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Yes! Isn’t it amazing what we all
jury rigged years ago! Using that
Radio Shack FM wireless mike was
next to impossible! I used a Radio
Shack “general coverage” scanner,
to put the transmitter on channel.
The scanner was a PRO-2005, and
it is still working today, more than
20 years later. I did it this way:
I would put the scanner on a channel
on the FM band. (It was 91.9 in those
days.) Then I would put the scanner in
the narrow mode (NBFM.) Very very
carefully (and with much frustration
and pain) I would put the FM wireless
mike onto the channel with the tuning
stick. The scanner was in the NBFM mode,
so you would basically hear weird noise
because the receiver passband was way
too narrow. But then you were on channel.
And it usually stayed there.
That made me think of something else.
When I was about 16, I started doing
Part 15 radio and ham radio at the
Part 15 radio was always a mystery. I
would never know how it would work.
And most of the time it didn’t, which
made me want to experiment with it more.
On the other hand, on the 80 meter (3.5 -4.0 MHz)
ham band things were different. I did enjoy it..
But my Viking Challenger transmitter
ran 120 watts input. Making contacts with that
thing sure came easy! So in some ways, the Part 15
radio was more mysterious.
Then, I realized that I was really (in my heart) a QRP
(low power) ham radio guy. Then that got exciting.
And I’m still doing it today.
Bruce, Dog Radio studio 2