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Old 09-04-2016, 09:23 PM   #1
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Got this cobra 29 LTD classic for $45.00. It's never been out of the box. I hooked my antenna back on the ladder and ran a ground wire down to a great spot on the frame. My coax goes under the 30DS thru the engine hatch and along the passengers frame all the way back and up the ladder to my tune able tip fire stick. My SWR is a 1.3 flat match.
Anyone else doing the old school in their new school RV?
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:42 PM   #2
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2 years ago I had my Uniden Grant CB radio in my truck for my trip from Michigan to Florida and I was disappointed . The only traffic I heard was ads from truck stops. I rarely ever heard anybody else talk.
I hope you hear more than me
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:15 AM   #3
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We travel with ours turned on. Its good for finding out why there is a 10 mile traffic stop ahead of us, and sometimes alternate routes.

Not so much chit-chat as it used to be...
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:47 PM   #4
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Mine is almost always on and I am almost always ready to chat. See ya out there.😎🎶😎
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Old 09-05-2016, 08:58 PM   #5
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Got this cobra 29 LTD classic for $45.00. It's never been out of the box. I hooked my antenna back on the ladder and ran a ground wire down to a great spot on the frame. My coax goes under the 30DS thru the engine hatch and along the passengers frame all the way back and up the ladder to my tune able tip fire stick. My SWR is a 1.3 flat match.
Anyone else doing the old school in their new school RV?
Oh my Gosh my Dad had a Cobra just like that for a base station hooked to a Starduster antenna back in the 70's! We had a blast with that thing! I have a smaller one in my garage I used to run in an old Mazda pickup in the 90's I just may get it out for fun! Enjoy!
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:19 PM   #6
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I guess now that it's not "cool" anymore, perhaps it can once again be a viable tool for traveling.

Nice radio, like most things they were built better back then.
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:38 PM   #7
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Break-Break. How bout that Wayne and Sherry. You out there? Wow! now I 'm ready to take mine out of moth balls remount my K40 and chat a spell. Catch ya on the flip side! KBUZ2523 The Penquin we gone!
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;Yep, my cobra is in my truck and I do use it when traveling.

Had a cobra 135 base, D104 and Hygain Penetrator back in the 70's.
And I do remember my call letters KLR-6755

Remember the call channel 11 ?
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Old 09-06-2016, 03:21 AM   #9
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I keep my base radio in the back, it's a realistic Navaho with USB & LSB. Once were parked and hooked up to shore power l take it up front and set it on the dash passengers side. Unhook the coax from mobile radio and hook it to the base. With that power outlet right there on the dash it works out nice. Of course our tow vehicle also has a USB/LSB realistic with a 5' fire stick antenna and a 1.1 SWR flat match..
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Here's a shot of my fire stick on the Jeep.
On Jenny, that's our motor homes name, as l said, l just mounted a fire fly on the ladder up high at the top. It's was a lot of coax to run, a 50' long coax. And at 1st my SWR sucked at over 3.1. So l ran a ground down the ladder and found a great grounding spot on the passengers side frame rail. I used a nice piece of fire wire as my ground wire. As soon as l got it grounded my SWR responded as lowered to a 1.7. A few trips up n down the ladder to tune the tip of the fire fly and it settled at 1.3. Not to bad.Click image for larger version

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And just for fun here's a pic of some extra radios l have.Click image for larger version

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ID:	119521 and this is a pic at the bottom of the ladder where you can see both the coax and grounding wire going under Jenny.
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Old 09-10-2016, 09:30 AM   #10
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Would you post a picture of the antenna mount to the ladder? Thanks


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