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Where does everyone have their CB?

What kind of CB do you run?

What style Antenna do you use?

Any advice you have for a a guy new to trail CB?

I'm familiar with the CB platform I've only ever used it for CB Tag with the boys around town and when I'm working on the farm out of vocal range.
 

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I mounted mine below the radio. I use a $65 midland and a 102" whip mounted on the tire stop. Picks up really well. I'm getting ready to put in an amp. I'll let you know how much better it works afterwards.
 

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I got a Radio Shack 40 channel CB with a 5 ft Marine antenna (also from RS) mounted on my tire stop as well. Works great ... definately get the Powerhorn for the PA option! :thumb:
 

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Must be good place to mount the antenna. Have a whip mounted to the tire stop.

Have a run of the mill 40 channel mounted to the front of the center console. Mounted verticle so face plate is aimed up. Easy access.

Will probably put the SSB in it when I do the frame off.
 

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i got a center console that allows a radio / cb to be mounted in it. cant decide if i want the radio or cb in the console and the other in the dash in stock radio spot
 

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Thanks for the replies I just got all the pieces to put mine in Tomorrow when it's not raining I'll post pictures afterwards.
 

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Have a Galaxy 99, Texas Star Sweet Sixteen (1600 Watt) amplifier, 5' Power Stick antenna, modded Road King 56 microphone.....SWR is down to .o1.....Had to add an extra battery and a 200 amp alternator and the headlights still dim when i key up.......but i can talk a loooooong way!....It's a beast!!!
 

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Have a Galaxy 99, Texas Star Sweet Sixteen (1600 Watt) amplifier, 5' Power Stick antenna, modded Road King 56 microphone.....SWR is down to .o1.....Had to add an extra battery and a 200 amp alternator and the headlights still dim when i key up.......but i can talk a loooooong way!....It's a beast!!!
I had a similar setup on a 79 Camaro...

Id do it to my YJ, but it would destroy my 2 12" subs.... and my ears....
 

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can you take a pic of your CB please? cuz not sure if your radio shack has it and mine doesnt. Please let me know

I got a Radio Shack 40 channel CB with a 5 ft Marine antenna (also from RS) mounted on my tire stop as well. Works great ... definately get the Powerhorn for the PA option! :thumb:
 

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who do you talk to Mars?
Yeah, but i couldn't understand what they was talking about....
I HAVE talked to Alaska and Puerto Rico on the side band channels....i know it's way to much radio for a jeep but i had it laying around and said "why not?"
And i have been able to call for help from a long ways off when i was bogged up to the windows, too....lol:p
 

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Yeah, but i couldn't understand what they was talking about....
I HAVE talked to Alaska and Puerto Rico on the side band channels....i know it's way to much radio for a jeep but i had it laying around and said "why not?"
And i have been able to call for help from a long ways off when i was bogged up to the windows, too....lol:p
Are you the most hated guy on trail rides?
 

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Yeah, but i couldn't understand what they was talking about....
I HAVE talked to Alaska and Puerto Rico on the side band channels....i know it's way to much radio for a jeep but i had it laying around and said "why not?"
And i have been able to call for help from a long ways off when i was bogged up to the windows, too....lol:p
Thats awesome, I have talked to Australia briefly.
Talked to a guy in traffic in Florida when I was in the Sierra Nevada mountians near Tahoe...

Sideband is awesome...

One thing i liked about antenna mount options for the Jeeps is this:

Quadratec Exclusive JW-2SP - CB Antenna Mount Kit for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
 

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Thinking about Uniden Pro510XL. Someone from a Jeep club is selling them for $25. Good reviews on Amazon. Why not?
 

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I've got a used uniden 510 mounted above the rearview on a custom mount. El cheapo garage sale tunable 32" antenna mounted right on the 3rd brake light mount.

Tuned it and it works great for the trails. I have about $50 for the whole setup.
 

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I say cb radios are rugged and inexpensive. a must have if you rally and off road. If you have the money export radios meant for offshore and def illegal in the states does offer more bang for the buck and lets face it, the increased wattage and channel selection is better from an emergency or survivalist standpoint. for the best antennae selection just check out whats at the local truck stop.. then go find a better price.
 

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Are you the most hated guy on trail rides?
LOL....no....why?.....i only use the amp at certain times....mostly i just use the radio with the switch set at a very normal 7 watts.....for the amp i kick it down to 2 amps.....i don't try to talk over everybody, but i CAN communicate when i want to...
 

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Uniden is a good radio......before you install it, take it to a CB shop and have them peak the power for you and after you install it be sure to set the SWR on the antenna....improper setting CAN burn up your radio....you can buy a simple meter from Radio Shack and do that part yourself....meter is like 15.00....that's why i use a tuneable tip antenna
 
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