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Web page maintained by Robert Meister WA1MIK
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Aerotron-Repco has been out of business for over 10 years. The company is no more. All of their documents and drawings have been relegated to the landfill. The equipment and parts were sold off long ago. Any support information would have to be obtained from the web.

The equipment was very well designed and built; too bad their marketing left a LOT to be desired.


Information and Modifications
MPAC UHF Base Station Receiver, part 1 of 4   Donated by Don Ritchie K8ZGW   2.9 MB PDF file.
MPAC UHF Base Station Receiver, part 2 of 4   Donated by Don Ritchie K8ZGW   2.7 MB PDF file.
MPAC UHF Base Station Receiver, part 3 of 4   Donated by Don Ritchie K8ZGW   7.1 MB PDF file.
MPAC UHF Base Station Receiver, part 4 of 4   Donated by Don Ritchie K8ZGW   1.6 MB PDF file.
MPAC UHF Base Station Transmitter, part 1 of 3   Donated by Don Ritchie K8ZGW   3.7 MB PDF file.
MPAC UHF Base Station Transmitter, part 2 of 3   Donated by Don Ritchie K8ZGW   5.2 MB PDF file.
MPAC UHF Base Station Transmitter, part 3 of 3   Donated by Don Ritchie K8ZGW   6.1 MB PDF file.
MPAC Test Set   This manual covers both the portable and rack mount versions. This design is rather interesting - it has an oscillator in the IF frequency for tuning and netting crystal-based radios. 1.45 MB PDF file.
1045 Power Supply   708 kB PDF   Manual courtesy of Jerry Matthews WAØUZI, scan courtesy of Tim Peters K6TVP
1259 Tone Control Panel   13.2 MB PDF   Manual courtesy of Jerry Matthews WAØUZI, scan courtesy of Tim Peters K6TVP
C111 Control Head   2.3 MB PDF   Manual courtesy of Jerry Matthews WAØUZI, scan courtesy of Tim Peters K6TVP
UNICALL manual   19 MB PDF   Manual courtesy of Jerry Matthews WAØUZI, scan courtesy of Tim Peters K6TVP
Has info on the 1044 tone panel, 1180 tone decoder, 1189 UNICALL, 1190 / 1191 four tone encoder, 1192A tone encoder, 1194 subaudible tone encoder / decoder, 1197 four tone expander and some service bulletins.
Aerotron/Repco Dimension VHF and UHF Repeaters   Contains the schematic, service and alignment chapters for the 10w and 35w high band and UHF units.   Donated by Andrew Pepper KC2EUS. 830 kB PDF file.
Technical manual on the Aerotron Mega-E synthesized low band radio   8.2 MB PDF file. John Harrington W5EME originally donated it in 2000 but the file wouldn't open, and emails to him bounced (I was hoping to get an article on converting the synthesizer to 5 kHz spacing). He wrote:
My local club recently came into a bunch of Aerotron Mega-E 100W LB synthesized trunk-mount radios, and it fell to me to get them on six meters. Since the radios were the high-split jobs and I had an instruction manual, after much gnashing of teeth and a totally inappropriate amount of cursing, I got them on 52.525. They work surprisingly well, 100W out and average 0.2 microvolts sensitivity. I ALMOST understand how to program the EPROMs for any frequency within 6 meters, but presently can only program frequencies within 100 kHz or so of 52.525 MHz (the national simplex freq.). Since I had to convert the synthesizer to 5 kHz spacing (the radio normally only uses 10 or 12.5 kHz channel spacing) the formulas in the book don't work anymore. Has anyone done this before who can help me with an algorithm good for 5 kHz spacing?

Also, the radios are equipped with a 16-channel "public service" control head, type 1292. This head has a scan function, but I need a book to show me how to program it to scan selected channels, pick a 'priority' frequency, etc. As it stands now, without programming, the scan, priority, aux1 and aux2 buttons don't do anything but light up when pushed. If anyone has a book on this control head, I'll gladly pay to have it copied and sent to me.

Jerry Coffman WB5RUA sent in a good 8.2 MB PDF copy in June 2007. He wrote:
I also added my estimation for hexadecimal numbers for the 6 meter frequencies, but make no promises they will work. Maybe someone could verify these and create us a little computer program to create a binary file to burn to the EPROM for 6 meters?

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