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by silverbk
Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Harris Public Safety Communications (PSPC) Equipment
Topic: UDC info needed for MPD
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Re: UDC info needed for MPD

http://download.yousendit.com/AFA266450128C6CB

Link is good for 7 days from now.

This is the manual for the M-PA which includes the pinout of the UDC flex. The M-PA is the same pinout as the M-PD

73
by silverbk
Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Icom Commercial Radios
Topic: Need Opinion for a purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: Need Opinion for a purchase

In my county we use both radios, and the Icom F60 (we are UHF) hold up better and are more liked by those that carry them.

Another factor is the accessories and programming stuff which is much cheaper on the Icom side.
by silverbk
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: Version question on Kenwood gear
Replies: 0
Views: 675

Version question on Kenwood gear

First let me open by saying that I am a Motorola GE and lately Vertex guy, with almost no Kenwood experience. With that said. I am working on a job for a customer, a small town DPW. They have a mixed fleet of radios, which includes some Kenwoods. One radio in the fleet is the TK-7160 there are some ...
by silverbk
Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Vertex
Topic: VX-800 display blinks and no receive
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Re: VX-800 display blinks and no receive

I have a UHF VX-800 that doesn't receive and the display blinks while the radio is on. The radio transmits fine. I have tried uploading the default program back into it and the radio does the same thing. It programs ok, transmits ok, but doesn't receive anything. The green light never comes on. The...
by silverbk
Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: EF JOHNSON 5100 = AN/PRC-127EFJ Portable Radio
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Re: EF JOHNSON 5100 = AN/PRC-127EFJ Portable Radio

It's $96.00 for the cable direct from EF Johnson. They will sell it to anyone via the 800 number. You can make one yourself but it's cumbersome to get it to work correctly. They also have killer tech support, unlike another company I know that refuses to speak with end users. They also have a ftp si...
by silverbk
Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Vertex
Topic: VX-920 2 tone decode problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Re: VX-920 2 tone decode problems

I tried the beep level parameter with no luck.

This is a link to the codeplug

http://download.yousendit.com/8F6985593013247F

Maybe if you get it to work, It could be a hardware or firmware problem with this radio.
by silverbk
Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Vertex
Topic: VX-920 2 tone decode problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

VX-920 2 tone decode problems

Hello, I am setting up a vx-920 in VHF for a volunteer FF. I want to have the radio setup on one channel for off duty 2 tone paging on his depts tones. Can anyone recommend a good trusted set up parameters to get this to work? Right now I have it working, but when the radio opens it seems to stuck a...
by silverbk
Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Vertex
Topic: Vertex Problems ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

Re: Vertex Problems ?

Firmware has never been an issue for me. I avoid upgrading unless there is new feature or bug fix I need. Recently the 920 series had problems with bricking the Cimmaron ani boards upon firmware upgrades. It turned out that they were not compatible so Cimmaron issued a revision which solved the prob...
by silverbk
Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: Taking 5100 out of band.
Replies: 5
Views: 1662

Re: Taking 5100 out of band.

EF Johnson makes at least two UHF splits. I have two of these portables.
One is 403-470 mhz and the other is 450-512 mhz

PCConfigure will not let me take either radio out of it's split.
by silverbk
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Midland
Topic: 70-1052 wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1451

70-1052 wanted

Subject says it all.

I need a programmer for 70-165 166 portables.

Will buy or lease your programmer.

email direct at silverbk(at)escape.com
by silverbk
Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Vertex
Topic: VX-920 and others out of band
Replies: 12
Views: 5603

Re: VX-920 and others out of band

Karl,

Do you know the exact string to search for?
I am having trouble finding 450 mhz in intel long unsigned.

73
by silverbk
Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Harris Public Safety Communications (PSPC) Equipment
Topic: MRK Programming errors
Replies: 7
Views: 3348

Re: MRK Programming errors

There are several software versions that will program that radio:

EDACS is a dos program and Programmer is a windows program.

Are you using a real com port? I have never had any luck with those usb to serial adapters.
by silverbk
Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Harris Public Safety Communications (PSPC) Equipment
Topic: MRK Programming errors
Replies: 7
Views: 3348

Re: MRK Programming errors

I'm not an M-RK guy but I have experience with the M-PA which is similar. I believe that EDACS is a DOS program, so the standard caveats about running real DOS and not a DOS windows apply. What is the model number or combo number from the back of the radio? Check it against http://www.hallelectronic...
by silverbk
Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Vertex
Topic: VX-4204 Tone and DCS decode problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: VX-4204 Tone and DCS decode problem

try grounding the microphone to the chassis. It could be a feature motorola used to call HUB switch or hang up box. If enabled the receive pl will be disabled when the mic is removed feom the hanger. The premise was that the pl would be on until you were ready to transmit, and you could then monitor...
by silverbk
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Vertex
Topic: VX-160 question from a new guy
Replies: 5
Views: 2786

Re: VX-160 question from a new guy

Double check your codeplug. You must have something askew. My kid's FRS radios work better than that.

You should make sure you have the same frequency and PL tone on both the transmit and receive side of things then load the same plug into both radios.