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:D [/color]on the old format jack had listed the parts needed to make a call using a walkman.the radio shack parts
240241 cable mini plug $2.99
240240 cable mini plug $2.99
2771008 pocket speaker/amp $11.99

these # are still good but part#4001239 power horn is not and they have no relpacement. I found one like it at
1stopelectronics.com
part#th-55fp pa speaker $12.99

I had a lot of trouble finding it hope this saves others some time

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Don't forget E-Bay.....

I hate to sound like an advertisement but don't forget to look on internet auction sites for parts. I picked up a name brand 12w 8ohm speaker for 6.99 ($10.00 after shipping) and a 25w for 12.99 ($15.50 after shipping) I'm building up one of the above E-callers to get started with. A couple of guys at work have already expressed an interest in this project. I may have to build more than one depending on how mine turns out.


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What is the volume like for this little amp? Can you use the built in speaker or do you have to use it to power a bigger speaker? Will it be louder than a mouth blown call? I call in some mountains here in california where I am not getting out far enough with my mouth calls. Was wondering if this would work.
 

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:D [/color]hrnhrn you need to use a external speaker should be as loud as ya need depending on how good the speaker. good luck let me know how you make out.
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I just finished my home made caller project this evening. I soldered the wires to the speaker ( a speco, 12 watt, 8ohm, 5" diameter horn ) and hooked it up to my Koss walkman style tape player, plugged in the mini amp speaker and let 'er rip... First thought as I pushed the volume dial on the external amp was " Oh He**!! How loud will this thing get?? I couldn't believe it, a little 12 watt speaker and that little amp had the whole house wailing. I can't wait to get this thing out in the field and see how it does. I built this thing on a shoe string budget also. I've been wanting an E-caller for awhile but I've been too tight to come off the money to buy one for myself. Here's a breakdown of what I've got in it so far...

11.99 Pocket Speaker/Amp
8.99 12watt Speaker
2.99 miniplug cable-stripped end
2.99 miniplug cable with 1/8 plugs
2.99 additional miniplug cable- stripped end

* I "acquired" an "extra" 25 watt weather proof external speaker from the fire station at work= no charge.
* Koss water resistant walkman tape player= no charge, found it left behind as unclaimed property in a rented storage building.
* Koss portable CD player= no charge, received it as a gift 6 years ago
* Camo tote bag to hold the entire outfit= no charge, received it a complementary gift for subscribing to Outdoor Life

So for $30.00, give or take some change I've got a home built E- caller. I can't wait to try this thing out. I'll hook up the 25 watt speaker tomorrow and see how it's gonna do; then I'm gonna hit the sporting goods store and pick up some tapes and CD's and give it a field test. I'll keep ya'll posted on how it does......

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