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Amateur (Ham) Radio BS and Callsign Thread!

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

  1. Aug 13, 2020 at 3:55 AM
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    BrotherBudro

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    This is helpful, thanks.

    I'm going a similar route. A constant APP for charging the battery and then a switched APP, but I'm not sure how that would work, if say I wanted to run the radio off a dedicated 12v power supply in my "shack". I think my current method would still work, but I'd like some confirmation there.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2020 at 8:34 AM
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    I'm new to the ham world and have a slight issue with my mobile set up in the truck. When receiving if I press on the brakes I get added noise coming through. I'm assuming there is some interference between the brake system and antenna. Has anyone dealt with this or have some insight on where to start?
    I'm running a Kenwood TM-D710G mounted under the passenger seat, power is running from an aux fuse panel next to the battery, and the antenna is routed through the passenger side firewall and crosses over to a ditch light bracket on the driver side.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2020 at 8:38 AM
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    BEAR_KNIFE_FIGHT

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    Sounds like the antenna line is running right over the master cylinder for the brake. I would assume there is some electrical interference from the ABS/brake controller there. If you can reroute the antenna line away from that I'd think you'd be good.

    If you wanted, you could probably switch to the passenger side ditch light bracket [if you have space over there] and be happier, but I assume there was some reason you ran to the drivers side.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2020 at 8:46 AM
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    wink4x4

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    That's what I figured. Passenger side bracket has the CB antenna mounted. How far away does it need to routed, or is there some kind of "shielding" that I could use on the cable?
     
  5. Aug 13, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    BrotherBudro

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    You could try ferrite chokes at either of end of pretty much all you cabling? It's probably overkill, but that's what I did and it got rid of interference from my ditch lights.

    FYI, we have very similar setups, but I've got the TM-V71. CB on passenger, ham on driver. I never use the CB anymore
     
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  6. Aug 13, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    golfindia

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    Do you have any LED lights? Their drivers are sometimes dirty splatter machines.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2020 at 10:21 AM
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    I think the way you have it planned to wire is going to work. Thats also the great thing about the WAGOs, very easy to change something around without rewiring the whole thing. I think you are to the point you need every in hand and just do it. If it doesn't work right, the way you want it to, change it.
     
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  8. Aug 13, 2020 at 12:59 PM
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    Camping last weekend I had to stand on my head to reach the repeater back home, then my buddy turned on his camp lights(6 led pods) and instant static!
     
  9. Aug 13, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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    And everyone wonder why i never converted to HID or Led........
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2020 at 2:01 PM
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    I had a VHF/UHF rig on my motorcycle until I put an LED headlight bulb in it.
     
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  11. Aug 13, 2020 at 2:05 PM
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    Sandman614

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    I've got TRS HID headlights, Amazon light bar, Amazon led pods, and Amazon RGB strips. The only problem I have with rf dirty appliances is my subwoofer, crossing into my CB.. Heck with CB though.
     
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  12. Aug 13, 2020 at 3:48 PM
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    I'd also recommend connecting directly to the battery instead of through a fuse panel.
     
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  13. Aug 14, 2020 at 7:54 AM
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    m603holden

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    Alright, who built their own tnc device and how much did it cost?
     
  14. Aug 14, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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    I did.
    Arduino nano $2
    Resistors: $1.50?
    HC-05 bluetooth module $6
    TRRS 3.5mm jack: $.50
    2n222 transistor: $.15

    I milled my PCB. You can use protoboard or use JLCPCB for cheap. Powered with USB on the nano but feel free to add a small li-ion battery and charge circuit for about $10.

    This is all off the top of my head. Your numbers may vary.
     
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  15. Aug 14, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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    I ordered an hm-10 cc2541 to play with $8
     
  16. Aug 14, 2020 at 1:15 PM
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    m603holden

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    Think microcenter will have the resistors and transistor in store? Just so I can avoid buying a large quantity
     
  17. Aug 14, 2020 at 1:39 PM
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    I live in the rural southwest. I don't know what microcenter is. Want me to send you a kit? I have more of everything.
     
  18. Aug 14, 2020 at 9:12 PM
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    Why? He is not running through the vehicle fuse panel. I run the same setup and have no issues. The only LED's I have though are my SS3 Fogs.

    -M
     
  19. Aug 15, 2020 at 7:01 AM
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    I ran through the a panel for years, no issue, added some LEDs, no issues. My next vehicle, added different brand LEDs, couldn’t get within 3 ft of it without crazy RF from LEDs. Every setup, every LED is different.
     
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  20. Aug 15, 2020 at 7:03 AM
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    Anyone have a C1 (.1uf / 1 kilo volt) ceramic disc capacitor sitting around I can buy. I don’t want to buy in large bulk.
     

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