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by wb0qqk
Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: UHF Amplifier 2C39A tube
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: UHF Amplifier 2C39A tube

I'm going back into my memory banks about 40 years, but I did have some experience with Motorola UHF 'A' Series strips. The unit you have was probably made in the late 50's. I'm not aware that Motorola made a separate UHF PA that used a 2C39 tube. The only version(s) I ever saw was a complete transm...
by wb0qqk
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:05 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxar 50 change frequency?
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Maxar 50 change frequency?

With the Part 90 rebanding mandate in place, there will be a treasure trove of good, used Motorola commercial gear available.
Soon, you'll be seeing programmable Spectra, Maxtrac and Radius mobiles selling for the price of what ICM charges for one discrete crystal.
by wb0qqk
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxar 50 change frequency?
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: Maxar 50 change frequency?

Maxar 50's are crystal controlled. Here are the International Crystal catalog numbers for VHF:

MAXAR 50 T (144-162.1) 167634
MAXAR 50 R (144-162.1) 167635
by wb0qqk
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What Other Motorola Gear Do You Have?
Replies: 14
Views: 1340

Re: What Other Motorola Gear Do You Have?

1962: Motorola X23B AM transistor radio that used a round #206 9 volt battery - Still works great. (Got it as a Christmas present and fell asleep that night listening to "A Christmas Carol" starring Basil Rathbone as Scrooge. Program was broadcast on KOIL 1290 - Omaha) 1965: Motorola AM-FM...
by wb0qqk
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Vehicle Radio Installs
Topic: Just when I thought I had seen everything
Replies: 23
Views: 6681

Re: Just when I thought I had seen everything

No. Please, tell me this was just a bad pun. I've seen stupid people, I've seen my share of shysters, and stupid shysters, but 'gain' coax?? Nawww... It was also a low profile antenna but they claimed very high gain to due resonance effects. Back in the mid-70's, there was a shyster who ran a CB sh...
by wb0qqk
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MOTOTRBO DMR-MARC ham network update
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: MOTOTRBO DMR-MARC ham network update

k4vks wrote:Thats great news! I love seeing trbo grow! I might actually have to invest in a mobile unit sooner than later!

Singh AJ4VS


Ebay prices for XPR's have gone through the roof. One might as well spend a few bucks
more and buy a new radio. That's what I'm planning to do.
by wb0qqk
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: MotoTRBO Portables and Mobiles (4xxx/6xxx) 1.0 Series Subscribers
Topic: MOTOTRBO DMR-MARC ham network update
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: MOTOTRBO DMR-MARC ham network update

Agreed. I would like to have our counterparts in Canada and UK on board.
73,
Frank - WB0QQK
(Omaha (K0BOY) Nebraska)
by wb0qqk
Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What old stuff do you have on your belt or in your trunk?
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: What old stuff do you have on your belt or in your trunk

Use a Micor daily at work. . . . 330W on 33.70 MHz. . . . There is no band like low band & You have to be heard before you can establish communications! Roger that. Back in the day when most of the State of Nebraska was on low band, we used to say "One-hundred watts at one-hundred feet equ...
by wb0qqk
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: What old stuff do you have on your belt or in your trunk?
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: What old stuff do you have on your belt or in your trunk

As a conversation piece, I'll carry my H33FFN3170E (VHF HT220 PL 4-freq Omni) to "do-nets" once in awhile.
It brings back a lot of memories to most of us QCWA folks as does my collection of RPT Magazine and the
Spectronics catalogs.
by wb0qqk
Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: How to program Radius R1225?
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: How to program Radius R1225?

Okay, so it appears that a ribbon interconnect cable is used with a suitable control head in order to program. Looks like I need to find someone with a GR1225 who wouldn't mind if I borrow his chassis for awhile. I didn't know that this radio could be programmed via the 16 pin rear accessory port. S...
by wb0qqk
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Radio Programming
Topic: How to program Radius R1225?
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

How to program Radius R1225?

Need help programming a UHF Radius R1225 (M44GRC90C2AA) repeater. I can’t seem to find a programming port anywhere on the outside of the radio or under any of the covers. The front panel is flat without any controls. The front panel has a mini-UHF female and there is removable cover that conceals a ...
by wb0qqk
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:46 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 78750

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

The VW unit was mounted in the trunk and had an exhaust pipe.
No carbon monoxide or fumes entered the passenger compartment.
I don't know how the Motorola unit worked that.
by wb0qqk
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 78750

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

I never knew Motorola made a gas heater. I'd seen Stewart-Warner models, but not Motorola.

A buddy of mine had a Eberspacher gas-fired heater in a 1972 Volkswagon. The mileage took
a dive when it was on, but that thing could really heat up the passenger compartment.
by wb0qqk
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 78750

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

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Motorola HT220 (Model N1200A) VHF surveillance transceiver on 154.800 mHz.
by wb0qqk
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Oddballs through the years
Replies: 307
Views: 78750

Re: Motorola Oddballs through the years

the mocat is not too odd Certain models were unique and seem to be collectible according to the prices they sell for on eBay. One such version was the Model 4009 - designed for law enforcement in the late 70's. It had two separate receivers - one specifically crystalled for CB Ch. 9 which had it's ...
by wb0qqk
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anyone ever see or hear of this antique?
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Anyone ever see or hear of this antique?

