From kenw8ek at gmail.com Wed Jun 1 16:46:31 2016 From: kenw8ek at gmail.com (Ken, W8EK) Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 16:46:31 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Alinco HF Xcvr, Desk Mic, PSs FS Message-ID: <478a208a-f64a-49fa-a95c-639b8b2d9645@gmail.com> Alinco HF Transceiver, Desk Microphone, and Power Supplies For Sale Alinco DX-70TH, HF + 6 m Transceiver: The Alinco DX-70TH covers 160 to 6 meters in SSB, CW, AM and FM. The receiver tunes 0.15-30 MHz and 50-54 MHz. The transmitter delivers 100 Watts. A narrow filter and pre-amp is standard. Other features include IF shift, dual VFOs, 100 memories, band and memory scan, CTCSS encode, attenuator and noise blanker. Please note that this is the "TH" model which has 100 Watts output on 6 meters, as opposed to the "T" model that only has 10 Watts. The DX-70TH includes the EMS-42 up-down hand mic, EBC-9 mobile mounting bracket, Owner's Manual and DC cord. It requires 13.8 VDC at 25 Amps. This particular unit is still in its original box. I can not say it is new for sure, as it came from a SK, but it certainly looks unused. Only $450. Alinco EMS-14 Desk Microphone: The Alinco EMS-14 desk mic is an electret condenser mic. The gooseneck may be adjusted to any angle. It features UP-DOWN tuning and there is an On The Air LED on the mic base. On the bottom of the mic base there is a gain control adjustment. There is also a switch for FM/SSB on the bottom. The mic cable terminates in an Alinco round 8 pin mic plug. Specs: 500~100K ohm. Output 0-30mW (RMS). Power consumption: 1.5ma RX, 2.5 ma TX. This particular mic appears to be new, still in its original box. These are selling in the $120 to $130 range. Buy this one for only $90. Astron RS-20 A, 20 amp Power Supply: The Astron RS-20 A is a very common power supply around most ham shacks. It provides 13 V DC for many ham rigs. Features: Solid State Electronically Regulated Fold-Back Current Limiting Protects Power Supply from ...excessive current & continuous shorted output Crowbar Over Voltage Protection Excellent Regulation & Low Ripple at low line input voltage. Heavy Duty Heat Sink Chassis Mount Fuse Three Conductor Power Cord Specifications: Input Voltage 105-125Vac Output Voltage 13.8Vdc (internally Adjustable 11-15V) Ripple Less than 5mV peak-peak (full load & low line) Continuous Duty 16 Amps; ICS 20 Amps Size 5" x 9" x 10-1/2" This particular supply works great. It only varies 0.01 Volts with a load! Cosmetically it looks great. With paper work for only $65. Kenwood PS-30 Power Supply: The Kenwood PS-30 power supply provides 13.8 VDC at 20 Amps intermittent or 15 Amps continuous. It features large heat sinks and automatic overload reset. Ripple voltage is less than 20 mv at 13.8 V DC 20 Amps. Input is 120 or 220 V AC. 7.2 x 5.3 x 11.5 inches The PS-30 has two output connections. It has a 6 pin molex connector as used on many, many Kenwood rigs, and also on many Icom, Yaesu and Alinco rigs. In addition there are screw terminals for lower current output, normally used for a 2 meter or dual band rig. This one works fine and looks great. Paper work is included for $100. I also have many other accessories available such as many different types of microphones, HTs, VHF and UHF rigs, HF and VHF/UHF antennas, connectors, miscellaneous accessories, etc. Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests. Prices do not include shipping from Florida. Thanks. 73, Ken, W8EK Ken Simpson E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net Voice Phone (352) 732-8400 From w5jo at brightok.net Thu Jun 2 16:35:37 2016 From: w5jo at brightok.net (w5jo at brightok.net) Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 15:35:37 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] WRL Dial Covers Message-ID: In the past I have seen people asking where they could purchase dial covers for the WRL 755(A) and GK 500 VFO dial covers since theirs had broken or cracked. There is a guy who makes all sorts of them including the WRL version. Except for this cover everything he makes is for Classic and Antique BC radios. Here is a link to his site. http://www.dialcover.com/ I bought one from him a year or so back and when I went back to the URL it had changed so I lost his contact information. Well today I found it again. The cover looks like the original and the work is very well done. You will note in the first sentence the word "here" which is a link to his full line of covers. He lists them as WRL and World Radio. He does good work for jut $20 Just a happy customer. Jim W5JO From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Thu Jun 2 17:15:21 2016 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 16:15:21 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] WRL Dial Covers In-Reply-To: References: Message-ID: Thanks Jim that's good to know. Those covers are usually yellowed or cracked. 