Thread: Any CB people out here?
01-21-2008, 06:23 PM #1
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Any CB people out here?
I`d like to get a CB radio and a decent antenae for the van.
I found a Cobra 40 channel for like 34.XX at wally world. it`s pretty basic with PA. I`m not sure what type of antanae to go with, it could be hard mounted to the roof or whip type mounted on the side by the back of the van. anyone have any ideas? Thanks...PR...
01-21-2008, 07:56 PM #2
For what you are looking to do I would go with a Cobra 29 LTD classic for a radio.they run about 99 dollars.Its a good durable radio.The 34 dollar radios really are a waist of money.
Antennas I would go with a Wilson 1000 Magnet mount.They have awesome receive and transmit abilitys. I ran one one my truck for years The antenna comes with everything you need.Antenna,coax,base.
Just put in on your roof, run the coax into the car and your good to go..
If you have any questions PM me if ya want.I have delt and used CBs for the last 16 years.
Last edited by Snoman; 01-21-2008 at 07:59 PM.
01-21-2008, 08:08 PM #3
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Snoman, you da Man!
I would like to set-up The "A" team van right.
a decent CB, and antanae.
is there a good antanae that I could hard mount so cable can come in under antanae base? I don`t mind drilling a hole in the roof. I have a lot of things planned for the van in the future...
what is the benefit of dual antanae?...
captains chairs, somekind of 2nd seating or sofa, neat storage for my work clothes and ski stuff of course, so `ill be plenty busy as time allows...
Nice link, is this where you buy CB`s from? Thanks Bro!...PR...
01-21-2008, 08:14 PM #4
01-21-2008, 08:15 PM #5
OOPPS forgot the pic..The antenna mounts to the roof or trunk and you run the coax through the hole into the van.
01-21-2008, 08:24 PM #6
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Snoman, you have PM ...PR...
01-21-2008, 08:30 PM #7
Hey Andy, Bring this up over breakfast on Sunday. When I was into 4-wheeling my old Jeep a CB was a necessity and was required by most clubs. I've been down that road many times and have had several, good and bad. Stay away from Rat Shack and Wal-Mart.....You won't pay much more for a nice unit
What I have found for a serious CB setup....
-magnetic is worthless, or should I say magnetic is as good as a handheld..
-dual antennas are for show
-forget those "mount through your radio" type setups
-you don't need an anything taller than 4' and most times 3' will get you there.
-I've never liked the long whippy antennas and most offroad clubs won't allow them (I know, you don't care about that...lol) They are fine, just not my cup-o-tea.
The KEY to a good setup is a GOOD Antenna that is TUNEABLE and a GOOD ground (which is why magnetic is sketchy).....
I still have the swr meter to tune the antenna and will bring it. I won't ever use it again as I'm not into that scene anymore....
01-21-2008, 08:43 PM #8
Oh, I've bought a lot of stuff from A1 in the past. They seem to have good prices and such. http://www.a1telecom.com/shop/index.php
As for brands I have always had good luck with Cobra radios but I like Midlands too.
Antennas my first choice would be Firestick but Wilson makes a good one too.
A1 has all kinds of mounting options too. Personally, I'd go with a 4' Firestick with a mount around the rear tailight area....maybe right on a tailight gaurd for simplicity??
01-21-2008, 08:53 PM #9
Ok, one last post and I'll shut up. It's just been awhile since I've even thought about this stuff.
Andy, go here: http://www.stu-offroad.com/siteindex.asp
Scroll down about 3/4 of the way and look for Stu's CB radio stuff. Stu is one of the Jeeper gods who has forgotten more than most will ever know (we have some of those ski guys here too and you know who they are)....
Stu helped me get my CB setup and fine tuned in my Jeep. Email him if you have any questions. He's a cool dude and if I remember right does something with electronics or radios or Ham for a living...I forget..
Good Luck Bro'!
01-21-2008, 08:53 PM #10
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