Old Rig

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Re: Old Rig

Post by teckniqs » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:14 am

thewoodstarr wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:34 am
teckniqs wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:32 am
^^ With equipment like that, it's no surprise to see articles like this....

https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/551 ... air-alert/
Fire it up bro! No LRF on it, it will be alright! It's going to be <100 Watt.
Fire what up.... bro?? What on earth you been smoking that you shouldn't have tonight then? :mrgreen:

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Re: Old Rig

Post by piradio » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:51 pm

mixfm wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:58 am
heres a 50 watt alan rig we had knocking around, the rig we used to install last result. lol memories... built in a disco light...
This rig used to push 20 watts ... The best part about it tho .. I used to have a sound level LED bar on the front .. But used to turn the lift room in to a disco ..

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Re: Old Rig

Post by nrgkits.nz » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:52 am

piradio wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:51 pm
mixfm wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:58 am
heres a 50 watt alan rig we had knocking around, the rig we used to install last result. lol memories... built in a disco light...
This rig used to push 20 watts ... The best part about it tho .. I used to have a sound level LED bar on the front .. But used to turn the lift room in to a disco ..

R.
Did it also push half that power on 118MHz giving pilots some entertainment on their radios?

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Re: Old Rig

Post by Wireupwall » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:01 am

I have definitely seen rigs like that in the 90's VFO, copper clad, though to be fair I only ever had 2 rigs and really just messed about with them locally.

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Re: Old Rig

Post by THE GOVERNOR » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:43 pm

It's old but it still works 10w @12v :lol:
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Re: Old Rig

Post by Albert H » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:35 pm

You want to carefully unsolder those "tropical fish" caps and sell 'em on Ebay for >£5 each! Replace them with cheap ceramics.
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Re: Old Rig

Post by thewoodstarr » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:51 am

Albert H wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:35 pm
You want to carefully unsolder those "tropical fish" caps and sell 'em on Ebay for >£5 each! Replace them with cheap ceramics.
Wow I haven't seen anything like that in years, it pre date`s me by many years. It maybe a band 1 TX, but looking at it, it seems to have doubling coils? I would not try and use that, however there are people out there that buy old stuff like that, and they will pay a good penny for it. Its History! Please don`t scrap it.

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Re: Old Rig

Post by teckniqs » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:32 am

Looks to me like an old Bowman VCO (who's stopped building now) :whistle

....And an old PYE p.m.r radio or taxi radio power amplifier.

Anyone with half a braincell of building experience can see it's band 2 and not band 1 just by the number of turns in the coils. :tup

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Re: Old Rig

Post by THE GOVERNOR » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:27 am

For the benefit of thewoodstarr this is a band 1 TX :roll:
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Re: Old Rig

Post by thewoodstarr » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:44 pm

What a state, don't try and use that! Its an old Gel/Keith PLL lumped together with a load of 2n6369a`s into MRF237. That has got to be the worst I have ever seen. That's not a band one, its just a fuckin mess. lol

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Re: Old Rig

Post by thewoodstarr » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:00 pm

Is that your best gear. You lot make me chuckle, no idear. You lot carry on.

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Re: Old Rig

Post by thewoodstarr » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:12 pm

teckniqs wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:32 am
Looks to me like an old Bowman VCO (who's stopped building now) :whistle

....And an old PYE p.m.r radio or taxi radio power amplifier.

Anyone with half a braincell of building experience can see it's band 2 and not band 1 just by the number of turns in the coils. :tup
Persons who think they can build, should get out there and build, once said person has done so, he or she can post comments on this site, if not, shut up, you complete fraggle.

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Re: Old Rig

Post by THE GOVERNOR » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:24 pm

How many stickers can you spot inside a woody rig?
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The winner gets £200 of woody made in the UK notes and some cider
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Re: Old Rig

Post by Albert H » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:52 am

Bloody amateurs! Here's two sides of an old link repeater:
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Input in Band V, output in higher end of Band 1. Used for about 8 years in the western USA. The studio output was microwave across the street to a building with a better view of the first hilltop....

At the top of the first big hill, there was a waterproof diecast box with the link repeater in it, There was a TV aerial pointing back towards the town, and a Band 1 "H" pointing towards the output site, which was five miles away. The link repeater was installed up a telegraph pole!
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