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HomeAircraftHelicopterMain Discussion › Horizon to discontinue selling JR radio systems on 72 MHz ????
03-06-2008 07:24 PM  10 years agoPost 1
JuanRodriguez

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Heard that from the owner of one of our LHS's........

When ?? Don't know......but according to the information he received from Horizon, they will no longer continue to carry JR radio systems (or JR transmitters). Once their stock is gone, they're gone........

The reasons are obvious (to me anyway).....can you say 2.4 ???

Also, the FCC is pushing to recover the frequencies on 72 for "other than model aircraft" use.......

Can anyone confirm or refute the above ??

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03-06-2008 07:37 PM  10 years agoPost 2
cincyheli

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Haven't heard about them discontinuing 72mHZ, even if they did, I don't think the FCC would be able to push all the people that have 72mHZ(myself included) to switch to 2.4. I know that I don't plan on switching for awhile

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03-06-2008 07:39 PM  10 years agoPost 3
JRjoe

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I can tell you this. Horizon has been offering many of the 72Mhz radios to there dealers at big discounts......Seems to me like a sign of things to come...


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03-06-2008 07:45 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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Makes sence to me.....why would you want to keep producing a dinosaur ? thats like Ford still producing the Pinto.

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03-06-2008 08:00 PM  10 years agoPost 5
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Thats not true,the 12X will have a version that will be both 2.4 and 72mhz.

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03-06-2008 08:34 PM  10 years agoPost 6
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I will sell out and never fly anything rc again if they try to ban 72 mhz radios. I have ay to much invested to swap over and I have no desire to swap over nor will I swap over to 2.4.

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03-06-2008 08:35 PM  10 years agoPost 7
holzback

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if that is true, i think it would hurt them because i dont think everyone is sold on 2.4 yet, im not.

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03-06-2008 08:38 PM  10 years agoPost 8
bbeverlie

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I wouldn't worry about 72's going anyware soon, Sure they will
eventually stop making them in favor of 2.4 but I would think
72's will be supported fore years to come!

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03-06-2008 08:58 PM  10 years agoPost 9
heligrom

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72 Mhz will still be here for a while as 2.4 is still failr expensive (although the price is coming down)

2.4 will prevail at some point in the future, but probably not too soon

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03-06-2008 09:52 PM  10 years agoPost 10
mimdesign

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If you can still get 50mhz, I don't see why 72mhz wouldn't be supported for quite some time.

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03-06-2008 10:14 PM  10 years agoPost 11
RonHill

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Supply and demand. 2.4 is the way of the future and 72 will be going away. Almost no one buys 72 from the shop...So the owner does not order 72 replacements when he does sell them.

So that makes 2.4 the only choice. Horizon will support the 72 for quite a while though it may be harder to get than it was a year ago. At some point they will drop it, and at some point the FCC will take 72 away.

I have already seen the LHS not carrying 72, so it has started.

Has anyone seen the buy one get one free on 2.4 RX's from Spektrum? They have recognized that the cost of switching over is keeping people from doing it...So they have made an effort to make it less expensive.

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03-06-2008 10:58 PM  10 years agoPost 12
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03-06-2008 11:12 PM  10 years agoPost 13
Way2slow

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Everything eventually is phased out for newer and better. As for just turning off the switch, you can bet that ain't gonna happen. After all, even 27Mhz and 42Mhz is still around but how many people do you see using it, A few of the cheap Park Flyers

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03-06-2008 11:54 PM  10 years agoPost 14
JuanRodriguez

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JR will still be producing 72 MHz equipment as that is the frequency band used in Japan and other places.
That may be so but the question was whether or not there is any truth to what was stated in my original post.....

IE, that Horizon is to discontinue selling JR radio systems on 72 MHz once their current stock is depleted......

Everyone, including me, can speculate all they want but the truth is out there somewhere to be found.....perhaps someone at Horizon was speaking out of line or passing along inaccurate information ???

Anyone having factual information that can shed light on the topic would be very welcome to post.

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03-06-2008 11:58 PM  10 years agoPost 15
tadawson

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While I can't say for sure, the statement that Horizon is dropping 72 just reeks of bulls**t . . . it makes no sense whatsoever. This sounds more like the ramblings of a clueless shop owner . . .

- Tim

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03-07-2008 12:07 AM  10 years agoPost 16
JuanRodriguez

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This sounds more like the ramblings of a clueless shop owner . . .
Normally, I would agree.... but I have known the shop owner personally for quite some time. He is a very well respected business owner (owns more than just the hobby shop)as well as a well respected modeler. There is no reason whatsoever for me to believe he is BS'ing .....

Like I said, speculation is a wonderful thing...... that's someone with factual information needs to step up to the plate....

Time will tell.....

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03-07-2008 01:57 AM  10 years agoPost 17
dneisler

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Per my Horizon Rep this morning....

Good morning,
Attached you will find all the crystal radios that JR is blowing out. Once stock on these radios are gone the radios will be discontinued. The MAP on these radios is going March 7th. All of these radios are on Spring Event where you can take and extra 2% off of the already discounted sale price! But you can also order them on your regular orders as well.

Can you say 9303 for less than $250?

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03-07-2008 02:42 AM  10 years agoPost 18
Qrrambero

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Looks like the airplane guys will stick with Futaba.. I know few that they do not have the gold sticker, and fly AM.

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03-07-2008 02:46 AM  10 years agoPost 19
Mutt

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Looks like the airplane guys will stick with Futaba.. I know few that they do not have the gold sticker,
There are things you can do to retify that issue and I would make sure it was rectified before there are some serious problems.

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03-07-2008 04:10 AM  10 years agoPost 20
tadawson

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Note they said "crystal radios", which implies that the 72MHz synth stuff is still alive and well . . . only the rockbound sets that are going away . . . Curious to know if this means the death of 50MHz, since they never synthesized that . . . . which would suck horribly!!!!

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