Just bought 2 k40 6000 Watts!

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by TruckerPete1990, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Danger07

    Danger07 Light Load Member

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    The pot for the warning light is vr6 i believe you want yo turn it counter-clockwise
     
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  3. Danger07

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    Hope thatll help. I had to do the same thing after getting my amp
     
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  4. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    Cb shop couldn't get em to tune. Took em bk using my 5 1/2 foot fibers on.
     
  5. Xcis

    Xcis Medium Load Member

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    The wattage listed on the antenna package refers to how many watts of power the antenna can handle as input.
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    .If your radio puts out 4 watts of power, the antenna will output approximately 4 watts of power. The "techies" will nitpick and say the 4 watts of output from the radio will mean the output from the antenna will slightly, very slightly be reduced to below 4 watts. Okay, not everything is 100% efficent. There will be a very slight percentage loss of power in the real world; but, for all practical purposes 4 watts output from the radio is 4 watts output from the antenna.
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    In simple practical terms: what you input to the antenna is what you get out. There ain't no way you input 4 watts to the antenna and the antenna ouput is more than 4 watts. Never going to happen.
     
  6. MsJamie

    MsJamie Road Train Member

    Most likely, those 5.5' helically wound fiberglass antennas put out a better signal anyway...
     
  7. azandy

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    I recently installed one K40 on my four wheeler. Light on the radio was red. SWR maxxed. I tried to tune it a little and nothing. After digging around, I find the factory end on the coax is messed up and a direct short. I cut it off and solder a new one on. It does work now but not real well. I need to bring the whole set up to a cb shop and have a pro look at it. Not much here though in the Green Bay area.
     
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