Yet Another Cb Question

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Georgia Mike's Comment
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So i bought a uniden bearcat 980ss from a friend of mine who is getting out of the business. I hooked it up it works great but it seems like not alot of people have one these days which brings me to my question does anyone have a good reason not to invest in a cb? I felt naked even when my hand held wasnt working.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Too many idiots blasting music or just being stupid on there. Sometimes its comical but it gets old if you have some guy going on a racist and homophobic rant for hours. I always keep mine on but turn it down when that occurs. The trouble it can keep you out of far outweighs dealing with idiots though.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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So i bought a uniden bearcat 980ss from a friend of mine who is getting out of the business. I hooked it up it works great but it seems like not alot of people have one these days which brings me to my question does anyone have a good reason not to invest in a cb? I felt naked even when my hand held wasnt working.

I bought the Cobra 29 LTD classic for Tom, for Xmas... the tractor he IS in now, has that Uniden .. and he LOVES it... but it's not his.

That's what I was GONNA buy, but the 'boys in the yard' (here, haha!) said Cobra was better for 'dummies.' << My words, PJ .. LoL!

The Uniden in the temp tractor he's in, has been peaked and tuned to the truck, and when they 'switch' rigs back at the end of this year, He'll have the Cobra, failsafe. We aren't radio savvy, sadly so.

90% of the roads he runs (besides the 2'lanes of course) somebody raises up with something to say. Yep, some garbage, but often useful!

Carry on, GA Mike.... Birthday presents to one's self are the best; I'm buying myself a DOG SPA / GROOM DAY .. for mine, haha!! I live with this pittie and need him CLEAN, ya know? Maybe they'll give me a mani/pedi at the same time? Trailer thing comes to the house.. idk!

~ Anne ~

Mikey B.'s Comment
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At least once a week you will hear some (usually old) guy state that he ain't wearin no panties.

PJ's Comment
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Cobra makes a very good radio at a very good price and is straight forward. Great business model in my opinion.

Anne I think he will love it. Easy setup also.

I keep mine on all the time on the road. I pull off the highway to go into truck stop, it goes off. Too much garbage then and you can’t squelch it out cause they are too close. Wed morning in the storm it was priceless. Alot of folks exchanging good info on conditions.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I run a Cobra 29 LX - chipped, peaked, echo-mod (more annoying than it's worth), mic gain mod (which is nice, when you get it set correctly).

Out of the box, they're setup OK. A decent radio shop can tweak it so you get the most out of it.

While I don't drive rig - I run it on road trips with a nice Wilson Mag Mount antenna. So I can keep my 18 wheeled friends abreast of road hazards, speed traps and the like.

Yeah - with all the trash talk - the squelch & volume stays way down.

I'm on my 3rd unit - been running one since I'm a teenager. Haven't had a permanent install in awhile - but I wouldn't throw mine away either.

Rick

TCB's Comment
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Too many idiots blasting music or just being stupid on there. Sometimes its comical but it gets old if you have some guy going on a racist and homophobic rant for hours. I always keep mine on but turn it down when that occurs. The trouble it can keep you out of far outweighs dealing with idiots though.

In the Inland Empire area of Kalifornia, there is some guy on top of a mountain with a supper watt base station radio, on the radio all day talking to his other buddies, talking trash, and tying up channel 19, preventing driver from using that channel and perhaps sharing useful information. He should at least find another channel.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Too many idiots blasting music or just being stupid on there. Sometimes its comical but it gets old if you have some guy going on a racist and homophobic rant for hours. I always keep mine on but turn it down when that occurs. The trouble it can keep you out of far outweighs dealing with idiots though.

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In the Inland Empire area of Kalifornia, there is some guy on top of a mountain with a supper watt base station radio, on the radio all day talking to his other buddies, talking trash, and tying up channel 19, preventing driver from using that channel and perhaps sharing useful information. He should at least find another channel.

Heard it yesterday for about 20 minutes
Rick S.'s Comment
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In the Inland Empire area of Kalifornia, there is some guy on top of a mountain with a supper watt base station radio, on the radio all day talking to his other buddies, talking trash, and tying up channel 19, preventing driver from using that channel and perhaps sharing useful information. He should at least find another channel.

Someone needs to find him and stick a straight pin through his antenna wire.

Strange as it may sound - the local FCC office WILL GO OUT on calls for stuff like this. It happens to be a HEFTY FINE.

I have a 100 watt inline linear (used, gift from my radio tech down here) - that I never used, because I can't in all good conscience - do to others what I hate being done out there (huge watt idiot, with the echo turned up way too high, stepping on everyone on 19).

My rig runs about 15 watts deadkey with the chipset in there and all the other mods. That's good enough to cut through the chaff, without being obnoxious about it.

Funny - I was just giving a friend a ride home from the airport today - she was talking about the car I ran this rig in full-time - everyone thought I was a cop with the big Wilson 5000 antenna on the roof.

Rick

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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So i bought a uniden bearcat 980ss from a friend of mine who is getting out of the business. I hooked it up it works great but it seems like not alot of people have one these days which brings me to my question does anyone have a good reason not to invest in a cb? I felt naked even when my hand held wasnt working.

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I bought the Cobra 29 LTD classic for Tom, for Xmas... the tractor he IS in now, has that Uniden .. and he LOVES it... but it's not his.

That's what I was GONNA buy, but the 'boys in the yard' (here, haha!) said Cobra was better for 'dummies.' << My words, PJ .. LoL!

The Uniden in the temp tractor he's in, has been peaked and tuned to the truck, and when they 'switch' rigs back at the end of this year, He'll have the Cobra, failsafe. We aren't radio savvy, sadly so.

90% of the roads he runs (besides the 2'lanes of course) somebody raises up with something to say. Yep, some garbage, but often useful!

Carry on, GA Mike.... Birthday presents to one's self are the best; I'm buying myself a DOG SPA / GROOM DAY .. for mine, haha!! I live with this pittie and need him CLEAN, ya know? Maybe they'll give me a mani/pedi at the same time? Trailer thing comes to the house.. idk!

~ Anne ~

Just as an informative note. A radio can be peaked and tuned but it’s not to the truck. The antenna gets dialed in to the truck and if done correctly, it doesn’t matter what radio is attached to it.

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