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Old Cell Phone Conversions

Feb 9th 2012, 05:11

JimBroker

Joined: Sep 29th 2011, 01:03
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I poised a question on our local net tonight that no one had a ready answer for. Is there any way to convert a couple of old cell phones (miniature transceivers) into something useful for ham operation? Maybe for intercoms in the house or even across the street. Perhaps even for low power CW operation by converting the frequency? Any ideas?
-Jim, KDØQBH
Feb 13th 2012, 18:27

WB1GCM

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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NO
Feb 14th 2012, 16:14

WA0CBW

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Jim,

I would have to agree with the last post. Cell phones don't lend themselves to modifications for ham use because of their miniaturization and specific circuitry. I have used them to practice my soldering techniques for surface mount components.

Bill

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