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HomeAircraftHelicopterMain Discussion › Horizon to discontinue selling JR radio systems on 72 MHz ????
03-07-2008 12:37 PM  10 years agoPost 21
kevntri

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wow...
That will cause some issues

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03-07-2008 01:02 PM  10 years agoPost 22
captb

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I havn't even gone wireless yet, I just fly with a long DSC cable.

If it's gonna happen it'll happen up there!

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03-07-2008 02:39 PM  10 years agoPost 23
JuanRodriguez

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Note they said "crystal radios", which implies that the 72MHz synth stuff is still alive and well . . .
Again, mere speculation........

Anyone with FACTUAL information like the info provided by dneisler, please step up to the plate.....

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03-07-2008 02:55 PM  10 years agoPost 24
Bob Wales (RIP)

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As far as 72Mhz disappearing from the rc scene. Not anytime soon I would think.
We still have two guys left at are field flying on HAM radios.
They may not be making them due to the popularity of 2.4 but I dont see them being banned.
However it is nice on 2.4 not having to wait for a frequency pin especially at the field that I fly at we have two different flying areas one for helis and one for planks. And it sucked having to back and forth and check the board and possibly share a pin with someone else.

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03-07-2008 02:59 PM  10 years agoPost 25
bjacks

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Horzion
My rep told me they not going to make any more JR 75MHz after there gone, that's car radio's or ground(boat's). Bobby

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03-07-2008 03:31 PM  10 years agoPost 26
tadawson

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Again, mere speculation........

Anyone with FACTUAL information like the info provided by dneisler, please step up to the plate.....
No, merely a statement noting the factual information posted by the Horizon rep, that only CRYSTAL based radios are affected . . . which quite obviously does NOT include synth sets . . . read the notice!

- Tim

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03-07-2008 03:33 PM  10 years agoPost 27
tadawson

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I think a better statement would be that they are not going to IMPORT any more . . . Horizon seems to keep forgetting that they are **NOT** the manufacturer, and as others have said, JR has no plans to stop building 72, since it is still used in other countries that don't have 2.4 . . . Horizon, once again, appears to have anal-cranial inversion syndrome, also known as the "HITA" disease . . . (figure it out yourself, guys . . . ).

- Tim

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03-07-2008 04:15 PM  10 years agoPost 28
JuanRodriguez

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Tim,
If you read my topic subject followed by my post, you'll notice that nowhere did I state that JR is discontinuing the production of radio systems on 72...

To restate what was said, "Horizon will no longer continue to carry JR radio systems (or JR transmitters) on 72. Once their stock is gone, they're gone........"

It has already been stated that JR radios are used all over the world....

And so the answer to the question still remains....... Is Horizon going to discontinue selling systems on 72 ??

And here's another comment for those who like to speculate......

What impact will that have on us ??

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03-07-2008 06:24 PM  10 years agoPost 29
RayJayJohnsonJr

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Can you say 9303 for less than $250?
Well, it's March 7th. And heliproz wants $370 for a 9303

-Mark

There, their and they're. It's really that simple.

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03-08-2008 02:46 AM  10 years agoPost 30
dneisler

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With out pushing my shop on here, I will just say PM me and I can give you the details.

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03-08-2008 05:45 AM  10 years agoPost 31
Furious Predator

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i read on the JR site that the 12X is comming with BOTH 72mhz, and a 2.4ghz modual. i really do miss my old 10X, and the 12X is like a sexier version of the 10X. i would love to know more details about it in terms of programming, and the specs of the screen...looks like its back lit.

as soon as i can afford it i will be dumping my DX7 for a 12X..the beauty of it all is i can keep using my spektrum receivers.

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03-08-2008 11:14 AM  10 years agoPost 32
flipped2left

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I would gladly trade both of my 72 mhz radios for one 50 mhz amateur radio band tx and rx, but of course it would have to be heli compatible

Smile! people will wonder what you're up to!!

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03-08-2008 10:52 PM  10 years agoPost 33
LJS

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Hi All,

Good riddance. I think the 72 mhz radios are a hazard. People turning radios on, interference from park flyers, no model match...

Long live 2.4.

