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by sonoma
Thursday, 19 July 2018, 13:56 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 15
Views: 503

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

the RF gain has to be turned to the right as far as it goes to receive as the radio was intended. the rf gain is mainly used to cut out close people talking or to help cut out some of the static noise. you said for some reason it has to be turned to the right as far as it goes. that tells me the RF ...
by sonoma
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 22:26 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Cobra 138 23ch alignment procedure
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Cobra 138 23ch alignment procedure

the cobra 138 is in Sams cb57 book. I do not have one but maybe some one on the site will have one.
you may find one rather cheap on ebay.

by sonoma
Tuesday, 03 July 2018, 21:36 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: UNIDEN 858 Chassis - COST of RECAPPING - TRC-457 & TRC-449
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: UNIDEN 858 Chassis - COST of RECAPPING - TRC-457 & TRC-449

A shop that closed a couple years ago charged about 100.00 labor to recap the radio then the price of the capacitors and about 40.00 to align the radio then if any other repairs were needed they charged for them. so the price just for the kit align and time for the caps would be about 175.00 to 190....
by sonoma
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 1:07 AM
Forum: MOBILE/BASE INSTALL HELP
Topic: Troubleshoot 2018 F-150 install
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Troubleshoot 2018 F-150 install

I was thinking about this and I have a texas start 500V amp that I run some times and it will not have full voltage to it even at idle. if I rev the engine up to about 1500 rpm the alt will keep the voltage up a little higher to get the out put up. at idle the alt will not keep the voltage up enough...
by sonoma
Friday, 29 June 2018, 23:55 PM
Forum: MOBILE/BASE INSTALL HELP
Topic: Troubleshoot 2018 F-150 install
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Troubleshoot 2018 F-150 install

If you have them running to the Pos Battery and a seat bolt the computer is not shutting the battery down unless they have a new type battery out that shuts its self down. are you checking the voltage with the motor running or with it shut off. with the motor shut off the voltage will drop a lot fro...
by sonoma
Friday, 29 June 2018, 16:25 PM
Forum: MOBILE/BASE INSTALL HELP
Topic: Troubleshoot 2018 F-150 install
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Troubleshoot 2018 F-150 install

sounds like you are not going straight to the battery for your power. if you are hooked up to the power under the dash will cause some problem like you are having. I have a equinox and if you leave a door open for about 20 minutes it will turn the power off to the door switches so you do not run the...
by sonoma
Sunday, 24 June 2018, 11:25 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Loss of Power
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Loss of Power

what MDY stated needs to be done and since you changed the antenna I hope you verified your SWR is the same as your old antenna. SWR can be higher and the radio will cut back in power some.
by sonoma
Saturday, 23 June 2018, 14:09 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: RM Italy KL-505v
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: RM Italy KL-505v

why have you not tried a sponsor here. 88radio has a good price. all the sponsors are at the bottom of the page. you do not have to worry about what you are getting and if they will stand behind the item.

http://www.88radio.com/
by sonoma
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 23:17 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: anytone 6666
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: anytone 6666

I got this radio very cheap. not any hurry even run it yet but just trying to learn what does what with it. only reason I bought it was because of the price.
I have not even opened it up either. may do that today some time.
thanks for the info you gave.
Sonoma
by sonoma
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 19:26 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: anytone 6666
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: anytone 6666

I have the stock manual that came with the radio. just trying to figure out all the settings right now.
I guess I will figure it out after I play with it some.
by sonoma
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 16:59 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: anytone 6666
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: anytone 6666

thanks MDY, I will see if I can find where you change the freq reading as you stated to make it a VFO. do you have to change the info to 10khz to make it track with the readings when you turn the clarifier.
by sonoma
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 3:25 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: anytone 6666
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: anytone 6666

