Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

A forum for the discussion of matters of a technical nature. All such activities are undertaken at the readers discretion and own risk. If you don't know what you are doing, don't blame us if it all goes wrong!
Post Reply
Mass
Regular
Regular
Posts: 14
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 17:46
Call Sign: 26VB45
Location: York

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Mass » 14 Sep 2014, 20:36

I have a Mk 1 at least i think i have. its number is 13001228 and still has pot noodles sticker inside from way back when ..........

User avatar
Mudslinger
Legend
Legend
Posts: 6746
Joined: 28 Jul 2010, 07:11
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Mudslinger » 15 Sep 2014, 08:19

Mass wrote:I have a Mk 1 at least i think i have. its number is 13001228 and still has pot noodles sticker inside from way back when ..........

That could well be one of the few Mk1's with the serial number starting 130...
Mudslinger - Simon
26TM274
26CT612

There is no such thing as a Fidelity 1000 which is too good to scrap.

Anon

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Anon » 25 Sep 2014, 15:35

I am wondering if I have just bought one of the very last proper Superstar 360FM ?

I know Cybernet had on that had an 05 serial suggesting it was a President Richard and his had modern smaller trimmers,Bias Board etc.

I have just bought serial Number 63007034 suggesting 1986 build :wtf:

Opened it up and it all Old SS360/148 stuff

Clear Channel Selector ribbon

Normal sized resistors,Trimmers,Bias Board

Components have build dates of weeks 22 27 and 31 1986.

Radio is beautiful

Chrome is as new,Radio smells new and everything is as it should be apart from a sticking S Meter (Think its time I started buying them in bulk :lol:

Anybody know when officially production of the 148/360 stopped in Taiwan?

May not be a 148 but who cares? Its every bit as good as the one cybernet bought but get this it only cost me £40 :wtf:

This is the newest original spec one I have ever seen ;)

Image

User avatar
Mudslinger
Legend
Legend
Posts: 6746
Joined: 28 Jul 2010, 07:11
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Mudslinger » 25 Sep 2014, 15:52

Looks nice Jodie. Glad you are happy with it, as I very nearly had it myself. :lol:
Mudslinger - Simon
26TM274
26CT612

There is no such thing as a Fidelity 1000 which is too good to scrap.

User avatar
cjay
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 1775
Joined: 06 Jun 2013, 21:21
Call Sign: cjay
Location: Manchester
Contact:

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by cjay » 25 Sep 2014, 18:56

Joloke08 wrote: Chrome is as new,Radio smells new and everything is as it should be apart from a sticking S Meter (Think its time I started buying them in bulk :lol:
Quarter turn or less on one of the adjuster screws, top or bottom, often fixes that.

Anon

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Anon » 25 Sep 2014, 19:50

cjay wrote:
Joloke08 wrote: Chrome is as new,Radio smells new and everything is as it should be apart from a sticking S Meter (Think its time I started buying them in bulk :lol:
Quarter turn or less on one of the adjuster screws, top or bottom, often fixes that.
Thanks ill have to try that,lets face it if it doesn't work I still need a meter,if it does I don't need a meter :thumbup:

User avatar
Mudslinger
Legend
Legend
Posts: 6746
Joined: 28 Jul 2010, 07:11
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Mudslinger » 25 Sep 2014, 19:52

Most of the time it will fix it. ;)
Mudslinger - Simon
26TM274
26CT612

There is no such thing as a Fidelity 1000 which is too good to scrap.

Anon

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Anon » 25 Sep 2014, 20:14

Mudslinger wrote:Most of the time it will fix it. ;)
Wish I could twiddle a screw to get my 879aa right :lolno:

User avatar
Mudslinger
Legend
Legend
Posts: 6746
Joined: 28 Jul 2010, 07:11
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Mudslinger » 25 Sep 2014, 20:19

I would imagine that someone thinking a screwdriver could fix it are half of the problems. {bnghd}

Many radios I have had issues with have been the victim of a screwdriver expert at some stage.
Mudslinger - Simon
26TM274
26CT612

There is no such thing as a Fidelity 1000 which is too good to scrap.

User avatar
cjay
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 1775
Joined: 06 Jun 2013, 21:21
Call Sign: cjay
Location: Manchester
Contact:

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by cjay » 25 Sep 2014, 20:22

Mudslinger wrote:I would imagine that someone thinking a screwdriver could fix it are half of the problems. {bnghd}

Many radios I have had issues with have been the victim of a screwdriver expert at some stage.
and if that doesn't work they soak it in WD40

User avatar
Mudslinger
Legend
Legend
Posts: 6746
Joined: 28 Jul 2010, 07:11
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Mudslinger » 25 Sep 2014, 20:32

I hate WD40, it is rubbish at just about everything it is claimed to do.

The only things it is good at are making a mess, and over time attracting dirt and dust.
Mudslinger - Simon
26TM274
26CT612

There is no such thing as a Fidelity 1000 which is too good to scrap.

User avatar
Mudslinger
Legend
Legend
Posts: 6746
Joined: 28 Jul 2010, 07:11
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Mudslinger » 03 Oct 2014, 16:21

I now have Serial number 03003218 here.

Mk1 Cobra 148 PC-897AB
Mudslinger - Simon
26TM274
26CT612

There is no such thing as a Fidelity 1000 which is too good to scrap.

User avatar
andymuza
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 2075
Joined: 05 Oct 2014, 22:19

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by andymuza » 09 Oct 2014, 23:06

I have serial numbers,

13003750 PB-010AB Currently dead and needing a lot of work, maybe too much work.

13003942 PB-010AB Alive and 100% working very well and not too bad condition wise but would benefit from a new bezel and face plate.
I will not be commanded, I will not be controlled.
n+1 the formula for working out how many radios you need with n being the current amount.

User avatar
slamjam
Radio Addict
Radio Addict
Posts: 668
Joined: 02 Nov 2010, 18:52
Call Sign: 26DT871
Location: Suffolk JO02

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by slamjam » 21 Nov 2014, 12:32

Superstar 360fm (Later version, black ribbon cable) PLL date week 10 1990 - Serial number 05003427
IC-756PRO 3 - IC-756PRO + XV144 - FT-1000D Classic - Acom 1000 - TS-2000 - TS-790e - TS-850SAT -
President "Maurer" Adams - President Lincoln - Icom ICR1000

Mass
Regular
Regular
Posts: 14
Joined: 13 Apr 2014, 17:46
Call Sign: 26VB45
Location: York

Re: Cobra 148 GTL DX - Serial Numbers

Post by Mass » 04 Jan 2015, 18:55

Hi guys,
Mojo 666 and i have recently purchased a pair of cobra 148gtl dx mk2's with consecutive numbers in fantastic condition . Just thought its a little bit different and would share this with you all 73's Mass.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests