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Cobra 29NW CLASSIC
How to Use Your
Cobra® 29 NW
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 NW
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.........................14
Noise Limiter Switch)
Tone Hi/Nor.......................................................................................15
RF Gain Control................................................................................15
Dimmer Switch ................................................................................16
Setting Squelch ...............................................................................16
To Transmit........................................................................................18
Setting Dynamike...........................................................................18
Transmit..............................................................................................19
RF Meter .............................................................................................20
External Speaker .............................................................................21
PA (Public Address) ........................................................................22
Home And Office Set-Up .............................................................24
Temporary Mobile Set-Up ...........................................................25
How Your CB Can Serve You ...........................................................26
A Few Rules You Should Know ..................................................26
Channel 9 Emergency Messages..............................................26
CB 10 Codes......................................................................................28
Frequency Ranges..............................................................................30
29 NW Specifications ........................................................................31
Warranty Information.......................................................................32
Optional Accessories ..................................................................33-34
Order Form ............................................................................................35
If You Think You Need Service.....................................Back Cover
Features of This Product
• 40 CB Radio Channels
• 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
• Antenna Warning LED
• Switchable Automatic Noise
Limiter & Noise Blanker
• Adjustable Dynamike Boost
• Tactile Controls
• Illuminated Front Panel
• Dim Control
• RF Gain
• 9 ft. Mic Cord
1
Installation
Installation
Location
Location
Plan location of transceiver and microphone
bracket before starting the installation.
DATE OF
MFG :JUNE 98
Select a location that is convenient for operation,
yet does not interfere with the driver or passenger.
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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
self-tapping 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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3
Installation
Installation
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Note
Connecting to an accessory fuse
prevents the unit from being left
on accidentally, and also
permits operating the unit
without running the engine.
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.
Note
In positive ground vehicles the
red wire goes to the chassis and
the black wire is connected to
the ignition switch.
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.
4
In a negative grounded vehicle, connect the
red lead of the DC power cord to an accessory
12 volt fuse.
5
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.
Microphone
Connector
RX
4
1
SHIELD
TX
3
2
AUDIO
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SWR
2
3
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
T
C
+30dB
SQL
P
RFGAIN
DYNAMIKE
S
OFF
8
4
CAL
RF
RF
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
Attach the 4-pin microphone cable to
receptacle on front of unit and Install unit in
bracket securely.
5
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
maximum power output. Cobra® loaded type
antenna models are highly recommended for
most installations. Consult your Cobra® dealer for
further details, or call 773.889.3087 and speak to
a Cobra® representative.
Note
For optimum performance
n passenger cars the ideal
antenna location is on the
center of the roof. Second
choice is on the
center of the trunk.
Note
Because many newer trucks
feature fiberglass door skins,
the outside mirror must be
grounded to the chassis via
ground strap, if the antenna is
mounted on the mirror bracket.
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MFG :JUNE 98
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Note
1
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 773-889-3087 for further
information.
A standard antenna connector is provided
on the transceiver for easy connection.
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 NW 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.
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
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TONE
NB/
ANL
ANL
S
2
3
CAL
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
RF
HI
PA
NOR
RX/TX ANT
RFGAIN
SQL
CH19
NOR
DIMMER
SWR CAL
C
CB
+30dB
SQL
PA
RFGAIN
DYNAMIKE
O
M
AX
S
1
OFF
1
CB
CH9
OFF
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SWR
Setting Channel
Selector
Setting Channel Selector
Make sure the power cord, antenna and
microphone are connected to their proper
connectors before starting.
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
The CB/PA button should be in the
CB position.
MIN
MAX 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
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S/RF
SWR
9
TONE
CB
HI
PA
NOR
CH19
CH9
R
+30dB
CAL
VOL
NB/
ANL
ANL
SQL
OFF
DYNAMIKE
RFGAIN
NOR
DIMMER
S
MIN
2
8
Rotate the On/Off Volume knob
a normal listening level.
MAX
clockwise to
9
Operation
Operation
Calibrate For
SWR (Standing
Wave Ratio)
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).
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TONE
NB/
ANL
ANL
S
HI
PA
NOR
CH19
RX/TX
ANT
CH9
OFF
RFGAIN
E
SQL
CB
NOR
DIMMER
SWR CAL
3
O
M
AX
MIN
MAX
MIN
Push and hold mic button.
Note
The reading will be slightly
higher on Channels 1 and 40
compared to Channel 20.
MAX
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Select
TONE
NB/
ANL
ANL
S
1
channel 20.
