Ok CB Poll

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PJ's Comment
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I have an okd Cobra 29, a Cobra 29LX, Harley Edition. Both have been peaked and tuned and solid as a rock. I also have a General Lee and love it. If your a radio geek the bigger radios are fun, but do legally require a ham license.

PlanB's Comment
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I have the Uniden. Been working great for me.

Paul J.'s Comment
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I've got a Uniden 40 channel if I recall. I also run a Bearcat Scanner and an ICOM 706 vhf/uhf ham radio. The CB and the scanner have individual antennas while the Icom has a Hygain with multiple "stingers" I can swap out to work the different HF bands as well as a 2 meter antenna. So basically an HF antenna with 10, 15, 20, 40, and 80 meter bands and a 2 meter antenna for the HF side.

The 20 meter is the one I'm usually running on my truck when parked because it'll slap every bridge or overpass I go under because of the height of it.

The 706 gives you something to play with when you're parked. I was in Fairbanks, AK one time and hooked up a 20 meter dipole (wire) antenna between two tall trees and worked into Europe and had about 10 different ham operators trying to get ahold of me. Most of them are trying to work all countries/states and Alaska is a tough one to get.

In my AM/FM radio, I have a plug in where I can connect my cellaphone and I can listen to Pandora for free nationwide. Gets a little hard to pick up anything on the ALCAN because. well, basically they don't have a lot of cell towers up there.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Not to hijack this thread, but I don't have a CB. I've never even talked on one. Being that I'm a rookie, what are the reasons I should get one?

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Not to hijack this thread, but I don't have a CB. I've never even talked on one. Being that I'm a rookie, what are the reasons I should get one?

To listen for accidents, lane closures, and other hazards at a minimum. It severe weather like occurred several times this last winter, it could be the difference between stopping safely or joining the 100+ Vehicle pileup.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Cobra 29LX, output mod, echo mod, receive mod.

Rick

Bird-one's Comment
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I also run a Cobra 29 LTD. Peaked and tuned with a Terminator antenna and an astatic 636l mic. Works great. The peak and tune was about 35 dollars worth ever penny.

And Bruce I also was alittle unsure of investing in a CB until I got one and now I will never go anywhere without. Like LDRSHIP said, another example would be going down the highway you're at milemarker say 27 and someone calls in that traffic is at a standstill at 31 right lane blocked entirely. Now you have miles to start to get on the brakes and move over into the next lane. It's a great tool to have.

David F.'s Comment
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What about the 12 W side band ability of the Uniden?

Cobra 29LX, output mod, echo mod, receive mod.

Rick

Navypoppop's Comment
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I always had Cobra CB radios as they worked well and were not too expensive to buy. I started with a Cobra 25, moved up to Cobra 29 with weather and on to my Cobra 148GTL. Every one was peaked and tuned and like everyone has stated it is well worth the minimal cost to have maximum performance. Also a good antenna or set of antennas that are tuned to the radio is a plus.

I recommend them for the alerts for bad weather, accidents or police activity that only a CB can provide you when a situation arises. If the chatter or obnoxious talk is happening you can turn it off or turn down the squelch so it is not annoying. Good luck.

PlanB's Comment
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Hardly any traffic on USB or LSB. Useful if your trying to maintain contact with a specific person who also has SSB capability.

If I'm bored I'll switch over to 38 LSB and listen for folks shooting skip.

What about the 12 W side band ability of the Uniden?

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Cobra 29LX, output mod, echo mod, receive mod.

Rick

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