CB from pilot or flying j?

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  1. freakhazerd

    freakhazerd Light Load Member

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    I have 33 dollars to redeem at a pilot or flying j. I dont have a cb and havent for a year. I want to get one for free if i can . Basically for shippers and traffic. Any advice on the cheapest one i can get for that purpose. I no nothing about cbs but find them interesring so ill start cheap.
     
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    You won't find a CB for $30 at a truck stop. Well you can if its like a Midland model 1000. I have one of those radios.
     
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    I would buy at least a Cobra 25 or the Uniden equivalent. You can probably buy a Cobra 19 on sale for about that, but I wouldn't waste my money on one. (Now that I said that I will confess that yesterday I bought a Cobra 19, new in the box, for $20 at a local salvage store. Got a friend that wants a small sized CB and doesn't really care about max performance. With a good antenna it will serve his purpose.)
     
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    Remember this -
    " Good stuff ain't cheap and Cheap stuff ain't good"
     
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    I bought a cobra 19 ultra today for 40 dollars plus a ten dollar mail in rebate. It works ok. For my purposes it seems fine.
     
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    I'll second what has been said a Cobra 25 IMO is a good starter radio as is a Uniden PC 68. That Cobra will work ok just it might pick up a lot of noise that you won't be able to rid of.
     
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    This is true and why I wouldn't waste my money on one. But if all you are gonna do is talk to shippers and the truck behind you, you can get by with it.
     
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    The Cobra 25 or Uniden 68 is what i would
    get if it were me. If an amp is in the future
    these are ideal radios. A hacked up export
    or any radio without it's modulation limiter
    ends up being a big waist of money if your
    goal is being load and clean.
     
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    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

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