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Redneck pirate cb station

Discussion in 'Station & Mobile Pics' started by Rwb, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Rwb

    Rwb Active Member

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    Was wanting to get swr close on this old stick.crowbar is stuck deep in ground so i shined it up n clamped the pole to it n got swr set.
    After i got it mounted on my roof i was shocked swr didnt change.had this old stick antenna 25 years n finally opened the tattered box n put it up.
    When i was about done i just had to shoot some photos.yes i know looks like walmart people


     
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  2. sunbulls

    sunbulls Well-Known Member

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    Dog house for the hound…Check
    Old broken half buried plastic hubcap (substitute frisbee for the hound)…Check
    Old shotgun shell casing on the ground…Check
    Possum trap…Check

    What’s missing? A couple flip top empty fruit jars. They're being refilled back in the woods.;)
     
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  3. Rwb

    Rwb Active Member

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    Yes with clear spirits. Full jugs promote serilization of blood lol
     
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    357magnum Well-Known Member

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    Sorry sounds like my place ! No dog house he stays with me but the rest .... Hey all my "Kin" is from Wv were my heart is even though I live in Ri now ! You know you can use that stuff in your wheeler's Right ?:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  5. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    That version of the road talker is a really nice radio. I got one the first week they were out.(Now I have four of them) I was living out in the boondocks where Land Lines were not available and electrical was iffy during storms. The dual power is what attracted me to it.
     
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  6. Rwb

    Rwb Active Member

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    Yes mine goes in too.got a straynthat uses it.
    Yes those roadtalkers are nice.quality we cant buy new today.smt is just junk
     
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  7. Martian

    Martian Active Member

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    I am curious.
    Why are SMT radios "junk"?
     
  8. Rwb

    Rwb Active Member

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    i got 1 smt not much to do to it.picks up noise.not as smooth as older radios but thats simply my opinion.but hey some like ford some chevy n some like dodge too
     
  9. sunbulls

    sunbulls Well-Known Member

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    You're broad brushing an entire category by using a term like "junk". I could go into a lot of pros and cons of both the old school through hole boards vs. the SMT boards, but it would be too lengthy and subjective. Do you like your multi-function cell phone, it's ultra small SMT, or would you rather use an old touch tone phone? Probably not.
     
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  10. Rwb

    Rwb Active Member

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    Uh the smartphone i got is a pos.been having trouble with it.gets hot locks up and just out of warrenty
     
  11. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    SMT versus "Junk" - hmmm...

    Well, go make some popcorn because this explanation might start an agreement or argument debate...

    SMT I'm thinking you are referring to SMD (SMT can be confused with other monograms) So the electronics industry has adopted the term SMD to equate to Surface Mount DEVICES. The term refers to devices soldered only on the surface of a Phenolic board. Not Thru - Hole meaning the item is a "Discrete" and uses Thru-Hole mounting where the hole is drilled and the part is soldered UNDENEATH the board to a foil trace on the Phenolic board.

    With that out of the way, I will also add this - SMD has it's merits - we have hand-held devices that we wrap ourselves around trees and smash into public buildings due to our fascination with them and what they can do for us.

    Thinning the herd is one way to look at it...

    Others are that they take an otherwise bulk heavy thing that contains a substance similar to what got a whole bunch of people in trouble over when it came to paying water bills and where that water came from (Hooray? Were on the map---) originally. Instead they put it in a tiny little package that uses less of the aforementioned material and instead raised the prices of fillings for teeth by using a stuff than Paul Simon once made a mint from a song using the title "Kodachrome".

    Today, with these tiny little devices, we now have better entertainment as we slam our selves past concrete barriers, Road construction events and otherwise poor and nasty directional control and shuffle off this mortal coil as we dive headfirst into places like the San Francisco bay - bay while dodging feces, homeless people and an occasional displaced CEO (in transition, they say).

    And to think this all started in Silicone, er - I mean - Silicon Valley. :D

    SMD can work, and work well if the engineers know what they are doing in layout and installing the innards correctly - they can provide a good performance level that needs no further adjustments except for those done at the factory.

    Thru hole - though, gives you the ability to modify the design to suit needs like noise level performance as well as Selectivity and Sensitivity.

    It's (the radios') - performance can be tailored to fit the need to the user - not the user to the radio that replaced the need of another radio because the original is outdated and no longer can be repaired. (perhaps both the User and The Radio are this way, but one can be trained - somewhat - to perform tasks that were not needed earlier - like reading an Owners Manual and things like Follow These Instructions)

    SMD radios can be junk - especially if they are "copycats" from other designs - that simply tells us thru the now shorted $$$ user that they are not satisfied with the feel, performance and overall quality of a device that uses tiny little chips smaller and thinner than human hairs and that their eyes cannot resolve readily. The radio was made to a standard but they don't know what that standard is. They didn't learn in the process of making it how to make it better for the next user - they simply made it cheaper.

    I guess the word is out - cheaper. So in a way, it fulfills a salesman's advantage - Cheap, Quality, Performance - choose any two...

    :+> Andy <+:
     
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  12. Riverman71

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    Quality - that's an interesting term. I seem to recall hearing such a word years ago. Most folks today seem only interested in high performance at a cheap price.

    Give me Quality.
    For my second choice, either of the other two will do. Doesn't matter.
     
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    Quality...yes and quality control.sling parts in pass it along thevassembly line package n ship never see quality control n rake in those $$$$$
     
  14. sunbulls

    sunbulls Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Andy. I knew someone like yourself would provide the extensive review that I tried to avoid. I appreciate the performance from some of my 23ch and even early 60's tube radios(after a recap and tune), but I'm also crazy about my Baofeng and similar clones.
     
  15. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    I don't have any true issues with SMD devices - and like you, I appreciate having a good quality unit either SMD or Discrete - that does the job it's been "hired" to do and doesn't let me down.

    The only issue I had is a lot of kids are losing out on the finds and discoveries that discrete devices offer a type of intuitive feel to the final product as they assemble it piece by piece...

    The "wrap around trees" - part? That's real.

    Senselessview1.jpg

    The cars' driver lost both legs, it is still unclear just why he had to cross the centerline - but distracted driving is one of several charges being placed against him.

    Happened on a Sunday morning, the other vehicle - both died - they were in their lane waiting to make a left turn when he drifted over into theirs across the centerline. This happened less than 500 feet from me - and we were at church.

    It sux man, big time - to see how a device like a phone, or tablet - cause such a mess and loss of life. CB may have issues with itself - but I have far less evidence of CB induced crashes and events caused by CB'ers doing this type of damage.

    It's why I have issue around Menu Driven radios that take the driver out of view thru the windshield and into the dashboard - and if not careful - the results can be terminally permanent.

    Ok, I'd better step down from this thread - I've done' plain taken the plane to Milwaukee and asked for breath mints for me and the pilots ....

    Sigh...

    Hi_Jack=Off...
     
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