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Uniden PRO520XL

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Product Information

MSRP: $200.00
Average Price: $56.56
Manufacturer: Uniden
Yes: 136 / No: 3

ANL Switch

Compact Size

Full 40 Channel Operation

Instant Channel 9

PA/CB Switch

RF Gain

S/RF Mete


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kennyjhynes's Reviews
04-02-2017, 07:21 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Loud Easy to use
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I was gifted this radio from my grandfather and it has served me well. No issues getting clear signals from other operators.

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woodman7100's Reviews
07-28-2016, 03:47 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: small, powerful, no issues
Cons: small
Recommended? Yes

Comments: great little radio works great with a 3' firestick

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erik1974's Reviews
06-05-2016, 03:14 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: It works
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: it get the job done. What else do I need to say????????????????????????

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erik1974's Reviews
06-05-2016, 03:13 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: It works
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It gets the job done. What more do you want me to say?????????

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shadowwalker's Reviews
05-29-2016, 10:11 PM
Price: $69.95
Pros: small size, durable
Cons: mic way too small. feels like a toy
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Excellent unit for a Jeep. It does not take up much space at all. I mounted my CB on a Rugged Ridge Dash mount. The mic is just too small for me. It will do well until I can get something later. Overall you can't go wrong with the Uniden PRO 520XL

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silleYJ's Reviews
01-24-2016, 10:07 AM
Price: $45.00
Pros: Cheap with great reviews
Cons: none this far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Haven't gotten to try it out yet

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prussell23's Reviews
09-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Price: $50.00
Pros: Simple to use, rugged
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: 1. it works well for the way I use it (offroad, close proximity caravaning)
2. it has all the features I want
3. it doesn't have a lot of extra features to break or make it complicated
4. it's compact which makes mounting easier
5. the price was right

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VUswimmer93's Reviews
07-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: small and compact
Cons: terrible range and noise regardless of squelch and RF settings
Recommended? No

Comments: I installed this where my cigarette lighter is suppose to be. It has some serious static issues and doesn't have the range I was expecting.

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ChaseO's Reviews
05-24-2014, 10:17 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: Metal, small, pa, squelch, easy to install.
Cons: None yet.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Seems like a great midrange CB. Installed easily, feels rugged, speaker is ok.

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NickInTimeFilms's Reviews
01-20-2014, 05:20 AM
Price: $58.00
Pros: Small, Separate Squelch/RF gain, Easy to use
Cons: Channel knob skips sometimes, difficult to use at night
Recommended? Yes

Comments: If you're looking for an entry level CB that is small and simple but also has separate RF Gain and Squelch, then the Uniden Pro520xl might be for you. As a first time CB-er, I found this radio very simplistic and very easy to use. It's small size means you can fit it into tight places, and as such I chose to mount mine right under the dash to the right of the driver side. I enjoy a little more control so I like that I can keep my RF full blast and then adjust my Squelch a notch above background noise to get better reception. The Auto Noise Limiter does a decent job at cutting out some of the more annoying static and can be turned off anytime. The Emergency ch. 9 switch seems useful if your area actually uses CB's. There is an External Speaker output if you want to add a custom setup. PA is also available. My only gripe is that the knobs don't light up so you need to be a little familiar with it to use at night. The channel selector knob may skip a channel from time to time if you are trying to scan through so go slow. Otherwise, this is a great unit and I highly recommend it if you want something cheap with just enough features to be useful.

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BarneyWrangler's Reviews
01-16-2014, 09:15 AM
Price: $30.00
Pros: easy install
Cons: more info on tuning would be helpful
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Small, easy to mount discretely. You'll need an SWR meter to tune, this usually makes up the difference between more expensive models

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T-REXJ's Reviews
12-20-2013, 05:06 PM
Price: $95.00
Pros: small and powerful with a good antenna
Cons: dont have acess to aswr meter yet so havent gotten to play with it much
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Everything seems good

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Cjvillar's Reviews
07-31-2013, 06:52 PM
Price: $55.00
Pros: PA system
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Nice starter CB radio and I love the PA system included. Excellent price and easy to use.


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XJsportG's Reviews
04-01-2013, 10:38 PM
Price: $45.00
Pros: Small Durable Easy to use
Cons: Speaker output
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Nice, Small Size, Affordable, it will take a punch.

Easy to install and use.

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tg426's Reviews
03-01-2013, 09:26 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: Compact
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Gets the job done, small enought to mount in the console. Gets 4-5 mile range.

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esynol's Reviews
01-17-2013, 10:32 AM
Price: $50.00
Pros: Small, Has PA output
Cons: Can't hear at high way speeds, but an external speaker would fix that
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Install was easy, I ran the power to the battery. I haven't used it much beside talking to my buddies while driving. I use the PA from it very often, and haven't gotten into any trouble with it yet.

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Iwanna's Reviews
08-26-2012, 12:41 PM
Price: $60.00
Pros: Small
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Excellent unit


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Platypus's Reviews
08-15-2012, 12:29 AM
Price: $39.99
Pros: Over all a great, quality product. never had a single problem with it. Kinda on the smaller side so it fits nicely inside the Wrangler.
Cons: Original hardware was missing two washings. not really a big deal.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Over all a great, quality product. never had a single problem with it. Kinda on the smaller side so it fits nicely inside the Wrangler.


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englane's Reviews
07-18-2012, 07:12 PM
Price: $79.00
Pros: Small, inexpensive, PA, squelch and RF gain
Cons: Wish I had more excuses to use it
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I've used this on several occasions when there is bad weather, helping me to avoid road closures and the like. It was easy to install and it fits great just about anywhere you would want to put it. It is affordable and gets the job done. In the end, that's all that matters!

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dparkhill's Reviews
06-24-2012, 07:21 PM
Price: $59.00
Pros: has a pa port. small unit but good quilty
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: think its a great little radio. its better then the 510 because has a PA port and has rf gain nob

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