• To anyone looking to acquire commercial radio programming software:

    Please do not make requests for copies of radio programming software which is sold (or was sold) by the manufacturer for any monetary value. All requests will be deleted and a forum infraction issued. Making a request such as this is attempting to engage in software piracy and this forum cannot be involved or associated with this activity. The same goes for any private transaction via Private Message. Even if you attempt to engage in this activity in PM's we will still enforce the forum rules. Your PM's are not private and the administration has the right to read them if there's a hint to criminal activity.

    If you are having trouble legally obtaining software please state so. We do not want any hurt feelings when your vague post is mistaken for a free request. It is YOUR responsibility to properly word your request.

    To obtain Motorola software see the Sticky in the Motorola forum.

    The various other vendors often permit their dealers to sell the software online (i.e., Kenwood). Please use Google or some other search engine to find a dealer that sells the software. Typically each series or individual radio requires its own software package. Often the Kenwood software is less than $100 so don't be a cheapskate; just purchase it.

    For M/A Com/Harris/GE, etc: there are two software packages that program all current and past radios. One package is for conventional programming and the other for trunked programming. The trunked package is in upwards of $2,500. The conventional package is more reasonable though is still several hundred dollars. The benefit is you do not need multiple versions for each radio (unlike Motorola).

    This is a large and very visible forum. We cannot jeopardize the ability to provide the RadioReference services by allowing this activity to occur. Please respect this.

XTS 3000 Battery

Status
Not open for further replies.

N1SQB

Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
2,472
Location
Somewhere On Earth
Im in need for a new battery for my XTS 3000.
With the different choices out there, what battery do you guys recommend buying?
I need to have the radio on for about 8 -10 hours.

Manny
 

Skypilot007

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Dec 26, 2005
Messages
2,336
Location
Medford, NJ
I also prefer the hi capacity 4000+ mah lithium batteries. They're a bit pricy but well worth it. If you ever upgrade to a XTS5000 you can keep your battery and use it on that.
 

N4KVE

Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2003
Messages
3,500
Location
PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Remember, if you buy a LiOn battery, you will need to use the Impres, or tri chem charger, as most chargers are only Nicad, or Nimh. The above mentioned chargers do LiOn too. If you are using the radio for a hobby, & not public safety, you could save big bucks by buying an Empire BLI-6034, 4200 ma LiOn battery. Lasts as long as the real deal, & was much less $. Perfect fit on the radio too.
 

N1SQB

Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
2,472
Location
Somewhere On Earth
Thanks for the reply guys. I went with the suggested 4500mah LiOn battery. Will be picking up a tri chem charger...

Manny
 

N1SQB

Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
2,472
Location
Somewhere On Earth
Update:

4500 mah LiOn battery finally arrived. It has been charging for well over an hour now on the tri-chem rapid charger. How long should it take? It's brand new. Charger works well and fast on all other batteries.

Manny
 

FFPM571

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Mar 11, 2003
Messages
1,305
Location
Sycamore
Leave it til it turns green..The initial charge is most important to get the full capacity it may take a while as that is pretty much the largest battery made
 

ME801

Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2017
Messages
150
Location
NV
I've seen Moto batteries take all night for the first charge on an Impress charger. Let it sit as long as it needs, it's the first charge and as FFPM says the most important (been using Moto batteries for 20 + years).
 

N1SQB

Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
2,472
Location
Somewhere On Earth
Took almost the entire night but I just let it be as you guys suggested. Now, 7:00am, I'm on my bus for my 10 hour shift. Let's see how long I get. I know there is always a break in period.

Manny
 

N1SQB

Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2003
Messages
2,472
Location
Somewhere On Earth
Noon time: Battery was EXTREMELY hot and so was the back plate of the radio. Had to take it out, let it cool and restart. Display was out. Once it cooled, the radio was back in action. Wonder what is up with that?
I thought it was that I had it sitting on top of a candy wrapper by accident that was lined with aluminum foil. Lol...

Manny
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top