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    No duplication or distribution of this document or any portion thereof shall take place without the express written permission of Motorola. No part of this manual may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose without the express written permission of Motorola.

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    ASTRO APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li/ APX 6000XE Digital Portable Radios Basic Service Manual Contents Section 1: APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Radio Section 2: APX 6000XE Radio Section 3: Appendices...

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    68012002028-A Initial edition Dec. 2010 68012002028-B Added APX 6000XE Info Apr. 2011 68012002028-C Added APX 5000 and APX 6000Li Info Aug. 2011 68012002028-D Added UHF2 for APX 6000 and APX 6000XE Nov. 2011 68012002028-E Updated CPS part number. Jun. 2013...

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    Product Accessories One (1) Year Motorola, at its option, will at no charge either repair the Product (with new or reconditioned parts), replace it (with a new or reconditioned Product), or refund the purchase price of the Product during the warranty period provided it is returned in accordance with the terms of this warranty. Replaced parts or boards are warranted for the balance of the original applicable warranty period.

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    Warranty service will be provided by Motorola through one of its authorized warranty service locations. If you first contact the company which sold you the Product, it can facilitate your obtaining warranty service. You can also call Motorola at 1-888-567-7347 US/Canada.

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    A. that MOTOROLA will be notified promptly in writing by such purchaser of any notice of such claim; B. that MOTOROLA will have sole control of the defense of such suit and all negotiations for its settlement or compromise; and C.

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    viii Commercial Warranty Notes...

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    ASTRO APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li/ APX 6000XE Digital Portable Radios Section 1 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li...

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    Notes...

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    ASTRO APX 5000 700–800 Model Chart ..................... 1:xiii Specifications for APX 5000 VHF Radios....................1:xiv Specifications for APX 5000 UHF1 Radios ....................1:xv Specifications for APX 5000 7–800 MHz Radios .................. 1:xvi ASTRO APX 6000 VHF Model Chart ....................1:xvii ASTRO APX 6000 UHF1 Model Chart ....................1:xviii ASTRO APX 6000 UHF2 Model Chart ....................

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    Sec 1: ii Table of Contents Service Aids ..........................1:4-2 Field Programming........................1:4-2 Chapter 5 Performance Checks ............1:5-1 Test Equipment Setup ........................ 1:5-1 Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version)............... 1:5-3 Display Radio Test Mode (Top-Display Version) ................ 1:5-8 Receiver Performance Checks ....................1:5-12 Transmitter Performance Checks .....................

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    10.1 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View ...... 1:10-2 10.2 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View Parts List ..1:10-3 10.3 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Exploded View ....1:10-4 10.4 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Exploded View Parts List 1:10-4...

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    Transmitter Troubleshooting Chart..................1:9-4 Table 9-5. Encryption Troubleshooting Chart..................1:9-4 Table 10-1. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Exploded Views and Controller Kit ......1:10-1 Related Publications APX 6000 User Guide Model 1 ....................68012001081 APX 6000 User Guide Model 2 ....................68012001080 APX 6000 User Guide Model 3 ....................68012001079...

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    Figure 6-33. Transmitter Test Pattern Screen (UHF2) ................. 1:6-25 Figure 6-34. Transmitter Test Pattern Screen (700/800 MHz) ............. 1:6-26 Figure 8-1. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display Partial Exploded View ......1:8-2 Figure 8-2. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Partial Exploded View ....................

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    Figure 8-54. Insert Bottom Screws ....................... 1:8-39 Figure 8-55. Attaching Vacuum Adapter....................1:8-41 Figure 10-1. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View ..... 1:10-2 Figure 10-2. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Exploded View..1:10-4...

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    List of Figures Sec 1: vii Figure 10-3. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Top Display Exploded View........1:10-5...

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    Position 12 – Unique Model Variations Positions 2 & 3 – Model Series C = Cenelec 98 = APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li N = Standard Package Position 4 - Frequency Band Position 11 – Version Less than 29.7MHz 336 to 410MHz Version Letter (Alpha) –...

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    ASTRO APX 5000 VHF Model Chart Sec 1: ix ASTRO APX 5000 VHF Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98KGD9PW5_NI Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98KGF9PW6_NI Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98KGH9PW7_NI Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT3824 BT Models FCC ID:...

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    Sec 1: x ASTRO APX 5000 UHF1 Model Chart ASTRO APX 5000 UHF1 Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98QDD9PW5_NI Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98QDF9PW6_NI Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98QDH9PW7_NI Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4899 BT Models FCC ID:...

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    ASTRO APX 5000 700–800 Model Chart Sec 1: xi ASTRO APX 5000 700–800 Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98UCD9PW5_NI Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98UCF9PW6_NI Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98UCH9PW7_NI Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT5859 BT Models FCC ID:...

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    Sec 1: xii Specifications for APX 5000 VHF Radios Specifications for APX 5000 VHF Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: 136–174 MHz Frequency Range: 136–174 MHz Operating: -30°C to +60°C...

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    Specifications for APX 5000 UHF1 Radios Sec 1: xiii Specifications for APX 5000 UHF1 Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: 380–470 MHz Frequency Range: 380–470 MHz Operating: -30°C to +60°C...

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    Sec 1: xiv Specifications for APX 5000 7–800 MHz Radios Specifications for APX 5000 7–800 MHz Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: Frequency Range: Operating: -30°C to +60°C 700 MHz: 764–776 MHz...

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    ASTRO APX 6000 VHF Model Chart Sec 1: xv ASTRO APX 6000 VHF Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98KGD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98KGF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98KGH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT3824 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT3929 MODEL DESCRIPTION: VHF, APX 6000...

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    Sec 1: xvi ASTRO APX 6000 UHF1 Model Chart ASTRO APX 6000 UHF1 Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98QDD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98QDF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98QDH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4899 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4892 MODEL DESCRIPTION: UHF1, APX 6000...

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    ASTRO APX 6000 UHF2 Model Chart Sec 1: xvii ASTRO APX 6000 UHF2 Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98SDD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98SDF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98SDH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4858 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4903 MODEL DESCRIPTION: UHF2, APX 6000...

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    Sec 1: xviii ASTRO APX 6000 700–800 Model Chart ASTRO APX 6000 700–800 Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98UCD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98UCF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98UCH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT5859 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT5863 MODEL DESCRIPTION: 700–800, APX 6000...

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    Specifications for APX 6000 VHF Radios Sec 1: xix Specifications for APX 6000 VHF Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: 136–174 MHz Frequency Range: 136–174 MHz Operating: -30°C to +60°C Storage: -40°C to +85°C...

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    Sec 1: xx Specifications for APX 6000 UHF1 Radios Specifications for APX 6000 UHF1 Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: 380–470 MHz Frequency Range: 380–470 MHz Operating: -30°C to +60°C Storage: -40°C to +85°C...

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    Specifications for APX 6000 UHF2 Radios Sec 1: xxi Specifications for APX 6000 UHF2 Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. NOTE: UHF2 operation within the United Stated is limited to 12.5 kHz Channel Spacing due to the 2011 FCC narrowband regulations.

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    Sec 1: xxii Specifications for APX 6000 7–800 MHz Radios Specifications for APX 6000 7–800 MHz Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: Frequency Range: Operating: -30°C to +60°C 700 MHz: 764–776 MHz 700 MHz:...

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    ASTRO APX 6000Li VHF Model Chart Sec 1: xxiii ASTRO APX 6000Li VHF Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98KGD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98KGF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98KGH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT3824 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT3929 MODEL DESCRIPTION: VHF, APX 6000Li...

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    Sec 1: xxiv ASTRO APX 6000Li UHF1 Model Chart ASTRO APX 6000Li UHF1 Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98QDD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98QDF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98QDH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4899 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4892 MODEL DESCRIPTION: UHF1, APX 6000Li...

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    ASTRO APX 6000Li 700–800 Model Chart Sec 1: xxv ASTRO APX 6000Li 700–800 Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98UCD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98UCF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98UCH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT5859 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT5863 MODEL DESCRIPTION: 700–800, APX 6000Li...

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    Sec 1: xxvi Specifications for APX 6000Li VHF Radios Specifications for APX 6000Li VHF Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: 136–174 MHz Frequency Range: 136–174 MHz Operating: -30°C to +60°C Storage: -40°C to +85°C...

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    Specifications for APX 6000Li UHF1 Radios Sec 1: xxvii Specifications for APX 6000Li UHF1 Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: 380–470 MHz Frequency Range: 380–470 MHz Operating: -30°C to +60°C Storage: -40°C to +85°C...

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    Sec 1: xxviii Specifications for APX 6000Li 7–800 MHz Radios Specifications for APX 6000Li 7–800 MHz Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: Frequency Range: Operating: -30°C to +60°C 700 MHz: 764–776 MHz 700 MHz:...

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    Chapter 1 Introduction This manual contains information needed for Levels One and Two radio servicing. Level One servicing consists of radio programming, radio alignment, knobs replacement, and installation and removal of the antenna, belt clip, battery, and universal connector cover. Level Two servicing covers disassembly and reassembly of the radio to replace circuit boards.

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    ASTRO APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li radios are available in two configurations – Top Display and Dual Display. Table 1-1 describes their basic features.

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    In order to avoid operating outside the limits set by the FCC, we recommend that you align the ASTRO APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li radio’s reference oscillator every time the radio is taken apart, or once per year, whichever comes first. Checking this parameter when the product is placed in service is especially important if the product has been in storage for a significant period of time (6 months or more) between being shipped from the factory and commissioned for service.

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    Never poke this vent with any objects, such as needles, tweezers, or screwdrivers. This could create a leak path into the radio and, in the case of APX 5000 R/ APX 6000 R radios, the radio’s submergibility will be lost.

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    UHF1 (380–470 MHz), UHF2 (450–520 MHz) and 764–870 MHz frequency bands. All ASTRO APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li radios are capable of both analog operation (12.5 kHz or 25 kHz bandwidths), ASTRO mode (digital) operation (12.5 kHz only) and X2-TDMA mode (25 kHz only).

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    Board VOCON Board Top Display Controls Top Figure 3-1. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Overall Block Diagram Analog Mode of Operation This section provides an overview of the analog mode receive and transmit theory of operation. 3.2.1 Receiving The RF signal is received at the antenna and is routed through the Auxiliary and Multi Switch (SP3T) ICs the UHF1, UHF2 and 7/800MHz designs.

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    Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation Sec 1: 3-3 RF ANT. 50 ohm Digital RF SP2T Atten. Rx/Tx To Tx Reversed Power Dec. Σ∆ ADC Filter To RF/Vocon/GPS Connector 18Mhz Synth Synth Abacus III Figure 3-2. Receiver Block Diagram (VHF) RF ANT.

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    Sec 1: 3-4 Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation RF ANT. AUX ANT. 50 ohm SP2T Digital RF SP2T RF/AUX Atten. Rx/Tx UHF2 UHF2 To Tx Reversed Power Dec. Σ∆ ADC Filter To RF/Vocon/GPS Connector 18Mhz Synth Synth Abacus III Figure 3-4.

