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by spectragod
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000 and Type II
Replies: 9
Views: 1378

Re: APX7000 and Type II - SOLVED

fchrist16 wrote:SOLVED.

Turns out P25 CAI and Type II CAN NOT exist in the SAME Flashcode.

Regards,

-Frank C.


We have a whole fleet of them, ordered from M that way.
by spectragod
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Legacy Batboard Motorola ASTRO (VSELP/IMBE/AMBE) Equipment Forum
Topic: Strange issue with convert XTL5000 O5 Dash to Remote O5/03!
Replies: 8
Views: 3794

Re: Strange issue with convert XTL5000 O5 Dash to Remote O5/03!

Don't forget to align the radio after firmware refresh. If you need help with that pm me, glad to provide assistance.
by spectragod
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM
Replies: 34
Views: 6084

Re: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM

Bad reference oscillator. Replace the 16.8MHz oscillator in the radio and you'll probably be golden. Going down the mother M road before, I'll speculate that this is a restricted part, so you get locked into a flat rate Repair. It seems to be the game they play. I'll look in the service manual on M...
by spectragod
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM
Replies: 34
Views: 6084

Re: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM

Bad reference oscillator. Replace the 16.8MHz oscillator in the radio and you'll probably be golden. Going down the mother M road before, I'll speculate that this is a restricted part, so you get locked into a flat rate Repair. It seems to be the game they play. I'll look in the service manual on M...
by spectragod
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM
Replies: 34
Views: 6084

Re: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM

At least eight years with no calibration? Ugh. This is why Moto requires us to have ours done yearly, service monitors, watt meters, spectrum analyzers, etc. To his defense, he is not a radio shop, it would be hard for me to Justify 200k worth of equipment at my house, being married and such. Wifey...
by spectragod
Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM
Replies: 34
Views: 6084

Re: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM

Ok, here's the skinny on this radio. When I received it, I read the CP, first thing I notoced is a whored out Flash and that it says it had been hit with depot. I voiced checked it, radio was around 7Mhz off......wow! I did a test on my aeroflex, the radio failed everything except the BER RX. I alig...
by spectragod
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM
Replies: 34
Views: 6084

Re: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM

Reference oscillator took the changes. I even set it off from the test freq and tried that one time. That made no difference on how far off freq the radio transmitted from the programmed freq.Receive is right according to my svc monitor. So no matter where the Ref. Osc. warp is set the transmit fre...
by spectragod
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Analog Spectra Keyload Fail
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: Analog Spectra Keyload Fail

I have parts if you need them.
by spectragod
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTS5000 C02 vs C03 Display Module
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

Re: XTS5000 C02 vs C03 Display Module

It has to do with the shielding on the display itself. I fiddled with a 800Mhz display on a vhf radio, with RF getting into it, it was very quirky. IIRC the C04 is a universal display as of now for all bands.
by spectragod
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: radio locked
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: radio locked

Lock code will need entered via the keypad, CPS will be able to read the radio and turn that off, unless, it is password protected, then a hex editor or other methods may need to be used.
by spectragod
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: PM1500 change to XTL
Replies: 6
Views: 3562

Re: PM1500 change to XTL

How would one go about doing this????
by spectragod
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Xtl5000 vd Xtl2500
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Xtl5000 vd Xtl2500

Looked at buying one of these radios and I do not see much of a difference between the two. The only thing I see is number of programmable channels. Well that and the price Fairly similar, the real differences are the 5k's ability to be flashed for more options in the feature set. FWIW, the board i...
by spectragod
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Looking for a part # for an 09 head
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Looking for a part # for an 09 head

I found it, PMLN5420 if anyone else needs one.
by spectragod
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Looking for a part # for an 09 head
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Looking for a part # for an 09 head

I am looking for the part # for a trunnions bracket for the 09 head, I can't seem to find it on any literature.
by spectragod
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL2500 vs XTL5000 vs APX7000 - Your Opinion Wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 2372

Re: XTL2500 vs XTL5000 vs APX7000 - Your Opinion Wanted!

