Started in CB in my teens and have not been without one since.Most people think its an out of date hobby or just for truckers but I can tell you there are still alot of people into the hobby and alot have base stations as I do.Finding out road conditions,weather,traffic and other things usually justify having one.If you don't want to spend the money on a new in the box setup there are usually alot of them for sale cheap on craigslist or at flea markets and usually you can come up with the whole setup,radio and ant. for under 30 bucks.
Jeff & Debbie
2015 Tracer Air 255
2015 Ram Laramie Power Wagon 2500