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True or False New radio pumped up dies

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by 77blazin, May 18, 2006.

  1. 77blazin

    77blazin 1 of a kine K5

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    True or False,
    I heard a rumor that when you get a new radio that is modified or pumped up, if you don't use it for a couple of years and then start it up, it will die.
    Is this true or am I getting the run-a-round.:mad:
    A fella CB man told me this and I couldn't believe it.:confused:
    Mike
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Absolutely false . Its an electronic component . Sure sometimes older components may fail . But just having higher out finals , more modulation , or even more channels will NOT blow up your radio just by sitting .

    It is better for longevity , to leave electrical components on all the time in a temperature regulated room . But the only things you would really do that to are computer rooms , and Television stations ( and simmilar stuff ) .

    In regular home use , most components are fine . Get that radio out and use it man , just please be responsible when ya speak into it :thumb:
     
  3. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    That's a crock of chit. I've had many many radios over the years and never had a problem with letting them sit around a few years in between usages. Infact, My President Lincoln is currently in the closet, and I'd have no fear hooking it up in a few years.
     
  4. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Did he offer to buy it from you cheap and save you the hassle of getting it "fixed".....
     

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