Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 51

Thread: CB Radio

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Pittston, Pennsylvania
    (Luzerne County)
    Posts
    4,658
    Rep Power
    21474853

    Default CB Radio

    Does anyone know of a good place in the area to have a cb tunes and peaked?


    Thinking of getting a Cobra 25 or 29 for my truck.
    Don't be an ass.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Pocono`s, Pennsylvania
    (Monroe County)
    Posts
    3,454
    Rep Power
    17046000

    Default Re: CB Radio

    Last radio shop around was down on 222 near reading. Hey after my PM I remembered I used to carry a dinky little 29 dollar uniden in my sidebox for backup. Volume, channel dial and a noise canceling switch yet was one of the best radios I had and easy to mount cause of size. My 29LTD was tricked out and a good radio too.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    127.1.1.1, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    2,859
    Rep Power
    1591780

    Default Re: CB Radio

    Used to be r & r communications in DE

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Windsor Twsp., Pennsylvania
    (York County)
    Age
    62
    Posts
    6,642
    Rep Power
    14028639

    Default Re: CB Radio

    +1 on R and R. I've done business with them several times. Might not be "in the neighborhood" but they are worth the 2-hour drive for me.
    While many claim to support the right, precious few support the practice.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    nretsaehtuos, Pennsylvania
    (Delaware County)
    Age
    60
    Posts
    6,854
    Rep Power
    21474855

    Default Re: CB Radio

    Russ, at R & R is pretty good, no sales tax, not far for me, I used to go there all the time, but nowI just order most stuff from the internet.

    That said, Cobra 25 & 29 are popular models and you can find instructions to do it yourself on the net.

    Here's a good article to read about peak and tune.

    http://cbradiomagazine.com/March%202007/Peak%20and%20Tune.htm

    How to peak a Cobra 29:
    http://cbradiomagazine.com/March%202007/Cobra%2029%20LTD%20Super%20Modulation%20Modificati on.htm

    Personally I'd go with the 29 because of the SWR meter and RF gain, but if space is a problem the 25 is in a smaller box. Either way you go I'd get a good external SWR meter to use as well. The most important part of a CB Radio set up is the proper tuning of a good attenna.

    I had 29's in my tri-axle dump trucks for years, they do take a beating and still perform. I have since replaced my dump truck radio with a Uniden PC78 Elite when the 29 finally died. I like that this radio has weather alert on it. I have a Uniden PC68LTW in my car, same radio as the 78 but no SWR meter and it's smaller.

    The Cobras and Unidens are pretty much the same radio, the 29 & 78 and the 25 & 68. I just got a better deal on the Unidens this time.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    4,454
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: CB Radio

    Norm - I have a SW meter if you want to take a drive down

    Speaking of CB - I have a Cobra 75 and last week drove down and back to NC on 95 and was disappointed that not many seemed to be using it. I remember many years ago at least truckers would give a heads up on Ch 19 on speed traps but I heard zero and past tons of LEO.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Pittston, Pennsylvania
    (Luzerne County)
    Posts
    4,658
    Rep Power
    21474853

    Default Re: CB Radio

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyd2 View Post
    Norm - I have a SW meter if you want to take a drive down

    Speaking of CB - I have a Cobra 75 and last week drove down and back to NC on 95 and was disappointed that not many seemed to be using it. I remember many years ago at least truckers would give a heads up on Ch 19 on speed traps but I heard zero and past tons of LEO.
    Thanks for the offer. I am a few weeks away from doing anything. Its cold out, and it looks as if I will be starting a new job in the next few weeks.
    Don't be an ass.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    (Bucks County)
    Posts
    4,454
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: CB Radio

    Quote Originally Posted by normanvin View Post
    Thanks for the offer. I am a few weeks away from doing anything. Its cold out, and it looks as if I will be starting a new job in the next few weeks.
    NP - offer is there whenever you may need it.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Serenity Valley, Pennsylvania
    (Franklin County)
    Posts
    728
    Rep Power
    4427924

    Default Re: CB Radio

    When I hear of states cracking down on using cellphones while driving I think of CB users and wonder if they get harassed since they aren't "hands-free"?
    USMC 2/10 1982-85
    ~REMEMBER FT. HOOD~

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    nretsaehtuos, Pennsylvania
    (Delaware County)
    Age
    60
    Posts
    6,854
    Rep Power
    21474855

    Default Re: CB Radio

    Quote Originally Posted by Maquis View Post
    When I hear of states cracking down on using cellphones while driving I think of CB users and wonder if they get harassed since they aren't "hands-free"?
    .



    .

Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 28th, 2010, 08:30 PM
  2. Cb Radio
    By RUDY850 in forum General
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: May 16th, 2008, 05:06 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops