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by rayjk110
Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Thales / Racal
Topic: Thales / Racal owners on here?
Replies: 13
Views: 8369

Re: Thales / Racal owners on here?

I've owned the "saber" looking one (forget the model # but it's the one that's commonly surplus'd). Nice radio, wish I had another.

Can't wait to own a Liberty... ever since I've had the chance to demo one I don't think I'd buy an XTS again.
by rayjk110
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: KPG-36 and TK-2180 ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

Re: KPG-36 and TK-2180 ???

Get a real Kenwood cable... the aftermarkets do generally tend to work OK, but - some get picky and won't program certain radios. I have a knock-off and an OEM at work, and the knock off will, for example, read and write 3160s all day long, but barfs up errors on 3170s or 3173s, or even 3200s. It's ...
by rayjk110
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: TK-3212
Replies: 0
Views: 840

TK-3212

I just got several of these units in today at work that I had ordered as Demo units as they are a new product. So far so good... no LTR, but they do have FleetSync. Built on the 2200/3200 chasis... same feel and form factor except for the addition of the orange LCD and 4 button keypad (or as Kenwood...
by rayjk110
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: Kenwood Nx800 Digital?
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

Re: Kenwood Nx800 Digital?

I don't believe (yet) that there's a way around it. If you wish, some recent versions of Kenwood programming software will let you overwrite the radio's current image without the need of a password - but you loose any data that's in the radio.


- Ray
by rayjk110
Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: TK-380 signaling question
Replies: 4
Views: 1844

Re: TK-380 signaling question

The TK-3180 is a full sized radio. It's about the most top-of-the-line you can go with Kenwood without going P25.

You're probably thinking of the TK-3173.


- Ray
by rayjk110
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: EFJ5100 Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

Re: EFJ5100 Problems

I tweaked with the radio's internal and external mic gain, same thing, crappy audio. Almost sounds like you're transmitting FM on an AM frequency... over-distorted. Again when I press the PTT the radio goes weird sometimes too - it goes into emergency, or just switches channels. I'm thinking possibl...
by rayjk110
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: EFJ5100 Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

Re: EFJ5100 Problems

How much is a new case from EFJ?

When I talk far away from the mic I can hear my voice OK, it is just really quiet. But when I get up on the mic, or at "normal" distance, is when it starts to get crappy.
by rayjk110
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: EF Johnson
Topic: EFJ5100 Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

EFJ5100 Problems

I recently aquired a UHF EFJ5100 Model 242-5132-410-DA1 Anyways, the audio on it is REALLY scratchy, kinda like it is off freq. actually (it's on frequency just fine). Also, when I PTT, the radio kind of goes stupid sometimes. The display flashes to "Scan Off", "Emergency" and random channel names s...
by rayjk110
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Kenwood Commercial Products
Topic: Kenwood LTR portable recommendation?
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

Kenwood LTR portable recommendation?

The radio shop I am soon to be hired for (part time) owns and operates a rather large LTR UHF system (450-470). Since the majority of the system portables and mobiles are all Kenwood, I'd like to take the plunge into their commercial equipment. I'm more familiar with Motorola radios than Kenwood, so...
by rayjk110
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Vertex
Topic: VX-P920
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Re: VX-P920

Thanks for the reply.

The Department I work for ended up buying a few, and ended up getting it programmed. I'll save the part number for future reference.


Thanks!
by rayjk110
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Vertex
Topic: vertex vx-177
Replies: 1
Views: 1450

Re: vertex vx-177

I have one of these, and it will not go above 470MHz, either via the front keypad or the Windows software. It still will not go over if you MARS/CAP mod. the unit.


Ray.
by rayjk110
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Vertex
Topic: VX-P920
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Re: VX-P920

It's neat, and suprisingly rugged for Vertex stuff (never was a huge fan, but this radio is OK) It's got a test channel (analog) and a few weather frequencies but that's it. I was hoping to compare the DSP audio to my 5k's or to my XTL, but as stated I don't have any software to program it yet. I've...
by rayjk110
Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Vertex
Topic: VX-P920
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

VX-P920

Does anyone have the Vertex Part #. for the P929 portable? I just snagged one of these at a local pawn shop, and I'm unfamiliar with the programming of Vertex Standard equiptment. Just looking for the Vertex P/N, not asking for software...

Ray.
by rayjk110
Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: Vertex
Topic: Opinoins on VX160 and VX410
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Opinoins on VX160 and VX410

I've got a UHF VX-160 coming to me, and I've never used one before. It looks pretty cool. I've also been wanting the VX-410.

Can anyone provide any "Hi-Rez" pics of any? I can only seem to find stock photos of the '410, but so far I'm liking the features and looks of it.
by rayjk110
Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:15 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: MDC-1200 Compatable Radios
Replies: 5
Views: 3601

If none of the above are prefferrable in the outcome, Cimarron makes some great aftermarket boards.

http://www.cimtechcorp.com/