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Midland 1001Z

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Product Information

MSRP: $85.00
Average Price: $40.97
Manufacturer: Midland
Yes: 56 / No: 1

Cheap CB that works pretty good.


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DarthJeep's Reviews
01-13-2016, 10:43 AM
Price: $50.00
Pros: Weather scan, compact, back lit
Cons: Wished the mounting screws tightened more
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Great first time CB. Has everything you'll need. 40 Channels, weather scan, back light and compact.

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SouthGA_TJ's Reviews
08-17-2015, 01:05 PM
Price: $10.00
Pros: Small Compact Cheap
Cons: Nothing so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Had an old 70s CB forever and it went out on me. The Midland works great pretty clear reception and I can talk to my buddies from about a half mile out. I have a PA system hooked up to it without an amp and it's ridiculously loud.

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jhitt1's Reviews
01-05-2014, 04:39 AM
Price: $39.95
Pros: Simple, low cost
Cons: low power
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Decent for its cost, but you get what you pay for.

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T1ckt0ck's Reviews
12-26-2013, 09:55 AM
Price: $120.00
Pros: Very compact. Easy install.
Cons: None so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Purchased the entire install kit from Jeep Outfitters (http://www.jeepoutfitter.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=228&product s_id=830&zenid=3a1fee819669160c0315bb88b56a1e4e ). Reception is spotty in the city but I think that has more to do with the antenna (3'). Works great on the trail.

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HammerSC's Reviews
01-22-2013, 01:46 PM
Price: $39.00
Pros: This is one of the few small Cb radios that have a RF gain. I have mine set up with a 4' Firestik, and would recomend it to others.
Cons: None, for what it is (a small radio).
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I was looking for a small radio that had a RF gain. This radio works well. We,ve gone on several jeep rides and had no issues with hearing others or with others hearing us. I'm using a 4' firestik with this radio.

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TerrapinJess's Reviews
09-24-2012, 08:01 PM
Price: $34.99
Pros: Great size. Includes mounting bracket and hardware. Includes Midland sticker.
Cons: No power on LED in PA mode.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I installed this CB radio on my 2010 JK. I LOVE IT. It's above my rear-view mirror, screwed into the plastic molding. It fits PERFECTLY there. I am 6'3" or so, and I have my mirror aimed for a person that height, PLUS I tilt it up even a bit more to avoid jerks with high beams behind me. It still gives enough clearance to fit this CB in place above it to allow for further adjusting. I have only used the PA mode in this CB paired with a Pyle 8 ohm all weather outdoor speaker and it works GREAT. There is a lit LED channel number display that lights when the unit is on. I could only wish that there was some kind of power indicator when in PA mode. That is my only complaint. As you can see, it is only a small one.

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rubyred98xj's Reviews
08-17-2012, 01:07 AM
Price: $50.00
Pros: weather channel
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Small, fits in small spots, an it don't cost alot.

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Joshtjeep's Reviews
04-30-2012, 03:49 PM
Price: $80.00
Pros: small, good sound quality.
Cons: no blutooth
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is a great CB for the price. It is small and the sound quality is good. If you are looking for an inexpensive CB that works great this is the one.


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smcutter's Reviews
04-27-2012, 06:54 PM
Price: $35.00
Pros: Compact, fits over rearview mirror
Cons: Doesn't come with a built-in SWR meter
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Cheap, reliable, effective. There is a great installation write-up at the following page:

I followed it to a T and it went very smoothly.

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xxjt2oxx's Reviews
03-31-2012, 05:57 PM
Price: $31.37
Pros: Cheap!
Cons: Not sure yet.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Was looking for something cheap to talk to friends on the trail or out on the open beach. Range really wasn't a concern, and I wanted something I wouldn't feel bad about if it got wet/damaged/stolen.

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Ross's Reviews

02-10-2012, 10:44 PM
Price: $25.00
Pros: Small, easy to use
Cons: none yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I bought it for a trail spare to lend to other who need it. I have it matched with a K30 antenna. I plugged it into the cig lighter and no engine noise. I recently took it with me on a road trip. It will easily reach out a few miles.

For what paid I is a good radio.

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Spark4-1's Reviews
01-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Price: $25.00
Pros: small, easy install
Cons: Sometimes not very clear
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It's a pretty good machine, I have been using it for several months no major problems.


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jmess's Reviews
12-19-2011, 05:42 PM
Price: $55.00
Pros: Small, Does what i need it to do. has Weather
Cons: Could be Louder, Would invest in an Aux speaker.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Has worked without any issues and for the price you cant beat it.


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Desert_Rampage's Reviews
08-25-2011, 03:40 AM
Price: $25.00
Pros: Pretty much water resistant.
Cons: None so far.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I haven't had any problems with it so far.

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TannerJones's Reviews
08-06-2011, 12:40 AM
Price: $28.00
Pros: Sounds good, easy to install, nice mic.
Cons: cheap nobs.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love it, its a good entry Level CB radio, and if you don't have a top or doors, its not so bad if it gets stolen compared to an expensive CB.

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DukeMalisto's Reviews
07-08-2011, 10:53 PM
Price: $25.00
Pros: Very simple to use, basic, and very easy to install anywhere.
Cons: No channel scan feature. Picks up the engine noise on the single digit channels, while accelerating.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The radio works great. I've paired it up with a Cobra HGA1500 magnetic antenna and regularly pick up (on clear days) broadcasts from several states away. Didn't have to connect directly to the battery or wire it to the electrical box. Instead, got a cheap cigarette lighter adapter from RadioShack, hooked it up, and haven't had any problems.

From research, the engine noise is probably due to a grounding issue with my cigarette lighter more than with the CB, but broadcasts come in fine and this is very easy to mount (took me 10 minutes, never having mounted one before).

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WhitedragonBC's Reviews

06-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Price: $40.00
Pros: Didn't burst into flames.
Cons: Crappy mic, bad transmit sound quality, low power.
Recommended? No

Comments: Absolutely terrible radio. I've had three of these, all of which were duds. The first one had a bad RF knob which had a faulty connection inside and would kill the radio if you touched it. The other two would squeal when transmitting. This was not an antenna, SWR, or ground issue; they did it with different antennas, cables, and vehicles. I imagine there was some kind of bad connection in the antenna plug that would get knocked loose as it would occasionally work right.

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EndGame's Reviews
04-16-2011, 10:21 AM
Price: $75.00
Pros: Easy to use, small in size.
Cons: RF Gain really distorts speaker.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It's a decent little radio, make sure you get a good whip, mine is crap. Mic is comfortable to hold, and looks awesome in my WJ.


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YJ1994's Reviews
03-30-2011, 04:48 PM
Price: $29.99
Pros: Easy to install. Fits well in most spots
Cons: Non so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Good, would recommend to anyone

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cybordolphin's Reviews
03-20-2011, 10:03 PM
Price: $25.00
Pros: Small size. Works!
Cons: No scan.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is a lot of bang for the buck. Gets the job done. Receives loud and clear and others can hear me loud and clear. Easy operation. Simple to install and operate. A real value.

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