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Is this a good buy?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by NumNutz, May 28, 2009.

  1. May 28, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz [OP] One of the original 7928

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    I would like a cb radio for my truck but I don't want it to be visible all the time like a normal cb radio. I was thinking about going the handheld route.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cobra-HH-Comp..._m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1A1NF1PG2X7GA9GF16QS

    If I understand this right I have the handheld radio in the truck and a cord runs from the radio to the antenna on the roof and when I'm not using it I can take the antenna off and just carry the radio alone? Is this a good setup or should I do something different?
     
  2. May 28, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    Bump for some feedback. I'll rep ya!!!
     
  3. May 29, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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  4. May 29, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    never seen that before but what it is is a hand held that you plug into you cig lighter and run the antenna outside for use and when in not just unplug it and put it away
     
  5. May 29, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    You think it will have good range. 20 miles or so?
     
  6. May 29, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    Nevermind it says only .5 to 4 miles. Is that normal or not a lot?
     
  7. May 29, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    We are on the same page, this is what I am looking at. Jolayiv and Silverback07, have this setup.

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  8. May 29, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    How did they install this?
     
  9. May 29, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    I am waiting on a return pm from them. I assume they just ran a power and ground to the outlet. The second wire is the coax from the antenna. Run that where ever you choose.
     
  10. May 29, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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  11. May 29, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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  12. May 29, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    Alot of people don't like the magnet, I'm not certain why. I have a 3 way mirror mount I am going to mount to the bed rails and have the coax ran permanently. I'll just remove the antenna when I want it hidden.
     
  13. May 29, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    Really? You have any idea?
     
  14. May 29, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    I know the magnets come with a felt on the bottom so I don't see them scratcing, I belive it is a pretty strong magnet so I don't see it moving. Only thing I can think is the fact that it is soo damn high, and would hit everything. I like this

    "Originally Posted by SnoBoarder [​IMG]
    The antenna shown here is my Wilson Flex 3' CB top loaded antenna mounted on the factory antenna mast:

    [​IMG]



    The SWR is as low as I can get it, 1.5:1, the reception is excellent and I'm getting good transmission range. I'm thinking about getting the 4' Wilson Flex but I'm not sure how garage compatible that will be because I don't want to put too much stress on the factory mast mount every day, but the antenna easily bends 180 degrees.

    I think it is kick-ass having the CB mounted up there. It is easy access, out of the way and very easy to use on and off the trail. The mic is on a retractable cable and I can wedge a mic clip between the console and roof liner to secure it if I wanted to."

    however I already have some 3' firefly antennas and will work with them.
     
  15. May 29, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    In the picture the antenna is smaller than the radio. How long is the antenna?
     
  16. May 29, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Sorry I was outside making a mount. Which antenna are you speaking of? There is an antenna that comes with the handheld, but most of us are using an external antenna such as the firestick or firefly. If you go external you shouldn't need the supplied one.
     
  17. May 29, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    I use that Cobra 38. It works well. I dont use that antenna. I have a 3 ft firestick.

    If you want to use this radio, you almost have to use an external antenna. With the antenna on the radio inside the cab, I can only get about 1/4 mile range. With the external antenna I can get several miles.
     
  18. May 29, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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  19. May 29, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    Ordered mine up a couple of hours ago. :D
     
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