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Old 05-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #43
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Sorry I don't have any pix, but I have made many CB mounts that simply sit on the tranny hump . 2 boards , one flat on the hump, the other screwed either vertical or at an angle. Mount the CB on that board. It can sit there, on the hump, against the seat within easy reach. I power mine using a standard cigarette lighter plug or the aux power outlet (they are fused). Some velcro on the bottom of the board will help keep it in place. I also have an external speaker mounted on the case to make it easier to hear.
I have run with a CB for years. I find that most Airstreamers have them so when you run up on someone on the road it's great to be able to say hello, and if you happen to be traveling the same direction the company is always good. It is really a must for traveling with another rig. The unofficial official RV channel seems to be 14. Truckers use 19.
Wilson makes a good antenna, and the magnet mount type, sitting in the middle of the roof, will do you a great job.
Good luck, and safe & happy travels.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:12 AM   #44
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Some old CB ramblings...

Out of high school in the early 60's, several buddies & I had portable CB rigs in our cars - CB was in it's infancy in those 'early' days, and we all had tube-type transceivers.

I had a Ratheon CB with five selectable channels using separate crystals tuned to the five separate frequencies - mounted in my 61 Austin Healy, bug-eyed Sprite English sports car - hot stuff in those days...

... I've had a CB around in several of my vehicles since those days...they are great, as others have said, when on the road to get local info and assistance...

Ray
Wow, those mid 60s memories of my 5 crystal EF Johnson and desire to acquire a General Radio CB ... but satisfied with an imported Cobra - finally got SSB. I ran welding rod to increase the ground plane effect in my sports car. I haven't had it powered up for over 30 years ; maybe I should hook it up again ... is a license still required? KRD2519 IIRC.
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As most of the use will be on the lower channels, I always set my antenna to preform best on the lower channels.

The CB is a tool just like any other tool you carry with you. You may not use it every day, but it is there when you need it, and in some situations, you will be very happy that you still have the ability to communicate with strangers, which you can't do with a cell phone.

The SSB is not really of value for everyday use. More of a privacy tool if you are traveling in a group that have similar equipment.

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Wow, those mid 60s memories of my 5 crystal EF Johnson and desire to acquire a General Radio CB ... but satisfied with an imported Cobra - finally got SSB. I ran welding rod to increase the ground plane effect in my sports car. I haven't had it powered up for over 30 years ; maybe I should hook it up again ... is a license still required? KRD2519 IIRC.
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