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Postby Duff » February 3rd, 2011, 3:44 pm

DUNLAP CB's is having a tough year and owner Dave said that any MJC person will receive 10% off any item in the store they wish to buy. Dave has about a dozen used CB's and I dont know what else. Anyway, he is seeing some rough times and is offering some decent deals to the Jeep club. If you decide to stop in, please let him know you read about it on the MJC forum - to insure your discount!

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Postby jv » February 3rd, 2011, 3:52 pm

Bought my antenna and mount from him last year- the mirror mount works well mounted to the spare tire snubber bracket on YJ's.
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Postby Duff » February 4th, 2011, 8:40 am

I bought a used Uniden CB from him last week and it works great. Dave told me if I ever needed anything for it (or repair) he would take care of it. He is a real "old skool" CB dude, explained tons to stuff to me (that I already knew) and offered to help set up my rig, etc - Just seemed like a real nice guy trying to get-r-done!
He told me he's having a real bad year, and I'm pretty sure he will work with you on price (besides telling him your with MJC).

Happy CB shopping to all!!! :D
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Postby Mediocre » February 8th, 2011, 2:43 pm

I took my radio in today to have him do a peak and tune. I asked him if he could do it with this radio or if I would be better off getting a more common radio like a Cobra 29 and he said it would just have more knobs.

Nice guy. I just can't imagine trying to make a living with CB radios in todays cell phone world.
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Postby Cookie » February 8th, 2011, 3:30 pm

Mediocre wrote:I took my radio in today to have him do a peak and tune. I asked him if he could do it with this radio or if I would be better off getting a more common radio like a Cobra 29 and he said it would just have more knobs.

Nice guy. I just can't imagine trying to make a living with CB radios in todays cell phone world.


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Postby Mediocre » February 8th, 2011, 3:39 pm

So do I!!! :evil:
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Postby Frank » February 8th, 2011, 10:01 pm

Mediocre wrote:I just can't imagine trying to make a living with CB radios in todays cell phone world.


Not to turn this into a political thread, but have you noticed the deal in Egypt? Almost all forms of communication were shut down by the government. Cant (well you can) shut down the CB and HAM systems.

Im almost always on Ch12. There is quite a group of people who chat on that channel almost all of the time. My CB is p&t, pushing a little over 10w. I'm about to seek out a small linear and push my system a little more. -Ive met some people in the area who claim the talk nationwide via CB. I have no desire to do that, but the ability to talk anywhere in the local area sure would be great.

Since we are on the subject, anyone interested in HAM?
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Postby Frank » February 9th, 2011, 9:53 am

Yeah, I met rainmaker the other day. (a frequent ch12'er) Not sure if anyone else knows who he is, but that guy is quite the character. I was doing work for his neighbor, noticed he had a few antennas and he was outside. I went over and started chatting with him and he got super defensive right off the bat. Once I calmed him down he started telling me about his system. He is the one that claims to be able to talk world wide. After I went back into the peoples home I was doing work for, they were telling me that if he kicks on his entire system, it will vibrate the antenna elements. Totally ridiculous, but awesome. He has also had people threaten to kill him because when he talks, no one else can...and some of these people take this WAY to serious. lol.

Anyways, yes... linear amps are out there. From my findings, they aren't as easy to come by...you sorta need to know someone to get one. From what I have read, the govt stepped in on the manufactures and put a stop to them as a CB isn't to push over like 8w. Id go over to Dunlap or CB specialist and see if they can get something going for you. A peak and tuned CB is pretty awesome, too. On the bypass, Ive gotten out 15 miles, which isn't to bad.
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Postby Mediocre » February 9th, 2011, 10:25 am

4 watts is the maximum for a CB. You can get a linear amplifier if you want, there are some for sale on craigslist and ebay. The big craze for truckers is to get an export 10 meter radio which can easily be converted to the CB frequencies by just moving an internal jumper. These can push up to 100 watts. But you gotta ask...WHY??

I turned channel 12 on a few times and it is full of A__holes that like to just dead key the mic and put on music. Everyone is so full of themselves with their amps and so happy to not let anyone else talk.
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Postby Frank » February 9th, 2011, 10:30 am

agreed.
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Postby Frank » February 9th, 2011, 12:23 pm

Yeah, not going to lie...I want more power. Some guys, like the one I met, is pushing around 20,000 watts and has half of his home and garage dedicated to it. That, to me, is excessive.

