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I have been contemplating getting an antenna and CB radio for a while now but I don’t regularly wheel with groups so I don’t know if I can justify the extra clutter. Would this still be useful wheeling alone if I’m out of cell range and need help? I don’t really know how CB’s work or if I’d be able to use it to contact emergency services or not or if there are any other uses for it.
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CB radios have a limited range (a few miles at best) and are really only useful for wheeling in groups.

Better options for you would be:
*A ham radio (and license)
*A DeLorme InReach or SPOT device (I have a SPOT and carry it on all my solo outings)
*A satellite phone
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Sat phone but expensive., We use vhf also.
With sat phone, you pay a certain fee but need to add dollars every so often or you lose what minutes you have. I pay $ 175 for three months.

KENWOOD TM-281A VHF FM...


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CB radios have a limited range (a few miles at best) and are really only useful for wheeling in groups.

Better options for you would be:
*A ham radio (and license)
*A DeLorme InReach or SPOT device (I have a SPOT and carry it on all my solo outings)
*A satellite phone
This.

I've got a 4' antenna and I've had times where reaching the far ends of the group is difficult. I keep a 2' on my truck just because I think it looks cool. (dumb, I know). I don't even keep the mic screwed in to the CB radio unless I'm using it.

Ham radio, some of the more powerful repeaters can reach out 50-80 miles. Keep in mind, you can legally own and listen in on ham, just not transmit without a license.
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I don't have a radio mounted in my truck yet but in my Jeep I used a mag mount antenna with the whip removed unless I had the mic installed on the CB. I mounted the base under the usable space in the center console and ran the mic plug so when it was disconnected you couldn't tell there was a radio there. Because I have multiple vehicles I use an HT ham radio with a 1/4 wave mag mount, not the best but works well enough when around repeaters or in groups on simplex.

CB I use:
https://www.cobra.com/collections/cb...ABEgJVr_D_BwE#

Another compact option, could mount behind the kick panel on the dash and hang it from the dash.
https://www.uniden.com/shop/automoti...w-mic-display/

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My radio’s antennae’s are mounted through the roofs of my Frontier and Dodge. Plus two GPS antennae That are mounted in thee

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