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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: 1093

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: 1093

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: 1093

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: 1704

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: 205

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: 205

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: 205

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: 205

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: 205

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: 205

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: 205

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: 650

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: 1018

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: 724

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: 724

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: 1114

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: 1114

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: 702

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: 782

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: 694

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: 2862

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: 447

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: 447

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: 6599

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: 6599

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: 6599

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: 6599

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: 558

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: 558

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: 558

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: 1219

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: 518

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: 5019

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: 1833

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: 29
Views: 3334

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: 5019

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: 1445

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'...
by jessejamesdallas
Monday, 08 January 2018, 15:03 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: What type antenna?
Replies: 30
Views: 1445

Re: What type antenna?

Buy a house out in the country and put up a 50' tower with a big-A Beam on top! :mrgreen:
by jessejamesdallas
Sunday, 31 December 2017, 16:40 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Swr's
Replies: 13
Views: 2046

Re: Swr's

Well just an update I haven't been able to make any contacts. And running 80 with a headwind the antennas we're almost horizontal 🤔. So I ordered the sirio turbo 5000 mag mount and going to ditch the duals and just run the sirio and hopefully start making some contacts. [ Post made via Android ] ht...
by jessejamesdallas
Saturday, 23 December 2017, 8:57 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: beam
Replies: 4
Views: 535

Re: beam

Biggest difference between those two, is the M103 can only be set up for Horizontal polarization, or Vertical, but not both... The Y-Quad go's both ways...You would have two coax cables running to this antenna and back to your station where you would need a switch, so you can go from Vertical to Hor...
by jessejamesdallas
Thursday, 21 December 2017, 19:18 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Fluorescent light problems
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Fluorescent light problems

The LED bulbs that replace the florescent bulbs actually are brighter than the florescent's... We have been replacing all our florescent bulbs in our vending machines with them...The LED's have a longer life span, and for the most part are just plug and play...If the fixture has a starter, all you d...
by jessejamesdallas
Thursday, 21 December 2017, 15:00 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Fluorescent light problems
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Fluorescent light problems

Easy fix...
Disconnect florescent light...Replace with a LED light fixture...problem solved, and you'll save $$$ on electricity and bulbs.
by jessejamesdallas
Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 3:31 AM
Forum: OTHER TECHNICAL QUESTIONS
Topic: LSB 38 freq
Replies: 11
Views: 1088

Re: LSB 38 freq

II just got a 2000 GTL that I picked up on that auction site. This is the first radio that I have had with a freq counter. 38 AM is on point with 27.3850. LSB shown 35.1825. Is that right? I was just thinking that LSB would be like 27.380 or something. [ Post made via Samsung Galaxy S5 ] http://www...
by jessejamesdallas
Monday, 18 December 2017, 20:11 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Watergates
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Watergates

Very cool, thanks Jesse. Trinidad and Jamaica in one gate. I heard Kingstown Jamaica a month ago in my Mobil. That guy in Nevada is using my numbers though....HA! :) [ Post made via iPad ] http://www.cbradiotalk.com/ext/sniper/mobiledevice/images/iPad.png Well...To get from Dallas to Trinidad, you ...
by jessejamesdallas
Monday, 18 December 2017, 19:51 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Watergates
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Watergates

I just use my cell phone...Got a little tri-pod I stick it on aimed at the radio, and just hit record on the camera's video...Not perfect, but does a decent job. Here's one with Witch Doctor in Trinidad. https://youtu.be/04gq8TobzHU One more off channel 28 after dark a couple years ago. https://yout...
by jessejamesdallas
Friday, 15 December 2017, 20:05 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: Looking for a real deal CB shop I need someone to set me up
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Looking for a real deal CB shop I need someone to set me up

Oh I know it will be a big draw on the system I run a genuine search and rescue truck duel batteries police package not worried about wait time who told me about the forum said there were tons of hardcore radio builders on here but I haven't found any yet. [ Post made via iPhone ] http://www.cbradi...
by jessejamesdallas
Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 17:38 PM
Forum: MISC CHAT
Topic: BREAKING NEWS!
Replies: 4
Views: 550

BREAKING NEWS!

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by jessejamesdallas
Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 16:01 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: North Texas Mudduck?
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: North Texas Mudduck?

Here's the article's I found...and after reading the second one, it look's like Carl probably also got sent to the Big House... http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2016-10-27/brownfield-woman-gets-5-years-embezzlement-plains-farm http://lubbockonline.com/crime-and-courts/2016-03-14/brownfield-woma...
by jessejamesdallas
Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 12:14 PM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: North Texas Mudduck?
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: North Texas Mudduck?

He's on all the forums, some he go's by 555-n-the horn, and last post I could find was made in early 2015.. Also in 2015 his wife was found guilty of embezzling over $500,000 from her employer who also was her uncle! She got a 5 year prison sentence, the court got over $100,000 worth of their proper...
by jessejamesdallas
Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 4:13 AM
Forum: GENERAL QUESTIONS
Topic: North Texas Mudduck?
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: North Texas Mudduck?

he has been on the air and posting forever. ??? Actually after doing a little internet investigation, I'm 99% sure I found out what happened to him.... From all accounts he''s still alive, but probably won't be seeing him posting or getting back on the air anytime soon...I'll just leave it at that....