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Post by outlawmobile » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 9:59 AM

LS1 TA wrote:So, then, what does everyone think about Sparky's new 50 watt Cobra?
HUH???? Where and when did Sparky start advertising a 50 watt Cobra? Are you sure it wasnt one of the 10 meter Cobras?Inquiring minds want to know :?: Shawn
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Post by ChillDog » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 10:00 AM

Im only antipep claims when people try to sell you something based on pep watts. I'm not trying to sell anything just telling you what you can get one to do. I don't recommend it for everyone but thats what this radio is doing

for the meter right now i'm using a bird 43 with a pdc-1 pep kit instead of the dual needle because some people don't think it will read about the same and when I'm done the pictures will be with the bird

again I don't like pep readings but this is just something I'm doing to see what I can get out of the radio if you don't like it then that is ok but it's my project and thats what I'm doing right now

i'm also using a 100 watt dry dummy load because you don't like the way I was talking about doing it and right now I'm showing 51 watts but again I need to change a few things up

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Post by Tezterz » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 10:05 AM

Probably a stinger board.
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Post by LS1 TA » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 10:23 AM

outlawmobile wrote:
LS1 TA wrote:So, then, what does everyone think about Sparky's new 50 watt Cobra?
HUH???? Where and when did Sparky start advertising a 50 watt Cobra? Are you sure it wasnt one of the 10 meter Cobras?Inquiring minds want to know :?: Shawn


There was an actual post specifically saying 50+ watts but it looks like it has magically disappeared.

http://www.sparkyscbshack.com/catalog/i ... 457602.htm

http://www.sparkyscbshack.com/board/boa ... 333300.htm


"Dead key is set at 3 watts with just shy of 42 watts Swing. This modification allows the 'Swing Peaks' to remain UP for longer periods of time, allowing the components to run cooler, resulting in Cleaner, Crisper Transmit Audio!"



QUESTION:
"radiotek, does the 29 comps swing to about? Sparky said you are the comp man!"

ANSWER:
"You can expect to see 50-52 solid watts(48-50 Bird) from and 2-3 dead key. (At 14.00 VDC) Also I do a change to the Modulation Ckt. This will enhance the audio side of the TX."


Another good one:
"If you want in my opinion take a hard look at the Stryker 440. This radio will rock your world with both audio and wattage. It has some of the loudest audio that I have ever seen from a 1-2 watt dead key. Power out on this radio is 70-85 watts and it is clear audio with the power mod that I do for it."

And another:
"A Gen. Lee is one fine radio and it is capable of 70+ Watts of swing from a 2 watt dead key. I would not recomend you trying to do this yourself as you can cause all kind of problems if the mods are not done right. The board has to be beefed up and some parts changed and some added."

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Post by LS1 TA » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 10:29 AM

I found the post I was looking for. I retract my comment about it "magically disappearing." My apologies.


"I have a Cobra 29 Stealth Radio built by radiotek, and man it talks, I thought my meters were bad when I saw the 29 doing what my S3 magnum was doing, over 50PEP, more towards 54 to 55pep,,,,it talks and does a fine job, what sucks is radiotek put a warranty seal on the case so I can't look at what he did,,,,LOL,,,way to go radiotek, you know your 29 boards for sure, GURU of radios!!!"


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Post by Porch Boy » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 10:35 AM

I have a cobra 29 with the stock final that i does 75 watts, seriously when i talk my coax cable jumps up and down on the floor!

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Post by outlawmobile » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 10:42 AM

Porch Boy wrote:I have a cobra 29 with the stock final that i does 75 watts, seriously when i talk my coax cable jumps up and down on the floor!
You all really think you got something with these hopped up Cobras,you aint seen nothin till you seen my stock General Lee throw a 200 watt dead key and swing to 500 watts :shock: :lol: 8) If you all believe that I got some ocean front property in Arizona Im looking to sell cheap :roll: :wink: Shawn
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Post by LS1 TA » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 10:44 AM

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Porch Boy wrote:I have a cobra 29 with the stock final that i does 75 watts, seriously when i talk my coax cable jumps up and down on the floor!
You all really think you got something with these hopped up Cobras,you aint seen nothin till you seen my stock General Lee throw a 200 watt dead key and swing to 500 watts :shock: :lol: 8) If you all believe that I got some ocean front property in Arizona Im looking to sell cheap :roll: :wink: Shawn


You don't want none of this. . .

