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Equipment / Re: 'CB' amplifier for HF
« on: February 16, 2022, 2059 UTC »
I couldn't tell you about Texas Star, but I have had zero problems with old linears on 10-40's meters with stuff like Pride, Grey, even a generic looking 100 watt HME box.  I believe the old ones generally worked 3-30 mhz.  Now I DID have problems with my only expensive purchase, the RM Italy about 10 years ago.  It was I believe a 150, fan or two on top, knob band selector on the left, billed as 1.8-30mhz.  Absolute P. O. S.  Tested on the bench with a Cobra stock CB.  Worked ok, but not real impressed with output.  Mobile I could not get it to work >90% of the time.  I tried everything 1-10 watt input, connections, 10m, 40m.  No reason why it decided to work once for a minute then not.  Other amps worked just fine.  Luckily got my $ back.
So gitcha an old cheaper one.  Only issues I have had with them is fuse getting sizzly from age and poor connection.  So chop off and add new wire with fuse.  I have also never had to replace a cap in any of the 4 I have which is amazing.  If you 'chaw' minutes+ straight at a time, put a fan on top.

Guessing Ukranian guy.  Plays Metallica, Rammstein, etc.  Frequent images in the waterfall.  He has quite the signal and has been on the last few evenings so probably again tonight.
Vice picked it up

I'd stick an image or two here but I don't use photo junk online.  Be prepared for mangled English spelling and penises.

Sweet! Very interesting article.

The RF Workbench / Tried a 270-030 replacement
« on: May 29, 2020, 1931 UTC »
2 mH 5A choke from Mouser.  Did it work? Yes, but a bit overdriven even at lower volume.  RA told me never found a replacement that sounded as good as the original Shack part and I believe him.  $5 for this experiment bypassing a choke in a working clone into a dummy load of course.
If you want to see exactly what I tried, part # 80-SC-05-20J

Equipment / Re: SW/MW radio recommendation?
« on: January 11, 2020, 1827 UTC »
Had all but one of these.  Definitely Tecsun 600 to 880.  Ported out to large speakers is awesome.

Huh? / Re: GAME: [A-Z] 8 Letter Words
« on: November 25, 2019, 2254 UTC »


Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Re: Dry brined rotisserie chicken
« on: October 20, 2019, 2306 UTC »
DAMN prolapsed chicken snuff pron

Bacon, BBQ, Beef, And More / Re: Reverse sear ribeye steak
« on: October 12, 2019, 0002 UTC »
EEEwwwww, Frank's and Tabasco?  Vinegar ick low potency.  If you need to go mainstream, at least try El Yucateco red.  Hotter and not vinegary. Two bucks at the Walworld.  I have since become self actualized and make my own habanero sauce about every other weekend.  Trinidad scorpion peppers getting grown out back next spring to see how they are.

Huh? / Re: Kim Shattuck, Punk Musician Who Led the Muffs, Dies at 56
« on: October 04, 2019, 0001 UTC »
It fuckin killed me reading about it on punknews.org this morning. She was so nice.  We exchanged some emails in the later 90s. She had an early macbook. Set me up with a fakebook for guitar of the first three albums.  Handwritten, verse/chorus/bridge shit with chords written above the lyrics.  Try to get that shit nowadays emailing your songwriting guitar idol.  Fuck I am so bummed out and drinking.   Nobody else writes perfect three minute 3-4 chord punk melodic shit like Kim did. I had no idea she had ALS.  She just released the Coolies EP and another Muffs CD of old recordings will drop 10/20.  Shit.

Equipment / Re: Advice on Tecsun vs Sony
« on: February 05, 2019, 2229 UTC »
I have both the Sony 7600 and the Tecsun 880.  I never listen to the Sony anymore.  Tecsun hears better, tunes easier especially ssb no comparison.  Rechargeable battery via usb which hardly ever needs charging.  Why do I have that damn Sony sitting around still?  I guess for trips and stuff where if it was stolen I wouldn't really care.

General Radio Discussion / Re: Resource Advice
« on: December 14, 2018, 2241 UTC »
Simple dipole, pretty much any type of copper wire.  Inverted v at least 20 feet up at the center.  Ends off the ground.  Start with a bit too much wire and twist in the ends a bit at a time and check with swr meter if transmitting.  If receiving then no need to get it within inches of good swr.  Yeah drawback is transmitting you need to pick a small frequency range you want it to behave well on.  Ya prolly got the shit laying around to build an almost free one.  Chunk of coax going to center was ever my only real cost.  You can leave extra wire on the ends twisted inward if you want to ever go down lower in freq.  Easier to chop off wire than add some if you are off resonance a bit.

Huh? / Re: Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dies at 63
« on: December 07, 2018, 2259 UTC »
I read it last night and it saddened me.  I must have listened to Singles Going Steady hundreds of times.  Now he can be reunited with his POS Starway guitar.  He said something like it was like playing a 2x4 with strings up a half inch.  Legend has it he broke the sob in half.

QSLs Received / Re: Toynbee Radio eQSL
« on: December 02, 2018, 2024 UTC »
Same here.  Music was by Elastica, Armitage Shanks, Ramones, Dow Jones.

The RF Workbench / What kind of build and output do YOU want to see?
« on: November 19, 2018, 2344 UTC »
Lots of talk about 200-400 watt designs but I imagine most everyone would not want to run this as it is practically asking for the knock or a nice arcing fireball when something goes wrong.  I know what I like and what I would like to have exist.  I'd like a grenade type design.  It is easy to build with basic electronic knowledge and gets out nicely with a good dipole.  What I would like is for more than a sub 10 watt carrier with 20 max PEP.  Maybe double this while still using 12-15 volts.  And without the obsolete 270-030 which is increasingly hard to find.  That is the only problem part with this solid design.  I don't know if this would be a laughable request, like maybe the design is already maxxed out at 10 watts, but it is what I'd be willing to spend some $ on with schematic and just my nice multimeter.  Yeah I know there are Dave M designs that may kind of fit the bill but I have never been able to get one of them to work well.  Either not at all or with terrible audio.  Grenade works first time every time and can be tweaked up a couple watts maybe by experimenting with filter caps.  So what do you all want to see?

Equipment / Re: Linear Amp for Just Below 40m
« on: November 03, 2018, 1751 UTC »
12v like old school cb linear or a plug in the wall kind most likely with tubes or quite expensive?

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