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    Quote Originally Posted by Maquis View Post
    When I hear of states cracking down on using cellphones while driving I think of CB users and wonder if they get harassed since they aren't "hands-free"?
    Actually the newest models are bluetooth.
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    Has the FCC changed the allowable power on CBs since the 70's... or are they still the same... I think like 5W allowable input power which was what... like 2.5 or 3 w output?

    Of course, many folks ran linear amps on their rigs to jack up the power...DAMN SKIP TALKERS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HiredGoon View Post
    Has the FCC changed the allowable power on CBs since the 70's... or are they still the same... I think like 5W allowable input power which was what... like 2.5 or 3 w output?

    Of course, many folks ran linear amps on their rigs to jack up the power...DAMN SKIP TALKERS!


    Max 5w input power, max 4 w output power.
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    Picked up the cobra 29. Any recommendations on an antenna setup? I have heard that a dual setup wont work properly on a pickup. I do like the look.
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    Properly tunning the antenna(s) is the most important. The articles below will give you tips that may help you decide based on SWR readings. 2 can be used as long as the SWR readings are not going to fry the CB.

    http://www.wearecb.com/support/install_antenna.php

    http://www.rightchannelradios.com/pa...-pv-c0-61.html

    Are you going with a permanent hook up or a magnetic one? I have permanent on my work truck (Wilson Trucker 2000) but magnetic on my SUV. The reason for a magnetic is for places the antenna may break, like a parking garage or car wash. I have a Wilson "Little Wil" on my SUV.

    Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soberbyker View Post
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    Properly tunning the antenna(s) is the most important. The articles below will give you tips that may help you decide based on SWR readings. 2 can be used as long as the SWR readings are not going to fry the CB.

    http://www.wearecb.com/support/install_antenna.php

    http://www.rightchannelradios.com/pa...-pv-c0-61.html

    Are you going with a permanent hook up or a magnetic one? I have permanent on my work truck (Wilson Trucker 2000) but magnetic on my SUV. The reason for a magnetic is for places the antenna may break, like a parking garage or car wash. I have a Wilson "Little Wil" on my SUV.

    Good Luck.
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    I am thinking the antenna will b permanently mounted.
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    Norm,
    When I set mine up I had my own SW meter but there was a guy on 8th street in Wyoming in the building on the corner of 8th and Wyoming ave. He was on the 8th street side. I think the building is called the Cutten Bldg.

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    Norm, best antenna hands down is a 109"whip.

    I wish I was around more...going through a really rough stretch with the little guy, but those radios can be tweaked and peaked in less time than it takes to get the case off...they may be antiques, but my bench has better toys than just about any truckstop shop (I cut my teeth on commercial, land mobile, and broadcast station..Radio and TV...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brudog View Post
    Norm,
    When I set mine up I had my own SW meter but there was a guy on 8th street in Wyoming in the building on the corner of 8th and Wyoming ave. He was on the 8th street side. I think the building is called the Cutten Bldg.
    Yeah i remembered that place after I started the thread. I took a ride over there last weekend. I did not see any sign of the shop as I rode past. Google says the is a guy in Kingston. I may try to find it this weekend.

    There is a ton of info on the web. May even attempt it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by normanvin View Post
    Yeah i remembered that place after I started the thread. I took a ride over there last weekend. I did not see any sign of the shop as I rode past. Google says the is a guy in Kingston. I may try to find it this weekend.

    There is a ton of info on the web. May even attempt it myself.
    I'm all thumbs and I did it myself. Just be sure to discharge any static energy first. Touch something metal before reaching in the unit with a screw driver.

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