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Unread 11-06-2010, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default Recommendations for a CB + antenna

preferably less than $100 for the pair.
I would like the antenna to be magnetic and decent.
currently looking at this
http://www.amazon.com/Uniden-PRO510XL-40-Channel-CB-Radio/dp/B00004VXNF/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1289101190&sr=1-2 http://www.amazon.com/Uniden-PRO510XL-40-Channel-CB-Radio/dp/B00004VXNF/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1289101190&sr=1-2
and this
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Wilson-Magnet-Mount-Antenna/dp/B0006VKG7K/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1289101595&sr=1-3 http://www.amazon.com/Little-Wilson-Magnet-Mount-Antenna/dp/B0006VKG7K/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1289101595&sr=1-3
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That'll do for a basic CB setup. I just ran to my local Myers and got a Cobra radio with some unknown brand for my antenna and wired it through.

You might have some trouble mounting it to a place where it does not obstruct your feet though, mine was a pain. You'll probably need some speaker wire, because the wire that comes with the CB is not very long.
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Unread 11-08-2010, 04:22 PM   #3
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I have the same pro 510XL that I was using in my jeep, and will be using in my blazer once I get around to installing it. That receiver with a walmart $12 magnetic CB antenna picks up a decent signal in the city, and a great signal out in the country. I think the mounting location of the antenna has a lot to do with that though, as I had mine mounted right in the center of my jeep's roof.

I swapped my old 70's cobra antenna onto the wal-mart base and it seems to pick up a better signal in the city. You may want to look into upgrading the antenna itself if you go with a cheaper unit.

If you wanted to go with a hard mounted antenna I have head very good things about the wilson FireStik line of fiberglass antenna's.

Other than that I have no experience with that particular antenna, so you may want to do some searching around the net' for reviews.
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