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Old 07-08-2008, 06:13 PM   #1
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Question Cobra 75WXST Handset Mobile 40-channel CB Radio

I am not sure if I should post this here or in the "General Jeep Discussion"...How many members are using this CB (Cobra 75WXST Handset Mobile 40-channel CB Radio)? I am looking to add one to the JK and I would like to mount an external speaker right above the rear view mirror. has anyone done this? If so, how did you fasten the speaker above the rear view mirror? Thanks for the input.

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Old 07-08-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
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I have the same CB.

The way I got the speaker by the review mirror was by hanging the handset off the mirror.

They sell a mike clip at most CB shops so you can hang the mike anywhere.

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I am not sure if I should post this here or in the "General Jeep Discussion"...How many members are using this CB (Cobra 75WXST Handset Mobile 40-channel CB Radio)? I am looking to add one to the JK and I would like to mount an external speaker right above the rear view mirror. has anyone done this? If so, how did you fasten the speaker above the rear view mirror? Thanks for the input.

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I didn't know anyone still made CB radios........... With their limited range, what purpose do they serve? Other than talking to truck drivers.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:58 PM   #4
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Considering that FRS chanals are not monitored by emergency services, calling g for help on those is useless.

You stand a better chance with a cb. I thought they would be absolete by now as well. Bit a good tuned CB still works well on the trail. The side band CB's are even better as they have ham radio range depending on weather. But not alot of people have sodeband CBs.

I always carry Both FRS and the CB on the trail.

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OK, so maybe somebody can school me here, what is a sideband radio?
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I have the same CB.

The way I got the speaker by the review mirror was by hanging the handset off the mirror.

They sell a mike clip at most CB shops so you can hang the mike anywhere.

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I was looking at getting an external speaker and connecting it to the base unit...I thought I read that you can do it but maybe I mis read it the information on the CB...Thanks for the input.

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OK, so maybe somebody can school me here, what is a sideband radio?
So most radio signals resemble a sine wave. Where the signal is twice the width (picture a wave that rolls up and back to the center line and drops down and come back up to the center line). A sideband or SSB (single sideband) radio suppresses one side of the signal doubling the signal strength. This is the most common method used in the ham bands for long distance high frequency work.
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Thanks Whiteyj, so does this mean you need any special certification, or is it just a longer range (and more expensive) CB?
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No special cert. Not even sure if anyone is still making them for CB.
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Uniden still makes them. Side basically splits the Frequency into 3. Example would be Chanel 35, upper 35, and lower 35. You can talk clearer and further on the upper and lower Freqencys. Keep in mind, your buddy would need one too so you have someone to talk too.

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I've also planned to install one back then but none of my buddies have CB...
It'll be useless if I got no one to talk to...
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Most off-road clubs require you to have a CB, it is handy trail riding if you are stuck or break down. I did a search here and found great pics on the install and complete set up. The only time I put mine in the jeep is when we are going trail riding.

Here is the link for the pics, I hope it works.

http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?t=10631

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