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Question about Cobra "model variances"

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by guitar_199, Jun 10, 2021 at 3:43 PM.

  1. guitar_199

    guitar_199 Sr. Member

    Mar 8, 2011
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    With one of the current threads being focused on a Cobra 25GTL.... I just got nosy and did some looking around.....

    If you look for 21GTL and 21LTD.... both of them wind up pointing to SAMS#207.

    So I went and looked at it......

    What you find when you get to SAMS CB-207 is Cobra 21GTL & Cobra25GTL.... but no Cobra 21LTD.

    If anyone knows..... what would have been the difference between a 21GTL and 21LTD?

    Was it literally just a distinct model number for the "time period" that they were marketed? Or were there usually any functional differences?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. midnight special

    midnight special Sr. Member

    Mar 13, 2012
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    the gtl had a anl switch the ltd had a emergency 9 switch so to me there had to be something different in the circuitry somewhere,,,,
  3. TM86

    TM86 Sr. Member

    Jul 6, 2014
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  4. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

    Apr 23, 2018
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    When in doubt - look for images - eBay is a good source
    I had to look this up too...:whistle:

    Fun little facts...

    The one on the LEFT is the GTL - has ANL
    The one on the Right, is the LTD - has LO-DX switch - ANL is built-in.

    So one uses switchable ANL(GTL) - the other has Built in ANL but to help with RF gain issues, it provides a Local / DX (Distance) Receive gain switch(LTD) - look at that in that schematic link.

    LTD - Uses a Receive RF Amp design similar to Galaxy - per another thread.

    GTL uses a Receive RF Amp design similar to a PC-66/68 and Cobras' 25 - series.
    tecnicoloco, Woody-202 and guitar_199 like this.

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