Belt Clip on 43

Belt Clip on 43

Post by Jerad Ho » Wed, 07 Dec 1994 09:35:24


For a great scanner, it has a wussie belt clip. Maybe I shouldn't be
skydiving with it...

Anyway, I am assuming that maybe a person or two has had this happen to
them before, and being I hate dealing with Radio Shack, are there any
alternitives? What solutions have been used?

BTW, I've glued it twice...no go.

Thanks for the help!

Jerad

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Belt Clip on 43

Post by Michael Schust » Wed, 07 Dec 1994 23:02:39




>For a great scanner, it has a wussie belt clip. Maybe I shouldn't be
>skydiving with it...

>Anyway, I am assuming that maybe a person or two has had this happen to
>them before, and being I hate dealing with Radio Shack, are there any
>alternitives? What solutions have been used?

>BTW, I've glued it twice...no go.

Find a dealer that sells the AOR/Trident/Camnis/Fairmate radios. Order an
extra belt clip from their parts department. It's a long metal clip that
has properly spaced holes for the PRO-43. My original belt clip is in the
drawer, and I didn't even wait for it to break.

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Belt Clip on 43

Post by Insert username he » Wed, 07 Dec 1994 21:32:03

Jerad; Same thing happened to my 43,, Radio Shack sells a great stainless
steel belt clip with super adhesive and super velco, If your going to
skydive I'd bend a lip at its very end, but otherwise mine works great.

Keith Johnston
Qualcomm Inc.
San Diego, CA

Quote:> For a great scanner, it has a wussie belt clip. Maybe I shouldn't be
> skydiving with it...

> Anyway, I am assuming that maybe a person or two has had this happen to
> them before, and being I hate dealing with Radio Shack, are there any
> alternitives? What solutions have been used?

> BTW, I've glued it twice...no go.

> Thanks for the help!

> Jerad

 
 
 

Belt Clip on 43

Post by Thomas J. Harre » Fri, 09 Dec 1994 02:42:17



: >Anyway, I am assuming that maybe a person or two has had this happen to
: >them before, and being I hate dealing with Radio Shack, are there any
: >alternitives? What solutions have been used?

: Find a dealer that sells the AOR/Trident/Camnis/Fairmate radios. Order an
: extra belt clip from their parts department. It's a long metal clip that
: has properly spaced holes for the PRO-43. My original belt clip is in the
: drawer, and I didn't even wait for it to break.

If you're cheap, creative, and/or desperate, a serviceable clip can be
fabricated using a coat hanger and two eyelet crimp connectors.  I rigged
one up to hold my PRO-43 at the last airshow.  That was three months ago,
and I haven't had to replace it yet.

Bend the coat hanger in a "U" shape.  Mine looks sort of like this:
(Warning: crude ASCII art follows!!)

             |          |
             ()        () <--  Crimp connectors (eyelet style)
              \\      //
               |      |      The top part is angled so the crimp  
               |      |      connectors don't slide up, down, or
               |      |      off of the wire.  (You could conceivably
               |      |      solder the connectors to the wire after
               |      |      scraping the wire bare and crimping the
               --------      connector on it.)  The two top parts
extending past the connectors should be covered with electrical tape
or something similar so they don't scratch the radio (or you).  If you
can get the bend just right, they'll rest against the radio case and
provide a bit of spring action.

Screw the connectors to the radio using the existing screws, then bend
the hangar to shape.  Crimp the connectors on and you're good to go
until you can get that nice shiny metal belt clip.
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