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I am hoping someone can help me. I currently own a radio shack radio TRC 485



I am wondering if i can add more channels to it or something... Can you please help me...Can i install the stuff myself..?



I am not a radio tech. the inside of a radio boggels my mind... Please help



Thanks

927



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I have been re-directed by Jeff to ask this question.



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I am hoping someone can help me. I currently own a radio shack radio TRC 485



I am wondering if i can add more channels to it or something... Can you please help me...Can i install the stuff myself..?



I am not a radio tech. the inside of a radio boggels my mind... Please help



Thanks

927



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<img src=http://home.comcast.net/~shockwav/canada3.gif ALT=":mad:cnflg">


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I posted the info in the other section, it came from Defpom`s site. If you are not comfortable working inside the radio, I would recommend getting a qualified shop to do the work...it will involve cutting traces, and some soldering skills......

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73

Jeff


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I posted the info in the other section, it came from Defpom`s site. If you are not comfortable working inside the radio, I would recommend getting a qualified shop to do the work...it will involve cutting traces, and some soldering skills......

<img src=http://home.comcast.net/~shockwav/popular_108.gif ALT=":dcnrsn">





73

Jeff


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The info is there, the thing is you need to cut the traces to some of the pins to the microprocessor, I am sure the traces are small, so you would have to work carefully, and to make the noise blanker switch work as the reset button, also involves cutting traces, and soldering in what i believe a tight place(close trace spacing)if you bugger the board up, you have a paper-weight. I really do think if you have not done any work inside a radio on the board, this is most likely not the place to start. If at all possible I would send it out to a shop to have the work done, that way you will be assured a working rig...

It takes some practice to work comfortably on the rigs that have SMD`s in them..and a steady hand. Better to practice on a few $5.00 yard sale rigs before going in-to your best radio.



73

Jeff


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The info is there, the thing is you need to cut the traces to some of the pins to the microprocessor, I am sure the traces are small, so you would have to work carefully, and to make the noise blanker switch work as the reset button, also involves cutting traces, and soldering in what i believe a tight place(close trace spacing)if you bugger the board up, you have a paper-weight. I really do think if you have not done any work inside a radio on the board, this is most likely not the place to start. If at all possible I would send it out to a shop to have the work done, that way you will be assured a working rig...

It takes some practice to work comfortably on the rigs that have SMD`s in them..and a steady hand. Better to practice on a few $5.00 yard sale rigs before going in-to your best radio.



73

Jeff


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You might be able to find a electronics repair shop some were in your area that will do the work.....other that just the one shop. Another option is to try FG Best, I know there is shipping involved, but the guys at the shop are offering a 20% discount to forum members, this might offset the shipping charges...just a thought.

I wonder if we have any other members here that are up your way that might know of a shop that would do the work???





73

Jeff


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</p>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p067.ezboard.com/bworldwidecbradioclub.showUserPublicProfile?gid=audioshockwav>AudioShockwav</A> at: 11/28/04 8:47 pm
 
You might be able to find a electronics repair shop some were in your area that will do the work.....other that just the one shop. Another option is to try FG Best, I know there is shipping involved, but the guys at the shop are offering a 20% discount to forum members, this might offset the shipping charges...just a thought.

I wonder if we have any other members here that are up your way that might know of a shop that would do the work???





73

Jeff


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</p>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p067.ezboard.com/bworldwidecbradioclub.showUserPublicProfile?gid=audioshockwav>AudioShockwav</A> at: 11/28/04 8:47 pm
 
I agree with jeff, unless you have a great deal of experience do not attempt it yourself, there is more chance of killing the radio than a successful modification.



I believe that there are lots of places around, you just need to find them, I cant help you with this, as I too am in another country, and continent.








The Defpom



www.radiomods.co.nz/



www.TheDefpom.com



www.s-and-m-software.com</p>
 
I agree with jeff, unless you have a great deal of experience do not attempt it yourself, there is more chance of killing the radio than a successful modification.



I believe that there are lots of places around, you just need to find them, I cant help you with this, as I too am in another country, and continent.








The Defpom



www.radiomods.co.nz/



www.TheDefpom.com



www.s-and-m-software.com</p>
 

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