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by RodinKy
Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 13:28 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Sick Uniden Washington
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Sick Uniden Washington

Picked this radio up in a trade and it only outputs one-tenth of a watt when keyed. You can hear it on another radio close by and the modulation is fine and the receive works well, any suggestions from you radio experts other than throw it in the trash.
by RodinKy
Monday, 13 November 2017, 13:16 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Drake TR7
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Drake TR7

Thanks gentlemen, the radio was sold before I could make an offer. Maybe I'll have better luck next time.

by RodinKy
Friday, 10 November 2017, 16:18 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Drake TR7
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Drake TR7

I have the opportunity to acquire one of these in perfect working order, it comes with the Drake meter and Drake VFO that match the radio, it has been modified to work on 11 meter. What are your thoughts about this radio?
by RodinKy
Sunday, 29 October 2017, 12:51 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Your Local Channel?
Replies: 202
Views: 4899

Re: Your Local Channel?

Channels 30 & 33 AM and 38 LSB
by RodinKy
Sunday, 29 October 2017, 12:49 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Yagi vs Quad
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Yagi vs Quad

Thanks JJD good info sounds like the L4 is a lot of trouble which I don't want or need, we do have an occasional ice storm in Kentucky. I just want one with more gain than I currently have and one that's not huge, size restriction due to oak trees on my property. If you think of any other antennas w...
by RodinKy
Saturday, 28 October 2017, 9:57 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Yagi vs Quad
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Yagi vs Quad

Thanks to everyone for their input. I've been comparing the Lightning L4 and the Maco Asteroid. Specs about the same except for size and weight. I will carefully weigh the facts before I make up my mind. JJD, nothing you read on Lightnings site indicate any trouble but I suppose they wouldn't put th...
by RodinKy
Friday, 27 October 2017, 7:34 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Yagi vs Quad
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Yagi vs Quad

Are there any advantages of a Quad over a Yagi Beam? Looking to installing a larger antenna in the spring and trying to get my ducks lined up. Thanks in advance.
by RodinKy
Saturday, 07 October 2017, 8:27 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Intermittent Squeal From Cobra 29 With KL203P
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Intermittent Squeal From Cobra 29 With KL203P

There are several people using the Cobra 29 around here and they are squealing also, it is usually fixed by turning the dynamike to a lower setting.
by RodinKy
Friday, 06 October 2017, 14:36 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Downunder Contact
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Downunder Contact

Wednesday evening about 7PM I made contact with WR1666 in Queensland Australia on 38 lsb, my farthest contact to date.
by RodinKy
Monday, 07 August 2017, 10:17 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Got a new mobile
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Got a new mobile

Thanks Greg, already downloaded the manual, replaced the memory battery and have it in the truck. Great talking with you the other day you have a great sounding station, didn't get in touch with 1303(Chuck) for the World Radio number maybe another day. 73's!
by RodinKy
Monday, 07 August 2017, 3:34 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Got a new mobile
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Got a new mobile

I had the opportunity to pick up a RCI2970 for a reasonable price, there's going to be quite a learning curve to operate this in the mobile, needs a new battery for the memory but I can handle that, anyone have any tips on using this rig please post them.
by RodinKy
Thursday, 03 August 2017, 3:21 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: What size power supply?
Replies: 4
Views: 438

What size power supply?

I have a Texas Star HDV 350 that I want to use in the house. The spec sheet says it uses less than 4 amps but it has a 30 amp fuse in the hot line input, what amp power supply and which brand works the best. Thanks in advance.
by RodinKy
Friday, 28 July 2017, 15:11 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Studio Mike & mixer to clean up audio
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Studio Mike & mixer to clean up audio

I like the clean, crisp sound that I hear coming from some stations so I invested a little in a device that allows me to run a studio mike through a mixer, which also has an equalizer and effects ability to try and get this great audio that I hear. The device plugs directly into my mike jack and the...
by RodinKy
Friday, 21 July 2017, 14:53 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Contact today
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Contact today

Spoke with someone about 3:30 PM today claiming to be 321 in Maryland, was that you Greg?
by RodinKy
Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 4:14 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: On Air Designs FX1 Pro Plus Package
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: On Air Designs FX1 Pro Plus Package

Galaxy DX 2517 and thanks for the reply
by RodinKy
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 13:07 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 3692

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Nothing but ground noise here this afternoon.
by RodinKy
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 13:03 PM
Forum: PC HELP
Topic: what was your first computer.
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: what was your first computer.

Radio Shack Trash 80
by RodinKy
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 13:02 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: On Air Designs FX1 Pro Plus Package
Replies: 2
Views: 227

On Air Designs FX1 Pro Plus Package

MDY and JesseJames do you think this package would enhance my audio?

http://onairdesigns.us/shop/fx1-pro-plu ... o-package/
by RodinKy
Wednesday, 05 July 2017, 13:18 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Yesterday's contacts
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Yesterday's contacts

Certain radios allow you to adjust your frequencies above and below the center of the channel a lot more than a stock radio so I can assume these people were talking in between the normal channels.
by RodinKy
Monday, 03 July 2017, 9:47 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Yesterday's contacts
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Yesterday's contacts

Got two contacts in Alaska, several in Florida, a few in PA, NJ and MA. Listening for you guys but never heard a peep. I'll keep trying.
by RodinKy
Monday, 03 July 2017, 9:43 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Good Morning
Replies: 130
Views: 3186

Re: Good Morning

Good afternoon, fellow CBers another wonderful day in the neighborhood!
by RodinKy
Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 15:00 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 3692

