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CaptainFantastic
I have rather a nice looking Cobra CB that has been doing nothing for 25+ years. Also a RadioShack handheld that was on UK frequency. A while back I bought a new CB and a better mag mount antenna, I wondered if there was anyone out there!

As I've been driving 100km each way to work, I've hooked up the new rig and antenna and actually find there are people still using this stuff! Mostly Polish and Turkish lorry drivers, a few Germans, and occasionally some Swiss locals. I've even picked up some guys from the UK apparently 'DX-ing' with others in Europe somehow?

I'm not one for talking on there, but it's amusing to listen to and there is not much bad language fortunately, not that I know many Polish swear words to tell the truth.

Watching the Dukes of Hazzard movie the other week also brought back memories of CB (and short denim shorts if I'm honest).

Does anyone have a CB in the truck that actually gets used any more? I'm curious.
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MotorcycleDan
I always had one in my truck years ago. Pulled it out when I sold the truck and never put it in the next one. I still have it in a box in the shop. I just never listened to it unless there was an accident and I wanted to know what was going on up ahead. Listing to all the trash talk got old real quick. 

I have one built in to my Gold Wing motorcycle. I do the same thing that I did with the one in the truck. I just turn it on when I want to know what it going on when the traffic is backed up. 
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arizonacamper
My truck that I keep at my house in Nevada has a CB in it with a linear amp but it was last used in the pre-cell phone days when you had to yell for help out in the middle of nowhere. Dont know if it works or not anymore.
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Muzzleloadin
I've still got a cb.  Mostly for listening, I'm not a big talker, good for being out on the logging roads as they usually call out markers.  For sure not like the old days.
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Gunhippie
Ahhh, Daisy Dukes and Cretin's Band radio!

I still carry a portable in my rig. Plugs into the cigarette lighter with a whip on a magnet to stick to the roof. Good safety device if on a narrow dirt FS roads where there are logging trucks moving. "Vanload of hippies here, heading uphill at 16" "Coming down hot at 12, pull over soon!" Saved my bacon a few times, and they still can make contact when cell phones can't.
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lamplighter44
For years I had a two-meter ham radio and a small Cb mounted in my work van. For maybe a decade I also had a cell phone hung on the dash. The cell phone has its place but, it isn't much help if you need to know what lies ahead where you are. 2 meters is good if you know, or have programed repeaters for the area you drive. Each one is helpful if and when you need it. Remember those huge multi-vehicle accidents in Wyoming? Anyone seeing a problem should be on that CB and warning others. If warnings are given, you have to have your radio on to know what's in front of you. I am retired now and I rarely go anyplace now. So, no. I don't have any radio mounted in the vehicles I drive around town.
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Gasman64
I generally had a CB in the truck when I drove on the road, but usually had the volume down, as I really got tired of people asking for "bear reports", but I hauled oversize loads for about eight years, and the CB was what I communicated to my flag car driver with.
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austin65uri
Used one for years in my PU truck back in the 80’s. Still wish I had it. My handle was “woodpile”, and my wife’s was “treasure chest”. I never got many calls, but she did.🙂
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CaptainFantastic
Since we all like to 'fix' old stuff, I wanted to convert the UK FM handheld to the EU FM frequencies. My electronics skills and knowledge stops at AC/DC's Back in Black album, so I trawled the net for info. Eventually found it and needed to un-bridge something that was soldered. And it worked! I looked to see if I could do the same for another old UK rig, but no-go as the chip needs changing which is well beyond me. The Cobra and the handheld can be mod'd to something like 200 channels with basic soldering, but really I don't think I need this.

I love this more retro look:
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kb0hae
Many years ago I was on the CB radio, but eventually the bad ops (cursing iditos and just plain nuts) ran pretty much anyone else off of the CB around here.  I don't have any CB radios anymore.  I do have a couple of SW receivers that I can listen to those frequencies on.  I don't listen often, but when I do there is usually nothing heard but truckers on the highways through town. 
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gwillmot
10-4 good buddies ...... watch out for that Fox in the hen house sitting at the 124 yardstick.  3's and 8's to everyone.  I'll be 10-7 until I'm on the flip side out of Red Stick on the Dime ..... Hammer Down ......
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DougA
I was sort of in on the edge of the CB craze of the late 70s and early 80s.  A friend from school gave me an old (even then) 23-channel rig when they went to 40 channels and he had gotten himself one of those.  I did a lot of listening from home.  I was more interested in ham radio and got my license in late 1984 and worked my way to an Extra class license (back when you still had to do 20 WPM Morse for that!) and didn't do much more CBing.  Once in a while for grins I'll throw a CB rig in the car for a road trip and monitor Ch. 19, which is good for entertainment if nothing else.  I do have a ham VHF/UHF radio with APRS permanently installed in the car and that's the main mobile non-cell commo unit.
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BSAGuy
Aaahhh, the good old days.  Not exactly classic cinema.  It's amazing that they could get Ali McGraw and Kris Kristofferson to star in that flick. 

