On The Subject Of CB Radios.......

Topic 23240 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Phishtech's Comment
member avatar

Would you please recommend a good brand to use?

Amazon has several from $60 and up. Thanks

Turtle's Comment
member avatar

Oh boy. Back in the old days that question would spark a never-ending debate. In the right circles it still would today. Ask 10 CBers that question and you'll get 10 different answers.

The truth is, most CBs do the same thing in their stock version. The differences are in the bells and whistles each come with, and what kind of modifications can be done to them if desired.

Personally I know next to nothing about CBs beyond the basic functions. So I went with the tried and true, trusty dusty, industry workhorse Cobra 29. The 29 has been around for at least 50 years, relatively unchanged. It's an industry standard model that just keeps on ticking. I think you can find one for around a $100 on Amazon. $120 or so in a truck stop.

Old School's Comment
member avatar

I agree with Turtle. I've got a Cobra 29 that's about twenty years old. It still works like a champ!

PlanB's Comment
member avatar

My trainers truck had a Cobra 29LX.

I picked up a Uniden 980 SSB on sale for my truck.

Both are good radios with adjustable displays and weather band with automatic weather alerts.

Susan D. 's Comment
member avatar

Yeah, I have a simple, tried and true Cobra 29 myself.

PJ's Comment
member avatar

I too have a Cobra 29. Actually 2. The older one is 5 yrs old stock 29. A few yesrs ago they came out with the 29lx harley edition and I could not resist. I put a better after market mic on it and it works great for me.

Diver Driver's Comment
member avatar

I have the Cobra 29LX. I like the fact that it has weather band, and I can set that to come on even when the truck is off.

Don's Comment
member avatar

I use the Cobra 29 NW LTD Classic. I find it almost useless, unless I am only a couple hundred yards away from who I wish to speak with. Could be due to the stock antennas used on a KW.

Harry H. [ navypoppop ]'s Comment
member avatar

Hey Don, When you have time if any, visit a CB shop with the truck and have them check out the system. They will check your signal for ground and strength, antennas and the CB. Also you might have them an inexpensive radio "peaking". The radio should be but you never know.

Patrick C.'s Comment
member avatar

I use a Cobra 29 LTD Chrome. I have an after market antenna and coax. I spent the extra money on a good antenna and cable. I get around 5 miles range. If the atmospheric bounce is right I have gotten upwards of 10 miles. Except for those base stations out there. I keep picking up those people yapping from several states away.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More