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by soundmanjim
Friday 9th Sep 2016, 10:10
Forum: Marine, VHF and UHF Radios
Topic: C.T.V.R 40channel 49mhz mobile rigs!
Replies: 3
Views: 6328

Re: C.T.V.R 40channel 49mhz mobile rigs!

im back! i found the rig in question, and yes it was 46mhz...

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by soundmanjim
Monday 15th Feb 2010, 17:25
Forum: CB Radio Repair and Troubleshooting
Topic: RCI 2950DX e chip problem!
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Re: RCI 2950DX e chip problem!

Hi Zodiac.

unfortunately no.

As an update however, i seem to have cured it by squeezing the thing as hard as i could between thumb and forefinger. pretty sure its a dry joint now.

where are the e chips available from and how much do they cost roughly?

regards

jim
by soundmanjim
Sunday 14th Feb 2010, 7:42
Forum: CB Antenna Systems
Topic: Base Antenna
Replies: 13
Views: 10593

Re: Base Antenna

hey all. only 2010 now two years after i posted the original thread! i found this guy on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230432083076&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT He makes these things called 'super CLR' antennas which according to him is a rework of the old penetrator. They lo...
by soundmanjim
Sunday 14th Feb 2010, 6:26
Forum: CB Radio Repair and Troubleshooting
Topic: RCI 2950DX e chip problem!
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

RCI 2950DX e chip problem!

Radio Make and Model: RCI2950DX PCB Number: EPT695014B PLL Number: Test gear available: Symptoms: Just bought this radio off Ebay - guy said it was working 24-32. When i switched it on, only 24 and 28. then i found the mod by tapping MAN on the front. All good. Then halfway through a chat with someo...
by soundmanjim
Monday 3rd Mar 2008, 5:45
Forum: CB Antenna Systems
Topic: Base Antenna
Replies: 13
Views: 10593

hey, thanks for the links guys.
by soundmanjim
Wednesday 27th Feb 2008, 22:12
Forum: CB Radio Modifications
Topic: Superstar / Ranger SS158EDX
Replies: 0
Views: 1905

Superstar / Ranger SS158EDX

Hi everyone. Just taken delievery of an earlier 158EDX (with red led display). serial number S51200142 I have seen on previous posts mention of mods to the audio etc, can anyone give me a list of improvements i can make to the radio? In particular, i was wondering if i could get the use of the PA bi...
by soundmanjim
Wednesday 27th Feb 2008, 22:05
Forum: CB Antenna Systems
Topic: can anyone help with identification of antenna?
Replies: 2
Views: 3291

can anyone help with identification of antenna?

I have here what seems to be a Shakespeare big stick - but i am unsure as to the model. It has the shakeseare shiny sticker on the bottom of it, but no other info. It is in two sections, and when assembled it is roughly 16 feet long. There is no swr adjustment on the bottom, and there is a small yel...
by soundmanjim
Wednesday 27th Feb 2008, 22:01
Forum: CB Antenna Systems
Topic: Base Antenna
Replies: 13
Views: 10593

...ok. not a lot of joy there then. I have been doing some research - and it appears that the old Hygain Penetrator was a .64 wave antenna, slightly longer than a 5/8ths wave and the largest apparently you can go before no more appreciable gain. I then did a search on google and came accross Wolfbay...
by soundmanjim
Monday 25th Feb 2008, 15:39
Forum: CB Antenna Systems
Topic: Base Antenna
Replies: 13
Views: 10593

Base Antenna

Hi Guys. gave up with the Avanti Sigma 4 i had up - it could only be bolted to the back wall of the flat where i live, and when the wind blew, it made a horrific wailing noise and that in turn woke the xyl which in turn meant i had to take it down - no place to store it, so i sold it. I put up an ol...
by soundmanjim
Wednesday 16th Jan 2008, 13:56
Forum: CB Radio Modifications
Topic: have i made an error? Realistic HTX-10
Replies: 4
Views: 4380

thanks rick. yeah i knew these rigs werent fabulous but it was only for the van and they are quite small - anyway its academic now becuase i sold it on ebay yesterday and got all my money back, so i'm looking out for an edx, saturn, vr9000 or similar. Also i am bidding on a midland 7001, whats the o...
by soundmanjim
Tuesday 15th Jan 2008, 2:09
Forum: CB Radio Modifications
Topic: have i made an error? Realistic HTX-10
Replies: 4
Views: 4380

by the way, forgot to mention the radio looks identical to the Albrecht AE485 and other similar looking rigs.
by soundmanjim
Tuesday 15th Jan 2008, 1:50
Forum: CB Radio Modifications
Topic: have i made an error? Realistic HTX-10
Replies: 4
Views: 4380

have i made an error? Realistic HTX-10

Hi Guys. long time no squawk on here! Jim here from the uk, just bought a Realistic HTX-10 on Ebay before reading the reviews - which don't look good on the modification front. Can i or can't i mod it for 25-29Mhz coverage, or should i just relist it back on ebay and look for something else? (i was ...
by soundmanjim
Wednesday 6th Sep 2006, 11:48
Forum: CB Radio Modifications
Topic: cobra 200gtl dx frequency expansion - not the normal one!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 3028

...oh and another thing...picking up on what others have said, i can concur that the course-tune doesn't actually go 5 khz either way - more like 3khz - apparently this is a direct result of the original modification. it also means that the frequency counter (pretty though it is) is innacurate. any ...
by soundmanjim
Monday 4th Sep 2006, 21:46
Forum: CB Radio Modifications
Topic: cobra 200gtl dx frequency expansion - not the normal one!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 3028

cobra 200gtl dx frequency expansion - not the normal one!!!

