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Author Topic: WARC band mods?  (Read 599 times)
W6WW
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« on: May 21, 2003, 10:19:17 AM »

Anyone know if it is feasible to modify any of the Collins or Heath rigs to work in the WARC bands?
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WA4MJF
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2003, 09:57:46 PM »

Yep, the S Line and KWM-2 will wokr
from 3.5-30 mc except for, oh let me think,
in the 5-6 mc range.  Just look in the
manual for the appropriate frequency for the
xtals.

BTW, Fair Radio used to have the crystal
packs, I don't know if they still do.

Be sure you use the right range sockets
(designated by letters).  It has been
a few moons since I had these so memory not so
good!

73 de Ronnie

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N4UE
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2003, 04:06:18 PM »

Ronnie, same thing with Drake gear. Just have to avoid the frequencies mentioned in the manuals.
I have a WARC kit for my Yaesu 901DM. It uses the unused portions of the 10M band switch (901 has four 10M positions) for the 'new' bands.
Have you seen the FCC decision on 60 Meters? Not good......


73

ron

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KU4QD
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2003, 12:34:10 AM »

There were, of course, Heath and Collins rigs (SB-1400, KWM-380) that had the WARC bands from day one.  

Oh... you meant *older* Heath and Collins gear Smiley

73,
Caity
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W9GB
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2003, 12:31:48 PM »

It would be much more helpful, if you specify a trasnceiver model that you are considering.

w9gb
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KG4OOA
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2003, 10:40:48 PM »

Look for the KWM2-A. That is the main change implemented by the A modification. It provided general coverage to the KWM2. It added the crystal sockets and modified the band selector switch. I used many of them on military HF nets.

I don't know of any modification kits available so I guess you'll just have to find a KWM2-A.

73,
Bob KG4OOA
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