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Korringadinga 03-29-2013 10:28 AM

CB, antenna, tuning, oh boy!
I am buying the Cobra LX CB in a few days. I have a friend who can help tune it once I get everything. Question is what is best off road antenna to buy? So many options. Also, suggestions for set up would be appreciated.

Old Gunny 04-13-2013 02:24 PM

Well by now you probably have it all hooked up. If you are still looking for the antenna try a local truck stop. Let me know what you came up with and how it turned out.

Patrick Molloy 04-13-2013 04:25 PM

You'll probably need to SWR the aerial.....BUT check out pre-SWR'd ones...they're quite common. Google "orbiter" for example. Saves a lot of hassle. Also check the best position to put it.....

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Muppin 04-14-2013 07:37 AM

I would like a cb radio but I am overwhelmed with all of the choices and as for tuning it once I get it I have no clue. Any suggestions?

JeepAngel 04-14-2013 01:43 PM

Newb 2012 JK. Was on CB a lot as a kid but need info on size, install etc to get on for my rig. Any suggestions?

mac56 04-14-2013 02:50 PM

I just went through all this with my jeep. I ordered a inexpensive refab CB from uniden (bearcat) and a 4 foot firestik antenna kit online and a swr meter from amazon... son in law installed one in his also... the cheap radios were small enough to cram into my TJ and work well within a mile radious. ..perfect for trail ride communication ... I ordered the swr meter but some truckstops carry them. Pretty easy to use to tune your antenna . Hope this helps... Mike

Muppin 04-15-2013 02:07 PM

Thanks for the info.

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