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My Radios


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Repairs and Modifications CLICK HERE (opens in a new window)

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H F / VHF MAIN RADIO  
Icom 706 MK 2 HF / 6 / 2 Multimode 100  / 20 Watts (Variable)
Thanks to Keith 0-30 MHz
50MHz
144 MHz
Kenwood TM 742E 2 / 70 / 23 cms 50w/35w/10w/5w/1w
Comet GP98 (2/70/23)
MX 3000
Unispectra s-400 coax
Era Microreader Version 2.5  
Currently decoding weather Thanks to Keith
MFJ 914 D Antenna Tuner  
0 - 30MHz for the Magitenna
Manual Tune
Blue LED
ICOM IC207H 2/70 Mobile 50/35 Watts
Thanks to Steve Bedroom Shack
LEIXEN VV 898 2/70 Mobile 10/4 Watts 199 programmable channels


Very Sensitive Receive

Above - The Leixen sits on top of an
Icom IC-207 to show size comparison

Programming with the software
and cable makes it easy
Wouxun KG UV950P Quad Band Mobile Radio Used with
10m/6m/2m/70cms
10w/45w/45w/35w
HH9000
Mobile Antenna

 

OTHER SHACK        
FDK Multi U11 Crystal Controlled 70cms Mobile   10 / 1 Watts Used 2nd radio to improve 1st



New signal / RF meter fitted
Scan Channels

4 channels fitted
433.400
433.450
433.500
433.550

Crystal Channels
2, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

CH2 = RB2, CH 4 = RB4 etc
N.B. CH16=RB0

  crystals

Added more Crystals




1. grnd 2. mic
3. tx 4. grnd

FDK Multi U11 Crystal Controlled 70cms Mobile   10 / 1 Watts Another one

Scan Channels

2 channels fitted
433.450
433.500

Crystal Channels
 2, 4, 6, 10, 14, 16

CH2 = RB2, CH 4 = RB4 etc
N.B. CH16=RB0
  CRYSTAL Conversion details

TX = Freq / 24 = Crystal
RX = Freq - 397.7 /3 = Crystal
(Thanks Jim, G4DZL)
Room for 23 switched Channels
and 4 scan channels

External VFO option
(but don't ask me how)

DIGITAL        
Yaesu FT70DE Dual Band Fusion / Analogue   5/2/200mW  
YSF Fusion / Analogue
Thanks to Jon
  Monitoring via Jumbospot  
Icom ID 31E 70Cms D-Star / Analogue   5/2.5/0.5/0.1 Watts Homebrew programming
Digital and Analogue
Thanks to Stuart

Monitoring DCS 005 B
with a DV4MINI RASPBERRY PI

 
TYT MD380 70Cms DMR / Analogue   5W / 1W  
Monitoring 2350
with a DVMEGA BlueStack
  TYT TOOLZ
Custom Firmware
2019-01-23 MD380
 
RADIODDITY GD-77 2/70 DMR / ANALOGUE   5W  / 1W  
Monitoring 2350
with a DVMEGA BlueStack / JumboSpot
  Firmware
OpenGD77
 
MMDVM JumboSpot Raspberry PI Zero W + Pi-Star   10mW personal hotspots  
    C4FM - DMR - D-STAR  
DVMEGA BlueStack Controlled by      
ANDROID PHONE
  Firmware v3.26  
DV4MINI RASPBERRY PI Controlled by      
WITH TOUCHSCREEN
and VNC
  DV4MINI v1.77
COMPACT
RPI IMAGE
 
4 METRES        
Anytone AT 5189 4 metres 25 watts / 10 watts      
On dedicated antenna   Monitoring
70mhz parrot repeater
 
Motorola Lancer 16 channel Ex PMR Handheld (5 Watt) ch freq Sandpiper 4M BNC

*
Tait T525 is on these channels
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
70.2250
70.2500
70.2625
70.2750
70.3000
70.3250
70.3500
70.3750
70.4000
70.4125
70.4250*
70.4375*
70.4500*
70.4625*
70.4750
70.4875

