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Re: CB install

Post by wesleypipesyo » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:36 am

Can we get this an update? Eric got a new website and the pictures are all gone. Please.
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Re: CB install

Post by Cowboy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:29 pm

wesleypipesyo wrote:Can we get this an update? Eric got a new website and the pictures are all gone. Please.
Read the ***disclaimer with the original post. The pictures worked then, not my fault they aren't there now. :popcorn:
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Re: CB install

Post by wesleypipesyo » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:15 am

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wesleypipesyo wrote:Can we get this an update? Eric got a new website and the pictures are all gone. Please.
Read the ***disclaimer with the original post. The pictures worked then, not my fault they aren't there now. :popcorn:

I do not read posts. Also I can easily go back to my old ways....
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Re: CB install

Post by wesleypipesyo » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:16 am

wesleypipesyo wrote:Can we get this an update? Eric got a new website and the pictures are all gone. Please.
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Re: CB install

Post by cjswee » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:35 am

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Do you attend the Frederick meetings? I was wondering if I could buy your dinner for a CB tune....

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Re: CB install

Post by wesleypipesyo » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:14 pm

cjswee wrote:Mr Cowboy,

Do you attend the Frederick meetings? I was wondering if I could buy your dinner for a CB tune....

Thanks...

He tries to get there. But the commute is rough on him. You can run to radio shack get an swr meter.
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Re: CB install

Post by cjswee » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:40 pm

Probably what i'll end up doing..
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Re: CB install

Post by wesleypipesyo » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:23 pm

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Re: CB install

Post by ZombieZJ » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:07 pm

Ok, so I know this is an old page but I figured this is the best place for my question.

I have had a CB in my ZJ 5.9 for awhile and still have an issue when I attempt to use it. Not all the time but the majority of the time when I go to say anything, the am/fm radio station or volume may change. It is wired into the cigarette lighter not the am/fm radio. Suggestions? Could it have something to do with the frequency the CB and the am/fm radio is running on?

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Re: CB install

Post by Cowboy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:58 pm

CB operates in HF spectrum, ~28 MHz, FM radio operates in the VHF spectrum, between 85~110 MHz. AM radio operates much lower freq, can't rember exactly, but somewhere in the Hz range.

You probably have a grounding issue. Wiring into the cig lighter is fine for +12 VDC supply, but probably not a sufficiently issolated "ground". Yes, yes, "ground is ground, the world around"...but when not sparated will cause bleed over between components.
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Re: CB install

Post by ZombieZJ » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:31 pm

That would makes sense. Suggestions on better ways to ground it? In order to fix the problem most of the dash will have to come out anyways tomorrow.
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Re: CB install

Post by Cowboy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:15 am

You could give it it's own terminal on the fuse block for the +12VDC and run a dedicated ground. That might solve it...or because of the sensitivity of the electronics the "noise" will still bleed through. A DC filter might help too.

I'm really just pulling this out of my ass, because I have no idea how well your stuff is installed. CBs are finicky, they really need to be installed well...anything half-assed will cause problems.

I haven't gone back and reviewed the original post in this thread, but I put quite a bit of time in it...and with the exemption of broken links it is all still valid. If you read through this thread starting with the first post the answer might already be here.
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Re: CB install

Post by ReneDave » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:07 pm

ZombieZJ wrote:That would makes sense. Suggestions on better ways to ground it? In order to fix the problem most of the dash will have to come out anyways tomorrow.
It may be cheesy, but I've had a lot of success grounding CBs with a sheet metal screw tapped into the body.
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Re: CB install

Post by ZombieZJ » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:40 am

Thanks for the help. The antenna is grounded well and the wiring of the radio was done well, so I think I am going to connect it to another 12v source other then my ZJ and see how that goes.

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Re: CB install

Post by webbera » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:47 pm

anyone have any experience with the Midland 75-822
I am looking to use that as my CB in the Jeep with external antenna.

Do you think it would be worth buying one off eBay where the shop says it has tuned it?:

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