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Old 10-27-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Midland 75-822 radio

What are peoples thoughts on this CB? It seems to get great reviews and it can be hand held or permanent in the jeep and says it can use any external antenna? Does that mean it could use my radio antenna or do i need to buy another antenna? Please give me your input

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Old 10-27-2011, 05:55 PM   #2
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You'd need to buy another antenna...no idea on that particular radio as far as quality, reliability, etc.

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Old 10-30-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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I'm leaning towards getting one of these radios to use with a Cool Tech Gatemount 3-ft antenna kit.
My plan is to keep the in the center console, with the antenna cable running up from under the driver's seat.
The antenna cable can run into the center console via the cutout and power can be obtained from the outlet in the console. I'll let the radio ride in a cupholder or my lap, depending on the situation.
The radio can disappear when not being used this way as well.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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I just bought the Midland. Also bought and installed the Cool Tech UltraMount. With the 4' Fire Stick the antenna tip is 12" above the roof line. On my stock 2012 JK the distance from the ground to the antenna tip is 84 1/4". I really haven't a chance to use use it yet or tune the antenna. A quick check with my SWR meter shows readings 1.3 to 1.7 across the range of channels. The Cool Tech mount is pretty darn clever. Seem very sturdy and with the antenna coming out of the top of the license plate mount assembly it's very clean looking. I suspect most non-Jeep folks would think It's some sort of factory setup. I keep the coax cable laying between the center console and the passenger seat and the CB in the console. For me I think I'll be a perfect combo.
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:49 AM   #5
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I ordered my CB and an extendable antenna as well. Expecting it tomorrow.
Excellent timing, as we're taking ride up to the in-laws tomorrow night!

I haven't ordered the antenna setup for the Jeep yet, but I'm still leaning toward the Gatemount.

I really like the look of the Ultramount, and there is the Firestik Firefly mount that looks very nice when mounted to the front of the lic plate holder assembly, I just don't like the thought of branches hitting the antenna and stressing the mount when I'm in the woods.
I switched to a stubby FM antenna because of the twanging as it is. A side-mounted CB antenna would just be worse for me in that situation.
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:02 AM   #6
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That looks neat, personally I have a mounted radio plus handheld. Not looking to replace but that is neat for you, midland is reputable enough I think it's worth a shot. Looking forward to hearing a review

Edit: after reading amazon reviews the success rate is hit or miss. I guess buy at your own risk, you'll either love it or the unit will be defective. At least amazon is great about customer service, but if you aren't in the mood for a potential headache I'd go with a cobra 75 if you don't really need the handheld option.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:15 PM   #7
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Mine arrived today, been playing around with it here at the house.
Picked up a telescoping antenna and that's working pretty well bringing in stations, but no one is close enough to make a contact.

Heading out to the in-laws later, maybe we'll see what it does on the turnpike.
Not expecting much while there isn't a real antenna to connect it to yet.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:01 PM   #8
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I have this unit and used it on a recent Jamboree. It works really well as a handheld with the supplied antenna but we were unable to pick up everyone on the trail. I will be getting an exterior antenna which I believe will fix this problem. So far we are happy with it.
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I have one, only used it once. Put it in my daughters TJ with a magnetic mount antenna on the fender. Not the best location but was able to get a decent SWR on most channels after trimming the antenna. I never really used it myself other than to test. Daughters said it wasn't too clear. Probably be better with an external speaker. Other than that the range seemed fine except when there was huge sand dune in between us .



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Old 11-28-2011, 09:43 PM   #10
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I have this radio, it performs very well. Keep it in the glove box, plugged into outlet in box. 3' firestick with home-made tire carrier mount. Very happy with the combination!

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