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Motorola spectra W3

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I have little to no room where I live but i am interested in a base setup.
I've looked into the possibility of a W3 spectra for local ham and RX.
How can I find and know for sure on eBay I'm getting a unit compatible with a W3 control head?
I'm looking for 450-512mhz as most of my RX only is 470-490mhz
Can anyone point me in the right direction?


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Model number should be T or D04"S"KH9PW3AN "S"=450-482 "R"=438-470 if you are going to need P-25 the flash code must start with a "1" or "5" most other options in the radio can be modified with non M software. Also if you elect to buy an "S" radio you will have to hex edit the software for ham channels.

I see at least one radio on e-bay that fits you bill other than it's 110 watt.
 
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I'm looking for the smaller 45 watt unit. The 110 watt would just take up to much room. The local repeater is on the GWB so less than 2 miles from me. I have a small astron unit that I think the smaller spectra will sit a top perfectly. I appreciate all the info. I'm looking for spend $125-$150.


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A Spectra, or Astro Spectra comes in 4 UHF splits. There is no 450-512 split version. Newer XTL's do that.
Range-1 403-433 MHz
Range-2 438-470 MHz
Range-3 450-482 MHz
Range-4 482-512 MHz
 
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The farthest frequency would be 483.00625 (FDNY Citywide 2 RX only)
Also is this spectra capable if hosting a feed?


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That's what I'm thinking. I'm not really concerned about the P25 as there isn't much P25 in the clear in NYC. I have a VHF XTS5000R that I'm gonna be parting with soon and decide from there. I want something that will fit in my space I have. I'm looking at the XTL and XPR mobile.


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