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by k9yli
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: help with a wrl la-1 amp
Replies: 1
Views: 1083

Re: help with a wrl la-1 amp

I didnt check , but if its really a WRL amp then its 30 plus years old. Could be a lot more than weak tubes in it..

no one else answered...6/25
Don
by k9yli
Tue May 16, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ICM pin out for IC 7200
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Re: ICM pin out for IC 7200

first off, compare the mic wireing of the 7000 with the 7200 to be sure they are either the same ,
or if different, which wires.
the if necessary, open up the heil mic and wring out the wireing with your ohm meter.
Basic door bell electricity..
by k9yli
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: jupiter mike
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: jupiter mike

you can not just swap mics with out verifying the pin out of the connectors. Especially since electret mics have an 8 volt or so line to power the element. Connecting the wrong pin to the 8 volts would either wipe out the 8 volt supply or put 8 volts somewhere you really dont want it.. Get help with...
by k9yli
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Yaesu ft-727R; Radio Shack Realistic HTX-202
Replies: 3
Views: 1813

Re: Yaesu ft-727R; Radio Shack Realistic HTX-202

the displays have very tiny contacts.. smaller than a pencil line..and close together. if the display gets just a bit twisted or slid sideways the contact will be lost. I would eye ball the display very closely,if your lucky go by the dust rilng around it to see if its moved. I had trouble replacein...
by k9yli
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Heathkit HL-2200
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

Re: Heathkit HL-2200

First problem.. get out ;your ohm meter hand ring out the power switch and or wireing to it. That should find the 'turn off' problem.. You didnt mention if you had to 'turn on the switch' after unplugging to get it to power back up..... that could make a difference as to how to troubleshoot. Also to...
by k9yli
Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: radio detectors
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: radio detectors

I don't believe that BS about NSA recording everything. With all the calls and computer users and cell phones in the US it would take a disk farm the size of Connecticut to store it all. And a population the size of Maine to do any searches of what might be of value to some one. And over 90% of the ...
by k9yli
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Tuning 2M Antenna system for HF
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Re: Tuning 2M Antenna system for HF

the antenna would be only 1/20th of the proper length on 40 meters. a quarter wave on 2 meters is about 19 inches.
a quarter wave on 40 meters about 10 feet. I dont think you could get any tuner to work with that difference.
by k9yli
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: bottom mounted rotor
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Re: bottom mounted rotor

60 feet of pipe will be rather heavy as an addition for the rotor to turn..
plus you would have to slide the pipe into the tower and then push it up and add another piece..
easier if the tower was put up with the pipe inside already..
by k9yli
Sun May 22, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: radio detectors
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: radio detectors

I'll bite.. what is a ''radio detector' .???? i know of diode detectors and product detectors,slope detectors (for FM)..
be more specific..
by k9yli
Wed May 04, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: add on antennas
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: add on antennas

first off is it a dipole configuration?? If so ...do the dipole calculation for the center freq you want to use..(17 is fairly narrow band so it should work all over the band. )) adjust the wire length accurately.. inches count.. also direction.. I find most activity with an antenna northwest/southe...
by k9yli
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: newbie

I would look in the $500 range.. ICOM 706markII is a nice small foot print rig. 12 volt. HF and 2 meters and 440. go to 'rigpix' and scan thru some pictures of ICOM kenwood and yeasu and even Alinco for small rigs. also peruse the eh-ham reviews.. for rigs of the past 15 years or so.. 10 to 15 year ...
by k9yli
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Rotatable Dipole - Gamma Match
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

Re: Rotatable Dipole - Gamma Match

maybe slightly as there is now less meatal around it but it should be not an issue..

Just try it.. set it in a wooden step ladder and test it out..
or hanng from some trees with string to test..
by k9yli
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: HELP anyone own a FTdx9000MP ?? looking for modifications
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

Re: HELP anyone own a FTdx9000MP ?? looking for modificati

How do you know they are ""needed"... if they are known then there should be some connection to where the instructions are located to accomplish them.. no one has answered so maybe there are not any really ""needed" mods. Just some one thinking they are smarter than the engineers that built it.
by k9yli
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: help with wiring a mic for my omni d
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: help with wiring a mic for my omni d

for the mics you can ring out the wireing. open the mic up and the cover on the connector. draw the conector pins and the wire colors. do the same at the other end. mic should have two or maybe 3 wires. if three its likely the capacitor type that needs voltage to run. they are also polarity sensitiv...
by k9yli
Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: cheap source for those just getting started?
Replies: 7
Views: 4746

Re: cheap source for those just getting started?

With the present sun spot cycle on the down swing.. ten and twelve will be the first to go dead. so if ;you are going cheeeeep look to 20,40, 80 bands.. a WARC band radio will be newer, although m y FT980 I bought to get the WARC bands..its 25 years old. I really like 17 meters... Kenwood TS 520/530...
by k9yli
Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: RTTY
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Re: RTTY

I also have a box of 11 metal spool tty ribbons.. nib.
by k9yli
Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: RTTY
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Re: RTTY

If you find some one to get them, I have 4 cases of 10 rolls each of 8 level paper tape. That wont work with a 5 level baudot punch but they may have newer tty stuff too. If i recall my comm center days model 14 15 and 19 were just big black beasts. I also have access to 2 model 14 KSR tables.
by k9yli
Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: SignaLink USB
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Re: SignaLink USB

t [/size try touching the contol with a pencil. keep your hand far away as possible. Thus to prove or disprove hand capacitance, also maybe Rf getting in to shack. run a ground jumper from different things around the rig to check. mic stand,, interconnect cables etc.. its possibly an open ground or ...
by k9yli
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Large Lot of Testing Equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 1303

Re: Large Lot of Testing Equipment

city or area of a state. list of what you have. at least by name if not by make model.
not enough info to make any type of inquirey
by k9yli
Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: A Lapsed ham returns
Replies: 4
Views: 2023

Re: A Lapsed ham returns

I have been a ham since 1960.. Not overly active on HF. But more so lately with a WARC band radio, as 17 meters is really fun. But after all ITS A HOBBY not an obssesion.. I like to build and repair and experiment, not necessarily yakk a lot. It wlll be what you make of it, like any hobby... and not...
by k9yli
Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: anybody outthere
Replies: 2
Views: 1520

Re: anybody outthere

No we all went home...
by k9yli
Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Patch between Icom components?
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Patch between Icom components?

the typical power lead from power supply would be #12 or #10 black and red wire.. 2 conductor.. with connectors to fit the ends. Power supply may have screw on posts that just use the bare ends of wire. between radio and tuner just a short piece of coax ...rg58 or rg58x.. l they are both flexible,rg...
by k9yli
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Kenwood TS-430 POwer Supply
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

Re: Kenwood TS-430 POwer Supply

The piggy back fuse with clips is just an easy way to fix a blown fuse thats soldered in.. Old TV trick. There is really only one fuse. the soldered in fuse is now just a fuse holder. But blown fuses are there to protect expensive parts. alsol check the fuse for how its blown. if its all balck insid...
by k9yli
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: ft897d
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Re: ft897d

Take you volt meter and start at the powerr supply and record the voltages. follow thru as far as the power switch. If you still have 12.4 or more voltls to the power switch, then try a full reset whicdh usually uses the power on switch and one other. come back with more data that you have discovered.
by k9yli
Sun May 24, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: kenwood ts 2000 and flidgi
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Re: kenwood ts 2000 and flidgi

I am not familiar with either the 2000 or fldigi but the question would be

does it go into transmit and not send the data...............or does it not go into

transmit at all.?????/

So is it a PTT circuit problem or a 'send data' line problem??????????????????