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Hello all. Charger recently pointed me to this site and thought I would throw a question for two out there hoping for some answers. I am heavy into jeeps and off-road driving. We use CB's as a way to communicate between vehicles, so they take a lot of abuse with mud, dirt, and a lot of shaking. Im getting tired of buying the cheap radios ($40 Radio Shack model) as they really dont last long. What would you recommend as a good, tough, overall radio that should last awhile? One Radio I was thinking about was the Cobra 148. Any comments on this one? Also, any reputable places you can recommend to buy it as an export model?



thanks in advance



mb


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I wouldn't recomend the cobra, they seem to have taken a down turn in quality in the SOUNDCRAPPER years. The Magnum Radios are very good. I personally use a SuperStar 3900 in my Jeep, its been through the ringer and still works.



Steve






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i know you said you wanted to stay away from the cheapies,but you might want to try the uniden 510 or 520.i have 1 of each,1 in a toyota with 33's and 1 in a chevy with 36's . the 510 is 6 yrs.old,the 520 is 4.they are tough as nails.they have been rained on,spilled on,puked on-you name it-they made after drying out.if all you want is 40 channels -they are hard to beat. or at least i got a couple of good ones. good luck!


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Pound for pound the Cobra 25 is probably as tough as they get and are easily modified if you are into that sort of thing. The Uniden PC 68 is almost the same radio with a little better mic. Enjoy

CB Dave


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tough cb

To me the uniden pc78ltw is one tough cb. I had one in my rig took a lickin still tickin. Even the pc68 is a good one also....



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tough cb

To me the uniden pc78ltw is one tough cb. I had one in my rig took a lickin still tickin. Even the pc68 is a good one also....



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Re: tough cb

I've got to agree with the UNIDEN line but you guys are forgetting the PC122,small in size but has ssb and can be taught to be LOUDDDDD.Mine is 6 yrs young and been riding in dump buckets its whole life and I've only replaced a mike.Now it quietely sits in the Tacoma .My 2nd choice would be the SS3900ghp,but I haven't had it long enough to say it would take the same abuse.

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Id have to agree with the Pro 510 XL radio if your looking for just a straight 40 work horse, I know a fair number of dump truck drivers that use them. They really take a licking. Another benefit is that they can be cheaply upgraded with an enhanced final. As my fist radio it has taken quite a lot of abuse as I was learning about CB's in general. Since it doesn't have a high current draw 510/520 runs off the cigarette lighter jack.



The 520 is a 510 with RF Gain, instant channel 9 and PA. never having used the last 2, Id not pay the extra money for the RF gain though I did have my 510 opened up on the receive side. I still use the 510 for a spare radio The stock mic is a capacitive discharge mic so if you replace it you want to do so with a power mic.



(Charger 383: Ill be putting some similar information over on the 520 topic once I get it all sorted out. sorry my posts are always so long <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D"> )


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