Choosing the Best CB Radio

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by Basic13, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Turbo-T

    Turbo-T Road Train Member

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    That's the first I've heard of anywhere selling a 29 for under $100.

    Never heard of a Cobra 30.
     
  2. Xcis

    Xcis Medium Load Member

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    While this maybe to late to help the original poster, I post this for anyone who is looking for a CB radio in December 2009.
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    From time to time there are sales and promotions for CB radios.
    The Road King magazine from TA truck stops list the following
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    . N O T E: Uniden cash back rebates end December 31, 2009
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    Uniden PC 78 Elite $144.99 - $30 mail in rebate = $114.99.
    Uniden PC 68 Elite $100.99 - $30 mail in rebate = $ 70.99.
    Uniden PC 68 XL $ 94.99 - $20 mail in rebate = $ 74.99.
    other radios with $20 rebate include PC 78XL, PC 78LTW & PC 68LTW.
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    . N O T E: Cobra prices good through December 31, 2009
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    The following are offered at a TA truck stop.
    Cobra model 19DXIV after a mail in rebate $39.97
    Cobrra 29 LTD w/bluetooth $149.97 - $20 mail in rebate = $129.97
    Cobra 29 WXNW w/7 NOAA weather channels $169.97 - $20 mail in rebate
    $149.97
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    Wilson T2000 CB antenna with a free pocket knife reg $69.99 now $49.97
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    Shop around and get what you prefer.
     
  3. DLW3

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    I seen a 29 LTD classics in a pilot in AK. for 59.99 after 20$ mail in rebate
     
  4. outerspacehillbilly

    outerspacehillbilly "Instigator of the Legend"

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    Petro is always running some deal on Cobra 29's. The last one I bought was $79.99 and you got a $20 mail-in rebate so really only cost $59.99.
     
  5. sandman1976

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    connex has a new cb out that has a built in linear,also has a custom full lighted display over the whole front of the radio.
     
  6. northbamatrucker

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    Sparkys has the general lee for 169.99. Comes factory peaked and tuned. I am getting around 60 watts out of mine out of the box. :)
     
  7. IUFAN87

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    Ok, I been savin my Pilot points for a CB. I been reading up as much as I can but I'm torn between the uniden and the cobra. Some guys are sayin they are basically the same radio while others are sayin the cobra is the best. I want a cb that is gonna perform well and last. Not lookin for a world beater, just one that is good quality and dependable (it'd be nice if it got out a few miles and was clear too ;)). Anyway, is there that much difference between the two cb's? If not I'm gonna go with the uniden cuz its on sale for 59.99 right now, plus it has the backlit display and weather built in. If theres enough difference in quality I'll just wait and save some more points for one of the cobras. Btw, I only have the stock antenna on the truck but plan on upgrading to a wilson 2000 cuz thats the one most everyone seems to recommend.
     
  8. WA4GCH

    WA4GCH Road Train Member

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    A CB radio ?
     
  9. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Road Train Member

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    Connex has a new EXPORT radio with pretty neat custom lighting on the front, there is NO built in leen-yar, its a dual final radio just like the 3300HP, I wouldnt expect any more than 50-60w PEP from it.

    Dont get me wrong its probably a real good performer, and it looks good, but its the same guts, nothing new there.
     
  10. Turbo-T

    Turbo-T Road Train Member

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    Get the Uniden. It's cheaper and built better IMO than the Cobra of today.

    Back in the 70's and 80's Cobra CB's were basically rebadged Unidens. The board and the transformers were Unidens. Then when Uniden wanted more money to keep building the radios, Cobra started having Maxon build them which that's what you're buying now when you buy a new Cobra CB...is a Maxon.
     
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