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    Zombie Axe
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    Anytime bro :) Glad I could help!!!

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  • snal
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    Originally posted by Zombie Axe View Post
    Good choice snal on the 2200 :)
    I hate making choices like that! I'd been pondering a "like new" FT8800R w/faceplate kit that I found in the local classifieds...the ultimately decided to get the 2200 for the truck, AND the used FT8800R for a base. Placed the order for the 2200 and called they guy back on the Yaesu...only to find that it had just sold.
    Oh well...I did follow your advice and ordered the Lakeview dual band base antenna, short mobile, and split the difference with a 4" NMO magnetic mount for the truck.
    I really appreciate all of your help during my decision making process!
    Last edited by snal; 02-13-2009, 07:20 AM.

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  • snal
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    Originally posted by Xolar View Post
    I am heasding to carolina, it sounds like thats where every one is, Does anyone have room for me?? I am multi talented especially on Tuesdays
    I'd say yes...but I'd need to adjust the rent due to the cost of an extensive background check to insure that you're first name isn't really "Arnold" :D

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  • Xolar
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    I am heasding to carolina, it sounds like thats where every one is, Does anyone have room for me?? I am multi talented especially on Tuesdays

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  • Zombie Axe
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    Originally posted by snal View Post
    I don't know about the skip only occuring after dark...but this was at night.

    I haven't actually crunched the $ numbers on the watts CB vs 2M...but just generally researching my recent 2m radio purchase (Icom IC-2200H w/65 watts $149) compared to any AM/FM/SSB/10m/11m modile radio that I could find that was rated at 45 watts and up started at $369.
    True...the $369 radio covers alot of ground, but I'd still rather have my cheap CB and linear and a decent 2m for the same total amount of money or less.
    Good choice snal on the 2200 :)

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  • Zombie Axe
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    I'd go with a General Class ham ticket and HF gear as well as 2m VHF (for local comms). 2m APRS for short text messaging to fill the gap from Technician to General license...

    10M is okay when the sunspot cycle is at its peak, but is down right now :(

    I'd go with 20m and 40m SSB, MFSK16, and Winlink email :)

    Of course I am biased ;)

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  • snal
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    Originally posted by Vicious Ignernt View Post
    Snal,

    Was this at night time? I've heard CB "skips" only after dark.
    Also, the dollar per watt info is very interesting. I hadn't considered that.

    But, then again, I'm ignernt.
    I don't know about the skip only occuring after dark...but this was at night.

    I haven't actually crunched the $ numbers on the watts CB vs 2M...but just generally researching my recent 2m radio purchase (Icom IC-2200H w/65 watts $149) compared to any AM/FM/SSB/10m/11m modile radio that I could find that was rated at 45 watts and up started at $369.
    True...the $369 radio covers alot of ground, but I'd still rather have my cheap CB and linear and a decent 2m for the same total amount of money or less.

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  • Diesel
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  • Diesel
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    CB, 2m, 10m etc is all great

    but again it won't conect us cross state, and state to state

    so question is, do you want to communicate with any of your fellow colony members if TSHTF

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  • Vicious Ignernt
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    Snal,

    Was this at night time? I've heard CB "skips" only after dark.
    Also, the dollar per watt info is very interesting. I hadn't considered that.

    But, then again, I'm ignernt.

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  • snal
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    Originally posted by herbalpagan View Post
    Serious question here - I live on a mountain, with lots of woods. I get no cell reception up here. I'd considered a CB, but the only other person who would be around to answer and relay messages is on another mountain the other side of town, about 20-25 miles away. her father lives in the valley of the town I live in and is a possibility, but I'd hate to invest in equipment if it isn't going to reach anyone!
    What do you all suggest?
    I'd say that you're in a much better position for CB comms than if you both lived at lower elevations.
    Years ago I used to go up on the Blue Ridge Parkway (in western NC) and easily talk to Charlotte...barefoot!...sometimes even further.
    Got any friends that have CB's? If so...try it from peak to peak, just make sure that you know what they have as far as power goes.

    One thing that I noticed just recently, as I have been researching Ham gear, is that you can easily spend more money per watt on CB gear than you can on 2 meter Ham gear...and the ham wattage is legal. Check online to see if there are any 2 meter repeaters in your area.

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  • herbalpagan
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    Serious question here - I live on a mountain, with lots of woods. I get no cell reception up here. I'd considered a CB, but the only other person who would be around to answer and relay messages is on another mountain the other side of town, about 20-25 miles away. her father lives in the valley of the town I live in and is a possibility, but I'd hate to invest in equipment if it isn't going to reach anyone!
    What do you all suggest?

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  • West Texas!
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    Originally posted by Diesel View Post
    LMAO ROFL yeah hang on a second let me call upp TSHTF and ask it to wait


    I'm glad to see this thread was such an eye opener for most of us.

    Let's work on this
    I'd appreciate it, since you're calling, if you'd ask for a 2 week heads up. :(

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  • Diesel
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    Originally posted by snal View Post
    Could we hold off on that SHTF for a couple of days?....I just ordered my 2m mobile and antennas.
    If not...then I'll be 10-10 and listen'n in on channels 9, 19 and 22 on my CB :)


    LMAO ROFL yeah hang on a second let me call upp TSHTF and ask it to wait


    I'm glad to see this thread was such an eye opener for most of us.

    Let's work on this

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  • West Texas!
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    If tshtf today or in the next week, I'd be screwed.

    I blew my lower back out yesterday...can barely stand or breathe...dealing with a shtf moment would not be in the cards.

    So, what's a good CB?

    Rusty, we need to address this communication issue.
    West Texas!
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    Last edited by West Texas!; 02-12-2009, 08:43 AM.

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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by snal View Post
    "funnies"?????
    Well....everything between 26.965 (CH1) and 27.405 (CH40) is "reserved" for citizens' band radio....."funnies" refers to out-of-bounds tuning.....the Ranger 29xx series allow these freqs to be used.....with proper licensing, of course....*ahem*...:rolleyes:....*whistles innocent melody*

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