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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-06-2008, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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CB Radio, What do you have?

Just a question
Thinking of adding a CB radio to my truck
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-06-2008, 02:12 AM
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They still have CB's?
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Yes they do!!! I have a cobra CB that I put in the truck when we go on a
road trip with a group to the mich race it helps keep us all together.

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I got a Cobra Handheld CB that I got from my brother in the states after he got a reg. CB for his truck!!! I wanted one BUT since I take only a few trips a year and really didn't see the need for a regular CB unit. The handheld works great for me for the few times I use it!!!

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-06-2008, 08:08 PM
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Just haven't heard much about CB's anymore. Figured with cell phones and the new walkies they don't get used anymore.
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I don't see CB's much anymore either, most companies in the bush around here are switching to 2 way radios, and that's what we use also (handhelds), I would like to find a 2Way/CB as one Mobile Unit any one know of any???????Need to be able to programe the 2way myself.

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I just got a CB for the truck for christmas, also got a couple handheld units so I can keep in touch with camp when I go riding. Just researching install and mounting now, hopefully have it in the truck by the end of the day.

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What brand did you get ? How is it working ?
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 03:26 AM
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I have a Cobra 29. It works well and has a built in swr tuner so you can tune your antennas without an additional unit.

Do your research and figure out how to set it up properly. There's tons of info online and a lot of guys have pictures of their set ups so you can get some ideas on how you want it to look. Most people with pick ups have dual fiberglass antennas, including me because I like the look, but wiring them both up actually degrades your signal. Save some cash and just buy one 50ohm coax cable if you want duals.

I bought my stuff on kijiji and saved a ton of cash and it's convenient on fishing trips and my many high way commutes.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 11:43 AM
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Just a heads up not to far in the future these will get you a nice $115 ticket.....(in ont) they are adding them to the handheld device list.... they arent on the list now to give truckers time to convert to another set up....

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