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Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:37 am
by estimatorjosh
Thank you for the welcome

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Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:20 pm
by FD5722
Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. My name is Daniel and I live in Salisbury, North Carolina. I was a Firefighter & EMT up until 2011 when I was taken out of work because of a back injury sustained in a car wreck in 2005. On my time off from the FD I worked in radio from 1998 until 2010. I started off as an installer and worked my way up to the position of Systems Engineer. Unfortunately the back injury caught up to me in 2011 & I've had 3 back surgeries since. Once in 2012, 2013, and 2014. While I don't like not being able to work it does open up more time for me to indulge in my radio hobby, especially the days when I'm "grounded" in my recliner from pain. Enough of that, moving on..........

I've been a board member over at Radio Reference since 2006, and been a "stalker" here for just about as long & figured it was time to join over here too, LOL. I look forward to meeting more of the board members here!!

BTW, my screen name here (FD5722) is the same one I go by at RR.

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:02 am
by Mr.X
I'm not sure I can PM an admin. My PM sits in the "OutBox" rather than Sent messages.

If that's not the proper way to contact an admin, then please let me know the proper method.

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:41 pm
by blackwater
I've been a member since 2010, and I'm looking to make a WTB thread and it won't let, Can someone please move me :)

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Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:07 am
by wavetar
Mr.X wrote:I'm not sure I can PM an admin. My PM sits in the "OutBox" rather than Sent messages.

If that's not the proper way to contact an admin, then please let me know the proper method.


It will remain in the outbox until it is actually read, then it moves to the 'sent' messages.

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Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:16 am
by Mr.X
wavetar wrote:It will remain in the outbox until it is actually read, then it moves to the 'sent' messages.

Gotcha. Thank you for that explanation. I'm used to other BB systems that don't work that way.

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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:00 pm
by wavetar
blackwater wrote:I've been a member since 2010, and I'm looking to make a WTB thread and it won't let, Can someone please move me :)


Done!

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Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:54 pm
by Groupa66
Hi all I am new from south Australia and would appreciate a point in the right direction after recently getting hold of a 2 way trunk radio i am very interested in its capability's. I'm new to the forum and new to this scene any help would be greatly appreciated

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Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:43 pm
by marc-ynm
Hi .. Mark here - over in the UK -
i am a Ham licensed for 30 years, one of the UK's only Astro / P25 users to.. its a lonely job, but someone's got to do it..
I was hoping to be uncaged too - i am hoping to find an old 66-88 mhz Saber (or other bits) which are rare on these shores..
we play with, and or mod Astro Sabers, Sabers, Astro spectras, XTS2500, even ancient old VSELP spectras and a VSELP HT !

Hopefully it'll be ok for me to keep an eye open for much-needed bits, if uncaged :)

Thanks either way..

Mark

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Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:07 pm
by drspinbag
I would like to be moved into the registered Users group. It's nice to know I am dealing with knowledgeable people, and would like to contribute as well. I have bought a few higher priced things on here, and it went smoothly, but I had to have a friend give them my number to do it because I am a new user. Moderator PM for details if you like.

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Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:48 pm
by KC9MDQ
Howdy, all.

I'm just dropping a line to all of the other " Long time lurker, first time poster" types out there besides me. While certainly not one of the most active boards that I frequent, this one is certainly jam packed with useful, friendly, helpful people. I just want to take a moment to acknowledge the unsung heroes of the BatBoard. Thanks for all of the help!


73, de KC9MDQ
Marshfield Area Amateur Radio Society resident Commercial Radio Geek, Hewitt Area Fire Department Firefighter/EMT and Department Radio Technician

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:54 am
by Will
Welcome to the BatBoard Sir.

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Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 3:48 pm
by spaceydeeh
Hi everyone,

am new to this forum, though not new to Motorola CPS... Unfortunally I didnt had much time last couple of yours, now I see what I missed all that time...
so, lets programm again...

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 11:35 pm
by Alixtrol
Hi,
I have read this anouncement, and now i am a member of this forum, so i wil know more ahout this site...
Thank u...

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:00 am
by tztop10
how can I be a registered user, been on for almost a year posts take a while still

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Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:36 pm
by bstafford
Hey
As a longtime lurker/somewhat recently registered user here I figured it was about time that I post something on here to say hi.
Im definitely not new to the radio world and some of you may know me from P25.ca aka communications.support as I have been a member and relatively active poster over there for a few years. Anyway, i'm looking forward to becoming more active over here in addition to the other sites I am a member of.

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:52 am
by aagon
I have been a member if this board for over a year and i have been somewhat active. Why am i still a new user?

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:34 pm
by wavetar
aagon wrote:I have been a member if this board for over a year and i have been somewhat active. Why am i still a new user?


