Nevada Backroaders

Nevada 4-Wheel Drive Club
It is currently Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:11 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:03 pm
Posts: 174
Location: Winnemucca, NV
rainman wrote:
I try to help people solve their problems and not re-invent the wheel. A good basic cb system will give you years of service with minimal upkeep. Again, just my opinion.

I like that statement. Works just fine for me, myself and I. The rest of you can spend your hard earned dollars on anything you please. It's a free country and your money and your hobby. And have fun! That's what it's all about, folks. :D

_________________
D.A. Wright
~When You Live in Nevada, "just down the road" is anywhere in the line of sight within the curvature of the earth.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:07 pm
Posts: 132
Location: Henderson...of course
Charles2112 wrote:
Now I'm looking at were to mount my CB. I just picked up a travel Trailer so I need to also make room for the brake control.

Anybody have any luck with those stake-hole antenna mounts?


Used to use a GeoTool, but he is months behind in shipping and his Web site is all but shut down, not taking orders. IMHO the Better, but very pricey ($80 with shipping).

A great alternative is:

HANK BREEDLOVE MACHINE SHOP

http://members.fortunecity.com/breedlov ... page2.html

About halfway down that page there are two models, each around $40 before Shipping.

_________________
The first rule of Intelligent Tinkering is: save all the parts!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:07 pm
Posts: 132
Location: Henderson...of course
Also, Sauder has a few, depending upon the type antenna base you require. Here's a link to their on-line catalog:

http://www.sauderelectronics.com/Mounts_c5.htm

_________________
The first rule of Intelligent Tinkering is: save all the parts!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:42 pm
Posts: 12
Any places in Vegas that might carry the Firestick antennas and mounts? Looking to get the Mk-204R door jamb mount and 4' antenna. Got my HAM gear from AES but I don't think they carry much CB related stuff, but will call and check.

** EDIT ** Looks like Radio Shack carries a 4' adjustable similar antenna 21-974, so I just need to find a suitable mount and spring now.

_________________
'04 WJ Limited
3" IRO Lift, 245/70R17 Destination ATs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:24 pm
Posts: 25
Location: North East
the petro gas station near the race track has a good selection of antennas and mount. the best i have found in town. the mount you want may have to be ordered on line if they dont have something comperable

_________________
07' Silver Nissan Frontier Nismo 4x4

Joe, Rose and Henry


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:36 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2003 10:00 am
Posts: 791
Location: Las Vegas again
i beleave the petro also has firestik antennas. fwiw, i've run one of the radio-shock clones and just ended up buying a firestik to repace it with. there is a place, radioworld?, in boulder city that may have what you're looking for. worth a try.

_________________
1994 jeep yj wrangler-"d.d." []lllllll[]
Retired Trail Boss and Website Director
Founder of Uncle Brad's Misguided Children
NVBROFC
Re-located from my beloved Mojave to Texas. Where did all the mountains go???


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:42 pm
Posts: 12
brad/duuuude wrote:
i beleave the petro also has firestik antennas. fwiw, i've run one of the radio-shock clones and just ended up buying a firestik to repace it with. there is a place, radioworld?, in boulder city that may have what you're looking for. worth a try.


I ended up with one of the Radio Shack ones for now and painted it black.

Todd

_________________
'04 WJ Limited
3" IRO Lift, 245/70R17 Destination ATs


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:38 pm
Posts: 69
FYI - just bought another of these for truck. It includes an antenna. If you pick it up at store like I did you save an additional $3.92 so it's under $34, not too bad. Added a $2.37 12v plug. Tested it and it work fine. This is actually our second of this model, now one in JKU and one in the truck.
CB radio: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Uniden-PRO50 ... 3=&veh=sem

12v plug: https://www.walmart.com/ip/12V-Accessory-Plug/29029309


( let's post this and see if these links work... )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:49 am
Posts: 52
Location: Las Vegas
So did you purchase it because of brand? Size? kit form? or cost factors?

I'd be curious if that antenna is a 0DB like mine was.. I opted for a 3DB with my Uniden CMX560 and I'm still waiting for Laird to manufacture the 3DB antenna for my GMRS 2-way.. apparently on national backorder :?

_________________
--

"You're right, there is no "I" in Team But there sure is in Independence, Individuality, and Integrity.."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:22 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:38 pm
Posts: 69
Undrstm8ed wrote:
So did you purchase it because of brand? Size? kit form? or cost factors? . . .

Performance tested and the modest cost.
The first Uniden 505 I bought 3, maybe 4 years back. It has worked well and I have had no issues. I have had issues with the one I use in the truck, it is older, many more knobs, the range seems to be more modest so I just decided for the price I would get another new Uniden 505 and put the old one under the truck seat as a backup radio, just in case. I really like having a CB on the trail.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:49 am
Posts: 52
Location: Las Vegas
Ya, depending on the group I may out with I have a couple methods of COMMs.. The two way GMRS and the CB the most popular I've noticed and the HAM for the extreme and as my Overlanding obsession grows into longer and farther middle of no where runs.. Eventually I'll have to get a SPOT GPS tracker and subscription which I'll hate.

My thoughts of "needing" to be tracked are constantly at war with "wanting" to be tracked.. Damn cell phones are bad enough in the day to day IMO.

_________________
--

"You're right, there is no "I" in Team But there sure is in Independence, Individuality, and Integrity.."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:37 pm
Posts: 141
Location: Las Vegas,NV
Have a Midland hand held. Second one I've had. first on got doused with coffee, not good. I have used a magnetic mount antenna which must be put on the front hood as the JKU top is plastic and my rack is aluminum. Probably going to a rack mount antenna system similar to my Ham antenna. Get decent range now, however, the front mount sometimes hinders reception.

_________________
Walt, Kelly, and Gretamae the Dog

2015 JKU Rubicon
2.0" AEV lift
16" ProComp steel wheels
33" BFG KO2's
Smittybilt RockCrawler side armor
AFE cold air intake
Bilstein 5100 shocks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: CB radios
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:49 am
Posts: 52
Location: Las Vegas
What range of antenna are you using in HAM? 2M? Dual band?

_________________
--

"You're right, there is no "I" in Team But there sure is in Independence, Individuality, and Integrity.."


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group