Re: Recomendations for a CB
Most of the basic CBs from decent manufacturers (cobra, uniden, etc.) are relatively comparable. A lot of cobras and unidens even use nearly the same chassis. Buy a decent radio, and take it to a CB shop to be tuned up. A $40 radio with $20 of tuning can put out 20 watts or more...far better than a $140 stock radio putting out 5 watts. Just as importantly, get a good antenna and mount it in a good spot (depending on body style, soft/hard top/etc.) Play with the antenna and a SWR meter until you get the SWR down below 1.5...tops. That's the only thing holding back my CB install...Can't figure out where to put an antenna on a soft-top, fiberglass body jeep. Maybe I'll put a 1/4 wave whip on the back bumper... we'll see.
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