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On the Cobra 29 LTD, What number transistor, and diodes do I swap for the Schottky receive upgrade . I was told that they may be: TR-7, D-5, D-6, & D-24 . I have the Sanyo 2SC2999 Transistor, and the Shottky 1N6263 Diodes .

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    I did the footwork, not internet, and found a complete list of ALL Radio Schottky recieve upgrade modifications . All my radios can Talk, and now I won't have to strain to hear the Mud Ducks .

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Not sure what the numbers are but you change out the detector diodes.

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    not sure what the numbers are but you change out the detector diodes.



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If there is no receive likewise, then probably problem in the PLL/VCO section or 9V voltage regulator TR23 (2SC1096) or Zener diode D22 (9.1V).

If the receive is normal, then possibly any of two (2) faults:
1. microphone/PTT switch and/or the mic cable specifically the wire connected to pin# 3 of the connector; or
2. +8V switching transistor TR21 (2SA733P).

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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