Question about Magnum Radio Communications
You may have a radio where the AM limiter has been defeated which can cause all kinds of issues. I would first check the mic is wired right and does not have a problem, the radio should have output with a tone to it on sideband--wattage up to over 20 watts on SSB is normal.
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It looks like you had some loose connections in that CB. you may want to also check for other cold solder joints throughout the units and touch them up with some solder. Might I suggest you use a desoldering tool and then just add new solder to the connection.
Posted on Sep 05, 2007
SOURCE: meter and St lights
The backlit nightwatch lights can not be repaired, they are fiber optic lights that are ran through the faceplate by the factory.
As for the squealing, the normal way talkback is installed on these radios is to solder a resistor, 68 oms up to 100 ohms, from the PA to the External speaker on the solder side of the PC board. The more resistance, the lower the talkback volume. Yourse is probably squealing because the resistor is breaking down, I just fixed a radio 2 days ago with the same problem. If you want to remove talkback, just open the case, flip it tothe solder side, and remove that resistor that was installed, or you can replace it with a new resistor and still have talkback.
The meter is fairly easy to replace, you just need to get a new meter, make sure it is one for the Cobra 29 (it will have the 3rd line to show SWR reading, which the Cobra 25 does not). You remove the case screws, the face plate screws, and then remove one screw and loosen the other that hold the meter inplace. You will have to solder the two wires to the new meter, observing which post they came from, this will determine the direction the meter swings. You just remove the light bulb and put it in the new meter casing with the rubber stay. This will be self explanatory when you open the radio.
Now for the dead key. It may have had a swing mod done, which drops the dead key down a couple watts. This is actually a good thing. If you have a lower dead key, this will allow you a larger range of power to swing. You can tell if it has had a swing mod by looking at JP36 to see if there is a jumper or a Capacitor installed. If there is a capacitor, the it has been done. To change back to factory, remove the resistor that was soldered to the solder side, across the capacitor, then remove the capacitor. Now just install a jumper in the place. Here is a link to the Modification Instructions, so you can get a better understanding:
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Posted on Aug 31, 2008
SOURCE: cobra ltd classic no modulation
Assuming that you've tried another mike, the problem may lie in the speech amplifier circuit within the radio, something that will require someone with technical knowledge to repair.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
Has anything changed with your antenna or your power supply ? The only real way to get an accurate reading is to check it with a dummy load and form a base line from there.Good Luck
Posted on May 23, 2009
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