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by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 26 May 2018, 17:20 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Uh oh..... now I've gone and done it....
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: Uh oh..... now I've gone and done it....

Recapping a radio isn't as hard as everyone thinks, just takes some practice. Find an old radio is a flea market and use it as a test example.I don't use a desoldering wick, I have a 45w desoldering iron, old RS item, a bright flashlight to shine thru the board to make sure you get the right solder ...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:13 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Mounting Imax 2000
Replies: 29
Views: 3062

Re: Mounting Imax 2000

After a recent windstorm my antenna has not been working correctly. SWR goes up when it is wet, and when the wind is blowing I get inconsistent performance. Time to take it down and see what is going on. Chances are one of the 2 joints are loose and possibly the coax is loose or getting moisture in...

by MDYoungblood
Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:09 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Here's a good one for ya all
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Here's a good one for ya all

On the old 23 channel radios they shared channels with radio controlled devises, if you have a frequency counter there is a jump between channels 3 and 4 (26.995), 7 and 8 (27.045), 11 and 12 (27.095), 15 and 16 (27.145), 19 and 20 (27.195), and two jumps between 22 and 23, (27.235 and 27.245), thes...
by MDYoungblood
Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 8:10 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Dynascan B+K Precision 1801 Frequency Counter
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Dynascan B+K Precision 1801 Frequency Counter

No it can't be hooked up directly to the coax but you could use a RF sampler to show the transmitted frequency. They can be purchased online or if you search the forum you can find a topic on building one, try typing "Demodulator" in the search box. Like sonoma said that counter really isn't made to...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 11 May 2018, 9:32 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Posting in the Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Posting in the Topics

Guess I shouldn't have left it open for comments.

Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 10 May 2018, 15:46 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Posting in the Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Posting in the Topics

Hi guys and gals, When you post in the topics please refrain from clicking the "Submit" button more than once, doing it more than once will slow the forum program from accepting the topic and cause the entire forum to slow down. If you think after one "Submit" it hasn't posted, refresh the page and ...
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 08 May 2018, 8:12 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: coaxial jumpers
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: coaxial jumpers

I make my jumpers long enough to reach from what it is connected to to what it needs to be connected to with maybe a couple inches of slack.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 29 April 2018, 8:34 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: fc390 freq. counter
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: fc390 freq. counter

I've never dealt with one. How close does the variable capacitor get the frequency? Maybe change it to one with more range. I would think the problem would be more on the cheap crystal than the MP since you have one that works fine.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 28 April 2018, 6:03 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: best for the buck (coax)
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: best for the buck (coax)

I found some ABR Industries coax, RG8X size, that I have been making jumpers out of, surprisingly easier to install connectors compared to Times Microwave. The TM foil seems to adhere to the foam insulation, the ABR peels back easily. both have the same specs and both are made in the USA.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 27 April 2018, 14:49 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: best for the buck (coax)
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: best for the buck (coax)

The foam polyurethane is wrapped in foil 100% but the actual braid is only 85 or 90%. Certain brands of RG213 is 97% copper braid.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 27 April 2018, 8:20 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: best for the buck (coax)
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: best for the buck (coax)

Okay to start out "LMR" is a trademark for Times Microwave coax products, most other coax is designated as "RG" .The "400" is what they use as a size reference and is short for .405 in diameter which is the same size as an RG8, RG213, RG214, etc. coax. I like LMR coax for it's quality. The solid cor...
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 26 April 2018, 13:55 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: MFJ- 616
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: MFJ- 616

No, never tried one. If you get it, write a review here.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 26 April 2018, 5:19 AM
Forum: FREE STUFF
Topic: EXPO 100 kit model B (Washington base)
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: EXPO 100 kit model B (Washington base)

Hey RE,
I would have snatched them up in a minute a couple yrs ago but now a days with all these conversion radios out there I don't "frequency mod" old radios anymore. Thanks for the offer.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 22 April 2018, 18:06 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: fc390 freq. counter
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: fc390 freq. counter

I thought you had to bridge 2 jumpers on that boardJP1 and JP2 for them to work on a Cobra/Uniden radio. I looked at a board on CB Tricks and it shows a trimmer (VC1) that is used to adjust the frequency.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 15 April 2018, 17:08 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Tube or Solid state ?
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Tube or Solid state ?

"Tube" radio into a "Tube" amp is the only way to go, nothing like the glow of a set of 572B tubes through a grid case, unless maybe it's a 3cx1500A7.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 13 April 2018, 5:25 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Stryker 955HPC With A Dave Made 400?
Replies: 29
Views: 954

Re: Stryker 955HPC With A Dave Made 400?

