Anyone have a suggestion for a mobile CB Radio unit? I'm looking at one for my move from CA to TX in August.
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm really not a fan of adding another device to my auxilary socket, I've already got the XM and occassionally the phone there, and have used an extension to bring the power from the back, forward. (I think my car needs its own nuclear power plant) So hardwiring would be ideal.As long as you connect a good ground on the chassis, you could use the axillary power socket. I've used a CB radio on and off, never actually installed it permanently. I use a magnet mount antenna, run the lead out the skylight, the Element roof makes a GREAT ground plane. The unit I have is a 20 year old Cobra with all the controls in the mic and it works well.
wiring a CB is super easy. Just one major concern - don't run your antenna wire near any electrical wires or you will get bleed over from the alternator and have to use so much squelch that your radio is useless. You can check to see if you have alternator noise by turning down the squelch and driving (actually you usually just need to rev the motor) and if the noise follows the rpms of the engine, you need to move your antenna wire.