What's the diff. in GE "5C" vs. "EC" Channel Element?

What's the diff. in GE "5C" vs. "EC" Channel Element?

Post by Scott Siden » Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:00:00

Hi,

I was wondering what the difference is between the "EC" and "5C" channel
elements for the GE Mastr II radios.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Scott Sidener  N0WFL

 
 
 

What's the diff. in GE "5C" vs. "EC" Channel Element?

Post by byo.. » Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:00:00



>  Hi,

>  I was wondering what the difference is between the "EC" and "5C" channel
>  elements for the GE Mastr II radios.

>  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

>  Thanks,

>  Scott Sidener  N0WFL

Hi Scott!

5C ICOMs have additional circuitry to do temperature compensation and hold the TX and RX within 5 ppm.
 A single 5C can do the comp for up to 15 EC RX and TX ICOMs (which lack that capability...).  Also,
there's a third type of ICOM, the 2C.  It has the ability to do 2 ppm, but only for itself.  It can't do the comp
for full banks of RX and TX ICOMs like a 5C can.  You should have at least one 5C in the radio.

I'm getting a couple VHF Mastr II radios running on 145.790/simplex for APRS.  What are you up to?  
There's a couple of web pages that have some mods you may want to know about...

Bill Young

KB0UZQ