You clearly didn't read through the thread, particularly where I say in the second post of the thread:

wavetar wrote:I've opened this announcement up to allow 'newly registered users' to reply in the thread, specifically for the ones that may not be so 'new' anymore.

As you may or may not know, there is no automatic trigger to move 'newly registered users' over to 'registered users' based on time, or post count, etc. It needs to be done manually. As I read through or approve posts from new users, I have been changing their status based loosely on time served & post count.

Obviously, I don't view everybody's posts on a daily basis. If you feel you've 'done your time' as a newly registered user & are tired of waiting for your posts to be approved before being viewed, let us know in this thread, and chances are, we'll get you moved over!

Todd


So that's why. Unless you ask, or post enough to really stand out, you likely won't get noticed. All that said, welcome aboard.

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:37 pm
by wavetar
tztop10 wrote:how can I be a registered user, been on for almost a year posts take a while still


Done.

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Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:55 pm
by kc9fsh
Can I get moved to registered members? Although I haven't posted much I have lurked around a bit since 2008 and my account was registered in 2008.

Thanks,
Tim
KC9FSH

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Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:33 pm
by racer38
Well I am new, and decided to register since I have a problem with one of my HT's and a search provided to similar posts. I have been in Ham radio a long time and just got interested in DMR and Mototrbo. Been having some fun with that until I killed my 6550. This seems to be the place to get questions answered and I am sure I will have many more questions as time goes on.. I also have a couple of Mantric Radios pulling duty as a Star repeater. They work Great !

Cheers

Craig, W1MSG

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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:50 pm
by kc9fsh
Is there any way to get moved to registered users? I have been waiting for about 9 hours to get a post approved from this morning. Like I said earlier I created my account in 2008 and have lurked but just recently started posting.

Thanks

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Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:20 am
by jamesshearer
Hello,

I am a newbie here on the board. I maintain the radios out in Death Valley National Park. I have the pleasure of maintaining XTL5000 W4 radios which make up about 95 percent of our vehicle fleet and a small contingent of XTS3000 which I recently received new in the box but are actually 13 years old.

J. Shearer

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:47 pm
by Eagle Scout
Hi just joined! I have a Saber 3 with secure net I hope to learn more about it and be able to program it.

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Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 12:33 pm
by PD0RBO
Hi there!

I'm à registered HAM and tinkering around with electronics since I was eight, I actuallly bought à GM950 (M08KHF6AN3AN) figuring that I could use the case and powermodule for a design of my own.

Decoding the model number tought me the radio is either à 136-174Mhz Vera_abbekerk@hotmail.com

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:42 pm
by k7bpg
Hello,

I haven't done much posting, but have been a member since last year. Is there a chance I could be let out of the pen? Trying to get some help with a radio system I'm working on.

Thanks
Brian

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Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:16 pm
by cadpattact
Hi everyone,

I'm a radio hobbyist with experience working with emergency services, formerly as a volunteer as well as procurement. I was a member on P25.ca/Communications.Support from 2013 up until the site went offline. I look forward to reading through the existing discussions and learning from professionals in the field of public safety communications. ^SP

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:46 pm
by W2IBC
can I get bumped over to registered users? been here awhile, don't post much honestly cause well I don't have much to say. but I am a repeater owner and a moto user. maxtrac, gm300 and now MSF5K

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:07 am
by wavetar
W2IBC wrote:can I get bumped over to registered users? been here awhile, don't post much honestly cause well I don't have much to say. but I am a repeater owner and a moto user. maxtrac, gm300 and now MSF5K


Done!

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Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:58 am
by LoneWolf
Good morning,
I hope that is the right topic.
I am new user and I want to say hallo all and greetings.
Many thanks

LoneWolf

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:45 am
by fyrfyter33
I am a newb here. My name is Aaron. I live in Cincinnati, OH, where I am a firefighter/paramedic. I am responsible for all of our mobile and portable radios within the fire department. Life was easy when things were normal, with only two types of radios. Now that the XTS series is EOL, I am finding myself needing to learn more about the new APX series, and some "brains to pick" along the way seem helpful.

Thanks!

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:48 pm
by cadpattact
Admin, would someone please make me a registered user? Thanks!

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Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:08 am
by wavetar
cadpattact wrote:Admin, would someone please make me a registered user? Thanks!


Done! Sorry for the delay.

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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:26 pm
by triptolemus
May I pleased be moved into Registered Users?

Thanks!

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Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:34 am
by wavetar
triptolemus wrote:May I pleased be moved into Registered Users?

Thanks!


Done!

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Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:04 pm
by W3AXL
Could I get moved over into registered users as well?

Thanks!

[Done -Alex]

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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:07 pm
by W5KVV
Hi guys. New member checking in from SE Oklahoma. I've been lurking around BL for some years, but just joined the forums. I'm not much on the facebook groups.

