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How to Use Your
Cobra 29 WX NW BT
Contents
Features..................................................................................................1
The CB Story.........................................................................................A1
FCC Regulations
FCC Warnings
Included Accessories
Controls & Indicators.......................................................................A2
Our Thanks to You .............................................................................A3
SoundTracker™
Customer Support
Installation
Location .............................................................................................2
Mounting and Connection .........................................................2
Antennas
CB Antenna.......................................................................................6
Marine Installation .........................................................................6
Ignition Noise Interference ..........................................................7
Operating Your 29 WX NW BT
Turning On Your CB........................................................................8
Setting Channel Selector .............................................................9
Calibrate For SWR (Standing Wave Ratio)..............................10
To Receive..........................................................................................12
Selecting a Channel.......................................................................13
S-Meter ...............................................................................................13
NB-ANL/ANL/Off (Noise Blanker/Automatic.........................16
Noise Limiter Switch)
CB/WX Switch...................................................................................17
RF Gain Control................................................................................17
Dimmer Switch ................................................................................18
Setting Squelch ...............................................................................18
To Transmit........................................................................................20
Setting Dynamike® .........................................................................20
Transmit..............................................................................................21
RF Meter .............................................................................................22
External Speaker .............................................................................23
PA (Public Address) ........................................................................24
Weather Channels ..........................................................................26
Home And Office Set-Up .............................................................28
Temporary Mobile Set-Up ...........................................................29
How Your CB Can Serve You..........................................................30
A Few Rules You Should Know ..................................................30
Channel 9 Emergency Messages..............................................30
Weather Channel Messages .......................................................31
CB 10 Codes......................................................................................32
Frequency Ranges.............................................................................34
29 WX NW BT Specifications ........................................................35
Warranty Information .....................................................................36
Optional Accessories .................................................................37-38
Order Form ...........................................................................................39
If You Need Service/Trademark Info ......................Back Cover
Features of This Product
• 7 Weather Channels
• Emergency Weather Alert
• Bluetooth® Connectivity
• 40 CB Radio Channels
• SoundTracker ® System
• Heavy-Duty Dynamic
Microphone
• Full 4 Watts AM RF Power Output
• SWR Calibration Meter
• Instant Channel 19 and 9
• Front Panel 6-Pin Microphone
Connector
• Switchable Automatic Noise
Limiter & Noise Blanker
• Adjustable Dynamike Boost
• Tactile Controls
• 9 Ft Mic Cord
• Illuminated Front Panel
• Dimmer Control
• RF Gain
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL
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Installation
Installation
Location
Location
Plan location of transceiver and microphone
bracket before starting the installation.
Select a location that is convenient for operation,
yet does not interfere with the driver or passenger.
The transceiver is usually mounted to the underside of the dash with the microphone bracket
beside it.
Mounting and
Connection
Mounting and Connection
1
Note
The transceiver is held in the
universal mounting bracket by
two thumbscrews which allow
for adjustment at a convenient
angle.
Hold the radio with the mounting bracket in
the exact desired location. If there is no interference, remove the bracket and use it as a
template to mark the location for the mounting screws.
3
Connect the antenna cable plug to the receptacle marked “ANT” on the back of the unit.
The bracket includes two selftapping screws and star washers. The mounting must be
mechanically strong, conveniently located.
2
Drill the holes and secure the bracket.
continued
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Installation
Installation
Note
Before installing the CB radio,
visually check the vehicle’s
battery connection to determine which terminal, positive
or negative, is grounded (positive is the larger of the two)
to the engine block (or chassis). A negatively grounded
vehicle has its negative lead
grounded to the chassis.
Note
6
Plug power cable into back of unit marked
“Power”. Be sure to observe polarity markings.
7
Mount the microphone
bracket on either side of
the unit (driver’s left)
using two screws supplied. Bracket should be
placed under the dash
so microphone is readily
accessible.
Connecting to an accessory fuse
prevents the unit from being left
on accidentally, and also permits operating the unit without
running the engine.
Note
4
In positive ground vehicles the
red wire goes to the chassis and
the black wire is connected to
the ignition switch.
5
Note
When connected to an accessory fuse, unit will self test the
emergency weather alert automatically when ignition is
turned on. Turns itself on & off.
In a negative grounded vehicle, connect the
red lead of the DC power cord to an accessory
12 volt fuse.
VOL
Connect the black lead to the negative side of
the vehicle. This is usually the chassis. Any convenient location with a good electrical contact
(remove paint) may be used.
OFF
8
4
SQL R
Attach the 6-pin microphone cable to receptacle on front of unit and Install unit in bracket
securely.
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Antennas
Ignition Noise Interference
CB Antenna
CB Antenna
Since the maximum allowable power output of
the transmitter is limited by the FCC, the antenna
is critical in affecting transmission distance. Only a
properly matched antenna system will allow maxiNote
mum power output. Cobra loaded type antenna
For optimum performance in
models are highly recommended for most instalpassenger cars the ideal anten- lations. For models with Weather Feature (WX), a
na location is on the center of
Dual Band (Center Load/Base Load) antenna is
the roof. Second choice is on the recommended. Consult your Cobra dealer for furcenter of the trunk.
ther details, or call 773.889.3087 and speak to a
Cobra representative.
Note
Because many newer trucks
feature fiberglass door skins, the
outside mirror must be grounded to the chassis via a ground
strap, if the antenna is mounted
on the mirror bracket.
