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06-10-2012 07:19 AM
bbtj
Multimeter

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Originally Posted by InvertChaos View Post
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.
06-09-2012 06:11 PM
Dwebb 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.
06-09-2012 06:03 PM
jkaufman_95
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc

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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Originally Posted by beardown
#1 start a new thread, #2 jeeprepublic.com
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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Originally Posted by Dwebb
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
06-09-2012 05:58 PM
Dwebb 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.
06-09-2012 05:49 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by beardown
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.
06-09-2012 05:47 PM
beardown #1 start a new thread, #2 jeeprepublic.com
06-09-2012 05:42 PM
Dwebb 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!
06-09-2012 05:34 PM
beardown 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
06-09-2012 05:23 PM
jkaufman_95
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Originally Posted by beardown
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
06-09-2012 05:18 PM
beardown 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$
06-09-2012 05:13 PM
coolbreeze My Cobra 75 worked fine in my pickup. Most everyone I play off road with nowdays use family radios and they work well.
06-09-2012 05:00 PM
beardown bluetooth? what's that? I have a yj! ha
06-09-2012 01:35 PM
blkrubi88
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Originally Posted by beardown View Post
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.


06-09-2012 01:34 PM
nkcci 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.
06-09-2012 01:19 PM
beardown 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
06-09-2012 08:45 AM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by bbtj

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?
06-09-2012 08:44 AM
Futuresweets10
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Originally Posted by 07JEEPJK

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
06-09-2012 08:43 AM
bbtj
Ok

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Originally Posted by 07JEEPJK View Post
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.
06-09-2012 08:41 AM
bbtj
Thanks

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Originally Posted by Futuresweets10 View Post
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.
06-09-2012 12:11 AM
07JEEPJK
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Originally Posted by bbtj

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
06-08-2012 10:12 AM
mckey73
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Originally Posted by Jodfie View Post
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.
06-08-2012 08:20 AM
Futuresweets10
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Originally Posted by bbtj

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)
06-08-2012 07:53 AM
bbtj
Not Familiar

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Originally Posted by 07JEEPJK View Post
I just installed my cobra 29 LTD this week. Very easy to install works great other than I cant get my antenna warning light to stay off no matter what I do
I'm not familiar with the 29. So, what does the warning light indicate?
06-08-2012 07:40 AM
zwvirtual
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Originally Posted by bbtj View Post
I have a Cobra 75 mounted behind the glove box, so it doesn't take up too much room. I bought a kit, so it came with a crappy external speaker, which I need to upgrade.

Same here.

The nice thing about this setup is that you can remove the CB when you're not using it (especially if you have your doors/top off) that way no one can steal it
06-07-2012 11:24 PM
07JEEPJK I just installed my cobra 29 LTD this week. Very easy to install works great other than I cant get my antenna warning light to stay off no matter what I do
06-07-2012 11:08 PM
Futuresweets10
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Originally Posted by Jodfie

Talking with ham buddies and they have heard of them...my apologies...but they also agree that most truckers don't use them...
I'd have to disagree. I've actually heard conversations over the radio where truckers are making fun of another for having a regular cb. Everytime I ask for a radio check I ask what the other driver is talking on. 9 outta 10 times it's a ham radio. Ask truckers that question, not ham radio guys.
06-07-2012 10:57 PM
Jodfie
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Originally Posted by Futuresweets10

Look up galaxy dx44. It will be listed as a 10 meter mobile radio. Dig a little deeper and you will find that it's a 10 meter mobile ham radio. A lot of guys call them "export radios" because they don't meet FCC requirements for the us thus have to be labeled for export only. They are manufactured for the cb market, but are still technically ham radios. Out of the box they don't have cb capabilities, but most cb shops will "crack" them for a few bucks. Do some research.
Talking with ham buddies and they have heard of them...my apologies...but they also agree that most truckers don't use them...
06-07-2012 06:57 PM
Futuresweets10
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Originally Posted by Jodfie

can you provide proof of this? i have several friends in the hobby and NEVER heard of this....

also for others who want some general info Ultimate CB Radio Page – Information, regulation, frequencies, trucking companies, trucking jobs, trucking company reviews | TruckersReport.com
Look up galaxy dx44. It will be listed as a 10 meter mobile radio. Dig a little deeper and you will find that it's a 10 meter mobile ham radio. A lot of guys call them "export radios" because they don't meet FCC requirements for the us thus have to be labeled for export only. They are manufactured for the cb market, but are still technically ham radios. Out of the box they don't have cb capabilities, but most cb shops will "crack" them for a few bucks. Do some research.
06-07-2012 06:42 PM
Jodfie
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Originally Posted by Futuresweets10 View Post
Well, only kinda wrong. Most truckers don't use cb radios, they use ham radios that have been tuned to broadcast over cb frequencies. I've got a galaxy radio in my ford, which is one of the more common brands truckers use.
can you provide proof of this? i have several friends in the hobby and NEVER heard of this....

also for others who want some general info Ultimate CB Radio Page – Information, regulation, frequencies, trucking companies, trucking jobs, trucking company reviews | TruckersReport.com
06-07-2012 06:06 PM
Futuresweets10
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Originally Posted by Jodfie

thats massively wrong....HAM radios operate off of different freqs are MUCH stronger(which is why you have to have a license) you can speak to people around the world easily on a HAM radio...it also requires a MUCH larger antenna and powerful equipment.... CB is the basically for longer range 2 way communication...basically made popular by truckers because there is no need to know what their name or any information about them to contact them(only need know their channel unless theyre on 9/19)
Well, only kinda wrong. Most truckers don't use cb radios, they use ham radios that have been tuned to broadcast over cb frequencies. I've got a galaxy radio in my ford, which is one of the more common brands truckers use.
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