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Offline giboni

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Looking for a Working Communication Service Monitor
« on: November 18, 2015, 11:13:59 AM »
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Well. Going to keep working on my current Boat Anchor. It is useable. Need something with a Frequency Display LED LCD or dedicated output Jack for a counter. PLL preferred. Something that does not drift by the second.

Need it to service my vintage CB radio collection. Need one with the manual. Price is a major consideration.

Thanks Best John

Offline The Radio Shop

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Re: Looking for a Working Communication Service Monitor
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 09:34:12 PM »
Does it have to be a service monitor or would a signal generator do?

I may have one of these available soon.

Documentation found here:
http://www.freeinfostuff.com/BK2040/BK2040.htm
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Re: Looking for a Working Communication Service Monitor
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 12:57:01 AM »
 :) I am familiar with the BK. The Local CB Shop I will make your radio loud snake oil golden screwdriver has one. Actually got a lead on a Ramsey

 Com 3. $300. shipped. Hopefully it is still available.

I want something that I can use on other bands besides 11 meter & free band ::) The BK is a drifter. Just got rid of a drifter.The BK is most

definitely worse than what I just dumped on Ebay. A Com 3 working would be an entry level professional radio service monitor. Let me see if you

answered my other posts !

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Re: Looking for a Working Communication Service Monitor
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2015, 06:27:13 AM »
I see and that is it better to have a professional SM over the 2040.

This is what I did a little over a year ago.
I went to craigs list and QTH.com and put in a want ad. I got over 2 dozen responces in the price range I was looking for. 
Ended up getting a nice HP8640b for 100 bucks. Was less than 150 miles away so drove up and got it.
There were a few issues but was able to repair that in 2 days. The HP8640b is a signal gen and is rock solid.
Another guy offered up a Motorola 21xx SM with spectrum for 450. Wish I had bought that also.
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Re: Looking for a Working Communication Service Monitor
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 12:10:13 PM »
This is not bad


Motorola R-2001A/HS Service Monitor
http://swap.qth.com/view_ad.php?counter=1231312
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