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    Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation Sec 1: 3-5 3.2.1.1 GPS The GPS architecture employs a combination GPS/Bluetooth IC chip which decodes GPS signals at 1575.42 MHz. It is capable of producing a final position solution including full tracking and data decode capability.

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    Sec 1: 3-6 Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation 3.2.1.4 UHF2 Front-End From the RX/TX select switch, a UHF2 signal is routed to the first pre-selector filter followed by an LNA and a second pre-selector filter. Both filters are discrete and tunable designs and are used to band limit the incoming energy and suppress known spurious responses such as Image spur.

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    Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation Sec 1: 3-7 3.2.2 Transmitting When the radio is transmitting, microphone audio is digitized and then processed by the DSP and sent to the Trident IC (see Figure 3-7 Figure 3-10) via the SSI interface. The Trident IC processes the SSI data for application to the voltage controlled oscillator as a modulation signal.

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    Sec 1: 3-8 Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation Log Amp Power Detector RMT port Digital RF Attenuator SP3T RF Switch Transmitter Final FET UHF2 SP2T RF Switch TX Buffer Amp Directional TX Driver Amplifier Harmonic LP Filter Coupler Antenna Connector TO RX...

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    Basic Theory of Operation: Digital (ASTRO) Mode of Operation Sec 1: 3-9 3.2.2.1 VHF Transmit Once a VHF frequency for transmit has been selected, the Trident IC and its accompanying logic circuitry enable the correct voltage controlled oscillator which then generates the desired transmit frequency.

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    Sec 1: 3-10 Basic Theory of Operation: Controller Section Controller Section The controller section (see Figure 3-11) comprises of five functional sections that are split among two boards, which are the VOCON and EXPANSION boards. The main functional section consists of a dual core ARM and DSP controller, Flash memory, and a Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (DDR SDRAM).

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    Basic Theory of Operation: Controller Section Sec 1: 3-11 The ARM controller core of the OMAP processor handles the power up sequence of all devices, including firmware upgrades, and all operating system tasks that are associated with FLASH and SDRAM memories and user interface communication. The FLASH memory (64 MB) is required to store the firmware, tuning, and Codeplug settings, which upon initialization get read and stored into SDRAM (32 MB) for execution.

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    Sec 1: 3-12 Basic Theory of Operation: Controller Section The Bluetooth feature is accompanied by a Low-Frequency (LF) detection circuit that is also located on the expansion board. The LF circuit provides the ability of a secure pairing connection with a Bluetooth accessory.

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    Chapter 4 Recommended Test Equipment and Service Aids This chapter provides lists of recommended test equipment and service aids, as well as information on field programming equipment that can be used in servicing and programming ASTRO APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li radios. Recommended Test Equipment...

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    “Appendix B Replacement Parts Ordering” on page B-1. While all of these items are available from Motorola, most are standard shop equipment items, and any equivalent item capable of the same performance may be substituted for the item listed. Table 4-2. Service Aids...

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    Chapter 5 Performance Checks This chapter covers performance checks used to ensure that the ASTRO APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li radio meets published specifications. The recommended test equipment listed in the previous section approaches the accuracy of the manufacturing equipment, with a few exceptions.

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    Sec 1: 5-2 Performance Checks: Test Equipment Setup Initial equipment control settings should be as indicated in Table 5-1 and should be the same for all performance checks and alignment procedures, except as noted. Table 5-1. Initial Equipment Control Settings System Analyzer Test Set Power Supply...

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    Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) Sec 1: 5-3 Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) This section provides instructions for performing tests in display radio test mode. 5.2.1 Access the Test Mode To enter the display radio test mode: 1.

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    Sec 1: 5-4 Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) Table 5-2. Test-Mode Displays (Continued) Name of Display Description Appears ROM Size The memory capacity of the host FLASH Always part FLASHcode The FLASH codes as programmed in the Always codeplug RF band 1...

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    Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) Sec 1: 5-5 NOTE: Each press of the Top Side Button (Purple button) scrolls through “RF TEST”, “CH TEST”, “RGB TEST” and “CID TEST”. • Press the Top Button (Orange button) to stop the displays and put the radio into the RF test mode.

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    Sec 1: 5-6 Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) Table 5-4. Test Environments Display Description Function Carrier RX: unsquelch if carrier detected Squelch TX: mic audio Tone RX: unsquelch if carrier and tone (192.8 Hz) Private-Line detected TX: mic audio + tone (192.8 Hz) ASTRO RX: none TX: Digital Voice...

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    Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) Sec 1: 5-7 5.2.3.2 Keypad Checks (for Model III only): To continue to the keypad checks: - Press , “48/1” appears; release, “48/0” appears. - Press , “49/1” appears; release, “49/0” appears. - Press , “50/1”...

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    Sec 1: 5-8 Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Top-Display Version) 5.2.5 CID Test Mode To perform the CID Test: 1. Press and release Top Button (Orange button); all pixels are on. 2. Press any key; Checker box 1 test appears. 3.

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    Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Top-Display Version) Sec 1: 5-9 Table 5-5. Test-Mode Displays (Continued) Name of Display Description Appears KG6 algorithms name Type of encryption being used When the radio is secure (Encryption Type 6) equipped and 6 or more algorithms are loaded Model number The radio’s model number, as...

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    Sec 1: 5-10 Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Top-Display Version) 3. Do one of the following: • Press the Top Side Button to stop the displays and toggle between RF test mode and the Control Top test mode. The test mode menu “CH TEST” is displayed, indicating that you have selected the Control Top test mode.

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    Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Top-Display Version) Sec 1: 5-11 5.3.3 Control Top Test Mode This test mode is used to verify proper operation of all radio buttons and switches if a failure is suspected. 5.3.3.1 Control Top Checks To perform the control top checks: 1.

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    Sec 1: 5-12 Performance Checks: Receiver Performance Checks Receiver Performance Checks The following tables outline the performance checks for the receiver. Table 5-7. Receiver Performance Checks Test Name System Analyzer Radio Test Set Comments Reference RF Control: Monitor TEST MODE CSQ PTT to continuous VHF: ±0.8 ppm Frequency...

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    These tests require a communications system analyzer with the ASTRO 25 test options. Transmitter Performance Checks The following tables outline the performance checks for the transmitter. Table 5-9. Transmitter Performance Checks – APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Test Name System Analyzer...

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    Load key into talkaround radio. operation only) Table 5-4 on page 1:5-6. Table 5-10. Transmitter Tests for ASTRO Conventional Channels – APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li* Test Name System Analyzer Radio Test Set Comments RF Power Mode: Proj 25 Std...

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    Chapter 6 Radio Alignment Procedures This chapter describes both receiver and transmitter radio alignment procedures. Test Setup A personal computer (PC) and tuner software are required to align the radio. Refer to the applicable manual for installation and setup procedures for the software. To perform the alignment procedures, the radio must be connected to the PC and to a universal test set.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Tuner Main Menu Tuner Main Menu › › › Select Tuner from the START menu by clicking Start Program Files Motorola › › ASTRO 25 Products ASTRO 25 Tuner. To read the radio, use the File Read Device menu or click on Figure 6-2 illustrates how the alignment screens are organized.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Softpot Sec 1: 6-3 Figure 6-3. Typical Softpot Screen Adjusting the softpot value sends information to the radio to increase (or decrease) the voltage in the corresponding circuit. For example, left-clicking the UP spin button in the New Softpot Value scroll box on the Reference Oscillator screen instructs the radio’s microcomputer to increase the voltage across a varactor in the reference oscillator, which increases the frequency.

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    Sec 1: 6-4 Radio Alignment Procedures: Radio Information Radio Information Figure 6-4 shows a typical Radio Information screen. This screen is informational only and cannot be directly changed. Figure 6-4. Radio Information Screen Transmitter Alignments 6.5.1 Reference Oscillator Alignment Adjustment of the reference oscillator is critical for proper radio operation. Improper adjustment will result not only in poor operation, but also in a misaligned radio that will interfere with other users operating on adjacent channels.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 1: 6-5 This test can be done with either the R-2670 Communication Analyzer or the 8901_ Modulation Analyzer. • Initial setup using the R-2670 Communication Analyzer: - RF Control: MONITOR - B/W: WB - Freq: CPS frequency under test - Attenuation: 20dB - Mon RF in: RF I/O - Meter: RF Display...

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    Sec 1: 6-6 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Figure 6-6. Reference Oscillator Alignment Screen (UHF1) Figure 6-7. Reference Oscillator Alignment Screen (UHF2)

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 1: 6-7 Figure 6-8. Reference Oscillator Alignment Screen (700/800 MHz) 1. Make sure the Communication Analyzer is in Manual mode. 2. Set the base frequency to: Table 6-1. Base Frequencies UHF1 UHF2 700/800 173.975 MHz 469.925 MHz 519.975 MHz 869.8875 MHz...

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    Sec 1: 6-8 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments 6.5.2 Power Characterization Points Tuning of the radio is done through Power Characterization Points tuning screen. 1. Select the TX Power Characterization Points alignment screen. See Figure 6-9 Figure 6-12. 2. Set power supply voltage and current limit. 3.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 1: 6-9 Figure 6-10. Transmit Power Characterization Points Alignment Screen (UHF1) Figure 6-11. Transmit Power Characterization Points Alignment Screen (UHF2)

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    Sec 1: 6-10 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Figure 6-12. Transmit Power Characterization Points Alignment Screen (700/800MHz) 6.5.3 Power Characterization Tuning Tuning of the radio is done through Power Characterization tuning screen. IMPORTANT: Power Characterization Tuning Points must be tuned before tuning Power Characterization Tuning.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 1: 6-11 Figure 6-13. Transmit Power Characterization Alignment Screen (VHF) Figure 6-14. Transmit Power Characterization Alignment Screen (UHF1)

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    Sec 1: 6-12 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Figure 6-15. Transmit Power Characterization Alignment Screen (UHF2) Figure 6-16. Transmit Power Characterization Alignment Screen (700/800 MHz)

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 1: 6-13 6.5.4 PA Saturation Reference Tuning Tuning is done through PA Saturation Referencing screen. 1. Select the PA Saturation Reference alignment screen. The screen indicates the transmit frequencies to be used. See Figure 6-17 Figure 6-20.

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    Sec 1: 6-14 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Figure 6-18. PA Saturation Referencing Alignment Screen (UHF1) Figure 6-19. PA Saturation Referencing Alignment Screen (UHF2)

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 1: 6-15 Figure 6-20. PA Saturation Referencing Alignment Screen (700/800 MHz) 6.5.5 Transmit Deviation Balance Alignment This alignment procedure balances the modulation contributions of the low- and high-frequency portions of a baseband signal. Proper alignment is critical to the operation of signalling schemes that have very low frequency components (for example, DPL) and could result in distorted waveforms if improperly adjusted.

