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  1. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Light Load Member

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    What is a good antenna for a conra 29 lx and what brand of coax also
     
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  3. broke down plumber

    broke down plumber Medium Load Member

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    Get a 20ft whip and fold it over to passenger mirror ! No dont im full of ####
     
  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    depends, your truck or a company truck?

    Belden coax is good, but there are others. DX Engineering sells good coax too.

    As for an antenna, others can chime in about that, and the mount.
     
  5. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Light Load Member

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    It will be on a company truck more than likely it will be a newer cascadia
     
  6. Metalicious

    Metalicious Road Train Member

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    Uniden Bearcat 880 is junk. Mine is at least. Had nothing but problems out of mine from the day I bought it. Has a six pin mic. I use an adapter on it to make it 4 pin after the 6 pin mic had some broken wire in the cord, but mine is still junk.
     
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  7. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Light Load Member

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    I bought the cobra 29lx radio cheap enough and a good radio. I don't need a Stryker not knowing anything about em though they are nice.
     
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  8. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Here are my .02, Cobra 29, Ranger 198 microphone, Francis antenna(no tuning required and cheap on Amazon) and a decent coax(RG 58). What’s makes everything work and most importantly, DECENT GROUNDING.
     
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  9. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    And when you get some experience on CB’s you can move up to one of these.(not user friendly)
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  10. wifi_guru

    wifi_guru Light Load Member

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    yea i'll hold off on getting a pro cb till i get some exp with em as i can burn the truck down short electronics out ect ect!!! i'll stick with the cobra for now
     
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  11. mike5511

    mike5511 Road Train Member

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    Don't expect much range with these newer trucks unless you are willing to do some major bonding and coax replacement. If the SWR is good with the factory installed antenna and coax, changing antennas is not going to make enough difference to be worth the effort. It is what it is.
     
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