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Old 10-29-2017, 06:57 PM
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Midland 75-822 CB radio

Anyone familiar with this radio?

I'm kind of tempted by one, primarily for use in my car but also to be a little more portable to other cars. Figuring to use a Lil'Wil or similar smallish mag-mount, at least for now.

https://www.rightchannelradios.com/c...adio-w-car-kit

I've got a Uniden 68 in my pickup, but the car is probably going to become my go-to road trip rig...and the Uniden is just too big to readily mount anywhere in there. (Honestly, it's too big for the Ranger too. I just like it 'cause it looks cool.)
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Use to mess with CB's in the 80's ,the Midland was a damn good budget radio back then!

That said ,they are a good radio ,the trick is on a good reception ,is to make sure that the antenna wire is done in the right incriments in length!...
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Yeah, I'm a little rusty on the details but I'll do some reading before I set the antenna up.

That said, I'm going for a portable-ish setup, and I know that'll hurt performance some. I'm kind of ok with that...not thrilled, obviously, but I do want something I can move car-to-car.
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Yeah, I'm a little rusty on the details but I'll do some reading before I set the antenna up.

That said, I'm going for a portable-ish setup, and I know that'll hurt performance some. I'm kind of ok with that...not thrilled, obviously, but I do want something I can move car-to-car.
I don't know about what they have now ,but they where a competitive radio
for 30 years that I know of!.....
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Good radio
Have it tuned, it will walk and talk just like the 68
Use a permanent mount antenna, not a magnet. You can unscrew it when you need too
You can get good trunk mount brackets.
Ground the antenna
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Cool, thanks.

Yeah, I know I should go with a fixed antenna...maybe in a few years.
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IF your insisting on running mag mount, buy this one

you'll be happy

http://www.truckntow.com/wilson-5000...caAilTEALw_wcB
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IF your insisting on running mag mount, buy this one

you'll be happy

http://www.truckntow.com/wilson-5000...caAilTEALw_wcB
X2, best you can get. Then there's The old K-40
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I have a few CB’s still. It’s not the size, they all only have an output of 4 watts legally. All in the antenna AND where it is positioned on your vehicle. You’ll need a SWR meter to properly tune your CB radio.
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