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    What is a TXM 2000? And it appears a 900MHz APX 4000 is forthcoming... Very good!

    From the release notes for APX CPS R10:

    Quote Originally Posted by APX CPS R10 Release Notes
    Supported APX Radios:

    APX 7500 APX 7000 APX 7000XE APX 6500 APX 6500 Li APX 6000 APX 6000XE APX 6000 Li APX 4500 APX 4500 Li APX 4000 APX 4000 Li APX 4000 900 MHz APX 3000 APX 2500 SRX 2200 APX 2000TXM 2000 VHF





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    Quote Originally Posted by d119 View Post
    What is a TXM 2000? And it appears a 900MHz APX 4000 is forthcoming... Very good!

    From the release notes for APX CPS R10:




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    Could it be a future special version of the APX 2000? I spent several hours last night online and could not find a single reference to it. Motorola's site doesn't have a thing on that model.

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    It is the new APX based lunchbox with O3 head. It is the replacement for the ASTRO X. If you look in APX CPS 10 under the New Features there is a desciption of the TMX2000 and there is also a pic of it. It also supports Remote Site Interface (RSI). This allows the TMX2000 to operate as a remote conventional transceiver. In RSI mode the TMX2000 sends audio/data to the FNE on behalf of companion portables that would otherwise be out of range of a trunking system. Direct connection back to the FNE is accomplished via a V.24/modem link. The TMX2000 includes an O3 HHCH, transceiver, internal switchable power supply and control board for battery gauge, and external panel-mounted volume, channel, and coded switch controls, all packaged in a rugged aluminum enclosure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radioinstl View Post
    It is the new APX based lunchbox with O3 head. It is the replacement for the ASTRO X. If you look in APX CPS 10 under the New Features there is a desciption of the TMX2000 and there is also a pic of it. It also supports Remote Site Interface (RSI). This allows the TMX2000 to operate as a remote conventional transceiver. In RSI mode the TMX2000 sends audio/data to the FNE on behalf of companion portables that would otherwise be out of range of a trunking system. Direct connection back to the FNE is accomplished via a V.24/modem link. The TMX2000 includes an O3 HHCH, transceiver, internal switchable power supply and control board for battery gauge, and external panel-mounted volume, channel, and coded switch controls, all packaged in a rugged aluminum enclosure.
    I must have one of these. I'm going to have our sales guy look into this.

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    Here it is kids... You know you want it!

    TXM2000_Transportable_Mobile.jpg

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    It's the love child of an APX and a PX300.

    I kinda like.

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    I just KNEW that Motorola had those old P33 Forest Service packset frames laying around they wanted to do something with......

    At least this version doesn't have peanut tubes and A batteries....
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    Holy ****. I want one.

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    Why not make one myself? I always thought of the "portable mobile", just couldn think of a right form-factor...

    I wonder what battery is inside? Does anyone have pics of the insides?

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    I can't wait to work on the MACE of that little beauty

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    TXM2000.jpg

    From the first page of the instruction manual

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    That's actually a handsome looking beast. Notice the clip on ferrite bead on the O3 cable. One of those serious VHF wideband 6/8 wave ground plane independent full band antennas would be cool on that!
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    Any clue how much transmit power this thing does? Seeing as its not a portable, I hope more than 4-6 watts...

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    So... a lunchbox portable wasn't out of the question, but a vehicular adapter will never happen. I don't get it.

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    Very nice.....I want one. Does this have a full sized mobile radio in it??? Or is it a handheld with a power amplifier like the older Lunch boxes???

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    Not sure, but I've requested our sales division look into what the cost is. If I can get one reasonably with demo pricing/whatever options there might be, I might just buy one personally for my own morbid amusement/wallet denting purposes.

    From the manual, rated TXPO is 15W, max 18W. 2.5W Audio. Uses HKN6184 programming cable. Weighs 16 pounds. Contains an APX 6500 mobile from what I can see. Apparently the battery in this thing is extremely advanced... has a whole control panel on just the battery itself.

    Apparently the unit can also function as a "Remote Site Interface", providing v.24 connectivity to comparators, etc. From the manual:

    Quote Originally Posted by TXM 2000 Manual
    The TXM 2000 supports an interface called Remote Site Interface (RSI), that allows connection to a Motorola ASTROTAC comparator. The RSI interface is asynchronous RS232, and is intended to be used in conjunction with a HDLC Converter, and connected to the Motorola ASTROTAC comparator. Additionally it can be used with asynchronous modems for remote installations. The following functionalities are supported on RSI interface:
    • P25 Conventional Voice Transmit
    • P25 Conventional Voice Receive
    • TSBK messages to support operations from and to the Conventional Console, such as Call Alert, Emergency Alarm, Status Update, Status Query, Message Update, Radio Check, Remote Monitor, and Radio Inhibit and Uninhibited.
    • Capability from the Console, to remote ly change the TXM2000 radio's channels
    NOTE:
    While on a RSI enabled channel, the TXM 2000 disables its local speaker, mic, headset, and recorder. RSI is supported on P25 conventional channels only. Refer to sections 2.4.2 “Remote Site
    Interface on a System”, 2.4.3 “Remote Site Interface on a Personality”, and 2.4.4 “Remote Site Interface on a Zone”, for CPS RSI configuration. The pinout includes 4-wire RS232 with typical levels at +/- 12V DC. Additionally the port includes an active low output that will be active when the RSI link is being re-established. Refer to section 5.6 “DB25 (V.24) Connector”, for a pinout diagram of this interface.

    There are two Link status indications provided by TXM 2000. An icon is provided on the O3 HHCH. See section 3.9 “O3 Hand-Held Control Head (HHCH)”, for information on O3 HHCH. A LED is
    provided on the side of the unit. Refer to section 3.3.4 “Link Status Icon on O3 HHCH”, for more information.
    Like I said, I've got one of our sales guys looking into this, but after reading the manual and seeing the specs/exploded views, I can just tell this thing's gotta cost $10k... IF it's even purchasable (could be a Fed only product, good luck. Could be like trying to buy an XTS 4000 brand new from Motorola.)
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    Now that RSI sounds mega mega interesting....

    Asynchronous RS232 and an HDLC converter... This could be useful information for the QuantiPHY project

    I would've expected Synchronous RS232 V.24 - given that it uses a DB25 connector that would make sense as well. Strange indeed!

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    Well this just in... As previously speculated, this IS in fact a US Federal only radio, and as such cannot be ordered by us little people.

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    Forget the radio then ( you could easily build your own anyway), what about the HDLC syn/async converter? Any p/n?
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    NNTN8413B NGX CONTROLLER BD.FOR TXM2000 LIST $999.00

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    Thanks. Bargain ...
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    Ugh........

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    Hold on to your hats, list is $13,560.00 on these... WTF!??!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by d119 View Post
    Hold on to your hats, list is $13,560.00 on these... WTF!??!?
    No wonder the government is broke.

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    Not very surprising since it is a Fed-only radio and made by the /\/\