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by k9yli
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: EMERGENCY USE HT DUALBANDER??
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

almost any radio has an aftermarket battery box availABLE.

check the adds for batteriesamerica.com

or w w associates.. nicadlady to name a few.


radios will run 5 watts on 2 usually..

dont read the articles in ham magazines.. read the ads..!!!!!
by k9yli
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: tube design
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

thats a pretty vague question...

elaborate,, just what are you trying to do???
by k9yli
Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Discontinued Icom parts
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

If you can figure out what is burned/missing/gone///
you can always get a small perf board and build up the circuit externaly to the original board and repair it that-a-way..
you dont necessarily need "exact replacement" to repair somehting.
by k9yli
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Mobile install -- 12v relay that shuts off when car off..
Replies: 3
Views: 2422

I forgot.. This method, a relay tied to the key was critical whern I ran a

50 watt tube type motorola.... leave it on over night and dead battery.
With my Kenwoods and Icom i have left radios on for a couple of days with no effect on the battery..
by k9yli
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Mobile install -- 12v relay that shuts off when car off..
Replies: 3
Views: 2422

a auto horn relay has nice big high current contacts but the coil is designed for momentary use.. I have purchased relays from MARLIN P JONES (MPJA,COM) couple of bucks each. coil must be designed for continuous use. At least GM cars had an 'accessory' location on the fuxe box. just find a hot volta...
by k9yli
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: CLEGG FM 28 "5KHz DIGIT" NEED INFO ONHOW TO MAKE I
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Since there may not be many Klegg owners out there. it would help to give more background on the issue. how does the '5kc' switch ' normally work or what should it do.. and does it do its job 'in' or 'out' and just why do you want it to work in a certain way.. if its just a switch, its easy enough t...
by k9yli
Tue May 08, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Nube with a Kenwood TS 830
Replies: 2
Views: 1933

better yet get a short piece of 4 conductor wire, a 4 pin plug to fit and a 8 pin socket..
wire up to match the proper lines..

PTT
Mic hot

Mic common
Shield and /or PTT common..

dont butcher the mic connector as you may want it normal later.

always build adapters....
by k9yli
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: You've got to be kidding...
Replies: 6
Views: 3773

PD I agree.. I have seen the test with all the vowels missing and it can still be read.. also with only the first and last letters correct and can still be read.. A note here is different than formal correspondence. most of the internet is quickand dirty typing, not english test formallity. Just lik...
by k9yli
Sat Apr 07, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: You've got to be kidding...
Replies: 6
Views: 3773

I think perhaps that would not be a spelling error.. I have some spelling errors because of partially amputated finger, i type with on left hand. This one seems like a bad grasp of the english language. I worked with a guy who murdered the language. he spelled a lot of things phonetically and change...
by k9yli
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: tube preamp ac hum
Replies: 2
Views: 1919

that would depend a lot on the type of tube.. most need at least 90 volts on the plate. that implies a step up transformer. then rectifier and filter. hum from bad filtering. or ground loop. as 9 volt ac likley doesnt have a third wire ground back to the house power. you could try a ground lead back...
by k9yli
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: TL-922A "sticking" Antenna Relay ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

For all to read about relays.. several common problems... I have 20 years experience with relays in IBM machines. backin the days of tab cards. collection of dirt/anything sticky.. between core and armature. causes two problems.. one is realy doesnt fully pick, leaving weak tension on the normally o...
by k9yli
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

RADIO DAZE. prices are reasonable..

google it...
by k9yli
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: There! I said it!
Replies: 4
Views: 3245

Yes you pretty much have to eventually tweak the tuning with the antenna. but using a dummy load first gets the tuner in the ballpark as regards to band and frequency. either set the tap switch or crank the rotary inductor to ballpark on that frequency. then connect the antenna and tweak it. going t...
by k9yli
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: I QUIT!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

