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Old 09-23-2007, 06:08 AM
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I found a Realistic TRC-432. It is in nice shape, even had the owner's manual. Everything works. Seems like a decent rig. Definitaly worth the $5.00 I payed. Wondering if anyone has any expierience with these? And any tips or tricks for add-ons, ect.
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For $5.00 you can't go wrong !

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L3,4 and 5 is power ,you can change R56 to a different value to get closer to 100% audio , or you can be a bad boy and clip it. I can already hear the moans and groans from the peanut gallery. Have fun !

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yep last one I did up got me 4 swinging 17 :P
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L3,4 and 5 is power ,you can change R56 to a different value to get closer to 100% audio , or you can be a bad boy and clip it. I can already hear the moans and groans from the peanut gallery. Have fun !
LOL..... yea if your just going to use the stock mic you can clip it if you want.
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If I "clip it" what happens to my modulation? As opposed to turning it up all the way?
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hey for 5 bucks cant go wrong.now just hookup a big antenna
to it and youll be fine
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that radio does not have a VR in it , so either changing the resistor to account for more audio or clipping it would open it all up so to speak , sometimes it really isn't that much to notice and other times it can sound raspy ......so to speak. Hence just using the stock mic there after or even a NC type mic. Now if you were running power and the box really only needed about a 1 to 2 drive into it ? bringing the watts down on the radio would also increase the audio automatically without doing anything to it. For all I know ? that radio sounds just fine the way it is ? I honestly wouldn't know unless it was benched. If your just looking for a nice sounding stock radio , I'd just leave it alone and add a power type mic to it, would help your cause a bit.I've heard so many out of the box stock radios that always sounded excellent the way they were without any golden screwdrivers added , but there have been many that needed all the help they could get )-: Many radios that were clipped also sounded very good , what they do as far as TVI and Bleedover is one thing , how they sound to others is another. The other major plus for any stock cb radio out of the box is your antenna system .......Having a good set up there is a major plus to any radio set up. Here tell 90% of every radio/amp set up is all about the mighty ANTENNA.

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