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Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

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Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by chevy guy 72 » Friday, 03 January 2014, 17:51 PM

I have 2 cobra radios one is a Cobra 29 LTD classic and the other is a cobra 19 i was gonna see what every bodys opinion is on both of theses cb radios and see which one people liked the most?




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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Friday, 03 January 2014, 18:07 PM

Keep the 29
Trash the 19

end of story....


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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by sonoma » Friday, 03 January 2014, 18:23 PM

cobra 29 is the best of the 2



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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by chevy guy 72 » Friday, 03 January 2014, 18:30 PM

I will diffently keep my cobra 29 and use it in my truck gonna hook it up to a willison 1000 with a Ranger SRA-198 mic



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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by dirtyjob » Friday, 03 January 2014, 18:31 PM

ide keep the 29 and give the 19 to a new cb'er looking to get on the air.


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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by chevy guy 72 » Saturday, 04 January 2014, 19:34 PM

Is there many people that know of the Ranger SRA-198 mic and ever used one on a Cobra 29 LTD classic anyone know how well they work on the cobra 29 LTD classic



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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Saturday, 04 January 2014, 22:28 PM

chevy guy 72 wrote:Is there many people that know of the Ranger SRA-198 mic and ever used one on a Cobra 29 LTD classic anyone know how well they work on the cobra 29 LTD classic
Best dang Noise Canceling Mic on Planet Earth is all....Works great on all radios...They even come stock now with several radios like the General Lee's.

http://www.cbradiomagazine.com/Micropho ... RA-198.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by dirtyjob » Sunday, 05 January 2014, 1:34 AM

a local here runs one on his new stryker 955HP and he sounds great, very natural sounding mic.


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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by 1 ADAM 12 » Sunday, 05 January 2014, 14:12 PM

After buying a 198 and trying it out...I would not trade it for anything chevy guy. That 29 will sound great with the 198.


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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by chevy guy 72 » Sunday, 05 January 2014, 16:37 PM

yeah ive read many postive and 0 negative feedback on the sra 198 mic so i am diffantly lookin forward to gettin my 198 in 1 adam 12 and tring it on my cobra 29



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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by Boll Weevil » Monday, 06 January 2014, 9:24 AM

I have an SRA-198 on my Cobra 29LX right now and have heard what it sounds like before and after the radio had some work done. It has the cleanest sound I've ever heard from a cb mic. I just bought a spare one yesterday just for the heck of it. $21 w/ free shipping.

And BTW...keep the 29. :icon_e_wink:


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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by thuffman03 » Tuesday, 07 January 2014, 7:27 AM

chevy guy 72 wrote:Is there many people that know of the Ranger SRA-198 mic and ever used one on a Cobra 29 LTD classic anyone know how well they work on the cobra 29 LTD classic
I really like the Ranger SRA-198 mic. Have it on my GL.



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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 07 January 2014, 16:22 PM

Put the 29 in your truck like you said and buy a lighter plug and magnet mount antenna for the 19 and keep it as an extra. You can let a friend use it if you are traveling together.

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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by wild willy » Friday, 30 January 2015, 16:16 PM

MDYoungblood wrote:Put the 29 in your truck like you said and buy a lighter plug and magnet mount antenna for the 19 and keep it as an extra. You can let a friend use it if you are traveling together.

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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by TheCBDoctor » Saturday, 31 January 2015, 6:43 AM

chevy guy 72 wrote:I have 2 cobra radios one is a Cobra 29 LTD classic and the other is a cobra 19 i was gonna see what every bodys opinion is on both of theses cb radios and see which one people liked the most?
Hi chevy guy 72

I came in late to the conversation. To get back to your original question: I would keep the 29 LTD; the Cobra 19 would be a good radio to use as a wheel chuck if it had a metal case. Since it is garbage, and plastic, you may consider using it as an emergency radio to look for another Cobra 29 LTD made in The Philippines as a back up radio. :icon_e_wink:

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Re: Cobra 29 LTD vs Cobra 19?

Post by halfwatt959 » Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:06 PM

Most of the cobra 19s are junk. A very few from the mid 80s were ok. If its a 19x or 19xs save it for emergencies. If its any other version you can either A. use it for learning about radio theory and repair. B. experimental stuff like echo boards, noise toys ect. C. put it in a garage sale [if you have no conscience] D. trotline weight or my personal favorite give it to someone you dont like and who really doesn't need to be on the air anyway. Just my own oppinion but the facts are that they are very unstable and known for jumping frequency, sound horrible even with the limiter intact, are underpowered usualy 1w D.K. swinging 2-3w. And lastly they are cheaper to replace than repair. Like I said I dont like them. I have one 19dx ultra 4 that I use just for trying out different things and one 19xs made Feb. 1985 that lives in my radio museum. It has no mission in life other than to show how radio technology has evolved over the years.


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