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2006-06-04 Thread Lee Williams
Tired of the B.S. and personal attacks,I'M OUTTA HERE ! Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Repeater-Builder/ * To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] * Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: Ты где?

2006-05-21 Thread Lee Williams
Got one with a virus from Kuggie , looks like he's been spoofed again! It pays to keep your anti-virus database updated!!! Paul Finch wrote: At least that's what I was thinking!!! Paul -Original Message- *From:* Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com [mailto:[EMAIL

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Need a UHF Mastr II or 2???

2006-05-16 Thread Lee Williams
Do we guess that these are mobiles or stations? If mobiles,any accys??? Inquiring mindsumm,I forget!C U there.73,Lee Scott Zimmerman wrote: Repeater-Builder has come across a quantity of '88' split 45W UHF GE mastr II radios. These radios are in nice shape. They include a UHF UHS

[Repeater-Builder] Selectone ST138 question

2006-05-15 Thread Lee Williams
Its been a while,but does anyone know if this puppy will encode and decode at the same time? Need it for a hub repeater project. I hate to use two if one will do.The datasheet is unclear on this...73,Lee Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Good Radio's for Repeater?

2006-05-09 Thread Lee Williams
In the case of the MastrII,its the 100% duty heatsink and the extra shielding and control offered by the repeater package that makes all the difference in the world. I have a MastrII UHF porta-peater which really works well in the mobile chassis.73,Lee Robin Midgett wrote: I've been

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Building a Repeater VHF or UHF

2006-04-23 Thread Lee Williams
Check back in 25 years and let us know how its holding up! Bob wrote: My first repeater was two kenwood tk-840s uhf 25 watt mobile radios,I also use echolstation software as the controler,And yes echostation works quite well as a controler and it only cost $20.00 and not the high price of

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: That horrible noise

2006-04-21 Thread Lee Williams
You wouldnt hear the sync buzz,your rx is to narrow! I live with the beast here,coming from a neighbors house who wont let me find or fix it. It mixes with ANY vhf signal and sends it back at me every 10khz up and down the band. I can get away from it if I offset either the rx or tx freq

Re: [Repeater-Builder] back-up battery charging

2006-04-20 Thread Lee Williams
Well,what I came up with is since the Micor supplies arent adjustable,was two silicon diodes in the charging circuit. Drops it to 13.5v then added a contactor,normally closed,with a 125vac coil to connect direct to the batteries during an outage. I will post the results once implemented.

Re: [Repeater-Builder] back-up battery charging

2006-04-18 Thread Lee Williams
I will have to check the p/n,but dont think they have the battery option. Is there any obvious difference in the appearance of the battery specific units? I will also look for the pot to turn these babys down, getting tired of cooking batteriesthanks to all,73,Lee [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

[Repeater-Builder] back-up battery charging

2006-04-17 Thread Lee Williams
I am now in charge of some club repeater sites which use the standard Micor power supply. These have back-up batteries on them which are being boiled dry by the 14.9V the power supply delivers,these supplies are not the battery back-up versions. I am looking for a good solution to solve this

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: Fan timer

2006-04-14 Thread Lee Williams
I on the other hand run my fans 24/7,why switch them at all? 28 years with the same PA transistors,I guess GE had the right idea! 73,Lee Chuck Kelsey wrote: Maybe I'm missing something here, but I've never subscribed to the theory of having fans run beyond PTT. What purpose does it serve?

[Repeater-Builder] TM2570A

2006-04-09 Thread Lee Williams
OT,but...Need some help with the Kenwood TM2570A used as a remote base on a system I help maintain. Seems that the memory battery went bad,replaced it and attempted a reset,but the radio seems brain dead and wont program. Anyone have a manual or could relate the reset procedure to me? Reply

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: TM2570A

2006-04-09 Thread Lee Williams
put the new battery back in wrong. If it's not a Kenwood original the after market stuff is sometimes backwards in polarity. The owners manual has the cpu reset ... otherwise you might have left a cable/plug connection off/loose. cheers, skipp Lee Williams [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Syntor X conversion to 222 as a user radio?

