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    Never seen anything like this before.....

    I'm not really looking to "press the crowd" for a solution.... it's just that I have never seen anything like this before... and I am just throwing it out there to see if it "rings a bell" with anybody. A friend has (I believe) a "made for the US Navy" Harris UR-94. Both sides of SSB seem to...
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    A Bit of Luck Yesterday

    Made an "every few weeks check" on OfferUp yesterday and found this listed about 2 hours earlier in my home town. Contacted the seller and it turns out he lived 3 minutes from my house. He had it listed for $30 and I just COULD NOT resist! A Midland 79-892 40 Channel SSB radio from around the...
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    It may seem a "strange topic" for these parts - CALIBRATION

    I threw a question on this subject out in a Vintage Test Equipment group on FB and the discussion really grew interesting. No pick on... no sarcasm..... I was kind of disappointed actually. SO I thought I would drag it over here.... Does any one here worry about calibration of all of...
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    What are general thoughts on a Malaysian Cobra 148?

    Through a friend of mine I just made a deal on one of these for $60 plus shipping. I am still in the first week from knee replacement... so have not hooked it up yet. I was told that shortly before it was shipped to me the owner did a net using the radio and that it sounded good. So ...
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    Fun with a Microphone Tester...

    Some months ago I found a deal on a used Microphone Tester. It is like the Super Star T747 but it is branded "Alan" which I THINK I have heard is some kind of French connection to Midland. When I got it ... it didn't work at all. Soon tracked that to the ground lead on the 9V battery clip...
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    Just some nutsy "unrelated" thoughts.....

    Just felt the urge to pop in and say hi. Tomorrow morning.... I go in for the beginning of two "total knee replacements". I'm having the right done first. Don't know what to expect. I have heard "horror stories" .... and I have heard "best thing I ever did". I guess I will report back...
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    Question on FRS versus GMRS....

    Digging around in my closet today I came across a bag with a pair of older Cobra FRS radios with a charger. They had been buried away for a LONG time so I pulled them out and put them on to charge. There was also another little cheaper FRS unit that did not recharge but took three AAA...
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    ARRL Membership & Email forwarding capability......

    Hello all. I just joined the ARRL on March 30 of this year and am just now able to get in very deep to see what various benefits exist! (new membership problem caused issue. Login worked and said I was logged in.... but most benefit pages told me I had to be a member to get into that area!)...
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    Question on microphones for those with historical knowledge....

    I have now bought two "lots" of "wayward hand microphones for CBs". One order was 6 count, the other 7 count. Out of those 13 mics.... I have 2 Cobras and 1 Uniden that say "Electret Condenser - 1000 ohms" and one Radio Shack that just says "Electret Condenser". I know what a condenser element...
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    One of those.... "trying to gain experience" type questions.....

    Good morning all. A dumb question.... maybe.... but it will help with an adjustment in my head. Let's say that a radio was perfectly aligned 25 years ago. Does that "25 years of time" cause the alignment to go out? Does it require "component failure" for alignment to fall out? Or is it...
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    Technically, not CB related...and may even get me thrown out of here!!!!!

    Last week I got a batch of emails from different places.... all telling me that the FCC targeted 4/19/2022 as the starting date for the new $35 fee for license related transactions. Well there is an old phrase some people used..... had something like...."or GET OFF THE POT" in it...... I had...
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    A quick "not related to radio" comment....

    Wow. I don't know how to act. I've been working form home since March 5th, 2020 (software developer... so we can do that!). I just got confirmation this morning..... going back to the office one day a week.... starting this Wednesday. When I walk in.. it will be two years since I have seen...
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    The Legend of "Dirty Mike"....

    Just thought I'd come back after cleaning it up to show you the end product. I wish that I would have taken a photo BEFORE I started.... it was really "ookie". A grungy film all over it..... the case, the cord..... it was a mess. Now that it is good and clean, there ARE typical/normal wear...
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    Unusual repair job.....

    A few months ago I bought a pair of TRC-458's from a guy out of Conroe. One came with a microphone, the other did not. Today I got a shipment from FleaBay... 5 mics (there were 6 in the picture, and there were 6 in the bag when they arrived, but the ad says five... so this is a "baker's five"...
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    First report... on First test... of my new (to me!) Tram D201A

    Okay, here is the first reporting....... Plugged it in, turned it on... nothing out of the ordinary happened. As it warmed up a mild "hum" came into the speaker. At least I know the speaker works! I piped an RF signal with 1Khz modulation (30%) in on Channel 26. Tuned the radio to 26.... clear...
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    Did it again! (plus a question...)

    "Every now and then a blind pig can find an acorn" - Bob R. Just got back from a road trip over to Baytown (20 minutes away). In the car with me on the return trip..... 1) Tram D201A (40 channel version) 2) Astatic D104 mic wired for the Tram. $40 I do not know if the radio works or...
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    Eleflow? El - I dontknow!

    I could swear I have seen the brand Eleflow in posts on here.... where some of you have used them, or looked at them, or thrown them as far as you can see...... but... if anyone HAS used them.... how on earth do you order them? IN today's marketplace.. they don't seem to have a web presence at...
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    Having some fun today..... radio checkout....

    With that new toy of mine.... I got an itch. I just started going through checking out an RCA SSB Co-Pilot 14T302 that was given to me by Champo. Here is the description he sent me.... ---------------------------------------<quote> Let's see if you can guess the problem??? That damn curse...
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    Here is why I was asking about the BK Precision 2040...

    This popped up 2 days ago on FB Marketplace about 20 minutes away from my house..... I diddled and delayed.... thinking..... my Boonton 102F is probably better quality, and will do all of this... or most of it .... but today... my urge got the better of me and it is now mine. The best part...
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    Opinions on the BK Precision 2040...

    Does anyone have one of these and are they considered useful? Just a "specialized RF signal generator".... right ?