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CB Base Stations You've Had

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Riverman71, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Tallman

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    Not a problem as far as I'm concerned. I have had good luck with everything I have owned except for two of my Ford Thunderbirds. Bought those second hand and that must be why. One Tbird I owned when stationed in Hawaii was the greatest attractor I have ever seen. Stop at a stoplight and the ladies would pile in.
    It was a hardtop convertible.


     
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  2. Riverman71

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    and cobra 2k loved mine.
     
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    Robyn T-240D, Cobra 139XLR, Cobra 2000GTL, and Galaxy DX-2547. Still have all but the DX-2547. The 139XLR is probably my favorite, but I like all of them a lot.

    73,
    Brett
     
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    Old pic, but still have all the rigs. RT307CB.JPG
     
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  7. Riverman71

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    Brett,
    If you ever find yourself in dire straights and forced to sacrifice one of those beauties for the welfare of your family, I'll help you out by taking it off your hands.
    Least I can do for a fellow WWDX'er. :whistle:
     
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    My browning Mark III. I installed the digital PLL. (transferred from a beat up browning) IMG_2362.JPG
     
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    (y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Here's my first "base" radio which I used with a power supply and a Starduster -
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    LOL... good memories! My first was a Browning "Brownie" 23 channel mobile, very similar to your Pace. Mag mount on a pizza pan, mounted to some sort of tripod, and an old battery powering the rig. I didn't get out very far. Dad later bought me a power supply (mostly because my Mom didn't want an old battery on the floor of my bedroom), and then I saved up money to buy a Radio Shack 1/4 wave ground plane.

    73,
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    I started out with a Heathkit lunchbox CB that I traded away a Hallicrafters S120 for. I was just a kid and didn't know anything about it or how it worked but strung up a random wire around the inside of my bedroom. I managed to talk to another kid with a REAL CB setup two blocks away eventually and he explained a lot of it to me. These pictures are just copied from the internet.
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    Then when my cousin went into the army, I got his CB gear that included a Super Magnum antenna and a Measur Matic CBX15 transceiver (vintage 1962)
    THREE METERS!! COOL!! I have watched Ebay for YEARS and never seen one listed yet, must be pretty darn rare!
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    Then I got a Lafayette Comstat 25B, My first 23 channel rig. I have another one now that is like new I found at a swap meet for $15. It works just fine but is a shelf queen.
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    Then I went solid state with a Midland 13-877 and an Astro Plane antenna.
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    I also have a Midland 13-880 that is a working shelf queen from a swap meet that cost me $10. I never had one back in the day but a friend did and I thought it was SO cool!
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    Very early on I also had a Hallifrafters CB-10 (5 channels) for a mobile.
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    One Heathkit GW-31 walkie talkie
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    And a set of two Penncrest walkies that really started it all as they were the first 2 way radios I ever had back in maybe 1962. I can't find the pictures of those right now.

    Pretty sure I broke the end of the antenna off of every CB walkie I ever owned!:D
     
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    Actually, the Firesign Theater album cover (with the pliers) was a remake of Bob Dylans Blonde on Blonde album cover.
     
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    Blonde on Blonde.

    I was thinking about that album just last week when I was stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again searching for the sad-eyed lady of the lowlands and all I could see were visions of johanna singing I Want You to a bunch of rainy day women wearing leopard-skin pill-box hats.

    Think I'll go dig out my copy and listen to it. (y)
     
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    Montgomery Ward had several pieces of "electronics" that looked the same, just like that radio. Their 8-Track tape players of the same vintage would almost be indistinguishable from that CB.
     
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