Question about Cobra 29 LTD CHR CB Radio Chrome Special Edition
If you are talking about where it should be on the meter, there is a wide mark where the needle should be.
Note this is only a reference meter it does NOT adjust your swr.
Posted on Oct 16, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The CAL is to calibrate meter for reading SWR (standing wave ratio) which is reflected power when transmitting back to receiver(radio) from antenna system.
This CAL switch position when selected and mic keyed uses the CAL knob to align the meter needle with inverted red triangle next to cal on meter. Then when you select SWR switch position meter will display accurately when mic is keyed for that channel. Now notice the difference when you go between channels 1 and 40. The ant led light will act as idiot light if it is not lit then you are most likely safe to transmit.
I say system because your vehicle, antenna and coaxial cable are all part of this system. When you have a high reading and have to trim you antenna this is really calibrating the antenna to the vehicles body which acts as a ground plane.
Posted on Sep 30, 2011
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