Can anyone tell me how these things work? I found a box of 8 or 9 CB radios that someone was tossing, and since I am incapable of passing up nifty electronics, the whole lot are now in the garage.
There are about 4 different makes, (one being “Motorola MCX90”, the others I can’t tell), but common themes are they all have handsets, cigarette lighter plugs, and displays that only show “1”, “2”, or “3”. There were three aerials in the box too, so I’ve been hooking up each radio in turn trying to make it work. Despite borrowing my brother and my parents van for experimentation, I’m nowhere near playing Smokey or the Bandit. Lights change colour when I press the transmit key, but my other test radio doesn’t even crackle.
All the radios generate a steady ticking of about 2 ticks per minute on channel 2 throughout the Edmonton area, so I’m pretty sure they’re working somewhat. These things only have 4 buttons each - what the heck am I doing wrong?
Pictures of said radios
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