New CB purchase advise needed.

New CB purchase advise needed.

Post by dscut.. » Thu, 29 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Greetings all,

I'd like suggestions please for purchasing a new mobile CB unit.
What I'd really like is a unit with SSB, built-in roger beep,
and built in echo.  I've heard some very neat boxes out there
and would like suggestions on where to get one in the New England
area.  Legal boxes please!

Thanks -- Derek

 
 
 

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Post by Brian J. Rueg » Thu, 29 Jun 1995 04:00:00



>Greetings all,
>I'd like suggestions please for purchasing a new mobile CB unit.
>What I'd really like is a unit with SSB, built-in roger beep,
>and built in echo.  I've heard some very neat boxes out there
>and would like suggestions on where to get one in the New England
>area.  Legal boxes please!

Hum, SSB with roger-beep and echo??  I don't thinks so, and not legal
anyway.  

Have fun.

BR

 
 
 

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Post by Eugene Doy » Fri, 30 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Quote:>Greetings all,
>I'd like suggestions please for purchasing a new mobile CB unit.
>What I'd really like is a unit with SSB, built-in roger beep,
>and built in echo.  I've heard some very neat boxes out there
>and would like suggestions on where to get one in the New England
>area.  Legal boxes please!
>Thanks -- Derek

i have never seen any radio, retail, with those built in.  anyway, the new
cobra that's out looks good.
Eugene Doyle

1950 Stemmons Freeway
Suite 5018
Dallas, Tx. 75207-3109
 
 
 

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Post by [1mDynamite Kid [ » Fri, 30 Jun 1995 04:00:00


: >Greetings all,

: >I'd like suggestions please for purchasing a new mobile CB unit.
: >What I'd really like is a unit with SSB, built-in roger beep,
: >and built in echo.  I've heard some very neat boxes out there
: >and would like suggestions on where to get one in the New England
: >area.  Legal boxes please!

: Hum, SSB with roger-beep and echo??  I don't thinks so, and not legal
: anyway.  

: Have fun.

: BR

What's not legal about SSB, Roger Beep, and Echo?  Last I checked there was no
mention in the FCC rules on CB band that said echo and Roger Beeps were
illegal.

Steve Packard

P.S.:  To the first question, you're probably need to look for either a
President or a Galaxy radio.  They would have both.

 
 
 

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Post by Brian J. Rueg » Fri, 30 Jun 1995 04:00:00




>: >Greetings all,
>: >I'd like suggestions please for purchasing a new mobile CB unit.
>: >What I'd really like is a unit with SSB, built-in roger beep,
>: >and built in echo.  I've heard some very neat boxes out there
>: >and would like suggestions on where to get one in the New England
>: >area.  Legal boxes please!
>: Hum, SSB with roger-beep and echo??  I don't thinks so, and not legal
>: anyway.  
>: Have fun.
>: BR
>What's not legal about SSB, Roger Beep, and Echo?  Last I checked there was no
>mention in the FCC rules on CB band that said echo and Roger Beeps were
>illegal.

First of all my reply was mainly ment to be a ridicule.  As a long die hard
SSBer I would not even talk to anyone on SSB with either a roger beep or an
echo box attached to their radio.  I did not mean to imply that there was
anything illegal with SSB only the roger beep and echo.  Although I may be
wrong and things may have changed but I believe that transmitting anything
other than _voice_ over the citizen band is forbidden.  If not, they should
be.
 
 
 

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Post by SANDBAGG » Sat, 01 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>: Hum, SSB with roger-beep and echo??  I don't thinks so, and not legal
>: anyway.  

>What's not legal about SSB, Roger Beep, and Echo?  Last I checked there was no
>mention in the FCC rules on CB band that said echo and Roger Beeps were
>illegal.

A roger beep and an "echo box" are both considered "noisemakers" or "devices
for the sole purpose of attracting attention" and as such are specifically
prohibited by part 95.

The legality issue aside, do us all a favor, forget the beeps and echos. They
do nothing but annoy other operators. Echo boxes do nothing but distort yor
audio and make you harder to understand. The name of the game is to sound good
and to make the most out of the stuff you have. If you like the sound of
someone speaking from the bottom of a barrel, then put an echo box on your
speaker jack and listen to it that way. At least those of us who desire
clean audio will not be forced to listen to a distorted electronic trash can.

