Another CB Question

Topic 9478 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
member avatar

I've been looking at them a lot but know little about them. If I just want it for periodic "Why are we stopped?" Or "Hey you guys have a break check in two miles" is there any benefit to spending more than 49.99 on the small black cobra or uniden ones?

JakeBreak's Comment
member avatar

Ive been looking at then too and according to most of the experienced drivers ive talked to the 2 most recurring things are to make sure you get one with the weather band for severe weather alerts and that you get what you pay for. I personally have been leaning toward the cobra 29 lx from amazon

Stevo Reno's Comment
member avatar

Cobra 29's been around forever I ran 1 in my car, could talk to the house from work 50 miles away. When I couldn't, I had a little 100 watt kicker to get thru the trash lol a 29 xlt I think it was................. Seen a guy picked 1 up at the goodwill for $10 bucks that worked!............It's all in having the antenna matched perfectly to the radio with an SWR meter. We were all big into the CB/sideband scene in the '70-80s lol Dad lasdt got him an illegal radio, with 1000 watt kicker...radio had sliders to go thru upper & lower fm freq's. Was almost like talking on the phone lol

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar

I think the Cobra 29 or some equivalent is the way to go. Not only is the CB super important at times, but they normally last a super long time. Look at the cost savings over time. If you spend $150 less on a radio now and keep it 5 years you've saved $30/year which equates to about 10 cents per day. Wouldn't you pay an extra 10 cents per day to have a great radio you can have peaked and tuned, add accessories to, listen to the weather band, have night view, SWR calibration, and all kinds of other stuff?

I would.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
member avatar

Ive been looking at then too and according to most of the experienced drivers ive talked to the 2 most recurring things are to make sure you get one with the weather band for severe weather alerts and that you get what you pay for. I personally have been leaning toward the cobra 29 lx from amazon

I think I'm gonna just wait a week and get this one.

Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
member avatar

Another vote for the cobra 29,best $130 investment for any truck.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
member avatar

Hey Jay. I'm not sure if you're still looking at radios but Loves has the Uniden 880 on sale for July. It's normally a $150 radio for $79.99.

It's a good radio and I know you were looking to go cheaper but this comes with the mic so you're not doing anything but plug and play.

William H.'s Comment
member avatar

I have a Cobra CB - came with the truck. Works good - but I leave it off about 95% of the day.

Weatherman's Comment
member avatar

Another vote for the Cobra 29XLT.I spent a little more on mine to get the digital readouts, color change on the screen (comes in handy at night) , and Bluetooth capabilities. Has all the weather alert systems as well. Think I paid $159 2 yrs ago for it. Just run it through the factory mounted antennas and I've had no complaints.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
member avatar

I picked up the Bearcat 880. It has 7 different colors both day and night in case you need some mood lighting lol. It has the built in weather alerts, weather band and incoming and outgoing noise reduction. It also does full diagnostics as well as having the swr meter built in. It doesn't have Bluetooth and I'm ok with that for $80. It's a great radio, especially since my good one fried last week with a little help from a jerk.

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More