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Emergency and Disaster Preparedness (and Official CB Radio Thread)

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by Auslander, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Polyarny

    Polyarny Regular member

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    ill hang out with you when you come home next weekend, and ill prolly go to philly with you after christmas, and im going camping with you, and ill be coming up for a weekend sometime after winter break, so i dont want to hear it from you. lol

    and give me the money and ill get a cb, im officially poor this week.
     
  2. Auslander

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    LOL what happened, amigo? did they finally fire you?
     
  3. NINVIN21

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    Sorry to tell you but your output range will be still about the same.
    But with a better antenna you will be able to recieve a little better.
    All CB's you buy from the local store only put out 4 watts.
    If you want more power your going to need a radio with a lot of watts or an amp or linear they call them here is a pic of one http://www.copper.com/cgi-bin/checkitout/checkitout.cgi?bargainsSTORE:CKIE:prodW90-00508+

    Also a Nice power MIC will do you good I recommend the Astatic D104-M6B.
    Is there a CB shop where you live Most CB people are very nice(not the truckers) Just go in and start talkin you will be supprised what these old timers know and share.
    Here is a couple web sites you can check out.
    Hope i helped a little theres alot more to CB radios then people think

    http://www.cbradioforum.com/

    http://www.cbradiotalk.com/

    http://copper.com/

    http://www.sparkyscbshack.com/home.html










     
  4. Auslander

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    the first thing i want to do is get my reception range up, then i'll start with amplifiers to boost my output range. any idea what i might get reception wise with that substantially longer antenna on a slightly more permanent mount?
     
  5. ireland

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    citizens Band Frequencies and CB Antenna Requirements

    Citizens Band frequencies are at the top end of the high-frequency band, or stated another way, just below the bottom end of the VHF band. Here is where base-loaded CB antennas usually work well. A mobile antenna should be placed in the middle of the vehicle roof to make best use of the ground plane. The longer the CB whip, the better the performance. The more you load an antenna, the shorter it gets, and the lower the radiation resistance. Lower radiation resistance means less signal output and input. Select the tallest antenna possible and put it as high as possible.

    Phased Two CB Antenna System

    You might also consider a phased two CB antenna system to give an additional 3dB of gain. You can purchase "co-phase" coaxial cable assemblies, or make your own using a coaxial cable T-connector and two equal lengths of RG8AU coax. Make sure that each side of your co-phased coaxial cable feed lines are identical in length, down to a fraction of an inch, but be sure to avoid a precise half-wavelength on 11 meters for your phasing harness. Mount the antennas on either side of your vehicle. The best performance will be to the front and rear of the vehicle, with slight nulls to each side of the vehicle.

    Unloaded Whip

    The easiest way to get the strongest signal out on Citizens Band is to use an unloaded whip CB antenna. You may purchase these stainless steel or fiberglass whips at any CB Radio store. Mount the whip as high on your vehicle as possible. Because it has no loading coils, it will offer unity gain without loss whereas you might expect a loss of 1 to 2dB from a loaded CB antenna.


    Do-it-Yourself CB Antennas

    There are lots of CB antennas out on the market today, all kinds of different shapes and sizes. Because of this competitive market, companies are always trying to put out a better product for a cheaper price. Commercially-made CB antennas are usually easy to put up and maintain. However, you might want to try your hand at making an antenna. You can make an one out of readily-available parts that will work as well or better than some commercially-made CB Antennas.

    You will need an SWR meter to check out the Antenna after building it.

    read it all here
    http://home.att.net/~wizardoz/cbmw/antenna_fabri.html#doit
     
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  6. Auslander

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    i want to be prepared for when this is real:
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  7. ireland

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    Auslander
    i turned on the radar for ye,as it will see them a coming...

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  8. Auslander

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    ol' adolf could have used some ecstasy...
     
  9. ireland

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    Auslander

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  10. Auslander

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    i just laughed so hard i now see my lung on the floor.
     
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    Auslander
    using his Mobile cb radio
    hes trying to catch a wave....


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  12. Auslander

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    feck no ^.^
     
  13. ireland

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    Auslander then
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  14. Auslander

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    lmao, i'll get my girlfriend to take a pic of me working the cb, then you'll all see. XD
     
  15. ireland

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    oh,no we are going to see a pix of Auslander and his cb


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  16. Auslander

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    yeah, you'll get them around Thanksgiving, when i go see her.
     
  17. ireland

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    Auslander pixs around Thanksgiving,great

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  18. Auslander

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    yupps, no can do until then.
     
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  20. Auslander

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    woot for the history channel and r. lee ermy!

    ireland, did you ever use a CB?
     

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