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Post by Aughtry » Monday, 01 May 2017, 12:34 PM

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Post by DevilDog66 » Tuesday, 02 May 2017, 6:30 AM

Aughtry.....that is one fine looking HT ya got there! :text-woo: I have a new mini mobile radio coming in this Thursday, a QYT KT-8900D dual bander with quad band stand by. I might also be getting a new weather proof (IP67 rated) HT from Sain Sonic/Baofeng the GT-3-WP model. When is the next VE or VEC exam test date? PM when you get a chance, I'll give you my call sign and send you a QSL card if you give me your address. Correct me if I'm wrong is that a DMR mode or D-Star radio?
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Post by jessejamesdallas » Tuesday, 02 May 2017, 7:24 AM

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Finished building my mobile, I'd say it's "new" equipment lol. 2 hitting 8 smacking 16, all Snowman Built. 8 optima red tops, all zero gauge plumbing, 250amp alternator, quick change antenna system, dual birds, Cobra 29 LX Snowman Built. I'll snap some pics

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Post by Aughtry » Tuesday, 02 May 2017, 8:43 AM

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Aughtry.....that is one fine looking HT ya got there! :text-woo: I have a new mini mobile radio coming in this Thursday, a QYT KT-8900D dual bander with quad band stand by. I might also be getting a new weather proof (IP67 rated) HT from Sain Sonic/Baofeng the GT-3-WP model. When is the next VE or VEC exam test date? PM when you get a chance, I'll give you my call sign and send you a QSL card if you give me your address. Correct me if I'm wrong is that a DMR mode or D-Star radio?
Yes it's D-STAR capable. No digipeater function though. The Kenwood TM-D710G I received yesterday for the truck has that capability. I'll get it put in the truck this evening. Well, mostly. Waiting on the Lido mount for the head unit.

Both can be modified to expand Tx frequency range. The HT has a WIDE receive range that makes it nice for scanning. When work has me driving out of town and back for the day I can listen for wrecks on 27.185 in the company vehicle. (No permanent mount radio)

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Post by Blue Ox2 » Monday, 08 May 2017, 9:57 AM

Well, I'm still working on getting my new rig up. The President McKinley is very patiently waiting for me to finished.
Need to get my antennas up yet.

Just today, ordered an Astatic D104M6b from Walcott Radio and they have the President 6 pin wiring capability.
I AM quite excited about having this mic on my rig.

Things are slowly coming together.

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Post by battyice » Monday, 08 May 2017, 18:16 PM

Looking forward to hearing what you think of the D104 on the McKinley.

I recently got a McKinley - I am still running the stock mike and have been considering an upgrade.

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Post by Blue Ox2 » Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 3:45 AM

We'll let you know in a couple weeks, I imagine. Planning to mount the di-pole today and expect the mic in the coming week.

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Post by MunShine3X07 » Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 22:19 PM

Just got my new Galaxy DX979F and a few mods to go with it. Duel finals FQP13N10-with supporting hardware, Top Gun compressor, clarifier mod, bigger caps on the power supply, something about a crystal filter, and a Palomar SL-41 noise canceling mic.

Had a really bad squeal on transmit. Made a 16" braided ground strap and bonded the case to the Jeep body. Radio was just mounted to the plastic console. Seems to have taken care of the squeal.

Haven't used i much but overall I like it. Nicer receiver than my old cobra 19, and the noise limiter works great. Other than that, it's just a radio. As far as the other goodies, everyone else can comment on what they hear.

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Post by Rabbit Ears » Saturday, 27 May 2017, 9:35 AM

Just got another (old model) Magnum Deltaforce up and running. Runs great too....my Scope and other skipshooters told me so. Hooked up my RM Italy KL-300P (modified) to it and JOY!

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Post by MDYoungblood » Saturday, 27 May 2017, 10:18 AM

Just got a Anytone AT-6666 from 88 Radio. Out of the box the default settings were AM =10w, 35w pep, FM = 40w, and SSB = 50w pep. Modulation default setting was on 30 and I left it there. went through the menu turning off the unnecessary stuff, changed the AM DK to 5w (in the menu) and now it swings to 50w, left FM and SSB alone. Frequency was right on the money out of the box, I have the display on frequency instead of channels just because i know the channel frequency and it's my preference, 6 digit readout is nice. I set the SWR protection at 2:1 to save the finals from disaster.
I have it hooked to the base antenna, everyone so far likes the sound of the stock mic and shot a little skip with it, talked to 165 (Nasty Dan) in Florida with no problem.
I'm still tweaking it, writing everything down as I go so I'll post more later in the radio mods section.

