I would be happy with five or six miles. This leads to my question. Could it be that my CB is crap? I have a Cobra WXSTI - not the WXSTII model. I tried to get a local shop to peak and tune it, but the tech said nothing could be done to that radio except maybe adding an amp or some kind. If I was to buy a Cobra 29 or something similar, would it make a difference? I use two of these WXSTI radios for my snow plowing business, but they have proven to be almost useless. I can only reach my other driver if he is within about a mile or two. It's been very frustrating and I'm almost ready to rip the radios out of the trucks and chuck them. Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.