I'm interested in buying one or more if the Motorola Syntors available on eBay. They are available in various VHF configurations, as well as 900 MHz. There are some that will cover both 6 meters and 10 meters and those are especially attractive.
I've been reading a lot of information on www.BatLabs.com
and it's a great resource. However, it also has me wondering of this is a project that is worth tackling. I don't mind running down the programming cable(s), RSS software or even calling some of my friends and asking of anyone has an old 286, 386 or 486 "slow" computer. In fact, I wouldn't mind developing the expertise to program these radios and help friends get them on the Ham bands since they are great radios and seem to be readily available.
That said, I wonder if this project is far more involved than I believe. I'd really appreciate input from folks who have converted and/or programmed Motorola radios. Would you do it again?