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Amazon CB radio setup - good/decent?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Relik, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 15, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    Relik

    Relik [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    Looking to get a simple (& cheap...) CB radio setup for when running the trails with others. I was pointed to amazon where there is an inexpensive CB radio, and I would also need an antenna.

    No experience with CBs, just wanted to know if the specs are good/match and that it's a decent setup.

    CB:
    http://www.amazon.com/Midland-1001Z...DIDK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300222993&sr=8-1

    Antenna:
    http://www.amazon.com/Cobra-Base-Lo...N5X2/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1300222993&sr=8-9

    Also, what about the magnetic mount? Are they usually good or do they fall off all the time? Should I get a solid mount? If it is solid, It'd be nice not to get a huge redundant one...

    Thanks in advance...
    Eddy
     
  2. Mar 15, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    Relik

    Relik [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bump?

    I believe this is why things are "tossed" into the 2nd Gen category... who goes straight to product reviews to see what's up?....:D
     
  3. Mar 15, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    MrGrimm

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    I run a cobra that is similar to that one. Cobra DX19. Wilson antennas are great. I recommend a Wilson 1000.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2011 at 5:14 PM
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    NYCO

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    should be a decent set up...both credible names

    the magnet mount is nice so you can take the antenna off when you're not using it...

    is that your 2011 taking that massive jump in your sig?
     
  5. Mar 15, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    Didn't know James got a new black DC!
     
  6. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    Relik

    Relik [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Cool thanks...

    And yeah that's my '11 :D

    Man... This James guy sure has a rep... Lol
     
  7. Mar 17, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    Relik

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    Hah yeah I'm lucky. Wasn't plannin on jumping high (the 4.0L pushed me to do it! :p) or gettin that much air but luckily everything was sound after and I got a cool jump under the belt :D Trust me won't be doing that again before I do many, many mods ;)
     
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