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Reception problems motorola passport

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mike2101984

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Started having radio reception problems on a motorola passport system on uhf 450-466 range today. Checked grounding and error log in system but could not find any issues. Radio connect to system but have static and some pooping. Any ideas would be appreciated.
 

rbrtklamp2

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Passport systems are pretty old at this point. Most if not all that were around me went Moto-Trbo. You may want to check the repeaters at your sites it sounds like you may need to have something tuned. Or upgrade the system as I said they all all are disappearing anyway. Parts for passport are going to get harder and Hader to come by.
 

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How many repeaters does your system have? Are they all sharing the same antenna with a combiner? What about the receive antenna and multicoupler? I just took a passport system out of service and replaced it with a link capacity plus system. I have seen combiners drift out of tune and the dummy loads on the circulators get quite hot. My guess is you're having an issue with the conventional or RF side of things, not something that would be specific to passport. Take off your passport thinking cap and put on basic RF logic.

As was mentioned, support for passport ended well over a year ago. If you end up needing something from the passport system like the channel card or T1 card, I can put you in touch with the person who has the old parts we just decommissioned.
 
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