CB Radio What CB Radio Should I Buy?

AdamAnt

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Mar 26, 2007
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I know the CB Radio isn't the popular radio that it used to be, but I think it is something I need to have as a future truck driver. Rather than buy everything once I get out on the road, I am trying to get most of what I will be using purchased before I go to school.

I noticed there are several different brands of radios, and each brand makes several models. Which one would be most recommended? Should I buy one off the shelf and just install it, or should I purchase one from a CB shop and have them optimize it for me? (I know optimize is the wrong wording, but I can't remember what you call it)
 
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AdamAnt

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Mar 26, 2007
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Ok, got the Cobra 29 LTD Classic. Loves had it on sale for under $100.00. Not sure what it normally sells for eveywhere else. That's one more thing taken care of.

I will probably wait on Antennas until I am out there and getting my own truck, as I doubt that whoever I end up training with will want me carrying antennas in their truck, and I probably wont' be by the house immediately once I finish training.

Appreciate all the help folks, and don't worry, I am nowhere near finished asking questions :)
 
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wc5b

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Personally I don't like the quality of Cobra. But since Uniden is not much better these days, the 29 is probably the best bang for your buck. Check out the one with the built in weather radio also. Just don't go so cheap it has no receiver selection. Get something that you can tune out most garbage without tuning the voices out. Also back it up with a damn good antenna. Thats where your real money should go. If you want to be heard, get a good mic too. It makes a big difference.
 
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