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Who Makes Low Band Base Stations Now?

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DisasterGuy

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Does this have to be a stand alone base station? Can it be a mobile with a AC/DC power supply? If so there are several of those available.
 

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Recently CODAN (Daniels) gave up making low band radios, Midland's LMR folded up this week, Motorola quit years ago, RELM, now BK, doesn't show any on their website so the situation is getting ugly. It doesn't look like any American-based company is serving low band.

Can anyone help me to find other world-wide manufacturers that produce low band base stations and/or repeaters? I am talking 30-50 MHz, not mid band radios.

thanks in advance, Bruce....
I recently found this Company In California who is manufacturing a Low Band Base station and they also have the option for Low Band Repeaters.

COMTRONIX COMMUNICATIONS

(951) 719-3266 Monday - Friday

LBR-100
LBR-100, We now offer Low Band Repeaters


http://www.comtronixcommunications.com/lbr-100/

The President is Fred Parker and I Have been in contact with him several times. He is very helpful and we recently purchased one of these low band repeaters for municipal use.(November 2017) Our repeater is currently being built and we expect delivery in a month or so,
I researched that this company has made low band base stations for the American Red Cross in Washington State and has supplied low band bases to the Canadian Coast Guard and other places in California.
Anthony, N1MOL
 

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800 Mhz Rip-Off

I agree that political issues and bribes cost us tax payers as the 800 Mhz stuff are vastly overpriced. Lobbing by Motorola and other vendors to promote 800 Mhz allows Motorola to write their own check. All of the counties in Michigan used to use low-band, 60 watt tube-type equipment to cover the counties well. When solid-state equipment came on the marker the range vastly improved with the receiver noise-blanker. Michigan State Police had a plan in place to have low-band repeaters at all posts. They even obtained the frequencies for the plan. When Motorola stated they would not honor a 3-year contract on their Syntor and GE would not sell low-band radios any longer, they were wined and dined by Motorola (about 15 radio buyers), taken to Little Rock to see the AR system bought by Governor Clinton, who received $70,000 to sign the contract (part of the White Water Scandal) with Motorola. Although the 800 Mhz system worked well in Little Rock, it was not developed well in other state areas for about 7 years with millions of extra costs to the tax payer. When I suggested to the county they go back to low-band with 800 Mhz patch to save #270,000 a year, they all laughed. You can't beat politics. I give op on trying any changes.
 
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