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LOST my ham gear in a fire = NEED Midland Model 70-1342B RE-programmed.

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  1. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    Friends,

    Do any of our members program Midland XTR mobile 2-way radios??
    (I was just given a 22 channel Midland Model 70-1342B, that's on 2M frequencies but need it REPROGRAMMED to local Bexar/Travis County repeaters.)

    yours, satx
     


  2. tangoparson

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    Where are you located?

    Is that a digital radio? From what i have heard those older radios have to have like a 386 computer to program. The new computers just run too fast. That and the license for the software may make it bit of a challenge.


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  3. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    tangoparson,

    About Midnight I found a tech/ham operator, who has the Midland programmer & the software for Windows 10, too. - He's about a hour north of Austin.

    IF I could find someone around San Antonio, I wouldn't have to make the trip.

    Fwiw, I was offered a large group of the 70-1342B radios (from a small police department) by a vendor & IF I buy them, I'll buy my own programmer. - It's NOT that expensive but not worth it for 1-2 radios.

    The commercial/industrial quality radio that I'd really love to find, in good order, is a (VHF) GE RANGR. = 110 watts output & 16 "banks" of 16 memories, too.
    IF I find one, I'll turn it back to about 60-75 watts out. - The I won't "open machines" from El Paso to Brownsville. Also, at that output a RANGR will run essentially forever.

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  4. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    tangoparson,

    Fwiw, what I'd really like to find, for programming old-school MOTOROLA & GE, radios is a FUNCTIONAL 286. = I'd use it for nothing else.

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  5. Charlie

    Charlie "I can't think of one thing that I don't know." TGT Supporter

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  6. tangoparson

    tangoparson New Member

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    Doh. Brain fade

    I read motorola where you typed midland.

    That’s different

    FWIW. Check out connect systems inc. they are putting out some very nice radios. I now have two and thinking about a third.


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  7. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    tangoparson,

    I looked at the connect systems radios & have never heard of them. WHO made those??
    (I'm guessing CHINESE??)

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  8. tangoparson

    tangoparson New Member

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    Yes Chinese but made to order by an American who knows his stuff. I think they are as good or better than Motors at half the cost and open source. And the support is top drawer.

    Only way i am going for dmr from now on.

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    That can't be a real radio, it doesn't have the name in hugh letters on the face plate.. Is the head a remote mount? I love my 208H because the head unit is about 1" x 4' x 3/4".






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  10. tangoparson

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    Yes. It is remote mounted. That is just the head. Pretty much a clone of Standard radios.


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