I may have a website all about CB's and repairs but I will be the first to admit I do not know it all. With some rigs I have very little
experience so have made this page up to ASK FOR YOUR HELP. None of us know all there is to know but some of us know more
about some rigs than others and vice versa.
I still buy CB's but I tend to buy them to keep these days, I like to get a cheap bargain, get it working OK then save it to the collection I have. This leads to the
downside that sometimes I get a damaged radio I can't fix or am not sure about. Rather than scrap them, which in many cases I could and get more
selling the parts for spares, there are certain rigs, namely the better models, I would rather keep and not scrap. This page is me asking for pointers and
help on things I have in the workshop that I would like to see repaired. If you can help please EMAIL me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Right, to start things off I have a Uniden 400 PR27GB in pretty good condition
cosmetically. Looking at the board it also looks in pretty good shape. I changed
the protection diode as a matter of course and the one I took out was fine. No
signs of cross connection, no signs of 24v exposure, No signs of butchery.
Whats wrong? I turn it on and there is NO channel display and the RX and TX
lights are both illuminated at the same time. I plug in a Uniden wired mic and
nothing. No sound at all however when I press TX the RX light does go out. It does
not transmit. There is no sound from the extension speaker and it doesn't appear
to be on any channel. ANY IDEAS? The board is a PA-198 AB
Ps. If I rub my finger over the audio IC there is a ruffling sound over the speaker
This occurs on 3 larger Cybernet 134AOX radios that I have, at fault is a York 863, a Harrier CBX and a Fidelity 2000.
The fault on all 3 is the same, they all transmit but on full power only just manage under 1W output power. I have checked the
output transistors, the driver, associated coils etc but am at a loss as to why the power is so low. As this is on all 3 of these radio's
I imagine it must be a common fault but at the moment it alludes me. I have tried adjusting the TX coils..... ANY IDEAS?
Binatone Speedway, Cybernet 134AOX board
This is an unusual one. I have got this working again to a fasion. It receives fine and also TX'es fine... the problem is there is no
modulation on the carrier. I have checked the mic using a known working one and checked the wires going to the board including
the associated RV silver horseshoe adjusters to no avail. I have also replaced the Audio IC just in case. The board is pretty tidy,
no sign's of any problems...... ANY IDEAS?