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by Guzzy
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: CB Radios
Topic: Calling channels for AM + SSB
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Re: Calling channels for AM + SSB

I'm in favour of adopting whatever AM/SSB calling channels and conventions our European friends use, as after all, we are only getting AM/SSB legalised in this country because of their efforts.
by Guzzy
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newby with own scanning website
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Newby with own scanning website

If you are interested in running a radio forum - go for it and the very best of luck. :D

If you are interested in participating in a long established radio forum, try http://www.transmission1.co.uk and their forums, they've already done all the hard work and have well over 4000 members. :wink:
by Guzzy
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: WiFi Antennae and our very own Radio Rock.
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Re: WiFi Antennae and our very own Radio Rock.

I gave up trying to read that LARGE wall of text about quarter of the way down.

Is your RETURN key broken? :lol:
by Guzzy
Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: What is the purpose of an amplifier???
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Re: What is the purpose of an amplifier???

So let me get this right, by adding an amplifier I can increase the range of transmissions to 20miles???? It might do, it all depends on what is in-between you and the other person you are trying to talk to. If you are in a dip, your range might be 2 miles, if you drive to the top of the highest lo...
by Guzzy
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: What is the purpose of an amplifier???
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

Re: What is the purpose of an amplifier???

Get a better aerial before thinking about an amplifier. The aerial and a good installation makes all the difference. Your radio puts out 4W (the legal maximum), this is good for about 5-10 miles (depending on terrain) on a mobile setup. The amplifier takes the 4W and (illegally) 'amplifies' it to ab...
by Guzzy
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: CB Radio Re-Launch..What If????
Replies: 41
Views: 7535

Re: CB Radio Re-Launch..What If????

...the long distant copy continues to elude me! It's all good, but the basic purpose of a UHF CB service is to provide local users with clear channels. Channels not clogged up with Russian Taxi controllers. I'm not saying you can't use your PMR446 radio or modified UHF walkie talkie to wash your ca...
by Guzzy
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: CB Radios
Topic: H-512 PLUS CB TRANSCEIVER
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: H-512 PLUS CB TRANSCEIVER

If you are trying to use it with just the supplied 'rubber duck' aerial, your range is going to be about 500 yards. Only height above any surrounding buildings/terrain will improve this very poor range. But not by much. Hand helds with tiny rubber duck antennas are not designed for range. You would ...
by Guzzy
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Homebase CB Antennas
Topic: best homebase aerial
Replies: 26
Views: 14012

Re: best homebase aerial

On average?

Maybe £80 for a simple guttering height T&K Bracket mount.

Depends on how desperate you look. :lol:
by Guzzy
Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Homebase CB Antennas
Topic: best homebase aerial
Replies: 26
Views: 14012

Re: best homebase aerial

stanogs68 wrote:are these aerials hard to erect only am not to good on heights haha were is the best place to mount them does it have to be say on the chimney or is the gutter any good and how tall are these aerials ,thanks for the replys :P
Hire an antenna installer to do the climbing/fixing for you.
by Guzzy
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Homebase CB Antennas
Topic: best homebase aerial
Replies: 26
Views: 14012

Re: best homebase aerial

If you suffer from severe weather (very high winds and severe rain storms), you might want to look at something like the Thunderpole 5 (£67.50) or the Antron A99 (£69.99) or the Sirio Gain Master (£129.99) . These are all fibreglass encased antenna's and will stand up to severe weather over a goo...
by Guzzy
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Hygain 640
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Re: Hygain 640

Different people will give you different and often contradictory advice/reports on these multi-band verticals. Some people love 'em, others hate 'em. If you are stuck for space and need a single antenna that can 'sort of' work on many bands, then it might be the antenna for you. I think it comes dow...
by Guzzy
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Old CB MAGS
Replies: 7
Views: 2297

Re: Old CB MAGS

Takes me back to those days of waiting for the latest CB magazine to appear at the local newsagent. :D

Ah, nostalgia. 8)
by Guzzy
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Good Deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: Good Deal?

If they are in good condition, bite his hand off.
by Guzzy
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Intro
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: Intro

Welcome back. :D A London photographer in the late fifties. Back when photographers were photographers. Respect. 8) http://www.citizensbandradio.org.uk/e107/e107_files/public/1228318038_557_FT17656_amaxcom7ehandheldcb.jpg OK. The Maxcom 7E is a nice collectible, but if you want to stand ANY chance o...
by Guzzy
Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: CB Radios
Topic: ES200 Mic and antenna connections
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: ES200 Mic and antenna connections

I believe you will find that you need a BNC to SO239 adaptor for attaching an external antenna. Something with a cable like this: eBay Linky or a simple plug adaptor like this: http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/adaptors/bnc-male-so239-adaptor.html The top of your radio looks like this, right? http://i65....