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billy

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I saw this on another forum C B radios

When i bought my motorhome their was a C B radio installed.

So i got thinking how many motorhomers have a C B radio?
 

Blisters

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Hi Billy

I have a CB although i,ve never fitted it to the van, so i'll watch this thread with interest to see if its worth adding it to the van

Graham

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Breaker 9-1 good buddy!!!

Ha

The misspent Middle age!!. Kris Kristofferson eat your heart out!!.

Ye-Ha. the R-v came with one and it still works too. :RollEyes: though the last time it was used was to convoy thorough France with 8 others a few years back!! I am not even sure we where legal!!!.:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Still it was a lot of laughs. Superceeded by the mobile phone I'm Afraid!!.

Never mind it's all good fun.

Now IF I can get my hands on a second hand HANDHELD on the same frequency Management could tell me how far I was off the pitch marker, and that would avoid me driving it into the grass everytime!! mmmmmmm?:thumb:

10-4 and gone!!!


Pete
 
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billy

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Hi Peter

Superceeded by the mobile phone I'm Afraid!!.

Ah but it does not cost you anything on a C B :thumb:
 

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I have a Ham International Concord 2 which I bought new back in the early 80's when I use to be a C.B'er.

I am going to fit it in winni so lisern out for me :Smile:

btw most A class are already pre-wired and have antena fitted under dash :)

Is that a 10-9 good buddies c'mon :winky:

Boo (C.B handle : "General Lee")

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I have a Ham International Concord 2 which I bought new back in the early 80's when I use to be a C.B'er.

I am going to fit it in winni so lisern out for me :Smile:

btw most A class are already pre-wired and have antena fitted under dash :)

Is that a 10-9 good buddies c'mon :winky:

Boo (C.B handle : "General Lee")
Was not legal then and not now either. Sideband radios are for Radio hams, if they have an exemption certificate but only for use on 10mtrs. 10-9 is repeat message by the way.
 
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billy

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I have a Ham International Concord 2 which I bought new back in the early 80's when I use to be a C.B'er.

I am going to fit it in winni so lisern out for me :Smile:

btw most A class are already pre-wired and have antena fitted under dash :)

Is that a 10-9 good buddies c'mon :winky:

Boo (C.B handle : "General Lee")


When on our travels we will look out for you:thumb:
 

ginge61

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since noah was a lad lol
have one in the van its been in for ages so can still talk to the lads driveing if i see them and no cost the uk i think have done away with the licence for uk banded ones but ohhps i got both as when i was driveing out of ireland they still use am sets in the irish trucks more folks should have them handy if a few of you :thumb:

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Brisey

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I bought a CB last year and have still to fit it in the van, hope to do so when the weather warms up. So we will hopefully be able to talk to all of you good buddy funsters real soon.
 

Parcverger

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We wouldn't be withoout it on the motorways - great warnings of hold-ups - or when in convoy. There are still some towns where you con get directions if the satnav fails you!

Bob and Di
 

Jim

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Do you still have 40 odd channels to choose from? Its a long time since I heard "One Nine for a Copy"

Maybe we should have a Funster channel to listen out on:Smile:

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American Dream

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I bought a CB last year and have still to fit it in the van, hope to do so when the weather warms up. So we will hopefully be able to talk to all of you good buddy funsters real soon.

Me too Brisey and fitted it with a couple of balanced Firestick type antennae on the mirrors.Works a treat.:thumb:

Aaaah The memories flood back again after those "illegal" days.:ROFLMAO:

Stuff the "rubber duck" :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:The real things work.
 
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scotjimland

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Have a Midland 40ch with EU and UK frequencies , came with the RV, but to be frank, I've seldom heard anyone on it :Sad: So I bought a hand held 40 ch Midland which comes in useful for backing up.. or keeping in touch with 'base camp' .. shame that there aren't more people using CB.. it used to be great fun.. Chaz plays with it more than me.. :roflmto:

Jim
 

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Hi Jim,

I must admit to being a little disappointed with the lack of people on there...

We could always have a channel dedicated to Rubber Roofs.:winky:

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American Dream

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But I'm on FM Jim......You MUST be on AM.........

It just wouldn't work.........:RollEyes:

Didn't you paint that last year?:Doh:Looks like it's been sandblasted.Where have you been with it?

You even left the can of paint up there.That'll scupper your satellite signal.
 
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American Dream

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So......

Have you got some Spare Time......?
:ROFLMAO:

OOps Off-Topic.....Rubber Duck.

I DO like those Vent Covers.

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Do you still have 40 odd channels to choose from? Its a long time since I heard "One Nine for a Copy"

Maybe we should have a Funster channel to listen out on:Smile:

Why not if not many people use a CB then it it will be all ours:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

would be nice to talk than wave if you see another motorhome on the road:thumb::thumb:
 

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:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:hard pressed to get a wave from some let alone chat to 'em.

aint that the truth :Sad:


Advice sought on antenna ..

My CB doesn't perform very well, I put that down to the antenna not having a decent ground plane due to the wooden roof , I was thinking on buying a Mag mount and sticking it on top of the air con cover which is made of metal .. would that work or does anyone have a better idea ?

Cheers

Jim

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:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:hard pressed to get a wave from some let alone chat to 'em.

we all chat on here because we recognise names, perhaps if you are recognised on air you may get a surprise:thumb:
 
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aint that the truth :Sad:


Advice sought on antenna ..

My CB doesn't perform very well, I put that down to the antenna not having a decent ground plane due to the wooden roof , I was thinking on buying a Mag mount and sticking it on top of the air con cover which is made of metal .. would that work or does anyone have a better idea ?

Cheers

Jim
Hi Jim

Mine is attatched with a clamp on the wing mirror hope this helps:thumb:
 

scotjimland

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Hi Jim

Mine is attatched with a clamp on the wing mirror hope this helps:thumb:

Hi Billy

Thanks.. wing or door mirror not much use.. it's bolted to the wooden coachwork .. so no earth.

Don't think the Aircon lid is much use either as it's made of aluminium.. might need to fit a metal plate on the roof and earth it to the chassis to get a decent ground plane..

I found this site with a lot of info
CB antennas and RV's -- ©1997 FIRESTIK® AMTENNA

Cheers

Jim

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Use the chassis as a ground plane good buddy:thumb:bolt your aerial where you like and run the cable save you from being 10.1
 

scotjimland

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Use the chassis as a ground plane good buddy:thumb:bolt your aerial where you like and run the cable save you from being 10.1

Hi 10/4

Might try that, but first I need to check the installation.. might be poor connection or corrosion.. I imagine the first owner would have had a decent signal.. but maybe not, up to the roof tomorrow.. hopefully 10/2 and 10/8 soon :thumb:




Jim
 

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aint that the truth :Sad:


Advice sought on antenna ..

My CB doesn't perform very well, I put that down to the antenna not having a decent ground plane due to the wooden roof , I was thinking on buying a Mag mount and sticking it on top of the air con cover which is made of metal .. would that work or does anyone have a better idea ?

Cheers

Jim

could be the ground plane Jim, wood dont work :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

have you checked the SWR of the antenna.....if that aint around the 1.5 - 1 mark it wont be very good.
if its a long way out it could blow the output transistors....done it on mine when i forgot to re-fit the removeable antenna.
just chucked it in the bin and bought another..not worth the hassle finding a radio sparky to fix it.

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