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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2001, 10:25 AM
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Slightly OT: CB Radios

Where can I go to find out more information about CBs? I am thinking about getting one to toss into the Samurai for the trail. Any websites or suggestions of brand or type to look into? I don't need anything fancy, just something that works good. I don't know much about CBs, so any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Do a search on the Jeep BBS, we have covered CB's at great length, with links to websites and everything. There are some pretty serious CB heads over there as well, with some great info.

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Re: Slightly OT: CB Radios

If you're not looking for anything really fancy, Uniden makes a good 40 channel CB(found at KMart or Walmart) that can be plugged into the cigarette lighter for power, add a maganetic mount antenna, and you're ready to go. Mine works great on the trail, can take it out easily and has about a 5mile max range (that's pushing it)[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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I picked up a cheap one from Radio Shack for about $30 on sale(normally $40). I also picked up an antennae for a boat (no ground) and mounted it to my aluminum toolbox in my truck. It doesn't have any additional features, but I had no problems picking up anyone on the trail. You don't have to go overboard on price to get great performance. The antennae is the important part.


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I got my Cb at walmart for 50 dollars, it works good and looks good..
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I bought one for $1 once, but it was burned up and cost me another $9 to have it refurbished. Someone mixed up the black and red leads and burned it out.

I know Max has picked one up cheap, if memory serves, it was so cheap the guy paid him to take it.

With cheap units, having it get wrecked or stolen isn't much of a problem, I have 3 or 4 "spares" sitting around waiting to go into something, but haven't had the need yet. When I see one for $1, I usually pick it up just to have it on hand or in case someone else needs one.

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Re: Slightly OT: CB Radios

cheap toss in rigs are OK but if you want get out there and reach some people and not worried about it getting stolen get a galaxy they are the best you can get and wantwill not let you down

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Re: Slightly OT: CB Radios

A galaxy in a zook will get swiped in no time, Nice radios though. I am running a uniden 78xl (I think) Not too happy with it, (The problem is on transmit, it just is weak.
Great SWR, Same antenna as my old radio just not as strong.)
I am thinking of having it serviced as I don't think it is putting out the 4 watts legal even.

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Are there any types of portable/handheld units? Something similar to a police walkie talkie that could be tossed in the glove box. Thanks for all the info so far....

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Yes, there are portable handheld units. Most will allow you to connect to the cigarette lighter for power and connect to an external antennae for more range. I'm not sure of who makes good ones though.


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