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by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:49 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

295 antenna wrote:
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:40 AM
yep thats what i would do
Now i'm really confused. I can tx on the 29 and hear myself on my 959, and tx on the 959 and hear on the 29. But i hear no static or anything on any channel.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:34 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

295 antenna wrote:
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:16 AM
Swr is mostly tx you can recieve on a coat hanger
I guess i could try talking on my DX959 and see if i can hear myself on the 29ltd, and try the opposite

by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:13 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

Well i guess i have a problem then, because i don't hear people or static. Needle does move when i key the mic. Would a bad swr keep me from hearing anything. Or is that mostly effect the tx side.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 6:49 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

Hey all, I have a Cobra 29LTD Classic SN:607316425 (Made in China) and have been trying to figure out why i have no sound. I do hear the speaker pop when i turn power on and off. So i know that works. Plus when i key the mic and speak, i can hear myself from the speaker. So i'm guessing it's in talk...
by Beachbum24
Monday, 16 July 2018, 18:22 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Guess Summer Time is here!
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Guess Summer Time is here!

And i thought Chicago was bad in summer. That's a little much. But at least the humidity is low.
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 5:25 AM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: Galaxy dx-959 LSB very high pitched
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Galaxy dx-959 LSB very high pitched

I agree, plus it's a fairly simple mod. One of the first mods i did on my 959. Check it out

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/galaxy/dx959/index.htm
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 5:20 AM
Forum: COMPETITION RIGS
Topic: Upgrade a Galaxy 959
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: Upgrade a Galaxy 959

Here is a site for you to do any mods. I did a few from this site. But if your not handy with the screwdriver, then yes, you're better off going with a good power mic and heater.

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/galaxy/dx959/index.htm
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 4:26 AM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: No More Voicemail
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: No More Voicemail

Oh i really wanted to try this out. But it's not available for my carrier (Tracfone)
by Beachbum24
Friday, 13 July 2018, 14:13 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Lighted toggle switches
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Lighted toggle switches

I figured i had the wrong switch, just wasn't quit sure which one i needed. And that's what i was trying to avoid, volts going to the pll.
by Beachbum24
Friday, 13 July 2018, 13:37 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Lighted toggle switches
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Lighted toggle switches

I have a cure, going to hook up a power supply to it and test the volts across the pins. Just to make sure no volts are going to my radio
by Beachbum24
Friday, 13 July 2018, 12:43 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Lighted toggle switches
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Lighted toggle switches

Hello CBRT, I did the channel expansion on my Galaxy DX959. What i'm wondering, is it possible to use a spst lighted switch for this. I ask because when i put my test meter to the pins to figure the wiring, no matter how i do it, there will be power, which seems it would kill my radio. Just wonderin...
by Beachbum24
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 19:28 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Tin Can Microphone
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Tin Can Microphone

Looks like a fun project for one of those rainy days. And seems fairly simple enough
by Beachbum24
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 8:45 AM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: Daughter's Cell Phone
Replies: 6
Views: 387

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 hi...
by Beachbum24
Friday, 06 July 2018, 18:56 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy Clarifier Mod
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Galaxy Clarifier Mod

Yeah, i think i'll just stick with what i have. Although, i am thinking about doing the 10kc mod. But we'll see
by Beachbum24
Friday, 06 July 2018, 18:50 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1102
Views: 38041

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

Just picked up a BROWNING BR-28 High-Performance Broad Band 63- Inch CB Antenna, handles 10k watts
by Beachbum24
Friday, 06 July 2018, 8:15 AM
Forum: PC HELP
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 31
Views: 3971

Re: Windows 10

Pretty much agree with everything Bobcat said. Although i don't use Linux as much as i used to. I do still have Kali on my laptop. I had also started with win 7 pro, which was great. Then switched to win 8 & 8.1, which i did not like at all. All i use now is win 10. And yes, it's easy enough for jus...
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 17:59 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: No SSB Comms
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: No SSB Comms

295 antenna wrote:
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 17:47 PM
Try early in the morning and around 5 or 6 pm

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I will start checking all hours, see if that makes a difference.
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 17:40 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: No SSB Comms
Replies: 3
Views: 307

No SSB Comms

Hello friends, i've been wondering about this for a little while now. I hear plenty of action on the am side, but very little on ssb. So, what i'm wondering, is there something wrong with my radio? Or is something out of tune? Or just the fact my antenna is in the house. And when i do hear anything,...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 15:12 PM
Forum: PRODUCT REVIEWS
Topic: megawatt
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

