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Old 02-25-2005, 03:31 PM
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Lifted entirely from the District VIII e-mail list. Note that it clearly shows DVP's working together and probably will never see the light of day in MA due to publication restrictions that only allow the president to talk about anything not in his district.

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Hello, D8,

At the past AMA EC meeting I had a chance to visit with
NEW AMA VP Stillman (District 5)

(he knows radios and owns an RC repair shop)

and I had an opportunity to PICK HIS BRAIN !!!

I asked him about the use of RC Crystals in differing brands of radios...

he stated that

" USE the brand that is of the equipment makers ONLY !!"

it has lots more in play than just proper HZ...

there are lots of other factors

like internal resistance and crystal impedance internally....

at times you can do JUST fine...and get away with brand swapping...

but there has been some problems with brand swapping...

if you match the brands with the crystals this problem does not exist...

always range check your radios.... ( no matter what !!)

but on an average day all may be well...

(and you can get by with this brand swapping)

but on the odd occasion

where batteries may get low...

or temps may be up or down...

what was marginal when plugged in...
can give you a big suprise in the air...

so better safe than sorry....

this may explain some unexpected and unexplained crashes

where when you go grab up the pieces and all is working well...

but in the AIR it temporarily left the safe working zone...

"SAFETY is No Accident"

Best regards.

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2005-02-23
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Old 02-25-2005, 04:10 PM
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ORIGINAL: Jim Branaum

Lifted entirely from the District VIII e-mail list. Note that it clearly shows DVP's working together and probably will never see the light of day in MA due to publication restrictions that only allow the president to talk about anything not in his district.

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Hello, D8,

At the past AMA EC meeting I had a chance to visit with
NEW AMA VP Stillman (District 5)

(he knows radios and owns an RC repair shop)

and I had an opportunity to PICK HIS BRAIN !!!

I asked him about the use of RC Crystals in differing brands of radios...
Mixing crystals is a safety item. Don't be surprised if you see it in MA or on the AMA web site.


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Old 02-25-2005, 06:15 PM
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I find it disturbing that DVP's cannot even talk about safety in their columns, don't you?

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ORIGINAL: Jim Branaum

I find it disturbing that DVP's cannot even talk about safety in their columns, don't you?

I'm not convinced that they cannot.

DM hit on the aspects of the current trend for the knee-jerk reaction (MY DESCRIPTION -- NOT HIS [>:]) for "fail-safe" receivers. IMO there is little justification for a DVP not speaking his mind in his column.

If I were an AMA DVP, my column would state my ideas on certain important topics. If such column was censored, then a big "Censored by the EC" would be there. Then a Web site would be available for any AMA member to observe all details of who, when, and what constituted and/or contributed such censorship.

DVPs who do NOT address any AMA business do so simply because they wish NOT to do so. They are simply playing the politics on this miniature scale as the Government and national news media plays on this country. How much do you hear from your Congressmen about Hu Jinato and his visits to South America & Cuba in Nov.-Dec. offering a 100 billion in aid to the leftest governments there?

It's always easy to tiptoe in the tulips and blame some other system for one's failures to stand up and be counted. Yep, maybe the team is banding together, now maybe even tighter than before.
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