I live in BC, Canada. Most our province is wide open wilderness and mountains. So cell range is gone fast, and in between citys there is no service, With the sat phone I have cell service anywhere pretty much. But, for the most part, it was free with my GPS subscription. The cb would be handy I guess, if any one here used it. Still crickets on that thing.I'll never run without it being on. A CB is such a useful tool, I can't imagine not having it.
What do you use a sat phone for?
Try cbradiotalk.com. Back when I was still big into the hobby that's where I loitered. There's a sub forum somewhere on the website that has a list of reputable dealers. I have no clue where you're located at.
I bought several amps from Fatboy. Quick shipping, no problems. I don't see the Stryker on their inventory list, but I bet they could get one for you.
I have a cb question. My entire career, we never use them, cell or sat phone is easy, reliable. My question is, the last week or so, reading all these cb threads I have wondered why people still use them. SO I wiped off the dust, and turned it on. Still worked after 12yrs in the truck unused. lol. Anyway, its been on for week now, I have not heard one peep on there. All channels, no chatter. Even went for a long bobtail ride threw the mountains , figuring some one doesn't have a sat phone, and will be talking. Nothing. I see on tv, ice road truckers use them. Who uses them, what channel is the standard channel to be on, and why don't I hear any chatter. I live in the biggest city in bc, millions of trucks, no chatter. Why? Figure now i'll just leave it on 9, and turn it on , lol, just in case some one needs help. But I would like to know how to find the common channel so I can be apart of any chatter in my area. Guess no one uses them anymore, other than for hobby.
19 is the standard trucker channel.
Have anyone tried this CB Antenna? I have read about it on Stryker radios website. Here are some features.I'll never run without it being on. A CB is such a useful tool, I can't imagine not having it.
What do you use a sat phone for?
Stryker SR-A10 is Great antenna. Easy to install, and comes with coaxial cable pre-connected to base, so no need to buy one separately. I can hear conversations from the main highway (about a half mile away) very clearly. My tested effective range is up to 18 miles. Sometimes the whip starts to unscrew from the base, and loosens up (You should hear it rocking around). I have it mounted on the roof of my 2004 Volvo s60. Looks great on sedans and SUV's, where other mounting styles can be impractical. Definitely a great buy. The SWRs were flat! 1:1...no adjustment needed. Seems to be getting out and picking up well. Been hearing skip from all over the place lately. No problem with the magnet moving around, even at highway speeds.Have anyone tried this CB Antenna? I have read about it on Stryker radios website. Here are some features.
But My main Question is "Have anyone tried it before?" How it works? What about SWR? What about its transmit and receive? How many miles it can easily cover ? Any idea?
- 6 Gauge Solid Copper 100% Silver Plate Wire
- 10,000 Watts Power Handling Capability
- Extremely Efficient High “Q” Coil
- Double Wall Coil Cover made from High Impact Mobay Plastic
- Can be Tune for 26 – 30 Mhz
- 10” Stainless Steel Shaft
- 49” Stainless Steel Whip
- Reduced Static Interference
- RF Gain wide open or back off slightly
- Standard 3/8” x 24” Thread on Shaft
- 2 Year Warranty
What's the SWR james? Do you have any idea to improve the SWR because I have the Sirio and the Stryker SR-955HPC. I am battling with the SWR. Can't get the SWR below from 1.8 to 2. Do you own the SR-A10 CB Antenna?