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Changing MRK II shell / cover

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mitaux8030

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Hi all,
Just wondering how easy it might be to change over the shell / case / cover of an MRK II. I'm a fairly experienced RF tech, but this is my first GE / MA-Com product I've played with.

I seem to recall there was a slight difference (smaller speaker?) between the digital voice (VG/Aegis) and plain analogue shells / cases / covers? If so, can they be adapted?

Thanks,
Jason
 

rmiles

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Hi all,
Just wondering how easy it might be to change over the shell / case / cover of an MRK II. I'm a fairly experienced RF tech, but this is my first GE / MA-Com product I've played with.

I seem to recall there was a slight difference (smaller speaker?) between the digital voice (VG/Aegis) and plain analogue shells / cases / covers? If so, can they be adapted?

Thanks,
Jason
Very easy to do. Send me an email with which M-RK you need to disassemble, and I'll shoot you the maintenance manual with step by step instructions.
 

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If you are replacing the front cover to go from a scan to system then you're ok, the speaker isn't mounted to the cover but the flex assembly. In order to use the full keypad though you will have to read the tracking data in radio maintenance and change the radio type from scan to system.

If you want to swap the flex assemblies do not mix the Aegis and non-Aegis. Putting the wrong one on will damage the logic board on underneath.
 

mitaux8030

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Its a system to system swap, so that shouldn't be a problem hopefully. I've looked at the cover part numbers and they appear to be the same no matter what the version.

Thanks all for the info and advice.
 
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