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I am looking for a CB and gps unit for the upcoming Mojave run.

I need a CB that is cheap, but not crap. It will only be used offroad. I dont know whether to get a full sized unit, or get a handheld with external antenae. Where do you typically put a full sized unit? If i could find a nice permanent place i would prefer that over handheld. Either way an antenae will be needed, where is a good place to get one that would be large enough to be mounted on the tire rack or something.

As far as GPS is concerned, i would also like cheap, but again not crap. I want to beable to upload new trail maps and make waypoints via lat/long.

Thanks guys!
 

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Thanks mtnkraut. That is the antenae setup i want. Does it work well for you? Any problems with the wal-mart CB?

What about a GPS? Are they mostly all the same?
 

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FJ Cruising said:
I am looking for a CB and gps unit for the upcoming Mojave run.

I need a CB that is cheap, but not crap. It will only be used offroad. I dont know whether to get a full sized unit, or get a handheld with external antenae. Where do you typically put a full sized unit? If i could find a nice permanent place i would prefer that over handheld. Either way an antenae will be needed, where is a good place to get one that would be large enough to be mounted on the tire rack or something.

As far as GPS is concerned, i would also like cheap, but again not crap. I want to beable to upload new trail maps and make waypoints via lat/long.

Thanks guys!
CB

Take a look at the midland portable. I chose it because you can use it as a vehicle installed unit or portable.

http://www.walcottcb.com/midland-75...-vehicle-adapter-p-714.html?cPath=340_377_380

GPS

I really like my Lowrance XOG. You can plot and save 100 trails. The stock maps are great and the unit is geared for the off road crowed. It does not have as many POI's as a say a TomTom or Garmin but when I am out on a trial I could care less where the closest sushi bar is.

http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/Outdoors/XOG/
 

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ACK! I will be doing a full CB post here in the future but not ready yet.

In short, here is what you need to know:

-Brand of CB does not matter Cobra, Midland, Galaxy, etc... They all work good.

-Decide if you want a permanent setup, a portable, or a combination.

-You need 18 ft. of coax in order to tune the radio/antenna system properly.

-decide where you want your bulk; Handheld/Hand Mike radios put the bulkiness in your hand. Mobile mount radios get the bulkiness out of your hands.

- Antenna mounts; Bandi, ball & spring, or magnetic mounts are your choices there


To be most prepared, you should go with a combiantion install. Select the Midland 75-822 CB and go with a Bandi Mount with a Wilson Flex antenna. This setup will allow for better in vehicle performance by utilizing the vehicle mounted antenna while giving you the ability to take the CB out of the vehicle for spotting or emergency purposes.

I currently run the Cobra 75 WX but I'm replacing it with a Cobra 148 GTL because I want to do side band. I think the Cobra 75 WX is just to bulky and the cable is too stiff and I find it always being yanked from my hand when trying to hold it and drive off road at the same time.
 

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CB

Take a look at the midland portable. I chose it because you can use it as a vehicle installed unit or portable.

http://www.walcottcb.com/midland-75...-vehicle-adapter-p-714.html?cPath=340_377_380

GPS

I really like my Lowrance XOG. You can plot and save 100 trails. The stock maps are great and the unit is geared for the off road crowed. It does not have as many POI's as a say a TomTom or Garmin but when I am out on a trial I could care less where the closest sushi bar is.

http://www.lowrance.com/en/Products/Outdoors/XOG/
X2 on the GPS. Thats what I have researched and am planning on getting.
 

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I picked up the Midland 75-822 as well and am very happy with it. I also got a Bandi mount when they were recently on sale.

I also went with the Midland so I could carry it when I went hiking.

If you are near the City of Orange try http://www.pciraceradios.com/tsj.htm I bought my Firestick, and had them tune the CB. Every time I've gone in I've gotten everything I needed and been out in about 15 min. But that's my personal experience with them.
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