Cobra 18WX with a 16 pill built in. :shock: AND I am using a RatShack magmount antenna. I can lock my parking lot down!

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Post by outlawmobile » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 10:58 AM

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outlawmobile wrote:
Porch Boy wrote:I have a cobra 29 with the stock final that i does 75 watts, seriously when i talk my coax cable jumps up and down on the floor!
You all really think you got something with these hopped up Cobras,you aint seen nothin till you seen my stock General Lee throw a 200 watt dead key and swing to 500 watts :shock: :lol: 8) If you all believe that I got some ocean front property in Arizona Im looking to sell cheap :roll: :wink: Shawn


You don't want none of this. . .

Cobra 18WX with a 16 pill built in. :shock: AND I am using a RatShack magmount antenna. I can lock my parking lot down!
Yeah youll lock it down alright,for a split second until that Rat Shack antenna melts into a puddle on your roof :twisted: I will gladly pay a small admission fee to be present when you get ready to fire up that there setup :wink: Shawn
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Post by outlawmobile » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 11:02 AM

Oh and by the way my 5 pill will smoke your 16 pill.I got them new pills in it,rated at 25.000 watts each and Im running it through a 2 foot fiberglass whip :shock: Shawn
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Post by mopar2ya » Thursday, 06 March 2008, 11:36 AM

ChillDog wrote:Im only antipep claims when people try to sell you something based on pep watts. I'm not trying to sell anything just telling you what you can get one to do. I don't recommend it for everyone but thats what this radio is doing

for the meter right now i'm using a bird 43 with a pdc-1 pep kit instead of the dual needle because some people don't think it will read about the same and when I'm done the pictures will be with the bird

again I don't like pep readings but this is just something I'm doing to see what I can get out of the radio if you don't like it then that is ok but it's my project and thats what I'm doing right now

i'm also using a 100 watt dry dummy load because you don't like the way I was talking about doing it and right now I'm showing 51 watts but again I need to change a few things up


It is fun to experiment in the manner that you are. I myself have dabbled in the search for that last watt. I never saw 51w PEP out of a Cobra on my meters. That doesn't mean that it isn't possible. I hope that you continue the thread and prove me and all the rest of the doubters wrong. Just because I am skeptical of your numbers doesn't mean I wouldn't enjoy being proven wrong. I have had my opinions smacked around by others more than once and got up laughing.

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Post by coletrain » Friday, 07 March 2008, 12:56 PM

C'mon ChillDog..... lets see some pics or at least further explanation

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Post by Popcorn501 » Friday, 07 March 2008, 14:04 PM

LMAO!!!!!!!! 50 watts out of a cobra 29!!!!! Dream on!!!!!

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Post by ChillDog » Friday, 07 March 2008, 18:23 PM

not a dream

after I started I saw sparkys was claiming over 50 now too

it can be done

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Post by Siniste Minster » Friday, 07 March 2008, 19:04 PM

ChillDog wrote:why can't I edit????

oh I want to add NEVER EVER EVER buy one of those big radio sound echo boards from rf limited

get a real echo board, I have to take that tiny one back out it causes problems
Look into a speech processor but keep in mind that if you run a box a speech processor might be abit too much...

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Post by Siniste Minster » Friday, 07 March 2008, 19:13 PM

outlawmobile wrote:
Porch Boy wrote:I have a cobra 29 with the stock final that i does 75 watts, seriously when i talk my coax cable jumps up and down on the floor!
You all really think you got something with these hopped up Cobras,you ain't seen nothing till you seen my stock General Lee throw a 200 watt dead key and swing to 500 watts :shock: :lol: 8) If you all believe that I got some ocean front property in Arizona I'm looking to sell cheap :roll: :wink: Shawn
LOL...Try a Connex 4600T You will not I mean NOT do better out of the box......If tuned correctly it runs safely at around 150-180 watts..PEP but do not ever get one that say it's doing 200watts cause if it is then it most likely sounds like crap or at the least will not last. A properly tuned Connex 400 Turbo can not be beat and then run a good box like a Dave Made and WOW step aside mud-ducks...

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Post by burbman » Friday, 07 March 2008, 19:13 PM

or you could do like i would do is put the speech compressor in but get yourself a little box and wire it into a toggle switch so you can turn the speech compressor on and off same thing with a top gun module or a talk back too

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Post by Lawdawg124 » Friday, 07 March 2008, 19:21 PM

Ive posted this before but my Cobra 29 has a 1969 final in it. I peaks at 25-27 Watts and Im dang proud of it. Thats with a super tune for good swing.

