A blast from the past – Stationmaster MKI by Antenna Achievements

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In the early 1980’s this particular brand of 27MHz CB Base station antenna was extremely popular – particularly in the Newcastle area, they were everywhere. One of these antennas has recently been cleaned up suffering the usual oxidisation and corrosion over the thirty year period. This particular brand of antenna has interesting design aspects. In […]

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A blast from the past – SPR-27 Vertical antenna for 27MHz

It is great to reminisce about the different types of base station antennas that were available for 27MHz Citizens band radios in the 1970’s and 1980’s. In the 1970’s when 23 channel and later Australian 18 Channel equipment were available we will recall the Cushcraft “Ringo” half wave antenna, the Hustler ”Super Swamper” antenna which […]

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CB Radio in New Zealand

CB Radio in New Zealand consists of “CB” and a “Personal Radio Service”. Similarly to Australia, these are covered by a class licence as laid out by the Radio Spectrum Management who come under the Ministry of Business Innovations and Employment. The RSM in so far as radio licencing is concerned would be the equivalent […]

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27MHz Twin Trucker CB Antennas

Twin trucker CB antennas for 27MHz are reminiscent of the 70’s and particularly North American trucks as seen on those in the movie Smokey and the Bandit. As reported in another article, this type of installation appears to be the order of the day for New Zealand trucks fitted with 26MHz CB radio. In Australia, […]

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A Blast from the Past – Waldor Enterprises 27MHz 5/8 Wave “Avenger” Mk 4

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During the Covid lockdown period there is always plenty to keep one occupied – particularly in the equipment maintenance department. In this article, we will go through the process of refurbishing this circa 1990 antenna which, back in the day, was sourced from Andrews Communications when they had their store at Maroubra in Sydney’s Eastern […]

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