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by TrblShooter
Thursday, 03 August 2017, 7:16 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: What size power supply?
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: What size power supply?

I have a Texas Star HDV 350 that I want to use in the house. The spec sheet says it uses less than 4 amps but it has a 30 amp fuse in the hot line input, what amp power supply and which brand works the best. Thanks in advance. I ran a texas star 350 hdv with a astron vs-35m with no restriction to p...
by TrblShooter
Wednesday, 02 August 2017, 14:04 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Tibet, hmm, must have been spiritual,,, lol,, good contact. Most days I'm happy to get across the street. 3's Greg I use the old school method to talk across the street, I break out the cans with the string attached.. I get my name called all the time, then a car comes by and conditions change just...

by TrblShooter
Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 10:30 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Well I have to say, yesterday and today , nothing but that dredded sizzling bacon sound..... :( We need some sun spots... :dance:
by TrblShooter
Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:59 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Wilson 500..........nice
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

Re: Wilson 500..........nice

I really like the wilson 5000.. I used to run one back in the day and its a really nice antenna.. Had no problems shooting skip or talking locally when on the way home... Very nice antenna... Another great antenna is the sirio perfomer 5000... My friend installed one on his car and has nothing but g...
by TrblShooter
Thursday, 20 July 2017, 13:12 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Mounting Imax 2000
Replies: 29
Views: 5694

Re: Mounting Imax 2000

When I am finished with the new mast I will be sure to post back with any improvements I've noticed. I've been wondering if having the base of the antenna just over a steel roof does anything...good or bad? I was talking to a local the other night telling him that I plan to raise the antenna...then...
by TrblShooter
Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 8:31 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Zello. The Internet Walkie Talkie.
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Re: Zello. The Internet Walkie Talkie.

Don't know...But something like that sorta takes the fun out of it don't it? I mean, why bother with a radio and all that go's with it, if you can just download a app? May as well just get the guys phone number and call him...Or log into some chat-room... I agree, kinda takes away from that old sch...
by TrblShooter
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 6:42 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Sssssssssssssssss sizzle sizzle sizzle here, rain and wind, summer is gone already [ Post made via iPad ] http://www.cbradiotalk.com/ext/sniper/mobiledevice/images/iPad.png We still got another 2 months to go.. Summer is not over.. :icon_e_smile: In fact we are going through a heat wave this week i...
by TrblShooter
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 6:39 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Mounting Imax 2000
Replies: 29
Views: 5694

Re: Mounting Imax 2000

thanks - I misunderstood you the first time. I thought you meant the base should be exactly 30' off the ground. 11 meters = 36 feet. That is the minimum height I am going for. Its all good, no worries.. Yeah, mine will be around 32-33 feet, and I am good with that... :dance: 73's brother...
by TrblShooter
Monday, 17 July 2017, 19:35 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Mounting Imax 2000
Replies: 29
Views: 5694

Re: Mounting Imax 2000

battyice wrote:
Monday, 17 July 2017, 17:04 PM
What is ideal about 30' off the ground?
I have heard from a bunch of people and read about the sweet spot for vertical ground plane antenna should be at least 30 feet off the ground from the feed point.... So thats why I am raising my antenna another 10 feet..
by TrblShooter
Monday, 17 July 2017, 15:32 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

I dont know TrblShooter if thats the guy because i couldnt hear him ..i just heard the other guy complaining is (ears ) were blocked because of the (drunk )guy lol Sounds good.. LOL! It was just funny you mentioned that, because I hear the same guy quite often on channel 28 and he always sounds sma...
by TrblShooter
Monday, 17 July 2017, 7:01 AM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Mounting Imax 2000
Replies: 29
Views: 5694

Re: Mounting Imax 2000

Greg, I took the plunge and ordered two 21' lengths of 16 gauge galvanized fence rail. Hope to have the antenna in the clouds in a few weeks. Thats basically how I put my antenna up.. Dug a hole 3 1/2 feet down, 1 1/2 foot wide circle, placed a threaded 10 foot 2" pipe in the center, mixed 11 bags ...
by TrblShooter
Monday, 17 July 2017, 6:47 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: mobile for base, why not ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Only problems I have had with my base is when I have the beam turned Northwest, there's a Valero's gas station about 3 miles down the road (as the crow flys) that I turn their gas pumps on and off when I key...Other than that, no one has said anything... LOL! Not sure if this is a joke or you are s...
by TrblShooter
Monday, 17 July 2017, 6:32 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Just flipped on the radio about 30 mins ago, the skip is rolling like crazy around the big apple trees, everyone is in my radio , North/South carolina, georgia, alabama , virginia, illinois, tennessee, its a train wreck.. LOL.. Already made a few contacts .. :dance:

73's
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 16 July 2017, 16:01 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: mobile for base, why not ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2172

Re: mobile for base, why not ?

