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What kind of radio is this used for?

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KF5YDR

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What is it used for ham County?
Having trouble parsing this question.

It's a control head (can't see if the rest of the radio is there) for a Motorola Spectra, just like it says on the faceplate. Those are mobile radios which come in VHF low and high split, UHF, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz, at power levels of 4-15, 20-30, or 110 W.

All of that info is contained in the first Google hit for "motorola spectra".
Whether it's worth keeping is a question only you can answer as it's completely subjective.
 

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What is it used for ham County?
Do you only have just the Control Head, or is it attached to the radio? I can see the two head mounting screws are still there.

What I see in the photo is a Motorola Spectra A5 Control Head.
 

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You need to show the rest of the radio. Right now all we see is the faceplate of the control head.

The Spectra makes a fine radio for the ham community on VHF and the UHF band. I have a number of them in use on both bands. Most of the units I have are what is called trunk mount versions. There is a control cable that goes between the control head and the radio. Plus you need a DC power cable to power the radio.

Depending if you have a trunk mount or dash mount version will determine where you connect the speaker. The same goes for the ignition control to turn the radio off and on.

There is a tag on the radio. If you provide the details on it, members here can tell just what the radio actually is.
 

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The control heads are radio-agnostic, are they not? Every Spectra head should work (with varying features) on every Spectra radio.
 
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