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Modifications within 360FM

Post by radiogaga » 18 May 2018, 16:05

I have these three modifications inside a 360FM (PB010AB).

At the SWR Board is this:
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The Radio had the SWR Cal converted to variable power. I'm guessing the resistor was park of this hack.

Possibly connected, does this resistor usually sit on the SWR/CAL/SRF switch or is this too part of the same hack.
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Also, what purpose is this diode ????

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Re: Modifications within 360FM

Post by ch25 » 18 May 2018, 16:19

Black one? Seem to be between + and - so added as protection diode.
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Post by radiogaga » 18 May 2018, 16:22

Sorry - Yes, didn't even notice the other one had sneaked into the picture. Can't see things for looking :)
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Re: Modifications within 360FM

Post by radiogaga » 23 May 2018, 13:33

radiogaga wrote:
18 May 2018, 16:05
I have these three modifications inside a 360FM (PB010AB).

At the SWR Board is this:

[PICTURE1]

The Radio had the SWR Cal converted to variable power. I'm guessing the resistor was park of this hack.

Possibly connected, does this resistor usually sit on the SWR/CAL/SRF switch or is this too part of the same hack.

[PICTURE 2]

Thanks

Sam
Anyone have an idea on the SWR board and SWR switch resisters, Pics 1 and 2 above?

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Re: Modifications within 360FM

Post by 14CS06 » 23 May 2018, 14:28

Hello

Same resistor on the SWR board on my Superstar 360FM

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Post by radiogaga » 23 May 2018, 16:21

Thanks Claude - Is that he same on the SWR switch?

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Re: Modifications within 360FM

Post by ch25 » 23 May 2018, 16:25

When you modify swr cal to be power adjust, you have to add some resistance to preserve swr readings to be working.
When modified, you calibrate by adjusting power. Works fine, I've done it many times before in similar radios.
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Re: Modifications within 360FM

Post by radiogaga » 23 May 2018, 16:38

So are you saying the resistor on the SWR/Cal/RF switch is aftermarket or the resistor on the SWR Board as highlighted by Claude?

I don't see either on the schematic but neither appear aftermarket.
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Re: Modifications within 360FM

Post by cb4ever104 » 24 May 2018, 11:06

radiogaga wrote:
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So are you saying the resistor on the SWR/Cal/RF switch is aftermarket or the resistor on the SWR Board as highlighted by Claude?

I don't see either on the schematic but neither appear aftermarket.
The resistor on the RF/SWR switch is definitely aftermarket . As Chris already said , it was put there when the SWR CAL/Power mod was done on the radio . I don't have my radios handy , but the one on the SWR board at the back seems to be stock , according to Claude .

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Re: Modifications within 360FM

Post by radiogaga » 24 May 2018, 11:18

Great Thanks...Not bad for a Benidrom Boot sale find
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radiogaga wrote:
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Great Thanks...Not bad for a Benidrom Boot sale find
Haven't been there for a while.. get some interesting bits there sometimes :thumbup:

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currentstatus wrote:
24 May 2018, 16:10
radiogaga wrote:
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Great Thanks...Not bad for a Benidrom Boot sale find
Haven't been there for a while.. get some interesting bits there sometimes :thumbup:

Bit further your way is Pedreguer (Just of the N332), on a Sunday. That's close to us. I've seen a few handies and AM radios there.
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radiogaga wrote:
24 May 2018, 16:56
currentstatus wrote:
24 May 2018, 16:10
radiogaga wrote:
24 May 2018, 11:18
Great Thanks...Not bad for a Benidrom Boot sale find
Haven't been there for a while.. get some interesting bits there sometimes :thumbup:

Bit further your way is Pedreguer (Just of the N332), on a Sunday. That's close to us. I've seen a few handies and AM radios there.
Yes that's a good one.. long walk around all the stalls.. takes a day to get around. I think it requires another visit this summer :)

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Re: Modifications within 360FM

Post by cb4ever104 » 24 May 2018, 18:25

radiogaga wrote:
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Bit further your way is Pedreguer (Just of the N332), on a Sunday.
Yeah , I've done that one as well , although the last time was about 15 years ago :)
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Re: Modifications within 360FM

Post by radiogaga » 24 May 2018, 18:57

cb4ever104 wrote:
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Yeah , I've done that one as well , although the last time was about 15 years ago :)
I'm willing to bet some of the crap will still be the same from 15 years ago!
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