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by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 10:27 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Good Morning
Replies: 140
Views: 5857

Re: Good Morning

Bozo wrote:
Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 10:08 AM
Hello there
I'm sure this is a silly question. You guys are aware the chatbox is at the bottom of the home page.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 9:12 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Good Morning
Replies: 140
Views: 5857

Re: Good Morning

why are you not in the chatbox. Scroll down to the bottom of the page

by Beachbum24
Sunday, 12 August 2018, 16:57 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: General Hp 40
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: General Hp 40

Like MD said, you need something with at least 30 amp. I myself use the Megawatt S-350 for my 2 radios, and will be buying another one to run my amp. The supply you have is fine for a radio. Check out the site, and mention your a member here http://www.megawattpowersupplies.com/
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 12 August 2018, 7:42 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: General Hp 40
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: General Hp 40

Sounds like someone needs a Megawatt S400
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 11 August 2018, 13:32 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: General Hp 40
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: General Hp 40

I've been keeping my eye on that one also. Very nice radio http://www.gijoesradioelectronics.com/s ... oduct=1334
Check out some of Bozos video gates, as that's the rig he uses.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 08 August 2018, 10:41 AM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: CBRT added income
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: CBRT added income

And maybe for all the dog lovers, we could have like bandana's, collars and leashes. Or even shirts for the 4 legged friends :)
by Beachbum24
Friday, 03 August 2018, 21:16 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: CBRT added income
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: CBRT added income

Trying to help Bozo raise a little extra for this incredible site. Seemed like a good idea
by Beachbum24
Friday, 03 August 2018, 20:38 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: CBRT added income
Replies: 9
Views: 699

CBRT added income

Just had a thought for raising some extra income for this site. I saw that 295 had bought a CBRT t-shirt, which got me thinking. Now this maybe be more work than it's worth. But i feel i should still mention it. I just thought that if Bozo can get these CBRT shirts for a reasonable price. And at lea...
by Beachbum24
Friday, 03 August 2018, 20:05 PM
Forum: CURRENT EVENTS
Topic: Your Drivers License on the net!!!???
Replies: 52
Views: 6998

Re: Your Drivers License on the net!!!???

Hmm... i guess this is where having no DL is good. Plus i'm not adding to the pollution that is killing our poor planet. Also no checking,savings or credit cards. A couple of social media accounts. Other than my SSN#, i don't exist.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 01 August 2018, 13:28 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Control Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Control Panel

Good to know, thanks. In a building mood right now. Should look into building my own heater
by Beachbum24
Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 20:11 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Control Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Control Panel

Hello my fellow maniacs. Not sure, this may be a really boring questions. But, I built this control box, my first one. http://www.cbradiotalk.com/ext/dmzx/imageupload/files/3eade80f77c4b8806dc77dfe96883421.jpg But now, i also want to run my on/off switch for my Megawatt supply. But my box is short o...
by Beachbum24
Monday, 30 July 2018, 15:15 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Lighted SWR/PWR Meter
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Lighted SWR/PWR Meter

4 cycle wrote:
Monday, 30 July 2018, 13:39 PM
Looks neat !
Thanks, forgot to include my switch box. I know, could be better looking. But not bad for my first one

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by Beachbum24
Thursday, 26 July 2018, 19:11 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: coaxial jumpers
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: coaxial jumpers

jessejamesdallas wrote:
Thursday, 26 July 2018, 17:34 PM
I have jumpers anywhere from 2" to 5 1/2", to 9', all work perfect...like said...whatever it takes to get from A to B plus a couple extra just for good measure...
Once again, thanks Jesse. Nice to know i can cut cable to any length i want. Will probably be doing that soon.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 20:59 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: D104 to a Galaxy 949
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: D104 to a Galaxy 949

This should answer all your questions

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/galaxy/dx949/index.htm
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 8:55 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Lighted toggle switches
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Lighted toggle switches

Sorry, my mistake. Thought you were asking about my lighted swr/pwr meter.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 8:53 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Lighted toggle switches
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Lighted toggle switches

why does everyone want neon lights flashing lights and so on i dont get it. must be a cb thing I like blue, and it tends to be easier on the eyes. I forgot to include my switch box which has the on/off switch for my lights. http://www.cbradiotalk.com/ext/dmzx/imageupload/files/fd64f850892f974be2411...
by Beachbum24
Monday, 23 July 2018, 15:15 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: coaxial jumpers
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: coaxial jumpers

That's good to know, as i'll probably end up making my own as well. Maybe i'll even cut my 3 footers in half. Hmm... or not
by Beachbum24
Friday, 20 July 2018, 14:58 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Lighted SWR/PWR Meter
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Lighted SWR/PWR Meter

Well it's all done, and i think it looks pretty cool. I hope i can post this pics.

