COLLECTOR GROUP POST, Aug. 5/98
REPORT; Santee CA
More RT246 TX whine
Cloning a BC-611 & a CB,
I know where
there are maybe half a dozen GRC-9 sets but I have to drive a
couple of hours
to get them. They are complete with all
tubes but used,
and with no
accessories. They are as released by the Army.
they are NOT nice
fresh depot rebuilds. They are sets that
were used in
the field and
thrown into trucks and they show it. The cases are dented
and the sets are
dirty. Some have a few spots of corrosion.
Some of the
lids have unit
markings and symbols painted on them.
numbers and manufacturer match on some of the sets but not
on others. I
bought one that worked that when I powered it up but that's
no guarantee they
I did not see any
power supplies, dynamotors, generators, or other
seller does have a couple of extra separate transmitter
If there is
enough interest, I can pick up them up (if they are still
there) and ship
them. I probably can buy them for fifty bucks each and I
need to add five
bucks to each set for my gas money cause it's a long
shipping costs from Cincinnati to anybody who wants one. I am
not interested in
making anything and I don't want to lose anything
either, so it
would have to be payment up front and "as-is" with no
manufacturer or condition and no promise that it works.
What do you
think? Is fifty five bucks too
high? That's what I'd have to
give, so if it's
high, it's not worth doing. If you think that's in the
range, it's ok to
put this out to the group to see if there's interest at
that price. If there is, it will take me a couple of
months to get the
ed) I'm up for
one, would also like to see what's avail in trans and rec
sections, and what we
can get them for. While $55 is not to high, it might be worth a
try to see if
that can be reduced by buying them all. Accessories are not to
hard to find
either by commercial vendors of members of our group. Am most
delighted to see
a member willing to take this on single handed. MANY THANKS, and
let us know
how things turn out.
REPORT; Santee CA
A not so special
A friend and I hit the Santee CA swapmeet
on Sat but came up pretty dry in
the Mil/BA dept.
There was one clean but caseless RBS for $20, didn't
bother with it,
have a couple already. I told the seller I had the right
knobs and to pass
the info to whoever bought the RX. Same guy also had a
very clean ARR-7
with no shock mount asking $40 but it was still there when
I left. I think
that is supposed to be a Hallicrafters but really have no
knowledge of the
set. I got the fellows card if anyone is interested. My
friend picked up
a goodly box of 813s for $20. The rest of the BA stuff was
a grunch of Swan
gear and some extremely nice but over priced Heath. My
Electrolytics, sand regulators and rectifiers. Am hitting the road
Norfolk/Tidewater VA, would appreciate meeting any listmembers/BA
fans in the
Ed Zeranski This is a private opinion or statement.
home email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ed) the ARR-7 is
a radically re-packaged Hallicrafters SX-28 for aircraft use. They
rare and $40 would have been a steal. Why didn't ya buy it ya
tight ass!? Give
me the guy's address and phone number!! I don't envy you the trip
Tidewater area VA. I got many horrid memories of that place and
down on Ocean View Blvd(right next to the amusement park before
they blew it up
ta film Smoky & the Bandit II)
California whine" - more RT246 TX whine problems.
Dennis and the
My whine problem
(I mean the radio!) was unrelated to the tone squelch in the
transmitter. The buzz or whine is higher
frequency, maybe related to
DC power unit getting into the audio?
The whine is loud: 0.8
Khz and frequency
around 400-500 Hz.
BTW, the 150 Hz
tone and voice deviation may both be adjusted in the VRC12
with the carrier and tone squelch sensitivity, making them more
commercial/amateur. The nearest
"PL" tone, 151.4 Hz also
Has anyone ever
solved the TX audio buzz problem in their RT524 or RT246?
Jay Coote W6CJ
1.-I have a
BC-611 where the nameplate says L.S.D. Serial Number xxxx.
What does the
L.S.D. stand for?
does anybody have even a schematic? Has
anyone been able to
successfully? My attempt failed and I
could use some info from
others to try to
track down why.
ed) being a child
of the sixties I don't think my definition of L.S.D. would jive
with that of your
BC-611. I could speculated, but with the risk of possibly being
wrong (and I'm
never wrong) I'll abstain this time.
Mark Gluch has been successful at
the SEM-52 on 52.525mc, and even found suitable PC material to
make the xtal
boards from. This is all noted in one of our Backmail files. He
this service as swapping material, but the lack of a resonably
for xtals limited him. I might ask where
you got the xtal for your radio? If it was from Jan, or Crystek,
that could be
your problem. We have been looking for over a year now trying to
schematics, handsets, and connectors for that radio without
success. Not even
our European members have been of any help. Mark's email address
<email@example.com> this is his work
address so traffic
to it should be kept to a minimum, his home address is still down.
Kinda perverted! The bastids do a pictorial
and cloning of
the '611 with a CB radio.
I got if off the
Roberts Armory website,
and Development" by Charles Roberts.
home email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What kind of a sick and twisted mind would come up with such a
be proud enough of it to(or so dumb to) dedicate his web site to
"Research and Development"! More like "Search and Destroy"!
Several years ago I was approached by
guy back east who wanted quantities of BC-620's, and BC-659's.
After a bunch of
interrogating he finally confessed that his business was
removing their guts, then replacing them with a CB radio and
cassette stereo. I
told him he was a sick dumb fuck, and for some reason he broke off
negotiations. Another enterprising soul in Washington State was
taking the guts
out of PRC-6's and replacing them with 49mc radios, at least this
produced something of marginal practicality, and he only use
radios that were
Let's look at this from their point of
view, they wanted something of vintage appeal yet provided some
practicality, but a CB! Their too fucking stupid to even use
could be useful, like some 49mc junk, or a VHF itinerate, GMRS, or
Licensing on any is minimal or non-existent, and a
criminal) appliance would have resulted. But a damn CB! Because of
horrendous bull shit on that band their no good for anything other
from one car to another going down the highway, and even then you
might need to
have the bumpers touching! But to destroy an item of great
significance, and national pride for this, and encourage others to
do the same!