1/4 unef  BNC Adaptor

HT220/MT500 Sp Mic

Tait T525 & Tait T508 4 Channel Ex PMR Mobile (20 Watts) ch freq Now 4 Channels
diode matrix linked and switched


Added power control on the front
see here

1
2
3
4

 

 


70.4250
70.4375
70.4500
70.4625

mod details >see here

Now running on its own P.S.U

monitoring the MB7FM repeater
at St. Leonards

CTCSS unit now fitted

Motorola GM350 128 Channel Low Band EX PMR   25 Watts  
70.0 - 70.5 Mhz
12.5 Khz Spaced Channels
  CTCSS Programmable Built in 'front facing' speaker
PYE REPORTER 6 Channel Crystal Controlled   5 Watts AM  
70.26 Mhz AM      
6 METERS        
Palstar KH6 6m FM Handheld   4 / 1 Watts  
TX/RX 50 - 54 MHz (5/10 KHz steps)

Currently Listening on
51.51 MHz (FM Calling Frequency)
or 50.84 MHz (GB3AM)

  6M FM Channels  
APRS / PACKET        
Tait T535 Ex PMR   10 Watts Packet / APRS on 144.800MHz
2 Channel Diode matrix programmable   mic removed and
rerouted wires to
rear for APRS
Added power control on the front
see here
Yaesu FT 227R 2m FM   10 / 1 Watts  
The 'Memorizer'
Solid Packet Radio
  Acquired a replacement
PACCOMM TINY 2 MK2 TNC Packet Controller      
APRS / WEATHER VIA UI-VIEW   See the APRS Page
for more details
Sainsonic AP510 APRS TNC   1 Watt / 0.5 Watt  
Built in APRS TNC and GPS      
HANDHELDS        

Icom IC2 GXET

2m FM Handheld   7 / 1 Watts Interface

Echolink via an Echolink MK3 interface

link >>> MB7IWG <<< link

145.2875 MHz  CTCSS 82.5 Hz

Set to 1.5 Watts output

  2m FM

See 'Echolink' page
for more details

Yaesu VX-2 2 / 70 Dual Band FM Handheld 3 / 1.5 Watts New BNC Adaptor
RX Coverage Bands (AM FM WFM)
Shame it doesn't do SSB

504 KHz - 1.791 MHz
1.8 MHz - 29.9 MHz
30.0 MHz - 87.9 MHz
88.0 MHz - 107.9 MHz
108.0 MHz - 136.975 MHz
137.0 MHz - 173.9 MHz
174.0 MHz - 221.9 MHz
222.0 MHz - 419.0 MHz
420.0 MHz - 469.9 MHz
470.0 MHz - 802.9 MHz
803.0 MHz - 998.9 MHz

Menu 43 - Steps
Menu 34 - RX Mode

TX 144-148 & 430-440 MHz
Still Programming !

You can store
over 1000
frequencies
in this thing
OMG

Need a new belt clip?

BC24 Original Belt Clip for Baofeng UV-3R UV-100 UV-200

I can now confirm this clip is a perfect fit
See Picture >>>>

Baofeng UV 5RC 2/70 Dual Band FM Handheld   4 / 1 Watts  
RX
 65-108, 136-174 & 400-470 MHz

TX
144-148 & 430-440 MHz

  Handy for local work
Also have UV-B5
Better BNC Adaptor
Baofeng UV 5R (YELLOW) 2/70 Dual Band FM Handheld   4 / 1 Watts  
RX
 65-108, 136-174 & 400-470 MHz

TX
144-148 & 430-440 MHz

  I Just love the colour Update
I now have Red, Blue
Black and Camouflage too
Alinco DJ-G 5E 2 / 70 Dual Band FM Handheld 5 / 3 / 1 Watts
Using a Yaesu MH12 A2B Speaker Mic  
Yaesu FT 207R 2 Meter FM Handheld   2,5 Watts / 0.2 Watts  
12.5KHz steps Synthesised     My thanks to Steve
Yaesu FT 109R 1.5 Meter FM Handheld   4 / 1 Watts  
? I would like one for my collection   Purely for display
to make a matching set
NOT IN USE

