Question about Cobra 148 GTL 120-Channels Base CB Radio

1 Answer

Cobra 148gtldx low vol squelch on fm

Every thing else is fine just radio vol, even turned up squelch noise is low, it shouldnt be like this on fm, on running it for a day or two people sound ok so its really low vol on squelch, radio came from a mate who likes to mess in side, could be hes turned something, any ideas thanks marcbunn@googlemail.com ( late 80s early 90s cobra 148gtldx uniden board radio mk2 has eprom fm 145106 pll)

Posted by on

  • 1205 Jun 23, 2008

    thanks very much problem solved had to replace 5 capcitors untill i got the right one, cost pennies as i have loads & a hour of my time thanks again marc.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 27 Answers

Hi Mate, the problem you are having in not uncommon in the
COBERA 148 GTL. I suspect that the problem lies in low value uF electro caps drying out (electrolite) causing power down and frequency drift. The capacitors are in two forms..tiny blue tantalum, and standard radial base caps that are grey aluminium
cans with a black stripe,it would be a job for a skilled person in electronics to replace all of them. The square metal cans with a screw ferrite slug are what you use to tune the radio, and as there are lot of them ,and you don't have a circuit diagram ,it would be pot luck finding the right one/s. What you realy need to know is all electronic devices age and hence, no longer do their job.
it would cost more than the set is worth to rebuild it,but if you have the skills ,it can be done. am cb with usb / lsb are a thing of the past now and you would be better off buying a used set that is still in top working order. The uhf sets are useless as was the am sets depending on what you want the sets to do, in convoy.... great....in remote country....useless. Having said that the am/usb/lsb sets are the best of the three because on ssb they tx on about 12 watts rms so you have a better chance of making contact, but don't count on it as hf cb is no longer in
common use.
GOOD LUCK flyingfox@people.net.au

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

  • flyingfox Jun 23, 2008

    Cheers Marc,well done!!...Perhaps you could post here the cap # of those you have replaced. This information may well help others as this is a common problem in the Cobra 148 gtl.

    flyingfox@people.net.au

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Squelch won't turn off


I assume you mean there is a constant noise no matter what you do. Many things cause this. Most likely a jammed squelch button. Check for debris and clean. If you are using a headset/earpiece of any type, remove it because they can also cause this problem. Turn radio on/off and check again. If water got into your radio, the main board may be corroded and there is no hope but to take it to a repair shop.

Nov 10, 2013 | Cobra LI 7020 WX-EVP Two Way Radio

1 Answer

There is no squelch noise on my cb. It was there and now there is nothing


I think its vr6 in that radio but you have to turn it till you hear noise. did you use a signal generator to set the squelch?

Oct 23, 2012 | Cobra 29 LTD CB Radio

1 Answer

I just bought a cobra 29 ltd, i hooked it up and calibrated it the way the manual said but when i turn it on and turn my squelch all the way to the left i barley hear it at all, and i have the volume all...


there may be a very low noise level. If the noise level is low you will hear almost nothing. You need to go on ch 19 and drive near a major interstate.

Key up and say, "Break one nine for a radio check" and a trucker will come back and tell you its working. If you hear him okay, then your radio is working fine.

Some days, background noise is heavier and lighter then others.

Oct 18, 2010 | Cobra 29 LTD CB Radio

1 Answer

Cb transmit noise


Its just RF feed back, that's normal, try to re-route the coax, or just turn the FM down, o try turning your modulation down....hope this was helpful....

May 29, 2010 | Cobra 75 WX ST 40-Channels Handheld CB...

2 Answers

Cobra PR4750WX - how do I adjust squelch?


You are right there is no adjustment. You can however turn the squelch off and this maybe what is happening to you.
To turn the squelch off you press and hold the button that is just below the push-to-talk button for at least 5 seconds.
To turn the squelch back on, you either press (less than 5 sec.) and the same button or change channels.
When talking with a specific party or group, you should use the tone coded squelch (CTCSS) and that will mitigate the noise if you are not already doing that.

Apr 18, 2009 | Cobra 22 CHANNEL 2-WAY RADIOS

1 Answer

Won't receive audio or any noise with squelch all the way left


Perhaps a faulty connector on your coax cable. Get it fixed or replaced you coax cable with a new one.

Mar 24, 2009 | Cobra 19 Ultra II CB Radio

1 Answer

No Auto Squelch on Cobra PR4700WX


Yes sir, when u will open the set u can find two potentiometers , one is for tranmitter another for receiver . Try adjusting the same ( second radio should be transmitting ) do not switch one radio without antennae it may burn ..
Regards
raj/

Dec 24, 2008 | Cobra MicroTalk PR 1100 WX (15 Channels)...

1 Answer

Recieving problems


turn the RF gain all the way up and leave it there. Also turn the squelch down until you hear white noise, then turn it up just until it goes away.

RF gain is how sensitive your receive is. The higher it is, the more range you have. There really is no need to turn it down ever, unless you are trying to not hear some one out in the distance. Normal operation, RF gain should be all the way up.

Now squelch is used to quiet non signal noise. Like white noise or interference noise, Or other radios with a really weak signal that you can't hear completely any way.

You just want it so it just quiets the fuzz noise. Depending on background interference and the amount of radio traffic, the may have to be adjusted to silence the noise you don't want to hear. When a strong audio signal is received, it will break the squelch, the higher the squelch is set, the stronger the signal needs to be to break it, otherwise it will silence it.

May 03, 2008 | Cobra 19 DX IV CB Radio

1 Answer

GMR1035-2


Hi,

The RX symbol and static noise would only appear if the squelch is down or if you are receiving something from a transmitter.

Receiving something could mean either an intelligent radio transmission from another comparable unit or this could also be spillover signals from adjacent radio transmitters strong enough to override the squelch settings normally called "splatter". At times, electronic devices could cause this effect such as RFI (radio frequency interference) from units such as a personal computer.

It is also possible that your Monitor Mode is "ON", turning it OFF would possibly resolve the issue To turn OFF monitor mode:Press the vol/mon UP or DOWN key. The RX icon will stop blinking and disappears.

In some cases, a component failure would cause this problem. Your GMR1035-2 uses an Automatic Squelch Feature, this would mean the use of a FM Discriminator Chip for Squelch Control. Most manufacturers uses an MC3357P IC chip for this purpose. This of course would require opening the unit, desoldering the suspected component and solder in a replacement. This would further require that you be familiar with electronic components, circuitry, DVM and a low wattage soldering iron. Should you not be comfortable doing this, perhaps your best bet would be to seek the services of a qualified technician.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Nov 10, 2007 | Radio Communications

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cobra 148 GTL 120-Channels Base CB Radio Logo

204 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cobra Radio Communications Experts

AnyMHz.com
AnyMHz.com

Level 2 Expert

500 Answers

Iron
Iron

Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15133 Answers

Are you a Cobra Radio Communication Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...