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HT1000 Chassis labels removed Why?

Postby troymelina » Sun Nov 06, 2005 5:52 am

I won 2 Motorola HT1000 radio's off eBay with the chassis labels (tag identification and serial bar codes) removed. He did not state they were removed in the auction.They came from Jacksonville, FL I was wondering if there is a military base there that gets rid of there old stock radios and by law do they have to remove the labels? I Don’t know!

That's the only thing I could think of or this guy is stealing them from somewhere and putting them on eBay.

One of the radio's has a identification tag on it but looking like they tried to remove it the corner was lifted up and pushed back down and there looks like there was a clear piece of plastic that went over the identification tag because you can see where it say's part of the word VOID. This radio has a date code of Feb of 2004 and for some reason this newer radio has an old stock chassis Number at the bottom(1505892U01) and it should have (1505892U06)

I don't understand. It just doesn't make any sense!! Unless someone is swapping parts around?

Also he stated in his auction the radio's are in great condition but only 1 was. The other radio was in bad shape and also states they are D version VHF radios. Something sounds fishy here? I also have his phone # and I tried calling him on Saturday with no luck.

He just emailed me (Sunday 10:00 AM) and stated he buys them at a fleamarket like that with no tags on them?

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Postby wavetar » Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:25 am

The radios could very well have had their rear housings replaced, as they tend to be a weak point of the radio (clips on the bottom break). A lot of people are too lazy to change the labels along with them. Also, older parts from spare junk radios could have been used for the repair.

Either way, you take your chances with buying things from EBAY (it is just a big flea market and you're buying things 'sight unseen', after all), and we can't help you here. Read the radios with RSS to get the serial numbers. Take it to your local police department and have them run it through NCIC and whatever state system you guys have over there.

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Postby CTAMontrose » Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:26 am

edit: ok they are V

some of the navy bases use/used HT1000s on V, and some of the neighboring counties also use them for LEOs. If you have any of the freqs in them (assuming they werent dumped) send them to me and ill look them up and see who had them.

who was the seller?

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Postby troymelina » Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:42 am

grem467 wrote:edit: ok they are V

some of the navy bases use/used HT1000s on V, and some of the neighboring counties also use them for LEOs. If you have any of the freqs in them (assuming they werent dumped) send them to me and ill look them up and see who had them.

who was the seller?
the ebay seller is antecfx .He stated to me he bought them at a fleamarket that way..

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Postby rodell » Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:06 am

I have purchased quite a few HT/MT/JT radios this way, from any number of sources.

When I change cases, I try to move them, but, if it ends up looking worse, I sometimes don't.

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Postby MTS2000des » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:08 pm

typical Ebay, it's like playing the lottery. Your radio could be parts radios built from parts or repaired with parts from other radios. Chalk it up to the game and ask specific questions before you bid/buy of the seller (such as, does the radio have tags? is it a factory unit? etc). Honest sellers post this info and usually post pics of the front and back of the radio, I do.

It is totally possible the radios are legit they are just parts built radios. If you plan on using them in any mission critical application (public safety, etc) I would strongly suggest taking them to a local MSS and having a PM done to make sure they are in spec. before placing them into service.
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Buying HT1000 radio's Quick!!! Going,Going,Gone!!!!

Postby troymelina » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:36 pm

Well as soon as an eBay seller puts a HT1000 radio in great shape as he describes in his auction and also being a D version radio on for a (buy it now) for 135.00 I don't think you should be asking questions back and forth to the seller because by the time your all done asking all those questions OOps!!!!! It just sold, what happened!!!!! Only if I didn't ask so many questions I might have won the radio. You have to be quick when it’s a (Buy Now) for 135.00 and being a (D) version radio. He put up 2 on eBay back to back and I won them both. I had to be qiuck.

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Postby kmoose » Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:47 pm

If you have the capability to program them, or know someone who does: you could read the radio and get the serial number from the programmer. There are a couple of military bases in Jax. Naval Air Station Jacksonville, and Naval Station Mayport amongst them. I suppose it is even possible that they could have been stolen from either of those places, as someone pointed out that the Navy used HT 1000s. If you can read the radios and get the serial numbers, you might take them (the serial numbers) to your local law enforcement agency and have them run a check, to see if they have been reported as stolen. If you do this: keep all of your paperwork, so that you can show where you bought them, and that you made an effort to make sure that they were legitimate.


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