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Ultimate CB Base Station

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Riverman71, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. Onelasttime

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    I made a friend in high school that was running a little Radio Shack mobile, wall wart power supply and a Fire Stick II tunable tip attached to the rain gutter of his house. As long as the big boys were not on the air he sounded good and had no problems talking and getting out.



    It was very much a QRP sort of situation.
     
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  2. 338_MtRushmore

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    Are extra channels ok?
     
  3. StrangeBrew

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    http://www.worldwidedx.com/threads/custom-president-madison-pics.67494/
    Is this the link you're trying to put up?

    I've seen you mentioned wanting to sell that Madison you have here in the past, I think you should think long and hard before doing so. Looking at some of your posts here regarding that and other Madisons I think you'll regret selling it if you did.




    PS: What's wrong with you guys? With the exception of LeapFrog no one here is telling us about their beer fridges, you can't have a station without a beer fridge. :whistle:
     
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  4. Riverman71

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    Plain Jane straight off the shelf.
     
  5. Sonar

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    I flip flop a lot. Even with the 2 small issues my madison has, it works great. My thought was to have loosecannon repair those issues then sell it. Since those issues are going to be addressed shortly I will most likely enjoy that radio for many years to come. It was loosecannons initial posting of his Madison that made me want to have one that was just like it. LOL! Of course my madison Falls Way short the one that LooseCannon built, it's still exactly the one that I wanted. All I had at that point was a lightly used unmolested 3rd Generation Madison sitting at the bottom of my closet. It's usually the frustration of not being able to repair my own equipment that sets me off on the "I'm going to sell it rant."
    I've been lucky enough up until this point to have a good Tech to repair this equipment when it breaks down. It is the only reason I don't sell everything I own. This old equipment no matter how well they are restored and or repaired seem to always pop up with these little issues here in there. I do understand it's normal for our hobby equipment to break down. I've read postings about equipment less than a year old having issues. It doesn't make me feel so bad that this equipment occasionally needs to be sent out. I hope that Loose Cannon will take some photos of the inside of that rig while he has it. Once I get it back there's absolutely no reason for me to remove the screws on that cover. As always I'm being verbose and will end by saying, your advice is absolutely appreciated, and I will be keeping it. I know that within 10 minutes of that Rig leaving my hands (even if I were to get a good price for it) I would regret it. Thanks again. 73 s
     
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    Wish I'd never sold any of my radios from the 60s and 70s.
    Or my cars. :(
     
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  7. Sonar

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    Hindsight always seems to get the best of us. I have definitely decided not to let that happen in this case. I am not only going to keep what I have I'm going to try to get what I would like to use restored. I had an experience recently that has given me some new insight to the small things that I enjoy. And operating CB Radio and the equipment that goes along with it (especially the old tube stuff) is something I truly enjoy. Even though I can't restore and or repair my own equipment I am truly lucky enough to know 8a couple of people who are very capable of keeping this equipment alive. Of course it would be nice if I could do that type of work myself, but it is what it is. I haven't been on the air in sometime but I'm looking forward to firing up my station shortly. Hopefully over the weekend I'll get an hour or two on air. I am also lucky enough to live in an area where there are still quite a few CB radio enthusiastic. There's always someone out there locally to enjoy a pleasant qso with. happy holidays and God bless all of my forum friends. 73's
     
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  8. Onelasttime

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    I agree 100%
     
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  9. Sonar

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    I'll be sending out this week. I'm already looking forward to getting it back. I'm sending a few other items. One is going to be that MFJ 828. I'm looking forward to finally finding out weather it doesn't work because of stray RF in my shack or it's just a piece of junk. I'm hoping it works for loosecannon. It'll be something I could and will sell (if it works like MFJ said when I sent it to them for repair.) I use and own 2 autek WM1's. I'm very happy with the autek meters. I'll keep you informed. Thanks for everything. 73's
     
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