Mains powered base unit for FRN

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Mains powered base unit for FRN

Post by welshevo » 27 Feb 2014, 13:02

hey im new to the FRN world but noticed already my battery on the Baofeng UVB5 drains pretty quickly whilst being used as a gateway....and it doesnt like to be plonked in the charger whilst switched on and working ....so i am thinking of buying a baseunit for 230v! any suggestions nothing too expensive just a cheapo to get me connected....i must express that i have the MOAQC interface which has the 2.5 and 3.5mm jack connections so ideally something that will plug straight in??? any thoughts! or workarounds with my Baofeng UVB5?


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Post by toby » 27 Feb 2014, 13:24

hi,

get a battery eliminator instead of having the original battery plugged in all the time.
get a power supply like this and it'll work out fine. :)

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Post by welshevo » 27 Feb 2014, 13:44

Ive heard they overheat ?? would this be ok for "light" FRN use? will give these a shot then!
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Post by toby » 27 Feb 2014, 20:24

i do use both for it.. ;)

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Re: Mains powered base unit for FRN

Post by TRON » 18 Mar 2014, 22:46

If there was a half decent base unit 446 radio out there, would you buy one?

What would you like to see on it? Mains power? BNC connection for external antenna? USB socket to plug DIRECTLY into PC for FRN etc?

I like doing custom builds, and I'm thinking of making something similar. If its a success, I might build more!

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Post by welshevo » 19 Mar 2014, 15:27

if you could build a radio/terminal that is usb powered and integrates with FRN direct...so no need for radio gateways etc just "your" terminal and a usb cable! i would certainly pay for one!like an all in one solution....
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Re: Mains powered base unit for FRN

Post by TRON » 21 Mar 2014, 01:14

Well, keep your eyes on my youtube channel... I have a few other projects in the pipeline, so I'll have to finish them first, but eventually, I WILL get around to this!

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Re: Mains powered base unit for FRN

Post by Classic » 27 Feb 2015, 19:57

In the past base units have been built but there wasn't the demand,they was put on ebay for £40-50 buy didn't sell at all as far as i know

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