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Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Cheech, Nov 28, 2013.
Maybe you could have a shop with a scope bench test it. Then it could be set at 100% and they could tell if say the VR5 pot was worn out or something else was keeping the radio from reaching the 100% mark. Beyond that if the radio is properly tuned and aligned and your at 100% modulation then the radio is being all it can be.
Edit: Cheech, I just saw your General Lee thread, it sounds like your skilled at some radio tech work. Maybe something has failed and is keeping VR5 from working as it should. There are some sharp members here, maybe they can chime in.
^^There is nothing true about that statement. Albeit there is nothing you can do with a Cobra 25 except remove/replace the modulation transformer, that's the bottleneck. The TIP120 mod just pinches the carrier off and keep alive mods still produce harmonics. That radio should sound fine at 100% modulation.
Hmmmm...ok. I think you agree with me that 100% is 100% and it should sound great there right? I have had many 25/29's that when you cranked VR5 wide open the audio quality went to he!! hence the term overmodulated. So then it would be true that 125 or 150% modulation does not sound good.
No, it sounds great when done with NPC or PPE. And honestly it sounds good on a Cobra which is running the negative to cutoff. Distortion in audio is desirable, such as compression, it's just a matter of controlling the harmonics as a byproduct.
I figured maybe something could be changed out to increase the modulation. I know 25s are capable of more than what this one is doing.
if there is one there, remove it.
you can also try changing C91 to a 33uF electrolytic cap.
this affects the AMC attack time.
I had a 2950 & Delta Force years ago that had the PPE mod. Always got great on air reports. His radio is stock I guess so there must be something going on.
Those that think 125% modulation (positive peaks) can't sound clean, need to listen to some of the Canadian AM broadcast station when the nighttime DX rolls in on that band. Many are operating at that level and stand out from the US stations only hitting 100% positive peaks. If the transmitter has the headroom to reach 125% positive peaks, the negative peak is limited and you have filtering after the limiter, not one ear out here will detect the sound as containing distortion.
this will increase the gain of the mic amp, and may allow your lower output mic to fully modulate the transmitter
normally i would not recommend this, because if people do run a power mic after doing that mod, the radio will sound like complete crap.
you usually also have to watch the mic gain if you do that mod.
the only other thing i can think of is that the radio is starving for current.