HI
PA
NOR
CH19
CH9
OFF
RFGAIN
E
SQL
CB
RX/TX ANT
NOR
DIMMER
SWR CAL
Note
ANT Warning indicator will
illuminate when SWR is above 3
on the scale (Check antenna
system).
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SWR
2
3
CAL
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
RF
C
CB
O
M
MAX
SQL
DYNAMIKE
PA
2
Switch to the
MAX
MIN
MAX
N
RFGAIN
D
S
OFF
MIN
+30dB
MIN
MAX
CAL position.
MIN
MAX
4
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
10
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Operation
Operation
Selecting A
Channel
Selecting A Channel
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SWR
2
3
CAL
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
RF
SQL
DYNAMIKE
2
PA
TONE
S
RFGAIN
HI
B
D
CH19
RX/TX
Note
ANT
CH9
Note
Switch to 9 (Emergency) or 19
(Information) for instant access
to these channels.
S
NOR
A
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
relcalibration steps.
To Receive
C
CB
+30dB
AIN
SQL
NOR
DIMMER
SWR CAL
OFF
5
6
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
O
M
MAX
While still holding down the mic button, set
the S/RF SWR CAL switch to the SWR position,
to read the SWR reading.
1
Repeat the same steps two through five on
Channel 1 and 40. This will check SWR for all
channels.
MIN
MAX
Switch to
NOR to select desired channel.
S-Meter
S-Meter
Swings proportionately to strength of incoming
signal when receiving.
To Receive
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S/RF
SWR
9
TONE
CB
HI
CH19
CH9
SWR
SQL
DYNAMIKE
OFF
PA
RFGAIN
NOR
2
3
CAL
RF
NOR
SIG 1
3
5 79
S
VOL
12
Rotate the
On/Off Volume knob clockwise
the green RX/TX LED will be illuminated.
OFF
SQL
DYNAMIKE
R
MAX
1
1
CAL
C
+30dB
DIMMER
MIN
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
R
+30dB
CAL
VOL
NB/
ANL
ANL
The S/RF-SWR-CAL switch must be in the
S/RF position to read the meter.
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D
Operation
NB-ANL/ANL/
OFF (Noise
Blanker/
Automatic
Noise Limiter)
Switch
Operation
NB-ANL/ANL/OFF (Noise Blanker/Automatic
Noise Limiter) Switch
Tone Hi/Nor
Tone Hi/Nor
This switch is used to shape the Audio Response
to the operators preference.
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SWR
2
3
CAL
RF
SIG 1
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
SWR
3
5 79
TONE
S
B
HI
A
NOR
SQL
S
CH9
N
PA
OFF
DYNAMIKE
CH19
RX/TX ANT
+30dB
CAL
VOL
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C
CB
D
RFGAIN
S
SQL
IN
NOR
DIMMER
SWR CAL
OFF
Note
The RF noise blanker is very
effective in reducing repetitive
noises such as ignition
interference.
1
MIN
MAX
MIN
O
MAX
M
When switched to ANL the Automatic Noise
Limiter is activated. This helps reduce noise
created by the vehicle’s electronics.
MAX
1
MIN
MAX
When set in HI the treble is increased.
RF Gain Control
When switched to NB/ANL position the
RF Noise Blanker is also activated, providing
increased noise filtration.
RF Gain Control
The RF Gain is used to optimize reception in
strong or weak signal areas.
When switched to OFF position all noise
filtration will be turned off.
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SWR
2
3
SWR
SIG 1
3
5 79
CB
HI
PA
NOR
CH19
R
CH9
+30dB
OFF
CAL
VOL
TONE
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
CAL
SQL
DYNAMIKE
NOR
Note
DIMMER
RFGAIN
S
The RF Gain is used to optimize
reception in weak signal areas.
OFF
1
14
MIN
MAX
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.
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Operation
Operation
Dimmer Switch
Dimmer Switch
Gate open
CLASSIC
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TONE
HI
STRONG SIGNALS
RX/TX ANT
Note
NOR
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The Dimmer controls the
brightness of the front panel,
signal strength meter and
channel display.
DIMMER
TONE
MEDIUM SIGNALS
HI
R
CH9
NOR
RFGAIN
DIMMER
MIN
2
MIN
1
MAX
Rotate the
Dimmer knob clockwise
for maximum brightness; counter-clockwise
for minimum.
WEAK SIGNALS
MAX
Full
counterclockwise rotation opens the
“gate” allowing all signals in.
NOISE
G AT E
OPEN
DYNAMIKE
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TONE
HI
RX/TX ANT
NOR
DIMMER
Setting Squelch
Gate set to Desired
Squelch Setting (DSS)
Setting Squelch
Squelch is the “control gate” for incoming signals.
