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Frankenstein-ing MTS2000

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josh_cop

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Wondering if I could swap the controller board and housing from an 800MHz Model III MTS2000 onto a VHF Model I.

Any help would be great, if it is not possible, no big deal, just curious.
 

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You would have to have saved 'code plug' and alingment / calibration values for your VHF radio.
 

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I was about to ask why bother with how cheap those radios are.... then I looked on ebay. Why in 2020 are they still so expensive is my question haha. But yeah, as cmdrwill said, alignment and calibration values would be needed. If you go for it, let us know how it turns out.
 

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I was about to ask why bother with how cheap those radios are.... then I looked on ebay. Why in 2020 are they still so expensive is my question haha. But yeah, as cmdrwill said, alignment and calibration values would be needed. If you go for it, let us know how it turns out.
I resell a lot of old Jedi stuff on the side but also use them, I'm looking at getting a lot of VHF Model I's and selling some off but also keeping some as VHF is one of my favorites.
 

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You can’t tell a 800 MTS controller board to suddenly work on VHF. Remember tool proofing? I’ve done it with a MTX controller board, but toolproofing didn’t apply to them. Jedi’s are cheap these days. Just get what you need.
 

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Yup, forgot the big elephant in the room Gary. As Motorola got tired of unauthorized aftermarket upgrades occurring, the famous FAIL 01/93 Toolproofing change done to the ROS in mid 1995, starting with F/W version 5.42 or higher. Meaning, use unauthorized tools and radio becomes a paperweight that only MSI could fix. And they'll just laugh if one dare send any Jedi radio into the depot today.
 
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