• 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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    Cobra 29ltd classic blown protection diode

    Hey everyone, new to cb radios, just found this radio at the local Arc thrift store for cheap. Looks un-used or at least very lightly used, got it home and hooked it up to my car battery with some Jumper wire (no fuse, I know now) and it turned on and seemed to work fine, then it started smoking...
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    Replacing a 2000 GTL's power cable with a 3 prong cable?

    The power wire on this Cobra 2000 is bad, but the radio is near perfect. So, I got a three conductor cable this morning. I plan to connect the ground wire to the metal body of the radio. Since that part is grounded through the antenna coax and a ground wire anyhow I see no problem. It might...
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    Cobra 19 Ultra III Without an Antenna

    I have been working on getting a Cobra 19 Ultra III radio installed in my truck along with a PA system. So far, I've mounted the a 50 watt Powerhorn speaker in my truck and have it ready to connect to my CB, however, my Firestik Firefly antenna, mount, coaxial cable and SWR meter has not been...
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    Coaxial cable length for an '01 Tacoma

    Hello, I have been working on getting a Cobra 19 Ultra III CB radio installed in my 2001 Toyota Tacoma, so far all I have installed is the Cobra 19 itself and a 50 watt PA speaker (which works perfectly by the way). I just finished purchasing an Astatic SWR meter which came with a 3 ft coax...
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    Motorola Talkabout T9500 / New to GMRS

    Does anyone know what the FCC ID is for this radio? I can't find it anywhere - I checked the manual, under the battery, popped off the faceplae - Serial #, model, brand. I wanted to see if it was GMRS or FRS type accepted - I do have a brand new GMRS license I got when I bought these things...