Use of a mobile receiver at low signal levels is
normally limited by the presence of electrical
noise. The primary source of noise in automobiles
is from the alternator and ignition system.
Typically, when signal level is adequate, the background noise does not present a serious problem.
Also, when extremely low level signals are being
received, the transceiver may be operated with
the vehicle’s engine turned off. The unit requires
very little current and therefore will not significantly discharge the vehicle’s battery.
Even though the Cobra 29 WX NW BT has an
automatic noise limiter, in some installations ignition interference may be high enough to make
good communications impossible. Many possibilities exist and variations between vehicles require
different solutions. Consult your COBRA dealer or
a 2-way radio technician for help in locating the
source of a severe noise.
Note
3-way Combination Antennas
are also available which allow
operation of all three bands
(AM-FM & CB), using a single
antenna. However, this type of
antenna usually results in less
than normal transmit and
receive range when compared
to a standard-type “Single
Band” CB antenna. Call 773889-3087 for further information.
1
A standard antenna connector is provided
on the transceiver for easy connection.
Marine Installation
The transceiver will not operate at maximum
efficiency in a boat without a ground plate,
(unless it has a steel hull). Before attempting
installation , consult your dealer for information
regarding an adequate grounding system and
prevention of electrolysis between fittings in the
hull and water.
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Operation
Operation
Turning On
Turning On
Setting Channel Selector
Make sure the power cord, antenna and microphone are connected to their proper connectors
before starting.
29 WX NW
NB/
ANL
ANL
29 WX N
2
3
RF
RF
SIG 1
3
5 79
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
CAL
CB
CH19
PA
WX
NOR
RF GAIN
M
SQL
DYNA
3
2
1
PA
O
M
AX
1
OFF
MIN
MAX
ANT
SWR CAL
4
5
6
7
RF GAIN
DI M
RX/TX
WX
T BACK
WEATHER
CB
+30dB
VOL
1
CB
CH9
OFF
SWR
Setting Channel
Selector
MIN
MAX
The CB/PA button should be in the
CB position.
MIN
MAX
Select
one of forty channels and adjust
volume. The selected channel is indicated by
the LED readout directly above the channel
selector knob
29 WX N
SWR
2
3
RF
RF
SIG 1
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
CAL
SWR
3
5 79
+30dB
OFF
2
8
SQL
DYNA
MIN
PA
OFF
CAL
VOL
CB
DIM
MAX
Rotate the On/Off Volume knob
a normal listening level.
RF GAIN
MIN
MAX
clockwise to
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Operation
Calibrate For
SWR (Standing
Wave Ratio)
Operation
Calibrate for SWR (Standing Wave Ratio)
SWR calibration is done to properly adjust the
length of the antenna and to monitor the quality
of the coaxial cable and all RF connections.
This calibration is critical in order to achieve optimum performance.
PUSH &
HOLD
Note
Calibration must be made in an
open area (never in a garage).
Vehicle doors must be closed. No
one should be standing near the
antenna. (See your antenna
directions for more complete
information).
29 WX NW
NB/
ANL
ANL
CB
CB
CH19
PA
WX
NOR
RF GAIN
M
RX/TX
WX
CH9
OFF
T BACK
WEATHER
3
ANT
SWR CAL
4
2
5
1
3
6
Push and hold mic button.
7
O
AX
MIN
Note
The reading will be slightly higher on Channels 1 and 40 compared to Channel 20.
MAX
29 WX NW
1
Select
NB/
ANL
ANL
channel 20.
CB
PA
WX
RX/TX
WX
CH9
OFF
M
CB
CH19
RF GAIN
NOR
T BACK
WEATHER
3
2
1
ANT
SWR CAL
4
5
6
29 WX NW
SWR
2
3
S/RF
CAL
RF
RF
SIG 1
SWR
3
5 79
CB
O
SQL
DYNA
2
Switch to the
MIN
MAX
W
PA
OFF
DIM
RF GAIN
4
1
OFF
MAX
+30dB
CAL
VOL
7
NB/
ANL
ANL
MIN
MAX
CAL position.
MIN
MAX
While holding mic
SWR 2
button adjust the
RF
SWR CAL knob so the
SIG
1
3
meter needle swings
to the CAL ▼ mark on
the meter (located on the right).
3
CAL
5 79
+30dB
continued
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Operation
Operation
Selecting A Channel
Selecting A
Channel
29 WX N
SWR
3
2
SIG 1
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
CAL
RF
RF
SWR
3
5 79
CB
+30dB
SQL
DYNA
DI M
29 WX NW
PA
OFF
CAL
VOL
NB/
ANL
ANL
RF GAIN
Note
To Receive
WX
PA
RF GAIN
M
MIN
MAX
MIN
T BACK
Switch to 9 (Emergency) or 19
(Information) for instant access
to these channels.
SWR CAL
4
2
MAX
Note
ANT
NOR
WEATHER
3
OFF
RX/TX
WX
CH9
OFF
1
When switched to SWR position the meter needle should
ideally be as far to the left as
possible. Anything over 3 is
not acceptable. A slight
antenna height adjustment
(higher or lower) may be
required. Repeat recalibration
steps.
CH19
CB
CB
5
1
6
7
5
6
O
While still holding down the mic button, set
the S/RF SWR CAL switch to the SWR position,
to read the SWR reading.
