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    Default Re: Let's see your communications set up!

    no pics because I haven't put it in yet but I have a Cobra 29 LTD classic with a 250 watt linear upgrade/ receive Upgrade with an acoustic mike. I was gonna put the Galaxy 99 in the jeep but decided its better to stay in the big truck for now. advantages of being a trucker. I have 3 or 4 radios just laying around would be interested in getting a HAM radio if it didn't cost so much to get into.

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    Found an old texas instruments(radio shack) handheld cb has the car kit and case and it works.oh and it was 1 at a yard sale....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETXXJ89 View Post
    no pics because I haven't put it in yet but I have a Cobra 29 LTD classic with a 250 watt linear upgrade/ receive Upgrade with an acoustic mike.
    You're running a 250 watt amplifier on your CB? Part of the reason that the CB band is dying. Hard to talk to others in my area on 4 watts of power when there's guys blowing my radio out with 100s of watts

    HAM radio license is like 15 bucks. A good 2 meter radio is 160ish. Cheaper than the 10,000 dollar fine the FCC could level against you for EACH infraction they can prove. But the chance of them catching you or even giving a crap is pretty much nil.

    Anyway past that little rant

    CB Radio is a Midland


    Antenna for that unit is a Firestik 3 footer on a fender mount with a spring between them.


    Other radio is a cheapo Dual Band (2meter/70cm) mobile a Lexian VV-898 that only runs about 10 watts on high, very compact and takes up very little space. Gets the job done though. I'm thinking of replacing it with a Kenwood or Chinese made 2meter only radio with more power available. The 10 watts has only been a hindrance in one situation so I'm not in any hurry.


    Antenna for this unit is a 1/4 wave dual band TRAM antenna on another fender mount on the passenger side
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    I recently picked up a Uniden BCD996XJ off of Amazon for 294. It was a hard purchase. It has been years since I had a scanner and I wasn't sure if I'd really use it much.

    Boy what a radio! I picked up a Motorola communications speaker for it and downloaded the free software "FreeScan" to program and control the scanner.

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    oooooo LCARS.....fancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    I recently picked up a Uniden BCD996XJ off of Amazon for 294.
    You mean BCD996XT.... I know, its only natural for a J to follow a X.

    Nice radio, surprised you don't have a feed on Broadcastify (Radioreference.com feed site)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETXXJ89 View Post
    no pics because I haven't put it in yet but I have a Cobra 29 LTD classic with a 250 watt linear upgrade/ receive Upgrade with an acoustic mike. I was gonna put the Galaxy 99 in the jeep but decided its better to stay in the big truck for now. advantages of being a trucker. I have 3 or 4 radios just laying around would be interested in getting a HAM radio if it didn't cost so much to get into.
    Here is a cheap way to get on the air!
    KG-UV899 for 59.00
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    Dang that's pricey Baofeng is like 35 bucks haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFaurt View Post
    Here is a cheap way to get on the air!
    KG-UV899 for 59.00
    Ok A website named cheapham.com is very misleading. I was expecting some good deals on some slightly damaged bacon.
    I have been wrestling with the idea of going ham radio. (total access to the airwaves might be a dangerous thing for me).
    You guys ain't helping with the struggle. so many choices for under a 100
    One more part and I'll have a new Jeep

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    Our 4x4 response group use these in PMR flavour. We're only licensed to 5w for the handheld sets, or 25w for vehicle sets. The handhelds are really good bits of kit, and cheap to buy.

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    I've got a Motorola SM50 for a tracker hidden in the little cubbie in the back (wired into ignition) on a Larsen nmoq on the roof. A cobra 25ltd with a Larsen nmo27 (it'll tune 10m too) on a hood channel mount. And currently a anytone dual band (remote mounted under the back seat) with a comet ca2x4sr on the spare tire carrier.


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