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Old 01-16-2006
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Grandpa's CB

Well my grandpa cant drive anymore due to medical reasons and he had a newer CB and antenna. The CB is a Radioshack 40 Channel, and the antenna is a radioshack one as well, but i miss placed the actual steel rod/antenna so i only have the magnetic base.

I was wondering if i grab another antenna (wanting dual 4' white firesticks one day) will it be ok with CB? Is this CB worth having? I dont want to go out and spend $100 on something I will only use every blue moon.

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Old 01-16-2006
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same one i got.. its okay for trips with friends near by.. but i never got good range with it. (yours may differ if installed better)
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well i've seen people say that a firestick can make a sh!ty radio sound like it cost $1000. So when i find a place where i can get two white firesticks then I will get those.
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2 antennas are hard to tune on a ranger not enough width available.
also rangers are almost a lost cause for a good cb because of
intense radiated interference.

In summary its fine for trail use or convoying..

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Old 01-17-2006
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So then whats my best bet? I dont want an antenna on my roof either. Suggestions?
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Stake pocket.. you could still get a 4ft firestick..
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or a wilson fiberglass same size
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OK how would i put one of the firesticks in the stakepocket?
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i have that cb with a 102" whip and it works great. I have it attached to the drivers side panel on my tool box. On the highway and under perfect conditions i can pic up 4-5 miles but it is kind of weak and can only transmit about 3.
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I had one of those before i got my cobra. It worked ok, like they said mostly short range. you can always get an linear or amp for it. they are not allowed here in georgia where i am. i don't know about where you are. they boost it from like 20Watts to up to like 600Watts on some.
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