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by N9LCD
Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: checking tubes
Replies: 1
Views: 1818

With the pin-outs, you can check for continuity on the heater / filament and shorts between the elements. That's about it. Probably 1625's & 807's are the biggest transmitting tubes the old testers could check. Everything else was "test by replacement:. Considering that the 813 & 250TH take can take...
by N9LCD
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 3365

A BC-610 should have: 1 @ 6L6; 2 @ 2A3; 2 @ 5Z3; 1 @ 6V6; 2 @ 807; 2 @ 100TH; 1 @ 250TH; 2 @ 866A; and 3 @ 0D3. Does the rig look like it's been hacked? I'm thinking it may be a vintage home-brew HF CW (and AM) rig because of the 813's. The 250TH was a popular WW II-era output tube. If you want more...
by N9LCD
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: avoid ripoffs/ opinion by W8JN
Replies: 22
Views: 47385

You can't even trust U. S. currency.

EVEN THAT MAY BE COUNTERFEIT!
by N9LCD
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: Postal money orders are the way to go
Replies: 14
Views: 30423

WRONGO!!! Your Post Office will cash a postal money order ONLY IF they have enough cash on hand to keep operating the rest of the day and to cash any other money orders that may come in. I asked at my P.O. IN OTHER WORDS, DON"T HOLD YOUR BREATH. IT'S THE POSTAL SERVICE!!! (Choose your pet expletive)!
by N9LCD
Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: CHRIS -- WD8EEQ
Replies: 2
Views: 2161

CHRIS -- WD8EEQ

I did a deal with Chris for a tube -- $12.50 shipped. Rather than wait to get a money order, I sent him $13.00 cash and said, more or less "Keep the change". Chris sent me my change along with the tube! How's that for being on the up-and-up? A guy like Chris restores your faith in humanity. Jerry N9...
by N9LCD
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: How can we survive without code requirement?
Replies: 6
Views: 5525

How can we survive without the code?

The same way we did with the code!!!
by N9LCD
Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Christmas time in Ham Land
Replies: 11
Views: 9093

QUESTION:

Why don't the YL's want outdoor lights hung when it's above warm?

It's too early and you're rushing the season.

Nothing like hanging on to iron railings when it's 10 degrees above and a -15 wind chill.

I'm just waitin' for the command to come down: "HANG LIGHTS!"

Jerry

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: 6 METERS vs CHANNEL 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1965

6 METERS vs CHANNEL 2

I'm thinking of venturing onto 6 meters.

How bad can an over-the-air Channel 2 be? Do you run into problems with adjacent-channel interference, intermod and all other kinds of crud?

Has anybody had any experience using a PRC-25 or -77 inear an over-the-air Channel 2?

Thanks!

JERRY

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: My two cents worth
Replies: 14
Views: 11653

AMEN! If somebody's careless with their posts when they're selling their gear, you have to wonder how careful they were with that gear when they were using it. Also, with the grammer, spelling and sentence structure in some posts, you have to wonder if the "poster" could read and follow instruction...
by N9LCD
Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Capacitors!!!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 3435

Newark Electronics can be good. Hugh 2" thick catalogue. Commercial - industrial supplier. Only one problem that I see, everytime I look for something (even like Li AA's) they're out of stock.

1-800-4-newark

www.newark.com


Jerry

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: POSTAL MONEY ORDERS
Replies: 0
Views: 5828

POSTAL MONEY ORDERS

Before listing a high-end receiver, I stopped at the local Post Office to check on cashing postal money orders. 1 Yes, the Post Office will cash postal money orders. 2 No, they will not cash an unlimited amount of money orders. They could cash a $100 or so. For larger amounts, I'd have to go to a P....
by N9LCD
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Changing your address with the FCC
Replies: 3
Views: 2945

Thanks!

I changed my address through QRZ.com.

N9LCD
by N9LCD
Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Feedback Forum
Topic: New eBay scam
Replies: 12
Views: 9098

How about $12,400.00 (NO TYPO!!) for a WW II vintage 368A doorknob tube?

To quoye Mr. Barnum "there's a sucker born every minute"!
by N9LCD
Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: withdrawn
Replies: 1
Views: 2072

Bringing coax & ground into the shack.

I seen and heard of hams using back to back metal dryer vents to go through the wall and then stuffing the vents with fiberglass insulation to keep the elements out I'm a little hazy about grounding antennas outside the shack. Inside, I'd head for the nearest cold water pipe, hopefully past the wate...
by N9LCD
Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Free For All -- Talk about anything related to Ham Radio.
Topic: Changing your address with the FCC
Replies: 3
Views: 2945

Changing your address with the FCC

HELP!

I moved three years ago and forgot to change my mailing address with the FCC.

How do I change my mailing address on my amateur radio license?

N9LCD

:oops:
by N9LCD
Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: Safe Trading Tips
Topic: AVOIDING STOLEN EQUIPMENT
Replies: 0
Views: 5266

AVOIDING STOLEN EQUIPMENT

I found one good way to avoid possibly stolen gear -- ask 'em directly! What's the serial number on the gear. I want to be sure it's not on the "HOT SHEETS" if I send it for calibration or service. I've used this on an auction site for $40,000 HP spectrum analyzers offered for $2,000 or $2,000 Motor...