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Moto Centracom Gold series chassis

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Hi all, let me start by telling you that this is all for HOME use.
With that said. I have recently obtained an old De State police Centracom gold 5 bay (+2 corner) unit I very much want to use here at home. Thing is tho, I'm finding VERY little info on the actual chassis on the net..sure I find things about the system but nothing on the chassis. It's a shallow rack hence standard PC rack cases hang out the back. I also would like info on LCDs that would fit in these. Anyone have links for me or info please? Thank you so much!
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I assume install was the right place to put this question...sorry if I'm wrong.
 
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Do you just have the remote operator, or do you have the CEB equipment also? LCD's? You mean like, a monitor? Centracom gold consoles are extremely complex, difficult to program, and require racks of common equipment separate from the console itself. I hate to say it, but if you're here asking these sorts of questions, you're probably in over your head.
 

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No, I just have the racks :) and want to use these as my home control center.
 
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I used CentraCom2 racks I recovered from a Comm Center renewal I helped with. I had one at my house and it allowed me to rack mount radios (I had R-7000's at the time) and I saved 2 well-shelves that just happened to fit my radios perfectly. For a year or so the kid came back and I lost my home office/second bedroom so I moved my mini-rack to the bedroom:


Basically I just used the shell, none of the electronics except speakers were saved. (I used them on a later version of the shack) I put a wood shelf on the very bottom that held a 50 amp Astron power supply that fed all the radios and helped keep the assembly steady. Without this the thing gets front heavy, it was designed to be set up with multiple modules and with a bend to give it stability and a single module like this doesn't provide it.

I did not use the desktop since I only used the single module. If you have the desktop the I suggest you use it, they are great.



You can find equipment racks for many radios or have them made. I made a rack for work that fits in 3 CDM1250's, an Astro Spectra, a BCD996T and a Cimarron MDC decoder. I used an aluminum sign blank, cut the edges to fit the opening, cut the centers out to fit the radios with the Troy Command Console faceplates, then painted it with black spray paint:



While this isn't in a CentraCom the rack sizes are the same and it fits a full bay.
 

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Great forum topic, ok just picked up some series II consoles and gutted the old dusty boards from them. They were stored for some tim ein a metal container outdoors so they have some corrosion and wear.

This question is for paint, does anyone know how to obtain the charcoal/blackish paint be it by motorola or any manf? If not has anyone used some to repaint that is pretty darn close to factory?

As for lcd screens, there is a manf. that has rack mounts for 15" lcds and some 17" lcds that recesses the screen, however, get ready to shell out some serious cash. Middle Atlantic Products is the manf.

Thanks to all, and please, if you have any info on paint, pls let me know.
 
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