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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:55 pm

Nick, once you run the cable for the firestik, how will you mount the CB? Or will it just be there for when you need it? Powered by 12v outlet, or wired?

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:57 pm

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David, I'm thinking of buying this or a similar unit for OBX. How does it work without the antenna upgrade? I don't really want the magnetic antenna on my truck but might upgrade to the bandi mount down the road.

Outside the truck, it works fine with the little flexible antenna attached to the unit. INSIDE, it is not as good - too much interference from the truck. But all HHs are like that.

The magnetic antenna is not bad, it has a rubber bottom and will not hurt the truck and is a good temp solution. I will eventually go with a Bandi mount though.

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:01 pm

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Just got my Midland 75-822 plus I installed the Bandi Mount with 4 foot firestik. Not finished with the set up, I havent figured out how I want to run the coax yet? I will get pictures up as soon as it stops pouring down rain!

Congrats! Was tha Bandi mount difficult? I will probably go this route so any help would be appreciated!

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:43 pm

















David the install of the mount was a little bit of a pain in the butt just because its such a tight space! I havent figured out how I want to run the coax so its just sitting in the storage compartment for now, hopefully at OBX someone will have some ideas and maybe I can get it done there!
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:47 pm

Give me a call ill give you a few pointers. 2105598497. Cliff
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:30 am

Ordered the same rig as David B. last night! I'll report my findings soon! Hopefully in by the first of the week next week!
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:52 am

Rolando,
Looks like my antenna will be here tomorrow and the radio should be here Friday so I assume yours will be here by the weekend too! Gives me a toy to play with for the weekend...
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:55 am

Both of mine should be here today. Tracking says antenna is in Raleigh and CB was in Greensboro yesterday.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:37 pm

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Both of mine should be here today. Tracking says antenna is in Raleigh and CB was in Greensboro yesterday.

And now you have it....lol.... cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:45 am

Antenna today for sure! Radio maybe today but definitely tomorrow! Not sure why the delivery was FedEX all the way to the local USPS office and then let them deliver? Weird!
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:43 pm

Wooohooo All came in today! Now I can play! Also noticed CB's got their own section here!

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:44 pm

That's awesome!! Im still trying to figure it out. Im gonna put on the antenna tomorrow and see what I can pickup.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:20 pm

Interesting it has a battery pack for standard batteries and a pack for rechargeables? That's pretty cool! I was planning to install my skid plates tonight when I get home... Looks like it will be a full garage night tonight!
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:25 pm

Yeah I thought that was pretty cool too although, for some reason, I thought it had two rechargable packs. Wasn't expecting to need actual batteries.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:32 pm

Me either... I "hoped" there would be a recharge pack... Wonder if there is... I don't have time to check the web today but I will later and tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:34 pm

Keep me posted. On that note, I wonder how long the AA batts last.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:49 pm

So I found my old cb and felt it was no longer a viable option, mostly due the smoke that came out of it when I tried it out. I must have tossed it around one too many times over the years. Soooooo, new cb just ordered. I am assimilating and getting the Midland like David, Rolando & Paul have.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:04 pm

Played with the neighbor kid that has a CB. It works awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:13 pm

Im confused about something. What kind of range should we get with just the antenna attached to the base and the batteries? aka, "portable" mode.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:14 pm

paulwardinc wrote:
Wooohooo All came in today! Now I can play! Also noticed CB's got their own section here!

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:15 pm

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So I found my old cb and felt it was no longer a viable option, mostly due the smoke that came out of it when I tried it out. I must have tossed it around one too many times over the years. Soooooo, new cb just ordered. I am assimilating and getting the Midland like David, Rolando & Paul have.

LOL Awesome!!! The "un-official CB of the NCFJ Cruisers".....LOL

Congrats!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:16 pm

CarolinaCruiser15 wrote:
Im confused about something. What kind of range should we get with just the antenna attached to the base and the batteries? aka, "portable" mode.

I believe 1 mile is the stated range with the little rubber antenna and battery pack attached.

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:18 pm

paulwardinc wrote:
Played with the neighbor kid that has a CB. It works awesome.

Glad to hear!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:20 pm

I would think about 2 miles on lighter power and the cobra antenna. I agree with David full portable.
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