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I'm looking to invest in getting a CB radio for my Fj.

I just had a few concerns on where I would put it and how easy is it to install.

I'm looking about spending around $200 for all parts?

So what is a good reliable CB and antenna kit?
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Drop down to the CB-HAM radio forum and you will see lots and lots of info on the subject. Easiest-fastest (perhaps best), way? Find the member named "Vegas Nick" and do what he tells you to. There are lots of threads with install photos on mounting the various radios and antennas. That forum seems to have lots of very good user-reviewed and hands-on info to help with buying and installation. Oh, some of the forum members are also going to tell you to look into going the full bore HAM direction and that is interesting reading as well.
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I have the Midland 75-822 Handheld

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I'm looking to invest in getting a CB radio for my Fj.

I just had a few concerns on where I would put it and how easy is it to install.

I'm looking about spending around $200 for all parts?

So what is a good reliable CB and antenna kit?
https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...b-install.html

I bought all the parts separately to do mine, some of the finish parts can be hard to find (bulkhead adapter, dust cover). But this whole kit ran me ~$190 without shipping from 3-4 vendors for the Midland 75-822, coax, bandi-style mount etc.

This is almost identical to what any of the bundles -- @Vegas_Nick , Big Bill combo etc -- will sell you. The main difference after that is how you run the cabling from the rear mount into the back compartment, Nick prefers to drill into the rear door then use a plumbing grommet to run the coax through.

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I'm looking to invest in getting a CB radio for my Fj.

I just had a few concerns on where I would put it and how easy is it to install.

I'm looking about spending around $200 for all parts?

So what is a good reliable CB and antenna kit?
Feel free to give me an email: [email protected]

We put packages together. A lot is personal preference and how often you use it. A Midalnd 75-822 and mag mount antenna works well for your average weekend wheeler.

Now for my general message: Get your amateur radio license and get a cheap Baoefeng. You and your trail buddies will love that way more than a CB.
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Now for my general message: Get your amateur radio license and get a cheap Baoefeng. You and your trail buddies will love that way more than a CB.
Agreed, assuming his buddies do the same. And he would still need an external antenna. I have Tram 1185 mag mount that works well.

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Now for my general message: Get your amateur radio license and get a cheap Baoefeng. You and your trail buddies will love that way more than a CB.
In a 10-person Summit group, 9 will have CBs and 1-2 tops will be HAMs. It's hard to make the case that they make for better trail comms unless you're part of a club that requires every member to get one, and never wheel with anyone who doesn't.

To me the bigger selling point is always being connected, and some of the text/internet/APRS capabilities of HAM. If you run solo / expedition a lot, I'd have the HAM.

But I don't run solo very much, just with groups. And I want a clean interior, so two radios is going to be a pain.
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If you run solo / expedition a lot, I'd have the HAM.
CB is cheap and inexpensive for group fun, and HAM is great if you are going to use it a lot and have use for the extra capabilities.

If you like to run solo a lot I would suggest getting a Delorme inReach for emergencies its cheap and has the added benefit of GPS. The subscription can get pricey but the basic (safety) yearly plan is about $12.00 a month. or $15.00 monthly.

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Re: CB radio

I have a Uniden 530Pro (discontinued) mounted in front of the driver seat on the center console. My antenna is a 4' Firestik with heavy spring and Firestik door jam mount. There are several cb install threads to get up to speed on installing so I had a good idea what I was doing before I started. I think I spent less than $100 on parts since I already had a cb. Hope this helps. Feel free to pm me if you have any questons.




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