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Paul Danzer N I I I

2 Dawn Road
Norwalk CT 06857

A $10 Phone Pa

Y ou don't have t o spend


$40 t o $90 for a phone
patch t o match new
shown, no effect from rf
feedback has been experi-
enced, even when used k i t h
tion shown by the dotted
line.
that the receiver audio is
not c u t completely off
while in the transmit mode.
S2 is a DPDT toggle or During normal operation
solid-state rig. This simple a kilowatt.
lever switch. I t allows you
circuit will give perfectly this is not a problem. How-
to select XMlT (transmit) or
adequate performance with S1 is a four-pole, two-po- ever, with many of the usu-
RCV (receive) from the
parts purchased at your lo- sition switch (Radio Shack al phone patches, an audio
front panel of the patch,
cal Radio Shack. For a cost 275-1 384 or equivalent) oscillation will result, with
rather than fumbling with
of under $10 and one eve- used t o switch the patch on the phone patch acting as
the microphone PTT switch,
ning's work, you can have a and off. The fourth section the oscillator coupling ele-
telephone handset, and re-
patch that will work with a of this switch (Sld) is used ment. Switch S2 discon-
ceiver audio gain control
new solid-state rig or an to switch the patch into the nects the receiver audio
all at once.
older tube-tvpe transceiver. circuit in place of the usual from the patch when in the
This circuit idr variations of station microphone. If your 52 is wired in such a way transmit mode, thus elimi-
it) has been in use by sever- rig has a phone patch input, as t o permit operation with nating the problem.
al hams in this area for a you can leave the mike con- many types of solid-state
number of years (see Fig. 1). nected t o its usual jack and rigs. These rigs often have The second section of
With the bypass capacitors use the alternate connec- the novel little problem this switch (S2b) grounds
the PTT line when you wish
to transmit. On a few of the
new rigs, this line is called
MOX rather than PTT. MOX
OFF stands for Manually Oper-
-
SIC TO ated Xmit, similar t o VOX
for Voice Operated Xmit.
> SIAfOFF

Impedance matching IS
provided by T I and 72,
which are den tical 8-Ohm-
to-1000-Ohm (center-
> SIB
tapped) a u d ~ o
transformers
MICROPHONE
Rad~oShack lists this Itern
5000 as 275-1384 They are not
critical, and any 8-Ohm-to-
I
TO P H O N E 1000-Ohm or 8-Ohm-to-500- I
Ohm a u d ~ otransformer will I
do Good performance has i

h oXMIT - >TO PTT


(THROUGH MIKE
been obta~nedeven w ~ t ha
palr of 12-volt f ~ i a m e n t
transformers The 12-volt
1
JACK ON RIG1
secondary IS connected In
place of the 8-Ohm w~nding
Fig. 1 , Inexpensive phone patch uses readily available components. and the 115-volt primary in