Repeat the same steps two through five on
Channel 1 and 40. This will check SWR for all
channels.
M
MAX
1
MIN
MAX
Switch to
NOR to select desired channel.
S-Meter
S-Meter
Swings proportionately to strength of incoming
signal when receiving.
To Receive
29 WX N
SWR
2
3
RF
RF
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
CAL
CB
SWR
2
3
S/RF
CAL
+30dB
SQL
DYNA
DIM
PA
RF
RF
RF GAIN
SIG 1
SWR
3
5 79
OFF
MIN
MAX
MIN
12
SQL
DYNA
OFF
DIM
MAX
1
1
C
+30dB
CAL
VOL
NB/
ANL
ANL
Rotate the
On/Off Volume knob clockwise
the green RT/TX LED will be illuminated.
The S/RF-SWR-CAL switch must be in the
S/RF position to read the meter.
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Operation
Operation
To Answer Calls
Bluetooth®
Note
When cell phone calls are in
progress using the Bluetooth
feature, the CB functions of
the unit are disabled.
Bluetooth
Calls on a Bluetooth enabled cell phone can be
routed through the 29 WX NW BT speaker or
external speaker accessory.
is heard through the 29 WX NW BT speaker. The BT LED will
light steadily to indicate a call is in progress.
CH19
RX/TX
WX
ANT
BT LED
Indicator
For best audio quality while
using the Bluetooth feature,
place your cell phone at least
12 inches away from the
29 WX NW BT.
2 Speak into the 29 WX NW BT microphone.The CB function of
3
CH9
Note
1 Press and release the BT Button when the cell phone ring
the unit and PTT Button will be disabled while a call is in
progress.
End the call by press and release of the BT Button.
A tone will sound and the BT LED will flash briefly.
To Initiate Calls
1 Dial a number according to the cell phone manufacturer’s
NOR
instructions. The key press and other tones will be heard
through the 29 WX NW BT speaker.
BT Button
2 Press Send on the cell phone. The BT LED will light steadily
to indicate a call is in progress; and after a few seconds,
you will hear the ring tone for the number you dialed.
3 Once connected, speak into the 29 WX NW BT microphone.
To Pair with a Cell Phone
1 With 29 WX NW BT power On, press and hold the BT Button
for six seconds to enter Standby mode. A tone will sound
and the BT LED will flash for one minute to confirm entry
to Standby.
Note
2 From Standby, press and hold the BT Button for four
seconds to enter Pairing mode.
If no further pairing steps are
taken, the unit will time-out
and return to Standby after
five minutes. During the pairing process, press and
release the BT Button to cancel the pairing process.
A. First time pairing with a cell phone:
I. A tone will sound and the BT LED will flash rapidly
to confirm Pairing mode.
II. Follow the cell phone manufacturer's instruction
to enable its Bluetooth function and enter the PIN
(Personal Identification Number) 0000.
III. Successful pairing will be indicated by a tone and
brief flashing of the BT LED to confirm entry to
Connected mode. A pair record will also be established
for subsequent connections.
B. Subsequent pairings with a cell phone:
I. Follow any cell phone manufacturer instructions,
if needed, to enable the Bluetooth function.
II. Successful pairing will be indicated by a tone
and brief flashing of the BT LED to confirm entry
to Connected mode.
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4 End the call by press and release of the BT Button.
The BT LED will flash briefly.
5 Redial a number by press and hold of the BT Button for
two seconds. A tone will sound; and after a few seconds,
you will hear the ring tone for the number you dialed.
Note
The external microphone can
be plugged into the rear of
the unit and clipped to a
pocket or lapel for hands-free
speech during calls.
To Enable or Disable Voice Dialing
If the paired cell phone supports voice dialing, press and
release the BT Button twice to toggle between enabling
and disabling this feature.
To Turn Off The Bluetooth Function
Press and hold the BT Button for six seconds to turn off
the Bluetooth function. Two short tones will sound and
the BT LED will turn Off and remain Off.
To Re-pair The 29 WX NW BT To The Cell Phone
If pairing is lost while the 29 WX NW BT power is On, press and hold
the BT Button for four seconds to re-pair with the cell phone.
If the 29 WX NW BT is turned Off, it will retain the Bluetooth address
and automatically re-pair with the last cell phone used when
it is turned back On.
When the external
microphone is plugged in,
the main microphone will not
pick up speech during calls
but will be fully functional
for CB operation.
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Operation
NB-ANL/ANL/
OFF (Noise
Blanker/
Automatic
Noise Limiter)
Switch
Operation
NB-ANL/ANL/OFF (Noise
Blanker/Automatic Noise Limiter) Switch
RF Gain Control
RF Gain Control
The RF Gain is used to optimize reception in
strong or weak signal areas.
29 WX NW
SWR
2
3
S/RF
CAL
RF
RF
SIG 1
SWR
3
5 79
29 WX NW
CB
CB
SWR
SQL
DYNA
WX
PA
OFF
DI M
2
3
RF GAIN
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
CAL
OFF
CB
CB
CH19
PA
WX
NOR
CH9
+30dB
W
2
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
CAL
RF
RF
+30dB
CAL
VOL
NB/
ANL
ANL
SQL
DYNA
DIM
RF GAIN
WEATHER
3
4
2
1
1
OFF
MIN
MAX
MIN
OFF
1
Note
The RF Gain is used to optimize
reception in weak signal areas. .