2006-04-02 Thread Lee Williams
Glenn,your small font is killin ushave mercy on us with lo-res monitors and failing eyesight! [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've converted Maxtracs to 222 mhz. You may want to read my mod at http://members.aol.com/w8ak Glenn YAHOO!

[Repeater-Builder] Radio Shack store closings

2006-03-28 Thread Lee Williams
Radio Shack just announced the closing of 400 or so stores including 4 in the Erie,Pa area. I know,they arent a premier parts store,but another blow to us who build...73,lee,N3APP Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to:

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Repeater Builder 1480 VHF/UHF Antenna

2006-03-24 Thread Lee Williams
They work good...not as good as a single band antenna,but any dual band antenna is a compromise. Well constructed with the exception of that mounting clamp,replace it before you mount it anywhere. 73,Lee Jim Cicirello wrote: Hello to Kevin and the group: I am putting together my 1480

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Quick CW ID'er

2006-03-19 Thread Lee Williams
Beware of Echostation,it has inherent problems with tone decoding and transmitter lock-up.The program is flawed! I would avoid it. BT,DT73,Lee Charles Mumphrey wrote: I run the ID-8 also...wired up to a connector plugs right into my GR500 rick controllerworks well...but no nifty-keen

Re: [Repeater-Builder] ID this board....

2006-03-19 Thread Lee Williams
Its an in shelf metering card,you will need the instructions to make sense of it. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I picked up a GE Station card at the hamfest yesterday and need help IDing it. Stenciled on the board is 19D417752P1. On the metal plane inside the ID is 19D417760G1. On the front

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: 6mtr duplexer

2006-03-15 Thread Lee Williams
I think split sites with a link would work the best on 6 meters. Duplexers are large and expensive for 6. Spacing may need to be in milesYMMV! DCFluX wrote: I've used 1 5/8 on 51.82 / 51.32 before I found out that 6 meters sucked. On 3/15/06, Ron Wright, Skywarn Coodinator [EMAIL

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: Project advice

2006-03-15 Thread Lee Williams
Hmm,laws must be different in 8 land.glad I dont live there! Jim B. wrote: DCFluX wrote: Yeah, just like it is the law for any 2M repeater on a mountain top to have PL on the receiver. Um, Right On 3/13/06, Dick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, I looked

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Having a 2 meter remote base radio in house with a 2 meter repeater, any options

2006-03-14 Thread Lee Williams
A notch cavity on the remote radio tuned to notch out the repeater might help. Forget trying to use it close to your repeater frequency. It may work on 147 or high 146 pairs if they are strong signals. 73,Lee n9lv wrote: What I need to know is if there is any type of isolator or other

Re: [Repeater-Builder] G6 144b coil

2006-03-03 Thread Lee Williams
I ran a G6-144 on my 2 meter repeater for 22 years,worked very well but succumbed to a 2 coating of ice when it started falling from the tower above it. Smashed it pretty bad,along with many other antennae. The G7 we replaced it with was another story,pure junk. Maybe the old G6 was better

Re: [Repeater-Builder] duplexing a spectra 900Mhz or a ge mastr exec on 800

2004-02-07 Thread Lee Williams
ExecII,yes is on W7UVH's website.Also check out the AR902MHZ yahoogroup.73,Lee,N3APP - Original Message - From: manoflesure [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 7:13 PM Subject: [Repeater-Builder] duplexing a spectra 900Mhz or a ge mastr

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Repeater for GMRS use-help needed??

2004-02-06 Thread Lee Williams
As long as its TYPE ACCEPTED for the intended purpose. Anyone with an FCC license should already know this,if not,look it up. END THREAD. - Original Message - From: Andy Brinkley [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 8:27 PM Subject: RE:

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Hybrid Ring Duplexers

2004-02-06 Thread Lee Williams
Its in the ARRL repeater handbook. 73,Lee - Original Message - From: w4rfj [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 9:16 PM Subject: [Repeater-Builder] Hybrid Ring Duplexers Hi I am looking for information on Hybrid Ring Duplexers... I

Re: Fw: [Repeater-Builder] Repeater for GMRS use-help needed??

