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by Shane
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Gates MO-3759 Diode Rectifier - "DCC. Wire"
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Gates MO-3759 Diode Rectifier - "DCC. Wire"

What’s wrong with “the smell of rosin and melting solder?” That’s one of my favorite smells! That and the smell you get with a bunch of tube-type gear running, which is probably just the smell of burning dust but I don’t really want to know if that’s it.
by Shane
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Congrats in order
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Congrats in order

Congratulations to our own BroadcastDoc, Chris Tarr, on achieving the SBE CPBE certification!
by Shane
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Parking Vehicles, etc around AM tower?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Parking Vehicles, etc around AM tower?

Put a parking lot over part of a radial ground system 20-odd years ago. But wasn’t around for completion of the project to know if it affected the DA. I do know that radials were put in the ground before backfill and the pavement was laid since I personally dug little channels for them and the chann...
by Shane
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: IC 706 MkII-G problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Re: IC 706 MkII-G problem

Well, wrong again. CW works fine. So does AM. So only VHF FM has the issue. (And possibly AM on VHF - need to try FM on 29&50 MHz too yet.) Haven’t looked at the service manual for the part that the tech told me about but just been using what works.
by Shane
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Hello!

Hey, Tim. Welcome to the group. That’s dot-info, BTW. :)

de W7MSL
by Shane
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: Baofeng thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Baofeng thoughts

It’s here. Actually came with some accessories much to my surprise. Once I figured out the menu system it seems like it might not even be terribly hard to program manually. I do note that it did not come with software but also note from another thread on this forum that it didn’t work anyway, as All...
by Shane
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: Moseley "soup can" isocoupler
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Moseley "soup can" isocoupler

I had a 5kw with an isocoupler for the 20KW FM on the tower. So it can be done. Whether it’ll work with your particular isocoupler is an open question. A quick phone call to Moseley might provide your answer, though.
by Shane
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Everything else
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, all. May your holiday be alarm free and your Christmas tree lights ... and your tower lights ... burn bright! Praying that you feel His love today.
by Shane
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: Baofeng thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Baofeng thoughts

Thanks, guys. This is truly a great group. And, except for Nathaniel, I believe I have met everyone in this thread. Kind of amazing considering how far flung we are.

Far flung. That’s the next radio I’m looking at...not with a spectrum analyzer.
by Shane
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: Baofeng thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Baofeng thoughts

That’s encouraging, Doug. I reckon one can’t get hurt too bad for $21 and free shipping. Maybe I can get wifey to get me one for Xmas. :D
by Shane
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: Baofeng thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Baofeng thoughts

Looking for opinions on this: BAOFENG UV-5R Ⅲ Tri-Band Two Way Radio VHF 1.25M UHF Walkie Talkies $21.95 It’s 2/1.25/0.75m. It came up right after I thought Why do they never include 222? How long does it typically take for these cheap things to disintegrate? :) How’s the receiver front end around l...
by Shane
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: AM Radio
Topic: BE AM-1A power issue.
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: BE AM-1A power issue.

will i lose my presets when I pull the battery? i think not if you change it with the AC on. You lose settings if the power goes out and the battery is already dead. There’s no lethal voltages up there by the battery so that can be changed while on air. Of course the PS change out requires breakers...
by Shane
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Ham Radio
Topic: IC 706 MkII-G problem
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

Re: IC 706 MkII-G problem

This is still an issue as there were a couple of new developments. 1) I found the rig puts out fine in SSB mode but it drifts in freq somewhat, and 2) a different tech told me both symptoms - the drift and the lack of carrier - are likely because of a defective variable cap in the VXO. Have not dove...
by Shane
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Mix minus kit for the LPB series II / SC-13
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Mix minus kit for the LPB series II / SC-13

Did you find it? If not, Henry Engineering used to have a mix minus box for older consoles which didn’t accommodate that. However, they won’t work on all consoles. I was not able to get one to work on an old McMartin, I think because of a very low impedance mix bus in the McM.
by Shane
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Radio Automation Systems
Topic: BSI Simian Forum Closed Down
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: BSI Simian Forum Closed Down

I guess we’ll have to start one. The hell of it is they lost the archives in the whole mess.