Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Crackles McFarl » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 09:42:21

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 15:55:03 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

Quote:>There ya go - Crackles!

Hardly since off would mean no display at all. Those "displays" take
power from the batteries.
 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Crackles McFarl » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 09:44:53



sayd the following:

Quote:>   :)    It bothered me to read he felt so discouraged.   I always
>find folks here very helpful.  I'm never sure of the proper way to
>handle a question if you don't know the answer.   Is everyone to chime
>in saying, " Can't help, don't know."  ?   I've read such threads and
>more often than not the OP responds with a less than polite comment to
>"shut it" if you don't know the answer.  Anyway, hope he'll enjoy the
>radio now he knows how to shut it off.  

Sarah, not trying to pick a fight but the "off" mentioned in the PDF
isn't OFF.

I mean OFF as in , nothing displayed, no options available.. If I
suspect the "new off" for this generation is some pseudo off ?

p.s. Before I posted that question I had downloaded the PDF you speak
of since I hate reading that user's manual that is 2 cigarette packs
big in size....

have a nice evening...

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Crackles McFarl » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 09:46:40

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 18:42:19 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

Quote:>I didn't see his initial post for the assistance - to start with. When
>seeing the one of not getting any replies, I figured I'd "try" to offer
>"some" sort of help. Not being familiar with the unit, the help was basic at
>best. It doesn't matter if an answer is the right one - no one answer always
>falls into that category. The fact is, you "offer" to help in however you
>can. It is up to the poster to accept it or reject it - try it or not. If
>he - owning the unit - knows full well a suggestion can't work or has
>already been tried, then move on to the next.

Not trying to be a smartass but could you please speak way down here
at my level and restate what you just said above?

thanks ;)

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Radiosrfu » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 10:47:33


> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 18:42:19 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

>>I didn't see his initial post for the assistance - to start with. When
>>seeing the one of not getting any replies, I figured I'd "try" to offer
>>"some" sort of help. Not being familiar with the unit, the help was basic
>>at
>>best. It doesn't matter if an answer is the right one - no one answer
>>always
>>falls into that category. The fact is, you "offer" to help in however you
>>can. It is up to the poster to accept it or reject it - try it or not. If
>>he - owning the unit - knows full well a suggestion can't work or has
>>already been tried, then move on to the next.

> Not trying to be a smartass but could you please speak way down here
> at my level and restate what you just said above?

> thanks ;)

Not being a smart ass at all! Let's see if I can redefine my words.

If someone offers help - of whatever nature it may be - the poster asking
for the help - in this case - you, has the option to accept those tips/hints
etc - and try them to see which of them might work and hopefully one will.
OR you can reject the idea - maybe because you already tried it/them. OR in
one case - I had mentioned what would have been an outlandish idea - of
placing an on/off switch on the unit, to which you would have had to drill a
hole - thereby making the unit no longer "waterproof" as it is supposed to
be now. So - in this instance - you could have said -***THAT...........
And I wouldn't have blamed you. It "was" an idea - albeit not a popular one.
Not all ideas are feasible. I offered the <hole and switch> idea "before"
reading the radio was/is supposedly "waterproof".  Me, I could care less -
if I wanted that radio and it had no way to turn it off, then a switch would
be in there ASAP - I can promise that.

I think you might be right - some things don't get "completely" shut down -
anymore. That really could suck up some batteries.

L.

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Sarah Czepie » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 22:15:24

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 18:42:19 -0400, "Radiosrfun"


:>> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 15:55:03 -0400, "Radiosrfun"
:>>
:>>   :)    It bothered me to read he felt so discouraged.   I always
:>> find folks here very helpful.  I'm never sure of the proper way to
:>> handle a question if you don't know the answer.   Is everyone to chime
:>> in saying, " Can't help, don't know."  ?   I've read such threads and
:>> more often than not the OP responds with a less than polite comment to
:>> "shut it" if you don't know the answer.  Anyway, hope he'll enjoy the
:>> radio now he knows how to shut it off.
:>>
:>> Way back when in the stone age of CB radio I had a set of Midland
:>> handheld transceivers and they were very good.   Cost my Dad a heap of
:>> cash back then because they had a 3 mile range!   Wow!   :)   Wish I
:>> still had them but like loads of other things from that era, Barbie
:>> dolls, etc... they were sold at a yard sale when I outgrew them.
:>>
:>> Regards,  Sarah
:>
:>I didn't see his initial post for the assistance - to start with. When
:>seeing the one of not getting any replies, I figured I'd "try" to offer
:>"some" sort of help. Not being familiar with the unit, the help was basic at
:>best. It doesn't matter if an answer is the right one - no one answer always
:>falls into that category. The fact is, you "offer" to help in however you
:>can. It is up to the poster to accept it or reject it - try it or not. If
:>he - owning the unit - knows full well a suggestion can't work or has
:>already been tried, then move on to the next.
:>
:>You managed to get what appears to be the best of help to him - so the
:>credit goes to you.