Like I said, if I could be at my house, and chat anywhere in the michiana area, id be really happy.
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Postby Mediocre » February 9th, 2011, 12:31 pm

I used to have a 100watt amp in my truck. But that was when everyone who was anyone had a CB. I could talk to people cruising on McKinley from Lakeville. And from Elkhart I could talk to people near the South Bend airport. It was a different time.
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Postby jeepdj » February 9th, 2011, 7:18 pm

Dave at Dunlap CB has done all my CB work for years. Top notch guy that knows everything about CB's. I have one in every vehicle. It may be old school but the battery never dies and I can always find someone if I need help.
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Re: DUNLAP CB's

Postby speeduck » May 17th, 2011, 7:04 pm

back in the day i was a hardcore cb'r, and i had an old texas star that was as old as dirt, and pushing a good 10 to 12 thousand watts, and i was talking on an antron99, painted flat black so it was hard to see. i was out in the country, not in the city. and was turning one of my neighbors vcr's on and off(1/4 mile down the road), you can talk skip with 2 watts, and reach all over the world. but dont forget even trying to talk to someone more than 2 miles away is illegal! i had dave at dunlap "peak and tune" a radio for me, and to tell you the least, i am not happy with what i got out of him, he just turnd up my dead key, no modulation, just straight 8 watts dead key.... :/
Ed, i have an old palomar and maybe a reworked white lighting 225, if i can put my eyes on one of them, i will set one aside for you. (any one who used to run 102 inches of cold stainless steel,(besides myself) is worthy of having one of my old linears....for free!) i enjoyed talking to you about cb's at the rootbeer stand that one night, and i would like to give you one of my old amps.
the texas star was about the size of a dorm fridge, and is long gone.... :(
my friend who used to tune and set up all my gear is gone now, so some of that died in me when he went.....i will go look this weekend when i am cleaning out the pool to set-up.
yes channel 12 is nasty little channel in elkhart, i keep mine on 7, its real quite..... maybe we should use seven as the unofficial official channel of the club???
anyways, if you see me around my ears are allways on and on seven.......
the crowd in elkhart are too abrasive for me anymore, back in the day i used to bug them from up in calvin center, and really used to make some of them mad...haha.
i still have a dead president or few sitting around...a couple decent power mics. anyways enough rambling ........
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Re: DUNLAP CB's

Postby Duff » May 18th, 2011, 6:41 am

Sorry to hear about Dave at Dunlap CB...
I'd be interested in anthing that might improve my radio (if you have anthing for sale)?

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Re: DUNLAP CB's

Postby jv » May 18th, 2011, 7:50 am

CB Specialists in South Bend is GREAT. I was stepping back in time- Turner mic's, Robyn base units... Bought a new unit and had it peaked and tuned- Very happy. Let them know you're with MJC- several of us have been in there lately and he gladly offered us a discount.
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Re: DUNLAP CB's

Postby speeduck » May 18th, 2011, 8:38 am

seven is good:)
and i will try to round up some stuff i might sell.
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Re: DUNLAP CB's

Postby Duff » May 18th, 2011, 11:24 am

One thing is for sure. We need the best set up we can get on the CB's, all too often Jeeper's get in a valley or under heavy vegitation and guess what... the ole' CB aint working... I remember at the Badlands Ed Schrader was at the top of a hill coming out of the river (and out of sight just out of the way of the rest of us coming up) - but we could not get through to him or others up there to insure the path was clear. I had to make a blind ascend - could have been scary for some poor unsuspecting fool see the ole' Madcow coming...lol...
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Re: DUNLAP CB's

Postby speeduck » May 18th, 2011, 3:29 pm

10/4 on that needin to get out. i have dual 4 foot whips on my wrangler, and i do get out pretty good. some of the cheap antennas around aren't worth doodee...
i do know where my SWR meter is if anyone needs help setting up their antennas....
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Re: DUNLAP CB's

Postby Rubble » May 24th, 2011, 2:36 pm

Last time I was at CB specialists he had some linear stuff for sale.
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