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Stock cobra 2000GTL base station with solarcon A-99 expected range???

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by CobaRadioFan, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. CobaRadioFan

    CobaRadioFan New Member

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    The radio is all stock;
    except my farther had it peaked
    and tuned during the CB Craze in the 70's

    The Solarcon a-99 is brand new!!!
    how many miles can I expect in good conditions
    farther said it was a great technician that did the work so I know it puts out a FULL 4 WATTS
    its a LEGAL EAGLE LOL 4 watts NO less NO more
    Will be running Belden 9914 coax solid core


     
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  2. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    3 miles per watt.
     
  3. hotrod

    hotrod Well-Known Member

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    there isnt any expected or guareenteed range. however it will be determined
    by your land elevation and antenna height above ground.mount it at least
    18 feet above ground . 36 feet is ideal
     
  4. Robb

    Robb Yup

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    SOS
     
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  5. KD2GOE

    KD2GOE W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I have A stock Uniden Washington with Anton 99 on a 25' pole I get at night no skip.. 10 miles AM 18 miles SSB
     
  6. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    If you ran DualAntennas you could double your range.
     
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  7. Lil'Yeshua

    Lil'Yeshua .......

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    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Really?!? Give it up
     
  9. tuner

    tuner Active Member

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    :LOL:(y)
     
  10. Quiksilver

    Quiksilver Active Member

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    My Marther siad you shood git about 4 blocks....
     
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  11. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    Ha
     
  12. M0GVZ

    M0GVZ Sr. Member

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    Clear line of sight, 20-30 miles. DXing, well I've done 7500 miles on a watt....
     
  13. W5LZ

    W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    There is absolutely no sure way of giving a 'range' for any particular antenna at any particular height. It all depends on too many variables, the main one being propagation or 'conditions' which no one has any control over and is always changing. About all you can do is like everyone else does, try it and see what it happens to be right now. But then, wait a few minutes and it may get better or worse. That's absolutely normal.
    - 'Doc
     

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