2004-02-06 Thread Lee Williams
It was all over the ham news a few years back,I dont have any details.You might try Newsline or ARRL archives,maybe even the FCC. - Original Message - From: Mike Morris WA6ILQ [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 1:44 AM Subject: Re: Fw:

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Repeater for GMRS use-help needed??

2004-02-06 Thread Lee Williams
WHOA! Dont get caught changing that tag! Only the FCC can certify type acceptance. Does anybody bother reading the rules or do we just make up our own as we go along??? Very scary...73,Lee - Original Message - From: Neil McKie [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com

Fw: [Repeater-Builder] Repeater for GMRS use-help needed??

2004-02-05 Thread Lee Williams
; Lee Williams [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 10:42 PM Subject: Re: [Repeater-Builder] Repeater for GMRS use-help needed?? So you mean that all these people who use the GE Master II and Motorola Mitreks are building NON-Compliant radio. Yes there not built

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: Dual Band Antenna's?

2004-01-28 Thread Lee Williams
I use a Diamond F23A single bander on 2 meters which has 3/4 ice on it right now and survived gusts to 40 mph. The SWR stayed pretty low as well. My HF vertical snapped off in 3 places and my 6 meter beam is toast. 73,Lee,N3APP in icy Erie,Pa... - Original Message - From: Ken Arck [EMAIL

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: Z-Matcher

2004-01-24 Thread Lee Williams
Maybe they did for some reason(out of stock?) but the one in the pics is definately a GE part,listed in their parts CD. We had dozens of commercial repeaters in service in the late 70's and they all had this board. I am looking for another one for VHF if anyone has one to sell.

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: Z-Matcher

2004-01-24 Thread Lee Williams
I wonder if it had the relay board in it or just a plain board with a single connection? A relay board would indicate a base station,not a repeater. They may have sold you the wrong type,it happened to us. You could still install the GE part if you could find one,but if its working,let it play. I

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: Z-Matcher

2004-01-24 Thread Lee Williams
Well the 300 that we used had them,they were all 100 or 110 watt repeaters,musta been an option but we never asked for it,they just came that way,or maybe only used on the higher powerrepeaters? Or more likely deleted by some bean counter somewhere. As always,YMMV. Personally I'd rather

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: 75 to 50 ohm match

2004-01-21 Thread Lee Williams
I can vouch for this,found no discernable difference on VHF between a run of 7/8 Andrews and a run of jacketed CATV aluminum. Identical performance,cheaper price and no matching stubs.73,Lee,N3APP - Original Message - From: Dexter McIntyre W4DEX [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: stacking dipole them in nall pount no duplexer

2004-01-19 Thread Lee Williams
I would use a metal mast,put a screen between the elements and tune it for minimum transfer of signal. You will still probably need at least a couple of cavities. Why dont you just buy a mobile duplexer? They are cheap enough if you look around. Less than $50 in most cases and less messing around

Re: [Repeater-Builder]

2004-01-08 Thread Lee Williams
Seems like a lot of extra work when compared to a cheap and easy radio link. Why the wire? 73,Lee - Original Message - From: W3GFD [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 12:24 AM Subject: [Repeater-Builder] I am

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Broken/ stuck slugs - was Fiberglass rod

2004-01-07 Thread Lee Williams
Try a string of dental floss(waxed) down beside the slug. 73,Lee,N3APP - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 11:58 PM Subject: Re: [Repeater-Builder] Broken/ stuck slugs - was Fiberglass rod The soap on the

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Fuses on power cords

2004-01-07 Thread Lee Williams
The protection diodes should have blown the fuses,shouldnt have damaged the radios unless too big a fuse was used. An old trick I have used where the unknowing kept hooking things up reversed,was to use a diode bridge inline- then the polarity wouldnt matter. Worked well if you could live with the

Re: [Re: [Repeater-Builder] Fuses on power cords]

2004-01-07 Thread Lee Williams
cords] That's a good idea that I have done also, but it is 1.4v drop, not .7v Lee Williams [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The protection diodes should have blown the fuses,shouldnt have damaged the radios unless too big a fuse was used. An old trick I have used where the unknowing kept hooking

