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Old 07-11-2005, 6:16 PM
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Where can I find a good website that gives some info on the Cobra 2000 GTL CB radio?

As I understand, it's a great classic CB Base radio to have. I might be able to get one at a fairly cheap rate, and a D104 Mic.

Also, a good description of all the mods that could be done to this radio would be great also.

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Old 07-11-2005, 6:26 PM
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Where can I find a good website that gives some info on the Cobra 2000 GTL CB radio?
http://www.rigpix.com/cbfreeband/cobra_2000gtl.htm
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Old 07-11-2005, 7:26 PM
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I was at that site already. It didn't really give much details though on the radio.
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:37 PM
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Old 07-17-2005, 9:03 AM
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What type of price range are we looking at for this type of rig?

It would also come with a D104 Mic.

I doubt the radio is modded but still, it's a nice radio.
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The average going price for a 2000 is about $150-200. I've seen them go for much more and much less, but the 150-200 range seems about average for a clean unmodified radio that usually includes the matching external speaker.

I wouldn't really call it a "classic" CB radio, but they have been around for a while. It uses the same main board as the cobra 148 and uniden grant XL (among others), and is very easily modified. 90% of them out there probably modified for extra frequency coverage, so if you find an unmolested one it might be worth a little bit more.
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The "classic" referral here will be to Ebay. I see 'um on there all the time.
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Default Re: Cobra 2000 GTL CB Radio base

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Where can I find a good website that gives some info on the Cobra 2000 GTL CB radio?

As I understand, it's a great classic CB Base radio to have. I might be able to get one at a fairly cheap rate, and a D104 Mic.

Also, a good description of all the mods that could be done to this radio would be great also.

Thanx
http://cbworldinformer.com/cb_world_960901.htm

I found that link, not much else except a bunch of links on mod'ing the rig. I do know this, back in the 80's when I was in REACT that radio was like the DADDY of CB's. A very solid built rig full of features.
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Um, mods to a CB are ILLEGAL.
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Hi LaLa and readers,

Is La La Land a location or a state of mind? (;->)

A Cobra and D-104 is a fantastic combination, I love it!

There are two reasons why I'm strictly against mods, one is they're ILLEGAL and the other is they ruin the value of the equipment. Ask any collector of anything, once you change anything from the original you've ruined it, the highest value is "new in box" untouched by human hands. Of course this is extremely rare for equipment but once you lay monkey paws on it the value drops to ZERO.
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Hi LaLa and readers,

Is La La Land a location or a state of mind? (;->)

A Cobra and D-104 is a fantastic combination, I love it!

There are two reasons why I'm strictly against mods, one is they're ILLEGAL and the other is they ruin the value of the equipment. Ask any collector of anything, once you change anything from the original you've ruined it, the highest value is "new in box" untouched by human hands. Of course this is extremely rare for equipment but once you lay monkey paws on it the value drops to ZERO.



Hes right. I think it applies to almost all equipment. I had a couple of alinco DR 110T 2 meter radios, not very good compared to new radios, but great first radio or APRS rig, I could not sell the modded radio no matter how hard I tried but the un modded radio sold on the second try. Modded gear usually only sells to those who want it because it is modded. the old CObra 2000 radios are great radios, there were some that were made more recently that were just plain junk. Once upon a time Cobra radios either had uniden boards or used the same curcit as a Uniden (same as the Uniden/President Grant XL) and at some point they changed over to another mfg and the quality was lessened. I don't know if this held true with all Cobra radios, but it was that way with a good number of them. Anyway, the D-104 and the Cobra radio will sound great as long as it hasnt been "super modulated" or "tuned up" in some way shape or form, remember that the guys who designed these radios know what they are doing and designed it that way for a reason and its best not to make changes. If the radio was meant to be modded it would have came from the factory like that.
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Hi LNE and all,

There's ANOTHER reason why you couldn't sell the modded 2M rig, if it was out of band TX capable there's no way it would fall under the federal preemption of the scanner laws. That means if it's mobile and a cop checks it out you're busted in a very complicated legal morass that varies from state to state and municipality to municipality. As a point of interest to hams who think their mobile and portable scanners are preempted also, NOT! Only an Amateur Radio tranceiver capable of out of band RX is, provided that it's incapable of TX out of band AND it's not used to receive police frequencies. That means if one is in memory or you're caught with the VFO tuned to one, BUSTED.

Due to all these legal complications I have advised (an been razzed for it) people to leave the scanner home. That way when venturing into unfamiliar territory (which can be simply crossing the city limits) you won't hear Gomer in your ear, "Surprise surprise surprise!".
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Default not all mods are ILLEGAL

changing the mic from stock to a d-104 could be considered a mod not ILLEGAL

replacing the power transistor to stabilize the main board power is a mod that doesn't affect the overall RF output is not ILLEGAL.

manufacturers use substandard parts to save overall cost and improve there bottom line.

a better receive transistor and a few good diodes can make a huge difference without making your transceiver ILLEGAL.

now as for resale I agree an unmolested unit is way more attractive.

but if it is my transceiver I would like to all of these mods along with the super swing mod,and a complete realignment.

as long as the RF output is within legal levels it's all good,
I want to sound loud and clear with 99% modulation 2 watts dead key swinging to +/- 15 watts
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