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phoney baloney (was: Router throughput)

2020-10-18 by: Ed King
From: Ed King 
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I just did the phone-to-phone intercom trick using two old (obviously) rota=
ry phones, a crosswired dual junction box, a 9v battery, and a 510 ohm resi=
stor, which gave me just a hair over 18ma of current on the line. =C2=A0 =
=C2=A0 the voice sounded like crap but it did work.=C2=A0=C2=A0 I wonder if=
 a 470 ohm resistor would make the voice sound better?=C2=A0 hmmm I might g=
ive that a try after a bowl of celebratory chocolate ice cream




On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 11:45:10 AM EDT, Dan Lyke  wrote:=20






On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 7:15 AM Ed King  wrote:
> speed kills! so my current project involves direct-connecting two same-vi=
cinity
> 33.6k modems together... apparently its as simple as connecting a 9v batt=
ery
> and a 500 ohm resistor across the green/red wires.

When I was a kid, my dad brought home a thousand foot spool of wire
from the scrap where he worked, and had some old telephone stuff lying
around, and I remember stringing a pair to the house across the way,
and getting a working intercom (we never tried to make the ringers
work) with a battery and a resistor...





=============================================================== From: wes ------------------------------------------------------ if you use cordless phones, you don't need to do all the fancy battery and resistor stuff. just the crossover is needed. the base stations still need power, of course. this may be less fun, but the voice quality is the same as if you were on a real phone call with a really good connection. I used these as walkie-talkies in all sorts of interesting situations before cell phones became affordable. -wes

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ alrighty then, I just got two computers connected, modem to modem oh how I have missed that screech!=C2=A0=C2=A0=20 I now return you to your regularly scheduled program, already in progress..= .