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Old 03-15-2007, 05:33 PM
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Default C B Cobra 29 where to get it Peeked & Tuned

I have a Cobra 29 Night Watch and I do not think it is getting out as good as it should.
I wonder if anyone can tell me where to get it peeked and tuned to do itís best.
Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:36 PM
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hmmm, a cb shop. but seriously, buy a better radio
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:08 PM
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hmmm, a cb shop. but seriously, buy a better radio
Why ? nothing wrong with that radio, unless you want to piss away your cash on one of those crappy exports. :roll:
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:08 PM
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theirs nothing wrong with a cobra 29 had mine for 4 years now.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:42 PM
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If youre ever on I-20 west of Ft Worth, there is a radio shop called, Clays. On HWY 287 in Bowie, 60 miles north of Ft Worth, there is one called Rustys. Those are the 2 that I know of, if youre ever around them.
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Old 03-20-2007, 12:01 AM
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The best thing you can do for your 29 is get a good single antenna and HQ coaxil. Then make sure to have your SWR's set correctly, that will give you better tx/rx than a peak/tune kit. Not to mention there are a lot of "hacks" out there that claim to make big numbers when they peak and tune but in reality you got maybe 3-5 watts extra.

To make your 29 sound like a "big radio" you will spend 80-100+, but then you will absolutely need a good antenna and coaxil for it to work properly. Hope that helps.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:32 AM
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COBRA 29LTD CLASSIC(same as yours with out the night watch/weather channels)
SINGLE FIRESTIK TUNE-ABLE TIP ANTENNA
CRAPPY CO-AX

Recently bought the firestik antenna, $20 at a T/A. Tuned it, got my SWR to 1.5 If I replace my co-ax I'd probably add to the distance I could get out.

The big loud radios you hear, you know echoed out, over modulated, sound horrrrrrilble.

Only other thing I'm gonna add is a noise canceling/reduction mic. Just want to have clean clear sound from my radio.

By the way, Cost of set up using road miles came to $105 out of pocket.

Figure out I curently get out between 5-7 miles. Talked to a driver who was giving me his mile markers. This is with crappy co-ax, and leaving my mic gain at 3/4 turn.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:46 AM
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COBRA 29LTD CLASSIC(same as yours with out the night watch/weather channels)
SINGLE FIRESTIK TUNE-ABLE TIP ANTENNA
CRAPPY CO-AX

Recently bought the firestik antenna, $20 at a T/A. Tuned it, got my SWR to 1.5 If I replace my co-ax I'd probably add to the distance I could get out.

The big loud radios you hear, you know echoed out, over modulated, sound horrrrrrilble.

Only other thing I'm gonna add is a noise canceling/reduction mic. Just want to have clean clear sound from my radio.

By the way, Cost of set up using road miles came to $105 out of pocket.

Figure out I curently get out between 5-7 miles. Talked to a driver who was giving me his mile markers. This is with crappy co-ax, and leaving my mic gain at 3/4 turn.
I bolded the part that I want to focus on with this post.

Most of the guys you hear that sound over modulated had a "hack" work on their radio. They also have their echo and mic gain set way to high.

I run a general lee that will talk for 15 miles in the pocono's of Pennsylvania (I.E lots of hills and valleys), and can assure you that my radio does not sound like those wanna be's with their 50 dollar peak and tune from the truck stop.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:17 AM
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COBRA 29LTD CLASSIC(same as yours with out the night watch/weather channels)
SINGLE FIRESTIK TUNE-ABLE TIP ANTENNA
CRAPPY CO-AX

Recently bought the firestik antenna, $20 at a T/A. Tuned it, got my SWR to 1.5 If I replace my co-ax I'd probably add to the distance I could get rout.

The big loud radios you hear, you know echoed out, over modulated, sound horrrrrrilble.

Only other thing I'm gonna add is a noise canceling/reduction mic. Just want to have clean clear sound from my radio.

By the way, Cost of set up using road miles came to $105 out of pocket.

Figure out I currently get out between 5-7 miles. Talked to a driver who was giving me his mile markers. This is with crappy co-ax, and leaving my mic gain at 3/4 turn.
I bolded the part that I want to focus on with this post.

Most of the guys you hear that sound over modulated had a "hack" work on their radio. They also have their echo and mic gain set way to high.

I un a general lee that will talk for 15 miles in the pocono's of Pennsylvania (I.E lots of hills and valleys), and can assure you that my radio does not sound like those wanna be's with their 50 dollar peak and tune from the truck stop.
Not saying you couldn't, but would have to see/hear it to be convinced. Either way a properly peaked and tuned radio can and will get out, and and sound great. It just comes down to how much money you want to spend. I personally don't like the echo, and any other mod that add Sndfx.

I probably won't get it done my self, though will invest in better co-ax (seen proof that helps tremendously) and a Noise canceling mic. That would be about it.

What kind of antenna are you running.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:52 AM
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I use a single MM-9 Monkey Made right now, a co-worker of mine is making me a custom antenna as we speak, it will be similar to the Monkey Made except it will use higher quality connections at the base of the whip and at the coaxil connection.

Also I my echo is at about 1/8th and Mic Gain is at half since I have a quiet low quiet voice, I also use and Astatic noise canceling mic. My radio is also setup to run a 250 linear amp for when out west. But I can only run it when the radio is switched to low power as I don't use it all the time.
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