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Ge ranger 150 fire dept radio

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DoOver

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Hello,
I have NO idea what I am talking about, but I am going to give this a try. I have a GE Ranger 150 two way radio that I took out of our old ambulance.
This radio currently has the frequency of 154.? in it, for our ambulance to talk to the local hospital. Our local Fire Departments went to a "personal" High Ban system, and we where told that this Ranger 150 could not be changed to the new High Ban System.
I would like to know if there is a use for this Radio? If we can't change it for us to use, can you guys tell who might have a use for it.
I would like for us to either use it or to sell it for the good of our Department.
Thanks,
Brian
 
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Your Rangr is not narrowband compliant, nor can it synthesize the 7.5 kHz steps needed for the new VHF allocations created by narrowbanding.

The radio has little value for part 90 public safety or business licensees. Amateur radio operators could convert it to the 2 meter band or you could have it reprogrammed as a marine radio since it originally had FCC type acceptance for both part 90 and part 80.
 

DoOver

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Thank you for the reply KF8YK.
I am a boater. I would be interested in buying it myself, if I can't sell it, if it could be changed to a marine radio.
How hard would that be? How much would you say it would be? Do you know of a shop that could do that for me?
Thanks
Brian
 

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And for marine, it would only be approved if it is the low power version, ie, 25 Watts. Most of those in public safety use were either 50 or 100 W, which is not legal in marine.
 
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