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Audiovox mcb 10,whats the good,the bad,and the ugly on them?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by Rwb, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    I usually would ignor a hand held but i find i kinda need 1.
    On the farm we got 6 trucks,i never drive same truck.be time consuming to change radio daily even hourly. I made an offer on 1 new in box on ebay and its mine. Some places where i load and unl0ad i need a cb to get orders or give orders.
    I looked at some other brands and they all looked alike,j.c.pennys,sears 4 others cant remember all the brands.controls in same places same antenna might need a change on that make a connector change.


     

  2. nomadradio

    nomadradio Analog Retentive

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    Don't remember ever seeing an Audiovox MCB10. Not listed anywhere I can find.

    Comparing 40 year-old radios is a bit tricky.

    They do all have one thing in common.

    Age.

    JC Penney and Sears haven't sold a new CB in decades. Might want to consider newer stuff if your objective is reliability.

    73
     
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  3. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    Its new in the box.but it looks like several other brands just diffrent logo.only gave $15.00 including shipping so im not out a fortune.was hoping somebody used 1 or worked on 1 and see what they discovered about them.
     
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    Rwb Sr. Member

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    s-l400 (2).jpg s-l400 (1).jpg
    here it is in container and out
     
  5. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    s-l400 (4).jpg s-l400 (3).jpg
    Here is the j,c.penny same radio just diffrent color face.seen some other brands looks the same,sears cant remember all of them
     
  6. Chevboy0167

    Chevboy0167 Well-Known Member

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    Good looking girl for sure but like nomad said.... age of the internal components. I would pop the hood and look for any electrolytic caps and such. Maybe pull 1 out and throw it on a component tester to see if the value has degraded. May be other parts in there that time is unkind to.

    I had 1 of these for a bit as a backup in cars/trucks. Works but not win any pileups on the 19! LOL

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/MIDLAND-RA...888058&hash=item4d906561bb:g:qW0AAOSwKLZcnTTn
     
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  7. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    as for power we go to ch 12 at 1 place,15 at another,8 at 1 place usually little traffic, wont be talking half mile tops
     
  8. 9C1Driver

    9C1Driver Sr. Member

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    That's good because with that antenna you will be lucky to get a mile of range. It kinda looks like one of those emergency cb radio's that people keep in their trunk when they would go on vacation.
     
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  9. Rwb

    Rwb Sr. Member

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    Thats what it is. I probably will look at making an adapter and using a better antenna. But i just need to talk maybe quarter mile tops,sometimes guy on loader at quarry is that far and he has to drive to crusher where im told to wait,if i have a cb he can tell me where to go to load saving us both time
     
  10. jkp1

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    Buy a Uniden 520xl and lil will mag mount antenna for each truck. plug the radio into the power port and stick the antenna on the roof, Cheap and effective.
     
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  11. Rwb

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    already bought this audiovox.
     

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