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sgordon70 12-06-2012 07:39 AM

no thread for CB's so I'm here
 
Anyone have a cost effective solution for a CB comm system? I dont't have a need for rider to rider comms but would like to hear the chatter of truckers etc while on the road. Looking out for dangerous traffic conditions, etc. Where can I find used JMCB's if possible.

Emmbeedee 12-06-2012 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by sgordon70 (Post 20189743)
Anyone have a cost effective solution for a CB comm system? I dont't have a need for rider to rider comms but would like to hear the chatter of truckers etc while on the road. Looking out for dangerous traffic conditions, etc. Where can I find used JMCB's if possible.

How does this relate to a GPS subject area?

sgordon70 12-06-2012 08:26 AM

It doesn't. Which is why I titled it the way I did.

Emmbeedee 12-06-2012 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by sgordon70 (Post 20190046)
It doesn't. Which is why I titled it the way I did.

I'm sure it'll be moved to the right forum before long.

sgordon70 12-06-2012 08:59 AM

even better

9Dave 12-07-2012 03:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Emmbeedee (Post 20190261)
I'm sure it'll be moved to the right forum before long.

:nod

Moved to Equipment.....

lhendrik 12-07-2012 04:56 AM

Maybe you could put a Want To Buy (WTB) listing in the Flea Market, Gear area since you want seem to want to buy a JMCB? Just go to the Flea Market section, Gear section and start a new thread. Do you need help doing that? Just ask and someone will help you.

If you are asking for advice on which CB to get, I'm sure someone will chime in here on their experience.

Finally, and maybe to the point, I have experience with the Midland portable CB (This one: http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...utm_medium=CSE). It was great for listening to truckers talk about crap, but I was unable to transmit more than five feet, given the non existent ground plane of the BMW LT. Someone who wanted to spend some time getting the antenna situation right could probably improve that to a few more yards......good luck.

sgordon70 12-07-2012 06:49 AM

Thanks man. Much appreciated.

jsb223 12-07-2012 08:31 AM

The Midland 75-822 in the cheapest way to get into a CB com setup on a bike.

Get a good external antenna (FireStik) and a headset from MotoComm, a mount from mountguys
and your done.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...ssolorr010.jpg

The JMCB is a nice setup but is rather expensive but does offer dual headsets, built in MP3 input, etc.

lhendrik 12-07-2012 09:30 AM

No affiliation but I found this lowest cost Midland offer: http://www.nextwarehouse.com/item/?1057130_p3g

Just buy the Firestik and you are good to go as stated above.

sintax 12-07-2012 10:25 AM

Not so much CB related, but I am assembling my comm system...

Rugged Radios MC-Basic headset
yaesu vx7r ( 440mhz, 2m, 6m )

I'm sure you could rig in a handheld CB if you wanted, but I dont know why you would want to.

BigChris99 12-07-2012 12:59 PM

I'm a driver, CB's USED to be a great tool of the trade, you could get information/help if needed. Not so much anymore. Now days it's more about who can run the biggest linear and use the foulest language. It gets old fast. Oh yeah, I hope you speak and understand spanish too.

sgordon70 12-07-2012 01:02 PM

wow..good info. thanks Chris.

Snarky 12-07-2012 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by BigChris99 (Post 20199299)
I'm a driver, CB's USED to be a great tool of the trade, you could get information/help if needed. Not so much anymore. Now days it's more about who can run the biggest linear and use the foulest language. It gets old fast. Oh yeah, I hope you speak and understand spanish too.

Fact. i got a CB in my FJ. It's just redneck swearing, blasted loudly, but not clear, and espanol all over the 'emergency' channels. I leave mine off unless I'm on the trail with another vehicle with a radio.

BigChris99 12-07-2012 02:15 PM

Your very welcome......... let me add that if you want to use a CB for say bike to bike comms, they work great for that. When I did my Iron Butt ride, I rode with a buddy, we both rode GoldWings with CB's, it made a world of difference to be able to communicate about everything, and just to BS and pass the time/miles. Find a clear channel, usually way up high and use it that way. That, and since CB's aren't as popular as they once were, the price and the sizes have come down a lot. Good luck.


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