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I'm looking for ideas to stay in touch with my buddies while wheeling. Most of my friends have CB radios mounted inside their TJ's but I'm not sure that I want the hassle of having one permanently mounted. Has anyone had good luck with a portable model?

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I have an old 45wx that is awsome. It's a handheld version of the 75wx people are installing in the jeeps now. I like to have both, that way my spotter can get ahold of me if we're working an area that we can't have eye contact.

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Just out of curiousity, what's the hassle??



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The Cobra 75 is probably what you're looking for. Mount the box behind the dash, and disconnect the corded hand-held unit when not in use and throw it in the golvebox.

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I have a Cobra 75 and am looking to replace it with something else. I'm just not happy it's performance - primarily on reception. SWR is 1.1 - 1.2 on 1, 20 and 40 and it transmits just fine. But reception is lousy. I regret it's purchase.

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I guess the hassle would just be having something else either banging my leg or in my passengers way the rest of the time when not wheeling. I just wouldn't use one enough to justify a permanent home. Thats why I thought a good portable unit would be something that I could just grab when I needed it. Although I do like the idea of mounting something up under the dash that you can just plug the handset into. Any other ideas out there?

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I guess the hassle would just be having something else either banging my leg or in my passengers way the rest of the time when not wheeling. I just wouldn't use one enough to justify a permanent home. Thats why I thought a good portable unit would be something that I could just grab when I needed it. Although I do like the idea of mounting something up under the dash that you can just plug the handset into. Any other ideas out there?
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I bought one of these off Ebay several years ago just for wheeling. Works great. Can be connected to an external antenna also (I have a Cobra mag mount). I throw it and the antenna in the storage bin in the cargo area. Here is one up for bid on Ebay now.


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JB,

I guess the hassle would just be having something else either banging my leg or in my passengers way the rest of the time when not wheeling. I just wouldn't use one enough to justify a permanent home. Thats why I thought a good portable unit would be something that I could just grab when I needed it. Although I do like the idea of mounting something up under the dash that you can just plug the handset into. Any other ideas out there?
I have gone out a whole bunch of times with folks that have portables. They are always trouble and infrequently work right. I can't recommend one at all. In my opinion you are wasting your money with one. Mount something permanent and be done with it.

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I have a portable Midland unit that has an adaptor that plugs into my antenna as well as my power port on the dash...it works great, or at least it has since March when I installed the firestick and started using it...now I have a handheld also, that does not plug into the firestick...it is not that great...

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I have a Cobra 75 and am looking to replace it with something else. I'm just not happy it's performance - primarily on reception. SWR is 1.1 - 1.2 on 1, 20 and 40 and it transmits just fine. But reception is lousy. I regret it's purchase.
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I am not sure that a portable CB is any more of a hassle then a 'permanent' one. with a magnetic antenna (I don't like them) and a cigarette lighter adapter even the less expensive radios can be removed easily.

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I have a small Cobra model mounted under the driver seat. Works great on the trails. It is completely out of the way. When I'm not using it I just leave the microphone under the seat. I have a 2 foot Firestik mounted on a simple flat bar bolted to the spare tire carrier. I think the total cost was like $50.






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I love my cobra 75, dont have to leave it in the jeep and worry about it getting stolen while doorless all summer, under the seat in my jeep it would get wet


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Thanks guys! As always, I appreciate the opinions and ideas.

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I have a Cobra 75 and am looking to replace it with something else. I'm just not happy it's performance - primarily on reception. SWR is 1.1 - 1.2 on 1, 20 and 40 and it transmits just fine. But reception is lousy. I regret it's purchase.
Your problem may be the Antenna! I had problems with mine too. Then I ordered a 4' Wilson no ground antenna and WOW it works great again! I went with the no ground because my antenna is on the swing out tire carrier and I know what a problem the ground can be.

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