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landonjensen

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For a 450-512 Astro Saber or XTS3000, how much would I look on spending? It does not have to be new or any high tech things. It will only be used on a trunked system.
 

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Depending on model (I, II, or III) and flashcode (digital or not) it could set you back anywhere between $400 to $900.00.
 

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Thats about the most desired band split(its known as the S split). It also depends which model(model 1, 2 or 3) The model 1 has no keypad or display. The model 2 has a limited keypad(about 6 buttons and a center rocker button) and a display. The model 3 has a full keypad and a display. I too was searching for a XTS3000 model 2 S split but gave up due to lack of availability and what I would have to pay for one. I settled for a model 3 R split (403 - 470) which I paid about $435 for and that was a very good price. I'm guessing you would pay about 600-800 for one in decent shape and that would be without accessories. If you already have the programing hardware and software and accessories like I do then its just a matter of finding the HT itself. Good luck.....
 

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fineshot1 said:
Thats about the most desired band split(its known as the S split).

For some, for many it's useless. A S split might be able to work down to 440, but some of us want 420 all the way to 406 if we are going to spend the cash ;)

Luckily I don't live in the NE or Kali so I do not see a need for anything above 470 for my needs :D
 

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I bought an XTS3000 Model III several months ago with P25 and the 403-470 split for $400. It is possible to hack the Motorola CPS to allow frequencies higher than the split allows. For receive only I was able to lock onto a frequency as high as 484.4375 without a problem. Of course I have the advantage of owning the Astro CPS software for the XTS3000/Astro Saber. As I use it for amateur radio as well as monitoring, this split suited my needs more than the S split, and with the CPS hack I was able to get the best of both worlds out of it. I'm probably fortunate that the highest T band used in my area is 482-485 MHz.
 

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I bought a nice XTS-3000 model III in the 450-512 S Split a few months back for about $450 (from a very reputable Motorola dealer on the West Coast, even).

Like "scancapecod", but in the opposite direction, I was able to (very easily) hack CPS to accept frequencies down to 440MHz for amateur radio use. Seems to work perfectly.

Just another data point,

Peter
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