said that there was a blown fuse inside the control head. Other half (mostly) came back with a control head swapped out note. I don't know for sure there is actually a fuse in the XTL 5K heads but so...
by spectragod
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Adding ADP Software/Multikey
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: Adding ADP Software/Multikey

It's an hour bench time most places, and no one mentioned the cost of MULTIKEY, which is an additional flash code. Someone got APB handy? Of course, the question is, does the radio already have a UCM? Regardless, to ORDER the upgrade, you will need the serial number of each radio, the current firmw...
by spectragod
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Adding ADP Software/Multikey
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: Adding ADP Software/Multikey

And of course, $75 is dealer COST, right? So, time to read the radio, someone has to fill out an order request, start a billing ticket, call or email the Motorola rep, order the flash, receive the dongle and software, check it in, give it to a technician, the technician writes the radio (assuming N...
by spectragod
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Adding ADP Software/Multikey
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: Adding ADP Software/Multikey

It's an hour bench time most places, and no one mentioned the cost of MULTIKEY, which is an additional flash code. Someone got APB handy? Of course, the question is, does the radio already have a UCM? Regardless, to ORDER the upgrade, you will need the serial number of each radio, the current firmw...
by spectragod
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Adding ADP Software/Multikey
Replies: 10
Views: 1316

Re: Adding ADP Software/Multikey

I did a batch of them, and the flash from M was $75 per radio. That is software ADP, hardware ADP will cost a lot more, and require a KVL to load keys.
by spectragod
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: troubleshooting a dead XTL5000
Replies: 6
Views: 1710

Re: troubleshooting a dead XTL5000

1)Bad ground
2) bad control head flex
3) bad control head or fuse on control head(s)
4) bad internal fuse on uni board
5) bad trace or solder joint on uni board
6) bad connector on uniboard
7)radio programmed for acc. power and it is not there

Past that, I would need to see it on a bench
by spectragod
Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: NEED HELP WITH XTL5000 CONVERSION FROM W4 TO O5
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: NEED HELP WITH XTL5000 CONVERSION FROM W4 TO O5

I have the conversion parts that you need for this application, PM me if your still interested in doing this.
by spectragod
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: XTL5000 No power up
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: XTL5000 No power up

There are internal fuses, 1 on the control head and another in the brick, not a good time to change unless you have a hot air station and some type f magnification.

If you can read the radio with a USB cable(HKN6172) on the back of the brick, that should help you isolate where the problem is.
by spectragod
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Headlight problem on 2005 Crown Vic
Replies: 4
Views: 2100

Re: Headlight problem on 2005 Crown Vic

I have a couple of spare repaired LCM's (lighting control modules) with updated headlight relays, PM me if you need one, FWIW, a module from 03-05 Gran Marquis and Vics are the same.
by spectragod
Mon May 14, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: APX 'Front Mount' to 'Trunk Mount' Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

Re: APX 'Front Mount' to 'Trunk Mount' Conversion

I have those parts, PM me if your interested.
by spectragod
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 or CF-31
Replies: 4
Views: 3753

Re: Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 or CF-31

I have an 18, 30 & 31, I fat finger the keyboard on the 18 all the time, hence it's low hours, had it for 3 years, it may have 300 hours on it, for me, the keys and screen are just too small. I use the 30 as a primary programming computer, works like a champ and has never let me down. The 31 is ...
by spectragod
Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra "Out of range"
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Astro Spectra "Out of range"

SG - why would rebanding affect a VHF radio? MEGA14 - All signs point to this being set for a trunked system. That is the only reason it would say out of range. The simple answer is to take it to the system manager to whom it belongs for their assistance, or program it for something conventional if...
by spectragod
Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Astro Spectra "Out of range"
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Astro Spectra "Out of range"

If it is a trunking radio, and has been rebanded, the DSP will need to be at least 11.70, otherwise, it will be out of range, even though it may be rebanded.

The bottom line, we will need more info to try and figure what is going on.
by spectragod
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 01/A2 error
Replies: 22
Views: 1988

Re: APX7000 01/A2 error

Hmmmmmm, I guess the depot wasn't the ONLY choice. Go figure.
by spectragod
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 01/A2 error
Replies: 22
Views: 1988

Re: APX7000 01/A2 error

the problem with an APX is simply changing an RF board isnt like it is on an X series. There is information in there that no current tools be it CPS or even Depot (the software, NOT the place) will touch. Motorola is writing information to the rf board in locations that is not accessable except to ...
by spectragod
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX7000 01/A2 error
Replies: 22
Views: 1988

Re: APX7000 01/A2 error

A 3920 (with our without APX autotune) will not fix that error. Manually aligning the rado will not fix that error. been there done that.. a trip to the depot is the only fix. That should be a lot of fun with no tags and such. I threw the offer out to look at the radio in question, if simply aligni...

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