CB Radio’s

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Rob C.'s Comment
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I’m thinking about getting a CB. Anyone have any recommendations on what brand or model? I want a good one with good range. Tryin to keep in under $200 if possible. I can do more if needed. Thanks in advance!

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Cobra 29 LTD Professional CB Radio, been around for many moons and then some. Had 1 way back in 80's in my car. They're around $130+ depends where ya buy it then add in the antenna? and what ever goodies ya want too. Really can't go wrong with a Cobra, they also have a 29 LTD NW, for weather/alerts etc, same price range. Most truck stops have em in stock as well, used to see em everywhere.

I traded for a 100 linear too , used talked to my mom, on the home station 50 miles away, driving home from work @ Pepsi back then. Our family was big into radios in the '70s-'80s..My step dad had a Galaxy base station, with a big Galaxy 1000 watt linear, tower antenna lol.......His radio had FM bands as well as side band, could talk in quiet on FM freq's with his buddies using "frequency sliders" It was an illegal radio too, back then @ $1,800 military grade.


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.
Davy A.'s Comment
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My dad was a HAM op, W6IXP. We had really nice set ups growing up as a kid. Base Stations, linears, 10 meter, etc. I just have a simple Uniden bearcat 880. it does what I need it to, was simple to tune for RF and has nice features. The stock cabling and anteneas in the KW are decent. I did switch out to firesticks on my previous truck, but because the stock ones broke one day in high winds. Im stock on my current truck. Im not brand specific on the CB, your length of coax and quality placement of antenas make a big difference. I do plan on getting the Uniden CB Scanner combo, its like an 880 Bear tracker I think. I enjoy listening to scanners, and most of the apps are simply streaming, Id prefer real time local.


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PJ's Comment
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Your on the right track for sure. CB’s in my opinion are a necessary tool out here.

I have a Cobra 29 LTD I ran for years. As Stevo said they have been around along time and are battle tested. I had mine peaked and tuned by a great radio guy and put a good antenna on it. Works great.

The past couple years I put in a General Lee. It works well but is a bit more money and your suppossed to have a HAM license.

There is a ton on garbage on the air but squelch it down. You get close stuff, which is what you need. You really don’t need long range.

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