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On a Maxon MCB-30 cb radio, there are three wires. Red, Black and Orange. Red and black are the power and ground, but whats the point of the orange wire and what do you connect it to?

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Hello stud

The orange wire is for memory retention for the last channel you were on if the red wire loses power as in switched on and off with the car ignition just hook up the orange to a 12 volt source that is on all the time. By the way those are some neat little radios wish I had one.

Ray

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