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by tonyvlx
Friday, 06 April 2018, 19:16 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Need Mic Adapter for Realistic TRC-451
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Need Mic Adapter for Realistic TRC-451

Going to be using my CR-577 mic on my newly aquired Realistic TRC-451. Need a adapter to convert Standard 4 pin cobra style to the Realistic 5 pin style.Purchased a adapter made by Workman but was completely wired incorrectly inside. Can anyone recommend a brand/product number so i get the correct o...
by tonyvlx
Monday, 25 September 2017, 13:25 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Bare Copper Wire ok for grounding Imax2000?
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Bare Copper Wire ok for grounding Imax2000?

Will be putting up my Imax2000 antenna using a 10ft aluminum pipe over my roof line. Will bare copper wire be ok or should i use insulated copper wire to ground it to grounding rod? Thanks

by tonyvlx
Wednesday, 09 August 2017, 17:36 PM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: Anytone AT-6666 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3935

Re: Anytone AT-6666 ?

Can i lower the dead key using the menu options? Thanks
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 08 August 2017, 6:25 AM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: Anytone AT-6666 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3935

Re: Anytone AT-6666 ?

Could it be my anytone at-6666 is dead keying at 50 watts and swinging to 55 on am and similar on SSB? Also the veritable power does not affect the adjustment? Am I doing something wrong?

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by tonyvlx
Thursday, 27 July 2017, 7:58 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Yes will be using the fire ring. I'll keep an eye on it.thanks

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by tonyvlx
Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 15:35 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

I ended up ordering a Firestik hood mount and Wilson fiberglass Silver load 5ft antenna. Hoping I won't have any issues with SWR.

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by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 11:41 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Cb radio install grounding ??
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Cb radio install grounding ??

Going to be installing new Anytone AT-6666 radio in my 2014 Dodge Ram. Going to run 10gauge (25amp fused) lead from the battery. My question is,should i run another 10gauge wire and ground it at the negative terminal on the battery? Or just ground the radio to the closest bolt/screw ? Thanks
by tonyvlx
Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:19 AM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: Anytone AT-6666 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3935

Re: Anytone AT-6666 ?

Can I use a power mic with this radio? I got a CR 577 mic laying around? PM sent

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by tonyvlx
Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 18:31 PM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: Anytone AT-6666 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3935

Anytone AT-6666 ?

What are your over all thought regarding the Anytone AT-6666 radio ? How is the performance of this radio box stock with no tuning/alignment? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
by tonyvlx
Monday, 03 July 2017, 18:29 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Would i have problems with SWR mounting antenna in this location?
by tonyvlx
Friday, 30 June 2017, 19:36 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Using Wilson 1000 on a Hood/Fender Mount ???

Currently using a Wilson 1000 Mag mount on my Dodge Ram. Im thinking of using the same antenna with hood/fender mount. Can i some how unscrew the coil/wip from the magnet portion and use in on a hood mount? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
by tonyvlx
Saturday, 12 March 2011, 19:42 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: SWR ALERT flashes when keying up- Galaxy DX949
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: SWR ALERT flashes when keying up- Galaxy DX949

thanks for all the help
by tonyvlx
Friday, 11 March 2011, 18:41 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: SWR ALERT flashes when keying up- Galaxy DX949
Replies: 7
Views: 307

SWR ALERT flashes when keying up- Galaxy DX949

Just a quick question. Galaxy DX949 P&T with unlocked clarifier. When using it barefoot i got no problem. When i have it connected to my TNT350 the SWR ALERT light flashes once every time i key up. It just flashes for a quick second when i key the mic and quicky goes off. My SWR is flat. Anyone know...
by tonyvlx
Monday, 21 February 2011, 17:22 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: RM italy amps. whats your opinion?
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: RM italy amps. whats your opinion?