MDY I just got a at666. was setting it up to TX and RX with the clarifier. the question I have is does the freq counter move with the clarifier after setting it to RT as the menu shows. could not find any where if the counter is freq counter or just a read out. so far the radio seems to work just fi...
by sonoma
Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 0:25 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Dynascan B+K Precision 1801 Frequency Counter
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Dynascan B+K Precision 1801 Frequency Counter

look at a service manual for what ever radio you have and it will tell you where to hook it up so you can align the radio.
by sonoma
Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 21:12 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Dynascan B+K Precision 1801 Frequency Counter
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Dynascan B+K Precision 1801 Frequency Counter

this unit is for repairing a radio not to monitor what you are TXing on as you talk. hook it to the output of the radio and you may blow it up. was never intended to monitor the channel you are TXing on. it is for the internal adjustments . that is why it has 2 wires and clips on the ends.
by sonoma
Sunday, 29 April 2018, 3:01 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: fc390 freq. counter
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: fc390 freq. counter

this is the only mod I have ever seen for this counter and never used a 210014 board myself. just make sure you jumped the proper pads.
http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/galaxy/f ... 10014d.htm
by sonoma
Thursday, 26 April 2018, 7:36 AM
Forum: FREE STUFF
Topic: EXPO 100 kit model B (Washington base)
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: EXPO 100 kit model B (Washington base)

Youngblood I still do not like the new radios with all the programing to set them up and do not care for the new faces on them. I still like the old designed radios. tried a uniden 880 and did not care for the controls on it at all. only ran it in my pickup about 5 days and put my tr296F back in it....
by sonoma
Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 14:39 PM
Forum: FREE STUFF
Topic: EXPO 100 kit model B (Washington base)
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: EXPO 100 kit model B (Washington base)

thank you Rabbit Ears. I will get it installed as soon as possible.
Sonoma
Johnie
by sonoma
Friday, 30 March 2018, 18:26 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: so whats everybodys 20
Replies: 251
Views: 9551

Re: so whats everybodys 20

some one sure revived a old page.
I am in the middle of Oklahoma. about 20 miles southwest of Oklahoma City
by sonoma
Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 12:24 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Francis Mobile Antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Re: Francis Mobile Antenna

Francis is a good antenna. they still sell them new and a 4 ft and longer works very good. the new ones that I have seen lately are called francis hot rod antennas. I have a 4 foot I use on one of my pickups.
by sonoma
Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 21:06 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Galaxay Saturn Turbo Problems
Replies: 28
Views: 4100

Re: Galaxay Saturn Turbo Problems

are you bleeding over on a radio in the room with you or is it some one a few miles away? try it with the power turned down see if it is just driving the amp too hard.. just a thought.
by sonoma
Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 21:01 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 2980
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: 2980

redlight have you tried the 2980 service method on cb tricks.

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/rci/rci_ ... x_alig.pdf
by sonoma
Monday, 12 March 2018, 14:39 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: HR2600 & HTX-100
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: HR2600 & HTX-100

over on the Defpom site there is a mod to open the radio up from about 26 to 30 mhz. it does work. I did one I had years ago. only problem is it is SSB only. no AM. it is not a easy mod to do because it takes cutting a trace at the cpu. if you are new at this take it to a shop to have the conversion...
by sonoma
Saturday, 10 March 2018, 1:36 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Audio or carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Audio or carrier

I have seen guys with a lot of audio being able to come in over another ones carrier. so to me audio will be the biggest help when talking.
by sonoma
Sunday, 04 March 2018, 21:50 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB

the newest version you can turn off the beep by holding the nb button in for a few seconds. at least I believe that is the right button. read the manual you have
by sonoma
Sunday, 04 March 2018, 19:31 PM
Forum: MOBILE/BASE INSTALL HELP
Topic: Cobra 29Ltd classic
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: Cobra 29Ltd classic

what is the swr on 40 and 1? having it so close to the other antenna can cause a problem with swr. on transmit but not receive. you will also find that a 3 foot antenna does not receive or transmit as good as a 4 foot antenna. but 1st let us know what the swr reading is. do not just say you tuned it...
by sonoma
Friday, 02 March 2018, 20:34 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: President Jackson help
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: President Jackson help

stock the ones I bought came with a 16 gauge wire. since you are having to buy one get a 12 gauge wire. both are all over the place to buy
by sonoma
Friday, 02 March 2018, 15:18 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help

