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On that subject... Wowbagger, have you ever heard of anyone doing that? I know the 1900 has the flat-panel... Is it possible to retrofit one into a 1600S?
Not easily - *I* could do it, but then, I helped with the changes to the video driver for the 1900. You'd need to replace the video board with a 1900's video board, and then have get ahold of a build of the 1600 firmware with the 1900 video driver code. *I* could sweet talk the engineer maintaining the 1600 to do that for me, or pull the code and build it myself, but that's not much of an option for you.
You *might* be able to get a VGA to flatpanel converter and panel, if needed - the output is standard EGA 640x350 timings.
However, I've seen Test Equity selling a 1900 for $9995, so you could just update - and you'd get 2GHz.
Got enough salt in the wound, there?
kc7gr wrote:I just have two questions, then: First, what's the "official" diagonal size of the panel used in the 1900? It looks like it'd be a six-inch, assuming the windows on the 1600 and 1900 are the same.
kc7gr wrote:Second: Why in the Multiverse don't I get that little purple asterisk on the screen when I feed in the reference signal (10MHz, about 1.5V) to the EXT REF IN jack on my unit? I know its working, 'cause I can see a small frequency change at 850MHz between conditions where the standard is connected or not, but I don't get the goofy little asterisk.
Jim202 wrote:I would like to correct one statement that WOWBAGGER made. Yes the series 1200 did in fact have the option to have a spectrum anaylzer installed.
kmoose wrote:Pony up the cash, if you have it, and buy a 2975. Especially if you do any Public Safety work. Get a jump on everyone else, and get the P25 options. Having said that, understand that I did not write the check for our 2975, so that is easy for me to say!
N9LLO wrote:So I guess the battle scarred 1000S I use at home on the ham bench
is a little outdated??
Sorry if it seemed a bit harsh.
wowbagger wrote:The panel is the same between the 1900, the COM-120C, and the 2975 - a Sharp 5" TFT. The 1900 has a slightly altered front panel bezel from the 1600.
wowbagger wrote:I don't know - if you are putting in over about -10dBm (which you are), then it should switch, and should show up.
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