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What is a "Competition" CB

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What is a "Competition" CB

Post by Approach » Thursday, 17 April 2008, 12:57 PM

My friend told me he has a "Connex 3300-HP Competition Radio." What does the word "Competition" mean? Does it mean that it's tuned up a little? Is it different than a regular Peak & Tune?

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Re: What is a "Competition" CB

Post by dud muck » Thursday, 17 April 2008, 14:49 PM

Approach wrote:My friend told me he has a "Connex 3300-HP Competition Radio." What does the word "Competition" mean? Does it mean that it's tuned up a little? Is it different than a regular Peak & Tune?

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thats BS.

Usually a standard CB, such as cobra 25/29 is used for competition because they take place on regular CB channel.
Also a single final radio drives most amplifiers more easily.
You really don't want to use an expensive CB for a competition, because of the risk of frying the radio.
All of the competition is in the amplifier, usually they try to volt up the DC power on those things to 18 volts or more, because they don't care if they sound clean, its all about putting out the strongest signal.
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Post by FalseHope » Thursday, 17 April 2008, 16:56 PM

I've been looking at the radioactive website and they say they build competition radios. I don't get it. I've never seen anyone use any of those radios in any competition.

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Post by outlawmobile » Thursday, 17 April 2008, 18:45 PM

It would be my guess that this fellas competition Connex probably has had some work done over and above a standard peak and tune.It could possibly have had the finals volted to get more out of it.But as has already been said,most all competition keyers run either a Cobra 25/29 or some run Uniden 68/78 radios.Now if you want the real deal,I mean an honest to goodness competition radio check out Fatboys site.They sell plug and play competition Cobra radios.They have a variable dead key from .5 to 14 Bird watts I think it is,not sure what they swing to.Check it out,I know I got one on my wish list for sure.Shawn
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Post by North Texas Mudduck » Thursday, 17 April 2008, 19:10 PM

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SWITCHABLE NOISE BLANKER FOR INCREASE NOISE REDUCTION
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Post by dodgem » Saturday, 22 November 2008, 10:07 AM

Don't forget about DM CB Radio Products.

That guy has been building custom Comp. units for years, check out his units too.

Just Google him at DM CB Radio Products

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Post by silverstreak » Saturday, 22 November 2008, 12:01 PM

Real Comp Radios are the Cobra and Uniden line.The places that call the Exports Comp radios is just a selling name to make you think your getting this super radio.The local truck stop shop here sells the big comp radios nothing more than volted finals,coils spread,cap added on solder side and diode off of the regulator.The money spent on this stupid mod would be better spent on doing the real NPC Mod or buying a two pill AMP.Its funny because the so called Comp Export radios are never used with the Big boys in Key Downs.
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Post by the_junkie » Saturday, 22 November 2008, 12:09 PM

silverstreak wrote:Real Comp Radios are the Cobra and Uniden line.The places that call the Exports Comp radios is just a selling name to make you think your getting this super radio.The local truck stop shop here sells the big comp radios nothing more than volted finals,coils spread,cap added on solder side and diode off of the regulator.The money spent on this stupid mod would be better spent on doing the real NPC Mod or buying a two pill AMP.Its funny because the so called Comp Export radios are never used with the Big boys in Key Downs.
Exactly, I was going to type basically what u just said. I have never seen, or heard of ANY of the big dogs running a connex "competition" radio. Just get a cobra 25 or 29, and a nice BOX! You'll walk all over them BIG RADIOS :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by silverstreak » Saturday, 22 November 2008, 12:34 PM

I remember a couple of years ago I had my Cobra 29 wich I did all up and was keying down going down the Highway and just about everybody would say thats the best and loudest Galaxy radio I have ever herd and when I told them it was a Cobra29LTD they laughed and said yea right.,lol
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Post by Flattop » Saturday, 22 November 2008, 12:55 PM

Ok I have a galaxy 33 that has been set up for comp only it has monster audio keys 1 and swings 25 on a 43 bird not good for every day talker several of my friends have used it for comp and it is a killer. my brother inlaw ran a repo lot for a while a burban got repoed the guy came in and i bought his equipment don't know what has been done but it is loud

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Post by bettyboop » Saturday, 22 November 2008, 14:30 PM

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Re: What is a "Competition" CB

Post by 909 wis » Sunday, 29 November 2009, 6:35 AM

question, why does my radio have a swing kit in it? I bought it online and a little confused. it's a older undien grant xl. what is the point of this swing kit?
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