You have to excuse me because I've been out of the scene for a few decades. I think I'd like to get a Cobra 148 GTL to play around with - peak & tune, add some mods, etc. Obviously I'm looking at the old side-mike units. It seems like everyone favors the radios made in the Philippines, but you hardly ever find those for sale. And some sources say the Taiwanese are good, but Malaysian are junk, and others vice versa. So can someone clue me in on where the good ones were made? And which ones had Uniden or RCI boards? Which are best to mod? Which to avoid? Thanks!