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by Russ
Saturday, 07 July 2018, 3:50 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Disregard previous question. Decided to drill hole in roof....maybe
Replies: 11
Views: 2302

Re: Disregard previous question. Decided to drill hole in roof....maybe

Drill it and you will never regret it!!!
by Russ
Thursday, 21 June 2018, 3:51 AM
Forum: POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Topic: Megawatt Power Supplies
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

Re: Megawatt Power Supplies

hi, I just removed the fan, it gets just a little warm but nothing to be worried about...the fan noise is gone and listening to my radio is very enjoyable now.. otherwise its a great power supply...

by Russ
Sunday, 01 April 2018, 4:22 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Mega Watt S700-12 50 Watt AMP
Replies: 15
Views: 2512

Re: Mega Watt S700-12 50 Watt AMP

I have the Mega Watt S700 currently and would say the fan is extremely noising so, I just removed it...the outer case does get a little warm but not hot and so far no problems since removing the fan... I also, had the 30amp power supply and the fan in that one was much quieter so, no need to remove ...
by Russ
Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 4:51 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: PSV-300 and 102 inch whip question
Replies: 52
Views: 5011

Re: PSV-300 and 102 inch whip question


watch the above you tube regarding your current set up...this will fix your problem...its my current set up as well and it works great...
by Russ
Friday, 20 January 2017, 14:12 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Pterodactyl broke my Predator 10K!!
Replies: 25
Views: 1944

Re: Pterodactyl broke my Predator 10K!!

Great story!!! regardless of what happened to your 10k you have proven to be a true 10k loyalist who goes and gets another!!! its a 10k world!!
by Russ
Sunday, 04 December 2016, 4:37 AM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: best moblie radio for ssb?
Replies: 113
Views: 31762

Re: best moblie radio for ssb?

I too go with the Magnum 257HP radio....all around great little radio!
by Russ
Tuesday, 02 June 2015, 16:27 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Looks like Uniden might be making a change to the 980?
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: Looks like Uniden might be making a change to the 980?

they also improved on the LCD screen...it doesn't scratch as easy as the first models!!!
by Russ
Friday, 22 May 2015, 20:26 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Custom CB Radio
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Custom CB Radio

Does any one know if Doug at Custom CB Radio's is still in business. His web site is currently active but, everything seems to be not available for sale any more...
by Russ
Friday, 22 May 2015, 20:15 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Magnum 257HP problem
Replies: 14
Views: 799

Re: Magnum 257HP problem

I guess it depends on the Batch/parts that are used to produce a radio at any given time...I was able to buy one of the last Magnum 257hp form GI JOES in the beginning of this year and have been very pleased with it. I run it in the mobile and the noise/sensitivity level is top notch. It hears very ...
by Russ
Thursday, 19 February 2015, 10:10 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Help needed attaching Sirio 5000 to Puck
Replies: 43
Views: 951

Re: Help needed attaching Sirio 5000 to Puck

Take a look at **NON-SPONSOR** mounts as mentioned before, he does have a puck mount know with an adapter that will accept any type of antenna. you will have to by the puck and adapter for this to work...
by Russ
Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 23:28 PM
Forum: HALL OF FAME
Topic: Who are the Big BALLAS of today?
Replies: 35
Views: 3212

Re: Who are the Big BALLAS of today?

Triple 2 out of Illinois but, haven't heard him in a while..
by Russ
Sunday, 26 October 2014, 16:46 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1110
Views: 40483

Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you seem to have found the perfect radio in all categories. I'm wondering how it compares to the optima mk3 which has had many great reviews as well.
by Russ
Sunday, 26 October 2014, 7:47 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1110
Views: 40483

Re: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?

