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Technical Information and Modifications for
Other Manufacturer's Equipment
Compiled by Mike Morris WA6ILQ
Maintained by Robert Meister WA1MIK
Below are are manuals for equipment from other manufacturers that don't have their own pages at this site. When we have enough from one manufacturer we will create a page for them... like the manuals from AEA, Alinco, Bird, Cushman, Helper, Instrument Flight Research (IFR), Ritron, Radio Shack Tektronix, and Zetron which used to be here but are now on their own pages. Test equipment companies are listed under "Test Equipment" on the main index page.
Donations of manual files for this page are gratefully accepted.
Research (ARR) Preamp Instrcution Sheet 446 KB PDF
This covers the P28VDG, P50VDG, P136VDG, P144VDG, P220VDG and P432VDG models.
|There doesn't seem to be any one place where all the Azden amateur radio manuals are kept. If anyone has a large collection and wants to contribute them I'll create an Azdan page at this web site. Until then you will just have to do a Google search for whaever you need. A while back I had to find a PCS-5000 manual, so here it is: Azden PCS5000 Instruction Manual 5.09 MB PDF|
|John Bell Corp. AP4800 Manual 1.6 MB zipped .JPG files Photo of the AP4800 board|
|B and D Enterprises 1P repeater controller manual 43 KB zip file (containing one MS Word DOC file) courtesy of KB3CEZ|
|Manual for the CBS Labs Audimax III and IIIS automatic level control 920 KB PDF file Compliments of Larry Saletzki WA9VRH|
|Manual for the CBS Labs Volumax Model 400 automatic peak controller 349 KB PDF file Compliments of Larry Saletzki WA9VRH|
|Cetec-Vega Model 188 tunable PL encoder (includes
schematic) 54 KB PDF Courtesy of WA6ILQ
While most modern tone encoders have a DIP switch to select specific tones this one has a 15-turn trimpot (or 20, depending on the production run), and the circuit is easily duplicated on a perfboard. Cetec-Vega no longer makes it (in fact, Cetec-Vega is no more), so build one and have fun!
|Channel Master five-band monitor antenna, model 5094A Monitenna Manual 45 kB PDF courtesy of A. Nony Mous|
|Charge Guard CG-12D
Instructions 210 KB PDF courtesy of Mike WA6ILQ
This is a handy box that you wire between your car battery and your mobile radio(s) or other equipment (MDTs, scanners, laptop chargers, etc) to help prevent dead batteries or equipment damage from out-of-range voltages.
The CG-12D draws 15 milliamps idle, and can switch 30 amps. The unit's voltage source is directly from the car battery and the switched output drives the radio(s) and other equipment directly. It is wired to the ignition switch and when that lead goes high it turns the equipment on, and when it goes low (i.e. you turn off the ignition) it starts a timer. When that time period expires it will automatically turn off the DC power. The time duration is programmable for 15 minutes, and then in steps from 1 to 15 hours. The box also has two voltage detectors to protect the load, the first shuts the radio off if the battery voltage drops below a threshold (default voltage is 11 volts). The second is a high voltage detector that shuts off the radio(s) if the voltage rises above a threshold (default is 18 volts).
The CG-12 is an older model that is discontinued but frequently shows up on ebay and are worth considering for any mobile installation. Search for Charge Guard" or for "ChargeGuard".
The company is a division of Havis, Inc. and can be found at http://chargeguard.havis.com.
|Clegg Communications Corporation was run by Ed Clegg, W8LOY, from
the 1960s until he died in September of 2001 at age 80. Clegg was one
of the early and most popular amateur VHF radio manufacturers and
importers. His designs included the Zeus transmitter and companion
Interceptor receiver, the Clegg 99er 6-meter rig and the AV-144 All
Bander receiving converter. There were actually two versions of the
AV-144 allbander, one a small stand alone box and the other was
contained in the speaker cabinet for the Interceptor receiver. The
last American made radios that Ed produced were the FM-21 (his first
220 radio), a crystal controlled mobile that used one crystal per
channel with a mixing scheme similar to what Motorola did much later
with the MODAR Triton marine radio which evolved into the Metrum II
amateur radio. Eds last 2m design was the FM-DX, a 45 watt synthesized
radio in the days when most other 2 meter ham gear was 10 or 25 watts.