[IMG_0324.jpg](https://postimg.cc/image/63q75sj2f/)

[IMG_0328.jpg](https://postimg.cc/image/acux804c7/)
by Beachbum24
Friday, 20 July 2018, 9:51 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Lighted SWR/PWR Meter
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Lighted SWR/PWR Meter

I like that much better than the battery idea. I was just thinking about putting in a switch to turn it on/off. I always save power supplies, so i'll go through what i have and put something together. Don't worry, i wont forget the pics.
by Beachbum24
Friday, 20 July 2018, 7:56 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Lighted SWR/PWR Meter
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Lighted SWR/PWR Meter

I have a Workman SWR-3P meter and i hate the fact it doesn't have any internal light on the meter. Was just wondering if any one has added some thing like that before. I'm guessing it would have to have a separate power source, as the meter it self has not. I have a battery holder from a radio or so...
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 19 July 2018, 18:15 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

UPDATE


Ok guys, so I re-placed the volume control, RF gain and the Delta tune control. everything seems to be working fine. Now when i adjust the volume,there's no clicks or static. Now just have to clean up my desk a bit.
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 19 July 2018, 15:16 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

Thanks, that's good to know about the RF gain. On my DX959 i keep it right in the middle. If i remember the swr was around 1.5 When i get my on/off switch installed i'll give you a update. Changing the RF gain switch also. It needs it
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 19 July 2018, 9:36 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

Think i found the problem. For some reason the RF Gain has to be turned all the way up. Which makes me want to check the swr. And the knobs them self seem sticky, or maybe dirty is more the word. All except the Delta tune knob, that i replaced with new. So i'll clean the knobs and see what happens. ...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 16:51 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

yep thats what i would do Now i'm really confused. I can tx on the 29 and hear myself on my 959, and tx on the 959 and hear on the 29. But i hear no static or anything on any channel. Check your squelch knob and make sure it's turned all the way to the left.... :mrgreen: Trust me, that's one of the...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:49 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

295 antenna wrote:
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:40 AM
yep thats what i would do
Now i'm really confused. I can tx on the 29 and hear myself on my 959, and tx on the 959 and hear on the 29. But i hear no static or anything on any channel.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:34 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

295 antenna wrote:
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:16 AM
Swr is mostly tx you can recieve on a coat hanger
I guess i could try talking on my DX959 and see if i can hear myself on the 29ltd, and try the opposite
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:13 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

Well i guess i have a problem then, because i don't hear people or static. Needle does move when i key the mic. Would a bad swr keep me from hearing anything. Or is that mostly effect the tx side.
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 6:49 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

Hey all, I have a Cobra 29LTD Classic SN:607316425 (Made in China) and have been trying to figure out why i have no sound. I do hear the speaker pop when i turn power on and off. So i know that works. Plus when i key the mic and speak, i can hear myself from the speaker. So i'm guessing it's in talk...
by Beachbum24
Monday, 16 July 2018, 18:22 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Guess Summer Time is here!
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Guess Summer Time is here!

And i thought Chicago was bad in summer. That's a little much. But at least the humidity is low.
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 5:25 AM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: Galaxy dx-959 LSB very high pitched
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Galaxy dx-959 LSB very high pitched

I agree, plus it's a fairly simple mod. One of the first mods i did on my 959. Check it out

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/galaxy/dx959/index.htm
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 5:20 AM
Forum: COMPETITION RIGS
Topic: Upgrade a Galaxy 959
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Re: Upgrade a Galaxy 959

Here is a site for you to do any mods. I did a few from this site. But if your not handy with the screwdriver, then yes, you're better off going with a good power mic and heater.

