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

Post by Blue Ox2 » Sunday, 03 September 2017, 16:56 PM

Well, I think I have purchased an awesome addition to my rig.

ASTATIC D-104 NIGHT EAGLE. Quite cute on the Cobra 142 GTL

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

Post by battyice » Monday, 04 September 2017, 5:04 AM

Just ordered a Palomar SL41 microphone. I intend to use it on a Uniden mobile, but will see how it sounds on my President McKinley also.
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Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Post by Blue Ox2 » Monday, 04 September 2017, 13:38 PM

I've been using the Astatic D-104 M6b on my McKinnley with fairly good results.

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

Post by Blue Ox2 » Monday, 04 September 2017, 16:21 PM

I did purchase an Astatic D-104 Night "K" Radio today. I should have it in a week, or so.
Pretty excited about this classic piece of equipment added to my rig.

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Post by Jcfr0606 » Tuesday, 05 September 2017, 1:37 AM

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

Post by battyice » Friday, 15 September 2017, 2:59 AM

Made a deal over the phone tonight on a near-mint Uniden Washington. Hoping the shipment goes smooth and I will have it for next weekend.

Will likely be selling my President McKinley. Nothing wrong with it, I just don't like the menu-based interface.
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Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Post by DevilDog66 » Monday, 04 December 2017, 1:18 AM

I've been away for awhile and doing a lot of HAM radio operating lately. I bought a QYT 8900D dual band (2m & 440) mini mobile FM radio and a TYT TH UV-8200 10w FM hand held dual bander, and a new Nagoya N-77B antenna mag mount for the roof. The antenna has a really good gain....approx 2.15 db on 2m and 5.0 on 70cm (440 mhz) not bad at all! I noticed the difference right away over the lower gain antenna I was using. Oh yeah, and the new one has a center coil not a base coil like the old one which obviously made the difference. I am thoroughly enjoying the new antenna set up. :music-rockon: :music-rockon:
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Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Post by Blue Ox2 » Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 17:07 PM

I just added a Galaxy DX 2517 to my Doghouse Base and
put up an IMax 2000 on a tripod out in the front yard.

Can't wait to see how this excites the neighbors.

Already had a neighbor at my front door complaining about the antenna.

Life goes on....

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

Post by DevilDog66 » Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 19:11 PM

Blue Ox2 wrote:
Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 17:07 PM
I just added a Galaxy DX 2517 to my Doghouse Base and
put up an IMax 2000 on a tripod out in the front yard.

Can't wait to see how this excites the neighbors.

Already had a neighbor at my front door complaining about the antenna.

Life goes on....

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Who cares what they think! As long as you don't live in an HOA that has all those silly rules and the aerials don't extend over their property, I think you'd be good to go sir! :text-freedom:
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Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Post by Blue Ox2 » Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 19:15 PM

I do live in an HOA that has all those rules. The antenna isn't connected to her property in any way. I'l show you the pic tomorrow in daylight.

I saw another resident putting up a TV antenna with a rotor today.

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

Post by 973Kid » Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 19:20 PM

:cheers: I posted an ad on that list website that said I buy old cb radios and I pay $5 each. If you only have 1 or 10 I will take them all. Today I picked up a box. The guy said his Uncle was a trucker and these were his. I just figured it would be a bunch of 23 channel radios but when I looked in the box I got a surprise. The first one was a Uniden Grant with an echo board and who knows what else added. The second was a Cobra 29 sound trasher. Third was a Cobra 29 with a Predator 400 linear attached. Fourth was a pretty cool Midland 23 channel and the 5th was a Roberts RCV-70. As I said in another post I love RK56 mics for a mobile and there were 2 in the box as well. All this for $25.

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

Post by DevilDog66 » Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 20:42 PM

973Kid you da man! Nice haul dude! :clap: Mike, I assume they don't have an issue with people putting antennas up considering you and you neighbor that put up the tv antenna which is fortunate. HOA's around my area are pretty uptight in some areas, I'm glad I don't have to deal with that.
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Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Post by Trapper444 » Sunday, 10 December 2017, 20:46 PM

Blueox2, hows that Imax working for ya?
I have one here just waiting on some hardware to install, should be up midweek.
30+ ‘ at the base. LMR 400 to feed it. Can’t wait.

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

Post by Trapper444 » Sunday, 10 December 2017, 21:02 PM

Would the IMax on the roof would be less noticeable than on a tripod in the front yard? Maybe the busybodies wouldn’t notice it as much?

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

Post by Trapper444 » Sunday, 10 December 2017, 21:15 PM

973Kid wrote:
Wednesday, 06 December 2017, 19:20 PM
:cheers: I posted an ad on that list website that said I buy old cb radios and I pay $5 each. If you only have 1 or 10 I will take them all. Today I picked up a box. The guy said his Uncle was a trucker and these were his. I just figured it would be a bunch of 23 channel radios but when I looked in the box I got a surprise. The first one was a Uniden Grant with an echo board and who knows what else added. The second was a Cobra 29 sound trasher. Third was a Cobra 29 with a Predator 400 linear attached. Fourth was a pretty cool Midland 23 channel and the 5th was a Roberts RCV-70. As I said in another post I love RK56 mics for a mobile and there were 2 in the box as well. All this for $25.

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

Post by jon6667 » Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 12:15 PM

just picked up a mint turner plus 3 for my collection

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

Post by 973Kid » Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 7:14 AM

Just found out yesterday that my wife won me my dream radio on the aiction site. I now own a Cobra 2000 which comes with a D-104.

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