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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Nastyvulture, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    Nastyvulture

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    So I just picked up two Cobra 29 ltd classics (one with nightwatch) for $70. I went down to the local cb shop and had the tech test the one with NW. Works! Bought a Lil Wil magnet antenna and a cig lighter power cable.

    Now, what's next. I already want more range. Linear amp? Mods?
     
  2. Apr 8, 2012 at 1:31 PM
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    What antenna are you running? I dont know how much you are willing to spend buy linears get expensive and you have to pay the big bucks to get one that will actually make a big difference. I have a $150 200 watt linear and it will only get me about a extra mile or so.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    i have exactly the same setup and i have had the CB and antenna for nearly 10 years now..but i would highly recommend in hard wiring the power straight to the battery..
     
  4. Apr 8, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    I agree. Hardwiring will keep down on noise going through your speaker
     
  5. Apr 9, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    Thanks all. I do plan on hard wiring the older model. It's the better of the two, made back when uniden was puttin em together for cobra. The CB tech told me anything over a 100watt would be unnecessary, I think because it would put me over the "legal" mark. I'm willin to spend upto $300ish. I'll just do it in increments so the wife don't trip. Was lookin at Texas star of xforce amps. I have the wife authorization for a bigger antenna if it is fitted so that it will lay down when I'm not using it.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Let us know how your setup works and what you used
     
  7. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    Linear gives you voice, but doesn't help your ears.
    Linear helps you get out over the local "mud ducks"... but you're still deaf when one keys down.

    And a 200w linear SHOULD get more than an extra mile. I used to talk from the mobile in Norwalk to the base in Brea on FM... base was a Galaxy Saturn running about 20w and the mobile was a Superstar 360FM with a 100w foot warmer.... and FM is generally horrible for range, but that was a 16 mile shot with hills in between.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:19 PM
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    Any linear is illegal for CB. The available units are designed for 10 meter HAM and tweaked to tune properly for 11 meter (CB).

    You can't legally run more than a 5 watt carrier.
     
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