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Motorola MCS2000 UHF Transceiver & Spare for Parts  - $150 Listing ID: 15012



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Listing Began: Aug 12 20:23
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Seller's Comments and Description:

For sale is 2x Motorola MCS2000 UHF Transceivers, 1 working and 1 with a EEPROM error on startup (it works approximately 1 in 100 times powering up).

I purchased the original Type III radio (with the extra buttons on the right of the panel) to run a D-Star Hotspot via its accessory connector, which it did very successfully for months until it decided it wasn't going to power on without an EEPROM error (I can't recall the exact error code).  I then purchased the Type II radio (with the knob on the right of the panel) - same spec but different face - to replace it.  I'm now running an MMDVM hotspot and I couldn't get the MCS2000 to receive on DMR without a high Bit Error Rate (known issue apparently), so I've replaced it with a different radio and it's now surplus to my needs.

The working radio is a M01RHM9PW5BN: 403-470Mhz, 10-25W, Type II Face with 1x 14 Digit Display.  The faulty one appears to have the same model number - I thought the model would be different with the alternative type III face, but apparently not - see pictures.  The clean serial number plate with the '25' on it is the working one (type II), the plate with the sticker gunk on it is the faulty radio (type III).   Included is a mobile bracket, 2x microphones, 1x power cable and 1x UHF Mini (small PL259) to SO-239 tail (all pictured).

You also get a Motorola Accessory connector, which you’ll need as you have to supply an external speaker for these radios (if you need audio - I didn't).  The working one temporarily errors on startup because the speaker is missing.  The accessory connector is missing spare pins and just includes 2 jumpered cables, so you may need to supply pins of your own (or just use a DB25 connector).   The radio is programmed with amateur UHF hotspot frequencies around 438Mhz, but you'll need to program them yourself to your requirements.

My home/shack is a non-smoking zone, the radios smell fine and don't appear to be nicotine tainted.  Photos were taken in low light conditions, so please excuse the poor quality.
Info on the rig is available here:
https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Motorola_MCS2000

Pickup is available in Port Macquarie.  Otherwise I'll send it via Fastway Couriers if you live in a serviced area, alternatively it will be sent using Australia Post Registered / Insured.  I'm available on 0417 213 767 or paul (at) colledge.id.au.


Details

Manufacturer Motorola
Model MCS2000
Condition of Item Good
Accessories Included mobile bracket, 2x microphones, 1x power cable and 1x UHF Mini (small PL259) to SO-239 tail
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