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falcon5nz wrote:My only issue with dual band (and this possibly is coming more from an AREC perspective than a straight out ham one) is that you lose one rig, you lose all comms. With a dedicated VHF & UHF you lose one, due to a fault, drowning, busted aerial, bullet hole etc you still have some form of radio. Same for having a 70cm rig that you can have PRS in, while it's handy and my Baofeng does have some programmed, I like having seperate radios to allow you to monitor 70cm as well. Obviously I feel a bit different about HF gear.
falcon5nz wrote:I have PRS mounted where my ash tray was, and a UBCT-8 scanner DIN mounted under the head unit. I have a VHF Tait 2020 about to arrive back from repair as well as a Realistic TRC-453 CB that I need to get back and install. And a 706 with remote head kit might be good for you. At the Jock White and similar we have put the 706 in the cab and used it to get some separation.
The truck has 2 plugs on it 240VAC and 12VDC. It is plugged into 12v in the shed at all times. There is a manual battery isolator that links batteries when driving or on charge,and seperates them so the starting batter isn't discharged while operating. The 249 VAC connection runs all the lghts power points and a PSU to charge batteries in the field. We also have an inverter for 240 stuff. In the back cabin we have 2 bunks, sink, gas cooker. Radio-wise, all Icom for some reason, no ones sure how it happened it just did. R7000 Receiver, Commercial VHF, UHF (IC-410) & HF (F7000), IC 2820 D-Star dual band, 2 Ham VHF, 706 HF & airband.
No other pictures at the moment but I'll try and get some. Anything in particular?
Gyxx wrote:Channel 11 on 27Mhz CB is the truckies CB channel in NZ. Back in the day it was very busy and is still worth a listen if you're heading on up the highway. Probably the only AM CB channel still in regular use.
Gyxx wrote:Right you are 26 MHz for NZ...
Not that I have the CB on very often these days. It's been so long since I've had an AM contact that whenever I do put it on I just leave it on 11 and catch the odd truck coming down the Haywards or on SH2.
Like so many I cut my teeth on AM CB and then moved onto SSB rigs before getting my Ham ticket. I hope we don't lose the HF CB band it's still quite a handy wee band in it's own right.
lax2wlg wrote:Is that like saying 'she's hot, for a crackwhore??
tgaguy1 wrote:I have a question for those that run an AM CB.
When I have my AM CB radio on (with aerial mounted on front bullbar) and I use my Garmin Nuvi GPS; the GPS has trouble staying locked onto satellites. When I turn the radio off, the GPS has no problem staying locked on.
Has anyone else come across this and if so, is it a function of aerial location or will the AM signal interfere regardless?
I find UHF radio has no interference at all with the GPS.
DieselBoy wrote:I feel the urge to get my license building
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