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Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Clint » 17 May 2012, 16:55

I thought I would start another thread to log serials of Cobra 148 GTL DX radios that we have or have had

It would be interesting to see how many were actually made :)

I currently have:

Mk1 - 03002675

Mk2 - 13002697
Mk2 - 13005214
Mk2 - 13008264

Uggs must have the earliest I have ever seen :)

Post yours up :)
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Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by kath » 17 May 2012, 17:57

hi clint
my mk1 serial number is 03003521
hope this helps
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Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Black Spirit » 17 May 2012, 18:10

The MK2 i have here is 13005*** And just looked at a serial plate i have in my spares box and its 13001926.

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Post by UGLY_BOB » 17 May 2012, 18:37

Clint wrote:Uggs must have the earliest I have ever seen :)
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Must admit I haven't come across a lower one yet. :)
My Mk 1 is 03000062

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It's in pretty good shape for an old gal. ;)


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Post by Admiral » 17 May 2012, 19:57

Here's mine, is it worth anything?
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Post by Arby80 » 17 May 2012, 20:04

Admiral wrote:Here's mine, is it worth anything?
Not a bad photoshop attempt :lol:
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Post by UGLY_BOB » 17 May 2012, 20:06

Arby80 wrote:
Admiral wrote:Here's mine, is it worth anything?
Not a bad photoshop attempt :lol:
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Post by Clint » 17 May 2012, 20:11

Uggs is that a screw in the centre of the top lid ?
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Post by UGLY_BOB » 17 May 2012, 20:14

Clint wrote:Uggs is that a screw in the centre of the top lid ?
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Yup... Not sure the casings are original though.
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Post by Clint » 17 May 2012, 20:26

UGLY_BOB wrote:
Clint wrote:Uggs is that a screw in the centre of the top lid ?
Yup... Not sure the casings are original though.
Ugs

Sorry m8, I am going to have to insist you take some 'internal' pics ;) - Lets see if there is any major differences on a really early Mk1 !
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Fill your boots Clint matey ;)
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Post by Clint » 17 May 2012, 20:42

That looks lovely in there, so the screw is just bolted to the cover ?

If you ever decide to sell her please give me first dibs ;)
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Post by NightProwler » 17 May 2012, 20:58

Mine...13002510
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Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by RD250 » 17 May 2012, 21:23

I've got a mk1 here that is even tidier than Bobs inside :)

All the power devices are original because you can tell by the colour and fit of the heatsink compound and it looks like it has never been modded or adjusted although I have aligned it since.

S/N 0300269x

I would guess Bob's has had the PA stage and the 1012 replaced at some point because it has modern looking white heatsink compound. The original stuff ooks like hard cream and is a a bit yellowy.

I've got another mk1 here that I think has never been opened since new! It's very dirty on the outside, not as nice as Bob's but I think it still has that 1980s air trapped inside it :lol:
S/N 130005xx

If you look at Bob's radio the PLL is date coded week 24 1980.

My mk1 with S/N 0300269x has week 29 1980 on the PLL.
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Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by M1JWR » 17 May 2012, 21:28

I have a mk1 that i am resurecting its number is 13000204
its a few steps further now thanks to nick and george

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