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cb radio

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by grizzbear, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Feb 6, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    grizzbear

    grizzbear [OP] Well-Known Member

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    is anyone running this style of cb radio?
    COBRA 19-DXIV 40 CHANNEL COMPACT CB RADIO DX IV
    whats all needed to get a cb radio up and running?
    im looking at using it on the trail and the hi-way aswell.

    thanks
     
  2. Feb 6, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    Stillfly199

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    I have the Cobra 29 ltd. Do you have the cb? If there is a in line fuse on the back of the CB then all you gotta do is run 1 wire to the battery, and 1 to a ground. Then you'll have to get an antenna and run the coax from the antenna to the CB. Pretty simple, there is some good stuff on this site if you search around.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    i tryed the search thing. someone was talking about tuning the cb radio i have no clue what this means? i got the radio and i dont know what lengh of antenna to get tho
     
  4. Feb 6, 2010 at 10:45 PM
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    The antenna length I am pretty sure is just whatever floats your boat. The tuning is something you have to do once you hook up the antenna to your CB unit, just like tuning a radio pretty much.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    you can get cb shops to tune your antennas but you have to buy antennas with adjustable ends on them
     
  6. Feb 6, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    is there anything i really need to listen for when tuning?
     
  7. Feb 6, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    Just a little info on tuning a CB radio. Once you decide on the radio, the mounting location and the location of your antenna you will need to measure the SWR or standing wave ratio. This is done with an SWR meter. There is a lot of really good information on the Firestik website that will help determine the length of antenna, mounting location and SWR measurements.
    www.firestik.com
     
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