CB Radios

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  1. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Road Train Member

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    Hi,

    Anyone still use CB’s out there? I’m gonna get one for the sole purpose of feeling incomplete without one, but I think it would be a good way of gathering information about what’s in front of you on the road, etc. What’s your experience been nowadays?

    Best regards, John
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    in my earlier days i had quite a few. spent big bucks on super-duper cb's.

    waste of money.

    in later years, straight out of the box cb radio's.

    yes, i still even have mine, may very well smash them up and toss them into the trash as well.

    do not spend more than say about $150 for one, try to stay UNDER that price. they are always on sale.
     
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    I was thinking about this one, might be on sale somewhere too
     
  5. 650cat425

    650cat425 Heavy Load Member

    If you're not a guy that runs with other trucks regularly and you dont have to be heard nationwide, an off the shelf cobra 29 or uniden equivalent is all you need. Get a decent antenna and good coax, you're in business. Also, a good noise cancelling mic like a road king 56 will go a long way in making sure people understand what you're saying. Put all that together and you probably have around $200-250 invested.
     
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    that's about what every trucker had at one time.

    i have a cobra classic 25. (non-weather radio)..

    it is smaller, fits into tighter places than the 29.

    i think i paid about $85-90 for mine?
     
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    Pretty sure this is for the CB, guy had one in this truck
     

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  8. D.Tibbitt

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    I put together a cb setup with my loves points... they have a uniden in their for 89 dollars. They sell 2 antennas for 29 dollars . Get a swr meter if radio doesnt have one. Ive gone thru like 4 antennas this year. Either braking off in ice fog or lost them to tree limbs. Its a crapp setup but does the job. Running in and out of the quarry i can hear the loaders as soon as i turn off the road and the are at top of mountain about 3 miles out...thats really about all u need.
     
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  9. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    I still run my 44 Galaxy, with a Ranger mic.
    Every now and again, someone tells you of in incident, most you won’t hear of until it’s to late, but my radio is on every time my truck starts.
     
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  10. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Road Train Member

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    I’ve been wondering how many points you need; I don’t have a Love’s rewards card, maybe that’s where I’m going wrong
     
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    Do u guys fuel at loves ? U can build points real fast there. each point is 1 penny... next time u go to the fuel desk just as for a new rewards card, they will give u one.
     
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