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Old 06-26-2015, 01:49 PM   #31
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A lot of good reasons were posted for using a CB. I will put one in our RV
So the NEXT question is what's the best model out there? Speak up experienced CB'ers!
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:00 PM   #32
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As Radio stated it easy to get your amateur license, When
driving over the road I had a CB in the truck but also my
Dual Band (vhf/uhf) amateur along with my HF radio.

There was no place in the United States that I could not
reach a amateur repeater even when I didn't have cell
coverage.

I will say that CB's have there place but CB's have their
limits unless you are operating a radio with more than
5 watts which is not legal.
I have an old crystal using CB that belonged to my dad, 10 watts on the low 100 watts on the high side.

It does work but I think a mast type antenna is needed rather than the old 8 foot steel whip I used back in the 70's.

I also have a Cobra brand 29 ltd that I got at a yard sale for 10 dollars but would not put it in my PU unless it was a temporary type install.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:12 PM   #33
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I have a cobra 29 LTD Chrome, works good for me with a good magnetic mount antenna.
I use this type of floor mount
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:17 PM   #34
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I have an old crystal using CB that belonged to my dad, 10 watts on the low 100 watts on the high side.
Sounds 10-8 with that much power
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:22 PM   #35
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Sounds 10-8 with that much power
I have only had it on to see if it works I could pickup traffic on the freeway which is about 10 miles from the house using the steel whip, I have no idea how it sounds...
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:01 PM   #36
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So the NEXT question is what's the best model out there? Speak up experienced CB'ers!
With the limited dash mount space in many vehicles now-a-days, I am thinking about getting this unit for my next TV: https://www.cobra.com/products/recre...wx-st#features
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Last CB radio I had was in my 01 pick up. It really was fun back in the day. Later RJD
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What radio? Good question. Almost any made today are good, its more of a preference. Midland or Cobra are the top sellers. I have a midland 5001z that I like. The 29ltd and hand helds are also very good. Best bet is look at a flying j that has them with excellent prices. Let us know what you decide. The most important thing is not radio but the antenna.
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With the limited dash mount space in many vehicles now-a-days, I am thinking about getting this unit for my next TV: https://www.cobra.com/products/recre...wx-st#features
Like the fact it has noaa
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What radio? Good question. Almost any made today are good, its more of a preference. Midland or Cobra are the top sellers. I have a midland 5001z that I like. The 29ltd and hand helds are also very good. Best bet is look at a flying j that has them with excellent prices. Let us know what you decide. The most important thing is not radio but the antenna.
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Either Midland or Cobra will do. Get the one that you like.

The antenna, and how it is installed and tuned, is the most important part of the system.

And now that Radio Shack is pretty much gone, Flying J is likely a good bet for CB type equipment.
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