Join Date: Dec 1999
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Re: quick CB question
be wary of rat shack Cbs.
ive owned, and tested alot of CBs, the radio shaclks almost always come in UNDER 4 watts output.
push the button on a radio shack CB, often get 2.5 watts, then when you speak it MIGHT reach 4 watts.
most Unidens push the putton, get 4 watts, speak get closer to 6 watts.
it doesnt make THAT much of a difference really, BUT they are pretty cheap radios.
get a UNiden pro510xl, or somthing similar, dont stray from Uniden if you just want a basic 40 channel CB, they are about $40 new, and uniden sells refurbished units on their website.
spend the money on an antenna, and learn how to tune, and mount it ( or have some one else do it) that makes the most difference.