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Just ordered a compact cb for my small car.

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by AmericanEagle575, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. AmericanEagle575

    AmericanEagle575 Active Member

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    Good eveing Radio folks, well i ended up getting a smaller car, 2012 hyandia elantra and i decided i wanted to put a cb in it, so i found a simple compact cb on ebay for 58.00 brand new, a uniden 520 xl pro and it comes with a tram 300 mag mount antenna included,i figured it was a good deal, i have had wilson antennas most of my life starting with the little wil ,wilson 500 and a wilson 1000 never had any problems,but i curious about the tram 300,i been told its like a wilson little wil,has any body ever used tram antennas, how are they compared to the wilson line, is the quality good,just curious?? Hope you all had a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving


     
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  2. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    Uniden builds good radios,i have 1 like you got as a backup in my big truck.i use it now n then to keep it alivve.neeveer touched insside n gets out real good quiet recieve too.i think you will like it.
    I keep an extra in my truck as i load at a place where we use them to load cant be without for that reason
     
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  3. Alan Blackmon

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    I bought the 510 to put in my 97 F150. Wow it is sure small but it did perform like I wanted. Talking car to car over a few miles. It does talk well and received out to five miles with a Wilson 2000. That is the maximum I got to test it out to so far.

    It did shock me when my meters reported it was putting out 2 watts. Oh well it did what I wanted it to and the only regret I have is I wished I had spent $10 more and got the XL-520.
     
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    Glad you got something you’re happy with!

    The Stryker SR25MC is a nice little radio and I do mean little. I know it’s just a rebranded radio but it’s still a neat little toy.
     
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  5. Shockwave

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    If you want a small radio that packs some watts with lots of features and can install a 470 ohm resistor to fix the horrible AMC range as discussed in another thread, the Stryker SR-94HPC is a nice option.
     
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    Yes that’s a nice option also.
     
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  7. M0GVZ

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    If you want a compact CB you want to look at the Albrecht AE6110. Size of a pack of smokes. Not available for US market though.
     
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    The FM side is a bit useless here ...
     
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  9. Rwb

    Rwb Well-Known Member

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    Anytone smart cb.noisy but itty bitty
     
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  10. AmericanEagle575

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    Update: 12/18/18 Well I got the radio installed in my car and added a Cobra M75 power Mike,got it refurbished of Ebay for under 20 bucks,looks brand new. However I am not impressed with the tram 300 mag mount antenna and the range of it so to speak,so I ordered a brand new mag mount part for my Wilson 1000 and I am going to put the Wilson 1000 on my trunk as I imagine it will work better and get out further. I love the Wilson 1000 as I think it's one of the best antennas out there for the budget conscious cber. Have a great night and a upcoming Merry Christmas to all the Radio folks out there!
     
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  11. TheRealPorkchop

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    Ain’t that a baby antenna like a little Wil?
     
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  12. AmericanEagle575

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    Yes pork chop,I don't know about a baby antenna but basically u are correct in that .Its a little Wil in a offbrand in the form of a tram 300, nevertheless I wasn't to impressed as it came with the Uniden 520 as a package deal. Definitely a smaller antenna then I am used to running on my car. The radio is great but the antenna I wasn't impressed with in my opinion.
     
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    Yes, I meant a small antenna package, lack of better wording I guess. The older Lil’Will antennas seems to better than the newer ones. But my opinion is they’re too short for distance. I guess if I was gonna run a mag mount then I’d run a 1000.
     
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  14. AmericanEagle575

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    No problem, I kinda figured that is what you ment, yeah I have heard that the older Wilson's were better built than the new ones being produced today. I remember having the Wilson 500 back in the 90s and they were a well built antenna,kinda like a step up between the little wil and the 1000. Yeah for distance whether it's a am only cb or a am/ssb cb the Wilson 1000 mag mount is the way to go,and you can get replaceable parts to fix it if needed like I am doing.
     
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    Well I gotta plug my favorite, the Stryker SR10mm. That’d be my choice if I were gonna buy one, if I was gonna stay with Wilson then I’d go with a 1000.

    Disclaimer : I am not paid to plug or shill Stryker antennas or other products. But I bet Shawn appreciates it. (Haha)
     
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