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Old 12-06-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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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?
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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It doesn't. Which is why I titled it the way I did.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:32 AM   #6
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I'm sure it'll be moved to the right forum before long.


Moved to Equipment.....
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:56 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:49 AM   #8
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Thanks man. Much appreciated.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:31 AM   #9
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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.



The JMCB is a nice setup but is rather expensive but does offer dual headsets, built in MP3 input, etc.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:30 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #11
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Not so much CB related, but I am assembling my comm system...

Rugged Radios MC-Basic headset
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I'm sure you could rig in a handheld CB if you wanted, but I dont know why you would want to.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:02 PM   #13
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wow..good info. thanks Chris.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:10 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #15
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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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