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Is there a hand-held CB available that is worth having? Thanks, T
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The one I could find locally was about $100. I guess it depends on how much that cab space is worth to you when you can spend $40 for a small chassis under-dash cb that works just as well. Many folks use the handhelds successfully with a good mag mount ant.
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The one I could find locally was about $100. I guess it depends on how much that cab space is worth to you when you can spend $40 for a small chassis under-dash cb that works just as well. Many folks use the handhelds successfully with a good mag mount ant.
Thanks, John. Do you know who makes it and if it is available on-line?
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Terry I have a handheld CB for the FJC with an external mag mount. It's average at best. When I have used it the coverage is 3 rigs ahead of me and 3 rigs behind me. You miss out on a lot of chatter.

HAM is the way to go and no you don't have to do the tighty whiteys.
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I think it was a cobra, but here's a Midland on sale for $71. There are two types of handheld CBs, walkie-talkies and then like this Midland.
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Everything I've heard about handheld CBs mirrors Steve's real world experience...crapola
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Terry I have a handheld CB for the FJC with an external mag mount. It's average at best. When I have used it the coverage is 3 rigs ahead of me and 3 rigs behind me. You miss out on a lot of chatter.

HAM is the way to go and no you don't have to do the tighty whiteys.
I agree (do not resist the dark side, young Padawan) but CM requires a CB for Tech Inspection. It's better to have a CB than not. I never use mine but have one anyway.
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CM requires a CB for Tech Inspection. (
That's the only reason I bought it last year
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Everything I've heard about handheld CBs mirrors Steve's real world experience...crapola
FWIW, I balked at the price and bought an on-sale, discontinued small chassis radio from ChickenShack for way low money. I hated that one too, so I bought a 10 meter ham rig that was altered to hear 11 meters (CB) so I have another tighty whitey rig under my dash, but can keep up with the CB chatter. Mind you, if I TX'd on 11 meters, you would hear me even if I could not hear you, and it's illegal for that very reason: way more power than a 4 watt CB.
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Terry I have a handheld CB for the FJC with an external mag mount. It's average at best. When I have used it the coverage is 3 rigs ahead of me and 3 rigs behind me. You miss out on a lot of chatter.

HAM is the way to go and no you don't have to do the tighty whiteys.
I have always used a mounted mobil, both 2m and CB in the 40 and the 80. I am working on the 4Runner and I have my wifes FJC that may see some limited use. I just bought a hand-held 2m and was looking for a CB for portability. I realize they have major limitations. I would not have them for frequent use, just in a pinch. Thanks for the info. T
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