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Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by zebbman, Oct 28, 2011.
The receivers are basically the same.....probably the best of all CBs. If you like a boatload of extra channels the D858 chip is what you want.
Uniden & President Washington Madison Grant and the Transition from one to the other
i found the old 858 one a better am rig with louder modulation on both am and ssb but i got weird images on the receiver when 2 close stations ffrom other channels mixed together. the am receiver tone on the 8719 is muffled but the ssb tone seems richer and no images so i like the 8719 better for ssb and the 858 better for am. but why have a ssb rig if your going to talk am? i allways thought it would look cool to have both side by side and use the 5858 for am the 8719 for ssb
So long as the 858 has been aligned, it should be better than the 8719/2000. Question is: did you consider sending to a shop for a complete alignment? Think I would have rather done that than just buying another radio that probably also needs aligning.
If you have an Uniden chassis radio with the 858, it is worth the time get it fully aligned. And I don't mean a 'tune and peak' either; not the same thing or result. Even go as far as to have it re-capped first for best results. Might cost $80-100 for new caps and $40 for a full alignment; but the results are excellent. If you go to sell it; it will be worth more than those that haven't been re-capped. Someone will want it if they know what they are looking at.
really? why you say that? i haven't found a better board then the 8719 2000/148/grant/madisson for sensitivity, nb, sound quality, bleedover and reliability. i never had an 858 radio that didnt get images on receive
However, provided that you do not do the NB/ANL mod for the D858 chassis, the MB8719 boards do have better NB/ANL filtering.
For me, at least where I live adjacent channel rejection on the D858's and the MB8719's are very close, not enough of a difference for me to choose one over the other. I don't have any issues with my D858 boards being muffled in any mode.
It's really just a matter of preference. You go with what you like.