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by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 21 July 2018, 10:56 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: 29LX w/ TNT 600 HD?
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: 29LX w/ TNT 600 HD?

I wouldn't run the amp that hot, it won't take the abuse. Those amp's with the "HD" designation means it can be driven with a radio doing 30/40 watts (the "HD" mosfet amps are even less input wattage), not 75/80. Hook it up and adjust the DK to around 150w and let it swing. The 29 hooked up the DK m...
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 21 July 2018, 9:27 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: 29LX w/ TNT 600 HD?
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: 29LX w/ TNT 600 HD?

I do have a power meter. I'm not sure I understand the above post, as far as power output goes. Can I expect a decent increase in power? Any ideas how much? [ Post made via Android ] http://www.cbradiotalk.com/ext/sniper/mobiledevice/images/Android.png I stated you will see 1/4 of what a HD radio l...

by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 21 July 2018, 9:09 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: 29LX w/ TNT 600 HD?
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: 29LX w/ TNT 600 HD?

Well we will say a non modded 29 will do around 4+/- average watts feeding a HD amp the power output will be about 1/4 that of using a HD radio.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 21 July 2018, 8:17 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Guess Summer Time is here!
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Guess Summer Time is here!

The "official" weather here in Baltimore is taken at BWI Airport, lmao, it is 20 miles from the heart of town and close to the Bay so the "official" temps are always 10 to 15 degs cooler then those taken downtown. So far we have had 7 days downtown that broke 100 degs.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:52 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: In state contact
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: In state contact

Trying to find "In State" contacts means you have to spend some time surfing the channels. Best times are usually during travel times, like when locals are driving to and from their work 20's. Here is where a cheap "no adjacent channel rejection" radio would come into play, just chase the bleed over...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 20 July 2018, 10:45 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: IMAX 2000 CHANGED
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: IMAX 2000 CHANGED

I think it could be possibly 2 things, 1, the coax is old and has gotten contaminated over the years or 2, with age the lower section of the antenna has started corroding inside at the impedance matching coil. It actually could be both of these.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 20 July 2018, 9:17 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Lighted SWR/PWR Meter
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Lighted SWR/PWR Meter

Making a light circuit isn't hard, most meters that come illuminated have a 12v wall wart included, I eliminate them because most are or could become noisy, I have everything wired to a common 3A old RS power supply, a $4 investment from a hamfest. I would install a regular round power jack on the b...
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 17:13 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: No More Voicemail
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: No More Voicemail

Yes, the phone companies made it easy for the telemarketer's to use VOIP, that is how they make their big bucks. Using Comcast for my landline I can do the same thing by blocking my phone number from view, then it shows up as a V#########'s to the called party, and if someone blocks that line I can ...
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 8:35 AM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: No More Voicemail
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: No More Voicemail

You could go to the carrier's website and see if they offer a "NOROBO" option, Verizon I know doesn't have one but you can block the call after you see it is a telemarketer, upto 500 numbers can be blocked I believe. I got rid of my home's landline because of the telemarketers. Thanks for the info J...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 13 July 2018, 13:46 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Lighted toggle switches
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Lighted toggle switches

I think the lighted SPST switches will only work when the make/break poll is a ground. You don't want to be suppling the mod with a 12v source, it will fry the PLL circuit. now on the other hand using a DPST switch, one half is the 12v souce and a ground the other can switch the mod.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:21 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: GE Superbase
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: GE Superbase

jon6667 wrote:
Thursday, 12 July 2018, 8:46 AM
you can try amazon

Who knew?