Hey all. got a nice new 200gtl dx here. nice rig, shame about the horrible channel change clicking but hey! What i WOULD like to know, is if there is any way i can get the radio to cover even lower frequencies? i mean from 26Mhz up or maybe even lower? Like you could on the 148? My old 148 with the ...
by soundmanjim
Tuesday 22nd Aug 2006, 8:56
Forum: Marine, VHF and UHF Radios
Topic: palstar kh-6
Replies: 0
Views: 3264

palstar kh-6

anyone know a way of broadbanding these to work on 49Mhz? also any other 6 meter ham radios that could convert?

let me know!!!!
by soundmanjim
Tuesday 22nd Aug 2006, 8:54
Forum: Marine, VHF and UHF Radios
Topic: C.T.V.R 40channel 49mhz mobile rigs!
Replies: 3
Views: 6328

C.T.V.R 40channel 49mhz mobile rigs!

a long time ago, a company called C.T.V.R. imported a beautiful 49mhz mobile rig and 6 channel 5 watt handheld into the u.k. - with the sole purpose of trying to jump start 49mhz as a new cb band. they actually went on sale; but by the time a few had been sold; the powers that be closed the company ...
by soundmanjim
Tuesday 22nd Aug 2006, 8:47
Forum: CB Antenna Systems
Topic: AV-174 sigma IV
Replies: 2
Views: 5485

sigma four was THE antenna over here in UK. The basket arrangement is a sort of broadband/groundplane arrangement that worked suprisingly well. the original Avanti antenna was made entireley of aircraft aluminium and was very strong; mine survived an 80mph storm about 15 years ago. the antenna was e...
by soundmanjim
Tuesday 22nd Aug 2006, 8:39
Forum: CB Radio Repair and Troubleshooting
Topic: BELCOM LS102 TUNING FAULT
Replies: 10
Views: 9235

thanks rick. i have some test gear here; sig gen, dev meter, am mod, distortion analyser, scope, a few other bits; i used to work for the bbc doing their outside broadcast transmitters; but it's been a while since i poked a trimmer into a coil in anger!!!

thanks for your help.
by soundmanjim
Tuesday 22nd Aug 2006, 7:17
Forum: CB Radio Repair and Troubleshooting
Topic: BELCOM LS102 TUNING FAULT
Replies: 10
Views: 9235

latest. note to self - check antenna is connected.

radio now seems to be in order!!

still desperate for some alignment tips if anyone knows which ones to peak for rx!!!
by soundmanjim
Monday 21st Aug 2006, 11:27
Forum: CB Radio Alignments
Topic: belcom ls102 alignment
Replies: 0
Views: 3187

belcom ls102 alignment

hi all

anyone got any ideas about rx peaking on these rigs? cant find a manual or schematic for love nor money!!!

cheers

jimbo
by soundmanjim
Monday 21st Aug 2006, 8:27
Forum: CB Radio Repair and Troubleshooting
Topic: BELCOM LS102 TUNING FAULT
Replies: 10
Views: 9235

latest. could be a dodgy 1khz/100khz step switch!!
by soundmanjim
Monday 21st Aug 2006, 8:23
Forum: CB Radio Repair and Troubleshooting
Topic: BELCOM LS102 TUNING FAULT
Replies: 10
Views: 9235

hi rick

thanks for the info.

having a look now; it seems intermittent 9sometimes it actually does tune down, then about 2 seconds later its only tuning up. im going for a dry joint here. I'll redo the joints and see what occurs.

also now noticed there is a dead carrier on usb. Feedback probably!
by soundmanjim
Friday 18th Aug 2006, 22:17
Forum: CB Radio Repair and Troubleshooting
Topic: BELCOM LS102 TUNING FAULT
Replies: 10
Views: 9235

BELCOM LS102 TUNING FAULT

Hi Guys. still didnt get my superstar 7000dx - got lost in the post - at least i got a refund!! Anyway: i now have a belcom ls102, which is fine EXCEPT the flippin' thing will onl;y tune UP in frequency - even when i turn the tuning knob anticlockwise, it still tunes up. whats gone wrong there? any ...
by soundmanjim
Friday 31st Mar 2006, 2:51
Forum: CB Radio General
Topic: Custom CB Covers
Replies: 11
Views: 9694

what, complete front panel replacement in aluminium or stick-on laser-cut?
by soundmanjim
Monday 27th Mar 2006, 5:24
Forum: CB Radio Modifications
Topic: galaxy pluto frequency expansion?
Replies: 9
Views: 9102

no worries, i found out. its EXACTLY the same as a sommerkamp ts790dx believe it or not!!!

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