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    Sec 1: 6-16 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments 2. Initial setup using the 8901_ Series Modulation Analyzer: - Press the FM MEASUREMENT button. (The “Error 0input level too low” indication is normal until an input signal is applied.) - Simultaneously press the Peak – and Peak + buttons. Both LEDs on the buttons should light.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 1: 6-17 Figure 6-22. Transmit Deviation Balance Alignment Screen (UHF1) Figure 6-23. Transmit Deviation Balance Alignment Screen (UHF2)

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    Sec 1: 6-18 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Figure 6-24. Transmit Deviation Balance Alignment Screen (700/800 MHz) 9. Left-click the PTT Tone: High button. 10. Adjust the softpot value until the measured deviation/voltage, when using the high tone, is within +/- 1.5% of the value observed when using the Low Tone. 11.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Front End Filter Alignment Sec 1: 6-19 Front End Filter Alignment This procedure should only be attempted by qualified service technicians. The alignment procedure adjusts the front end receiver bandpass filters for the best receiver sensitivity and selectivity. This procedure should be performed for all test frequencies to allow for proper software interpolation of frequencies between the test frequencies in the band (see Figure 6-25...

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    Sec 1: 6-20 Radio Alignment Procedures: Front End Filter Alignment Figure 6-26. Front End Filter Alignment Screen (UHF2)

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing Sec 1: 6-21 Performance Testing 6.7.1 Bit Error Rate This section describes the Bit Error Rate (BER) test of the radio’s receiver at a desired frequency (see Figure 6-27 Figure 6-30). 6.7.1.1 Bit Error Rate Fields Set up the R2670 Communication Analyzer as follows: 1.

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    Sec 1: 6-22 Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing NOTE: When Continuous Operation = Yes, all fields will be grayed out while the test is in progress. They will be enabled when the STOP button is pressed. When Continuous Operation = No, a wait cursor will be displayed while the test is in progress and return to normal when the test is done.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing Sec 1: 6-23 Figure 6-29. Bit Error Rate Screen (UHF2) Figure 6-30. Bit Error Rate Screen (700/800 MHz) 3. Press Start/Stop button to begin or end BER testing.

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    Sec 1: 6-24 Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing 6.7.2 Transmitter Test Pattern The Transmitter Test Pattern test is used to transmit specific test patterns at a desired frequency so that the user can perform tests on the radio’s transmitter (see Figure 6-31 Figure 6-34).

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing Sec 1: 6-25 Figure 6-32. Transmitter Test Pattern Screen (UHF1) Figure 6-33. Transmitter Test Pattern Screen (UHF2)

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    Sec 1: 6-26 Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing Figure 6-34. Transmitter Test Pattern Screen (700/800 MHz)

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    • On single-key radios – a short tone. • On multikey radios – an alternating tone. The secure kits for APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li are identified by the following kit numbers: Table 7-1. Kit Numbers for Secure-Enabled Expansion Boards...

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    Sec 1: 7-2 Encryption: Multikey Feature Multikey Feature This feature allows the radio to be equipped with multiple encryption keys. It can support two or more encryption algorithms simultaneously (e.g., AES and DES-XL). • Conventional Multikey – The encryption keys can be tied (strapped), on a one-per-channel basis.

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    Encryption: Select an Encryption Index Sec 1: 7-3 7.3.2 Use the Keypad To select an encryption key using the keypad: > 1. Press until the display shows “Key”. 2. Press , or directly below “Key”. The display shows the last user-selected and -stored encryption key.

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    Sec 1: 7-4 Encryption: Erase an Encryption Key 7.4.2 Use the Keypad To select an index using the keypad: > 1. Press until the display shows “KSet”. 2. Press , or directly below “KSet”. The display shows the last user-selected and -stored index.

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    Items in parentheses ( ) throughout this chapter refer to item numbers in the exploded view diagrams and their associated parts lists. This chapter also has procedures for removing and installing the APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li radio’s standard accessories and changing the Volume and Frequency Knobs.

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    Sec 1: 8-2 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Exploded View (Main Subassemblies) Figure 8-1. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display Partial Exploded View...

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Exploded View (Main Subassemblies) Sec 1: 8-3 Figure 8-2. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Partial Exploded View...

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    Sec 1: 8-4 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Exploded View (Main Subassemblies) Figure 8-3. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Top Display Partial Exploded View...

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Exploded View (Main Subassemblies) Sec 1: 8-5 Table 8-1. APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Partial Exploded View Parts List Item Description Exploded View and Parts List Letter Main Housing Assembly Refer Figure 10-1: "APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li (Dual Display, Full Keypad) Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View"...

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    Sec 1: 8-6 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Required Tools and Supplies Required Tools and Supplies Table 8-2. Required Tools and Supplies Motorola Supplier Tools Supplier Remarks Part Number Part Number Bit, Torx IP8 – – – Torx T8 may be used, but Torx Plus IP8 is...

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Antenna Sec 1: 8-7 Antenna This section explains how to attach and remove the antenna. 8.4.1 Attach Antenna To attach the antenna: With the radio turned off, turn the antenna clockwise to attach it to the radio. Figure 8-4. Attaching the Antenna 8.4.2 Remove Antenna To remove the antenna:...

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    30 seconds after battery removal. NOTE: The Motorola-approved battery shipped with the APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li radio is uncharged. Prior to using a new battery, charge it per the recommended procedure for the battery.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Battery Sec 1: 8-9 2. Verify that the Vacuum Port is closed by ensuring it is fully seated and the catch feature on the tab is in the main chassis notch. Vacuum Port Seal Figure 8-7. Attaching Battery – Vacuum Port Seal 3.

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    Sec 1: 8-10 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Battery 8.5.2 Remove Battery To remove the battery: 1. With the radio turned off, squeeze the two latches located near the bottom, on the sides of the battery. Battery Latch (other one on opposite side) Figure 8-9.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Universal Connector Cover Sec 1: 8-11 Universal Connector Cover This section explains how to remove and attach the Universal Connector Cover (46). When the universal connector is not in use, keep it covered with the Universal Connector Cover. 8.6.1 Remove Universal Connector Cover To remove the Universal Connector Cover (46):...

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    Sec 1: 8-12 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Universal Connector Cover 8.6.2 Attach Universal Connector Cover To attach the Universal Connector Cover (46): 1. Insert the hooked end of the cover into the pocket. Engage the hook beneath the undercut and swing the cover down onto the radio. Ensure the cover is seated properly and the screw is aligned into the threaded hole.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Sec 1: 8-13 Radio Disassembly This section contains instructions for disassembling the radio's main subassemblies. Prepare the radio for disassembly: • Turn off the radio by rotating the On/Off/Volume Knob (29) fully counterclockwise until a click is heard.

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    Sec 1: 8-14 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Do not touch either the speaker cone or the Vacuum Port. Take extra precaution to make sure neither the speaker nor the breather pad is damaged. 8.7.2 Removal of the Speaker Module (J) 1.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Sec 1: 8-15 8.7.3 Removal of the Expansion Board Assembly (H) 1. Using the Black Stick, unplug the two flex connectors located on the left and right side of the Expansion Board Assembly (33). Unfold and straighten the flex located on the right side as shown in Figure 8-18.

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    Sec 1: 8-16 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly 8.7.4 Removal of the Main Housing Assembly (A 1. Gently stretch both sides of the Main Housing Assembly (1) outwards to clear the radio. Then lift it over the radio as shown in Figure 8-20.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Sec 1: 8-17 8.7.6 Removal of the RF Board Assembly (C) NOTE: Reconfirm the coax cable connector on the bottom side of the RF Board is disconnected before removing the RF Board. 1. Remove the RF and Vocon Board screw (45) then unplug the RF Board Assembly (C) from the VOCON Board Assembly (D) by using the Black Stick.

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    Sec 1: 8-18 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly 8.7.7 Removal of the VOCON Board Assembly (D) NOTE: Reconfirm the Flex connector between the Control Top Assembly (F) and the VOCON Board Assembly (D) is disconnected. Failure to do so may damage the connectors or the flex.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Sec 1: 8-19 8.7.8 Removal of the Knobs & Top Bezel Assembly (G) A. Remove the Frequency Knob To remove the Frequency Knob (28): 1. Hold the radio in one hand so that the top of the radio faces upward, and the front of the radio faces you.

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    Sec 1: 8-20 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 8.7.9 Removal of the Control Top Assembly (F) i. Use a Torx Plus IP8 bit to remove the two Control Top Screws (44). See Figure 8-28. NOTE: Ensure the Control Top flex is disconnected from the VOCON Board (D) to prevent damage to the flex or connector.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 1: 8-21 8.8.1.1 Servicing Coin Cell Pad: 1. Complete steps from Section 8.7.1. through Section 8.7.9. section 8.7 on page 1:8-13. 2. Carefully peel off the pad. 3. Use the Black Stick to help remove any difficult sections of the pad(s). 4.

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    Sec 1: 8-22 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 4. Replace the RF Coax Cable. Bend and seat the new RF cable within the chassis grooves as noted in step 3. 5. Torque both screws (44) with a Torx IP8 Bit and a torque Driver to 8 in-lbs. Chassis Ground Contact (18) Figure 8-30.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 1: 8-23 8.8.3 Servicing Knobs and Top Bezel Assembly (G) Frequency Knob (28) Volume Knob (29) Antenna Spanner Nut (27) Torque Adder (30) Antenna Washer (26) Volume Spanner Nut (31) Volume Washer (32) Secure Lever (25) Top Bezel Assembly (24) Figure 8-32.

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    Sec 1: 8-24 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 8.8.5 Servicing of RF Board Assembly RF Board Assembly (C) Battery Connector Seal (13) Battery Inner Thermal Pad (11) Outer Thermal Pad (10) Figure 8-34. RF Board Assembly 8.8.5.1 Battery Seal 1.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 1: 8-25 8.8.5.3 Back up Battery 1. Complete steps from Section 8.7.1. through Section 8.7.7. section 8.7 on page 1:8-13. 2. Remove the battery with the Black Stick. NOTE: Make sure the positive side is facing upwards. 3.

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    Sec 1: 8-26 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 8.8.7.1 Servicing Microphone Membrane/ Microphone Mesh NOTE: When servicing microphone membrane, microphone mesh part will also need to be replaced. 1. Complete steps from Section 8.7.1. through Section 8.7.4. section 8.7 on page 1:8-13.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 1: 8-27 8.8.7.4 Servicing the Main Lens NOTE: Prior to Lens removal, Color Display must be removed (See Section 8.8.7.3 on page 1:8-26). 1. Remove the main Lens (7) carefully and slowly with the Black Stick. NOTE: To ease the breaking of the adhesive bond, place Back Chassis in freezer.

