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Cb radio The cb is very noisey only works at close range

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    how do i get more then 4 watts out of 29 ltd classic cobra?


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Go onto google and search Cobra 29ltd schematics and find where the squelch level and your AMC control is at Automatic Modulation Control. It should be Vr4 for the amc turn it up all the way clock wise with the radio facing toward you then back it down so your not over modulating. Then when you find the squelch level you can turn it down to qiuet it down.

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By law 4 watts is all you are allowed. Sure you can get it set up for more but it will cost ya 50/60 bucks or more.
What is the need? You should get at least a 5/7 mile range under good conditions.
Who needs more?
Too many CB Rambos out there anyway,or else nobody say's a word,just a different generation out there now.
The truck school drivers,who hit you with their high beams when you pass them....Stupid Morons!!

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