Weakstation channel modification
any of you folks tried this or know anything about it ?????
is this still available somewhere ?
or are they really shut down ?
heres some stuff that may be of intrest to some of the modders or aspiring techs out there .
you GRANT XL OWNERS be very very sure to check out the GRANT XL OWNERS CLUB pages . my AntiVir had no issue with .
and yes i update my stuff :yesnod:
yahoo says search temporarily unavailable...
If it is what I am thinking it is weakstation dave is the creator of it and it is simply know as "the mod" now...
There is a yahoo group dedicated to it that I am a member of...
yep , its called that too . i just cut and pasted the links a lil bit ago . i even tested them after to make sure i didnt frack 'em up . what do you think of it MOJO ? is it still available ? whats the cost of it like ?
I have never used one...
They are $65 and do almost the same thing as cutting a couple wires and adding switches on some radios.
They have a model with a freq counter.
Farmer Dave manufactures them. Usually in the winter as he is a real farmer and doesn't get much time during the part of the year with no snow.
Join the yahoo group and they can answer all your questions.
I have a Grant XL I put one in, and have another I'm going to put into a 148.. A little more then what you can accomplish with a few wire cuts, and switches...
3 digit readout which will read -79, to 107(depending what you select can go 179), including all the A channels... The digital readout reads 19A, -10, 99.. No skips, no messing with multiple switches, no counter or road-map to figure out where you are. Turn the knob, and go right to the channel, also adds other functions like home channel, scan, etc.....
also sells a 5 digit frequency readout for $25 bucks... Mojo is correct in that switches will do some of it, you just have to decide if the Bling, and ease of use is worth the additional $$$$ Personally I think it is, you can build your own as well as pay the $65 shipped for the completed unit...
actually they are up to $70 and are limited production, you have to join their yahoo group and wait for the announcement when some are available, people who have never bought before get first in line then everyone else on a first come first serve basis, i have installed 2 of them and have 4 sitting in line to install on the bench as we speak,
hands down the best channel mod there is
nicest thing is NO CUT TRACES in 99% of applications so you can remove it from your pristine cobra 2000 at any point and no one would ever know it was there
there is also a scan function they are/were working on so you can set the squelch and scan frequencies
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Originally Posted by CCWaters
I said almost....
Last I knew the frequency counter or FDR board as it is called was on hold because the chip he was using for it was redesigned by the manufacturer and Farmer Dave had to redesign the whole circuit.
links are working today , but both go to the same page there .
click "Main Page" at the bottom of the page .
thanks for the info guys . sounds like the way to go if you got the bucks and want the channels .
if really interested, join the yahoo group, they are also slowly working on a new website to discuss installations, new ideas, etc
i may do that . thanks duck
Originally Posted by MoJo
Didn't disagree with you at all......
No idea on the FDR, I have 2 sitting here, they are very similar to some relatively easy PIC projects made for Ham radio, $25 isn't bad though..
i got mine for $55 shipped for my 959. problem is that you get the board assembled with another small voltage regulator board and a spool or ribbon cable with connectors.
as far as instructions it comes with NONE. you have to search through their board to find it and they are not very detailed at all. you kinda need to know your shit before installing--not a project for a novice.
i sent mine out to Dustin at R&R for install. he pretty much got it in but found a few errors in their instructions. he is having a hard time getting the mod board to cover all the frequencies it promises. he has a few ideas but took a break from it for a week to clear his head.
The group is aware of these problems as a bunch or people have mentioned it. They are actually contemplating writing up radio-specific concise instructions. They are also toying with setting up an install service where you would send them your radio and they would return it with the mod installed up and running.
My install was becomming such a pain in the ass that Farmer Dave himself told me to send him my radio so he can install it. Will post when I get it back
For the Galaxy DX959.949,ECT I use a Lesco Board.Covers just the same as a DX Radio Export and its plug and play.Not one thing to solder works great.Unplug Channel Selector cable from board plug that into Lesco Board and the ribbon from the lesco board board were you unpluged the channel selctor done.And Change out a Crystal.Comes with a four Band switch and a 10K switch.
yea i saw that one after the fact. if i had to do it over again i would not go for it (since i now have an S9) but you gotta admit the 3 digit display is fuckin cool! regardless the lescom board is the way to go
Yea I just saw he has one for the 148,2000 but this one you have to solder but its just the channel selector cable thats it.Also has a board to compete with the Viagra board and his board you dont have to mess with alignment it says because its done by the PLL.I got one on order and will see how good it works.