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Spread them coils?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by kaos513, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. kaos513

    kaos513 Well-Known Member

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    spreads coils @ 8:50 lol


     
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  2. Onelasttime

    Onelasttime Well-Known Member

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    I did not see him spreading any coils.
     
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  3. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Well-Known Member

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    I heard him say that the coils being spread was a problem. It did seem odd that he said they needed to be straightened. Seems like a knowledgeable tech would say the need to be tuned or adjusted?
     
  4. TM86

    TM86 Destroyer of radios

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    It's a thing he does. If one of those tunable cans (with a coil inside) isn't mounted perpendicular to the board, he'll pull it off and resolder it so it is.

    Not sure if he thinks he's aligning the magnetic fields in the radio.
     
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  5. 338_MtRushmore

    338_MtRushmore Well-Known Member

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    And that is where the OCD can bring trouble. Just because a coil is symmetric and appeasing to the eye, does not mean it is filtering harmonics to the best of its potential.
     
  6. StrangeBrew

    StrangeBrew Sr. Member

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    Must be Feng Shui.:whistle:
     
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  7. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Is that Japanese for bullshit? :ROFLMAO:
     
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  8. Onelasttime

    Onelasttime Well-Known Member

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    Well if they do not give you a variable to adjust it than yes you have no choice but to use the coils for tuning. I thought most old CB's gave you a trim pot so spreading was not needed?
     
  9. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Spreading the coils gives you more "POWAH" lol.
     
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  10. OldTech03

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    May be he's just Anal?
     
  11. loosecannon

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    He charges by the hour.
     
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  12. kaos513

    kaos513 Well-Known Member

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    Minum wage is going up all over he needs to find a new profession lol
     
  13. TM86

    TM86 Destroyer of radios

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    I'd rather not think about what he does when the camera is off.
     
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    Oh this is the asshole that used a garden hose on a cobra 2000gtl and then later found out he killed the freq counter but passes it off. The guy is a hack!!!
     
  15. AndrewGS

    AndrewGS Sandbagger

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    He didn't spread the coils, this is a radio he is planning to work on and he said he would fix the spread coils. I enjoyed the 980 with a Stinger he built for me. I don't know about that $100/LB solder bullshit, but he does OK work.
     
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