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#1 Michael Maga

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:22 PM

I have been in the market for a preston kit..

Can someone enlighten me on the differences between the FIZ HU-1 and HU-2,

and the MDR-1 and MDR-2s?

thanks


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#2 Steve Peterson

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:44 PM

Give me a call and will explain, easier than a bunch of typing.

 

Steve Peterson  714 579-7857 before 5 pm please.


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#3 David Aim

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

Hi,

I wish to solder a power cable from D-tap to MDR. I have found the Lemo pins specs in Preston Manual but size is not indicated. I have working a lot of times with preston units but I can’t remember what size the Lemo 304 connector is? 0B or 1B.

I guess 0B, but I’m not sure, could somebody confirm?

 

Thanks,

David


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#4 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:02 PM

It's a 1B 304.


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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:30 PM

Could it be possible to have a brief description of the differences here on the forum? I know Steve said to call him, but I don't want to bother him just because I'm curious. Thanks!
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#6 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:18 AM

For the most accurate information, why not give PCS a call and speak with Alanna?  She can answer all of your questions with factory-backed knowledge and even get you on the phone with a PCS Technician if necessary!


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#7 Michael Maga

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:55 PM

I may be wrong, just going off old fuzzy conversations on these, but I seem to remember that the earlier model did not have the torque settings, while the later did. Can someone with an early model verify? Also, you can not upgrade the MDR1 to work with the HU3, while you can with the MDR-2.. thats why there are so many 

HU-2s for sale for next to nothing.

If someone does call PCS, please post the info here.


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#8 Brant S. Fagan SOC

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:04 AM

In brief, MDR-1s did have torque settings and will not work with HU-2s.  The second generation (HU-2) hand unit will not work with a MDR-1 unless it (HU-2) has been "dumbed down" to the older MDR-1 standards.  Yes, the MDR-2 can be made compatible with the HU-3 by swapping a board out from the old standard (G-3) and replacing with the G-4 board which deals with frequency choices made by the system in the 2.4Ghz bandwidth.  Both -1 and -2 systems can do superb work in many situations and were state of the art for many years.  Cost drops do not equal a lack of functionality or serviceability.


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