• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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    XPR 5350 as an IP Bridge

    How to do this : A job for Two XPR 5350 s: I have 2 Siemens PLC, A and B , 15 km apart. Rural location, no cell service. I surveyed from A to B using CM 200 450-470 band. Coverage is good, 85 dB fade margin from A to B. PLC A and B need to exchange data via IP. Maximum data speed will never...
  2. K9ROD

    DualBand Astro Spectras

    I know about the SIU way, but I have come across a "Y" cable that is for two Astro Spectra's. In the software under the "Advanced II" tab you check the box for a dual band unit and designate one radio as primary and the other as secondary. This is usually also referred to as the green radio and...
  3. B

    Astro Spectra Plus W4 Reprogramming

    My fire department has an old Astro Spectra Plus W4 built into its main vehicle. The radio still has frequencies programmed into it from the department we bought it from and we wanted to program it to function on the Provincial Fire frequency. I was wondering what it would take to reprogram it...
  4. A

    Trying to locate an ASTRO Spectra UHF Srecord

    Good morning everyone. I am searching for an Srecord to convert an ASTRO Spectra from a D04RKF9PW5AN to a W3. I have a few 800 mid power W3's I can pull the interconnect/faceplates from and the W3 HHCH's. (I've swapped the dim green display LED's out with red ones and it makes them much easier...
  5. M

    Programming D04 Dilemma

    I have a Dash Mount Astro Spectra Analog Mid Power Programmed by someone else Service Mode says; R110103 A070309 CNTLHD31 D04JKF9PW5AN 494AAw0613 1MEG FLSHCD 000004-000004 I am using aftermarket cable and RIB. The cable is put together properly. This radio works in the car and can transmit...
  6. M

    T99DX+091W_ASTRO

    I am new to tinkering around with radios. I am currently working on getting my Technician ham license. I have a huge technologic background and Ive heard motorolas can require a lot more attention then others. Anyways, I received a Motorola Spectra Radio from a friends radio club that had a...
  7. SCPD

    ASTRO spectra mid max power

    What is the lowest and highest point the mid power VHF AastroSpec can handle before it folds? I recall reading somewhere that the midpower could do up to 75watts before degrading, how accurate is this? As far as low goes is 1w ok ?
  8. N

    Saber / Astro-Saber

    Anyone able to help me program my Astro-Saber for listening only in the Southern California Area .. ? Also have a Motorola Saber II, which I know at this point only can be program with DOS on a old computer, if anyone can help me out and a reasonable deal, please let me know, Have 2 sabers...
  9. M

    Help With Spectra

    Hello, I believe I have a Motorola spectra. I cant tell if it is a Astro Spectra, Spectra, Or Spectra Plus. I have a W9 control head and it connects and works fine. I can read and write fine but I want P25. The model number for the radio is: T99DX+167W_ASTRO I cant find anywhere to decode it...
  10. SlipNutz15

    P25 Linear Simulcast Modulation ASTRO

    Ok, I may be overthinking this but Centre County 911's new P25 radio system has three emissions, 8K10F1D P25 Phase I C4FM data 8K10F1E P25 Phase I C4FM voice (P25 mode in RadioReference.com Database) and then 8K70D1W P25 Linear Simulcast Modulation ASTRO (9.6 kbps in 12.5 kHz...
  11. M

    CPI Tone Remote/ Astro Consolette

    I'm attempting to connect a CPI DR-10 tone remote to an astro spectra consolette base station. I have a service manual for the consolette, but no documentation whatsoever on the CPI consoles. The consolette DOES have the tone remote board installed. So far I have done the following: I have...
  12. WQAJ741

    ASTRO trunking

    I have an astro saber that has conventional channels, and the company I am starting work for said I could use my own radio. The issue is that they are UHF trunked...now I heard Astro can do that, but can I have a zone where it is trunked and everything else is still conventional or is it one or...
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    Motorola Astro Spectra (High Power) and Vehicle Repeater

    Hello, My agency has been experiencing terrible radio service in our county. We have one repeater site that covers 486 square miles of hilly terrain. Our cruisers are equipped with 50 watt Vertex radios that are underpowered. In response to this, I recently purchased some refurbished...
  14. emcomm

    Astro Saber fail message (photo) is my radio DOA?

    Hi, One day while trying to program my Astro Saber the cable fell off while the new codeplug file was being written to the radio (it was not screwed on tight). Now the radio displays FAIL 01/82 AND it when I go to reprogram it the following appears (see image). My question is, can I fix this...
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    Signaling: Group Call Setup Query

    Am trying to figure out how to setup Group Calling within the RSS for MDC, Astro and Astro 25 (P25). The Help screens aren't helpful and Google has had no luck, either. Am just trying to learn how to do it. I was doing that many years ago with 2 Tone sequential no prob but, MDC and Astro has me...
  16. A

    XTS3000 ASTRO battery issue

    Hi evryone, I have done a search and I can't really find the answer I am looking for. I recently bought a XTS3000 ASTRO, and I have an (annoying) issue with the battery. It came with a moto battery which works fine, but when I use my friends battery (not moto / impres brand) the low volt...
  17. tvining

    Telephone to FM

    I am looking for a device (homemade, commercial, whatever) that will, when a phone rings, answer the phone, Key up the radio, broadcast whatever comes across the phone over the radio, and after 3 seconds of silence hang up the phone line. Target radio is a Motorola Astro VHF radio. Use is...
  18. emcomm

    Where are Flash Codes found ? (purchased?)

    I have a Astro Saber III and I am looking to Flash it for MODAT (Q351); are these Flashes purchasable (honest question--pardon my ignorance), from Motorola? Or is there some other after-market way? Thanks. Attn Moderator, I am not trying to buy or sell anything! Just trying to understand the...
  19. J

    ASTRO group call

    Can anyone help me to set up a group call in ASTRO mode? I can do individual calls with no problems, but when I try to send a group call, I get a message on the display that says "INVALID ENTRY". I would also like to set up an audible alert tone as an attention getter in ASTRO. Is this...
  20. GTR8000

    Motorola Solutions Begins Shipping ASTRO® 25 Systems with Project 25 TDMA Trunking

    Motorola Solutions Media Center - Press Releases - Motorola Solutions Begins Shipping ASTRO® 25 Systems with Project 25 TDMA Trunking
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