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Cobra 29 LX LE Operating instructions
29 LX HD LE
Product Service and Support
For any questions about operating or installing this new Cobra product, PLEASE CONTACT COBRA
FIRST…do not return this product to the retail store. The contact information for Cobra will vary
depending on the country in which you purchased and utilize the product. For the latest contact
information, please go to www.cobra.com/support
For products purchased in the U.S.A. you may also call 1-800-262-7212 (1-800-COBRA-12).
For Products Purchased in the U.S.A., if your product should require factory service, please go
to www.cobra.com/support and follow the instructions for returning your product to the Cobra
Factory Service Department for service.
Operating Instructions for your
Cobra 29 LX HD LE
The CB Story
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FCC and IC Information For Users
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and Industry Canada license-exempt RSS 210. Operation is subject to the following two 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.
Radio and Television Interference
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate radiofrequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and then on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to a different outlet so that the equipment and receiver are on different
branch circuits.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Cobra Electronics Corp. could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
IC Statement and Warning (Canada Only)
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
FCC Regulations
COBRA 29 LX
HARLEY DAVIDSON
LIMITED EDITION
Limited Edition
FCC and IC Regulations
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.)
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.”
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FCC Warnings
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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.
5
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.
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29 LX HD LE
Operating Instructions for your
Cobra 29 LX HD LE
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.
Limited Edition
What’s Included with Your 29 LX HD LE
©2014 Cobra Electronics Corporation
Printed in China
Part No. 480-1001-P Version A
Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra®
Trademark Statement and Prop 65
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.
California Proposition 65 Warning: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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©2014 Cobra Electronics Corporation
Printed in China
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Part No. 480-1001-P Version A
Nothing Comes Close to a Cobra®
CB transceiver
Microphone
Transceiver bracket
Microphone bracket
5.
6.
7.
8.
Operating Manual
DC power cord
FCC rules (not shown)
Certificate of Authenticity
(not shown)
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Controls and Indicators
Our Thanks to You
Optional Accessories
Front Side
1. 4-Pin Microphone
Connector
2. Power On/Off, Volume
3. Squelch
4. Dynamike
5. Menu/Enter/Channel
Selector
6. RF Gain
7. Delta Tune
8. Talk Back Control
9. SWR Calibration
10. Dim/Escape Button
11. Channel 9/Channel 19
Button
12. Scan/Memory Scan
13. CB/WX Weather/PA Button
14. LCD Display
15. RX (Receive)/TX (Transmit),
Indicators
16. Signal Strength Meter
17. NB/ANL Button
18. S/RF SWR CAL Button
19. 1Microphone
Back Side
20. Public Address Speaker
Jack
21. External Speaker Jack
22 Antenna Connector
23. Power Jack
Main Icons
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Intro
Customer Support
Operation
Secondary Icons
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16
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COBRA 29 LX
HARLEY DAVIDSON
LIMITED EDITION
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5
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ANT
Customer
Assistance
Notice
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.
Ordering From U.S.A.
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing or visit www.cobra.com.
Cobra Customer Service
Live operators are available
M-F 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Central
Time at: 773-889-3087
Automated Technical
Assistance available 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. E-mail
questions to: productinfo@
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
Cobra on the World Wide Web:
Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) can be found on-line at:
www.cobra.com
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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Warranty
NOTE
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Customer
Assistance
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.
Installation
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Thank you for purchasing the Cobra 29 LX HD LE
Limited Edition CB Radio. Properly used, this
Cobra product will give you many years of
reliable service.
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©2014 H-D, All Rights Reserved
Manufactured by Cobra Electronics Coproration
under license from Harley-Davidson Motor
Company
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How to Use Your Cobra 29 LX HD LE
Contents
Features .........................................................................................................1
The CB Story .................................................................................................A1
FCC Regulations
FCC Warnings
Included Accessories
Controls & Indicators................................................................................A2
Our Thanks to You .....................................................................................A3
Customer Support
Installation
Location ....................................................................................................2
Mounting and Connection ................................................................2
Antennas
CB Antenna ..............................................................................................6
Marine Installation ................................................................................6
Ignition Noise Interference....................................................................7
Operating Your 29 LX HD LE
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
To Transmit .............................................................................................. 14
Setting Dynamike® ............................................................................... 15
Menu Mode ............................................................................................. 16
Radio Check Mode ................................................................................ 17
Setting Display Color Mode............................................................... 18