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Chucker
I was travelling quite a bit 30 years ago (33K miles/year) and used one. Great for information on road hazards, speed traps, and such. 

Nowadays cell phones really have more info here in the States. My wife and I were on vacation running down the road and all of a sudden her cell phone said, "Speed trap ahead, speed trap ahead" - and she didn't even have a special app or anything. 
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SteveA
I've got two, one in a box in the loft, and one "emergency" radio, made by GE I think, in a plastic case under my truck seat.  I found that one at a yard sale for $5 a few years back.  I even take it out on trips and listen sometimes.
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Gunhippie
Chucker wrote:
I was travelling quite a bit 30 years ago (33K miles/year) and used one. Great for information on road hazards, speed traps, and such. 

Nowadays cell phones really have more info here in the States. My wife and I were on vacation running down the road and all of a sudden her cell phone said, "Speed trap ahead, speed trap ahead" - and she didn't even have a special app or anything. 


Cell phones work in about 20% of my county.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
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Chucker
Gunhippie wrote:


Cell phones work in about 20% of my county.


Just wait...the towers will come.
Chuck
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outlawmws
I still have CB's around but haven't touched them in years.  I even have my old base station antenna up in the rafters. 

For hunting we switched to FRS,  then GRMS,  and now mostly use the cells where we can, in combo with the GRMS as backup. 
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DougA
Chucker wrote:
Just wait...the towers will come.

Maybe.  It's been a few years since I was over that way but last I knew the stretch of I-87 from Lake George to Plattsburg (NY) north of Albany had no cell coverage because of restrictions in the Adirondack forest against cell towers.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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austin65uri
Chucker wrote:


Just wait...the towers will come.

"If you build it they will come".
People, that is. Enjoy the seclusion.
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LakeGeorge
I had one in my car and truck in the 80's and 90's. Was very handy back then. Traffic updates and accident detours. Waze did it in. Would like to try it again. 10-4, good buddy!
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mowgod
Breaker 19 breaker 19 we had a base station in the kitchen my whole childhood I still have it among others my first 3 cars had a cobra 29 with a turner power mic and a k40 antena.  Our base unit was tweaked and could be heard almost to Philly on a good day on an Antron 99 with the ground planes.  My grand mom had a cb so long  she had a licence number. I think it was wkzb1952.  And I'm clear.
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Gunhippie
We used some massive hand-held CB units for field work in the late '80s. We were about halfway up the Old Cascade range east of Eugene, OR. One day, we were talking between the two of us when someone broke in. "Where are you guys?" he asked. We told him. "What kind of beam are guys using?" Having no idea what a "beam" was, we told him they were GE handhelds. The guy was in eastern Tennessee, and really didn't want to believe he was talking to two guys on 500mW handheld CBs on the other side of the continent!

He sent us a post card to verify the contact--forgot what that's called. I had heard of this practice for shortwave, but never for CB.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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outlawmws
That's some clean skip!
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mowgod
Oh yea we'd shoot skip at night in the summer the farthest I got was got was McCrory Arkansas and it just so happens that my grandpa grew up there and still has family there and the person I got  knew his brother Red we talked for over an hr before I lost him.  My God Father had a set of moon rakers and a huge heater that old Teabery would make the moon rakers glow when he cranked up the heater he would talk every where. Guess I'm gonna have to get mine out and hook it up
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austin65uri
Gunhippie wrote:


He sent us a post card to verify the contact--forgot what that's called. I had heard of this practice for shortwave, but never for CB.

A QSL card.  
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Gunhippie
austin65uri wrote:

A QSL card.  


Thanks! I've forgotten more than I ever knew.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
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Gunhippie
outlawmws wrote:
That's some clean skip!


Mid-day, at that.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Gunhippie
mowgod wrote:
Oh yea we'd shoot skip at night in the summer the farthest I got was got was McCrory Arkansas and it just so happens that my grandpa grew up there and still has family there and the person I got  knew his brother Red we talked for over an hr before I lost him.  My God Father had a set of moon rakers and a huge heater that old Teabery would make the moon rakers glow when he cranked up the heater he would talk every where. Guess I'm gonna have to get mine out and hook it up


OK, got as far as "skip" and then you went right over my head! Wasn't "Moonraker" a Bond film?
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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austin65uri
Timm, thank you for mentioning the QSL cards.  As a kid during the early Cold War, I had a Hallicrafters shortwave radio up in my room.  I was fascinated listening to the "world", as I saw it, as a kid. Many of the easy broadcasts to monitor were from the Warsaw Block countries, and they would provide colorful QSL cards to listeners who would respond regarding your radio, frequencies, times, atmospheric conditions, etc of their broadcasts.  Needless to say, I soon had a wall plastered with cards from them.  My parents were sure I was becoming a Communist and would be arrested.😃
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mowgod
Gunhippie wrote:


OK, got as far as "skip" and then you went right over my head! Wasn't "Moonraker" a Bond film?
 