Re: [[Repeater-Builder] Repeater Help]

2004-01-06 Thread Lee Williams
ARRRGGGH! Never toss a MastrII. I could have donated some parts at least.Oh well. - Original Message - From: Kevin Bednar To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 7:03 PM Subject: RE: [[Repeater-Builder] Repeater Help]

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Mastr II UHF audio adjustment

2004-01-04 Thread Lee Williams
There are two pots on the UHF exciter. With the drop down drawer open looking from the front,the right hand one is audio deviation and the left hand one is CTCSS deviation. These controls will not help with your bassy audio problem. Which audio card(s) are you using? 73,Lee,N3APP - Original

Re: [Repeater-Builder] WTB: Feed-through caps

2004-01-02 Thread Lee Williams
Since nobody else asked,what value of capacitance do you need? I have some stock I can look thru. 73,Lee,N3APP - Original Message - From: George Salzmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: repeater-builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, January 02, 2004 4:13 PM Subject: [Repeater-Builder] WTB:

[Repeater-Builder] Estate Sale

2003-12-27 Thread Lee Williams
From an SK's estate and for his widow,the following items are for sale; 1) A 440 mhz GE 75watt repeater system,made from two GE ExecII's includes a CAT-300 controller and a mobile duplexer,working and just removed from service-no crystals.$400 plus shipping 2) An MCC RC-1000 repeater controller in

Re: [Repeater-Builder] 5 tone

2003-12-24 Thread Lee Williams
Many groups use DTMF decoders,already in common use. Its easy for any ham rig or repeater controller to encode. LiTZ (long tone zero) is already accepted as the universal call for help,I use it when sending weather alerts. Most modern ham rigs have DTMF decode capability,even my old Rad Shack 202

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: Micor Delay Line

2003-12-16 Thread Lee Williams
I agree,they arent the best delay solution. We were never happy with their performance,audio sounded phase distorted and limited response. They were replaced with Glenayre's with digital delay cards that worked much better. Old technology vs new...73,Lee,N3APP - Original Message -

Re: [Repeater-Builder] PC based controller

2003-12-16 Thread Lee Williams
www.qsl.net/n3app - Original Message - From: Stephane Montpetit To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 6:53 PM Subject: [Repeater-Builder] PC based controller Anybody knows about a PC based repeater controller software

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Micor Delay Line

2003-12-15 Thread Lee Williams
Power? It doesnt require any power. Its a delay line,no active components! We had huindreds of these on paging stations back in the day,they were quite expensive. 73,Lee - Original Message - From: Dave Stephens To: Repeater-Builder Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Heat sink anyone?

2003-12-14 Thread Lee Williams
The little metal standoffs can be robbed from the mobile donor heatsink,they knock out nicely from the bottom with a drift. I have hand redrilled the heatsinks,its a thankless,tedious job. 73,Lee - Original Message - From: Fred Flowers To:

Re: [Repeater-Builder] GE Z Matcher

2003-12-13 Thread Lee Williams
I assume you will be changing both boards as the driver is different. You will probably have to retune the filter. Use the method in the manual,tune for minimum SWR. Also,the pass transistor from the mobile is probably a small tab type and the base amp is probably a TO-3,so you will have to rewire

[Repeater-Builder] FS GE

2003-12-09 Thread Lee Williams
HELP! I LOST MY STORAGE SPACE ! ! ! For Sale GE MastrII 110watt cont.duty 2 meter repeater in 4 foot GE cabinet with GE 30 amp power supply,tuned up on 146.04/.64,clean, NO duplexer or controller. $600 plus shipping or p.u. For Sale GE MastrII 110 watt mobile converted to 2 meter repeater on

Re: [Repeater-Builder] question about combiners

2003-12-07 Thread Lee Williams
It all depends on your frequencies,rx and tx. - Original Message - From: Jed Barton To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 2:05 PM Subject: [Repeater-Builder] question about combiners Hey guys. OK, this is a bit greek

