pretty sure the thing marked V3 33 is a 3v regulator. one componemt near antenna output/attenuator network looks like an opamp or fmdriver package chip. its extremely small SMT, no way i could replace even if i had proper SMT station.
so tore apart one of those poopy car xmitters for temporary and ordered a new xmitter.
thanks all for your time! good to know i have all you guys available for suggestions