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Post by mof000 on Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:03 am

HAD A STORM PASS OVER TODAY SO I RUSHED IN TO UNPLUG MY ANTENNAS FROM MY RADIOS AND GOT A SHOCK FROM ONE OF THE COAX PLUGS WHICH WAS CONNECTED TO MY JACKSON 2 WHICH NOW WILL ONLY POWER UP BUT NOT TRANSMIT SO THINK THE OUTPUTS HAVE GONE AND MY WATSON POWER SUPPLY WORKS BUT THE FAN IS RUNNING FLAT OUT ALL THE TIME. DOES ANYBODY KNOW HOW MUCH THE OUTPUTS WILL BE FOR THE JACKO?(PLEASE NO MICHAEL JACKSON JOKES Very Happy ) AND SECONDLY WHAT WILL BE WRONG WITH THE POWER SUPPLY? confused confused confused

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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by simon007 on Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:24 pm

Hello There, thats the Hans one? He maybe is the best man to replace them but would mean returning the radio either direct or via me if needed. hm-funk@t-online.de is his direct email.
The scenario you had is IDENTICAL almost to ALL the finals issue with the JKII. Before storm radio works, after storm no output power. Seems the standard static/electrical issue that hans told Uniden and they ignored.

Power-supply, sadly not know that one Sad

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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by mof000 on Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:32 am

Thanks for the advice simon and yes it is the Hans modded jackson. Luckly for me i have a cb shop(knights) only 10 miles from me so i'm hoping he can sort it out for me to avoid posting. I believe it needs a RD70HHF1 mosfet at around 30 and then the cost of fitting pale . Looks like i will need him to check out the power supply to....
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Post by simon007 on Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:12 pm

Hi Paul, yes thats the one RD70HHF1. It seems that when there is a storm around this is the weakest link on the radio and trust me you are not alone in this area. Many work, there is a storm and then nothing at all.

Powersupply, seems also a good idea at the same time Sad

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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by simon007 on Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:18 pm

Would I be right in guess you had an antron or imax connected to the Jacko?

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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by mof000 on Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:52 am

Hello simon,yes it's an antron that i use for 10/11 meters.Since the incident i unplug the antennas and intend to earth them as well. The wife is collecting the jacko 2 tonight at a cost of 45 for the repair and they are waiting for a component for the watson psu to arrive then this also will be repaired. looking forward to testing the jacko tonight, shmoneeeeeeee eh heee gunna kiss my bad self afro
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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by porky.69 on Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:05 am

hope the jacko is ok now !!
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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by simon007 on Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:06 pm

Well, almost all the Jacko radios that have kissed the dust are connected to either Imax or Antron. These antennas have static issues and thus seem to break the radio. Hope that the radio is back now and once more blowing smoke Paul

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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by Jaywalker on Sat Aug 01, 2009 7:59 pm

Interesting comment on the Antron - I've noticed a static noise on mine that seems to go after an over, or two, of TX - apparently it's a known thing called the "frying pan" effect or something?

Steve (Cherokee) and myself, have both installed Ugly Baluns on our A99's in order to combat RFI issues, but I've also noticed a reduction in the static and a reduction in the SWR too.

Ugly balun on an Antron 99



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Post by simon007 on Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:25 pm

Yes the Antron and Imax have some issues with static. Watch the s meter rise when there is rain about, and fall when it is dry. Same as when warm there is more noise than when there is cold.
If you can add the FS99 tip this makes the static a lot less, but is true that most Jacko's here died on these two antennas than on any others. Not as people will say there are more antrons and imax around, just they died more.
I use now a 1/2 Venom @70m to the base of the antenna and the static is gone.

So, word to the wise. Be careful with a Jacko II and Imax or Antron

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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by Jaywalker on Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:39 am

I think the Fire-Up conversion is about 20 - I was thinking about ordering one, but your info about helping with the static has made it far more likely that I will.

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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by simon007 on Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:01 am

I have one on my antron when i use it and it makes a difference both locally and also with the DX. Groundwave improved here no end and the static was a lot better. Mine was from the USA, and was a 7/8 wave wound one, it cost a lot in post and customs but works well indeed. Sure it is a hell of a difference than the standard 1/2 but also with my antenna high in the air it works well so am lucky.

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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by Jaywalker on Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:12 am

Can you remember where you got it? - Knights are showing no stock and I can't find anyone else that lists it - eBay aren't showing any either.

I also e-mailed Walcott CB in the US, but no reply.

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Post by simon007 on Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:48 am

Yes, was from Firestik in the USA, but seems that it is now an item that is no longer made and/or stocked

www.firestik.com And its not there no more either, so have emailed my contact in USA to ask and will write back soon

Sorry my slow reply, am not home and hard to gain any decent web access

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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by Jaywalker on Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:36 pm

Thanks for the reply Simon - Truck King tell me that they're expecting stock from the USA in about a month, but even with the best will in the World, delivery times are prone to slip back for months (or years!).

So, if you do hear of a supplier, I'd be most appreciative of the info.

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Post by mof000 on Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:21 pm

I think one of these could be on the cards for me. I was thinking of putting up an imax 2000 instead of the antron but this looks a cheaper alternative.

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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by Jaywalker on Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:49 am

The couple of us have found the A99 to be quite a dirty antenna - mine was vastly improved by making and installing the Ugly Balun (SWR and Static down too).

If you're putting less than 50w into it then you're probably OK RFI wise - I suspect the tuning ring section at the base of the antenna is to blame, as surely the only way to really tune an antenna is to alter it's physical length.

I have to use the A99 as a Silver Rod would bend in no time, as the QTH can get very windy. Having said that, I've had some really good contacts on it this week including North Sweden (1200 Miles), France, Spain, Poland, Switzerland and Slovakia.

Above was using a Stalker 9 and 100w.

Looking forward to trying the Fire-up - fingers-crossed Firestik are still making them.

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Post by porky.69 on Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:57 pm

simon007 wrote:Well, almost all the Jacko radios that have kissed the dust are connected to either Imax or Antron. These antennas have static issues and thus seem to break the radio. Hope that the radio is back now and once more blowing smoke Paul

73s Simon
yes simon your 100% right with the antron 99 its a shame there a very good antenna but mine has put up with some very bad weather conditions !! Smile
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Re: DISASTER HELP!!!!

Post by mof000 on Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:21 am

Well guys i picked up my wason psu from knights cb and was astounded at the cost of repair a whopping 13 including parts and labour i'm well happy
here is a link to their shop http://www.kcb.co.uk/

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Post by Timtom on Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:28 am

wow thats cheap
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Post by porky.69 on Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:21 am

sorted ...nice one
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