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Old 10-20-2009, 08:16 PM
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So, I have a CB that works sometimes... I would like to get that up and running and reliable here is what I have:

Cobra 18wsx I think. Weather channels and front speaker.
Crappy cheap-o, too long, beat up cable.
Quick disconnect so I can take the antenna off (cheap-o)
Wilson 1500 antenna tunable tip, I think.

What kind of cable and disconnect should I get? I feel the other two parts are worth keeping around.

As far as an entry level HAM radio goes, what am I looking at spending? Real world costs (radio, cables, antenna etc)? I have no aversion to buying used either, as long as it is a good deal.

Thanks dudes.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:50 PM
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Yaesu FT-857D would make an excellent Christmas present. Link
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:53 PM
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Yaesu FT-857D would make an excellent Christmas present. Link
That's what I have and it's great! The price in the link Hulk posted is very good. There is really not a lot of good deals on used stuff. HAM gear generally holds its value well (I am not sure if that is good or bad...).
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Drew, did you see the radio I just posted in MO FS/W? That's a good deal if it's still available. Would still need an antenna for it.
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ouch! those aint cheap! I could put in a kicking stereo in the cruiser for that much... and use it more
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ouch! those aint cheap! I could put in a kicking stereo in the cruiser for that much... and use it more
You can't talk to Spain and order a pizza with autopatch with a kickin' stereo...
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You can't talk to Spain and order a pizza with autopatch with a kickin' stereo...
But good tunes do go a long way.
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But good tunes do go a long way.
That has to be the shortest post I have ever seen from Dave in the Ham section!! You feeling ok Dave?
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How about getting my CB up to snuff? (first post)
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you should be able to get something like the 1802 or 2800 and an antenna for ~175

Humf, looks like both are dist and you have the choice of 1900 or 2900
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