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    Sec 1: 8-28 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 4. Ensure the microphone is seated properly with the microphone boot opening. 5. Remove the backer from the Microphone Membrane. 6. Carefully place the Microphone Membrane centered on the top surface of the microphone boss area on the Main Chassis.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 1: 8-29 Medallion (2) FM Label (47) Front Housing Assembly (1) Figure 8-39. Main Housing Assembly (Dual Display Version, Limited Keypad) 8.8.9.1 Medallion NOTE: There is no need to remove any components in order to service the Medallion (2). 1.

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    Sec 1: 8-30 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 8.8.10 Servicing Main Housing (M) – Top Display Version Medallion (2) FM Label (47) Front Housing Assembly (1) Figure 8-40. Main Housing Assembly (Top Display Version) 8.8.10.1 Medallion NOTE: There is no need to remove any components in order to service the Medallion (2). 1.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 1: 8-31 8.8.11 Servicing Speaker Module (J) 1. Complete steps 8.7.1 through 8.7.2 section 8.7 on page 1:8-13. Speaker Module Seal (35) NOTE: For assembly, ensure the seal key feature is aligned on top as shown.

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    Sec 1: 8-32 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly 8.8.12.1 Servicing Grille Label NOTE: There is no need to remove any components in order to service the Speaker Grille Label (39). NOTE: Grille Label will be damaged during disassembly. 1. Remove the Grille Label by using the Black Stick to lift it. Be careful not to damage the Speaker Grille Assembly's (38) surface.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly Sec 1: 8-33 8.9.1.2 Assemble Knobs and Top Bezel Assembly (G) Volume Knob (29) Antenna Spanner Nut (27) Frequency Knob (28) Torque Adder (30) Antenna Washer (26) Volume Spanner Nut (31) Volume Washer (32) Figure 8-44. Top Bezel Assembly 1.

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    Sec 1: 8-34 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly 8.9.1.3 Assemble VOCON Board Assembly (D) VOCON Board Assembly (D) Main Chassis Assembly (E) Figure 8-45. Insert VOCON Board 1. Inspect the Main Chassis (15) sealing surfaces to make sure there is no surface irregularities such as scratches or indentations.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly Sec 1: 8-35 Small Coax Cable RF Board Assembly (9) Connector Figure 8-46. Connect RF Board to VOCON Board 8.9.1.5 Assemble Back Chassis Assembly (B, N) Dual Display versions: 1. Inspect the Back Chassis Assembly Seal for any debris or foreign material. 2.

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    Sec 1: 8-36 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly 8.9.1.6 Assemble Main Housing Assembly (A, L 1. Stretch the Main Housing Assembly (A, L, M) side walls outward with both hands just enough to clear the Main Chassis Assembly (E) and place it onto the radio. 2.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly Sec 1: 8-37 4. Tuck in the Antenna Coax Cable into its grooves as shown in Figure 8-49. 5. Plug the Expansion Board Assembly (H) to the VOCON Board Assembly (D) as shown in Figure 8-50. Make sure the connector is fully engaged.

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    Sec 1: 8-38 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly 4. While holding the Speaker Module down, place the two top screws (42) into the their respective holes and torque the screws to 10 in-lbs with an IP8 Torx Bit in a torque driver. See Figure 8-52.

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    ASTRO APX 5000 R/ APX 6000 R radios. 8.10.1 Standards ASTRO APX 5000 R/ APX 6000 R radio models meet the stringent requirements of U.S. MIL-STD- 810C, Method 512.1, Procedure I; MIL-STD-810D, Method 512.2, Procedure I; MIL-STD-810E, Method 512.3, Procedure I; and MIL-STD-810F, Method 512.4, Procedure I, which require the radio to maintain watertight integrity when immersed in six (6) feet of water for two hours.

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    8.10.4 Specialized Test Equipment This section summarizes the specialized test equipment necessary for testing the integrity of ASTRO APX 5000 R/ APX 6000 R radios. To ensure that the radio is truly a watertight unit, special testing, test procedures, and specialized test equipment are required.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Ensuring Radio Submergibility Sec 1: 8-41 8.10.7.1 Vacuum Tool Setup 1. Attach one end of the hose to the Vacuum Pump. Attach the other side of the hose to the Vacuum Adapter. 2. Tool Leak Test: Block the open end of the Vacuum Adapter. Pull the knob on the Vacuum Pump to create vacuum.

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    Sec 1: 8-42 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Ensuring Radio Submergibility 8.10.8 Pressure Test (using NTN4265_) Pressure testing the radio is necessary only if the radio has failed the vacuum test. Do not perform the pressure test until the vacuum test has been completed. Pressure testing involves creating a positive pressure condition inside the radio, submerging the radio in water, and observing the radio for a stream of bubbles (leak).

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Ensuring Radio Submergibility Sec 1: 8-43 8. Remove the radio from the water container and dry the radio thoroughly. Be especially careful to dry the area around the Vacuum Port and the battery contacts area. To avoid equipment damage, keep the area inside the Battery contact pocket is dry before assembling battery.

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    Sec 1: 8-44 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Ensuring Radio Submergibility 8.10.9.6 Main Chassis • If leak occurs through the Main Seal (50), it will need to be replaced. • If leak occurs elsewhere on the Main Chassis (15), it will need to be replaced.

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    Component-level service information can be found in the “ASTRO APX 6000/ APX 6000XE Portable Radios Detailed Service Manual,” Motorola publication number 68012002026. Power-Up Error Codes When the radio is turned on (power-up), the radio performs self-tests to determine if its basic electronics and software are in working order.

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    Sec 1: 9-2 Basic Troubleshooting: Operational Error Codes Table 9-1. Power-Up Error Code Displays (Continued) Error Code Description Corrective Action 02/90 General DSP Hardware Failure (DSP startup message not Turn the radio off, then on received correctly) 09/10 Secure Hardware Error Turn the radio off, then on 09/90 Secure Hardware Fatal Error...

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    Basic Troubleshooting: Receiver Troubleshooting Sec 1: 9-3 Receiver Troubleshooting Table 9-3 lists the possible causes of, and corrections for, receiver problems. Table 9-3. Receiver Troubleshooting Chart Correction or Test Symptom Possible Cause (Measurements at Room Temperature) Radio Dead; Display Does Not 1.

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    Sec 1: 9-4 Basic Troubleshooting: Transmitter Troubleshooting Transmitter Troubleshooting Table 9-4 lists the possible causes of, and corrections for, transmitter problems. Table 9-4. Transmitter Troubleshooting Chart Correction or Test (Measurements Symptom Possible Cause Taken at Room Temperature) No RF Power Out 1.

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    Chapter 10 Exploded Views and Parts Lists This chapter contains exploded views and associated parts lists for the ASTRO APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li digital portable radios. The following table lists the exploded views for the radio in different configurations: Table 10-1.

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    Sec 1: 10-2 Exploded Views and Parts Lists: APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View 10.1 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View NOTE: Kit NHN7015_ includes Items #15, 21, 22, 24–32 and 43.

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    Exploded Views and Parts Lists: APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View Parts List Sec 1: 10-3 10.2 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display Item Motorola Part Description (Full Keypad) Exploded View Parts List...

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    Sec 1: 10-4 Exploded Views and Parts Lists: APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Exploded View 10.3 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Exploded 10.4 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Exploded...

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    Exploded Views and Parts Lists: APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Top Display Exploded View Sec 1: 10-5 10.5 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Top Display Exploded View 10.6 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Top Display Exploded View Parts List...

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    Sec 1: 10-6 Exploded Views and Parts Lists: APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Controller Kit Numbers 10.7 APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Controller Kit Numbers Kit Number Description NNTN8177_ APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li Mace Expansion Board...

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    Index Index chassis ground contact servicing 1:8-21 cleaning external plastic surfaces 1:2-1 Numerics coin cell pad servicing 1:8-21 7/800 color display model chart 1:xiii, 1:xx, 1:xxvii servicing 1:8-26 radio specifications 1:xvi, 1:xxiv, 1:xxx control top and keypad test mode, dual-display version 1:5-6 control top assembly assemble 1:8-32...

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    Sec 1: Index-2 Index dual-display version control top and keypad test mode 1:5-6 control top test mode 1:5-11 key, encryption entering test mode 1:5-3, 1:5-8 erasing RF test mode 1:5-5, 1:5-10 all keys 1:7-4 key zeroization 1:7-4 loading 1:7-1 selecting with keypad 1:7-3 selecting with menu 1:7-2 encryption knobs and top bezel assembly...

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    Index Sec 1: Index-3 handling precautions 1:2-2 submergibility checks 1:2-1 performance checks receiver 1:5-12 test setup 1:5-1 transmitter 1:5-13 secure kit performance test encryption 1:7-1 tuner 1:6-21 secure level power-up error codes 1:9-1 servicing 1:8-23 precautions, handling 1:2-2 service aids 1:4-2 servicing antenna o-ring 1:8-21 back chassis assembly...

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    Sec 1: Index-4 Index standards 1:8-39 tuner vacuum test 1:8-40 bit error rate test 1:6-21 introduction 1:6-1 main menu 1:6-2 performance test 1:6-21 radio information screen 1:6-4 test equipment reference oscillator alignment 1:6-4 recommended 1:4-1 test setup 1:6-1 specialized submersibility 1:8-40 transmit deviation balance alignment 1:6-15 test mode, entering transmitter alignment 1:6-4...

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    ASTRO APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li/ APX 6000XE Digital Portable Radios Section 2 APX 6000XE...

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    Notes...

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    Table of Contents Sec 2: 7 Table of Contents Model Numbering, Charts, and Specifications........2:x Portable Radio Model Numbering System ....................2:x ASTRO APX 6000XE VHF Model Chart ....................2:xi ASTRO APX 6000XE UHF1 Model Chart ....................2:xii ASTRO APX 6000XE UHF2 Model Chart ..................... 2:xiii ASTRO APX 6000XE 700–800 Model Chart..................

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    Sec 2: 8 Table of Contents Chapter 6 Radio Alignment Procedures.......... 2:6-1 Test Setup........................... 2:6-1 Tuner Main Menu........................2:6-2 Softpot............................2:6-2 Radio Information........................2:6-4 Transmitter Alignments ....................... 2:6-4 Front End Filter Alignment ......................2:6-19 Performance Testing......................... 2:6-21 Chapter 7 Encryption ................ 2:7-1 Load an Encryption Key......................

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    Table of Contents Sec 2: 9 Index ....................2:Index-1...

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    Sec 2: 10 List of Tables List of Tables Table 1-1. ASTRO APX 6000XE Basic Features................2:1-2 Table 4-1. Recommended Test Equipment ..................2:4-1 Table 4-2. Service Aids ........................2:4-2 Table 5-1. Initial Equipment Control Settings ..................2:5-2 Table 5-2. Test-Mode Displays......................

