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« on: October 26, 2007, 09:42:20 PM »
Here is the beginning of my new 6 meter rig. This is semi homebrew. The basic radio came from a MFJ 9406.

The small package made it impossible to upgrade or modify. I added a new chassis. A 6 to 1 ratio vfo mechanism. I have 12 amp power supply that I will be installing. Also a working and tested 6 segment LED readout.

The chassis was originally an old mobile 11 meter amp that I bought at a yard sale for 20 bucks. I stripped it down and saved some of the parts for later projects. The vfo mechanism is from a Pal vfo. I will be adding rf shields to the main board, vfo and display. This should help keep the display clock out of the receiver.

I also will be adding a squelch circuit, mic gain control, and a alc control.
I have to reprint the anolog disk once the radio is completed.

I will post more as this project progresses.

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 05:14:11 PM »
Added power supply and digital display.
Next is add shielding.

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008, 10:11:36 AM »
1-26-08
Fitted a wood cover.
Now to varnish and polish.
Then add decals

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008, 03:06:33 PM »
Looks sharp.  Great job Buddy.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 11:54:40 PM »
That is awesome Buddy!  I would love to be able to tackle a big project like that!  I bet its a lot of fun to use something you built from scratch!

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 08:44:31 PM »
Very nice!

I like the mic. rack on the side, I bet the first company to do that would makes LOADS of money off that rig, hi hi.

Great job!

When sunspots come up, would love to hear that rig in the midwest!

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 08:58:07 PM »
HAd a blast Sunday. The band open for a bit and made some contacts to Trinidad.