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Old 09-26-2007, 03:37 PM
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Ok, i have always wanted a CB radio, so now with the trip to NC coming up and a convoy from OK, i want to get serious with a search for a CB, what is everyones brand/size/options/etc preference.....
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i would go with teh basic cobra 29 peaked and tuned and get a wilson 100 mag mount antenna. unless you want a radio with 500 channels and is illegal but no one will ever know what you have. there called export radios. galaxy is a good brand as well. superstar, general lee,general ap hill, just to name a few. and it also depends on how much you want to spend.. let me know if you want any help my buddy is in teh cb radio business and i can get you a hook up.
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haha - wanna do a group deal strokermann??? I'll be convoying with Joe
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Where do you get your hands on one of those 500 channel radio's?
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I agree that the cobra 29 is a good radio. I personally have a Uniden PC68 Elite. Mine has weather channels on it. I like storm chasing so i wanted one with weather alerts. I have had 2 of the uniden radios and never had a problem with em. They are reasonably priced. I just would stay away from the "small" radios. They are kinda like portables. They don't have the capabilites to adjust RF gain, mic gain, etc. They are a good short range radio for like loaders in gravel pits, etc... I have a wilson trucker 5000 antenna hooked to my radio. My antenna is clipped to match the power levels correctly. When you get set up with a radio/antenna combo, get a tuner box so you can match up the signals. I forget exactly how to do it. Also go with a long coax cable. The longer the better, if you have excess cable just zip tie it in a loop.
Heres a link of one of the best places we truckers go for CB help and parts. This guy will pre tune your radio before shipping it to you, if you want.
GI JOE'S: CB RADIO - CB RADIO ANTENNA - SCANNER - CELLULAR
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well, im not afraid to get a good one, also the weather channels are a must!
i was ebay a lil while ago searching, i found a uniden bearcat for a good deal, although a refurb.

UNIDEN BEARCAT PROFESSIONAL CB RADIO PC-78LTW 40C - (eBay item 230175530705 end time Sep-28-07 18:16:11 PDT)
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there all good radios. if you guys wanna get something from teh guy i know. i need to know how many. and i personally would not go to gi joes. he has been known to screw up a radio. trust me. i have been around cb radios a long time and have been to a many of cb compitions. just let me know which radio you want and i will pm you a price from teh guy i know. oh for as were we can get the radios with 500 channels just let meknow what you want and i can get it to.
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Why would you need 500 channels.
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lot of people use the other channels for when teh skip is running. when talking across country and other countries possibly. and some hunt clubs get off teh regular cb bands to talk on other freqs. but again you are messing with ham bands then and hammers don't like us cb'ers. but the fcc is not going ot mess with you unless you are running serious power and interfering with everyone on your block. lol. i will post some pics of my old truck and let you see some serious power from a cb radio lol.
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there all good radios. if you guys wanna get something from teh guy i know. i need to know how many. and i personally would not go to gi joes. he has been known to screw up a radio. trust me. i have been around cb radios a long time and have been to a many of cb compitions. just let me know which radio you want and i will pm you a price from teh guy i know. oh for as were we can get the radios with 500 channels just let meknow what you want and i can get it to.
Well i guess there is good and bad about him. My friend has gone through that guy for a long time and so has most of the fleet that he hauls with and not had any problems. I bought my radio off of e-bay also and love it. Mine was brand new and not a rebuilt. I think i paid 89 for it with free shipping. Just check the fine print on the specs on each radio cause i had a bearcat without weather alerts. The weather alert radios are a little harder to come acrossed, but its worth having.
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