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Pace Sidetalk 1000B

Post by wolfmanjack » Friday, 03 April 2009, 1:35 AM

Hey everyone, still a bit new to the CB world and I've been reading up on a lot of things. About a year ago I received a Pace Sidetalk 1000B base station that seems to be working fine when plugged in just recently.

Firstly, I would like to know if anyone has a manual on this Pace Sidetalk 1000B? I have searched for awhile today, and to no luck. I would greatly appreciate it if someone has it in PDF form, or even knows where I could purchase it perhaps.

Secondly, I would like to have a range of at least anywhere from 8-10 miles (if at all possible). I live in the valley, if that helps anyone. How long of an antenna would I need to get, and how long does the coax need to be? I've worked in CCTV so I have some experience in coax, so I feel confident in that aspect.

Is there anything else I need to know? Thank you very much for everyone's time. I look forward to spending more time here in these forums, I have a lot to learn still!

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Re: Pace Sidetalk 1000B

Post by 'Doc » Friday, 03 April 2009, 3:06 AM

Did a 'Google' and found this. His list has that radio listed. No idea about price. You might look and ask?

http://www.justradios.com/cbschematics.html

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Re: Pace Sidetalk 1000B

Post by Grump » Friday, 03 April 2009, 6:24 AM

Well wolfman the length of the coax really doesn't matter in cbs as long as it is quality coax. You just need how ever much coax it takes to get to your antenna. Second as far as manuals look on cbtricks.com just went there they have the factory service manual for that radio from looking at the manual that would be what you want as far as an antenna I'm not really to good on those but i think any good ground plane atleast 30 in the would do the trick for you (getting it higher would be better if you can) just remember height is might in cb antennas the higher the better.
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Re: Pace Sidetalk 1000B

Post by Circuit Breaker » Friday, 03 April 2009, 7:54 AM

I'm not sure what you mean by length of antenna. Some people think that longer is better...and that is true, but the length also has to be resonant which means it has to be some fraction of a wavelength. There are 1/4 wave (9 ft), 1/2 wave (18 ft), 5/8 wave and 3/4 wave (21 ft) antennas out there. A 1/4 wave will perform well if installed high enough, but a 1/2 wave will perform better than the 1/4...as a 5/8 will perform better than a 1/2 and 3/4 will perform better than a 5/8. Probably the most popular, or most widely used, antennas are the Antron A-99 or Imax 2000. They're fairly inexpensive and easy to install. I believe both of them are half wave antennas. Either one of them will get you out probably 15 miles or more if installed 30 to 40 ft above ground...depending on how many and how high the hills are around you. If you aren't concerned about the looks or what the neighbors think, you might want to consider a 3/4 wave antenna. The 3/4 wave antenna will work very well, but it is bigger and a bit heavier than the Imax or Antron. An Antron or Imax can probably be installed by yourself, I've done it. But the 3/4 wave antenna will probably require at least two people. There are also beam antennas but those require a bit more work and will also require a means to rotate the antenna since they are directional, so I don't think a beam is what you're looking for.
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Re: Pace Sidetalk 1000B

Post by wolfmanjack » Friday, 03 April 2009, 11:24 AM

Guys this is great, enjoy the feed back! This has helped me out a lot. :biggrin:

I am going to go with the expensive coax, 95% copper, to reduce noise from power lines. Maybe it's not needed?
I think I'm going to go with the A-99 or Imax 2000. They both seem to get the range I would desire, and they are fairly inexpensive.
Thanks again guys! If anyone needs any computer related, CCTV, burg/fire panel help. I'm the guy to go to.


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