Stan-the-Man Pro Radio Service
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Stan-the-Man Pro Radio Service (a.k.a. "STM Radio") provides service and sales for business and public safety radio users in Marion, Winston, and part of Franklin counties in Alabama, and for internet customers who ship radios to me for repair. I have considerable experience working on radios too old for factory support, so I can often repair problems that other shops send off to the factory or junk out. This means I can often get a unit back in service the same day, and for less cost.
I specialize in repairing the Motorola SP50 and CP200 family. Both are excellent-performing radios, but they have some significant weaknesses: the accessory jack, volume control, and antenna base are affixed only by solder, so they tend to break loose. I repair both models by the boxful, with a same-day turnaround on these common issues. Contact me before sending anything.
It may be too late to mention this, but wideband SP50's CAN be narrow-banded, on the Tx side only. The software has that option, so if you have SP50's you liked but had to set aside to go narrow, consider sending them here for reprogramming. ($15 for one, less in bulk) The receiver will still be wide, but if you have no adjacent traffic, that will not matter. I adjust the deviation to 2.5k, the PL to 250 Hz, and the mike sensitivity to +6, and check for compliance. Of course I will repair any other issues possible (time and materials, but I am very reasonable). Some of the repair parts are no longer available, most notably the accessory jack and some of the channel indicator escutcheons. The speaker magnetic dust shield is on its way out too. Case parts, controls and speakers are still available (late 2013).
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Two C30 Antenex low band antennas. Uncut, will do 29mHz, maximum cut is 35 mHz. List price is currently more than $71, I will sell these for $33 each plus shipping (estimated at about $10 for both, not much less for one).
A "silence alarm" in a 5"x5"x3" desktop box. It takes balanced line input and if it does not detect audio for the interval set (variable from 5 to 50 seconds) then a sonalert is activated. Press a button to silence it; if audio is restored, it begins monitoring again. The module inside has two SPDT outputs. Input level can be set also. Make an offer.
I will be adding a pile of assorted "junque" (that's nice junk) for sale as I can find the time to photograph and list it. Click here for "For Sale" page.
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For even more detail on current radios, visit the Kenwood Site.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing, setup, delivery, and install.
Or phone: Shop 205-486-3119, Cell 205-269-6195. (Shop rolls forward to cell on 5th ring)
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Here are links to other things I have designed and built:
A basic multi-radio dispatch controller
An adjustable circuit breaker for workbench
About us: Stan-the-Man Pro Radio Service was established July 2005 by Stan Jones of Haleyville Alabama, after 21 years of service at a Motorola dealership, which closed when the owner retired. I began as a bench tech for a Motorola shop in 1984 and have repaired 1960's models Motracs (hybrid tube/transistor technology) and HT220's. The newest radios are not really meant to be repaired at the component level, but they still need maintenance for case damage, knobs, controls, jacks, speakers, batteries, and antennas. There is some on-board repair that is still practical, and replacing a jack or control is not a trivial task.