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Old 02-22-2011
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CB Radio/antenna Setup - KY

I dont use my CB much anymore, if anyone is interested I may be willing to part with it.
I have:
Uniden Pro520XL - $50 new


4ft black Firestik antenna - $25? new

Firestik K4A stud mount - $6 new


Medium Duty Spring - $6 new


12ft Astatic shielded cable - $10ish new

If you're interested in any part or all of this just make an offer. I have the original box and manual and other cb papers I will include.

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I also have a little L bracket and a ground strap I'll throw in with something if someone wants it.

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What kind of range where you getting with your setup?
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depending on location obviously, it did fairly well, in town a couple miles, from my house in the country i talked to a guy probably 10-15 miles.

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What is the average range on a cb? I'm not familiar with them at all.

Is this a good cb radio compared to others?

I might be interested.
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Range is mainly dependent on antenna and how it is setup. They also need to be tuned for maximum range (and should be tuned reasonably so as not to damage the radio)

The radio itself will have little effect on the range, because all CB's are limited to 5 watts anyway. this is mainly to limit distance to about 5 miles but depending on a lot of factors, you can get MUCH further. (night time, less obstructions, cloud cover)

The radio itself isn't the cheapest, nor is it close to being a "high-end" but like I said, all you get for paying more is more features. I got this one because it had a few extra features that are useful, where for example the 510XL didn't.

The 520 has a PA function built in, where the 510 does not, as well as an RF gain ****. Other than that they are the same. This of course is just a specific example, there are tons of radios by Cobra, Midland, etc that can do the same (or more). Uniden is definitely a quality brand, I've used many Uniden radios outside of CB as well (police scanner, my marine radio) but CB is a pretty simple radio itself, as far as transceivers go.
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Ok, so are the advantages and uses of a cb?

I've never used one, so would it be worth it?

Free bump and thanks for the info.
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it's just fun on the highway, or if you're on a trail with some buddys you can talk. It's what truckers use so you can either talk to them, or listen to the chatter, just for fun or if there is a slowdown you can listen (or ask) and see what's up.

Look up a movie called Convoy its from the 70s, not a great movie but one I enjoyed watching. smokey and the bandit is also another good one. These movies realy pushed the CB fad back then, everybody had them. not too many do now, but if you know friends with them you can talk around town.

Just do some reading about the basics online, it's pretty interesting stuff. radios have always kind of interested me (got my Ham license, but didn't really get into using it much)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens%27_band_radio
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Whats the deal for the whole package?
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I PMed you last night
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Whats the deal for the whole package?
Well I was really seeing what I could get for it, I'm thinking I may decide to keep it, all this talk is rebuilding my interest in using it. I turned down an offer of $50, just for reference.

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I PMed you last night
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