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 Post subject: Motorola Mocat 2020 CB
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:51 pm 
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I've never had a CB, so I have some questions. I have a Motorola Mocat 2020 given to me that is still in the box and appears to have never been used. The problem with it is it's only a 23 radio channel. I see on here where it has been stated to use channel 25 when on the trail. Is there a reason for channel 25 or can other channels be used? I guess I'm asking this because I don't want to stick money into a radio that will be useless. I'm open to any suggestions or opinions. Thanks in advance.

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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Mocat 2020 CB
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:04 pm 
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25 was just the channel we've used. Never thought about the older CBs having only 23 channels. We should use a lower channel for this reason. If the radio works use it. You can always upgrade later. The antenna and coax will work with any radio. I have gauges to check your SWRs if need be. If It dosen't work go to Wal-Mart and be a cheap cobra they work great. You don't need a high dollar radio for trail runs. A couple of mile range is all you'll need.


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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Mocat 2020 CB
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:09 pm 
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And if kioti forgets his meter I keep mine in my console at all times.

That goes for anyone out on the trails. If you are unsure of your SWR just ask. It only takes a couple minutes to check and adjust

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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Mocat 2020 CB
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So thats why you have so many posts you double post everything LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Mocat 2020 CB
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WHAT THE?!?!?!?!......HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?

No I just have no life so I am a web wheeler.

Giggity, Giggity, Goo

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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Mocat 2020 CB
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Is there a safe way to test this radio before I install it to be sure it even works since it is from the mid 70's?

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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Mocat 2020 CB
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Wow...mid 70's? I'm gonna start callin you Burt Reynolds!







As in Smokey and the Bandit. :)

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East bound and down...

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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Mocat 2020 CB
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We're gonna do what they say can't be done.....

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 Post subject: Re: Motorola Mocat 2020 CB
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Stop by the choke and puke for a 10-100 :lol: I love that movie. Anyone with a CB should be required to watch that movie.


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