I ran my mobile for quite some time with houses close (50 feet) on both sides of me. A Uniden 980SSB Bearcat. I made sure my antenna was up as high as possible, the SWR was good, and my amp had a proper power supply. Added in a good microphone and had no problems with my neighbors. Only issue I had...
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 16 July 2017, 14:39 PM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: Skeleton 150
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: Skeleton 150

What kind of pills are in the skeleton amp? Toshiba 2290's, MRF 455's? What 2 pills are in the amp? 28 watts peak is definetly to much drive for that amp.. I would say see if you can get it to do 1 - 1/2 watts dead key and swing to 10-12 watts peak max so you do not over drive it and distort your si...
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 16 July 2017, 14:32 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Well today it has been nothing but that dredded sizzling bacon sound around the big apple trees.. Sucks... :o

325 AKA Troubleshoot3r) is listening though.... :dance:
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 16 July 2017, 9:28 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

kind of a rolling skip today weird i could hear two guys talking then one said something about utah and i realized it was skip tried to reach out but one guy said is ears were being blocked by a local drunk lol You know whats funny, now that you mentioned it, there actually is a guy on 28 when the ...
by TrblShooter
Saturday, 15 July 2017, 7:11 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

295 antenna wrote:
Friday, 14 July 2017, 22:15 PM
sizzling bacon here
Well thats depressing, the old sizzling bacon... :biggrin:
by TrblShooter
Friday, 14 July 2017, 14:44 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Skip is rolling.. The entire band is jumping around the big apple trees.... Lets ride.. LOL!
by TrblShooter
Friday, 14 July 2017, 14:30 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1110
Views: 40593

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

Cool, everyone raves about the Flex radios but I think the Anan models are the way to go, (BTW, they are "MARS" ready unlike Flex). Keep us in mine if you start to develop any problems with it, heaven forbid. 3's Greg Will do.... We have a group of guys that talk locally on one of the channels we m...
by TrblShooter
Friday, 14 July 2017, 9:09 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1110
Views: 40593

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

my sdr just came in the mail .im super excited cant wait to set it up . NooElec NESDR Mini 2+ 0.5PPM TCXO RTL-SDR & ADS-B USB Receiver Set Just curious as to which SDR you purchased and what microphone are you going to use? I use a Electro-Voice RE-27, super clean hifi audio.. Good luck with it.. T...
by TrblShooter
Thursday, 13 July 2017, 9:47 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: What have you recently acquired for new radio gear ?
Replies: 1110
Views: 40593

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

my sdr just came in the mail .im super excited cant wait to set it up . NooElec NESDR Mini 2+ 0.5PPM TCXO RTL-SDR & ADS-B USB Receiver Set Just curious as to which SDR you purchased and what microphone are you going to use? I use a Electro-Voice RE-27, super clean hifi audio.. Good luck with it.. T...
by TrblShooter
Monday, 10 July 2017, 10:29 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Skip is rolling today for the past few hours.. Went out did some errands and the skip is still rolling.. Georgia, virginia, north/south carolina, indiana, made 5-6 contacts... 325 crusin that hifi audio... Looking good.... 8)
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 09 July 2017, 13:31 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Just turned on my radio for the 4th time today, nothing..... Earlier this morning I made contact with sparkplug in florida that I have talked to plenty of times.. Talked for a few mintues then he faded...For the past few weeks skip has been great whenever I would turn on the radio.... Anyway, 325 wi...
by TrblShooter
Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 14:34 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Good Morning
Replies: 140
Views: 5846