MAX
Note
The RF noise blanker is very
effective in reducing repetitive
noises such as ignition interference.
5
When switched to ANL the Automatic Noise
Limiter is activated. This helps reduce noise
created by the vehicle’s electronics.
1
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
Rotate the
RF Gain knob counterclockwise
to reduce gain in strong signal areas. In weak
signal areas turn clockwise to increase gain.
When switched to NB/ANL position the RF
Noise Blanker is also activated, providing
increased noise filtration.
When switched to OFF position all noise
filtration will be turned off.
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Operation
Operation
Dimmer Switch
Dimmer Switch
Gate open
29 WX NW
SWR
2
3
SIG 1
3
5 79
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
CAL
RF
RF
CH19
CB
CB
VOL
SQL
DYNA
DIM
WX
PA
RF GAIN
RF
RF
The Dimmer controls the
brightness of the front panel,
signal strength meter and
channel display.
SIG 1
SWR
3
5 79
6
7
CH19
CB
CB
SWR CAL
5
R
CH9
OFF
MIN
MAX
MIN
WEAK SIGNALS
MAX
+30dB
SQL
DYNA
DI M
WX
PA
OFF
CAL
VOL
RF GAIN
NOR
T BACK
WEATHER
3
2
4
2
5
1
6
Full
counterclockwise rotation opens the
“gate” allowing all signals in.
NOISE
G AT E
OPEN
Note
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
CAL
ANT
MEDIUM SIGNALS
4
1
29 WX NW
3
T BACK
WEATHER
3
2
RX/TX
WX
NOR
2
SWR
STRONG SIGNALS
CH9
+30dB
7
OFF
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
29 WX NW
1
SWR
Rotate the
Dimmer knob clockwise for maximum brightness; counter-clockwise for minimum
2
3
RF
RF
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
Setting Squelch
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
CAL
CB
CB
CH19
PA
WX
NOR
RX/TX
WX
CH9
+30dB
SQL
DYNA
DIM
RF GAIN
T BACK
WEATHER
3
Setting Squelch
4
2
1
Squelch is the “control gate” for incoming signals.
5
6
ANT
SWR CAL
Gate set to Desired
Squelch Setting (DSS)
7
OFF
Gate closed
MIN
MAX
MIN
STRONG SIGNALS
MAX
29 WX NW
SWR
2
3
RF
RF
MEDIUM SIGNALS
WEAK SIGNALS
NOISE
G AT E C L O S E D
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
CAL
CH19
CB
CB
SQL
DYNA
DIM
WX
PA
RF GAIN
NOR
T BACK
WEATHER
3
2
1
To achieve the Desired Squelch Setting (DSS),
turn the Squelch control
counterclockwise
until you hear noise. Now turn the control
SWR CAL
clockwise just until the noise stops. This is the
DSS setting.
RX/TX
WX
CH9
+30dB
4
5
6
3
ANT
MEDIUM SIGNALS
WEAK SIGNALS
7
OFF
1
18
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
NOISE
Full
clockwise rotation closes the gate
allowing only very strong signals to enter.
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G AT E
STRONG SIGNALS
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Operation
Operation
To Transmit
Caution!
Transmit
To Transmit
Transmit
29 WX NW
SWR
2
3
CAL
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
RF
RF
SWR
Be sure the
is properly
SIG 1antenna
3 5 7 9 +30dB
CAL
connected to the radio before
VOL
S Q L DYNA
transmitting. Prolonged transmitting without an antenna, or
a poorly matched antenna,
OFF
could cause damage
to theM I N
transmitter.
CB
CH19
PA
WX
NOR
RX/TX
WX
CH9
OFF
DIM
CB
RF GAIN
T BACK
WEATHER
3
PUSH &
HOLD
ANT
SWR CAL
4
5
2
6
1
7
MAX
MIN
MAX
Be sure to read the F.C.C. Rules
and Regulations included with
this unit before transmitting.
1
Setting
Dynamike®
Setting Dynamike®
Select desired
channel.
1
This controls the microphone sensitivity
(outgoing audio level).
Push and hold mic button to transmit.
Transmitter is now activated. When transmitting, hold the microphone two inches from
your mouth and speak in a clear, normal voice.
Release to receive.
29 WX NW
SWR
2
3
S/RF
CAL
RF
RF
SIG 1
SWR
3
5 79
CB
CB
PA
WX
CH19
RX/TX
WX
CH9
+30dB
CAL
VOL
NB/
ANL
ANL
SQL
DYNA
OFF
DIM
RF GAIN
ANT
NOR
T BACK
WEATHER
3
2
1
SWR CAL
4
5
6
7
OFF
1
20
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
Initially, set fully
clockwise so that maximum voice volume is available. Dynamike
may have to be reduced in some conditions.
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Operation
RF Meter
Operation
RF Meter
External Speaker
This meter swings proportionately to the RF
output (outgoing signal) while transmitting.
The external speaker jack is used for remote
receiver monitoring.
Note
29 WX NW
SWR
2
3
S/RF
CAL
RF
RF
SIG 1
SWR
3
5 79
The external speaker should
have 8-ohm impedance and be
rated to handle at least 4.0
watts. When the external speaker is plugged in, the internal
speaker is automatically disconnected. See accessory page 37.
