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- Jul 24, 2003
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Here's the test radio. When is the last time you saw a GE CB radio? Last time that SWR meter and radio were hooked together my Grandpa did it.
Took the Cobra out of the console if I can find somebody that can repair it.
A GE brand is one of few I haven't owned or still have..
I have probably a half dozen or more old CB's in my garage stashed away--some are so old they were only 3 channel crystal controlled ones,others are 23 channels,a few are 40 channels...brands like Roberts,Pace,Realistic,more I cant recall off the top of my head..
I used to be into CB's pretty heavily back in the 70's and 80's,then when the popularity died off when cell phones took over I mothballed most of my stuff--been a long time since I fired up the base station in my room,an old Courier Centurion 40 channel single sideband with "extra channels"..last time I tried it the relay for transmit/receive was sticking and the power mike's battery died and leaked ,and corroded the hell out of the battery connector..(A Turner 3+3 desk mike)..I used to talk skip all over the world back in the 90's with that thing..
Now that cell phones are all the rage,CB's are actually useful--it used to be you couldn't use one reliably with so many people talking at once and many had illegal linear amplifiers--now all 40 channels are "dead" silent practically..