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    List of Figures Sec 2: 11 List of Figures Figure 3-1. APX 6000XE Overall Block Diagram ................. 2:3-2 Figure 3-2. Receiver Block Diagram (VHF)..................2:3-3 Figure 3-3. Receiver Block Diagram (UHF1)..................2:3-3 Figure 3-4. Receiver Block Diagram (UHF2)..................2:3-4 Figure 3-5. Receiver Block Diagram (700/800 MHz)................2:3-4 Figure 3-6.

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    Sec 2: 12 List of Figures Figure 8-5. Removing the Antenna ...................... 2:8-7 Figure 8-6. Attaching Battery – Battery Seal ..................2:8-8 Figure 8-7. Attaching Battery – Vacuum Port Seal ................2:8-9 Figure 8-8. Attaching Battery – Slide into Position ................2:8-9 Figure 8-9.

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    List of Figures Sec 2: 13 Figure 10-1. APX 6000XE Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View..........2:10-2 Figure 10-2. APX 6000XE Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Exploded View.......... 2:10-4 Figure 10-3. APX 6000XE Top Display Exploded View ............... 2:10-5...

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    Position 12 – Unique Model Variations Positions 2 & 3 – Model Series C = Cenelec 98 = APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li N = Standard Package Position 4 - Frequency Band Position 11 – Version Less than 29.7MHz 336 to 410MHz Version Letter (Alpha) –...

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    ASTRO APX 6000XE VHF Model Chart Sec 2: 15 ASTRO APX 6000XE VHF Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98KGD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98KGF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98KGH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT3824 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT3929 MODEL DESCRIPTION: VHF, APX 6000XE...

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    Sec 2: 16 ASTRO APX 6000XE UHF1 Model Chart ASTRO APX 6000XE UHF1 Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98QDD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98QDF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98QDH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4899 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4892 MODEL DESCRIPTION: UHF1, APX 6000XE...

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    ASTRO APX 6000XE UHF2 Model Chart Sec 2: 17 ASTRO APX 6000XE UHF2 Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98SDD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98SDF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98SDH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4858 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT4903 MODEL DESCRIPTION: UHF2, APX 6000XE...

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    Sec 2: 18 ASTRO APX 6000XE 700–800 Model Chart ASTRO APX 6000XE 700–800 Model Chart MODEL NUMBER Top Display Model: H98UCD9PW5_N Dual Display (Limited Keypad): H98UCF9PW6_N Dual Display (Full Keypad): H98UCH9PW7_N Non-BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT5859 BT Models FCC ID: AZ489FT5863 MODEL DESCRIPTION: 700–800, APX 6000XE...

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    Specifications for APX 6000XE VHF Radios Sec 2: 19 Specifications for APX 6000XE VHF Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: 136–174 MHz Frequency Range: 136–174 MHz Operating: -30°C to +60°C Storage: -40°C to +85°C...

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    Sec 2: 20 Specifications for APX 6000XE UHF1 Radios Specifications for APX 6000XE UHF1 Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: 380–470 MHz Frequency Range: 380–470 MHz Operating: -30°C to +60°C Storage: -40°C to +85°C...

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    Specifications for APX 6000XE UHF2 Radios Sec 2: 21 Specifications for APX 6000XE UHF2 Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. NOTE: UHF2 operation within the United Stated is limited to 12.5 kHz Channel Spacing due to the 2011 FCC narrowband regulations.

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    Sec 2: 22 Specifications for APX 6000XE 7–800 MHz Radios Specifications for APX 6000XE 7–800 MHz Radios All specifications are per Telecommunications Industries Association TIA-603 unless otherwise noted. GENERAL RECEIVER TRANSMITTER Temperature Range: Frequency Range: Frequency Range: Operating: -30°C to +60°C 700 MHz: 764–776 MHz 700 MHz:...

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    Chapter 1 Introduction This manual contains information needed for Levels One and Two radio servicing. Level One servicing consists of radio programming, radio alignment, knobs replacement, and installation and removal of the antenna, belt clip, battery, and universal connector cover. Level Two servicing covers disassembly and reassembly of the radio to replace circuit boards.

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    ® FLASHport The ASTRO APX 6000XE radio utilizes Motorola’s FLASHport technology. FLASHport makes it possible to add software that drives the radio’s capabilities both at the time of purchase and later on. Previously, changing a radio’s features and capabilities meant significant modifications or buying a new radio.

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    Chapter 2 Basic Maintenance This chapter describes preventive maintenance and handling precautions. Each of these topics provides information vital to the successful operation and maintenance of your radio. General Maintenance In order to avoid operating outside the limits set by the FCC, we recommend that you align the ASTRO APX 6000XE radio’s reference oscillator every time the radio is taken apart, or once per year, whichever comes first.

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    Sec 2: 2-2 Basic Maintenance: Handling Precautions Handling Precautions Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices, and other high-technology devices, are used in this family of radios. While the attributes of these devices are many, their characteristics make them susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharge (ESD) or high-voltage charges. Damage can be latent, resulting in failures occurring weeks or months later.

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    Chapter 3 Basic Theory of Operation This chapter discusses the basic operational theory of the ASTRO APX 6000XE radio, which is a wideband, synthesized radio available in the VHF (136–174 MHz), UHF1 (380–470 MHz), UHF2 (450–520 MHz) and 764–870 MHz frequency bands. All ASTRO APX 6000XE radios are capable of both analog operation (12.5 kHz or 25 kHz bandwidths), ASTRO mode (digital) operation (12.5 kHz only) and X2-TDMA mode (25 kHz only).

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    Sec 2: 3-2 Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation Bluetooth Antenna Antenna Expansion External Accessory Connector Board External Antenna Front Display Transceiver Keypad Board VOCON Board Top Display Controls Top Figure 3-1. APX 6000XE Overall Block Diagram Analog Mode of Operation This section provides an overview of the analog mode receive and transmit theory of operation.

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    Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation Sec 2: 3-3 RF ANT. 50 ohm Digital RF SP2T Atten. Rx/Tx To Tx Reversed Power Dec. Σ∆ ADC Filter To RF/Vocon/GPS Connector 18Mhz Synth Synth Abacus III Figure 3-2. Receiver Block Diagram (VHF) RF ANT.

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    Sec 2: 3-4 Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation RF ANT. AUX ANT. 50 ohm SP2T Digital RF SP2T RF/AUX Atten. Rx/Tx UHF2 UHF2 To Tx Reversed Power Dec. Σ∆ ADC Filter To RF/Vocon/GPS Connector 18Mhz Synth Synth Abacus III Figure 3-4.

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    Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation Sec 2: 3-5 3.2.1.1 GPS The GPS architecture employs a combination GPS/Bluetooth IC chip which decodes GPS signals at 1575.42 MHz. It is capable of producing a final position solution including full tracking and data decode capability.

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    Sec 2: 3-6 Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation 3.2.1.4 UHF2 Front-End From the RX/TX select switch, a UHF2 signal is routed to the first pre-selector filter followed by an LNA and a second pre-selector filter. Both filters are discrete and tunable designs and are used to band limit the incoming energy and suppress known spurious responses such as Image spur.

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    Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation Sec 2: 3-7 3.2.2 Transmitting When the radio is transmitting, microphone audio is digitized and then processed by the DSP and sent to the Trident IC (see Figure 3-7 Figure 3-10) via the SSI interface. The Trident IC processes the SSI data for application to the voltage controlled oscillator as a modulation signal.

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    Sec 2: 3-8 Basic Theory of Operation: Analog Mode of Operation Log Amp Power Detector RMT port Digital RF Attenuator SP3T RF Switch Transmitter Final FET UHF2 SP2T RF Switch TX Buffer Amp Directional TX Driver Amplifier Harmonic LP Filter Coupler Antenna Connector TO RX...

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    Basic Theory of Operation: Digital (ASTRO) Mode of Operation Sec 2: 3-9 3.2.2.1 VHF Transmit Once a VHF frequency for transmit has been selected, the Trident IC and its accompanying logic circuitry enable the correct voltage controlled oscillator which then generates the desired transmit frequency.

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    Sec 2: 3-10 Basic Theory of Operation: Controller Section Controller Section The controller section (See Figure 3-11.) comprises of five functional sections that are split among two boards, which are the VOCON and EXPANSION boards. The main functional section consists of a dual core ARM and DSP controller, Flash memory, and a Double Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (DDR SDRAM).

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    Basic Theory of Operation: Controller Section Sec 2: 3-11 The ARM controller core of the OMAP processor handles the power up sequence of all devices, including firmware upgrades, and all operating system tasks that are associated with FLASH and SDRAM memories and user interface communication. The FLASH memory (64 MB) is required to store the firmware, tuning, and Codeplug settings, which upon initialization get read and stored into SDRAM (32 MB) for execution.

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    Sec 2: 3-12 Basic Theory of Operation: Controller Section The Bluetooth feature is accompanied by a Low-Frequency (LF) detection circuit that is also located on the expansion board. The LF circuit provides the ability of a secure pairing connection with a Bluetooth accessory.

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    The “Characteristics” column is included so that equivalent equipment may be substituted; however, when no information is provided in this column, the specific Motorola model listed is either a unique item or no substitution is recommended.

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    “Appendix B Replacement Parts Ordering” on page B-1. While all of these items are available from Motorola, most are standard shop equipment items, and any equivalent item capable of the same performance may be substituted for the item listed. Table 4-2. Service Aids...

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    Chapter 5 Performance Checks This chapter covers performance checks used to ensure that the ASTRO APX 6000XE radio meets published specifications. The recommended test equipment listed in the previous section approaches the accuracy of the manufacturing equipment, with a few exceptions. Accuracy of the test equipment must be maintained in compliance with the manufacturer’s recommended calibration schedule.

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    Sec 2: 5-2 Performance Checks: Test Equipment Setup Initial equipment control settings should be as indicated in Table 5-1 and should be the same for all performance checks and alignment procedures, except as noted. Table 5-1. Initial Equipment Control Settings System Analyzer Test Set Power Supply...

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    Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) Sec 2: 5-3 Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) This section provides instructions for performing tests in display radio test mode. 5.2.1 Access the Test Mode To enter the display radio test mode: 1.

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    Sec 2: 5-4 Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) Table 5-2. Test-Mode Displays (Continued) Name of Display Description Appears ROM Size The memory capacity of the host FLASH Always part FLASHcode The FLASH codes as programmed in the Always codeplug RF band 1...

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    Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) Sec 2: 5-5 NOTE: Each press of the Top Side Button (Purple button) scrolls through “RF TEST”, “CH TEST”, “RGB TEST” and “CID TEST”. • Press the Top Button (Orange button) to stop the displays and put the radio into the RF test mode.

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    Sec 2: 5-6 Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) Table 5-4. Test Environments Display Description Function Carrier RX: unsquelch if carrier detected Squelch TX: mic audio Tone RX: unsquelch if carrier and tone (192.8 Hz) Private-Line detected TX: mic audio + tone (192.8 Hz) ASTRO RX: none TX: Digital Voice...

