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Jay Pat

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Posted: 06/17/12 09:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

SCVJeff wrote:

Jay Pat wrote:

Mike 4947,
Are you talking white face or black face Johnson?
Golden Eagle?
Lafeytte, Comstat 25B?
Turner plus 3?
Moonraker?
Hygain Afterburner?
Pat
Here's a few more:
D-104 (shame for forgetting that one)
TRAM
Buddy Base


You got me on TRAM and Buddy Base.....
Don't have a clue what that is...

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To the OP, sorry for getting off topic.....
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Ditto to the Op

TRAM was a Browning Golden Eagle class radio. At least the base, the mobile was something rebadged.

Buddy Base was a seperate Tx/ Rx system like the Browning, except the transmitter final was a 6146 and could make 45-50W without breathing hard. It was built by Ron Comm out here in Los Angeles in the 60-70's. He also made a beam antenna called a Gizmachi that looked like a Mercedes symbol if looked at the antenna on end. It's polarization pattern was ~45 degrees, making it a great skip talker since there was essentially equal power on both poles.


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Normally your best mount is a roof mount but with a cabover you may need to go with truckers mirror mounts. Problem with an aluminum of fiberglass body it's difficult to establish a ground plane.


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Thanks all. Did not know of the Walcott site. The hood mount looks like it would work. I don't want to get big into the CB's I just want to listen and talk a little when the traffic stops. I do have one more question, where do you take the antenna wire thru the firewall?

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ol man the memories
my second CB was Black face johnson

and too many more to remember, my last one was a midland rebadge made by 'u' something
wth a nice 20w output on ssb and a couple mini switches the shifted the pll chip for a total 100+ channels

built my own phased 4 element roof mount system
four antenna specialist fiberglass whips,
mounted on the four corners of my van and a coax switch box up front with the proper length delay lines , I course use them as phase pairs beamed fwd backward or to either side

me and a friend of mine built tube type linears with biasing and fwd modulation, the cleanest sound money could by
he did the mobile units, I did the base units, many different sizes , although my 1 tuber was the most popular as was his 1 tube mobile using a high freq toroid xfrmr in the power supply

he was Coffee Pot, and I was Hot Wire, we had a. pretty good rep in the Midwest 30+ years go
the truckers on i-65 loved us, we kept them talking and with out making garbage hash

those d-104 always set those Browning's off with ping every time the mic was keyed up
I never did have one of those golden eagles but they sure were nice


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Ah.... the good ol' days...

2 years ago I handed the CB repair guy at Gamblers in Quartzsite literally thousands of parts that will keep him fay for a lifetime. That included 50W transistors used by the cute little Palomar linears, and pre-drivers, finals and mod transformers for a variety of radios still made that make an easy 12-15W on stock radios. He about fell on the floor, but I wanted it all to go to a good home.

I'm sure it'll go to 10Mtr service..... right?

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Glad we're getting a chance to confess our sins. Hope Uncle Charlie's not monitoring this. I still have my Palomar 100 mobile. Wonder if the relay still works after 30 years in the closet.

Built a few tube type units myself. Had a source for some old tv transformers that would make the 8950's glow after about 30 seconds.

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