Good CB setup that is easily removable (for company truck)

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  1. JerseyBarrierRacer

    JerseyBarrierRacer Bobtail Member

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    I drive for a mega that doesn't allow cb radios so I need a CB setup that can be removed easily, but still has good clarity and a far throw. Can anyone recommend a CB + antenna that I could use with a 2016 cascadia? I know removing the radio unit is no prob, but I have no idea about removing/installing an antenna and whether or not it would be practical to take off each time I have to pull in to the terminal (which is rare because I avoid the terminal like the plague)
     
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  3. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Medium Load Member

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    If you are looking for an easy portable one, I have this one for my car. The only drawback is 1/2 mile to 4 miles depending on terrain. It has an outside magnetic antenna that goes on the truck. Screenshot_20210302-140429.png
     
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  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    What Company does not allow CB Radios? Stupid policy. My Company installs one I every truck. Probably one of the best safety devices in a semi truck.
     
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  5. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

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    Lucky for me, a previous driver left one behind in the current unit I occupy. Got an old cop radio holster that hangs from the seat.
     
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  6. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

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    They wonder why no one can inform the other drivers behind them that their is a problem ahead.
     
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    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    I guess that company would have to fire me. FA65D621-9868-4FF2-AE47-8EFBA9728B31.jpeg
     
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    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    tscottme Road Train Member

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    They make a a vice-grip antenna mount the LTL drivers used back in the day. Use a cigarette lighter power cord and a standard cb radio.

    LTL drivers used to have a "slip seat box" that had a CB, AM/FM, speakers. Their antenna was welded to a vice-grip pliers that grabbed a steel stub just above the driver door. The slip seat box had power leads that screwed or clipped into the 12v terminals of the truck.
     
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  10. Justin Sane

    Justin Sane Light Load Member

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    I was in a Cascadia a few years ago; a 16 also I believe. It was pretty much a slip seat type co.. On the dash were 2 power posts w a black nut and one w a red nut for the power cord(can get at truck stop). And there was an antenna cable laying on the dash also for hook up.

    The antennas: look around the mirrors for a place to screw them in. If I remember they were on top of the mirrors. You can pick up a couple 4ft(?) whips that screw on and off quite quickly. Of course, maybe the co you drive for didnt spec their trucks this way or they tore it out.

    It wouldnt be too difficult to figure something out that would work.
     
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  11. Justin Sane

    Justin Sane Light Load Member

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    holy mackerel; nice, nice.

    What is that unit on the dash though? Im stumped.
     
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