CB
+30dB
CAL
VOL
NB/
ANL
ANL
SQL
DYNA
PA
OFF
DIM
RF GAIN
1
OFF
1
22
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
The S/RF-SWR-CAL switch must be in the
S/RF position.
External Speaker
1
Connect an external speaker to the external
speaker jack on the rear panel.
Note
Cobra external speakers are
rated at 10 watts.
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Operation
PA (Public
Address)
Operation
PA (Public Address)
PUSH &
HOLD
Note
Speaker should have 8-ohm
impedance and be rated to
handle at least 4.0 watts.
Note
The speaker should be directed
away from the microphone to
prevent acoustic feedback.
1
Note
Connect an external PA speaker to the PA jack
on the rear panel.
Activity on the CB channel will
be heard through the PA speaker. Adjust Volume Control to a
normal listening level.
3
Push and hold microphone button and speak
in a normal voice. Your voice will now transmit
on the PA speaker.
29 WX NW
SWR
2
3
RF
RF
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
CAL
CB
HCB
I
CH19
PA
WX
NOR
29 WX NW
CH9
+30dB
SQL
DYNA
DIM
RF GAIN
SWR
3
SIG 1
44
3
5 79
VOL
CAL
OFF
CB
CB
CH19
PA
WX
NOR
SQL
DYNA
DIM
RF GAIN
3
MIN
MAX
MIN
T BACK
WEATHER
OFF
OFF
RX/TX
WX
CH9
+30dB
22
11
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
CAL
RF
RF
WEATHER
WEATHER
33
2
2
MAX
1
4
5
6
7
OFF
2
Set
MAX
MIN
MAX
CB/PA switch to PA position.
4
24
MIN
Adjust PA speaker volume with the
Dynamike control.
25
ANT
SWR CAL
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Operation
Operation
Weather Radio
What is Weather Radio
What You Should Know About Weather
NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a service of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA), of the U.S. Department of Commerce. 380
NWR stations are in operation by the U.S.
Government in addition to several NWR stations
that are maintained by private interest groups. The
capability is to supplement warnings by sirens and
by commercial radio and television. The 7 National
Weather Channels provide full coverage to keep
you informed of weather conditions, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week.
If threatening weather is nearby, the National
Weather Service may broadcast a 10 second alert
tone. This tone will be heard through the CB, even
if the CB/WX Switch is in the CB mode or the unit
is turned off.
This enables you to monitor CB frequencies and
still be warned by the National Weather Service
Emergency Alert. When you hear the alert, place
the CB/WX switch in the WX position. You will
then be able to hear the Weather Warning
Broadcast.
You can completely disable the Emergency
Weather Alert feature by turning the Weather
Channel Selector to the ø position.
Your 29 WX NW BT has a special auto squelch circuit for weather transmission which disables your
squelch control.
If you are using the CB mode, remember to
change the CB/WX Switch from CB to WX every so
often to make sure you are continually tuned to
the clearest/closest weather band channel in case
an alert is broadcast.
Operating Weather Channel Selector
Weather
Channels
29 WX NW
SWR
2
3
RF
RF
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
CAL
CB
CB
CH19
PA
WX
NOR
RX/TX
WX
CH9
+30dB
SQL
DYNA
DI M
RF GAIN
T BACK
WEATHER
3
2
1
ANT
SWR CAL
4
5
6
7
OFF
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
When CB/WX is on WX position Weather Receiver
is activated.
1 Place CB/WX Switch in the WX position.
2 Turn the Weather Channel Selector (1-7) until
you find the Weather Channel with the clearest reception. Sometimes more than one
channel can be received, however, the closest
broadcast to you will be the one with the
clearest signal.
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Weather
Information
Note
For a list of weather frequencies
see specification in the
Frequency Ranges section on
page 34.
If you wish to receive a listing of
NOAA ‘Weather Radio
Transmitter locations, contact
your nearest National Weather.
Service Office, or write to:
National Weather Service
(Attn: W/OM11) NOAA
Silver Springs, MD 20910.
For ideal weather reception use
a dual band antenna (center
load/baseload).
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Home And Office Set-Up
Base Station
Operation
(From 120V AC
House Current)
Temporary Mobile Set-Up
Base Station Operation
(From 120V AC House Current)
To operate your transceiver from home or office
you will need a 13.2 volt DC Power Pack rated at a
minimum of 2 amps, and a properly installed base
station antenna.
+
Warning!
Do not attempt to operate this
transceiver by connecting it
directly to 120V AC.
2
Plug power cable into back of unit marked
“Power”. Be sure to observe polarity markings.
3
Connect properly installed and matched base
station antenna.
—
Temporary Mobile Operation
Note
For temporary mobile operation you may want to
purchase an optional cigarette lighter adapter
from your COBRA dealer. This adapter and a magnetic mount antenna allow you to quickly “install”
your transceiver for temporary use.
For further information call
Cobra Customer Service
1.773.889.3087.
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Temporary
Mobile Set-Up
Simply connect the red (+) and black (-)
leads of the transceiver to the corresponding
terminals of the power pack.
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How Your CB Can Serve You
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
A Few Rules
You Should
Know
Channel 9
Emergency
Messages
Warn of traffic problems
Provide weather and road data
Provide help in event of an emergency
Provide direct contact with home or office
Assist police by reporting erratic drivers
Get “local information” to find destination
Communicate with family and friends
Suggest spots to eat and sleep
Keep you alert while traveling
How Your CB Can Serve You
The FCC gives these examples of permitted and
prohibited messages for channel 9. These are
only guidelines and not all-inclusive:
Permitted
Example Message
Yes
“Tornado sighted six miles north
of town.”