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Post by Blue Ox2 » Saturday, 27 May 2017, 14:18 PM

MDYoungblood wrote:
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Just got a Anytone AT-6666 from 88 Radio. Out of the box the default settings were AM =10w, 35w pep, FM = 40w, and SSB = 50w pep. Modulation default setting was on 30 and I left it there. went through the menu turning off the unnecessary stuff, changed the AM DK to 5w (in the menu) and now it swings to 50w, left FM and SSB alone. Frequency was right on the money out of the box, I have the display on frequency instead of channels just because i know the channel frequency and it's my preference, 6 digit readout is nice. I set the SWR protection at 2:1 to save the finals from disaster.
I have it hooked to the base antenna, everyone so far likes the sound of the stock mic and shot a little skip with it, talked to 165 (Nasty Dan) in Florida with no problem.
I'm still tweaking it, writing everything down as I go so I'll post more later in the radio mods section.

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That is really cool, Greg. Best wishes for exceptonal dx'ng. I just got the proper coax, a frequency counter, and I did get a hand-held Astatic power mic for the McKinley I am extremely excitied to work with. Everything is falling in place. Just gotta get on the roof.

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Post by Aughtry » Sunday, 28 May 2017, 10:04 AM

My Technician license! Passed the test, now to check the FCC ULS page every 15 minutes for my Callsign. :shock:

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Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 28 May 2017, 11:35 AM

Aughtry wrote:
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My Technician license! Passed the test, now to check the FCC ULS page every 15 minutes for my Callsign. :shock:

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Post by DevilDog66 » Monday, 29 May 2017, 9:13 AM

Aughtry wrote:
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My Technician license! Passed the test, now to check the FCC ULS page every 15 minutes for my Callsign. :shock:

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Post by Scipio Kid » Tuesday, 06 June 2017, 21:39 PM

So is that you I hear bommin' in here in Utah on 38?

I look for good deals on used stuff. Saw an ad today that read "3 cb's, 15 bucks". Called they guy and he didn't know what they were and said he'd call back when he got home. A couple hours later he gave me the numbers and they were all those cheap, small units. They aren't really bad, just no real features and probably not as good as your normal, full sized Cobra. I've used a few and they work fine but they weren't really anything to write home about. But I figured the mic's might be good for backups so told him I'd come get them. After a half hour drive, I found the Cobra didn't even have a mic but I bought them anyway. As I was loading up, he said, hey I have 3 or 4 more, do you want them too? "How much" I asked. "Make it 20 even and you can have them all" was his reply. I figured, as long as I'm buying junk, why not get a lot of it. As he went in the front door he hollered back, they're those big ones the truckers use. Well, the first one was another little plastic thing but the second was a Cobra 25, a good, dependable, little unit and the last two were Galaxys! His dad was now on the porch and I didn't have my glasses on to see what model they were but I really love the 979 DX I've been using lately and these looked identical to it so I loaded them up and took off before his Dad could ask what he sold them for. A few blocks away, I found they were 929's, the same as the 979 without sideband, but with all the other features, variable power, talkback, Roger Beep (option), large swing meter, no-calibration SWR, etc. I figure, 7 radios for 20 bucks with three good ones ... not so bad a deal.

Tested the Galaxys and the Cobra just now and they work great! Put the rest in a box for later. I was surprised to see one Galaxy has the red channel display and the other the blue like the 979. I figured it was older but no, it's a few years newer. Anyway, I like the Galaxys and I'm glad to have a couple more.
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Post by Blue Ox2 » Wednesday, 07 June 2017, 4:13 AM

TOO Cool ! What a great find.

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Post by Scipio Kid » Wednesday, 07 June 2017, 9:11 AM

Well, They're nothing like Greg's Anytone (you know, NASA calls him when they can't get through to the International Space Station, apparently he has contacts as far away as Mars!) but for the price, they're nice little radios.

How do you like your McKinley? (Hope they didn't have to rename it Denali.) Do you get much skip from out west? I don't hear much from the North East. Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina and points in between boom in here (Utah) when the skip is rollin' but I never seem to hear anyone up in your area. Now ... I did have a good chat with a fellow claimed to be in England a while back but his lack of accent and the fact that he didn't know where or what Kent was (a county, not a town) I kind of think he was in a pickup at the end of my street, pullin' my leg.

