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by W5KVV
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Whats the point of buying a 110w radio?
Replies: 71
Views: 11529

Re: Whats the point of buying a 110w radio?

What a great old thread. Keep it alive! I use 100 watt radios in the mobile, mainly due to the terrain of SE OK. They help out quite a bit really. The difference is there according to everyone on the other end when compared to a 40 or 50 watt radio. My compliment in the mobile includes Maratracs on ...
by W5KVV
Thu May 11, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: New member, working on a MSR2000
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: New member, working on a MSR2000

^^^ That's exactly what I thought. I tried to send them the complete elements so they could be temp compensated, but they advised they were no longer offering that service. So I just had them send me the xtals while they were still taking orders. However... After a couple of evenings worth of work, ...
by W5KVV
Mon May 08, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: New member, working on a MSR2000
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: New member, working on a MSR2000

I'm using the MSR station meter, TRN5080. It has the small uA meter & a speaker built in. All of the measurements are correlating with the service manual. The IF of this particular repeater is 10.7MHz. The MSR's came in both 10.7 & 10.8 IF's, depending on your RX setup. I've tried injecting ...
by W5KVV
Sat May 06, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: New member, working on a MSR2000
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: New member, working on a MSR2000

Ok guys. After several delays, I'm working on the MSR 2000 again. Other projects with priority over the MSR came up, bla, bla,bla. Anyways. Here's where I'm at: My new crystals came in from ICM. I have them in the channel elements. Everything is back together. I'm on step 4 of RX alignment in the se...
by W5KVV
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: International Crystal Going out of business
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: International Crystal Going out of business

Bring you guys up to speed. I've been searching for someone to make some crystals for various projects the club has going right now. Bomar is out, JAN is out, I'm waiting for a reply from QuartsLab in England. LapTech in Ontario can make new crystals, but the minimum order quantity is 15 crystals pe...
by W5KVV
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: International Crystal Going out of business
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: International Crystal Going out of business

Thanks for the links guys. I was about to lose my mind. I'm going to make contact with these alternatives asap. Very sad about ICM. I have no clue what happened up there. I just spoke to them last month about getting some CE's done for the MSR2k's we're working on and it was business as usual. I gue...
by W5KVV
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: International Crystal Going out of business
Replies: 5
Views: 939

International Crystal Going out of business

https://www.icmfg.com/ Guys, I'm looking for alternative options for Micor & MSR2000 channel elements. I have a BUILDING full of mint condition Micor base repeaters, MSR's & MASTR II's, waiting for conversion to the amateur bands. ICM was my go-to outfit for channel elements. Has anyone used...
by W5KVV
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Kenwood TK2180/3180 vs Motorola XTS, Waris and Jedi
Replies: 23
Views: 4359

Re: Kenwood TK2180/3180 vs Motorola XTS, Waris and Jedi

Well I'm a little late to the party but I'll throw my 2 cents in. I own a full keypad 2180 and a fleet of Waris portables. Honestly I like them both but my Kenwood will out hear the HT's bar none. It has a much hotter RX than the HT750's and the HT 1250's I own. Mind you this is all VHF equipment. I...
by W5KVV
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: Waris Portable (HT750 & HT1250) Battery Question
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Waris Portable (HT750 & HT1250) Battery Question

com501 is correct. While similar electrically & visually, they simply won't fit the Waris line. They won't mount to the radio, nor fit in the base charger. I just went round & round with some PRO 3150's that were donated to our club. Naturally they were all missing the batteries and chargers...
by W5KVV
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: New member, working on a MSR2000
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: New member, working on a MSR2000

Sage advice guys. I appreciate it. I'm gonna leave no pot un-turned. I did scrub the cards and the back plane down, so that's taken care off. I have always been told to steer clear of the MSR intermittent duty PA's. Seems the heat generated from long qso's causes them to expand and contract somethin...
by W5KVV
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: New member, working on a MSR2000
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: New member, working on a MSR2000

Thank you guys for the help. You are both exactly right. I pulled the PA and put it on the bench. Took the back cover off and cleaned both the power limit pot and the power set vc and CAREFULLY cleaned up the board with deoxit. It is now producing 100 watts every time as it should. Now, my next ques...
by W5KVV
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: General Motorola Solutions & Legacy Radio Discussion
Topic: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...
Replies: 106
Views: 98183

Re: To newly registered users: Welcome! Please read...

Hi guys. New member checking in from SE Oklahoma. I've been lurking around BL for some years, but just joined the forums. I'm not much on the facebook groups. At any rate, I have numerous projects, starting with a MSR 2000 that I'll be seeking guidance on. My long time mentor has moved across the st...
by W5KVV
Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Base Stations, Repeaters, General Infrastructure
Topic: New member, working on a MSR2000
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

New member, working on a MSR2000

Hi everyone. My name is Matt, W5KVV. QTH is McAlester, Oklahoma. I'm President of the local ARC. We recently picked up a continuous duty MSR 2000 in the VHF flavor. I have it here in my shack and have been working with it the last few days. This is my first MSR, but I am familiar with the Micor line...

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