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Realistic TRC 448

Post by weedge » Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 10:56 AM

I have searched the threads but have not found anything on a TRC 448. I inherited it from my dad, I don't think he used it much. He was more into am. Does anyone know anything about them. My dad kind of swam against the current sometimes so it may be one of a kind lol. Thanks for any info.

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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by drdx » Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 11:08 AM

I found an image of that radio on the web. I've never seen one before, but those old realistic units were of good quality and often made by other manufacturers, like uniden. Does it operate on the regular cb channels? I saw one reference for that model that mentioned having an australian channel layout. Have you tried it out?

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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by weedge » Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 12:17 PM

Hello drdx
I have hooked it up and it seems to work. The usb light does not come on but it could just be the light. I haven't talked to anyone on it. I don't think my dad used it much. It seems to have as good of receive as my 949. I would like to keep it because it belong to my dad but didn't want to put much money in it if it was a dud.
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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by Sheriff Bart » Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 13:54 PM

it's actually a very good AM/SSB radio. It is the mobile version of the TRC-458 base radio. there should be lots of good info about it on the web.


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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by Slim Pickins » Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 14:19 PM

I just picked one up last week. Check cbtricks.com for the alignment info and if you google mods you should find out how to turn up the modulation and output power a little. I haven't really done much looking but I did find those few things. If I find any more info I will post it here for you. I will keep an eye here for other posts as well.

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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by weedge » Wednesday, 10 March 2010, 16:52 PM

Thanks Guys
Well i am glad i don't have the only one around. I would have kept the radio just because it belonged to my dad but it's good to know it's not a dud. It does need the power turned up some. According to my watt meter it only keys about 2-3 watts. I'd like to get it tuned up and give to my youngest son, see if I can get him hooked lol. Thanks again for the info.

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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by Bombero » Thursday, 11 March 2010, 7:32 AM

Hey Larry,

You have a pretty nice radio there.

Remember that the 'old school' radios can't handle all the tweaking and mods that the newer ones can.

Your son is sure to like it.

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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by Slim Pickins » Sunday, 14 March 2010, 16:55 PM

A few things I found last night

http://www.cbtricks.com/pub/secret_cb/v ... 1_pg19.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.cbtricks.com/pub/secret_cb/v ... g25_30.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.cbtricks.com/pub/secret_cb/v ... 7_pg54.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by weedge » Sunday, 14 March 2010, 17:49 PM

Hey Slim Pickens
Thanks for the info. It's above my radio skills, at least at this time, but its nice to know that it can be tweaked. In fact I am starting to think I might have to find a different radio to let my son start out on. Thanks again for the info, if you try any of the mods let me know how you like it.

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Post by Slim Pickins » Sunday, 02 May 2010, 13:15 PM

I had a guy who used to work doing service stuff for Radio Shack back in the day tune up my 448 and unlock the clarifier. He said when I took it to him it was only doing about 3w on am. He turned it up to 10w and turned upp the modulation quite a bit. I just brought it home yesterday and hooked it up to a power supply and my son's A99, which is only about 10' off the ground for tuning purposes. I talked to a local here that I talk to quite a bit and he said he had to pretty near turn his volume all the way down because I was coming in so strong and loud. During our conversation I switched to my 457 though and he said the 448 was almost as loud. Both were hooked to the same antenna. Good thingh for him I wasn't on my .64 groundplane. He tells me when I talk to him on that antenna with a 4w radio I make all the lights in his house brighter. :biggrin:

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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by weedge » Monday, 03 May 2010, 9:42 AM

Thanks Paul
I have been using my 448 in the mobile lately because my 949 off freq. It only shows about 3 watts on my meter also. Maybe radio shack sent them all the same. I have tons of static in the mobile, I didn't realize how lucky I was back in the old days I had no noise in the mobile at all. I need to have mine tuned up. I saw in another thread that you are a carpenter, we have more in common than just a 448, I'm a carpenter also. Keep us posted on your mods.

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Post by Slim Pickins » Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 18:12 PM

Just installed the TRC-448 in the mobile this past weekend and I have been talking up a storm ever since. Really happy with this radio and my 10K on my truck.

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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by weedge » Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 9:32 AM

Hi Paul

Thats a nice looking setup. I still have mine in the truck but I am getting a lot of static. I don't know if its the radio or the truck. I didn't have it on the 949. It could be my antenna, it's a cheapo, I start back to work full time on Monday so I'll be looking for a new antenna. I 've heard you say you like your 10K. I'm leaning toward a 10K for my brat and a wilson mag mount for my work truck. Thanks for the update on your 448.

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Post by 264 » Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 10:55 AM

weedge wrote:Hi Paul

Thats a nice looking setup. I still have mine in the truck but I am getting a lot of static. I don't know if its the radio or the truck. I didn't have it on the 949. It could be my antenna, it's a cheapo, I start back to work full time on Monday so I'll be looking for a new antenna. I 've heard you say you like your 10K. I'm leaning toward a 10K for my brat and a wilson mag mount for my work truck. Thanks for the update on your 448.

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Post by Sporty Mike » Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 14:26 PM

That 448's a good lookin radio. I like that large square meter, does it light up red on TX like the base radios?


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Sporty Mike wrote:That 448's a good lookin radio. I like that large square meter, does it light up red on TX like the base radios?


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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by 443 Arizona » Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:16 AM

thinking about reviving my old 448 to put in my pickup and following up on all these threads about it.
just wanted to put a shout out for latest gab on the TRC-448.

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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by Slim Pickins » Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 17:36 PM

Still have mine and it still works great!
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Re: Realistic TRC 448

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Slim Pickins wrote:
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 17:36 PM
Still have mine and it still works great!
Did you ever get the right knobs?

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Re: Realistic TRC 448

Post by Slim Pickins » Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 17:55 PM

MDYoungblood wrote:
Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 9:49 AM
Slim Pickins wrote:
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 17:36 PM
Still have mine and it still works great!
Did you ever get the right knobs?

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Nope.....not yet. It's only been what? 7 maybe 8 years
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