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Post by Popcorn501 » Friday, 07 March 2008, 20:01 PM

It is a dream man!!!!! It isn't going to happen without some trick or feel good meter or a stinger board inside period!!!

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Post by footbutcher » Friday, 07 March 2008, 22:18 PM

MY RADIO DOES 650 WATTS WHEN I FLIP THE SWITCH ON THE BOX BEHIND IT WHO CARES ABOUT WHAT IT DOES STOCK GET A BOX!!!!!!

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Post by ringer » Friday, 07 March 2008, 23:01 PM

Who cares? Make it deadkey at 1 watt and put a 2x4 or a 2x6 behind it. HIGH watts out of a little radio means dirty BS watts.

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Post by preacherman » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 6:57 AM

ChillDog wrote:Im only antipep claims when people try to sell you something based on pep watts. I'm not trying to sell anything just telling you what you can get one to do. I don't recommend it for everyone but thats what this radio is doing

for the meter right now i'm using a bird 43 with a pdc-1 pep kit instead of the dual needle because some people don't think it will read about the same and when I'm done the pictures will be with the bird

again I don't like pep readings but this is just something I'm doing to see what I can get out of the radio if you don't like it then that is ok but it's my project and thats what I'm doing right now

i'm also using a 100 watt dry dummy load because you don't like the way I was talking about doing it and right now I'm showing 51 watts but again I need to change a few things up


We're on the same side of this one ChillDog. I too, have seen 50+ watts out of a 29 with a mosfet.
Now, with that said, they are not all "on frequency" watts. If I run it through a bencher filter before
the meter, I see a little over 40 watts. I'm not claiming the bencher removes all the out of band emissions,
but for comparison, a Gen. Lee that does 50 watts will make even less power than the 29 with the filter
in line. I say go for it...prove the naysayers wrong :)
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Post by GreenGhost » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 7:34 AM

Its good to see the lowly 29 get some attention. I for one run a 29NW bout 8 months old in the bigrig. Mods for it are being done soon. Seems to me its such a popular radio across the board. And with company restrictions with CB's (like my company is no amps and must be wired to the CB dash posts) getting the most out of your 29 is a good idea.

Sure, there are a few stock radios that will do much better then a modded 29, like a SWP GLee, but for most its a two fold thing. One is many just plain like their 29, and don't want another radio. The other is cost. Many feel its worth doing a few mods to their 29 (which they have had for sometimes years).

There are many brilliant radio techs here, and what will come from that is in due time a 29 that will be loud and proud, and many smiling 29 owners........ :D

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Post by King Mudduck » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 13:12 PM

.......still waiting.....
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Post by outlawmobile » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 13:28 PM

preacherman wrote:
ChillDog wrote:Im only antipep claims when people try to sell you something based on pep watts. I'm not trying to sell anything just telling you what you can get one to do. I don't recommend it for everyone but thats what this radio is doing

for the meter right now i'm using a bird 43 with a pdc-1 pep kit instead of the dual needle because some people don't think it will read about the same and when I'm done the pictures will be with the bird

again I don't like pep readings but this is just something I'm doing to see what I can get out of the radio if you don't like it then that is ok but it's my project and thats what I'm doing right now

i'm also using a 100 watt dry dummy load because you don't like the way I was talking about doing it and right now I'm showing 51 watts but again I need to change a few things up


We're on the same side of this one ChillDog. I too, have seen 50+ watts out of a 29 with a mosfet.
Now, with that said, they are not all "on frequency" watts. If I run it through a bencher filter before
the meter, I see a little over 40 watts. I'm not claiming the bencher removes all the out of band emissions,
but for comparison, a Gen. Lee that does 50 watts will make even less power than the 29 with the filter
in line. I say go for it...prove the naysayers wrong :)
preacherman
Wait a minute,dont the newer General Lees and Galaxy 33 hps have dual mosfets in them?And arent they only getting about 50 watts with 2? Are there some super mosfets out there doing 50 watts or something?I still dont believe it,I mean I would think if 29s were capable of doing 50 watts most of us would have one in our arsenal just because.Now myself I do have one in my arsenal and no it doesnt do anywhere near 50 watts.Thats just the way it is and I am fine with that.I have owned several 29s over the years and they usually run at about 17 to 20 watts comfortably.Bottom line is if you actually find a way to squeeze 50 watts out of one it is going to sound like a big old pile of you know what.Shawn
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Post by ChillDog » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 13:32 PM

no on a scope it will be dirty but so will a general lee or whatever

it will sound as good as a modded 10 meter

i need to rewire the power relay where I bypassed the power switch ( well added a relay because it's not working quite right for now) and I need to use a bigger wire where I beefed up on of the traces on the solder side