Re: megawatt

I recently bought the S-300 and could not be happier. I'm with you, Megawatt will be the only supply i ever buy.
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 15:54 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Loss of Power

I hooked up my Workman meter, and everything is good now. SWR is down to 1.5 Still think i might look into a dummy load
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 9:57 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Loss of Power

Yes, i have been going by the radios meter. I do have a Workman 3P, which i'll hook up in a bit. And i will look in to some dummy loads.
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 23 June 2018, 18:27 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Loss of Power

Hello CBRT, I have a strange question. I had tuned my Galaxy DX959. DK was about 2-3 watts with a swing up to 10-12. I've noticed lately that my swing is only about 6 watts. Now, i did switch antennas from a 4 ft Firestick to a Browning BR-28. And also replaced the stock mic with a Superstar DM-1000...
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 5:49 AM
Forum: POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Topic: Megawatt Power Supplies
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Megawatt Power Supplies

hi, I just removed the fan, it gets just a little warm but nothing to be worried about...the fan noise is gone and listening to my radio is very enjoyable now.. otherwise its a great power supply... Trust me, that did cross my mind. All my equipment is in the basement. Never gets above 70* down the...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 16:13 PM
Forum: POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Topic: Megawatt Power Supplies
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Megawatt Power Supplies

I usually just turn the volume up on my radio :lol: But i like your idea better. I'm assuming this will work on all models. Gonna have to give it a try
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 17 June 2018, 12:15 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.

Sounds like it's time for a little science experiment here
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 10 June 2018, 18:07 PM
Forum: SPORTS SPOT
Topic: whats your gun collection
Replies: 98
Views: 11685

Re: whats your gun collection

Nothing special here, just enough to protect the house. Bushmaster XM-15 and a cheap Hi-Point JCP40. Only have to call on those if they get past the pitbull waiting for them at the door. Have a nice day :)
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 10 June 2018, 6:25 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Your Local Channel?
Replies: 205
Views: 7789

Re: Your Local Channel?

Up here in northern Illinois it's ch 34, and sometimes 40. I usually hang on ch 6
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 07 June 2018, 18:41 PM
Forum: POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Topic: Megawatt Power Supplies
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Megawatt Power Supplies

I'll probably be buying another one down the road. I'm pretty sure the KL503 will want it's own supply. Running out of time to get my letter into Santa :lol:
by Beachbum24
Friday, 01 June 2018, 7:12 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1102
Views: 38041

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

So i wasn't happy with the HG M75, even after the mods. So i decided to give the Superstar DM-1000 Tornado a try. Could not be happier with it. It's not only a power mic, but also has echo feature. Very happy
by Beachbum24
Friday, 01 June 2018, 7:04 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: DX numbers?
Replies: 368
Views: 11766

Re: DX numbers?

Like BlueOx2 said, I use the DX Directory. But i like to go by 822 in the Land of Lincoln. With 822 just being my address
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 17 May 2018, 21:32 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Here's a good one for ya all
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Here's a good one for ya all

My Galaxy DX959 works great after some mods, and a new power mic((DM100-Tornado). But for some reason on ch23, should be 27.245, mine is 27.255. Why is this?

PS: Hey MD, still waiting for my award :lol:
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 17 May 2018, 21:23 PM
Forum: POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Topic: Megawatt Power Supplies
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Megawatt Power Supplies

Hello CBRT, and welcome. I'm sure you guys have heard this a million times. But just wanted to say how happy i am with my new S-350 supply. I had a terrible clicking sound every second or so. couldn't really fiqure it out. But with this new supply, no more clicking sounds. And i was using a laptop s...
by Beachbum24
Monday, 09 April 2018, 11:54 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Can you repair a cut cable?
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Can you repair a cut cable?

That's good to know. Kind of had a feeling it would be. But never know these days. Plus it helps save a few cents.
by Beachbum24
Monday, 09 April 2018, 10:28 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Can you repair a cut cable?
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Can you repair a cut cable?

I hope to order the supplies this weekend. But now i'm wondering something else. Can you take one type of cable and connect it to another type. Basically i will be running LMR400 cable from my antenna down to my lightning arrester/Discharge unit and from there, i will be running LMR240 into the hous...
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 08 April 2018, 9:05 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Can you repair a cut cable?
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Can you repair a cut cable?

