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Old 12-27-2017, 3:57 AM
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Question "us army" handie-com mh 70

i like mysteries and tracking down the untrackable and i think i got me a live one. (or a dead one depending on how you view the challenge)

2 inquiries addressed to those more familiar with any of the following:

-based on nothing more than the info located on the radio, starting points as to possibly determining where this was once used.

-where is that crushed crystal located? I'm gonna have to do more than pop the back and lift the battery right?

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Front Label:

MOTOROLA HANDIE-COM MH 70

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BOTTOM READS:

FCC XMTR DATA-CC 3153
FCC RCVR DATA-RC DR105
SERIAL NO. 246ACC0864
MODEL NO. H23RRB1110A

Manufactured by MOTOROLA, INC.

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FREQUENCY (MHz)

F1 [Xmtr 1 173.4125 Rcvr 1 173.4125 ]
F2 [Xmtr 2 Rcvr 2 ]

"PL" Code
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"US ARMY" scratched here and there


thats all i have to work with. Thoughts? snarky remarks? anyone?
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Old 12-27-2017, 8:27 AM
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173.4125 has been used by
a. ACoE
b. Various National Guard / Mil Bases

So US Army is a beggining.
What is the PL Code ?

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i like mysteries and tracking down the untrackable and i think i got me a live one. (or a dead one depending on how you view the challenge)

2 inquiries addressed to those more familiar with any of the following:

-based on nothing more than the info located on the radio, starting points as to possibly determining where this was once used.

-where is that crushed crystal located? I'm gonna have to do more than pop the back and lift the battery right?

----------------------------------
Front Label:

MOTOROLA HANDIE-COM MH 70

----------------------------------

BOTTOM READS:

FCC XMTR DATA-CC 3153
FCC RCVR DATA-RC DR105
SERIAL NO. 246ACC0864
MODEL NO. H23RRB1110A

Manufactured by MOTOROLA, INC.

--------------------------------
UNDER BATT ON PAPER LABEL::

FREQUENCY (MHz)

F1 [Xmtr 1 173.4125 Rcvr 1 173.4125 ]
F2 [Xmtr 2 Rcvr 2 ]

"PL" Code
--------------------------------
"US ARMY" scratched here and there


thats all i have to work with. Thoughts? snarky remarks? anyone?
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173.4125 has been used by
a. ACoE
b. Various National Guard / Mil Bases

So US Army is a beggining.
What is the PL Code ?
I typed exactly what was printed on the label; there was nothing after PL Code.

This is basically why I am curious about the crystal being crunched or not, if not destroyed I would like to do a quick key up to see if a PL shows (no point in rigging a power source for nothing.

I have noticed when searching info on previous uses of the 173.xxxx freqs a common usage of 123.0 131.8 and some of the more commonly used ones, which I have noticed NACs that fall in the same line. I am wondering if its old-hands deciding on the NACs based on what they used back in the old days for ease of remembering, since there is no correlation/translation between the two.

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http://forums.radioreference.com/fed...ml#post2620707
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Sometimes they were left blank, but if it had the Freq the Code generally would have been listed. Not in a Numeric [Scanner] format, but an Alpha-Numeric

example 3B which is the corresponding code for 131.8
generally right below or next to the PL Code label

Some agencies [there are a few of those tables already in the wiki - two different flavors]
did convert the PL to a NAC, others went entirely off the reservation


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I typed exactly what was printed on the label; there was nothing after PL Code.

This is basically why I am curious about the crystal being crunched or not, if not destroyed I would like to do a quick key up to see if a PL shows (no point in rigging a power source for nothing.

I have noticed when searching info on previous uses of the 173.xxxx freqs a common usage of 123.0 131.8 and some of the more commonly used ones, which I have noticed NACs that fall in the same line. I am wondering if its old-hands deciding on the NACs based on what they used back in the old days for ease of remembering, since there is no correlation/translation between the two.

see:

http://forums.radioreference.com/fed...ml#post2620707
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