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by jessejamesdallas
Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 7:06 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Talk back on Cobra 29LTD Classic

Unless someone added talk back, that radio does not have " talk-back" ...and even if it did, that's not how talk-back works...you should still be able to hear static and people talking even with talk-back turned on. [ Post made via Samsung Galaxy S5 Active ] http://www.cbradiotalk.com/ext/sniper/mob...
by jessejamesdallas
Monday, 16 July 2018, 19:17 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Guess Summer Time is here!
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Guess Summer Time is here!

Forecast got up-dated today...(after it reached 102) By this time next week, they are calling for 108°on Sunday and next Monday...and Tuesday...After that we get a cool spell and it drops back down around 105°... :? Still...It's a long way from being the Hottest Summer on record...Those years go to ...

by jessejamesdallas
Sunday, 15 July 2018, 15:22 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Guess Summer Time is here!
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Guess Summer Time is here!

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by jessejamesdallas
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 18:30 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: No More Voicemail
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: No More Voicemail

Yes, the phone companies made it easy for the telemarketer's to use VOIP, that is how they make their big bucks. Using Comcast for my landline I can do the same thing by blocking my phone number from view, then it shows up as a V#########'s to the called party, and if someone blocks that line I can...
by jessejamesdallas
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 13:57 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: No More Voicemail
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: No More Voicemail

You could go to the carrier's website and see if they offer a "NOROBO" option, Verizon I know doesn't have one but you can block the call after you see it is a telemarketer, upto 500 numbers can be blocked I believe. I got rid of my home's landline because of the telemarketers. Thanks for the info ...
by jessejamesdallas
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 13:43 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: No More Voicemail
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: No More Voicemail

Some companies you want get voicemail from a robot to remind you of a doctor's appointment for example. And I wouldn't want my voicemails automatically deleted. I have a better suggestion on a service that I use for free called Google Voice. I get my voicemails to automatically be saved on my Googl...
by jessejamesdallas
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 7:18 AM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: No More Voicemail
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: No More Voicemail

Oh i really wanted to try this out. But it's not available for my carrier (Tracfone) That too bad...So far I like the App...since I downloaded the app, I got 2 robo calls the day after, and I hit cancel, no voicemail was left, next day I only got 1 robo caller, and so far today, none! If a robo cal...
by jessejamesdallas
Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 16:04 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: No More Voicemail
Replies: 8
Views: 621

No More Voicemail

Found a app on Google Play that is FREE, It won't stop Robo Callers from calling, but it will stop them from filling up your voicemail box, which you have to manually go in and delete. Problem I have been having with the Robo calls, is even if I reject the call, the Robo callers still leave a messag...
by jessejamesdallas
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 15:41 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: Daughter's Cell Phone
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Daughter's Cell Phone

On my Samsung S 5 and my daughters Samsung I have "Lookout" installed...It's a tracking app that is accurate within just a couple of feet! (FREE APP) When my daughter was in Collage I would bring up the app and see where she was...One day her and a friend was out walking around the park that's on th...
by jessejamesdallas
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 15:33 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Tin Can Microphone
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Tin Can Microphone

wonder if it's still available?
by jessejamesdallas
Saturday, 30 June 2018, 17:34 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Jumper cables
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Jumper cables

I have RG8x jumpers running from my RCI 2980wx to a XForce 1x4 base amp, and from my Cobra 2000gtl to a Palomar 300a, and the SWR/Power Meter no problem. It's ALLOT easier to use the rg-8 jumpers from the radio to the Amps and meters than trying to run short jumpers of stuff like RG 213 or LMR-400 a...
by jessejamesdallas
Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 16:32 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1102
Views: 38041

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

You are gonna LOVE that radio, I'm tellin' you. Just stuck in yesterday, and already lovin it! Besides my Uniden Microphones working just fine with it, the other thing that is really kinda cool, is the SWR-check feature...Has a tone instead of a meter to check the SWR...IMO "ALL" radios should have...
by jessejamesdallas
Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 16:16 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1102
Views: 38041

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

Just installed! President McKenley

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by jessejamesdallas
Sunday, 17 June 2018, 17:49 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.

295 antenna wrote:
Sunday, 17 June 2018, 7:57 AM
hey JJD thats why i drink beer it protects the brain cells from stray RF lol
This works too!

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by jessejamesdallas
Sunday, 17 June 2018, 13:11 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.

There was a time when guys would tape a Led light to the tip of their mobile antenna so when they keyed up it would light up Use to use shrink-wrap and attach them to the end of the stinger...Problem with that is, no more annoying other drivers around you by playing "CB Rambo or playing music" sinc...
by jessejamesdallas
Saturday, 16 June 2018, 20:55 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: led light comes on when Amp is keyed.

