“MARS Modified”

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N4GKS, Jul 31, 2018.

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  1. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I seen one mod on the internet that told you to cut a surface mount resistor.

    The wrong resistor was listed, And when cut it stopped working.

    Then the person that cut it, Had no replacement resistor or a way to solder surface mount parts.

    Watch out for April 1st mods.
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  2. KA4DPO

    KA4DPO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Exactly. And like I posted earlier, why do the mod at all if you are not a MARS member? To my way of thinking only an idiot would do that modification for no reason other than to "OPEN UP" the transmitter.
  3. KA4DPO

    KA4DPO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Absolutely. Except Absolut.:)
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  4. W2TXB

    W2TXB Ham Member QRZ Page

    We used to refer to those radios as having been "dorked over". For all the radios that have been dorked over, there are probably 5% as many people operating MARS (if even that).
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  5. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    MARS is still a thing? I mean, I know the organizations still exist, but do they actually pass traffic that can't make it any other way?

    I saw the other day that Inmarsat has become so inexpensive that they are marketing it for "preppers" to put in their "go kits," for "just in case" operation. I can't think of anyplace where US military is deployed, where MARS would be allowed, but there isn't any other kind of comms available?

    I guess this Mars is still a thing:
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  6. KG5RZ

    KG5RZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    So, when I left MARS I should have un-modded my radio then?
  7. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    If you lived on Mars, would you do an Earth Mod ?
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  8. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sure, if you wanted to get on the Chicken Band.
  9. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm still trying to understand all this obsession with the CB radio band.

    So is it the drug dealers, or the truck stop prostitutes you like better?
  10. K6LPM

    K6LPM Ham Member QRZ Page

    They're both very low quality from what I have been told.... I think you have to know the right people or go upon the silkroads via the dark web to get the good stuff.:rolleyes:
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