just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

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just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby dt307 » 03 Jan 2017, 00:31

now a proud owner of a 2000 gtl
had a shock when i opened her kinda guessed why the tx audio was distorted.
what a hillbilly rough as hell butcher lol {bnghd}

lucky no tracks were cooked,looked 100x worse than it was. :D
removed the crap.
repaired the original faults due to a shorted driver i guess (a choke and vr ) re fitted the driver in the right place :wtf:
cleaned up the pcb but still a few issues lol
usb thinner than a match stick lsb good am is top notch
turn the coarse to the left and the vco quits :shock:
She will be as right as rain soon enough

Just shocking at how some one couldn't go to the effort to fault find the problem but found the time to chop out part of a board and hard wire it in
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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby dt307 » 03 Jan 2017, 00:35

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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby Samalex » 03 Jan 2017, 11:56

unreal anyway lets see trhe outside pics cant beat a bit of a 2000gtl porn lol

one radio i wish i hadnt sold and finding a decent one in the UK is hard :)

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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby dt307 » 03 Jan 2017, 13:54

will add some pics tonight for you .its not the best example but will work out good in the end.
little issues to sort out before i decide to do any mods or if she is a keeper.
its getting time is the problem.
got the usb temp sorted had to pad the usb 7.8mhz ct with a little cap (will change the trimmer and crystal for a proper fix)
rewired the clarifier and no issues with the vco now (if it gets mods all the clarifier circuit gets disabled anyway)
got to replace the cut limiters remove the npc and a basic tuneup but as she stands she is working fine now
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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby bc73 » 03 Jan 2017, 15:06

Looks good to me. Always wanted to own a tidy one of these. Good work saving it from the scrap heap.
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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby cb4ever104 » 03 Jan 2017, 15:21

Best looking radio ever made (in my opinion :))

Here's mine . Has a Maurer 3 band pic fitted to give LO/MID and HI bands , plus +5/10/15Khz switching to get all those pesky alphas :)

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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby Samalex » 03 Jan 2017, 17:05

couple of nicks and scratches nothing too bad she looks sweet same as yous sammy love rthe pics. I found some old photos of my own from the late 80's

I agree one of the best looking radios made!

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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby dt307 » 03 Jan 2017, 17:27

cb4ever104 wrote:Best looking radio ever made (in my opinion :))

Here's mine . Has a Maurer 3 band pic fitted to give LO/MID and HI bands , plus +5/10/15Khz switching to get all those pesky alphas :)

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looking good m8 and you know i love the maurer mods

will start all the mods when she back to standard and a good base to work from

no doubt she will get fm and all the normal stuff :D
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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby cb4ever104 » 03 Jan 2017, 18:33

dt307 wrote:and you know i love the maurer mods


To be honest Chris , I've only ever bought 2 from Gerhard . One for an Adams that I had , and another for the 2000 . I've actually bought more pics from Nick I think :)

Good luck with it !

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Postby Buick Mackane » 03 Jan 2017, 19:08

cb4ever104 wrote:Best looking radio ever made (in my opinion :))



Aye stevie wonder loves them, Looks like a 1980's teasmaid, Yuck :thumbdown: I'll probably get added to sammyboys foe list now (if i'm not already on it) :lol:
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Postby cb4ever104 » 03 Jan 2017, 19:12

PLL02A wrote:I'll probably get added to sammyboys foe list now (if i'm not already on it) :lol:


Everyone to their own m8 :) I remember seeing a flyer for one at my Paisley DX club back in the day . Fell head over heels for it then , and still do now :)
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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby Buick Mackane » 03 Jan 2017, 19:17

cb4ever104 wrote:
PLL02A wrote:I'll probably get added to sammyboys foe list now (if i'm not already on it) :lol:


Everyone to their own m8 :) I remember seeing a flyer for one at my Paisley DX club back in the day . Fell head over heels for it then , and still do now :)


I'm the same with amstrads, Remember drooling over the spinneytronic version in my mums catalogue. Thought they looked different and modern compared to other rigs of the day and still do, But as you say, Each to their own.
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Postby dt307 » 03 Jan 2017, 20:47

Agree not every one cup of tea,most do go divvy over the gtldx mk2 and I hate them.
I've never fitted one of nicks pics but had a radio that had one in,it worked great I don't use them because I want to have the ability to work zeros without messing about,but I don't know yet which way I am going to do this one.
I am leaning towards fm and a dds board
Don't like digimax or lescom so only things left is a pll swap module as a pic or eprom won't work on a std 2000 as it's limited pll 64 channels iirc
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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby johnkyrle » 03 Jan 2017, 21:17

cb4ever104 wrote:Best looking radio ever made (in my opinion :))

Here's mine . Has a Maurer 3 band pic fitted to give LO/MID and HI bands , plus +5/10/15Khz switching to get all those pesky alphas :)

Img_0341_zpsd8fc368e.JPG

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Nice SS3900 Black in the pic.Love that

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Re: just got a cobra 2000 gtl omg what have they done

Postby johnkyrle » 03 Jan 2017, 21:20

dt307 wrote:will add some pics tonight for you .its not the best example but will work out good in the end.
little issues to sort out before i decide to do any mods or if she is a keeper.
its getting time is the problem.
got the usb temp sorted had to pad the usb 7.8mhz ct with a little cap (will change the trimmer and crystal for a proper fix)
rewired the clarifier and no issues with the vco now (if it gets mods all the clarifier circuit gets disabled anyway)
got to replace the cut limiters remove the npc and a basic tuneup but as she stands she is working fine now

I like that! Would look good on my kitchen side for a quick DX in the morning :D P.S Dont wake the wife up


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