Heh, he seems a bit ungrateful this morning.   LOL.   Oh well.   We
both tried and I've given him the Radio Shack part number for some AA
Ni-Mh batteries and charger that I use in my Pro 97 scanner.    He can
take that advice or leave it.   :)    

:>Yeah, I know what you mean about the radios and so on. My dad bought us a
:>set of walkie talkies - 3 channel jobs - and at that time - my parents were
:>coerced into CB by some aunts and uncles. I had already had a knack for
:>electronics, tearing things apart - etc. Well, that first set of walkie
:>talkies - combined with the CB thingy going - was my opening. I wasn't
:>satisfied with the range - so I started experimenting and finding my work -
:>to be making some progress - though I was still dumb as a stump when it come
:>to electronics. So - I then went and bought a bunch of books from money from
:>cutting grass and doing all sorts of errands, chores, etc. Started learning
:>on my own - til I got into High School - for a "formal" shop class - and
:>went on from there. I wish I still had those walkie talkies for sentimental
:>reasons alone.

Ah, you are an expert compared to my experiences!   I share your
curiosity on how things work but have never done any practical
experimentation.   My one claim to fame was I tutored a friend for her
Tech class license and she Aced the test!   I'm not an Amateur Radio
operator myself but I got through university so she figured I could
help her cram for the test.   This friend later volunteered to go to
NYC after 9/11 and she helped provide communications for the
firefighters and rescue workers at ground zero.   She was assigned to
a firehouse and ran her " shack" from there.  

Regards,  Sarah

:>L.
:>

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Sarah Czepie » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 22:15:38

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 20:41:26 -0400, Crackles McFarly


:>sayd the following:
:>
:>>4.When no icons are displayed, the radio is off. Only time and
:>>temperature is active.
:>
:>OFF is OFF, not "Only time and temp is active"
:>
:>try again...

Wow.   Nice response.     :)  

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Sarah Czepie » Thu, 23 Aug 2007 22:15:52

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 20:44:53 -0400, Crackles McFarly


:>sayd the following:
:>
:>>   :)    It bothered me to read he felt so discouraged.   I always
:>>find folks here very helpful.  I'm never sure of the proper way to
:>>handle a question if you don't know the answer.   Is everyone to chime
:>>in saying, " Can't help, don't know."  ?   I've read such threads and
:>>more often than not the OP responds with a less than polite comment to
:>>"shut it" if you don't know the answer.  Anyway, hope he'll enjoy the
:>>radio now he knows how to shut it off.  
:>
:>Sarah, not trying to pick a fight but the "off" mentioned in the PDF
:>isn't OFF.

It's as OFF as you're going to get.  

:>I mean OFF as in , nothing displayed, no options available..

I know what you mean, but I can't magically make the radio do
something it's obviously not designed to do.  

My advice?  Buy Ni-Mh rechargable batteries and charger from Radio
Shack [ I have # 23-1302  which has 4 AA's and it cost me $21 ] .
The charger is free when you buy the batteries and will recharge the
Ni-Mh's in 2 hours.  I get almost 10 hrs of continuous use on a charge
in my Pro 96 scanner radio.  

And yes I know your Midland has a supplied "charge jack"  for
rechargable batteries but I'd recommend the RS batteries and charger
and would recommend you use the charger from RS.   If it's necessary
to have the radio operational for the 2 hr recharging time get
yourself a couple of disposable AA batteries or keep 2 of the Ni-Mh's
charged at all times.  

You're welcome.  :)

:>If I suspect the "new off" for this generation is some pseudo off ?

:>p.s. Before I posted that question I had downloaded the PDF you speak
:>of since I hate reading that user's manual that is 2 cigarette packs
:>big in size....
:>
:>have a nice evening...

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Radiosrfu » Fri, 24 Aug 2007 05:34:13


> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 18:42:19 -0400, "Radiosrfun"



> :>> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 15:55:03 -0400, "Radiosrfun"

> :>>
> :>>   :)    It bothered me to read he felt so discouraged.   I always
> :>> find folks here very helpful.  I'm never sure of the proper way to
> :>> handle a question if you don't know the answer.   Is everyone to chime
> :>> in saying, " Can't help, don't know."  ?   I've read such threads and
> :>> more often than not the OP responds with a less than polite comment to
> :>> "shut it" if you don't know the answer.  Anyway, hope he'll enjoy the
> :>> radio now he knows how to shut it off.
> :>>
> :>> Way back when in the stone age of CB radio I had a set of Midland
> :>> handheld transceivers and they were very good.   Cost my Dad a heap of
> :>> cash back then because they had a 3 mile range!   Wow!   :)   Wish I
> :>> still had them but like loads of other things from that era, Barbie
> :>> dolls, etc... they were sold at a yard sale when I outgrew them.
> :>>
> :>> Regards,  Sarah
> :>
> :>I didn't see his initial post for the assistance - to start with. When
> :>seeing the one of not getting any replies, I figured I'd "try" to offer
> :>"some" sort of help. Not being familiar with the unit, the help was
> basic at
> :>best. It doesn't matter if an answer is the right one - no one answer
> always
> :>falls into that category. The fact is, you "offer" to help in however
> you
> :>can. It is up to the poster to accept it or reject it - try it or not.
> If
> :>he - owning the unit - knows full well a suggestion can't work or has
> :>already been tried, then move on to the next.
> :>
> :>You managed to get what appears to be the best of help to him - so the
> :>credit goes to you.

