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has anyone had a radio built by lesters customs?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by wheelman918, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. 222DBFL

    222DBFL Sr. Member

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    Lesson learned 918, the 959 is not one of my fav radios either. They just drift too much for me. If you need a powerful radio, maybe a 2970 would be a better option. But IMO, a radio and external amp of that size should be separated. While not having any bells and whistles, the optima is an SSB talking radio. I can't find a flaw in mine anyway.


     
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  2. Sideways

    Sideways Active Member

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    Hey wheelman, what does it do on a.m.? His vid showed a 100 watt dk, swinging to 400 or so.
    Does the variable power control just the radio, or is it variable for the amp too?
    As others have said, I would also upgrade your power wire to at least no.4 on that long of a run.
     
  3. wheelman918

    wheelman918 Member

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    i agree with you 110% im putting in no 6 power wires right now and one last try before it goes back in the box
     
  4. wheelman918

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    the variable works for radio and amp both
     
  5. wheelman918

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    oh and on am id get about 150 im wondering if its really an sx 175 ive had dx 500 a couple 667s dx 400s dx 350 hdv ive wired many amps the radio is just too turdesque
     
  6. wheelman918

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    and the lescomm board sucks it drifts its like just some blingy shit like curb feelers on a car lol im serious just garbage
     
  7. ExitThirteen

    ExitThirteen Grumpy and Cranky

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    The Lescomm board itself isn't the reason why the radio drifts... it drifts due to the crystal oscillator and the clarifier circuits... they are poorly designed/cheaply built with low quality components from Galaxy. Robb and I have done some extensive modifications and testing on this, and have concluded that the 949/959 radios are just plain awful for drift. We were able to get a little bit of the drift out, but nothing near where it should be. I can't speak for the rest of the stuff that Les did, but his channel boards are top notch.

    ~Cheers~
     
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  8. wheelman918

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    i upgraded the wire spent 100$ got a capacitor as well and no 6 its an sx 175 went to a radio shop it will only spike 20 amps the dude tried to bullshit and rip me off, nothing of his is even close to top notch its just blingy curb feeler crap and crap it truly is, the channel board is worse than the old galaxys on ssb just garbage sorry to sound negative i paid the bucks to find out and thats my findings blingy junk great for them truck drivers that talk to each other with their rf gains down, the receive...........well you seen that vid right? oh and got to noticing the box for my radio here is pic ill be shipping that shit box back to him monday and contacting paypal lescomm box.jpg
     
  9. wheelman918

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    what i got post vid he made for me was an sx 175 i paid for an sx350 promise ya its a 175 shit gona hit the fan, i would not buy anything from him its all junk, looks good on videos and his rigged equipment vid of my old cobra be up in a few
    lescomminv.jpg
     
  10. wheelman918

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    and the squelch scan? thats like lipstick on a pig worthless except maybe in a rare atmosphere occurrence lol thats just laughable really
     
  11. wheelman918

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    oh yeah and the dimmer only dims the counter and the dimmer it is the receive actually comes up a bit and that knob is all loose and junky feeling
     
  12. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Return it and get your money back. Enough said.
     
  13. wheelman918

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    here is old faithful out of the box the test vid is processing the test is over the lescomm lost horribly lol the beast came out the box not even a contest
     
  14. wheelman918

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    here ya go the cobra and some idiot playing music on channel 19 which shows the audio the processor quality and extreme perfection filtering this thing has the lescomm new mosfets just got knocked out
     
  15. wheelman918

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    he says no refunds so im sure it will be a turd deal ive never went into a thing like that on paypal but im about to
     

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