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Wanting to a build a decent Home Base CB Station

Post by TheWraith » Saturday, 30 September 2017, 13:54 PM

Howdee All; First I want to say Thank you for the add I truly appreciate it.

Question...I would like to create a decent home base setup. I would like to a get a good antenna that both transmits and receives well. I would like to know what kinds of equipment there are out there and what to look for. I do not want to spend a bunch of money on frills. I am willing to spend the right money on a system that is functional. I live in the Spokane WA area. I am pretty tree free. I am open to ideas, and suggestions.


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Post by Mtn Lynx » Saturday, 30 September 2017, 22:40 PM

Howdy, welcome to CBRT forum. Im sure there are going to a lot of suggestions to your first setup. Oh,
Hollarin at cha from Western Alaska!!! Lol

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Post by Blue Ox2 » Sunday, 01 October 2017, 5:14 AM

Well, howdy there Wraith, and welcome to the group. There is a LOT of good information in the forum posts.
I use a President Washington Base transciever and there is a good antenna called an I-Max 2000 that is real good for base station operation.

Looking forward to seeing more of your progress.

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Post by battyice » Sunday, 01 October 2017, 6:23 AM

I suggest you get a radio with single-side-band capability. Even if you are not interested in that now, you probably will be at some point.

I recently got a Uniden Washington to use a base station, and I am very pleased with it. The receive is very quiet, and I have gotten a few compliments from the locals that it sounds excellent. I have a I-max 2000 antenna like Mike mentioned, and have nothing but good things to say about it. Easy to assemble and install, no tuning needed, and good performance.

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Post by Blue Ox2 » Sunday, 01 October 2017, 9:23 AM

Hey there Robert,
I have the Patriot 12 up on my place, and the Di-pole is still working well.

My plan is to possibly get an I-Max 2000 next year. With the HOA here, going that high
wih an antenna may be a difficulty. Not to mention getting it past the wife, lol.

Glad your rig is all set and working well for you.
Hopefully, I'll get a chance to contact you during this coming seson.

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Re: Wanting to a build a decent Home Base CB Station

Post by TheWraith » Sunday, 01 October 2017, 19:26 PM

Thank you all so much for the great advice. I will look into these and hopefully starting building my system. Thank you, again.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Monday, 02 October 2017, 6:16 AM

Hello TheWraith,
Welcome to the forum. If you look at the bottom of the page the forum's sponsors are listed, check them out. I personally like a metal antenna, if I were to buy a new one it would be a toss up between a Sirio Vector 4000 and a HyGain Super Penetrator 500, even just starting out one thing you don't want to replace or change all the time is the antenna, it's best to get the best. Radio wise I like the Uniden Washington like the others posted but it hasn't been produced in over 30 years so it is impossible to find one new, I like the Galaxy 2547DX, has just about everything a new CB'er would need. Now most new to CB use a mobile radio and power supply as their first base and upgrade as you go along.

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Post by TheWraith » Wednesday, 04 October 2017, 5:04 AM

Thank all of you, again. I have been reading a bit on all the advice that you have given to me. MDYoungblood, I do agree with the idea of spending a little more on a great antenna. I have done some research and I have to agree with the dilemma on which one is better. The Sirio is looking to be a better choice, from all the reading.
Thank you, again. I truly appreciate it.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Wednesday, 04 October 2017, 14:08 PM

The Sirio is an excellent choice, contact DNJ, one of our sponsors on availability and price, I think he has the best price and fastest shipping of all. The Vector 4000 is a little more complicated to setup, the instructions for the dimensions are in mm's so you have to convert them to inches and adjusting the SWR is a little difficult, best to build it on the ground first. Once you get it right the SWR shouldn't change once you get it up in the air.

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Re: Wanting to a build a decent Home Base CB Station

Post by De_Wildfire » Sunday, 12 November 2017, 16:36 PM

Out of my CB collection of older radios. I prefer the Uniden Washington going into the IMax 2000 antenna. The receiver is quieter on SSB and going up against my all mode amateur radio on 11 meters, the Washington Rules! A few days ago, I talked to California from the East Coast on 12 watts and actually carried on a conversation. The Imax2000 antenna is my stealth solution which is painted green and sticking out of a 25 foot tree by four feet. A few years back, I actually made a contact with Japan on 10 meters when the whole 11 and 10 meter band was dead. You never know what part of the world the band is open.

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Re: Wanting to a build a decent Home Base CB Station

Post by Bobcat » Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 20:01 PM

THAT should serve as encouragement to everyone!!!!
De_Wildfire wrote:
Sunday, 12 November 2017, 16:36 PM
The Imax2000 antenna is my stealth solution which is painted green and sticking out of a 25 foot tree by four feet.
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