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Posted: 1/25/2014 11:54:01 AM EDT
There is a local store here that deals in used computers and parts. The owner is always there and always makes you great deals.

I have been wanting to build a switch that switches between my TNC and computer interface for my TS-2000. And now that I have my DVRPTR out on my desk I wanted to be able to switch my TM-707 between the TNC and Dstar. After doing some shopping the parts where starting to add up, but I was still wanted to do it.

Today I found an old parallel port switch from way back in the day. I liked that it had a metal chassis and look of my other gear. A little more looking I found an old KVM switch for monitors that is mechanical and doesn't need any external power like most modern KVM switches.

Now all I have to do is make some adapters with the stuff I already have in my junk box and I will be set. Best part is both switches only cost $10. A decent metal housing would have cost me that.

Also she found and saved me a Pentium 2 mother board with CPU. I have been wanting to add this to my collection because it was one of the first computers I remember using and I think the cartridge type CPU is cool and reminiscent of the NES. She sold it to me for $25 which is probably $24 more than it is worth but it is "art"

I also picked up a second AS501 sound bar for my other monitor. If you find one I really like the Dell 2009wt monitor. It isn't a 4k display by any means but for ~$50 it is a good screen IMO. Plus the AS501 looks good and sounds good too.

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[Last Edit: 1/25/2014 12:07:02 PM EDT by ar154all]

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:27:39 PM EDT
Thanks. It is the little things that make me happy haha I just hope the switches work..

I was listening to some old timers talk on 40m a little while ago and played around with my MoBo wall picture.

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Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:25:13 AM EDT
I just picked up  Hustler 75m and 40m resonators at a local church yearly yard sale.

Plus some various "stinger" whips.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 7:29:53 AM EDT
You know you're a geek when you hang motherboards on the wall instead of antlers!
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That is a different part of the house

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