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CB Radio

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Re8elmonk0341, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Dec 16, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    Re8elmonk0341

    Re8elmonk0341 [OP] "Kill BABIES"

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    I've searched the site about the subject but since I'm gonna be doing most of my off roading with you all :p I figured I post it on the SO Cal section

    I'm considering...Well, planning on purchasing a CB radio for future runs and wanted to get some input. I'm looking for something small, easy to install/operate and wont dent the funds too much. I've looked on rightchannelradios.com and pretty much decided on the Uniden Bearcat PRO 510XL. Since Uniden is what I use on my boat and I don't have any problems with it.

    Is any of ya'll running that same unit? And i don't think the antenna comes with the package and would have to buy one seperatly.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    amaes

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  3. Dec 16, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    Re8elmonk0341 [OP] "Kill BABIES"

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  4. Dec 16, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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  5. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    Re8elmonk0341

    Re8elmonk0341 [OP] "Kill BABIES"

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    Brian, the one you got is pretty badass. And for only $35 at the Wal-Mart now you're speaking my language :D and it has a PA. I didn't Wal-Mart carries CB....I think I might have to go check it out :D
     
  6. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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  7. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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  8. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    the only difference between the link and what I have is the RF Gain which helps out when there are trucks around and possibly using our channel you can tune them out (correct me if I'm wrong guys). I think thats helpful.
     
  9. Dec 16, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    I don't want anything "high speed" man. As long as I can get comm with the group I'll be good-2-go.
     
  10. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    If you need it for this weekend go to walmart. I bought the Cobra 19DX IV from Amazon and it has worked great for me. I will have a SWR Meter at Cleghorn. Get a decent Antenna. I have the Lil Wil and it is awesome. I hit trees with it all the time and it stays on. Solid.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:37 AM
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    I have the old school 29ltd cobra sound tracker works great but to damn big!
     
  12. Dec 18, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    Frys has a midland compact that is $25... i have it coupled with a 49 inch whip and it does great...
     
  13. Dec 18, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    I have the Uniden Bearcat and it's great, got all the bells and whistles... Also has NOAA weather but costs a pretty penny. For the antenna I have the K40, which is a good one.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    Is having the NOAA option worth it? How often do you use it?
     
  15. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    If I had to buy again, I don't think I'd get the NOAA. Not because it isn't useful, just because I don't think it's worth how much you pay for a radio that has it. I use it whenever there's a storm here just to check up on whats going on as far as how long/how severe the storm is.
     
  16. Dec 20, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    I will tell you right now that my set up works well. We had great communication in Cleghorn. You just have to tune it.
     
  17. Dec 20, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    I plan to install my cb radio but not sure where. I have an 05, can i see pictures of where you have installed your cb's?
     
  18. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    Re8elmonk0341

    Re8elmonk0341 [OP] "Kill BABIES"

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    Im going to mount mine where the change goes n the left side
     
  19. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    I drive an 1:15 to work and the same from work every day. In the North Country it is very useful. It gives pretty much hour by hour forecasts and I can hear what is going on more readily than the radio. Then I can switch it back over the the CB and listen to the chatter up ahead. If I didn't drive like I do I would have no reason to have it though.
     
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