You can take a 4' florescent light bulb (just the bulb!) and hold it in your hand a foot or so from your antenna, Key your Mic, and the bulb will light up! Stronger your Amp, the farther away from the antenna you can take the bulb and it still be lit-up. Next thing you may want to think about...Is i...
by jessejamesdallas
Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 14:15 PM
Forum: CURRENT EVENTS
Topic: Mark Susong aka 20/20 Livewire TN passing
Replies: 3
Views: 4860

Re: Mark Susong aka 20/20 Livewire TN passing

Seen that earlier on fb.
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:13 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Posting in the Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Posting in the Topics

Holy duplicate Batman! :batman:
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:11 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Posting in the Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Posting in the Topics

check.check,check...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:11 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Posting in the Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Posting in the Topics

check.check,check...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:09 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Posting in the Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Posting in the Topics

check.check,check...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:09 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Posting in the Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Posting in the Topics

check.check,check...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:09 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Posting in the Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Posting in the Topics

check.check,check...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 11 May 2018, 3:09 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Posting in the Topics
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Posting in the Topics

check.check,check...
by jessejamesdallas
Monday, 16 April 2018, 18:18 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Tube or Solid state ?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Tube or Solid state ?

I run tube amps with my cobra 2000 and get nothing but good reports...even on SSB...I have a 1x3 Kicker 500 (which is the same as the old Firebird 500, just different paint job on it) and a Palomar 300A 2x4...nothing special with either, but good reports. I run a XForce 1x4 base amp with my 2980wx, ...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 13 April 2018, 4:48 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Stryker 955HPC With A Dave Made 400?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: Stryker 955HPC With A Dave Made 400?

Wel,l after a couple of inactive years, I found that my Stryker SR-955HP that was done by Radioactive Radios, looks like there was nothing ever done to it! It had stickers on it saying do not remove or it would void their warranty. Tonight I took off the stickers and opened it up, and I found nothi...
by jessejamesdallas
Monday, 02 April 2018, 18:10 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: What kind of power should I expect?
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: What kind of power should I expect?

oop's duplicate.
by jessejamesdallas
Monday, 02 April 2018, 18:09 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: What kind of power should I expect?
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: What kind of power should I expect?

I would but Tim already took it home. It's a weird looking thing...at least to me.... like I say it looks like a really small desktop PC case but with PLENTY of holes for ventilation/cooling. Very very heavy transformer inside....quite a chunk. And the funny thing.... not a name tag or plate anywhe...
by jessejamesdallas
Sunday, 01 April 2018, 6:55 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Francis Mobile Antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: Francis Mobile Antenna

I would buy a Francis antenna over a FireStik any day. So your saying the 31" long antenna is a CB antenna as well. Years ago Francis had these adapter to run a pair of antennas side by side, worked well depending on the vehicle. https://s19.postimg.org/mraofluu7/WIN_20180328_18_19_33_Pro.jpg https...
by jessejamesdallas
Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 15:00 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Francis Mobile Antenna
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

Re: Francis Mobile Antenna

Just don't run a bunch of power threw one, unless you really want to see some "Fire-N-da wire"...They are not flame proof... :mrgreen:
by jessejamesdallas
Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 18:04 PM
Forum: TUBE RADIO EQUIPMENT
Topic: Spitfire Mk.II
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Spitfire Mk.II

Don't recon I'll be hearing ya on channel 28... :mrgreen:
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 16 February 2018, 19:21 PM
Forum: MOBILE/BASE INSTALL HELP
Topic: Sending issues with my uniden/4 ft firestik combo
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Sending issues with my uniden/4 ft firestik combo

Could just be a damaged Mic...Seeing how this is on a off road vehicle that doesn't get used much...moisture from just changing weather could have damaged it... IF SWR checks out OK, try a different Mic. If this is the uniden 520xl, any Cobra 4-pin Mic will work with it...I have a 520 also, and pers...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 16 February 2018, 17:29 PM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: High SWR on my Uniden PRO520XL w/ 4ft firestik II
Replies: 5
Views: 723

Re: High SWR on my Uniden PRO520XL w/ 4ft firestik II

Realized I never update this thread. The issue was with how the antenna was attached to the mount. once I got that corrected and had the plastic washer in the right place I was able to get the SWR tuned perfectly. Hahaha! guess I was right then...Reason I figured that might be the problem, was from...
by jessejamesdallas
Thursday, 08 February 2018, 17:21 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: SKULLCRACKA AMP
Replies: 21
Views: 2957

Re: SKULLCRACKA AMP

WESTGATE wrote:
Thursday, 08 February 2018, 16:25 PM
Shotgun Messiah wrote:
Wednesday, 04 January 2017, 10:45 AM
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here is the one I got from Prime back in the day, old thread I know but here it is
Thats a nice amp man! she run?
You still have the one you bought back in 2011?
by jessejamesdallas
Thursday, 08 February 2018, 15:50 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Mic Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Mic Switch

325 lasvegas wrote:
Thursday, 08 February 2018, 14:20 PM
Thanks for the replies. I will look into this. MFJ sells a mic switch box, but I'm not paying $109.00.
I think the one MFJ has is also a 8 pin hook-up.
by jessejamesdallas
Wednesday, 07 February 2018, 17:34 PM
Forum: MICROPHONE INFO
Topic: Mic Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Mic Switch

PM sent...
by jessejamesdallas
Monday, 29 January 2018, 17:39 PM
Forum: AUTOMOTIVE TALK
Topic: How many miles you got on your car/truck?
Replies: 96
Views: 6998

Re: How many miles you got on your car/truck?

