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Forum: Railroad/Railfan Monitoring Forum 09-04-2018, 1:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,675
Posted By kc0bus
What frequencies do the railroads use now days?

Hi,
I'm interested in listening to railroad traffic on radio scanners. What frequencies, modes, and bands do the railroads operate on now days and is it in the open (analog) or digital...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 09-03-2018, 2:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By kc0bus
Thanks. The makers never advertise what...

Thanks.
The makers never advertise what wavelength CB antennas are.
Forum: CB Radio Forum 09-02-2018, 1:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By kc0bus
What wavelength are base-loaded Wilson and K40 antennas?

Hi,
Does anyone know what wavelength Wilson 500, 1000, 5000 and K40 base-loaded and base-loaded magnet mount antenna's are (the models with the flexible whips top section)?
Thanks
Forum: CB Radio Forum 08-25-2018, 4:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By kc0bus
Which ham HF models can be modified for C.B. and Freeband transmit?

Hi,
Which ham HF transceiver models can be modified to transmit on the C.B. channels and also the Freeband channels?
Thank you
Forum: Off Topic Wireless 08-19-2018, 5:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,144
Posted By kc0bus
How do I set up my own AM or FM broadcast radio station?

Hi,
How do I set up a simple, modest, beginner's style AM or FM broadcast band pirate radio base station? One good enough to cover just a few miles or so (maybe several miles at the most) in...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 08-17-2018, 1:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By kc0bus
What are some export radios with excellent receivers in them?

Hi,
I'm having a hard time hearing stations that CBer's who are local to me have no difficulty at all hearing. I have been using a stock CB radio, but I'm starting to think my radio is a bit...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 08-07-2018, 6:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By kc0bus
How much power can be safely coaxed out of a standard CB radio now days?

Hi,
How much power output (in watts) can be safely had, without destroying the final, from a new or vintage standard mobile CB radio after a "peak and tune" job or a "tune up" job? And where...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 08-05-2018, 1:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By kc0bus
I currently have a Uniden 980SSB

I currently have a Uniden 980SSB
Forum: SATCOM - Space and Satellite Monitoring Forum 07-31-2018, 9:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,209
Posted By kc0bus
Satellite TV system programming question for C, Ku, and Ka bands

Concerning the TV programming that is transmitting on the old 1980's style C-band satellite dish systems (called BUD's for Big Ugly Dish's), are some (or all) of the TV programming that is...
Forum: Budget and Entry Level Transceivers 07-31-2018, 9:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,563
Posted By kc0bus
Sorry, I don't own a scanner.

Sorry, I don't own a scanner.
Forum: Budget and Entry Level Transceivers 07-30-2018, 4:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,563
Posted By kc0bus
What kind of activity is heard on MURS radios now days?

Hi,
I've been thinking of possibly getting a MURS radio. But exactly what type of radio traffic can be heard on MURS on the air now days? Is there any kind of activity and if so what kind? Is...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 07-30-2018, 4:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By kc0bus
Is there some kind of microphone that will increase my "talk power" or "punch"?

Hi,
I seem to be having a hard time in being heard on the air on CB radio. Is there some kind of microphone I can look for to get that will greatly increase my "talk power" or "punch" or "drive"...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 05-24-2018, 2:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,225
Posted By kc0bus
What are some CB radio's with outstanding RX and TX audio?

Hi,
What are some particularly good sounding classic and modern CB radio's out there? When I say 'good audio', I mean both transmit and receive audio in AM mode and SSB mode as well as the...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 05-20-2018, 2:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By kc0bus
What kind of external speaker would sound best in my car?

Hi,
I'm new to using a CB radio in my car. What would make a good sounding external speaker to plug into the back speaker socket of my Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB CB radio?
Thank you
Forum: CB Radio Forum 05-20-2018, 2:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,638
Posted By kc0bus
What would make a good aftermarket, third-party microphone for my car CB radio?

Hi,
I'm new to using a CB radio in my car. What would be a good third-party, after-market microphone that would give my signal more talk power or 'punch'? My current radio is a Uniden Bearcat...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 05-20-2018, 2:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By kc0bus
Okay, thank you!

Okay, thank you!
Forum: CB Radio Forum 05-16-2018, 2:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By kc0bus
After quite a bit of searching I finally found...

After quite a bit of searching I finally found it. So disregard my question.
Forum: CB Radio Forum 05-16-2018, 2:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By kc0bus
How do I contact Uniden corporation for customer service?

Hi,
Anyone know how to get in contact with Uniden corporation for customer service on my Uniden CB radio? I did a Google search for their main website and nothing came up. I'm not sure why they...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 09-20-2017, 1:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,736
Posted By kc0bus
What exactly is a "tuned" CB radio?

Hi,
What exactly is a "tuned" CB radio?
Thanks
Forum: CB Radio Forum 09-20-2017, 2:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By kc0bus
Now I'm thinking of possibly comparing the Wilson...

Now I'm thinking of possibly comparing the Wilson 1000 versus the K40 versus the old Radio Shack 102-inch stainless steel whip antenna to see which performs the best on CB.
Forum: CB Radio Forum 09-16-2017, 2:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,521
Posted By kc0bus
But can the Yaesu FT-857, Icom 706MKIIG or...

But can the Yaesu FT-857, Icom 706MKIIG or Kenwood TS-50 be modified to transmit on the 11-meter Freeband slot frequencies?
Forum: CB Radio Forum 09-15-2017, 9:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,521
Posted By kc0bus
I'd like to find one with 10-meters, 11-meters...

I'd like to find one with 10-meters, 11-meters and the Freeband slots inbetween and above and below 11-meters. If I can't find one like this, than just 11-meters with the Freeband slots is fine.
Forum: CB Radio Forum 09-15-2017, 9:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By kc0bus
I wonder how well a Wilson 1000 or 5000 antenna...

I wonder how well a Wilson 1000 or 5000 antenna would compare against the old Radio Shack 102-inch stainless steel whip mounted on a large, heavy-duty, triple-magnet mount base on both 11 and...
Forum: CB Radio Forum 09-13-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,521
Posted By kc0bus
What is a good sounding export radio I should look for?

Hi,
I'm wanting to buy an export transceiver that covers the CB band, the "Freeband" and the 10-meter amateur radio band all in one radio along with multiple modes such as AM,FM, SSB, etc.....
Forum: CB Radio Forum 09-13-2017, 7:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By kc0bus
It is more broad-banded you mean? I looked at...

It is more broad-banded you mean? I looked at this antenna too. The box it comes in says it's for both 10 and 11 meters. So it sounds like it might be pretty broad-banded indeed.
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