Just so you know, i'm going with the new pl259. And instead of a barrel connector, i'll be using a lightning arrester (MFJ270)
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 08 April 2018, 7:39 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Can you repair a cut cable?
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Can you repair a cut cable?

I've searched the internet, but i seem to get different answers on this. So i have some cable (LMR400) that had the last 4-5 inches cut off. What i'm wondering is, can i take the 2 ends, strip them, solder the center conductors together. put the white plastic over it, Then wrap that once with electr...
by Beachbum24
Friday, 30 March 2018, 19:44 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: so whats everybodys 20
Replies: 251
Views: 9508

Re: so whats everybodys 20

sonoma wrote:
Friday, 30 March 2018, 18:26 PM
some one sure revived a old page.
I am in the middle of Oklahoma. about 20 miles southwest of Oklahoma City
That would be me. I'm some what new and had not posted here.So felt it was time. 8-)
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 29 March 2018, 17:25 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: so whats everybodys 20
Replies: 251
Views: 9508

Re: so whats everybodys 20

30 miles west of chicago in the land of lincoln
by Beachbum24
Friday, 09 March 2018, 18:06 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy Clarifier Mod
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Galaxy Clarifier Mod

Well i think i might be ok then. But i did the clarifier mod, but when i turn the knob, it changes from say 27.025 to 27.026. should i not be getting more than that
by Beachbum24
Friday, 09 March 2018, 14:29 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy Clarifier Mod
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Galaxy Clarifier Mod

I think it was. I went and resoldered it. I know have sound again. But the rx/tx still turns red when i key the mic. Very strange
by Beachbum24
Friday, 09 March 2018, 11:28 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy Clarifier Mod
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Galaxy Clarifier Mod

Hello CBRT, I just finished doing the clarifier mod to my Galaxy DX959. Have to say it all went very smooth. With the exception of finished results. When i turn my radio on, all seems fine, but you can here a tone coming from the radio. No other sound whats so ever. I turn the volume up, i hear noth...
by Beachbum24
Monday, 05 March 2018, 22:47 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1102
Views: 38041

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

Just picked up a Cobra HG M75 power mic. Seems to be a little weak on modulation, but luckily there is a simple upgrade for it. As soon as i get it done, i will let you all know.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 18:01 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy DX959 Frequency Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 355

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 chi...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 12:42 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy DX959 Frequency Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Galaxy DX959 Frequency Conversion

Yeah, i woke up this morning thinking the same thing. Get some switches. Is that 10k for the clarifier. Or just this. My next mod http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/galaxy/dx959/dx959_clarifier_mod_met1.htm I really do want to get that swing. That and right now i have to have that knob turned all the wa...
by Beachbum24
Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 15:20 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy DX959 Frequency Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Galaxy DX959 Frequency Conversion

I want to perform the following mod to my radio,Galaxy DX959 The question/problem i have is. I don't have the 2-SPDT switches yet. But, why can't i make the connections inside, run the cable out the back of the radio. Then just twist or untwist the wires to open/close. Seems simple enough. Just wond...
by Beachbum24
Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 17:46 PM
Forum: POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Topic: BOZO THE MAN
Replies: 43
Views: 19927

Re: BOZO THE MAN

No thank yous in 8 years. Really. Well i must say. When i came here a few months ago, i was a little lost. Sure i had a radio back in the day. But it was just for fun. Never was in to any mods or even mic upgrades. Of course i was just a kid also. But now, taking it a little more seriously. Even tho...
by Beachbum24
Monday, 19 February 2018, 13:58 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Some would say a few.....
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Some would say a few.....

Looks like the evolution of the cb mic. Nice collection. I'm starting to like the D104 style. Santa's gonna have a heart attack when he see my list this year. :lol:
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 27 January 2018, 21:01 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 30
Views: 1550

Re: What type antenna?

if you have enough attic space you could mount something like an a-99 sideways [looks stupid but has amazing dx capabilities that way] but if its an apartment or condo I'm not sure about messing up the neighbors computers video games ect. However there is another way... Get your ham license and the...
by Beachbum24
Friday, 26 January 2018, 18:58 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Very general question
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Very general question

I will try that. As of now, the only contacts have been local. Have heard nothing on ssb
by Beachbum24
Friday, 26 January 2018, 7:02 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Very general question
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Very general question

The simplest way to see how much amperage a radio needs is to pop the fuse and check it's size. That laptop PS might be fine but it won't let the radio perform at its full potential since the adjustments were made at 13.8v and even rated at 3 amps I doubt it really can do that. An easy why to check...