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Astro Spectra VRS Repeater


May 10, 2015
San Angelo, TX
I apologize if this has already been discussed, I tried looking but wasn't able to find it (maybe I'm not wording my search correctly). I am wanting to put up a simple GMRS repeater around my property for my family to use, as I have many Astro Spectra UHF mobiles and was wondering if I would be able to just add a VRS & mobile duplexer and call it a day? I thought I read some where in the past where this wasn't possible but couldn't remember if this was just in a mobile setting due to antenna spacing or if CPS didn't allow.


Dec 22, 2013
I am told, but have no direct knowledge, that the SPECTRA is a bit noisy to use as a repeater transmitter. I seldom see a SPECTRA repeater.

Might I recommend the Kenwood TKR 850, TKR840 or TKR830 repeaters? The former is a 40 watt repeater, often found equipped with duplexer. The latter two are excellent 5 watt repeaters that require an external duplexer. The TKR830 will require an external controller to make it a repeater.