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My Converted Motorola Spectra

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by KD8HMO, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. KD8HMO

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    This is my mid 90's Motorola Spectra converted to 2m. This is the 110w trunk mount with the system 9000 control head. I use it as a base station with a Diamond X50 antenna. These radios are built like tanks and can't be beat, especially in a metro area. They are dirt cheap on eBay. Only problem is most will need to be recapped, but not a big deal.
     
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    Nice. I run the 45w GM300 as my mobile. I got the USB cable to program it for 8 simplex and 8 local repeaters. My son also has one as a base setup.. Again cheap to use.
     
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    I always wondered what it was like to program one of those.
     
  4. KD8HMO

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    You have to have a special interface box and cable. You can buy a cable with the box internals built in now. It's not too hard for basic programming.
     
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    First thing you do after connecting the radio to your pc is start the software and download a copy of the radios "code plug" programming file. Then put a copy of it somewhere safe, in case you brick the radio. Then you modify another copy with the software and upload it back into the radio. Basically the same procedure as my VX-7R using a computer.
     
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    I'm using the black, L shaped Motorola desk mic with this. I get constant compliments on how it sounds.
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    nice rig
     

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