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“MARS Modified”

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

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  1. WD8T

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    My reply pertained to the original post, not you. I never modded a rig for use as a cb but did mod a few when I was a MARS trainee and to open older rigs for 60m.
  2. VE3TMT

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    QRT and standing by
  3. WA4SIX

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    Ever try to transvert all of 6 meters?
    Thought not...

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  4. WA4ILH

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  5. SA6CKE

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    Or maybe he's just got a thing for trucks or truckers?
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  6. VE3TMT

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    Correct Ed,

    Many transverters require a 26-30 MHz signal to cover the entire 6m or 2m bands.
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  7. KG5RZ

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    I meant the one in Texas but I have been to that one.
  8. KC8YLT

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    That's how we learn!
  9. K9STH

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    When I was in high school, I used to help out at K9BPV's television repair shop. He charged a fixed labor rate, plus parts, to repair radio receivers. Dave hired me to fix those receivers which were mostly of the "All American Five" AC/DC receivers. This was in the 1959 to 1962 time frame. I believe that he charged a flat $3.00 labor fee and gave me $2.00 and kept $1.00 as a profit plus what he made on the tubes and parts.

    Most of the repair involved replacing a tube with a burnt out heater (filament). Since the heaters were in series, when one burned out none of them would light. Most repairs were done in under 15-minutes and that resulted in a pay rate of $8.00 to $10.00 per hour which was definitely above average for anyone let alone a teenager!

    Every so often, someone would bring in a radio and say that he / she tried to get it working by tightening all of the "loose screws"! That was the clue that the radio was definitely going to need a full alignment!

    Glen, K9STH
  10. WD4IGX

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    Even before I knew anything about radio that would have just never occurred to me. It wasn't the radio that had a screw loose!

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