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    Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Dual-Display Version) Sec 2: 5-7 5.2.3.2 Keypad Checks (for Model III only): To continue to the keypad checks: - Press , “48/1” appears; release, “48/0” appears. - Press , “49/1” appears; release, “49/0” appears. - Press , “50/1”...

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    Sec 2: 5-8 Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Top-Display Version) 5.2.5 CID Test Mode To perform the CID Test: 1. Press and release Top Button (Orange button); all pixels are on. 2. Press any key; Checker box 1 test appears. 3.

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    Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Top-Display Version) Sec 2: 5-9 Table 5-5. Test-Mode Displays (Continued) Name of Display Description Appears KG6 algorithms name Type of encryption being used When the radio is secure (Encryption Type 6) equipped and 6 or more algorithms are loaded Model number The radio’s model number, as...

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    Sec 2: 5-10 Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Top-Display Version) 3. Do one of the following: • Press the Top Side Button to stop the displays and toggle between RF test mode and the Control Top test mode. The test mode menu “CH TEST” is displayed, indicating that you have selected the Control Top test mode.

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    Performance Checks: Display Radio Test Mode (Top-Display Version) Sec 2: 5-11 5.3.3 Control Top Test Mode This test mode is used to verify proper operation of all radio buttons and switches if a failure is suspected. 5.3.3.1 Control Top Checks To perform the control top checks: 1.

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    Sec 2: 5-12 Performance Checks: Receiver Performance Checks Receiver Performance Checks The following tables outline the performance checks for the receiver. Table 5-7. Receiver Performance Checks Test Name System Analyzer Radio Test Set Comments Reference RF Control: Monitor TEST MODE CSQ PTT to continuous VHF: ±0.8 ppm Frequency...

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    Performance Checks: Transmitter Performance Checks Sec 2: 5-13 Table 5-8. Receiver Tests for ASTRO Conventional Channels* (Continued) Test Name System Analyzer Radio Test Set Comments Audio Output Mode: Proj 25 Std Radio Tuner PTT to OFF Distortion < 3.0% Distortion RF Control: Gen Software not used;...

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    Sec 2: 5-14 Performance Checks: Transmitter Performance Checks Table 5-9. Transmitter Performance Checks – APX 6000XE (Continued) Test Name System Analyzer Radio Test Set Comments Voice RF Control: Monitor As above Remove Press PTT button on radio. Modulation Meter: RF Display modulation input.

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    Chapter 6 Radio Alignment Procedures This chapter describes both receiver and transmitter radio alignment procedures. Test Setup A personal computer (PC) and tuner software are required to align the radio. Refer to the applicable manual for installation and setup procedures for the software. To perform the alignment procedures, the radio must be connected to the PC and to a universal test set.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Tuner Main Menu Tuner Main Menu › › › Select Tuner from the START menu by clicking Start Program Files Motorola › › ASTRO 25 Products ASTRO 25 Tuner. To read the radio, use the File Read Device menu or click on Figure 6-2 illustrates how the alignment screens are organized.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Softpot Sec 2: 6-3 Figure 6-3. Typical Softpot Screen Adjusting the softpot value sends information to the radio to increase (or decrease) the voltage in the corresponding circuit. For example, left-clicking the UP spin button in the New Softpot Value scroll box on the Reference Oscillator screen instructs the radio’s microcomputer to increase the voltage across a varactor in the reference oscillator, which increases the frequency.

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    Sec 2: 6-4 Radio Alignment Procedures: Radio Information Radio Information Figure 6-4 shows a typical Radio Information screen. This screen is informational only and cannot be directly changed. Figure 6-4. Radio Information Screen Transmitter Alignments 6.5.1 Reference Oscillator Alignment Adjustment of the reference oscillator is critical for proper radio operation. Improper adjustment will result not only in poor operation, but also in a misaligned radio that will interfere with other users operating on adjacent channels.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 2: 6-5 This test can be done with either the R-2670 Communication Analyzer or the 8901_ Modulation Analyzer. • Initial setup using the R-2670 Communication Analyzer: - RF Control: MONITOR - B/W: WB - Freq: CPS frequency under test - Attenuation: 20dB - Mon RF in: RF I/O - Meter: RF Display...

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    Sec 2: 6-6 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Figure 6-6. Reference Oscillator Alignment Screen (UHF1) Figure 6-7. Reference Oscillator Alignment Screen (UHF2)

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 2: 6-7 Figure 6-8. Reference Oscillator Alignment Screen (700/800 MHz) 1. Make sure the Communication Analyzer is in Manual mode. 2. Set the base frequency to: Table 6-1. Base Frequencies UHF1 UHF2 700/800 173.975 MHz 469.925 MHz 519.975 MHz 869.8875 MHz...

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    Sec 2: 6-8 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments 6.5.2 Power Characterization Points Tuning of the radio is done through Power Characterization Points tuning screen. 1. Select the TX Power Characterization Points alignment screen. See Figure 6-9 Figure 6-12. 2. Set power supply voltage and current limit. 3.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 2: 6-9 Figure 6-10. Transmit Power Characterization Points Alignment Screen (UHF1) Figure 6-11. Transmit Power Characterization Points Alignment Screen (UHF2)

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    Sec 2: 6-10 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Figure 6-12. Transmit Power Characterization Points Alignment Screen (700/800MHz) 6.5.3 Power Characterization Tuning Tuning of the radio is done through Power Characterization tuning screen. IMPORTANT: Power Characterization Tuning Points must be tuned before tuning Power Characterization Tuning.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 2: 6-11 Figure 6-13. Transmit Power Characterization Alignment Screen (VHF) Figure 6-14. Transmit Power Characterization Alignment Screen (UHF1)

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    Sec 2: 6-12 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Figure 6-15. Transmit Power Characterization Alignment Screen (UHF2) Figure 6-16. Transmit Power Characterization Alignment Screen (700/800 MHz)

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 2: 6-13 6.5.4 PA Saturation Reference Tuning Tuning is done through PA Saturation Referencing screen. 1. Select the PA Saturation Reference alignment screen. The screen indicates the transmit frequencies to be used. See Figure 6-17 Figure 6-20.

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    Sec 2: 6-14 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Figure 6-18. PA Saturation Referencing Alignment Screen (UHF1) Figure 6-19. PA Saturation Referencing Alignment Screen (UHF2)

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 2: 6-15 Figure 6-20. PA Saturation Referencing Alignment Screen (700/800 MHz)

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    Sec 2: 6-16 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments 6.5.5 Transmit Deviation Balance Alignment This alignment procedure balances the modulation contributions of the low- and high-frequency portions of a baseband signal. Proper alignment is critical to the operation of signalling schemes that have very low frequency components (for example, DPL) and could result in distorted waveforms if improperly adjusted.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Sec 2: 6-17 Figure 6-21. Transmit Deviation Balance Alignment Screen (VHF) Figure 6-22. Transmit Deviation Balance Alignment Screen (UHF1)

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    Sec 2: 6-18 Radio Alignment Procedures: Transmitter Alignments Figure 6-23. Transmit Deviation Balance Alignment Screen (UHF2) Figure 6-24. Transmit Deviation Balance Alignment Screen (700/800 MHz) 9. Left-click the PTT Tone: High button. 10. Adjust the softpot value until the measured deviation/voltage, when using the high tone, is within +/- 1.5% of the value observed when using the Low Tone.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Front End Filter Alignment Sec 2: 6-19 Front End Filter Alignment This procedure should only be attempted by qualified service technicians. The alignment procedure adjusts the front end receiver bandpass filters for the best receiver sensitivity and selectivity. This procedure should be performed for all test frequencies to allow for proper software interpolation of frequencies between the test frequencies in the band (see Figure 6-25...

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    Sec 2: 6-20 Radio Alignment Procedures: Front End Filter Alignment Figure 6-26. Front End Filter Alignment Screen (UHF2)

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing Sec 2: 6-21 Performance Testing 6.7.1 Bit Error Rate This section describes the Bit Error Rate (BER) test of the radio’s receiver at a desired frequency (see Figure 6-27 Figure 6-30). 6.7.1.1 Bit Error Rate Fields Set up the R2670 Communication Analyzer as follows: 1.

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    Sec 2: 6-22 Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing NOTE: When Continuous Operation = Yes, all fields will be grayed out while the test is in progress. They will be enabled when the STOP button is pressed. When Continuous Operation = No, a wait cursor will be displayed while the test is in progress and return to normal when the test is done.

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing Sec 2: 6-23 Figure 6-29. Bit Error Rate Screen (UHF2) Figure 6-30. Bit Error Rate Screen (700/800 MHz) 3. Press Start/Stop button to begin or end BER testing.

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    Sec 2: 6-24 Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing 6.7.2 Transmitter Test Pattern The Transmitter Test Pattern test is used to transmit specific test patterns at a desired frequency so that the user can perform tests on the radio’s transmitter (see Figure 6-31 Figure 6-34).

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    Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing Sec 2: 6-25 Figure 6-32. Transmitter Test Pattern Screen (UHF1) Figure 6-33. Transmitter Test Pattern Screen (UHF2)

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    Sec 2: 6-26 Radio Alignment Procedures: Performance Testing Figure 6-34. Transmitter Test Pattern Screen (700/800 MHz)

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    Chapter 7 Encryption This chapter provides procedures for using the encryption capability of your radio. The following procedures are outlined: • Loading an encryption key • Selecting an encryption key • Selecting an Index (only applicable to Dual Display configured radios) •...

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    Sec 2: 7-2 Encryption: Multikey Feature Multikey Feature This feature allows the radio to be equipped with multiple encryption keys. It can support two or more encryption algorithms simultaneously (e.g., AES and DES-XL). • Conventional Multikey – The encryption keys can be tied (strapped), on a one-per-channel basis.

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    Encryption: Select an Encryption Index Sec 2: 7-3 7.3.2 Use the Keypad To select an encryption key using the keypad: > 1. Press until the display shows “Key”. 2. Press , or directly below “Key”. The display shows the last user-selected and -stored encryption key.

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    Sec 2: 7-4 Encryption: Erase an Encryption Key 7.4.2 Use the Keypad To select an index using the keypad: > 1. Press until the display shows “KSet”. 2. Press , or directly below “KSet”. The display shows the last user-selected and -stored index.

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    Chapter 8 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures This chapter provides detailed procedures for disassembling/reassembling and ensuring submergibility of the APX 6000XE radios. When performing these procedures, refer to “Chapter 10: Exploded Views and Parts Lists” on page 2:10-1 and the diagrams that accompany the text.

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    Sec 2: 8-2 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: APX 6000XE Exploded View (Main Subassemblies) Figure 8-1. APX 6000XE Dual Display Partial Exploded View...

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: APX 6000XE Exploded View (Main Subassemblies) Sec 2: 8-3 Figure 8-2. APX 6000XE Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Partial Exploded View...

