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Welcome to the Web site of Amateur radio station K4MBE
and GMRS station WPTY524.

Sterrett Carter in Alexandria, Virginia (Grid FM18lt).

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An ARES and RACES affiliated station.

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This site has notes on how I converted some commercial radios to the Amateur bands. While the methods I refer to here might not be the most technically correct way to convert these radios, they work... Expen$ive tools/equipment are not needed.

GE Rangr, Phoenix SX, Midland XTR, Motorola Radius, Spectra, Astro Spectra, MT-2000   HT-1250, HT750, Regency RH-606-B, GE MPD, GE MPA ... Amateur Radio, Ham Radio ... GE Rangr, Phoenix SX, Midland XTR, Motorola Radius, Spectra, Astro Spectra, MT-2000   HT-1250, HT750, Regency RH-606-B, GE MPD, GE MPA ... Amateur Radio, Ham Radio

Commercial Mobiles converted or used at one time:

    General Electric / Ericsson
        Rangr 150 (VHF 150-174MHz) to 2 Meter band  (144-148mHz).
        Rangr 450 (UHF 450-470MHz) to 70 Centimeter band (440-449mHz).
        Phoenix SX (VHF 136-174) to 2 Meter band  (144-148mHz).
        Phoenix SX (UHF 450-470MHz) to 70 Centimeter band (440-449mHz).

     Midland LMR (Land Mobile Radio)
        XTR   Model 70-1632B (UHF 450-470mHz) to GMRS.

     Motorola
        Radius Models M206 (UHF 450-470mHz) to 70 Centimeter band (440-449mHz)
Radius M100 (UHF 450-470 mHz) to GMRS
        Spectra and Astro-Spectra  Low (<50 Watt) and High (>95 Watt) power versions both VHF and UHF
        CDM-1250 "Professional Series" radio.   Small single band 50 watt radios that come from the factory
                    already covering the U.S. Amateur bands (VHF 136-174 mHz and UHF 403-470 mHz)!
                    This radio was built to do narrowband 2.5 kHz!

     Regency LMR
        RH-606-B (VHF 150-162MHz) to 2 Meter band (144-148mHz)*Working on this one now*.

Commercial Portables converted or used at one time:

     General Electric
        MPD (VHF 150-174MHz) to 2 Meter band (144-148mHz).
        MPD (UHF 450-470MHz) to 70 Centimeter band (440-449mHz) *Finalizing this one*.
        MPA Select (UHF 450-470MHz) to 70 Centimeter band (440-449mHz). REVISED 7/19/2000
!

    Motorola
          HT-1000 (2 channel UHF to 16 channels on the 70 Centimeter band *with* selectable scan).
          MT-2000 (VHF to 2 Meter band) *with* selectable normal/direct on repeater frequencies.
                      Will do narrowband 2.5 kHz - use AGC.
       HT-1250 "Professional Series" (VHF - comes from the factory covering 136-174 mHz).
                      Built to do narrowband 2.5 kHz!
         HT-750 "Professional Series" (UHF - comes from the factory covering 403-470 mHz).
                      Built to do narrowband 2.5 kHz!
      
Visar (VHF) to 2 Meter band (144-148mHz).
                      Will do narrowband 2.5 kHz - use AGC!
       
Visar (UHF) to 70 Centimeter band (440-449mHz).
                      Will do narrowband 2.5 kHz - use AGC!

On this site you will find notes on how I converted some commercial radios to Amateur (Ham) bands.  I am trying to provide information that I could not find elsewhere on the web.  Hope you enjoy your stay here and please send me comments, I would really appreciate hearing from you!

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The K4MBE buggy!  (Click here to go to the rest of this site.)CQ... CQ... K4MBE mobile, Kilo Four Mike Bravo Echo mobile calling CQ on 146.415 MegaHertz, Over...

GE Rangr, Phoenix SX, Midland XTR, Motorola Radius, Spectra, Astro Spectra, MT-2000   HT-1250, HT750, Regency RH-606-B, GE MPD, GE MPA ... Amateur Radio, Ham Radio ... GE Rangr, Phoenix SX, Midland XTR, Motorola Radius, Spectra, Astro Spectra, MT-2000   HT-1250, HT750, Regency RH-606-B, GE MPD, GE MPA ... Amateur Radio, Ham Radio


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