It was never clear if the Mark 3, FM-27 and FM-28 were designed by Ed, by the Midland staff engineers, or by Unidens staff engineers but the units were made by Uniden and imported under both the Clegg and Midland names.
One trait of the imported radios he sold is that Ed never shipped a unit in a factory sealed carton, and he was proud of that. Each and every boxed radio was opened, tested and resealed prior to shipment and the test data was included with each individual unit. This was because they were made by Uniden and imported by Midland under an OEM agreement, and Ed believed in 100% Quality Control. He was NOT going to sell something under his name that didn't meet specs.
The FM-76 (Midland 13-509) was also sold by B&K, the test equipment people, as a Cobra 200, the only piece of ham gear that they every marketed.
The FM-28 (the same as the Midland 13-510) was sold as the Uniden 2080 in Japan and possibly in the UK as well.
The FM-88 was actually the same as the Midland 13-510A, and is capable of operating from 143.000-148.995 to take in MARS and CAP frequencies where the FM-28 / 13-510 was limited to 144.000-147.995 MHz.
Mark Three 1.2 MB PDF. Equivalent to the Midland 13-500. The last page of the PDF is a full-size schematic diagram.
FM-76 1.5 MB PDF. Equivalent to the Midland 13-509. The second page of the PDF is a full-size schematic diagram.
FM-88 1 MB PDF. Equivalent to the Midland 13-510A (the 2m version of the Midland 13-513 220 radio).
Ed never marketed the synthesized 220 radios.
The FM-28 and FM-88 had a factory installed scanner option (FM-28S or FM-88S) that was very rare. The scanner was actually made by CES as their 800-ML product.
|CSC CWID-50 and 51 CW ID
unit It's actually MCW, but I won't tell. Donated by Eric
Note that the original 16-pin TTL EPROM is no longer available, but you can make an adapter to allow use of the more readily available 27Cxxx series EPROMS. The manual walks you through what each bit is used for. 456 KB PDF file.
|CSI - There are or were three different companies that used the initials CSI - one
was Communications Systems Incorporated (CSI) Company in Lynwood, Washington which is long out of
business. That CSI was a manufacturer of commercial two-way radio PL/CG/tone/CTCSS/DPL/Digital-sub-tone
panels (community repeater/shared repeater tone panels) . These blue-gray color CSI-32 plain
and CSI Super-32 Repeater Tone Panels are not to be confused with similar products made by Connect
Systems Inc. originally in Torrance (now in Ventura) in Southern California - the two companies
despite the identical monikers are not and were not related in any way. Nor are they related to a
third "CSI", Communications Specialists Inc. (also known as Com-Spec), the makers of the popular
subaudible tone encoders and decoders, which is in the city of Orange, in Southern California.
Communications Specialists Inc. (Com-Spec) and Connect Systems have their own pages at this web site.
The first file listed below contains the basic (standard) CSI 32 Repeater Tone Panel Controller manual (photo of the unit). The second file contains the CSI Super 32 Repeater Tone Panel(Controller) manual. The last two files contain the two pages of programming commands from the basic (standard) CSI 32 Tone Panel Controller Manual; the zip file contains two GIF files, and the pdf is a two page image file.
If anyone has photos of the Super 32 panel we'd appreciate an email...
The first four of the Communications Systems Incorporated (CSI-Lynwood) files below were donated by Skipp http://www.radiowrench.com.
|CSI 32 Repeater Tone Panel (Controller) manual 1.6 MB PDF|
CSI Super 32 Repeater Tone
Panel (Controller) manual 921 KB PDF
Here's the corrected chapter 4, programming information that has both sides of the page scanned. 7 MB PDF
|CSI 32 / Super 32 command list One 511 KB zip file containing two GIF files|
|CSI 32 / Super 32 command list (a two-page PDF file) 570 KB PDF|
Data Signal Inc. (DSI) became Game Country, Inc. and they still have some old manuals left.