Setting Brightness Mode .................................................................... 19
Setting Contrast Mode ........................................................................ 19
Weather Information............................................................................ 20
Weather Channels ................................................................................. 21
Weather Alert Mode ............................................................................. 22
Setting Weather Alert Scan................................................................ 22
Setting Weather Auto Scan ............................................................... 22
Key Tones Mode .................................................................................... 23
Software version/Factory Settings .................................................. 23
NB-ANL/Off (Noise Blanker/Automatic.......................................... 24
Noise Limiter Switch)
RF Gain Control ...................................................................................... 24
Program Memory Channels............................................................... 25
Scan/Memory Scan ............................................................................... 25
Scan CB Channels .................................................................................. 29
Scan Memory Channels ...................................................................... 26
Dimmer Control ..................................................................................... 26
Setting Squelch ...................................................................................... 26
S/RF Meter ................................................................................................ 28
External Speaker .................................................................................... 29
PA (Public Address)............................................................................... 30
Home And Office Set-Up .................................................................... 32
Temporary Mobile Set-Up .................................................................. 33
How Your CB Can Serve You ................................................................. 34
A Few Rules You Should Know ........................................................34
Channel 9 Emergency Messages .....................................................34
CB 10 Codes.............................................................................................36
Frequency Ranges .....................................................................................38
29 LX HD LE Specifications ....................................................................39
Warranty Information ..............................................................................40
Optional Accessories ................................................................................ 41
Optional Accessories Order Info .........................................................42
If You Need Service/Trademark Info ................................Back Cover
Features of This Product
• Selectable 4-Color LCD Display
• 10 Weather Channels
• Weather Scan
• Emergency Weather Alert
• 40 CB Radio Channels
• 40 Channel Scan
• Memory Channels
• Channel Frequency Read-Out
• Radio Check Diagnostic
• Heavy-Duty Dynamic
Microphone
• Full 4 Watts AM RF Power Output
• SWR Calibration Meter
• Instant Channel 19 and 9
• Front Panel 4-Pin Microphone
Connector
• Switchable Automatic Noise
Limiter & Noise Blanker
• Adjustable Dynamike Boost
• Tactile Controls
• 9 Ft Mic Cord
• Programmable Dimmer Control
• RF Gain
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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
ANT
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.
4
Note
In positive ground vehicles the
red wire goes to the chassis and
the black wire is connected to
the ignition switch.
In a negative grounded vehicle, connect the
red lead of the DC power cord to an accessory
12 volt fuse.
NB/ANL
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
S/RF
S/RF
SWR
CAL
5
When connected to an accessory fuse, unit will self test
the emergency weather alert
automatically when ignition
is turned on. Turns itself on & off.
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.
VOL
OFF
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4
2
3
CAL
SIG 1
SQ
SCAN
TX
Note
RX
RF
SWR/CAL
Note
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3
DYNAMIKE
CB /WX/
M
E
PU SH EN
TE
NU
MEM
WX !
R
MIN
RF GAIN
MAX
MIN
DIM
If microphone is not
connected,
audio
will
SWR not
DELTA TUNE
T BACK
CAL
be heard at speaker.
PA
5 79
+30dB
CH 9/
19
MEM SCAN
ESC
OFF
Attach the 4-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),
na location is on the center of
a Dual Band (Center Load/Base Load) antenna
the roof. Second choice is on the is recommended. Consult your Cobra dealer for
center of the trunk.
further 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 LX HD LE 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.
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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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A standard antenna connector is provided
on the transceiver for easy connection.
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Operation
Operation
Turning On
Turning On
NB/ANL
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
S/ RF
S/RF
SWR
CAL
VOL
OFF
3
Rotate the On/Off Volume knob clockwise to
turn unit on and adjust to a normal listening
level.
2
3
CAL
SIG 1
SQ
3
5 79
+30dB
DYNAMIKE
MIN
TX
RX
RF
SWR /CAL
1
Setting Channel
Selector
Setting Channel Selector
Make sure the power cord, antenna and microphone are connected to their proper connectors
before starting.
M
EN
U SH EN
U P
TE
MEM
Note
WX !
R
RF GA
Press CB/WX/PA to select CB,
weather channels or PA (public
address) modes.
MIN
Select one of forty channels and adjust
volume. The selected channel (1 through
40) will be indicated by the readout directly
above the channel selector knob
NB /ANL
2
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
S/RF
S/RF
SWR
CAL
OFF
CAL
SQ
SCAN
TX
CB /WX/
3
SIG 1
PA
5 79
+30dB
DYNAMIKE
M
EN
U SH EN
U P
TE
MEM
MIN
2
8
DIM
ESC
WX !
R
RF GAIN
MIN
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CH 9/
19
MEM SCAN
RX
RF
SWR/CAL
VOL
3
DELTA TUNE
MAX
T BACK
SWR
CAL
OFF
Press the CB/PA/WX button to change modes.
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Operation
Operation
Calibrate For
SWR (Standing
Wave Ratio)
Calibrate for SWR (Standing Wave Ratio)
PUSH &
HOLD
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 optiCAL
mum performance.
SWR
Note
RX
F
3
SIG 1
5 79
+30dB
DYNAMIKE
M
EN
U SH EN
U P
TE
MEM
R
RF GAIN
DELT
3
NB /ANL
2
NB/ANL SWR 1.5 MIN
ANL
MIN
S/ RF
1
S/RF
SWR
CAL
OFF
3
CAL
MAX
SQ
SIG
SCAN
CB /WX/
3
1
PA
5 79
+30dB
DYNAMIKE
M
U
EN
PU SH EN
TE
R
RF GAIN
MIN
MIN
Press SWR/CAL button to select CAL.
