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Uniden does it again...

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Clodhopper, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Sarasota Slim

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    I have a Stryker. But, it's still my Uniden 980SSB that's hooked up on my dash, while my Stryker collects dust, next to my Cobra, on the top bunk of my truck.

    To be fair, some golden screwdriver did monkey with the Stryker, before I got it, while the 980 has never been cracked open.



    My guess is that this new unit is marketed to truck drivers. Of the drivers who still actually keep a radio on the truck, most of them use it to get/give information from/to other drivers within a mile ahead of or behind them. Usually, most radios come on when traffic slows or stops, and they want to know what lane to be in, and what the hold up is. This can be accomplished with a Cobra 19 and the junky factory coax. The "legal alternative to radar detectors" pitch seems tailor made to convince truckers to spend more on the radio than they normally would. Actually, I hope that it works. Maybe it will serve to keep a few more radios turned on; at least in the trucks operated by English speaking drivers, anyway.
     

  2. space cowboy

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    How can you get a stryker if they aren't manufactured?
     
  3. TM86

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    You'd be amazed at what can be done with gene splicing these days.
     
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  4. Onelasttime

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    Stryker is too expensive for what it is and it has a control face that is about as retarded as can be. The menua is hard to use while driving.

    What I want is a combination of a RCI 2950 and Stryker 955 in a Chassis 1/2 the size of a RCI2950DX. Quite receive, great am and ssb audio and rock steady stability. Controllable totally from PC and a remote mount face plate.

    I do not care about rf output power if anything less is more so it can be pluged into a cigerette lighter/12V power port on a car. If I want power I am not retarded I can build an amp or buy an amp and wire it up directly to the battery. If it fails I still have my radio and can send it alone out to be repaired while still using my radio.

    Too my way of thinking you would have to have more money than brains to buy a radio with a poorly designed amplifier built in using cheap Chinese bjt's, no ssb, no dual VFO , cheesy menu and crowded face plate in a huge chassis that does not fit in 99% of modern vehicles!

    I am in my 40's and not a ham but want quality, modern design and compact package that is flexible! We do nto currently have anything like that.
     
  5. Sarasota Slim

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    Meh; I drive old vehicles. I prefer pre-80's, but tolerate pre-y2k vehicles. Radio size is not much of a concern to me.

    That said, however, the last time I was issued a new truck at work, I almost took a Kenworth over the Volvo that I hate so much. One of the reasons that I didn't take the Kenworth, was that my radio would not fit in the allotted space. There was a cutout in the overhead for a radio that was too small. The Volvo, on the other hand, while having a similar overhead cutout, also has another spot on the dashboard. At the time, I was using my Stryker radio. I'd probably be kicking myself, now that I'm using the Uniden, but it turns out that those Kenworths are hard-pressed to get up a hill. Between that, and a couple of other things, I'd probably be very displeased with that truck.

    My Uniden, however, I am satisfied with.
     
  6. Rick330man

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    I've got a 35 year old Realistic TRC 490 base that works pretty well. I've got a Uniden PC122 that is used interchangeably as a base or a mobile. I've got a Realistic TRC 465 (Uniden PCC 122 copy) new in the box. I had a Uniden Bearcat 980 that worked great for six months before it took a dive. I've got a 25 year old Cobra 148GTL mounted where the Bearcat 980 once sat.

    The older radios continue to work well even after decades of use. The newer Uniden 980 did not cut it.
     
  7. nomadradio

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    In the Bluegrass State, a law exempts a licensed ham from the 'mobile scanner' ban. In recognition that many VHF/UHF ham radios can receive public-service frequencies, having a valid ham license will make your combination CB/scanner legal to have in your vehicle. Just don't leave you ham license at home.

    Or cross the state line.

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