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I am getting ready to install a cb in my tj. I have been looking at the Cobra 19 DX IV. Does anyone have this cb? any pros or cons? also what size ant. should I get? and should I just buy a swr meter and do it myself? Does anyone wire there cb's into there cig. lighter? any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you


Cobra 19 DX IV CAMO 40 Channel CB radio with Camouflage Case
 

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Welcome from the Colorado Springs!
Uniden 40-Channel CB Radio (PRO510XL) by Uniden http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004VXNF/..._Ci.Ctb1P42230

STUD W/SO-239 CONN by FireStik http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002HRBSU/..._Fk.Ctb0Z53BQC

18' RG-58A/U Coaxial Cable With Pl-259 Connectors by TRUCKSPEC http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001JT0CGI/..._jl.Ctb0F5N989

FireStik FL3-B Three Foot FireFly Antenna With Tuneable Tip (Black) by FireStik http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005AUJXLM/..._An.Ctb0MARJK5


Optional but IMO recommended:
FireStik K-1A Push-n-Twist quick disconnect by FireStick http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UTQUAK/..._cm.Ctb0BRB9RA

Firestik SS-3H Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Antenna Spring by FireStick http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00042LC9M/..._Hm.Ctb109E0ZR
 

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That looks like a nice setup. Do you have it plugging into a cig. Lighter or straight from the battery?
 

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Thanks. I am new to this so I'll ask the question Why do some people say not to hook up to cig. Lighter? I dont understand? There Both power, I'm a little confused
 

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Wiring directly to the battery can eliminate electrical noise. CBs and antennas are a little finicky, it can made a big difference in signal quality. I'm on my 2nd Cobra 19 now, sold the first one with my old truck. I'm happy with them. Just make sure you don't get a cheap antenna. You'll get much better results with a cheap radio and quality antenna than the other way around.
 

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Wiring directly to the battery can eliminate electrical noise. CBs and antennas are a little finicky, it can made a big difference in signal quality. I'm on my 2nd Cobra 19 now, sold the first one with my old truck. I'm happy with them. Just make sure you don't get a cheap antenna. You'll get much better results with a cheap radio and quality antenna than the other way around.
Thanks er, I did not know that. Which would be a good ant. To buy? Firestick? Any kind I should stay away from? Thanks
 
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