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by RGORJANCE
Sat May 27, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Contactors!
Replies: 30
Views: 1424

Re: Contactors! US 2 OUTTA IRONWOOD

One more war story and I'm dun! One dark and moonless night as I am departing Westbound outta Ironwood on US 2, I was crusin' about 60-65 mph in my Buick Electra deuce and a quarter with the 455 cu in V8. I started to lose a station so I glanced over to grab the tuning knob. Got it and started tweak...
by RGORJANCE
Fri May 26, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Contactors!
Replies: 30
Views: 1424

Re: Contactors! Clear the driveway before going to bed, wake up to another 12-18"

Chuck-try driving around in the winter "Up Nort" in da UP, dere hey! Houghton-Hancok, Marquette, Ishpeming, Hurley Burly/Ironwood, etc where the big truck snow plows have a second "wing plow" so they can "terrace" the snow. Ain't no way, if you lose control up there, that you would even be able to l...
by RGORJANCE
Thu May 25, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Contactors!
Replies: 30
Views: 1424

Re: Contactors!Two hats, two pairs of gloves, three pair thermal underwear.....

Phhhffttttt! Barking doggy slippers, warm robe, roaring fireplace, hot coffee, kringle, morning paper! :lol: "What, me worry?"

Been pretty lucky. Contacts on motorized contactors at site I have only went bad in decent weather. I'm overdue!

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by RGORJANCE
Sat May 13, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: ADJUSTING CRANK FOR SAT DISH
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: ADJUSTING CRANK FOR SAT DISH

Well, it looks like I came up with-------at least an idea. Got to thinking about the issue and like being hit by lightning, there was this flash out of the blue! , I remembered the hand crank trailer jack that was on a boat trailer I had a lot of years ago. Got to looking up trailer jacks on the net...
by RGORJANCE
Sat May 13, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: ADJUSTING CRANK FOR SAT DISH
Replies: 8
Views: 165

ADJUSTING CRANK FOR SAT DISH

Having a posible senior moment today. Does anyone know the brand name/source for those hand crank sat adjusting thingys? We had one go bad. I don't remember the brand of the dish (abt 3 meter). They look kinda like the boat trailer crank-up/down wheel devices I used to have with the folding handle. ...
by RGORJANCE
Mon May 01, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Bad day for, uh, something...
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Bad day for, uh, something...

Picture would also fit Eau Claire, WI where over 30,000 birdies did the suicide crash into that tall tower. :roll: The vultures/turkey buzzards must have arrived too late for dinner. Funny thing about that---------I never saw any pictures in the news media showing all them "dead ducks". :shock: Fossil
by RGORJANCE
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: IC 706 MkII-G problem
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: IC 706 MkII-G problem

Good idea on the pin diode.

I have a 706 too and I seem to remember losing the output device/brick on it. Additionally, I also got an ICOM FM only rig (I think it's an IC1200) that keeps tossing out pa modules every couple years. Symptoms are the same on the 2M only rig.

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by RGORJANCE
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: MW10B-A little help?
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: MW10B-A little help?

I am putting my two cents in here, and probably oing out on a limb at the same time. "Back in the day" I had an MW-5 go down. Don't recall exact symptoms, but might have been similar. It acted like the solid state driver had failed. No stock on the shelf in Quinky at the time. Traced things out and ...
by RGORJANCE
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: FM Radio
Topic: Harris MSP 100
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: there was a former Harris sales tech lurking

There is indeed a former Harris Salesman hiding out here. He does prefer to remain lurking/hiding, waiting to pounce at a moment's notice. Regarding your search for an extender card, I am going out on a limb here, but that ain't nuttin new! My thoughts on it are that memory says the MSP-100 used the...
by RGORJANCE
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re:You got ma to clear the driveway

Ooooops----typo strikes again! Shoulda been spelled ME! Actually, the CEO tried to shovel the front porch and that was near hysterical!

I often wonder how she would do with the snowblower. :roll:

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by RGORJANCE
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG

Jeff: To the best of my knowledge, Northern Engineering Labs formerly in Burlington, WI is no longer in business having no contact info for a number of years. As for additional information on the crystal front, one of my buddies just ordered several crystals from ICM. He was told that they are worki...
by RGORJANCE
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re :ICM is a proud supplier to Radio Shack.

Durn! I flat missed that line! I need new, more powerful "readers".

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by RGORJANCE
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG
Replies: 14
Views: 640

INTERNATIONAL CRYSTAL MFG

Just got this last night from a ham buddy in Oklahoma. ICM is shutting it's business down.

https://www.icmfg.com

Sad news.....used them several times on xmttr freq changes.

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by RGORJANCE
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SEARCHING FOR CAPS
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: SEARCHING FOR CAPS

Wow! Awesome fast responses....thanks guys. I was looking at those microwave oven caps. They're cheap enough that we could gang up several of them. But I think the tower light beacon flasher source is perfect. I'll call them today to get price and avail. Thanks for all the suggestions----they all ar...
by RGORJANCE
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: SEARCHING FOR CAPS
Replies: 5
Views: 306

SEARCHING FOR CAPS

Anyone got a company/website, company name, etc that might be able to supply a 0.9ufd 2500vac non-polarizing cap, poly propylene like in a BE FM-10? These are c-2 and c-3. They are oval and look like a motor run/start cap. I feel that a unit price of just under $900 is a slight bit high, and hope to...