Question For Cb Radio Users.

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Bird-One's Comment
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Up until recently i ran a Cobra 29 on the dashboard, it got warm but nothing too crazy. I've been running a Galaxy for about a month now and it gets a little to hot for comfort at times. Does anybody else have this issue? Is it okay to get alittle toasty or am I cooking my radio?

40 Days's Comment
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Mine is mounted on c.b shelf never actually felt it. Never had a problem but that has me paranoid now. I have the cobra 29 LX Max. What happened to your cobra? Love the bluetooth.

PJ's Comment
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The galaxy will get hotter than the cobra. As long as it isn’t melting down you should be fine. I switched from my Harley Edition 29 to a General Lee and it gets much hotter but nothing is melting.

PackRat's Comment
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I switched from my Harley Edition 29 to a General Lee

Did you say General Lee, PJ? What's next?

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PJ's Comment
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LMAO I love it!!!

Bird-One's Comment
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Thanks PJ makes me feel better about it. How are you liking the Lee? I almost bought that instead. Tech I go to was saying its 50 watts out of the box and he has tuned them to upwards of 60. My Galaxy is getting 50. Also a plus the Lee comes with a Ranger mic.

And 40 Days what happened to my Cobra?? Absolutely nothing haha. Was easily getting 10 to 12 miles out of mine with a predator 10k antenna. I just decided to go super trucker with a radio lol. The cobra will be a trusty backup.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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10 or 12 miles?? I need to add a antenna I get like 1.5 to 2 miles on my factory Freightline antenna.

Auggie69's Comment
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Thanks PJ makes me feel better about it. How are you liking the Lee? I almost bought that instead. Tech I go to was saying its 50 watts out of the box and he has tuned them to upwards of 60. My Galaxy is getting 50. Also a plus the Lee comes with a Ranger mic.

And 40 Days what happened to my Cobra?? Absolutely nothing haha. Was easily getting 10 to 12 miles out of mine with a predator 10k antenna. I just decided to go super trucker with a radio lol. The cobra will be a trusty backup.

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5 watts for your Cobra and 50 watts for your Galaxy.

You think a 50watt lightbulb would get hotter than a 5watt?

That's the source of your heat.

Bird-One's Comment
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Yes no exaggeration. Depending on conditions I got pretty far out. You have a Bearcat right? Have you had it peaked and tuned? That plays a huge part. Keep in mind the antenna I have was 110 dollars if I remember right. But well worth it if you ask me. I forget how many feet it is, but it is long. And with it mounted on a Peterbilt mirror it extends long enough to just get over a 13 6 trailer.

The tech I go to is Rick at the TA on Burr st in Gary, IN. Highly recommend him. He'll even come out to your truck and do installs for either 10 or 20 dollars. I forget.

10 or 12 miles?? I need to add a antenna I get like 1.5 to 2 miles on my factory Freightline antenna.

Bird-One's Comment
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Although that makes sense Auggie, not the case here. My days start at night, it doesn't get that much warmer than the cobra did even when I'm using it quite a bit.. As soon as sunrise starts, it starts get warm. And that's without me using it. That lightbulb won't get hot on the off position.

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Thanks PJ makes me feel better about it. How are you liking the Lee? I almost bought that instead. Tech I go to was saying its 50 watts out of the box and he has tuned them to upwards of 60. My Galaxy is getting 50. Also a plus the Lee comes with a Ranger mic.

And 40 Days what happened to my Cobra?? Absolutely nothing haha. Was easily getting 10 to 12 miles out of mine with a predator 10k antenna. I just decided to go super trucker with a radio lol. The cobra will be a trusty backup.

0939862001589746335.jpg

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5 watts for your Cobra and 50 watts for your Galaxy.

You think a 50watt lightbulb would get hotter than a 5watt?

That's the source of your heat.

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