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Keep hearing NY, NJ, CT, NH and RI. Nothing out of MD or Alaska. Heard PA in there but couldn't make a contact. Skip is so unpredictable.
by RodinKy
Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 14:57 PM
Forum: TUBE RADIO EQUIPMENT
Topic: Tubes
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Tubes

Thanks MDY & JJD
by RodinKy
Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:16 AM
Forum: TUBE RADIO EQUIPMENT
Topic: Tubes
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Tubes

6KV6A and 6LF6 for my Varmit
by RodinKy
Sunday, 25 June 2017, 14:42 PM
Forum: HALL OF FAME
Topic: Thanks to MDY
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Thanks to MDY

Just wanted to publicly thank Greg for all the help and advice he's given me in getting my station running. He has a wealth of knowledge stored in his head and isn't afraid to share it. Thanks Greg!
by RodinKy
Sunday, 25 June 2017, 14:27 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 3692

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Mtn Lynx just spoke to 277 in Fairbanks and another operator who didn't give his location other than Alaska.
by RodinKy
Sunday, 25 June 2017, 13:58 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Good Morning
Replies: 130
Views: 3186

Re: Good Morning

295 antenna skip coming from your direction this AM tried calling you but couldn't get past NJ, NY and Canada.
by RodinKy
Sunday, 25 June 2017, 7:42 AM
Forum: TUBE RADIO EQUIPMENT
Topic: Tubes
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Tubes

Thanks, JJD!
by RodinKy
Sunday, 25 June 2017, 6:39 AM
Forum: TUBE RADIO EQUIPMENT
Topic: Tubes
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Tubes

Where is the best place to purchase new tubes for tube equipment?
by RodinKy
Saturday, 24 June 2017, 9:06 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17
Replies: 73
Views: 2148

Re: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17

I suppose the tropical storm had everything messed up nothing but static here last night and very little action this morning.
by RodinKy
Thursday, 22 June 2017, 14:25 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Talked to JJD with my new equipment today
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Talked to JJD with my new equipment today

About 15 minutes ago I spoke with JJD on AM28 with my new Xforce box. He sure was booming into Kentucky today. We moved to AM31 as he was having some problems with the guy playing music and everything cleared up. Hopefully I can reach some more of you tomorrow evening. If you here someone on AM goin...
by RodinKy
Sunday, 18 June 2017, 12:51 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 3692

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Lot of east coast this morning but still no Maryland, y'all must be in a hole.
by RodinKy
Friday, 16 June 2017, 18:08 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17
Replies: 73
Views: 2148

Re: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17

Nothing but two Mexicans talking on AM on 37
by RodinKy
Friday, 16 June 2017, 17:31 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17
Replies: 73
Views: 2148

Re: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17

Nothing but ground noise
by RodinKy
Friday, 16 June 2017, 16:59 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17
Replies: 73
Views: 2148

Re: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17

7:57PM here quite as a church mouse
by RodinKy
Friday, 16 June 2017, 16:13 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17
Replies: 73
Views: 2148

Re: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17

Still quite on the homefront, nothing rolling but locals.
by RodinKy
Friday, 16 June 2017, 13:49 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17
Replies: 73
Views: 2148

Re: CBRT/JJD Radio Talk Show 6/16/17

It was rolling earlier in the afternoon here but has went dead now.
by RodinKy
Friday, 16 June 2017, 7:36 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1063
Views: 23474

Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Maco Comet 3 element beam
by RodinKy
Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 8:00 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Why always LSb and not USB?
Replies: 30
Views: 901

Re: Why always LSb and not USB?

I have always wondered the same thing no one other than Mexicans uses USB
by RodinKy
Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 7:55 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

Here's a pic of the Maco Comet. The only way that things coming down again is by mother nature.

by RodinKy
Sunday, 11 June 2017, 10:45 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Longest contact so far
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Longest contact so far

Heard some Maryland on 38LSB today, called several times for MDY but guess I'm not making the trip.
by RodinKy
Sunday, 11 June 2017, 10:43 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: CBRT calling channel
Replies: 35
Views: 989

Re: CBRT calling channel

Laughing at JJD!
by RodinKy
Saturday, 10 June 2017, 8:05 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

Greg, I put it up as designed, will try and get some pics posted sometime soon. Everything appears to be working fine. Thanks.
by RodinKy
Friday, 09 June 2017, 9:42 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

Beam is back where it belongs, SWR is really good and I'm a happy camper, thanks to all who offered encouragement and help
by RodinKy
Thursday, 08 June 2017, 4:05 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Longest contact so far
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Longest contact so far

Last evening at 7:30PM I talked to Operator C0101 in Ireland on my 2517 and the IMAX 2000. Couldn't believe it. The spousal unit was amazed also. I have tried calling MDY when it rolls from the east coast but I never hear anyone from Maryland. Maybe one day.
by RodinKy
Tuesday, 06 June 2017, 6:32 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

I realized what you were referring too the minute I pushed the submit button, had a senior moment, thanks.
by RodinKy
Monday, 05 June 2017, 13:08 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

Thanks Greg, where do I get the measurements you mentioned, I would like to check mine before it goes back up. Thanks.
by RodinKy
Monday, 05 June 2017, 6:04 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

Got the beam down, parts replaced and SWR to an acceptable level. Going to move the tower to give me more clearance from the trees. Also had limbs trimmed when the guy with the bucket truck took the antenna down. Still a work in progress. If you get a Maco Comet be prepared to do a lot of adjusting ...
by RodinKy
Friday, 26 May 2017, 3:22 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 3692

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

JesseJamesDallas was booming into Kentucky last night but couldn't make contact with him on 28 due to conditions.