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Old 03-30-2002, 10:36 PM
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Does anybody know of a company that does old futaba narrow band conversions to wide band. I was told there was a place in canada but I lost the info.

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Old 04-01-2002, 11:58 PM
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I think I got them mixed up.. i think i meant to say wide band to narrow band.
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Old 04-02-2002, 08:09 AM
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Try these guys....
http://www.wtp.net/DBEST/radiosouth/RS1.html
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Go ahead and contact them,,but I don't believe they do it anymore. As of a few years ago I think it's not even legal to do it. Besides by the time you buy a receiver it is not worth it. I tossed a very good Futaba a year ago because it wasn't worth trying to change it.
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Note that wide band equipment remains legal in Canada.

Please visit:
http://www.futabarc.com/faq/service-faq.html#q41
to determine if your radio is currently legal.

Unfortunately, if your radio is not currently legal, we are no longer able to narrow band these old transmitters OR PERFORM ANY SERVICE ON THEM WHATSOEVER. If you do want your old TX narrow banded, unfortunately, we are no longer allowed under FCC to service these radios as of 3/98. It is questionable whether it is still legal for the non-affiliated service centers to service these radios. It is your option if you wish to contact one of the non-affiliated service centers (see below) to see if they may be able to assist you.

However, before doing so, there are a few things which you may want to consider. In addition to the cost of narrow banding, your receiver will need to be replaced. Also most likely your old servos are G connection style, so they, too must be replaced or you must purchase G to J adapters for each servo. If your radio hasn't been used since pre 1991 your RX and TX batteries almost definitely need to be replaced as well. When you add up all these costs it will be close to, if not more than, the cost of purchasing a brand new system. Technology has come a LONG way since before 1991, and the new equipment you would purchase will likely have more features as well as having better transmission/reception capabilities, thus making it more safer for you and your model.

Radio South, Tony Stillman, 850-434-0909, 800-962-7802
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www.wtp.net/DBEST/radiosouth/RS1.html
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I contacted Radio South for this type of conversion on an old style Kraft. They said the Transmitter could be done but the price was prohibitive-$200. Then you need the airborne stuff. For everyday use $200 buys a lot now days.
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As of June 1 2002, wide band stuff will not be legal in Canada either.


Check this out: http://ont.net/frequency/page6.html
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Thanks, Craig! This is critical information I'd not received.
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And you read it first here - hot off the press

So ---

you wouldn't know anything about JR PCM radios like the Century Seven, eh?
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A little, craig. i flew JR for years, but never flew a century seven, sorry!
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KMI converted many Kraft sets for me during 2001 and in 2002.
Pete Waters does it for a very reasonable price. I have two Futaba sets boxed up now that I am going to send him.
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