I don't see why you couldn't buy a pair of XTL's for less than 1k, way less than a APX.
by spectragod
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Jedi series programming / flashing cable ?
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Jedi series programming / flashing cable ?

I have a spare cable....
by spectragod
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Part Numbers for MOL and Firmware update
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: Part Numbers for MOL and Firmware update

OCSD117 wrote:What exactly is a system dealer?


Your local Motorola dealer.
by spectragod
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Jedi series programming / flashing cable ?
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Jedi series programming / flashing cable ?

Do you just need a cable? Do you have a smart rib? You need the smart rib for flashing.
by spectragod
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX6000 Programming feature ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: APX6000 Programming feature ?

ces911 wrote:
spectragod wrote:It will only work on a p25 channel or personality.



Oh ok. It says conventional RSSI and if let's me check it off. I even checked the help of the CPS and if says conventional.


Conventional digital channel, not a conventional analog channel.
by spectragod
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Part Numbers for MOL and Firmware update
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: Part Numbers for MOL and Firmware update

OCSD117 wrote:I can download the firmware update but i need more then the cable to do it. what else do I need?


The latest revision of cps, and a flash dongle from Motorola.
by spectragod
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Motorola HPD-1000
Replies: 8
Views: 3145

Re: Motorola HPD-1000

Enough of them and you can use them for boat anchors. Or, if you just have a few, wheel chocks. I still have a couple in the shop, they were and are worthless.
by spectragod
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 800Mhz SREC NEEDED
Replies: 7
Views: 3292

Re: MTS2000 800Mhz SREC NEEDED

I'm pretty sure that if you just dump in any old srec you will get toolproof error. You have to save the original and guard it with your life. No one here seems to be interested in these radios and their problems anymore. Their afraid of ol ma M !! It would depend on the FW that is in the radio if ...
by spectragod
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX6000 Programming feature ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: APX6000 Programming feature ?

It will only work on a p25 channel or personality.
by spectragod
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: XTL5000 home system ID highlighted in red??
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: XTL5000 home system ID highlighted in red??

No key is loaded, load the key and you should be good to go.

Or.............

You may try highlighting the system id, then deleting it with the delete button, then restyle the system key in,
See if the problem goes away. I think the last release of cps for the xts/xtl has some bugs.
by spectragod
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Software & Firmware Releases & Issues
Topic: Part Numbers for MOL and Firmware update
Replies: 10
Views: 1992

Re: Part Numbers for MOL and Firmware update

Flash updates for firmware are generally $75.
by spectragod
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM
Replies: 34
Views: 6084

Re: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM

Strange thing, Actual TX on programmed freq of 166.125 shows 166.133 on a cheap optoelectronics freq counter. Another freq of 166.000 shows 166.006 Various freqs across the full range (150-167) are mostly correct, some are not. I reprogrammed 166.125 to 166.115 and now tx's on 166.123. This will ge...
by spectragod
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...
Replies: 13
Views: 2120

Re: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...

They are a little on the spendy side, I had 1 on many vehicles, including my suburban that had dual 100 watt
RF decks, good luck.
by spectragod
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Computer/Technical Assistance
Topic: Motorola HPD-1000
Replies: 8
Views: 3145

Re: Motorola HPD-1000

If you have a boat, you can use them as anchors, we nicknamed it half performance data.....
by spectragod
Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 800Mhz SREC NEEDED
Replies: 7
Views: 3292

Re: MTS2000 800Mhz SREC NEEDED

spectragod are you saying just get another mts2000 controller ? How is that going to work ? Even if you have a good s-record it will still be out of tune with your existing hardware. What controller do you suggest ? If you dump an s record in, it will be out of tune also. Find a controller with the...
by spectragod
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL5000 Reboots with programming cable
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: XTL5000 Reboots with programming cable

Possible firmware issue with either the control head or brick, or both. What FW is in the radio and head?
by spectragod
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM
Replies: 34
Views: 6084

Re: XTL 5000 TX PROBLEM

Alignment will most likely solve all your problems.
by spectragod
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: MTS2000 800Mhz SREC NEEDED
Replies: 7
Views: 3292

Re: MTS2000 800Mhz SREC NEEDED

Why not just change out the controller board?
by spectragod
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...
Replies: 13
Views: 2120

Re: 2013/14 Tahoe.. The roof...

