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Unread 07-22-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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CB radios & the JK ....

I just spent the better part of 2hrs. looking up and reading about CB radios . Most of the posts are quite old so....What are you guys running with ? I obviously am not CB savy and just want a small CB that I can leave in the JEEP . Are those cheapy kits OK ? Which is the better bang for the buck a Midland or Uniden ? Are the Cobras with the everything on the handset any good ? Is it that important to get the side bands ? Any answers would be appreciated and helpful ( except for the smartassed ones of course ) Thanks .....

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Unread 07-22-2010, 10:59 PM   #2
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Midland 1001z is half the cost of uniden520 and has the same features, both are good radios. More important is a good antenna that is properly tuned.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 11:42 PM   #3
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Midland 1001z is half the cost of uniden520 and has the same features, both are good radios. More important is a good antenna that is properly tuned.
Thanks ... so the Midland eh I will definately look into that one . Again thanks ....
Would the 4' fire stick be a good antena ?
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Unread 07-22-2010, 11:51 PM   #4
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Most truckstops will carry the midland. The firestick II has an adjustable tip for easy tuning, I'd go that route. I'm running a wilson flex and love it on the trails, adjustable tip and very flexy.
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Unread 07-23-2010, 08:03 AM   #5
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I needed to save room so I went with the Cobra 75 WX ST and Liberty Antenna with Custom Mount. It works great and takes up almost no room!






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Unread 07-23-2010, 08:04 AM   #6
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I bought this kit.
Uniden Pro510XL Off-Road CB Package - $119.95

and this mount from Quadratec:
Quadratec Exclusive JK-CBMD - CB Mounting Bracket for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with Factory Center Console - Quadratec

It works GREAT!
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Unread 07-23-2010, 08:26 AM   #7
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I don't think any of the above CB's will do you wrong, but I've been using COBRA, for a VERY LONG time and thats all I use

This one is the COBRA MOD 29 LTD BT



It has a bunch of additions and the Blue Thooth, my wife uses on the road

Pretty cool, with the Firestik 4' antenna

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Unread 07-23-2010, 08:37 AM   #8
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Thanks for that link Mountain_Goat ........very informative and helpfull .....Again thanks .
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Unread 07-23-2010, 08:38 AM   #9
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Thanks guys this is very helpful ........
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Unread 07-23-2010, 09:03 AM   #10
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does anyone have a link to where i can find the antenna mounting bracket that goes on the stock tire carrier bolts?
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Unread 07-23-2010, 09:05 AM   #11
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does anyone have a link to where i can find the antenna mounting bracket that goes on the stock tire carrier bolts?
ugh, never mind. teraflex has the one i'm looking for.

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Unread 07-23-2010, 09:15 AM   #12
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does anyone have a link to where i can find the antenna mounting bracket that goes on the stock tire carrier bolts?
This is the one that I run.
ARIZONA ROCKY ROAD ANTENNA MOUNTS FOR JEEP WRANGLER, UNLIMITED AND LIBERTY

It is a nice mount and I like supporting a fellow jeeper with a small "garage" business.
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Unread 07-23-2010, 10:36 AM   #13
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I needed to save room so I went with the Cobra 75 WX ST and Liberty Antenna with Custom Mount. It works great and takes up almost no room!






This is what I have
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Unread 07-23-2010, 02:15 PM   #14
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This is the one that I run.
ARIZONA ROCKY ROAD ANTENNA MOUNTS FOR JEEP WRANGLER, UNLIMITED AND LIBERTY

It is a nice mount and I like supporting a fellow jeeper with a small "garage" business.
x2 I've have the TJ and JK mounts. very good quality and customer service,
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Unread 07-23-2010, 11:56 PM   #15
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I don't think any of the above CB's will do you wrong, but I've been using COBRA, for a VERY LONG time and thats all I use

This one is the COBRA MOD 29 LTD BT



It has a bunch of additions and the Blue Thooth, my wife uses on the road

Pretty cool, with the Firestik 4' antenna

JIMBO
So can you use the bluetooth as the mike ? Sounds cool ..... does it work well ? Clear on both ends ? ....... Thanks JIMBOX ....
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