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Radios / Vintage Equipment for sale
« on: February 12, 2018, 04:22:02 PM »
Not sure why the pictures are not posting.    Ping me if you want pictures.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these items or have any questions, please contact Vicky Lear at 414-315-2486.
#1 - $75
#2,#3,#4,#6 and #7 all units for $100
#5 - $60
#1 – Gonset communicator II 2meter Transmitter and Gonset 2 meter VFO Audio pre-amp. These both are in working order. - $75 for both units
 
 
#2  Signal Corps US Army Radio receiver BC-186 Allen B DuMont labs New Jersey
 
 
#3 Radio Transmitter BC-187-A, US Army, Allen B DuMont labs, New Jersey
 
 
#4  ZA-1 Glide Path Receiver
 















#5  Kenwood 2m FM Transceiver - $60
 















#6  Westinghouse Radio Power Transformer
 















#7  SWR Coax Ratiometer
 


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Antenna's / Found on QRZ! Looking to buy CDE Rotator Controller
« on: June 20, 2016, 11:12:46 PM »


Kevin   414-807-8750


tx


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General Discussion / Two transmitters, one antenna
« on: February 18, 2016, 12:21:55 AM »


May I use a coax 'T', or must I use an antenna switch if using two radios and one antenna.

Curious what would happen if one radio transmitted, while the other was on.    and what if it is off?

If a switch is required, it would be outside and that would be a pain.


PLEASE ADVISE.


Thanks all



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Radios / Help needed with Vietnnam era HT-2
« on: December 06, 2015, 10:52:42 AM »


how to test?  and where is the crystal?





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Wanted / Antenna ID required x3
« on: September 07, 2015, 10:56:10 PM »
I am purchasing a piece of lake property near Crandon, and this tower is attached   ;D

However I dont know what the antennas are.   The house bracket is at 9 feet, and the tower is four 10-foot sections pluss the rotor section.   
HOWEVER, the top Vertical and rotor wires have been cut.   The property was in foreclosure, so who knows why.   
The lower vertical appears to be about 18 feet tall, and still attached to RG-8 into the house, but I have yet to put a analyzer on it.   before a dipole, could a tuner use this vertical on most bands?

I have no clue if the  yagi is even radio, or maybe HD.

Please advise.

I need to climb to repair, and will need tips.     Shouldn't there be guy wires at aboyt 25/30 feet?



Thanks



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General Discussion / Too Funny
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:33:18 PM »
I was going to ask a simple question on how to hook up 2 receivers to three tuners with three selectable antennas.
This picture answers my question    :o

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203341544410463&set=gm.10152763577166185&type=1

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General Discussion / Free Ham Radio Deluxe downloads
« on: November 19, 2014, 09:07:39 PM »
I believe I just stumbled upon Simon Brown's server where older versions of HRD are available, however not supported.
http://www.iw5edi.com/software/ham-radio-deluxe-5-download-links

I intend to download and play with it a bit.  I am also intending to run this under Wine on a Ubuntu machine in my shack.

I have no clue how to do either at this point, but If I can get this working, I will gladly pay $100 for a copy if I know it works on my machine.

I intend to download and play with it a bit.  I am also intending to run this under Wine on a Ubuntu machine in my shack.

I have no clue how to do either at this point, but If I can get this working, I will gladly pay $100 for a copy if I know it works on my machine.

Anyone have any Linux tips?

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Linux / Free Ham Radio Deluxe downloads
« on: November 19, 2014, 09:04:47 PM »
I believe I just stumbled upon Simon Brown's server where older versions of HRD are available, however not supported. 
http://www.iw5edi.com/software/ham-radio-deluxe-5-download-links

I intend to download and play with it a bit.  I am also intending to run this under Wine on a Ubuntu machine in my shack.

I have no clue how to do either at this point, but If I can get this working, I will gladly pay $100 for a copy if I know it works on my machine.

I intend to download and play with it a bit.  I am also intending to run this under Wine on a Ubuntu machine in my shack.

