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Guest Message by DevFuse


CB channel for WCSS7?

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#1 Lesbaru


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:15 PM

I searched and looked and whined... but couldn't find out if there's a CB channel for folks driving to WCSS7. 'Course, with the new beastie I might just be too protective of the new paint to put my magnetic antenna on the roof. (chicken! That's me!) But it'd be fun to holler on the radio a bit. Can anyone tell me if there's a channel picked and what it is?

Kaja the computer illiterate chicken shht

#2 mattocs


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:54 PM

Wrap a small towel or rag around the magnetic base to protect your paint.

#3 Jack in Norfolk

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 09:40 PM

I used to have to put a magnetic sign on my wagon to deliver pizza in college. It never scratched the paint, but I still wouldn't trust the magnets.

#4 Turbone


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 10:14 PM

With all the chatter on the I-5 corridor, its going to be hard to find a channel that can be used exclusively. Most of the lower channels are long distance bounces and the 10-26 channels are local, mostly. Maybe the upper 20's might work?

#5 Flowmastered87GL


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Posted 03 June 2005 - 12:01 AM

For the record pizza magnets DO scratch the paint after a while... My roof has scratches and paint chips.

To prevent scratches, try covering the magnet with 1 layer of packing tape. It will slightly decrease its magnetic ablities, but I dont think the antenna has enough drag (compared to a pizza topper) for it to matter.

Hmmm maybe I should hook the power wires on my CB back up, they corroded off a year+ ago :lol:

#6 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 03 June 2005 - 01:10 AM

I lost a magnetic mount on the way to WCSS6 last year. Scared the crap out of me to hear it slide off my trunk and into my fender (and wheel). Magnet shattered but luckily it didnt peirce my tire. I stopped at the next radioshack and bought a new one.

Me and Jibs will be Traveling north on I-5 from Sacramento to Olympia. We both have CB's and will most likely be on channel 5. if not just scan around. If we're nearby you will hear us :) We have ALOT of driving to do, and i doubt either one of us will have passengers in our cars.


#7 Jibs


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Posted 03 June 2005 - 08:12 PM

yeah I'll have my cb ready to go. Channel 5 sounds good. I WILL have 1 passenger though, but he'll be quiet I promise!:)

#8 subieman


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 10:09 AM

I WILL have 1 passenger though, but he'll be quiet I promise!:)

HAHAHAHA! Suuurrrrrrrreeee he will. :lol: Cool someone to pick on!

Where did u buy and how much did you pay for your CB Jibs? If the price is right I might pick one up too.

#9 soobmater


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 12:29 PM

you can get a cheaper one for about 40 bucks. thats what i got lol but it serves the purpose and i got it out of Jc whittneys ask mudduck he knows tons about cbs

#10 ballitch


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 12:39 PM

channel 5 it is then


#11 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 04 June 2005 - 01:28 PM

I bought my CB from walmart for $30. I went cheap on the CB and got a good antenna for it. DONT SKIMP ON THE ANTENNA! :)


#12 subieman


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 01:31 PM

Cool, I'll check walmart. I dont know if I would ever use it again after this trip though?

#13 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 04 June 2005 - 01:38 PM

Of course you will. Everytime your out off-roading with me and/or JB you'll be using it.


#14 Andyjo


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 02:05 PM

I got my CB at radio shack.. works pretty well.
As for the magnetic mounts, make sure the area you put it is clean, as well as the bottom of the magnet, or else it'll scratch up a storm.
I like the tape & towel ideas.. i'll have to pass those on to my friends. I persanally just hammered my mount into the frame by my roof rack, and then bolted another piece of metal to that, like a clamp. :rolleyes:

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