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by Matt C
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Motorhome/Caravan Owners
Topic: What Channel
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: What Channel

I’ve been using CB in the motorhome for the best part of 15 years, and stick with channel 19 when travelling alone, and channel 20 when travelling in a group.
CB is so quiet these days, unless you sit on 19 it’s pretty much dead.
by Matt C
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: CB Antennas
Topic: The courage to start drilling......
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

The courage to start drilling......

Well, the time has come to do my very fist every roof-mounted antenna, and to be honest I'm a little bit scared! My setup will be: Sirio Super 9 'blue line' antenna (DV body-mount) Thunderpole T2000 CB A 57-plate, immaculate, low-mileage Suzuki Jimny! So, I've bought a 12.5mm drill-bit especially fo...
by Matt C
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Sunny Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: Hi from Sunny Scotland

Hi there,
I'm up in Inverness, good to hear that folks up here still keep CB on the go.
by Matt C
Wed May 25, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: odd effect with linear amp
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: odd effect with linear amp

Have exactly the same thing with my motorhome's dashboard-mounted alarm LED when I key-up. Seems harmless enough...
by Matt C
Sun May 22, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Motorhome/Caravan Owners
Topic: Where to put the Antenna 2
Replies: 5
Views: 3521

Re: Where to put the Antenna 2

It works well. I've replaced the antenna with a 'Trucker' stainless steel twig, and used a splitter so that it acts as an antenna for the radio when parked up (far better than the windscreen aeriel that came with the van) It also serves a third purpose as a 'twanger' (technical term!) If I hear the ...
by Matt C
Sun May 22, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Motorhome/Caravan Owners
Topic: Where to put the Antenna 2
Replies: 5
Views: 3521

Re: Where to put the Antenna 2

Hi Baloothebear,

Had exactly the same problem, tried various set-ups, ended up settling on this....

http://www.thunderpole.co.uk/forum/view ... =24&t=1021
by Matt C
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Known problems with Midlands ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2496

Re: Known problems with Midlands ?

I used to have a couple of old 'Precision Series' CB's, and they were great little rigs! No problems at all! Had two 'Multi's and one 'Multi Excel', but all three gave trouble over time. In fairness to the Midlands, they have only given trouble when fitted in the camper (worked fine in car) despite ...
by Matt C
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Known problems with Midlands ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2496

Re: Known problems with Midlands ?

I must have been spectacularly unlucky with them, but I'm sticking with any Cybernet stuff I can source...
by Matt C
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi Everyone...I'm new round here
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: Hi Everyone...I'm new round here

Forgot to ask, what type of camper do you have? If it is a panel-van, you've got it made!! Dead easy! If it is a coachbuilt or A class, you may struggle with high SWR, gutter-mount or not! You can see how I ended up wiring mine if you search the 'motorhome' section on this site. It is a bit extreme,...
by Matt C
Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi Everyone...I'm new round here
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: Hi Everyone...I'm new round here

Hi, Very difficult to say without seeing your set up. One of the biggest killers is people trying to run their fridge off the 12volt, after they have parked. A TV running through an inverter for three hours, along with lights and the like, will kill a 85aH battery in three hours. I use two 120aH gel...
by Matt C
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: CB Antennas
Topic: Wilson 1000. Should it Rattle??
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Re: Wilson 1000. Should it Rattle??

Don't want to be the bearer of bad tidings, but I don't think you should be getting any rattle from the coil. :(
I've got one, no noise at all, no matter how much I shake it...
by Matt C
Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi Everyone...I'm new round here
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: Hi Everyone...I'm new round here

Hi there and welcome! :D :D Fitting a CB to a campervan (especially a coachbuilt) can be tricky, but quite frankly I can't believe they aren't more popular, they are an absolute godsend if you travel in groups. I use CB between my camper and the wifes car (when we take it) sometimes when we travel w...
by Matt C
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: Observations from a CB newbie....
Replies: 6
Views: 1523

Re: Observations from a CB newbie....

I guess I'm quite lucky up in Inverness. Farmers mostly, and quite civilised (although my wife cannot for the life of her understand the local accent!) :lol: What amazed me after coming back to CB following a 20 year break, is that hardly any truckers use the CB here! Hear them a lot on the West Coa...
by Matt C
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: 25 mile + on a handheld
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: 25 mile + on a handheld

Had something similar on my last stay on the shores of Loch Linnhe in Scotland. Left the CB in the motorhome running, heard a shout from the other side of Fort William, almost 50 miles away, clear as a bell, and directly across the loch (end to end). Must be something to do with the water. Sounded l...