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by n3wrx
Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29611

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

If I understand this document correctly, it discusses how to perform a dictionary attack against the passwords that protect the key(s) that reside in a Motorola ASK/ibutton/whatever-it's-called. That is quite different from syskeygen, which as I understand it (from the explanation here) can be used ...
by n3wrx
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29611

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

iButtons are damn near impossible to take apart and keep working. The CIA/NSA has only managed it a few times. Why take them apart when the security holes are so big you can drive a mack truck through them? ASK means nothing. This is like that guy who repeatedly posted on Batboard that he knew the ...
by n3wrx
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29611

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

Well.... Nothing like me to screw up an otherwise decent conversation, but since no one else seems to be able to get the thread locked.... While researching something entirely different, I found a website where this guy does nothing but create software 'virtual' dongles. Since the iButton is a dong...
by n3wrx
Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29611

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

This may be moot anyway - it's a very recently implemented system, they might be using ASKs, in which case we're boned - I'll just help them program their personal radio for the hammy sh*t. Is this by chance the system in question? Given that it's a full-on Astro25 9600 system and very, very new, I...
by n3wrx
Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: A little help for an astro n00b
Replies: 15
Views: 15795

Re: A little help for an astro n00b

I've since been in contact with the seller, who emphatically confirms that the combination with host 9 and DSP 12 is in fact possible - he says he routinely programs radios that way so that they can do both. So far, I've been able to successfully use FPP for the "B" and "C" positions on the dial - p...
by n3wrx
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: A little help for an astro n00b
Replies: 15
Views: 15795

Re: A little help for an astro n00b

Being that your radio has both trunking and FPP, you'll probably not want to touch it with anything newer than Astro25 CPS R09.xx or you run the risk of losing FPP capability. Now, in the past this was applicable to radios with trunking and only Q52. Honestly, yours is the first I've seen to have Q...
by n3wrx
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: A little help for an astro n00b
Replies: 15
Views: 15795

Re: A little help for an astro n00b

yes but do you use it for trunking? you get one or the other IIRC Haven't used it at all, haven't been able to read the codeplug yet - looks like it has an empty one - all it does is emit a long tone (no error msg) after a short period of time. I doubt I'll bother with trunking while I own it, but ...
by n3wrx
Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: A little help for an astro n00b
Replies: 15
Views: 15795

Re: A little help for an astro n00b

escomm wrote:
n3wrx wrote:Host 9.00.13
DSP 12.00.4
FPP or trunking has already been nuked
Are you sure about this? If true, I will demand a return in spite of his "no return" policy - that would make his listing materially inaccurate.
by n3wrx
Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: A little help for an astro n00b
Replies: 15
Views: 15795

A little help for an astro n00b

So I just "won" an XTS2500 from the Bay of Greed: Host 9.00.13 DSP 12.00.4 Secure ver Secure ADP Flashcode: 560018-00178C-4 Q806 ASTRO Digital Operation H14 Enhanced Digital ID Display Q52 Federal Government FPP H869 Hardware Multikey Encryption Q883 3600/9600 Interoperability H38 SMARTZONE Systems ...
by n3wrx
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29611

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

Thanks guys, I appreciate the advice, and know that you are looking to keep me out of trouble. While I could just sit down and do it for them, maybe the safest way is to just sit with them and verbally guide them through it so that they do it themselves - they do everything, using all of their own e...
by n3wrx
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29611

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

In another 5 years or so I can see ASK's being a major obstacle for us M nerds, once these new radios start hitting ebay or government surplus, we arnt going to be able to manipulate the programming in these radios at, like the APX radios for example that will only program with ASK's, legacy system...
by n3wrx
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29611

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

Thanks again for the reply and the information. I also appreciate the warning, Josh (great name!), and it is good information to know, and useful food for thought. The friend is LE with many years on the force and more than a couple stripes on the sleeve. BUT, since s/he obviously doesn't have quite...
by n3wrx
Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29611

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

Thanks man, appreciate the info.

What about scan lists/scan priorities? Can those be changed with an existing trunked system without the key (assuming no ASK)?

Sorry about all the questions, trying to help someone out (really).
by n3wrx
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29611

Re: Go easy on me now... system key question

Can you add conventional stuff to a radio with a programmed trunked system without the system key?
by n3wrx
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: Go easy on me now... system key question
Replies: 26
Views: 29611

Go easy on me now... system key question

Hi guys,

If you have [legal] possession of a radio (XTS series) programmed to a given P25 trunked system, is it possible to retrieve the system key for that trunked system from that radio (assuming you have software)?

Thanks.

-j
by n3wrx
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: DSTAR versus analog -- an audio capture comparison
Replies: 3
Views: 3440

DSTAR versus analog -- an audio capture comparison

Check out this audio capture.

