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Old 07-15-2008, 05:08 PM
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What is a "linear"?

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Old 07-15-2008, 05:12 PM
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What is a "linear"?
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illegal power booster.(when used with a CB)
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:47 AM
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Its an Amplifier. They will boost your power from 4 watts (FCC Limited) on AM to just about anything you want depending on how much you want to spend. I have one that I used to use "back in the day" but I don't have it hooked up in my current rig... Most of your use doing "Jeep things" will be short range.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:17 AM
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illegal power booster.(when used with a CB)
me too on this one I believe they're illegal, because they over power other signals, they can also damage some cbs.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:52 AM
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yes, they are illegal. I dont use it for short range use, its only for when i really need to get out to someone...ie on the ranch etc....Its also nice to have for safety purposes. If i can reach someone on some channel within 30 or 40 square miles i have some serious trouble. but 95 percent of the time its not even on, but its there if i need it.

P.S. the reason why you can only get about a mile (if your lucky) with a stock CB is because nearly all truckers use liners, clogging up the channels. So, its kind of a must if you use one regularly.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:50 AM
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Quite often the range of CB is severly limited by all the traffic on 19, not to mention SKIP that has been really rolling in lately. Last weekend I had truckers bleeding all the way down the Ch 4, it was so bad I had to turn down my recieve!
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:16 AM
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What are "skip" and "liners"?
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"SKIP" occurs when transmitted signals (below 30mhz IIRC) bounce off the ionosphere (sp?) and come back to earth. What happens is someone 1000 miles away sounds like they are right next door. This can be both fun and extremely annoying at the same time as it can wipe out local traffic when its really rolling in.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:14 AM
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40 Channels
Large LCD Readout
Built in 10 Channel Weather
Instant access to 5 user selectable channels
Instant access to emergency channel 9
Keypad lock
High/Low power setting
Removable battery case
Includes 18-821 Mobile Adaptor


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this is what I use and it hooks up to an external antenna
oops ; tryed to post a pic of the midland hand held radio
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Yea, if you have enough power, you can actually talk through speakers that have power running through them that are not yours...haha.
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