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The Anytone "Smart CB"...Opinions?

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Hurricane145, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Hurricane145

    Hurricane145 Active Member

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    I ma curious what you guys think of the Anytone Smart CB. Most of the reviews are pretty good. It sure is small, almost exactly the size of a 3.5 inch floppy drive but with about 1 1/2 inches less depth. Not a lot of features but that is okay with me. I wonder how they are with any engine noise.
    I tend to like more traditional and non export CB radios but the super small size is very attractive for easy mounting for me.
    Anyone have any experience with one of these?
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  2. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    Got 2.messed 1 up my fault.
    First 1 was better than second 1.2nd picks up a little noise first 1 was quiet.but either 1 hooked to a lil wil on the hood of my 91 dodge ram it has talked 15 miles on high power recieves more than you hear too.kinda tricky at first with buttons but after couple days its easy to make changes.i did the op2 mod unsolder op1 bridge op2 .that lets you switch from 4 watts to 10 watts plus extra bands.if i was steady nuff id install a 3 position toggle swith to use op1 ,op2 and straight 40 cb channels.i got mine for $58. Free shipping from ebay
     
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    Heard one local on the chicom cb. Sounded very stock, but it had all the bling.
     
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  4. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    I think they vary in quality.both of mine are loud and clear on tx ive been told.however like i said first 1 i messed up was lots quiter on recieve.but many channels and hi n low power.
    Simon the wizard shows how to turn low power down to run a pill box.
    You get a lot for 58 bucks if your willing to do the mod.
    IT WONT OPERATE ON OUR 40 CB CHANNELS WITHOUT THE MOD whiter its op2 or just unbridge op1.
     
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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    I would like to find some ribbon tape.i had to take my first 1 apart n accidently tore the ribbon tape
     
  7. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

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    I wish it came with an tiny HT style microphone.
     
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  8. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    Yes would be nice
     
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    A Kenwood MC-43S would be my choice. It's a electric condenser mic like Smart's stock mic. It also has up and down buttons and the Kenwood's mic build quality and sound is much better. For good reason I know a lot of people are using Kenwood mics for their Chinese HT's now, myself included To bad Smart didn't apply a standard 8 pin jack to their radio like Kenwood and Alinco. I'm sure changing the jack out would be a pain, but if I had one and seen there's enough room, that's the first thing I would attempt.
     
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    Me too, it's kinda dumb putting a big Paul Bunyan mic on such a tiny radio.
     
  11. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    This guy put a channel knob on one.

     
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  12. Hurricane145

    Hurricane145 Active Member

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    That's a worthwhile mod!
    The mic does look pretty big. Looks funny next to a tiny radio.
    With a stiff enough piece of coax you wouldn't need to mount the radio! :D
     
  13. Mudfoot

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    The wireless Uniden mic would be OK.
     
  14. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    What gets to me ,such a little thing but carries a vicious bite.i opened the small hole you speak in on the mic n helped modulation.
    Skip was rolling n i chatted with a fellow in fla from my driveway in southwest mo using my lil wil
     
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