I see you show to be in Canada. hard to believe there is not some one here on the forum close to you since there is a lot of guy's on the site that live in Canada.
by sonoma
Friday, 02 March 2018, 13:23 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help

sounds like you are getting there.cleaning off all that goopy stuff and checking all those solder joints may get you up and running as it should. that stuff needs to be cleaned off after a few years so it does not mess up the solder pads.
by sonoma
Friday, 02 March 2018, 6:26 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help

verify what crystal is in the X3 spot by numbers. and what PLL is in the radio. they came with 2 different PLL's in them and one had to be changed out. some radios had the 11.3258 crystal and some the 11.1125 crystal and you had to pull the .1125 and install the .3258 in them. also look at pin 10 an...
by sonoma
Thursday, 01 March 2018, 22:38 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help

Tobin, I looked at the pics you sent. looks like they used pins 10, 11 and 12. the board has so much flux on it I can not tell much about it. I would get some electronics cleaner for a circuit board and a tooth brush and clean the brown gunk off the board. you have the the green jumper that I have n...
by sonoma
Thursday, 01 March 2018, 9:36 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help

Tobin have you ever figured out the channel mods as of yet. look at pin 16 I think it is . if it has a mod done to it would be the 10KC jump that mdy was talking about. should have a couple wires ran to it plus a resister across the cut trace if it has the mod done to it. the last link I sent you ab...
by sonoma
Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 18:36 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help

you can pop the covers and see what pins of the PLL have been modded. this might help you see just what all has been done. you have about ever 8719 PLL mods I know of right now except for the last one I have not found as of yet. I believe the last one you could get 27.415 on the radio. most do not h...
by sonoma
Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 12:43 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help

here is one version http://www.cbtricks.com/members/cblincoln43/Poormans_Conversion.gif her is the 2nd version http://www.cbtricks.com/members/cblincoln43/Poormans_Conversion2.gif if you will PM me your email I can send you the other files I have. you never did say if the regular 40 11 meter channel...
by sonoma
Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 10:41 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help
Replies: 26
Views: 1210

Re: Cobra 2000GTL channel mod help

there is at least 3 or more versions of the channel mods and it changes where each one is at. are you looking at the proper channel chart for your radio mod. if need be I can give you links for 2 of them. the other I have on my hard drive. and I have seen one other mod in the past.
by sonoma
Friday, 16 February 2018, 18:30 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: browning mark iv dead key
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: browning mark iv dead key

295 have you looked at the service manual?

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/browning ... /index.htm
by sonoma
Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:58 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Texas star DX500
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Texas star DX500

295 I just emailed you the complete set of pages he had on his web site. he use to have a mail in business for amp repairs for a few years after he retired from texas star . at least that was what he had stated on his web site.
by sonoma
Thursday, 15 February 2018, 4:27 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Texas star DX500
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Texas star DX500

this portion he had posted covers checking the pills. this info I had saved from a retired amp builder. see if this info helps you. I wish I could remember his name. hate getting old . Now we need to determine if the transistors are ok or if they are blown. With the power turned on read the voltage ...
by sonoma
Thursday, 15 February 2018, 4:22 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Texas star DX500
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Texas star DX500

lets see if I can just copy and paste some of the info. Troubleshooting: First we need to really determine exactly what is wrong. I will describe some common conditions and go from there. No receive: when the power is on, does the light behind the meter turn on? if the meter light turns on without b...
by sonoma
Thursday, 15 February 2018, 2:31 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Texas star DX500
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Texas star DX500