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p l a c e o f t h e 500- o r Set the 500-Ohm pot so that
1000-Ohm winding. the meter on the final in
The transmit level is set your rig swings into its nor-
b y the 500-Ohm pot con- mal area as though you
nected t o T2. Bypass capac- were using the station mi- H A L 2304 MHz Downconverters (frequency range: 2000 MHz12500 MHZ,.
Model #1 kit: $69.95 2304 Model #2 kit (with preamp): $79.95 2304 Model #3 l\.
itors are shown on all input crophone. (with high-gain $89.95. All of the above kits come'with coax fittings
and output leads t o prevent IN and OUT, and with weatherproofed diecast housing. All of above: Factory
There is no provision for wired and tested: $50 additional. Power supply kit: $19.95 I
rf feedback. A metal enclo- VOX operation. Most hams
sure for the patch is recom- prefer manual RX/TX since
mended. i t both prevents an opera-
To use the patch, set S1 tor's accidental sneeze or COMPLETE KITS: CONSISTING OF EVERY ESSENTIAL PART NEEDED TO
MAKE YOUR COUNTER COMPLETE HAL4OOA 7-DIGIT COUNTER WlTH FRE-
t o O h and S2 to RCV and cough from turning on the QUENCY RANGE OF ZERO TO 600 MHz FEATURES TWO INPUTS ONE FOR
LOW FREQUENCY AND ONE FOR HlGH FREQUENCY. AUTOMATIC ZERO
listen o n the telephone transmitter and allows you SUPPRESSION TIME BASE IS I 0 SEC OR 1 SEC GATE WlTH OPTIONAL 10
handset. You can get a clear SEC GATE AVAILABLE ACCURACY + 001%. UTILIZES 10 MHz CRYSTAL 5
t o cut off the speaker if he PPM
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or she attempts t o say
H A L - 3 0 0 A 7 DIGIT COUNTER WlTH FREQUENCY RANGE OF ZERO TO 300
the first digit of a local ex- something inappropriate MHz FEATURES TWO INPUTS ONE FOR LOW FREQUENCY AND ONE FOR
HlGH FREQUENCY AUTOMATICZERO SUPPRESSION TIME BASE IS 1 OSEC
change. Tune in a station on for transmission over your OR 1 SEC GATE WlTH OPTIONAL 10 SEC GATE AVAILABLE ACCURACY
vour receiver and set the + 001% UTILIZES 10-MHz CRYSTAL 5 PPM
station. COMPLETE KIT.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$109
audio gain control on the One tip on phone patch HAL-5OA 8-DIGIT COUNTER WlTH FREQUENCY RANGE OF ZERO TO 50
MHz OR BETTER AUTOMATIC DECIMAL POINT, ZERO SUPPRESSION UPON
receiver for a comfortable use-for s o m e reason, DEMAND FEATURESTWO INPUTS ONE FOR LOW FREQUENCY INPUT. AND
ONE ON PANEL FOR USE WlTH ANY INTERNALLY MOUNTED HALTRONIX
level in the telephone hand- when you tell someone on PRE-SCALER FOR WHICH PROVISIONS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE 1 0
SEC AND 1 SEC TIME GATES ACCURACY ? 001+ UTILIZES 10 MHz
set. Telephones are quite the telephone t o talk loud- CRYSTAL 5 PPM
COMPLETE KIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $109
tolerant and level setting is er, they will do so for a few
PRE-SCALER KITS
not critical. If the audio minutes and then lapse HAL300PRE. ........................................ $14.95
sounds comfortable in your back to their orginal vol- (Pre-drllted G I 0 board and all components1
ear on receive while listen- H A L 3 0 0 AIPRE.. .................................... $24.95
ume. However, if you turn (Same as above w ~ t hpreamp)
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(Pre-drilled G I 0 board and all components]
handset, i t probably is ac- down so that they hear the H A L 6 0 0 A l P R E....................................... $39.95
(Same as above but with preamp1
ceptable. other station more softly,
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Next, put S2 in the XMlT they w i l l a u t o m a t i c a l l y HIGHLY STABLE DECODER KIT COMES WlTH 2 SIDED. PLATED THRU A N 0
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Touch-Tone pad, board, crystal chip and all necessary components to l ~ n l s h
the kit
PRICED AT.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29.95
For those who wtsh to mount the encoder in a hand held u n t the PC board
measures only 9116" x 1 314" Thts partlal klt wllh PC board cryslal, chlp and
components
PRICED AT.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14.95
.

just like adding a 10-watt amp ACCUKEYER-MEMORY OFTION KIT THIS ACCUKEYER MEMORY KIT PRO-
VIDES A SIMPLE, LOW COST METHOD OF ADDING MEMORY CAPABILITY

to your 2-meter hand-held...


TO THE WB4VVF ACCUKEYER. WHILE DESIGNED FOR DIRECT A7TACH-
MENT TO THE ABOVE ACCUKEYER. IT CAN ALSO BE ATTACHED TO ANY
STANDARD ACCUKEYER BOARD WlTH LITTLE DIFFICULTY 116.95
A C C U K ~ V EIKIT)
~ Tn S ACCuKEYER IS A PFVISEL: JEHS OLI O i ,EAT
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$ 1 6.95
8 Dramatically boosts reception as well ACCUKEYER-MEMORY OPTION KIT-TOGETHER ONLY 132.00

as transmit range 6-DIGITCLOCK * 12/24 HOUR


COMPLETE KIT CONSISTING OF 2 PC G I 0 PRE-DRILLED PC BOARDS. 1
@ individually tuned matching network CLOCK CHIP, 6 FND 359 READOUTS, 13 TRANSISTORS, 3 CAPS. 9
R E S I S T O R S , 5 D I O D E S , 3 PUSH B U T T O N S W I T C H E S , P O W E R
e Base spring/tuned coil protects radio as TRANSFORMER AND INSTRUCTIONS
DON'T BE FOOLED BY PARTIAL KITS WHERE YOU HAVE TO BUY
well as antenna from accidents EVERYTHING EXTRA
PllCEDAT .......................................................$11.95
0 Extends to 47", telescopes to only 8"
CLOCK CASE Available and will fit any one o f the above clocks Reguiar
8 BNC connector fits most current hand- Prlce $6 50 But Only 14.50 when bouxht with clock

held and portable radios YX-DIGIT ALARM CLOCK KIT for home, camper, RV, or field-day use Operates
on 12-volt AC or DC, and has 11sown 60-Hz tlme base on the board Complete
with all electronic components and two-p~ece,pre-dr~lledPC boards Board
0 Better than 1.5:l VSWR across the slze 4" x 3" Complete wlth speaker and s w ~ t c h e s It operated o n DC, there 1s
entire 144-148 MHz band n o t h ~ n gmore to buy '
..
PllCED AT ....................... ...............................$ 16.95
Twelve-volt AC llne cord lor those who w ~ s h
to operate the clock from 110-volt
8 Only $24.95 from your dealer or AC. $1.95
postpaid from VoCom SHIPPING INFORMATION
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ORDERS OVER $ 7 0 0 WILL BE SHIPPED POSTPAID EXCEPT ON ITEMS
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