05-19-2002, 03:39 PM
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The 138 XLR does, indeed, have sideband.
Do not clip the modulation limiter in this radio. The 138 XLR is one of the few CBs that have been blessed with an audio clipping circuit before the audio branches of into the AM
With proper tuning, this is about THE finest sounding domestic CB
It also has the uPD858 PLL, which can easily be expanded for channels below and above the reguar 40.
The receive in these radios is typically not quite up to par with the 148s mfg. in the early 80's, but with a little tuning the 138 can perform well in this area, too.
The 139 XLR is somewhat desirable, too, being the base version of the 138 XLR mobile.