I'm thinking about buying a new SSB radio and I'd like to pay no more than $200 out-the-door with mods. I just want clean, loud transmit and quiet, strong receive with stability and durability. I don't want to run out of band, I don't want echo or noise toys, just a great CB radio. The two radios that I'm considering are the Cobra 148 GTL and the Galaxy DX-949. I'm aware of the comparison thread for these radios, but the comparison thread is about older radios, not brand new out-of-the-box 2011 models. I don't want to find a used Philippines-built 148, I want a brand new radio. Taking into consideration the fact that I want a new radio, which one would you buy? Also, considering what I want to get out of it, how would you mod it? I don't know of any good local shops and I've read good things about DTB Radio here on the forum, so I'm likely to use them on this purchase. I know they can help me decide which radio to get and what mods to have done, but I'd like to get the opinion of the forum.