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by KB3LMV
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Dual band J pole plans?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Dual band J pole plans?

DE KB3LMV Have looked at Arrow Dual Band J Pole-It has 3 3/8 OD aluminum rods mounted on an aluminum angle with an SO239 3/8-24 mount- Last I knew they were selling for about $40,Copper tubing isnt cheap these days 73 4 now Paul KB3LMV
by KB3LMV
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: 2 Meters … The New CB Band Of Interference?
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: 2 Meters … The New CB Band Of Interference?

I guess these Yahoos never heard of FRS 49 MC vhf CB handheld radios.Maybe they are too lazy or stupid to pass element 2 & get a Tech Ticket & operate legally.Shame on anyone who sells ham equipment to anyone who can,t furnish A Call Sign Paul KB3LMV
by KB3LMV
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Problem with FTDX-3000 and MFJ-998 tuner
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Problem with FTDX-3000 and MFJ-998 tuner

Hi Keith As I explained to Steve N4GAB You must use MFJ-5114Y NOT Y3 or Y4 as it is equipted with a DIN plug that plugs into tuner jack @ back side of radio.See radio @ RigPIX , Also check mfg 2017 Catalog info not furnished 2016 edition. Best of luck with tuner. 73 4 Now Paul KB3LMV N E Fla
by KB3LMV
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: What's it worth?
Topic: Yaesu 726 Two Meter
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: Yaesu 726 Two Meter

Hi de KB3LMV ? Are you Buying or Selling? The Yaesu FT 726 R is A 2 meter 10 watt SSB CW FM 13.6/120 volt Base transceiver.Tone board & tone Squelch is optional.They where produced beginning in 1983 & replaced by the FT 736R in 1987.It is !NOT! something I would even consider buying.30-35 yrs old an...
by KB3LMV
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: VHF RFI on telephone Line
Replies: 0
Views: 358

VHF RFI on telephone Line

Hi DE KB3LMV Paul I have been battling VHF RFI since last summer.It occured only on 145.150 MHz,my local repeater output freq.It would create an S7-9 noise floor. I locates the source was from phone line.Lineman unhooked line from house still there.Pulled outside disconnect no noise.reconnected and ...
by KB3LMV
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: connecting a ts-440s to a manual tuner
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: connecting a ts-440s to a manual tuner

Just curious what problem was? I had I had a situation with a 3/8-24 to SO239 fedthru thanks to one of those WONDERFUL CRIMPOn MULTI DIAMETER PL 259' Center Pins. It destroyed the feed thru by bellmouthing the hole.backoff the nut and out falls the cable. Stupid little things can cause HAIR Loss 73 ...
by KB3LMV
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: connecting a ts-440s to a manual tuner
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: connecting a ts-440s to a manual tuner

Hi DE kb3lmv #1 Is your TS 440S equipted with an onboard tuner,If so turn off autotune and bypass tuner (Center & r/h buttons above Mic & headset jacks Because compounding tuners Creates a can of worms. #2 If the radio & tuner Do Not Like the end fed vertical its possible you have a SEVERE MISMATCH ...
by KB3LMV
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Problem with FTDX-3000 and MFJ-998 tuner
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: Problem with FTDX-3000 and MFJ-998 tuner

Hi.Steve It sounds to me like a FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE between radio & tuner.Note there are 3 DIFFERENT Yaesu cables for the MFJ 998,925,28,&29 units MFJ 5114Y most common The 5114Y3 1000MP & 9000 & 5114Y4 For the 2000 & 5000 Models.Don't know what difference is,Plugs ,pinout or both.I'd check cable...
by KB3LMV
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Tuning 2M Antenna system for HF
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Re: Tuning 2M Antenna system for HF

Hi Joe After viewing your QTH I would use a GAP Titan DX 10-75 or 80 on a 10-20 ft mast & a tip up base. If you reside in a nest of NIMBY's in which case I.d use a 135 ft dipole & a HELIUM Balloon with a hand winch teathering system.deploy it in a 120 degree config and pray it doesn't get ATTACKED B...
by KB3LMV
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: FT-847 Code Key Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: FT-847 Code Key Issue

Hello jim
Did you happen to read my posts about your key issues? I've not seen any replies and am curious if your problem has been resolved.
Paul kb3lmv
by KB3LMV
Mon May 30, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: FT-847 Code Key Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: FT-847 Code Key Issue

Hello Again Jim; As I suspected You are using the WRONG PLUG on your key and shorting ring contact on jack to ground & keying TX.FT 847 Op manual available from manualslib.com pg 5 connector pinout shows proper key plug connections and states use only 3 contact stereo pllug. Radio does in fact have ...
by KB3LMV
Sun May 29, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: FT-847 Code Key Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: FT-847 Code Key Issue

sorry Jim I got your name wrong on my first post.After rereading your Plea for help you need to get a 1/4 " Stereo plug.With a 3 conductor cable you can use a single paddle key.Thumb for DAHs & index finger for Dits.If radio has no built in keyer connect ring & tip wirestogetheron straight key 73 gl...
by KB3LMV
Sun May 29, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: FT-847 Code Key Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: FT-847 Code Key Issue

