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by Foxhunter
Monday, 27 December 2010, 14:32 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Power Supply Question
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Power Supply Question

Most of the larger power supplies 75A on up are rated at AC line 20A draw which is at/or above most household outlets, which are usually 15A or possibly 20A. As a general rule not only should larger power supplies NOT share outlets with other devices in the radio room----really , a large power suppl...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 24 August 2010, 18:56 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Connecting CB Radio and Pro Audio --- How it's done
Replies: 36
Views: 2126

Re: Connecting CB Radio and Pro Audio --- How it's done

Well likewise with AM/FM broadcast radios, received bandwidth is something that's stalled broadcast AM Hi-Def type stereo from becoming prevalent. It's just that so many AM/FM radios aren't built to hear AM as station engineers would like, because most existing radios aren't designed to be capable e...

by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 24 August 2010, 17:45 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?
Replies: 66
Views: 5004

Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

The best thing you could do, to quickly give you immediate help in understanding the varous switch settings, would be to purchase and use a separate frequency counter. It would give you the exact frequency of the channels you're flipping through, helping you navigate much more easily. Not critical, ...
by Foxhunter
Monday, 02 August 2010, 9:06 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: 1 ferid cap on amp
Replies: 87
Views: 1415

Re: 1 ferid cap on amp

Hey foxhunter, I saw that cap in that ham's mobile too. I think it was a GM truck, some Remington customized deal if its the same one. I was more surprised that they showed the amp and cap and didn't mention really any specs on the amp. They bragged about how neat the setup was. It was very neat in...
by Foxhunter
Friday, 30 July 2010, 16:41 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: 1 ferid cap on amp
Replies: 87
Views: 1415

Re: 1 ferid cap on amp

NO, I sure dont run it at 6 ISH volts on the same PS, the radio runs on a bank of deep cycle batteries. I will un hook the cap and video tape the test for you so you can SEE that the amp will run at 6 volts, the fan slows way down and you can tell its sucking the PS dry. I understand you have an is...
by Foxhunter
Wednesday, 28 July 2010, 18:55 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: 1 ferid cap on amp
Replies: 87
Views: 1415

Re: 1 ferid cap on amp

Keep in mind, for insurance reasons and safety, 99% of these caps have a safety vent that will pop and safely ejac ahem eject the liquid goo out harmlessly, rather than a violent explosion. Might make for a 10 minute papertowel & windex cleanup off of the backseat is all. Might have some explaining ...
by Foxhunter
Wednesday, 28 July 2010, 18:22 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: fatboy 700 watt , four transistor ( 4 X SD1446 )
Replies: 24
Views: 625

Re: fatboy 700 watt , four transistor ( 4 X SD1446 )

Are you saying that the "readings" are over rated or the claims? What meter are you guys measuring RMS wattage with? Are you sure you are not referring to an averaging watt meter? Maybe I'm being opinionated tonight and hate to get started, but I'd completely agree with Peekaboo. Though somewhat si...
by Foxhunter
Sunday, 25 July 2010, 8:09 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: 1 ferid cap on amp
Replies: 87
Views: 1415

Re: 1 ferid cap on amp

There is a lot of debate online on the capacitor subject, not only here but virtually everywhere. For that very reason, I've never fully and honestly made up my mind completely about their total effective use. I could be wrong in my thinking or remembrance, to a degree anyway , who knows. It's been ...
by Foxhunter
Friday, 23 July 2010, 20:56 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: 1 ferid cap on amp
Replies: 87
Views: 1415

Re: 1 ferid cap on amp

i just was wondering. i used to dable in audio amps and you know you always need a cap. well i just wanted to try something and low and behold a huge difference a 1 farid cap makes on a dx 500v i have been running this amp behind a connex coyote hunter with a 1.1 swr 102 inch whip . 1 watt d/k swin...
by Foxhunter
Friday, 23 July 2010, 20:38 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: base station illegal
Replies: 21
Views: 856

Re: base station illegal

i stopped off at R&L electrinoics in hamilton ohio.. asked if they sell base stations they said no because it's illegal and the FCC would fine out, i was told to use my mobile as a base station Most likely they sell only new equipment correct? There aren't many new type accepted base stations out o...
by Foxhunter
Friday, 23 July 2010, 20:30 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: i need antenna help....
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: i need antenna help....

