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Philips FM92E Conversion to 6 Meters:
Version 3.8 (14 Apr 2007)
Rod McCosker VK2DOT

1: Introduction to Project:

This paper is a rough guide for the conversion of a Philips FM92E band transceiver to 6 meters. This project is
for the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club's Tuesday Nite Group. The information contained within this
document is derived from other Australian 6 meter conversion projects plus our own experimentation. The
outcomes of this document, is to enable the easiest method to perform the conversion project. The project will
take approximately 12 hours for a component technician or longer for other amateurs. The document should be
able to be used by external amateurs to the club who intend to embark on this project.
On the first nite it will be determined if conversion members need a soldering refresher course and, if there are
enough numbers to warrant the soldering refresher course, then the Tuesday Nite Group will conduct such a
course to enable members to be able to complete this conversion. It is estimated that the Tuesday nite group will
take approximately 3 months to complete this project. After each Tuesday nite, this documentation will be
updated and uploaded to the VK2AFY web site, so look at the version number above. This should result in the
experiences of members being included into this document.
The "Tuesday Nite Group" convenes each Tuesday nite of the month from 7:30pm till 9:00pm. The philosophy
and schedule for the group is promulgated on the
vk2afy.dyndns.org
web site under Tuesday Nite Projects &
development - Philosophy. The meeting Schedule is under the heading – Meetings.
The EPROM for the Philips FM92E has been setup for either local or remote heads. The number of channels
and the frequency range of the EPROM is 77 channels and from 52.525Mhz to 53.975Mhz. The frequency range
has been setup to transmit & receive on the FM allocation within the 6 meter band. There are repeater channels,
reverse repeater channels and repeater simplex channels. EPROM's will be supplied to club members who are
on the course. At the end of this document is information on programming the EPROM, for external users who
intend to program their own EPROM. The software for setting up the firmware is also located on the web site.
This document [6m_con.doc or 6m_con.pdf], the 6 meter frequency verses channel list [6m_fre.rtf] and the
EPROMs [6m?loc.bin, 6m?rem.bin, 6mtest?l.bin, 6mtest?r.bin etc] are located on the VK2AFY web site at
http://vk2afy.dyndns.org/6mconv/6mfiles.htm. Go to the projects section, and click on the FM92E
Conversion to 6 meters. These files will also be available on the main clubs computer, under the directory
"D:FM92E Conversion to 6 meters". You will be able to transfer them to your USB memory stick, or print out
the documentation on the club's duplex laser printer; You can also burn a CDROM or DVD with the files.
At the end of the 6 meter conversion, Bruce VK2ZAD will be conducting 6 meter antenna building nights. The 6
meter antenna will be a companion for the Philips FM92E we has just converted to 6 meters. He will be
supplying a goods required paper – for building the antenna. The building of the antennas will be conducted on
the following Tuesday nights, after the conversion is finished.
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The FM92E conversion to 6 Meters should start on Tuesday the 6
of March 2007 at the club rooms at 7:30pm
till 9:00pm. The club has a number of Philips FM92E's available for conversion. These transceivers will be free to
members of the club.
Information for this conversion has been gleaned from and thus acknowledgements to Amateur Radio May 1997,
Amateur Radio June 1997, VK2KFJ, VK2TMF, VK2TPH, VK6ZTJ, VK4KTP, VK4KCS, VK2XMD, VK1 Technical
Group, VK3GK, VK3BYY, Blue Mountains Amateur Radio Club, SKINNY'S HOME OF RADIO, VK7ZRO plus
other Australian amateurs. The information has been collected over 15 years in anticipation to conducting this
conversion.
If you need to add extra information or change this document, please send the information to Rod at
vk2dot@iinet.net.au
and we will insert or change your
information.
Philips FM92E Conversion to 6 Meters:
Version 3.9
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