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Old 05-17-2012, 02:54 PM   #11
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Have had a mobile cb in the daily driver since the 70's- Had a base station with "beam" antennae when I had a house- Have been thankful for having "ears" more than once- The language can be embarrassing from time to time- Just remember you turned it on and can turn it off- "Friendships" are gained and lost when you converse with the same group on the daily commute- The potluck get togethers were great- I would not leave home without my "ears"- We have been "rescued" by other CBers when the cell phone failed us- We have also been the "good samaritan" on occasion- BOTTOM LINE is the cb can do good or bad- It's up to you- JMHO- DD
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:03 PM   #12
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Just recently put a small Uniden CB in my truck. Learned everything I needed to know at www.rightchannelradios.com. They have relatively good educational information on their website. Also bought the radio and antenna there. Got good service from them and the CB is working fine.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:48 PM   #13
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Nylyon, thanks for the info. Any particular antenna you would recommend?

Good comments, Donnie

Thanks, Realval. I will check that website out. Welcome to the JOF. Where you from? You can stop over to the New Members Forum and say howdy if you like.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #14
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I really like the link that Realval put in. The K40 is the only antenna that is familiar to me and it seems like it's a good solid choice and at 58" it will help with having an RV behind you.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
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Thanks Quahog. Just joined the forum from East TN. Good group here. Will go over to the New Members Forum and post. My antenna is a Wilson, Little Wil magnetic mount. Have it mounted on top of my truck cab for max reception. It works great with my Uniden 520 XL radio.
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That 520XL is one of the ones I was looking at. Looks like a good value. Did you buy one of their packages?

Good to see your signature too. Before you do select a trailer, make sure you understand tow limits and all that. It will make your shopping easier and avoid surprises after the sale. The towing forum is a good place to start.
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:36 AM   #17
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The best combo I've ever had was a K-40 mag mount antenna and a Cobra 25LTD. I have the same exact Uniden radio on the previous page but so far havent mounted it yet inside my TV. Handhelds are nice if your just looking for very localized chat (traffic/speed trap updates etc) and you can throw it in the glovebox when not in use.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #18
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I still have the Cobra 29 that I used when I worked as a truck driver. I had it tuned and peaked out back then so it talks real good. I set it up on a small plastic platform with the loop side of a couple of Velcro strips and it sits on the tranny hump when we are on our trips. The rest of the time it sits in the garage, don't want these delinquents around here to have an excuse for breaking into my truck. Using a K40 antenna with it.

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Old 05-18-2012, 10:13 PM   #19
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Obsolete. Legal CB are limited to 4w power ouput, which gets out 4 miles as a general rule - even if properly clipped and peaked. Add a linear amp (likely illegal) and the world will hear you, but youll only hear others with similar rigs. AUDIO!!!!. Seriously, CB on the road is as useful as telegraph or smoke signals. Cute. Kitch. Worthless unless you wantvto learn new cuss words.
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Rusty, not sure I feel as strongly but in principle I agree. The CB has had it's day. Today, use a cell.
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