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post #1 of 26 Old 04-15-2019, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Wondering about everyone's radio.

What type radio does everyone have in your rig. CB or something else. Back in my day we just used a good cb like cobra 25 for the smaller size or 29 if you hd more room. If you wanted more range then a ssb radio. But now there is so many other radios out there like thr Ranger 2950 or some sort of ham I don't know what to get. Just really want the basic to talk to the first rig in line or that stuff. What do you guys think.

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post #2 of 26 Old 04-15-2019, 06:13 PM
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Whatever the people who wheel with you have. And for most groups out there that is still CB.
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My group runs mainly CB but many of us have ham rigs. So, if it's just the hams, we use the ham rigs, if it's mixed, we use the CB's and the hams also have a common frequency that we use.
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What ever the group you run uses is the best. Seems it is still CB mostly but some seem to be switching to GMRS or FRS. Hams off more capability but take more of a time and money investment.
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CB is still by far the radio of choice among most offroaders. I have both a CB and a 2 meter ham radio in my TJ and the CB is what is needed 99% of the time. If I had to give up my Jeep's ham radio or CB I'd give up the ham radio. Ham radios are great but if you want to be able to talk with Jeeps during offroading trips, CB is the way to go.
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post #6 of 26 Old 04-17-2019, 08:02 PM
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I think that Jerry hit the nail on the head with his answer. I have been pondering this radio thing myself the past 2 weeks since I bought our Jeep.
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I have an uniden that has the weather band in it. Thought it would be good to have on the road when I was on the road truckin.
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Still CB -- which is what I use -- up here in northern Ontario.

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Where does everyone mount them. I would like to mount mne overhead but can't find a way to do it. My radios are all Cobra 29 size. The only mount I have found is the Teraflex and it is made more for small radios the size like Cobra 19 and that won't do for me. I have like 5 radios in the closet and all are the big case type.
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i have full size cb up on the front roll bar mounted to the center formed plate. out of the way, wont get swamped.

I would say about all of the club jeeps in our club mount them there as well. you can hear it well. I dont even have to pull the mic down just key it and speak. But with out the added roll bar front you have to come off the window with a bracket and that might be a bit flimsy if not done well.

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Where does everyone mount them. I would like to mount mne overhead but can't find a way to do it. My radios are all Cobra 29 size. The only mount I have found is the Teraflex and it is made more for small radios the size like Cobra 19 and that won't do for me. I have like 5 radios in the closet and all are the big case type.
Both radios. I made a shelf in my TJ that sits just above the rear-view mirror.
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I have used the Rugged Ridge footman loop mount. I had a BC 990 and a Kenwood TMV-71a control head mounted on it.
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That Uniden CB is pretty huge Bob, what does it do that a normal/smaller size CB doesn't do?

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Old school Cobra 148/Galaxy size radios are great, I have a stack of those. Since both my XJ and CJ-7 are tight on space I use the modern DIN size or smaller radios such as the newer President CB radios and the Uniden CB pictured above. These radios are built with micro size components, and/or with most of the radio functions on a computer type chip. Some of these radios are barely bigger than a paperback book, the President Bill is only slightly larger than your hand.

All of the folks in my local club 4x4 use CB radio, because there is no license necessary and they are simple to use. Some tried FRS radios, but they do not have adequate range.

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Currently all I have in the Jeep is a Dual Band ham rig. My last XJ I had both a compact dual bander and a compact CB radio and ran one antenna on each side of my hood. I'm currently in the process of encouraging my local Jeep group to switch over to GMRS. Many do not want to spend the time getting a HAM license but are a-ok with spending 70 bucks on a GMRS license.

I have the stuff in my Amazon basket right now to put another CB antenna on though. Currently I'm setup to easily swap between HAM and CB as needed but wouldn't mind having both again.

But really go with whatever your group is using. When I was stationed in California the group I ran with the most was a mixed group of all makes and models but they had standardized on HAM radio. Typically the lead and trail guys would have CBs for new guys who came onboard but people were generally expected to put in a little effort and get their tech license.
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