DISPLAY ONLY

Yaesu FT 209R 2 Meter FM Handheld   3.5 / 1 Watts  
144-146 MHz

Monitoring Echolink 145.2875 Mhz

NOW FITTED WITH FTS-6
Tone Squelch

  Added to collection

Radio on right shown
with a modified
NC-18C charger
for either the
FNB3 10.8v
or FNB4 12v battery

Yaesu FT 709R 70cm FM Handheld   4 / 1 Watts  
430-440 MHz

Currently Listening to repeaters

  Battery Pack

Replaced NiCad's

The 709R with

MH-12 a2b speaker mic
Yaesu FT 26 2 Meter FM Handheld   5 / 3 / 1.5 / 0.5 Watts  
Just for my collection      
Icom IC 32 E 2 / 70 Dual Band FM Hand Held   5.5/5 Watts - 1 Watt Similar to the H/U 16
  144 - 146 MHz
(RX 138 - 174 MHz)

430 - 440 MHz
(RX 400 - 479 MHz)

12.5 KHz spacing
1750 Hz tone
POKY TOKY OVER 2 Meter FM Handheld   100 mW  
Single channel Xtal controlled
comes as a set of two
  144.550 MHz FM  
THUMBWHEEL        
Kenpro KT200EE & KT400EE 2 Meter & 70cms FM Handhelds   1.5 Watts  / 150 Mw Replacing Squelch Pot (KT400EE)
Matching Pair.....  
Kenpro KT22 and KT44 2 Meter & 70cms FM Handhelds   2.5 Watts / 250 Mw  
Matching Pair......   a nice pair

circa 1993 ish


another one
CTE 1600 2 Meter FM Handheld   3 Watts / 150 Mw CTE BS 25 MK2
another classic thumb wheel radio   Matching 25 Watt booster

1.5 - 4 W input, 25-30 W output
Icom IC-2E 2 Meter FM Handheld   1.5 Watts / 150 Mw  
144 MHz - 148 MHz      
Icom IC-3A 1.25 Meter FM Handheld   1.5 Watts  
220 MHz - 225 MHz
  Purely for display
to make a matching set
NOT IN USE

DISPLAY ONLY

Icom IC-4E 70cms FM Handheld 1.5 Watts / 150 Mw
430 MHz - 440 MHz      
Gecol GV-16 2m FM Handheld   3 Watts / 1 Watt  
144 MHz - 146 MHz  
Tempo S1 2m FM Handheld   1.5 Watts BNC Fitted

now with BNC connection
Note, the 3.5mm sockets
on the top...
Left : Speaker
Right: Ext Antenna
There is no external Microphone socket

Also comes with front keypad

  Battery Pack

replaced with 9v
PP3 rechargeable,
works great
AOR AR 240 2m FM Handheld   1.5 Watts  
Same design as Tempo S1      
KENWOOD TRIO TH-21E/TH41E 2m / 70cms FM Handheld   1 Watt / 150 mW  
Two versions available

144 MHz - 146 MHz

430 MHz -  440 MHz

I now have both,
 and a rare BNC adaptor too.

   
Belcom LS-202E 2m FM / SSB   SH-1 Speaker mic LA-207 Mobile 25w console
144 MHz - 146 MHz
2.5 Watt / 500 mW

Thanks to Glyn

 


Radio without console measurements
12 volts
HI FM 2w SSB whistle 0.5w talk 0.3w
LO FM 1w SSB whistle 0.4w talk 0.2w

7 Volts
HI FM 1w SSB whistle 0.4w talk 0.2w
LO FM 0.5w SSB whistle 0.2w talk 0.1w

Belcom LS-20XE 2m FM   1 Watt / 100mW Thumbwheel  
     
Yaesu FT 203R 2 Meter FM Handheld   2.5 Watts / 300 mW  

  Another classic
'thumbwheel radio'
in My collection
 
Yaesu FT 703R 70 cms FM Handheld   2.5 Watts / 300 mW  
    Another classic
'thumbwheel radio'
in My collection

 

 
Diawa MT20E 2 Meter FM Handheld   1.5 Watts / 150 mW  
from 1984
optional extra photos to follow
  Another classic
'thumbwheel radio'
in My collection
 