CH 9/
19
Note
The reading will be slightly
higher on Channels 1 and 40
compared to Channel 20.
MEM SCAN
4
2
Push and hold mic button.
TX
RX
RF
SWR /CAL
Select channel
20.
VOL
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).
DELTA TUNE
MAX
T BACK
DIM
ESC
SWR
CAL
OFF
While holding mic
button adjust the
SWR CAL knob so
the meter swings
to the CAL mark on
the meter (located
on the right).
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Operation
Operation
Calibrate for
SWR continued
SWR
SQ
OFF
5
6
M
DYNAMIKE
3
SIG 1
5 79
+30dB
3
RX
F
RX
SIG 1
VOL
When switched to SWR
mode the meter reading
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.
CAL
CAL
RF
SWR /CAL
Note
3
2
SWR 1.5
S/ RF
To Receive
EN
U SH EN
U P
TE
5 79
+30dB
MEM
R
DYNAMIKE
M
MIN
While still holding down the mic button, press
and release the S/RF SWR CAL button to the
SWR setting, to read the SWR reading.
Repeat the same steps two through five on
Channel 1 and 40. This will check SWR for all
channels.
S/ RF
S/RF
SWR
CAL
SIG 1
1
5 79
+30dB
DYNAMIKE
SQ
M
EN
U SH EN
U P
TE
MEM
SIG 1
12
2
3
CAL
Rotate the On/Off Volume knob clockwise.
The RX icon will be displayed.
RX
SQ
3
5 79
+30dB
DYNAMIKE
M
EN
U SH EN
U P
M
1
1
MAX
S-Meter
RF
R
MIN
DELT
Unit should be in CB mode. Rotate channel
selector clockwide or counter-clockwise to
select desired channel.
S/RF
VOL
OFF
RF GAIN
Swings proportionately to strength of incoming
signal when receiving.
RX
3
MEM
R
CAL
RF
SWR /CAL
VOL
3
U SH EN
U P
TE
MIN
SWR 1.5
2
EN
S-Meter
To Receive
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
M
MIN
NB /ANL
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Selecting A
Channel
Selecting A Channel
SWR
NB /ANL
The S/RF-SWR-CAL switch must be in the S/RF
setting to read the meter.
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Operation
To Transmit
Operation
To Transmit
Setting ®
Dynamike
Setting Dynamike®
This controls the microphone sensitivity
(outgoing audio level).
Caution!
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
Be sure the antenna is properly
connected to the radio before
transmitting. Prolonged transmitting without an antenna,
or a poorly matched antenna,
could cause damage to the
transmitter.
Be sure to read the F.C.C. Rules
and Regulations included with
this unit before transmitting.
S/RF
SWR
CAL
1
PUSH &
HOLD
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3
CAL
RF
SIG 1
TX
RX
3
5 79
+30dB
M
Select desired channel.
Transmit
2
2
3
Initially, set fully clockwise so that maximum
voice volume is available. Dynamike may
have to be reduced in some conditions.
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.
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Operation
Operation
Menu Mode
Allows testing of important radio functions.
Test 1- Battery Level: Confirms that battery
voltage level is between 10.8 V to 15.8 V. If in that
range, it is “PASS”. Outside of that range, either
FAIL LOW” or “FAIL HIGH” will be displayed. Press
Menu/Enter knob to advance to next test.
Used to program special features. Menu/Enter
knob is used to move cursor to desired feature
to program.
Note
Use Dim/Escape button to exit
from any routine back to CB
standby mode.
Radio Check
Mode
Radio Check Mode
Menu Mode
Note
Press Dim/Escape button to
return to CB standby mode.
If 10 seconds pass or if Enter
button pressed, unit goes to
2nd test.
1
NB /ANL
3
2
1.5
S/ RF
3
SIG 1
SWR /CAL
VOL
SQ
M
DYNAMIKE
OFF
NB/ANL
5 79
+30dB
E
PU SH EN
TE
NU
MEM
DELTA TUNE
MIN
S/RF
S/RF
SWR
CAL
3
SIG 1
SWR/CAL
NB/ANL
5 79
+30dB
3
2
NB/ANL
VOL
SQSWR 1.5 DYNAMIKE
ANL
S/RF
S/RF
SWR
CAL
3
SIG 1
MIN
5 79
+30dB
ANL
S/RF
SWR
CAL
OFF
NB/ANL
SQ
E
PU SH EN
TE
NU
Level
4:
TX
CAL
MEM WX !
MIN
OFF
PA
3
SQ
SCAN
T BACK
2
3
2
CAL TX
RF POWER
OUTPUT
RX
RF PASS
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
TX
RX
S/RF
CB /WX/
VOL
PA
DIM
ESC
OFF
NB /ANL
CHSWR
9/
19
CAL 2
1.5
OFF
SCAN
GAIN
DELTA TUNE
TMIN
BACK
KEY RFTONES
NB/ANL SWR
MEM SCAN
ANL
RADIO CHECK
DIM
S/RF PARF
SETTINGS S/ RF
ESC
SWR
M
MEM
MIN WX !
