deep south radios

SHARE THIS THREAD!

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Gar's Avatar
    Gar is offline In The Swamp Chat Now
    Dx Number/Handle:
    18Bravo
    Equipment:
    Connex 4600 Turbo with Texas Star Sweet 16X and Predator 30K

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Well..... I spent the cash

    Went ahead and went with the Connex 4600 Turbo and Texas Star 1600X with fans etc and Predator 30K every thing should be installed by next Thursday so gives me enough time to power ground the truck.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Gar For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    phantom_tb is offline CB Junkies Donor Chat Now
    Dx Number/Handle:
    1829 SSB, phantom AM
    Equipment:
    Galaxy Saturn, PalomarDeluxe35A, DM502B, MFJ870, HG-SPT-500, AT5555, TS-DX350, SL41, Predator10K

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Magnolia, Tx
    Posts
    34
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Sounds like a nice setup Gar.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to phantom_tb For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Gar's Avatar
    Gar is offline In The Swamp Chat Now
    Dx Number/Handle:
    18Bravo
    Equipment:
    Connex 4600 Turbo with Texas Star Sweet 16X and Predator 30K

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks Phantom, I'm told no one in this or the surrounding 5 counties are running this big. So I hope to be smacking ducks like a mad man

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Gar For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    JesseJamesDallas's Avatar
    JesseJamesDallas is offline Heavy Hitter Chat Now
    Dx Number/Handle:
    854
    Equipment:
    Galaxy's, Cobra's, Davemade's, Predator 10K's, and 55 built antenna's, for starters...

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Republic of Texas
    Posts
    444
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 309 Times in 184 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Wouldn't bet on it...Once you start going BIG, the "BIGGER" guys seem to come out of the woodwork...


  8. The Following User Says Thank You to JesseJamesDallas For This Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Gar's Avatar
    Gar is offline In The Swamp Chat Now
    Dx Number/Handle:
    18Bravo
    Equipment:
    Connex 4600 Turbo with Texas Star Sweet 16X and Predator 30K

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Man Bexar county has no big boy radios just mostly mud duck oil truckers and the guy every one is talking about having a big radio has a galaxy with a 4 pill box.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Gar For This Useful Post:


  11. #6
    222FL's Avatar
    222FL is offline Heavy Hitter Chat Now
    Dx Number/Handle:
    222
    Equipment:
    ICOM 746.

    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Daytona Bch, FL
    Posts
    202
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 69 Times in 55 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Man I would have stayed away from the TS and looked into something like a Dave Made amp or even a BMT amp. Even though I don't like the materials used on BMT's cases, I'm sure you could get a solid case and not one with plastic. But the work that they do is just way better than any TS amp you'll find. Texas Star is not a true AB biased amp, but more like a B biased amp, just about like X-forces bias circuit design which they call a Class B biased amp. There is no thermal tracking for the Texas star so as soon as you over drive it into saturation, it will be just another class C splatter box.
    Only other person I would have build me an amp right now would be a gent named Crusher. Or buy an amp and let Crusher beef it up properly, and make it a real thermally tracking Class AB amp. CLEAN IS MEAN!! You have fun stomping mud ducks. Not sure how long that will last with an 8 pill setup. Hope you have your shizz setup properly as well!! A 4 pill setup that is done right will out do a mediocre install of an 8 pill amp. So make sure you get all your ducks in a row!! At any rate, glad to hear you got your amp and stuff. But these days CB isn't what it used to be. You'll soon find that out. Yes there are still some out there, but right now the DX is about dead as shit, so unless you do have some locals to key on, you probably won't be keying on many people.
    Also what vehicle is this going into. Didn't see where you posted that? Just curious. At any rate, be safe and have fun with your new setup. I wouldn't have gotten an export radio either. But that is JMHO. A good older cobra 25 or 29 side. But that is just me. Have a 1969 final put in and an upgraded driver and have it tuned and aligned by a good tech like Doug's Custom CB's or Bells, or even DTB. All do good work. JJD I believe can attest to that. At any rate have a good one. Text wall over!!


    I'm just a CB'er, what do I know???

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to 222FL For This Useful Post:


  13. #7
    phantom_tb is offline CB Junkies Donor Chat Now
    Dx Number/Handle:
    1829 SSB, phantom AM
    Equipment:
    Galaxy Saturn, PalomarDeluxe35A, DM502B, MFJ870, HG-SPT-500, AT5555, TS-DX350, SL41, Predator10K

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Magnolia, Tx
    Posts
    34
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Lol, JJD. My radio only puts out 150+ with a nice swing to 200+ and I've talked to Hawaii...Hmmm.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to phantom_tb For This Useful Post:


  15. #8
    Gar's Avatar
    Gar is offline In The Swamp Chat Now
    Dx Number/Handle:
    18Bravo
    Equipment:
    Connex 4600 Turbo with Texas Star Sweet 16X and Predator 30K

    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I've been running CB and big amps for a while. I've had just about every amp made I personally hate gold boxes. Plus who wants to wait on Dave to get around to making anything. Best amps I've had all been TS. Everything on my truck is grounded with 4 guage and negative battery cord. I'm having everything put in by Clay's CB shop the dude knows his job. So not to worried.

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to Gar For This Useful Post:


  17. #9
    JesseJamesDallas's Avatar
    JesseJamesDallas is offline Heavy Hitter Chat Now
    Dx Number/Handle:
    854
    Equipment:
    Galaxy's, Cobra's, Davemade's, Predator 10K's, and 55 built antenna's, for starters...

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Republic of Texas
    Posts
    444
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 309 Times in 184 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Gar View Post
    I've been running CB and big amps for a while. I've had just about every amp made I personally hate gold boxes. Plus who wants to wait on Dave to get around to making anything. Best amps I've had all been TS. Everything on my truck is grounded with 4 guage and negative battery cord. I'm having everything put in by Clay's CB shop the dude knows his job. So not to worried.
    That use to be questionable...When Clay's was over off I-20 near Gordon, they use to use a old truck-wash bay to set peoples SWR when they bought a new antenna from them...

    ONLY person I ever seen get inside a metal building to tune a antenna...even had billboards up and down the freeway with a picture of the truck wash saying something about using it to stay out of the weather...


  18. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to JesseJamesDallas For This Useful Post:

    222FL (06-28-2016)

Visitors found this page by searching for

None

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •