I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: what to look for in a CB radio?
Our Maxon's work just fine inside the vehicle. They have flex antennas, and I have adapted them to work with an external antenna. Got them at Wally World a few years ago, we have 2 we use for wheeling (in case someone else forgot or doesn't have one), hiking, camping, and when we travel in a vehicle other than our own. They'll work at camp (middle of nowhere), and reach a good distance. They also have 3 weather channels. They'll run off 10 rechargeables, 8 regular AA batteries, or a 12V power source.
I also use another for traveling, it's one we had in the TJ, before we got the weather resistant one from Radio Shack. I put a plug in cord for a cigarette lighter on it, and have a magnetic mount antenna, works great over the road. It also has 10 weather stations, so no matter where I'm traveling I'll pick something up. I bought a SWR meter for tuning, this'll do the most to enhance your reception/transmission without investing a lot of $$$. I run a $1 lawn sale one in the Scrambler, so if it's stolen or submerged, I'm not out a lot. I did spend $9 getting it cleaned up and tuned though.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!