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#42577 7-Oct-2009 13:58
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Anyone here or know someone (pref on the North Shore) who is into radio gear and could take a look at some Kenwood PRS units for me ?
Ive got about 8 of them and they were all going but now when i put batteries in, nothing happens. Frown

Tried the original battery packs in the chargers for a while and nothing there either... its weird cause they were going a few years ago then put into dry storage and now nudda....

Theyre : Kenwood UBZ-LF48 (and UBZ-LF11) PRS.

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  #262058 7-Oct-2009 14:18
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Have you tried a new battery, or only the old ones? "A few years" could easily spell doom for batteries.







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  #262074 7-Oct-2009 15:00
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Cant find anytwhere that sells the original type of packs that came with them, tried alkalines and nicads and still nothing :(




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  #262232 7-Oct-2009 20:23
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Might be an idea to try and get one of the battery packs repacked (there's a place in Chch that does laptop and other battery repacking...). If it works, get the rest done.



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  #262266 7-Oct-2009 22:11
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I used to be quite heavily into PRS and a bit of HAM as well as other radio related stuff.

To be honest, because of the age of the radios, the next best thing would be the answers above.

If you cant find any batteries for it, then best to try get the ones you do have repacked.
Failing that, i'd say sell them.

Because most radio places don't really handle PRS (at least not the lower end PRS radios) such as these, its unlikely they'll have batteries just laying about.

PS: are you active on PRS? Curiousity, nothing related to batteries :P

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  #262303 8-Oct-2009 08:29
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Thanks all..might have to bite the bullet and try battery repacking. Noone will want to buy them without knowing the units work or not...but as I mentioned Im pretty sure they were all going before storing.

Aaroona, no, had a couple of units for when in car convoys and helping out at the Rally of NZ for a couple of years but that was about it. The Kenwoods were given to me after being found in a cupboard gathering dust at a large NZ hotel - apparently they were purchased for staff to communicate between floors etc - they didnt bother to test them first - they found that they were useless between floors - thats what concrete etc does for you :-p

So got about 8 of those, a higher power Uniden unit (with buillt in PRS scanner), some "cheap" DSE type one and one of those tiny little Unidens that my sister gave me a while ago (what she had it for I have no idea).

Its something I probably wouldve got into if I put my mind to it years ago.... if youve been into radio then you probably know/heard of a friend of mine (hes on here as well), Blakjak. He tried hinting to me to get into radio a while ago...




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  #262312 8-Oct-2009 09:12
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I know Blakjak. Regularly found idling in #nzscanners :).

What are you planning to do with that Uniden unit???

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  #262329 8-Oct-2009 10:19
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Regularly found idling everywhere including #geekzone ;)

I assume you mean the higher powered one ? Heh, holding onto that one at the moment :)
Its come in handy on the odd occasion. :) Must sit down and find the manual for it again...




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  #262374 8-Oct-2009 12:07
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Bugger. I was on the hunt for one of those going cheap :D

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  #262379 8-Oct-2009 12:26
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Hmm... whats "cheap" worth these days ? ;)




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  #262380 8-Oct-2009 12:27
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xpd: Hmm... whats "cheap" worth these days ? ;)


Depends what model it is!

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  #262382 8-Oct-2009 12:38
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Hehe
Ill dig it up when i get home... all I can remember (I think) is UHX or something like that....




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  #262383 8-Oct-2009 12:40
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AH..might be UH52 after quick bit of google...




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  #262384 8-Oct-2009 12:43
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xpd: AH..might be UH52 after quick bit of google...


ohh, I used to have the UH-050, bloody good radio too.

the 52 had added CTCSS etc.

Pretty good radio also. It was one of the last hand held radios that Uniden made that had user adjustable Squelch (the newer ones either have digitally controlled squelch, or non-adjustable)

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  #262483 8-Oct-2009 18:15
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Found it... UH-052XR
http://www.atrc.com.au/uh052xr.htm

Just thrown it on the charger...... hopefulyl it hasnt got whatever the kenwoods have and refuse to charge ;)




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  #262484 8-Oct-2009 18:18
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xpd: Found it... UH-052XR
http://www.atrc.com.au/uh052xr.htm

Just thrown it on the charger...... hopefulyl it hasnt got whatever the kenwoods have and refuse to charge ;)


ooo. I miss my 050 :( at the time I always wanted the 52, it came out just after i bought the 50 for $500 way abck in the day

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