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Turner Super Sidekick Question

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by KD8HMO, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. KD8HMO

    KD8HMO Sr. Member

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    I just scored a nice Turner Super Sidekick today. It hasn't arrived yet. Does anyone know if the 4000B amp IC is mounted in a socket or soldered directly to the circuit board?


     

  2. midnight special

    midnight special Well-Known Member

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    mine has everything soldered in,, no sockets,,,,and please remember,, because i have seen so many get mad or upset and trash the mike ,, but there is 2 adjustments for the modulation,,,,,the knob on top and underneath in a little hole there is an adjustment you can get to with a small screwdriver,,,on mine i adjusted the bottom till it sounded good then the top,,,,, on my president washington first generation,,,not peeked or tuned,,, the bottom is about 1/4 and the top is set at 1/2 every one says it is clean and clear with plenty of modulation,,,,
     
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  3. bob85

    bob85 Supporting Member

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    4000b is a logic ic, sidekicks use lm386 audio amp, i have seen them soldered & in sockets,
    i don't know if any came with sockets from new.
     
  4. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Well-Known Member

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    You could always buy a socket for cheap and add one.
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  5. KD8HMO

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    Hopefully it still works. I plan on replacing the caps for sure, and anything else it might need.
     
  6. KD8HMO

    KD8HMO Sr. Member

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    Well my SSK arrived and it is about as close to mint as can be. The finish is still real nice. No scratches on the chrome head. Bottom cover and insides have no corrosion or dirt. Leaf switches in good shape. I'm going to change out the electrolytic caps shortly. This mic should be a really good match for my Kenwood TS 530S.
     
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    Maybe we qill get lucky and work each other sometime.
     
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    KD8HMO Sr. Member

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    I am remodeling my radio room right now. Am waiting for landlord to install new carpet and paint. Then I'm adding a new cubicle corner desk setup. While I'm working on that, I'm going to install a new vertical, GAP or Butternut. Still deciding on that. Gotta get that installed very soon, before the bad weather hits Ohio.
     
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    Hopefully when I get situated at home, I can start watching for you guys on the air :)
     
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  15. Klondike Mike

    Klondike Mike Well-Known Member

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    That microphone looks to be in pristine condition. As you have already planned, replace those axial electrolytics and you are good to go. I purchased one off eBay back in 2010 that was in very bad shape. I went the cover-up route and painted it gold. You may have seen my video's on YouTube. Seemed like only a few weeks ago;



    PS. This project has long been completed so ignore any request for feedback as to how to finish it off.

     
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