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Cobra 18 WX ST II (don’t laugh)

Discussion in 'CB Radio Modifications' started by ForestRunner98, Feb 11, 2020 at 4:03 AM.

  1. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    A road trip to Fort Worth for Gandalf to set all devices up together (Mike Kilgore); he’s done the Super Bowl crazies for years (as I understand).



    US-287 straight thru.Cowtown to just before it hits IH20 at the south side.
     
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  2. Riverman

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    You’re talking to a guy who once spray painted the grill on his ‘63 Bel Air black and punched a hole in the muffler to save the cost of chrome and glass pacs. :D
     
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  3. Redbeard U812

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    Bet ya mounted a spark plug in the hole and ran the carb rich too?
     
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    Will share an honest review once I receive it. Just checked tracking. Delivery is scheduled for Tuesday. Monday’s a holiday. :(
     
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    Couldn’t afford the spray paint AND a spark plug. :D
     
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    Wonder if he’s open to guy with a RK5640 and eleven dollars in his pocket?
     
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  7. Slowmover

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    You wanted it to be a talker.

    All devices together (radio, amp, mike) on the bench. The very best mobile units I’ve ever heard (audio quality) were born this way. Anyone asks me and I say to start with a 959 Galaxy.

    My visit to Kilgore’s told me that while he’s not terribly interested in the digital surface-mount stuff, he’s got an interest as a semi-retired guy in making a customer happy. There’s been nothing new in that shop since about 1979.

    The vibe was totally different than the motorhome-behind-the-tire-shop “CB tech”.

    See the thread we talked about Larry’s CB in McKinney (another possibility). But Larry’s is dangerous. You never saw so much candy in one place.
     
  8. Slowmover

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    EBay chrome Case for Uniden 78/Cobra 29 front mike $16.00
     
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    I tried unsuccessfully to buy a Golden Eagle Mark III off Larry last month.
     
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  11. Slowmover

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    The radio case alone would do it for looks.

    And if you don’t like the mike I’ll donate an SRA-198. Bought a bagful of them for under $20 each some years back. I’d be proud you had one from me. Might even make contact one day (came out of Halliburton country yesterday on US-81 to US-287 to Rhome. Filled up, showered up and headed home to meet son for dinner).

    See that microphone and review at Bells.
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    Thank you. I have high hopes for the RK56 mic. It actually has gotten some very good reviews. Have listened to mic comparisons on youtube and can tell little difference between the 56, 198 and 636.
     
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    That’s my experience also.

    Except where mike has been matched to radio. Robert at Clays nailed an Astatic 636 to my Galaxy 99v2. The preferred RK56 was out of stock. I’ve had no reason to change that even with sound checks. (Assume voice qualities also favored). Given that I dislike the mic shape, it’s real.

    The offer remains open.

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    I'm interested to know how that RK56 sounds on my 2970N2......guess I need to get them out of the box.
     
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    Clays swears by them. Always has. The downturn in quality was arrested (CB shop wholesaler version that is boxed versus truckstop blister pack) even if it’s not the Turner or Telex product of old.

    I’ve enjoyed having versions of most everything. Just haven’t done “better” testing of audio quality.
     
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