palomar 225 ( I can't tell the differance from bare foot)

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palomar 225 ( I can't tell the differance from bare foot)

Post by Jonathan_lemoine » Wednesday 6th May 2009, 5:42

I have a cobra 29 that I modified. (1 watt dead key, 15 watt swing. stock final) And i recently aquired a palomar 225. I also have a Dosy libra 631 swr/watt/modulation meter. I have this setup as my base station. Anyway the meter says that (with the amp on) I have a 30 watt dead key swinging to 150 watts. Not to bad. atleast so I thought. I can't notice a differance. I have another cobra 29 also putting out 12 watts or so in my car. There is a hill 50kms away that I can talk to my wife on while i'm in my car. It doesn't seem to matter if she has the amp on or off it sounds pretty much the same. I can't really notice a differance. the signal is still weak. Shouldn't it make a big differance?
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Re: palomar 225 ( I can't tell the differance from bare foot)

Post by Jonathan_lemoine » Thursday 7th May 2009, 4:56

OK. I tried it again. There is a difference but its minimal. I have a theory though. Maybe my radio is out of alignment and most of the power is going out across 10 channels. I think that might acount for it. I'm getting a scope in a few months I hope so that should help. assuming I can teach myself how to use it.
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