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Post by burbman » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 14:08 PM

chilli lets see some pictures and explanations so we can believe you because 50watts out of a single final cobra 29 seems way far fetched and out in la la land

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Post by preacherman » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 16:41 PM

I just saw it this afternoon :) It's fairly easy to get 40 or more
out of a 29 with a mosfet. Still, every radio varies and I would never
promise 50 watts just because I got it out of one of my own. With that
said...a couple of comments:
1. Part of the key to high numbers is "usually" high voltages. Mosfets love voltage and the difference between 13.8v and 15v on the
bench is significant. (As in over 10w pep increase)
2. "if" I found the key to consistently produce 50w pep on almost every 29 I work on, I personally, would NOT
post how I did it because then I'm giving away the results of days and weeks of experimentation just to
satisfy nay-sayers. I'd have people send me radios and have them pay to have the work done. 8)
3. 50w Cobra's do not sound like ka-ka. They are loud, and ferocious. You don't have clip them to get the numbers. If you stick to 100% modulation,
whether on a Cobra 29 or a General Lee or other 10m radio, you will not see 50 "clean" watts. They will also both bleed somewhat
on adjacent channels. Not much of an issue mobile, but more so if you are on a base or using an amplifier.
4. History is full of people who did things that others said could not be done and quoted the laws of science, physics or nature to
validate their thinking that it could not be done.
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Post by GreenGhost » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 16:57 PM

Now that was well said if I do say so myself!!

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Post by GreenGhost » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 17:06 PM

I can also say that as my Cobra is now (specs in "Radio Equipment" signature) 7w to 27 w swing, I get at least 2 or 3 "big radio" comments on it on the road everyday. And thats with my current SWR at 2.0 with a 4 ft Francis on the truck mirror bracket, (I know, SWR's have to come down). So the old standby Cobra 29 single final is not dead, even in the big duel final radio world out there today.........

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Post by ChillDog » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 17:11 PM

preacherman wrote:I just saw it this afternoon :) It's fairly easy to get 40 or more
out of a 29 with a mosfet. Still, every radio varies and I would never
promise 50 watts just because I got it out of one of my own. With that
said...a couple of comments:
1. Part of the key to high numbers is "usually" high voltages. Mosfets love voltage and the difference between 13.8v and 15v on the
bench is significant. (As in over 10w pep increase)
2. "if" I found the key to consistently produce 50w pep on almost every 29 I work on, I personally, would NOT
post how I did it because then I'm giving away the results of days and weeks of experimentation just to
satisfy nay-sayers. I'd have people send me radios and have them pay to have the work done. 8)
3. 50w Cobra's do not sound like ka-ka. They are loud, and ferocious. You don't have clip them to get the numbers. If you stick to 100% modulation,
whether on a Cobra 29 or a General Lee or other 10m radio, you will not see 50 "clean" watts. They will also both bleed somewhat
on adjacent channels. Not much of an issue mobile, but more so if you are on a base or using an amplifier.
4. History is full of people who did things that others said could not be done and quoted the laws of science, physics or nature to
validate their thinking that it could not be done.
preacherman


nice job on the mod!

yes they can sound good but you are right like I said before it will not be clean on a scope but will sound good

I bought a 78 today and I'm going to try the exact same mods on it and see what happens. Silly things that you do to get one more watt are things like the power relay and running the heavier wire over the trace. Is it worth it? NO! but it sounds cool

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Post by outlawmobile » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 18:00 PM

