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    Default Decent CB radio for a beginner ???

    Never had a cb radio before and would like to try one out now that i have a crew cab dually .. . kinda gettin into the truck stuff !!!

    Do you know of an inexpensive decent begginner radio and or whips and set up ???

    What all do i need ???
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    Check craigslist.com in your local area. You should have a wide variety to choose from. I have a set of Cobra hand held units on Phoenix Craigslist for a grand total of $25.
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    if you go to a local truck stop they will have a selection. The best bet is to find a cb shop at one of the truck stops not to far from you and go have them set it up. If the antenna isn't matched it can burn up the radio, reduce reception or transmission or all of the above. In the beginning listen a lot, talk very little.

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    agreed on the truck stops. but dont play the whole beginner thing. go big or go home. i get a cobra 29 ltd and a wilson 3000 or 5000 ant. youll get decent range with that. unless your trying to talk to mexico from oklahoma thats about all youll need. good item to have while on the freeway. truckers always relay smokey positions so you can slow down and avoid that ticket. BTW when you buy that cobra pay the 50 bucks and have a cb shop turn the wattage up as high as they can. you will not be disappointed.
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    cool thanks . . . did a google for tulsa cb shop, called and dude says he can hook me up . . . anything i buy can be traded in or up at a later date . . He mumbled off a bunch of numbers and said come on in we will hook you up with a begginer deal that you will be more that likely happy with forever but if you wanna go big later i can !!! Headin that way tommorrow . . .

    I bought this dually and have been clickin some weekend miles to swap meets, races and shows . . . give something to listen to and maybe get some good info
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    whats a
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    Breaker breaker......lol

    Mine came from walmart, am I going to have to hook it up so we can act like truckers on the way home?

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    Thank you for posting this, as i want one too. Are there any decent temporary type antennas? id like to use it only when on trips...as all my buddies are truckers and i'm out of the loop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahiti Boss21 View Post
    Thank you for posting this, as i want one too. Are there any decent temporary type antennas? id like to use it only when on trips...as all my buddies are truckers and i'm out of the loop
    They make magnet mount antennas. The problem is they either get bumped and scratch the paint, co-ax gets pinched in the door/window or you knock the silly thing off. They also make quick disconnects for your antenna if you want one. The base would stay put and the antenna would come off. This is a better option in my opinion. No matter what you get, make sure the antenna is tuned to the radio and vehicle it is going in. The tuning up the radio is a good thing to do too. Just make sure it is done right. And toys like roger beeps, rebel calls and what ever else you can buy are just annoying so don't get them unless you know how to use them and when not to use them. Not that I would ever cut someone's co-ax or pull the radio out of their truck because they are idiots and don't deserve them but it has happened.

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    got all hooked up . . dude just sold me a tuned up cobra 29 . . night watch weather equipped deal . . . 190 for everything with the good antenna and mount . . . My budget was 200 (i didnt tell him that but it seemed like he could tell i was good for 200)

    I installed it sunday . . . have only listened but have already caught some decent info like wrecks and traffic ahead in non traffic areas . . and there is some dude that comes on everynight that must be near my house b/c its very clear . . . He talks smack from about 7:30 and I have heard him as late as midnight . . . No cussing but just crazy off the wall stuff . . funny as heck kinda a like larry the cable guy !!!

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    Used to listen to it all the time in my Jeep. Those are great for playing around in the desert where you don't always get Cell Phone reception.

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    There is definatly some whacked out people on there, almost like a pirate radio type deal. I'll see if I can't get mine dug out, I need to pick me up one of those hot stick bullwhips or something. My antanna got all jacked up 10-4?

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    you know Mit would be a lunatic on a CB. make him go buy one too!

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    his wife has frozen the account . . . He dont get to buy shiz . . . but they live in a nice house wtf
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