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Ernest Erickson AEC
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A little project I was handed...
Turn a boat anchor speaker into a portable one.
I had to paint it, then decided to add a little color.
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Vertex, VX-160, uhf portable.
Defective discriminator, and RF P.A FET(RD07MVS1)
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FOR SALE: Decibel Products, DB4303 load.
100 watts, type 'N' male connector.
Drilled/tapped for mounting to your existing IM panel/tray.
$75.00
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Another Kenwood, TK-2140 that needs FILTERS!
Imagine that, will you.
The surprise is that this radio has not seen a repair since new!
Amazing!
Well, time has caught up, and now it falls under my soldering iron to restore its 'ears'.
Nice, shiny frame, clean bard, no corrosion or any other buildup noted.
If it wasn't for the poor engineering design, I might be tempted to acquire one, but that audio board issue brings back horror stories for me, so no thank you!
Of course, I had to order the filters, so I desoldered them to pave the way to a speedy repair.
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Sale: Low-loss teflon cable W/NMO, Mini-UHF preattached.
Good through 900 mHz.
Approx. 22' long.
N.O.S
$15.00 ea. 
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Just an easy channel encoder and flex repair on a TK-2140!
Surprisingly, the audio board WORKS, and does not require replacement.
Also, the receiver is still good, so the ceramic filters have not yet failed.
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They are rare.....Kenwood's design is sheer stupidity. Placing/routing audio and control to an external board through a socket, is not sound engineering design, it is engineering insanity!
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GR1225 repeater repair.
A defective bypass capacitor on the base junction of the final device.
That single part caused the output to drop from 23 watts, to 10.3 watts.
All it took was a single 56 Pf. ceramic chip cap to go south.
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Does this make the radio, a Circle-K?
Or a Motowood?
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Or just Batwood?
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Oh no!
My UV-82 blew out the audio P.A.
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What was a multicoupler for 800 mHz, is now a two port splitter for use with my RTL-SDR receivers.
RG-142 is used for the 'cabling'.
This project took all of 30 minutes to cobble together, and it shows, doesn't it?
Input to output loss is under 1 dB.
One good thing to note, it can be used in either configuration, single input/dual output, or dual input/single output....no difference noted or measured!
It remains at 1dB.
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For sale: Mot. P1225, VHF, 16 channels, PL/DPL, scan, W/N operation, 144-174.
5 watts.
Antenna included, no batteries/charger
$45.00
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Today, May, 6, 1930, my father was born!
This day will be reposted every year, as my memorial to him.
My father and I did a lot together., both when I was a child, and later, as an adult.
Our family went camping every weekend when I was growing up. A close campground we went to was called Hawthorn Hills, near Waterford, WI.
Being an electrical engineer, my father taught me early on about transistors, diodes, capacitors, and a lot more. This is what sparked me to become an RF engineer.
My father was also a welding machine developer, and he holds the U.S patent on the Mag-Arc welding process. I am EXTREMELY PROUD to have him as a father!
He designed and built 'just for me', a self-contained model rocket launch control system. You can check continuity, battery voltage, current draw, as well as test your connection to the rocket engine (SRP). I also had a special 'launch key' to arm and fire the rocket!
Yes, I love my dad, I always will, and he will always be remembered for as long as I live!

IN MEMORY OF:

ERNEST A. ERICKSON, father and husband.

BORN: MAY 6, 1930
PASSED AWAY: APRIL 21, 2013
R.I.P FATHER!
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Hi Ernest.
I know that I cannot bring you comfort with words but I also know he's gone to a better place.
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Education
  • ASU and Cochise College
    Avionics
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Radio communications and test equipment fanatic. I am also a licensed 'ham', KA9UCE
Bragging rights
Serviced radio equipment for the tech consultant for the movie: Enemy of the State.
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Occupation
Commercial and amateur two way radio systems engineering. Dispatch console programming/installation. MCC5500 and Centracom.
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30 years as a communications technician, including component- level repairs, design & construction of high performance repeater systems.
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  • Applied Electronic Communications
    Owner, 1992 - present
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