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Date Aquired: Chirstmas 95? Previous Owner(s): None. Was new. Current Status: My workhorse Radio Satisfaction of Use: Very High
This is the first higher-powered radio, and the first radio I had that had access to the 440 mHz band. It is funny to me now, when I first got it, Houston seemed rather devoid of much radio traffic on 440, although at Baylor it is the primary repeater. Now that I am back in Houston, 440 seems more active than 2m. Is 2m finally lost its spark? This was a gift from my parents to me. I really can't remember, but I want to say it was the first Christmas after I got my license. As far as I can remember, this radio has AWLAYS been mounted in my truck. Those about the only constants in my life... a 2m/440mhz radio and a truck. Simplistic? Maybe. I still use a trusty radio-shack moblie mount antenna. Well, my original one finally died after an unfortant event with my lightbar, but trusty none the less. As for the radio itself, I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to a single-recieve radio. I too often want to listen to two conversations, or two reports. I don't know why. The thing that amazes me is that even after nearly 9 years of use, this radio is still as strong and faithful as it has always been. However, I did recently buy a new microphone for it, but that was my own fault.
Detailed Specifications: GENERAL
Frequency Coverage: VHF: Transmit: 144.00-148.00 MHz Receive: 118-174* MHz (*guaranteed 144-148) UHF: 440.00-450.00 MHz Mode: FM Number of memory channels: 110 (100 regular, 2 call, 4 scratch pads and 4 scan edges) Antenna Impedance: 50 ohms (nominal) Power Supply Requirement: 13.8 V DC+/-15% (11.5 A) Usable Temperature Range: -10°C to +60°C; +14°F to +140°F Frequency stability: Less than ±10 ppm Tuning step increment: 5, 10, 12.5, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 50 kHz Current Drain (at 13.8 V DC): Transmit at high power: 11.5 A (VHF); 11 A (UHF) Receive: 1.2 A (squelched); 1.8 A (max. audio output) Dimensions (projections not included): 140(W) x 40(H) x 204.5(D) mm, 5.5(W) x 1.6(H) x 8.06 (D) in Weight: 1.2 kg; 2.6 lb. TRANSMITTER
Output Power: VHF: 50 W, 10 W, 5 W selectable UHF: 35 W, 10 W, 5 W selectable Modulation System: Variable reactance frequency modulation Max. Frequency Deviation: ±5.0 kHz Spurious Emissions: Less than -60 dB Microphone Impedance: 600 ohms RECEIVER
Receive System: Double conversion superheterodyne Intermediate Frequencies: VHF: 1st 17.2 MHz; 2nd 455 kHz UHF: 1st 30.85 MHz; 2nd 455 kHz Sensitivity: Less than 0.16 µV (typical) for 12 dB SINAD Squelch sensitivity: 0.13 µV (at threshold) Spurious and Image Rejection Ratio: More than 60 dB Audio Output Power: More than 2.4 W at 10% distortion with an 8 ohms load.