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    Peak & Tune?

    Ok, I am a CB virgin. There, with that said I will be headed for training at Conway (hopefully) in a couple weeks and have purchased a new Cobra 29 XL. Will you guys advise me as to "Peak & Tuning"? Is it something I need to have done? What will it do for me? Sounds kind of like putting a high performance chip in a factory (de-tuned) V-8. So is it something I will want to have done?
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    A basic tune (adjust the power and modulation internally) and a decent microphone will do that radio wonders. App. 30-40% increase in output modulation and up to 100% increase in peak talk power. Do not let whichever shop remove or cut anything from the radio, nor let them talk you into any "big finals, mosfet finals" etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollingradios View Post
    A basic tune (adjust the power and modulation internally) and a decent microphone will do that radio wonders. App. 30-40% increase in output modulation and up to 100% increase in peak talk power. Do not let whichever shop remove or cut anything from the radio, nor let them talk you into any "big finals, mosfet finals" etc.


    whats wrong with bigger/mosfet finals? I love my irf 520 mosfet finals in my cobra 29.

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    Ya, there we go again, same old argument. What's right with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by country29 View Post
    whats wrong with bigger/mosfet finals? I love my irf 520 mosfet finals in my cobra 29.
    Read some of the other post you could learn alot about radios. Mosfets are very easy things to fry. I would just add a small amp first. The most bang for the buck!

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    Conway??????? A good tech ain't easy to find these days. Be careful who you let take the covers off your radio. If you are going to run stock antenna(s) and coax, I wouldn't waste my money on a peak & tune.

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    Take the truck and let the tech tune the whole setup..

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    Quote Originally Posted by country29 View Post
    whats wrong with bigger/mosfet finals? I love my irf 520 mosfet finals in my cobra 29.
    IMO there's money better spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollingradios View Post
    IMO there's money better spent.
    And that's coming from a guy who's known for tuning radios.

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    I agree ^ but what is wrong with them? I'm not a rookie at this so no chance in frying them, but what in your opinion would money be better spent and what is wrong with mosfet finals? simple question, I thought.

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