R
MAX
CAL
VOL
3
5 79
+30dB
DYNAMIKE
M
EN
U SH EN
U P
TE
R
MEM WX !
MIN
MIN
S/RF
SWR
CAL
MAX
SWR/CAL
RF GAIN
RF
MIN
MAX
OFF
PA
OFF 3
SIG 1
DELTA TUNE
VOL OFFSQ
SQ
CB /WX/
T BACK
CH 9/
SCAN
OFF
3
CAL
3
19
CAL
1
MINMIN
TX
RX
CAL
TX
ANL
S/RF
SWR
CAL
ESC
5 79
+30dB
SWR/CAL
SWR
CAL
DYNAMIKE
MIN
M
MAX
ANTENNA
RF PASS
MEM
CAL
CB /WX/
PA
ESC
SQ
TX
RXRF GAIN
DYNAMIKE
RF GAIN
3
MAX
SCAN
CH 9/
19
MEM SCAN
CB /WX/
PA
CH 9/
19
SCAN
ANTENNA
TUNE
FAILDIM
MEMDELTA
SCAN
T BACK
DIM
PA
M
E
R
SWR
CAL
SCAN
CB /WX/
PA
17
OFFDELTA TUNE
T BACK
OFF
MIN
OFF
MINMIN
MAX
OFF
MIN
CH 9/
19
MEM SCAN
DIM
ESC
WX !
SWR
RF
GAIN
CAL
DELTA TUNEMAXT BACK
MIN
ESC
ESC
ESC
MEM
DIM
Note
SWR
T BACK
Press
Dim/Escape
button to
CAL
return to CB standby mode.
If 10 seconds pass or if Enter
OFF
button
pressed, testing is
complete. Unit will return to
CB Standby mode.
CB /WX/
PU SH EN
TE
NU
CH 9/
19
MEM SCAN
WX !
MIN
WX !
3 5 79
SIG 1
+30dB
MEM WX !
U SH EN
U P
TE
EN
R
VOL
OFF
PRESS PTT
BUTTON TO
CHECK ANTENNA
PU SH EN
T E3
NU
R
NB/ANL2ESWR 1.5 2
M
DIM DYNAMIKE
RX
S/RF
SCAN
19
RF POWER
OUTPUT
FAILDIM
MEM SCAN
Test
3- DYNAMIKE
Antenna
Mismatch
Warning:
Press DELTA TUNE
SWR
SQ
RF
GAIN
RF GAIN
DELTA TUNE
T BACK
CAL
Push-to-Talk button to check antenna/radio for
proper matching.
3 5 79
SIG CH1 9/
NB/ANL +30dB
SWR
SCAN
DELTA TUNE
T BACK
1.5 2
NB/ANL SWR
MEM SCAN
ANL
EXITRF GAIN
S/RF
SIG 1
MIN
OFF
NB/ANLSWR /CAL
3
DIM
S/RF
CB /WX/
SWR
ESC
PA
CAL
3 5 79
5 79
SIG 1
+30dB
+30dB
SWR/CAL
MEM
MEM
WX
!
S
S
H
H
U
U
EN
EN
U P
U P
TE
TE
CHSWR
9/
N
N
E
E
R
R
19
M
M
CAL
DYNAMIKE
MEM SCAN
MAX
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29LXHDLE_MANL.indd 16-17
CB /WX/
SIG 1
DELTA TUNE
RX
RF
OFF
VOL
TX
Level
3:
R
RF
SWR/CAL
WX ALERT SCAN
VOL
WX AUTO SCAN
CONTRAST
CAL
5 79
+30dB
ANL
SWR/CAL
U SH EN
U P
TE
MEM SCAN
CAL
RF GAIN
CAL
CB /WX/
3
SIG 1
MIN
S/RF
SWR
CAL
EN
WX !
R
RX
3
2
NB/ANL
VOL
SQSWR 1.5 DYNAMIKE
S/RF
M
RF
SWR/CAL
OFF
NB/ANL
M
MEM
RX
3
2
VOL
SQSWR 1.5 DYNAMIKE
NB/ANL
S/RF
E
PU SH EN
TE
NU
Level
2:
TX
CAL
RF
SWR/CAL
OFF
NB/ANL
DISPLAY COLOR
ANL
BRIGHTNESS
S/RF
S/RF
WX ALERT
SWR
RX
RF
ESC
T BACK
MAX
Press Menu/Enter knob to select feature to be
programmed.
CH 9/
Level
1:
SCAN
319
NB/ANL SWR 1.5 2
TX
CAL
Note
Press Push-To-Talk within 10
SWR
seconds or unit will go to the
CAL
Test 2- RF Power Output: Confirms 3.3 to 4 Watt
next test.
output level. Once Push-to-Talk button is pressed,
Note
Pass or Fail will be displayed if level is outside limits.
Press Dim/Escape button to
1
return to CB standby mode. If
10 seconds pass or if Enter button
pressed, go to 3rd test.
PA
WX !
RF GAIN
3
DIM
CB /WX/
R
MIN
3
2
MEM SCAN
NB/ANL
2
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
CH 9/
19
SCAN
CAL
SWR
Rotate
Menu/Enter
knob clockwise to navigate
RX
RF
menu
levels.
