CB radio ?

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Who's got one ? Who uses one ?

    Should they be made compulsory for funsters?:BigGrin:

    Forget waving we could have An eyeball eyeball, is that how you say it?
     
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  2. Peter & Elaine

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    Just got one of flee bay just got to sort it out
    Oslo looking at pmr446 system with a little illegal power and bigger ariel
     
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  3. LesAshmore

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    I have been a CB-er for a great number of years now, Just remember that unless your vehicle is made of steel you need special ariels or fittings to make them work correctly, I have actually bonded a steel sheet 70" X 34" to my roof and used a Mag mount to ensure good transmission.

    If anyone need advice just ask no problem at all. :Wink:
     
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  4. TheTwoOfUs

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    I've got one on the bike which I use when leading runs just to check when the tail-end charlie has cleared a junction, traffic lights etc. Non of this rubber duck stuff though:Doh:
     
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    hi hags,:BigGrin: yosser hughes has one, but dont tell i,m, unless yoo like verbal abuse over the airwaves.:Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:

    ps. dont tell i,m that i,ve got one either.:thumb:
     
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    And there's no rules on the CB I love it plus I use meney names on it so you don't know it's me
     
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    have a 2012 adria sport is it poss to run a cb from it? would be keen to chat but not sure of bonding a sheet of steel to roof
     
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    If you have a bike rack you could mount the aerial on that.
    I extend a wire from that to the chassis to improve the ground plane but it works well with big boys cb.
    That way no drilling as the aerial lead can come under the van and into the cab through one of the grommets in the cab door footwells

    ps: the flagpole on my avatar picture is actually an aerial (10mtr long!)
     
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  9. LesAshmore

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    There are methods that will work but none as good as an actual plate.

    There is what is known as an NGP ariel (non ground plane) which are fairly expensive, these usual mean drilling a couple of holes through your bodywork, or if you have a wing/door mirror that it is possible to fit a bracket on then they can be fitted there.

    If you have a metal ladder or roof rack (not alloy) these can also work, The method stated above will work from alloy as the earth cable that is referred to actually changes the ariel to a di-pole, But it is usually only short distance TX

    With the method I have used I can TX up to 10 - 15 miles.

    But Yes it IS possible to run a CB from it, you can in actual fact run a CB from anywhere or anything.

    and the TX RX distance far exceeds PMR 446
     
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    What type of ariel is it as a 10 mtr long ariel will not work on CB or do you mean a CB ariel on a 10 mtr mast ?
     
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    I went to Scotland couple of years ago in the van with my son and family following in their car. I had a couple of CB's from the 80s so fixed them in the vehicles, used a mag mount and half breed antenna on the cab wing, worked OK.
     
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    Yep if your mag stuck then it was metal and they are very good twigs :Laughing:

    we once went up to St Abbs and ended up talking to a Norwegian actually in Norway got a great skip that day. :RollEyes::thumb:
     
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    Just one question:Doh:.....if you are not allowed to use the phone and drive???? what about the CB mike.....or are we saying the wives will be doing all the Talking as usual :swear::whistle::imoutahere::Wink::Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    It is actually LEGAL to use a two way radio whilst driving


    It is an offence to use a hand held mobile phone or an "interactive communications device", but there is an exemption for a two way radio which is designed or adapted -

    (i) for the purpose of transmitting and receiving spoken messages; and
    (ii) operates on any frequency other than 880 MHz to 915 MHz, 925 MHz to 960 MHz, 1710 MHz to 1785 MHz, 1805 MHz to 1880 MHz, 1900 MHz to 1980 MHz or 2110 MHz to 2170 MHz.

    Ofcom states that you should be transmitting CB in the 27MHz range, if you are, you come within the exception and are OK. The exception was created because so many government and private organisations (e.g. taxis) use 2 way radios.


    https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q659.htm
     
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  15. Jaws

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    Ummm.. yes it will
    Be pretty crap and you would def have to use a decent ATU but it will work

    Be far better on 40m of course ( with a decent ground plane ) or shunt fed on 14 megs :thumb: ( Do I win the pedant of the year award ? :Rofl1: )
     
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    :Eeek::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Definitely Win It

    Now if he had said 11 mtr that would have been perfect :thumb:
     
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    Slightly off topic (well completely I'spose:Blush:) but if CB radio was not around in 1982 I would not have met my loverly wife :BigGrin:

    It was only after chatting to her mum for about 2 months that we arranged an 'eyeball' (my wife never used CB radio). I turned up, invited into kitchen for a cup of tea, and there she was...............my wife to be with her back to me doing the washing up!............I said "hello, has the cat got your tongue?"...............she turned round.............and......BOOOOOM........my heart stopped.

    Who said romance was dead ? :Wink:
     
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    Having more power is pointless unless the person you're talking to has as well. Otherwise he may hear you but you can't hear him. At the high frequency of PMR propagation is line of sight only + a bit of reflection off buildings if you're lucky so increasing power will probably make you illegal for no actual gain.
     
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    I have CB. Will be mounting CB antenna and a 2M/70cm antenna on the bike rack
     
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    I have a pair of Intek HX-460S Handheld 446 radios which transmit at 8 watts I also have a roof mounted antennae Which I discarded after 1 trip and discovered they were useless we rarely use them now but I have them with me whenever we go anywhere "Just in Case".

    I have my CB on always.

    Just a point, If anyone wants any of the NGP (No Ground Plane) antennas I have a couple that I would sell if anyone was interested
     
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