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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

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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!
    Bob
     

  2. midnight special

    midnight special Sr. Member

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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

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  4. Handy Andy

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

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    When in doubt - look for images - eBay is a good source
    upload_2021-6-10_18-20-58.png
    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.
     
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