Icom IC 24G 2 Meter FM Mobile   10 Watts / 1Watt  
Newly added   Another classic
'thumbwheel radio'
in My collection
 
FDK RX-40 Thumbwheel Receiver   FM 144-146 Mhz  
     
Whats Next I like to collect 'thumbwheel' radios   Some Examples Some Examples
? Whatever it is !!!!
I would like one for my collection
PLEASE e-mail me if you have any
Thank You
 
Albrecht Alan CT 1600
Alan PB167
AOR AR-22
AOR AR 280
AOR AR 740A
AOR AR180 (marine)
AOR TR720 (air)
ARK 4 / 40 QRP
Belcom LS_20XE
Commx II
CTE CT-1800
Delcom GW2960 (air)
Delcom air 960
Drake 4315
ECB 144JR

Heath HWS 2/4
Heathkit HW2036
Icom IC-12a/at/e
Icom IC-22U/24E
 

Icom IC 24G/E
Icom IC2AT/3AT/4AT
Icom IC M2 (marine)
Icom  Delta 1/100
Intek KT-210EE
Kenwood TH-21BT/41B
Kenwood TH-31
RT138FN (air)

Santec LS-202A
Santec Hand Helds
Standard C110
Standard C111
Terra TPX 720 (air)
Wilson WE-800
Yaesu FT-2303
Yaesu FT70F/G
Yaesu FT-703R

 
CONVERSIONS        
ICOM 1050 10m Mobile - CB to Ham 10m Conversion   4 / 1 Watts G4WOA Conversion Board
Fitted with a G4WOA MK2 board
(see the frequencies page for the conversion details)
listening on 30 (29.600mhz) FM Calling
  10M FM Channels
P M R        
ICOM IC V200 Ex PMR 2 Meter FM Mobile   5 Watts Used for Echolink
Programmed with an Icom H16

IC 4PE BASE STATION SUPPLY

  12 Channels

12.5 KHz spacing
CTCSS

RDS Micropad DTMF Mic
 
Zycomm UT 5000 H Ex PMR 2 Meter FM Mobile   10 Watts  
2 Channel Diode matrix programmable     back up radio
TAIT 535 Ex PMR 2 Meter FM Mobile   20 Watts  
2 Channel Diode matrix programmable
With CTCSS built in
  Added power control on the front
see here
back up radio

Pye PF85

Three Channel Ex PMR Handheld (2 Watts) ch freq  
Crystalled  for RB13 (UHF)
(GB3VH)
1
2
3
 

433.325/434.925
not fitted
not fitted

 

Fitted with tone burst only
Sits in a car kit
Icom H16 Ex PMR 2 Meter FM Hand Held   5 Watts / 0.5 Watts  
The only way to program the IC V200 above is to clone it with this
So I got one........
  16 Channels 12.5 KHz spacing
CTCSS
Icom U16 Ex PMR 70cms FM Hand Held   5 Watts / 0.5 Watts  
  16 Channels 12.5 KHz spacing
CTCS
SMC 517L10 Ex PMR 2m FM Handheld   2m FM ex PMR  
Monitoring 145.2875 MHz
ctcss 82.5 Hz

MH-18a2b Speaker Mic
  5 / 2.5 or 0.5 / 0.2 Watts

Icom speaker mics on
Yaesu Radios MOD
CLICK HERE

its only a 2.2k resistor

MARINE        
Icom IC M5 Marine Radio Telephone (FM)   5.0 / 1.0 Watts  
I am miles from the sea
so I have no idea why I have it, except
it matches the H and U series above

Have just acquired the
Air band version to match

  RX: 156.025-157.425 & 160.625-163.275 MHz
TX: 156.025-157.425 MHz
Purely for display
to match the others in the series
Navico RT M1 Marine Radio Telephone (FM)      
Not much known about this

Except its a THUMB WHEEL

     
Aqua Marine 5600 Marine Radio Telephone (FM)   25 / 1.0 Watts  
I am miles from the sea
so I have no idea why I have it
  TX: 156-158 MHz
RX: 156-163 MHz
Display Only
AIR BAND        
Icom IC-A20 Air Band Transceiver (AM)   1.5 / 0.5 Watts  
just acquired   108-136 MHz Purely for display
to match the others in the series
934        
Clarion JC-10 934 Transcveiver   Retired CB/934 unit  
From the now defunct CB934 Band
Display Only
  English Manual, converted from German by me.
 
