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Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by pimphand442, Nov 25, 2011.
I know because I own one. :laugh:
To maximize the output for any amp make sure you have a good battery and alternator that can produce enough amperage. Run the proper gage wire to the amp. Make sure your antenna system is in order and can handle the power.
Cobra 148NW ST
Your AM dead key from the radio is too high when this happens. If you must run the radio as is then run the amp on Low or Med. This will add some swamping resistors to eat up some of the excess carrier.
Your 148 is a low powered radio 12-14 watts peak on AM and 14-18 SSB is all they are intended to do. Find the VR pot that adjusta the AM carrier and lower it to 2 watts. Then set the amp on Med and have some fun.
The best tuning mod for a Cobra 148 Soundtracker is to hurl it into a dumpster. Take the Palomar amps and sell them on ebay and buy a nice X force TNT amp.
I agree, I was trying not to be negative but they don't call em Soundcrappers for nothing.
I bought a 148 soundtracker when they first came out. After a peak and tune everyone that I talk to on a regular basis told me the radio's audio was as flat as a pancake so I put my Malaysian 148 back in and they said I was cooking with gas again.
Between the awful stock mics that came with the STs and the problematic voltage regulators......well I learned my lesson. I actually threw the radio out in the trash....$150 mistake, but you live and learn!