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Best CB Radio?

Discussion in 'Communication & Navigation' started by 90 Weight, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Happy Trails

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    Anyone heard or bought from Radioactive Radios .com out of Arizona? Seem
    to be into selling/modifying some powerful CB's
     
  2. alia176

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    The best radio really depends on the best antenna installation (tune/ground plane/etc). A good install can make just about any cheap radio sound good!
     
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  3. tominator

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    Workin' on the post count I see...great information!
     
  4. bj70_guy

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    I've had a Uniden 520XL in my Cruiser for years. It's worked well with a Wilson Flex 4 on the ARB bumper.
    A while ago I bought a really nice older Uniden full size unit with SSB, but never got around to mounting it (it's BIG). I'm going to try it in my new truck, but the interest is gone - I know it's still going to suck compared to the ham radio!

    Ham radio is really the way to go, and I'm going to keep pestering the guys in my club to make the move. It's worth it.
     
  5. FJ40_owner

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    Why would I or anyone care about a post count? Might I win a free rubber duck antenna for my chicken band radio?
     
  6. Farmer_Fred

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    I'm running a Cobra 29 LTD Night Stalker and it's a good rig. Its the uk radio and has 40 uk and 40 eu channels. If you're cruiser has a green dash light then cobras will fit nicely in with it as they have a green dimmer. But no scan, which is a shame. But I do like the very positive knobs.
     
  7. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Long ago TLCA# 2231 SILVER Star

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    x2 you also get the cool factor :)
     
  8. JJS

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    I like my Uniden 510 a lot. It's been in several vehicles.
     
  9. Jacques Villeneuve

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    So is it legal ? I thought CB was maxed out at 4 watts?
     
  10. FJ40_owner

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    Please help me

    Why would anyone want to invest money on a CB?? really. You can talk like a mile right? There is lots of interference right? When I have listened to CB all I hear is lots of ignorant drunken fools BS'ing about some ho down the street or some jackass with some kind of sound effect machine. Many are proud that they run illegal power... I hate the no code tech license.

    But when you see the light you'll be a drunken appliance operator and a fool on 2 M

    CB is a waste of Air.

    Get off it.

    10 4 good buddy?
     
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    Guess my fun meter's broke...
     
  12. tominator

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    Now you're making some sense...I agree with you for the most part...I think it still has it's place for traveling with family members, monitoring traffic, close in communications, etc.

    I would like to learn code. I think that this is the real root of the hobby. I was watching David Letterman (or Jay Leno..can't remember), two guys were given a written document to transmit...one by text message and the other by code. The guys doing the morse code absolutely smoked the txt message guys of course.
     
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    No code required-

    TYhe FCC test is very simple, study a little and you'll make it. Not sayin you'll know what the screw your doing but heck, test on.

     
  14. johnsnowkornar

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    Midland is another brand that is exceptionally prevalent and has a similar decent quality that Unden does.
    Best CB Radio Reviews
     
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    A CB radio is very useful when traveling cross country to keep abreast of situations ahead. I have the new Cobra that has everything in the mic,paired to a Wilson magnet mount. I mainly monitored CH 19 on I-80 heading to California and the truckers can give you a heads up.
     
  16. muditor

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    Yep! all limited to 4W. (if you want to stay legal...) :ban:
    Differences are price, options and size. I like the Midland 75 https://goo.gl/1aymbJ handheld. Small, 40 channels, NOAA weather stations, noise limiter and squelch.
    In the car, connected to roof antenna adapter, power with cigarette plug. A good and standard audio adapter for car speakers would be good :mad:
    Out of the car, in the pocket powered by 6 AA batteries :clap:
     
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    DON'T! Check him out on some radio forums, a real hack job. Beware