I sold my KL-300P in order to upgrade to a more reliable amp. Ended up purchasing a new TNT350HD(XFORCE). Had the TNT for a few weeks before i had to send it back(at my expence) due to a number of problems. I should of stuck with the KL300.
by tonyvlx
Friday, 18 February 2011, 4:40 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Magnum S9, Pros/Cons
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Magnum S9, Pros/Cons

So i take it that the Magnum S9 is made in china??
by tonyvlx
Wednesday, 16 February 2011, 16:54 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Magnum S9, Pros/Cons
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Magnum S9, Pros/Cons

The CB Doctor I had my DX949 radio P&T when i 1st bought it. Its was OK on SSB once it warmed up. A few months after use, SSB performance went down hill. Could not use it, always off freq. Sent it back for alignment/open clarifier, which seemed to do the trick. Now had to send it back again because ...
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 17:23 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Magnum S9, Pros/Cons
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Magnum S9, Pros/Cons

After having to send my 1 year old Galaxy DX949 in for warranty work twice in the one year iv owned it (shipping at my expence, from Canada to USA). I just about had it with this radio. Time to move on to a more reliable radio. Im looking at the Magnum S9. Seems to be a nice radio. Im usually on SSB...
by tonyvlx
Saturday, 12 February 2011, 11:47 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: RCI 2950, Is a P&T that Necessary?
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: RCI 2950, Is a P&T that Necessary?

what you guys think of the Magnum 257HP?? i just want a reliable radio, stable on SSB
by tonyvlx
Saturday, 12 February 2011, 10:05 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: RCI 2950, Is a P&T that Necessary?
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: RCI 2950, Is a P&T that Necessary?

They are all crooks around here. There are only two places that sell and work on radios near the Toronto area. Prices are ridiculously high. For example a RCI2950DX is $450 + %13 tax + $100 tune. Much cheaper to buy it from the USA. I bought my Galaxy DX949 from the States and has been nothing but n...
by tonyvlx
Friday, 11 February 2011, 19:44 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: RCI 2950, Is a P&T that Necessary?
Replies: 9
Views: 228

RCI 2950, Is a P&T that Necessary?

Thinking of buying a RCI 2950DX for my next radio. Being from Canada, prices are much higher then our friends, state side. My local radio shop wants roughly $100 to do a Peak & Tune on this radio. My ?? is how much more of a noticable difference will the P&T make? Im trying not to spend the $100 if ...
by tonyvlx
Sunday, 23 January 2011, 17:17 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: IOTA 55 amp power supply
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: IOTA 55 amp power supply

Yes its a power supply also. Im using the exact same unit for 6 months. its been great. Its powering my Galaxy DX949 and TNT 350HD without breaking a sweat.
by tonyvlx
Saturday, 18 December 2010, 9:12 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Lookin to buy a new amp. opinions?
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Lookin to buy a new amp. opinions?

Im using the KL-300P and its a great amp for the $$$. Keep your dead key low at 2 watts on AM and you should not have any problems. Its an entry level amp but i get good reports all the time.
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 5:09 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Can radio allignment be knocked off by extreme temperatures?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Can radio allignment be knocked off by extreme temperatures?

the reason i ask is because i had to leave my truck outside during a heat wave for a few days. so my guess is that temps in the truck went up to 50-60 degrees with the windows closed. Ever since that day my Galaxy DX949 neve worked right on SSB.
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 5:08 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Can radio allignment be knocked off by extreme temperatures?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Can radio allignment be knocked off by extreme temperatures?

the reason i ask is because i had to leave my truck outside during a heat wave for a few days. so my guess is that temps in the truck went up to 50-60 degrees with the windows closed. Ever since that day my Galaxy DX949 neve worked right on SSB.
by tonyvlx
Monday, 13 December 2010, 19:40 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Can radio allignment be knocked off by extreme temperatures?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Can radio allignment be knocked off by extreme temperatures?

Just a stupid question. Can a radios allignment be knocked off frequency when subjected to temperatures to cold or to hot? For example winter nights here in Canada can go to -30 degrees. Or summer days when it can go up to 30 degrees. With my radio being in my truck and truck being outside in these ...
by tonyvlx
Saturday, 04 December 2010, 11:33 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: RM Italy KL-503... So far so good!
Replies: 21
Views: 1325

Re: RM Italy KL-503... So far so good!

