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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:34 AM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    Honestly range is not an issue at all if your CB is tuned well for the trail. Unless of course you're trying to talk and listen a lot on the highway. Sunday was the biggest group I have ever wheeled with and even then we were not that spread apart and could speak to each other almost all the time
     
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  2. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:35 AM
    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    I had issues hearing you at some points. Dont know if it was your antenna or all the trees/power lines
     
  3. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:37 AM
    vssman

    vssman Rocket Engineer

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    Tie a flag to the top of the 102" so we can find you when you're submarining... o_O

    As was said in Risky Business, "Who's the U-boat captain?"
     
  4. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:37 AM
    micwillia

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    This guy has his thinking pants on today
     
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  5. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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    Sloth Baby Ruth?

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    I've got an external speaker for my Cobra 75. Helps quite a bit.
     
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  6. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:47 AM
    DoubleRGirl

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  7. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:48 AM
    Sloth

    Sloth Baby Ruth?

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    Also a good point. I've got a little handheld baofong HAM unit that blows the range of a tuned cb set away. They are like $30-$50 on Amazon. I think I got mine on sale for like $30. People shy away from ham due to supposedly needing a license, could be complex etc.

    But for the price they blow a cb away. And honestly if you're just using it for simplex IMO you don't need a damn license. Back in the day when people were building their own units ya you could put out a shitload of wattage over the air and damage personal or commercial equipment. Buying a premanufactured unit they don't have that problem. .Gov doesn't need my info on a damn list (and $ no matter how small the amount) to use a radio. / Rant
     
  8. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:49 AM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    I never tuned mine so I'm sure it has a lot to be desired
     
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  9. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:51 AM
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Those are nice. If your tail gate locks, you have a complete, lockable bed and I used to stand on mine to clean the roof of the truck. I had the tri-fold version though, not the roll up.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:55 AM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    They have a ton of useful information on there and if they are close in price I would order from them for sure but sometimes they get beat up on price
     
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  11. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:55 AM
    BadDNA

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    I've got the 520, it is a nice little radio. Still want to hook up the PA and put a horn under the hood/fender for fun.
     
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  12. Dec 5, 2017 at 11:57 AM
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    Seeing how we're discussing CBs, where is everyone mounting theirs in the cab?
     
  13. Dec 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    I fit mine in the center console and drilled holes through the bottom for power/signal.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2017 at 12:02 PM
    tacobell007

    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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    I should look into one, but I was saying a I mumble/talk quietly a lot so having a Mic gain to boost the volume of my PTT helps others hear me

    I'll just give you my tuner to borrow if you want

    I don't currently have a pic but on the passenger side of the center console. I have a pretty good sized radio
     
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  15. Dec 5, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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    tacobell007 Does that have the v6?

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  16. Dec 5, 2017 at 12:10 PM
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    Most of the west coast has gone ham for that reason. Technically you do need a license for ham... but its really easy. Spent a few nights using one of the apps on my phone, and then went to a "review session" right before my test- all the questions are publicly available so you just cram the question and correct answer and good to go. A lot of people do use them with out the license... but its not ideal, especially when mixing licensed and non licensed users since technically its not legal for licensed users to talk to non licensed users... and they risk loosing their license...

    I get the big brother aspect though... your name address and call sign become public knowledge...

    But... for less then $100 bucks I had a baofeng hooked up to an external antenna and could hit repeaters 15+ miles away, no tuning issues or anything. Other advantage is I can pick up most FD/PD/Public Safety/Aircraft frequencies for monitoring and receive the weather band channels.

    I had a number of local active repeaters, so I bumped up to a full mobile setup pushing 50+ watts and it was amazing how much clearer transmit and receive was then the baofeng. It also has a built in GPS and I can transmit my location if I want to or send/receive text messages.
     
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  17. Dec 5, 2017 at 12:12 PM
    mach1man001

    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    Exactly how I would mount mine if I had the Uniden 520!

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/hidden-cb-install-pics.223025/

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Dec 5, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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    Mines in there as well but it's a crappy radio and if I close the top of the armrest I can barely hear anything. Once I get a new radio it will be goimg somewhere else.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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    Congrats! My uncle has a Denali that he loves, my dad has had a sierra for over 10 years with no issues up to this year. And you aren't the last NHer to switch to domestic, I'm still holding out! lol

    CNC? My dad is also a machinist, but doesn't do any of the CNC stuff.
     

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