That's some good stuff right there. I too am greatfull for all the knowledge that people give here, and the only prerequisite is that you are willing to learn. I follow along on all the repair and mod threads, this is one of the few hobbies where component level electronics is a mainstay. The President Richard has now made it to my short list of radios to buy.A big thank you to @Handy Andy & @NZ8N for guiding me through the mentioned modifications. Because of that the Richard has been given a second chance in the truck. I owned one before and tried to use it in another truck but it just didn't talk like the radios I'm used to running. I really wanted to like the radio but it was just a turd... Today it replaced the C 29 that sat in that overhead for the last year with the Richard to see how it does in the real world. So far it's done much better than expected with several conversations to which all have asked what radio was being used. Night and day difference from the stock Richard and plays well with the 636L. Several steps up from the just ok radio it started as.
P.s. @Slowmover I know it isn't a side mic!
So far so good so we'll see how it does in the long term.
Gentlemen, I appreciate it very very much
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