What do you guys think? DSTAR ftw? Or is analog overall more intelligible when near the noise floor?

http://www.w2sjw.com/sounds/Weak%20Signal%20D-STAR.mp3
by n3wrx
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HOSARC hamfest Oct 7, 2007
Replies: 6
Views: 4474

by n3wrx
Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: HOSARC hamfest Oct 7, 2007
Replies: 6
Views: 4474

I might go. It was the typical hamfest ratio of 99% crapola - Mark (kc2kxc) had his Motorola table, and that was about the only thing that was worth looking at - not that I'm a Moto snob by any means - I just remember a lot of it being broken Atari stuff, FRS gear, and your usual 20+ -year-old yard ...
by n3wrx
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hall of Science ARC in Queens, 6/10 (sorry, big)
Replies: 19
Views: 10277

We were gone by 11ish. Not a lot to see... I saw the EX600 you were speaking of, R split I believe. If it were an S-Split, I may have given it more consideration. He had an HT1000 as well, but wanted too much for it. It wasn't a bad hamfest in retrospect, more M gear that I actually expected. I may...
by n3wrx
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hall of Science ARC in Queens, 6/10 (sorry, big)
Replies: 19
Views: 10277

[rant] Too bad that seems to be the tradition with the past HOSARC hamfest. I used to be the gate ticket guy and various "officers" told us to direct cars here and not there, each with a different mindset. [/rant] Anyway I was there as well, Asian male with a MTS2000 VHF. It was a pretty good one, ...
by n3wrx
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hall of Science ARC in Queens, 6/10 (sorry, big)
Replies: 19
Views: 10277

See ya all tomorrow... Probably will be sporting the Dayton 07 T-Shirt... I think it's clean at least. 151.88 IMBE :) -Alex Didn't see you guys there, probably got my lazy ass there too late. Mark had a decent motorola table there as usual. Good smathering of local guys there - pretty decent turnou...
by n3wrx
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hall of Science ARC in Queens, 6/10 (sorry, big)
Replies: 19
Views: 10277

n3wrx wrote:
alex wrote: Of course digital will be used :)

-Alex
Excellent. I am maxtrac and ht1250 at the moment, no digi-capability. Course, if there's some good shizzle there, I may leave the 'fest with the capability.

I'm most interested in 33cm gear or maybe a UHF maxtrac. Power supplies, stuff like that.
by n3wrx
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hall of Science ARC in Queens, 6/10 (sorry, big)
Replies: 19
Views: 10277

Is it worth going? Is it a decent size fest? I thought about going last year, but skipped out IIRC... Of course digital will be used :) -Alex I think it may be. I have never been, but it generates quite a bit of buzz every year. A lot of guys who don't go to many other 'fests apparently go to this ...
by n3wrx
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hall of Science ARC in Queens, 6/10 (sorry, big)
Replies: 19
Views: 10277

What program / OS are those screen captures from? :baby: xpdf(1), version 2.03 on Fedora Core 1 (Yarrow). Long overdue for an upgrade, but am waiting for the boss to push through some desktop hardware upgrades (I've been running this for years). I love Linux - use it as much as I can, though Visio ...
by n3wrx
Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: HAMFESTS!!!
Topic: Hall of Science ARC in Queens, 6/10 (sorry, big)
Replies: 19
Views: 10277

Hall of Science ARC in Queens, 6/10 (sorry, big)

Hall of Science ARC in Queens is having a fest on Sunday, 6/10. Anyone in the NYC 'hood going?

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by n3wrx
Mon May 21, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: KQ2H / NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 11570

k2jlx wrote: <SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE> An Astro repeater input into Alex's system would be the bollocks.</SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE>
Now's our chance! I was talking with Alex last night - he is amenable to experimenting with P25, so long as we pitch in ($) on the gear.

What say ye?
by n3wrx
Tue May 08, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: KQ2H / NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 11570

Looks like they're adding a 220 machine up closer to your neck of the woods - at least that is a nice quiet band. Linked to KQ2H, though Alex and Sherman haven't worked out exactly how yet.

-j
by n3wrx
Mon May 07, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: KQ2H / NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 11570

FYI, the D-Star transmitter was disabled on the system a few months back - a result of a rather ridiculous unfolding of behavior involving a user's reaction to taunts over the performance of their spanky new iCOM $500 HT. Anyway, while I'm at it, a plug for the KQ2H repeater Yahoo! group - lots of ...
by n3wrx
Mon May 07, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Astro DStar and other digital voice formats
Topic: KQ2H / NYC
Replies: 20
Views: 11570

FYI, the D-Star transmitter was disabled on the system a few months back - a result of a rather ridiculous unfolding of behavior involving a user's reaction to taunts over the performance of their spanky new iCOM $500 HT. Anyway, while I'm at it, a plug for the KQ2H repeater Yahoo! group - lots of s...
by n3wrx
Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: EQUIPMENT REVIEWS
Topic: FRIENDS DON't LET FRIENDS BUY YAESU
Replies: 41
Views: 32292

My father follows the same camp (he loves his Kenwood's) but when I got my ticket he gave me an FT-8000R for my car which I must say has been pretty reliable. My only beef is the button madness they use for an interface. Hopefully I can pick up a tri-band Kenwood at Dayton this year with a remote h...