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OT- B.727 Com Radio #62846
03/01/06 03:28 PM
03/01/06 03:28 PM
PEdoubleNIZZLE  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 176
McKeesport, PA, USA
I know it's OT, but...
I recently bought a Com radio from a Boeing 727 (VHF Air Tranceiver... Scrapped from plane, no cosmetic damage, $25, no big loss if it doesn't work). It's still on its way from Panama. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find specs, mainly voltage. I googled it, but came up with nil.

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Re: OT- B.727 Com Radio #62847
03/01/06 04:10 PM
03/01/06 04:10 PM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,298

There may be some folks on the BBs there who can help

Greg Fretwell
Re: OT- B.727 Com Radio #62848
03/01/06 08:32 PM
03/01/06 08:32 PM
Speedy Petey  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 173
Upstate, NY

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Re: OT- B.727 Com Radio #62849
03/01/06 09:15 PM
03/01/06 09:15 PM
NJwirenut  Offline
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
If it is aircraft gear, it most likely runs on 28VDC or 400Hz AC...

Re: OT- B.727 Com Radio #62850
03/01/06 09:40 PM
03/01/06 09:40 PM
Rick Kelly  Offline
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 60
Iqaluit, NU, Canada
Maybe the folks at can help.

Re: OT- B.727 Com Radio #62851
03/01/06 10:01 PM
03/01/06 10:01 PM
JoeTestingEngr  Online Content
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 799
Chicago, Il.
I would have to believe that it will have a data plate on it with some of the info that you need. If it is an older com, it might not have the tighter frequency spacing that they put alot of AWOS, ASOS, and ATIS transmitters on.

Re: OT- B.727 Com Radio #62852
03/01/06 10:20 PM
03/01/06 10:20 PM
mxslick  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 803
Atomic City, ID USA

I don't want to be a buzz kill here, but please use caution on how you use that radio when you get it. The FCC and Homeland Security geeks might get a tad upset if you do any transmitting with it. If you simply want to listen in on pilot chatter, that's not a problem.

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Re: OT- B.727 Com Radio #62853
03/02/06 03:30 AM
03/02/06 03:30 AM
PEdoubleNIZZLE  Offline OP
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 176
McKeesport, PA, USA
Thanks everyone. Oh, dont worry mx, I wouldn't dare transmit. The airport is 5 miles away on the next hill (vhf air is line of sight for those of you who didn't know), so i'm sure the ground controllers would hear me, and would pull my pilot's license before I even get it, as well as haveing to deal with "the man". I'm not sure how old it is, but it does get pretty tight... XXX.YY MHZ, which is good for my use. I have an old analog radio/CB/PB/AIR tuner from the 60's. It's pretty broad, tunes with a dial like a regular radio, so I can hear transmissions on different freqs at the same setting, but I also want something more precise.
For those of you interested, here it is. (I was mistaken about coming from Panama though.)

(Edited b/c I kant splel and I gots me some worser grammer)

[This message has been edited by PEdoubleNIZZLE (edited 03-02-2006).]

Re: OT- B.727 Com Radio #62854
03/02/06 03:50 AM
03/02/06 03:50 AM
e57  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
I too am worried about why com gear like this is even available? Ill use could be a as a jamming device.

Mark Heller
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Re: OT- B.727 Com Radio #62855
03/02/06 08:18 AM
03/02/06 08:18 AM
pauluk  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
I too am worried about why com gear like this is even available?

There are perfectly legitimate uses. Monitoring the air band is fully legal (at least in the U.S.), or somebody could convert it for use on the 2m ham band, for example.

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