MIN
Gate closed
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NOISE
G AT E C L O S E D
NOR
DIMMER
MIN
1
16
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.
MEDIUM SIGNALS
WEAK SIGNALS
MAX
NOISE
Full
clockwise rotation closes the gate
allowing only very strong signals to enter.
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G AT E
3
HI
RX/TX ANT
WEAK SIGNALS
STRONG SIGNALS
TONE
STRONG SIGNALS
MEDIUM SIGNALS
MAX
CLASSIC
Operation
Operation
To Transmit
Transmit
To Transmit
Transmit
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Caution!
SWR
2
3
CAL
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
TONE
CB
PUSH &
HOLD
CH19
HI
RX/TX ANT
CH9
Be sure the
is properly
SIG 1antenna
3 5 7 9 +30dB
PA
NOR
OFF
NOR
CAL
connected to the radio before
RFGAIN
DYNAMIKE
VOL
SQL
DIMMER
transmitting. Prolonged
transmitting without an
antenna, or a poorly matched
FF
MIN
MAX MIN
MAX MIN
MAX
antenna, couldOcause
damage
to the transmitter.
SWR
Be sure to read the F.C.C. Rules
and Regulations included with
this unit before transmitting.
1
Setting
Dynamike
Setting Dynamike
Select desired
SWR CAL
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.
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SWR
2
3
CAL
RF
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
TONE
CB
HI
PA
NOR
CH19
RX/TX ANT
CH9
+30dB
SQL
DYNAMIKE
RFGAIN
NOR
DIMMER
SWR CAL
OFF
1
18
MIN
MAX
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
External Speaker
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
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SWR
2
3
CAL
RF
SIG 1
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SWR
3
5 79
+30dB
CAL
VOL
SQL
TONE
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
HI
CB
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DYNAMIKE
NOR
PA
OFF
CH19
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NOR
DIMMER
RFGAIN
SWR CAL
1
The S/RF-SWR-CAL switch must be in the
S/RF position.
OFF
20
MIN
MAX
1
MIN
MAX
Connect an external speaker to the external
speaker
jack
on the rear panel.
MIN
MAX
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.
Note
Cobra® external speakers are
rated at 15 watts. See
accessories page 34.
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Operation
Operation
PA (Public
Address)
PA (Public Address)
PUSH &
HOLD
Note
Speaker should have
8-ohm
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impedance and be rated to
handle at least 4.0 watts.
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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
for normal listening level.
3
Push and hold microphone button and speak
in a normal voice. Your voice will now transmit
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SWR
2
3
CAL
RF
SIG 1
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
CB
HI
PA
NOR
CH19
RX/TX
CH9
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+30dB
SQL
DYNAMIKE
NOR
SWR
3
CAL
SWR CAL
SIG 1
SWR
3
5 79
CB
HI
PA
NOR
CH19
RX/TX ANT
CH9
+30dB
OFF
CAL
VOL
TONE
NB/
ANL
ANL
S/RF
RF
DIMMER
RFGAIN
2
SQL
DYNAMIKE
RFGAIN
NOR
DIMMER
SWR CAL
OFF
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
OFF
2
Set
4
22
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
CB/PA switch to PA position.
Adjust PA speaker volume with the
Dynamike control.
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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 13.8 volt DC Power Pack rated at a
minimum of 2 amps, and a properly installed
base station antenna.
+
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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.
—
Warning!
Do not attempt to operate this
transceiver by connecting it
directly to 120 vac.
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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
773.889.3087.
DATE OF
MFG :JUNE 98
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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
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•
•
•
•
•
•
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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Frequency Ranges
29 NW Specifications
The COBRA® 29 NW 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.
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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GENERAL
CHANNELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CB - 40 CH
FREQUENCY RANGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CB - 26.965 TO 27.405 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.8VDC 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
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 10dB (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 W 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
Cobra® Electronics
Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, Illinois 60707 USA
Optional Accessories
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.
Replacement DC Power Cord
For in vehicle use
426-002-N-001
Replacement Mounting
Bracket
For in vehicle use
251-199-9-001
Replacement Thumb Screws
For in vehicle use
634-081-9-001
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 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 vary from state to state.
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 Microphone
Bracket
For in vehicle use
741-080-9-001
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 lim itation, 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 Dynamic
Microphone
For in vehicle use
CA 73
33
Accessory Order Info
Optional Accessories
Ordering From U.S.A.
Call 773-889-3087 for pricing or
visit www.cobra.com.
