Standard CB or SSB radio? What do you recommend for a newbie?

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by Barricadebouncer, Apr 11, 2022.

  1. Timin770

    Timin770 Road Train Member

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    Good luck in your future endeavours
     
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  3. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Road Train Member

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    Thank you, Sir.
     
  4. Voyager1968

    Voyager1968 Road Train Member

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    Like that clown out in New Mexico. Most days I can hear him all the way over here in Pennsylvania. Dude has one hell of a radio, but he's a total pain in the ###...
     
  5. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    Well its not his radio. He's definitely running an amplifier, and who knows what kind of antenna. Does Maco make a beam antenna like the moon raker anymore? If not a beam antenna, maybe he has the super penetrator antenna. I believe that antenna is made by MFJ now, they bought out the Hy-Gain brand of antennas. As far as omni-direction base antennas, it was the best. With possible exception of the super scanner antenna.
    Edit: I forgot to mention, a lot of his long distant communication is due to propagation too. It isn't just his radio.
     
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  6. Chuck579

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    I have the Connex CX 36HPF
    I’ve had it about a year and seems to be working good. I’m guessing I get out pretty good. With not so many using a CB I go quite a while with total silence. I forget it’s even on most the time until I hear pilots escorting oversized up the road, OR a backup somewhere.
     
  7. Chuck579

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    Why is it the the ones talking long range are almost always NUT cases?
     
  8. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Yeap mark is runnin power and yeap alot of the times his super duper range is momma nature..Even so he does really good with the 955 barefoot and that 8' stick he uses..
     
  9. varmonter

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    Ssb is added expense..I think if you like to play with the radio ssb can be fun but one hand on the mic and one on the clarifier is prolly asking for it.. :)
    So best to stick to 19 while driving
    And ssb while not..
     
  10. Peter Buckles

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    Back in the 70's I was in a 3000 sq. foot metal roofed building with stanard whip antenna and a 4 wat cobra and I could talk skip all over the
    US and some foreign countries. Amplifiers are not needed with a good ground plain.
     
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