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colbystephens' CB thread.

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by colbystephens, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    ok, school me. i've got the cb... what's the radio protocol? am i supposed to have a code name and other cool stuff??? :D haha. where can i look at all the codes? all i know are:

    10-4
    10-20
    10-9

    school me.
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    The Complete CB 10-codes:
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    10-1 = Receiving poorly
    10-2 = Receiving well
    10-3 = Stop transmitting
    10-4 = OK, message received
    10-5 = Relay message
    10-6 = Busy, stand by
    10-7 = Out of service, leaving air
    10-8 = In service, subject to call
    10-9 = Repeat message
    10-10 = Transmission completed, standing by
    10-11 = Talking too rapidly
    10-12 = Visitors present
    10-13 = Advise Weather/Road conditions
    10-16 = Make pick up at ...
    10-17 = Urgent business
    10-18 = Anything for us?
    10-19 = Nothing for you, return to base
    10-20 = My location is ...
    10-21 = Call by telephone
    10-22 = Report in person to ...
    10-23 = Stand by
    10-24 = Completed last assignment
    10-25 = Can you contact ...
    10-26 = Disregard last information
    10-27 = I am moving to channel ...
    10-28 = Identify your station
    10-29 = Time is up for contact
    10-30 = Does not conform to FCC rules
    10-32 = I will give you a radio check
    10-33 = EMERGENCY TRAFFIC
    10-34 = Trouble at this station
    10-35 = Confidential information
    10-36 = Correct time is ...
    10-37 = Wrecker needed at ...
    10-38 = Ambulance needed at ...
    10-39 = Your message delivered
    10-41 = Please turn to channel
    10-42 = Traffic accident at ...
    10-43 = Traffic tie up at ...
    10-44 = I have a message for you
    10-45 = All units within range please report
    10-50 = Break channel
    10-60 = What is next message number?
    10-62 = Unable to copy, use phone
    10-63 = Net directed to ...
    10-64 = Net clear
    10-65 = Awaiting your next message/assignment
    10-67 = All units comply
    10-70 = Fire at ...
    10-71 = Proceed with transmission in sequence
    10-77 = Negative contact
    10-81 = Reserve hotel room for ...
    10-82 = Reserve room for ...
    10-84 = My telephone number is ...
    10-85 = My address is ...
    10-91 = Talk closer to the mike
    10-93 = Check my frequency on this channel
    10-94 = Please give me a long count
    10-99 = Mission completed, all units secure
    10-200 = Police needed at ...
     
  3. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Just don't say "good Buddy" , it means you take it in a rather tight hole :eek1:
     
  4. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    woah! i had no idea there were so many call signs!
     
  5. gnihcraes

    gnihcraes Registered Member

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    Just talk normal don't worry about the 10 codes.
     
  6. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Colby is a peculiar type of normal , so I can see him wanting to do it properly :p:
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    well, i probably won't memorize most of them, but those which i think will be relavant. :) it's hard enough to hear a passenger behind my diesel - let alone one of those goofy hand held speakers!
     
  8. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Get an external speaker . I have one from a comapny called MFJ , only 12.99 , loud and clear when windows down .

    And I have also used President ones , they work too :thumb:
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Colby I went to radio shack and got a speaker to fit in the original dash location, I think it's 3x9 and run that as my external speaker works great...
     
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    When on the trail we never use the CB "Handle" - it's too damn hard to remeber. We just use each others names. I've been around CB's and had a ham ticket since 1980. 10 codes died in the 70's and now days we just laugh at anybody who wants a 10-36. The only codes I use are the Sheriffs department codes (and here code 7 means you want vehicle registration information not lunch) and the Ham radio "Q" codes which came from morse code and nobody seems to know - QTH=10-20= My location is.


    Good rule of thumb with the radio is;
    1. Listen and make sure nobody else is talking
    2. Push the transmit button
    3. Talk - just say who you want and what you have to say in plain language

    If you want more information I have a 24 slide powerpoint I can send you I use for teaching radio use in our SAR academy students:wink1:

    I agree with Fumes and Pauly that some form of external speaker is important. I like the MFJ speakers and have one in my diesel, but love the idea of the speakers in the dash.
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    fumes - i dig the center speaker idea... off to radio shack i will go! :) course i'll probably have to go back about 10 - 12 times each year to get another china knock-off... :D

    i'll post up some pics of what i've got in mind hopefully this weekend. :D
     
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    Hey W7NB anyway you could zip that power point over to me, any copy rights on it, or do you mind if i use it to familerize sum CERT team people with radio comms. let me know PM me and ill give u an email addy
     
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    ok, so i installed my antenae and my cb - just gotta get it some power, as well as get my wiring from the cb over to the antenna. ok, so does the inner wiring go to the antenna and the outter wiring go to the ground or viceversa?
     
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    If your doing an antenna mount that accepts terminals on the end of the coax , the shield ( outer braid ) is ground , and the center conductor goes to the center of the antenna .

    You could also make it easy on ya , and take a short coax , cut one end off , wire it antenna . Get a long coax , and a barrel ( double female ) , and connect them that way . So you have an easy disconnect .

    Pics of your antenna and mount would be cool :thumb:
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    cool. i'll get that antenna finished up today and then all i'll have to do is figure out where i can get a connection that will plug into my cb so i'll have power. i got the cb for free - don't know a damn thing about it. i need to find a female plug to accept 3 small pointy connections about the size of a bearing in a ujoint cap. got any tips?
     
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    Radio Shack or any other place that even half ass sells radio gear would have a 3 prong plug cord . It will only have 2 wires coming out of the end of the cord though .

    I have soldered wires on before in lieu of a plug , with heat shrink over each wire for seperation .
     
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    well, i didn't realize that my camera was on the BW setting... so no, it's not snowy here, but there are lots of light colored flowers blooming on the trees. :D anyway, here's pics of what i've got going on so far.

    here's my antenna - not hooked up yet, but at least it's standing!

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    here's how i've mounted my cb:

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    it's pretty slick. the mic/speaker hang off of the slots in the latches for the ammo box. i intend to put my stereo, if i ever get one, in the ammo box too. :D
     
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    If you want to learn the "true" CB lingo go to a pickle park(rest area with no light's or facilities)at night and listen.Just be sure to keep the motor running and the doors locked.
     
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    not sure about that... pickle park :haha:
     

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