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MTR2000 or Quantar for a 900 Mhz Ham Repeater

This forum is for the discussions targeted at converting various models of Motorola equipment to operate in the 900MHz Amateur Band.

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MTR2000 or Quantar for a 900 Mhz Ham Repeater

Postby N6vgu » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:02 pm

I have a question.

Does anyone have a 900 Mhz Motorola Quantar or MTR 2000 as a 900 Mhz amateur repeater, and if so does it work well.

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Re: MTR2000 or Quantar for a 900 Mhz Ham Repeater

Postby d119 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:07 am

VGMOOOOO

I don't believe you can get the MTR 2000 out of band to work in the amateur band. I could be wrong, someone please correct me if I am.

The Quantar stations work great, as do the MSF 5000 stations. I still need to get by your place and help you with that one.

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Re: MTR2000 or Quantar for a 900 Mhz Ham Repeater

Postby Big BOB » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:41 am

There are 2 MTR2000 repeaters for 900 being worked on as we speak. They should be on the air soon. I will let you know as soon as they are.

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Re: MTR2000 or Quantar for a 900 Mhz Ham Repeater

Postby d119 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:18 pm

I know that some bandsplits of UHF or VHF or something wouldn't go out of band, so the 900MHz units do? This is good to know. Please keep me posted.

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Re: MTR2000 or Quantar for a 900 Mhz Ham Repeater

Postby Rayjk110 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:13 pm

d119 wrote:VGMOOOOO



What?

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Re: MTR2000 or Quantar for a 900 Mhz Ham Repeater

Postby geo815 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:21 pm

I have a Quantar station that I'm in the process of building up. I just programmed it up and checked it's performance on the Amateur bands - excellent! Very sensitive RX - my notes are buried, but I remember seeing the squelch open up at .09 uV. I ran some unscientific, adjacent channel tests and was quite impressed by its selectivity.

The transmitter is stable - I ran it for about a little less than an hour without a hitch. It was well within specs. The one I acquired had the hi-stab oscillator in it. With a little more than a decade of fiddling with the variants from this plaform, I'd recommend seeking one that came with this option. I don't know how stable this radio would be without it.

As far as the MTR repeaters go, I haven't had any hefty hands-on with them, so I can't speak good or bad about them.

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Re: MTR2000 or Quantar for a 900 Mhz Ham Repeater

Postby RWhite » Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:41 pm

I am another one hoping that someone has successfully put the MTR2000 on the 900 ham band,. I have one and it easily sets to 902.XXXX as it should (its receiver span is spec'd at 896 to 915 MHz), but the transmitter will not go below 935 MHz. I have been told by a trusted source it probably can't be hacked below 935 MHz, but I am always hopeful! It sure is a nice looking radio and well built on the outside.

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Re: MTR2000 or Quantar for a 900 Mhz Ham Repeater

Postby d119 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:27 pm

Rayjk110 wrote:
d119 wrote:VGMOOOOO



What?


Inside thing between myself and N6VGU.


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