I have no clue how to do either at this point, but If I can get this working, I will gladly pay $100 for a copy if I know it works on my machine.

Anyone have any Linux tips?

Tx
K9VIN


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The recent HRD presentation was great, but I saw that Gary had highlighted his favorite stations:
Calling freqs
Nut Net
Other NNets
Etc.

GARY, please cut and paste your list of favorites, and lets see if others try to top your list!

Come on Big City Kid, or Nels, lets see a throwdown.


Realize that there are four newer HF folks that have inquiring minds . ..


Kevin
K9VIN




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DXing / New to understanding HF bands
« on: August 11, 2014, 08:16:57 PM »

10 meters is based on the sunspot cycle, which we are at a low, so I expect that band to be dead.  Am I mistaken, does it ocassionally have openings?  Can I get automatic e-mail alerts if it does?

Is 160m a winter only band, due to static crashes?   I have a 80m dipole that I want to tune up on 160, but need figure out what mystical tuner I may need to do it.  My current tuner and a new auto tuner wont do it.

80M, is there a general place to shout out CQ on this band, or is it a bunch of southern cliques, that do not appear welcoming.   

Curious

Tx





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Wanted / Wanted: HF rig and tuner
« on: June 03, 2014, 12:13:19 AM »


I have recently been spending more time in my shack.  I am getting hooked, but still a rookie.

In the summer, I camp quite a bit, and would like to have a mobile rig.   I currently have a Yaesu FT-301 which is working as my home base rig.  It would be a beast to move . . .or I might be interested in a replacement in my shack, and use the 301 as my mobile (ugh).

What band would you recommend for someone hoisting a wire in a campground and playing around in the afternoon and evenings?  I can build an antenna or two, but I need a rig and alot smaller tuner than I currently have.

and if you read this far, and respond with one of the first two answers, you will receive one  dozen fresh Chicken eggs from my girls:
My trailer lights have a power lead from the battery going all the way back to the hitch.  Can I somehow tap into it for external power for the rig, and would you ground it to a ground rod, or to the vehicle frame?   Rookie question, I am sure.  . .. .


 



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DXing / Who does DX?
« on: June 03, 2014, 12:04:40 AM »


Are there beacons that I should listen for?   I just hit Finland this evening with my measly 50 watts, and he had this massive beam pushing god-only-knows what power.

Who can educate me?

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Antenna's / Tips on tuning a dipole array burried in the attic/ceiling
« on: April 29, 2014, 12:20:03 AM »

I Am finally getting more into HF.   A newer member loaned me his antenna tuner, and I found that I had never finalized the soldering on the tuner end of the antenna.  Duh.  BTW, I didnt need his tuner to tell me that, but it was the reason I took the antenna off the tuner and realized . . .  Thanks Todd Seeland!

Now I seem to get out much better, but with his tuner the best I get is SWR 1.7 or 1.9, and mostly 2 and 3's.

A little history here, I put an addition in my house, and when the scaffolding was in the master suite, I ran three dipoles, all connected, through the roof joists, and all of them terminate outside the building under the soffit at a screw-eye, where then each of the antenna's extended with the requisite number of feet of more wire, 10? 20? 30?, out each end of the house.

Now, you see the problem coming . . .

I strung THREE dipoles, and that was 11 years ago.   So I believe one was a 40 meter, and one was a 80 meter, and can someone refresh my memory on this trap dipole I might have built?   would it cover 40, 80 and 160?

So as I want to tune it better (my natural swr for 160 meters is like 6:1), is there any mystical way to know on which antenna my unit is resonating on at any certain frequency? I guess I dont know which antenna to attach the alligator clips with another foot or two of wire to . . .   or is it a shell game? 

Chalk it up to the young guy rushing in, and now scratching my head :-) 


Additionally, I have no access to the traps in the trap dipole, so if I extend the ends will it only affect 160M?    Is it worth my time, i.e. is there much traffic for a General Class bloke like myself on 160?


Thanks for giggling through this one.


Cheers





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