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 16:42 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: Daughter's Cell Phone
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Daughter's Cell Phone

My SIL has a Samsung from his work because the job supplies some work app's like tracking etc., my daughter has an iPhone like the rest of my family, hmm, think she is still on my plan too.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 16:38 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Tin Can Microphone
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Tin Can Microphone

I looked it up and you can get it as a kit,, you supply the can and stand.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 13:53 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Tin Can Microphone
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Tin Can Microphone

Hey, Just got a copy of a magazine called "Nuts and Volts", been a lifetime subscriber since the 70's, used to have gobs of radio projects and info then it kind of turned computer to robotics, now it's getting more ham stuff again. I saw this and I probably did when the article came out years ago bu...
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 9:39 AM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: Daughter's Cell Phone
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Daughter's Cell Phone

That doesn't surprise me. I had lost a phone, sure it was 8 years ago, but same situation. I was at home and got a call from a 10 year kid at the 7-11 store. He had found my cell and called the home number on it. Wow, i was surprised, never thought i was going to see it again. So as a reward gave h...
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 9:36 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1102
Views: 38550

Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

My SDR RSP II along with the MFJ-1708 came in. Holy smokes there's a lot to go through. Started toying around with it along with watching videos. Will take me a while to figure out all of the options but I'll get there. Check out the SDRPlay Facebook group as well, I learned a lot in there. 3's Greg
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 7:22 AM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: Daughter's Cell Phone
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Daughter's Cell Phone

Hey, Funny story I would like to share. My oldest daughter and family (3 grandsons and SIL) went to Hersey Park yesterday. I got a call from my SIL (son in law) that my daughter had lost her cell phone (it is an Apple X). He asked me to see if I could use my "locate my phone" to find it (his phone i...
by MDYoungblood
Monday, 09 July 2018, 18:26 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: D & A Amp
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: D & A Amp

Hmm, the little potentiometer on the back is the grid tune, hopefully no one has played with that, tuning is done using the "Tune and Load" on the front (the switch in the back if not marked should be in the down position). If it hasn't been used in a while I'd turn it on and not key it up, let the ...
by MDYoungblood
Monday, 09 July 2018, 7:02 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1102
Views: 38550

Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

I just got a D & A Raider from the '70's. Any good suggestions on tests, tuning it and setting the band knobs for 11 meter? I need to set the Load knob with a tiny screwdriver. All good ideas, suggestions, recollections of uses in prior lives are appreciated. 73, Mike Make a post in the "Amplifier'...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 06 July 2018, 15:01 PM
Forum: PC HELP
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 31
Views: 4039

Re: Windows 10

It seems that I have so much junk running on my PC it gets bogged down so I wipe the harddrive and start over with a fresh win 10 pro install, computer runs great afterward for at least several months, then do it all over again. Just glad my other computers are Mac's, haven't had to wipe one clean y...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 06 July 2018, 14:57 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Uniden Washington 8719 mod
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Uniden Washington 8719 mod

Cool, glad you found it and the mod is working, can't say it never happened to me, even after checking my work several times. Have fun with the mod, might catch you up on .555 sometime.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 06 July 2018, 9:38 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Disregard previous question. Decided to drill hole in roof....maybe
Replies: 11
Views: 1770

Re: Disregard previous question. Decided to drill hole in roof....maybe

I hole mount everything. Don’t like mags or trunklip mounts although I am forced to use at least one trunklip mount Due to HF size. I traded my 16 Nissan in last March which had two holes drilled didn’t effect the the trade In whatsoever. As soon as I got my new car home I drilled two more holes. [...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 06 July 2018, 7:00 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Uniden Washington 8719 mod
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Uniden Washington 8719 mod

If the second chip is doing the same thing (my guess is they are both good if they did the same) then the next step is to see if the crystal is the problem. I stopped doing channel mods because of bad components out on the market and the amount of conversion radios out there doesn't make it worth wh...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 06 July 2018, 5:21 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Uniden Washington 8719 mod
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Uniden Washington 8719 mod

Go back and check your work, it sounds like you don't have the trace to pin 14 cut completely and it's still getting voltage, possibly a solder joint is crossing too.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 06 July 2018, 5:15 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Palomar max mod
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Palomar max mod

I believe it will replace the AM regulator but to be safe email Palomar directly at info@PalomarElectronics.com , they will get back to you in a couple days. Be specific with your question to them, radio transistor you want to change, etc., like us they hate to guess at mods.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 06 July 2018, 5:08 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: sonar br21
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: sonar br21

