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Old 02-08-2010, 12:58 PM
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I would love to figure out how to modify my 1802 to receive transmissions on the 11m band
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:29 PM
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I thought you wanted to get that 1802 modified to have an internal 2000W amplifier!!

That might cook the squirrels that are in the trees when transmitting on the trail..

I like how the FCC puts a limit on how far CB can travel. 155 miles.

95.413 (CB Rule 13) What communications
are prohibited?
(9) To communicate with, or attempt
to communicate with, any CB station
more than 250 kilometers (155.3 miles)
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:35 PM
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yup, the nimrods at the FCC took 11m away from the Hams and created the "citizen's band" without understanding propagation of HF. CB should have always been UHF.

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I like how the FCC puts a limit on how far CB can travel. 155 miles.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by FJBRADY View Post
OK here's my thinking on my installation.

I am now planning to keep both the CB and Ham in the 40. I would install the Ham (primary comm.) overhead, facing rearward above the dash, attached to the cage (where the CB is currently mounted) routing the Ham antenna to the rear tire carrier where the CB antenna use to reside.

Now for the CB (secondary comm.) I am thinking of mounting the CB also overhead between the seats facing forward and the antenna routing to the front bumper, due to distance limitations between CB/Ham antenna's, via the quick connect antenna attachment I currently have.....this way the antenna would mount only when I need to have CB and Ham (Moab and when Michele is driving the FJC she can be on the hand held). My goal in all of this is to not have to mount anything onto sheet metal.

To your original question, why not get one of the combined CB/FM antennas that will side mount where your OEM antenna is? Are the performance of these antennas optimal? No, but you're only using the CB to talk to the front/rear of the trail run group anyways right? I think you can also get a module that goes inline via connectors on your CB coax to accomplish the same thing. I have a firestik antenna (no spring) mounted on the cowling of my 40. Gets you as good a ground plane as you will get unless you have a metal roof. It's pretty durable too, I roller over with this one twice and it never hurt the antenna.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:59 PM
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FWIW I run one of these in the 60. Performance of the CB is fine... as in it is no worse than it was with a dedicated antenna. The signal to the FM radio is weaker, but it picks up local channels OK. I like it.

I run a 4' CB whip antenna with a coil at the bottom. I think it was the cheapest one the place on sheridan had... couldn't have been more than 30 bucks..

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