T680 questions

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by jjmck82, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Heavy Load Member

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    The one thing you don't want to forget is the length of your power wire. If your power source to the radio is around 8 foot or less, than 12 gauge wire with a 7 amp radio should be fine. You should use 10 gauge for wire length up to around 15 feet.
     
  2. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    There is formula for that online somewhere..
     
  3. rabbiporkchop

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    With the factory mismatched transistors, that's true.
     
  4. Timin770

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    How would you know they are mismatched without checking them?
     
  5. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    They get tested..Seen a tech use a ohm meter on a set in a video..Must be more to it but i just quickly scanned a vid ages ago..
     
  6. Timin770

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    So one unit got tested and it had mismatched transistors
     
  7. craig_sez

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    Usually from factory i assume they are mass produced and just jambed in...When you buy from a company that matces them you get better results....
    Think of it as a custom build rather than assembly line made..
    I also assume a good tech can either see it on his equiment or tests every radio he runs through before it goes out the door.....

    Come on man im sure your smart enough to know/figure that out..
     
  8. Timin770

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    An assumption. K got it
     
  9. craig_sez

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    Im not a tech either so i dont know..Just offering my thoughts but seems its not good enough for you..
    If you know different,fill us all in..While your at it,let us all know why radios when new and same brand have different levels of tune and need a tech to align and do all the other stuff they do??????????????
     
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  10. Timin770

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    Craig you and a few other guys offer great help and it is appreciated. You guys spend the time, money and energy on the hobby that some of us don't have. That is admirable.

    My point is this: Dont get that close to perfection and then post assumptions. I would be more impressed with a statement such as "10 radios, same make model and factory were tested. 8 units had mis-matched transistors"

    Another guy spent a fortune on radio, and tuning, diagnostic equipment but the final test was having another driver in some unverifiable location say "it's workin', driver".

    As for why techs stay busy? If I had a shop that did tunes on radios, cars, whatever, I would tell every sob who walked in the door they need a tune
     
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