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Colorado B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado' started by Kappes03, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2016 at 7:20 PM
    2016spicytaco

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  4. Mar 16, 2016 at 8:48 PM
    Madjik_Man

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    Yup.

    Sound deadener like Dynomat is used to stiffen up sheet metal that otherwise resonates a lot.

    The floor is very rigid already given the extra structural design/components and the seats being bolted to it, etc.

    If you really want to see gains on the floor, you need to use a mass loaded vinyl. That will really cut down on the frequencies that infiltrate the cab through the floor.
     
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  5. Mar 16, 2016 at 8:50 PM
    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    You sure it's tuned properly and you're not just frying all your CBs?
     
  6. Mar 16, 2016 at 8:55 PM
    Madjik_Man

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    I still can't tune my friggen set up.

    I blame @45acp and the antenna he gave me.
     
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  7. Mar 16, 2016 at 9:18 PM
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    Mine was tuned. The one in the crawler was done by the previous owner and never really worked right anyway, so that one I'm not sure if it was or not.

    I even spent over $70 to get it looked at and boosted and it still didn't freaking work. I found it had a broken wire inside the mic cable too and thought that was my issue. New mic and nada.
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2016 at 10:33 PM
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    Think I'm good at 1.8 mhz for my swr reading? I am trying to get a better ground. I think I'm gonna have to grind down where the paint is on the hood hinge and under it so it gets a solid ground point and plane to retrieve better readings!
     
  9. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:04 AM
    Gramps

    Gramps My walker is faster than your Prius!

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    They say 1.5 or less is acceptable. Better get to grinding or add a ground cable. :D
     
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  10. Mar 17, 2016 at 6:04 AM
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    That's what I did. I'm grounded off of the hood and off the driver wheel well.
     
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  11. Mar 17, 2016 at 6:28 AM
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    Use 1" bonding strap to ground the hood to the body and see what that changes. Though, at stock radio wattage 1.8to1 SWR is completely ok.
     
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  12. Mar 17, 2016 at 6:31 AM
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    I run a roof mount antenna mounted to an aluminum puck to spread the antenna load. It is a steel whip so it handles the trees well. I was able to get a flat 40 channel tune at 1.1to1 SWR. Siro 5000 performer, they can be hard to come by though.
     
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  13. Mar 17, 2016 at 6:36 AM
    Gramps

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    Brian you ready to HAM yet? I am kind of itching to take the class and get my license.
     
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  14. Mar 17, 2016 at 7:19 AM
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    Yeah I gotta do somethin!
     
  15. Mar 17, 2016 at 7:21 AM
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    Will do. That's just that steel strapping with the holes in it correct?
     
  16. Mar 17, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    So what is the difference between a regular CB and a HAM radio?
     
  17. Mar 17, 2016 at 7:30 AM
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    Frequency range and licensing. The radio quality is way higher and with the proper setup can net longer ranges legally. Ability to send digital information. Call signs and other rules that help to keep the airwaves clearer.

    CB is kinda a free for all. No regulation unless you are doing something really, really destructive/stupid.
     
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  18. Mar 17, 2016 at 7:32 AM
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    I'm still not to keen on getting rid of my current setups to run HAM. @Gramps I would have to get Crissy licensed also as CB is our primary communication when is different cars. I hate the rules that come along with communications on those bands.
     
  19. Mar 17, 2016 at 7:33 AM
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    Ohhhh makes sense. Sounds like a good license to have!
     
  20. Mar 17, 2016 at 7:37 AM
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    Why not both?
     

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