I'll start by saying I prefer VHF/UHF. I even like HF. The problem with these? Nobody talks to you! Time to install a CB on the CHEAP!
First up - shopping:
1) CB: Uniden PRO510XL - $36.30 (amazon)
2) 18' Coax - $7.87 (amazon)
3) Firestick 4 ft antenna - $15.95 (amazon)
$60 (give or take)
The rest is made or scrounged.
First up threading the coax:
Had to take the center console, rear seat, and rear plastic trim. Using a coat hanger and some electrical tape I was able to thread the antenna to the back.
After putting all the irrelevant stuff back I put the supplied bracket in place for both the radio and mic.
Too dark to connect power now. Will continue tomorrow....