Roger beeps have a legitimate use on SSB when it can be difficult to determine
if the other station has stopped transmitting, or mearly taken a breath. The
"beep" at the end of transmission, will remove all doubt. But on AM, it is
not necessary, and becomes annoying as oftentimes the beep is much louder
than the average audio level, and just grates on the nerves after a while.

DAve

 
 
 

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Post by drgr.. » Tue, 04 Jul 1995 04:00:00





>>: >Greetings all,

>>: >I'd like suggestions please for purchasing a new mobile CB unit.
>>: >What I'd really like is a unit with SSB, built-in roger beep,
>>: >and built in echo.  I've heard some very neat boxes out there
>>: >and would like suggestions on where to get one in the New England
>>: >area.  Legal boxes please!

>>: Hum, SSB with roger-beep and echo??  I don't thinks so, and not legal
>>: anyway.  

>>: Have fun.

>>: BR

>>What's not legal about SSB, Roger Beep, and Echo?  Last I checked there was no
>>mention in the FCC rules on CB band that said echo and Roger Beeps were
>>illegal.

>First of all my reply was mainly ment to be a ridicule.  As a long die hard
>SSBer I would not even talk to anyone on SSB with either a roger beep or an
>echo box attached to their radio.  I did not mean to imply that there was
>anything illegal with SSB only the roger beep and echo.  Although I may be
>wrong and things may have changed but I believe that transmitting anything
>other than _voice_ over the citizen band is forbidden.  If not, they should
>be.

There is a ban on the beep and echo.  Read the part of the rules that
says: "Any sound effects intended to amuse or entertain" are prohibited....
Just seems strange that someone that wants to stay legal would be investing
in such equipment......

-Dr. Grant

 
 
 

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Post by drgr.. » Tue, 04 Jul 1995 04:00:00



>>: Hum, SSB with roger-beep and echo??  I don't thinks so, and not legal
>>: anyway.  

>>What's not legal about SSB, Roger Beep, and Echo?  Last I checked there was no
>>mention in the FCC rules on CB band that said echo and Roger Beeps were
>>illegal.

>A roger beep and an "echo box" are both considered "noisemakers" or "devices
>for the sole purpose of attracting attention" and as such are specifically
>prohibited by part 95.

>The legality issue aside, do us all a favor, forget the beeps and echos. They
>do nothing but annoy other operators. Echo boxes do nothing but distort yor
>audio and make you harder to understand. The name of the game is to sound good
>and to make the most out of the stuff you have. If you like the sound of
>someone speaking from the bottom of a barrel, then put an echo box on your
>speaker jack and listen to it that way. At least those of us who desire
>clean audio will not be forced to listen to a distorted electronic trash can.

>Roger beeps have a legitimate use on SSB when it can be difficult to determine
>if the other station has stopped transmitting, or mearly taken a breath. The
>"beep" at the end of transmission, will remove all doubt. But on AM, it is
>not necessary, and becomes annoying as oftentimes the beep is much louder
>than the average audio level, and just grates on the nerves after a while.

>DAve

Neither of the devices mentioned are annoying if used properly.  However, the
echo and beeps can get annoying when people abuse them, especially the
modified beeps, which tear through the radio at a modulation level higher
than anyone could think of reaching with the human voice.  These things
wake people up, and its hard for me to use a radio clandestine, if theres
roger beeps tearing up the silence at 2 am.

-Dr. Grant

 
 
 

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Post by Kevin Hurl » Tue, 04 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I would not get a cb with an echo, but a roger beep is sometimes helpful.
all an echo will do is over modulate you and annoy others. i have a
uniden washington and it does a pretty good job.
 
 
 

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Post by Boris The Spid » Fri, 07 Jul 1995 04:00:00


>Greetings all,
>I'd like suggestions please for purchasing a new mobile CB unit.
>What I'd really like is a unit with SSB, built-in roger beep,
>and built in echo.  I've heard some very neat boxes out there
>and would like suggestions on where to get one in the New England
>area.  Legal boxes please!
>Thanks -- Derek

For mobile use, the very best (legal) radio is a Cobra 148-GTL, but
forget the echo and beep.