for the amount of time i plan on using a cb i don't need that cobra75 cb.
That cb is one bad mamma jamma, but i just want a cheap handheld cb that i can plug into the cigar lighter. I saw a midland for like $50 that appeared to be decent.
If you do go that route keep in mind that it's really hard to fully extend the antenna with the top on. Be sure not to operate it unless the antenna is fully extended.
If the top is off and you want to use it while on the highway, don't be tempted to stick the ant. up, it will snap off.
The good thing about all this is that unless it's an ultra cheap model, it will probably have an external ant jack. Go get a mag mount ant and you'll be much happier with the results.
Just my 2 centavos..
I had a Cobra handheld and it was ok. I got a mile or a little less of range off road depending on terrain. I kick myself now for it though. I paid near a $100 for it with taxes and all yet my current CB has a much longer range, and cost me somewhere around $60-70 for it all.