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post #1 of 8 Old 03-22-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about some CB's I found

My Papa passed away on Sunday and my Granny told me to grab anything I might need from his shop. I was looking through a bunch of his old wood working stuff and came upon three CB radios. Also found two firestik antennas. Are any of these CB's better than the others? Also, how could I go about testing them?

These radios have got to be old, they are either from when my uncle drive big rigs or from some old farm vehicles.
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-22-2013, 05:36 PM
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The Cobra is a good radio and worth some money, check out some eBay prices. The others are off brands and are worth $5-15 each at a garage sale.

To test them you will needs 12 volts, and a properly installed CB antenna.

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I think I'm gonna use em actually...one in my CJ5, one in my F150, and probably one hooked up in the garage just for s's and g's lol

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-23-2013, 10:35 AM
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The Eversonic looks like it is a 40 channel crystal CB, the other one is a Midland and the Cobra 29LTD. The Cobra is going to be the most expensive of the three, if they work, a CB is a CB they all work on the same frequencies no matter how they go about developing the frequency.
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That cobra is prob going to be by far the best of the bunch. It probably uses the old PCB when they were made good and could handle a lot of peak & tweak. The newer 29's and not made nearly as high quality and need component replacment to make them talk as good as an old one will. I would use the 29 in whichever vehicle you like the most. Take it to a Good CB shop and have them tune and peak it. That radio will put out some good modulation in the hands of a guy who knows how to tune it.
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post #6 of 8 Old 04-17-2013, 05:15 AM
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Strong emphasis on correctly installed and matched antenna. Dittos on the 29LTD.

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You can plug it up to 12v and turn it on. Just don't key the mic w/o an antenna attached.
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-17-2013, 01:07 PM
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the old cobra should still work, the other two are questionable on if they would work or not
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