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I run the following:

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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