Whats the Best CB Radio on the Market?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Siba, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Siba

    Siba Bobtail Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Oh my god my head was spinning when I went looking for a CB Radio:happy3: I was surfing the net typed in CB Radios and all kinds of brands came up. From Galaxy, Cobra, Magnum, Ranger, Uniden and so on. some with lower wattage some with higher. I'm not a CB Buff so forgive me. But however I do need one in my truck ASAP. I don't care about price as much as quality. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks folks. :smt041
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  3. Truckerjo

    Truckerjo Road Train Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    You need to post a price, I know you say it doesnt matter but yes it does.
    In order to get you the best radio we need to know your price range.
    I could hook you up with a $500-600 radio if you want to spend that much.
    So tell us are you in the $150? 250? 350? 450? range?
    Cause depending on the price range will determine the best radio for that
  4. snoope

    snoope Bobtail Member

    Feb 19, 2007

    Price,warranty and SERVICE is what you need.....

    2nd ,spend good money on the antenna set-up also...$300 radio into a $2 antenna = #### rx/tx....

    Is this truck your "Ride" or do you "slip seat" from truck to truck ???

    AM ( CB only ) or jump up to lsb/usb and /or "Exports".......

    Your basic question just led to more EXACT questions....
    Good luck...:smt023

    Snoope back quiet:happy6: :happy6:
  5. Siba

    Siba Bobtail Member

    Nov 25, 2006

    :sign2: Sorry guys about not being exact enough about what CB radio price range. Like I said I don't know enough to be exact so my max price is $500 And the truck I'm riding in is not mine. I'm team with CRST So I need something mobile. I'm looking at one brand in particular
    Magnum Radio - S980 Nitro - Lighted 80w it looks really cool. But I don't know? Any advice as always much appreciated :sign2:
  6. MNHillyBilly

    MNHillyBilly Light Load Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    :smt068 Thread Hijacked....

    Sorry, I will have this question too at some point.

    I wont be in the 500$ range. So which one/s finds the balance between economy and quality?
  7. hrdman2luv

    hrdman2luv Medium Load Member

    Dec 24, 2006
    100% Texan til I die.
    I went through alot of radio's and finally found what I was looking for. A galaxy 95T/2. It has all the features you will ever need and not need. (better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it). If I would have spent the money i spent on all the others on this new galaxy, I would have saved alot of money. The 95T-2 is about 200 watts, straight out of the box. So that gives you enough power to get over most of the trash talk in the truck stops if your needing directions or something.
    The galaxy 95T-2 is my favorite so far. Notice I said MY fav. It's about $500.
  8. h07w33ls

    h07w33ls Light Load Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    the sticker patch,Az
    does any one have any feedback on the cobra gtl 200? i was considering to purchase one in the near future.
  9. Caveman Charlie

    Caveman Charlie Bobtail Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    I thought all CB radios were limited to 10 watts.
  10. Aligator

    Aligator Light Load Member

    Jun 21, 2005
    The cheapest. I went down to Radio Shack and spent as little as possible. Took my wife out to dinner with the change, too.

    You are wise to stay off of the dang thing and just drive. Occasionally a shipper will want you to monitor some channel.

    Or you could become a SuperTrucker and blabber your head off with echo, roger beep and mega watt transmitter.

    But then you'd be a SuperTrucker. And that's not good.:biggrin_25513:
  11. BigJim

    BigJim Bobtail Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    This 40-channel CB is hard to beat.

    WX means it has NOAA weather channels .. which will alert you to emergency weather broadcasts - even if your CB is turned off.

    NW means "NiteWatch," which means it has a lighted dial - useful at night.

    ST, "Sound Tracker," refers to some noise-canceling technology the company is proud of.

    It has a built-in antenna calibration feature - which tells you if your antenna, and wiring leading to it, are compatible.

    It retails all the time at truck stops for $139, but can sometimes be had at promotional prices as low as $99.

    It comes with a decent mike .. no need to cough up the $60 for one of the separate killer mikes the truck stops sell.

    This thing has the standard, legal, amount of broadcast wattage.

    The Cobra 25 is similar to their 29, but doesn't have the antenna calibration feature.

    And please, guys, stay away from the echo box .. yeah, it sounds cool, but the echo makes it hard/impossible to understand your transmissions. (I mention only "guys" because I haven't heard any of our fairer drivers demonstrating a need for their voices to have the echo-chamber effect - their voices alone are sweet enough!)
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