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Old 02-04-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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Question Looking for a good CB radio.

Im totally ignorant when it comes to CB radios. I dont know what all the frequencys or channels or any of that jargon means. If someone can direct me to a good cb radio or explain the scematics of these devil boxes.I would like to purchase one soon but i need to know how they work so i can buy a good one the first time.

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Old 02-04-2007, 10:11 PM   #2
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this is a great compact cb. Basically any CB with 40 channels will do, but keep in mind, you get what you pay for.

http://www.cobra.com/index.php?page=...duct_id=5&id=1

Firestick antennas are also quite good.

http://www.firestik.com/

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Old 02-04-2007, 11:25 PM   #3
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You can get the 75 WX ST for 99.00 in a lot of places. Even Radio Crack marks them down now and then. I use FireStik antennas, good stuff.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:41 PM   #4
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A small CB that gets a lot of great reviews from Jeeper's would be the Uniden 520.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:44 PM   #5
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I highly recommend the Uniden 520. I have had a couple of them over the past 10 to 12 years. I don't think you could do much better than that and the size is ideal.
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:20 AM   #6
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Add another vote for the Unidens, I use one in my big truck and it gets beat up, covered in dust, tossed from rig to rig and has lasted longer than any other radio.
I used to use Cobra's but the performance wasn't enough better to make up for price.
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Uniden or Cobra are the only ones I'd consider.

I went with a 75WXST simply because the mounting options are more flexible. The only thing to find a place for is a small box that is currently under my Tuffy, but moving to behind the dash soon. With an external speaker, it works perfectly.

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