Keep 'em flying.
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03-08-2008 11:43 PM  10 years agoPost 34
George Matthews

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I can tell you this.
Since 12/06 when the DX-7 came to market our hobby shop has sold no more than 10 72 Mhz radios.
In fact we had to make deep cuts to the price of our remaining 72Mhz systems just to sell them.
And from this point on we won't be stocking any 72 mhz equipment except maybe entry level 4 channel systems.
In fact I try not to sell 72Mhz systems to new fliers as I believe it would be a bad investment for someone new.
We sell every DX6I, DX-7 and 9303 2.4 we can get our hands on.
The truth is 2.4 has had better acceptance than what Spektrum counted on and in my area more than 50% of the fliers are on spread spektrum. And if you think the FCC can't or won't take back 72Mhz then you better think twice. Some of you might remember when the FCC made us narrow band all of our 72 mhz equipment at our expense several years ago. So why would a distributor like Horizion continue to carry equipment that accounts for a very low percentage of sales?
It may be a few seasons before 72 mhz is gone for our use. But it will happen.

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03-09-2008 12:14 AM  10 years agoPost 35
Mutt

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It may be a few seasons before 72 mhz is gone for our use. But it will happen.
That that is one of the things that bs in my book forcing people who do not or care to go over to 2.4 I wont if they ban 72 well the fcc will have to catch me using it I will fly on my property and the heck with clubs and other bs. I myself would sell out and walk away if forced to go to 2.4 and I know a lot of others like me. Mind you I am not no beginner to rc I been flying for over 40 years and I refuse to convert. If they want to buy back all my rx's then I may consider and only then.

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03-09-2008 12:19 AM  10 years agoPost 36
George Matthews

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And what are you going to do with your analog TV's next year?
Are you going to throw them away if nobody gives you a digital converter? Or never watch TV again? Fortunately most fliers are more progressive thinkers than you.

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03-09-2008 12:23 AM  10 years agoPost 37
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Fortunately most fliers are more progressive thinkers than you.
has nothing to do with being progressive it has to do with the amount of money I have tied up in rx's alone I am not a person who owns one or two planes and a heli or two. I also like most other people do NOT like being forced to do things that are unneeded plain and simple.
And what are you going to do with your analog TV's next year?
Are you going to throw them away if nobody gives you a digital converter? Or never watch TV again?
THat dont matter I do not watch tv there is nothing on it I care to watch other then total bs.

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03-09-2008 12:29 AM  10 years agoPost 38
George Matthews

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Nobody is forcing you, you just may not be able to buy anymore 72 Mhz equipment in the near future.
Now when the FFC bands our use of 72 mhz you still won't be forced infact you said you will still use your 72 Mhz equipment. But I know that the vast majority of fliers will embrace what is best for our hobby.
For the rest of you have fun out standing in YOUR field.

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03-09-2008 12:41 AM  10 years agoPost 39
Mutt

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majority of fliers will embrace what is best for our hobby
How is that best for our hobby?? it is bs being forced by the companys and such to go over to something that is not needed. If a person wants to go to 2.4 fine but a person shouldnt not have to be forced over to it. You prolly dont mind having big brother telling you to when you can eat and when you can sleep. I have way to much invested in 72 to make it worthwhile to convert. besides I dont trust it yet and neither does a lot of others. Seen to many issues with this 2.4 crap you guys can keep it it is not for everyone.

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03-09-2008 04:23 AM  10 years agoPost 40
dkshema

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I think the 72 mhz radios are a hazard. People turning radios on, interference from park flyers, no model match...
The technology has been in use on a regular basis for at least 44 years, if not longer. It coexisted for years in the 27 MHz band, sharing the few frequencies with toys and survived the CB radio craze of 1976. It continued to survive after those few new frequencies up in the 72 MHz range were added. After the new 50 or so channels were added beginning in 1991, it continued to work well, at the same time the hobby was expanding. Accidental shoot downs and shoot downs from other sources of noise have been uncommon, and continue to be uncommon.

The technology is not hazardous, nor dangerous.

2.4 GHz will have its own share of problems now, and into the future. No system is flawless.

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