Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Daiwa CN-101 Repair

 I had an old Daiwa CN-101 HF watt meter kicking around the shack with a bad meter movement. I had thought about tossing it out, but being the pack ratt I am, I tossed it on the shelf. While browsing the for sale bits on QRZ one day, I saw a person with a replacement meter for sale, for one they planned to repair, but never did. I bought it for $10 shipped, stuck it in, and back in service it is. It's not a bad little meter, and was certainly worth saving for $10! Here's a few pics...


Friday, August 12, 2022

New Bluetooth Receiver for the Gazebo

 We enjoy our Gazebo on the back deck. We've had it installed since around 2012. It has lighting, a ceiling fan, and a bluetooth receiver with speakers in each vertical support pole. This year, it stopped working. After a bit of investigation, I found the receiver board was destroyed from water contamination. A little searching on the web and I found a small bluetooth receiver with a built-in 5w amp for $6 (!!). I ordered that, and spliced it into the original speaker wiring. It required 5vdc, so I hacked in an old cell phone charger with 1a output at 5vdc, put it all in a plastic ziploc bag, and stuffed it into the post with the bag's zipper facing down to keep water out. She works like new, and this was a cheap fix! Here's a few photos...



Monday, August 1, 2022

Cabinet Re-Build for Studio A, FINISHED!

Yay!! The cabinet build is finished for Studio A. I actually finished this some time back, but forgot to upload all of the build photos and info. Click "Cabinet" in the RH column of my blog sections called "Jump to Posts on Specific Topics" to see the whole build. This whole thing was done for less than $30!