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Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by cbkidd1, Jun 4, 2011.
I would thoroughly advise getting the right equipment for the job. Otherwise; don't do it! Sears/Craftsmen makes a fine digital multi meter for around ~$45. It is a re-packaged Fluke 17B if I'm not mistaken. I have one, and use the tar outta that thing - and like it too. . .
AS far as adjusting the final bias on the the N2; what are you trying to accomplish? Hasn't these adjustments already been made correctly? Unless you are using a mA meter; why would you want to change them? How would you know they are wrong? The only way to know is to check it first. I set my radios up when aligning them BY THE BOOK! Including the biasing. (I'm no tech, but I have aligned a lot of my radios and quite a number of locals radios. But I make them work/align them as they should and were designed for)
Just what are you trying to do - if you don't mind my asking? Lower the power output before the MOSFET's go belly up? If so; then adjust the hi power VR and limit it there. Never worked on an N2; have worked on a 2950. If it is like other RCI chassis radios - it should have a lo and hi power VR. My RCI-2995DX has such VR's too; just sayin . . .
what model of meter are you using?
On mine you must move the leads into a different set of inputs DC+A and DC-A to measure current.
I wouldn't recommend and voltages over 3.4 volts or under 3 volts.
And make sure your in side band mode!
id much perfer a cooler running radio and lose a few watts that noone will notice anyway
sorry i dont have any info or help for ya. but am curious how it was
setup from were ever ya got it vs the way your gonna set it up
If the factory didn't set up the radios correctly before they shipped them out; then they would be deluged with returns and warranty repairs. The ONLY place that I know of - personally - that RUINS radios is RadioActive Radios. First hand knowledge - BTW. Have these radios been getting a bad rep because of being poorly adjusted from the factory? I never heard that yet.
So long as the driver and final are set up correctly; it should be fine. Is the final - the one before the final power amp - a MOSFET too? If so; then MOSFET's are voltage controlled. In which case, you would want to have the voltage set at a point where it has just enough to turn/switch it on. Then, I would adjust the hi power VR to a desirable level. Preferably to 75% of its potential output - IMO. . .