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Old 01-25-2016, 10:03 PM   #11
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Unhappy Pickup vs. transmission?

Wait Kenny-

What in the world could you talk about when jabbering with someone many states away while you are on the road? Other than the weather perhaps?
They certainly couldn't help you with the closest el cheapo diesel stop, etc., could they?

I would admit that it would be fun listening in to someone at that far a distance, and perhaps getting into mischief a bit making them believe that
you are behind them somewhere on the road but I guess there could be
merits to the distance thing. For the most part I've always used mine within
the 10-20 mile range and got most of my good info from the big guys on the
road...they're the real pro's and know all the tricks, in's-and-out's.

One side note to all, though I have a permanent CB with a mag. roof mount for my truck, I tend to use a portable Radio Shack (shock?) hand-held
unit while in the MH. Is transportable and surprisingly far-ranging, self-powered (9 C cells) and can also be transferred between all my other vehicles on demand. It can also be hooked into any roof antenna when needed. I find though, sadly, that I tend to listen more on the radio and NOT converse with the others esp. since the standards have really gone to hell-and-a-handbasket since I started back in the early 70's with this stuff. Too
many creepers out there now.
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:06 PM   #12
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Where are you mounting the antennae when towing a 5er?
On my rail of bed. Other suggestions maybe?
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X2 with Flybob. I run a Galaxy DX 959 SSB through a 350 Watt linear amp in the TV, but NEVER use the linear because it DOES affect the TV's electronics. Even makes my windows roll up and down but never removed it, just don't turn it on. Magnetic Firestick 5/8 wave antenna on the roof of the TV.
I also run a Yaesu FT 897 at home.
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:21 PM   #14
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X2 with Flybob. I run a Galaxy DX 959 SSB through a 350 Watt linear amp in the TV, but NEVER use the linear because it DOES affect the TV's electronics. Even makes my windows roll up and down but never removed it, just don't turn it on. Magnetic Firestick 5/8 wave antenna on the roof of the TV.

I also run a Yaesu FT 897 at home.

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Old 01-25-2016, 10:30 PM   #15
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Kapow!

Pickup is one thing. Could they hear you?


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never said they could hear me, said i can pick them up when skip is in. "kapow"
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Been a long time. I has this in grade school. Yes, it had tubes.
Yes it had tubes...
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Been a long time. I has this in grade school. Yes, it had tubes.
Yes it had tubes...
You should make a SHRINE out of that one. That's like 60s!!
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You should make a SHRINE out of that one. That's like 60s!!
Not rich. Had a paper route. Lol
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