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Buying a new CB.

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by 1-tonmudder, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder 1/2 ton status

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    I am wanting to buy a new radio to replace the cheapo Uniden I am using now.What would be a good middle of the road(around $100)replacement.Also is it possible to buy bulk ant cable and put the ends on yourself.Reason being I am going to mount it overhead and would like to run the cable down thru the tubes of my rollcage,instead of zip tieing it to the cage.
     
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    Anything basically works if its name brand . If I was a CB only guy , I'd have to pick a really OLD Cobra 148 with the microphone in the side . But nowadays any radio on CB is about as good as any other when stock .

    And yes , you can buy bulk cable and add the connectors . Don't worry about length too much , that is CB radio myth stuff , the length . Just use what length you need and check your SWR :thumb:
     
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    The Cobra 29 is a good radio. It can be even better if tuned up by a knowledgable tech. The Pilot truck stops have had the new Cobra 29 Chrome model on sale for about $95. Black face w/chrome case & mike, looks pretty sweet. Nothing wrong with a Uniden either, got a PC68XL in my DD and it works great.
     

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