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scubasteve8889 02-04-2007 01:37 PM

Looking for a good CB radio.
Im totally ignorant when it comes to CB radios. I dont know what all the frequencys or channels or any of that jargon means. If someone can direct me to a good cb radio or explain the scematics of these devil boxes.I would like to purchase one soon but i need to know how they work so i can buy a good one the first time.

binaryking 02-04-2007 09:11 PM

this is a great compact cb. Basically any CB with 40 channels will do, but keep in mind, you get what you pay for.

Firestick antennas are also quite good.

kg4kpg 02-04-2007 10:25 PM

You can get the 75 WX ST for 99.00 in a lot of places. Even Radio Crack marks them down now and then. I use FireStik antennas, good stuff.
CB antenna

Geeps 02-04-2007 10:41 PM

A small CB that gets a lot of great reviews from Jeeper's would be the Uniden 520.

amerijeep 02-04-2007 10:44 PM

I highly recommend the Uniden 520. I have had a couple of them over the past 10 to 12 years. I don't think you could do much better than that and the size is ideal.

skeeter 02-05-2007 06:20 AM

Add another vote for the Unidens, I use one in my big truck and it gets beat up, covered in dust, tossed from rig to rig and has lasted longer than any other radio.
I used to use Cobra's but the performance wasn't enough better to make up for price.

erickpl 02-05-2007 10:29 AM

Uniden or Cobra are the only ones I'd consider.

I went with a 75WXST simply because the mounting options are more flexible. The only thing to find a place for is a small box that is currently under my Tuffy, but moving to behind the dash soon. With an external speaker, it works perfectly.

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