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Post by Tom » 07 Feb 2018, 11:58

it pulled me back yes back were I stared in the 1980s just got another cobra 148 gtl dx they are like a drug 'It must be the way they are made you let them go then you regret it keep saying this is a keeper must keep off eBay I bet there's not a lot out there that still have there first radio :D

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Post by astradyne » 07 Feb 2018, 13:15

The Cobra 148 GTL-DX is an undoubted classic. There can't be many people in radio land that haven't either used or owned one. I own a couple of 148's and 360 FM's and they still work flawlessly. However....

My favourite radio is the President George. The one I have now isn't my first George or first ever radio, but it's been with me for a very long time. I purchased it new from Knights in March of 2001. So just approaching 17 years in my collection.
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Post by cb4ever104 » 07 Feb 2018, 14:41

The 148 GTL DX is good , but the RICHARD is better . Later version of the 010 pcb (with unknown differences ?) , and made in the Phillippines . But .....shhhhh . Don't tell anyone :)

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Post by timbob58 » 07 Feb 2018, 14:46

I STILL HAVE....
STALKER
9FDX. PAID £60 BACK IN 1980
AND A JUMBO ABOUT THE SAME TIME. FOR £100
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Post by superstar » 07 Feb 2018, 16:43

:D Stalker 9fdx in 1980? Must of been an early cb/27 /81 prototype........ :?
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Post by The Collector » 07 Feb 2018, 17:55

Still have my Fidelity homebase bought on the 1st day of legality. I lost the polystryene inserts along the way though but still have the box.

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Post by Mudslinger » 07 Feb 2018, 20:53

cb4ever104 wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 14:41
The 148 GTL DX is good , but the RICHARD is better . Later version of the 010 pcb (with unknown differences ?) , and made in the Phillippines . But .....shhhhh . Don't tell anyone :)

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Post by astradyne » 07 Feb 2018, 22:24

cb4ever104 wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 14:41
The 148 GTL DX is good , but the RICHARD is better . Later version of the 010 pcb (with unknown differences ?) , and made in the Phillippines . But .....shhhhh . Don't tell anyone :)

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Re: cobra

Post by Otter » 07 Feb 2018, 22:51

cb4ever104 wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 14:41
The 148 GTL DX is good , but the RICHARD is better . Later version of the 010 pcb (with unknown differences ?)
You know that diode that's on the solder side of the PCB on PB010AB? It's on the correct side of the board on AC. That's one difference I know.
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Re: cobra

Post by cb4ever104 » 08 Feb 2018, 08:27

Otter wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 22:51
cb4ever104 wrote:
07 Feb 2018, 14:41
The 148 GTL DX is good , but the RICHARD is better . Later version of the 010 pcb (with unknown differences ?)
You know that diode that's on the solder side of the PCB on PB010AB? It's on the correct side of the board on AC. That's one difference I know.
Didn't know that Tim , but then again I've never really tried to find the differences .
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Re: cobra

Post by Mudslinger » 08 Feb 2018, 09:23

AC board has an extra power link from the rear to the mic socket.
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Re: cobra

Post by cb4ever104 » 08 Feb 2018, 10:40

Mudslinger wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 09:23
AC board has an extra power link from the rear to the mic socket.
We should be documenting all this for future generations :)
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Re: cobra

Post by MrWeetabix » 08 Feb 2018, 11:03

cb4ever104 wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 10:40
Mudslinger wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 09:23
AC board has an extra power link from the rear to the mic socket.
We should be documenting all this for future generations :)
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Post by andrew013 » 08 Feb 2018, 17:57

the richard i have i dont use as it wont do the zero`s and cant be botherd anymore in finding out why or see if theres a mod that can be done , but one day i just might and its a bit beat up , im sure somebody has had the front imlay off at some point
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Re: cobra

Post by Mudslinger » 08 Feb 2018, 21:45

It seems that some Richards do the zeros and some don't. Probably depends a lot on where it was originally sold.
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