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.
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
Options, always have options, and the journey goes much smoother ....
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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.
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?