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  1. M

    Who ordered a Uniden 980?

    I 2nd that. My 400HD is sitting on a shelf waiting for a 980 but my local guy won't touch one. So I need to order it from someone that can set it up right. :cursing:
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    peaked output & detune??

    The radio was modded before I got it, I just want to get it turned back down to run my palomar.
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    peaked output & detune??

    I picked up a cheap swr/watt meter today just to get a rough idea what my uniden pc78ltw was doing before I spent the time and money (couple hrs drive one way) taking it to be detuned for my amp. Radio dead keys about 6watt and swings about 50 :confused1: I know it is a cheap meter so lets...
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    Different Look At 102" Whip Discussion

    When I had mine mounted on the rollbar the needle never moved when I would check the SWR, Someone told me that SWR being too low was a bad thing so I went to 12' of coax and that got them to 1.3. As for drive throughs, My truck is not drive through friendly anyway.
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    Different Look At 102" Whip Discussion

    When I first started using a 102" I had in on a ball mount with about 20' of coax and no spring. I don't recall what the swr was but they were acceptable for a stock radio. But I started having trouble with the mount grounding out. When I set up my next truck I made a mount that mounted to my...
  6. M

    CB hot car storage, and 29 LTD Classic mods

    Sorry I guess I should have said he is running a 102" .
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    CB hot car storage, and 29 LTD Classic mods

    I have a few questions but will try to keep this as short as I can. A friend only drives his pickup when he needs to and sometimes it can sit for 2 or 3 months between use, He enjoys having a CB in it but they seem to quit working while the truck is parked. He has always bought just...
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    Antenna mounting. Humming, trees, garages, etc.

    I can not comment on the hum with the 102" as I have never noticed it in my truck. I would suspect it is electrical, Fuel pump, Alt, fuel injecters, Spedometer sending unit and such. They used to make noise filters that wired into the power wires that helped some. I personally love the...
  9. M

    Coax questions for 102" and Wilson 1000

    The 1000 is gone, The guy thought it could not be replaced and junked it.
  10. M

    Coax questions for 102" and Wilson 1000

    Thanks guys, I didn't know if something noticeably better was out there or not.
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    Coax questions for 102" and Wilson 1000

    I have to replace the coax on on my truck. I have been running rg8x on my 102" , Should I stick with the rg8x or is there something better for use with the extra wattage of the palomar 400? Also is it possable to replace the coax on a Wilson 1000? A friend has one but the coax is damaged...
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    Uniden PC78LTW mods

    I think a swing mod is what he called it. Don't recall for sure. Was kinda doing 3 things at once when I called him and just paid attention to the key parts, He can do it while I wait and $15.
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    Trucker 2000, 62" whip, or??????

    Thanks Gamegetter, I keep forgetting it is still basicly a bottom loaded antenna. As for her radio, It will eather be my old 29 ltd or a old uniden pro510 due to room in the S15 cab.
  14. M

    How many truckers are running VHF ? Is CB dying ?

    I live fairly close to a industral park and hear the guards giving direction to truckers all the time. But the other day a trucker came into a local store asking what gate to enter and looked at me like I was stupid for telling him radio the guard shack. He had no radio at all in his truck.
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    Uniden PC78LTW mods

    I called the C.B. Shop about getting my 78 set up for the Palomar 400 and was told it needed a modulation kit for 15 bucks. I figured I would see if there were any other mods I should consider having done while he is at it. Also I don't want to run the amp all the time, Can it be set up to...
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    Trucker 2000, 62" whip, or??????

    64" whip??? Anyone ever run the 64" whip from radio shack? I understand the 1000 on the roof is better than the trucker on the bedside, But what about the 64? Even mounted on the bedside it would have atleast 46" above the cab.
  17. M

    Palomar ELITE 400 HD input wattage?

    Ok thanks for the info, I will put it on a shelf untill I can get them on a watt meter and see what they are doing. Pro151: Any idea what the actual output is? Also can anyone recomend a good watt/swr meter that will read the low wattage as well as 500-600 watts?
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    Trucker 2000, 62" whip, or??????

    Ok I surrender, Wilson 1000 mag mount it is. Thanks again.
  19. M

    Palomar ELITE 400 HD input wattage?

    I just picked up a used Palomar elite 400 hd with a cooling fan. I am planning on putting this in my truck to replace the little 100 watt box I am putting in the wifes truck. I have a Uniden PC78 that is supposed to be peaked and tuned and a bone stock Cobra 29, I assume the 78 will be too...
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    Trucker 2000, 62" whip, or??????

    I thought about the 1000, Just didn't really want a mag mount. But no way am I drilling a hole in the cab. So that may be my only option. I was wanting to see if there might be a diffrent option.