I’d suggest it is likely some capacitors that have gone bad.My trusty Cobra CB circa 1998 just self destructed.
Need a replacement. Tech has changed quite a bit since then.
Im hat in hand for suggestions!
I was an electronic tech in my old career. I opened this up suspecting blown caps too, which there was, but the hole through the board is a bad sign.I’d suggest it is likely some capacitors that have gone bad.
you’d need what we used to have all around. Techs who can work to component level.
do you know anyone around your area who does electronic repair? Guitar amps? Electronic organ tech? Ham radio club?
someone of that calibre should easily handle.
i’m looking at ham licensure myself. Finding time to study the exam - another issue. Lol
True. A freebanded Ham radio is able to transmit on GMRS/FRS but they might not be able to lower the transmit power to the half-watt required by FRS. FRS also requires a rubber-duck antenna.I doubt it is legal in the US to use a ham radio on GMRS. I think amateur radio operators in the US on the 70cm band are limited to 420-450MHz, GMRS is around 462-467 with varying power restrictions