295 I have a trouble shooting chart wrote up by a texas star amp builder that I can send you if you will PM me your email address. he use to have a web site and has since passed away from what I have heard.. I will send it to you for help to diagnose your problem
by sonoma
Thursday, 08 February 2018, 7:25 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000 question
Replies: 17
Views: 1021

Re: Cobra 2000 question

what meter are you using to check out put with.? does it show more on another meter. have you tried another radio on the meter you are using. hopefully you are using a dummy load to test with and not an antenna.
by sonoma
Wednesday, 07 February 2018, 2:28 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000 question
Replies: 17
Views: 1021

Re: Cobra 2000 question

since all the parts in the audio section are good. have you verified the pot on the front of the radio is good? if cleaning does not help any put a jumper wire across the main 2 leads for the audio and see if the mod comes up. you stated the power mic all the way up does not help. and since AM and S...
by sonoma
Thursday, 01 February 2018, 3:17 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: 148 gtl clarifier Unlock or leave alone?
Replies: 11
Views: 529

Re: 148 gtl clarifier Unlock or leave alone?

I will post a couple of ways to mod for 10kc up and down and then the clarifier mods. just put in a jump up or down has always worked better for me. http://www.cbtricks.com/members/cblincoln43/freq_chart148_Lkit.gif here is the mod for 10kc jump. http://www.cbtricks.com/members/rick_euro_radio/mb871...
by sonoma
Sunday, 28 January 2018, 1:22 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Cobra 2000 question
Replies: 17
Views: 1021

Re: Cobra 2000 question

I would check all the parts tied to TR24 and Tr25 plus all the parts in the lead too each one. C108, R126, R124 and C104. one of them could be getting bad and changing the resistance to the trans feeding the audio circuit's.
by sonoma
Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 12:53 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Odd new thing happening on forum....
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Odd new thing happening on forum....

My screen is working just fine. was going to tell you to clear the cached section and see if it helps but you are having it in 2 different systems. so not sure what you are getting.
by sonoma
Sunday, 21 January 2018, 23:28 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: trouble with vietnam radios
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: trouble with vietnam radios

I have seen about 2 Korean radios AM only and they did look a little better inside as far as solder joints from what I have seen from the China radios. but 2 is not a good example of their quality of work. hopefully they will be a little better after time goes on. the car companies are even having e...
by sonoma
Friday, 19 January 2018, 15:58 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Changing gears: SBE Console V is coming on to the bench!
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Changing gears: SBE Console V is coming on to the bench!

I change the tantalums out when I do a recap. I use electrolytics of the same value or a higher voltage and they work just fine. at least I have 5 radios I have done this to and they are working great. 3 858 PLL washingtons and 2 cobra 142 radios . these are my own radios and have some customers fro...
by sonoma
Saturday, 13 January 2018, 19:05 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Power mic for a Galaxy
Replies: 9
Views: 1468

Re: Power mic for a Galaxy

no one mentioned this to you but with a power mic if you turn on the talk back you will get one heck of a squeal out of the radio. just thought I would mention this before you start saying with the new mic the radio squeals.
good luck on your set up.
by sonoma
Friday, 05 January 2018, 15:07 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Stryker 955hp
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Stryker 955hp

the Mega watt is a better and far more reasonable in price than a pyramid other power supplies watt for watt output.
by sonoma
Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 23:19 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: anytone 6666
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: anytone 6666

is this on SSB or aM that it shows wrong. in line does not work good on SSB. are you sure the radio is off or is the external counter off. being 2 hz off the receiving station would pick you up as off freq. you really do not want to start turning some thing inside the radio until you are sure as to ...
by sonoma
Saturday, 16 December 2017, 6:42 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Channle
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Channle

the only way to get what you are wanting is try to watch for a A+ expo kit or just a plain A kit. I like the A+ better than the plain A kit. just my opinion. also there is another board out and it is called a lescom board. any of the 3 will give you upper and lower channels. the A and A+ kits are no...