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Wideband Repeater Hack

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Jun 16, 2013
Motorola question but with older wideband only equipment (for ham use).

So me and a few friends have been wanting to upgrade a UHF repeater (I think it's Kenwood based) but it's really working too well to begin with. It keeps overheating and having a few other problems but we were just wanting to replace it with a experimentally designed crossband repeater.

It started out with my acquiring of a mostly complete VHF high band Micor repeater and then with a complete Micor repeater and wanting to implement and crossband those. Then I started looking at the service manual I have for the VHF repeater...lots of voodoo I don't understand.

Then I got another idea. I've dealt with plenty of the Radius series mobiles, especially with creating GR-series repeaters or similarly functioning repeaters and know more of what I'm doing with them. I've been thinking here lately about removing the PA's from some Radius series repeaters and then instead modifying the output to work with the Micor PA's (I think the input specs are on the PA's if not in the service manual). Little abstract but I think it could work (at least in theory) and it would give me a better chance of putting everything in a single cabinet. Any thoughts about whether or not this is decent idea or a dumb one?


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Dec 7, 2010
Grande Prairie, Alta

Sounds interesting, that's what amateur radio is all about.... experimenting. I say go for it cause it would be a good project to tackle and work towards getting it to function.
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