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3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

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3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby escomm » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:31 am

Or so a little birdy told me...........

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby d119 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:21 pm

Can't be any worse than that god awful MTR 3000... Agreed?

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby Bill_G » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:31 pm

Really? You don't like the MTR3K? They've been like it's predecessor - go in once, and not fail.

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby escomm » Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:54 am

MTR3000 doesn't support simulcast

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby Bill_G » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:44 am

Well, the MTR2000 was pedestrian at best for simulcast. You can never quite get the audio levels perfect across the aural band which always resulted in a little grind from the PL.

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby RFguy » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:52 pm

I wonder how the RX specs compare to a MTR3000/MTR2000/MSR2000/MICOR

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby d119 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:35 pm

I don't care one bit for the MTR 3000. Interfacing anything to it is difficult if not impossible (poorly implemented external features), the wireline board is a JOKE (it's very literally a tone remote adapter on a card wired into GPIO pins on the backplane, go set one up, you'll see), you need to call the SSC for every little thing you want to do it, like Jeff says, it doesn't do simulcast (OOPS!) and its just UGLY.

BRING US YOUR MTR 2000 PARTS FROM YOUR T2003 UPGRADES!

And as far as being like it's predecessor, go in once and not fail, uh, right... I've worked with many a dead MTR 2000 AND MTR 3000! Not to mention the last MTR 3000 we had fail sat in the depot waiting for parts for SIX MONTHS. I have documentation.

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby Bill_G » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:29 am

That's not my experience. Granted - I've only put in dozens of MTR2K's, and maintain about 100 in my territory, but I've only had two fail in my career, and they were both power supply problems. One took a hit on the AC line smoking the MOV's. The other croaked after a dozen years of service - it never recovered after loss of site power. Overall, as base stations and repeaters, either stand alone or in an LTR, they have been the Duracell Bunny. I'm not particularly fond of the expansion port for interfacing to the thing, but it works. I've never had any of the problems I hear about from other people.

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby d119 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:33 pm

I run one as my ham repeater, and knock on wood, it's been damn reliable. Like anything they do fail eventually, but it's the MTR 3000 I truly don't like.

Anyway this is way off topic for the subject, so back to the topic of the 3RU mystery repeater. Any FCC ID info?

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby escomm » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:05 pm

I think they are planning on boxing in a TPL amplifier and running it off an SLR5700, though I'm not aware of any 2 RU 150W output amplifiers? Last I checked it was a glass :o to get a 150W amplifier at a reasonable price and the jump from 125 to 150 watts basically doubled the cost of the amp

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby escomm » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:07 pm

Bill_G wrote:Well, the MTR2000 was pedestrian at best for simulcast. You can never quite get the audio levels perfect across the aural band which always resulted in a little grind from the PL.

Yeah but at least the MTR2000 doesn't have a slight TX delay that changes every time the station power cycles. The MTR3k does, and it's a range of something like 0-100MS, so anyone trying to use MTR3k will have great fun realigning the whole got damn system every time there's a station reboot

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Re: 3RU 150W SLR Repeater in the Works

Postby d119 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:56 pm

MTR 3000 IS A TURD.

NO MORE NEED BE SAID.


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