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  1. Unit 75

    11 meter is very quiet?

    Spoke with Tom 002 West Birmingham UK today on 27.205 AM on the flat side. Can't ever recall working a UK station on the AM side....usually SSB...until today.
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    West Coast was booming in today. So was South America. Spoke with Costa Rica, Trinidad and Aruba all on ch20 AM.
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    US WWDXers: Will you be getting a FM rig?

    Everyone I talk with is either on ssb or am. So, no. I wont be talking fm.
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    Huntsville Hamfest

    MFJ and DX Engineering have bailed the Ham fest due to COVID19
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    Dang it, 144. I usually have the beam pointed north. I forgot you was south of me. I did hear you the other day on ch20 am. I'm up around Oxford / Anniston area...south side of Coldwater Mountain. I'm always on ch20 AM in the shop....it makes it easier for customers to get in touch with me...
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    Spoke with Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, and Florida this morning. Then I spoke with Chicago all afternoon on Ch 20 AM. Skip was rolling all day long from 6am to 7pm in Alabama.
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    That 100 watts you were running was really doing the trip, 808. I tried to go on the flat side to get you but couldn't hear anything and had to go back to my vertical. Sounded top shelf on that Cobra 148GTL
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    Cobra 148 GTL AM s-meter issue

    That's the one, Andy. Another victim of glue gone corrosive.
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    CH 20 AM. worked 133 in Bakersfield. Then Sportspage and skid row. Talked with the west side most of the afternoon. Then spoke with #1 Equalizer in Trinidad. Trainman just choo-chooing along.............
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    Cobra 148 GTL AM s-meter issue

    Well guy's this was a tough one. I did manage to find the problem. If you look between your 455KHz filter and the big 7.8MHz Filter there is a resistor and a diode.(D3, I believe) The factory sure used a lot of that glue on one side of that little black 455KHz filter. I removed the glue and...
  11. Unit 75

    Cobra 148 GTL AM s-meter issue

    Thanks, Nomad. Will take a look.
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    Cobra 148 GTL AM s-meter issue

    I have a 148GTL that receives low on AM only. SSB reads fine. When I inject a S-9 signal into the antenna jack the radio's s-meter reads 9 s-units on SSB. When it is injected on the AM side it reads about 1.5 s-units. All the cans in the rx chain seem to peak ok and none of the slugs are...
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    Cobra 29 LX LE Dead Receive

    It's all good, Handy Andy. My unit is the 29 LX LE non Bluetooth. It has been discontinued for awhile. Not sure of the board number as it's all buttoned up now. Looking at your schematic.....If you follow where the RSW (weather audio) connection is from the front smd board to the main PC you...
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    Cobra 29 LX LE Dead Receive

    Hit the nail right on the head, Nomad. The primary of L9 had a discontinuity. Replaced L9 and I have receive. Re-tuned the rx chain and I can hear a mouse fart in Mexico.Thank you for your help. Handy Andy.....Thank you for the info. I'm going to add that in my notebook for future reference...
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    Cobra 29 LX LE Dead Receive

    Nomad......TR8,9 and 10 are ok. TR8 E=.778v C=7.11v B=1.5v TR9 E=(ground 1.44mV) C=1.65v B=.758v TR10 E=.801V C=.818v B=1.6v TR23 Regulator is good supplying voltage rail for RX supply. D4 detector is tested good as well. Volume control pot is good. I'm going to check out TR10 again. Just looked...
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    Cobra 29 LX LE Dead Receive

    I will check today and report back. Thanks for the replies, fellas.
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    I heard you on ch20 this evening, Codeman. I gave you a holler but I guess you didn't hear me. Maybe next time, bro.
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    Cobra 29 LX LE Dead Receive

    I have a Cobra 29 LX LE that transmits fine. It has great modulation. PA works just fine. I have NO signal on the digital S meter and no audio coming thru the internal or external speaker. Not a mic issue. I can hook a signal generator to the antenna jack and hear no audio or signal. I have...
  19. Unit 75

    11 meter is very quiet?

    Talked with a bunch of rascals in California and then Texas around 4pm today on Ch20
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    11 meter is very quiet?

    Spoke with a few in California, West Virginia, NY, Maine. Skip was good this evening.