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New mods for 980's

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by dxing440, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. dxing440

    dxing440 Active Member

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    Any thing new out for these radios? Swing kit, final upgrades(more watts), echo install .......or web sites to look at new info?


     

  2. AL567

    AL567 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, sort of its called President Grant 2 (y)
     
  3. AL567

    AL567 Well-Known Member

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    President Grant 2

    Don't know about the echo and swing kits but its definitely a step up. I didn't know it was a souped up 980 until a few days ago myself. Thank you Camaro1 for the info. Hello UK.
     

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  4. AL567

    AL567 Well-Known Member

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    Grant Wireless Mic

    Even has a wireless mic that you can buy like the 980... Not available in the states yet but a dealer from the UK shouldn't be too hard to find.
     

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  5. dxing440

    dxing440 Active Member

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    Already knew about the grant ll, and lincoln ll. I was asking about a (980) i guess answer is a NO! Thx
     
  6. ExitThirteen

    ExitThirteen Grumpy and Cranky

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    The 980 is a pretty tough radio to modify, altho I have been able to modify mine for extra frequencies. Haven't had the time to dive into the final area of it yet or do any swing mods, but I'm sure I could figure something out in that avenue. I just need time, and time is something that I have little of, sadly. :(


    ~Cheers~
     
  7. M0GVZ

    M0GVZ Sr. Member

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    Far better to add an external linear than start butchering finals to get them to do what they were never designed to. At best you can double, triple the power but to get any worthwhile noticeable increase you need to be looking to at least tenfold.
     
  8. Z-MAN 369

    Z-MAN 369 Active Member

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    Wasting almost $200 on a CB that looks like a cheap car stereo is all i need to know, lol.
     
  9. M0GVZ

    M0GVZ Sr. Member

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    LOL. At least with the 980 you get a bit of chrome.
     
  10. AL567

    AL567 Well-Known Member

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    Can't remember the guys name but I found it through google. There is a you tube video called "980 cracked" take it with a grain of salt though its more comical than anything else. It's about 20 minutes long the best I can remember. He destroys 2 980's trying to do frequency mods.
     
  11. dave457

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    Les Comm

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  12. ExitThirteen

    ExitThirteen Grumpy and Cranky

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    It is comical, I watched the video. If he really understood theory of how frequencies are mixed, he'd have done what I did long ago with the 980, and just swapped out the 10.2417 crystal with a 10.6917 crystal to get 27.415 - 27.855. It's not rocket science. :p


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  13. Lil'Yeshua

    Lil'Yeshua .......

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    Maybe he's got a LesCom board that he hasn't invented yet in mind
     
  14. AL567

    AL567 Well-Known Member

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    Wonder if we send him three 980's he could convert one of em. :pop:
     
  15. jazzsinger

    jazzsinger Bullshit Buster

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    Exactly what i'd do for any US radio i wanted to work on high band,as you say it ain't rocket science, i'm sure if it can do that then you could fit a crystal switch board and use a few broadbanding tricks if necessary to cover more than one band on it, dropping the crystal 450 khz will take it too low band, just realign and off you go. dropping 900 khz will take you down to cover 26.285.
     

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