Re: Good Morning

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of july... Have my show all ready to go.... :cheers:
by TrblShooter
Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 14:29 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Band is silent now, but early skip was rolling, the band really opened up... Had a conversation with rooster from tennessee and talked to a few regulars.. Triple 2 from illinois... 325 big apple trees, break break break... :)
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 25 June 2017, 14:29 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: oh yeah
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: oh yeah

:lol: I just picked up a browning golden eagle mark III very good shape cant wait to hook it up http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t286/mrhaneytn/IMG_0908_zps2atetqks.jpg Very nice.... I am jelly... :lol: Looks to be in super mint condition.. I have always wanted one of these radios, but finding one...
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 25 June 2017, 14:21 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Thinking of getting back into cbs
Replies: 20
Views: 2315

Re: Thinking of getting back into cbs

Had to make a quick decision on buying. Came up with a Cobra 29 ltd and a Wilson Lilwil anttena. I'll most likely upgrade to a better antenna. Even though this does work fine for highway driving. Comments? [ Post made via iPad ] http://www.cbradiotalk.com/ext/sniper/mobiledevice/images/iPad.png I u...
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 25 June 2017, 14:13 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: The skip was so good tonight........
Replies: 15
Views: 1305

Re: The skip was so good tonight........

295 antenna wrote:
Sunday, 25 June 2017, 10:37 AM
Nice im happy somebody's getting some skip. Nothing here at all
Yeah, its been rolling for most of the day.... Its quiet now, well except for channel 6.. :biggrin:
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 25 June 2017, 9:28 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: The skip was so good tonight........
Replies: 15
Views: 1305

Re: The skip was so good tonight........

Skip is rolling again, big time... It seems like everytime I fire up the base there is always skip rolling... Anyway, 325 big apple trees has the hammer down.. :cheers:
by TrblShooter
Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 7:21 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Favorite used cb/cbssb base radio
Replies: 19
Views: 2785

Re: Favorite used cb/cbssb base radio

Like others have mentioned, if you can grab a cobra 2000 gtl in great condition off of either ebay or one of the forums, grab one.. Its probably out of your price range, but its a great radio, along with the uniden madison.. Or you could go with a Uniden grant XL mobile and use it as a base.. There ...
by TrblShooter
Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 7:20 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Lot of east coast this morning but still no Maryland, y'all must be in a hole. Listen for me, 325 your friend in the corner, working this ground plane technology.. :) I was talking all over yesterday.. North/South carolina, alabama, illinois, Ohio, tennessee, made lots of contacts... And its rollin...
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 18 June 2017, 12:24 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: imax 2000 better high?
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: imax 2000 better high?

Update: I just ordered a Maco 103hv, going to put that up when I take down the zerofive... I friend recommended the Yaesu G-1000DXA rotor, so I am going to roll with that.. I wanted to put a beam up from the beginning, I actually purchased the maco 103 months ago and have it sitting here new in the ...
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 18 June 2017, 8:05 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Past 2 days, including right now.. Its rough and tough out there around the big apple, but making contacts without issue.. 325 were standing by.. :cheers:
by TrblShooter
Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 15:27 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Longest contact so far
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Longest contact so far

Not sideband but on am.. Talked to motor mouth maul a number of times in California, puerto rico, welfare daddy in florida, boss hog, triple 2 in illinois, tennesee, I run gates all the time, so I have my contacts recorded.. So much fun.. :bounce: :cheers:
by TrblShooter
Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 11:04 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: imax 2000 better high?
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: imax 2000 better high?

Just swapping coax you shouldn't have to but if the antenna is down I would give it a good cleaning, chances are it will need adjusting then. 3's Greg Thanks Greg.. I will definetly give it a good cleaning.. I have to take each section of the antenna apart to take it down, so I figured it would nee...
by TrblShooter
Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 8:14 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: imax 2000 better high?
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: imax 2000 better high?

Quick question I forgot to ask... If I am going to reuse my zero five colossal after going up another 10 feet with mast, when I swap my coax out from the rg213 to the lmr-600, will the antenna have to be retuned for the new coax? I think it will have to be because of the difference in velocity, etc,...
by TrblShooter
Friday, 09 June 2017, 8:14 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: imax 2000 better high?
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: imax 2000 better high?

When using threaded pipe the weak spot is the threaded area if you brace it like the other joint I see no problems. 3s Greg Well those are joints above the eve brackets will be slid into each other by 2-3 feet and then cross bolted, so I think it will be solid.. Thanks greg, much appreciated... :ch...
by TrblShooter
Thursday, 08 June 2017, 15:18 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: imax 2000 better high?
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: imax 2000 better high?

