[AMRadio] DX 100 crystals


Glenn Zemanek zemanek at att.net
Wed Feb 12 20:16:18 EST 2014


I should have mentioned that I am on the east coast in NY.
73
Glenn 

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> On Feb 12, 2014, at 8:09 PM, "L L bahr " <pulsarxp at embarqmail.com> wrote:
> 
> You should wish those fake FT-243 crystals had HC-6 crystals in them.  However, they are much much smaller then a HC-6 in them. That's why they blow up and chirp like hell.
> As for frequencies to buy, that depends on what part of the country you live in.  In Texas 7160 is a great rock to own and maybe 7290.
> Lee, w0vt
> 
> 
> 
> .  
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rob Atkinson" <ranchorobbo at gmail.com>
> To: "Glenn Zemanek" <zemanek at att.net>
> Cc: amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:54:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] DX 100 crystals
> 
> May not be what you want to hear but genuine FT243s are pretty hard to
> find, especially for the desirable frequencies.  you can get fake
> ones, HC6 rocks mounted in a FT243 holder but no-telling how they'll
> hold up in the dx100.  I'd work on getting the rig's VFO or some other
> oscillator source, stable and forget about the rocks.  Besides, you
> want some flexibility.


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