Not really, especially if you want any range. I'd suggest looking into a better antenna. It will cost a bit more, but would give such better results and would drastically cut down on the frustration of not being able to send and receive. Just a suggestion, and I'm sure others will offer up some opin...
by Foxhunter
Friday, 23 July 2010, 20:16 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: SPLASHING BAD!!! Making the wifes hairdryer go nuts!!
Replies: 63
Views: 1171

Re: SPLASHING BAD!!! Making the wifes hairdryer go nuts!!

That actually IS my wife , and yea, I am going to talk to someone in our neighborhood and see if I can put up an antenna. We live in a house in a subdivision that has rules about fences, pools, etc. so I am not sure about the antenna situation. Over, Snowman Yea foxhunter I sure did, I just didnt t...
by Foxhunter
Saturday, 05 June 2010, 8:58 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: SPLASHING BAD!!! Making the wifes hairdryer go nuts!!
Replies: 63
Views: 1171

Re: SPLASHING BAD!!! Making the wifes hairdryer go nuts!!

420Snowman wrote:That actually IS my wife, and yea, I am going to talk to someone in our neighborhood and see if I can put up an antenna. We live in a house in a subdivision . . .

Snowman
You really managed to hook up with and marry a blonde looking like that ?


:king:
by Foxhunter
Saturday, 05 June 2010, 7:41 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Amp draining truck battery?
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Amp draining truck battery?

You really need to put the battery on a load tester to check it, most garages will charge about $5 to test a battery and it takes about 1 minute. Most automotive stores like Advance AutoZone and Pep Boys will do it for you free-of-charge. But anyway, that's the right way and the best way, rather tha...
by Foxhunter
Wednesday, 02 June 2010, 20:58 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: d104 n galaxy dx 2517
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: d104 n galaxy dx 2517

Best thing you can do----not just with a power mic but with the use of any mic----is to use a second CB radio you have laying around as a **station monitor radio**. Remember NO antenna on the 2nd station monitor CB, leave it disconnected. It'll pick you up just fine without an antenna, don't use an ...
by Foxhunter
Monday, 31 May 2010, 16:05 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1086
Views: 36221

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

Here's a few fairly recent goodies to post to the list of things that I picked up here-n-there. There's probably a dozen or so other things to post and I need to take some pic's of some prior radio gear--------but I've got to run my dogs and it's looking like thunderstorms any time now (!) so I bett...
by Foxhunter
Monday, 31 May 2010, 14:43 PM
Forum: AUTOMOTIVE TALK
Topic: Cool Custom Unusual Cars or Trucks You Drive
Replies: 70
Views: 6160

Re: Cool Custom Unusual Cars or Trucks You Drive

Glad to be online on Memorial Day 2010, remembering why we all have a holiday to enjoy----because of our Veteran's who gave it all in the Armed Forces. Well in this thread I wanted to post a few (many more in my album slideshow) pic's of some progress on my own ride that I'm still tryin' to work at ...
by Foxhunter
Monday, 31 May 2010, 11:07 AM
Forum: CURRENT EVENTS
Topic: Long Beach Picnic May 29-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Long Beach Picnic May 29-2010

Seemed like fun. Moved from "General Questions" to Current Events.
by Foxhunter
Monday, 31 May 2010, 11:04 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: MF-80 on el'cheapo?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: MF-80 on el'cheapo?

