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Quantar base conversion to repeater

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mogman
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Quantar base conversion to repeater

Postby mogman » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:46 pm

I have an opportunity to pick up a VHF Quantar base sta. and was reading that the Quantar repeater automatically detects analog and p25 and handles them accordingly, without any specific information on the base I am seeking advice how much (or little) might be required to convert the base to a repeater (2M) with these capabilities. I am sorry but I do not have any specific information on the Quantar other than it is now operating around 160mhz and that it is remotely controlled.
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Will
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Re: Quantar base conversion to repeater

Postby Will » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:39 pm

If the Quantar is actually a base station it should have an antenna relay out-board on the back of the station.

The relay is not used on a repeater, there are separate N female connectors for RX and TX.

Yes I forgot to mention the changes in the programming.
Last edited by Will on Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

MattSR
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Re: Quantar base conversion to repeater

Postby MattSR » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:58 pm

t's just a setting in the codeplug. If it has the relay it can be disabled and removed too.

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Re: Quantar base conversion to repeater

Postby N4DES » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:21 am

Also depending on the FW version it might not do P25. Need more info to verify.

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Re: Quantar base conversion to repeater

Postby mogman » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:19 pm

Thanks guys, I assume it does not have P25 firmware as these folks do not use digital as far as I know, but that should be "fixable"
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Re: Quantar base conversion to repeater

Postby radioinstl » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:21 am

If you are going to use it as a repeater and yours has the antenna relay on it, I would be interested in your relay if willing to make a deal


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