Finding a good setup

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by gt4jk, Mar 28, 2020.

  1. gt4jk

    gt4jk Light Load Member

    224
    90
    Apr 1, 2008
    0
    Heya,

    I’m looking for a great CB setup for around 500.

    I’ve been doing quick research on radios and looking at online store reviews. Still draw a blank.

    Anyone have good resources to look at, or recommendations?

    Pete 579 2018
    I fancy stability/longevity versus power. However would definitely like an switch to give that extra boost when needed.


    Thanks,
    J
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020
    stacks Thanks this.
  2. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Heavy Load Member

    980
    826
    Sep 1, 2010
    Rhinelander, WI
    0
    Where u located?

    Connex 2400 or general lee all tuned up, has low/high power switch. $235
    Predator 10k with swr's set. $100
    Really good coax. $50
     
    gt4jk Thanks this.
  3. gt4jk

    gt4jk Light Load Member

    224
    90
    Apr 1, 2008
    0
    Idaho, I travel 80 corridor from Utah to Indiana, 70 from Kansas City to Columbus, 40 from Nashville to East coast.
     
  4. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

    1,171
    477
    Oct 27, 2011
    Emerald Isle
    0
    Were can you get a set of predators for $100 with SWR’s set most radio shops I’ve been in these Antennas are $70:00 for a single
     
  5. gt4jk

    gt4jk Light Load Member

    224
    90
    Apr 1, 2008
    0
    Amazon has a single for $ 90
     
    stacks Thanks this.
  6. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

    1,171
    477
    Oct 27, 2011
    Emerald Isle
    0
    You could buy a radio online possibly Amazon and save some $$$ get it tuned and converted for 11 metres and buy your Antennas and coax online also go to a radio shop on the highway and get them to install
     
  7. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

    1,171
    477
    Oct 27, 2011
    Emerald Isle
    0
    Right on that’s expensive I’ve seen single coil predator 10 k in radio shops cheaper why do you want dual Antennas I think it’s mostly for show most drivers just use a single stick
     
  8. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

    1,171
    477
    Oct 27, 2011
    Emerald Isle
    0
    Did you check Walcott radios website they have a nice selection of Export radios do you run I-80
     
  9. gt4jk

    gt4jk Light Load Member

    224
    90
    Apr 1, 2008
    0
    I don’t think they look good on these newer trucks.


    I’m actually thinking about going with them, reviews are rather positive. I was also thinking about high voltage cb shop out of Tennessee.
     
    stacks Thanks this.
  10. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

    1,171
    477
    Oct 27, 2011
    Emerald Isle
    0
    Definitely shop Around ok and post on here make and model of truck you drive because certain Antennas work better on different makes of trucks
     
  • Draft saved Draft deleted