Johnson Cb Radio
A Johnson CB Radio is simple to operate!
The Messenger 250 is a Johnson CB radio with 23 AM channels that comes fully equipped with solid state parts and with no tubes included. This particular Johnson CB radio also comes equipped with a rotating channel changing knob, squelch and volume control knobs, PA functions with jacks, a very attractive looking meter and a uniquely designed carrying case. The 50th Anniversary badge is also included with the Messenger 250, Johnson CB radio, topped off with the classic Johnson Viking image situated between the meter and the rotating channel selector.
The Messenger 250 Johnson CB radio was designed for serious talking on AM skip. To have a CB radio with AM skip is a rarity while most locals are using SSB. This also allows it to dead key 3 watts while also swinging 12 with outstanding audio. However, it's not smart to try and run a higher dead key into an amplifier with the intent of raising the dead key to 5 watts on a Johnson CB radio; not unless you want to lose the radio's output. This is not only true for Johnson CB radio brands but also for older model radios like the Trams and Golden Eagles. These are not intended to be used for high output. Nevertheless, they will produce extraordinary audio and sound if an amplifier is added.
Before considering purchasing a Messenger 250 Johnson CB radio it would be wise to weigh your options and determine if it's really worth buying or owning. You may want to take into consideration the type of radio operations you're into and if a good receiver really important. The Messenger 250 Johnson CB radio is a relatively old model radio and there would only be three particular reasons why it would be purchased.
1. Sentimental Value
2. Collector's Item
3. Ageless Quality
One of the most impressive things about a Johnson CB radio is that it's fairly simple to operate, has limited features and virtually impossible to not master. Although this is one of the older brand radios, its performance level is quite high. In fact, many purchasers of this brand of radio are surprised to discover that it uses the same type of power cord used by Cobras. You simply connect the red (hot) wire with a 12v supply and the black (negative) wire to a metal ground beneath the dash. The important thing is to make certain the antenna is connected, otherwise you risk the possibility of frying your Johnson CB radio.