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Old 05-12-2009, 11:06 AM
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im going out and buying a whole new setup for my truck, and i wanted to hear from ya'll and see what you think. here it is

Cobra 29 LTD CHR

2 k40 truckers

FireStik 3' mobile scanner antenna

Wilson FGT4 Silver Load

uniden bc350c


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and i might send to dodgem from modifications

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I run with a Wilson 1000 that was given to me because it had some parts missing. Fixed it - good to go. The guy that gave it to me uses a Wilson 2000 center-load antenna. If you haven't bought the antennas yet, consider either model. The center-load antenna works extremely well IMO. If I was going to upgrade, that is what I would use.

The Cobra 29 is a classic and with either a SkyThumper mic - or a Astatic D104/M6 mic - and should perform xlnt. So long as it has a swing mod and receive mod. And has been peaked, tweaked, and squeaked. I like those mods in that radio, as I have a very old but trusted Cobra 29LTD with these mods in it.
But I use a Galaxy DX99V that I got from an estate sale in my mobile, I am very pleased with it.

Running a 100 watt kicker with your mobile setup would ensure you being heard like a base station. They are pretty cheap and don't overload your vehicle's electrical system. Or - you could get a Powerband RFX 75 and install it in the Cobra 29 for less than $50. Probably one of the very best deals around - bang for buck. You can get one from the radio parts shop on this site...
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The Powerband RFX 75 is good for over a 100 watts when put in a Cobra 29, and you can get one for $45 plus shipping!
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im not sure weather or not i want to go with wilson or k40 but ive heard that wilson has alot of power loss in their antennas. as for kickers, where is a good place to get a 100w for a decent price, as most of my money has gone into this setup.

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im just curious, cuz i just run stock radios and i recieve from abot 25 miles on a good day on my 29 wx nw st. on the Powerband RFX 75, how does that work? does it wire up on the inside?

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im just curious, cuz i just run stock radios and i recieve from abot 25 miles on a good day on my 29 wx nw st. on the Powerband RFX 75, how does that work? does it wire up on the inside?
Yeah, it is an externa/internal mod. If you have never done any radio work before, then I would have someone do the mods. As far as a receive amp, that would be extra.
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ok thanks for your respons and help.

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You can get everything you need right here at the WorldWide Radio Forum Store and I believe you can have them properly tuned by Moleculo but you will have to inquire with him about that.

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