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Matthew N.'s Comment
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Ill expand on this a lil... say i get a truck with no factory Ant. whats a good one to grab?

I'm no expert but unless you're getting an over powered radio you don't need anything fancy like those metal antennas. Those are for high wattage. I think the most important thing is that its height is as high as the truck to eliminate as much interference. I would just get a basic fire stick and the length of the whip determines on what truck you get.

A stock radio, with a stock antennae will work. You just might get only half a mile. I had my radio tuned and with the larger whip can pull in about 4 miles. That's all I want but you can always get bigger stronger systems.

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Chuck S.'s Comment
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Ranger 6300 ... 10 meter radio ... and a blue tiger bluetooth

Scott D.'s Comment
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Ill expand on this a lil... say i get a truck with no factory Ant. whats a good one to grab?

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I'm no expert but unless you're getting an over powered radio you don't need anything fancy like those metal antennas. Those are for high wattage. I think the most important thing is that its height is as high as the truck to eliminate as much interference. I would just get a basic fire stick and the length of the whip determines on what truck you get.

A stock radio, with a stock antennae will work. You just might get only half a mile. I had my radio tuned and with the larger whip can pull in about 4 miles. That's all I want but you can always get bigger stronger systems.

i have a 102" whip in my garage that i ran on my ford ranger many many years ago.. made it look like a big RC car lmao

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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I have the BlueParrot b450xt which works very well. CB is a Cobra 29LTD Classic with the stock Peterbilt antennas. Works okay but has a limited range of about 1 mile or so. GPS is the Rand McNally TND540. Works well but ALWAYS use it as a guide not as rule. GPSs will lead you astray if you're not careful.

PlanB's Comment
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I use a Uniden Bearcat 980 SSB with the internal Cascadia antenna. Usually if I crank up the squelch to filter out all background noise my listening range is limited to less than a mile, sometimes less than 1/2 mile depending on background noise intensity. If I open the squelch up and listen through the background noise I can hear conversations several miles away reliably. Don't know about transmit range, I rarely speak.

I also use a Blue Tiger Elite headset. Very happy with it.

PackRat's Comment
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I recommend the highest dollar antenna you can afford. The antenna makes all the difference, not the radio itself. Next, go by a CB shop and tell them you want it tuned together for maximum efficiency, without any add-on extras.

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