[AMRadio] 51.6 MHz FM with a PRC-77


Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Sun Jun 13 18:08:33 EDT 2004


If anyone needs crystals for 51.6 MHz to talk to Patrick,
I have some that are X6 Multipliers as used in most of the Gonset gear etc. 8600 
kHz will get you right on 51.600 MHz
I also have other crystals in the range from 50.100 to 52.500 MHz
with crystals every 150 kHz which includes 50.400 and 50.550
and 50.700 etc. for AM work.

On 12 Jun 2004 at 19:30, Patrick Jankowiak wrote:

> Ham-Com is coming in Dallas JUN 18-20.
> 
> http://www.hamcom.org/
> 
> There are always both kinds of sellers in Dallas:
> 
> 1. those who think their used equipment is like gold and try to 
> get top dollar for it, and end up selling it to the rubes or 
> taking it home afterwards.
> 
> 2. those who know their hacked or broken equipment would best be
> someone else's problem, and try to get top dollar for it. Whether they
> take it home afterwards depends on how many hicks show up from out of
> town.
> 
> Dallas is special that way. I know because I live here. All 
> pessimism aside, I have developed a few rules for buying at hamfests:
> 
> 1. try before you buy. If the guy says it works, then you should ask
> to test it. he should be willing to allow it or help you do it. you
> should bring your own simple test items (If I am buying, I bring a 12V
> gel cel, dummy load, wattmeter, and scanning receiver like an alinco
> DJ-X2)
> 
> 2. watch out for gear that has been modified to go outside the 
> ham bands. ask to see the mod, to make sure it was done 
> professionally. "Oh yeah man, I crushed these two diodes with 
> some pliers to open up the transmit.." -bad bad bad.. We desolder and
> remove SMT devices, not rip them out.
> 
> 3. if it's not able to be tested but the fellow swears it works, get
> it in writing along with his ID. Everyone who ever gave me their card
> or ID, I never had a problem with the equipment. OTOH, A guy once
> swore to me on his granmother's grave that a Sunair GSB-900DX worked
> perfectly. For $600 I now have a heavy green box with lots of pretty
> knobs and a meter on it. Maybe I can use the knobs for something.
> 
> 4. watch the prices of the ham linear amps at such a fest. In 
> Texas, they are sometimes offered at inflated "CB operator" 
> prices. yes we have lots of big base stations in Texas. It's 
> humorous to see 'export' CB radios and obvious CB linears right 
> next to ham gear on the same seller's table.
> 
> 5. Friendliness and a good attitude during negotiation will get 
> you everywhere. Cash gets you even farther.
> 
> oops, I said all pessimism aside. oh well. See yall there!
> 
> I'll be on 51.6 MHz FM with a PRC-77.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > 
> > Sounds like what Dayton was like back in the early 80's and before. 
> > The  last couple of times I attended the Hamvention, all the stuff I
> > came back with would have fit into one Wal-Mart shopping bag.  I
> > think some of the small outdoor hamfests are the best place to look
> > for old stuff.  Regardless of the season, the indoor ones are nearly
> > always disappointing.
> > 
> > Don k4kyv
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