EMRFD Message Archive 11856
Message Date From Subject 11856 2015-10-26 21:54:27 sohosources Help to Identift Donor Parts? May be a bit OT Hi, gang,
I acquired some interesting donor units the other day on craigslist, and I'm wondering if anyone on the list may have any ideas about how to use the pieces/parts for home-brewing. Failing that, maybe someone knows what the items actually are or what they may be worth as salvage?
From my best guess this is 2007-era cell tower hardware. It was removed from service sometime after that and has been sitting in the tower worker's garage for several years. I bought it with the hope that I might scavenge lots of SMA connectors/mini coax assemblies, but it looks as if it's all teeny rigid coax...and frequency-wise, it's all microwave...
If so, perhaps I can sell it and "convert" it into usable HF parts and/or test equipment that way?
Photos and product ID tags are on my website. See http://www.stealthamateur.com/stuff
Thanks, as always. Any info will be appreciated.
And if this is too off-topic, the list owner can feel free to nuke it. :)
11857 2015-10-26 22:03:24 Dana Myers Re: Help to Identift Donor Parts? May be a bit OT 11858 2015-10-27 05:57:24 n2msqrp Re: Help to Identift Donor Parts? May be a bit OT Kirk,
You cam probably use the case, module enclosures and power supplies for a project but I doubt you can use any of the electronic components
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11860 2015-10-27 13:17:02 Kirk Kleinschmidt Re: Help to Identift Donor Parts? May be a bit OT Mike and Dana,That's kinda what I was afraid of :)To find others who might have a use for the stuff I might just have to throw the stuff on ePay and see what sticks. Not looking forward to packing that stuff...The gasketed, hinged door case on one unit probably cost $500 when it was new. If I want to build an armored QRP XCVR in Antarctica, I'm all set!Thanks,--Kirk, NT0ZMy book, "Stealth Amateur Radio," is now available from www.stealthamateur.com and on the Amazon Kindle (soon) 11861 2015-10-28 14:21:55 peter_dl8ov Re: Help to Identift Donor Parts? May be a bit OT All if those RF tight boxes with connectors are just begging to be made into a spectrum analyzer :)
11862 2015-10-28 15:35:20 Kirk Kleinschmidt Re: Help to Identift Donor Parts? May be a bit OT Peter,You're right about the spectrum analyzer...but I already happen to have a spectrum analyzer...--Not that I really know how to use it beyond the absolute basics.For the past year, my small business needed to "spend" some money, so I have been acquiring some RF and metalworking tools that I have always wanted. Now, of course, I need to learn how to use them (which is fun/fascinating/torture/hell)!For the hinged box in the photo, which also has a massive heat sink that takes up the whole back side (not really visible in the photo), I'm thinking...waterproof 6-meter kilowatt with built-in 40-meter QRP transceiver (to call the Coast Guard if your DXpedition beach landing goes wrong)?MILSPEC bathroom toiletries cabinet?Paint it black and use that massive heat sink to quickly thaw frozen food?I'm open to suggestions :)73,--Kirk, NT0ZMy book, "Stealth Amateur Radio," is now available fromwww.stealthamateur.com and on the Amazon Kindle (soon)