Good question. Back in the day the amp would put out around 200w on AM (SSB a little more), figuring the tubes (6JB6)(if they weren't replaced with 6JU6's) are older, my guess would be around 150 easy. A 6JB6 tube is rated at 35 to 50w.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Wednesday, 04 July 2018, 5:15 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: UNIDEN 858 Chassis - COST of RECAPPING - TRC-457 & TRC-449
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: UNIDEN 858 Chassis - COST of RECAPPING - TRC-457 & TRC-449

Greg, How long ago was that and what was the "shop rate" per hour then ? Like sonoma, it was around $100 to $125 for a SSB base, a little less for a mobile. The shop I helped out at bench time was $50 an hr, it is $75 now. Don't think anybody was getting rich or trying to rip people off, shop rent ...
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 03 July 2018, 18:57 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: UNIDEN 858 Chassis - COST of RECAPPING - TRC-457 & TRC-449
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: UNIDEN 858 Chassis - COST of RECAPPING - TRC-457 & TRC-449

I'll go down the list, 1 - I don't know of anyone selling a recapping kit for either of those radios. 2 - The average time it took me when I was working on radios was 2 hrs to recap and an hour to align, sorry but I no longer do that work. 3 - Installing Schottky diodes is a preference, if you live ...
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 01 July 2018, 13:35 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Clarifier wiring question
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Clarifier wiring question

Hmm,, when doing the fine/coarse mod I think you have to remove VR-5 and replace it with a 100 ohm resistor, check and see if the tech replaced the trimmer pot. That is not the only thing that needs to be done to get it right but it is a start.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 18:51 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: No SSB Comms
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: No SSB Comms

Channel 38LSB is the most active SSB channel, channels 36LSB to 40LSB is a "Gentleman's Agreement" to be for SSB. When you turn them on to listen make sure the clarifier is at 12 o'clock. with your antenna inside it does hamper the signal. If you are hearing the big AM'ers on channel 6 you should be...
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 13:51 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: RM Italy KL-505v
Replies: 13
Views: 1249

Re: RM Italy KL-505v

Turk182 wrote:
Friday, 29 June 2018, 21:52 PM
Tried registering onto 88 Radio's site only to get "internal server error" for a response.
I didn't have a problem,, might want to try again. I bought a Anytone AT-6666 from Mr Lee not too long ago.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 13:46 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Jumper cables
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Jumper cables

Using RG8X from the radios to the switch box to the amplifier's input is fine, depending on the amplifiers output I'd use the larger RG8 "size" (LMR400 etc.) from the amp to the meter to the antenna.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 13:40 PM
Forum: MOBILE/BASE INSTALL HELP
Topic: Troubleshoot 2018 F-150 install
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: Troubleshoot 2018 F-150 install

You definitely have a voltage/amperage problem, new (2016 and newer), have what you said, a battery monitoring system and it stinks. The amp you are running needs way more then the system can put out. The only help might be if you bought the vehicle with the factory installed trailer towing package ...
by MDYoungblood
Monday, 25 June 2018, 20:29 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: RM Italy KL-505v
Replies: 13
Views: 1249

Re: RM Italy KL-505v

Roger that MD, heard from them @ 2:45AM They said it's out of stock for now, and asked whether I would be willing to wait 3 weeks? I said "good things are worth the wait". Time will tell. Hope it works out. Would rather buy from a sponsor, but the best price for one new in box is still the bottom__...
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 17:02 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: RM Italy KL-505v
Replies: 13
Views: 1249

Re: RM Italy KL-505v

It is Sunday here and early Monday morning where 88 is located, try a little later.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 17:00 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Prostar 400 switching tuning steps?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Prostar 400 switching tuning steps?

This is what I saw checking out the radio,
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This is a Magnum 257,
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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 11:56 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Prostar 400 switching tuning steps?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Prostar 400 switching tuning steps?