73 Rob K5UJ From k4kyv at charter.net Mon Jun 6 16:52:43 2016 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 15:52:43 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Hundreds of Heathkit Manuals available for free Download Message-ID: <002d01d1c035$5fbe4600$1f3ad200$@charter.net> Here is the link to a Heathkit schematic and manual archive online. Due to copyright issues the manuals keep disappearing off US websites, but this one is located outside US copyright jurisdiction. The URL below will take you to an archive you can download from, free of charge. One catch: to avoid overwhelming the site, there is a limit of five different files per 30 minute period. Gary, W7FG (SK) who ran a manual distribution business, defied the alleged purchaser of the Heathkit rights, after a customer who worked at a copyright attorney's office advised him the claims were bogus and that he should ignore them, so he continued to sell copies of the manuals; reportedly they are still on the site. Although a successful legal challenge would be highly unlikely, others have nevertheless removed the manuals from their websites to avoid any hassles or legal expenses, given this was a service they were offering for free and gaining nothing in return. Some of the manuals on this site are incomplete, and some may consist only of the schematic. Many of the "partial" manuals include everything except the step-by-step assembly instructions, which would be of little value to most users anyway. The owner of the site asks that if anyone has anything to add, including files on manuals not in the archives or missing pages from ones on the list, to please email paul (at) vintage-radio (dot) info http://www.vintage-radio.info/heathkit/ Don k4kyv From ranchorobbo at gmail.com Mon Jun 6 21:40:12 2016 From: ranchorobbo at gmail.com (Rob Atkinson) Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 20:40:12 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Hundreds of Heathkit Manuals available for free Download In-Reply-To: <002d01d1c035$5fbe4600$1f3ad200$@charter.net> References: <002d01d1c035$5fbe4600$1f3ad200$@charter.net> Message-ID: What I recall is that around 2 or 3 years ago, someone finally called the bluff of the guy in Calif. who was mailing out all the cease and desist letters, basically telling him no we're not pulling our manuals off line and if want to sue us bring it on. That's when he quit hassling people and I think the same guy is now trying to revive Heathkit as a seller of kits but it's all very lame with solderless kits where you screw leads to pc boards instead of soldering, as if he's afraid he'll get sued if someone gets burned by a soldering iron. But there are plenty of other kits out there that involve soldering so I don't know what this guy's problem is. Rob K5UJ > Although a successful legal challenge would be highly unlikely, others have > nevertheless removed the manuals from their websites to avoid any hassles or > legal expenses, given this was a service they were offering for free and > gaining nothing in return. > > From manualman at juno.com Mon Jun 6 22:48:30 2016 From: manualman at juno.com (manualman at juno.com) Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 22:48:30 -0400 Subject: [AMRadio] Hundreds of Heathkit Manuals available for free Download Message-ID: Their web site does indicate at the bottom that "All documents are assumed to be copyright". Since Heathkit had a manufacturing and distribution presence in the United Kingdom, "located outside US copyright jurisdiction" could maybe add a wrinkle if litigation was ever to be pursued. Downloaders may also not be immune since IP Addresses generally are recorded/saved