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Old 06-28-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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anybody on here with a cb radio?

is there anyone on here that has a cb radio set up in their camaro?

where did you put it?
any ideas?
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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No. Thought about it several times though.

Probably would just use a handheld and passenger floor or back seat.
There is a power point in the console.
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:09 AM   #3
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Break...how boutcha east bound?! Ya got a west bound tryin.. come on!!
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:26 AM   #4
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I didn't think people used CB's anymore.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:10 AM   #5
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Well how bout this. Me and my subaru buddy both picked up a couple and now I'm tryin to figure out where to mount it. Whether you like them or they are outdated or not any ideas?
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:28 AM   #6
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Our club all uses hand-helds on our cruises. I had my CB mounted under my seat in the Jeep. The problem you run into is being able to hear the speaker. I bought a remote speaker (actually just used an old computer external speaker) and plug into the CB. You could also mount it in the glove box if you have a separate speaker.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:10 AM   #7
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Cobra used to make a model that mounted under the dash and all the controls were on the mic (maybe they still make it). You could just plug in the mic whenever you need to use it. Nice & clean!
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:07 PM   #8
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I didn't think people used CB's anymore.

My friend has a '77 Mercury Marquis with a factory CB radio. We tried it out on one road trip last year. 5 hour drive, and I think we heard 3 different guys on it, each for a very short time only.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:14 PM   #9
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I got a handheld CB a couple of years ago for a Cruise I was doing with other Camaros. Couldn't hear the person who was last in the pack when I was first. In fact, couldn't really hear him when we were standing next to each other. Mine was new, not sure if it was his antenna or what.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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Think of a CB radio as a Nextel Sprint Direct Connect for a black '78 Trans-Am with Burt Reynolds driving.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:31 PM   #11
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I got a handheld CB a couple of years ago for a Cruise I was doing with other Camaros. Couldn't hear the person who was last in the pack when I was first. In fact, couldn't really hear him when we were standing next to each other. Mine was new, not sure if it was his antenna or what.
I've got a handheld unit as well. They function like a regular CB, but only have about 1/4 mile to 1.0 mile range with the handheld unit antenna. If you want full range capabilities, you'll need an external antenna.

A lot of the handhelds are tricky in their setup. Mine...made by Midland...if you are using power from the car (cig lighter), it assumes you're using an external antenna and will try to broadcast out the end of the ext antenna plug. Needless to say, range isn't good. You need to make sure it's using the handheld unit antenna (short, stubby, maybe 6" long) and range will be much better.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #12
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I didn't think people used CB's anymore.

pretty sure the cellphone killed them. though I'm not sure they were all that common even before cellphones
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #13
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pretty sure the cellphone killed them. though I'm not sure they were all that common even before cellphones
How do you call everyone within a mile with a phone?
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #15
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How do you call everyone within a mile with a phone?
This is the reason I want it.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:35 PM   #16
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Cellphones don't work on remote roads a lot of the time though...especially when you're cruising the back roads of the state of Washington.

I used to be a Ham Radio operator (never renewed my license back in the early 80's)...but 2-meter radio was the precursor to cell phones, and would be a great way to communicate with a group of cars, but...sadly, no one really does Ham Radio anymore.

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Old 06-29-2012, 07:28 PM   #17
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Truckers still use them right?
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #18
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Truckers still use them right?
I'm sure some do. but like the rest of society I'm sure most have embraced newer technology.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #19
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I haven't had a CB radio in my car since the mid 70's/ My license was KLV0004.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #20
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I don't have one in my camaro, but, if you want to mount it without drilling holes, get some really good velcro and just stick it. If you stick it without the bracket you may have to flip it upside down so you can expose the speaker. Maybe mounted vertically on the side of the console on the passenger side. Easy to hide wires too.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:54 AM   #21
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Hey OP, you probably figured you would get a lot of crap about putting cb in your camaro... But Hey smokey and the bandit was a great movie...it worked for burt
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #22
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They may be old and outdated but they are handy for cruises. They have better range than FRS with an antenna. What I am struggling with is where to put an antenna that will only be used on trips. I will not put a magnet on my paint or the ones that mount to trunk lip.

I have a portable antenna laying in the trunk but I don't expect that to work very well since it is supposed to be standing up.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:20 PM   #23
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I remember millions of years ago there was a CB antenna mount that clipped onto your window. You rolled it up to hold it in place. There was a inside connection for the antenna lead, and there was an antenna mast on the outside if the glass. That might solve your problem, if you can find one.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:56 AM   #24
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I'm thinking about getting an Atari in mine
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:16 PM   #25
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$35 here: http://www.wearecb.com/store/procomm...it-p-4095.html
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