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 Post subject: Re: Sears Roadtalker 40
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:13 am 
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JrambowanaB wrote:Since were talking about old sears radios. someone gave me a 1974 made in Japan Sears & Roebuck 23ch radio it had the power wires broken so i resoldered them, and cleaned the radio inside/out with alcohol sprayer. The radio works the receive audio is the best Ive heard I like the rotary dial channel selector looks sci-fi old tech. can this radio be upgraded with 4pin mike jack , talkback, and 3WDK to run an amp? Hows the audio on this radios? Some have told me to throw it away, I believe that if i have this radio in my p/u no one would ever break in and steal it . its that ugly.



I say call Sparky. I'm sure he can do some mods to that Roadtalker.



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 Post subject: Re: Sears Roadtalker 40
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:31 pm 
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Opie628 wrote:Newbie here...but very interested in 11 meter...been reading posts for a couple of months now as a guest. Here's my question:

I have a mint 1977 Sears Roadtalker 40 (AM only) in my my pickup truck with a Cobra power mic and Wilson 1000 antenna from Sparky's...but it still doesn't get out the way I'd like. SWR's are in the 1.3 range. Should I try to modify the radio...if so, what mods...or should I box it back up and buy a Galaxy? I don't have room for an amp...2003 Tundra. The model # is 934.38110701. Any advice is greatly appreciated and I love the forum and banter that goes on here!!

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Awwwww....There's always room for a foot-warmer! Get yourself a toolbox, and you will have room for everything from a 1-pill, to a 32-pill Amp! :mrgreen:



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 Post subject: Re: Sears Roadtalker 40
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:41 am 
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JesseJamesDallas wrote:
Opie628 wrote:Newbie here...but very interested in 11 meter...been reading posts for a couple of months now as a guest. Here's my question:

I have a mint 1977 Sears Roadtalker 40 (AM only) in my my pickup truck with a Cobra power mic and Wilson 1000 antenna from Sparky's...but it still doesn't get out the way I'd like. SWR's are in the 1.3 range. Should I try to modify the radio...if so, what mods...or should I box it back up and buy a Galaxy? I don't have room for an amp...2003 Tundra. The model # is 934.38110701. Any advice is greatly appreciated and I love the forum and banter that goes on here!!

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Awwwww....There's always room for a foot-warmer! Get yourself a toolbox, and you will have room for everything from a 1-pill, to a 32-pill Amp! :mrgreen:

Toolbox? I just removed the ashtray and started cutting till it fit!
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 Post subject: Re: Sears Roadtalker 40
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:21 am 
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That is what i call custom installation. Looks great, Thanks for the pic



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 Post subject: Re: Sears Roadtalker 40
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:41 pm 
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for not a chunk of cash, you could get a refurb'd 949 and have ssb. great little radio that sparky sells and after sparky tuning get out nicely. i have one, and i love it. paired it up with a midnite special 250, and im cutting through the clutter with now problems. at 90.00 for the unit, its a great price for am & ssb.

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 Post subject: Re: Sears Roadtalker 40
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:48 am 

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triple nickel wrote:
JrambowanaB wrote:Since were talking about old sears radios. someone gave me a 1974 made in Japan Sears & Roebuck 23ch radio it had the power wires broken so i resoldered them, and cleaned the radio inside/out with alcohol sprayer. The radio works the receive audio is the best Ive heard I like the rotary dial channel selector looks sci-fi old tech. can this radio be upgraded with 4pin mike jack , talkback, and 3WDK to run an amp? Hows the audio on this radios? Some have told me to throw it away, I believe that if i have this radio in my p/u no one would ever break in and steal it . its that ugly.



I say call Sparky. I'm sure he can do some mods to that Roadtalker.

i have a 40 channel sears roadtalker an ssb base mobile that has been converted tha screams have 3 of them


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 Post subject: Re: Sears Roadtalker 40
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:00 pm 

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JrambowanaB,

"can this radio be upgraded with 4pin mike jack"....What I did was buy a 5 pin DIN to 4 pin adapter and ran a Cobra power mic....helped quite a bit!



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