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cb or not to cb?

i was thinking about a get a cb but idk what do you think and if i do get one what kind of set up should i get, as of a cb and anntena?
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really depends on what you are using it for
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i just installed the cheap cobra 40 channel ($35 from walmart) and a 66 inch whip, it was a pretty good install, took a while to make it look nice though

i think i'll make a thread on it when i get the time to take pictures lol
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just get a cheap cb and spend the money on your whip. I hear out pretty far w/ my 102" ss whip right now...i'ts decent.
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I got a $25 CB off ebay and a 36" antenna from Radio shack. I don't need anything fancy, it works for me.

Check out this link, it shows what I've got.
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I love mine, I got a cheap cobra at walmart for $35, and a magnet mount antenna for the time being. I still have to mount it nicely (its just perched on top of my dash, hooked up to my 12v for now), but its fun for when I go camping with my friends (they all have them) and I now love talking to / listening to the truckers on road trips...
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Forgot to add, get a PA speaker (I need to get one myself), my friend has one and it increases to fun factor x10...
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thats ill i use my cb for
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Forgot to add, get a PA speaker (I need to get one myself), my friend has one and it increases to fun factor x10...
that is always fun. just sit in a parking lot at night and whisper in it when people walk by.

like " hey you" and stuff

o the things that make us laugh
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Well, this thread motivated me to get off my @zz and mount my cb. This is in an F150, but you get an idea. Its similar to what Trigger did but I used Velcro to hold it in place so I can take it out if I want to...



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Velcro is awesome.

And to answer your question.. YES! Cbs are great. Theres nothing like going down the highway and asking for a bear report (police report). and PAs are a MUST! I love mine.

Heres my recommendation of what to buy:

Midland 1001z 40 channel CB radio - $35

I recommend an extension speaker with it.. they make audio much clearer... - $20

Lil Wilson magnetic mount (should you choose to go this way) - 35

PA speaker: 10-20 bucks..

Seriously its about hundred or so bucks. Well worth it!

Hope that helps.

heres a pic of my setup






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just because

i had one before but when i pluged it in there was stadic and took it to some one and they sad it was working there is just not a hole lot of people with cb, i couldent get any body to ansere when i was taking so i reterned it and i was debating wather or not to get a nother one for fun, i think it was dukes of hazarded and smoky and the bandit that made me want to get one to bad i mised out on the cb craze.
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