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Base setup

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Base setup

Post by Blue MTN » Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 5:11 AM

I'm thinking about setting up a base station at some point. What do you guys think would be a good radio to use? I'm looking at new radios under $200. I'm really kinda liking the uniden bearcat 980ssb. Whatever I decide to go with I definitely want ssb as I've never had a radio wrh it to play around with. Also the having the weather channels is a cool feature to me but not a necessity. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Base setup

Post by sonoma » Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 5:32 AM

if you are wanting a mobile to use a 980 works just fine. it normally coes right out of the box in pretty good shape. after you get the set up you might talk to locals on one may have a good used base such as a washington or cobra 142 base. these both are nice base radios but be aware they may need to be recapped do to their age. that is why I mentioned getting one a local is using and wants to sell.

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Re: Base setup

Post by Blue MTN » Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 8:14 AM

I like the mobile set up as a base just because they seem to be more readily available plus I can always move them to my vehicles if I want to. But there's always a local event here in November maybe I'll look into seeing what I find there.

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Re: Base setup

Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 20 April 2017, 14:22 PM

Nothing wrong with a mobile as a base radio, I did it for years. Now a days there isn't many choices in CB base radios and the 10m conversions are always out of stock or way too expensive. The big thing for a base setup is a good antenna system.

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Re: Base setup

Post by Blue MTN » Friday, 05 May 2017, 20:33 PM

Well with spring in the air garage sales are everywhere. Lol. I found a teaberry t dispatch base unit. I fired it up and talked between my mobile so it works. I was excited as I only gave $10. Now I just gotta get a good antenna setup. Anybody know much about the radio?

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Re: Base setup

Post by TrblShooter » Sunday, 28 May 2017, 8:05 AM

My opinion would be to grab a used but excellent condition Uniden Grant XL. Would make a great base setup..

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Re: Base setup

Post by 443 Arizona » Monday, 29 May 2017, 10:53 AM

:cheers: :cheers: congrats on the $10 jackpot :bounce: , , that will be a good radio to start with for sure, :DJ: now, (and as Greg said) :profileleft: the antenna array is the main component to a great base, any variation and conglomeration will work just as long as it is resonant :cyclopsani: .

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Re: Base setup

Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 29 May 2017, 15:43 PM

Blue MTN wrote:
Friday, 05 May 2017, 20:33 PM
Well with spring in the air garage sales are everywhere. Lol. I found a teaberry t dispatch base unit. I fired it up and talked between my mobile so it works. I was excited as I only gave $10. Now I just gotta get a good antenna setup. Anybody know much about the radio?

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Neat little AM base, kind of similar to the Cobra 86XLR base, no frills radio, cool that it works and you are enjoying it.

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Uniden Washington
Mobile
Texas Ranger TR-696FD1C
Handheld
Maxon HCB-40WX
Antennas
Avanti Sigma II
Homemade Full Wave Loop
Homemade 1/2 wave Dipole
Hustler 102" SS Whip and Hustler Ball Mount

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