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by roddy
Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some kind of coil and wire = awesome radio reception
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Hi Chris, can you elaborate on the matching balun? I did some reaserch but i'm a little confused. From what i can see a balun is used to hook up an FM radio to a coax cable such as the cable provider. I don't have this option at the camp, unless are you suggesting to hang a coax cable for antenna?
by roddy
Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some kind of coil and wire = awesome radio reception
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Some kind of coil and wire = awesome radio reception

When i was a kid my Grandfather had a small coil attached to some light guage insulated wire that ran into the attic of his camp as an (FM i think) antenna. Reception greatly improved by placing the coil ontop of or even close to the radio. In the past i've tried to do the same but with no success. ...
by roddy
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caller id without hydro ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Re: Caller id without hydro ?

Originally posted by roddy: The seller told me the caller id function is powered through the phoneline.roddy At least i got burnt in Canada.. I got the phone nice and quick. It came with the manual that clearly states it needs an AC adapter to power the caller id function. To add insult to injury t...
by roddy
Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caller id without hydro ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Re: Caller id without hydro ?

I found a Casio Phonemate Model TI-360 on ebay for ninty nine cents plus nine buck shipping. The seller told me the caller id function is powered through the phoneline. It's even located in Canada :) Thanks everyone,

roddy
by roddy
Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caller id without hydro ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Re: Caller id without hydro ?

Originally posted by Will:
I got a free unit which is powered from the phone line - It remembers about fifty phone numbers
Will, can you tell me what make/model the phone is? I seem to be having trouble finding one. Thanks,

roddy
by roddy
Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caller id without hydro ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Re: Caller id without hydro ?

Although it sounds like this may be possible, and at the same time a fairly rewarding challenge. I think i'll look at the simpler solution as suggested by stephen. This task sounds a little more advanced than i had first anticipated. Thanks to all of you,

roddy
by roddy
Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caller id without hydro ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Caller id without hydro ?

I have a crazy idea of taking the phone line voltage and dropping it down to power caller id up at camp. There is no hydro there, we only have power when running the generator. Does anyone know if this would be possible or not(and why)? My electronic skills are somewhat limited so any ideas will be ...
by roddy
Thu May 05, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cell phone booster schematic?
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: cell phone booster schematic?

Thanks Larry! I'm new to the forum but i've been thinking about subscribing to the magazine for awhile now. I wonder if they take Canadian dunnero's ;) <p>roddy<p>p.s - If you feel like scanning me a copy of that page i wont reject it :p
by roddy
Wed May 04, 2005 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: incandescent to led flashlight conversion?
Replies: 5
Views: 974

incandescent to led flashlight conversion?

Does anybody have plans for a cheap conversion from incandescent to super bright led for flashlight? A headlamp or regular flashlight mod would be cool. I realize they are cheap to purchase, but not nearly as rewarding as hacking one :D TIA,<p>roddy
by roddy
Tue May 03, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cell phone booster schematic?
Replies: 2
Views: 828

cell phone booster schematic?

Hello everyone, my camp is very borderline and I would like to amplify reception with an external antenna for my siemens gsm cell phone. I am willing to purchase a diffrent phone if i can find plans to build a booster. I realize you can purchase one but where is the fun in that?? Suggestions, links ...