Help I need a CB.

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by otterinthewater, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Slowmover1

    Slowmover1 Heavy Load Member

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    Taller, better antennas will help versus stock (I was in an 880 in 2017). Skipshooter brand, and I think 7’ works.
     
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    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I never used the stock mic until that pigtail broke.

    It isn't bad, actually, not as solid to hold as the Astatic, but it works.
     
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    Wow you sure painted quite a picture from sheer imagination. Paging Dr Freud! Paging Dr Freud!

    Lmao
     
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  4. Slowmover1

    Slowmover1 Heavy Load Member

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    Ahh, no, “someone” else drew the picture. I just colored in a little.

    Unlike that newly married couple bickering on another thread today, this was made purely in fun.

    Ding-Dang straight I’d want waaay more “service” . . . for $900.

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  5. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

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    Is there a list of reputable CB shops out west, or can I get a recommendation? I feel like my range is maybe the size of a truck stop. I’d like to pay someone to check it out.

    I also believe the 880 has a SWR meter. Guess I should read the owners manual.

    @Slowmover1 pics posted above. Thanks again
     
  6. Slowmover1

    Slowmover1 Heavy Load Member

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    Research. Threads on shops.
     
  7. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

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    Will do. Thanks.
     
  8. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

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    @Slowmover1

    I did the calibration that the unit has. The SWR gauge after that reads at 2.

    Thoughts?
     
  9. Ridgeline

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    Go and have your antenna checked with an antenna analyzer.
     
  10. Slowmover1

    Slowmover1 Heavy Load Member

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    What RL wrote.

    First, check that all connections at radio and antenna are snug. Same for mike and power.

    For some background see FIRESTICK COMMUNICATIONS for How To Tune SWR. They’ve a .pdf and some basic reading.

    Same from Clays Radio Shop.

    As you know, most drivers are east of The Big Muddy. So no telling from us where is someone on the Wrong Coast who can check your antenna system.
     
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