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    New On THis Forum

    Thanks for the access. Handle is Bobcat, name is Bob.
    I've been involved but it was a really long time ago. The last few years I have been a member on several forums and really AM trying to do something about getting back on the air.

    For one, wayyyyy back in the 70's I went to school a DeVry Institute of Electronics in Dallas (now they call it DeVry University!) for electronics. I worked at JSC Houston for 11 years but found my way to the "dark side" of software and software development.

    Now, in my advancing years, I am wanting to get back to my electronic roots. I am getting equipment to set up a radio/electronics bench that will allow me to work on tube guitar amps and radios and do it right. When I get things just a bit tidier and more organized I will be tackling refurb/reconditioning of my SBE Console V, my Sears Roadtalker 40 SSB, and a couple of other radios that I want to get working just for fun.

    So anyway, it's good to be aboard. Hope to cross paths with many of you on here!

    Bob

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    Welcome Bob(cat) :-)
    Uniden Bearcat 980, Cobra 29 LX, Cobra 18 WX ST II, GE 3-5812A, Realistic TRC-448, Uniden Pro 520XL, Fat Boy 2 PLL, Solarcon A-99

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    Thank you! I hear a LOT of good things about those Bearcat 980s. Do you like yours pretty well??

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    I like my 980SSB's so much I have two. One upstairs in my living room and one downstairs on my workbench. The stock mic's are just ok but, a power mic really wakes them up!
    Uniden Bearcat 980, Cobra 29 LX, Cobra 18 WX ST II, GE 3-5812A, Realistic TRC-448, Uniden Pro 520XL, Fat Boy 2 PLL, Solarcon A-99

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    I've always heard that too!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtLarge View Post
    I like my 980SSB's so much I have two. One upstairs in my living room and one downstairs on my workbench. The stock mic's are just ok but, a power mic really wakes them up!
    I just hooked up one of those Wireless microphones on my 980 and they are pretty cool gadget but I haven't had a chance to try it on DX yet but I see a lot of use for it because you can also monitor your radio channel from a distance as well as talk on it!

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    I had no idea such a thing existed! Do you have a brand name or model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    I had no idea such a thing existed! Do you have a brand name or model?
    The microphone is made by or for Uniden model BC906W I got mine at Walmart.com They are made for the 980ssb or I believe the Uniden 880 also. There is info all over the internet for them. I thought I read somewhere that someone hooked it to a Non Uniden radio also but you would have to do some checking on that one.

    good Luck

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    If you will drill the mic hole open a bit it helps with the audio. They are good mics, clean and clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 222DBFL View Post
    If you will drill the mic hole open a bit it helps with the audio. They are good mics, clean and clear.
    Thanks for the tip on the mic, I'll check it out sometime when I have a down day. What size hole did you do?

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