Merged both threads on this MF-80 into one for best results since it's the same subject. Initially, most would wonder if the problem is hopefully only feedback related from the use of a power mic or the gain knob too high etc. To only take a second and rule it out, try changing mics and turn the gai...
by Foxhunter
Monday, 31 May 2010, 10:49 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Teaberry Stalker Radio Question
Replies: 40
Views: 1449

Re: Teaberry Stalker Radio Question

I don't have a list be there's a brand new in the box Stalker XV on Ebay right now if the post is true. Cant find it, you got an ebay item number for it? Cheers That's a great looking "pride" of Stalker cats there CorBlimey. Here's the XV link you were asking about: http://cgi.ebay.com/Teaberry-Sta...
by Foxhunter
Thursday, 27 May 2010, 15:29 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Anyone running a NOISE GATE?
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Anyone running a NOISE GATE?

I was given a couple on-air W2IHY demonstrations with a CB (can't remember model, when I do I'll edit it back in) and an Icom, that to me were a little disappointing. For a time I'd even considered buying one, and so was glad to hear someone say they not only had one but would give me some before & ...
by Foxhunter
Wednesday, 26 May 2010, 19:50 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Which is a Better Skip Radio?
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Which is a Better Skip Radio?

Well if the Cobra 139XLR is the "keeper" skip-shootin' radio, let me know if you want to let the SBE go just PM me.
by Foxhunter
Wednesday, 26 May 2010, 19:43 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Galaxy 66v
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Galaxy 66v

Usually if the polarity diode is blown, the radio will keep blowing fuses every time it's loaded with a new fuse and turned on. Using a fused power cord or no?
by Foxhunter
Wednesday, 26 May 2010, 19:39 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: antenna installation on andy griffiths police car?
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: antenna installation on andy griffiths police car?

There was a thread on eHam about the Andy Griffith mobile and station radio equipment about 2 years ago, where the models used were being debated. If I remember correctly, it seems a few keen eyes also noticed a change in the station gear later on and again even later yet for the reunion specials.
by Foxhunter
Wednesday, 26 May 2010, 19:33 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Midland 75-822 AM vs FM
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Midland 75-822 AM vs FM

Here I'll help you out. Use the "F" button on the left side of the face. It's a dual function button. If you press it once and release, it allows for activating the Midland 75-820's (same with Midland 75-822, nearly identical) memory channels M1-M5. Now not only if you press F but then instead also ...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 25 May 2010, 17:38 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: CB Radio Pulse- Are there any new trends in your area?
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: CB Radio Pulse- Are there any new trends in your area?

i think its a boycott, around my area, everybody is getting rid of thier rci, and buying up every galaxy on the market. For the most part didn't know that many of them were really much different, aside from the silkscreening and ID tags. But anyway, if that's the case and that's what the locals up ...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 20:48 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1086
Views: 36221

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

I bought an SBE Console V on eBay $49.00 (no AM carrier), installation of new bigger final (along with fabricating a new heatsink) peak & tune by Sidewinder New Jersey less than $100.00, audio reports from BREAKER BREAKER, Jamaica and BIG FOOT, Texas and MR.T, Vegas, all on the same day....... pric...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 19:44 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Realistic TRC-458 Problems -- Relay Chatters No TX
Replies: 19
Views: 2074

Re: Realistic TRC-458 Problems -- Relay Chatters No TX

Mike you're seriously welcome and am glad that the unit came back to life. Having it sitting there collecting dust (like mine!) would be a waste of such a fine radio. I wonder, was C179 close to where I thought it was, near the Uniden 858 ? Like I'd said earlier, this problem & symptom seems to be a...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 19:37 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Spanish skip swamping me!
Replies: 33
Views: 1007

Re: Spanish skip swamping me!

What the heck is going on? I am hearing a ton of skip the last few days and it is almost all Spanish speaking folks! Just around sunset it gets so strong that can't hear anything else on most channels! :evil: I don't speak Spanish, so don't know where they are at, but it is on many, many channels a...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 19:31 PM
Forum: HALL OF FAME
Topic: HALL OF FAME: Night Crawler
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

HALL OF FAME: Night Crawler

Night Crawler.jpg Well it's been a little bit since I've been steadily posting, but I think I'd like to take a few minutes tonight and say something about one of our members ----- Night Crawler. I'm posting this from the points of view of a forum moderator, also as a posting forum member, and just ...
by Foxhunter
Sunday, 16 May 2010, 16:57 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Realistic TRC-458 Problems -- Relay Chatters No TX
Replies: 19
Views: 2074