At any rate, I have numerous projects, starting with a MSR 2000 that I'll be seeking guidance on. My long time mentor has moved across the state and I no longer have him at my disposal. You can only do so much over the phone.

Thanks for having me.
-Matt

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:43 am
by Farside
Hello Everyone

New user here, appreciate the Welcome message , find this forum fairly easy to navigate and not to much
nonsense as per other forums iv joined in passed, seems there are some great folks on here.
hope to contribute when i can , when iv got an answer ill be sure to help .

Your New user Keith N ( Farside )

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:59 am
by berkinet
I am still a relatively new member here and, in general, am not too bothered by the moderation. However, I have found that when asking for help, it would nice to be able to respond more quickly to questions, etc. For that reason, I would like to request to be able to post un-moderated.

Thanks for your consideration.

Richard

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:17 pm
by dustinw251
Hi guys I joined in 2014 and I know I don't post anything mainly because I do a lot of reading and studying when I have an issue with something. Heck I don't even login half the time, lol. But if possible could you unlock me, if not I understand, maybe I need to get a little more active.

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Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:28 am
by CCheesman
Hi guys I've been a long time lurker and just finally registered and now realizing that i should have a long time ago. I used spend tons of time on P25.ca but now that it gone I'll been spending the time on here with the tons of info that available here.

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:02 pm
by Microtech
Hi--any chance I can get off probation---registered in 2008--- the site is a wealth of information--
Things have sure changed a lot since I was able to convert a Solid State Dispatcher to 2 meters--with a whole 2 channels!
Thanks

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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:23 pm
by chopskxw
Hello all! New guy here. Have been an avid fan of Kenwood's commercial gear, but more recently have been getting into Moto gear. I am basically self-taught regarding radios/radio systems, and I have a lot still to learn. I started into radios in public safety, then became a HAM operator. I promise there will be lost of questions about my new Moto gear, but I will try not to annoy anyone and give back when possible.

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:10 am
by Tó Paiva
Hello, I am Antonio from Portugal and I would like to thank you for accepting my registration at the Batboard Forum. My experience with motorola radios is few, but I am counting on you to help me with my doubts regarding how they work, I am not a buyer, a seller or representative of any brand of equipment I am just a radio communications enthusiast who owns motorola equipment but who is not very familiar with them.

As we say here 73's

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:47 pm
by OCSD117
Welcome Antonio!

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:22 pm
by Jim202
Tó Paiva wrote:Hello, I am Antonio from Portugal and I would like to thank you for accepting my registration at the Batboard Forum. My experience with motorola radios is few, but I am counting on you to help me with my doubts regarding how they work, I am not a buyer, a seller or representative of any brand of equipment I am just a radio communications enthusiast who owns motorola equipment but who is not very familiar with them.

As we say here 73's


Welcome to the board here.

As a suggestion, when your looking for some information or help, provide the radio brand, the radio model and what the problem is or what your looking for. if your using some software that isn't working correctly, please provide what it is and the version. Also what computer operating software your using.

The reason for all the information is there are some interactions of computer operating system software and the Motorola radio software that can cause problems. The more details you can provide, the faster your going to solve your issue.

Some of the older Motorola radios require they be programmed with your computer running in DOS. Not in a DOS window inside a Windows XP or newer.

You will also need a RIB (Radio Interface Box, which is a voltage level converter) for many of the radios to be programmed. There are some of the newer radios that you can get that will run off of a USB connection. But these have a built in voltage level converter. There are even some radio programming cables that will work from a serial port. But these also have a built in voltage level converter.

If your good with a soldering iron, you can make many of the radio cables that go between the radio and the RIB. I do this all the time. The cable information is available in several places on the Internet. I find that starting with the batlabs.com site is a good starting point. There is a wealth of information there. You will spend some time reading there. Another good web site is the repeater builders site.

Have a good time working on your radios.

Jim

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:21 pm
by Wowbagger
I just met somebody who drove from Winnipeg to Wichita to bring his 2975 in for service (he juuuuuuuusssssst squeaked under the cut-off for RMA support). He has been a lurker here, and asked the service guys if they could call me over to meet him (which I did).

He said he's been trying to register with the board for over a year but not been getting anywhere. Is there some problem with registering new users?

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:06 am
by wavetar
Not that I'm aware of Wowbagger, and I don't suppose he gave any details? There have been plenty of people join in the past year.

On another note, today I've upgraded several more posters in this thread to registered users.

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Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:18 am
by Wowbagger
I gave him a business card and asked him to email me with the info, so when he does I'll follow up.

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Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:01 pm
by 7mary3
Could you take me out of the new user status please?
I have been enjoying your site for 7 years now.

I started my career at a local MSS shop in GA and I am currently in the telecommunications industry working at a MTSO for a major carrier.

I also volunteer as the EC for my local ARES group.

Thanks in advance!