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Old 04-02-2013, 10:21 AM
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Default Connex CX-366CE

Looking for source for a service manual or schmatic diagram for the Connex CX-366CE CB.
This uses the Ranger EPT069611A circuit board.

Did find on CBtricks.com that the Galaxy DX939 uses the same board. Has a nice printout
of the parts layout which is quite similar to the Connex CB.

Thanks for any help.

Bill

PS: One internet source said this radio is made by Connex Electronics with address in
Freemont, Calif. Called them and they said they don't make this radio,though they do
get a fair amount of inquiry calls like mine.
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Old 06-01-2013, 8:46 AM
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Default Update Connex XX-366CE

Anyone have the address, mail or e-mail for this manufacturer. Very difficult to get any
information on this brand.

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Old 06-01-2013, 9:16 AM
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There are tons of reference to your export cb on google, so check there. You may not be finding lots of info on it since it's illegal to use in the USA with out a ham license to begin with, but I'm sure you know this.

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Old 06-05-2013, 6:20 PM
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gewecke,

Thanks for the input. I have browsed Goggle, but most of the information is just dealers who
sell the radio describing its features, etc. No service manual or schematic diagram, not even
manufacturer's address info. Though appears to be made in Taiwan.
The CX-366CE does have an FCC type acceptance tag on the back of the radio, which would
seem to indicate it is approved. One dealer site says it is a legal CB for use the USA.
I also found, according to a CB mag, that you can go to the FCC.gov site and type in an
FCC ID and it will give you the FCC test report on that particular model, along with schematics
and alignment instructions. I have yet to confirm that. Hopefully that may be the answer to my
original inquiry, if the CX-366CE was submitted to the FCC for testing.
Any corrections\updates will be appreciated.

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Old 06-05-2013, 7:13 PM
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It has a variable rf power control on the front panel, correct? The one I looked at on google did. If so then it's NOT legal as a cb in the U.S.
It may be type accepted as a ham rig but NOT as a cb if it has the "dial-a-watt" feature on the front panel.

If this is your radio, then it's NOT legal in the U.S. See the RF POWER adjust?

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gewecke,

Nope. Don't own one. Just trying to get technical data as a favor for an interested party.
As far as the radio being legal in USA, I was able to get the FCC ID info off the back of
CX-366CE from one who has one. Taking that info went to the FCC site OET-FCC ID search
by typing in fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid/ and plugged in the ID which is M38-TR-396. Copy of the original
draft under Grant notes says "69RF". "RF" comments says, "Meets the requirements applicable
to Citizen Band Radio Service equipment operating on up to 40 channels....." So, I would assume
from that that the radio is legal here, even with the adjustable power knob.
Anyway found some other info that will help getting technical data on this radio.
Thanks gewecke for your willingness to respond to my original inquiry.

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Old 06-06-2013, 7:09 PM
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Don't let the nay sayers scare you off. It is fine to use this radio, I own 2 and know others who also own them, nothing illegal here. These are just radios, anything in moderation is ok Enjoy the radio !
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:49 AM
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It has a variable rf power control on the front panel, correct? The one I looked at on google did. If so then it's NOT legal as a cb in the U.S.
It may be type accepted as a ham rig but NOT as a cb if it has the "dial-a-watt" feature on the front panel.

If this is your radio, then it's NOT legal in the U.S. See the RF POWER adjust?

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Your so wrong it's painful to read your post. It seems when you don't understand something about a product, then it must be illegal.

Just because the radio has a RF power adjustment doesn't make it illegal! Portable CB's have high/low power adjustments on most. So are they illegal?

The connex in question is 100% legal to use in the USA, certified by the FCC.

Before accusing someone here of illegal practices, do a simple FCC ID lookup first. That way you don't look like a "know it all" who knows nothing.

FYI, the RF power control allows the user to REDUCE power below the legal limit. What's illegal about running less than legal power? NOTHING!
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There are tons of reference to your export cb on google, so check there. You may not be finding lots of info on it since it's illegal to use in the USA with out a ham license to begin with, but I'm sure you know this.

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Sounds like you need some education on CB's. Here you go....

For Connex radios, if the model number of the radio has 4 numbers (i.e. CX3300), it's an export radio illegal to use in the USA. If the model number of the radio has 3 numbers (i.e. CX-336), then it's a legal FCC certified radio.

Now for Galaxy radios, if the model number has 2 numbers in the model number, it's an export radio and illegal to use in the USA. These export radio include, but not limited to, DX33HL, 98VHP, etc. If the model number of the radio has 3 numbers in the model, it's a FCC certified radio, legal to use in the USA. Some of these LEGAL Galaxy radios would include, but not limited to, 919, 929, 949, 959, etc.

Maybe a little less posting, and more time reading and researching is in order before you post INCORRECT information.
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You may not be finding lots of info on it since it's illegal to use in the USA with out a ham license to begin with, but I'm sure you know this.
Then why bother telling him? No one likes the radio poh-poh. Lets try to create a more positive environment with helpful info and less lecture. And the site rules favor this too.
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Then why bother telling him? No one likes the radio poh-poh. Lets try to create a more positive environment with helpful info and less lecture. And the site rules favor this too.
Seems like the radio police are working overtime. the op was just asking for some info and we don't need to be reminded what is and is not legal.

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Seems like the radio police are working overtime. the op was just asking for some info and we don't need to be reminded what is and is not legal.
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And why not? I don't think this forum and any others should be supporting illegal use of radio equipment.
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And why not? I don't think this forum and any others should be supporting illegal use of radio equipment.
Which brings up an interesting if off topic question. Why would anyone assume that the OP is even in the USA, where this rule would apply?
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And why not? I don't think this forum and any others should be supporting illegal use of radio equipment.
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And why not? I don't think this forum and any others should be supporting illegal use of radio equipment.
Agreed.

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he isn't doing anything illegal. The radio is legal for him to use. I run a connex 3300, peaked and tuned. Puts out 50w and I gots all them dar extree channels. Been running it for yrs, no one bothers me. I tell anyone as long as you don't go crazy and run 1000w splattering neighbors televisions you will have no problems. The peeps saying this or that is illegal are ham radio operators. They 'think' they are frequency police but they are just guys who memorized the answers to 50 questions and got a ham ticket. These same hams are the ones who also think they are emergency responders and run around with flashing lights on their cars, whackers I think they are called. People get a life! this is a radio hobby, anything in moderation is acceptable. Keep your power under 100w, at least try to stay in the legal 40 channels and no one will bother you. As for you whacker hams who post on the CB forum telling us whats illegal, I say if you don't like what we do then stay in the ham forums, or go outside and test your strobe lights for when that big emergency comes
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