Saturday, October 31, 2015

Cobra, Washington, President, Royce Are Some Good CB Radio Base Stations

 If you look for any new CB Radio Bases your choices are limited. They just don't make them like they used to. If you like those old CB Radios then I would check out Ebay for some awesome deals. You will find some that are older than others, but they still do an excellent job. Yes you do have limitations on how much power or watts you can run and you do only have the 40 channels with upper and lower side-band beside the AM Channels. Oh yes you also have the limited distance you can transmit according to the FCC. Should that stop you from having fun and learning about radio transmitting. I say no way ,it's a good start into the radio hobby and maybe it will lead you into the Ham Radio Hobby.
 So if you want to have some fun buy a good used CB Radio from Ebay.
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Friday, October 16, 2015

It's Time To Build A Nice Base Antenna

 Well the weather is getting cooler now since we are in Fall. Now is the time to get outside on those nice Fall Days and build a antenna for your CB Shack. It can be a Vertical Antenna or a Nice Beam Antenna. As far as a Vertical Antenna goes it can be made from Aluminum or maybe a Vertical Wire Antenna. Vertical Wire Antennas can be supported from a tall tree . The other choice would be to use some PVC Pipe and run the wire up through it. Remember you will need some guy ropes to support it. I myself prefer the Grey Electrical Conduit Pipe because it is UV Protected. I would also laying down some ground wires for the ground plane.
 If you are thinking of a beam antenna, then you have a few choices. First you could use aluminum tubing from DX Engineering. Just remember the cost of the parts involved. Now another idea is the popular moxon antenna. Buy some crappie 16 foot fishing poles and some other parts from lowes. The fun part is that you get to design it. There are plenty of antenna calculators on the internet to help with designing it. If you are thinking of a nice antenna design go with a quad type antenna. This type always reminds me of my old PDL II Antenna.

                  
                        Hanging an Amateur Radio Antenna by Dave Watson


  Even though the above video was with a Ham Radio Antenna it still could be applied to the 11 Meter Band for CB Radio . You just have to have the antenna cut for the 11 meter band. I am sure you could get some good readings with it properly tuned. You may need to use a good antenna tuner. So whatever Antenna you decide to build get it going now.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Collecting Those Old CB Radio Bases

 Are you one of those CB Radio enthusiasts that like to collect old CB Radio Bases. In Today's world you just don't see many new CB Radio Bases. Okay so what is your next option ? Well your next step would be going through Ebay to find a good old CB Radio Base to add to your collection. Believe me there are plenty of them out there for sale. The other option is to go to garage sales. That is where I picked up a nice Cobra 142gtl base. I would also go to your local Ham Radio Fest when it's in town. I am a Ham Radio Operator and I remember one year when they had a huge bag full of mobile cb radios. Maybe another option is going to local flea markets. I guess the point is to just look everywhere and keep your eyes open for any deal.
  
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JUST REMEMBER TO TRANSMIT ON A 10 METER HAM RADIO YOU NEED THE PROPER LICENSE .

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