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What to do with an old CB Rig? Jul 27th, 17:05 1 125 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Feedlines for VHF Jul 15th, 00:11 1 159 on 15/7/19

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What to do with an old CB Rig? WB5EMX 3 weeks, 3 days ago
I just came home with a CB rig. I've noticed that they are for sale all over the place, and the asking price is usually $50. I was almost out of money, so I got mine for $14. Now my plan is to move it down to 10 meters, and get some crystals for the sideband area and some for the AM area. If this was standardized, I'd know what crystals to buy. Yes, I know that crystals are hard to come by. But If a fair number of people wanted crystals cut to standardized frequencies, we just might bring back crystal production for a little while, or maybe I can make one of those Signetics oscillators work in this thing. At any rate, CB rigs are cheap, and this appears to be some kind of opportunity for those of you who own a Grid Dip Oscillator! Bob, WB5EMX
Feedlines for VHF WB5EMX on 15/7/19
Does anybody on VHF use tuners? I've not done much VHF. Does anybody on VHF use parallel feed lines? I would think this would work well here, but I've not heard of anybody doing it. How high up can one go with parallel feed lines. I know Twin Lead was used for TV reception. Anybody got experience with this? Bob, WB5EMX
Sheet Metal Fabricator for HAM Projects WA2FTV on 18/5/19
It sounds to me like you are interested in having a sheet metal company manufacture a chassis for you. If that is what you are trying to do, you will have to supply drawings (i.e., blueprints) of parts to be made that are adequately detailed so a sheet metal worker can read the print and put the proper bends and/or holes in the right spots. This involves significant skill if you've never done it before, but it can be done. I can talk with you further if you'd like. WB5EMX@arrl.net bob
2 meter GI-46B Amplifier W5PLC on 1/9/18
I was thinking that GI46B might have been a typo, looking for 6146B.

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