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Author Topic: Ic730 MARS Mod  (Read 2079 times)
KE5YKH
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« on: May 17, 2012, 10:00:39 AM »

Just bought a ICOM IC730 and wonder if the transceiver rx/tx can be modified to work on MARS frequencies?
Most certainly will appricate any information.
Don W5DB
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N5VTU
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 10:05:04 AM »

Just bought a ICOM IC730 and wonder if the transceiver rx/tx can be modified to work on MARS frequencies?

Yes. 
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KE5YKH
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 12:50:16 PM »

Do you know where I might find the Modification guide?
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WA3SKN
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 12:54:19 PM »

Try Google...
"Ic730 MARS Mod"
73s.

-Mike.
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KE5YKH
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 01:01:28 PM »

I did Mike, but came up with zipp?
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2012, 01:34:39 PM »

Try again without the quotes.
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W0FM
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012, 01:09:17 PM »

Hi Don,

Are you looking to do this mod so you can use the radio in actual MARS operations?  If so, contact someone in your local MARS unit and they will probably give you the instructions you need for that radio.  I'd feel pretty safe with that source.  If you are simply looking to "open up" your IC730 by asking for the "MARS mod", you will be forced to deal with whatever steps some radio hacker posts on the internet, valid info or not.

Good luck.

73,

Terry, WØFM
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012, 02:51:20 PM »

Don't radios used for MARS have to meet NTIA compliance?  I doubt something as old as an IC-730 would.


Mark K5LXP
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 07:53:13 AM »

The MARS frequencies are already with in range of your unmodified radio!

Should this modification be a tongue-in-cheek attempt to .... let's just say. operate below 10 meters, it will not work; at least not without changing a 10 meter crystal or two and a re-alignment.

 
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