what kind of radio do u have im thinkin of buying one but im not sure cb or 10 meter i was thinking obout the genral lee or the connex 4300 hp but i had a cobra 29 peaked and tuned with a 350 watt kicker years ago but i sold it. i have read on the internet that 10 meter radio annoy truckers .how many of you guys use them??
I've got a connex 3300 hp,peaked and tuned. Don't need anymore than that. Just tryin' to talk to the guys around me,not 2 states over. I do alot of mountain driving and it does just fine for me. I got it up in Syracuse,NY from a cb shop by the Pilot there for $100 + my cobra 29. I've had it three years and the only problem I had from it was the factory mic.Bought an astatic,fixed the prob!
Don't just look at radios either,make sure if you spend the money to get a big one you don't cheap out on the antennas,they'll burn it up real fast if you don't get one that can handle what you push,A francis is a good starting piont,but someone else may have a suggestion. Monkey mades are good but be careful of imatations,they can cost you big time!!Wilson's what I have,and it sets just right with my radio,my swr's are about perfect. Try cb city on the web as a guide,they have pretty good deals sometimes.
Nice information from all. Thanks. I have never had to use a radio, did local driving back in the 80s. How and what does it mean to "peak and tune" a cb? What is a "10 meter"? I know I can and will later go to the web sites you all have posted but just curios from your perspectives? Thanks again, TKM
Try this one folks.. All are welcome including those that are challenged output wise.
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If you ever decide to stop...Be prepared to drop some cash! Once you get inside, it's like a little kid walking into a candy store! And all the radios prices include P&T already added in to the price, so if you buy a Export radio, they will go ahead and do the 11 meter conversion and not charge you any extra...(some places will charge you another $20 for that)
Also. I know this is a old thread, so just a "FYI" on Clays CB Shop which use to be located on I-20 in Gordon TX. That shop is closed, and Clays moved to Weatherford TX, off I-20. They do still have a store front, but very few CB radios because they are now mostly selling Motorcycle equipment...
Another "on-line" shop that Killroy mention, www.ampsrus.org also is no longer around...