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What Type Of Radio do you use for wheeling?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vanillion, Jul 22, 2014.

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What type of radio do you use for wheeling?

  1. Truck mounted CB Radio

    17 vote(s)
    56.7%
  2. Handheld CB Radio

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. Truck Mounted VHF/HAM Radio

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Handheld VHF/HAM Radio

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Truck Mounted CB Radio, Handheld VHF/HAM Radio

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. Truck Mounted VHF/HAM Radio, Handheld CB Radio

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Truck Mounted CB AND Truck Mounted VHF Radios

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  8. Other, please specify

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. Jul 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM
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    vanillion

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    trying to determine what style of radio I should install in my truck. Please note the poll is asking WHAT YOU USE not what you think i should use. If you have an opinion please post it in the comments, not the poll. Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 22, 2014 at 6:51 PM
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    RearViewMirror

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  3. Jul 22, 2014 at 7:20 PM
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    Skunkman

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    Galaxy 959 and a Wilson shorty ant.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2014 at 7:21 PM
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    NorthwestCruiser

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    Ham, CB and handheld
     
  5. Jul 22, 2014 at 8:51 PM
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    Kinda surprised no hand held cb radios yet. I haven't bought one but was thinking about it. I don't want to install a radio and antenna. So i'm watching this thread.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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    ProForce

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    Really should check with the people in your area that you will be wheeling with. Most people here used to have CB but have recently added HAMs. If you can afford a HAM, you can probably afford to add a CB as well since a decent CB setup is easily under $100. I would say HAM is much more versatile and functional for use other than just for wheeling. Its more beneficial if SHTF too. CB doesnt doo much unless you buy a fairly expensive setup that really wouldnt do much for our use. I personally have both.
    Cobra remote mount cb with firestik and Yeasu Ft-7900R Ham. I use the HAM way more often. In my area, I actually have yet to actually USE the Cb other than to just monitor the chatter within the group for those who dont have HAM yet.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2014 at 1:57 AM
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    LUSETACO

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    CB. Not many guys use HAM around here.

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  8. Jul 26, 2014 at 4:07 PM
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    vanillion

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    Thanks for the feedback. I posted a poll on here because everyone I wheel with seems to have a different set up and preference, and maybe this poll will help other members down the road.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2014 at 6:48 PM
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    ancient11

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    In my 2011 used a Gallaxie 33 with a 350 watt amp and 102" steel whip. Friends complained about the excessive power so in the 2014 toned it down to just the Gallaxie and a 3' fire stick.....works good in the 3 mile range or so.
     
  10. Jul 27, 2014 at 6:14 AM
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    TXPROMAN

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    Galaxy 959 and a Wilson shorty ant.[/QUOTE] I mount my radios the same way. And it a Galaxy also.
     
  11. Jul 27, 2014 at 6:23 AM
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    TXPROMAN

    TXPROMAN Well-Known Member

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    Just turn off your amplifier when wheeling. It's nice to have the extra power when needed. Here in upstate NY. Lots of hills and trees too get through.I use a Galaxy 98 it has a amp built inside. I just turn it all the way down when talking with other in a group.
     

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