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Spectra 12w radio w/30w PA Mod?

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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Spectra 12w radio w/30w PA Mod?

Postby creeperjeep » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:30 pm

Hi,
I have a elderly limited option (no PL,DIR,etc) spectra with a 30w pa, It also has junk receive audio (replaced the caps and no help).
Do you think I could get a newer more optioned spectra with a 12w pa and swap my 30w pa onto it?
Any potential hangups? or straight forward
-matt
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Re: Spectra 12w radio w/30w PA Mod?

Postby n5api » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:02 pm

It's fairly straight forward. Be sure to write down the tuning info in relation to power output and current limiting for both radios, since these differ from PA to PA. I can't remember exactly what the current limiting setting is called in the RSS, but I do remember it is a 0-15 step setting.

Good luck.

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Re: Spectra 12w radio w/30w PA Mod?

Postby n5api » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:03 pm

P.S. Where are you located on the Cape? My parents live in Orleans...

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Re: Spectra 12w radio w/30w PA Mod?

Postby creeperjeep » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:44 pm

n5api wrote:P.S. Where are you located on the Cape? My parents live in Orleans...

Sandwich,
Close to the canal
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