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Old 12-04-2003, 02:10 PM
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My first reciver was monster all band tube name departs from me at this time but Iused to work security on the swing shift was too keyed up to go right to bed when I got home so I would go in turn on radio to let it warm up thnego in turn on stove under tea kettle take a shower come out make a cup of herbel tea then go in and listen to the world using heat off tubes to keep cup warm LOL
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:12 PM
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My first 2 meter rigwas a Kenwood TM211A went bad on me some time ago and have been trying to find some place to get it fixed or replace it
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:13 PM
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We have a ol bird in Colo. Springs we all talk to that has an old Browning Tube Type Mark 3 Base Station on a really long Ant. I have to tell ya that old Browning is sure one AWESOME radio I hear him for 30-40 away miles when I go to work at 4:15 am every Morn...........Speaking of.. better get to bed, got another 450 miles to pound out tomorrow.
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:17 PM
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:19 PM
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I had an old Hallicrafters SX-110 shortwave receiver that I used to go to sleep to. The old timers say: real radios glow in the dark.

The best buy I have found in a 2 meter radio is the old KDK FM-240. A really compact radio with analog controls, just a few memories (16) and just a few features. Great little radios.
The new radios are so complicated I just can't get used to them. Especially in a mobile installation. Too many features to keep track of and too many complicated control schemes.
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:23 PM
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I liked the little kenwood because it just velcroed to the dash cover and I could preset channels in it that way when I was traveling when I stopped for gas I would pull out the 3X5 cards I had prepaired before set in new freq. and be ready to go
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:33 PM
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Hey All,
Sorry not to hijack the thread. But while on this subject I would like to know if any out there might know what I have? My father was into everything so I get to figure out what it all is and if worth keeping. I'm not sure what a Ham radio is.
What I have it is a
Knight Star Roamer
Allied Radio corporation. Chicago
Pic in my Misc folder.
http://community.webshots.com/user/paul93xj

Thank's
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:40 PM
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I checked your misc. pics but didn't see it there. Anyway, Knight was a kit maker. You would order the kit and assemble the radio yourself. Problem with that is, you never know who built it or how good a job they did. Its like buying a Heathkit radio. They're self assembled. They are good designs though. Knight kits were very popular. I used to have a Knight T-150A receiver and it was a great radio for a kit.

Here's a link with some info on it: http://www.dxing.com/rx/span.htm

Allied built ready made receivers under their own name.

[ December 30, 2003, 07:29 PM: Message edited by: Rande ]
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:50 PM
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Thanks Rande,
My dad was into all that as a kid so I would guess he built it and I would say he did nothing half a$$. He took pride in all that he did. I had a Heath kit mini bike as a kid this thing had 2 speeds and a big fat back tire.
Pics should be up now.
It has to be at least 40 years old maybe?
nice link thanks

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Old 12-04-2003, 02:57 PM
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Well from pics you can tell it is a tube rig looks like some kind of all mode reciever
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Old 12-04-2003, 02:59 PM
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Its actually just an AM receiver. At least according to the website I linked to.
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:24 PM
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hmm ok I was reading some guy complaning that his doesn't work any more it washis 8th grade science fair project LOL
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Old 12-05-2003, 06:25 AM
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Rande:

Thanks for heads-up on the Kenwood 830. My Elmer has a 820S with the problem you described. I looked on Ebay for the KDK FM 240 and found other KDK's: http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?query=kdk&catref=C3&socolumnlayout=3&fr om=R2&sacategory=40065&BasicSearch=

Looks like a very inexpensive way to start.
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Old 12-05-2003, 10:53 AM
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I'll just keep studying, take test, than convince wife to let me get equipment. My dork dad had equipment he was gonna give me but he thought I didn't want to get into it so he gave it away. That's why I'm doing this all by myself. If you want it done you gotta do it yourself.
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Old 12-05-2003, 11:02 AM
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2stock, I do suggest you start out with some older radios. The new, menu driven radios are great but difficult to get used to with the complicated control systems.

Those old KDK radios like the 2033 or whatever, are good radios but kinda big. Like a full size CB rig. There are some good Alinco 2 meter radios that are good buys. Alinco really came on the scene about 15 years ago or so. They were a bargain at the time and the radios have stood the test of time. They were simple, cost effective radios. A good place to start on 2 meters. Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu are the big three.

Get on some of those Ham radios sites, join in the forums and ask questions. A lot of those sites have practice tests you can take. These practice tests use the FCC's question pool so they are very good. An easy way to know when you are ready.

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Old 12-05-2003, 04:09 PM
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I learned to use all the buttons on the remote mike for my Ic 2720h the same way I learned to type. I memorized the buttons and practiced using touch to find the buttons. Of course, I practiced in the driveway until I had it down; have to keep the eyes on the road. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Old 12-05-2003, 05:37 PM
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Matt I went the other way I got into it then got my dad invovled LOL
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:57 AM
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I love going the other way. My dads just a dork.
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You colorado guys are lucky. I love when i go out there and get the opportunity to run the 2M Colorado Connection system all along the eastern part of the state. Kinda nice to be able to hit half the state on all those linked repeaters.

If you're looking for a good 2M rig, try a radioshack. I know thats a bad word, but thats the only mobile I've ever owned (had a HT, yaesu vx-1r), and its held up for 3 years inside 3 different Jeeps, and my truck so far, and all 4 were high dust environments.
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Lawrence, are you guys (our Northern brothers) also listed in the QRZ directory? My sister in-law has a new beau from Canada, who claims to be a HAM, but isn't listed. He's one of those people who knows everything, and I'm just trying to call him on at least one! [img]smile.gif[/img] Thanx , Jim
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