Nope it was a moveable antenna that you could point where ever you wanted they were great to shoot skip and reach just about anywhere and a teaberry was a tube type base set that when coupled with a heater was just about unstoppable A heater is c.b. jargon for a linear amplifier
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Gunhippie
Yep, it was a Bond film:


Thanks for the tech education!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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jacobsdad
Hehe. My license number was KAMJ6862. Handle was "The Grinch" (given to me by my brothers). My Dads License was KCD3192. How do I remember this? Don't know.
We had a Heathkit base station and a straight stick 30 ft antenna. Life was good.
Brian

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rob_pontius
I remember the good ole days of playing with a CB radio. At one point, I was running a Cobra 29 with 350 high drive linear amplifier and a Wilson 1000 antenna in my S-10 pickup. I could hold a 4ft. florescent light tube beside the truck, key up the mic, and the light tube would light up like it was connected to a power source. I would also pull into the self wash bays at the local car wash and key up right beside the control box. Every time I would key up, it would add a quarter to the wash time. I didn't pay for a car wash for years. I still have the radio here somewhere. I last used it in my Jeep Cherokee off road rig without the amplifier. All of us guys in the local jeep club would talk to each other when we done off road events. Great times.
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Steve66
I used to run a Cobra 148 GTL sideband radio in my truck and talked to a guy in Australia with it one night from Great Falls Montana.  I added a Palomar 200 and a whip antenna and that thing would really get out.  I moved up to a Ranger 2950 and used it as a base station with a Varmint 1000 on an Antron 99 and could answer anyone who could hear me.  I put all that stuff up after a while and then got my ticket and am a licensed General with an old Kenwood TS430 that I've talked all over the world with a 100 watts and a wire. My most interesting contact with this rig was a South Pole exploration party.  We had a brief QSO but it was pretty cool. KD0ZTE
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Gunhippie
Ah, I miss the days of the loooong whip antennas! Nothing like pulling into the gas station behind a Jeep with a big whip and watching the broken florescent tubes rain down!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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outlawmws
I did that once.  fiberglass whip.  I was lucky and nothing broke!
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CaptainFantastic
Well I've been looking around at CB radios and now I may have persuaded myself I need another one. I sure do hope this is not a lantern rabbit hole experience...
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outlawmws
Wait, you started this thread with a couple already?    What are you looking for?  Vintage?
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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CaptainFantastic
I've got that Cobra UK 25 LTD ST pictured above. I was testing it today and not sure about the TX, but it could have just been where my son was located with the handheld RadioShack TRC 1014. My Albrecht 6110 is usually fine, but it also had trouble so I put it down to his user error :-)
I have a Midland 77-104 GTL which is stuck on UK40 as it can't be mod'd without a new chip (I want/need the EU channels).
I only have one antenna for the car, a Little Wil that seems to work pretty well.
Also have what looks like a Thunderpole, or clone, it's quite long and with a spring. Got no way to mount that yet, but would like it on the VW bus.

I'm toying with the idea of getting something with SSB. The President McKinley looks nice and can easily be mod'd. But maybe an older rig with SSB might be in order.
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Steve66
Check out some of the export 10 meter radios. Most of them are easy to mod and are way better than your average cb.
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bandaide
Well I've been looking around at CB radios and now I may have persuaded myself I need another one.

The new bearcat 980's are super slick. They make ones that the display is on the handpiece and the unit can be slipped in/under the dash. Then there is one with a built in scanner. I have a couple CB's in a couple trucks, also some ham radio stuff. I live in the big city but like to go out off road and deep country hiking. Past the cell phone towers and all. Want to build a man pack HF radio once I get some disposable income.
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rob_pontius
I miss my whip antenna. I had a 108" steel whip on my Cherokee for a while. The sound of it pinging and scraping the ceilings of parking garages and drive in roofs always made me grin.
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kb0hae
I had a 7 foot Firestick (fiberglass) antenna on an old 67 Chevy Impala many years ago.  Best mobile antenna I ever had.  I had a quick disconnect for parking garages.  The antenna would fit (barely!) in the trunk.  A neighbor of mine had a Moonraker-6, a 6 element quad beam antenna.  It was huge!
I remember once talking to Australia on an unmodified President Washington base, on upper sideband.  the radio's output was about 11 watts going into an old Radio Shack 5/8 ground plane antenna at about 30 feet.  My longest distant contact as a Ham was with V73GE in the Marshall islands on 12m (24Mhz) Using an Icom IC-720. 
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Steve66
In the early 90's skip was running wild on the upper cb ssb channels. I talked to a guy in the Yukon one cold winter night and had several people answer my call from Europe one morning.  I've always been somewhat fascinated by radio. I took care of all the radio comm for my team when I was in the service. I had everything memorized and knew how to get the most out of it.
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