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Old 04-02-2008, 06:25 AM   #41
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Stream 1529 -- is it possible to replace the cord with a longer one?

REDNAX -- we hooked ours to a fuse. There are a couple of benefits to that setup -- less cabling needed to run to battery, no chance of running battery down if CB is left on while truck is off, and it is protected by a fuse.

I'm curious why you are advising against the 12v plug setup? Less power?
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It's easy enough to do. See the TSB for proper way. Straight to the battery almost eliminates the noisy vehicle electrical system for far better reception (more important, IMO, than transmission). You will think you've bought another (more expensive) radio rig.

The HAM guys around here could also offer advice. I have seen some nice threads with pics on other sites.

Getting rid of "noise" makes the difference between okay and very good.
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Stream 1529 -- is it possible to replace the cord with a longer one?
I think so, but I haven't gone to the Cobra website to see. The problem is that the broadcast unit seems to be permanently attached to the cord, won't unscrew. So, I'm not exactly sure what the rememdy would be. I really can live without it if the only choice is to by an additional chord/broadcast unit.


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I have one of those Cobra units in a street rod, and if yours is like mine, I don't think you can buy a longer cord. The thing is, the entire radio is in the hand-held part, not just the controls, so what that means is, there is a small coaxial cable in the cord for the antenna as well as the power and audio for the external speaker jack. That is why it is wired direct with no connector.
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I have one of those Cobra units in a street rod, and if yours is like mine, I don't think you can buy a longer cord. The thing is, the entire radio is in the hand-held part, not just the controls, so what that means is, there is a small coaxial cable in the cord for the antenna as well as the power and audio for the external speaker jack. That is why it is wired direct with no connector.
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this is supposed to be a 4' coaxial extension. I'll probably get one when I return home.

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Thanks, Tom. Looks like that extention goes between the existing cord and the power/connector box. That should work just fine.
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I've been using the CB out in the Davis Mtn area of West Texas, and it's worked just fine. I've been able to communicate with people I'm traveling when they were at least 5 miles away. The weather channels have sporadic reception out here though.
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