Wel,l after a couple of inactive years, I found that my Stryker SR-955HP that was done by Radioactive Radios, looks like there was nothing ever done to it! It had stickers on it saying do not remove or it would void their warranty. Tonight I took off the stickers and opened it up, and I found nothi...
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 12 April 2018, 8:04 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Channel Selector II
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Channel Selector II

Wish they were around when I owned mt HyGain 623 Utopia, I'd still have it if it was able to get into the upper frequencies. I tried a Glen VFO, it worked somewhat but made a lot of spurs on other frequencies so up for sale it went.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Monday, 09 April 2018, 11:15 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Can you repair a cut cable?
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Can you repair a cut cable?

I have RG 8 size (LMR400, RG213, etc.) coax running out from my switch box but most of my jumpers are LMR240 or equivalent, I've kind of leaned away from Times Microwave wire (probably the best coax available) to ARB brand (I'm rating it second best), a tad easier to work with and still made in the ...
by MDYoungblood
Monday, 09 April 2018, 11:08 AM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Need Mic Adapter for Realistic TRC-451
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Need Mic Adapter for Realistic TRC-451

the "Workman C4P5DIN cobra 4 pin mic to 5 pin Din RS Realistic adapter" should work on that radio, might need #2 pin connected to #4 pin using a diode. I have seen a few from the factory wired screwy, not just the RS models.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 08 April 2018, 8:30 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Can you repair a cut cable?
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Can you repair a cut cable?

It can be done, here is a link to a topic on the forum;
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=45442&hilit=splicing+coax
The better way is to install a PL259 on the end and use a double female SO239 barrel connector.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 08 April 2018, 7:36 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Mega Watt S700-12 50 Watt AMP
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: Mega Watt S700-12 50 Watt AMP

I think one of the fan noise problems is because the small fans used are designed for computer switching supplies, ie; inside cabinets, etc. When the supply is pumping out 14+ volts the fan is overdriven, building a nice little regulated power circuit for it to run at say 8v would quiet it down imme...
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 07 April 2018, 6:22 AM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Need Mic Adapter for Realistic TRC-451
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Need Mic Adapter for Realistic TRC-451

Give our sponsor, CB World a call and tell them the radio model, they should have the right one you need.

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Greg

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by MDYoungblood
Monday, 02 April 2018, 13:29 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Francis Mobile Antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Francis Mobile Antenna

The Francis antennas are smooth, the loading coils are molded inside the fiberglass, unlike FireStik where it has a fiberglass rod with the wire wound around it and covered with shrink tubing. I never had the need to tune a Francis antenna so I'd check the SWR before thinking about it.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Monday, 02 April 2018, 10:11 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: What kind of power should I expect?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: What kind of power should I expect?

Looking at the spec sheet 150W is at 50v with 4 watt input is for just one transistor, 2 should in theory should make 300w. Is it a base amp? Snap a couple pics of the inside, I would like to see what it exactly does.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 17:25 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Texas star 667V
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Texas star 667V

The larger they are the more wattage they can handle.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 15:15 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Francis Mobile Antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Francis Mobile Antenna

I would buy a Francis antenna over a FireStik any day. So your saying the 31" long antenna is a CB antenna as well. Years ago Francis had these adapter to run a pair of antennas side by side, worked well depending on the vehicle. https://s19.postimg.org/mraofluu7/WIN_20180328_18_19_33_Pro.jpg https:...
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:43 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Texas star 667V
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Texas star 667V

You may have to get out the old magnifying glass, there is really only 4 things that might smoke in it, the transistor naturally, a capacitor or resistor and possibly a trace. I have never seen a switch (bulbs yes) in a TS go bad but there is always the first time. Look carefully for any discolorati...
by MDYoungblood
Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 9:38 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: MegaWatt Power Supply URL Change
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: MegaWatt Power Supply URL Change

Cool,, did you send a message to Bozo to change your banner link as well?

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 22 March 2018, 12:22 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: TRC-226 tune up points?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: TRC-226 tune up points?

MFJ makes a small mic/speaker that I believe will work on your HT.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 22 March 2018, 12:11 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Galaxay Saturn Turbo Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 3775

Re: Galaxay Saturn Turbo Problems

Cool find redlght, those SMT resistors are so small it looks like a solder gob on the the board. Will be watching for it if another Turbo crosses my bench.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 22 March 2018, 12:07 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Strange noise after replacing caps ?
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Strange noise after replacing caps ?

It sounds like a cap in backwards, I see you checked everything several times but you may have missed it, only other thing is one was labeled wrong, it does happen. Try another mic too, possible a contact in the PTT is making before breaking.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Saturday, 17 March 2018, 13:14 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: TRC-226 tune up points?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: TRC-226 tune up points?