“Post number 10.
No tornado sighted.”
No
A Few Rules You Should Know
A. Conversations cannot last more than 5 minutes
with another station. A one minute break is
required to let others use the channel.
B. You cannot blast others off the air by use of
illegally amplified transmitters or illegally
high antennas.
C. You cannot use CB to promote illegal activities.
D. Profanity is not allowed.
E. You may not transmit music with a CB.
F. Selling of merchandise and/or services is
prohibited.
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
1. Set to channel 9 for emergencies
Be sure antenna is properly connected.
No
2. CB Distress Data
When transmitting an emergency, you should
request a “REACT BASE” and provide the CB
distress data (called CLIP):
Note
C
L
I
P
If no response on channel 9,
try channels 19 or 14.
all Sign
ocation
njuries
roblem
Identify yourself.
Be exact.
Number. Type. Trapped?
Give details and help needed.
Yes
No
“Out of gas on I-95 at mile
marker 211.”
“Out of gas in my driveway.”
“Four car accident on I-94 at
Exit 11. Send police and
ambulance.”
“Traffic moving smoothly on I-94.”
“Weather Bureau has issued
thunderstorm warning.
Bring sailboat into port.”
“Attention motorists.
Weather Bureau advises snow
tomorrow will accumulate
4 to 6 inches.”
“Fire in building at 539 Main,
Evanston.”
“Halloween patrol number 3.
All quiet.”
Transmit CLIP repeatedly so any monitor can assist.
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How Your CB Can Serve You
CB 10-Codes
CB 10-Codes
Citizen Bands have adopted the “10-CODES” for
standard questions and answers. These codes
provide quick and easy communication, especially
in noisy areas. Following are some of the more
common codes and meanings:
Code
10-1
10-2
10-3
10-4
10-5
10-6
10-7
10-8
10-9
10-10
10-11
10-12
10-13
10-16
10-17
10-18
10-19
10-20
10-21
10-22
10-23
10-24
10-25
10-26
10-27
10-28
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Meaning
Receiving poorly
Receiving well
Stop transmitting
OK, message received
Relay message
Busy, stand by
Out of service, leaving
In service, subject to call
Repeat message
Transmission completed standing by
Talking too rapidly
Visitors present
Advise weather/roads
Make pick up at
Urgent business
Anything for us?
Return to base
My location is
Call by phone
Report in person to
Stand by
Completed last assignment
Can you contact
Disregard last info
Moving to channel
Identify your station
How Your CB Can Serve You
Code
10-29
10-30
10-33
10-34
10-35
10-36
10-37
10-38
10-39
10-41
10-42
10-43
10-44
10-45
10-50
10-60
10-62
10-63
10-64
10-65
10-67
10-70
10-71
10-77
10-81
10-82
10-85
10-91
10-93
10-94
10-99
10-200
Meaning
Time is up for contact
Does not conform to FCC rules
Emergency traffic
Trouble at this station
Confidential information
Correct time is
Wrecker needed at
Ambulance needed
Message delivered
Turn to channel
Traffic accident at
Traffic tie up at
Have a message for
All units within range please report
Break channel
What is next message number?
Unable to copy. Use phone
Net directed to
Net clear
Awaiting your next message/assignment
All units comply
Fire at
Proceed, transmission in sequence
Negative contact
Reserve hotel room for
Reserve room for
My address is
Talk closer to mic
Check my frequency on this channel
Give me a long count
Mission completed, all units secure
Police needed at
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29 WX NW BT Specifications
Frequency Ranges
The COBRA 29 WX NW BT transceiver represents
one of the most advanced AM two-way radios used
as a Class D station in the Citizens Radio Service.
This unit features advanced Phase Lock Loop (PLL)
circuitry providing complete coverage of all 40 CB
channels.
Channel
Channel
CB
Freq.
CB
Freq.
WX
Freq.
Channel In MHz Channel In MHz Channel In MHz
1
2
3
4
5
26.965
26.975
26.985
27.005
27.015
21
22
23
24
25
27.215
27.225
27.255
27.235
27.245
6
7
8
9
10
27.025
27.035
27.055
27.065
27.075
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
27.265 7
27.275
27.285
27.295
27.305
11
12
13
14
15
27.085
27.105
27.115
27.125
27.135
31
32
33
34
35
27.315
27.325
27.335
27.345
27.355
16
17
18
19
20
27.155
27.165
27.175
27.185
27.205
36
37
38
39
40
27.365
27.375
27.385
27.395
27.405
162.400
162.425
162.450
162.475
162.500
162.525
162.550
GENERAL
CHANNELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CB - 40 CH
FREQUENCY RANGE
CB - 26.965 TO 27.405 MHZ
WX - 162.400 TO 162.550 MHZ
FREQUENCY TOLERANCE . . . . . . . . . . . 0.005 %
FREQUENCY CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . PLL (PHASE LOCK LOOP) SYNTHESIZER
OPERATING TEMPERATURE
RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -30° C TO + 50° C
MICROPHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PLUG-IN DYNAMIC
INPUT VOLTAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.2VDC nom. (positive or negative ground)
CURRENT DRAIN
TRANSMIT: AM FULL MOD., 1.5A (MAXIMUM)
RECEIVE: SQUELCHED, 0.3A;
FULL AUDIO OUTPUT, 1.2A (NOMINAL)
SIZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-5/8” D X 7-9/32” W X 2-13/63” H
WEIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 LBS.
