Looking to Hire a Radio Tech

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wa8iqo
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Looking to Hire a Radio Tech

Post by wa8iqo »

I recently picked up a new old stock ASTRO Spectra Model: T04QLH9PW3AN, Flash: 100001-000000-7 dated 04/15/99.

I would like it changed to a T04RLH9PW9AN so I can use it on the 440 ham band with a W9 control head. I do not have the knowledge or equipment to flash, brun firmware or change a feature set, or what every it may require to achieve what I want it to do.

So, with that said - Is there anyone here who can perform this service at a reasonable cost? Please PM me with a quote including return shipping. I can send the hole drawer or just the logic board if that's all you need.
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Re: Looking to Hire a Radio Tech

Post by N4KVE »

While someone can trick the radio to change freq's from 403-433, to 438-470 the hardware will not allow this. Coils, & other hardware will not allow the radio to work properly in the "R" split. The solution is to buy an analog Spectra in the 438-470 bandsplit you want, [good luck with that] & combining the 2 to get an Astro 438-470 radio. Good luck. GARY
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Re: Looking to Hire a Radio Tech

Post by wa8iqo »

Thank you for the replies. No longer looking to hire. I have decided to go a different route.

Consider this topic closed...
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Re: Looking to Hire a Radio Tech

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Just buy a XTL. That's what I did. GARY
wa8iqo
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Re: Looking to Hire a Radio Tech

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Yes, Im buying something diffrent...
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Re: Looking to Hire a Radio Tech

Post by spectragod »

I changed a box of q splits to r splits several years ago and hex edited the crap out of them, they worked great, not what I would call super hard to do. I only did it because I was challenged that it couldn't be done. It took longer to align them than the mods did, just and FYI.
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