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WEST MOUNTAIN RADIO “ClearSpeech” DSP Speaker

Discussion in 'CB and Export Equipment and Accessories' started by Slowmover, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. Tinman

    Tinman Member

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    I would be willing to sell you mine.
    I'm not sure the best way to make personal contact so let me know.
    I have PayPal.


     
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  2. Slowmover

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    I’ll send a PM later today. Thx.
     
  3. Tinman

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    I don't see anywhere to send it receive PM's that's why I am not sure how to communicate.
    I will give you my email and we can exchange numbers from there.
    rightofrights@yahoo.com
     
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  4. Slowmover

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    PM sent

    Next to your avatar at this page top where your post responses are enumerated. Click on that and you’ll see the PM bar to its left.

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  5. r carl

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    They have been on back order since July and keep extending the ship date. I'm sure the 12/31 ship date will be extended, :whistle:
     
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  7. jdchet

    jdchet Supporting Member

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    Ordered one from GigaParts yesterday! It will be here tomorrow, according to FedEx. You convinced me Slowmover! Still many small things to do with my install in the VNL Volvo........it's a never ending quest!

    JD
     
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    r carl Well-Known Member

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    You didn't order the $79 speaker did you?
     
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  9. jdchet

    jdchet Supporting Member

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    Not for $199! Plus there is a $30 rebate from West Mountain if you buy from them or an authorized dealer.

    JD
     
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  10. Slowmover

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    I guarantee that from now on you’ll swap a dozen radios before you again accept non-DSP audio.

    The need to make CORRECT decisions in an eighteen-wheeler can’t be overemphasized.

    Saving time or not losing money is incentive enough. Practicality. Mines paid for itself one-hundred times.

    But, it’s the calm that comes of knowing the problem well out ahead . . and being able to focus on the behavior of drivers around me so that my choices (lane change, exit to another road, etc) are as smooth as if there’s no problem awaiting us ahead.

    I want to safely (smoothly) make the changes in my trip to keep things friction-free.

    One now has a larger radius of distance (the bubble) from which to decipher signals.

    The problems in discussion aren’t always in the words themselves.
    Being able to hear how someone is using his voice IS BIG.

    Truth or Falsehood, I’m hearing? Baiting someone slyly, or just being a GP ass? Audio detail can make or break this distinction since I can’t see the other man.

    Some stuff gets tossed out there just to see if it’s heard (understood). For this alone will you say a prayer of thanks.

    Give us a write-up here (consider it) about how you tackle the fleet spec problem of good antenna mounts & whips on that VNL, please.

    I can rattle off how to make things “better” in a 579 or 680. An FL Evo. Re-assure other drivers it’s common-sense work worth the patience. My advice ain’t world-shaking, but it’s the difference between 1-mile and out to 5-6 miles.

    With the WM RADIO CLEARSPEECH DSP SPEAKER that gets even better.

    Keep
    your Motor Carrier Atlas at hand. Truck-stop pocket guide. (Assume phones and GPS go down some day). Always ready.

    You’ll find, as I have, that the other men who’ve taken radio seriously are looking for each other. To figure a way out or past, is as serious as sliding on ice AND as much fun as playing tag football in junior high. At the same time.

    We have been reading from the same prayer book.

    High-speed figurin’ & connivin’. (Changing the play after the signals are called and ball is in motion; their biggest guy just went right, so a fake . . . and, if I can bounce the Drives off that curb to stop the slide, I can still make the turn onto State 29 the other two are telling me about).

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  11. Slowmover

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    I was recently making a chart (part-diagram) of the CB rig for my son. The problem-of-the-day was in noise abatement.

    I don’t have that chart at hand, but to treat each end of each jumper or power line with ferrites (Radio — Amp — Coax; then add this speaker) it was eighteen (18) ferrites of different sizes and shapes. Mix 31. To add Mix 61 it was 2X that. (future spares).

    If you can’t get the CLEARSPEECH speaker, you’ll still want (IMO) ferrites to use as “insurance”. Go sideways, but still be chasing noise in a mobile environment.