I recall seeing at PT400 (P43DEN-1100AR) back in the early 70's. That model had a 10 watt PA,
telephone handset and used twenty-two "D" cells. With a weight of around 12 pounds, it was
necessary to use a sling to carry it over your shoulder like an M1 Garand.
by wb0qqk
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OK to bring two ways in your carry-on luggage at the airport
Replies: 21
Views: 3177

Re: OK to bring two ways in your carry-on luggage at the airport

Battery-powered electronics may be placed under greater scrutiny in the future: Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/business/27fires.html?_r=2 A Fire Risk That Clears Security By CHRISTINE NEGRONI Published: October 26, 2009 Battery fires in personal electronic devices can be scary. But if a ...
by wb0qqk
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OK to bring two ways in your carry-on luggage at the airport
Replies: 21
Views: 3177

Re: OK to bring two ways in your carry-on luggage at the airport

When we left Orlando enroute home, it required a plane change at Dallas-Fort Worth. While removing his boots and putting them through the scanner, an obvious Texas-type heading for DFW was heard to drawl, "If we woulda just nuked them towel heads after September 11th, y'all wouldn't be hav'n ta...
by wb0qqk
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: OK to bring two ways in your carry-on luggage at the airport
Replies: 21
Views: 3177

Re: OK to bring two ways in your carry-on luggage at the airport

I packed a GP68 and charger in my checked luggage last month when going to Disneyworld.
The battery and antenna were detached and placed next to each other. Never heard a word
from TSA or American Airlines.
by wb0qqk
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Anyone ever see or hear of this antique?
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Anyone ever see or hear of this antique?

Low band HT200 with Private Line. I still have a carrier squelch model that works on 39.9 mHz.
by wb0qqk
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Motrac T power Plug pinout
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Motorola Motrac T power Plug pinout

From the Sherman M. Wolf - Motorola FM Schematic Digest. Hope this helps:

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by wb0qqk
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Motorola Brochures for old radios
Replies: 20
Views: 1926

Re: Motorola Brochures for old radios

Blast from the past:
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by wb0qqk
Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Micor receiver modification to 10 meters
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Micor receiver modification to 10 meters

I don't understand why you would want to do this. A 30-36 receiver has enough manufacturing tolerance to tune to 29.6 without changing the caps. At least every one I did this on did. If you want to tune it to 25 MHz, that's a different story... Once I verify that everything meets specs on the curre...
by wb0qqk
Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Micor receiver modification to 10 meters
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Micor receiver modification to 10 meters

Thanks George. Caps don't bother me, but coils sure do !!
Looks like 16 caps if I change all those pertaining to RF and IF components.
C121, 123 and 129 are the same value.

Since you've done this before, any surprises waiting for me when I tackle the exciter?
by wb0qqk
Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Micor receiver modification to 10 meters
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Micor receiver modification to 10 meters

Watch out for the crystal formula. The 25-30 MHz radio injects on the other side, so you need a 29 MHz crystal cut using the 30-36 MHz formula. If you leave it up to the crystal house it'll probably be wrong. I didn't have to modify any of the three recievers I did, but one of the exciters wouldn't...
by wb0qqk
Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Micor receiver modification to 10 meters
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Micor receiver modification to 10 meters

I want to modify a 30-36 (non-Extender) Micor to receive 29.600 mHz.
Has anyone on the board done this and other than recrystalling the channel
element, are there any component changes required?
by wb0qqk
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Spectra A-3 HHCH question
Replies: 4
Views: 444

After checking with the local MSS, I opted to buy a
non-secure A-3 Spectra. I installed the one I wanted
to modify in a vehicle that is rarely driven just to have
some method of communication.
by wb0qqk
Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old Motorola Desktop Dispatch Radio
Replies: 33
Views: 3437

Some of the Mocom 30's (and early Motracs for that matter)
had a switch on the control head that reduced battery
consumption (when the engine was not running) by allowing
the user to turn the transmitter filament voltage on and off.
by wb0qqk
Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old Motorola Desktop Dispatch Radio
Replies: 33
Views: 3437

Back in 1980, Nebraska State Patrol and Omaha Police were involved in a pursuit with a stolen three-quarter ton Chevy pickup truck. At 36th & 'L' Street, the driver of the stolen truck rammed the side of a 4 door 1979 Dodge Monaco police cruiser being used at a roadblock. (Only the driver of the...
by wb0qqk
Wed Nov 15, 2006 2:59 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old Motorola Desktop Dispatch Radio
Replies: 33
Views: 3437

Just a question though... I'm pretty familiar with the general MOT lineage, but where in it did the MOCOM line sit? Was it based on a previous model line or was it new? I don't claim to be the authority on Motorola history, but I'll try to answer your question. The Mocom series were lower in cost t...
by wb0qqk
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old Motorola Desktop Dispatch Radio
Replies: 33
Views: 3437

boomboy64: Any help or pix appreciated. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p221/wb0qqk/D33CMT-3100AK.jpg From the inside page of the Mocom 30 manual (69P81025A80-E) I still have one in operating condition on 34/94 and 22/82. Used to be mounted under the dash of my 1958 Willys CJ3B. It was a very rel...
by wb0qqk
Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old Motorola Desktop Dispatch Radio
Replies: 33
Views: 3437

Here's some more fond memories from the August 1971 Spectronics Buyer's Guide: http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p221/wb0qqk/Spec71-01.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p221/wb0qqk/Spec71-02.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p221/wb0qqk/Spec71-03.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p22...
by wb0qqk
Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old Motorola Desktop Dispatch Radio
Replies: 33
Views: 3437

The UHF used a pair of 2C39's I think.


