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The Quantar & Quantro
Station Index Page
Compiled by Robert Meister WA1MIK and Mike Morris WA6ILQ
The page maintainer got so much email about Quantars
that he had to remove his contact information.
Here are some of the major differences between the Quantar and the Quantro:
Articles and Brochures:
|Ordering a Quantar Station A list of the major categories one would need to specify if ordering a new station. Now you can understand why model numbers are so hard to come by and could be nearly meaningless. Compiled by Robert W. Meister WA1MIK.|
|General Quantar Info from Motorola Electronic Catalog Equipment, options, descriptions, and prices. From September 2003. 175 kB PDF file.|
|VHF Quantar Station Specifications brochure 266 kB PDF file.|
|UHF Quantar Station Specifications brochure 98 kB PDF file.|
|Quantar and Astro-TAC Stations brochure 2 MB PDF file.|
|Quantar and Astro-TAC Receivers Specifications brochure 110 kB PDF file.|
|Quantar Field Replaceable Units Lists of the various FRU part numbers which should tell you what your station is equipped with. Compiled by Robert W. Meister WA1MIK.|
|An Overview and Beginner's Guide to Interfacing the Quantar station Images show the major assemblies and all rear panel connectors. Describes the most common interfacing signals. Reworked by Robert W. Meister WA1MIK.|
|Identifying a Quantar Station Useful information and selection suggestions, plus lists of module numbers. Submitted by Martin A Flynn W2RWJ.|
|Quantar Enhanced Wildcard Features Without Leaving In The Enhanced Board This programming feature was discovered purely by accident, but it opens up possibilities. Submitted by Josh Heide K6ZRX.|
|Mike's Miscellaneous Motorola Minutia page contains additional Quantar tidbits and helpful parts information.|
|W9CR's Quantar Wiki page contains even more Quantar tidbits and helpful parts information.|
As long as the Quantar and Quantro are current Motorola products, most of the later manuals are still available for purchase. The prices listed below should be taken only as a rough guideline. Motorola adjusts prices quarterly, and offers one set of prices to their dealers / service shops, another on their order desk, and a third to self-maintaining fleet customers (i.e. police departments, fire departments, etc).
As of April 2011 the available Quantar manuals are:
|6881088E90 Quantar Service Manual - This is the service manual for Quantar, Quantro, DSS-III, ASTRO-TAC Comparator, ASTRO-TAC receiver. It includes schematics, part location details, and parts lists, for every module EXCEPT the power supplies. This manual is over five inches thick.|
|6881095E10 Quantar User Guide|
|6871012P36 Quantar Instruction Manual on CD-ROM|
|6881127E40 Quantar Repeater/SAM Manual|
|6881085E35 Quantar/Quantro RSS manual|
|6881088E90 Quantar/Quantro Service manual|
|RVN5002AZ Programming Software, current version (as of this writing - March 2011) is R14.09.01|
PDF versions of any currently available manual won't be posted here at Repeater-Builder. The older manuals that are Cancelled or No Longer Available (NLA) are a different story.
|Quantar RSS Instruction Manual 6881085E35-AG 20 MB PDF file.|
|Quantar Digital-Capable Station Instruction manual, p/n 6881095E05, scan courtesy of Eric
This manual includes station installation, module configuration and removal, and all interfacing information for the Conventional, Securenet, Astro, Trunking, and IntelliRepeater systems on VHF (25 and 125 watt), UHF (25, 100, and 110 watt), 800 MHz (20 and 100 wattt) and 900 MHz (100 watt). When it was available in paper form it was over two inches thick.
|Quantar PDR 3500 Portable Repeater Basic Service Manual 6881093C75-O 780 kB PDF file.|
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