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Used the Midland handheld everyone has mentioned last year at the Summit worked great! I was Tail gunner on several runs and although I was a lagging at times I was always in touch!
Biggest benefit is that I can use it in any of my 3 SUV s when traveling!
Was easy to tune and always easy to access!
Plus when I was done everthing went inside with me at home sitting in cabinet waiting for this years Summit!
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I went with this kit and added the Midland 75822 radio. It can be used as either a handheld or connected into your vehicle. This way it's removable along with the antenna for daily use, but is easy to throw in for road trips or offroading.

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I understand why a CB at the Summit is a good Idea, I've seen posts on here with people saying how much better it is to have one at the summit. My Question is Hard mount VS Handheld units. I know Hard mounted units get better range but for the Summit would the handheld work well enough for the 3 days of trail riding? Looking for people that have used a handheld at previous summits and were satisfied with the performance or ones that used them and found the hand held to be useless and ended up going hard mounted.
We always called this our "summit special" :
Midland 75-822 with Wilson Little Wil radio Package. | ExCop Offroad

It works very well, better than the Cobra 75 in most cases. When not in use, pack it away.
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This is the kit I have Midland 75-822 complete radio package | ExCop Offroad. It worked flawlessly at Summit and Moab last year. It was also nice to have while traveling. We experienced 2 different traffic backups due to accidents and we were able to know what was going on due to listening to the truckers that were closer to the scene, or passing on the opposite side of the interstate. Definitely recommend this unit with the external mounted antenna.
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+1 for everything already said, Midland 75-822 + magnetic antenna is cheap, capable (good antenna), functional (swaps between cars / handheld). If cost is a concern and you don't plan on using a CB in your FJ very often, this is the best way to do it.

A cleaner / FJ-specific setup will run you $60-70 more than @Vegas_Nick 's bundle, but that's more for the people who plan to offroad the FJ a lot.

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that was the next dilemma, what length antenna with the bandi mount. My roof rack is at 7ft, and that's the max in a parking garage I go to all the time. was thinking about the 2ft antenna also.
You can go with a Wilson removable antenna adapter. Quick push'n'twist (think pill bottles) and it's off, so you can buy a long antenna for the trails, and a short (or no) antenna for everyday driving. I have one and it fits on the bandi mount.

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Anyone use the Cobra 75 WX ST? That hand held set up Cobra has?

https://www.cobra.com/products/recreational/c-75-wx-st

I had a Cobra in my Jeep that I took out before I got rid of it and the CB I have now won't fit anywhere so I was thinking about getting one of these hand held ones. My main radio is a HAM but I don't mind running a CB as well.
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Anyone use the Cobra 75 WX ST? That hand held set up Cobra has?

https://www.cobra.com/products/recreational/c-75-wx-st
Not much anymore, since the Midland 75-822 came out. The control box for the Cobra has to be stashed / wired somewhere, and you can't disconnect the Cobra from its base and run it as a stand-alone handheld like you can with the Midland.

Everything to run both wired/handheld on the Midland comes in the original box:



All you need is batteries for the battery pack.

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I'm not worried about having a hand held CB. I don't see a use for one for myself.

I have 2 hand held ham radios and a mobile set up for the truck. I just want a CB for communicating to others who don't have a ham.
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Anyone use the Cobra 75 WX ST? That hand held set up Cobra has?

https://www.cobra.com/products/recreational/c-75-wx-st

I had a Cobra in my Jeep that I took out before I got rid of it and the CB I have now won't fit anywhere so I was thinking about getting one of these hand held ones. My main radio is a HAM but I don't mind running a CB as well.
Yes plenty of us run the Cobra as an installed unit. I stash it under the seat and remove the antenna between offroad trips.
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