ANTENNA CONNECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . .UHF; SO-239
METER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ILLUMINATED; INDICATES RELATIVE
POWER OUTPUT RECEIVED
SIGNAL STRENGTH, AND VSWR
Bluetooth Range
33' (10 meters)
TRANSMITTER
POWER OUTPUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 WATTS
MODULATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AM (AMPLITUDE MODULATION)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE . . . . . . . . . . . .300 TO 3000 HZ
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 OHMS, UNBALANCED
RECEIVER
SENSITIVITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LESS THAN 1 µV FOR 10 dB (S+N) /N
SELECTIVITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 dB @ 7 KHZ, 60 dB @ 10KHZ
IMAGE REJECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 dB, TYPICAL
ADJACENT-CHANNEL REJECTION . . .60 dB, TYPICAL
IF FREQUENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DOUBLE CONVERSION: 1ST: 10.695 MHZ
2ND: 455 KHZ
AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL (AGC) .LESS THAN 10 dB CHANGE IN AUDIO
OUTPUT FOR INPUTS FROM 10 TO 50,000
MICROVOLTS
RF GAIN RANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 dB
NOISE BLANKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RF TYPE
SQUELCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ADJUSTABLE; THRESHOLD LESS THAN 1µV
AUDIO OUTPUT POWER . . . . . . . . . . . .4 WATTS
FREQUENCY RESPONSE . . . . . . . . . . . .300 TO 3000 HZ
DISTORTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LESS THAN 7% @3 WATTS @ 1000 HZ
BUILT-IN SPEAKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 OHMS, 5W
EXTERNAL SPEAKER (NOT SUPPLIED) .8 OHMS; DISABLES INTERNAL SPEAKER
WHEN CONNECTED
PA SYSTEM
POWER OUTPUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 WATTS INTO EXTERNAL SPEAKER
EXTERNAL SPEAKER FOR PA . . . . . . . .8 OHMS 4 WATTS MIN.
(NOT SUPPLIED) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .THE PA SPEAKER ALSO MONITORS THE
RECEIVER; SEPARATE JACK PROVIDED
(SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)
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Limited Two Year Warranty
Optional Accessories
You can find quality Cobra products and accessories at your local Cobra dealer, or in the
U.S.A., you can order directly from Cobra. See ordering info on page 38.
COBRA ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants that its
COBRA CB Radios, and the component parts thereof, will
be free of defects in workmanship and materials for period
of two (2) years from the date of first consumer purchase.
This warranty may be enforced by the first consumer
purchaser, provided that the product is utilized within
the U.S.A.
COBRA will, without charge, repair or replace, at its option,
defective CB radios, products or component parts upon
delivery to the COBRA factory Service Department, accompanied by proof of the date of first consumer purchase,
such as a duplicated copy of a sales receipt.
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship
the product for warranty service, but the return charges
will be at Cobra's expense, if the product is repaired or
replaced under warranty.
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply; 1) to any
product damaged by accident; 2) in the event of misuse or
abuse of the product or as a result of unauthorized alterations or repairs; 3) if the serial number has been altered,
defaced or removed; 4) if the owner of the product resides
outside the U.S.A.
Replacement DC Power Cord
For in vehicle use
426-002-N-001
Replacement Mounting
Bracket
For in vehicle use
251-353-9-001
Replacement Thumb Screws
For in vehicle use
634-081-9-001
Replacement Microphone
Bracket
For in vehicle use
741-080-9-001
21” Base Loaded Magnet
Mount Antenna
38” Base Loaded Magnet
Mount Antenna
HG A1000
HG A1500
Cobra Electronics
Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707
www,cobra.com
All implied warranties, including warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose
are limited in duration to the length of this warranty.
COBRA shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or other damages; including, without limitation, damages resulting from loss of use or cost of installation.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
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Replacement External
Bluetooth Microphone
Dynamic External
Speaker
MNA MIC
HG S100
Noise Canceling
With Talk Back
External Speaker
HG S500
37
Noise Canceling
External Speaker
HG S300
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Notes
Optional Accessories
Ordering From U.S.A.
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing or visit www.cobra.com.
For Credit Card Orders
Call 773-889-3087 [Press one from the main menu] 8:00 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.
Make Check or Money Order Payable To
Cobra Electronics, Attn: Accessories Dept.,
6500 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 U.S.A.
To Order Online
Please visit our website: www.cobra.com
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29 WX NW BT
The CB Story
The Citizens Band lies between the shortwave
broadcast and 10-meter Amateur radio bands,
and was established by law in 1949. The Class D
two-way communications service was opened in
1959. (CB also includes a Class A citizens band
and Class C remote control frequencies.)
If You Think You Need Service
2
For technical assistance, please call our Automated Help Desk which can assist
you by answering the most frequently asked questions about Cobra products.
(773) 889-3087
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A Consumer Service Representative can be reached through this same number
8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, Central Time.