preacherman wrote:I just saw it this afternoon :) It's fairly easy to get 40 or more
out of a 29 with a mosfet. Still, every radio varies and I would never
promise 50 watts just because I got it out of one of my own. With that
said...a couple of comments:
1. Part of the key to high numbers is "usually" high voltages. Mosfets love voltage and the difference between 13.8v and 15v on the
bench is significant. (As in over 10w pep increase)
2. "if" I found the key to consistently produce 50w pep on almost every 29 I work on, I personally, would NOT
post how I did it because then I'm giving away the results of days and weeks of experimentation just to
satisfy nay-sayers. I'd have people send me radios and have them pay to have the work done. 8)
3. 50w Cobra's do not sound like ka-ka. They are loud, and ferocious. You don't have clip them to get the numbers. If you stick to 100% modulation,
whether on a Cobra 29 or a General Lee or other 10m radio, you will not see 50 "clean" watts. They will also both bleed somewhat
on adjacent channels. Not much of an issue mobile, but more so if you are on a base or using an amplifier.
4. History is full of people who did things that others said could not be done and quoted the laws of science, physics or nature to
validate their thinking that it could not be done.
preacherman
I don't believe in playing voltage games with radios.First off you are going to shorten life expectancy of many components by doing this in my opinion and I have heard volted up Connexs and the like and thought they sounded horrible.I say more power to ya but I just don't buy it.Not to mention do you really think someone out there in radioland is going to be able to tell the difference between yours doing 50 watts and mine doing 20?I doubt it.Heck I have already swapped out my old trusty 29 in place or my General Lee for weeks and not one single local noticed a difference.As a matter of fact they were very surprised when I told them.IDK maybe you can do it but it begs the question....WHY? Shawn
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Post by ChillDog » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 18:49 PM

I'm not playing with the voltage but that can work too. I'm at 13.8 on my power supply and just put a volt meter on it to make sure it's where its supposed to be

as for why well why not? I'm not doing anything else interesting right now and its better than watching the food network with my wife

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Post by outlawmobile » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 18:59 PM

ChillDog wrote:I'm not playing with the voltage but that can work too. I'm at 13.8 on my power supply and just put a volt meter on it to make sure it's where its supposed to be

as for why well why not? I'm not doing anything else interesting right now and its better than watching the food network with my wife
Well I guess I gotta respect your reasoning.Best of luck with it.Shawn
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13 bird watts

Post by runner406 » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 19:31 PM

it has a 13 watt final in it - so 13 bird watts

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Post by LS1 TA » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 20:01 PM

The day I see a Cobra do a TRUE 50 watts is the day that pigs fly. That chassis was just not meant to handle it nor was it even designed for it. Sure, that meter is saying 50, but like the Preacher said, it ain't all on frequency. That begs the question, WHY!?!?!?! Why waste the power and cause interference on another channel? It makes NO sense to crank a Cobra 29 up. They are what they are, a small type accepted radio that will eeek out 20 watts in stock trim and 25-28 with a MOSFET. If you want power, put an amp behind the radio.

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Post by preacherman » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 20:10 PM

LS1 TA wrote:The day I see a Cobra do a TRUE 50 watts is the day that pigs fly. That chassis was just not meant to handle it nor was it even designed for it. Sure, that meter is saying 50, but like the Preacher said, it ain't all on frequency. That begs the question, WHY!?!?!?! Why waste the power and cause interference on another channel? It makes NO sense to crank a Cobra 29 up. They are what they are, a small type accepted radio that will eeek out 20 watts in stock trim and 25-28 with a MOSFET. If you want power, put an amp behind the radio.


You look like a gear head by your screen name...so let me ask you this: Why would a Trans Am owner with the LS1 that already has
more power than they could ever reasonably/legally use...put on headers, a throttle body, an air kit and different ratio roller rockers??
Because they can :lol: :lol: So why do all this stuff with radios?

It's a hobby...and it's fun...and frankly it's a lot cheaper than drag cars and harleys (and I've done both).
Still...a modded 29 with a mosfet...even at 13.8v and seeing 35 watts will talk right with a dual final radio
that has just been turned up...and if you run them through a good low pass filter, the 29 will be putting out
more "on frequency" power (ask me how I know :? ) Regarding the question why? Well, I answered it in
my first paragraph...but in keeping with the race car illustration: Because it's like outrunning a big block with
a small block. What's that get you? Personal satisfaction. For some, that doesn't float their boat...no big deal,
they don't have to play.
my .02,
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Post by LS1 TA » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 20:15 PM

It came with an LS1, but it sure is not a 347 anymore. 8) It is still LS based, but has an extra 2 or 3 horsepower. 8)

Back on topic, I understand the concept, like you said, but STILL???

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Post by preacherman » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 20:24 PM

The defense rests :lol: :!: :idea:
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Post by ChillDog » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 20:32 PM

and now she is watching home and garden tv!

that's why

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Post by bigman803 » Saturday, 08 March 2008, 20:52 PM

burbman wrote:chilli lets see some pictures and explanations so we can believe you because 50watts out of a single final cobra 29 seems way far fetched and out in la la land
how can i get mine to do 50 watts? :D

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Post by 4600 Turbo » Sunday, 09 March 2008, 23:31 PM

Chilidog don't give up.

