Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-02-2014, 11:18 PM   #1
Not all who wanderarelost
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Plymouth, Ma
Posts: 14
CB Radio Recommendations

Hi,
Not sure the best place to post this, but this seems a good an area as any.
Anyone have a good recommendation for a CB Radio. I had one years and years ago and didn't like it as it didn't pick up much. Don't remember what I paid or what brand it was, but it def wasn't expensive.
Is there a particular price point I should be looking in to get something thats good quality?

Looking forward to hear what others are using

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
Matt & Melissa
2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71
2007 Shamrock 21SS
3P ProPride Hitch
Old Town 15' Discovery Canoe
Yamaha 4Hp Outboard Motor
MotorCanoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 11:31 PM   #2
Plain Old Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Full Timing in South Louisiana
Posts: 1,938
Although I don't use one anymore, my favorite was always the Cobra 29 LTD. It's been around for a very long time, and has proven very reliable. As for antennas, can't go wrong with a Wilson.
__________________

__________________
John and Rebecca Dickson
Emma-7 / Little John-5 / Iva-1
Full Timing Again, Rev B
2013 Ford F-350 Lariat CC LB PSD
2015 SOB TT - With OC's Awning Poles (#8)
At least in Heaven, RVs will be perfect, and I won't have to keep fixing them.
BigJohnD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 11:36 PM   #3
Done with this
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: KY
Posts: 698
Any radio is good for recreational use. Cobra is still OK. Make sure to get a 18' coax and make sure you have a good ground on the antenna mount. You should talk for a good distance with this set up.
__________________

I'm a little too truthful, I guess.
Y'all have fun in "Fantasy Land".
4mula1fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 11:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Rochester WA
Posts: 159
Send a message via Skype™ to chuckw5kav
My I suggust getting your amateur license ,
much more enjoyable and you don't have to
listen to the BS on the Chicken Band (CB)

There is no code requirement anymore and
the entry test is easy
Getting Licensed

__________________
2017 Durango Gold G384RLT
Coachmen Owners Association
2005 Ford F350 Dually
W5KAV
This years Camping 75 days
chuckw5kav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 06:33 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
davel1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seaford, De
Posts: 2,317
choosing a good antenna that is properly mounted and tuned is more important than your radio choice
__________________
David & Lynn
2014 Coachmen Chaparral Signature 327 RLKS
2016 Ford F350 Lariat CC Dually
davel1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 07:10 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
DAISY BOYKIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SUNSHINE STATE
Posts: 1,623
Send a message via Skype™ to DAISY BOYKIN
CB Will work as -----------------

I agree with Chuckw5kav about the racket on a CB. But it has a place for a RV especially if you run upon traffic backed up for miles on a blocked road because of a accident. I have been a N4CNG for many years but still
have a small CB just for the right purpose. It is only turned on when I do encounter backed up traffic. But then again you CAN NOT find the traffic report on a AMATEUR radio can you?

I use a "LITTLE WIL" Wilson mag mount antenna that can be removed when not towing.
__________________
Sid, Lois & HRH MISSY Terrible 2s SHIH TZU
2011 ROCKWOOD 8285 WS
2014 F-250 KING RANCH PS/SD/6R140/BFT
TST Truck System Technologies TM-507SE
DAYS CAMPED 2017 66 DAYS
DAISY BOYKIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 08:25 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Arefbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 875
I prefer a hand held instead of a car mounted so it is portable between vehicles.

Amazon.com : Cobra HH 38 WX ST 4-Mile 40-Channel CB Radio : Automotive Cb Radios And Scanners : Electronics
__________________
2011 PrimeTime Tracer 2600rls
2001 GMC Yukon XL 2500, 6.0L 4.10:1 axle ratio
Nights camping 2014 - 17
2013 - 15
Arefbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 08:41 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 571
Quote:
Originally Posted by chuckw5kav View Post
My I suggust getting your amateur license ,
much more enjoyable and you don't have to
listen to the BS on the Chicken Band (CB)

There is no code requirement anymore and
the entry test is easy
Getting Licensed

X100!!!!!

VE3PLO here, I chat with people all over the world on the way to work. Fun and good ethics!
__________________
Kuba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 08:44 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 571
Quote:
Originally Posted by DAISY BOYKIN View Post
I agree with Chuckw5kav about the racket on a CB. But it has a place for a RV especially if you run upon traffic backed up for miles on a blocked road because of a accident. I have been a N4CNG for many years but still
have a small CB just for the right purpose. It is only turned on when I do encounter backed up traffic. But then again you CAN NOT find the traffic report on a AMATEUR radio can you?

I use a "LITTLE WIL" Wilson mag mount antenna that can be removed when not towing.
Why no Garmin gps with lifetime traffic?
__________________
Kuba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 09:18 AM   #10
Site Team
 
Kaadk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kuba View Post
X100!!!!!

VE3PLO here, I chat with people all over the world on the way to work. Fun and good ethics!

VA3MIR here, but I haven't been active since the wife and kids. Probably get back into it as they get older and I can introduce the DS/DD to the wonderful world of radio.

But back to the OP's question. Having a good radio is helpful (Cobras are nice), but in the world of CB the antenna is the king. You need to make sure you have a good antenna, a good ground plane, and most importantly that it's properly tuned. a 1/16th of an inch too long or too short can really wreck havoc with your signal.

However, I've also found that running CB-19 doesn't really help much anymore. Channel seems to be dead most of the time lately vs what it was back in the day. To avoid traffic, I'd rely on a GPS with traffic updates. If you're already stuck in traffic and want to know what caused it, by all means try the CB, but you may have to ask to get the conversation started.





Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
There's no use crying over spilt milk, unless it's on your keyboard.
Kaadk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
radio

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 PM.