CPI – “The leaders in a whole new class of CB transceivers.”
The catch phrase of the CPI CB Radio Manufacturing company in the 1970’s.
These superlative CB Radio products were undisputed leaders with unmatched state of the art CB Radio PCB’s with advanced specifications.
The CPI CP2000 CB Radio Base Station console was an elegant and impressive looking CB radio that backed up the immaculate presentation with superlative operating characteristics that ensured an enjoyable operating experience on the 27MHz citizens band. No matter what mode of operation you chose, the CPI CP2000 CB Base astounded you with its incredibly sensitive receiver and more importantly at the time of the hight of the CB radio hobby, the selectivity of 80 db down to adjacent channel interference.
This was the CB Base radio you wanted when your “good buddy” down the road had a “peaked and tuned” Cobra with a power microphone ratchet jawing to the world what seemed like all day and night long.
Ahh those were the days, you turned on the CB on any channel and mode and immediately heard other CBers from three states across covering up your CB buddy from across town!
In Australia we could hear S9 signals from all over the USA on most channels and seemed to be able to work many of them on the standard 12W SSB AND 4W AM!!
It was a crazy time and if you were not on the CB Radio those few years I really hope it comes on like that again some miraculous time in the future, as its a blast!
As I was using my well tuned CPI CP2000 Base Station and CPI BC2000 Base Console with frequency counter into the freeband on a Swiss Quad directional antenna, I worked all USA States over a short period of time.
With the MRF CB Final Transistors in the CPI CP2000 Base tuned to max clean power of 40W PEP on SSB going into the LEGAL (No Parasitic Elements) HB9 Swiss Quad that is good for at least 10 dbi in the one direction with great F/B, I tromped on most others at the time before there were CB linears coming into play.
Then I got the CPI HF150, woohoo…