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post #1 of 5 Old 03-07-2010, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Handheld CB for Moab

Freakin stoked for Moab. I dont own a cb unit, and dont have intentions on using one much. But if time and the wife permit, I would like to start hitting the trails with fellow off-roaders. Moab being the first. And I would like to communicate with those in close proximity. Would a hand-held cb work for my needs.? Thanks
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-07-2010, 09:26 PM
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For close proximity trail use the answer is yes. I have used the Cobra HH 38 WX ST on the trail with great results. It's a great unit that sends and receives quite well when the people you want to communicate with are close in proximity.

I purchased the hand held because I did not want to invest in a permanent mounted unit. I believed the handheld would fit my needs and allow me to communicate with my buddies when four wheeling. The unit worked but I soon realized that I really needed a more powerful unit that would allow me to talk with my friends while driving TO the trail. With the handheld unit I often found myself only being able to listen to the conversation rather then being a part of it.

Regardless, the handheld has been used quite extensively. It has been passed around to various friends that haven't purchased a permanent cb and performed quite well while on the trail. Driving on the highway leaves alot to be desired but for dedicated trail use it will do what you expect.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-08-2010, 11:28 AM
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I have a Cobra HH that I used while out in Moab last Aug and it worked out fine. I've also used it while on local trails as well without any issue.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-08-2010, 01:52 PM
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I'm real happy with my Midland 75-822. It can be used as a stand alone handheld with AA batteries or change the base and plug into your cigarette lighter for power. This base also has an antenna plug so you can use an externally mounted antenna to maximize your transmission range. I've got my antenna base and wiring permanently installed and when I hit the trail, I plug the radio in and screw on the antenna and away I go.
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I'm real happy with my Midland 75-822. It can be used as a stand alone handheld with AA batteries or change the base and plug into your cigarette lighter for power. This base also has an antenna plug so you can use an externally mounted antenna to maximize your transmission range. I've got my antenna base and wiring permanently installed and when I hit the trail, I plug the radio in and screw on the antenna and away I go.
x2, great as a handheld and can be upgraded later for use with a full antenna setup.

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