LOL! I think it was me who's been mostly recommending people to have a CB, at least lately. I use the handheld Cobra 38WXST connected to a 4' Firestick, and it works fine. At least I haven't heard any complaints. I also didn't want to install a big CB unit in my already cramped for space Jeep. Also with a handheld unit you can take it with you when leaving your vehicle to scope out a trail or something, and still remain in communication with the group, although I usually don't bother to do so. But at least I have the option.