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VERN33

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I was told that I need an AM Regulator for my RCI 2980 CB radio cause I have very low modulation on AM side as to where the modulation on USB/LSB work perfectly. This information came from a shop.
My question is, does anybody know where I can get this from?
I called a shop in Erie, PA and the gentleman there said he has them for $6.15 but that sounds to me like a price for a transistor not a regulator.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Did he tell you what an "AM Regulator" is. I've never heard of one and I don't know what it would be used for. If you have low modulation then it needs to be increased not regulated. Your signal on USB/LSB is your AM modulation minus the carrier and the unwanted sideband.
 

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The guy never said what the regulator is, just that I needed it and not just for the mentioned radio but also for a Cobra 142. As I said, this information came from a cb Shop that has been around for some time and I thought they knew what they were talking about but now I'm having doubts.
Do you know what I might need to correct the problem?
Thanks again.

The info came from Crickets CB Shop in Valley Grove, WV
 

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Does the shop not have this "regulator" ? Seems if he said you needed one, he would offer to get and install it for you? I would think this would be what a CB shop did.
 

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I wouldn't go back to this guy, he's trying to scam you. The modulation level is set by some internal circuitry in the CB and it does this by controlling the audio gain of the mic circuitry. So anything you add external to the CB might increase the average modulation but not the amount. That price you were quoted sounds like it would be for an empty box.
 

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I was told that I need an AM Regulator for my RCI 2980 CB radio cause I have very low modulation on AM side as to where the modulation on USB/LSB work perfectly. This information came from a shop.
My question is, does anybody know where I can get this from?
I called a shop in Erie, PA and the gentleman there said he has them for $6.15 but that sounds to me like a price for a transistor not a regulator.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I believe there is a mod to increase AM audio. Are you using a power mike with the radio?
 

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I was told that I need an AM Regulator for my RCI 2980 CB radio cause I have very low modulation on AM side as to where the modulation on USB/LSB work perfectly. This information came from a shop.
My question is, does anybody know where I can get this from?
I called a shop in Erie, PA and the gentleman there said he has them for $6.15 but that sounds to me like a price for a transistor not a regulator.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
a REGULATOR ... IS a Transistor ! Usually a NPN if you study up a little....
 
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