HYBRID        
QUASAR MCB400 40 Channel FM with Marine RX   4 Watts Other info
CB 40 CHANNEL UK FM
Marine channel 16 156.800
Marine channel 37 157.850 (M1)
Marine channel 67 156.375
  Rare UK CB with Marine receive
JESAN KT 5005 40 Channel FM with Marine R   4 Watts Other info
CB 40 CHANNEL UK FM
2 x RX channels
Marine channel 16 MB1 156.800
Marine channel 67 MB2 156.375 
  Rare UK CB with Marine receive
UNIMETRICS SEA HAWK 40 40 Channel AM with Weather RX      
CB 40 CHANNEL EU/US AM
WX 1 162.550
WX 2 162.400
WX 3 162.475
    Rare CB with Weather receive
MODELS        
1 /10 SCALE MODEL RADIO        
This is a plastic model of a radio  
Unusual
Maybe for a model shack?
OTHERS        
Realistic TR1080 Mobile 80 channels   4 Watts EU 40 & UK 40
 (enough said)   27 MHz
Fidelity CB2000FM 40 Channel FM Mobile   4 Watts  
CB 27/81  
Harrier CB HQ Home Base Unit   4 Watts  
its like a radiogram, only noisier   27.60125

27.99125

Maxon CM10 80 Channel Mobile   4 Watts  
Dual Band 40 UK 40 EU      
TTI 660 Multi-Standard Mobile   4 Watts  
EU / US / UK Compatible      
NATO FM Early Multi-Standard Mobile   4 Watts  
EU / US /UK Compatible      
Realistic TRC 1014 40 Channel Hand Held   4 Watts  
UK 27/81      
Realistic TRC 1007 40 Channel Hand Held   4 Watts  
UK 27/81      
Jesan KT-002/Skiptech Mini 02 2 Channel   50 Mw  
27/81

Channels 14 and 30

     
Jesan KT-003 3 Channel   50 Mw  
27/81

Channels 14, 19 and 30

     
Realistic TRC 56 (21-153) AM Mid Band 4 Watts   23 Channels  
23 Channel AM C.B. with
Telephone Handset

 

 
SCANNERS        
Realistic Patrolman Pro 2025 Mobile   Receive only  
16 Channel Scanner

50 - 54 MHz
136 - 174 MHz
406 - 512 MHz

  FM Only fitted with the discriminator mod
AOR AR 950 Mobile Scanner   Receive only  
60-88 MHz
108-174 MHz
220-390 MHz
406-470 MHz
830-950 MHz
  AM/FM

 

 
AOR AR 2700 Handheld Scanner   Receive only  
0 - 1300 MHz

5 / 6.25 / 9 / 10 / 12.5
20 / 25 / 30 / 50 / 100
KHz steps
  AM/FM/WFM  
MISCELLANEOUS        
WT 8AMP No3 Morse Key - ZA4605 TMO1940      
Learning Morse..... slowly     Connected to the IC 706 MK 2
POCSAG Homebrew interface      
Com Port Version   I made this in my
days as a 2E1......
 
VS 1

Ramsey Electronics Vox Switch

    Basic Interfacing
relay and capacitor added
to control Icom Handheld
  Icom Interface
Echolink Upgraded   Inside Resistor for TX
Echolink MK 3 Interface  
Echolink        
Running under Win XP   Yaesu Interface
Paccomm Tiny-2      
Packet Radio TNC   144.800 MHz 1k2  
PAKRATT 232     Returned to Steve
Thanks for the loan
MX-627 6 / 2/ 70 Triplexer   Frequency Separation  
Connected to the Diamond V2000   1.6 - 60 MHz
110 - 170 MHz
300 - 950 MHz
 
