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Author Topic: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB  (Read 2220 times)

timatoe

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Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« on: June 19, 2016, 03:42:30 PM »

So I picked up one of these at a yard sale for $2.  https://www.cobra.com/products/professional/29-ltd

They said they didn't know if it worked or not but it had a piece of tape on it that said "can talk can't hear".  Any ideas as to what I should be looking at?
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 04:57:47 PM »

Power it up and turn the squelch all the way down. If you still don't hear anything, you could try an external speaker. If all that works from the get go, try transmitting with a different CB. You probably won't need an antenna for it if you are real close to the other CB, and you don't try to transmit on the new one.

Cobra has had some problems with some of their older CB's. But there is supposed to be a reset procedure that will bring them back.
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2016, 08:55:50 PM »

You should be looking at HAM radio.  :flipoff: That thing is a paper weight.  :biggrin: Hopefully it will work with an external speaker.
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2016, 09:16:40 PM »

HAM's only good to me if everyone else has it.  I was going to put this one in my truck so I could communicate with others on long trips to Moab and such.
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 12:26:29 AM »

HAM's only good to me if everyone else has it.

Well if you get it, then we can get others to get it. And it's also much better for emergencies. You can make an emergency call from anywhere on the Rubicon.
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 08:34:12 AM »

Im just waiting for the next ham Class, on the list but its not looking like its going to happen till August or later
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2016, 09:08:03 AM »

Just type in your zip code and how far you're willing to drive.

http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session


Have you been studying? There's online classes also.
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2016, 04:31:22 PM »

There is a technician level class in Petaluma every month. July 9th is the next I believe. You will be able to take the test in the same day as the class.
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2016, 08:58:34 PM »

Well if you get it, then we can get others to get it. And it's also much better for emergencies. You can make an emergency call from anywhere on the Rubicon.

Yeah, but you're with me on the Rubicon 99% of the time.  So unless you're stroking out, I'm good, and if you are I don't give a shit about licenses and what not I'll just start yapping.
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2016, 08:41:16 PM »

I am getting me HAM . chapter three of book. I need to commit and gid r done!


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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2016, 02:44:38 PM »

as a side note; when in Moab, CB wasn't working right. So went over to local Radio Shack that tests CB's. Turns out bad antenna and bad transmitter in unit. Junked it all and got new. Maybe just look up local place that can do test and then decide.  :cheers2:
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2016, 03:49:36 PM »

That's why having your CB tuned is so important. A bad antenna will blow your transmitter.
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2016, 06:24:53 PM »

Haven't even looked into it anymore.  Trying to get a list of honey do's done before surgery.
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2016, 04:50:17 AM »

Kinda funny, after I saw the "that things a paper weight" comment I followed the link and looked at the picture.  Same CB I have in my jeep :(   :'(
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Re: Cobra 29LTD Classic CB
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2016, 03:33:31 PM »

Kinda funny, after I saw the "that things a paper weight" comment I followed the link and looked at the picture.  Same CB I have in my jeep :(   :'(

It's a nice CB really.  I'd like to get the unit like Ben has that's all in the mic, then I could just do two hookups and move it as needed between my truck and the Jeep.
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