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APX 8000/APX 6000BN MTN: ISW CPS Adjustment

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Motorola Solutions Technical Notification (MTN)
TITLE: APX8000 and APX6000BN radios cannot access a Type II Trunking site resulting in retries.

TECHNOLOGY: ASTRO Subscriber
SYMPTOMS:

In certain locations, the APX8000 or APX6000BN radio may not be able to reliably access a Type II Trunking site.

This behavior can lead to a delayed connection or a failure to connect.

MODELS / SYSTEM RELEASES / KITS / DATECODES AFFECTED:

APX radios using R15.00.00 firmware and higher

Only applies to Type II Trunked system

Only applies to APX8000 and APX6000BN models


Factory started shipping R15.00.00 – Nov. 2, 2016

SEVERITY RECOMMENDATION:
_X*_ Medium - Perform at next scheduled maintenance
* Only if the using the affected configuration.
ROOT CAUSE / DEFINITIVE TEST:
Firmware defect
WORKAROUNDS AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS:
NA
RESOLUTIONS AND REPAIR PROCEDURES:
Any unit shipped after February 13, 2017 has the NEW ISW Window Adjust value

1. Attach USB programming cable to the APX8000 or APX6000BN, open CPS and perform a cpg read by selecting "Read a
Radio."

2. In the opened cpg, navigate to Trunking Configuration->Trunking Wide. The last field at the bottom of the Trunking Wide Page is
the ISW Window Adjustment Setting. Verify it is defaulted to the wrong value of FEA8

3. Modify the ISW Window Adjustment hex value, the second field on the right, from FEA8 to the correct value listed below:
APX8000 - FE9E
APX6000BN - FEA0


4. Write cpg back in radio by selecting and clicking Device->Write Device, with the default Communication Method:
USB Cable

5. To verify the cpg has been written properly and contains the correct value, repeat steps 1-2, and verify the ISW
Window Adjustment value is matches the value in Step 3.

See attached pdf.

Marshall KE4ZNR
 

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Does this only apply to the apx8000 when I change the value to the new value in my 8000xe the radio has a error that says no comms.
 

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Does this only apply to the apx8000 when I change the value to the new value in my 8000xe the radio has a error that says no comms.
From the original post above:


Only applies to APX8000 and APX6000BN models

So since the 8000XE is not listed you should not need to change anything :)
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From the original post above:


Only applies to APX8000 and APX6000BN models

So since the 8000XE is not listed you should not need to change anything :)
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You posted the original MTN. It has since been updated with a different value for the APX8000.

Since both 8k and 8kXE are APC 579, it applies to both of them.
 

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The correct ISW value for the 8000 and 8000XE is FEA8

The 6000BN remains FEA0 as per the original bulletin

For all other APX models, the correct value is FE35
 
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