You dont explain why you have trouble. If that is an original N call you have been at it a while. It seems not to be money,( your statement).. and the other real drawback is location and antenna restrictions, or rental restrictions. A hundred bucks worth of rg8X and some wire and rope will get anyon...
by k9yli
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ANTENNA HELP NEEDED
Replies: 3
Views: 2602

With MEAs idaea. cut a piece of wood just the wire size bigger than the window sill.. thats about an inch and half.. (lay the 2x4 on flat side) drill at top edge. that way the window wount be open so far at the middle where you would have to seal/insulate... If you are real gutsy.. just open the win...
by k9yli
Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ANTENNA HELP NEEDED
Replies: 3
Views: 2602

just how are you trying to exit the house with antenna cable. from basement,, or from a room on firts floor. ?? I have done this with no real permanent damage to house. Last house iln wyo.. I used a 2 footlong. 3/8th bit. drilled thru wall just above baseboard.. dirll will wrap up insulation so back...
by k9yli
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: KENWOOD TS-430S METER LAMP
Replies: 1
Views: 2286

Why not? just measure the voltage (dc) and calculate the resistor needed for a particular LED.. if its ac voltage, you would need a diode also and calculate total resistance needed.. diode and resistor .. If i remember 12 volt supply needs around a 1200 ohm resistor. use a 5 k pot and connect up. tu...
by k9yli
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: IC-735 repair
Replies: 3
Views: 3094

as the saying goes.. 'you're a ham,,fix it'' first off try some trouble shooting. LSB didnt work.. spray clean the usb lsb switch.. it might be failing in both sides now. does it put out carrier in CW mode.. as in tuning up....????? try vox.. does your mic cause vox to kick in.. if not maybe no mic...
by k9yli
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ICOM IC-2820 Dual Band/DSTAR Ready
Replies: 18
Views: 9102

I had similar problem with my 82 diesel olds. some tricks.. disconnect both leads to the alternator. then its just a piece of spinning metal. test.................. also disconnect the heater blower. (my problem_) blower is always on low in american cars.. whine changed with engine speed. bad blower...
by k9yli
Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: HOMEBREW HELP?????
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

for a couple years I ran my TS180 on a regular car battery,, old one that wasnt up to reliable starting.. hooke to a 15+ amp EICO battery substute... adjusted output to about 8 amps.. as a battery eliminator and not a charger the output is filtered ( I have 4 of them ) handy in shop to run automotiv...
by k9yli
Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Amateur Radio Station Licensing and equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

First off, amateur radio is not for ":broadcasting" , its for Amateur to amateur conversation. It is also illegal to transmit music on the amateur bands. You need to go to www.fcc.gov and either search "low power broadcasting" or just hunt around the site for low power license. Also collect about $1...
by k9yli
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: YOUR OPINION???
Replies: 3
Views: 2337

Perhaps yes and no.... steps for indoor antenna. 1 how much space do you actually have,,length wise...? 2 using antenna design, calculate necessary loading coil for that length of wire. 3 Loading coils act differently , say in a verticle, if bottom loaded,, center loaded or top loaded.. top loading ...
by k9yli
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Ericsson monogram mike
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Still not difficult.. 4 more wires... up down voltage and data out... up and down should be easy to eyeball.. or by color code. /ohm meter. voltage and data out a bit more work. check the pad board... pick a wire going to it and study the components conected to it.. follow the foil path.. if it appe...
by k9yli
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Ericsson monogram mike
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

take it apart.. wring out the wires.. most likely there are 4 wires.. red black white and shield common. red mic white ptt black common or ground shield on mic wire.(mic common) ground, ,, ptt ,,, mic hot ,,,,,,, shield on mic hot. shield and ground likely tied together. match to the htx diagram..
by k9yli
Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Comet-SBB-7NMO/CP-5NMO & ICOM-IC-2820-NEED HELP!...RFI
Replies: 2
Views: 1835

Two things.. You would need to eliminate the source, not mask it out.... spark plugs and electric injectors can be noise generators. Go to QRZ.COM and search mobile installs. you have to be logged on to search............................... I think K0BG is the resident guru on mobiles... Or repost t...