MAX
OFF
SWR
CAL
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Operation
Operation
NB /ANL
3
2
SWR 1.5
SCAN
CAL
Setting Display Color Mode
Setting Display
Color Mode
1
S/ RF
RF
3
SIG 1
SWR /CAL
VOL
MEM SCAN
RX
SQ
5 79
+30dB
M
DYNAMIKE
OFF
EN
U SH EN
U P
TE
CB /WX/
PA
MEM
WX !
R
RF GAIN
MIN
MIN
DELTA TUNE
T BACK
MAX
S/RF
S/RF
SWR
CAL
2CAL
3
2
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
RX
RF
3
SIG 1
SWR/CAL
DISPLAY COLOR
BRIGHTNESS
WX ALERT
TX
5 79
+30dB
U
EN
VOL
SQ
PU SH EN
TE
MEM
MEM SCAN
PA
CAL
3
SIG 1
SWR/CAL
CAL
MAX
5 79
+30dB
VOL
OFF
SQ
DYNAMIKE
SCAN
SET COLOR
EXIT
PU SH EN
T
MEM
MIN
MIN
Press Menu/Enter knob again to exit routine.
CH 9/
19
MEM SCAN
CB /WX
/
PA
DIM
ESC
WX !
MAX
Note
To select day or night levels,
press and release Dim/Escape
button once levels are set.
To set the day bright level, turn the Menu/Enter
knob clockwise to a desired setting and then
press Menu/Enter. To set the Night-Dim level,
repeat instructions above then select Night-Dim.
ER
PressM Menu/Enter
knob or escape button again
RF GAIN
DELTA TUNE
T BACK
to exit routine.
U
EN
Note
Exit will return to menu mode.
ESC will exit and return to CB
Standby.
SWR
CAL
OFF
TX
RX
Note
If an attempt is made to
exceed the highest or lowest
brightness levels, 3 error beeps
will be heard.
ESC
Rotating Menu/Enter knob clockwise changes the
display color from green to blue to amber to red
then back to green.
Note
NB/ANL
3 4
1.5 2
Select EXITNB/ANL
to return
SWR to
ANL
main
menu.
Press
Dim/Escape
S/RF
S/RF RF
button to return
to CB mode.
SWR
SWR
CAL
WX !
MIN
MIN
ESC
DIM
CB /WX/
3
OFF
Press Menu/Enter knob to select Set Brightness
Rotate Menu/Enter knob clockwise to Select
Brightness. Press Menu/Enter knob to select
Day-Bright. Turn Menu/Enter clockwise to
increase brightness and turn counter-clockwise to
decrease brightness.
CH 9/
19
SCAN
R
M
Press
and release
Menu/Enter
to set the Tcolor.
RF GAIN
DELTA TUNE
BACK
DYNAMIKE
Setting
Brightness
Mode
Setting Brightness Mode
DIM
OFF
Press Menu/Enter knob to select Display Color.
NB/ANL
CH 9/
19
SWR
CAL
Setting Contrast Mode
Press Menu/Enter knob and rotate clockwise to
select Set Contrast. Press Menu/Enter knob
again and rotate clockwise to increase contrast,
counter-clockwise to decrease contrast.
Press Menu/Enter knob to set contrast.
Note
To toggle from day to night
settings, see page 26.
Setting
Contrast Mode
Note
If an attempt is made to
exceed the highest or lowest
contrast levels, 3 error beeps
will be heard.
OFF
Press Menu/Enter knob again to exit routine.
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19
Weather Auto
Scan
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Operation
Weather
Information
Note
If you wish to receive a listing of NOAA ‘Weather Radio
Transmitter locations, contact
your nearest National Weather
Service Office.
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).
Operation
Weather Alert
What You Should Know About Weather
Weather Alert Scan
The unit will continually scan all 10 WX channels for
1050 Hz tone. If the tone is detected the unit will
If threatening weather is nearby, the National
activate WX mode on the channel with the tone.
Weather Service may broadcast a 10 second alert
Default state is Off. Go to Menu mode to choose
tone. This tone will be heard through the CB,
On/Off (see page 22):
even if the CB/WX Control is in the CB mode or
the unit is turned off.
NB/ANL
CH 9/
This enables you to monitor CB frequencies
and 3
SCAN
CAL TX
SWR 1.5 2
19
still be warned by the National
Weather
Service
MEM SCAN
S/RF
163.275
S/RF RF
DIM
Emergency Alert. When you hear the alert, press
CB /WX/
PA
ESC
3 5 79
SIG 1
+30dB
the CB/WX/PA button in theSWR
WX
/CAL mode. You
WX !
U SH EN
U P
TE
EN
R
M
will then be able to hear the Weather Warning
SWR
VOL
SQ
DYNAMIKE
RF GAIN
DELTA TUNE
T BACK
CAL
Broadcast.
Your 29 LX HD LE has a special auto squelch circuit for weather transmission which
disablesMINyour
MIN
OFF
MAX
OFF
squelch control.