The radio is similar to the Magnum 257, STEP \ NB \ 1 Button STEP: Tuning Step. The STEP control selects freqquency resolution in either 1 kHz, 10 kHz or 100 kHzsteps. Press the STEP button, one of the digits will flash on and off. Press the STEP button again to change stepping resolution. To tune f...
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 10:33 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Loss of Power

Search "dummy load" and build one if you don't want to buy. The easiest is a salt water dummy load.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 5:18 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: Loss of Power

What type of meter are you using or it this being seen on the radio's meter? A true way to test a radio is by using a 50ohm dummy load, using one takes away any changes like you said, ie; changed the antenna and saw a difference.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 4:10 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Magnum s9 recieve only threw external
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Magnum s9 recieve only threw external

On just about all radios the external speaker jack is like a switch to disconnect the internal speaker, make sure when the external speaker plug is removed the jack is making contact. I have over the years seen the tip of a stereo plug broken and left inside the jack causing this same problem. 3's G...
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 23 June 2018, 17:27 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: RM Italy KL-505v
Replies: 13
Views: 1249

Re: RM Italy KL-505v

What sonoma said, if 88 ( http://www.88radio.com/ ) has it in stock you would get it in less than 3 days, call and ask for Mr. Lee and make sure you say you are a member of the forum. Tell him his competitors price and I'll bet he can beat it.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 19:34 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: anytone 6666
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: anytone 6666

Good, you will figure it out. One thing I would do is turn the AM pwer down inside. I have mine set at 10W max with the RF power turned all the way up, it will still swing to 40/50w. SSB it does 65w PEP easy.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 18:18 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: anytone 6666
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: anytone 6666

I believe it's just a click on menu, the mode and then the dial to change the menu setting, if you don't have a manual I'll see if I can PDF the one I have and send it to you.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 7:27 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: anytone 6666
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: anytone 6666

No, the clarifier acts like a RIT in the TX/RX mode, the frequency is just a display and will stay on the dials input. You can set the dial in the menu to act like a VFO and then the frequency tracks. You should be able to set the VFO to 10hz in the menu. I've watched a few of the YouTube's and did ...
by MDYoungblood
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 9:39 AM
Forum: POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Topic: Megawatt Power Supplies
Replies: 10
Views: 1492

Re: Megawatt Power Supplies

i have 2 of the 400 40 amp supply's and a 50 amp. that i dont use fan is to loud for me. its new in the box.only hooked up for a few minutes. One of the problems associated with the fans is they aren't designed to be over-volted, the PS runs at 14+v and the fan likes 12v. Build a small regulated an...
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 17 June 2018, 13:11 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.
Replies: 10
Views: 1355

Re: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.

Back in the day you could get a couple led's and some shrink tube. Place a piece of shrink tube on the tip of the antenna so as not to short out the leads on the led, not necessary if the antenna has a coating or shielded. Then place the led('s) to the tip with the emitter above the tip, another pie...
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 17 June 2018, 8:55 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.
Replies: 10
Views: 1355

Re: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.

LED's inherently are susceptible to RF and it doesn't take much to light them up. I used to place them in my swr/watt meters to act like a modulation lamp. Wait til you get some wattage in your vehicle and see what all lights up. I remember having a pickup with a bed cap in front of me one day, was ...
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 13:27 PM
Forum: CURRENT EVENTS
Topic: Mark Susong aka 20/20 Livewire TN passing
Replies: 3
Views: 5294

Re: Mark Susong aka 20/20 Livewire TN passing

Oh I'm really sorry to hear that, my condolences to you and the family. I've known Mark for some time now but haven't heard him on the radio for a while. I'll move this to a topic so other members can see it.

Thank you LadyArray and may god bless,

73

Greg/MDY
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 10 June 2018, 12:38 PM
Forum: FOR SALE AREA
Topic: Courier Port-A-Lab 500D
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Courier Port-A-Lab 500D

Hey Guys, Me again. I have a very nice, can say it is antique/vintage "Courier Port A Lab 500D" SWR/WATT/MODULATION/FS Meter with an internal 5w dummy load . There are very few out there like this one. you can monitor your AM modulation using headphones/earbuds plugged into the front jack and can us...
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 07 June 2018, 7:59 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Amplifier on PA output
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Re: Amplifier on PA output

What type of PA are you talking about,, something like the RFX75/85 does connect in on the power leads and you have to increase the size of both leads and fuses.

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Greg