Repairing an Astron SS-25 and SS-30

I have two Astron SS-25M and two SS-30 switch mode power supplies (SMPS). A couple of years ago one of my SS-30 supplies quit with no voltage out during Field Day. Later one of my SS-25M supplies had the output voltage drop to 6 – 8 volts. About a year ago I took a look at the SS-25M to see if I could figure out what was wrong. After a little while with no success I gave up and put it away.

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Globalsat ET-102 GPS Receiver

I recently purchased a Globalsat ET-102 GPS receiver board off of eBay. It was a good deal at $3 for the receiver and $3 for the antenna. With shipping it came out to $10.80. When the package arrived there were two boards and two antennas. Guess he was just trying to get rid of them because he later offered a board and antenna for $3 total so I bought another!

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Smart – Radio & Antenna Installation

Last week I finished up installing my FT-7800R dual band transceiver in my Smart. I installed the radio under the passenger seat held in place with “Industrial Strength” velcro. (Not K0BG approved!) Velcro sticks to the carpet in the Smart great! That location made for an easy route to the battery for power and to the antenna mounted on the rear spoiler.

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