Sti-Co disguise db antenna, they work like a champ and you don't have holes everywhere.
by spectragod
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: Looking to Hire a Radio Tech
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: Looking to Hire a Radio Tech

I changed a box of q splits to r splits several years ago and hex edited the crap out of them, they worked great, not what I would call super hard to do. I only did it because I was challenged that it couldn't be done. It took longer to align them than the mods did, just and FYI.
by spectragod
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: radio ids on a 800 radio
Replies: 11
Views: 1246

Re: radio ids on a 800 radio

Don't forget, you will need a sys key for said operation...
by spectragod
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: P25.CA - anyone have any status update
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: P25.CA - anyone have any status update

I hope they find a way to reactivate, the circumstances are unfortunate and yet the "professional" flashcode upgraders that are rampant on Ebay and deprive Motorola of legitimate revenue carry on as if nothing ever happened Valuable resource, but I don't believe upgrading flash codes was ...
by spectragod
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: PM1500 FW Upgrade Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: PM1500 FW Upgrade Problem

I answered my own question by re-reading your post. Are you using a flash dongle, or just trying to do it the dirty way?

I do have earlier CVN files, but they are large, I could possibly flash the FW on the radio for you.
by spectragod
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: PM1500 FW Upgrade Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: PM1500 FW Upgrade Problem

What cable are you using? IIRC, a serial cable is needed to flash the earlier FW.
by spectragod
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Replacing XTL5000 with APX6500- plug-n-play???
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

Re: Replacing XTL5000 with APX6500- plug-n-play???

As long as they are -O- series XTL's, and you have newer firmware in the heads, they should plug in, I believe you will need to change the mounting bracket as well as the screws for the sides.
by spectragod
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Thumb screw wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Motorola Thumb screw wrench

I have a few, PM me.
by spectragod
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: XTL-2500 Help
Replies: 3
Views: 755

Re: XTL-2500 Help

You can buy that flash from M, probably $1300....
by spectragod
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Upgrade APX7000R
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Re: Upgrade APX7000R

If the radio already has a display on the front, it can be done, if not, a new Vocon is needed.
by spectragod
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Questions and a Flashcode discrepancy...

fchrist16 wrote:The poster of the listing I'm looking at. Thanks for the help on the flashcode issue...Now the A7/A9 heads... :)

Regards,

-Frank C.


Astro Spectra heads will work, not regular Spectra heads, you will also need a TIB with dual DB25's on it.
by spectragod
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: ASTRO25 Series (XTS/XTL 1500/2500/5000) Subscribers
Topic: How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: How to find the original serial number (XTS5000)

With the right equipment, you will be able to see what flash has been in it before and if boards were in different band radios.....
by spectragod
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX4000 Analog Secure
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: APX4000 Analog Secure

You'll have to license you T/A freq's for digital use in order to use ADP.
by spectragod
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: APX7000 A-B-C Switch Easy Fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: APX7000 A-B-C Switch Easy Fix?

I have a couple new control tops, remnants of some XE conversions.
by spectragod
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: O3 Control head flat rate cost? Bricked.
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: O3 Control head flat rate cost? Bricked.

$485 or close to that for flat rate. I have had success bring them back using the port on the rear of the brick, some I have had to use a serial cable on, others a usb.

If you have a saved cp, you could try dumping it back in.
by spectragod
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: APX Series Subscribers
Topic: Opinion
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Opinion

The XE display is more than $250. I have done a few conversions with the bigger display, well worth it, but I suspect your not referring to swapping out the display?
by spectragod
Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: APX 6000 800 Mhz programming
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: APX 6000 800 Mhz programming

Does anyone have a recommended minimum amount of features that the APX6000 has. Our radio shop gave us very few options/features that are enabled and most of the A-B-C switch and the concentric switch are disabled. Also can you scan an analog channel and digital channel in the same scan list. Ive h...

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