new CB, new car, don't want to damage car!!

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Post by Guzzy » 17 Sep 2006, 13:08

Not a CB, no.

A number of the amateur radios do, but they cost about ?400 - ?700 new.

You could have a look at the Team Roadcom, it's a very small ultra modern CB designed to fit into the DIN socket (where your car stereo goes). Also, you can buy DIN socket adaptors for a couple of the Midland Alan CB's as well.

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Post by kc » 17 Sep 2006, 21:32

I had a conversation today with a fellow amateur who had his radio fitted in exactly the same way as mine.
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We use that non slip material that is sold every where now, on the dashboard & just lay the radio onto it. This under most situations keeps the radio in place. But extra stability can be gained by placing a stick on air freshener either side, not that you need it.
If you then solder a cigarette lighter socket thing to the power lead & use a mag mount no one would know a radio is used 2 minutes before or after any journey.

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Post by Guzzy » 18 Sep 2006, 14:28

... and your car smells nice! :-D
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Post by Panteneman » 18 Sep 2006, 21:42

Why not check out the Midland Alan 42?

Plugs in the cigar lighter (providing your car has one), plumb a decent mag mount antenna into it and away you go!

No dashboard butchery required AT ALL.

Not forgetting it doubles as a portable, and a home base (the latter obviously with suitable PSU and antenna setup).

Check the review out on this very site. "Does what it says on the tin", and then some! :D
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Post by Guzzy » 19 Sep 2006, 22:39

It's a generic 2.5mm mic and 3.5mm speaker connection. Most 'standard' accessories will fit.

Some of the PMR walkie talkie manufacturers deliberately use their own proprietry connectors with awkward spacing of the pins.

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