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Cobra 148 Malaysia 1996.. for parts

Discussion in 'CB Radio Gear SwapShop' started by PA770, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    Just got off EB for $125 was working in pics.. only issue noticed before install was SO-239 was not tight. Checked inside and was wired up fine..

    Gently screwed on PL-259 this morning to a 1:1 antenna and used there short power cord.. got smoke..

    Don't have funds to send out to get checked or fixed.. have new 8 month old baby..

    Very mad.. selling for $30 and $15 shipping..

    As-Is/Parts only.. here's the before pics of it..



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  2. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    Nevermind.. seller offered refund..

    Mod. Please remove this thread.
     
  3. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    Tough break on the radio:mad:...I don't want to seem a pain (really I don't) but have you fired up the 757GX yet? You may already have a 100 watt PEP rig that will work on all the bands you want.
    Those were easily modified and sounded pretty good in their day both AM/SSB!
    Glad to see your moving forward on the antenna farm...and glad you got a refund!!!(y)
    Hope to hear you on the air soon.
    All the Best
    Gary
     
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  4. Riverman71

    Riverman71 Sr. Member

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    Glad it worked out for you, K3.

    You might want to consider a new Uniden 980. They get great reviews and a lot of guys run them as their base. Amazon has them right now for only $113 with free shipping.
     
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  5. PA770

    PA770 W9WDX Member

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    Going to try my McKinley from my truck on the A99 first.. I am familiar with that.. if it works I may save a tiny bit more and grab another down the line.
     
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  6. BigLou

    BigLou New Member

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    I,m glad also for you it,s just tobad the cobra, but if you have the 757GX all is not lost.Thay were an easily mod ,I no a guy that runs one on 11 meters all the timeit works just fine for him.If you do the mod good luck to you with it.
     
  7. OldTech03

    OldTech03 Active Member

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    So the refund demands you send it back? If not I will take it.

    Oldtech03
     
  8. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    Never heard of a 148 smoking like that; unless the power wires were hooked up backwards and the protection diode had been removed.
    Wow . . .
     
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  9. kaos513

    kaos513 Well-Known Member

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    I would had kept it you will not find mint radios like that on the market
     
  10. sunbulls

    sunbulls Well-Known Member

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    I would first check where that smoke came from. Did you have a 3 amp fuse in-line? I rather have smoke as a symptom than some intermittent problem. Smoke usually directs you to the source such as a burnt resistor, toasted diode or print. More often than not, a smoke issue is easily repaired.
     

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