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Midland 1001LWX and Radioshack TRC-99C

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2000dakota

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I have a few questions about my new Midland 1001LWX and the pair of RS TRC-99C's I have. I wanted to see if the two different radios were comparable, so I switched the crystals in the TRC-99C to have x2 27.085Mhz crystals in both transmit and receive, and tested it out. I receive what the walkie is transmitting just fine, but when I try to transmit on the 1001LWX, a few clicks are heard, but nothing else.

Is there something wrong with my Midland?
Can I not transmit to the walkie?


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KD8DVR

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You have the wrong receive crystal installed. The receive crystal is the difference of the frequency desired plus or minus...i forget which, of the radio's intermediate frequency (IF).
 

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As KD8DVR said receive crystals are higher or lower by 455Khz (or whatever the IF frequency of your receiver is) than the actual receive channel frequency. A Transmit crystal cannot be used in the receiver as it is the wrong frequency for the receiver and a receive crystal will not work in all receivers because of different IF's and either high or low frequency injection of each receiver.
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