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by fineshot1
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Kenwood Amateur Radio
Topic: 8 pin mic jack retaining nut tool ????
Replies: 3
Views: 2837

8 pin mic jack retaining nut tool ????

Anyone know of a tool to remove the older circular common(kenwood, icom, yeasu,etc.) 8 pin mic jack in all the older model radios? I usually us a pair of fine needle nose pliers but the radio on my bench has one machine tight and I simply can not get it off and it appears I can only get it off with ...
by fineshot1
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What search terms do you use?
Replies: 1
Views: 3301

Re: What search terms do you use?

If I am looking for a specific model mostly manufacture names combined with model numbers - IE: "IFR" "1900CSA" I will also work variations of model numbers - such as eliminating the csa above and just enter 1900. If I want to cruise through just the manufacture then I just enter the manufacture nam...
by fineshot1
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Milcom 220Mhz RF Amps
Replies: 3
Views: 4577

Re: Milcom 220Mhz RF Amps

Yes - thanks. The amp works flawlessly, still have it at the shop. Ran my last test with a 25.5VDC 25A supply and with 150mw input got about 95 Watts clean output. I will eventually install in my rack at the site but I will have to take the entire rack apart and move everything around to get it to f...
by fineshot1
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Forum Re-Alignment and Additions
Replies: 4
Views: 4476

Re: Forum Re-Alignment and Additions

Looks great Alex.

Only thing I would suggest is under "Amateur" and "Commercial" is putting "Other" to accomodate
other manufactures, as an example such as Alinco which does not seem to fit any where.
by fineshot1
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Milcom 220Mhz RF Amps
Replies: 3
Views: 4577

Re: Milcom 220Mhz RF Amps - Update

Bringing back this older thread for an update. I finally got a hold of a NewMar 24VDC 16 Amp supply and did some preliminary bench testing today. With 150mW input into this amplifier I got 75W out of the directional coupler on the output. I bypassed the directional coupler and got approx 87W on the ...
by fineshot1
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: ARCC proposes revision of 33cm bandplan
Replies: 0
Views: 2548

ARCC proposes revision of 33cm bandplan

ARCC proposes revision of 33cm bandplan to accomodate the 33cm 25mhz split.

If you are in this coverage area please feel free to offer comments to ARCC if interested.

http://www.arcc-inc.org/33cm.pdf
by fineshot1
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Milcom 220Mhz RF Amps
Replies: 3
Views: 4577

Milcom 220Mhz RF Amps

Anyone have any specs info on the Milcom 220Mhz rack mount rf amps for the defunct acsb trunk system line of equipment. I acquired one of these amps and its built like a tank and want to put in in fm repeater service and need the specs and any other info I can get. Its marked only as 28vdc on the po...
by fineshot1
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Vertex
Topic: some better photos of this radio
Replies: 4
Views: 1684

Re: some better photos of this radio

Howard - it looks like a Vertex FTL-7011 UHF conventional radio or similar.
There is usually a model/sn tag on the (radio facing you) right side towards
the back on the heat sink. Sometimes they get stripped off.
by fineshot1
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: UHF radio installation into a 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid
Replies: 2
Views: 3842

Re: UHF radio installation into a 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid

I did a MCS2000 UHF radio install in the ford hybrid suv ( i think it was the escape model ) and there was no difference from any other install I have done in the past. All the same precautions ( air bag clearances, hole drilling clearances, etc. ) as any other vehicle.
by fineshot1
Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Icom Amateur Radio Forum
Topic: Icom older mobile(circular 8 pin plug) hands free options
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

Re: Icom older mobile(circular 8 pin plug) hands free options

Bump

OK - How about anything that has been home brewed???

Anyone???
by fineshot1
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Icom Amateur Radio Forum
Topic: Icom older mobile(circular 8 pin plug) hands free options
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

Icom older mobile(circular 8 pin plug) hands free options

Q1.Anyone know of any (besides homebrew) hands free headsets for the older icom mobiles? I was wondering if there was anything commercially available since all the politics these days seems to be leaning towards making criminals out of someone driving down the road & talking into a microphone on a r...
by fineshot1
Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Harris Public Safety Communications (PSPC) Equipment
Topic: Ericsson Panther 500P VHF Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 2490

Re: Ericsson Panther 500P VHF Opinions

Does anyone have any experiance replacing the battery pin assembly on these radio pc boards? It sure seems like mission impossible to me without destroying the replacement units.
by fineshot1
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Harris Public Safety Communications (PSPC) Equipment
Topic: Ericsson Panther 500P VHF Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 2490

Re: Ericsson Panther 500P VHF Opinions

Thanks Tom - someone else sent me the users manual in pdf and I was able to figure it out. Strange you can not access the scan list via the program software. Guess i have to get out of the moto state of mind. :)
by fineshot1
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Anybody hae experience with a battery conditioner?
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Re: Anybody hae experience with a battery conditioner?

We use the Cadex 7000 with the charge cups for our particular portable batts(MTS2000, XTS2500/5000, HT1250) and it works fantastic. I have to agree with k2hz that for NiCads & NiMH batts the absolute max you could expect out of these is about 2 years(especially for pub saftey use). You may get 3 yea...
by fineshot1
Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Harris Public Safety Communications (PSPC) Equipment
Topic: Ericsson Panther 500P VHF Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 2490

Re: Ericsson Panther 500P VHF Opinions

OK - thanks for that opinion. I have the program software, ge rib & cable. I cannot get this unit to scan correctly. I have 13 channels programed some with & without CG but even though some channels have activity the scan function does not stop on those active channels. Any idea's where I went wrong...