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mobile for base, why not ?

Post by cyberslacker » Monday, 29 August 2016, 19:11 PM

what would a base give me that a fully featured hi quality mobile wouldn't?

i would like to set up a system in my home, but i am considering investing in a really nice mobile and use it indoors also.
i could spend more on one radio then on 2 lower end models.


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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by 543FtWorth » Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 4:44 AM

The base radio just gives you a radio and power supply in one cabinet. There is no other advantage.

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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 6:27 AM

Just don't stick a "peaked & tweaked splatter-box" radio in the house, unless you just want to tick off the neighbors. :mrgreen:
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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 7:03 AM

543FtWorth wrote:The base radio just gives you a radio and power supply in one cabinet. There is no other advantage.
What he said. Other than that I see nothing wrong with using a mobile in the house. My mobiles are on slide mounts so I can bring them in, slide it on a mount at the bench, hook up the coax and power, it's ready to go. I was at one time a neat freak but dealing with multiple radios and wires you get over that quick.

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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by cyberslacker » Sunday, 04 September 2016, 13:02 PM

jessejamesdallas wrote:Just don't stick a "peaked & tweaked splatter-box" radio in the house, unless you just want to tick off the neighbors. :mrgreen:

how far do the neighbors have to be to NOT be affected?


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Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 04 September 2016, 19:13 PM

cyberslacker wrote:
jessejamesdallas wrote:Just don't stick a "peaked & tweaked splatter-box" radio in the house, unless you just want to tick off the neighbors. :mrgreen:

how far do the neighbors have to be to NOT be affected?
If you can see them from your front porch they are too close.

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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by Scholar » Friday, 09 September 2016, 7:51 AM

I ran my mobile for quite some time with houses close (50 feet) on both sides of me. A Uniden 980SSB Bearcat. I made sure my antenna was up as high as possible, the SWR was good, and my amp had a proper power supply. Added in a good microphone and had no problems with my neighbors.

Only issue I had, both my wife and I have those led desk lamps where you touch them to turn on. When my amp was on and I talked the lamps would turn on and off. Raised my antenna another 8 feet and no more issues.

Do it an enjoy, lots of people run mobile CB's and mobile Ham transceiver's as bases with no issues.
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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by Stoneman » Friday, 09 September 2016, 9:29 AM

Scholar wrote:I ran my mobile for quite some time with houses close (50 feet) on both sides of me. A Uniden 980SSB Bearcat. I made sure my antenna was up as high as possible, the SWR was good, and my amp had a proper power supply. Added in a good microphone and had no problems with my neighbors.

Only issue I had, both my wife and I have those led desk lamps where you touch them to turn on. When my amp was on and I talked the lamps would turn on and off. Raised my antenna another 8 feet and no more issues.

Do it an enjoy, lots of people run mobile CB's and mobile Ham transceiver's as bases with no issues.
Really, I have that problem as well with a touch lamp, so 8 feet did the trick?...That's weird!

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Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 09 September 2016, 9:56 AM

Could be the added coax or the RF isn't getting under the antenna as much as before, I've found just moving the offended object a couple inches can do the same thing. Those lamps have trace voltage so you could try a couple snap beads to cure the problem. If all else fails buy a different style (non touch) lamp.

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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by Scholar » Friday, 09 September 2016, 18:09 PM

Stoneman wrote:
Scholar wrote:I ran my mobile for quite some time with houses close (50 feet) on both sides of me. A Uniden 980SSB Bearcat. I made sure my antenna was up as high as possible, the SWR was good, and my amp had a proper power supply. Added in a good microphone and had no problems with my neighbors.

Only issue I had, both my wife and I have those led desk lamps where you touch them to turn on. When my amp was on and I talked the lamps would turn on and off. Raised my antenna another 8 feet and no more issues.

Do it an enjoy, lots of people run mobile CB's and mobile Ham transceiver's as bases with no issues.
Really, I have that problem as well with a touch lamp, so 8 feet did the trick?...That's weird!

