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MOTOTRBO repeater, mobile & portable questions

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comtech5

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For the MOTOTRBO XPR8400 repeater, the sales brochure shows what appears to be a speaker grille on the front right-hand side. Is that in fact a speaker? Also, what is the best way to hardwire a local desktop mic to the repeater? Is the repeater service manual available for viewing online?
It appears that Motorola nixed the XPR6500 portable and the XPR4500 mobile non-GPS radios. What was the reason for that and approximately what date did that happen?
 

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I heard they discontinued non-GPS XPR to streamline production and inventory costs at /\/\, same as Analog Only XPR radios
Never seen a speaker grill on XPR Repeaters
 

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OK, let's try this one...For the repeater, does anyone offer a breakout cable for using local mic, local speaker and programming connections? Off of the rear accessory connector I mean.
 

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The cost for the non-GPS version of the XPR mobiles and portables wasn't a lot less than the GPS models. I suspect that sales of the non-GPS units just wasn't enough to warrant having those units.

In the digital mode, there is not way to have 'local' speaker or microphone audio on the XPR8400 repeater. In the analog mode, the accessory connector has both low-level receive and transmit audio, however I don't remember if it has speaker audio or not.

John Rayfield, Jr. CETma
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OK, let's try this one...For the repeater, does anyone offer a breakout cable for using local mic, local speaker and programming connections? Off of the rear accessory connector I mean.
 

comtech5

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How about this for local control of XPR8400 repeater???
AVTEC SCOUT virtual console with VOIP via ethernet?
Digital Mode only, for this particular dispatch location.
 
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Yes, that is one product that can provide voice dispatch through an XPR8400 or MTR3000 repeater, using an IP connection to the repeater.

There are a number of solutions on the market for this type of operation. The AVTEC Scout is actually quite 'pricey' as compared to a number of the others and is really a 'console system'. So if all you need is dispatch through one repeater, then some of the other products will be more 'cost effective'.

One of the most cost-effective solutions for simple 'remote dispatch' through a MOTOTRBO digital system is a "c-Bridge Controller". PM me and I'll get some information to you.

John Rayfield, Jr. CETma

How about this for local control of XPR8400 repeater???
AVTEC SCOUT virtual console with VOIP via ethernet?
Digital Mode only, for this particular dispatch location.
 
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