From your avatar, it looks like you might be an Anytone fan too, nice rig. Oh well, 73's to you, hope to hear you out there sometime. (38 lsb)
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Post by Grinder74 » Friday, 09 June 2017, 19:40 PM

I've sold off most of my cb gear. Got my license last year. Have bought the typical boafeng, Kenwood TR751( 2 Meter All-Mode) and a 4 element yagi.

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Post by Blue Ox2 » Monday, 12 June 2017, 21:08 PM

Well, I just picked up a President Washington and waiting for delivery this coming week.

Expecting at least one of my antennas up on Wednesday afternoon.

Looking to get a D-104 for the Washington in the coming week as well.
Everything is slowly coming together.

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A Lido Mount for my tablet. There's just some things that belong in the truck next to your CB.
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Post by Blue Ox2 » Saturday, 17 June 2017, 14:51 PM

Well, I got the President Washington from 1978, 40 Channel SSB. Sideband doesn't work.
Got a D-104 Lollipop Mic and that works on AM on that rig.

Expecting a Cobra 142 GTL on Monday and we'll see how that works.

Still need to get the Tram 1499 antenna up.

The new President McKinley I got is working just fine.
SWR 1.4 - 1 * 4 watts output on the DR Dipole.

Things are looking up.

Need to find someone that is working on OLD rigs though

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Post by Stoneman » Monday, 19 June 2017, 12:56 PM

Picked this Connex CX 3300 HP for 80 bucks sunday!...It's pretty much flawless...

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

Post by Blue Ox2 » Monday, 26 June 2017, 5:37 AM

Well, I just got a GE hand held 40 channel with 3 weather channels.
Can't seem to find a manual for this model anywhere.
3-8595A

The Cobra 142 GTL is hooked up, the President Washington is hooked up.
The President McKinley is doing the job.

Still need to get the Tram 1499 antenna up and running.

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Post by Blue Ox2 » Sunday, 02 July 2017, 5:06 AM

Just got an Echo Power Mic for the Cobra.
Finally got connected with some local folks on 25 AM.
Washington is doing a decent job with D-104
McKinley is doing the best job with D-104 mobile mic
Cobra seems to be a bit off freq and low mod wit Echo mic.

Prolly sen the Cobra to get peaked first.

Still gotta get the Tram antenna up.

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Post by 295 antenna » Thursday, 06 July 2017, 7:59 AM

my sdr just came in the mail .im super excited cant wait to set it up .

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

Post by TrblShooter » Thursday, 13 July 2017, 9:47 AM

295 antenna wrote:
Thursday, 06 July 2017, 7:59 AM
my sdr just came in the mail .im super excited cant wait to set it up .

NooElec NESDR Mini 2+ 0.5PPM TCXO RTL-SDR & ADS-B USB Receiver Set
Just curious as to which SDR you purchased and what microphone are you going to use? I use a Electro-Voice RE-27, super clean hifi audio.. Good luck with it.. They are fantastic..

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

Post by 295 antenna » Thursday, 13 July 2017, 16:50 PM

its a nooelec sdr receiver. the description is in my quote above i didn't realize you can get some that transmit also
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Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 13 July 2017, 17:36 PM

TrblShooter wrote:
Thursday, 13 July 2017, 9:47 AM
295 antenna wrote:
Thursday, 06 July 2017, 7:59 AM
my sdr just came in the mail .im super excited cant wait to set it up .

NooElec NESDR Mini 2+ 0.5PPM TCXO RTL-SDR & ADS-B USB Receiver Set
Just curious as to which SDR you purchased and what microphone are you going to use? I use a Electro-Voice RE-27, super clean hifi audio.. Good luck with it.. They are fantastic..
Which SDR are you running TrblShooter?

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

Post by TrblShooter » Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:09 AM

MDYoungblood wrote:
Thursday, 13 July 2017, 17:36 PM
TrblShooter wrote:
Thursday, 13 July 2017, 9:47 AM
295 antenna wrote:
Thursday, 06 July 2017, 7:59 AM
my sdr just came in the mail .im super excited cant wait to set it up .

NooElec NESDR Mini 2+ 0.5PPM TCXO RTL-SDR & ADS-B USB Receiver Set
Just curious as to which SDR you purchased and what microphone are you going to use? I use a Electro-Voice RE-27, super clean hifi audio.. Good luck with it.. They are fantastic..
Which SDR are you running TrblShooter?

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I run a ANAN-100 Greg...