Moonraker CS201 2 Way Antenna Switcher      
Switches W300      
Diamond MX-72D 2 / 70 Duplexer   Frequency Separation  
Connected to the W300   1.6 - 150 MHz
400 - 460 MHz
 
Maldol HS-770 2 / 70 Duplexer      
Connected to the W30      
COMET CF 416        
Connected to a
Sigma EuroComm SE 1300
     
Pye Microphone I think ??????      
Just refurbished it with a new coiled lead      
Baofeng Charger Instructions ??????      
      Just a little reminder........
PSU's        
MAAS SPS 30 II Volts and Amperes     Stock Photo
13.8 volts
30 amps nominal
35 amps surge
  so far, very reliable

New Power Supplies

Modified DELL DA-2's

2 x 18 amp @ 12.3 volts
 

FKI

2 x 6 / 8  amp @ 13.8 volts

 

 


The top two FKI Power supplies are getting a bit
old now, but still
function as they should,
both 6 / 8 amps

Both DELL supplies now have
voltage monitors

Dell DA-2 Computer PSU      
This 'Beauty' delivers
12.3 Volts @ 18 Amps
and hardly gets warm
(see the homebrew link at the top
of this page for more details)
  Computer grade low noise supply
modified with an external
box to connect various radios

I PLAN TO GET MORE
THESE ARE GREAT

Radford LAB59R Multi Function PSU      
 

 

RETIRED RADIOS

 

Yaesu FT480R 2 Meter All Mode   Thanks to Keith  
SSB 30 WATTS
FM/CW 10 / 1 WATTS
  Fitted an external
CTCSS unit
Main 2M SSB radio

now retired, a PSU killed it

FDK Multi 700EX 2m FM Mobile   0 - 25 Watts (variable)  
2 Meter PLL Synthesised Mobile

144 - 146 MHz in 12.5KHz steps

  Main 2 Meter Radio

External CTCSS

now retired, a PSU killed it
TRIO TR 8400 70cms Mobile   10 / 1 Watts  
Listening GB3HN and others   Main 70 CMs Radio

 

External CTCSS


 

now retired, a PSU killed it

Yaesu FT 227R

2m FM Mobile

  10 / 1 Watts Additional Pictures

 

  2m fm

now with white LED

Radio has an audio fault see here
now retired

Sommerkamp FT-77 80 - 10 meters all mode radio   100 Watts Yaesu YD148 Mic
My thanks to Keith



FT77 s/n 070175
cq cq cq dx

Its an AMP hungry beast
20 AMPS minimum
OMG

2 x SO239 Double Female
2 x PL259 Double Male

Band Switch Coupler Replacement

 

 

RG8 Patch Lead
FT77 to ATU

Nylon Cracked



I had to modify the patch lead
to the ATU, so that I could
plug in the CW Key ........

Brass Replacement

radio now retired
Vectronics VC300M

Antenna Tuner - Thanks Keith for loan

     
0 - 30MHz   Now with white LED
now retired

BAD (IMHO)

Fusion FSPS 200 Volts and Amperes Problem I M H O
13.8 Volts
15 Amps
The fan is constant and quiet
It went bang after only 2 weeks
Inspection, its badly made,
solder is awful and I wont buy again
In my humble opinion,
this is possibly the worst piece of
equipment I have ever owned

 

Antennas

Use Type

 

Home

M0CVO Magitenna (0-30 MHz)
Watson w300 (2, 70 Dual)
Watson W30 (2, 70 Dual)
Diamond V2000 (6, 2, 70 Tri Band)
Targa GPC 440 (70cms)
Excalibur MKII (4m)
Sirio GPE 27/58 (10/11m)

Mobile

 

Sirio Trunktop - Boot Mount
Comet SBB4 pl259 (2, 70 Dual)
Sandpiper (2, 70 Dual) with Sirio SO 239 3/8 adaptor
Sirio HP 4000 (10/11m) pl259
Sandpiper No3 70MHz 200mm BNC

Miscellaneous

Thumb Wheel Handheld collection

More Pictures of these Radios appear on the SHACK page

Other Miscellaneous



Using echolink without a DTMF radio???

Where are we all coming from............


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