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CBWI August 2001 Inside The Magnum A24

The photo to the left shows the basic layout of the Magnum A24 main circuit board. The Alpha Force type echo/talk-back circuits have been moved to a separate PC board.In the middle photo, notice there are no additional engineering change components tacked to the bottom of the PC board.Pretty remarkable for a pre-production radio.To the […]

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Cobra’s 29 NW Classic Mobile CB

Cobra’s latest 29 radio has all but one of the features of the original Cobra 29 LTD. The missing control is the Delta Tune knob. This was a functional feature back in the 23 channel crystal controlled radio days.  The older radios didn’t meet the tighter frequency tolerances required of today’s CB radios. They also […]

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MODERN COAXIAL LIGHTNING ARRESTORS: CUSHCRAFT VS I.C.E.This is a comparison report between coaxial lightning arrestor units manufactured by Cushcraft Corp. and Industrial Communication Engineers, Ltd. Both companies make a variety of such protective devices and are sold worldwide. The Cushcraft “Blitz Bug” design and the I.C.E. design are both protected by patents issued by the U.S. […]

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SOLVING TELEPHONE RF INTERFERENCE – HELPFUL HINTS AND SUGGESTIONSWith the increasing popularity of complex and computer-aided home telephone units manufactured by numerous companies worldwide comes a corresponding increase in both the quantity and severity of telephone interference caused by local radio broadcast transmitters. The new telephones, both domestic and imported, are the most susceptible and delicate […]

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CBWI August 2001 CB Radio Operator Busted

Just in case you think the FCC doesn’t enforce the law on illegal CB operation, just read on and note the date. It’s true Uncle Charlie is under-staffed. Nevertheless, don’t talk yourself into believing you’re immune to their scrutiny.  If they receive enough complaints or you’re transmissions are interfering with commercial service, they’ll come after […]

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