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Scary Snake Radio "Setting Up" President Lincoln II V3

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Onelasttime, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Onelasttime

    Onelasttime Well-Known Member

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    Why would anyone send him a new radio and want him to have a poke around inside? I do not have a problem with the guy working on CB's but you have to know your limits. I can not see him doing any wonderful magic to this or even knowing the subtle tuning issues on audio that this radio can benefit from. Most of this radio is surface mount. I have no seen a SMD rework station onhis bench. In fact I have never seen him use flux on anything on his bench either???? Strange right?


     

  2. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    I would ask the question why anyone would buy a brand new radio that was that inferior that it takes all that part swapping and resoldering before being able to use it?

    My guess all those mods and adjustments just added another $200 to the overall cost of that radio. Wow!
     
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  3. Unit 194

    Unit 194 Well-Known Member

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    That's strange he once told me he doesn't work on surface mount radios.
     
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  4. psycho

    psycho Running a special on our rooms!

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    Any export or CB radio made in the sh!thole called China is a throw away radio when it needs repair. I agree if tuning up requires the replacement of a dozen or more parts, something stinks.
     
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  5. Onelasttime

    Onelasttime Well-Known Member

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    A lot of the modern new black box designs have very narrow audio bandwidth and really crappy opamps in them. It only takes a few cap changes and the addition of a cap or two in the and around the opamp to really open them up.Going from -3db down at 3000hz to 4500haz makes a HUGE improvement on air. Adding some filtering to the really poor opamps being used also helps, The little bit that needs to be done is not worth $200. If I had to pay someone else to do it I wold not worry about!
     
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  6. kaos513

    kaos513 Well-Known Member

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    and dont forget spread them coils fee as well
     
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  7. fourstringburn

    fourstringburn W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member K5KNM

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    BONUS!!!
     
  8. W2EKG

    W2EKG 201 Mike Action

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    You can't blame me Captain KW LOL! No comment other than watch mikes video on that radio. Don't waste your money it's a POS.

     
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    undertaker Undertaker

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    Does this radio clown like any radio????
     
  10. Onelasttime

    Onelasttime Well-Known Member

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    Yes he does but few of them are modern or made by RCI or in China. Just because he has standards that do not change with the flavor of the month club. Since his income is not dependant on sales of new black box radio's and he does not make a huge chunk of his income off modifying black box radio's he can afford to be honest. In fact, he will even tell you not to send him a radio with a linear hanging off the back of it or built into the radio. That alone prob. eliminates 50% of this site's membership. The problem, of course, is that almost no one on this site can make a living selling FCC type approved CB radios and legitimate ham radios. I do not blame people for that either because I would not want to buy or own a current production CB and the SSB cb radio's that are for sale are again junk!

    Mike is very polarizing you either love him or hate him. That said he shares what he knows and encourages people to try something few others do. He takes time to teach!

    Nothing is worse than the perpetual salesman that never has anything negative to say about a radio, rifle or car.....LOL Even worse is the person that owns a given thing that has nothing negative to say about it! LOL Too many people on this site have a vested interest in what is being discussed because they make a living selling, repairing or modifying modern junk Chinese made radio's.
     
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    I suppose if he hates it that much, he can just shoot it with that revolver sitting there! LOL
     
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  12. Unit 194

    Unit 194 Well-Known Member

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    Radio clown? Please explain.
     
  13. kaos513

    kaos513 Well-Known Member

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    im not a tech but i can tell you in 5 years that radio he just modify will die,he just went out and beyond and ruined the warranty as well as the specs
     
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    kaos513 Well-Known Member

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    please explain also
     
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    undertaker Undertaker

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    I have several export radios and one is the president Lincoln 2 . All of them work very well for me. Because I buy from a shop that has been in business over 40 years... They may be junk to some but they are not to me.
     
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