Silver Eagle, I've noticed you recently purchased the new President Lincoln 3 and you have been using it for about 2 weeks.. What are your comments on the radio and how does it compare to your other radios.. has it meet or exceeded your expectations?
Thank you
by Russ
Saturday, 05 July 2014, 17:21 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: RM Italy KL 203P Mobile Linear Amplifier
Replies: 58
Views: 1731

Re: RM Italy KL 203P Mobile Linear Amplifier

Wow, This was a very hot topic but at the very end/climax it kind of fizzled....why?? What happened??? No Review?? We all waited for some kind of yea or nay to the new amp...
by Russ
Thursday, 19 June 2014, 20:47 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: High swr
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: High swr

those 10k whips are very long...when I installed mine on top of a mini van I remember cutting a bunch off before I got an almost perfect match across all channels...
by Russ
Friday, 14 March 2014, 19:18 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Wilson Silver Load Antenna
Replies: 13
Views: 470

Re: Wilson Silver Load Antenna

The Wilson silver load are excellent antenna's....get rid of the mag mount and get a Puck mount...also, try it with a heavy duty spring. This will help out with your SWR...mine works great...
by Russ
Friday, 14 March 2014, 19:14 PM
Forum: SIDEBAND (SSB)
Topic: Looking for a radio from $300-$400 for SSB/AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1236

Re: Looking for a radio from $300-$400 for SSB/AM

Either way...you buy the Optima now and like most of us who got the bug you will eventually by the 955 as well...so just buy one now and get it over with.....both are great radio's...
by Russ
Saturday, 24 August 2013, 19:26 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: WHAT RADIO WOULD YOU KEEP??
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: WHAT RADIO WOULD YOU KEEP??

Thanks for your advice and opinions but, I decided to sell the 2950dx this past week only because I felt it was just too nice of a radio to have in my vehicle and I have to park my van in the street and not a garage. The buyer said it will be set up as a base station and taken well care of.. I will ...
by Russ
Sunday, 11 August 2013, 15:53 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: WHAT RADIO WOULD YOU KEEP??
Replies: 18
Views: 505

WHAT RADIO WOULD YOU KEEP??

HELLO, I HAVE 3 VERY NICE RADIO'S BUT, NEED TO SELL TWO OF THEM..HAVING A HARD TIME DECIDING AND NEED YOUR INPUT. THE THREE RADIO HAVE ALL BEEN TUNED BY REPUTABLE TECHS AND ALL SOUND AWESOME ON BOTH TX/RX. IF YOU HAD TO KEEP ONE WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE.. 1. UNIDEN GRANT LT. (LIKE NEW) TUNED BY DTB. AW...
by Russ
Sunday, 04 April 2010, 8:31 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Astatic 3k antenna
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Astatic 3k antenna

Does this antenna, Astatic 3k antenna, fit a puck mount and has any one ever used one of these antenna's. What are your thoughts about them?
by Russ
Friday, 04 December 2009, 8:02 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Wilson 5000 roof top installation
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Wilson 5000 roof top installation

HI,

I have a Wilson 5000 base loaded roof mount antenna and I was going to add a 6 inch diameter saw blade under the roof for additional support but, would like to know if I should add any Compound susbtance between the saw blade and the underneath of the roof top. Please advise.
Thank you.
by Russ
Friday, 02 October 2009, 12:39 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: standard 3ft antenna range?
Replies: 30
Views: 411

Re: standard 3ft antenna range?

Hi,

I currently run with a Wilson 4ft silver load on top of my mini van, puck mount, and it gets out just as good or as far as my other antenna's; Pred. 10K and a Wilson 5000 base load.
by Russ
Friday, 02 October 2009, 12:33 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: CB dealers san jose santa cruz area?
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: CB dealers san jose santa cruz area?

Hi,

Unfortunatly there is not....you will have to deal on line or just look at some of the sponers on this forum..

Sparkys is the BEST to deal with. I have purchased plenty from him and have always been taken well care of..
by Russ
Sunday, 08 March 2009, 21:22 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Fav Antenna
Replies: 234
Views: 39018

Re: Fav Antenna

I put the 10k and my wilson 2000 trucker antenna to the test today....and they both were getting the exact same reading on the tx and rx. And the 2000 was sounding better on the the other end...go figure...is it really a 10K world..
by Russ
Tuesday, 07 October 2008, 22:33 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: What going on NOW
Replies: 25
Views: 1459

