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Old 06-08-2012, 08:20 AM   #31
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I'm not familiar with the 29. So, what does the warning light indicate?
He just doesn't know what he's talking about. The antenna light lights up red to indicate transmission. The 29 is the most common radio on the road that's not a "big radio" (ham)

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Talking with ham buddies and they have heard of them...my apologies...but they also agree that most truckers don't use them...
Most truckers do use them, the galaxy model 66 is by far the most popular (it's a 10 & 11 meter radio). I've heard that radio can be tuned for >75W with very little work. But I've never driven a truck in my life, or owned a "CB" radio. There are even linear amps you can buy if you need more power.

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Old 06-09-2012, 12:11 AM   #33
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I'm not familiar with the 29. So, what does the warning light indicate?
It can mean many things such as the antenna being to short or too long the coax not being tight enough or too tight on the antenna or the antenna mount does not have a good metal on metal contact I have tried everything and not sure what to do or if it will damage my cb in any way
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He just doesn't know what he's talking about. The antenna light lights up red to indicate transmission. The 29 is the most common radio on the road that's not a "big radio" (ham)
If that's the case, no big deal.
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It can mean many things such as the antenna being to short or too long the coax not being tight enough or too tight on the antenna or the antenna mount does not have a good metal on metal contact I have tried everything and not sure what to do or if it will damage my cb in any way
If you have a multi-meter or know someone that has one, you can check a lot of things with it. I had trouble getting my antenna tuned, so I used my multi-meter and found that one of the washers had rusted, replaced it and no more problems. If you don't have access to a multi-meter, you can take it to a radio or cb shop, and they should be able to find the problem.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:44 AM   #36
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It can mean many things such as the antenna being to short or too long the coax not being tight enough or too tight on the antenna or the antenna mount does not have a good metal on metal contact I have tried everything and not sure what to do or if it will damage my cb in any way
Wrong! Read my other posts in this thread
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If you have a multi-meter or know someone that has one, you can check a lot of things with it. I had trouble getting my antenna tuned, so I used my multi-meter and found that one of the washers had rusted, replaced it and no more problems. If you don't have access to a multi-meter, you can take it to a radio or cb shop, and they should be able to find the problem.
What exactly would you check for with the multimeter?
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #38
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small cobra! for what jeepers, for the most part, use them for minimalistic is the way to go!!! dont bother with a 300$ one with a million options! simple is key here! at least i think
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #39
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I recently posted about installing a Uniden 510 under the glove box in a 12 JKU Sport. It was fine where it was. We had more than enough leg room and the CB was loud enough but I couldn't switch channels too easy since I had to reach over to do it. I moved the CB above the rear view mirror and like so much more. Just be sure to get at least 22 feet of coax depending on where you mount the antenna.
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small cobra! for what jeepers, for the most part, use them for minimalistic is the way to go!!! dont bother with a 300$ one with a million options! simple is key here! at least i think
You can get really good deals on cb's now a days. I only paid $120 for my ˘obra 29 and I use it everyday, cause it has bluetooth.


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bluetooth? what's that? I have a yj! ha
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #42
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My Cobra 75 worked fine in my pickup. Most everyone I play off road with nowdays use family radios and they work well.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:18 PM   #43
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yea I agree!!! seems like cbs shd be used as a last resort these days w the cel phone revolution. they have become pretty much obsolete!!! are still fun, but don't pay more thn 50$
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yea I agree!!! seems like cbs shd be used as a last resort these days w the cel phone revolution. they have become pretty much obsolete!!! are still fun, but don't pay more thn 50$
Not on the trail they aren't, I might not have everyone's phone number but if we're all on the same channel, im good.
I used mine for work a lot in my jeep too ( motor coach repair/logistics
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #45
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true!!!! but in no cel service areas you can just wait for the next jeeper to drive by! I just have a hard time seeing the value in CBS these days! go cheap and have fun making jokes with your friend that's 100 feet behind you
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Can anyone tell me what jeep years are interchangable with a 1991 wrangler yj? I need the sports bars that go from the roll bar to the windshield, both sides. Also need a good after market place online, or junk yard that has jeeps or specializes in jeeps. Parts for a 1991 wranglers are hard to come by. Appreciate any help!
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#1 start a new thread, #2 jeeprepublic.com
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true!!!! but in no cel service areas you can just wait for the next jeeper to drive by! I just have a hard time seeing the value in CBS these days! go cheap and have fun making jokes with your friend that's 100 feet behind you
I take it you don't do trails with other folks? CBs work great for keeping everyone in the Jeep convoy in contact with each other, as well as keeping the trail leader in contact with the newbies to let them know what they're getting into. CBs are an invaluable tool for group trailing. The small, handheld radios also work well for the most part, but range is somewhat limited.

Here's my argument for CBs over cellphones...

Everyone in the convoy monitors one channel. Anyone can chime in at any time. Everyone can hear what's being said. Cells don't offer that service. Cells are great for private conversations, and sometimes those are needed on the trail, so they do have a place offroad as well.
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Thanks yall, sorry to butt in, newby, if you couldnt tell, still learning the app. Thanks for your patience an help an again sorry. By the way, i like cbs over cell, cell seems never to be reliable off road, granted coverage is getting better but cell companies run major roads and anything in the woods is accidental or at least not intended. They say you can add a power mic and you can usally get the local constable in the rural area if you really get in a jam. Again thanks guys, sorry to butt in.
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I take it you don't do trails with other folks? CBs work great for keeping everyone in the Jeep convoy in contact with each other, as well as keeping the trail leader in contact with the newbies to let them know what they're getting into. CBs are an invaluable tool for group trailing. The small, handheld radios also work well for the most part, but range is somewhat limited.

Here's my argument for CBs over cellphones...

Everyone in the convoy monitors one channel. Anyone can chime in at any time. Everyone can hear what's being said. Cells don't offer that service. Cells are great for private conversations, and sometimes those are needed on the trail, so they do have a place offroad as well.
Totally agree cave diver. And boy are there some fun conversations that go on with them.
And when I was running a trail I never had having someone in front talking me through a line was excellent.
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He's in TN, I kinda doubt he would use a company out of Denver, shipping on a cage would be spendy
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Thanks yall, sorry to butt in, newby, if you couldnt tell, still learning the app. Thanks for your patience an help an again sorry. By the way, i like cbs over cell, cell seems never to be reliable off road, granted coverage is getting better but cell companies run major roads and anything in the woods is accidental or at least not intended. They say you can add a power mic and you can usally get the local constable in the rural area if you really get in a jam. Again thanks guys, sorry to butt in.
No big deal man. Welcome aboard
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Hey i am in tennessee but actually may be in denver later in the summer on fam vacation, will look them up either way, when you need a jeep part, you need a jeep part. Thanks for the welcome.
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What exactly would you check for with the multimeter?

This can probably explain it better than I can. Resistance, Continuity and Multimeter Use | Right Channel Radios.

It also has other uses. The one I have also checks voltage, which I use around the house and check batteries with.

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