Thread: ADAM-12 error
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Old 07-16-2014, 2:14 PM
radioman2001 radioman2001 is offline
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I am very familiar with the type of Motrac and Motran Adam-12 used. The radio was a DFE (Dual Front End ) radio. The radio could actually receive on 2 different channels at the same time through the same speaker. Motorola tied both front ends into the first IF stage to do that. If you look at the control head in some shots you will see the lettering SIMUL on ch-2, and I actually have one, but probably not from LA. The second antenna that appears to be not cut could be used for an aircraft radio to talk to LAX or even their own helicopter.
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