Weather Auto Scan
If active while in CB or PA mode, will determine
if the present WX channel is active. If the present
WX channel is not active, will search for the strongest WX channel and auto change to that channel.
Default is off. Go to Menu mode to choose On/Off
(see page 22).
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Weather
Channels
What is Weather Radio?
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 10 National Weather
Channels provide full coverage to keep you informed of
weather conditions, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week.
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Operation
Weather Alert
Mode
Note
Press Dim/Escape
3
NB/ANL SWR 1.5 2
ANLreturn to CB mode.
button to
Operation
Setting Weather Alert Mode
Key Tones Mode On and Off
Turns WX Alert On/Off. Default is Off.
Press Menu/Enter knob to select Set WX Alert.
If Weather is On, WX Alert Icon will be displayed.
Press Menu/Enter knob and rotate clockwise
to Set Key Tones. Press Menu/Enter to set Key
Tones On/Off.
NB /ANL
NB/ANL
S/RF
S/RF
SWR
CAL
VOL
CAL
3
SIG 1
SQ
5 79
+30dB
DYNAMIKE
Setting
Weather Alert
Scan
OFF
MIN
SET WX ALERT
ON
OFF
TX
S/ RF
RX
RF
SWR/CAL
MEM
PU SH EN
TE
NU
WX !
SWR /CAL
MIN
SWR
CAL
SWR /CAL
VOL
SQ
3
SIG 1
WX ALERT SCAN
ON
OFF
S/ RF
NB /ANL
SWR
/CAL
U SH EN
U P
TE
EN
R
MEM
WX !
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
SCAN
S/RF
SWR
CAL
SIG
PA
SIG 1
SWR /CAL
Setting Weather Auto Scan
OFF
2
3
CH 9/
19
IM
3 D5 79
CAL
NB /ANL
RX
3
M
E
RFSCAN
MIN
SWR /CAL
PU SH EN
TE
NU
MEM
S/ RF
WX !
CB /WX
S/RF
SWR
CAL
R
RX
+30dB
EN
CAL
M
TX
MIN
MAX
U SH EN
U P
TE
MEM
R
RX
SWR
CAL
SOFTWARE
VER.
RF GAIN
DELTA TUNE
GO TO DEFAULT
CAL
MEM SCAN
DIM
CB /WX/
PA
SCAN
T BACK
ESC
CH 9/
19
SWR
CAL
MEM SCAN
DIM
CB /WX/
PA
SOFTWARE VER.
GOMINTO DEFAULT
MAX
TX
RX
M
EN
5 79
SWR
+30dB
CAL
SCAN
MEM
R
PU SH EN
T
WX !
RESTORE DEFAULT
DELTA TUNE
YES RF GAIN
NO
MEM
SWR
CAL
CH 9/
19
OFF
CB /WX/
DIM
SCAN
CH 9/
19
MEM SCAN
T BACK
CB /WX/
Note
Default display color is green.
PA
ESC
SWR
CAL
DIM
ESC
WX !
Press
Menu/Enter knob to restore default
M
MAX DELTA
TUNE
TOFF
BACK
settings. Choose MIN
NORFtoGAIN
maintain
present
setting with no change.
U
EN
ESC
MEM SCAN
PA
U SH EN
U P
TE
Software
Version/Factory
Settings
CH 9/
19
To restore
Press Menu/Enter
MEM settings,
WX !
U S H E N default
U P
T
EN
MAX
MIN Menu/Enter
OFF
M
knob
again.E R Rotate
knob clockwise
RF GAIN
DELTA TUNE
T BACK
to select Settings then Go To Default.
CH 9/
19
MINDYNAMIKE
SCAN
WX !
5 79
+30dB
RF
SQ
ESC
WX !
SET KEY TONES
RADIO CHECK
SETTINGS
TX
/
3
1
SIG
Press Menu/Enter knob
select
On/Off
exit
RF to
GAIN
DELTA
TUNEand
T BACK
SWR
/CAL
to main menu.
22
CAL
MIN
S/RF
SWR
CAL
PA
Software Version/Factory Settings
WX AUTO SCAN
MEM SCAN
3 5 79
SIG 1
+30dB
ON
3
NB/ANL SWR 1.5 2 DIM
CAL TX
ANL
PA
OFF
ESC
RX
VOL
SQ
DYNAMIKE
TX
OFF
DIM
CB /WX/
EN
U P
TE
Press
Menu/Enter
knob to select On/Off and
EN
R
M
DELTA TUNE
T BACK
exit to main menu. RF GAIN
SWR
CAL
ANL
S/ RF
MEM
U SH
CH 9/
19
SCAN
Note
Press Dim/Escape
button to return to CB mode.
MEM SCAN
Displays current software version and returns
MAX
MIN
OFF
unit to original factory settings. To view software
version, rotate Menu/Enter knob clockwise to
select Settings then Software Version.