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/galaxy/dx959/index.htm
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 4:26 AM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: No More Voicemail
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: No More Voicemail

Oh i really wanted to try this out. But it's not available for my carrier (Tracfone)
by Beachbum24
Friday, 13 July 2018, 14:13 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Lighted toggle switches
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Lighted toggle switches

I figured i had the wrong switch, just wasn't quit sure which one i needed. And that's what i was trying to avoid, volts going to the pll.
by Beachbum24
Friday, 13 July 2018, 13:37 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Lighted toggle switches
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Lighted toggle switches

I have a cure, going to hook up a power supply to it and test the volts across the pins. Just to make sure no volts are going to my radio
by Beachbum24
Friday, 13 July 2018, 12:43 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Lighted toggle switches
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Lighted toggle switches

Hello CBRT, I did the channel expansion on my Galaxy DX959. What i'm wondering, is it possible to use a spst lighted switch for this. I ask because when i put my test meter to the pins to figure the wiring, no matter how i do it, there will be power, which seems it would kill my radio. Just wonderin...
by Beachbum24
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 19:28 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Tin Can Microphone
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Tin Can Microphone

Looks like a fun project for one of those rainy days. And seems fairly simple enough
by Beachbum24
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 8:45 AM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: Daughter's Cell Phone
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Daughter's Cell Phone

That doesn't surprise me. I had lost a phone, sure it was 8 years ago, but same situation. I was at home and got a call from a 10 year kid at the 7-11 store. He had found my cell and called the home number on it. Wow, i was surprised, never thought i was going to see it again. So as a reward gave hi...
by Beachbum24
Friday, 06 July 2018, 18:56 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Galaxy Clarifier Mod
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: Galaxy Clarifier Mod

Yeah, i think i'll just stick with what i have. Although, i am thinking about doing the 10kc mod. But we'll see
by Beachbum24
Friday, 06 July 2018, 18:50 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1110
Views: 40692

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

Just picked up a BROWNING BR-28 High-Performance Broad Band 63- Inch CB Antenna, handles 10k watts
by Beachbum24
Friday, 06 July 2018, 8:15 AM
Forum: PC HELP
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 31
Views: 4581

Re: Windows 10

Pretty much agree with everything Bobcat said. Although i don't use Linux as much as i used to. I do still have Kali on my laptop. I had also started with win 7 pro, which was great. Then switched to win 8 & 8.1, which i did not like at all. All i use now is win 10. And yes, it's easy enough for jus...
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 17:59 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: No SSB Comms
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: No SSB Comms

295 antenna wrote:
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 17:47 PM
Try early in the morning and around 5 or 6 pm

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I will start checking all hours, see if that makes a difference.
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 17:40 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: No SSB Comms
Replies: 3
Views: 341

No SSB Comms

Hello friends, i've been wondering about this for a little while now. I hear plenty of action on the am side, but very little on ssb. So, what i'm wondering, is there something wrong with my radio? Or is something out of tune? Or just the fact my antenna is in the house. And when i do hear anything,...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 15:12 PM
Forum: PRODUCT REVIEWS
Topic: megawatt
Replies: 3
Views: 2380

Re: megawatt

I recently bought the S-300 and could not be happier. I'm with you, Megawatt will be the only supply i ever buy.
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 15:54 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Loss of Power

I hooked up my Workman meter, and everything is good now. SWR is down to 1.5 Still think i might look into a dummy load
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 9:57 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: Loss of Power

Yes, i have been going by the radios meter. I do have a Workman 3P, which i'll hook up in a bit. And i will look in to some dummy loads.
by Beachbum24
Saturday, 23 June 2018, 18:27 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Loss of Power

Hello CBRT, I have a strange question. I had tuned my Galaxy DX959. DK was about 2-3 watts with a swing up to 10-12. I've noticed lately that my swing is only about 6 watts. Now, i did switch antennas from a 4 ft Firestick to a Browning BR-28. And also replaced the stock mic with a Superstar DM-1000...
by Beachbum24
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 5:49 AM
Forum: POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Topic: Megawatt Power Supplies
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

Re: Megawatt Power Supplies

hi, I just removed the fan, it gets just a little warm but nothing to be worried about...the fan noise is gone and listening to my radio is very enjoyable now.. otherwise its a great power supply... Trust me, that did cross my mind. All my equipment is in the basement. Never gets above 70* down the...
by Beachbum24
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 16:13 PM
Forum: POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Topic: Megawatt Power Supplies
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

Re: Megawatt Power Supplies

I usually just turn the volume up on my radio :lol: But i like your idea better. I'm assuming this will work on all models. Gonna have to give it a try
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 17 June 2018, 12:15 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.

Sounds like it's time for a little science experiment here
by Beachbum24
Sunday, 10 June 2018, 18:07 PM
Forum: SPORTS SPOT
Topic: whats your gun collection
Replies: 98
Views: 13205

Re: whats your gun collection

Nothing special here, just enough to protect the house. Bushmaster XM-15 and a cheap Hi-Point JCP40. Only have to call on those if they get past the pitbull waiting for them at the door. Have a nice day :)