yes. i took advantage over the winter holidays to begin reading on eham.net and arrl - the basics. haven't take a course or bought exam books, but i'm interested in learning more.Wow! This thread has exploded since I last checked in.
Anyone besides Devilmans Hand and Von Hayek intereste in amateur "ham" radio?
Most mobile CB's use 1/4 wave antenna's, however a 5/8 wave antenna will give you more range. A good 5/8 wave mobile CB antennas is sold under the "Firestick" brand name among others. Not all Firesticks are 5/8 wave so you need to read the fine-print.
Mine's about 8 yrs old, it's been a good radio. My Wilson antenna is mounted on the spare tire carrier, and required only a tiny bit of adjustment. Guess I'm lucky, as I've not experienced any difficulties with electrical noise. Bill of Bill's 2 Way picked out a nice coaxial, antenna, and stainless quick detach mount for me.I wanted something small so i got a Cobra 75WXST
hmmm, the long coax from my bumper has about 5' extra length - the PO seemd to need the length to run to the back of the center console - i'm going dash mount. is there a method to coil that doesn't produce the interference you're alluding to?The only point I can add is NOT to leave any excess coax in a coil - Ed can explain why this is bad.
Just keep it as far away as possible from the ignition coil, distributor, spark plug wires, alternator, voltage regulator, wiper motor, and heater blower motor. All of these things are sources of radio interference.Just don't coil the coax - use a rat's nest or just run the extra around your cab.
I just bought that same exact one off of Amazon. Seems like a good deal.i'm just about to purchase a Uniden Pro 520xl
Amazon.com: Uniden PRO520XL 40-Channel CB Radio: Electronics
Ill be buying mine today. Trying to figure out What antenna I want. A firestik 4' tunable I think. Wondering if I can install the antenna in the stock radio antenna spot on the 40 with good results. Dunno what coax and connections are best. Found a cool dial switch to change between antennas too.I just bought that same exact one off of Amazon. Seems like a good deal.