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New ham radio?? Thoughts anyone?

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Motorola has never been known for making anything for the amateur radio field. The few sites I Googled suggest it is a government/military radio. Knowing the pricing on some of their commercial gear, you may want to sit down if you call and ask for a quote. It would probably make the high end Icom and Yaesu rigs look cheap.
 

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I know. We have M portables at work and our company buyer nearly loaded himself when he was quoted the prices! :wink:

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The Micoms have been around for years and were designed for commercial/military (they're technically made by a company named Mobat, but still have the Motorola logos on them) but they have occasionally marketed to hams. The AP73 portable being one of them, as well as a Micom HF. Here's an old story from eham about it: Mobat Announces New Ham Rig
 
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Motorola has never been known for making anything for the amateur radio field. The few sites I Googled suggest it is a government/military radio. Knowing the pricing on some of their commercial gear, you may want to sit down if you call and ask for a quote. It would probably make the high end Icom and Yaesu rigs look cheap.
Not quite correct, Motorola did market a 2 Meter crystal controlled mobile based upon their marine radio that they sold at that time in the mid 70's. It was different because it used a single crystal per channel and used a fixed offset of 600 KHz or simplex.
 

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There was a Ham version, the Micom2H. It was not promoted, was very expensive, and it was not available except through the dealer network and they didn't want to be bothered by lowly hams. Because of this it didn't sell well causing Motorola to say "See there is no market for this" so they dropped it.

I tried to buy one, I really did. I could not get anyone to return my calls.
 
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