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    Sec 2: 8-4 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: APX 6000XE Exploded View (Main Subassemblies) Figure 8-3. APX 6000XE Top Display Partial Exploded View...

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: APX 6000XE Exploded View (Main Subassemblies) Sec 2: 8-5 Table 8-1. APX 6000XE Partial Exploded View Parts List Item Description Exploded View and Parts List Letter Main Housing Assembly Refer Figure 10-1: "APX 6000XE Dual Display (Full Keypad) (Dual Display, Full Keypad) Exploded View"...

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    Sec 2: 8-6 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Required Tools and Supplies Required Tools and Supplies Table 8-2. Required Tools and Supplies Motorola Supplier Tools Supplier Remarks Part Number Part Number Bit, Torx IP8 – – – Torx T8 may be used, but Torx Plus IP8 is...

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Antenna Sec 2: 8-7 Antenna This section explains how to attach and remove the antenna. 8.4.1 Attach Antenna To attach the antenna: With the radio turned off, turn the antenna clockwise to attach it to the radio. Figure 8-4. Attaching the Antenna 8.4.2 Remove Antenna To remove the antenna:...

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    30 seconds after battery removal. NOTE: The Motorola-approved battery shipped with the APX 6000XE radio is uncharged. Prior to using a new battery, charge it per the recommended procedure for the battery. 8.5.1...

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Battery Sec 2: 8-9 2. Verify that the Vacuum Port is closed by ensuring it is fully seated and the catch feature on the tab is in the main chassis notch. Vacuum Port Seal Figure 8-7. Attaching Battery – Vacuum Port Seal 3.

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    Sec 2: 8-10 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Battery 8.5.2 Remove Battery To remove the battery: 1. With the radio turned off, squeeze the two latches located near the bottom, on the sides of the battery. Battery Latch (other one on opposite side) Figure 8-9.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Universal Connector Cover Sec 2: 8-11 Universal Connector Cover This section explains how to remove and attach the Universal Connector Cover (46). When the universal connector is not in use, keep it covered with the Universal Connector Cover. 8.6.1 Remove Universal Connector Cover To remove the Universal Connector Cover (46):...

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    Sec 2: 8-12 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Universal Connector Cover 8.6.2 Attach Universal Connector Cover To attach the Universal Connector Cover (46): 1. Insert the hooked end of the cover into the pocket. Engage the hook beneath the undercut and swing the cover down onto the radio. Ensure the cover is seated properly and the screw is aligned into the threaded hole.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Sec 2: 8-13 Radio Disassembly This section contains instructions for disassembling the radio's main subassemblies. Prepare the radio for disassembly: • Turn off the radio by rotating the On/Off/Volume Knob (55) fully counterclockwise until a click is heard.

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    Sec 2: 8-14 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Do not touch either the speaker cone or the Vacuum Port. Take extra precaution to make sure neither the speaker nor the breather pad is damaged. 8.7.2 Removal of the Speaker Module (J) 1.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Sec 2: 8-15 8.7.3 Removal of the Expansion Board Assembly (H) 1. Using the Black Stick, pull up the locking feature side of the Expander Board Support (61). Be careful not to damage the flex or any component during the process. Capacitor to avoid Expander Board Support Figure 8-18.

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    Sec 2: 8-16 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Expansion Board Assembly (33) Control Top Assembly Flex Flex Connectors Figure 8-20. Remove Flex Connectors and Expansion Board Assembly 5. Remove the Expansion Board Assembly (H) by gently lifting up the right side of the PCB as shown in Figure 8-20.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Sec 2: 8-17 8.7.4 Removal of the Main Housing Assembly (A 1. Gently stretch both sides of the Main Housing Assembly (1) outwards to clear the radio. Then lift it over the radio as shown in Figure 8-22.

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    Sec 2: 8-18 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly 8.7.6 Removal of the RF Board Assembly (C) NOTE: Reconfirm the coax cable connector on the bottom side of the RF Board is disconnected before removing the RF Board. 1. Remove the RF and Vocon Board screw (45) then unplug the RF Board Assembly (C) from the VOCON Board Assembly (D) by using the Black Stick.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly Sec 2: 8-19 8.7.7 Removal of the VOCON Board Assembly (D) NOTE: Reconfirm the Flex connector between the Control Top Assembly (F) and the VOCON Board Assembly (D) is disconnected. Failure to do so may damage the connectors or the flex.

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    Sec 2: 8-20 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Disassembly 8.7.8 Removal of the Knobs (G) NOTE: Knobs should only be removed when damaged. Knob removal is not necessarily to remove the Control Top (F). Knobs, once removed, are not reusable. To remove the Frequency (56) and Volume Knobs (55): 1.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 2: 8-21 Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 8.8.1 Servicing Main Chassis Assembly (E) Screws (44) O-Ring (16) RF Coax Cable (20) Chassis Ground Contact (18) Coin Cell Pad (19) Main Seal (54) Universal Connector Insert (17) NOTE: For assembly, ensure the key feature is aligned as shown.

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    Sec 2: 8-22 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 8.8.1.4 Servicing Chassis Ground Contact: NOTE: Chassis Ground Contact (18) will be damaged during disassembly. 1. Complete steps from Section 8.7.1. through Section 8.7.9. section 8.7 on page 2:8-13. 2.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 2: 8-23 8.8.2 Servicing Control Top Assembly (F) Control Top Assembly (58) Control Top Seal (22) Figure 8-32. Control Top Assembly and Control Top Seal 8.8.2.1 Control Top Main Seal 1. Complete steps from Section 8.7.1.

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    Sec 2: 8-24 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 8.8.4 Servicing of RF Board Assembly RF Board Assembly (C) Battery Connector Seal (13) Battery Inner Thermal Pad (11) Outer Thermal Pad (10) Figure 8-34. RF Board Assembly 8.8.4.1 Battery Seal 1.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 2: 8-25 8.8.4.3 Back up Battery 1. Complete steps from Section 8.7.1. through Section 8.7.7. section 8.7 on page 2:8-13. 2. Remove the battery with the Black Stick. NOTE: Make sure the positive side is facing upwards. 3.

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    Sec 2: 8-26 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 8.8.6.1 Servicing Microphone Membrane/ Microphone Mesh NOTE: When servicing microphone membrane, microphone mesh part will also need to be replaced. 1. Complete steps from Section 8.7.1. through Section 8.7.4. section 8.7 on page 2:8-13.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 2: 8-27 8.8.6.4 Servicing the Main Lens NOTE: Prior to Lens removal, Color Display must be removed (See Section 8.8.6.3 on page 2:8-26). 1. Remove the main Lens (7) carefully and slowly with the Black Stick. NOTE: To ease the breaking of the adhesive bond, place Back Chassis in freezer.

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    Sec 2: 8-28 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 8.8.7.1 Servicing Microphone Membrane/ Microphone Mesh NOTE: When servicing microphone membrane, microphone mesh part will also need to be replaced. 1. Complete steps from Section 8.7.1. through Section 8.7.4. section 8.7 on page 2:8-13.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 2: 8-29 8.8.8 Servicing Main Housing (A, L) – Dual Display Versions Medallion (2) FM Label (47) Front Housing Assembly (1) Figure 8-38. Main Housing Assembly (Dual Display Version, Full Keypad) Medallion (2) FM Label (47) Front Housing Assembly (1)

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    Sec 2: 8-30 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies 8.8.9 Servicing Main Housing (M) – Top Display Version Medallion (2) FM Label (47) Front Housing Assembly (1) Figure 8-40. Main Housing Assembly (Top Display Version) 8.8.9.1 Medallion NOTE: There is no need to remove any components in order to service the Medallion (2). 1.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Serviceable Components of the Main Sub-Assemblies Sec 2: 8-31 8.8.10 Servicing Speaker Module (J) 1. Complete steps 8.7.1 through 8.7.2 section 8.7 on page 2:8-13. Speaker Module Seal (35) NOTE: For assembly, ensure the seal key feature is aligned on top as shown.

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    Sec 2: 8-32 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly Radio Reassembly This section contains instructions for reassembling the radio. 8.9.1 Reassemble the Main Sub Assemblies 8.9.1.1 Assemble Control Top Assembly (F) to Main Chassis Assembly (E) Control Top Screws (57) Antenna Nut and Washer (26 Control Top Assembly (58) Figure 8-43.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly Sec 2: 8-33 Frequency and Volume Knob Assembly: 1. Place the respective knobs on their respective shafts, ensuring the D-shape of the post is aligned with the D-shape of the knob. 2. Press the knob into place. NOTE: Considerable force is needed to press the knobs into place.

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    Sec 2: 8-34 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly 4. Tighten the RF and VOCON Board screw (45) by hand first to avoid cross threading. Then, torque the screw with a Torx IP8 Bit and a torque Driver to 8 in-lbs. NOTE: Do not connect the Antenna coax at this time. Front Housing Assembly (1) must be snapped in place prior to connecting the coax.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly Sec 2: 8-35 8.9.1.5 Assemble Back Chassis Assembly (B, N) Dual Display versions: 1. Inspect the Back Chassis Assembly Seal for any debris or foreign material. 2. Connect the Back Chassis Flex to the VOCON board (D). 3.

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    Sec 2: 8-36 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly 8.9.1.6 Assemble Main Housing Assembly (A, L 1. Stretch the Main Housing Assembly (A, L, M) side walls outward with both hands just enough to clear the Main Chassis Assembly (E) and place it onto the radio. 2.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly Sec 2: 8-37 5. Plug the Expansion Board Assembly (H) to the VOCON Board Assembly (D) as shown in Figure 8-50. Make sure the connector is fully engaged. 6. Connect the two Flex Connectors to their pairing connectors on the right and left sides of the Expansion Board Assembly as shown in Figure 8-50.

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    Sec 2: 8-38 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly 10. Gently press down the Expander Board Support into place. Capacitor to avoid Expander Board Support Figure 8-53. Press Expander Board Support into Place (Opt. Expansion Board) 8.9.1.8 Assemble Speaker Module (J) Do not touch the speaker cone or the port seal. Take extra precaution to make sure neither the speaker nor the breather pad is damaged.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Radio Reassembly Sec 2: 8-39 4. While holding the Speaker Module down, place the two top screws (42) into the their respective holes and torque the screws to 10 in-lbs with an IP8 Torx Bit in a torque driver. See Figure 8-55.

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    (6) feet of water for two hours. 8.10.2 Servicing APX 6000XE radios shipped from the Motorola factory have passed vacuum testing and should not be disassembled. If disassembly is necessary, refer to qualified service personnel and service shops capable of restoring the watertight integrity of the radio.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Ensuring Radio Submergibility Sec 2: 8-41 8.10.4 Specialized Test Equipment This section summarizes the specialized test equipment necessary for testing the integrity of ASTRO APX 6000XE radios. To ensure that the radio is truly a watertight unit, special testing, test procedures, and specialized test equipment are required.

