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by sonoma
Sunday, 21 January 2018, 23:28 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: trouble with vietnam radios
Replies: 5
Views: 52

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: 3
Views: 70

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: 6
Views: 152

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: 207

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: 100

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: 99

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: 562

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: 562

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: 562

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: 260

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: 562

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: 562

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: 195

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: 6837

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: 562

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: 204

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: 206

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: 737

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: 172

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: 223

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: 223

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: 152

Re: Hello From The UK!

welcome to the forum from Oklahoma, USA
by sonoma
Monday, 06 November 2017, 19:02 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Whats a good mic
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: Whats a good mic

I bought a 2018 mic the other day. it arrived saturday.cost was 27.95 shipped to the house and it is clean and works good. that is one advantage to being up all night and see what shows up. I have got many a good buy's that way. if you snooze you lose.
just had to post that guy's.
by sonoma
Monday, 06 November 2017, 16:22 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Whats a good mic
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: Whats a good mic

you did not mention that mic in your post. the 198 are good sounding mics.
by sonoma
Monday, 06 November 2017, 11:46 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Whats a good mic
Replies: 18
Views: 451

Re: Whats a good mic

I still use the RK56 mics since mine are the old ones. ever so often you can find them on the auction site used.
by sonoma
Monday, 06 November 2017, 11:44 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: ant. location on a Bronco
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: ant. location on a Bronco

a buddy of mine back in the early 70's had one of these and he put the mount on a piece of angle iron he bolted to the frame and let it stick out a few inches to put a stud mount on it and used a 102 steel whip with a ball on it to get his swr down and ran a 23 channel cobra 21 in it. he could out t...
by sonoma
Monday, 30 October 2017, 14:31 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Connex 3300hp modulation
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Connex 3300hp modulation

he did not give much info on the radio so thought I would ask the question.
since I do not work on them much any more did not know the radio is now using smt parts. that sucks

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by sonoma
Monday, 30 October 2017, 13:04 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Connex 3300hp modulation
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Connex 3300hp modulation

just saw this one myself, do as MDY said . are the finals mosfets or bypolars? check voltage on each leg in TX and RX modes. also check the large component mounted to the side of the case. it will be a 2sb817 or 754 depending on how old it is. check it in TX and RX modes also. it has 3 legs on it as...
by sonoma
Sunday, 29 October 2017, 21:17 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: MRC (Mars Radio Co.) Model M-358
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: MRC (Mars Radio Co.) Model M-358

wow MDY I have been into radios myself for a long time. since 1972 I bought my 1st radio and in 1973 started selling them out of my station I owned, started working on them in about 1974 or so. when gas started going so high I had shut down my station in the end of 1976 and just worked on them out o...
by sonoma
Saturday, 21 October 2017, 23:19 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: PENETRATOR 500
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: PENETRATOR 500

if it is the aluminum clamp with a bolt in it to tighten it up on the antenna I have made them myself. I just get a larger piece of tubing and cut it to length then drill a hole in it to take the screw and a square nut then slip it onto the antenna and tighten it up. it will shape its self as you ti...
by sonoma
Saturday, 21 October 2017, 4:01 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Eletronic noise
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Eletronic noise

have you tried to unplug the antenna lead from the back of the radio to see if the noise stops while all is running. if the noise goes away the noise is coming in through the antenna and not the power wires. Fords are bad for fuel pump noise which is a whining noise similar to alt noise on your year...
by sonoma
Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:12 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: High noise level on Cobra base
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: High noise level on Cobra base

I was out of the radios for a couple years and installed my old base and mI had a high noise level just like you. I started unplugging every thing in the house and found a unit you plug into the wall plug to help keep mice and insects out of your home and it was putting out a noise my radio would pi...
by sonoma
Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 4:36 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: High noise level on Cobra base
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: High noise level on Cobra base

go around and turn off any thing running and see if it stops. if not may be from a house close by.

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by sonoma
Monday, 09 October 2017, 10:07 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Tight receive on my Uniden Washington
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Tight receive on my Uniden Washington

more than likely just needs the receive tuned. some one more than likely got inside with a screw driver and turned L cans that did not need to be turned trying to increase the TX

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by sonoma
Sunday, 08 October 2017, 2:41 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: GENERAL STONEWALL JACKSON 40ch SSB base station
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: GENERAL STONEWALL JACKSON 40ch SSB base station

cbtricks.com has most of the radios that would have the 360015 board in it. find one there and do the internal adjustments to set the controls inside to get what you need.