> Heh, he seems a bit ungrateful this morning.   LOL.   Oh well.   We
> both tried and I've given him the Radio Shack part number for some AA
> Ni-Mh batteries and charger that I use in my Pro 97 scanner.    He can
> take that advice or leave it.   :)

> :>Yeah, I know what you mean about the radios and so on. My dad bought us
> a
> :>set of walkie talkies - 3 channel jobs - and at that time - my parents
> were
> :>coerced into CB by some aunts and uncles. I had already had a knack for
> :>electronics, tearing things apart - etc. Well, that first set of walkie
> :>talkies - combined with the CB thingy going - was my opening. I wasn't
> :>satisfied with the range - so I started experimenting and finding my
> work -
> :>to be making some progress - though I was still dumb as a stump when it
> come
> :>to electronics. So - I then went and bought a bunch of books from money
> from
> :>cutting grass and doing all sorts of errands, chores, etc. Started
> learning
> :>on my own - til I got into High School - for a "formal" shop class - and
> :>went on from there. I wish I still had those walkie talkies for
> sentimental
> :>reasons alone.

> Ah, you are an expert compared to my experiences!   I share your
> curiosity on how things work but have never done any practical
> experimentation.   My one claim to fame was I tutored a friend for her
> Tech class license and she Aced the test!   I'm not an Amateur Radio
> operator myself but I got through university so she figured I could
> help her cram for the test.   This friend later volunteered to go to
> NYC after 9/11 and she helped provide communications for the
> firefighters and rescue workers at ground zero.   She was assigned to
> a firehouse and ran her " shack" from there.

> Regards,  Sarah

> :>L.
> :>

Well now - there is something you can be proud of. Indirectly - you were
helping those in need. There is no code - anymore - so that is one less
hurdle - should you desire "to" go for your license. If you helped her cram
for one - I'm sure you must remember some things from the question pool. Ask
your friend as a return favor - to help you - then you two can converse via
many more modes than just phone, cell phone or computer. You two can grow
together in the hobby.

Honey, "I" am "far" from an expert. Anyone who thinks they are - is dead in
the water - there is "always" something to learn. You have to go into this
stuff with an open mind as much is based on theories and at that - some of
those were done in "labs" - and can be tested outside the lab.

If you decide to get into the Hobby, I wish you the best of luck - maybe one
day we can talk on the H.F. Bands.

Whatever "I" can answer - I will. I'm sure if you read many posts - you see
varying opinions as to results and so on - so - that is why I say - keep an
open mind.

Take care,

Lou

 
 
 

Can't cut-off radio power? HALP????

Post by Sarah Czepie » Sat, 25 Aug 2007 09:57:53

On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 16:34:13 -0400, "Radiosrfun"


:>>
:>> Ah, you are an expert compared to my experiences!   I share your
:>> curiosity on how things work but have never done any practical
:>> experimentation.   My one claim to fame was I tutored a friend for her
:>> Tech class license and she Aced the test!   I'm not an Amateur Radio
:>> operator myself but I got through university so she figured I could
:>> help her cram for the test.   This friend later volunteered to go to
:>> NYC after 9/11 and she helped provide communications for the
:>> firefighters and rescue workers at ground zero.   She was assigned to
:>> a firehouse and ran her " shack" from there.
:>>
:>> Regards,  Sarah
:>>
:>> :>L.
:>> :>
:>>
:>
:>Well now - there is something you can be proud of. Indirectly - you were
:>helping those in need. There is no code - anymore - so that is one less
:>hurdle - should you desire "to" go for your license. If you helped her cram
:>for one - I'm sure you must remember some things from the question pool. Ask
:>your friend as a return favor - to help you - then you two can converse via
:>many more modes than just phone, cell phone or computer. You two can grow
:>together in the hobby.

I'd actually thought about getting my license but then life and it's
responsibilities interceded.   It might be time for me to think about
it again.    

:>Honey, "I" am "far" from an expert. Anyone who thinks they are - is dead in
:>the water - there is "always" something to learn. You have to go into this
:>stuff with an open mind as much is based on theories and at that - some of
:>those were done in "labs" - and can be tested outside the lab.
:>
:>If you decide to get into the Hobby, I wish you the best of luck - maybe one
:>day we can talk on the H.F. Bands.

I'd enjoy that.  :)

:>Whatever "I" can answer - I will. I'm sure if you read many posts - you see
:>varying opinions as to results and so on - so - that is why I say - keep an
:>open mind.
:>
:>Take care,
:>
:>Lou

  Thanks for the kind thoughts and encouragement Lou.  

Regards, Sarah