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CarolinaClodhopper

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Got a new Kenworth T330 dumptruck this year and looking to update to a new radio as well.. I'm considering going with a bone stock out of the box Uniden 880, seeing as I don't really have a need for SSB in the dumptruck, and backing it up with a RM Italy KL203.. Anyone have any thoughts or opinions on this setup? I'll be running it into a Wilson mirror mounted Trucker 2000 antenna.
 

n9emz

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My choice in your situation was Cobra 29+RFX75. Everything in one box and cleaner output than the KL203. Ran my 29RFX for over 4 yrs with no problems and all great reports.
 

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I run a KL203 on a Panther SSB/2 my Tomcat 40 and on my Cobra 142 GTL.
The amp is great.. cant fault her... Just don't over drive it and she will be fine...
 

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KL 203

My old school Tiger 40 (not Tomcat) has no issues running the KL at 4 watts in and 75 out around 85-90% modulation.
From what I have read the 880 does less than 4 watts out and under 85 for modulation
from new straight out of the box...so she should run fine...
The good thing is too you can disconnect KL and put it on any radio yourself.
I don't know how much your paying for the 880 but for the bit extra would you not be better off with the 980 ?... just asking...
 

CarolinaClodhopper

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The negative and positive post on my dash are rated at 15 amps, would I possibly be able to run the amp and radio from these post?
 

Orbieswar

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Your drawing about the limits of your dash posts... The amp will draw up to 10 Amps at max output.
But with your stock radio I don't think you will ever reach 10 Amps.
Your stock radio will (880) will do around 2-3 amps.
So you should be fine !
let us know what you end up buying !
 
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