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Any CB Experts...
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:33:39 AM »
I recently installed a small Uniden CB in my hunting rig but can't get it to receive or send any transmissions.  The CB is new but old, found this unopened box in the attic, can't even remember where I got it. :chuckle:

I'm looking for some tips from anyone with experience with this type of issue.  I hooked up the power and ground properly as well as the coax and antenna but still no signal and there seems to be a lot of static from the engine too.  I tried testing this with my Motorola Handheld radio.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 11:44:48 AM »
I am no expert.

But Motorola's operate on different frequency than CB I think.

If you are keying the mic and the needle is moving right, I would think you are broadcasting.
Turn on the radio and turn down the squelch to see if you hear anyone talking.

Or pick a popular channel like 19 and ask for a radio check. See if you get a response.
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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 11:46:28 AM »
The little handheld radios that people carry hunting operate on a different wavelength and will not work with a cb.
Does the cb have a gauge or lights that move when you key the mic?
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 12:13:22 PM by Woodchuck »
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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 11:49:36 AM »
The Motorola's that you buy has handhelds for hunting cannot communicate with Citizen Band. They operate on FRS or GMRS.

If you are looking for a truck base that will communicate with Rhinos Cabelas sells a plug and play radio the plugs into you 12vol t for $100.00. Comes with ant. and gives out 5 watts of power.
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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 11:52:27 AM »
What kind of antennae do you have? Magnetic or bumper mount.?????
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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 11:53:33 AM »
I agree the little Motorola radios are a different frequency but he could be talking about the handheld cb one.

You might need a noise filter on the positive side, depending on where your pulling the power from. I would eliminate the possible power and ground issues and go straight to the battery to rule them out. What antenna are you using?

Also make sure your not trying to send/receive from inside of a metal pole type building. Every one I have had didn't like operating inside the metal building.

Finding a good CB tech seems difficult these days.

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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2017, 11:54:34 AM »
I thought C/Bs went the way of 8 tracks, havenít seen one in decades.  Do people still use them?

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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2017, 11:59:08 AM »
I thought C/Bs went the way of 8 tracks, havenít seen one in decades.  Do people still use them?

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Fairly certain most if not all log trucks, rock/gravel trucks out in the woods and semi-trucks on the interstate still have and use them daily....
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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2017, 12:00:05 PM »
Most big rigs have CB and most logging trucks operate on CB.
If you ever been around active logging areas you will often see a Channel number posted at the road entrance.
Logging trucks announce there locations to other trucks so they can plan to pass each other on narrow roads.
As you go up the logging roads you will often see mileage markers on trees. The log trucks announce they are at a certain mile marker so they know when they are getting close to each other.
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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2017, 12:05:31 PM »
CB is the preferred choice because depending on your set up you could broadcast hundreds of miles.
It is not uncommon to here folks from Texas on a CB in Washington. A process called SKIP allows the transmission to bounce off cloud cover and cover large distances as I understand it.


But I am no expert a nd may be wrong.

CB has been making a come back. And any off road or hunting rig should have it. I carry a handheld CB in my truck.
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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 12:08:16 PM »
Breaker ,Breaker, Huntwa for the CP,
This is the ghosthunter were trying. Whays your 10-20?
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Re: Any CB Experts...
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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2017, 12:09:53 PM »
The little handheld radios that people carry hunting operate on a different wavelength and will not work with a cb.
Does the cb have a gauge or lights that move when you key the mic?

That's probably my issue with a different wave length.  The particular unit does not have a gauge, it's fairly simple but the tx light comes on when the mic is keyed.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 12:13:40 PM by Woodchuck »
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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2017, 12:11:45 PM »
The little handheld radios that people carry hunting operate on a different wavelength and will not work with a cb.
Does the cb have a gauge or lights that move when you key the mic?

That's probably my issue with a different wave length.  The particular unit does not have a gauge, it's fairly simple but the tx light comes on when the mic is keyed.
That is a good indicator that you are transmitting. Set it on channel 19 and go for a drive, I bet you will hear folks on it.  :tup:
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Re: Any CB Experts...
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2017, 12:12:13 PM »
What kind of antennae do you have? Magnetic or bumper mount.?????

It's a bumper mount per-se but I fabbed an aluminum mount that has the antenna between the hood and the fender.
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