Reparing 29 LTD
Depending on what you mean by "off frequency". The 29LTD, like all other 40-ch radios is PLL controlled, referenced to a 10.240 Mhz crystal. The channels are all mathematically synthesized by a higher frequency VCO and the PLL controller chip. If the PLL detects the frequency is not "locked on" it shuts down transmission. If the frequencies are there, but "out of band" then I suspect that there has been modifications done to the radio to make it so. If you want the radio back to stock, undo the mods. If the radio is out of band, and no mods present, then there is a problem with the PLL. Sometimes that may stem from someone getting into the radio and "tightening all the screws". (the shops just LOVE those!)
If the channels are in band but seem a little off, there is some adjustment in the form of a small trimmer capacitor near the crystal. But to adjust it properly, you should employ a frequency counter.
Jan 21, 2009 |
Cobra 29 LTD CB Radio