The nay-sayers said that My 600 watt Galaxy was not possible.

Now that they know how I did it they all want to do too!


The Biggest Galaxy radio in the world just got off the KEY!

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Ok CB'S the 29/GTL/LTD and 25/GTL/LTD UNIDEN PC76/ PC/66 you can get 45 to 50 Change stock final to a 2SC1969, Change stock driver to a 2SC1957,{some model use a 2SC2028 rf driver} and a 33uf 16volt polarized electrolytic capacitor and adjusting L17,L20,L121,L16,L14 For a higher dead key a 100pf disc cap and it will dead key 8-10 watts and swing 40-50PEP. and can dead key 1-4 watts and swing 30-40PEP. ON A PEP RF POWER WATT METER-----------
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Post by footbutcher » Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 3:53 AM

so basically take off the cover and build a new radio inside of it

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Post by linx » Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 5:13 AM

footbutcher wrote:so basically take off the cover and build a new radio inside of it


bwahahaha....now that is funny. :twisted: :lol: :lol:
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Post by drdx » Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 6:20 AM

If any one person who is trying to get 50 watts from their cobra 29 ever thought about it, they could take all that time, money, and resources they spend on trying to maximize that thing by doing all of the parts buying, blogging, driving to get the parts, etc, to end up with a 50 watt radio and just buy an entry level amplifier. Even after you get the 50 watts out of it, how much of that is on frequency, does it run cool, how long will it last like that? Could you take that 50 watt cobra, key the mic and play music or run a tone through it for 15 minutes with no ill effect? A bare bones 29 with a cheap $100 amp would squash that 50 watt unit with ease, and you'd have a radio that was bulletproof, and be ready to drive something bigger. This is like trying to soup up an old 6 cylinder car, when you can have an 8.

But, for those who like to tinker, the experience is priceless, and you can't put a value on that. You can put a value on getting squashed on your 50 watt cobra by a guy who never took the lid off his $10 Kraco with a $50 used amp on his grandpa's radio shack mag mount.... Priceless, for him. -drdx
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Post by dud muck » Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 9:21 AM

want a stealth cobra 29?

Just buy a connex 4300HP-300. And buy a cobra 29.
remove both front control panels, desolder all the wires, put the cobra front onto the connex body, then you'll have a 300 watt cobra 29!

Cost effective, no.... silly, yes!
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Post by outlawmobile » Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 9:31 AM

dud muck wrote:want a stealth cobra 29?

Just buy a connex 4300HP-300. And buy a cobra 29.
remove both front control panels, desolder all the wires, put the cobra front onto the connex body, then you'll have a 300 watt cobra 29!

Cost effective, no.... silly, yes!
Other than the fitment problems[Connex is an inch or 2 wider] that's one heck of an idea rite there :lol: Kinda like putting a big block in a Geo metro :roll: I just love this thread,its been very entertaining so far.I am still waiting for his post of the finished product.I must admit it has peaked my interest,I mean I should be able to get 100 watts easy out of my General Lee if this is true :wink: Shawn
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Post by highdrive » Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 11:05 AM

As usual, another interesting thread turns into a cartoon strip! Instead of yelling(with words) at this dude, people should explain why this "50 watt" stock radio doesn't and will never exist. We all have tinkered with our radios before...so if he wants to, let him
do so. Those of us with electronic theory education know the real deal. And yes, you can play 'voltage games' with the radio by installing and changing parts. You also said you were achieving the watts via watt meters. If you are really serious about finding a different way of tuning...you better purchase an oscilloscope, signal generater, freq counters ect,ect! :lol: My friend, the 29 has been out for a very very long time...and if there was a better way of tuning, I can almost promise that someone already made their money off of it. About the newest mod I know for more swing is the mosfet final replacement. I used to think like you too...crank the radio to da max to blow smoke. It's the total reverse, remember the radio is the first device in your system to get amplified. If you got alot of harmonics and false watts, your gonna sound like doo doo when (or if ) you choose to run an amp. My last cobra 29 keyed 2 watts and would only swing 15 watts...but when I turn on da 3pill driver I see a CLEAN and REAL 400 pep. But if that's how you wanna sound, more power to ya. Just don't let me catch you in dx land sounding like trash be cause I'll
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