Hi Kurt Here's a thought Are you using a Mono plug in a Binaural ( stereo ) Jack?If the rig has a built in keyer for use with paddles,you may be shorting the ring contact to ground and keying TX.Try using both an unwired mono & a stereo plug insert stereo first then mono.If mono keys but stereo DOES...
by KB3LMV
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Delta loop
Replies: 2
Views: 1221

Re: Delta loop

Hello Jack According to John D Heys G3BDQ Practical Wire Antennas,Delta loop formula is 1005/Freq = length in ft.Feed point impedance is about 75 ohms for an equilateral delta loop.I,d use a 1 to 1 Balun and 75 ohm Coax feed line to your radio.75/4 = 18.75 ohms Not An Acceptable match in my eyes,kee...
by KB3LMV
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Kenwood TS-430 POwer Supply
Replies: 3
Views: 1517

Re: Kenwood TS-430 POwer Supply

Hello Paul It appears that someone had exceeded the duty cycle ratings of your PS-430.The ratings are 25% @20 A. 50% @ 15A 100% @ 10A.You might consider an Astron RS-35M 35amp Int. 25amp cont. or an MFJ-4035MV 35A int 30A cont.These are adjustable voltage and have both volt & amp meters.A very nice ...
by KB3LMV
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: TS-950 low power output.
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: TS-950 low power output.

Hi Doug Try ken@k3ten.com or N4ATS St Cloud Fl.Both are GREAT TECHs.Bill N4ATS fixed my TS-690S disolay problem that Kenwood West coast service couldn't find,bad solder joints on caps. 73 & good luck Paul KB3LMV N.Fl
by KB3LMV
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Short control cables for YSK-7800
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: Short control cables for YSK-7800

UpDate Triangle Cables Chesterfield Mo. sells RJ 12 cables (6 conductors)3 7 & 14 ft straight & reversed starting at under $2 .They also have RJ 12 couplers. 73 Paul KB3LMV
by KB3LMV
Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Short control cables for YSK-7800
Replies: 2
Views: 1197

Re: Short control cables for YSK-7800

The YSK 8900 (FT88&8900R) uses a 6 conductor cable with 2 6 pin RJ 11 plugs mounted oppositly.I use a std 6pin cable+ a coupler with the short cable.this reverses the contact arangement,and works just fine.You might ask a local telecom tech if they could build you one with opposit plugs.I would veri...
by KB3LMV
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: I AM Back KB5WLC in Milwaukee Area Now
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: I AM Back KB5WLC in Milwaukee Area Now

Hi Larry DE kb3lmv Paul.Did you check with AES 5710 W. good Hope rd 53223 414-358-4087. Good luck & 73 Paul
by KB3LMV
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: tvi from g5rv close too satelite dish's
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: tvi from g5rv close too satelite dish's

Hi mooney The G5RV Max you are attempting to install needs to be up at least 75 ftabove ground level.I would attach it to a 3/16" DACRON support line at center & end insulators(zero strain on wire).Using choker mounted pulleys in trees,run support line thru pulleys to ground level & attach a 8 " con...
by KB3LMV
Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: I need some buck boost transformer help?
Replies: 2
Views: 2171

Buck Boost Transformers

Hi Adam A Buck Boost Transformer is a 1-1 (isolation)& 10-1 (stepdown) connected in series.Hv+Lv (in phase Boost),Hv-Lv (180 out Buck) Acme,Federal Pacific,&Hammond all manufacture 5KVA units,but be prepared to part with at least $600.A 120/240x12/24 will deliver 218 or 229 VAC from a 240 source dep...
by KB3LMV
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: What's it worth?
Topic: Looking for Some Help With Value
Replies: 1
Views: 2049

ft 1000 mp

Hi Patti I 've seen several ft 1000's listed (multiple versions)@ between $1200& $1800.Don't forget the Starke Hamfest 11/19&20/2011. Send the details on rig ie version& output and we'll narrow price range. 73 4 now Paul KB3LMV Melrose fl
by KB3LMV
Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ICOM IC-2820 Dual Band/DSTAR Ready
Replies: 18
Views: 8600

Hi John have you tried road testing while on jack stands.you could walk the antenna around the vehicle & look for strongest signal.Hood hinges make lousy ground straps,ie ford mtr co products need additional bonding straps to suppress rfi through the hood. Happy Snipe Hunting Paul KB3LMV
by KB3LMV
Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ICOM IC-2820 Dual Band/DSTAR Ready
Replies: 18
Views: 8600

rfi

Hi John I doubt the noise in question is alternator related as it only occurs when vehicle in moving & varies with speed.I,d look at it coming from ABS system,"wheel speed sensors or speedometer,as speedo cables are becoming extinct.put it on a lift or 4 jack stands & take her for a spin.If its stil...
by KB3LMV
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: CENTRONICS CONNECTORS
Replies: 3
Views: 2835

7 pin centronics ? ? ?

Hi Gerald Is the connector in question a 4+3 pin or 7+7 pin.Centronics made 14,36(printer)&50(scsi) all of which are still available,7,18,& 25 rows of 2.Anything else is probably propritory so GOOD LUCK.There is always a DB 9 or 6Pin Mini Din keyboard plug & jack. 73 4 now Paul