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Batteries & Solar / DIY Solar Panels
May 25, 2018, 11:28:56 AM
Has anyone here ever built their own solar panel, I have read some articles and seen some videos.  Looks tedious but not overly difficult.

Was looking at these:

CB / CB radio Episode from the Survival Podcast
December 28, 2017, 03:54:38 PM
Great episode on CB radios on The Survival Podcast

They pack a lot into an hour its a good listen!
Military Radios / Man Pack Handset Question
December 20, 2017, 11:12:11 AM
Quick question, does anyone know what kind of mic plug man pack handsets use?  I was wondering if these could be switched out.  Any information would be helpful.
CB / Interesting CB article
November 08, 2017, 12:50:13 AM
The following link highlights the reasons CB (11 meter)should be included into radio prepping

Also included a generic listing of what channels to monitor, I found this helpful when starting out.
CB / Channel 3 Project
November 08, 2017, 12:39:49 AM
Anyone interested in CB and prepping should take a look at the following site:

This outlines a protocol for SHFT comms with non licensed radio operators.

Could be helpful for CB, FRS, GMRS
CB / CB as a SHTF option, in my opinion
November 08, 2017, 12:34:22 AM
About a year ago i started into the world of radio prepping.  My main focus was a reliable radio system to communicate between my home and my vehicles.  In the US you can go ham or you can go cb, frs, gmrs.  In the interest to keep my prepping off the grid as much as possible i settled onto CB.  My firm belief is that if you are under the understanding that there are limitations to CB and are inherently not the best radio system, you will still be surprised and pleased with the capabilities of CB.  For my own preps, i have a Midland 78-22 that can be a handheld or a mobile with additional mag mount.  I have a Uniden 980SSB in my truck that i use daily for traffic and weather and to talk to local cb'ers, up to 15-20 miles away.  I have a Galaxy 2517 10 meter convert as my base station with an A-99 antenna.  This gets me out a farther than my mobile.  Recently i finished my go box project which includes cb, amp, swr meter, speaker, pa horn two antenna mounts, anderson powerpole power distribution.  This go box runs off a 40 ah bioenno LiFePo4 battery for extended use.  All of this is in a hefty tool box and will serve as a portable base station when camping, hunting, and SHTF.  Again my main focus is local contact and communication reliable communication between my home and mobile locations.  Skip allows further contacts when possible.  Once everything is dialed in i find it a reliable and effective means of communication.  Again, i am realistic in knowing my CB is not a Ham, but it serves a purpose.  I am also not ignorant to the fact that there are some crazy's out there (channel 6 etc) but locally i have found that there are many truckers still using cb, as well as a dedicated few cb base stations that are like minded.  Things that can defiantly come in handy. 
Batteries & Solar / MY CB GO BOX
September 11, 2017, 02:43:07 PM
Hello all,
This is my first post and I hope I do not offend anyone but I am a CB'er  :)  Someday eventually I will get licensed and go spend all my extra money on "real" radios but for now CB's suit my needs.  That being said, i do like all the fun Ham's have with their projects.  So I started my own.  A CB go box! Before you all say it, I already have a handheld and a radio in my truck, this is just a fun project and would like to have a base station that i can pack up on a moments notice...I'm kind of a prepper ;) 

I have my radio, speaker, emergency amplifier, swr meter and PA hooked up so far.  I will be installing a second antenna hook up to go to a dipole or eventually a mobile omni-directional antenna (Field Day style)  Photo attached upon approval.

I need some advise for my final components:

1. Battery (thinking a bioenno 30 or 40 amp hour LiFePo4 with a AC smart charger, should give me ample talk time)
2. Rigrunner (I think i have narrowed this down to the RR-4004U-C)
2. Charge controller (for using a solar panel for charging purposes, but not sure if this depends on which panels are used)
3. Battery Meter (I would like to be able to monitor output as well as battery life)
4. Solar Panel (I would like a fold able or roll up solar panel that will travel well, not sure what size i will need)

Once i have these components I plan on Anderson Power Poling all power connections etc. 

I look forward to any feedback!