Re: Realistic TRC-458 Problems -- Relay Chatters No TX

I have what i believe is the fix,which is removing c-179 a2.2 tantalum cap and replacing it with a 2.2 MF 50v electrolytic.I have a 458 with the same problem,but for the life of mee i can't find the buger on the circuit board, can anyone help by giving me a detailed discription of its position on b...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 20:46 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Teaberry Stalker Radio Question
Replies: 40
Views: 1449

Re: Teaberry Stalker Radio Question

And I certainly agree. A webpage centered on Teaberry Stalker CB Citizen's Band radios would be of great interest to many of the Stalker guys (and there are many) who love to run these radios. Some background information, possibly scanned original owners manuals and other documentation----along with...
by Foxhunter
Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 18:07 PM
Forum: CHARGING SYSTEM
Topic: How do I regulate 24 volts down to 14.5 volts?
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: How do I regulate 24 volts down to 14.5 volts?

Couldn't you use one of the big external voltage regulators to adjust the volts down ? (oop---can't link to where I was going to) I tried to find one in the area in which I live but had no luck.Do you know of a place on line that would sell something like that? Yes Fatboy makes them, you'd have to ...
by Foxhunter
Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 17:29 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: can i power my texas star dx500v in need of help
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: can i power my texas star dx500v in need of help

The Galaxy DX99V is a dual-final radio, not the best idea for driving a standard commercially available amp like the Texas Star. Not so great for driving any amp really but people still do it. If you were to do so, you'd be better off attempting it with a competition-class amp. That being said, and ...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 13 April 2010, 19:49 PM
Forum: CHARGING SYSTEM
Topic: How do I regulate 24 volts down to 14.5 volts?
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: How do I regulate 24 volts down to 14.5 volts?

Couldn't you use one of the big external voltage regulators to adjust the volts down ?

(oop---can't link to where I was going to)
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 13 April 2010, 19:17 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: can i power my texas star dx500v in need of help
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: can i power my texas star dx500v in need of help

No I wouldn't do it. The Texas Star DX500V I have (and once used nicely) worked fine with a single-final radio -only- driving it. That DX250 would smoke the DX500, an instant disaster. Use a single-final radio with a slightly lowered dead key.
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 13 April 2010, 19:10 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: tower grounding
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: tower grounding

If you get a chance maybe look into W8JI's website for ideas and look at the pic's. Still undecided about his warning not to use coax isolators but his site still found it's way into my browser's "favorites" list. Check it out and maybe it will give you some ideas and suggestions by example. http://...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 13 April 2010, 18:52 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: texas star 250v pep output?
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: texas star 250v pep output?

Most of the Texas Stars don't like a lot of drive. Determine the type of transistors used and check the spec sheets on them to see what the approximate output wattage should be. With a typical meter like the Dosy, I'd say your readings will be a rough estimate but within reason at least. The way you...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 13 April 2010, 18:17 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Antenna on a RV
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Antenna on a RV

Hi and welcome to the CBRT Forum cabezon. I'm sure others will chip in and add some opinions ideas & thoughts-----but I'd think if the roof is actually metal, it'd make a nice ground plane. Sometimes, a single antenna can work as well as---if not better than---dual antennas. Irregardless, here's a l...
by Foxhunter
Sunday, 11 April 2010, 9:29 AM
Forum: CURRENT EVENTS
Topic: AC CB CLUB May 15th Break
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: AC CB CLUB May 15th Break

I'll be there. 161 NJ was just asking me if I was going this year. Heh "gonna take a trip out to Fatboy County". I know our one CBRT Sponsor Redman is right around the corner from there, wonder if he ever shows up at any of the AC Breaks ? Anyway, unless something totally unavoidable comes up----I'm...
by Foxhunter
Saturday, 10 April 2010, 22:56 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Any good tech's in CT area?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Any good tech's in CT area?

