Peak & Tune?

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  1. AugieDog

    AugieDog Bobtail Member

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    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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    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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    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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    IMO there's money better spent.
     
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    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.