Two Channel CB's

This is the place to discuss any general CB radio related topics. Getting started, installations, operation etc.
Twocky61
Radio Addict
Radio Addict
Posts: 765
Joined: 13 Aug 2014, 07:10
Call Sign: JayWalker

Two Channel CB's

Post by Twocky61 » 01 Jun 2019, 10:31

Who remembers these?
2 Ch CB.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
The Collector
Legend
Legend
Posts: 5806
Joined: 23 Jan 2010, 19:26
Location: Bristol-ish

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by The Collector » 01 Jun 2019, 14:00

I had one of those, plus a similar Amstrad (gold and black??) one. We used to use them on our bicycles, although I mainly used my Alba 40ch one as the 2ch ones were limited channel-wise. Saying that, there were always people on ch30 back in those chockablock days.

JB
Regular
Regular
Posts: 26
Joined: 11 Feb 2007, 04:23

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by JB » 01 Jun 2019, 22:24

I remember making my young brother an adapter of a quarter wave coil and PL plug to go over the short telescopic antenna on his 2 channel Amstrad CB so he could connect it to the halfwave vertical on the roof for a few miles extra range in the early 80s, happy days.

User avatar
cb4ever104
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 4893
Joined: 28 Jul 2011, 21:26
Location: Alicante , España

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by cb4ever104 » 02 Jun 2019, 10:10

That's where my 27/81 adventure began too . Lots of good memories ....
30TM060
Paul aka "Sammy". (108) PY60 Old Paisley DX Group (RIP Rab Markie)
Ex GM0 , now EA5 .
Handle "Fortune Hunter" back in "the day"
Radios ....? Anything that says "TAIWAN R.O.C" on the back.

User avatar
The Collector
Legend
Legend
Posts: 5806
Joined: 23 Jan 2010, 19:26
Location: Bristol-ish

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by The Collector » 02 Jun 2019, 14:15

I still have my Alba 40ch handheld. I bought it off my sister as she had that for an early Christmas present and I had my Fidelity Homebase, both from Makro. She got bored of it after about a couple of months, whereas I got more and more into it.

User avatar
lambrettadave
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 1454
Joined: 11 Apr 2011, 15:50
Location: sunderland

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by lambrettadave » 14 Jun 2019, 17:15

We had Shira 2 channel set's that we're basically the same as to what Dave described.

Range was about 1/2 a mile handle to base but set to set was less

Squelch was pointless and audio was pants too.

But it got plenty of people and kid's on the air
CALL SIGN 26TM455 OPERATOR DAVE QTH SUNDERLAND

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88011785@N06/ for CB magazine.reviews

http://www.youtube.com/user/lambrettadave7 for some vids of my radios.

User avatar
The Collector
Legend
Legend
Posts: 5806
Joined: 23 Jan 2010, 19:26
Location: Bristol-ish

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by The Collector » 14 Jun 2019, 22:18

There was a bloke opposite me last Sunday at Cheddar car boot sale trying to flog a boxed Shira 2ch for £25. I did chuckle.

User avatar
lambrettadave
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 1454
Joined: 11 Apr 2011, 15:50
Location: sunderland

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by lambrettadave » 16 Jun 2019, 19:32

I have two in the box's dave £75 the pair hahaha.
Only kidding
CALL SIGN 26TM455 OPERATOR DAVE QTH SUNDERLAND

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88011785@N06/ for CB magazine.reviews

http://www.youtube.com/user/lambrettadave7 for some vids of my radios.

User avatar
The Collector
Legend
Legend
Posts: 5806
Joined: 23 Jan 2010, 19:26
Location: Bristol-ish

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by The Collector » 16 Jun 2019, 19:51

I'm still looking for a boxed black-top Alba 40ch handheld like the one you have Dave. An unboxed one was on ebay until it was pulled today for same reason (probably got an offer offline).

User avatar
cb4ever104
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 4893
Joined: 28 Jul 2011, 21:26
Location: Alicante , España

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by cb4ever104 » 17 Jun 2019, 08:55

lambrettadave wrote:
14 Jun 2019, 17:15
We had Shira 2 channel
That was the one I had too .
30TM060
Paul aka "Sammy". (108) PY60 Old Paisley DX Group (RIP Rab Markie)
Ex GM0 , now EA5 .
Handle "Fortune Hunter" back in "the day"
Radios ....? Anything that says "TAIWAN R.O.C" on the back.

User avatar
lambrettadave
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 1454
Joined: 11 Apr 2011, 15:50
Location: sunderland

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by lambrettadave » 17 Jun 2019, 09:15

The Collector wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 19:51
I'm still looking for a boxed black-top Alba 40ch handheld like the one you have Dave. An unboxed one was on ebay until it was pulled today for same reason (probably got an offer offline).
I didn't realise it is that hard to find boxed
CALL SIGN 26TM455 OPERATOR DAVE QTH SUNDERLAND

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88011785@N06/ for CB magazine.reviews

http://www.youtube.com/user/lambrettadave7 for some vids of my radios.

User avatar
The Collector
Legend
Legend
Posts: 5806
Joined: 23 Jan 2010, 19:26
Location: Bristol-ish

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by The Collector » 17 Jun 2019, 17:05

90% of them are silver-topped (earlier version) like the Harrier WT2, but they changed to the black top later, same as the Harvard 410T.

I'm soooo sad! ;)

Oooooo.... and I think the picture on the later box may have been in black and white, or at least less colourful than the earlier ones anyway.

User avatar
lambrettadave
Top Poster
Top Poster
Posts: 1454
Joined: 11 Apr 2011, 15:50
Location: sunderland

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by lambrettadave » 17 Jun 2019, 17:29

I will get a photo on here for all to goggle at
CALL SIGN 26TM455 OPERATOR DAVE QTH SUNDERLAND

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88011785@N06/ for CB magazine.reviews

http://www.youtube.com/user/lambrettadave7 for some vids of my radios.

User avatar
The Collector
Legend
Legend
Posts: 5806
Joined: 23 Jan 2010, 19:26
Location: Bristol-ish

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by The Collector » 17 Jun 2019, 18:23

You're just doing it to pi$$ me off aren't you lol ;)

Twocky61
Radio Addict
Radio Addict
Posts: 765
Joined: 13 Aug 2014, 07:10
Call Sign: JayWalker

Re: Two Channel CB's

Post by Twocky61 » 18 Jun 2019, 09:32

If you watch the movie Woodstock, you see one of the guys using, I assume, a 40 channel handheld

Complete with the telescopic antenna

Post Reply