Two situations with two different findings...when I hook up my Pred. 10k, Wilson 4FGT, of Wilson 5FGT to puck mount my SWR readings before amp is turned on are flat and when amp goes on SWR reading goes between 1.2 to 1.3. When I modulate I notice the needle moves forward slightly on the SWR meter. ...
by Russ
Sunday, 28 September 2008, 17:02 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: where to buy puck mount?
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Prime Tool & Die
610-326-3017
by Russ
Sunday, 28 September 2008, 16:57 PM
Forum: MOBILE/BASE INSTALL HELP
Topic: CB noise is driving me insane
Replies: 17
Views: 1762

I had very bad experiences with certain cars; Nissan pickup and a Ford pickup, really bad noise always coming through the radio (5s on the meter) when the vehicle was on. Solution!! Bought a Chrslyer mini van, year 2005, and all of the noise went away!! Getting nothing but clear signals when the van...
by Russ
Sunday, 14 September 2008, 18:50 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: High swr with 102 whip.
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Thanks everyone for your responses.. Back to my setup. I am using a 4 inch spring with the 102 and went back out today to recheck things and was getting a 1.5 on channel 20 and between 1.7 to 1.9 on 1 and 40. I do have a small 220/440 12 inch fiber antenna about 3 ft away from the puck mount but it ...
by Russ
Saturday, 13 September 2008, 22:00 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: High swr with 102 whip.
Replies: 16
Views: 825

High swr with 102 whip.

Hi, I thought I would try today installing a 102 whip and compare it's performance to my Pred. 10Kand other antenna's. My current set up is a Puck mount on top of my Chrysler Mini van. With the pred. 10k I get a flat SWR also, with my Wilson 5FGT it too see's a low SWR. But, with the 102, installed ...
by Russ
Tuesday, 12 August 2008, 8:09 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Ground plane and Coils
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Hi, I have experimented with a few different antenna's and have seen these results from it. My Predator 10K Comp., and Wilson 5FGT both connected to a Puck on top of a van see really good SWR's with my amp on: both below 2:0.0 through all 40 channels. But, when I hook up a Wilson 5000 and 1000 both ...
by Russ
Sunday, 20 July 2008, 15:11 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: which antenna is best?
Replies: 20
Views: 1980

I am usually just for local talking with occasional skip. The Wilson 5FGT also has a heavy duty spring will this affect the overall performance of this setup. Are springs good or bad? The Wilson 5FGT seems to have the best SWR when amp is on and the Wilson 5000 the highest SWR but this is probably d...
by Russ
Friday, 18 July 2008, 21:52 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: which antenna is best?
Replies: 20
Views: 1980

which antenna is best?

I have a Predator 10k comp. a Wilson 5FGT, and a Wilson 5000, all permanent top roof mount installations. The 10k and Wilson 5FGT have the Puck as its base. Out of these three antenna's which is the best performer. Thank you.
by Russ
Thursday, 10 April 2008, 19:39 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Predator 10K recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 562

Hi JesseJames, when you suggest the NEW VERSION 10K COMP. ANTENNA you are referring to the single coil 17 inch shaft. I only ask because when I am searching on the web especially at the Predator 10K web site I do not see any antenna referencing that model, COMP. Please point me in the right directio...
by Russ
Wednesday, 09 April 2008, 22:11 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Predator 10K recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 562

Thanks again JesseJames for your suggestions, but how would this setup, SW model, be with the swr and over all performance compared to the Wilson. Also, would the standard 17 inch with the standard double coil work better than the SW model and would it be taller or the same height as the SW If not w...
by Russ
Wednesday, 09 April 2008, 19:08 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Predator 10K recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 562

Thanks for your reply and recommendation but, if I go with the 17 inch shaft what type of COIL should I get; single, double or the SW Coil setup. I am also looking for about the same height of my Wilson 1000 or shorter and one that will give me a very good swr as my Wilson. Thank you
by Russ
Wednesday, 09 April 2008, 18:10 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Predator 10K recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 562

Predator 10K recommendations

Hi, I am very interested in getting a Predator 10K antenna and need some advice. I am currently running a Wilson 1000 roof top with hard mount (hole through roof) and want to get a 10K with basically the same height as the Wilson 1000. Which combination; single coil, double coil or SW coil, and size...
by Russ
Monday, 07 April 2008, 20:40 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: 10K COMP ANTENNA QUESTION
Replies: 3
Views: 621

