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

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Phishtech's Comment
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Would you please recommend a good brand to use?

Amazon has several from $60 and up. Thanks

Turtle's Comment
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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
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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
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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
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Yeah, I have a simple, tried and true Cobra 29 myself.

PJ's Comment
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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
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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
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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.

Navypoppop's Comment
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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.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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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.


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