CB radio and antenna suggestions

Sdakotabronco

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Well, its a little helpful with a lot of info about every communication there is :LOL:
I think the op just wanted to focus on the cb part and cut the rest out :cool:
I have no other help than that, sorry
Well I did say probably ;)
I was thinking about getting a CB but after reading the post I earlier mentioned I'm not sure if that's the way to go.
 

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Some organized groups & clubs are still all Citizens Band. Others are moving or have moved to GMRS - FRS. Depends on who you expect to talk to. Probably need both for a while.
 
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I'm not sure it matters what type or brand. It comes down to personal preference and how much you want to spend. There should be a bracket available to mount an antenna to the trail sight, or I'm sure the aftermarket will come up with a solution for mounting one on the roof, roof rack, or rear bumper/spare tire carrier. The most important part is to check the antenna tuning with an SWR meter after installation, and adjust if necessary to avoid creating excess noise, prevent radio burn-out, and increase range.
 

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A CB is like getting the Motorola Startac cell phone today LOL
Go for an FRS or GMRS radio
I got my license and picked up a couple of GMRS handheld radios. Used them on a recent trip with the family and they were outstanding. Am looking forward to picking up a higher wattage base unit for the Bronco!
 

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Using standard 1979 circa logic you need the radio with the most buttons, knobs and switches with the longest antenna you can find. This works out to the
Cobra 29LTD with built in SWR and a 102" whip.Radio is only 120 at Amazon.

I would get a CB over anything else unless you are in a group with others on the other radio choices.(GMRS - FRS) Just kidding on the antenna get a loaded antenna, most are magnetic mount so mounting on roof might be a challenge.You could bolt a piece of steel to the roof stick the antenna on it.
 

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Cb is where its at for me. I'm gonna try a magnet mount on the roof but might switch it to a glass mount. Not sure which way will work best...
 
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Buckin Bronco

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CBs are 10-7.

You'll want to pick up a solid GMRS unit. 2.1 or 3dbi antenna for hills/mountains/city. 6 to 9dbi for the flat wide open/prairie areas.
 
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