What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? 2024

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Re: What CB/11m Radio Stuff did you buy today? 2024

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Tin soldier wrote: 07 Nov 2023, 10:46 A nos Nokia HFS-12 speaker off fleabay.
Bit miffed, the outer cables sheath is all frayed badly at the speaker and fraying at the jack plug. (No fraying on photos)

It works though so I'll either just heat shrink it or tape.
Can't be bothered returning it, contemplating whether to give negative or neutral feedback. They must of noticed the state of it when packing.


Recently bought a thunderpole tx and a
k-po dx 5000 :)
Perhaps the photo's were taken of another one that they had and have already sold (or are keeping). Or, may be an internet photo otherwise, to try and disguise the fact that the cable was frayed. Sounds dishonest either way.

Otherwise, could it have happened in transit with it rubbing on the bracket perhaps?
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The Collector wrote: 07 Nov 2023, 21:54
Tin soldier wrote: 07 Nov 2023, 10:46 A nos Nokia HFS-12 speaker off fleabay.
Bit miffed, the outer cables sheath is all frayed badly at the speaker and fraying at the jack plug. (No fraying on photos)

It works though so I'll either just heat shrink it or tape.
Can't be bothered returning it, contemplating whether to give negative or neutral feedback. They must of noticed the state of it when packing.


Recently bought a thunderpole tx and a
k-po dx 5000 :)
Perhaps the photo's were taken of another one that they had and have already sold (or are keeping). Or, may be an internet photo otherwise, to try and disguise the fact that the cable was frayed. Sounds dishonest either way.

Otherwise, could it have happened in transit with it rubbing on the bracket perhaps?

They have a few for sale, all different listings and photos.
And no. Definitely didn't rub on the bracket in transit.
The main thing is it works, but still deceptive and not as described. (Thats what narks me tbh)
The jack plug has two nubs on it that I thought might need filing down to make it push in all the way and seat properly. I'd tried it with my phone and something else and it didn't work.
I wasn't prepared to file it down to test it and was ready to return it but I
tried it on my 9900 and it worked. :)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/404569692767 ... media=COPY

I think the outer sheath may be breaking down/brittle with age and storage conditions.
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QUOTE: - ...that I thought might need filing down to make it push in all the way and seat properly. I'd tried it with my phone and something else and it didn't work".

It's no good filing the jackplug down with your phone, it's not abrasive enough ;) lol.

I know what you mean.


As you say, a bit of heatshrink covers it upbutit's annoying though.
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Tin soldier wrote: 08 Nov 2023, 01:27
The Collector wrote: 07 Nov 2023, 21:54
Tin soldier wrote: 07 Nov 2023, 10:46 A nos Nokia HFS-12 speaker off fleabay.
Bit miffed, the outer cables sheath is all frayed badly at the speaker and fraying at the jack plug. (No fraying on photos)

It works though so I'll either just heat shrink it or tape.
Can't be bothered returning it, contemplating whether to give negative or neutral feedback. They must of noticed the state of it when packing.


Recently bought a thunderpole tx and a
k-po dx 5000 :)
Perhaps the photo's were taken of another one that they had and have already sold (or are keeping). Or, may be an internet photo otherwise, to try and disguise the fact that the cable was frayed. Sounds dishonest either way.

Otherwise, could it have happened in transit with it rubbing on the bracket perhaps?

They have a few for sale, all different listings and photos.
And no. Definitely didn't rub on the bracket in transit.
The main thing is it works, but still deceptive and not as described. (Thats what narks me tbh)
The jack plug has two nubs on it that I thought might need filing down to make it push in all the way and seat properly. I'd tried it with my phone and something else and it didn't work.
I wasn't prepared to file it down to test it and was ready to return it but I
tried it on my 9900 and it worked. :)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/404569692767 ... media=COPY

I think the outer sheath may be breaking down/brittle with age and storage conditions.
Is that speaker actually 8ohms?
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Yes Dave I believe they are.


https://consumer.gtv.be/hfs-12-speaker


I've read they are good, crystal clear for voice audio and ideal for CB radio. (I've not tested it for that yet.
I think I read one recommendation on here.

Ps.
I got a £4 refund for the damage.
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Here Dave.

viewtopic.php?t=46487

The collector had a couple years back

:thumbup: :D
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Tin soldier wrote: 10 Nov 2023, 06:13 Here Dave.

viewtopic.php?t=46487

The collector had a couple years back

:thumbup: :D
I won a pama speaker at a CB raffle night and I have tried a few other speakers but endup going back to the old one.

Some folks like the old square midland or realistic speakers
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Just picked up one of those Quansheng UV-K6 handhelds. Very cheap but very versatile.

I've flashed the firmware and I'm currently exploring all the new features and frequencies.
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i bought a T piece which has a screw in male connector and 2 female connectors for the coax zetagi switch so that's supposed to arrive later this week
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astradyne wrote: 03 Dec 2023, 13:44 Just picked up one of those Quansheng UV-K6 handhelds. Very cheap but very versatile.

I've flashed the firmware and I'm currently exploring all the new features and frequencies.

I once flashed my firmware, but my wife just looked and laughed ;)
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The Collector wrote: 05 Dec 2023, 16:53
astradyne wrote: 03 Dec 2023, 13:44 Just picked up one of those Quansheng UV-K6 handhelds. Very cheap but very versatile.

I've flashed the firmware and I'm currently exploring all the new features and frequencies.

I once flashed my firmware, but my wife just looked and laughed ;)
:o :lol:
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Haha.
CB related - Bag of PL plugs, pair of wire crimpers, box of crimp on lugs/spade connectors, 8AWG grounding cable, 2 way antenna switcher.

After reading more - I really need to replace the RG58 cable that came with my antenna to something better before I go drilling holes in the wall for multiple antennae.
Also need the proper diameter pole to put up the Sirio M400 CB antenna, designed to mount on top of the right sized pole, I see Screwfix have them.

Got a new SD card for the Raspberry PI with the hope of getting "Ham Pi" downloaded and running.
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Lincoln 2 v3...............ok but I'm glad I didn't pay full whack for it although it is brand new, ssb receive on very strong stations get's slightly garbled but it is perfectly readable.
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Not exactly CB but radio related. https://tarpn.net/t/nino-tnc/nino-tnc.html
Just waiting for Mouser order now.
Just wanted to project to build.
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Whisky1 wrote: 13 Dec 2023, 20:09 Lincoln 2 v3...............ok but I'm glad I didn't pay full whack for it although it is brand new, ssb receive on very strong stations get's slightly garbled but it is perfectly readable.
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