We did go by the name Data Signal quite a few years ago. We got out of that business when cell phones took off and eliminated about 80 % of our product line. Fortunately, we do still have some of the old product manuals available. As an example, we have a CWID 70-DC version that you can purchase for $10.00. It has all the information that you need. Schematics, theory, installation and so on. One thing you do need to know is that coding of the PROM is no longer possible by us. If you need to change the code, then you will have to go elsewhere. To get the manual send a check along with your complete mailing address. Please let me know if you need further assistance.
The Daiwa PS-304 power supply gets Anderson
PowerPole Connectors by Kyle Yoksh KØKN
A step-by-step procedure that increases the usability of a good power supply.
The Daiwa PS-400X and PS-880 schematic 340 KB
JPG Donated by Erik Iddings KF4KRK
The schematic of a rather rare power supply... it was not provided with the unit and Erik had to go hunting.
The Diamond GZV-4000 power supply schematic
198 KB PDF Donated by Scott Lichtsinn KBØNLY
An adjustable (5-15V) 40A switching power supply.
The Drake TR-33C 2-meter portable transceiver
3.5 MB PDF Donated by Mike Morris WA6ILQ
This is a single-crystal-per-channel design similar to that of the Motorola Metrum or Micor. Note that the unit has a mess of of small coax stuffed into the bottom of the antenna pocket. It's a magic length - a quarter wave at 2m - so don't change it.
|Emergency Beacon Corporation EBC-144Jr 2m radio courtesy of Don Way WA6EWS. The manual
is broken up into two PDF files:
File 1 of 2 2.7MB File 2 of 2 541 KB
|Emergency Beacon Corporation EBC-144 JR. manual
1.9 MB PDF file.
Bob WA1MIK scanned his own manual and cleaned it up significantly. It's still full of errors, but so were the radios.
Grundig Yacht Boy 400PE 842
KB PDF Donated by A. Nony Mous
This is a really nice little portable short wave receiver. I used to keep one in my repeater site toolbox in a Seagrams Crown Royal blue cloth bag inside a canvas bag. It was my hilltop entertainment while I worked on the repeater equipment. It's amazing how well it receives when the antenna is a tower guy wire... (our HF remote used two of the four tower guy wires as an inverted V antenna). BTW, the external power input is 9vDC, tip positive.
|HAL ID-1A Diode
Matrix Programming 670 KB PDF donated by Greg Beat W9GB
This is not the complete ID-1A manual, just the chapter on programming the diode matrix. Note that the original 1N270 germanium diodes are hard to find, since they are no longer actively manufactured. The Central Semiconductor CDSH270 is a Silicon Schottky diode specifically designed to replace Germanium diodes manufactured with 1950s technology like the 1N270, 1N277, etc. with 1990s technology. Advantages of this new technology are lower forward voltage, lower leakage, faster switching speed, and a more robust package. Mouser part # 610-CDSH270 was a reliable source for this diode in 2008 at about 25 cents each. The HAL ID-1000 uses a DIFFERENT Diode Matrix format, so this manual excerpt is not helpful for that newer CW ID model.
|Harris RF-1525 repeater/mobile radio - part 1 890 KB PDF Donated by Scott N3XCC|
|Harris RF-1525 repeater/mobile radio - part 2 1.43 MB PDF Donated by Scott N3XCC|
|Henry C70D-series UHF 70 watt amplifiers 480 kB PDF Donated by Bob WA1MIK|
|Henry C100D-series UHF 100 watt amplifiers 360 kB PDF Donated by Bob WA1MIK|
|KE2AM Repeater Controller
711 KB PDF
Here's a higher resolution scan, but a larger file 8.2 MB PDF
Both of these files were donated by Don Kirchner W5DK and contain all available documentation plus the 73 magazine review and sales sheet/advertisement.
|Kantronics KPC-3-Plus manual version D 1.68 MB PDF Donated by A. Nony Mous|
|Karter Electronics Simpeater - Simplex Repeater Controller 1.6 MB PDF Donated by A. Nony Mous|
|KDK 2033 mobile 2m radio 10.7 MB PDF Donated by A. Nony Mous|
Linear Modulation (British) 220 MHz Repeater Service
Manual 27MB PDF courtesy of Matt K3MK
A high-resolution (33MB) scanned version is available here.
