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WANTED: Any very small wires, switches, display devices, small speakers and a small portable microphone that I can use while building my own transceiver as part of the OMARC MPET project.
I've posted my project objectives and a description of the type of 'stuff' I will need on the Beginners Thread in the 'Projects' area of the website.
Some of the best ways to actually get some good switches, wires, speakers, resistors, etc is to look for some old electronics you can take apart. I like to actually find old FM radios on the street on garbage day and use the parts inside for projects like this.. Just a suggestion.. I have plenty of wires, switches, displays and even some speakers to share.. I know other people in the club have the same and will help with this also..
There are some nice little speakers at P&T Surplus in Kingston on Abeel St. They are only a buck. I have lots of those little 9v battery clips and will be bringing them to the next meeting to give away. If you want one sooner E-mail your address and I'll mail you a couple pronto. I also have some switches and plenty of R, Y and G LEDs. Also, I suggest getting an SMA to BNC adapter and using the antenna from your Bao-Feng which is made for 2meters like the MPET. Also, if you install a couple of audio jacks you could use one of the Bao-Feng external mics which are already equipped for "push to talk" action. That's what I'm planning to do. I hope you will keep posting to this forum as you proceed. Let me know if you get stuck or have any questions that don't require too much thinking or knowledge. I feel my IQ falling inversely proportional to my age so better to ask sooner rather than later. LOL - Cheers!
Seeking 8 little LED illuminated, momentary push button switches to select channels on MPET radio. Or 8 DPST. I'll add my own LEDs.
Just wanted to thank those who posted above and those who gave me some switches and wires etc. I now have some extra 'stuff' to share with others who may need something...and will keep an eye out for other 'needs'.
The MPET/Ritron...is helping me learn more about what goes on 'under the hood'...PRICELESS!