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voodoonoobinky
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Joined: 05 Apr 2016
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:01 am    Post subject: Starting the ESSB journey Reply with quote

I have been reading the websites and forum posts for years now and have been collecting some gear to get the ESSB adventure going.

Radios:
Icom 746Pro (know it has limited bandwidth)
Kenwood TS-850 with DSP-100 (factory setup, no mods "yet")

Amp:
Ameritron AL-80B (just got at hamfest last weekend, need to get a tuner so I can use it)

Audio gear in use in order:
EV RE320
MIC2200
MDX1600 (for expander, radio room is furnace room)
DEQ2496 (various PEQ tweaks based on NU9N and
MX882
1202FX (pass mic audio through and combine 6 radios receive audio to send to computer)

Have FBQ2496 that is not being used and waiting to find a deal on a DSP2024.

Mix 31 split ferrites on all audio gear input cables and AC cords.

A few homemade 600 1:1 audio transformers with RF blocking capacitors scattered throughout the setup.

So looking for frequencies (General class) that most ESSB folks use so I get some good ears to help me tweak to achieve that great audio smoothness.
I spoke to KA0KA on 17m a few times prior to having the amp but I sure he was straining to hear me.

I am a General (5wpm) studying for the Extra.

Thanks
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!KANT
Voodoo Audio Crew Moderator


Joined: 09 Mar 2005
Posts: 401

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the VooDoo. Glad to see you're building YOUR sound--equipment list looks pretty good. It's rare to catch many of the eSSB operators on the air, but when we do, it's a PLEASURE to hear those sounds for sure. Will you be modding the 850/100 or keeping the set stock?? Good luck on the Extra Class License--it's worth achieving. Cool
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voodoonoobinky
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Joined: 05 Apr 2016
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As of right now leaving the Kenwood 850/DSP 100 stock until I get audio rack settled in, but after that I will be looking for another project.

Listened to a few guys on 3.630 the other night and also a few on 7.235, all sounding good and conversation mainly about audio/radio/rack stuff.

Came upon a DSP2024 which should be arriving this week.

So far have about four sound profiles saved in the DEQ2496 but if anyone has any they like I would like to see it.

The DEQ2496 currently has firmware 2.2 and I know that 2.5 is out but does anyone know the updates in the later firmware? If I wanted to update the DEQ2496 will cheap midi cables on Amazon or eBay work?
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voodoonoobinky
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rack is complete. Also added an iBox.

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voodoonoobinky
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished completing the Voodoo Triple S mod to the EX3200.

Anyone have the mods to the MX882, the link is dead.
http://www.voodoo-labs.com/index/gearslutz_data/882mods.htm
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ECC82
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Joined: 03 Jul 2012
Posts: 73
Location: The Netherlands

PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Voodoonoobinky,

Congrats on modding the 3200, wasn't easy, ruined one board over here Sad but got one operating at the moment. Strange that the link doesn't work, there were a couple of other links that gave an error message. I'm using the 882 over here as well, but haven't bothered to mod it.

Cheers,

Chris
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