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Old 10-19-2005, 03:32 PM
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Default Cobra 29 w/Powermod


I ordered a powermod off eBay and just got done installing it. I consisted of a peak and tune setup, I guess. I did exactly what the instructions said, now my SWR Cal does not work good. The knob goes all the way to the right to make it Calibrate to about 2.5 or 3 on the meter. I am not really concerned about that though; my SWR is still 1:1. Does anyone have any specs on what my wattage is here. I am just curious on how much I am putting out. Maybe dead key, swing and modulation.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Cobra-CB-25-29-U...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 10-19-2005, 04:33 PM
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the reason the needle doesnt peg out is because your dead key is lowered. the only way to find out is to put it on a meter. personally i do variable power in the radios i tune, you dont need but a couple parts and you can vary dead key to whatever you want...

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Old 10-19-2005, 04:38 PM
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What do you think it is producing out on dead key? Maybe 3 watts? What about swing? I am just wanting an estimate on what it is producing. If I turn the SWR cal, is that adjusting my dead key? What does the swr cal do now?

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Old 10-19-2005, 04:45 PM
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no way to tell what its keying without a meter, but since the swr cal wont peg i would say 1-2 watts at the most, swinging anywhere from 15-25 watts depending on if anything else has been done to the radio. the swr cal is doing just what it says.

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Old 10-19-2005, 05:34 PM
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Ok, let's relate that to distance. If I am dead keying at let's say 2 watts and swinging at 25 watts, how much better is this then a stock? How far can I go on average (distance)?

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Old 10-19-2005, 06:22 PM
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you really cant tell you will probly get 10 miles or so..just depends on your antenna setup you can get more.base and mobile varys on how far you would be heard.key it and find out

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You will likely find that, compared to a proper peak and tune, the radio will NOT have the range it could have. You will basically be blaringly loud at close range, but you will drop out as the range opens.
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:49 PM
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That is precisely what is happening, I believe. I talk to some guys and they say that it sounds good and others don't respond at all. I may have to check it with a buddy of mine to see how far we can go and what it sounds like.

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