Saw the post here go unanswered and wanted to quickly write to get you started at least. You know, one of our CBRT Sponsors is located right nearby in your home state. If not within driving distance, it wouldn't cost much at all to ship---he's not that far. I think he's around the 40 milemarker on I...
by Foxhunter
Saturday, 10 April 2010, 22:40 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: its going to be the worlds tallest imax lol
Replies: 48
Views: 861

Re: its going to be the worlds tallest imax lol

It'd be cool to have one up that high, definitely would admit that. I've had my eye on a pair of nearby twin TV towers for years, I can see them from my house. When seeing this thread early on, initially (and honestly) my first guess was that you work for a tower maintenance company and chiefly----y...
by Foxhunter
Friday, 02 April 2010, 19:32 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Antenna grease?
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Antenna grease?

In a nutshell, chiefly there are two different types of "greases" for electrical applications. "Dielectric" is non-conductive and insulating. Obviously, many misunderstand this and mistakingly use it where they shouldn't, inhibiting good electrical contact where it's needed most. Use it in-between a...
by Foxhunter
Tuesday, 16 March 2010, 17:49 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Cherokee CBS-1000
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Cherokee CBS-1000

You're probably going to want to watch the used radio listings on the auction websites like eBay for a parts unit or one that goes unnoticed and sells cheap. I know all about owning "obsolete" gear and what it's like to find spare parts for a discontinued unit. Watch the listings. If you're patient,...
by Foxhunter
Sunday, 14 March 2010, 20:26 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: butt connectors in power wire
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: butt connectors in power wire

Whoah that's a big one designed to be "out in the open" on display, for a big car audio amp install. It's nice to use if you want and has the LED voltage readouts. Cool. When I was first posting above, I was thinking in terms of simplicity, ease of install and low cost-----using A PAIR of smaller 1x...
by Foxhunter
Sunday, 14 March 2010, 13:17 PM
Forum: AUTOMOTIVE TALK
Topic: Death of a real Formula Firebird -- crazy
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: Death of a real Formula Firebird -- crazy

LOL "as is" heh. Hey----they should put it up on eBay as "untested" or "as is" :icon_e_wink:
by Foxhunter
Sunday, 14 March 2010, 13:01 PM
Forum: AUTOMOTIVE TALK
Topic: Death of a real Formula Firebird -- crazy
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Death of a real Formula Firebird -- crazy

For viewing fun-----a short Youtube Video my step-nephew just made of a Pontiac Formula Firebird that refused to die. Because of foul text and soundtrack language-----I can't or won't directly post the video as per CBRT Forum Rules so watch at your own risk. It's not very long, but seriously, try an...
by Foxhunter
Sunday, 14 March 2010, 11:45 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: How to call an on coming trucker?
Replies: 32
Views: 963

Re: How to call an on coming trucker?

Not everyone knows. Think about it. Although this can be common in other similar genres of public speaking----not knowing what to say exactly , or how to do it effectively, can negatively impact and seriously affect newcomers, who aren't used to speaking in front of strangers over the airwaves or ov...
by Foxhunter
Sunday, 14 March 2010, 11:27 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Cobra 148 GTL-DX Producing Loud Steady Tone
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Cobra 148 GTL-DX Producing Loud Steady Tone

That particular Cobra 148GTL DX is the one that's identical to the Lafayette 2400FM and was the one I was talking & asking about in the thread linked to below. The Cobra could be viewed as an outright "fake". Or I wonder if possibly viewed as a sort of "pre-Cobra 200GTL-DX" early Cobra export radio-...
by Foxhunter
Saturday, 13 March 2010, 23:34 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: How to call an on coming trucker?
Replies: 32
Views: 963

Re: How to call an on coming trucker?

I'm a novice amateur that just got my first CB installed and having it working... I just wanna know, since I do some traveling, how do I call out to another trucker to check the road status (road repairs, cops "bears", weather conditions, etc.)? I know the straight up basics like "breaker 1-9 comeb...