MegaWatt S-350-12 Switching Power Supply
Evaluation and Load Test by Eric Lemmon WB6FLY
This inexpensive power supply is put through its paces.
|Mirage B1018G 2M Mobile RF Amplifier With Schematic 10w in, 160w out, with preamp. Manual is missing cover sheet but has schematics. 94 KB PDF Donated by A. Nony Mous|
|Norcomm NC104 CTCSS Encoder 109 kB PDF courtesy of A. Nony Mous|
|Optoelectronics "Scout Model 40" 286 KB GIF courtesy of A. Nony Mous|
|Pyramid VR-100 Vehicular Repeater
334 KB PDF Donated by A. Nony Mous
Despite the name it's not a in-band repeater, more of a crossband unit that works something like a simplex autopatch but to an existing mobile radio (on VHF or low band) instead of to a phone line. It has a very low power (limited range) UHF simplex radio inside it.
|Pyramid PS-35 Power Supply This is a linear regulated unit similar to an Astron. Some folks say that the Pyramid is a better designed unit.|
|Pyramid PS-52KX Power Supply This is a linear regulated unit similar to an Astron. Some folks say that the Pyramid is a better designed unit. 100 KB PDF file.|
|Racom 1401 CW IDer Manual 1.1 MB PDF
file courtesy of A. Nony Mous, cleaned up by WA1MIK
You will probably want to print this short programming cheat-sheet (page 20 of the manual) and stuff it inside the cabinet.
Racom is still in business at http://www.racominc.com.
|Ranger Communications RCI-2950DX,
RCI-2970DX-150 Owner's Manual 204 KB PDF courtesy of A. Nony Mous
This is a synthesized 12-meter and 10-meter AM/FM/SSB/CW dual-band amateur mobile transceiver, rated for 25 watts SSB and 10 watts CW/AM/FM (RCI-2950) or 150 watts SSB and 50 watts CW/AM/FM (RCI-2970).
Repco 900 MHz manual (also
sold as the Neulink 900 MHz tx/rx) Donated by Skipp
Also bear in mind that Repco is a generic brand. Repco did/does contract manufacture and private labels/labeled their products for E. F. Johnson, Federal Sign and Signal, KAAR, Marconi and several other well known brands. 225 KB PDF file.
|RF Technology (of Australia) Eclipse Repeater Manuals and Diagrams 13 MB ZIP file courtesy of Eric VE2VXT|
|RF Technology (of Australia) Eclipse Software 207 kB ZIP file courtesy of Eric VE2VXT|
|Securitron 97813 CW ID unit Donated by Frank Vondra WBØQQK. 70 KB PDF file.|
|Solid-State Communications (SSC) 224BA/BY Two-Tone Sequential Decoder 450 KB PDF file.|
Tempo S1 Owners Manual 2.7 MB PDF
This is the early synthesized handheld marketed by Henry Corp. The later S4 was UHF. Somewhere in there they made a 220 MHz model - I forget if it was the S2 or S3.
|TPL High Band Amplifier Donated by Skipp http://www.radiowrench.com|
|TPL Low Band Amplifier Donated by Skipp http://www.radiowrench.com|
|TPL UHF Band Amplifier Donated by Skipp http://www.radiowrench.com|
|TPL UHF Repeater Amplifier model PA6-1AE 1BE 1FE Donated by Sal Calabrese N2EHS|
Waters Hybrid Couplers model
3001 and 3002 563 KB PDF courtesy of A. Nony Mous
The Waters phone patches were the Rolls Royce grade units of the 1960s-1970s and are still prized today. The 3002 had an additional audio leveling amplifier that worked quite well. The physical design was interesting as well - the unit could sit horizontally on top of a radio, or vertically next to it. The front panel was reversible for either mode.
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