18 lbs or 8 lbs, that is static weight, a hefty mast wouldn't have a problem with that, wind load is what you need to pay attention too. The difference in the two antennas isn't much, the ZeroFive is more because of the ground plane, just a thought. Now for the connectors on LMR 600, they screw tog...
by TrblShooter
Saturday, 03 June 2017, 10:06 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: imax 2000 better high?
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: imax 2000 better high?

Right now I have a Zerofive colossal setup... I have a 10 foot 2" plumbing pipe 4 feet in the ground with 11 bags of concrete, another 10 foot pipe is attached to that, this puts me at 17 feet, I mounted a bracket for the peak on my garage.. I then have a 10 foot 1" pipe into a 2" to 1" reducer.. I...
by TrblShooter
Thursday, 01 June 2017, 14:50 PM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: imax 2000 better high?
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: imax 2000 better high?

Right now I have a Zerofive colossal setup... I have a 10 foot 2" plumbing pipe 4 feet in the ground with 11 bags of concrete, another 10 foot pipe is attached to that, this puts me at 17 feet, I mounted a bracket for the peak on my garage.. I then have a 10 foot 1" pipe into a 2" to 1" reducer.. I ...
by TrblShooter
Thursday, 01 June 2017, 14:29 PM
Forum: ANTENNA HELP
Topic: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: Bringing the beam down tomorrow for repair and adjustment

I understand the problems with lowering and raising an antenna, everyone helping needs all their ducks in a row. Maybe next time you might want to rent a lift if you have a rental shop close, locally they go for around $200 a day (the type that tows behind your vehicle) and it will get you up 45ft....
by TrblShooter
Thursday, 01 June 2017, 14:12 PM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Got antenna up
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Got antenna up

Very nice.... I am in the process of getting a new antenna up and getting it up higher.. I also have to swap out my rg213 coax for lmr 600 that I just purchased.. I have a Zerofive colossal antenna about 45 feet to the tip right now.. Lets see if I can post a pic.. I have a 10 foot 2" plumbing pipe ...
by TrblShooter
Thursday, 01 June 2017, 13:58 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Skip again, AGAIN, in the big apple trees... Channel 6, the superbowl, its rollin.... 12 gauge on the sand pile rubbing these 2 pieces of glass, :) is all I hear in my radio, he has the maul down.... But there was one guy , forgot his name, but he took him right out when he keyed.. He had the bigger...
by TrblShooter
Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 14:25 PM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Skip is rolling again in the big apple trees..... Love it!!! :cheers: :dance:
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 28 May 2017, 8:40 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Your Local Channel?
Replies: 205
Views: 8006

Re: Your Local Channel?

Local channel in the big apple trees channel 16.. The channel started with 2 guys, now we are up to 14, friday and saturday nights.. And it keeps getting growing... We also have a recording that gets sent out to everyone who is part of the channel. Not everyone gets up all the time of course so the ...
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 28 May 2017, 8:34 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: My base setup
Replies: 19
Views: 3900

Re: My base setup

RodinKy wrote:
Thursday, 27 April 2017, 15:38 PM
Trying again.
Very nice setup.... Wish mine looked half as nice.... :oops:
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 28 May 2017, 8:31 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: DX numbers?
Replies: 368
Views: 12555

Re: DX numbers?

325 AKA Troubleshooter big apple trees..
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 28 May 2017, 8:05 AM
Forum: BASE SETUPS
Topic: Base setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1652

Re: Base setup

My opinion would be to grab a used but excellent condition Uniden Grant XL. Would make a great base setup..
by TrblShooter
Sunday, 28 May 2017, 8:02 AM
Forum: SHOOTING SKIP
Topic: Skip rolling like crazy!!!
Replies: 143
Views: 7529

Re: Skip rolling like crazy!!!

Had skip this evening, aurora skip with 148 South Central Alaska. Heard lots of other stations. Aurora skip was more active in my truck. My dually antennas works like a charm. Also heard Modsquad on channel 11 from my mobile. Need a bigger box in the mobile. [ Post made via iPad ] http://www.cbradi...