|11-03-2007 01:00 PM|
D that is corect but on my phone I could not get regular cell service By Star lakes in the sierras but i did get full bars on an Emergency only cell coverage did not even know that the phone had that. As far as CB Vs Ham ham is better and Cb is better it just depends on what you want. I want Both but do not have the cash to replace my CB yet or get my LIC. So for know i stick with one. + My cell.
|11-02-2007 10:32 PM|
im gonna say that cell i sway worse than any of those, sure its the best if you ahve sevice, but all the places i wheel i dont get any service so what good is a cell phone gonna be!
you NEED a CB or at least a FRS to be able to contact rescue teams if u do get stuck and they are sent out to find you!
a cell phone is worth about as much as a penny is when ur in the middle of nowhere!
|11-02-2007 02:52 PM|
|11-02-2007 02:39 PM|
Every time we go to one of the more popular offroad areas there are people with cb's
We aren't hardcore offroaders so our Jeeps are on road 98%, there isn't a city in this country where I can't get local assistance with a cb. I've done it in my big truck all over America.
If you can talk to the truckers you can get their help and with a cb you can talk to em from miles away.
FRS is handy but it doesn't compare to cb in range, or audio quality.
|11-02-2007 02:12 PM|
A cell phone or HAM gear are going to be much more useful.
|11-02-2007 12:17 PM|
|sgnellett||Anybody ever use a boat style mount for an antenna that allows you to ratchet it loose and fold it down?|
|11-02-2007 11:59 AM|
Jase can't just fold the antenna down to get in the garage? i use a QD type but then have to store the antenna. With my 2"BB and 31's my 4' antenna hits my garage.
|11-01-2007 04:32 PM|
Those are all good items. The only other thing you would need is a place and possibly a bracket to mount it. You need to think where you want your antenna.. a body mount, tailgate mount, bumper mount. If you need to drill through your tub, I would suggest getting the 18' cord with the removable end. Also, after you decide on where you want to mount the antenna, you will know if you need the 4'er. If you are mounting it by your mirrors or on one side of your hood, I doubt you need a 4'. If it will be on the bumper, 4' is probably best. And as mentioned earlier, consider the overall height and if garages and places you drive will be a problem.
|11-01-2007 04:20 PM|
|Gwjvw||I perfer the wilson antenna 3 footer or 4' whip.|
|11-01-2007 04:18 PM|
ok so how does al this look like, basicly what u posted, but condensed
anything else i need to add to my christmas wishlist/future mod list Cb wise?
|11-01-2007 04:12 PM|
|11-01-2007 04:06 PM|
|debruins||what is the spring thing for over the antenna???|
|11-01-2007 03:55 PM|
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|11-01-2007 01:59 PM|
Actually, you could get this one:
http://www.walcottcb.com/firestik-ss...unt-p-823.html instead of the two pieces
|11-01-2007 01:56 PM|
|Jase||The two pieces you picked will work together with your antenna & coax from the previous posts.|
|11-01-2007 01:51 PM|
that stud has the PL259 (F) connection on the bottom. but will this spring work with it? http://www.walcottcb.com/firestik-ss...ing-p-585.html
|11-01-2007 01:46 PM|
Yep.. just keep in mind your overall height. With the antenna and stud I am barely able to get into my garage. I cannot use the foldover piece as it makes it too tall.
As for the Firestik combo spring/studs on Walcott's site, I cannot tell what type of connection those have at the bottom. It does not look like a PL259 connection (the kind your coax has).
|11-01-2007 01:41 PM|
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|11-01-2007 01:37 PM|
Lost, I did basically the same thing. I bought a foldover mount for the antenna however it was not a stud the coax could connect to. I had to run out at the last minute to Radio Shack to grab a stud.
I did get that same antenna & coax... two thumbs up on those
|11-01-2007 01:35 PM|
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|11-01-2007 01:33 PM|
|Smeghead||Why do so many Jeepers have CBs? To keep in touch on the trails?|
|11-01-2007 01:23 PM|
whats better, the spring or the stud?
|11-01-2007 01:06 PM|
|07-02-2007 08:27 PM|
I would recommend one with the weather channels and if possible one that will alert you when the NWS issues a warning/alert in the area you are in.
I had it happen to me in Montanna. A huge thunderstorm busted wide open and spawned a tornado. The CB came on and alerted that a Tornado warning/watch had been issued.
|07-02-2007 08:05 PM|
Uniden 510 and 520 are great radios that will take a beating and keep working. That is if you want a small radio. For a mid sized radio A Uniden PC68 is a great choice. Stay away from the Cobra 75 unless your willing to sacrifice Everything for the small size. They are one of the worst sounding radio's (on both transmit and receive) there is. Its easy to pick them out of a group of jeeps by noise alone. Fortunately you don't have to listen to them long since they also don't have near the range of a higher quality radio. If this is for close range use only it would be just fine
For an antenna I would recommend almost anything except a firecrap. Unless its for trail and short range use only. Then the very limited firestik would work just fine. First choice in antenna's would be an Everhardt Super Tiger followed closely by a Wilson Silver Load. Either would outperform the firecrap both on and off road. For length that would depend more on where you mounted it. If up high on a Tail Light Mount
a 3 foot works very well. The longer the better, just as long as its not so tall to be getting smacked into things all the time.
For Coax I have found it better to go with a RG-8X, known as mini-8 it has a high shield rating (helps keep noise out) and stands up to abuse.
Coax. Don't get cheap and thin Rg-58 coax. You are better off with a cheap radio and good coax then vice verse. Stay away from the firecrap Fire-ring series of coax. I have seen many people have nothing but problems with it.
As for a place to buy these things I would recommend you get the antenna straight from Everhardt for the most savings. For everything else I would order online from Walcott CB unless you have a big truck stop near you.
|07-02-2007 05:47 PM|
Here it is:
The J&C Kit that is included comes with:
One heavy duty antenna mount (for the stock tire carrier or mounts availble at no extra charge)
One heavy duty antenna quick disconnect
18' heavy duty coax cable
One FireStik II CB antenna (your choice of 3' or 4' in red or black)
One custom power wire kit
Connector kit and install kit with instructions
Also have UNIDEN 510/520 kits:
If it was me, I think I would get the cobra 75, with spare tire mount, and the 4 foot stick, but thats only from what I have read.
|07-02-2007 05:44 PM|
|JCS05Rubi||Jeepers Creepers had a "kit" last time I checked. It was a cobra CB (the one with all the controls on the handheld thing, since Jeeps have no space), with a Firestick antenna (your choice of 3 ft or 4 ft and color), a firestick quick disconnect, firestick COAX I believe, and your choice of bumper mount, tailgate mount, or spare tire mount. Think it was 175 for everything you would need except the SWB calibration|
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