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by sonoma
Saturday, 07 October 2017, 22:59 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: GENERAL STONEWALL JACKSON 40ch SSB base station
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: GENERAL STONEWALL JACKSON 40ch SSB base station

I have never found a manual for this radio. you may just have to find one that is using the same board to make adjustments with. that is what I normally do when I can not find the exact radio. this works fine this way by using a different radio with the same board. we have a chopper pilot here in Ok...
by sonoma
Saturday, 07 October 2017, 3:15 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Never done this before.
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Never done this before.

after rereading your post you said the radio keys up but no audio and no RX.you could have blown out the audio IC. the diodes will kill the RX but not the TX audio. check to see if it is the same on ssB also. if it is the same could be the audio chip. even verify the PA function if this radio has th...
by sonoma
Saturday, 07 October 2017, 3:06 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Never done this before.
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Never done this before.

D1 and D2 should be the dio9des in the NB circuit. not sure what board is in it so the other 2 for the front end could be D11 and D12 or about there. look for the 1n60 clear diodes. they will be just a little larger than the other diodes. if that is not the problem you will need to look for a bad tr...
by sonoma
Friday, 06 October 2017, 17:32 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Never done this before.
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Never done this before.

MDY has you started in the right direction. look for the 1n60 diodes should be around D! D2 and maybe D5 and D6. if you were lucky it may have shorted one or 2 of them. do not have a schematic here but those numbers are about what is in most radios in the front of the receive. [ Post made via Linux ...
by sonoma
Friday, 06 October 2017, 8:30 AM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Turner desk mic question
Replies: 12
Views: 672

Re: Turner desk mic question

you could try an adapter but some of the 5 pin radios will squeal using this set up. the 5 pin uses 2 grounds and works best with a 5 pin wired correctly. one ground goes to the audio ground wire on the mic plug and the other actually goes to board ground through the mic plug. Turner 1- White 2- Shi...
by sonoma
Saturday, 30 September 2017, 21:15 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Intermittent Squeal From Cobra 29 With KL203P
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Intermittent Squeal From Cobra 29 With KL203P

also make sure the ground wire inside the pl259 connectors is making good contact. I have seen it more than once the shield inside the coax is not making a good connection and when you put power on it rf escapes and you get a squeal. the speaker wire could be picking up the RF if you are using a ext...
by sonoma
Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 15:45 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Will it work
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Will it work

Chopper I sent you a PM.

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by sonoma
Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 15:34 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Will it work
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Will it work

after looking at the meters for you I bought one that looks like it will be pretty good. it has the 2.2 firmware in it and comes with the 3 test leads. even has the factory case for it. it is 21.99 with 3 test leads. [ Post made via Linux Laptop ] http://www.cbradiotalk.com/ext/sniper/mobiledevice/i...
by sonoma
Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 0:42 AM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: variable power
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: variable power

here is the one I use and it works good.

http://www.cbtricks.com/radios/cobra/mo ... ar_Pwr.pdf

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by sonoma
Monday, 25 September 2017, 21:29 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Cobra, Uniden Compatability
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Cobra, Uniden Compatability

I am bad about wiring my old radios like Royce, Robin , and others to work with the cobra 4 pin mics. some one like me may have wired it to match up with what radios he likes the most.

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by sonoma
Monday, 25 September 2017, 15:16 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Cobra, Uniden Compatability
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Cobra, Uniden Compatability

they use the same mics unless some one has gone in and changed the wiring.

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by sonoma
Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:09 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Will it work
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Will it work

on the auction site they have some esr testers already in a case. some not in a case. so if this link for the shack tester I left you does not work there is some new ones for sale that work real well. the esr tester will check all parts you have in a radio. [ Post made via Linux Laptop ] http://www....
by sonoma
Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:02 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Will it work
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Will it work

see if this is the manual for your tester. not knowing the model number I just had to guess at it. http://www.radio.walkingitaly.com/radio/radiourl/rad200/Radio_Shack/micronta_22-024/22-024.htm [ Post made via Linux Laptop ] http://www.cbradiotalk.com/ext/sniper/mobiledevice/images/Linux Laptop.png
by sonoma
Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:32 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Will it work
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Will it work

I have one of these and it works pretty good. have not used it in years now. do not even remember how it works. I believe you hooked up the wires and turned the gain on the front and the light would come on if good. it is a fair meter and some times does not work on some trans. at least my old one w...
by sonoma
Sunday, 24 September 2017, 15:21 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Palomar 600
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Palomar 600

I usually figure 10 amps for every 100 watts the amp puts out. then you need a few more amps to run it so not to max out the power supply every time you key up. I agree with MDY as to what you need basically to run the amp. what size fuse is used for the amp ? if it is 50 amps you will need at least...