One of my first repeaters was a B44AAY. It used a TTE1000AA
transmitter strip and a pair of 2C39's which required a TK192
blower and motor to keep the driver and final cool.
by wb0qqk
Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old Motorola Desktop Dispatch Radio
Replies: 33
Views: 3437

Forgot that the Shure CR88 was used by both companies. I mostly remembered the TU532A and TMN6017A "snakehead" mics on a desk stand. http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p221/wb0qqk/ShureMoto.jpg http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p221/wb0qqk/ShureGE.jpg
by wb0qqk
Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Old Motorola Desktop Dispatch Radio
Replies: 33
Views: 3437

A General Electric microphone on a Motorola radio ??!!??

Blasphemy !!
by wb0qqk
Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 50th Anniversary HT1000?
Replies: 9
Views: 720

A reliable source told me that the 50th Anniversary logos were offered in 1992. According to Motorola, they first introduced the Handie Talkie as part of their product line in 1952. Motorola did provide portable communications to the U.S. and allied armed forces during World War Two, but they were n...
by wb0qqk
Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: 50th Anniversary HT1000?
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Wonder if it has anything to do with the 50th anniversary
of Schaumberg's incorporation (March 7, 1956)?
by wb0qqk
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The New Motorola Depot
Replies: 139
Views: 22065

Oh well, thats how it goes, american labor is too expensive so they go south of the border... But yet they are all trying to get into america??


Just wonder how long it will be until the Mexican Border Patrol
start catching Motorola technicians sneaking into their country
to find work?
by wb0qqk
Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Did Motorola make Aircraft (Air Band) Radios?
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

The following are Motorola model numbers for aircraft radios,
but they were no longer type accepted after 1997:

350A
350A1
350B
350B1
5642-A
by wb0qqk
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The New Motorola Depot
Replies: 139
Views: 22065

I still don't see a monkey.


That's because he's still in Schaumberg.
by wb0qqk
Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: The New Motorola Depot
Replies: 139
Views: 22065

Paul V. Galvin must be rolling in his grave.
by wb0qqk
Sun May 22, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac lowband Low Split on the 10m Ham Band?
Replies: 5
Views: 355

I knew that, but i was wondering, has anyone taken it down into the ham band? I have a Radius D51LRA programmed with all four repeater frequencies and 29.600 simplex. Meets full specs and works great. I know of other hams that use Maxtracs for ten meters and are pleased with their performance. Also...
by wb0qqk
Sun May 22, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Codenames of Motorola Radios
Replies: 67
Views: 15714

Link to Motorola model numbers and letter suffixes:

http://www.repeater-builder.com/motorol ... fixes.html
by wb0qqk
Sun May 22, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Codenames of Motorola Radios
Replies: 67
Views: 15714

Don't forget the Mocat CB radios LOL. They were a good little radio. The model 4009 was designed for law enforcement. It had two separate receivers - one specifically crystalled for CB Ch. 9 which had it's own squelch control. When the Ch. 9 switch was on, any emergency traffic would override the o...
by wb0qqk
Sat May 21, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Codenames of Motorola Radios
Replies: 67
Views: 15714

Mother Motorola built a 2m amatuer rig? I never knew that. Now where do I find one of those.... The Metrum II was a 12 channel crystal controlled mobile with a high/low power (25/1) switch and offset(s) for repeater or simplex. They were nearly identical to the marine transciever except they were S...
by wb0qqk
Sat May 21, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Codenames of Motorola Radios
Replies: 67
Views: 15714

Modar: VHF Marine transceiver
Metrum II: VHF (2mtr) Amateur
by wb0qqk
Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:20 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Interesting read on prosecutions of hacking PS systems
Replies: 41
Views: 5320

It's a shame to note that two amateurs (AF8U and N8QGU)
were involved in this matter. If convicted, I hope their
licenses are revoked.
by wb0qqk
Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac 300 cant be read by RSS
Replies: 10
Views: 733

See.. thats why you guys are so smart!


Don't believe that for a minute !!!
My dad always said that if you don't learn something new
everyday, you're only cheating yourself. I've learned a lot
from other folks on the board. I'm just trying to give a little
back. Hope I was of help?
by wb0qqk
Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Maxtrac 300 cant be read by RSS
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Umm ok. Yeah.. the threaded stud of Q2330 (Or do you mean Q2630?).


I mean Q2330.

Q2630 is the final for the HLE9502A LPI UHF power amp.

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