That thought does cross my mind every weekend when I fire it up...always wondering if this is going to be the day one of the hoses blows from dry-rot...have had to replace the tires at least twice now because of dry-rot, and the headliner. [ Post made via Samsung Galaxy S5 Active ] http://www.cbrad...
by jessejamesdallas
Monday, 29 January 2018, 14:23 PM
Forum: AUTOMOTIVE TALK
Topic: How many miles you got on your car/truck?
Replies: 96
Views: 6998

Re: How many miles you got on your car/truck?

That thought does cross my mind every weekend when I fire it up...always wondering if this is going to be the day one of the hoses blows from dry-rot...have had to replace the tires at least twice now because of dry-rot, and the headliner. [ Post made via Samsung Galaxy S5 Active ] http://www.cbrad...
by jessejamesdallas
Monday, 29 January 2018, 11:42 AM
Forum: AUTOMOTIVE TALK
Topic: How many miles you got on your car/truck?
Replies: 96
Views: 6998

Re: How many miles you got on your car/truck?

That thought does cross my mind every weekend when I fire it up...always wondering if this is going to be the day one of the hoses blows from dry-rot...have had to replace the tires at least twice now because of dry-rot, and the headliner. [ Post made via Samsung Galaxy S5 Active ] http://www.cbradi...
by jessejamesdallas
Sunday, 28 January 2018, 19:08 PM
Forum: AUTOMOTIVE TALK
Topic: How many miles you got on your car/truck?
Replies: 96
Views: 6998

Re: How many miles you got on your car/truck?

DOn't recall seeing this thread in the past ever. My 95 Town Car has just under 195K (194XXX). Engines runs strong after swapping an o2 sensor and cleaning the EGR channels, but does have some minor problems, next on the list is pulling the valve covers and replacing the valve seals as it burns oil...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 26 January 2018, 18:32 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Very general question
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Very general question

It's probably working like it should...Only way to be sure tho would be to find a local with a ssb radio, and do a "radio check" with him and ask him how it sounds...You most likely will need to use the Clarifier Knob to fine-tune him in tho so he doesn't sound like Donald Duck...(this is normal on ...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 26 January 2018, 4:30 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Very general question
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Very general question

On SSB when you speak or whistle into the Mic, the needle should move yes...just be sure the RF Power and MIC Gain knob are turned up...
by jessejamesdallas
Thursday, 25 January 2018, 18:47 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Very general question
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Very general question

A 3w DK swinging to 6w's is about normal...If the radio had been modified in anyway (peaked and tuned) then it may swing up in the 20w range...

As for SSB...you won't have a DK...No DK on SSB just keying the Mic...also normal.

Your power supply also should be fine...
by jessejamesdallas
Sunday, 21 January 2018, 20:38 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: Antenna Farm
Replies: 11
Views: 1343

Re: Antenna Farm

Beachbum24 wrote:
Sunday, 21 January 2018, 18:38 PM
Is that even legal. It looks like one heck of a lightning magnet :icon_e_surprised:
about as legal as this:
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by jessejamesdallas
Sunday, 21 January 2018, 17:21 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: trouble with vietnam radios
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: trouble with vietnam radios

Namvet69 wrote:
Sunday, 21 January 2018, 13:39 PM
It's all about the $$
Well...."Yes it is"... Whoever can do it the cheapest, "Wins"... Been that way for decades and not likely to change...
by jessejamesdallas
Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 13:56 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?
Replies: 66
Views: 5134

Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Good deal...y'all get good at re-capping that radio, I'll let ya do mine! :mrgreen:
by jessejamesdallas
Saturday, 13 January 2018, 16:04 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Amp stalls P/U truck
Replies: 22
Views: 1901

Re: Amp stalls P/U truck

Old post..But for those saying "RF" maybe getting into the computer of the truck... He said it was a 1992 Silverado...."no computer" I agree a 2-pill shouldn't kill the truck...But if the battery's weak, alternator on it's last-leg, who knows...would like to know what he found out tho. It's not rea...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 12 January 2018, 19:20 PM
Forum: PC HELP
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 31
Views: 3971

Re: Windows 10

Guess I'm the odd one out...I have 10, and never had any issues...
by jessejamesdallas
Thursday, 11 January 2018, 6:09 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?
Replies: 66
Views: 5134

Re: Sears Roadtalker 40 AM SSB CB Radio -- a real radio?

Old thread...and as I posted back in 2009, I have one...and it's still in the box, in the same place it was back in 2009! Hasn't moved in over 9 years. :mrgreen:

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by jessejamesdallas
Tuesday, 09 January 2018, 4:35 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 30
Views: 1550

Re: What type antenna?

Depending on how well you know your neighbors you could probably get away with the Procomm Pat-12 installed on 10 or 20 feet of mast in the back of the house. An outside antenna is going to perform better than any attic antenna. Try to make it fold over to be less conspicuous. HOA can be a bite. 3'...