Im running a KL300P and i get great reports on SSB. Im actually on my 2nd amp. The first one blew a relay only after a few months of moderate use. It was replaced under warranty.So far so good.
by tonyvlx
Sunday, 14 November 2010, 8:48 AM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: RCI 2950 vs Uniden Grant XL(Phillipeans)
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: RCI 2950 vs Uniden Grant XL(Phillipeans)

ok guys i eneded up getting the Uniden Grant. Get great report on SSB. Is the open clarifier somehow related to the AM side also?? Because my recieve on the AM can get adjusted using the clarifier slightly.The receiver seems more quiet and muffled compared to my Galaxy 949. My Galaxy seems to be mor...
by tonyvlx
Thursday, 11 November 2010, 10:22 AM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: RCI 2950 vs Uniden Grant XL(Phillipeans)
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: RCI 2950 vs Uniden Grant XL(Phillipeans)

No im 15min drive north of toronto
by tonyvlx
Thursday, 11 November 2010, 4:27 AM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: RCI 2950 vs Uniden Grant XL(Phillipeans)
Replies: 13
Views: 902

Re: RCI 2950 vs Uniden Grant XL(Phillipeans)

The uniden grant iv been offered is still virtually new in the box. It had a P&T with a open clarifier. Very good sounding radio. Seller wants $180(Canadian) for it. What do you guys think of the price??
by tonyvlx
Thursday, 11 November 2010, 4:26 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Uniden Grant XL 2008 model made where ???
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Uniden Grant XL 2008 model made where ???

The uniden grant iv been offered is still virtually new in the box. It had a P&T with a open clarifier. Very good sounding radio. Seller wants $180(Canadian) for it. What do you guys think of the price??
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 09 November 2010, 18:14 PM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: RCI 2950 vs Uniden Grant XL(Phillipeans)
Replies: 13
Views: 902

RCI 2950 vs Uniden Grant XL(Phillipeans)

For you SSB guys which is a better radio for SSB performance the RCI 2950 or a older Uniden Grant XL(phillipeans) ???
Thanks
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 09 November 2010, 4:44 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Uniden Grant XL 2008 model made where ???
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Uniden Grant XL 2008 model made where ???

When it comes to SSB what radio will perform better a Tuned Phillipeans Uniden Grant or the new RCI 2950??
by tonyvlx
Monday, 08 November 2010, 17:48 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Uniden Grant XL 2008 model made where ???
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Uniden Grant XL 2008 model made where ???

he bought it new
by tonyvlx
Monday, 08 November 2010, 17:36 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Uniden Grant XL 2008 model made where ???
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Uniden Grant XL 2008 model made where ???

Where were the last Uniden grant models manufactured?? Iv been offered a Grant XL that was purchased new in 2008 and the seller says that its a "Phillipeans" made radio. I though the newer radios were all china made.
Thanks
by tonyvlx
Sunday, 24 October 2010, 16:33 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Grounding Imax2000 ???
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Grounding Imax2000 ???

you guys think the GPK for the Imax2000 will help with at all with the interference??
by tonyvlx
Sunday, 24 October 2010, 7:54 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Grounding Imax2000 ???
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Grounding Imax2000 ???

the source is definatly coming from my next door neighbours house. thinking of giving him a handfull of ferrite chokes to install on his electrical devices on the side of his home that is closest to my antenna. You guys think its worth a shot??
by tonyvlx
Saturday, 23 October 2010, 9:51 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Grounding Imax2000 ???
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Grounding Imax2000 ???

Currently i have my Imax2000 roughly 40ft up to the base of it.Its mounted to a steel pole(mast). Iv got a thick steel cable clamped to the mast that runs to a ground rod in the earth. My question is should i change my cable to copper??? Should i attach the cable directly to the mounting "U" bracket...
by tonyvlx
Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 18:45 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems
Replies: 29
Views: 654

Re: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems

The interferance is the same at night as it is during the day. Im going to try to change my ground wire ( mast to rod wire) from aluminum to copper. Ill see if that makes any difference. Im also gona have my pl-259 re-done and soldered by a pro.
by tonyvlx
Friday, 15 October 2010, 15:27 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems
Replies: 29
Views: 654