I put the antenna up 8 more feet as that is what I have left in the extension pole. Stopped after that.
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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by TrblShooter » Sunday, 16 July 2017, 16:01 PM

Scholar wrote:
Friday, 09 September 2016, 18:09 PM
Stoneman wrote:
Scholar wrote:I ran my mobile for quite some time with houses close (50 feet) on both sides of me. A Uniden 980SSB Bearcat. I made sure my antenna was up as high as possible, the SWR was good, and my amp had a proper power supply. Added in a good microphone and had no problems with my neighbors.

Only issue I had, both my wife and I have those led desk lamps where you touch them to turn on. When my amp was on and I talked the lamps would turn on and off. Raised my antenna another 8 feet and no more issues.

Do it an enjoy, lots of people run mobile CB's and mobile Ham transceiver's as bases with no issues.
Really, I have that problem as well with a touch lamp, so 8 feet did the trick?...That's weird!

I put the antenna up 8 more feet as that is what I have left in the extension pole. Stopped after that.
Wow, very nice.. I have a problem with my neighbors touch lamp as well as my own.. I am putting my antenna up another 10 feet anyway , so I hope that will do the trick.. I am also changing my coax out, from rg213 to LMR 600 ultraflex... I think a combo of raising antenna and the better coax should definetly help.. Will let you know if it works.. have to wait on my friend for help raising the antenna. :cheers:

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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Sunday, 16 July 2017, 17:08 PM

Only problems I have had with my base is when I have the beam turned Northwest, there's a Valero's gas station about 3 miles down the road (as the crow flys) that I turn their gas pumps on and off when I key...Other than that, no one has said anything...
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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by TrblShooter » Monday, 17 July 2017, 6:47 AM

jessejamesdallas wrote:
Sunday, 16 July 2017, 17:08 PM
Only problems I have had with my base is when I have the beam turned Northwest, there's a Valero's gas station about 3 miles down the road (as the crow flys) that I turn their gas pumps on and off when I key...Other than that, no one has said anything...
LOL! Not sure if this is a joke or you are serious, but if you are causing the pumps to go on/off you have some kind of hammer.. :biggrin: Beams are the ideal setup with a vertical up top.. Right now I just run a zero five colossal ground wave antenna, and I do drop the hammer... :whistle: Eventually I will get my beam up... I will be listening for you when I have the radio on... 8)

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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 17 July 2017, 6:52 AM

TrblShooter wrote:
Monday, 17 July 2017, 6:47 AM
jessejamesdallas wrote:
Sunday, 16 July 2017, 17:08 PM
Only problems I have had with my base is when I have the beam turned Northwest, there's a Valero's gas station about 3 miles down the road (as the crow flys) that I turn their gas pumps on and off when I key...Other than that, no one has said anything...
LOL! Not sure if this is a joke or you are serious, but if you are causing the pumps to go on/off you have some kind of hammer.. :biggrin: Beams are the ideal setup with a vertical up top.. Right now I just run a zero five colossal ground wave antenna, and I do drop the hammer... :whistle: Eventually I will get my beam up... I will be listening for you when I have the radio on... 8)

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Yeah...just some wishful thinking...really, have no issues at all. :mrgreen:

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Re: mobile for base, why not ?

Post by Blue Ox2 » Monday, 17 July 2017, 10:32 AM

Now, that is funny Jesse. Good thing you didn't have enough power to
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Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 17 July 2017, 13:10 PM

Blue Ox2 wrote:
Monday, 17 July 2017, 10:32 AM
Now, that is funny Jesse. Good thing you didn't have enough power to
press the handle and really pump some juice.

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Hahaha! I did have enough power in my old suburban to set off the banks alarm system and get free credits on the local car wash, back when I had my 16 pill in it...but that's another story. :mrgreen:
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