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Hello From Ont Canada

Post by rick_ca » 14 Mar 2019, 16:46

Was using CB radios in the 70/80 of illegal UK radios the progressed to armature radio I moved to Ontario Canada in 1987 and looked to do radio test and setting up a station but money was tight so it took a side step, life and other family commitments plus other hobbies took prescient till the spring of 2018 when I picked up a Cobra 148F GTL for a good price (will try attache pictures). Now march 2019 pulled radio to finally see what it needs and to setup one of the thing you will see in the pictures that there are two toggle switches on back of radio im assuming for extra channels and im wondering if there is a better extra channel mod plus any other mods out the, all I can see from internet search are mods for 148gtx. Well that about all for now I will post more question as I get into radio.
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Re: Hello From Ont Canada

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Re: Hello From Ont Canada

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Re: Hello From Ont Canada

Post by MrWeetabix » 15 Mar 2019, 09:28

Welcome to the forum. I am not a circuit boffin so I can;t tell you what the extras are, but as long as it works and you get back on the air, it's all good :thumbup:

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Re: Hello From Ont Canada

Post by cb4ever104 » 15 Mar 2019, 09:45

Whereabouts in ONT are you ? I lived in Kitchener and Toronto in the early 90s ?

I've never had the 148F , but it looks to be the same pcb that the 148 GTL (Malaysia) uses . Your rear panel switches are channel mods . Don't know what channels they give you though . Easy mod for the MB8719 PLL . The problem with those types of radios (with the buttons on the front) is that you're limited to where you can put additional switches . If you want to use one of the existing push button ones then it can be a bit of a pain to do . Your counter module doesn't look straight . Not sure why that is . I wouldn't have it floating around in there , if that's the case .

You can get decent dedicated MB8719 PIC or AVR channel expansion modules these days . I usually buy the HI band one (with +10khz) from one of the members on here .

Or go can go for one of Gerhards modules .

http://funkservice.at/en_pll-modul.htm

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Re: Hello From Ont Canada

Post by rick_ca » 15 Mar 2019, 11:45

Hi And thanks located near the town of Bobcaygeon

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Post by cb4ever104 » 15 Mar 2019, 13:33

rick_ca wrote:
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Hi And thanks located near the town of Bobcaygeon
My brother lives in Cobourg . I was there in the summer , which isn't that "far" (in Canadian terms :)) from you .

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Re: Hello From Ont Canada

Post by astradyne » 16 Mar 2019, 10:51

rick_ca wrote:
15 Mar 2019, 11:45
Hi And thanks located near the town of Bobcaygeon
Greetings, and welcome aboard the TM1 barge.

My dad lives on Ontario. A little place called Casselman which is about an hours drive from Montreal. Beautiful place it is too.

I, as I'm sure we all do, wish you all the very best on your return to radio :D
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