Technical assistance is also available on-line in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section at
www.cobraelec.com or by e-mail to productinfo@cobra.com
Operating Instructions
for your Cobra 29 WX NW BT
1
FCC Regulations
29 WX NW
SWR
2
3
S/RF
CAL
RF
RF
SIG 1
CB Radio
SWR
3
5 79
NB/
ANL
ANL
CB
CB
PA
WX
CH19
RX/TX
WX
CH9
+30dB
CAL
VOL
SQL
DYNA
OFF
DIM
RF GAIN
3
1
ANT
FCC regulations permit only “transmissions”
(one party to another) rather than “broadcasts”
(to a wide audience). Thus, advertising is not
allowed on CB Channels because that is “broadcasting.”
NOR
T BACK
WEATHER
2
SWR CAL
4
5
6
7
OFF
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
If you think you need service call 1.773.889.3087
3
“If your product should require factory service please call Cobra first before sending your unit in.
This will ensure the fastest turn-around time on your repair.”
You may be asked to send your unit to the Cobra factory. It will be necessary to furnish the following in order to have the product serviced and returned.
1. For Warranty Repair include some form of proof-of-purchase, such as a mechanical reproduction
or carbon or a sales receipt. If you send the original receipt it cannot be returned.
2. Send the entire product.
3. Enclose a description of what is happening with the unit. Include a typed or clearly print name
and address of where the unit is to be returned.
4. Pack unit securely to prevent damage in transit. If possible, use the original packing material.
5. Ship prepaid and insured by way of a traceable carrier such as United Parcel Service (UPS) or First
Class Mail: to avoid loss in transit to: Cobra Factory Service, Cobra Electronics Corporation, 6500
W. Cortland St., Chicago, IL 60707.
6. If the unit is in warranty, upon receipt of your unit it will either be repaired or exchanged
depending on the model. Please allow approximately 3 to 4 weeks before contacting us for
status. If the unit is out of warranty a letter will automatically be sent informing you of the
repair charge or replacement charge. If you have any questions, please call 1.773.889.3087 for
assistance.
FCC Warnings
All transmitter adjustments other than those
supplied by the manufacturer as front panel
operating controls, must be made by, or under
the supervision of, the holder of an FCC-issued
General Radio-Telephone Operator’s License.
4
Replacement or substitution of transistors, regular
diodes or other parts of a unique nature, with
parts other than those recommended by Cobra,
may cause violation of the technical regulations
of Part 95 of the FCC Rules, or violation of Type
Acceptance requirements of Part 2 of the Rules.
cb tranceiver
5
You should read and understand Part 95 (included
with this unit) of the FCC Rules and Regulations,
before operating your Cobra radio, even though
the FCC no longer requires you to obtain an operator’s license.
Trademark Info
Cobra®, Dynamike®, Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra® and the snake design are registered
trademarks of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
Cobra Electronics Corporation™ is a trademark of Cobra Electronics Corporation, USA.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
What’s Included with Your 29 WX NW BT
©2008 Cobra Electronics Corporation
Printed in China
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6
Part No. 480-532-P-001 Version A
Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra®
A1
CB transceiver
Microphone
External Bluetooth® Mic
Transceiver bracket
Microphone bracket
6. Operating Manual
7. DC power cord
8. FCC rules
(not shown)
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Controls and Indicators
1. 6-Pin Microphone
Connector
2. Power On/Off, Volume
3. Squelch
4. Dynamike
5. Dimmer
6. RF Gain
7. Weather Channel Selector
8. Talk Back Selector
9. SWR Calibration
10. Channel Selector
11. LED Channel Display
12. ANT/Bluetooth® Indicator
13. RX (Receive)/TX (Transmit),
WX (Weather) LED Indicator
14. Channel 19/Channel 9/
Normal Switch
15. CB/WX Weather Switch
16. CB/PA Switch
17. NB/ANL ANL Off Switch
18. S/RF SWR CAL Switch
19. Signal Strength Meter
Microphone
Back Side
20. External Mic Jack
21. Public Address Speaker
Jack
22. External Speaker Jack
23. Antenna Connector
24. Power Jack
Our Thanks to You
Main Icons
Thank you for purchasing the Cobra 29 WX NW BT
CB Radio. Properly used, this Cobra product will
give you many years of reliable service.
Cobra Customer Service
19
Customer Support
Intro
Should you encounter any problems with the
product or not understand its many features,
please refer to this owner’s manual. If , after
referring to the manual, you still need help,
call Cobra Customer Service at 773.889.3087.
Operation
Installation
Customer
Assistance
Warranty
Customer
Assistance
Secondary Icons
NOTE
18 17 16 15 14 13 12
29 WX NW
SWR
19
2
3
3
5 79
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
CAL
RF
RF
SIG 1
CB
CB
CH19
PA
WX
NOR
RX/TX
WX
CH9
+30dB
VOL
SQL
DYNA
D IM
RF GAIN
T BACK
WEATHER
3
11
ANT
SWR CAL
4
2
5
1
6
7
OFF
1
MIN
MAX
2
4
3
5
MIN
Notice
Live operators are available
M-F 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Central
Time at: 773-889-3087
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Caution
Warning
Operation
is subject
to the following two (2) conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Automated Technical Assistance
available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. E-mail questions
to: productinfo@cobra.com
Cobra on the World Wide Web:
Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) can be found on-line at:
www.cobra.com
MAX
6
7
8
10
9
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or tv interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
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