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GE 40 Channel Transceiver Handheld CB 3-5979

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  • GE 40 Channel Transceiver Handheld CB 3-5979
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • ASIN: B004887ZDA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,601 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 21, 2010

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GE 40 Channel Transceiver Handheld CB 3-5979

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jeff D on January 30, 2012
I have had this model for many years and it has never failed me in a highway traffic jam. It's small enough to stow in my car door pocket so it's always ready. Many handheld radios have poor modulation but this one gets out and is understandable. The collapsable antenna is fixed, but there is an antenna jack where you can use an adapter to connect to a standard mobile CB antenna. Using a magnetic-mount mobile antenna really extends the range.

I tried an experiment with someone on a regular mobile CB to test the range when using a roof-mount whip antenna. I got out to over 3 miles with good modulation in a hilly suburban setting. The receive circuit is adequate and the squelch is sensitive. When skip conditions are good, I can hear big talkers from all over the US.

There are a few problems with this radio though. The volume knob acts 'dirty' and the volume doesn't adjust smoothly. The external power jack has a slight loose connection causing the power to occasionally blink off depending on how much the radio is moved around. These issues could be caused by the age of my radio, but I would have hoped to not see these problems no matter how old it is. And finally, there is a problem with the transmit function. If one talks for an extended period on HIGH power, the transmit circuit quits. After a few minutes, it will work again. I lost the owners manual long ago, but here is what I think is happening: I think there is a thermal cut-out device on the transmit circuit. I put an SWR meter on this radio to see the forward and reflected power. It turns out that well over 50% of the power is reflected back to the transmitter final amplifier, and it can't be adjusted lower (that I know of).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harold Daniels on February 2, 2013
its just what it says just the transciever no book or cord but it works great. Excellent range and sound for a handheld.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gary & Irma Koch on May 7, 2012
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We are going to use this radio with the motorcycle as there is few places to mount a regular cb in a bike, it will store nicely in the tank bag if we need to use it--
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