I decided when I was out getting antenna stuff at Lowes I would get a fancy box to put my mic adapter in. This is the same adapter as in the D104 on a TYT TH-9800 article except with clean connections and proper crimp tools to do the RJ12. Funny the wires are pinned as Cobra on the D104, but only likes the Midland pinouts. The only difference is the high and low of each side and really shouldn't make a difference but on this TUG8 apparently it does. Maybe the bonded PTT and Mic ground, who knows. One would think the mic and and switch are indiscriminate that they do not care which way is positive. Output off the powered end should still be AC, And PTT would be like the difference of me switching a light off and on with my left hand or right. Who knows, it works again and cleaner.
This represents the last of the tent poles from the attic. At least as far as I now. Also probably my last antenna build for awhile. I have been neglecting my music and my airsoft fun. Everything is from Lowes except the rods and the bushings I 3D printed. The mast is fence top rail. Design is from my head after talking about an Octopus antenna on 444.100 Friday morning. Then talking about it again with W5GGH Gary. I figured it was worth giving it a shot and burn off what was left in tent rods.
These are the ISO images of the software CD's that come with the radios I buy or trade for. I'll either update this article or just create new ones for the additions. All will be on my file cloud server. If you want access to my other weirder driver or software stuff hit me up on the phone or email and I'll create you an account. Not much in there right now but one folder over is my archive I can easily move over or just add. Roughly 12TB of useless junk.
TH-9800 ISO (Yaesu FT-8900 clone)
I don't get it. I hear some on the 33 driving on 174 to Cleburne having good communications between the repeater and there are two really big hills in the way. Yet on my radio I can't even get past the little pimple of a hill. Except when I'm on the railroad viaduct, 35W viaduct or the hill in front of my house by Renfro and Hurst. I have a good solid ground on the antenna, but haven't pursued connecting frame and bed bonding yet. Could that be it? It would be a simple fix, but is that really the problem? The truck is a 2008 Dodge 1500. The mount is a NMO mount with 17ft of RG58. The antenna is a Tram-Browning BR-180. On the low and high side of VHF I'm getting 1.2 and at 144.730 I'm getting 1.1. On UHF I'm getting 1:1 across the board.
Made some extensions for my VSR10 to make it easier for mag changes. Trying to get my fumbling fingers into the little tiny slots just wasn't working. The basic shell came from this model on thingaverse. I did them up in different colours so I could stage them and know when I was empty rather than put an empty mag in not know it and give away my position.