Steam Locomotive Radio install VRR number 40 update 7/14/07

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Steam Locomotive Radio install VRR number 40 update 7/14/07

Postby kitn1mcc » Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:19 pm

Well seeing how 40 is all done with the mechanical and the radio is the last thing to do i have started on the install.it is being done when i can and a HT used for now. it is getting a Motorola CDM-1250 In sealed Boxes. and a Comprod/Sinclair Excalibur transit antenna


here is the antenna i installed this past sat 6/30/07

it is mounted

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Radio is now installed 95% of the way. The shop crew has to get the dynamo going and check its polarity to wire up the inverter/battery charger

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more here http://s32.photobucket.com/albums/d20/k ... loco%2040/
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Postby Ken W2KB » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:25 am

Very interesting photos documenting the process.

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Postby kitn1mcc » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:36 pm

i just relized i never changed my sig when i got promoted to Credit Tech

it is some nice pics i did do away with the External Volumn and Horn Speaker


the horn speaker sounded like hell

and the Volumn control caused way to much distortion
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Re: Steam Locomotive Radio install VRR number 40 update 7/14/07

Postby wa8lgm » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:05 pm

Thanks. You have given me some ideas about how to install the radios I have here at Midwest Railway Preservation Society. The engine is a Alco RS3 that we have been using for a long time here. Looks like you had a darned good install on that old steamer there. Congratualtions
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Re: Steam Locomotive Radio install VRR number 40 update 7/14/07

Postby kitn1mcc » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:12 pm

for power i woud recomend installing a 12volt batter and alternator . thats what we do on out disel
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