VOL
SQ
MAX
MIN
Press Menu/Enter knob
and rotate
clockwise
toOFF
WXDYNAMIKE
NB /ANL
Auto Scan. Press Menu/Enter knob to select
On/Off. 3
NB/ANL SWR 1.5 2
MIN
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RX
3 5 79
+30dB
ESC
ESC
3
NB/ANL SWR 1.5 2
VOLANL SQ
DYNAMIKE
OFF
VOL
OFF
CB /WX/
1
SET KEY TONES
ON
OFF
TX
RF
MEM SCAN
M
Press
Menu/Enter knobRFto
selectS/DELTA
On/Off
and exit
RF
GAIN
TUNE
S/RF RFT BACK
SWR
to main menu.
CAL
5 79
+30dB
DYNAMIKE
DIM
NB /ANL
NB/ANL
Note
3
NB/ANL SWR 1.5 2
Press Dim/Escape
ANL
S/RF
button to
return
S/RF
RF to CB mode.
SCAN
S/RF MEM
RF
SWR
X/
/W
CB
CAL
PA 1
SIG
CAL
OFF
Press Menu/Enter knob
and MAX
rotate clockwise
toOFF MIN
MIN
WX Alert Scan. Press Menu/Enter knob to select
On/Off.
SWR /CAL
OFF
2 9/3
CH
19
Setting Weather Alert Scan
Note
If an alert is detected the unit
will activate
mode on 3the CAL
NB/ANLWX
SWR 1.5 2
TX
channel ANL
with the alert. Use
RX
S/RF
S/RF RF
Menu/Enter
knob to select
SWR
CAL press to set.
3 5 79
On/Off and
SIG 1
+30dB
Setting Weather
Auto Scan
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
SCAN
ANL
E
R
VOL
SQ exitDYNAMIKE
M
Press
Menu/Enter
knob
to select
On/Off
and
SWR
RF GAIN
DELTA TUNE
T BACK
CAL
to main menu.
NB/ANL
Note
SQ
DYNAMIKE
Press VOL
Dim/Escape
button to return to CB mode.
Key Tones
Mode
ER
SWR
CAL
OFF
OFF
MIN
MIN
MAX
OFF
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Operation
Operation
Program Memory Channels
NB-ANL/OFF (Noise Blanker/Automatic
NB-ANL/OFF
(Noise Blanker / Noise Limiter) Button
Automatic Noise
Limiter) Button
Note
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
The RF noise blanker is very
effective in reducing repetitive
noises such as ignition interference.
S/RF
RF Gain Control
3
CAL
Note
CB /WX/
3
3
2
NB/ANL SWR 1.5 MEM
WX ! CAL
ANL
S/RF
SWR
CAL
RF
When switched to ANL the Automatic Noise
SIG 1
Limiter is activated. This helps reduce noise
created by the vehicle’s electronics.
When switched to NB/ANL mode the RF Noise
Blanker is also activated, providing increased
noise filtration.
When switched to OFF mode all noise
NB/ANL SWR 1.5 2
ANL
filtration will be turned off.
S/RF
3
3
CAL
3
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
1
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2
CB /WX/
DIM
Keying the microphone will
stop the scan feature.
Note
PA
MEM
If more than 10 channels are
attempted to be programmed,
3 error beeps will be heard and
“Memory Full” will be displayed
for 10 seconds or until any
button is pushed.
SCAN
TX
CH 9/
19
Note
To remove a channel from
memory, go to the unwanted
memory channel then press
and hold the scan button until
the MEM icon turns off.
DIM
5 79
+30dB
CAL
MEM
WX !
Pressing the Scan/Memory Scan button
toggles from Off to Scan All Channels to
Memory Channel Only Scan and back to Off.
SCAN
TX
Note
If in WX mode the unit will
scan Weather channels.
CH 9/
19
RX
RF
SIG 1
CH 9/
19
RX
1
3
SCAN
RX
RF
SIG 1
TX
5 79
+30dB
The RF Gain is used to optimize reception in
strong or weak signal areas.
S/RF
SWR
CAL
DIM
PA
5 79
+30dB
RF Gain Control
The RF Gain is used to optimize
reception in weak signal areas.
The radio should be
squelched before scan
features are activated.
19
TX
SWR
CAL
Note
Note
RX
RF
SIG 1
1
2
Set first channel. Press and hold Scan/MemScan
button. Memory icon will appear. Select second
channel, press and hold Scan/MemScan button
again until Memory icon appears. Repeat above
steps to enter up
to 10
channels in memory.
CH 9/
SCAN
Program Memory
Channels
DIM
3
5 79
+30dB
Rotate the RF Gain knob counterclockwise to
reduce gain in strong signal areas. In weak
signal areas turn clockwise to increase gain.
MEM
2
WX !
Press Dim/Escape button to end Scan and
return to CB mode.
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Operation
Operation
Scan CB
Channels
Setting Squelch
Scan CB Channels
Setting Squelch
To scan all 40 CB channels, the unit must be
squelched. Press and release Scan/Mem Scan
button once.
Squelch is the “control gate” for incoming signals.
Gate closed
S/RF
SWR
CAL
3
2
CAL
RX
RF
SIG 1
S/RF
SWR
CAL
3
2
S/RF
SWR
CAL
2
CAL
CAL
Full clockwise rotation closes the gate
allowing only very strong signals to enter.
