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My crazy base station lol

Post by electrotech » Monday, 03 February 2014, 12:26 PM

I was really bored and on a tight budget but I have been wanting a base station (all in one) not just a mobile on a power supply even though that is all they are. I mainly done this for fun (my cure for boredom) I found an old beat up cobra 29 and and some pieces of cut steel from the hardware store and went to work.
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Post by Unit243 » Monday, 03 February 2014, 13:10 PM

LQQKS cool !!
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Post by electrotech » Monday, 03 February 2014, 13:33 PM

Unit243 wrote:LQQKS cool !!
Thanks, I had to think on the channel display for a while without having to go and buy what was needed, so I just used two pieces of Cat 5 Ethernet cable in place of the ribbon wire. lol I magyvered as much as I could lol
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Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 03 February 2014, 15:56 PM

Hay you could be on to something!

Buy some old junk radios off ebay, then a project box, and build your own custom Base radios and re-sell them on ebay!

cool idea.....
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Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 03 February 2014, 16:56 PM

I agree with JJD, find some dead base stations and go to town installing Galaxy boards in them, I've been thinking of doing the same thing, I know where to get a "DOA" Dak X and Galaxy 959.

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Re: My crazy base station lol

Post by 721HACKSAW » Monday, 03 February 2014, 17:01 PM

This has been done very successfully, we've discussed it here before on the Forum.
A local guy here has put Cobra 29s in several of the older radio cases, using an old DAK radio is his favorite. The last time I spoke with him he was going to add a 2 pill amp to one also. A great project!

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Post by electrotech » Tuesday, 04 February 2014, 10:00 AM

I know how much I have invested in this project but I have no idea what it would sell for? Would the profit be worth the time invested?
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Post by KP68 » Wednesday, 05 February 2014, 9:21 AM

This is something I've wanted to do for a long time. There is a youtube video of a guy who did this with a 959, included an amp, and a Para Dynamics type three panel meter. Super cool and beautiful job! Its been a long time since I saw the video but if I can find it, I'll post the link.

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Post by kuppler » Friday, 02 May 2014, 22:52 PM

now that is nice and clean..... good job. :cheers:

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Post by jessejamesdallas » Saturday, 03 May 2014, 7:05 AM

electrotech wrote:I know how much I have invested in this project but I have no idea what it would sell for? Would the profit be worth the time invested?
Probably not something you could make a living doing...Might be worth the time tho to build several and then take them to a HAM Fest of CB Break and try to sell...Guys at those places like buying something that's a little different.
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Re: My crazy base station lol

Post by Space Ghost » Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 12:33 PM

In for updates!
What all did you fit in the case? I see an amp. What are the PS specs?

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Post by Bluerunner » Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 15:53 PM

Very Nice! Well done.

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Post by KP68 » Wednesday, 01 July 2015, 9:13 AM

I'm in the middle of a rack mount HiFi base station with internal 2 pill AB driver. Coming along pretty good. It's either going to be totally awesome or a big pile of (bleep). When I near the end of the build I'll post some pics. Stay tuned.

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Post by Rabbit Ears » Wednesday, 01 July 2015, 10:09 AM

Rat-Rod cool!! Simple and KILLER BAD AM rig with an amp. Just love that home-brew in-box power supply!! I also love your AGM deep cycle battery too.

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Re: My crazy base station lol

Post by 231 » Wednesday, 01 July 2015, 18:00 PM

Nice job. I've seen a couple of folks feel the same way and do something similar.

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