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not sure what this is, or what it's supposed to do...

Post by Tennesean » Sunday, 12 March 2017, 14:10 PM

But i don't think it's stock. Cobra 148F GTL, side mic radio. looks to be on one of the finals? Anyone able to help me figure out what this is and what it does?

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Re: not sure what this is, or what it's supposed to do...

Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 12 March 2017, 14:43 PM

Flip it over and snap a pic back at that final, looks like something was added on the component side too.

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Re: not sure what this is, or what it's supposed to do...

Post by pabxone » Sunday, 12 March 2017, 18:20 PM

At a guess it "looks" like someone has done a "volting the final" mod of some type.

Is the radio working OK ?

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Post by Tennesean » Sunday, 12 March 2017, 23:51 PM

MDYoungblood wrote:Flip it over and snap a pic back at that final, looks like something was added on the component side too.

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-- Monday, 13 March 2017, 1:53 AM --
pabxone wrote:At a guess it "looks" like someone has done a "volting the final" mod of some type.

Is the radio working OK ?
Seems to be working fine. Haven't been using it much as I've got a cobra 200 GTL DX, but I do like all of my radios to be in tip top shape... I actually got this radio for free! I'm not the world's greatest CB tech... so I'm gonna have to see if there are any decent CB shops here in town...

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Re: not sure what this is, or what it's supposed to do...

Post by sonoma » Monday, 13 March 2017, 2:48 AM

it looks like it is hooked to the AM regulator. where it is at it could be a talk back mod if the radio has talk back in it. just a guess since it is where it is at.


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Post by Tennesean » Monday, 13 March 2017, 2:55 AM

sonoma wrote:it looks like it is hooked to the AM regulator. where it is at it could be a talk back mod if the radio has talk back in it. just a guess since it is where it is at.
no talkback... still not sure what it could be.

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Post by sonoma » Monday, 13 March 2017, 3:11 AM

the easiest way would be lift one leg and see what changes if any thing does. could even be a audio mod to get more out of the radio. if I have a item I am not sure of I just lift a leg and see what changes if any thing. some guys will do mods that will not really do any thing to the radio as far as you being able to tell.

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Post by jon6667 » Friday, 17 March 2017, 11:20 AM

i know what it is. but i cant reveal the name of the mod. i risk being banned.

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Post by Tennesean » Saturday, 18 March 2017, 7:53 AM

jon6667 wrote:
Friday, 17 March 2017, 11:20 AM
i know what it is. but i cant reveal the name of the mod. i risk being banned.
well then why not private message it? I'm quite curious.

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Post by jon6667 » Sunday, 19 March 2017, 11:50 AM

they need a lesson soldering. see the blobs of solder.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 19 March 2017, 12:10 PM

jon6667 wrote:
Sunday, 19 March 2017, 11:50 AM
they need a lesson soldering. see the blobs of solder.
Iron was too cold to make the solder flow.

The mod has to be an AM DK mod, not seeing a big cap change or anything else on the component side.

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Re: not sure what this is, or what it's supposed to do...

Post by Rcr619 » Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 10:55 AM

I just pulled the cover off of my 148f and it doesn't have anything like that.

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Post by Scipio Kid » Thursday, 30 March 2017, 9:37 AM

Hey, don't criticize those solder joints. Some of us would kill to be that good. I really get excited just getting the solder to melt, much less getting it to flow and in the right places ... now that's really something.

Yes, many of us could us a (lot of) soldering lesson. But first we'd need to know what to solder, why to solder it and where.

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Re: not sure what this is, or what it's supposed to do...

Post by Scipio Kid » Thursday, 30 March 2017, 9:43 AM

Hey sonoma,
Are you sure that's what they call it, lifting a leg? I get what it means and all, but given your avatar ... I got a whole different image than what you probably intended. Good laugh too!
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Post by sonoma » Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:07 AM

my avatar is a female, she does not lift her leg. my boy now that was a different story. I use to have to watch him. he would lift his leg around some people and let it fly.LOL

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Post by jon6667 » Thursday, 30 March 2017, 11:07 AM

i already did. it got removed fast. because this person was a sponsor at one time.
so ill just keep out of it. peace

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Post by jon6667 » Thursday, 30 March 2017, 11:09 AM

jon6667 wrote:
Thursday, 30 March 2017, 11:07 AM
i already did. it got removed fast. because this person was a sponsor at one time.
so ill just keep out of it. peace
and i got a warning. not to do it again.

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Post by Scipio Kid » Thursday, 30 March 2017, 14:01 PM

I want to meet your boy and shake his hand. Especially if he did it to the right people. Now with your dog ... yeah, I could tell she was a girl.

Now so far as warnings go ... I wouldn't worry I get warnings all the time from moderators, family members, wife, cops, FBI, NSA, CIA, NCIS, Mark Harmon, my Bishop etc. etc. I think it's all good until they actually do something. Then it's too late and there's nothing you can do anyway so, why worry?

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Post by sonoma » Thursday, 30 March 2017, 15:21 PM

my boy dog he would sniff around on some one and if he did not like the smell up that leg would come. he would spray them good. another dog could walk up to him and bark at him and up that leg would go and wet all over them. they would take off like he bit them.

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Post by jon6667 » Friday, 31 March 2017, 10:58 AM

Scipio Kid wrote:
Thursday, 30 March 2017, 9:43 AM
Hey sonoma,
Are you sure that's what they call it, lifting a leg? I get what it means and all, but given your avatar ... I got a whole different image than what you probably intended. Good laugh too!
best way to learn. is get some busted radios try your hand at desoldering and soldering. practice makes perfect

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Re: not sure what this is, or what it's supposed to do...

Post by jon6667 » Friday, 31 March 2017, 11:00 AM

i have been banned here. about five years ago. just got back shortly with new account.lol


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