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11-11-2012 10:53 PM
Rolly32
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Originally Posted by ohsixlj View Post
Thanks. Is a 3ft firestik mounted using passenger taillight mount a good idea?
It is a great idea if you don't mind drilling into that body for that extra hole. Some people say it's needed because without it, the mount is flimsy. Other's just say it's not necesary. I personally don't like to gamble my luck much so I would rather go for a Arizona Rocky Road cb antenna mount. My cb of choice is a Cobra 29 with an overhead mount. Right Channel Radios have good selections on cb kits that will let you hit the ground running.
11-11-2012 07:46 PM
ohsixlj
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Originally Posted by BLK00TJ
Most of the cables will come in 18 ft lengths. Excess can be zip-tied in lengths (not coiled). When you order your stuff, get an SWR meter for tuning. It should only run about $10.
Thanks. Is a 3ft firestik mounted using passenger taillight mount a good idea?
11-11-2012 07:46 PM
TJNewbie Most use 18' of coaxle ant cable, just coil it loosley and stash it out of the way (under a seat). I run a 5.5' Francis Hot Rod antenna, they are cheap but very good. I have a antenna mount bolted to the right side of my rear bumper. It would be best to have a CB shop, peak/tune and set your SWRs.
11-11-2012 07:40 PM
BLK00TJ
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Perfect thank you. Now what's the deal with how many feet of cable and how you run it and tuning your antenna lol
Most of the cables will come in 18 ft lengths. Excess can be zip-tied in lengths (not coiled). When you order your stuff, get an SWR meter for tuning. It should only run about $10.
11-11-2012 07:40 PM
TJNewbie Here's the info on the 680

Uniden Bearcat 680 CB Radio Review
11-11-2012 07:33 PM
ohsixlj Perfect thank you. Now what's the deal with how many feet of cable and how you run it and tuning your antenna lol
11-11-2012 07:29 PM
TJNewbie Uniden Bearcat 680 is a good little radio. If you have a Love's truckstop near you. They are on sale, regular price $99, now at $69 plus a $10 rebate brings it down to $59.

And the Uniden 505XL would be a good trail radio, it's about $35

I have the Cobra 29 WXNWST, It's been mod'ed for talking long distance but it's over kill on the trail.
11-11-2012 07:28 PM
baker3 Here ya go
Jeep & Off-Road CB Radio Kits | Right Channel Radios
11-11-2012 07:27 PM
Tjdude08
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04
I've got a Cobra 75WXST and I like it a lot.
I love mine also
11-11-2012 07:26 PM
UnlimitedLJ04 I've got a Cobra 75WXST and I like it a lot.
11-11-2012 07:18 PM
ohsixlj
Plug n Play CB kit?

I don't know anything about cb radios except that the more I read the more I realize I don't know. Can anyone recommend a good setup? I'm just looking for trail use not trying to reach across country. Thanks in advance.

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