    Great as is the speaker, it’s simply the biggest improvement for quality audio (given the rest is as good as can be), but it’s a percentage thing we’re chasing. Ferrites are another significant help.

    PALOMAR ENGINEERS is having a sale right now. There are other (cheaper) vendors, but the PE site will get you to thinking, also.

    Speaker AND ferrites. Order of buying which first matters little. I believe (strongly) one wants both.

    Your service truck ought to be a vehicle easier to control noise than a Class 8. Roof puck or ball mount to get something above the AVION (I guarantee) you want.

    Antenna feed-point (12-15 bead choke on coax under headliner) then ferrites or better filters after radio and after amp.

    Speaker is a given. Radios come & go. But antenna and power systems need what TLC you can muster. (Again, IMO).

    I notice the UNION PACFIC service vehicles run a PA aimed rearward from headache rack. With genset or other gear working, that’s a helluva thing for 11-Meter across a PA to overcome.

    My experience has been:
    He helps those who help themselves.

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  12. jdchet

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    Well, as they say, trucks aren't what they used to be! It has been an exasperating experience so far setting up my radio system! I've was off the road and out of the radio hobby from 2010-2019. I was pretty active in the radio hobby from 1995-2010. It was fairly easy to set up an antenna system in a '95 KW T800 and put in my Galaxy 77hml, FC 390 freq. counter, KLV 203p, and Aries 460 power/swr meter and shoot skip to my hearts content! Not to mention the multiple other radios I tried out in that truck and the pickup! That included an Antron 99 mounted on the pickup hitch for some stationary DX fun! The Volvo isn't too bad at first, but finding the myriad sources of RFI has been challenging! My next big purchase is going to be a RigExpert analyzer so I have the proper tool to dial in the antenna system. Santa is on the way with that! Probably going to be grounding the doors to the cab, etc. The body of the Volvo VNL is steel so that should help. I presently am running a 5 foot Firestick 2 on a screw in Bird Perch on the driver's door. Coax routing is not perfect but seems okay for now. I also need to properly wire up the power for the Stryker 955 that I'm using now. Probably going to switch over to the Anytone 6666 that I purchased on Flebay (allegedly tuned by His Highness in the New Mexico desert according to the seller) that I kinda like better than the 955. Not crazy about the 955.
    Oh well the quest continues! I truly have learned alot reading your threads and others regarding installs on the new trucks. Watch.............I'll probably get this truck right and the company will hand me the keys to a brandy new one! Shit..............

    JD
     
  13. Slowmover

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    Build runs as harnesses. Like buying a replacement set at the dealer. “Custom” install has a different meaning. I can remove it for next truck. Or not.

    What year model VNL? There are those who’ve bypassed the under-dash AM/FM/WX splitter to run a new co-phase out to the mirrors (which I’d want to try).

    Contributor fourstringburn runs an Amateur set-up as a company driver on a Cornbinder. A very nicely-done SIRIO experiment (which I’d try second).

    Any and all of his comments on mobile are worth chasing (just start reading his posts).

    We all benefit (thanks, also).

    I also need an AA. Price has come down at DX-E on Rig Expert.
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  14. jdchet

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    2016 VNL 670
    I ran a separate coax to my antenna after I upgraded from a stock Uniden PC78 some months back bypassing the antenna multiplexer. I learned the hard way with my 95 KW that you never trust OEM coax! Blew up a highly modified Superstar 120FM radio that I had back then! I prefer to run a single driver's side antenna for simplicity. I highly recommend staying away from stock Volvo antennas. They do work, but the whips and their mounts don't hold up well at all. Passenger side antenna and mount fell off my truck last Friday and my FM radio reception went in the tank! Hello Spotify! It'll be replaced at my next service in a week or so.

    JD
     
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  15. jdchet

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    Building runs is an idea I hadn't considered. My concern regarding my company is they seem to be going back to Freightliners! I have read that they can present different challenges in regards to radio. There is a rumor that the next batch may be Volvos so who knows?

    JD
     

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