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by Eviltwin
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: CB Radios
Topic: Supressers
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: Supressers

Not old fashioned at all, have a read on a few ICE forums, the noise problems that can affect CB equally apply to modern in car AV and stereo. Those suppressors are actually whats known as a "capacitor" in electronics circles and "condensors" on car ignition systems, but when applied correctly they ...
by Eviltwin
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: CB Radios
Topic: Interference problem in New Holland 6080.....Please help.
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

Re: Interference problem in New Holland 6080.....Please help

The lower pic shows a ferrite ring for each injector with the red wire wrapped round it. Simply you take a wire you believe is causing interference and wrap the wire round the ring, and it suppresses any radio interference from that component. Its a cheap yet fairly effective method of getting rid o...
by Eviltwin
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Channel 19
Topic: USB, SSB & LSB a step into the unknown...
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

USB, SSB & LSB a step into the unknown...

I've now got an Intek M495 Power to eventually become the centrepiece of my home setup, thats already opened up to run the 400 Russian & Polish channels on AM and FM. Eventually when I'm up and running I'd like to try a dabble with the side bands. As all my previous experience relates to sticking wi...
by Eviltwin
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: CB Radios
Topic: Intek power lead replacements
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Intek power lead replacements

Anyone know what power leads are available for the intek M495 Power? Need a second lead, so I can have one for the car with a lighter socket, and a soldered bare end lead for use at home. Not seen many intek leads, so I was wondering if the power leads for a different make of radio will be compatible?
by Eviltwin
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Homebase CB Antennas
Topic: What to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 3785

Re: What to choose?

Twice the price! Bit out of my range.
by Eviltwin
Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: CB Radios
Topic: Is this setup sufficient?
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Re: Is this setup sufficient?

Its all relative... A longer antenna will have a better chance of reaching further than your mini-stinger. But in terms of miles range for a given antenna, its all smoke and mirrors, designed to sell antennas to the gullible. The best antenna in the world mounted on the roof of a car, in the middle ...
by Eviltwin
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Noise from Power Steering?
Replies: 11
Views: 2692

Re: Noise from Power Steering?

A suppressor can't harm.

I'm unable to use the 98+ in my CR-V at the same time as my TomTom as the charger causes big time noise. May just be a Midland thing.
by Eviltwin
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: CB Radio usage
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: CB Radio usage

You'll be surprised how many 4x4 owners use CB setups in their wagons. If you ever get into off roading or green laning you'll find they're a must when you go out in a group. Just make sure you add in a mini orbitor if you plan going off road. CB's handy for getting pre-warnings of whats up ahead of...
by Eviltwin
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: Noise from Power Steering?
Replies: 11
Views: 2692

Re: Noise from Power Steering?

What car have you got?

It doesn't use electrically powered steering does it by any chance?
by Eviltwin
Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Homebase CB Antennas
Topic: What to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 3785

Re: What to choose?

From what I've read, the Thunderpole 5 is better built too.

Does the A99 Upgrade Stick require much work to make it work with the Thunderpole 5? or is it just plug and play?

Also what about grounding/earthing the Thunderpole 5? Is it needed, or not?
by Eviltwin
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Homebase CB Antennas
Topic: What to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 3785

What to choose?

I can't put an antenna on the roof, my home is less than 400m from the local Search and Rescue helicopters base, so during bad weather they can be taking off quite low. This means I can't stick an antenna up on the roof. So, I've been doing some messing about with wire dipoles with little success th...
by Eviltwin
Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: CB Antennas
Topic: Stupid question, what is a burner?
Replies: 4
Views: 5115

Re: Stupid question, what is a burner?

What are they? Burner's a slang term for an amplifier. To put things simply, they take the legal 4w signal from your rig, and amplify it up to the rated output of of the burner. This can be anywhere from 35w to 300+w depending on the output your burners rated for. Cheap ones also have a habit of pla...
by Eviltwin
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Amateur Radio
Topic: Curious noob, with questions about Amateur Radio
Replies: 11
Views: 4259

Re: Curious noob, with questions about Amateur Radio

Think it's a one time deal, for the licence. But you're limited in terms of power (10w), and you can't modify your radio transmitter while you're only on the foundation. But if you look at the equipment, CB runs on 11 meter, and one of the more common frequencies is 10m, which means many tweaked CB'...
by Eviltwin
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical Help
Topic: FM Radio interference
Replies: 4
Views: 1630

Re: FM Radio interference

Wouldn't have thought so, completely different frequencies. This of course presumes he's listening to the Radio, if its an iPod or CD he's listening to, then chances are you wouldn't be able to affect things much even with something to cut his FM signals. Unfortunately your choices seem to be either...
by Eviltwin
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: CB Antennas
Topic: Weather caps for 3/8 antenna mounts, are they available?
Replies: 13
Views: 3273

Re: Weather caps for 3/8 antenna mounts, are they available?

Something to plug a 3/8 threaded hole