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MT1000 bandsplit change

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Looking for some advise on the old MT1000, specifically the RF board that controls the bandsplit.

I did a few searches here and checked the batlab and repeater builder write ups and did not find the answer.

I just picked up a few VHF MT1000s and wanted to mess with them on 2 meters.

A few 16 channel units read bandsplit of 146-162 and 146-174

One 99 channel unit reads bandsplit 152.9-174

From what I have learned, it appears the radio can be moved about 2 mhz off but unlocks when much further.

My question: Can the RF board from one of the 16 channel MT1000s be swapped with the 99 channel unit? In other words, are the 16 and 99 channel boards the same? The goal is to get the 99 channel unit on 2 meters.

Is swapping the boards a big job? I have never had one apart.

The first commercial radios I used in public safety where MT1000s and HT600s. It would be fun to fire one up again.
 
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