What a sick bunch of bastards!
DON'T SQUAT WITH YER SPURS ON: A COWBOY'S
GUIDE TO LIFE
Texas Bix Bender
~ Never kick a
fresh cow chip on a hot day.
~ There's two
theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works.
~ Don't worry
about bitin' off more than you can chew. Your mouth is probably a
bigger'n you think.
~ If you get to
thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody
~ Never ask a man
the size of his spread.
~ After eating an
entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
He kept it up until a hunter
came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull,
keep your mouth shut.
~ If you find
yourself in a hole the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
~ Never smack a
man who's chewin' tobacco.
~ It don't take a
genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
~ Never ask a
barber if he thinks you need a haircut.
~ Good judgment
comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad
~ Always drink
upstream from the herd.
~ Never drop your
gun to hug a grizzly.
~ If you're
ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then
to make sure it's still there.
~ When you give a
lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be
surprised if they learn their
~ When you're
throwin' your weight around, be ready to have it thrown
around by somebody else.
~ Lettin' the cat
outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back.
~ Always take a
good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important
to know what it is, but it's
critical to know what it was.
~ The quickest
way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back
in your pocket.
~ Never miss a
good chance to shut up.
I plan on living
forever. So far, so good.
A day without
sunshine is like night.
Indecision is the
key to flexibility.
If it ain't
broke, fix it 'til it is.
I don't get even,
I get odder.
In just two days,
tomorrow will be yesterday.
atheism, but there were just too few holidays.
look back on all this and plow into a parked car.
Good news is just
life's way of keeping you off balance.
Stupidity got us
into this mess - why can't it get us out?
diapers have one thing in common. They both should be
and for the same reason.
Accept that some
days you're the pigeon and some days the
I can please only
one person per day. Today is not your day.
looking good either.
Last night I lay
in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I
myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling" ?
On the keyboard
of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.
planned projects take three times longer to
four times longer
to complete than expected, mostly because
expect their planning to reduce the time it takes.
God did not
create the world in 7 days; he messed around for 6 days
and then pulled
accept your idea much more readily if you tell
Benjamin Franklin said it first.
I don't mind
going nowhere as long as it's an interesting path.
I always wanted
to be a procrastinator, but never got around to it.
Dijon vu - the
same mustard as before.
complex is not as good as yours.
I am having an
eating - always use condiments.
kleptomania and, when it gets bad, I take something for it.
If marriage were
outlawed, only outlaws would have in-laws.
There's no need
to have a fear of falling - it's the sudden
stop at the
bottom that warrants the fear.
good for you - the more you have the longer you live.
A couple was invited to a swanky
Halloween/Masquerade party. The woman got a terrible headache and
told her husband
to go to the party alone. He, being the devoted husband,
protested. But she
urged him to go. She was going to take some aspirin and go to bed.
There was no need to spoil his
good time. So he took his costume and away he went.
The wife, after sleeping soundly for one hour,
awakened without the
headache. As it
was still early, she decided to go to the party too. In as much as
husband did not
know what her costume was, she thought she would have some
fun by watching
her husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.
She joined the party and soon saw her husband
cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice chick
could, and copping a little feel
here and a little
kiss there. His wife sidled up to him and being a rather
herself, he left his partner high and dry to devote his
time to the new
"stuff" that had just arrived. She let him go as far as he wished;
since he was her husband. Finally, he whispered a little
her ear and she agreed, so
off they went to
one of the cars and had a little "tumble". Just before unmasking
at midnight, she
slipped away and went home. She put her costume away and
went into bed,
wondering what kind of explanation he would make for his
behavior. She was sitting up reading when he came in
and asked what kind of time he
had. He said,
"Oh, the same old thing. You know I never have a good time when
there." Then she asked, "Did you dance
He replied, "I'll tell you. I never even
danced one dance. When I got
there, I met
Pete, Bill and some other guys. We went into the den and played
all night. But
I'll tell you, the guy I lent my costume to sure had a good
There has long been a rumor that W. R. Grace
Co. was going to buy the
Fuller Brush Co.
and Mary Kay Cosmetics and then merge with the Hale Business
Systems. This would result in the new
mega-corporate entityknown as ...
"Hale Mary Fuller Grace."
A great number of years ago there was a
proposed merger between Fairchild
Electronics and Honeywell Computers. Rumor had
it that the new company
would be called
... Fairwell Honeychild.
It was announced that Wurlitzer is merging
with Xerox. They are going to
market reproductive organs.
There is a merger in the works involving
Polygraph Records, Warner
Keebler. It will be called ... Poly-Warner-Cracker.
3M & Goodyear = mmmGood
Crabtree & Evelyn and Apple computer =
Zippo Manufacturing & Audi & Dofasco
& Dakota Mining = Zip Audi Do Da
Swissair & Cheeseborough-Ponds =
Honeywell & Imasco & Home Oil = Honey,
Denison Mines & Alliance & Metal
Mining = Mine, All Mine
3M & JC Penny & Canadian Opera Company
= 3 Penny Opera
Mattel & Pacific Gold = Ma & Pa
Sears Roebuck & Rogers Cable = Buck Rogers
Luvs Diapers + Hertz Rent-a-car = Luv Hertz
Grey Poupon + Dockers Pants = Grey Poupon
Knott's Berry Farm + National Organization of
Women = Knott NOW
Upjohn + Chuckie Cheese Pizza = UpChuck
White Castle Burgers + Glad Trash Bags = White
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