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    Looking for those who have a good understanding of radio frequencies.

    I do not know much about portable radio's other then how to use them. My issue is this, we are looking at picking up some HT1000 radio's for spares. I have been tasked with finding some. The issue is, do i need UHF or VHF?

    I was told we are running an 800mhz trunked type system. Most of the frequencies start in the 800 range. So i am guessing that would UHF?

    I can email a list of these frequencies if someone can help. I just don't want to end up with the wrong type of radio's.

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    VHF is the 150mhz range.
    UHF is the 450-460mhz range

    You need radios that can do 800mhz and that support the type of trunking system your department uses. Give me your town and state so i can look it up and point you in the right direction. Either way, and HT1000 is not a trunking radio so that will not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    VHF is the 150mhz range.
    UHF is the 450-460mhz range

    You need radios that can do 800mhz and that support the type of trunking system your department uses. Give me your town and state so i can look it up and point you in the right direction. Either way, and HT1000 is not a trunking radio so that will not work.
    I will PM you in a second.

    As for the HT1000's, that is what we are using now. So there must be some wrong info given to me if what you say is correct.?

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    If you are using HT1000's now, look at the model number under the battery. That answers a lot of questions as to which band you are using.
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    HELP














    now what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    now what?
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    Your town uses a Motorola Type II trunking system. The HT1000 does not do trunking of any kind. So you're clearly not actually using that radio for anything. The HT1000 is a conventional analog radio only. It has also been discontinued for many years. There are many many Motorola radios that will do type II trunking, but the HT1000 is not one of them.
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    The HT1000 is capable of trunking on 800Mhz systems.

    However, it has been discontinued for several years and parts and batteries will be an issue to obtain. The money you would be spending on reprogramming and getting these radios to be usable should be put towards something else. You don't have to buy new but you can find newer models that would be easier and more readily available for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    The HT1000 is capable of trunking on 800Mhz systems.

    However, it has been discontinued for several years and parts and batteries will be an issue to obtain. The money you would be spending on reprogramming and getting these radios to be usable should be put towards something else. You don't have to buy new but you can find newer models that would be easier and more readily available for you.

    Just my .02
    The HT1000 was never being offered in any kind of trunking. It was available in 800 however.

    There are so many Jedi series radios that were available in trunking that possibly the OP has it a little confused between look alikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    Cambridge, MA uses a Motorola Type II trunking system. The HT1000 does not do trunking of any kind. So you're clearly not actually using that radio for anything. The HT1000 is a conventional analog radio only. It has also been discontinued for many years. There are many many Motorola radios that will do type II trunking, but the HT1000 is not one of them.
    I wonder if they could be using them in a vehicular repeater system.

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    Ah ha you beat me to it.... That was a common Radio for the VRS system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    There are so many Jedi series radios that were available in trunking that possibly the OP has it a little confused between look alikes.
    As familiar as i was with the HT1000's since i have used them for years with the railroad, i had assumed these radios were HT1000's as well. They are not, they are MTX8000's which looks just like the HT1000's. Checking behind the battery answered my question. I found a shop in Delaware who has some used units to sell.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    The HT1000 is capable of trunking on 800Mhz systems.
    Nope. Its not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WD6956 View Post
    As familiar as i was with the HT1000's since i have used them for years with the railroad, i had assumed these radios were HT1000's as well. They are not, they are MTX8000's which looks just like the HT1000's. Checking behind the battery answered my question. I found a shop in Delaware who has some used units to sell.

    Thank you for your help.
    So not only will you be strapped for parts - you get into the murky world of "options" Software driven options for the radio - flashed into the radio at the factory.

    Good luck....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    Nope. Its not.
    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    The HT1000 was never being offered in any kind of trunking. It was available in 800 however.
    I am sorry, you guys are correct.

    800 Mhz capable but NOT trunking capable. I misread the specs that I was searching, my fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    So not only will you be strapped for parts - you get into the murky world of "options" Software driven options for the radio - flashed into the radio at the factory.

    Good luck....
    Yeah, this dealer said that Motorla announced it will no longer support these radio's after this year. So whatever parts are out there, that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WD6956 View Post
    Yeah, this dealer said that Motorla announced it will no longer support these radio's after this year. So whatever parts are out there, that's it.
    They are good radios and should hold up well. There are enough radios and parts available (especially on ebay) that you ought to be fine if you are budget strapped.

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