Most hand helds have the basic audio section so there isn't a potentiometer to turn up to get better modulation so it would be a matter of playing with the caps and resistors values to increase it, sometimes reducing the carrier wattage will bump up the modulation too. I looked around for info as we...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 16 March 2018, 13:32 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Galaxay Saturn Turbo Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 3775

Re: Galaxay Saturn Turbo Problems

https://youtu.be/q-DWG0voti0 I have a virgin, completely stock, using a stock microphone Uniden President Washington that produced the same effects as that video so really isn't a good reference. The maker of that video was a little bias toward certain radios as well. A lot of the harmonics has to ...
by MDYoungblood
Monday, 12 March 2018, 17:42 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: HR2600 & HTX-100
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: HR2600 & HTX-100

over on the Defpom site there is a mod to open the radio up from about 26 to 30 mhz. it does work. I did one I had years ago. only problem is it is SSB only. no AM. it is not a easy mod to do because it takes cutting a trace at the cpu. if you are new at this take it to a shop to have the conversio...
by MDYoungblood
Monday, 12 March 2018, 10:19 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: HR2600 & HTX-100
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: HR2600 & HTX-100

I'm pretty sure other then freshen up the caps and alignment, there isn't much can be done to the Realistic HTX-100, they were made not to be modded to 11m. That said are either of those radios modded for 11m? The Uniden HR2600 has a mod for 11m but the display will still read 28mhz. I had done seve...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 09 March 2018, 18:30 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy Clarifier Mod
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Galaxy Clarifier Mod

On the radio's counter that is all it will read, actual slide is 1.2kc. You will have to do some internet surfing to find a mod to get a little more but most of those mods make the clarifier very touchy.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 09 March 2018, 17:40 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Uniden PC55 no tx problem
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Uniden PC55 no tx problem

A transistor has blown, too many fingers inside, etc. Open it up and take a look around, could be something as simple as a connector. disconnected.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 09 March 2018, 17:35 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy Clarifier Mod
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Galaxy Clarifier Mod

The TX/RX led is suppose to turn red on transmit and green on receive.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 09 March 2018, 16:29 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Audio or carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Audio or carrier

Audio is everything but what do I know,, I'm a SSB'er.

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Greg

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by MDYoungblood
Friday, 09 March 2018, 12:53 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy Clarifier Mod
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Galaxy Clarifier Mod

It's really hard to tell by the pics, look at the 8v trace where you soldered the wire and make sure you haven't crossed the solder joints. Look on the component side too, some solder may have flown thru the holes. I hope you didn't over heat the board.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 08 March 2018, 14:25 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Power mic for a Galaxy
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: Power mic for a Galaxy

I'll post this question here since it sort of applies to my situation. I just wired up a road devil for my Galaxy 10m radio and it pegs the meter on modulation and power. If I turn down the gain on either the mic or the radio, it will drop the meter a little bit but this issue doesn't seem right. A...
by MDYoungblood
Monday, 05 March 2018, 6:23 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB

Yes some of the newer versions do have that function feature, try it first and if it doesn't work go to the video.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 04 March 2018, 20:11 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB

Hello snowolf, Welcome to the forum. There is no easier way to to this than to show you, check out this YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUZE49gwv7M As a new member can you post an intro in the "Welcome to the Forum" topic, http://www.cbradiotalk.com/viewforum.php?f=89 , so others here can s...
by MDYoungblood
Sunday, 04 March 2018, 19:55 PM
Forum: MOBILE/BASE INSTALL HELP
Topic: Cobra 29Ltd classic
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Cobra 29Ltd classic

Hello Iceman88, Welcome to the forum. The K30 is a short antenna, not quite 3 feet so adjusting it does create a problem. The best way is to get channel 19 or 20 to the lowest SWR possible then balance out channels 1 and 40 to be the same. Like 295 said the antenna is probably long, most antennas ar...
by MDYoungblood
Friday, 02 March 2018, 13:10 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: President Jackson help
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: President Jackson help

Unless someone had changed it a regular Cobra 3 pin will work. They come in a heavy duty version, slightly bigger wires. Might have to up the fuse to a 5 or 7 amp.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 01 March 2018, 16:59 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Galaxy DX93t power cable
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Galaxy DX93t power cable

One of Mike's radios,, cool.

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Greg
by MDYoungblood
Thursday, 01 March 2018, 5:42 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Galaxy DX93t power cable
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Galaxy DX93t power cable

Hello HOUNDDOG, Welcome back, long time no see. I doubt it's aluminum because it is stranded, most likely tinned copper (a cheap version of copper),if you don't want to solder the connections crimping will be fine, I like to do both. For that radio it should be at least a 10 gauge wire and requires ...
by MDYoungblood
Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 17:32 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy DX959 Frequency Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Galaxy DX959 Frequency Conversion

That clarifier mod (I do method #1) will only yield about 1.2kc of slide up and down. Look at the range mod, check to see if the radio has a 12K resistor or not. The 10kc mod lets the that is on CB Tricks lets you get the skipped channels missing because of the skipped channels programed in the chip...
by MDYoungblood
Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 12:27 PM
Forum: TUBE RADIO EQUIPMENT
Topic: Spitfire Mk.II
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Spitfire Mk.II

Nice looking radio in really fine shape,, resembles the Robyn, Gemtronic, and Kris model,, there were others too.

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Greg