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cobra 86xlr

Post by EZ CHOPPER » Saturday, 06 May 2017, 1:05 AM

just got this cobra 86xlr radio today anyone know any mods to do to it. working great just like to pick it up a little.


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Re: cobra 86xlr

Post by sonoma » Saturday, 06 May 2017, 6:36 AM

go to secret cb at cbtricks and some info for your radio

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Post by jon6667 » Saturday, 06 May 2017, 11:33 AM

i have the same radio.
in storage. its a good base radio. useless to me no ssb

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Re: cobra 86xlr

Post by EZ CHOPPER » Sunday, 07 May 2017, 7:26 AM

there sure isn't much you can do to it from what I'm reading if I looked it up right

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Post by jon6667 » Sunday, 07 May 2017, 11:04 AM

nope not much for mods. i believe the radio was the first 40 channel radio.
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Re: cobra 86xlr

Post by EZ CHOPPER » Sunday, 07 May 2017, 19:54 PM

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Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 08 May 2017, 16:24 PM

They are a good little base radio, has a little more rejection than most cobra models that came out afterward, only mod would be the modulation adjustment and adding a power mic helped them out a lot. I think with a needed recapping they make an excellent starter base radio.

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Re: cobra 86xlr

Post by EZ CHOPPER » Monday, 08 May 2017, 21:36 PM

can you put variable power on them

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Re: cobra 86xlr

Post by sonoma » Tuesday, 09 May 2017, 2:34 AM

this radio can take some extra channels if you wanted to do that. never have found a variable for it. I looked at the schematic and never did see a place you could really put variable on it. never have seen the insides of this radio.

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Re: cobra 86xlr

Post by sonoma » Tuesday, 09 May 2017, 2:42 AM

here is what I found for the channels, well I could not get the image to upload. it would show it uploaded but would not post it,, sorry about that

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Post by sonoma » Tuesday, 09 May 2017, 5:32 AM

PM me your email address if you want the info I found.

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Re: cobra 86xlr

Post by sonoma » Tuesday, 09 May 2017, 5:45 AM

I was doing some more searching and it looks like the 32xlr is the mobile version of the 86xlr. look and see if this is the same as the board in your radio. if so it is the service manual you can use. just like a cobra 148 is the same board as the 2000gtl.

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/cobra/32xlr/index.htm

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Re: cobra 86xlr

Post by AaronOn » Thursday, 11 May 2017, 3:39 AM

Nice find, I love the old cobras.


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