For Credit Card Orders
4 Pin Replacement Dynamic
Microphone
HG M73
Power Microphone
HG M75
4 Pin Noise Canceling
Microphone
HG M77
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
Dynamic External Speaker
HG S100
Noise Canceling External
Speaker
HG S300
Noise Canceling With Talk
Back External Speaker
HG S500
Item #
Description
426-002-N-001
Replacement DC Power Cord
251-353-9-001
Replacement Mounting Bracket
634-081-9-001
Replacement Thumb Screws
741-080-9-001
Replacement Microphone Bracket
HG A1000
21” Base Loaded,
Magnetic Mount Antenna
HG A1500
38” Base Loaded,
Magnetic Mount Antenna
HG M84
4 Pin Premium Noise-Cancelling
Microphone
HG M84W
4 Pin Premium Noise-Cancelling
Microphone (Wood Grain)
HG M73
4 Pin Replacement Dynamic
Microphone
HG M77
4 Pin Noise-Cancelling
Microphone
HG M75
Power Microphone
HG S100
Dynamic External Speaker
HG S300
Noise-Cancelling External Speaker
HG S500
Noise-Cancelling with Talk Back
External Speaker
Please visit our website:
www.cobra.com
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 35.
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The CB Story
29 NW LTD CLASSIC
Cobra® Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60707 USA
If You Think You Need Service
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
Operating Instructions
for your Cobra® 29 NW LTD CLASSIC
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.)
2
CB Radio
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A Consumer Service Representative can be reached at 773.889.3087
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.”
29 NW LTD CLASSIC
SWR
2
3
CAL
3
5 79
VOL
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
RF
RF
SIG 1
TONE
CB
HI
PA
NOR
CH19
CH9
RX/TX ANT
+30dB
SQL
DYNAMIKE
RFGAIN
NOR
DIMMER
SWR CAL
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.cobra.com or by e-mail to productinfo@cobra.com
OFF
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
FCC Warnings
If you think you need service call 773.889.3087
“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 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 60707 USA.
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
773.889.3087 for assistance.
FCC Regulations
1
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.
3
cb tranceiver
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.
29 NW LTD CLA
SSIC
TONE
HI
ANT
NOR
RF GAIN
4
NOR
DIMMER
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.
What’s Included with Your 29 NW
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
5
© 2010 Cobra® Electronics Corporation
Printed in China
Part No. 480-682-P
Version C
A1
CB transceiver
Microphone
Transceiver bracket
Microphone bracket
Operating Manual
6. DC power cord
7. FCC rules
1. (not shown)
Controls and Indicators
Our Thanks to You
Thank you for purchasing the Cobra® 29 NW CB
Radio. Properly used, this Cobra® product will
give you many years of reliable service.
1. 4-Pin Microphone
Connector
2. Power On/Off, Volume
18
3. Squelch
Customer Support
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.
4. Dynamike
5. RF Gain
6. Dimmer
7. SWR CAL
8. Channel Selector
The Cobra Electronics Corporation™
line of quality products includes:
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
9. LED Channel Display
Cobra® on the Web:
Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) can be found on-line at:
www.cobra.com
10. ANT Warning LED
11. RX (Receive)/ TX (Transmit)
LED Indicator
12. Channel 19/Channel 9/
Normal Switch
13. Tone Hi/Nor
16 15 14 13 12 11
29 NW LTD CLASSIC
17
SWR
2
3
CAL
SIG 1
3
5 79
SWR
NB/
ANL
ANL
CAL
OFF
S/RF
RF
RF
TONE
CB
HI
10
9
CH19
CH9
RX/TX ANT
SQL
DYNAMIKE
PA
NOR
RFGAIN
microTALK® Radios
Radar/Laser Detectors
Safety Alert® Traffic Warning Systems
HighGear® Accessories
CobraMarine® VHF Radios
Jumpstarters
LED Lights
Power Inverters
Accessories
+30dB
VOL
CB Radios
NOR
DIMMER
SWR CAL
For more information or to
order any of our products,
please visit our website:
www.cobra.com
14. CB/PA Switch
OFF
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
MIN
MAX
15. NB/ANL ANL Off Switch
1
16. S/RF SWR CAL Switch
17. Signal Strength Meter
2
4
5
6
7
8
3
18. Microphone
19
Back Side
19. Public Address Speaker
Jack
DATE OF
MFG :JUNE 98
FCC ID:BBO3K229LTD
COBRA
ANT
Cobra Electronics Corporation
6500 West Cortland Street
Chicago, IL 60707
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PA.SP. EXT.SP.
+ POWER –
MADE IN CHINA
SERIAL NO.:806135776
PRECISION ENGINEERED PRODUCT OF
COBRA ELECTRONICS CORP. CHICAGO, ILL.60707
20. External Speaker Jack
21. Antenna Connector
21
22. Power Jack
A2
22
A3
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