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Old 09-11-2017, 10:14 AM
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I found a pair of H16 portables. One operates fine, no issues other than being old as dirt. The other has issues.

when it powers up the display flashes. I know this indicates that the VCO is out of lock. No big deal, there is a service manual and I can muddle through retuning the VCO.

The issue is that when I try and program it and i go into function 5(Receive frequency) it shows 508.73. This is a VHF hand held. When I enter a VHF frequency and store it, and look at it after, it still shows 508.73

Anyone have any ideas?
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Sounds like someone cloned from a U-16

Find the Clone Cable and Clone from the H-16
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I found a pair of H16 portables. One operates fine, no issues other than being old as dirt. The other has issues.

when it powers up the display flashes. I know this indicates that the VCO is out of lock. No big deal, there is a service manual and I can muddle through retuning the VCO.

The issue is that when I try and program it and i go into function 5(Receive frequency) it shows 508.73. This is a VHF hand held. When I enter a VHF frequency and store it, and look at it after, it still shows 508.73

Anyone have any ideas?
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I once received a U16 doing the same thing- except vhf frequency. Cloning from a good U16 fixed it. I used an audio patch cord with adaptors I don't recall the exact set up I believe it is speaker jack of sending radio to mic jack of receiving radio.
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Thanks guys. I will try cloning the good one into the bad one.

Not sure where 508.73 came from, nowhere in Canada uses T-Band for day to day comms, only temporary special events where there are not enough UHF channels avilable. i can only think of a handful of times where T-Band has been used for LMR comms in Alberta
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Likely NY/NJ or CA [no, not CN] or it was used by someone [media] with an STA for an IFB
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Thanks guys. I will try cloning the good one into the bad one.

Not sure where 508.73 came from, nowhere in Canada uses T-Band for day to day comms, only temporary special events where there are not enough UHF channels avilable. i can only think of a handful of times where T-Band has been used for LMR comms in Alberta
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