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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by The Traveler, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Mar 19, 2019 at 6:59 PM
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    This power tilt works pretty well and solved my fold over issues.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    Splice
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  3. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    The connector is an RJ-12 and not difficult to source. it's the same connector that was used for years on corded telephones (between phone and handset). You can still find coiled cords with all 6-conductors present and simply rewire into the Mic...

    Alternately, you could use the opportunity to add an extension in there, and maybe get a little less wear, or something that you wouldn't chew on so much.
     
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  4. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:39 PM
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    Not sure what is that for, but there is an 8 conductor replacement cable for Kenwood radios that you can buy on Amazon
     
  5. Mar 19, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    Thanks. Although I was looking for external speaker in headliner pics :oops:
    OK, so that's a Yaesu right? Not sure how much original replacement microphone costs, but here is a cheap replacement abcGoodefg MH-48A6J 6 Pin 22" Coil Cord DTMF Speaker Microphone with Button for Yaesu MH-48A6J FT-7800R FT-8800R FT-8900R FT-7900R FT-7100M1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBTM5A4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_0LAKCb11165G8 if it isn't good at all, you could use it for a donor cable Here is a cheap replacement microphone cable
    Pasow Replacement Microphones Mic Cable Cord Wire for Yaesu MH-36 MH-36A6J MH-36B6JS MH42 MH-42B6J MH-42C6J MH-48 MH-48A6JA MH-48A6J FT-1500M FT-2800M FT-7100M FT-7800 FT-8800 FT-8900 FT-8900R https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018FNQ58E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_CRAKCb1FZFK5F

    Or, part-out sounds reasonable!
     
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  6. Mar 19, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    That's amazing! you rock :headbang: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018FNQ58E

    I had to replace a missing MIC for my other FT-2800M radio, and that costed 75 bucks.
     
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  7. Mar 19, 2019 at 8:38 PM
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    :humble:
    I can only take partial credit for that. I wouldn't even think of looking for it there, if not for @5nahalf finding 8 conductor Kenwood replacement :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Mar 20, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    Did you use the provided switch to raise and lower it? I've been trying to find a wiring diagram for it to see if I can rig up something else since that switch seems kinda bulky.
     
  9. Mar 20, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Switchpro...
     
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  10. Mar 20, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    Exactly, but I always like to map things out in my head before I buy stuff. I want to make sure a switchpro or similar setup can trigger the motor.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    Probably easier to just run a SPDT switch. Switchpro does explicitly state that their unit isn't to be used as a winch controller, but not sure if that is just legal language.
     
  12. Mar 20, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    So glad I found this thread! I'm going up for my tech license on Saturday. I wanted to use ham for off roading like most everyone else. I was doing a bit of research and think I kind of overbought on my radio. Got a TYT UV-380. It's capable of DMR, but mainly I got it because I read it xmits/rcvs really clear. I don't do well with picking out voice from static.

    Has anyone used this radio before? I'm still a new guy and am not sure how to set up the analog features on it. Looked at videos for it and they're all about it's DMR capabilities. Any help would be appreciated!
     
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  13. Mar 20, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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    No the existing switch is a piece of shit. Here is my write up in the Clean VHF/CB radio installs thread:

    Problem:
    Yesterday I installed the Power Antenna tilt motor and mounts and it really is great (see my hog of posts above). While the motor and mounts are a good balance of durable and affordable, the provided switch which reverses polarity for up/down, is really questionable and of course power plugs for installed accessories is not my full definition of "installed":
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    Solution:
    Make a reversing switch with a power window switch (DPDT with cross jumpers): Yes I did a "professional" wiring diagram as well to show my kids how it works!:
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    Using the latest lithium powered - lazar guided - GPS enabled - self powering adaptable tools, create the proper opening in some place on your truck that "you" like. I chose console for right handed person:
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    Stick it in the hole before you make all your connections:
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    Enjoy your earth-shattering mod in ways hard to describe even to us Taco-nuts:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome thanks. So I assume you hold the button down (in the correct direction) when you want to raise or lower it?
     
  15. Mar 20, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    The switch is a "momentary on" power window switch.
    Once you wire it, just test it to figure out which way is up and install it in the whole that way.

    There are 4 posts on https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/clean-vhf-cb-radio-installs.415584/page-54 showing my whole setup.

    The switch is a DPDT.
    • you cross wire the 1 & 6 and 2 & 5 leads.
    • you power 3, 4
    • you load 1, 2 (or 5, 6)

    1. when you push "up" the polarity on 1, 2 is the same as 3, 4
    2. when you push "down" the polarity on 1, 2 (linked to 6, 5) is reversed

     
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  16. Mar 20, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    I use a local DMR repeater here mostly. Easy when I’m out of town to communicate with the local guys here when the locals there don’t talk to the out of town guy. Haha

    Honestly I may even get D-Star eventually to see what it’s all about. DMR is popular over this way.

    Our local DMR and analog are linked full time here.
     
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    Ok cool. Got it, thank you.
     
  20. Mar 21, 2019 at 7:10 AM
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    Awesome! 73, K8JLW
     
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