New and pretty much clueless with CB’s
Cobra 29 LX, basic calibration, factory antennas (4’ each on factory mounts behind the cab)
1.4 SWR (using built in meter. I know, not the most accurate). Reception around 2 miles, transmission around a mile. Not bad, gets the job done, so no rush.
Just got my radio a couple weeks ago, and already enjoying it way more than running without. It’s nice to hear about traffic, hazards, and just the general ramblings to break up the monotony and have a little entertainment (until the politics roll in).
Looking for anyone in an international LT that has info for the best bang for the buck antenna, mic, etc. setup. I reckon I could trial and error, take suggestions, etc., but just want to do things right so I can spend the money on the equipment and not so much on trial and error. Willing to ditch the factory mounts, since it’s obviously not ideal to be behind the cab. So, what antenna(s)? What mounting bracket/location? What mic? What coax length, etc. has worked best for you? Not really a budget, but not looking to jump in the deep end of the CB world. Just looking for a modest, reliable setup.