Thunderstorm Season

Thunderstorm Season

Post by John Jenki » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 01:55:52

I hope you don't keep your radio connected to the long wire when storms
start to roll in.  That would be almost a guarentee to a short life for
your radio!

> All of a sudden, a huge flash (our sitting area overlooks the lake we live
> on -- and has large picture windows) and an ENORMOUS "KABOOM!!!" happened.
> No other thunder (or lightning) happened, before or after -- this was the
> only strike.  Now I really understand that this is the kind of event that
> kills golfers.

 
 
 

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Post by CW » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 03:13:58


Read the post again. He said that there was nothing but light rain, no
storm.

> I hope you don't keep your radio connected to the long wire when storms
> start to roll in.  That would be almost a guarentee to a short life for
> your radio!




Quote:> > All of a sudden, a huge flash (our sitting area overlooks the lake we
live
> > on -- and has large picture windows) and an ENORMOUS "KABOOM!!!"
happened.
> > No other thunder (or lightning) happened, before or after -- this was
the
> > only strike.  Now I really understand that this is the kind of event
that
> > kills golfers.

 
 
 

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Post by Gray Shockle » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 08:46:56

On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 10:55:52 -0600, John Jenkins wrote

Quote:> I hope you don't keep your radio connected to the long wire when storms
> start to roll in.  That would be almost a guarentee to a short life for
> your radio!

That's the main reason for plugging an "extension" cable into the radio and
plugging the antenna into it.

Keeps from wearing out the jack on the radio.

Gray Shockley
--------------------------------------------------------
For a 909/398, use stereo or mono
  cable according to your setup.



>> All of a sudden, a huge flash (our sitting area overlooks the lake we live
>> on -- and has large picture windows) and an ENORMOUS "KABOOM!!!" happened.
>> No other thunder (or lightning) happened, before or after -- this was the
>> only strike.  Now I really understand that this is the kind of event that
>> kills golfers.

 
 
 

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Post by Charles Hawtr » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 10:28:33




>> > All the antennas here are unplugged. About to roll a few smokes and step outside
>> > to watch it roll in. Should hit the shore here in just a bit.

>> Steve,
>>         Do you smoke?

>>         Bad boy, bad Steve. Go to your room with out dinner.

>> Burr

>I sure do. About a pack a day of my own home rolled brand.

Your own home rolled brand -- ah, I get it (wink wink).

--
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make
you mad.   (Aldous Huxley)

 
 
 

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Post by Dxluv » Thu, 04 Mar 2004 15:51:10

Quote:>That's the main reason for plugging an "extension" cable into the radio and
>plugging the antenna into it.

>Keeps from wearing out the jack on the radio.

what 'exactly' would that be Gray?  Do you or someone else have a catalogue #
from Rat Shack on this.  I'd really appreciate it,  I had started a thread on
this said subject but never got an 'exact' answer.

If you could or someone else,  I'd really appreciate it. :-)

 
 
 

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Post by Burr » Fri, 05 Mar 2004 00:19:29

You got something in your mouth I would have in my hand!!!!
 
 
 

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Post by Gray Shockle » Fri, 05 Mar 2004 15:14:16

On Wed, 3 Mar 2004 0:51:10 -0600, Dxluver wrote

Quote:>> That's the main reason for plugging an "extension" cable into the radio
>> and
>> plugging the antenna into it.

>> Keeps from wearing out the jack on the radio.

> what 'exactly' would that be Gray?  Do you or someone else have a catalogue #
> from Rat Shack on this.  I'd really appreciate it,  I had started a thread on
> this said subject but never got an 'exact' answer.

I thought I had answered that. Betcha I find it as "to be worked on later".

Quote:> If you could or someone else,  I'd really appreciate it. :-)

Okay dokey. This is absolutely and totally correct with no mistakes
whatsoever and, please, let me know when you find them.

And you know all sorts of good stuff but I'm writing this for NUG's also
<grin> so I'll try to be clear.

ATS-909/DX-398

Antenna Jack: a stereo 1/8" jack

Tip and sleeve go to shortwave antenna ("tip" is the end of the plug)

Ring and sleeve go to the AM antenna (ring is between the tip
                          and the "sleeve" - the long part which is ground)

--------------------------------------------------------
Two external antennas: sw and mw/am:

So you can use a 3' "stereo headphone extension cord" and a "Y adapter" which
splits into two stereo jacks. Use one for the shortwave antenna (just connect
the tip and sleeve) and the other for the AM antenna (just connect the ring
and sleeve).

--------------------------------------------------------
One external antenna (sw) and use interal mw/am ferrite:

This is an "educated guess" but - if need be - I can see if my theory works.

Do the same as previous but short the ring and the sleeve.
--------------------------------------------------------

One external antenna (sw) and lose the mw/am:

This is what I do. My CCradioPlus is about ten inches from my 398, so I don't
care if I totally lose mw/am (which I do) on the 398.

Mono plug to mono jack to sw antenna (EdLoop).
--------------------------------------------------------

Okay - will that work?

Of course, ya can soldier wires, use Bud boxes or a cigar box (if you can
find one). But that /should/ be the truth and the whole truth, so help me
Hallicrafters.

     Gray Shockley
  ----------------
    DX-392    DX-398
    RX-320    DX-399
  CCradio+ w/RS Loop
  Justice AM Antenna
 Torus Tuner (3-13 MHz)
     Select-A-Tenna
---------------------
   Vicksburg, MS US

 
 
 

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Post by Dxluv » Sun, 07 Mar 2004 19:52:09

Quote:>Okay dokey. This is absolutely and totally correct with no mistakes
>whatsoever and, please, let me know when you find them.

>And you know all sorts of good stuff but I'm writing this for NUG's also
><grin> so I'll try to be clear.

good post gray,  I just went about it a different way.  Your post should help
others. :-)