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    Sec 2: 8-42 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Ensuring Radio Submergibility 8.10.7.1 Vacuum Tool Setup 1. Attach one end of the hose to the Vacuum Pump. Attach the other side of the hose to the Vacuum Adapter. 2. Tool Leak Test: Block the open end of the Vacuum Adapter. Pull the knob on the Vacuum Pump to create vacuum.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Ensuring Radio Submergibility Sec 2: 8-43 8.10.8 Pressure Test (using NTN4265_) Pressure testing the radio is necessary only if the radio has failed the vacuum test. Do not perform the pressure test until the vacuum test has been completed. Pressure testing involves creating a positive pressure condition inside the radio, submerging the radio in water, and observing the radio for a stream of bubbles (leak).

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    Sec 2: 8-44 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Ensuring Radio Submergibility • Main Chassis, including the Control Top • Back Chassis 8. Remove the radio from the water container and dry the radio thoroughly. Be especially careful to dry the area around the Vacuum Port and the battery contacts area. To avoid equipment damage, keep the area inside the Battery contact pocket is dry before assembling battery.

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    Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Ensuring Radio Submergibility Sec 2: 8-45 8.10.9.6 Main Chassis • If leak occurs through the Main Seal (54), it will need to be replaced. • If leak occurs elsewhere on the Main Chassis (15), it will need to be replaced.

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    Sec 2: 8-46 Disassembly/Reassembly Procedures: Ensuring Radio Submergibility Notes...

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    Component-level service information can be found in the “ASTRO APX 6000XE Portable Radios Detailed Service Manual,” Motorola publication number 68012002026. Power-Up Error Codes When the radio is turned on (power-up), the radio performs self-tests to determine if its basic electronics and software are in working order.

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    Sec 2: 9-2 Basic Troubleshooting: Operational Error Codes Table 9-1. Power-Up Error Code Displays (Continued) Error Code Description Corrective Action 02/90 General DSP Hardware Failure (DSP startup message not Turn the radio off, then on received correctly) 09/10 Secure Hardware Error Turn the radio off, then on 09/90 Secure Hardware Fatal Error...

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    Basic Troubleshooting: Receiver Troubleshooting Sec 2: 9-3 Receiver Troubleshooting Table 9-3 lists the possible causes of, and corrections for, receiver problems. Table 9-3. Receiver Troubleshooting Chart Correction or Test Symptom Possible Cause (Measurements at Room Temperature) Radio Dead; Display Does Not 1.

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    Sec 2: 9-4 Basic Troubleshooting: Transmitter Troubleshooting Transmitter Troubleshooting Table 9-4 lists the possible causes of, and corrections for, transmitter problems. Table 9-4. Transmitter Troubleshooting Chart Correction or Test (Measurements Symptom Possible Cause Taken at Room Temperature) No RF Power Out 1.

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    Chapter 10 Exploded Views and Parts Lists This chapter contains exploded views and associated parts lists for the ASTRO APX 6000XE digital portable radios. The following table lists the exploded views for the APX 6000XE radio in different configurations: Table 10-1. APX 6000XE Exploded Views and Controller Kit View Page APX 6000XE Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View...

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    Sec 2: 10-2 Exploded Views and Parts Lists: APX 6000XE Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View 10.1 APX 6000XE Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View NOTE: Kit NHN7033_ includes Items #15–#20, #22, #26, #27, #44, #55–#58. When purchasing this kit, need to purchase item #23 (qty.

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    Exploded Views and Parts Lists: APX 6000XE Dual Display (Full Keypad) Exploded View Parts List Sec 2: 10-3 10.2 APX 6000XE Dual Display (Full Keypad) Item Motorola Part Description Exploded View Parts List Number NHN7033_ Assembly, Main Chassis (with Control Top)

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    Exploded Views and Parts Lists: APX 6000XE Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Exploded View 10.3 APX 6000XE Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Exploded View 10.4 APX 6000XE Dual Display (Limited Keypad) Exploded View Parts List Item Motorola Part Description Number NHN7027_ Assy, Front Housing, M2, Black, Dual Display (Limited Keypad)

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    Exploded Views and Parts Lists: APX 6000XE Top Display Exploded View Sec 2: 10-5 10.5 APX 6000XE Top Display Exploded View 10.6 APX 6000XE Top Display Exploded View Parts List Item Motorola Part Description Number NHN7030_ Assy, Front Housing, M1, Black,Top Display...

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    Sec 2: 10-6 Exploded Views and Parts Lists: APX 6000XE Controller Kit Numbers 10.7 APX 6000XE Controller Kit Numbers Kit Number Description NNTN8177_ APX 6000 Mace Expansion Board NNTN8178_ APX 6000 Mace wth Apps Expansion Board MHLN4004_ APX 6000 VOCON Kit...

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    Index Index servicing 2:8-24 bit error rate test 2:6-21 Numerics chassis ground contact 7/800 servicing 2:8-22 model chart 2:xiv cleaning external plastic surfaces 2:2-1 radio specifications 2:xviii coin cell pad servicing 2:8-21 color display servicing 2:8-26 control top and keypad test mode, dual-display after submerging version 2:5-6 handling precautions 2:2-2...

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    Sec 2: Index-2 Index display radio test mode test environments 2:5-6 key, encryption test frequencies 2:5-5, 2:5-10 erasing dual-display version all keys 2:7-4 control top and keypad test mode 2:5-6 key zeroization 2:7-4 control top test mode 2:5-11 loading 2:7-1 entering test mode 2:5-3, 2:5-8 selecting with keypad 2:7-3 RF test mode 2:5-5, 2:5-10...

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    Index Sec 2: Index-3 warning, caution, and danger 2:1-1 rf coax cable servicing 2:8-22 RF test mode dual-display version 2:5-5, 2:5-10 performance checks receiver 2:5-12 test setup 2:5-1 transmitter 2:5-13 secure kit performance test encryption 2:7-1 tuner 2:6-21 service aids 2:4-2 power-up error codes 2:9-1 servicing precautions, handling 2:2-2...

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    Sec 2: Index-4 Index bit error rate test 2:6-21 introduction 2:6-1 main menu 2:6-2 test equipment performance test 2:6-21 recommended 2:4-1 radio information screen 2:6-4 specialized submersibility 2:8-41 reference oscillator alignment 2:6-4 test mode, entering test setup 2:6-1 dual-display version 2:5-3, 2:5-8 transmit deviation balance alignment 2:6-16 test setup transmitter alignment 2:6-4...

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    ASTRO APX 5000/ APX 6000/ APX 6000Li/ APX 6000XE Digital Portable Radios Section 3 Appendices...

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    Notes...

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    Appendix A Accessories Motorola provides the following approved optional accessories to improve the productivity of the APX 6000/ APX 6000XE portable radio. For a complete list of Motorola-approved antennas, batteries, and other accessories, visit the following web site: http://www.motorola.com/APX...

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    Sec 3: A-2 Accessories: Notes...

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    Model Chart in the front of this manual. Read the Transceiver Board, VOCON Board, or Expansion Board note, and include the proper information with your order. Motorola Online Motorola Online users can access our online catalog at http://www.motorola.com/businessonline To register for online access, please call 1-800-422-4210 (for U.S. and Canada Service Centers only).

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    Sec 3: B-2 Replacement Parts Ordering: Telephone Orders Telephone Orders Radio Products and Solutions Organization* (United States and Canada) 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Central Standard Time) Monday through Friday (Chicago, U.S.A.) 1-800-422-4210 1-847-538-8023 (United States and Canada) U.S. Federal Government Markets Division (USFGMD) 1-877-873-4668 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) Fax Orders...

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    A device that converts analog signals into digital data. See also DAC. converter ASTRO 25 trunking Motorola standard for wireless digital trunked communications. ASTRO conventional Motorola standard for wireless analog or digital conventional communications. automatic level A circuit in the transmit RF path that controls RF power amplifier output, control provides leveling over frequency and voltage, and protects against high VSWR.

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    Sec 3: Glossary-2 Glossary Term Definition carrier squelch Feature that responds to the presence of an RF carrier by opening or unmuting (turning on) a receiver's audio circuit. A squelch circuit silences the radio when no signal is being received so that the user does not have to listen to “noise.”...

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    Glossary Sec 3: Glossary-3 Term Definition digital Refers to data that is stored or transmitted as a sequence of discrete symbols from a finite set; most commonly this means binary data represented using electronic or electromagnetic signals. See also analog. digital-to-analog Conversion of a digital signal to a voltage that is proportional to the input conversion...

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    FLASHcodes are only applicable for radios which are upgradeable through the FLASHport process. FLASHport A Motorola term that describes the ability of a radio to change memory. Every FLASHport radio contains a FLASHport EEPROM memory chip that can be software written and rewritten to, again and again.

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    Master Out Slave In SPI data line from the MCU to a peripheral. See microcontroller unit. Motorola Digital Communications. menu entry A software-activated feature shown at the bottom of the display. Selection of a feature is controlled by the programming of the buttons on the side of the radio.

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    Data transmitted on the control channel from the central controller to the word subscriber unit. over-molded pad- A Motorola custom IC package, distinguished by the presence of solder array carrier balls on the bottom pads. over-the-air rekeying Allows the dispatcher to remotely reprogram the encryption keys in the radio.

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    Glossary Sec 3: Glossary-7 Term Definition personality A set of unique features specific to a radio. phase-locked loop A circuit in which an oscillator is kept in phase with a reference, usually after passing through a frequency divider. See private-line tone squelch. See phase-locked loop.

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    Sec 3: Glossary-8 Glossary Term Definition receiver Electronic device that amplifies RF signals. A receiver separates the audio signal from the RF carrier, amplifies it, and converts it back to the original sound waves. registers Short-term data-storage circuits within the microcontroller unit or programmable logic IC.

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    Glossary Sec 3: Glossary-9 Term Definition Serial A full-duplex (receiver/transmitter) asynchronous serial interface. Communication Interface Input Line SCI IN See Serial Communication Interface Input Line. Serial Peripheral How the microcontroller communicates to modules and ICs through the Interface CLOCK and DATA lines. signal An electrically transmitted electromagnetic wave.

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    Sec 3: Glossary-10 Glossary Term Definition tactical/non-revert The user will talk on the channel that was selected before the radio entered the emergency state. TalkAround Bypassing a repeater and talking directly to another unit for local unit-to- unit communications. talkgroup An organization or group of radio users who communicate with each other using the same communications path.

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    Glossary Sec 3: Glossary-11 Term Definition See voltage-controlled oscillator. vector sum excited A voice-encoding technique used in ASTRO digital voice. linear predictive coding Very-High Frequency. VOCON See vocoder/controller. vocoder An electronic device for synthesizing speech by implementing a compression algorithm particular to voice. See also voice encoder. vocoder/controller A PC board that contains an ASTRO radio’s microcontroller, DSP, memory, audio and power functions, and interface support circuitry.

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    Sec 3: Glossary-12 Glossary Notes...

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