1. RadioCheckk

    Nextel Sprint Direct Connect

    Hi. Recently discovered that you can change your old Nextel Sprint phones into walkie talkies. Obviously line of sight reception. The talk on the web says you have to have a sim card in the phone in order for "off network" direct connect to work. I picked up a brand new Nextel ic502 phone with a...
  2. marksroberson

    Nextel still a thing?

    I recently went to a thrift store in Jasper, AL and got 2 Motorola i500 Phones, and found a charger next to them, I purchased them and took them home and powered them up, the first thing they showed was Welcome to NEXTEL, I had also found a i700 a while back at a thrift store that i picked up...
  3. jpryor

    The death of 800 MHz Nextel iDEN network (in pictures-spectrum view before and after)

    I have attached an SDRSharp spectrum view showing the before and after picture from the death of the 800 MHZ Nextel iDEN network this weekend. Sprint shut down the Nextel iDEN network this morning Sunday, June 30th at 12:01 AM. The spectrum view captures iDEN activity as seen between 862-865...
  4. A

    Mototola i355 antenna question

    I have some motorola i355 phones that i use for the off-network direct talk feature. I know that motorola makes a factory extended antenna for this phone but im looking for some better antennas that i can get even more range on. I also know of the Yagi antenna and the Omni antenna but these are...
  5. Z

    Walt Disney World radios

    I am planning on taking a trip to Walt Disney World soon & had some questions. 1: Are the UHF radio frequencies for the Magic Kingdom Parade & firework ops still active or have they been moved to the Nextel System? 2: I have heard rumors that the Disney world staff is touchy on the subject of...
  6. WQAJ741

    Disneyland dropping 900 mhz

    By the end of the next week or so the Disneyland Resort, and probably ever other Disney park will be dropping their opertations on the 900 mhz. The company is now going with Nextel DC because they say the radios are too expensive, too big, and they want an update. I think it's pretty awful. I...