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What is the RF output power, in watts

The manual doesn't list RF output power in watts (or watt, or milli-watts) from antenna. I would believe the range better if I knew the RF output power. I'm guessing a watt, or less and probably a mile range, point to point on flat ground in the country. Does this sound about right?

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Probably 500 milliwatts.

Posted on Dec 26, 2013

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SOURCE: bearly 2 watts

Most cb's are eazy to open and tune. There are many sites that will give you the info. With a little time and brain power its eazy
or send it to a tec. If you need a tec. Ill do the align & tune cheep. www.herzjoe3@gmail.com

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