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Found the perfect CB radio for an E24

Post by hornhospital » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:50 pm

I don't know if any of you have had a Citizen Band radio in the past, or maybe even still have and use one. I'm more oriented toward Amateur radio, but for short range communication it's hard to beat a CB (cell phones notwithstanding). Browsing eBay for a radio I came across this one. Perfect!
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Re: Found the perfect CB radio for an E24

Post by olympia57 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:49 am

Well that brings back memories .
>40 years ago I had a source of ( illegal to use or own ) AM CB and Sideband radios from Italy . These had to be smuggled into UK in a lorry with greater caution than would be required for that well known white powder from Columbia ..... :roll:
They sold like the proverbial hot cake and caused interference misery to anyone using a TV that happened to live within a 100 yard radius of the user .
Shark was one of the brands that we sold , Midland and Realistic being the other two main manufacturers .
The fad lasted a couple of years and then everyone went onto the next big thing and all those expensive ( :D ) CB's were consigned to the back of the shed for ever.
Legal FM CB's came along later but they never gained the kudos that Burt Reynolds brought .
Thanks for the memory . :D
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Re: Found the perfect CB radio for an E24

Post by Pod » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:12 am

I had a Tristar 777 on a slide mount in my Mach 1 Mustang with a K40 aerial and mic. At home I had a Sigma 4 aerial on a 20’ scaffold pole and a Bremi (Bremas?) 200 Watt linear amplifier. Had great fun both in the car and talking to other Sidebanders right across the World 👍

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Re: Found the perfect CB radio for an E24

Post by clipper47 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:18 pm

I still have a Realistic CB in my 1987 Motorhome. I never hear anyone on talking on it in years and the truckers up here no longer use them. The police used to monitor Channel 9 but I doubt they do any longer. The radio has a weather band also so it is still useful. I have an older vintage one somewhere in storage bin also. I should put it on eBay!
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Re: Found the perfect CB radio for an E24

Post by emac » Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:33 pm

I think I may have one or two CB radios around somewhere. I used them all the time driving up and down the east coast back in the 80's in my 3 series. I had a CB, stealth antenna, escort radar detector, and a toggle switch for the brake lights. Kept me awake on the long all night drives. Fun times.

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