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Old 07-24-2011, 11:38 PM
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I built my own J-Pole out of 1/2 copper pipe with 50' of RG8 and my radio is an old Maxtrac radio out of a BNSF Train. I have been using a car battery ( the old crusty one the 40 came with) hooked up to a trickle charger to power it like Nakman. I leave the radio on all the time (like 24/7), and it always works great. I have never run the battery down. Is there a reason to use a power supply over this type of setup? It is in the garage, so a gassy battery is less of an issue.. It sure is cheap and easy
Marco Capote
85 FJ60
82 FJ40
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