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Old 03-03-2007, 08:35 AM   #113
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What a surprise to see this thread. About a week ago I met a Ham and asked a question about antennas. The CB antenna had broken off the Jeep and I hadn't replaced it yet. During the conversation I expressed disappointment in the language on CB channels and the poor signal quality. Well that was all the opening needed, he suggested 2 meter, and offered to Elmer. Short version, I am studying for the technician license and looking for a starter radio. Life is interesting.
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:06 PM   #114
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technician update

Passed the technician test today. Bought a 2 meter 440 dual band last week. Enjoying the listening while waiting for the call sign. Scored a tower for free last week also.
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:16 PM   #115
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:47 PM   #116
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Thanks Dave for the welcome. The FCC is fast, I received my call sign yesterday.
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:39 PM   #117
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Scored a tower for free last week also.
While I'm not, I grew up acquainted with the community. Last fall we took down my father's (W9FPS) 40 foot, crank-up, fold over tower.
It's sitting in the back of the garden and the "Old Man" is looking to provide it with a good home.
If you're in the Chicago megalopolis, and looking for a good tower, PM me and I'll get the details out to you.

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Old 03-28-2007, 05:44 PM   #118
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On my "new" 58 Flying Cloud there are REALLY old decals in the back window: "KPA2355". Are these call letters? If so, do we know who they are/were assigned to?
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:27 PM   #119
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That call sign sounds like C.B. Radio call letters not ham Just my opinion..
my call letters for the C.B. was KBSR 2676 from the good old 70's...
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:37 PM   #120
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If it's a CB, is there any searchable registry on file to see if I can't find the owner's name?
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Not that I am aware of as they have long since quit requiring call signs for C.B. use that may be why the language is so terrible on the C.B. the FCC said they did not have the man power to enforce the rules is what I have been told.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:48 PM   #122
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Yes, it's CB. Had one in the 70's but can't recall the number.
Found this QSL card at a postcard show a couple of years ago. I don't know how active this group is anymore but maybe someone in WBCCI has the records laying around.

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Old 03-28-2007, 11:24 PM   #123
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I agree, CB calls in the 1970, which required payment for a small fee before the FCC turned everybody loose, were three letters followed by 4 numbers. Mine were KIQ8614. I also have tried to find out if there were any type of call book as we have in Amateur or Ham Radio, bbut apparently not.

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Just picked up a new FT-8900R to put in my tow vehicle. I have a 2006 Dodge Ram. Do you have any ideas where to place the unit--there's not much room in these newer vehicles. Live in west central Wisconsin and winter in southwest Georgia.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:26 AM   #125
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Just picked up a new FT-8900R to put in my tow vehicle. I have a 2006 Dodge Ram. Do you have any ideas where to place the unit--there's not much room in these newer vehicles. Live in west central Wisconsin and winter in southwest Georgia.
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I have the similar 2 meter Icom 2720 with seperation. Mounted the radio under the seat and used the magnet out of a discarded hard drive to mount the control head to the dash. I disconect the control head and lock in the jocky box for security when away from the Jeep. The magnet is stuck to the dash with clear latex caulk. I use Anderson power poles for the electrical connections. That way I can remove the radio from the Jeep and setup in the Minuet for a base station.
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I am working on an installtion of my TM-D700 in our 2005 Dodge Ram. The control head comes with a small stand which is currently sitting on the open ash tray but my intent is to mount it to a flexible stalk used to mount the older mobile phones or other electronic equipment. That way it can be moved slightly if we have three people in the front seat.

I know HRO has the stalks; I picked up mine at the local amateur radio swap meets.
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