Old Phart Needed!!!

Richard Arland, W3OSS richard.arland at VERIZON.NET
Tue Mar 13 12:40:04 EDT 2007

I recently procured a RT-209/PRC-21 hi band VHF FM portable military radio. 
This was basically a repackaged Motorola FHTR-3B which can be considered a 
2nd generation Motorola portable or "Dragie-Talkie".

The Motorola FHTR-3B was my first 2M portable. It was converted for 2M FM by 
a Spokane City detective (who was also a ham) and I bought it from him. As I 
remember, the conversion consisted of padding 12 coils with some small 
ceramic of SM caps and retuning the TX/RX strips.

Do any of you "Old Pharts" have any experience converting either the PRC-21 
or the Motorola FHTR-3B from hi-band commercial freqs to 2M FM? It entails 
dropping the operating freq about 6 MHz from the low end of 152 MHz.

Please contact me off list.


Vy 73,

Rich Arland, W3OSS

"Cogito, Ergo CQ"
("I think, therefore I Ham")
(with apologies to René Descartes, 1596-1650) 

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