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Old 03-20-2012, 03:57 PM
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That 148 you have is one of the best made...hang onto it !! Still ALOT of folks wanting them and ebayers are getting a really good price for them hacked up to where they are nothing more than splatter boxes.....

I would also have to say...take it to a GOOD radio tech that wont hack up the inside of that rig ,have that person do a proper alignment and RUN it !!

That is the reason I do not buy one...they have been running peeked n tweeked for 20+yrs.

I just traded a d-104 and 20 bucks for a cobra 1000gtl......it sounds great but once in a while it starts sounding like a airplane zooming when you key up...I give it a smack and it stops.

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There were 2 major classic models, the MK I with the MB8719 PLL chip, and 3 xtals, and the MK II - MC 145106 PLL and 3 IC's instead. The first version was my favourite, i did alot of work on these radio's years ago when CB was big over here. The MK I had slightly nicer SSB TX audio i always found, and the RX was a little more deaf, the beep was very distinctive too. The MK II was a easier / simpler device to add extra bands on to, had better RX, a much more normal sounding beep too
I used to put crystal IF filters in for the locals, they used to like that. really improves the RX of the MK I too. i would like to pick up one for 10m use sometime, a MK I that is

Nice old set !

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I also have a Texas Star 350 from about 20 years ago. Hardly used.

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I also have a Texas Star 350 from about 20 years ago. Hardly used.
Hook that up from a power source that can handle 40 amps. Use a high grade piece of coax for the jumper cable between the amp and the radio. Make sure that you ground the amp to the frame!
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I also have a Texas Star 350 from about 20 years ago. Hardly used.
Take the radio and box to that GOOD tech that keeps getting mentioned and have them looked at.
Put em in your truck and yell at Driftwood when you come through OKC.

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1 1/2 to 2 watts
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So where exactly are these "good techs" that are recommended that I take my radio to? It seems that those on the interweb are all trashing each other. How ironic that I'm asking faceless, anonymous people on the web to recommend faceless anonymous vendors!

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So where exactly are these "good techs" that are recommended that I take my radio to? It seems that those on the interweb are all trashing each other. How ironic that I'm asking faceless, anonymous people on the web to recommend faceless anonymous vendors!
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