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If I went to take my Uniden - 40-Channel Compact CB Radio - Black
Model: PRO520XL what is the max it could be peak for Watage like says 7Watts is there anyway you could get more power? and how would i get more power
 

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Maybe 4.5 watts. But even if they could double the power to 8 watts, you wouldn't notice ANY difference in range or signal reports.
 

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If I went to take my Uniden - 40-Channel Compact CB Radio - Black
Model: PRO520XL what is the max it could be peak for Watage like says 7Watts is there anyway you could get more power? and how would i get more power
Well, try plugging it into 110v.
No seriously, there's nothing you can do with that cb that's going to make any difference on the received end. It's a simple limited ability cb with no real tricks.

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I just want to push good signal so can talk to my friends they push good signal and they can't hear me i currently have cobra 18 WxII and had that peak to 12 watts and that's still not help what can i do should get a Wilson attena or what ?
 

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You could change out the stock 2sc2078 for a 2sc1969 final transistor and adjust the modulation limiter. Not really a power gain, but you may be a little louder than what you have now.
 

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Spend the $$ on a class antenna system rather than a "chop shop". Why trash the radio by forcing to do something it's not able to do? Cb's are way too limited to be worth the effort.


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This must be a first, no one jumped and said it was illegal yet. :)

If that's the radio I'm thinking of I agree with the above.
 

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This must be a first, no one jumped and said it was illegal yet. :)

If that's the radio I'm thinking of I agree with the above.
Being illegal is a moot point as far as cb is concerned.


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Antennas do make all the difference, I constructed a 7 foot antenna out of 1 inch sch 40 aluminum pipe, my 5 year old uses it on her cb with excellent results. Hers is a bone stock midland 1001z. I also have a 7 foot 1/2 inch sch 80 aluminum pipe for my 29lx. Another awsome preformer.
 

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Being illegal is a moot point as far as cb is concerned.


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So RR is no longer deleting or closing threads when folks make threads or posts asking questions about "illegal" CB equipment or mods? I no longer have to read a million posters reply saying such things are illegal any more? One was plenty enough! :D



I may just start coming around more often. It was getting old reading all those replies in such threads saying the stuff was illegal etc over and over again. I don't recommend nor condone such illegal stuff but such replies were annoying. BTW it was driving a few folks over to other forums... I was one of them.

Sorry for the thread hijacking it won't happen again. OP I apologize.:)
 

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Hello Nonperson:

Most CB radios simply do not have the design and componets coming out of the gates to be modified to get a little extra output power. Thats what linear amplifiers are used quit a bit. The use of the linear amplifers and the CB Band use is accelerated by a unfrienedly Ham Radio Fraternity. Just read some of the replies here.

The Antenna and a good installation is real important to getting out. You didn't tell us anything about your antenna set up.

Years ago I went from a Radio Shack 19 inch loaded crapp antenna to a Wilson 1000 Magnet mount that worked 79 times better. A poor base station antenna will also cause to not getting out to well.

Jay in the Mojave

This must be a first, no one jumped and said it was illegal yet. :)

If that's the radio I'm thinking of I agree with the above.
 

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Yes! Ladies and gentlemen... N9ZAS wins for the best comeback of the day!!!

Wow, hey thanks for the trophy, lol! I think I'll take few minutes to get out the polish. :twisted:

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Trying to pass on the idea of such things as being illegal gets tiresome when nimrods ignore it, laugh about it, and carry on saying the same drip. Since it doesn't sink in to thick headed fools I've stopped. It does no good, and I figure sooner or later the nimrods will be paying out their nose for their foolishness.
 

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Trying to pass on the idea of such things as being illegal gets tiresome when nimrods ignore it, laugh about it, and carry on saying the same drip. Since it doesn't sink in to thick headed fools I've stopped. It does no good, and I figure sooner or later the nimrods will be paying out their nose for their foolishness.
Why not let em' waste their money on a already wasted band !! It's all good as long as it's not my $$$ :)


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Why not let em' waste their money on a already wasted band !! It's all good as long as it's not my $$$ :)


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Oh I agree [that was what I was trying to convey] That is why I stopped telling em certain things were illegal. I'm tired of wasting my valuable time on the nimrods

BTW, that is a nifty trophy you got there LOL
 

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Hello Nonperson:

Most CB radios simply do not have the design and componets coming out of the gates to be modified to get a little extra output power. Thats what linear amplifiers are used quit a bit. The use of the linear amplifers and the CB Band use is accelerated by a unfrienedly Ham Radio Fraternity. Just read some of the replies here.

The Antenna and a good installation is real important to getting out. You didn't tell us anything about your antenna set up.

Years ago I went from a Radio Shack 19 inch loaded crapp antenna to a Wilson 1000 Magnet mount that worked 79 times better. A poor base station antenna will also cause to not getting out to well.

Jay in the Mojave
I'm not the OP and I all ready know that stuff. :)
 

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Well right now i got just a standard radioshack attena but in few weeks geting the Wilson 1000 or lil will i not sure what one is the best to get for my Cobra 18 wx ST II. what y'all think
 
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