at the web site or ISP or both. Gary sold his manual business in the Fall of 2006 so what you said is confusing. The name and web site address were retained for awhile by the new owners and then changed to Vintage Manuals. In the Fall of 2008, Heathkit Company sold their Legacy Manual Duplication and Distribution business to Data Professionals including all rights and assets of this business. The Heathkit Legacy Manual Duplication and Distribution business had been run as part of the Heath Educational business. Prior to this, all Copyrights, Trademarks, intellectual properties, etc. were always owned by the Heathkit Company (aka Heath Company). Several years later when Heathkit declared bankruptcy, all Heathkit/Heath Company remaining assets, Copyrights, Trademarks, intellectual properties, etc. were then sold at auction. Pete, wa2cwa On Mon, 6 Jun 2016 15:52:43 -0500 "Donald Chester" writes: > Here is the link to a Heathkit schematic and manual archive online. > Due to > copyright issues the manuals keep disappearing off US websites, but > this one > is located outside US copyright jurisdiction. The URL below will > take you to > an archive you can download from, free of charge. One catch: to > avoid > overwhelming the site, there is a limit of five different files per > 30 > minute period. > > Gary, W7FG (SK) who ran a manual distribution business, defied the > alleged > purchaser of the Heathkit rights, after a customer who worked at a > copyright > attorney's office advised him the claims were bogus and that he > should > ignore them, so he continued to sell copies of the manuals; > reportedly they > are still on the site. ..... >> Don k4kyv From w5jo at brightok.net Thu Jun 9 19:04:02 2016 From: w5jo at brightok.net (w5jo at brightok.net) Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 18:04:02 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Dentron MLA-2500 Message-ID: <6164D982A82B454BA639DCDFDEDE1F89@JimPC> Is there anyone here who is interested in some 8875 pulls from the subject amplifier. They have been tested and results will be provided. If so, let me know and we can work a deal. Jim W5JO From k4kyv at charter.net Mon Jun 13 14:16:26 2016 From: k4kyv at charter.net (Donald Chester) Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:16:26 -0500 Subject: [AMRadio] Confusion over RM-11769, RM-11759 and RM-11708 Message-ID: <006601d1c59f$b33c9920$19b5cb60$@charter.net> I hope this will help clear up some of the confusion over the recent spate of Petitions to the FCC. RM-11769, submitted by James Edwin Whedbee, N0ECN, proposes to change the wording in Part 97 rules to rename the CW/RTTY/data sub-bands "Symbol", which would be consistent with the FCC's prior decision to rename the AM/SSB/SSTV segments as "Phone/Image". This would have no effect on operating privileges. The confusion comes from the misleading title of the Petition: "... to Redesignate Sub-bands from Exclusively Morse Code to Narrowband Modes, including CW and other purposes." In an attempt to write his petition in a legalistic style of English, Whedbee has muddled his clarity of meaning. The proposed change in wording in Part 97 to "Symbol" is purely semantic; it wouldn't actually change a thing, since the so-called the "CW bands" are already shared with RTTY and "data" and have been for decades. The remaining "CW-only" sub-bands are at 50-50.1 and 144-144.1 MHz, in addition to the 80, 40 and 15m CW privileges granted to Novices and Techs after the old Novice bands were eliminated. Whedbee proposes to allow RTTY and "data" in the 6m and 2m CW segments, and to allow Novices and Technicians to use RTTY/data in the 80m/40m/15m segments where they are presently allowed CW only, but these are separate issues altogether, and have nothing to do with the proposal to change the nomenclature of the CW/RTTY/data sub-bands to "Symbol. The overwhelming majority of comments opposing this petition appear to be coming from CW operators concerned about the degradation they worry that the proposed changes would cause to CW operation. The confusing wording of the title and text in the petition have obviously led to misinterpretation by many of those who submitted comments; many of those comments miss the point. The real issue of concern is SPECIFIC BANDWIDTH LIMITS