Re: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems

I did buy the coax in a 50-ft roll and soldered my own pl-259's on. I did try soldering the ground braid to the pl-259 but im not sure if it was a good connection. My swr is flat 1:1 give or take and eveyones sais i sound good. Its a new antenna,purchased new in a box. Can rfi penetrate through coax...
by tonyvlx
Thursday, 14 October 2010, 15:36 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems
Replies: 29
Views: 654

Re: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems

Its a new antenna,purchased new in a box. Can rfi penetrate through coax? (rg-213)
by tonyvlx
Wednesday, 13 October 2010, 3:55 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems
Replies: 29
Views: 654

Re: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems

So a basic AM radio will help track this interference?? What staion should i tune in when using the portable AM radio??
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 12 October 2010, 13:39 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems
Replies: 29
Views: 654

Re: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems

No power lines anywhere near the antenna. my next door neighbours might have plasma tv's but the interference is 24 hours a day. If it was there tv, wouldent the interference stop when the have the tv off?? The only other antenna i used with this radio was a wilson 1000 when it was in my car. it wor...
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 12 October 2010, 3:56 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems
Replies: 29
Views: 654

Re: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems

with the rf gain turned up im getting between 7-9 "S" units of noise on AM and maybe 5-7 "S" Units on SSB. Its a "whining" type noise.
by tonyvlx
Monday, 11 October 2010, 18:42 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems
Replies: 29
Views: 654

Re: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems

ok i tried disconecting the ground wire from the mast to the ground rod. No difference
Then i grounded the radio to the ground rod. No difference
This same radio works great in my car with a Wilson1000.
by tonyvlx
Monday, 11 October 2010, 15:35 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems
Replies: 29
Views: 654

HELP: Installed Imax2000, having major Interferance problems

Iv just about had it. I been trying to pinpoint the interference problem for days with no success. Cant keep my Galaxy DX949 on more then 5 min before getting a headake. I installed a Imax 2000 mounted to a 9ft steel pole(mast) thats strapped to my chiminey.The base of the imax2000 is roughly 40ft h...
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 05 October 2010, 18:03 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: KL300P problems
Replies: 3
Views: 202

KL300P problems

Just noticed my kl300P is acting funny. Soon as i turn on the power switch i loose almost all recieve. Having a pre-amp it usually gets louder when switched on. I hear the relay clicking when i key the mic. Its transmiting perfect but no reciever.Any help would be apprciated. thanks
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 05 October 2010, 4:20 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: High Noise floor all of a sudden on my A99/Washington base.
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: High Noise floor all of a sudden on my A99/Washington base.

Im having the same problem with my new imax2000. i cant pinpoint the source. Im using 50ft of rg-213 witch i soldered the pl-259's myself. Could this noise be because i did a bad job soldering the pl-259s ???
by tonyvlx
Monday, 26 July 2010, 12:55 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: RM ITALY KL-500..anyone ever used one?
Replies: 24
Views: 743

Re: RM ITALY KL-500..anyone ever used one?

The RM KL line of amps are deffinately entry level amps but for the money there great. Just dont over drive them on AM and you'll be fine. I run roughly 2 watt dead key into it on AM and full power on SSB. I get great reports all the time. Im using a p&T Galaxy DX949 with a wilson 1000 mag mount in ...
by tonyvlx
Sunday, 25 July 2010, 7:06 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: RM ITALY KL-500..anyone ever used one?
Replies: 24
Views: 743

Re: RM ITALY KL-500..anyone ever used one?

Im using the KL-300P. its a reat little amp. I would not put more then 2w dead key into any KL amp.Regarding conversions, the only thing involved is to "jump" or connect 2 prongs inside the amp in order to use it for 11m. You can buy a special jumper from **NON-SPONSOR** for $.50 to do this.
by tonyvlx
Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 7:35 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Maco V5/8 Question
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Maco V5/8 Question

Im thinking of installing the Maco V5/8 antenna on my chimney. Problem being that the ground radials are 9ft long and will protrude over my neighbours roof by a few feet. The radials will be roughly 10ft higher then his gutter. Will this cause any problems with RFI? will i be better off with an Imax...