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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by skybolt58 » Monday, 22 August 2011, 8:04 AM

well I guess mine is going in the dumpster. after I smash it!


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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by DuckSoupe » Thursday, 01 August 2013, 7:48 AM

I have been collecting a few unused in the box. Beware buying without power cord a some are Hitachi cords that are hard to find. I bought one radio just for the cord. These are sturdy radios. I collect vintage radios and I like sears and cobra radios. I just bought a stand up base microphone from a gray slant face. Does anyone know if it is amplified. I am sending a black-face Roadtalker out to be tuned up to the max.

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 01 August 2013, 9:07 AM

Hey DuckSoupe,
Does the desk mic have a number on it, that would make it easier to identify.

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by superdemon » Saturday, 28 September 2013, 11:34 AM

PONY EXPRESS wrote:Excellent radio and were easily modified for uppers and lowers. The Fine tune control for SSB didn't slide very far in between channels but
that was no biggie. Had several locals get busted with them on channel 91 by FCC way back over on the kansas side of town
roadtalker ssb slant faces parts was made by Hitachi and assembled in Japan
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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by CA1218 » Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 10:04 AM


Does anyone know what pin is what? I would like to huck uo my RoadTalker 40 to DC "PLEASE"


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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by Bluerunner » Thursday, 13 November 2014, 10:10 AM

I have two of the old sears slant face mobile am/ssb radios. One is modded for channels the other is virgin.

When i first looked inside I thought it was built to military specs, very heavy duty components and manufacturing, everything internally shielded.

Built like a "brick ... house". Makes the newer stuff look like cheap toys.

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 13 November 2014, 10:16 AM

CA1218 wrote:Does anyone know what pin is what? I would like to huck uo my RoadTalker 40 to DC "PLEASE"
Still need to know what model it is.

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by Bluerunner » Thursday, 13 November 2014, 10:18 AM

I have the schematics & tuning for the Roadtalker model 934.38270700 in PDF.

PM me if you would like me to send it to you.

-- Thursday, 13 November 2014, 11:33 AM --

Wiring the power input isn't too difficult once you identify the pins from the photofacts pictures & diagrams. Two pins for AC another two pins for DC. I used some of that brass hobby tubing that fit snugly over the pins with a slight crimp to snug them up even more, and soldered wire to the other end. Used Epoxy putty to make the connector plug. Crude shade tree technology but it worked well.

NOTE: Some epoxy putty is metal filled, DON'T USE THAT!

The AC or DC plugs are hard to find and expensive too.

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by narfedwards1 » Thursday, 11 January 2018, 5:27 AM

Does anyone have a copy of the schematic for 934.38270700 model.Tx

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Thursday, 11 January 2018, 6:09 AM

Old thread...and as I posted back in 2009, I have one...and it's still in the box, in the same place it was back in 2009! Hasn't moved in over 9 years. :mrgreen:

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Post by narfedwards1 » Thursday, 11 January 2018, 14:54 PM

agot one here no transmit..checked all the obvious styff....recap looks like a nightmare so tight in there...circuit diagram would be nice get in there with a tracer...

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by Bobcat » Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 10:05 AM

I have one of these and, while it seemed to work okay about 3 years ago at my old house.... now it seems like the audio is quiet... power is down.... I am thinking that it just needs a re-cap like nobody's business...because it IS that old.

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by Bobcat » Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 10:08 AM

(I meant to add to that...)
So I am looking at re-capping:
My father in law's (who got me started in this!) original Cobra 21 (23 Channel),
Same father in law's Cobra 21XLR (40 channel AM),
My SBE Console V AM/SSB Base
And, this Sears Roadtalker 40 SSB

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 13:56 PM

Good deal...y'all get good at re-capping that radio, I'll let ya do mine! :mrgreen:
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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by narfedwards1 » Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 14:53 PM

Recap looks to be a bugger on that slantface...tight in there

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by Bobcat » Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 19:32 PM

Seems like I took the cover off once and put it "right back on" .... but I'll have to get over that!!!! ;)

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Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Post by Bobcat » Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 19:37 PM

You know, I really have wanted to get good at doing some "low level" radio repairs like that, more for my own education than anything else. I've been thinking for years that you had to have a radio-telephone ops license to legally repair CBs.......

Well....

I have found "chapter and verse" in the FCC scripture where it very CLEARLY says you do not!!! I went to look up the licensing requirements to GET that license.... and right in that document it says you do NOT have to have it for the Citizens Radio service.

But I'll never get that serious about it........ at least I doubt it....

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Good deal...y'all get good at re-capping that radio, I'll let ya do mine! :mrgreen:
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