Re: [Repeater-Builder] WR model 96

2003-12-06 Thread Lee Williams
I dont have the 96 manual,I have the 97 series manual for vhf. 73,Lee - Original Message - From: Lee Williams [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Repeater-Builder] WR model 96 From memory...its a 100 watt self contained cont. duty PA reqires 4 watts drive. I recall it has just one

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: UHF Links with Voters

2003-12-04 Thread Lee Williams
If its for amateur use,full time transmit links are illegal !!! If you are using tone control,put another tone generator at the receiver site and switch it inline when COS is inactive. Have the link transmitter follow the rx input with a short delay. This fakes out the voter since it still sees

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Re: UHF Links with Voters

2003-12-04 Thread Lee Williams
] Re: UHF Links with Voters Lee, Please cite your source. Repeaters USED to be limited to 5 second tails, but that rule went away over 10 years ago. It is perfectly legal for a repeater (let alone a link) to TX 24/7/365. Joe M. Lee Williams wrote: If its for amateur use,full time

Re: [Repeater-Builder] crystals for uhf mastr II

2003-12-02 Thread Lee Williams
Thats normal,put 'em in... - Original Message - From: Larry Thomas [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 5:24 PM Subject: [Repeater-Builder] crystals for uhf mastr II : I was wondering about the physical size of the crystals

Re: [Re: [[Repeater-Builder] Re: GE Stuff.....]]

2003-12-01 Thread Lee Williams
Gee,and I thought it was when you had beryllium oxide running thru your veins,or was that the RF burns,maybe it was all the solder fumes? Or perhaps the plate voltage meeting flesh? Nah,probably insane from listening to all that white noise. Anyways,it hasnt affected me a bi,bi,bi,bi,bit

Re: [[Repeater-Builder] Spectrum Communication SCR1000]

2003-11-30 Thread Lee Williams
Yes,the helical casting is the same as the MII but thats all that is the same. ExecII uses a different form factor for the IF and it usually has less poles of filtering. The squelch and audio circuits are on the systems board and the squelch is single stage,not dual like the MII. They perform well

Re: [Repeater-Builder] UHF Micor Tripler

2003-11-30 Thread Lee Williams
See the website associated with this list, www.repeater-builder.com 73,Lee,N3APP - Original Message - From: Tom Parker To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 6:08 PM Subject: [Repeater-Builder] UHF Micor Tripler Hello

Re: [Repeater-Builder] UHF Micor Tripler

2003-11-30 Thread Lee Williams
It doesnt sound like the 557 is even close. Mayhaps someone on the list has a 9690? Micor mobiles are cheap enough to have lots of spares around. Yes,the wider lead should be the collector. If you are converting to ham band from commercial you should read about the circulator mods on the

Re: [[Repeater-Builder] Spectrum Communication SCR1000 VHF Manual]]

2003-11-28 Thread Lee Williams
FS-GE MastrII 110 watt cont. duty VHF Base/Repeater in 4 foot cabinet with GE 30 amp power supply crystalled up on 146.04/.64, no duplexer or controller. e-mail for pricing [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Original Message - From: ac0y5 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Repeater-Builder@yahoogroups.com Sent:

Re: [[Repeater-Builder] Spectrum Communication SCR1000 VHF Manual]]

2003-11-26 Thread Lee Williams
I think its a combination of inferior components and poor design. The receiver is quite sensitive,but not very selective and overloads easily. You would be better off dropping some GE or /\/\ boards in it. 73,Lee - Original Message - From: ac0y5 [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Identify an high Split master Pa ??

2003-11-25 Thread Lee Williams
The two blue pots are for setting the power control protection circuit and needs to be tuned to the procedure in the manual. If this is a continuous duty pa,it has two air variable capacitors on the tuneable output filter which also should be tuned according to the book. Mis-adjusting

Re: [Repeater-Builder] Kenwood TKR-820 is microphonic

2003-11-09 Thread Lee Williams
You might try the old trick of encasing the microphonic circuit in wax. Candle wax works and can be removed easily if repairs are needed. You can use a piece of masking tape to form a dam around the desired components. Use clear or uncolored wax. 73,Lee,N3APP - Original Message