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I posted this at Batlabs, and I wanted to see if anyone else may have an answer. At last the time has come to disembowel 150 or so Spectra RR radio's. While taking the MLM out of one I noticed that the RF chassis was painted Orange as oppose to the usual brown or in most cases not painted at all. I am trying to determine which dates which color was used. Any ideas? I know it is trivial, but I see that there is a lot of interest for ODD Motorola products, and this could be one.
 

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Please do NOT disembowel The poor Spectras. The are still in demand in the HAM market.

Hey, I'll take two.........
 

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Unfortunatly our agency destroys all outgoing equipment. I wasn't here but heard that the last set of portables that were retired, HT1000's and MT2000's had a hole drilled in the center of the radio before disposal.
The RR spectra is only good for parts as even the MLM is not reusable for anything other that an AAR control head.
Back to my original question, anyone seen or heard of an Orange Spectra?
 

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It is my understanding the the orange Spectra is a special order by FedEx. Most all were destroyed, but a few escaped. This is an 800 MHz model. I have seen one in real life. Very rare to find.
 

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It is my understanding the the orange Spectra is a special order by FedEx. Most all were destroyed, but a few escaped. This is an 800 MHz model. I have seen one in real life. Very rare to find.
I don't think all were 800Mhz I remember seeing an orange one at the Rickenbacker FEDEX plant. I remember removing the battery and on the serial number stick it had the FedEx logo. It was an odd spectra.
 

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Thanks. The covers were missing from the one I saw. Tell me, what color were the covers? Were they also orange, or the traditional Moro plum?
 

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Thanks. The covers were missing from the one I saw. Tell me, what color were the covers? Were they also orange, or the traditional Moro plum?
I think they were orange. I can't clearly remember. But the FedEx logo is what I remember the most thus logo was on the handhelds and mobiles. They all had orange lids and shields. So I do think the covers were orange.
 
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