NOISE
CH 9/
19
Gate open
CB /WX
/
PA
DIM
STRONG SIGNALS
MEM
Dimmer Control
MEDIUM SIGNALS
SCAN
TX
CH 9/
19
WEAK SIGNALS
RX
RF
SIG 1
1
SCAN
CB MEM SCAN
27.405
TX
5 79
+30dB
3
DIM
To scan memory channels, press and release
Scan/Mem Scan button twice.
Dimmer Control
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
MEDIUM SIGNALS
WEAK SIGNALS
RX
3
/
PA
CH 9/
19
Scan Memory Channels
RF
SIG 1
CB /WX
5 79
+30dB
3
Scan Memory
Channels
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
SCAN
CB SCAN
27.405
TX
DIM
3
5 79
+30dB
MEM
1
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WX !
Press Dim/Esc button to toggle between day
and night settings.
See setting instructions on page 19.
2
Full counterclockwise rotation opens the “gate”
allowing all signals in.
NOISE
G AT E
OPEN
NB/ANL SWR 1.5
ANL
G AT E C L O S E D
STRONG SIGNALS
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Operation
Operation
Setting Squelch
Continued
External Speaker
Gate set to Desired
Squelch Setting (DSS)
External Speaker
The external speaker jack is used for remote
receiver monitoring.
STRONG SIGNALS
Note
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 41.
MEDIUM SIGNALS
WEAK SIGNALS
G AT E
NOISE
3
To achieve the Desired Squelch Setting (DSS),
turn the Squelch control counterclockwise
until you hear noise. Now turn the control
clockwise just until the noise stops. This is the
DSS setting.
1
S/RF Meter
S/RF Meter
Connect an external speaker to the external
speaker jack on the rear panel.
Note
Cobra external speakers are
rated at 10 watts.
This meter swings proportionately to the RF
output (outgoing signal) while transmitting.
1
28
29LXHDLE_MANL.indd 28-29
The S/RF-SWR-CAL button must be in the
S/RF mode.
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Operation
Operation
PA (Public
Address)
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
Activity on the CB channel will
be heard through the PA speaker. Adjust Volume Control to a
3
NB/ANL SWR 1.5 2
CAL
normalANL
listening level.
S/RF
Connect an external PA speaker to the PA jack
on the rear panel.
SCAN
RF
SIG 1
3
Push and hold microphone button and speak
in a normal voice. Your voice will now transmit
on the PA speaker.
4
Adjust PA speaker volume with the
Dynamike® control.
CH 9/
19
DIM
3
5 79
+30dB
2
30
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Press CB/WX/PA button to select PA.
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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.
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.
1
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2
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
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
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.
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
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
1. Set to channel 9 for emergencies
Be sure antenna is properly connected.
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.
No
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
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
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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Frequency Ranges
29 LX HD LE Specifications
The Cobra 29 LX HD LE 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
27.265
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
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
162.550
162.400
162.475
162.425
162.450
162.500
162.525
161.650
161.775
163.275
GENERAL
CHANNELS
FREQUENCY RANGE
FREQUENCY TOLERANCE
FREQUENCY CONTROL
OPERATING TEMPERATURE
RANGE
MICROPHONE
INPUT VOLTAGE
Current Drain
CB - 40 CH
CB - 26.965 TO 27.405 MHZ
WX - 162.400 TO 162.775 MHZ
0.005 %
PLL (PHASE LOCK LOOP) SYNTHESIZER
-30° C TO + 50° C
Plug-in dynamic
13.2VDC nom. (positive or negative ground)
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.............................................................Indicates relative
power output received
signal strength, and vswr
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
LIMITED TWO-YEAR WARRANTY
Cobra Electronics Corporation warrants that this product and the component parts
thereof, will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one
year from the date of first consumer purchase. This warranty may be enforced by
the first consumer purchaser. If the product is under warranty, it will be repaired or
exchanged depending on the model as determined at Cobra’s sole discretion. Such
remedy shall be your sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of warranty.
The procedure for obtaining service and support, and the applicability of this warranty, will vary depending on the country or jurisdiction in which you purchased and
utilize the product. For the details on obtaining product service, support and warranty please visit www.cobra.com/support
Provided that the product is utilized within the U.S.A.- Cobra will, without charge,
repair or replace, at its option, defective products, 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.
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.
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
You must pay any initial shipping charges required to ship the product for warranty
service, but the return charges, to an address in the U.S.A., will be at Cobra’s expense,
if the product is repaired or replaced under warranty.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which may vary from state to state and country to country.
Exclusions: This limited warranty does not apply: 1) To any product damaged by accident; 2) In the event of misuse, ordinary wear, failure to follow directions, or improper
maintenance 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 product was purchased or is utilized in a jurisdiction not covered by the limited warranty.
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 and countries 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. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state and country to country.
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Dynamic External
Speaker
Noise Canceling
External Speaker
HG S100
HG S300
Noise Canceling
With Talk Back
External Speaker
HG S500
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