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Old 10-15-2006, 05:20 PM
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When a radio is made in Taiwan or the Phillipines, what's the difference? I am kinda new to cb radios.


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In the "uniden" board series radios, mostly Cobra and Uniden (of course) CBs, the ones made in the Phillipines are most desired. The difference for the most part is the Philli. boards are made better (quality soldering, better parts,ect). I own/owned both and the difference I see mostly is 1/4 vs 1/2 watt resistors (in some) and the solders from the factory. But I have seen good and bad in both (possiblly the radios were made on a Monday or Friday ) I run a Cobra 25 LTD Classic that was made in China, in my car and is still going strong.
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ok. i was just wondering because when people are selling cb's they always say made in phillipines. sometimes taiwan or china. i figured that was the case but i thought i just might ask anyways.

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ok. i was just wondering because when people are selling cb's they always say made in phillipines. sometimes taiwan or china. i figured that was the case but i thought i just might ask anyways.
It's a "GOOD-BETTER-BEST" scenario. Top of the heap would be "Made in Japan", at the bottom it would be "Made in China" with the rest stuck in the middle.
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I personally haven't seen that much difference between them, other than some of the early Chinese radios using lower-wattage resistors that occasionally failed. The only exception might be some of the VERY early Taiwan radios (29GTL and LTD), which seemed to have better mic preamps than some of the newer ones.
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ok. i was just wondering because when people are selling cb's they always say made in phillipines. sometimes taiwan or china. i figured that was the case but i thought i just might ask anyways.
......That pretty much sums it up, "when people are selling CBs" if it is made in the Phillipines others will jump on it. I agree with DBT, not that much difference, although I didn't know about the mic preamp issue....thanks for the info
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So if I bought a radio made from Taiwan, I shouldn't really have to worry? Yall are the experts so I trust yall's judgment.
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So if I bought a radio made from Taiwan, I shouldn't really have to worry? Yall are the experts so I trust yall's judgment.
.....I'm far from being an expert but have years of experience( started at 15...now 48 ) and do repair work from time to time. There are many on this forum that are way ahead of me in the knowlege dept. But anyway.....don't worry about the radio being made in Taiwan, as long as it hasn't been butchered (modulation limiter clipped or removed, ect.) it should perform as good as the others. 73s.......Pluto
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