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Ma/com 605m Repeater conversion

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WQNV466Ron

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Looking to try to turn 2 of my Ma/com 605m panther Uhf mobile radios into repeaters
any ideas on this would be helpful.
Ron northern IL.
 

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I moved your thread to the forum dedicated to ma/com radios. I think you'll get more help here than the Newbie forum which is more designed for scanners.
 

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Thanks

Thanks Mike.
Guess it would be helpful to put it where ma/com users can see it
and I could possibally get a answer.
 

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You would need a repeater controller, duplexer and continuous duty amplifier. Program the radios and repeater controller, set the radios to low power, tune the duplexer and away you go.

It is far from the best way to get a repeater on the air and there are cheaper more reliable ways as well.


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WQNV466Ron

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Looking to try to turn 2 of my Ma/com 605m panther Uhf mobile radios into repeaters
any ideas on this would be helpful.
Ron northern IL.


DisasterGuy
Your link is flickering as my security has caught a bug trying to sneak in with it.
Have id-o-matic controller and duplexer with 10 db 12ft service master antenna. .
This set-up sitting on bench now working fine with 2 M1225LS Motorola radios,
605m's will go down to 5 watts and have used my vhf 605m radio to drive a
Motorola convert-a-com 45 watt amp in a trial setting.
Know if I could figure out how to wire and program the 605's for uhf repeater use
like the Motorola's I could make it work.
Have 6 of these spare 605M mobiles that I would like to put in mobile set-up for
group use at marathons and ham fest when we go out to them. As they are easier
to program on the fly than Motorola equipment from a win 7 lap top.
 
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