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DX-60 or what else to choose from?

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation - AM Fans' started by K8KJG, May 15, 2017.

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  1. K8KJG

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    Well that is a bummer. I've got to on a somewhat urgent errand right now. But, posting photos these days is more than frustrating.

    This is a small version and it might work. It is the best I can do right now.


    Here is one more try:


    There has to be a better way of posting photos than what I'm using. Does anybody have any good clues. These photos are on Google Photos.

  2. K8KJG

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    If this doesn't work -- I will quit trying.

    I've read many postings about trying to post photos in BB-Code, which is what this and many other forum sites use. Nothing is encouraging.


    In addition to Screen Grid Modulation for DX-60s, I'd certainly welcome ideas on how to get photos onto the forum.

    Photo Phrustrated Ken Phrum WV
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  3. N2DTS

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    That worked fine.
    The DX60B was my first rig as a novice.
    I like the Cheyenne better I think, its got ptt, t/r relay and a very nice vfo built in.
    Just needs a nice strapping outboard power supply and some screen modulator mods...
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  4. KD2ACO

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    I LOVE the Kennethkit VFO! :p
    Wait, the plastic protection wrap is still on the screen cover... :eek:

    You're one of those...
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  5. K8KJG

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    I have a strange hang-up about removing the screen covers. I have about a 5-year old GPS unit in my truck, and about a 3-year old "fish finder" for my boat that still have those covers. If I look around, I probably have more.o_O

    I have enough other issues that I probably shouldn't bring up this subject with my shrink, who is far crazier than me!:confused:

    Yeesh! You sound like some of my friends and my bride of nearly 42 years!:D
  6. KD2ACO

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    My Dad's an OB/GYN (ret.) and one of his best friends is a shrink... the dude is definitely out of his mind, and happy to admit it!

    There is a thread on the Zed (or maybe several) about the protection cover coveters and the "pullers"... I'm a puller. :D

    There were some great pictures posted about covers with tattered edges that lasted several years which you couldn't see through anymore. :p
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  7. K8KJG

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    I absolutely love the Cheyenne transmitters (MT1/HX-20) and Comanche (MR1/HR-20) receivers. I'm not sure how many I've owned over the last 50+ years, but I've owned a number of each.

    Your last two sentences really hit on why I haven't chosen them for this project. Deep in my crazy brain, the external power supply is an issue -- yet I have external power supplies for all of my old Ten Tec transceivers. The other is that the Cheyenne vs. the DX-60B for this project is the VFO. The way I use this setup doesn't need an internal VFO. If I were to use it strictly for AM/CW, it would be fantastic.

    Although I have a real soft spot in my heart for DX-100s and Apache TX-1s, I would take an MT1/HX20 and power supply any day over their much heavier uncles. I don't want any more back surgeries. :eek:

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  8. K8KJG

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    Aw Geeze! My shrink has become a close friend. I don't have an appointment with her for two more weeks. But, I may have to send her an e-mail with a link to "coveters" and "pullers".:confused:

    She would appreciate such craziness (not an acceptable term in the office). Besides taking care of crazies like me (she calls me an "experiment") she is a professor who teaches psychiatry to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. I'm sure her students would get a good laugh about this.
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  9. AC0OB

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    I just received the parts for building a switching power supply for my Cheyenne for mobile use.

  10. KM1H

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    Plus you get all that free extra harmonic radiation......I had a 50D for awhile.

    Unless you have a good antenna on the low bands 50W isnt going to do very much most of the time and guys in a roundtable tend to ignore someone that cant be well heard by all.

    All you need is 20-25W to drive most amps to 1200-1500W PEP if the PS and tubes can take it. I have a wide range of vintage 30-50W rigs with controlled carrier to plate modulation to chose from and play with. The AF-67 is one of my favorites but controlled carrier works better with amps with a marginal PS. I use a 60's NCL-2000 and Hunter 2000C most of the time with a Clipperton L and DTR-2000L ready to go to keep tubes gettered and PS caps well formed.


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