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How do I get my CB radio to sound like a Motorola consolette. I have a robyn CB transceiver and the speaker works fine but take notice between the two a Motorola consolette has a nice heavy sound and it seems to have hold on to the squelch noise at the end of the transmitting but the base station cb is more of a popping noise when someone else releases the PTT button.
 

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How do I get my CB radio to sound like a Motorola consolette. I have a robyn CB transceiver and the speaker works fine but take notice between the two a Motorola consolette has a nice heavy sound and it seems to have hold on to the squelch noise at the end of the transmitting but the base station cb is more of a popping noise when someone else releases the PTT button.
Easy. Just ditch the cb and buy a real motorola radio.
By the way, what you are describing is called a "squelch tail" and is not going to be heard on your cb.


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Unicom, now Motorola

Unicom and Motorola? Might be easier to buy a Motorola. But will it be used on only his licensed freqs.?
 

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How do I get my CB radio to sound like a Motorola consolette.
You don't.

I have a robyn CB transceiver and the speaker works fine but take notice between the two a Motorola consolette has a nice heavy sound and it seems to have hold on to the squelch noise at the end of the transmitting but the base station cb is more of a popping noise when someone else releases the PTT button.
So, the Motorola is in carrier squelch? Motorola, and several other manufacturers went to a great deal of time, effort, and money, to eliminate the squelch tail entirely. Put a pair of Motorola radios together on PL or DPL, and so long as signal strengths are decent, all you'll ever hear is the PTT button being released on the other end - no squelch tail at all.

If that's what you're shooting for, you could maybe change the time constant in the CB radio's squelch circuit to reduce it to a click. Or, use an audio delay chip, and mute the audio before the squelch tail hits the audio pa, in which case you won't even hear a click.

Or, you could do nothing, and settle on the fact that a cheap CB radio is not a multi-kilobuck commercial/public safety grade radio, and will never sound like one.
 

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ALL this is like using a toy rocket to fly to the ISS. It just can't be done!!! Use a CB as a CB NOT as a Motorola, or aircraft radio or a nuclear reactor. If by now you haven't figured this out it's time to go and do something else.
 

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All this reminds me of a CB fad from the 1970's when all the kids would finish each transmission with a "psst" sound, mimicing the VHF-FM squelch tail of the public safety radios (pre-CTCSS limiting.)

"Breaker, one nine, psst."

"Go ahead, breaker, psst."

You get the idea.... :)
 

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Hello Masterkeymaster: M+15

Use a good communications type external speaker, this is a big help in better sound.

The PTT popping is from a cheap mass production design used in the earlier CB radios. By wiring two diodes with cross polarities accross the speaker terminals in seriers with a 10 Ohm resistor will attenuate this popping noise.

Those older CB radios are a lot of fun. I use a DSP Noise Reduction type external speaker, and two other speakers off to the LH and RH sides as this makes its easier to hear all the goings on.

Jay in the Mojave





How do I get my CB radio to sound like a Motorola consolette. I have a robyn CB transceiver and the speaker works fine but take notice between the two a Motorola consolette has a nice heavy sound and it seems to have hold on to the squelch noise at the end of the transmitting but the base station cb is more of a popping noise when someone else releases the PTT button.
 
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