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Rick S.'s Comment
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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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All I was really looking for, was some decent punch on 19.

Could have went with a jazzier high power rig, that could tx/rx on CB freq's, but I don't need to run huge watts. Just need something for road trips (and trucking, if I ever get out there). I have an 80W linear I could throw on - but again, not looking for that.

Rick

Marc Lee'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?

Google the video where a trucker is trying to alert oncoming traffic about an accident around a blind curve. After he rushes to help the SECOND FEDEX DOUBLE rig which crashes - that driver responds "No one uses those things anymore!" when asked why she didn't slow down when warned. (Neither driver had a CB in their cabs).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Cobra 29. Question about Prime: Will Prime allow you to mount antennae on your truck? Will they hook up your CB for you at a terminal?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Turtle's Comment
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Cobra 29. Question about Prime: Will Prime allow you to mount antennae on your truck? Will they hook up your CB for you at a terminal?

Yes you can mount an antenna on a mirror mounted bird perch if on a Cascadia. The Cascadia also has a factory built-in antenna, but your range will be diminished considerably. I'd suggest adding your own antenna for better range.

The Petes come with factory antenna mounts, I believe.

The shop will hook up your CB to the factory wiring for a small fee, but they won't install your own antenna or run the coax for it. There's really no need to have them do it anyway, it's very simple to do it yourself. I did mine in just a few minutes.

Oh, and my vote is for the Cobra 29 also. Can't beat the reliability.

I have a Uniden Grant XL that I need to get to a shop to have some work done to it. Once done, that'll be my daily driver for sentimental reasons. But the 29 is simply a trusty workhorse that'll keep on tickin.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

David F.'s Comment
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Https://youtu.be/ihqRDqye-0s. Must watch. Good info. In short uniden use to make Cobra circuit boards. I am going uniden.

Chuck S.'s Comment
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Old school ranger 10 meter, self calibrating, 30w output... range is 6 to 15 miles ...

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Cobra 29. Question about Prime: Will Prime allow you to mount antennae on your truck? Will they hook up your CB for you at a terminal?

RD, that's a great question. Besides Prime, does anyone know what Schneider's policy is? I really wasn't thinking about getting a CB, but after this thread I think I will>

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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I would rank a CB radio (and a high-quality antenna) high on the list of “must haves”, right up there with a fridge and a microwave. Road conditions, severe weather alerts, getting directions, reporting accidents, and calling out for help are just a handful of tasks it can help to facilitate.

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