that would be imposed on all modes used by amateurs in the HF bands. Under the current rules (with a few exceptions), no specific, numerical bandwidth limits are prescribed in Part 97. The non-phone sub-bands (the ones we often call the 'cw bands', which Whedbee wants to call 'Symbol' sub-bands) are currently limited to narrow-bandwidth signals by the FCC's cap on symbol-rate, 300 bauds on frequencies below 28 MHz. Keeping data speeds within the current maximum baud-rate inherently limits the bandwidths of RTTY and data modes, without the need for specific bandwidth limitations in the rules. In November 2013, ARRL submitted a Petition to the FCC, RM-11708, to delete the current 300-baud cap on symbol rate and replace this with a specific bandwidth limit of 2.8 kHz in the band segments where RTTY and data transmission are allowed. Whedbee's Petition includes an identical bandwidth provision for amateur bands between 1.8 and 29.5 MHz. What I suspect is the major concern to CW operators, is that these proposals (both Whedbee's and ARRL's) would allow RTTY/data signals operating in the so-called "CW bands" to occupy up to 2.8 kHz, the SAME NOMINAL BANDWIDTH as SSB phone. If digital data and its attendant white-noise interference is to be allowed to transmit in the traditional CW bands at the same bandwidth as SSB, what's the point of even having separate narrow-band and wide-band segments in the first place? Whedbee further proposes specific bandwidth limits for all the rest of the modes used by amateurs, including a one-size-fits-all 8 kHz limit in the 160-10m bands, that would apply equally to AM, SSB, narrow-band FM, and SSTV. He also duplicates the ARRL proposal (RM-11759) to TAKE AWAY 50 kHz from the 75m phone band, by moving the boundary between phone and RTTY/data from 3600 kHz to 3650 kHz. In summary, in this mix we have three distinctly separate petitions and several distinct proposals: RM-11708, ARRL (lift the cap on baud-rate and impose a specific 2800 Hz bandwidth limit in the CW/RTTY/data segments) http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=6017477458 RM-11759, ARRL (move the 80/75m boundary from 3600 kHz to 3650, allow Novices/Technicians to use RTTY and data on 80, 40 & 15m) http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=60001518667 RM-11769, Whedbee (all the above, PLUS re-name non-phone sub-bands to "symbol", allow RTTY/data in the CW-only segments of 6m and 2m, impose SPECIFIC BANDWIDTH LIMITS to ALL MODES including AM and SSB) http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment/view?id=60001692464 The threat to CW operators is NOT re-naming the traditional CW sub-bands as "Symbol" or allowing RTTY/data to share those segments (this is already permitted in the rules), but allowing digital and other forms of data transmission in the CW bands up to 2.8 kHz bandwidth, the same as SSB. This was first proposed by ARRL, now followed by Whedbee. The primary concern of AM operators, and in fact all phone operators, should be the proposed imposition of a specifically defined 8-kHz bandwidth limit. Specific bandwidth limits should in fact be a concern to all amateurs as well as to the FCC, due to the new compliance and enforcement issues this would bring. The official deadline for submitting comments to the Petition expired on the 10th of June, but there is an additional 30-day period for Replies to Comments. The deadline for a Reply to Comments is 30 days after the DATE THAT COMMENT WAS POSTED, under the "Date Posted" column in the ECFA list. This is a way you can still get your input to the FCC; just locate a comment near the end of the list, one that you find particularly relevant to the issue as you see it, and reply, pro- or con. For the comment list, go to: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment_search_solr/doSearch?proceeding=RM-11769&ap plicant=&lawfirm=&author=&disseminated.minDate=&disseminated.maxDate=&receiv ed.minDate=&received.maxDate=&dateCommentPeriod.minDate=&dateCommentPeriod.m axDate=&dateReplyComment.minDate=&dateReplyComment.maxDate=&address.city=&ad dress.state.stateCd=&address.zip=&daNumber=&fileNumber=&bureauIdentification Number=&reportNumber=&submissionType=&__checkbox_exParte=true Don k4kyv

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