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Base Station Build

Post by kuppler » Thursday, 24 July 2014, 18:17 PM

Well i want to have a base station but didnt want just a mobile radio chilling on a desk. Didnt have the cash flow to get a base station so im going this rout.

THE CASE
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The radio ill be installing into the case.
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also picked up a few volt meters to install in the case. So i know what the Power supply is pushing and how much power is going into the DX 959
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odds and ends. like fans, fuse holders, echo/power mic ect....
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I have a power supply to mount inside the case as well.

will be cutting out the front panel this weekend and mounting everything. will post in this thread with updates.
i still need to get an Amp, and an antenna. lol....
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Re: Base Station Build

Post by yamaha » Thursday, 24 July 2014, 18:28 PM

If you don't already own one,,,, now's the time to purchase a Dremel :lol:
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Re: Base Station Build

Post by kuppler » Thursday, 24 July 2014, 18:33 PM

yamaha wrote:If you don't already own one,,,, now's the time to purchase a Dremel :lol:
lol.. alrdy got one... with lots of tools/adapters for it.. lol
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Re: Base Station Build

Post by yamaha » Thursday, 24 July 2014, 18:36 PM

I would trace the face plate on the box,, and go to town on it!!
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Re: Base Station Build

Post by 231 » Thursday, 24 July 2014, 22:38 PM

Hey, right on. I look forward to following your posts and progress on it.

I totally understand your thoughts on wanting a bigger radio. Back in the day I drooled over 'Big Radios' until I got one. Since then I've been bothered by having a smaller radio. I think some of the best QSO's I've made was when I ran my Philly made 148GTL in the shack with my D104-TUG9 mic. Nobody could tell the difference between it an a Cobra 2000 except me. Albeit it's really nice having easy to see meters.

Best of luck

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Re: Base Station Build

Post by Radar-DLDN » Friday, 25 July 2014, 7:33 AM

Looking forward to seeing this project! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Base Station Build

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 25 July 2014, 7:53 AM

I like yamaha's idea of overlaying the face plate. Here is a pic of a mobile radio that was made into a base, same idea, this Pal model was a bad radio, didn't last very long after the FCC found out it could transmit on the VFO with just the removal of a diode. It even had a built in RF preamp (+10db). If I remember any others I'll post them too, kind of give you an idea for how to go about it.


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Re: Base Station Build

Post by kuppler » Friday, 25 July 2014, 18:29 PM

Took the front panel off the case. measured everything out for the 959. and started cutting.. lol

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all cut out for the 959.
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the 959 fits just right..... :-)
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got the fues plugs installed for the duel fuse power cord.
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the on/off switch installed and the on/off led drilled out.
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I just need to cut out the holes for the volt meters and waiting for the 4 pin mic plug to come in the mail. this base station is almost done. Ill use some acetone to get the marker marks off when im all done.
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Re: Base Station Build

Post by kuppler » Sunday, 27 July 2014, 12:14 PM

I'll be cutting out the holes for the volt meters today... I hope. Lol
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Re: Base Station Build

Post by 543FtWorth » Sunday, 27 July 2014, 12:30 PM

Looking good so for. Nice to see some custom fabrication.

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Re: Base Station Build

Post by kuppler » Sunday, 27 July 2014, 22:12 PM

543FtWorth wrote:Looking good so for. Nice to see some custom fabrication.
Thanks. Can't wait to get it finished.
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Re: Base Station Build

Post by High_Speed » Thursday, 11 June 2015, 3:53 AM

Hey did you ever finish this project?
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