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Club Radios 2005 Update

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NSXPrime Club Radios FAQ

Looks like it's about time to update the FAQ. I'm in the process of looking for a club radio and the successors to the successors of the radios in the FAQ are already discontinued.

Currently, I'm looking at the Motorola XTN series XU2100... It's a 2watt radio with 56 UHF frequencies including 464.55 AND you can get it in a Spa Yellow Pearl case! My only reservation is that I've read the pdf manual online and I don't see a section on 'how to set the frequency'... I guess they just have the 56 frequencies split into channels, so channel 32 is actually 464.55?

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Does anyone use this radio or have recommendations for something else that hasn't been discontinued?

We can use the text gleaned from this thread to provide an update for the FAQ.
 
I have the XU2100. Works great.

zoomnsx, I believe that this comes in black and yellow. Mine's black.
 
Since this is a club issue I think the details really belong on the NSXCA website and I'll remove it from the FAQ...
 
CDX_NSX said:
I have the XU2100. Works great.

zoomnsx, I believe that this comes in black and yellow. Mine's black.

Possibly blue also, but they're mostly black.

Thanks, CDX_NSX. That's good to know.

Prime (Lud?) - I didn't mean for you to remove it from the FAQ. It's a tremendous resource and the more there, the better IMHO. :) I was just hoping to update it with some newer models people could look for. Thanks for moving this thread to the NSXCA forum. I was trying to decide whether it went in the General NSX forum of Off-topic and NSXCA didn't even cross my mind. :redface:
 
I use this radio and its great. I like the fact that you can use standard AA batteries to replace the NiCad pack in case of an emergency. It comes in Yellow and Black but if you so desire and would like to customize it you can remove that part and have it sprayed what ever color you like. As for setting the frequency if you have the manual there are easy steps in how to set the frequency to UHF 464.55 MHZ. In case you dont have the manual here is the manufacturers homepage with the programming instructions and users guide.

http://www.motorola-xtn-series.com/

You can typically find them brand new (NIB) on ebay for less then $150.00

Here is a used one for a pretty good price

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20383&item=5774398246&rd=1
 
Acura NsX Pilot said:
I use this radio and its great. I like the fact that you can use standard AA batteries to replace the NiCad pack in case of an emergency. It comes in Yellow and Black but if you so desire and would like to customize it you can remove that part and have it sprayed what ever color you like. As for setting the frequency if you have the manual there are easy steps in how to set the frequency to UHF 464.55 MHZ. In case you dont have the manual here is the manufacturers homepage with the programming instructions and users guide.

http://www.motorola-xtn-series.com/

You can typically find them brand new (NIB) on ebay for less then $150.00

Here is a used one for a pretty good price

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20383&item=5774398246&rd=1

Thanks much, Pilot... I looked at the manual for awhile, but didn't see how to set the frequency until I looked at it again just now... It's under "Interference Eliminator Code" at the end of the Programming mode section.

I'm watching a few eBay auctions and submitted a WTB ad here at prime... the one you posted is an XV2100 which is only VHF though, I believe? The best new price I've found so far is $149 at OfficeMax - best refurb price $112 at zTradingPost
 
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waldorf said:
I'm watching a few eBay auctions and submitted a WTB ad here at prime... the one you posted is an XV2100 which is only VHF though, I believe? The best new price I've found so far is $149

Im sorry about the VHF error I am glad you caught that. It was wayy past my bed time when I posted that. $149 is a good price for this model radio I was lucky enough to get two used ones on ebay for this price a while back.
 
I just purchased a XU2100, according to their manual, the UHF freqency they provide is 464.5375 (32) than to 464.5625 (33). Not 464.55, which should I use???

As for the Digital InterferenceEliminator Codes, I have no idea what to set it to.

Please advice.

Thank you....

Acura NsX Pilot said:
I use this radio and its great. I like the fact that you can use standard AA batteries to replace the NiCad pack in case of an emergency. It comes in Yellow and Black but if you so desire and would like to customize it you can remove that part and have it sprayed what ever color you like. As for setting the frequency if you have the manual there are easy steps in how to set the frequency to UHF 464.55 MHZ. In case you dont have the manual here is the manufacturers homepage with the programming instructions and users guide.

http://www.motorola-xtn-series.com/

You can typically find them brand new (NIB) on ebay for less then $150.00

Here is a used one for a pretty good price

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20383&item=5774398246&rd=1
 
I recently purchased a Motorola AXU 4100 with 4 watts and was very happy with its performance on the Tax Drive. It had much better range then my Radio Shack units.
 
There is one for sale on Prime for $90 if anyone is looking to purchase one.
 
coolnsx said:
I recently purchased a Motorola AXU 4100 with 4 watts and was very happy with its performance on the Tax Drive. It had much better range then my Radio Shack units.

This is a great radio for the lead car and end car being they are the greatest distance apart.
 
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