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Reviews Categories | Ham Repeaters | Motorola Quantar Help


Reviews Summary for Motorola Quantar
Motorola Quantar Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $10,000 - 20,000
Description: Commercial repeater, VHF, UHF, 800 MHZ models.
Product is in production.
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K7UXO Rating: 5/5 Sep 23, 2008 09:44 Send this review to a friend
OUTSTANDING  Time owned: more than 12 months
I use one of these radios as a repeater. Our site is snowed out for most of the year, so the equipment has to be uber reliable. The repeater is a "guest" at the site with public safety also operating in the VHF band - so our equipment must be very clean. The Motorola quantar fits the bill.

The reciever is very hot, and preselector makes it very selective (in addition to the pass filter in the duplexer). To interface an external controler program the radio as a full duplex base station and use the wireline control on the back. DO NOT HACK INTO THE RADIO!!! everything you need is right there on the jack on the back - ballanced 4 wire audio. I do not use an external repeater controler however. The radio has a CW ID built in, and the wild card lines can be set to disable transmit, toggle PL RX and PL TX. By taking rx audio from the 4 wire interface and sending it to a CTCSS decoder I can control all the functions of the repeater.

In my opinion this radio is much better than the old MASTR II or MICORs, and are a better choice if you can find one.

 
W9WHE-II Rating: 5/5 Nov 1, 2007 13:13 Send this review to a friend
SUPERB  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Its a "mixed mode" repeater, so it handles BOTH analog and APCO P25 signals without making analog radios obsolete. The repeater will automatically sense whether the incomming signal is digital or analog and "steer" the transmitter to repeat whatever mode is detected in just miliseconds. That way, an analog user can "break into" a digital converation.
 
N3IVK Rating: 5/5 Apr 8, 2006 01:32 Send this review to a friend
Good repeater !  Time owned: more than 12 months
Have 1 in service on 145 MHZ and does an excellent job ! My unit is a high split unit, but seems to go down to ham just fine. Alittle picky to interface to a external controller. Good units, kinda pricey if your PA pukes. Throttle the output power back alittle, and make sure your fans work ok.

Watch the constant keyup and unkey . Set yer hangtime alittle long.

 


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