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by sonoma
Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 14:39 PM
Forum: FREE STUFF
Topic: EXPO 100 kit model B (Washington base)
Replies: 1
Views: 25

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: 8776

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: 601

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: 3503

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: 299

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: 282

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: 9
Views: 260

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: 192

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: 505

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: 378

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: 777

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: 777

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: 777

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: 777

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: 777

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: 777

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: 777

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: 777

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: 174

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: 411

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: 411

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: 411

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: 411

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: 782

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: 782

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: 359

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: 782

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: 242

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: 401

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: 485

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: 1005

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: 7
Views: 674

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: 2
Views: 268

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: 291

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...
by sonoma
Friday, 15 December 2017, 21:44 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 148F GTL
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: Cobra 148F GTL

5.6 volts does not make the radio work as it should. sounds like you may have found your problem
by sonoma
Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 11:37 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 148F GTL
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: Cobra 148F GTL

that makes since now. if you check voltage to the switch the in wire will have about 8 volts going in to the switch. then the switch will put the 8 volts to one wire at a time for am, LSB then USB. just tie the 8 volts to the wire that feeds AM to get it back to working for AM. should be 4 wires goi...
by sonoma
Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 2:13 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 148F GTL
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: Cobra 148F GTL

not sure just what you did. tried reading it a few times. not sure what you are calling the SSB pot. any way here is some info for the radio.

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/cobra/148gtl/index.htm
by sonoma
Sunday, 10 December 2017, 6:20 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: New
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: New

know it is a old radio and have never seen one but here is the owners manual and service manual from cbtricks. just in case you have not looked for it yet.

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/galaxy/dx11b/index.htm
by sonoma
Saturday, 09 December 2017, 8:41 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 148F GTL
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: Cobra 148F GTL

a single final is rated for a 4 watt dead key and will swing to about 18 at BEST. you can drop the dead key to about 1 1/2 to 2 watts and still swing to 18 . a dual final will swing a lot more. this is just me. never did figure out why some of the radios with a single final the factory put a variabl...
by sonoma
Friday, 08 December 2017, 12:45 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 148F GTL
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: Cobra 148F GTL

vr10 is the control for dead key . this is the one most guys will put an external vr in the radio and run the wires to the spots the vr 10 came out of. I do not put a variable in a single final radio.for the 148 version radio I put the npc mod in it. you can turn the dead key down to 1 1/2 watts to ...
by sonoma
Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 16:54 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Sick Uniden Washington
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Sick Uniden Washington

the age of the radio I would do a recap before trying to repair it. a bad cap or more can cause this problem. after the recap you can fill safer trying to find the problem. one of the members on here up in Canada sells cap kits for this radio and others. i received 3 washington radios a couple years...
by sonoma
Monday, 04 December 2017, 12:48 PM
Forum: SPORTS SPOT
Topic: whats your gun collection
Replies: 96
Views: 9073

Re: whats your gun collection

Hello Devildog. been a while since I have seen you post. welcome back. I have over 30 guns myself. 6 hand guns and the rest rifles and shot guns. I have been collecting guns since I was 13 years old. and 66 now. have been looking at a couple auto pistols but have not broke down and bought them as of...
by sonoma
Monday, 04 December 2017, 12:41 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Cobra 148F GTL
Replies: 16
Views: 1167

Re: Cobra 148F GTL

I have one also Chopper. I did the npc mod to mine. it dead keys 2 watts and swing all the way to the max. only way I know how to put variable in the 148 radio is to pull the vr and run wires to the locations the VR was hooked to and put them on an external out the radio variable control like the mi...
by sonoma
Friday, 01 December 2017, 9:53 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Lightning arrestor
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Lightning arrestor

they help on a mild strike. I had one on a A99 antenna years ago and took a direct hit and it did not help. luckily I had unhooked the radio and put the coax end in a thick container. the lightning traveled all the way through every thing and burnt the carpet . lucky I was home at the time to put ou...
by sonoma
Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 21:51 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Pyramid vs. Mega Watt
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Pyramid vs. Mega Watt

I have not ran a mega watt but know a few guys that do and they have been happy with them. a lot cheaper than pyramid.
by sonoma
Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 8:59 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: NO SWR FOR CALIBRATION; good or bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Re: NO SWR FOR CALIBRATION; good or bad?

have been following this post and am wondering what the dead key is for your radio? if it has a dead key of 1 to 2 watts the swr meter will not work as it should. here is how you check for SWR. put the radio switch in the calibrate mode. key the radio and adjust the meter so the needle goes to the f...
by sonoma
Saturday, 25 November 2017, 21:51 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Magnum raptor 2
Replies: 1
Views: 320

Re: Magnum raptor 2

here is some info for your radio. hope this is what you are wanting.

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/rflimite ... _Guide.pdf
by sonoma
Thursday, 16 November 2017, 7:43 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Possible or not
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Possible or not

what radio are you wanting to put it in?
here is a link for the most popular radios.. this is for the FC347 but the 390 is basically the same. the 390 is Ranger and the fc347 is Galaxy.

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/galaxy/fc347/index.htm
by sonoma
Thursday, 16 November 2017, 0:15 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Possible or not
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Possible or not

yes it is
by sonoma
Friday, 10 November 2017, 10:44 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Hello From The UK!
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Hello From The UK!

welcome to the forum from Oklahoma, USA