Question about Cobra 150 GTL DX Base CB Radio
My friend gave me a cobra 150 gtl/dx. He had it turned way down to where the low side is dead keying 3 watts and the high side is dead keying 7 watts. Could you please tell me how to turn it back up to where it belongs.
thank you very much
James cb handle/ le sabre
Um... What?? This is hooked to a switch? CB radio by FCC regulations is only supposed to have a max of 4 watts total output. If you can flip it to 7 watts dead key, you are doing really good. It won't do much more then that. It sounds like its set up to run on a linear amplifier, which cannot have more then 3 watts dead key transmitting into it.
Dead key, and modulation are different. You may have a meter that only reads dead key, and won't see the modulation. This radio is probably swinging close to 15-20 watts. you need a meter that can read PEP, Peak envelope power. Cheap meters only read AVG, or average power, witch will only show your dead key.
7 watts dead key is really good for that radio.especially since stock only has 4 watts. you cannot get any higher then that without changing finals.
at 3 watt dead key, or 7 watt dead key, your modulation wattage is still swinging much higher.
Also, you will get more swing with a lower dead key any way, which is better if you want it to be loud.
Leave it alone. its probably set just right.
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