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Cobra 29 is one channel off, ch 7 is on ch 6 and so on

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The Cobra 29 is a 23 channel radio. The knob is misaligned with the selector switch. If this is a 29GTL or 29LTD it is a 40-ch radio, and there is a problem with the PLL, or the selector switch.

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The radio needs to be tuned.  This should only be done by a licensed repair shop.  You will spend less money taking it to a shop than you will buying testing and tuning equipment needed to do it yourself, which would void the warranty.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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3. Delta Tune to mid position;
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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Sure would not pay big money for a name.

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