10K COMP ANTENNA QUESTION

Hi, I currently have a Wilson 1000 roof top installation, (with hole in roof), and was wondering how can I install a predator 10k antenna to the existing antenna connector that already exist for my current set up. Also, what is the best shaft size for normal operations; 9, 12,17, or 22 shaft. Would ...
by Russ
Wednesday, 26 December 2007, 22:15 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Realistic 100HTX 10 meter radio
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Realistic 100HTX 10 meter radio

Hi,

Can this radio be converted to 11 meters, Realistic 100 HTX 10 meter. And if so, is it a good quality radio.
by Russ
Monday, 24 December 2007, 22:00 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Galaxy 93T - I think I've Found My New Radio!
Replies: 29
Views: 2588

What is the smallest amp that you can run with this radio....
by Russ
Sunday, 25 November 2007, 22:14 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: ford vs chevy vs dodge
Replies: 74
Views: 6224

Hi, I have owned Ford trucks, and currently a Chrysler Mini Van and putting aside engine sizes and power I have found that the Chrysler Mini Van has NO affect on my radios rx when it comes to unwanted electrical or engine noises as my Ford pickup had a very high electrical static coming from the gas...
by Russ
Friday, 09 November 2007, 19:05 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Magnum Omega Force S-45
Replies: 13
Views: 689

Great radio, I just go mine today from Al at Sparky's and am very pleased with the overall quality and features. Thanks Al...
by Russ
Friday, 22 June 2007, 22:08 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: CB Setup on a budget
Replies: 17
Views: 1668

Hi,
A great little radio to consider is the Magnum 257 w/SSB. I currently have one that was tuned by Sparky's and the radio is very impressive. Call Al at Sparky's and he will take good care of you..
by Russ
Monday, 18 June 2007, 14:46 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: wilson short load adapter antenna performance
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Hi TJ, The short load can handle up to 500 PEP watts...I just installed another Wilson short load on my fathers Dodge truck with a Wilson 1000 mag mount and was able to get very good Rx and TX from both of our short load antenna's from a reasonable distance away...I would definitely recommend these ...
by Russ
Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 22:27 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Just got my radios back from Sparky's! Holy crap!
Replies: 16
Views: 1673

I have said it many times....Al gets all of my service and will not go to any one else. He has taken a few radios that I sent to him to have them re done and all I can say is I am getting out 100x's better and receiving 100x's better. Thank you Al..
by Russ
Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 22:13 PM
Forum: POSITIVE FEEDBACK
Topic: Sparkys
Replies: 2
Views: 584

I highly recommend Al. He is the BEST out there...I purchase all of my New Radio Gear and send him everything that I purchased in the past to have him re tune them and I'll I can say is, I AM GLAD I DID IT!!!!
by Russ
Sunday, 10 June 2007, 8:23 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: wilson short load adapter antenna performance
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Hi,
I have tested between both antennas and have been told that there is only a slight drop in RX with the short load, about 1 S single. The 62' whip has its advantages but the short load diffently avoids any tree branches.
by Russ
Sunday, 27 May 2007, 8:04 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: wilson short load adapter antenna performance
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

its the short loaded antenna that would replace the 62" whip. I would use it on my Wilson 5000 roof mount antenna.
by Russ
Sunday, 27 May 2007, 6:29 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: wilson short load adapter antenna performance
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

wilson short load adapter antenna performance

Hi,
Has any one ever compared a Wilson short load adapter antenna to a standard 62" whip setup? I currently have a Wilson 5000 roof mount and am seeking a shorter whip and have noticed that Wilson makes a 36" short load. What kind of performance change might I see? thank you
by Russ
Wednesday, 23 May 2007, 14:09 PM
Forum: RADIO MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Anyone had a sparktune done on their radio?
Replies: 13
Views: 1639

I WILL NEVER BUY OR SEND MY RADIO'S TO ANY ONE BUT AL....HE DOES TOP NOTCH WORK!!!!!!
by Russ
Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 17:05 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: amp and swr question
Replies: 15
Views: 1531

amp and swr question

I have also installed a galaxy 95t2 with out the external amp hooked up to it, knowing that the East Coast will not be able to handle the radio's power, but only the amp that the radio comes with internally and with the swr meter inline i am able to get a very good swr reading throughout the entire ...