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Conversion (soldering) tips please!

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by lolpetewtf, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. lolpetewtf

    lolpetewtf Member

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    Hey everyone. I am going to convert my DX-99v2 when it comes in next week or so. I know it is rather simple to do, but I have never touched a radio with a soldering iron before. I have a fine tip iron here at the office I will use.

    I have installed a few car stereos etc. so I have soldered many times, but I am a little nervous about moving that little wire.





    Remove the case. Go to the solder-side of the board. Touch iron to spot, re-solder to other spot. Sound about right!? :pop:
     

  2. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    Just use a pencil tip low watt iron. Heat the base where the jumper wire is, give the wire a tiny tug as your heating, it'll release quickly.

    Then heat the spot where the jumper goes next for a couple seconds and place the wire on that location until the solder cools.

    Congratulations!

    Maybe find an old crappy parts radio and practice jumping different locations with the same gauge wire.
     
  3. lolpetewtf

    lolpetewtf Member

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    Thank you very much. I have a few CB's, actually a Cobra 29 I could practice on that needs a final that it will probably never get.

    Thanks for your help my friend.
     
  4. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    I would practice on a ten dollar cb set, for a nice new Export best bet is buy the radio from a shop that does good tech work. Export radio's need more then just a conversion. They need to be checked over as far as transmit & receive alignment, setting modulation, and dead key and peak power tuning. I would hate to see you jack up your new 300 dollar radio.
     
  5. lolpetewtf

    lolpetewtf Member

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    I will have to report back next week or so. Hope turns out ok!
     
  6. lolpetewtf

    lolpetewtf Member

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    Conversion works fine. I have not had time to really test it out yet. The needle does not swing like my 979 does even with VR16 cranked. It stays in the middle pretty much.
     
  7. DuckSoupe

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    I would be nervous on a new radio; but has been said use a cheap CB and get use to it. Use a low wattage soldering gun.
     
  8. Beetle

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    "Guns" don't kill people but they have been known to overheat circuit boards. Use an iron of the proper tip size and temperature range.
     

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