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Old 12-16-2012, 02:44 PM
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Ok, so I have been wanting to get a CB for a while now. And a bunch of kids in my school have them also. But I have a few questions on the CB.

1. Do I have to have the same CB as them to talk with them?

2. Is their a certin kind of CB that is better than the others?

3. would this http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...431841012.html be a good one to buy?
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:50 PM
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Ok, so I have been wanting to get a CB for a while now. And a bunch of kids in my school have them also. But I have a few questions on the CB.

1. Do I have to have the same CB as them to talk with them?

2. Is their a certin kind of CB that is better than the others?

3. would this http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...431841012.html be a good one to buy?
1) No. Any cb to cb will work.
2) yes
3) no. You can get a brand new cobra 19 from Walmart for around $30.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:33 PM
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Keep looking though, buying new sure is nice but I managed to practically steal one off eBay, 6 dollars with free shipping and I got a uniden 510e, has worked great for me!
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:12 PM
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1) No. Any cb to cb will work.
2) yes
3) no. You can get a brand new cobra 19 from Walmart for around $30.
Cobra, GE, Midland and Uniden are all the popular brands, you will be safe with any of them.. Cobra is the most popular with Midland and Uniden RIGHT behind..

I have used a GE, and it was great. I have a Cobra 75wxst in my truck now, and its better because the Ranger is small as is..and to add a CB, is a pain. So I went with this:

It happens to be the Mic and Base all in one unit. My dad and myself both have one, no complaints.

The next thing you have to consider is what kind of antenna(aka Whip) you want to put on..
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:44 AM
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Just get a cheaper one for 30 bucks. Stay away from the Cobra 19s they are complete shit. There are other models of the same price that make the cobra 19 look like a wal mart walkie talkie. if your gonna get a 30 dollar one get a midland 1001z. Only 30 dollar radio I know of that has an RF gain. It's a damn good radio for 30 bucks. Drop some coin on a nice one if your a trucker and you actually use it for long highway conversations and shit, otherwise those big deluxe cb radios are overkill for what you want it for. Plus the smaller radio will fit just about anywhere in your cab. Just tune your antenna and and you won't need anything more than a 30 dollar radio to talk to friends, trail ride, and whatever. If your a trucker or do a LOT of highway driving I would say get one over 100 bucks.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:27 AM
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I have a Cobra 29ltd classic. Best freakin cb ever in my opinion. If you're gonna buy one don't buy a cheap one. You get what you pay for. See if you can find a good deal on ebay
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:32 PM
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Anyone on here familiar with tuning antennas? I got two 2 foot whips and they pick up great compared gothic junk mag mount I had before but just wondering if I could get more out of em, I don't have an set meter maybe I could find somebody who does though and borrow it..
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:00 AM
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Anyone on here familiar with tuning antennas? I got two 2 foot whips and they pick up great compared gothic junk mag mount I had before but just wondering if I could get more out of em, I don't have an set meter maybe I could find somebody who does though and borrow it..
Tuning an antenna is very simple. You want your SWR to be the same if possible on channel 1 and 40. I got my SWR meter for 20 bucks on amazon. Tuning does make a big difference and can keep from destroying your radio.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:56 AM
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No
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Just get a cheaper one for 30 bucks. Stay away from the Cobra 19s they are complete shit. There are other models of the same price that make the cobra 19 look like a wal mart walkie talkie. if your gonna get a 30 dollar one get a midland 1001z. Only 30 dollar radio I know of that has an RF gain. It's a damn good radio for 30 bucks.
Where could I get a midland? And how much would this whole setup cost me roughly?
I was going do this earlier, but I was worried it would look kinda rice'y
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:15 AM
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I don't know anything about cb's, but from looking at them im thinking about getting a midland 1001LWX40. http://www.amazon.com/Midland-1001LWX-Channel-Mobile-Weather/dp/B00176RNLA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=27T4RNVDU1OHG&coliid=I3FQC4XJP1D0BCAntenna spring, http://www.amazon.com/Firestik-SS-3H-Stainless-Antenna-Spring/dp/B00042LC9M/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=27T4RNVDU1OHG&coliid=IDZO4ABD119BHantenna, http://www.amazon.com/Firestik-4ft-Tunable-Antenna-Watts/dp/B000SB6SDE/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357737104&sr=1-6&keywords=firestik+antennasure you would need cable also, but that may give you some ideas. I'm still just looking myself.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:24 AM
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Look at firestik for your coax as well
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:37 PM
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I vote for the Cobra 29ltd classic. And why you're at, get the bluetooth version!! It comes with the talk back feature too. For the coax, get some 'merican made stuff. And nothing is easy as the tuneable tip firestik!
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:15 PM
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sorry for thread hijack, but can someone explain to me if you have to wire a firestick to the cb in the truck or does it just work? im a complete newb but my dad has an old cb in the garage that he doesn't use. so how does it work?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:18 PM
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sorry for thread hijack, but can someone explain to me if you have to wire a firestick to the cb in the truck or does it just work? im a complete newb but my dad has an old cb in the garage that he doesn't use. so how does it work?
The CB has a port for a coax on the back, screw in the coax cable and take it to your mounting location. From there screw it into a CB stud, screw the spring into that and then the firestik into the spring.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:20 PM
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The CB has a port for a coax on the back, screw in the coax cable and take it to your mounting location. From there screw it into a CB stud, screw the spring into that and then the firestik into the spring.
thanks so no internal wiring like for lights and stuff?
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