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Can anybody Help Me ID This Amp?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Landsharkfl, May 8, 2018.

  1. Landsharkfl

    Landsharkfl New Member

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    Picked this up at a garage sale for $50...No idea who the maker is...thought is was worth the chance. I haven't had a chance to look inside yet.



    Thanks !!!
     

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  2. psycho

    psycho Running a special on our rooms!

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    You haven't had a chance to look inside? Good grief it's 4 screws and slide the top off, that's 5 minutes tops.
    It's a Palomar clone.
     
  3. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Does it work?
     
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  4. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    This style amplifier was sold with the name "Palomar" and "Boomer" on them.

    Inside you will probably find the ferrite transformers standing vertically above the circuit board, rather than laying flat against it.

    Never did find out who actually made these.

    73
     
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  5. midnight special

    midnight special Well-Known Member

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    also had a devastator name on it
     
  6. Landsharkfl

    Landsharkfl New Member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, I am out of town until this weekend, will open her up when I get back and see what I got....stay tuned.
     
  7. kopcicle

    kopcicle Well-Known Member

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    ...I can't wait
     
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  8. 357magnum

    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Psycho , It's
    marked " # 2 " ? Hmmm.... I wonder why ? Sorry seen way to many of these splatter boxes . Oh wait I have a few clones !:ROFLMAO: Ps , I mean you NO disrespect but if you paid $50 @ a yard sale ? Let's just say I hope for your sake it works .It doesn't seem like you tested it .
     
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  9. kopcicle

    kopcicle Well-Known Member

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    ...temp tracking bias
    do away with the Hi/Med/Low
    correct the transformers
    reinforce the B- rail
    resurface the device mounting
    Fans, 1U computer fans, two deep, full width, full shroud.
    construct/add external LP filter
    A "real" supply
    then replace the transistors with DEI because the Toshibas are dead ...

    :)
     
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  10. psycho

    psycho Running a special on our rooms!

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    I have seen those clone amps with 2, 4 or 5 transistors. I once found a NIB Cobra 148 (Pre 1998) at a garage sale for $50 so that amp could be a great deal.
     
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    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    I remember those, they had the name Gray as well.
     
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    Blackcat630 Sr. Member

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    [QUOTE="nomadradio, post: 625025,
    Never did find out who actually made these.
    73[/QUOTE]
    I heard some guy in Texas used to make these amps with a variety of different names back in the 90's... Unsure of how true this is.. I'm sure someone on here can verify this.
     
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  13. Landsharkfl

    Landsharkfl New Member

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    Ok, here is the inside...super clean. I hooked it up on the base antenna and it seems like everything works. Have not thrown the meter on it yet, but talked to someone in Georgia ( I'm in Florida) and they said I sounded clear and loud. So for my needs ( i will be using in the car) it will work great, it draws low amps and has 3 power levels.

    Let me know what you think....
     

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  14. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    Looks like a 2 final Palomar 250 Elite with the 1446 finals. As previously stated these were also stamped with the name Boomer 250 and Gray 250. They were sold by Copper and H & Y back in the late 90's and early 2000's. That would be considered a low drive amp. Pretty sure it's class C with auto SSB delay. Not the best choice for dedicated SSB use but it will work.
     
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  15. Landsharkfl

    Landsharkfl New Member

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    Thanks I appreciate the info, I think it will work for what I need, mobile use only. I got lucky that it works great.
     
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