• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
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    Which CB Radio External Speaker to buy?

    Which CB Radio External Speaker to buy? This would be for a small compact car, not a big Trucker Cab. So many to choose from but sounds like noise cancelling feature would be nice to have. MFJ-281 Cleartone, Workman 714 astic, Cobra HG S300, Astic 302-VS4, Uniden Bearcat BC7 or BC15, RoadPro...
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    Turner Plus Three CB Mic

    Hello, I have a Turner Plus 3 that has been converted from 8 pin to 4pin. It keys up just fine but no audio comes over. I have tested it on a Ranger RCI-6900F . I then tried it on a Realistic TRC-432. Same result. On the realistic I am using a 4 pin to 5 pin converter cable , however that cable...
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    Old Portable Realistifone

    Hello I recently obtained a Relistifone 1w CB radio . I have been having a hard time finding any information on it and im not sure it works . From what I can tell it takes 2 9v batteries but hasnt turned on . Chances are it may need some fixing . I was wondering if anyone out there would be able...
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    Realistic TRC-412 mobile antenna

    I'm having a problem with finding a mobile antenna that will work for my Realistic TRC-412 CB radio that I can put on top of the 2011 Dodge Caravan that my group home company uses to transport me from place to place. I do not drive my own car and my staff drives the car to whenever I need to go...
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    Bearcat 980 SSB Transmit Issue

    I have a fairly new 3 month old Bearcat 980 with a tuned mobile antenna. It works great but for the last month I have an issue only with sideband, either one, AM is fine. I key up start talking and before you know it the meter is pinned and no more audio. I have tried without Talkback, with...
  6. viper1833

    Modern CB Upgrades

    Just a curious question to all who are interested in discussing. How many think its time for the FCC to change some of the rules on CB radio, and allow companies to start adding some modern features to 11 meters. Currently I use CB radio still, my wife, and brother use them for personal use...
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    CB Radio Home Base

    Hello, I'm new to CB Radio, as well as this forum. I am looking for a CB Radio for a home setup. I'm looking for one with a high output, so I can achieve a good distance signal. I would like it to be below $200 if possible, and I also am looking for a powerful antenna, that I could mount on...
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    38 LSB QSO:

    Greetings & salutations to all out here on RadioReference. I've got a Cobra 148GTL that I've had for quite a few years that I've wanting to try out on SSB. Now I know CB use isn't anywhere it used to be, but, if there is anyone out there that is interested in trying out a little SSB on Channel...
  9. radiation8

    A Little Story, CH 6, and "Keydowns".

    I am no stranger to CB radio, and I remember the first time I ever "played" with a CB radio, I will never forget it, and although I am only 28, I think I was about 15 when I first learned what CB was. My dad used to have one in his truck when he pulled Goose neck RVs for people for a living, it...
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    Cb radio wont power on?

    I have an 73 General Electric cb Mobile weather cb radio that won't power on. I have tested almost everything but protection diode. Does anyone know where the protection diode is?
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    Headset PTT adapter

    Have a standard Cobra CB radio with a 4 pin mic on the front. Would like to remove the mic and attach a kenwood or icom type headset. Does anyone know if there is an adapter available or if one could be rigged up? There is a 3.5mm male and a 2.5mm male on the kenwood headset. I assume i need a 4...
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    Bc 880 cb radio

    My Bearcat 880 CB is having SWR issues it is reading an 8.04 when I test it on the built in SWR calibrator on the radio... I have no clue how to fix this issue I have went thru the steps like 3 or 4 times on how to Calibrate SWR If anyone could please help me out it would be great!
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    CB Radio Users In Cabarrus Country Area

    Hello all. I am going to get my HAM Technician license in September. I have thought of getting an old CB radio base station to play with for a while. Do any of you folks use CB in the Cabarrus area? I don't want to invest in equipment if there is no one to talk to. Thank you for your answers.
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    Does the yaesu ft-817nd transmit on 11m cb?

    Anyone that has the YAESU FT-817ND, do you know it can transmit on 11M CB?
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    Dragon SS-497+ Need Mic Wiring info

    Hey guys I have a Dragon SS-497+ cb base 6 pin connection Just wondering if anyone has mic wiring info for using a Workman CB/DM502B Desk Mic Also I am still trying to figure out if my unit is an earlier or later version which would determine the correct wiring. They made a 12w and a...
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    CB Radio On The Water

    Does anybody here use or have heard others use regular 26/27 mhz on boats? For whatever reason, differerent charecteristics than marine VHF, or just to not clog up the marine VHF traffic, etc.
  17. LouisvilleScanMan

    2003 Chevy Suburban CB Install

    I helped a buddy install a CB in his Suburban. Here's a link to the pics. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200899950940225.1073741852.1808652780&type=3
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    CB and Scanner install on 2011 Frontier 4x4

    Hello all, I'd like to share my mobile setup. I've seen many ugly/incorrect/dangerous installs of CB radios, ham radios, scanners, antennas, etc around online, so here's my setup and a little bit of how it was done to maybe provide some reference for anyone looking to accomplish a similar...
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    Looking for a Compact Mobile

    I'm looking for a compact mobile for my Jeep. Currently I have an old Radio Shack/Realistic radio but am wanting something dedicated more towards SSB on 10m that has the ability to at least tune into 19 and 27 on CB so I can listen to a few friends modulate. Something preferably under $150...
  20. K4AOL

    RCI 2995DX

    What is a good amp to run with this radio? Before you try to explain to me linears are illegal, I know just don't care.
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