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Marine Radio info? 1 month 2 days ago #136692

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Recently picked 2 marine radios, on the cheap at garage sale... one older 'Ray Jefferson' handheld, missing antenna, and 12v adapter. I found an old handheld CB, that no longer works, and used both antenna and 12v adapter, seems to work fine... The other radio is a LorAd BackStar under dash, missing the 12v, 3 pin power connector. I have used jumper wires to test it, and it seems to work fine... Does anyone know where to look for a new 3 pin power connector? The plug looks like this... [o oo] … and has a 2 wire harness... I couldn't come up with anything online. I can prolly fab one up, but it'd be nice to have the real deal... Thanks in advance for any help...

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Marine Radio info? 1 month 1 day ago #136719

Are you going to use these in your boat? I don't think that I would want to trust some vintage radio for my vessel.
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Marine Radio info? 1 month 1 day ago #136725

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Actually I have several, but it's always nice to have extra's, for vehicles, campsites and back-up...

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Marine Radio info? 1 month 1 day ago #136727

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I have to agree. An old garage sale radio would not be my first pick since they are not all that expensive on ebay.
I've had them go ka-poot without knowing it. Fine to monitor channel 16 or get the local marine weather but why take a chance when you're taking on water. I have the local sheriff dept and local coast guard numbers on speed dial on the cell phone.
I understand the convivence but I think using a marine radio on shore is a no-no.

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63 Sabre wrote: I have to agree. An old garage sale radio would not be my first pick since they are not all that expensive on ebay.
I've had them go ka-poot without knowing it. Fine to monitor channel 16 or get the local marine weather but why take a chance when you're taking on water. I have the local sheriff dept and local coast guard numbers on speed dial on the cell phone.
I understand the convivence but I think using a marine radio on shore is a no-no.

I'm basically talking about using at campsites on the water, or near the launch, and to communicate tow vehicle to boat, when launching and pulling out... And of course to monitor ch 16, and local weather... previous units I have bought were about $150 each...

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