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

Post by 295 antenna » Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:57 AM

Wow i was just looking at the price of those things..You dont mess around lol
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Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 14 July 2017, 10:56 AM

Cool, everyone raves about the Flex radios but I think the Anan models are the way to go, (BTW, they are "MARS" ready unlike Flex). Keep us in mine if you start to develop any problems with it, heaven forbid.

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

Post by TrblShooter » Friday, 14 July 2017, 14:30 PM

MDYoungblood wrote:
Friday, 14 July 2017, 10:56 AM
Cool, everyone raves about the Flex radios but I think the Anan models are the way to go, (BTW, they are "MARS" ready unlike Flex). Keep us in mine if you start to develop any problems with it, heaven forbid.

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Will do.... We have a group of guys that talk locally on one of the channels we made home.. Every Friday & Saturday we try and get on, from 11pm until 1 am.. Of course not every one of us is on every week, but the channel has been growing.. I know of 4 other people that have the same radio, we strive for a clean audio station.. They have had the radio for a number of years and the radio has been very reliable, no issues so far.. Lets hope it stays that way.. :icon_e_smile:

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

Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 07 August 2017, 5:23 AM

Not so new but I picked this up at the Berryville (VA) Hamfest on Sunday, had $50 taped on it and offered the guy $10, started to walk away and he yelled "Sold". Got home, hooked it up, to my amazement it works great, a tad dusty inside, may need a couple of caps changed but nothing new for a radio of it's age, looking it up on the internet not realizing how rare they are.
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Been wanting an AM radio to talk with the locals that only use AM and then don't need to change any settings on my SSB gear.

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

Post by Blue Ox2 » Wednesday, 09 August 2017, 5:39 AM

battyice wrote:
Monday, 08 May 2017, 18:16 PM
Looking forward to hearing what you think of the D104 on the McKinley.

I recently got a McKinley - I am still running the stock mike and have been considering an upgrade.

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

Post by bluemeanie » Friday, 11 August 2017, 6:09 AM

hey MD I give up what is it.
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Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 11 August 2017, 6:47 AM

MDYoungblood wrote:
Monday, 07 August 2017, 5:23 AM
Not so new but I picked this up at the Berryville (VA) Hamfest on Sunday, had $50 taped on it and offered the guy $10, started to walk away and he yelled "Sold". Got home, hooked it up, to my amazement it works great, a tad dusty inside, may need a couple of caps changed but nothing new for a radio of it's age, looking it up on the internet not realizing how rare they are.
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Been wanting an AM radio to talk with the locals that only use AM and then don't need to change any settings on my SSB gear.

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bluemeanie wrote:
Friday, 11 August 2017, 6:09 AM
hey MD I give up what is it.
Sparkomatic CB5100 AM CB base, still has the handles on it, that makes it even rarer in itself. Wanted something AM to talk to the locals that don't use SSB, this will keep me from messing with the setting on my SSB radios.

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

Post by battyice » Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:59 AM

MDYoungblood wrote:
Monday, 07 August 2017, 5:23 AM
Not so new but I picked this up at the Berryville (VA) Hamfest on Sunday, had $50 taped on it and offered the guy $10, started to walk away and he yelled "Sold". Got home, hooked it up, to my amazement it works great, a tad dusty inside, may need a couple of caps changed but nothing new for a radio of it's age, looking it up on the internet not realizing how rare they are.
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Been wanting an AM radio to talk with the locals that only use AM and then don't need to change any settings on my SSB gear.

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I don't recognize the radio, but it is a beautiful looking base station. Also looks to have many different features.
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Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 11 August 2017, 11:00 AM

It was also marketed as a Lloyd 702A, I like watching for the oddball radios.

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Post by bluemeanie » Friday, 11 August 2017, 22:29 PM

good looking set. I likes it.
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Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Post by LION EYES » Sunday, 13 August 2017, 7:14 AM

I recently picked up an original pres grant in nice shape . 60.00 only has 1 issue no receive AM transmits good though. unlocked clarifier and uppers on a small switch in back. cherry for the money in my opinion

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

Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 13 August 2017, 7:45 AM

Nice radio, shame it doesn't receive but that could be just the mic, bad or broken wire in the plug. Post the problem in the topics and see what others think.

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

Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 28 August 2017, 9:55 AM

Hey,
Been having a lot of mics coming in for repair but not the radio so I finally broke down and bought a mic tester from GI Joe's, it was back ordered for a week until he got another shipment in.
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